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F Minus is the daily comic strip by Tony Carrillo
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Aug 27, 2008

I thought we settled this...

I got some hate mail in the form of a letter (paper, envelope, stamp) delivered by the post office, which apparently still exists. She must have been really upset to take the time and money to tell me how unhappy she is with me. She was upset about the squirrel/cat/lemur comic we discussed earlier. She suggests I upset a lot of pet lovers. Why does she assume I'm not a pet lover? I've had dogs and cats and gerbils and snakes and fish and I loved them all. That doesn't mean I'm so emotionally fragile that I can't joke about their deaths. The fish killed each other off by ganging up and murdering the weakest one. It would have made a great reality show.

Edit: Haha! Look at this Google ad that just appeared on my blog:

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Aug 9, 2008


Hey, if you have a myspace page, make sure you check out Robobot's profile. I think he's been out of work for a while, so make sure you say something encouraging.

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Aug 8, 2008


After all the whining about the cat/squirrel, I'm wondering why I didn't hear anyone crying about the chicken on the windshield from a couple of Sundays ago. Chickens are kinda cute. Cute as cats I'd say.
Mmmm. Chicken sound good.

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Aug 7, 2008

Ask Amazon

This morning I woke up to a recommendation from Amazon in my inbox:
I guess this shows the accuracy of the Amazon recommendation system, since I've never bought my own book online. Look what else they recommended: Speed Bump by Dave Coverly (I've met him), Collected Stories of Roald Dahl (one of my favorite writers as a kid), The biography of Douglas Adams (one of my favorite writers ever), and Batman... of course.
I wish Amazon would create a magic eight-ball style question and answer feature. Then when I need some direction in my life I could just ask Amazon.
By the way, here's some direction for ya; order the F Minus book today.

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Aug 6, 2008

It's a squirrel!

Uh-oh. Today's comic pictures a roadside roadkill memorial to a squirrel. At least that's what it is supposed to be. The idea is that wild squirrels made a memorial for one of their fallen brothers. One problem: it looks like a cat. I already got an email:
"I was disturbed by today's cartoon with the roadside memorial to a cat. I hope that you were not trying to be funny as it is a very sad thing to lose a beloved pet."
Now that I look at it again, it does look like a cat. The first time I drew it, it was skinnier and more rat-like. I didn't want it to look like a rat at the time (I should have just left it), so I cuted it up a little bit. "Now that's a squirrel!" I thought. Wrong. When you can't see the fluffy tail, it's just an ambiguous mammal. I completely forgot to add the buck teeth.
For some reason, a dead squirrel is more acceptable to our delicate nation than a cat. I'm not sure why.
Oh well, as the old saying goes: You win some, you piss off cat people.

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Aug 4, 2008

Cartooning Class

Hey all,
I'm teaching my cartooning class for teens today at Changing Hands Bookstore today from 3:00-4:30. Come on down!

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