Monday, January 18, 2010

Fat Is Funny

I have no idea if I'm allowed to post this strip, but the third frame? To get the full effect, say it out loud. I was telling Larry about it and I laughed until I cried.

"Everything makes you look fat."

It kills me.

And poor Larry, he didn't know what to do.

  1. Laugh with me and risk appearing to identify with the sentiment?
  2. Say, "That doesn't even make sense!" in a desperate effort to distance himself from any conjugal conversation with the word "fat" in it?
  3. Just sit there and smile uncertainly?

He picked option #3. That man knows when he's in dangerous waters (no pun intended).


  1. See, I'm tired enough at midnight (but couldn't sleep so I'm up) that I thought it was going to be about schools and their silly spirit days. I was caught as unaware as your husband with that 3rd frame.

    Larry is a smart man.

  2. Larry knows how to keep himself from becoming turtle soup!

  3. As my husband would say - I've only lived this long by NOT answering questions like that -

  4. Larry is wise--a wise man keeps silent and smiles a little bit. D should take lessons from him.

  5. I saw this in the paper the other day and laughed out loud. I think more because a MAN actually wrote that into a strip than any other reason!

  6. hahahaha cute cartoon.

  7. LOL at "Say, "That doesn't even make sense!" in a desperate effort to distance himself..." Though it's a hard one to pull off convincingly; #3 was a much wiser choice. :)

  8. Years of evolution brought out that response from Larry. He acted just like a prey animal (deer, rabbit, husband) when he thinks he sees a predator (wolf, bobcat, angry wife). He freezes and way down deep in the most primordial part of his brain a voice keeps repeating "If I don't move, I'm invisible. If I don't move, I'm invisible." So the uncertainty in his smile is related to the doubt about whether the invisibility is really working.

  9. You have married a wise man with excellent mouth control.

    I, on the other hand, have none. My husband just shaved off his beard and mustache, and then moisturized his face upon my suggestion. Then I kissed him and said, "It's like kissing a girl!"

    Oh, crap.

  10. Way to keep him on his toes.