Friday, February 8, 2013

Humoresque: "The Oatmeal," Postmodern Fairy Tales, & Quip Art challenge

I am a recent initiate to The Oatmeal blog, a collection from which (How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You) is currently the No. 1 seller of ALL the books on the Daedalus website!! This saga about a fire is a real corker and involves umpteen cats.
OK, so if you've recovered from that traumatic but triumphant tale perhaps you're ready for some Postmodern Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories.
"When will he get that 'lie back and think of England' just doesn't cut it?"
The competition was fierce on medieval Project Runway!
"That chapeau is just dreadful…. Maybe he'll go away if I  pretend to be asleep."
A. Retirement was hard on Aslan, who was forced to make ends meet by ferrying tiny animals around.
B. "Be sure not to notice the rabbit on his back; if you mention it, he'll eat you."
"There, that oughta hold the little buggers"
 And how about slappping some captions on some '50s images? I'll start it off.
Peter sometimes wished he could just go to the barbershop like the other fellas.
Later, in middle school. Jimmy would come to regret his choice of a jester costume.
Youthful version of The Village People.
Susie loved it when Mommy dropped one of her little yellow pills.
"Tell me the truth Sally—do these shorts make my butt look big?"


  1. Life should be sungFebruary 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    For boy with bird:
    "Oh, there ain't no nits on me,
    There ain't no nits on me!
    There may be nits
    On some of you twits,
    But there ain't no nits on me! Ow! Watch it, birdie!"

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  3. Lol at Sleeping Beauty pretending o be asleep.

  4. The last 2 are for us to caption?
    1-) "Gary exhibited his fashion flair at an early age, despite the fact that his Mom was a 34C."

    2-) "Seven o'clock at the home school meant ceramics class."

  5. "Mr. and Mrs. Pollack come home to find their son Jackson redecorating the living room."

    "Mommy, are you sure this is how Emeril Lagasse got started?"

    BTW, is there a prize?

    1. not this time ... the prize thing is proving hard to organize. Still working on it. Thanks for the swell captions though!

  6. Re: How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You.

    Easy. You're still alive, aren't you?

  7. "When Your House is Burning Down, You Should Brush Your Teeth" by The Oatmeal, was a beautiful story, funny and sad all at the same time.