Aggressive Television

(Written on Thursday. Forgotten on Thursday. Published on Friday)

Today’s comic strip was inspired by a recent horrible day in my life and my horrific behavior toward a friend. Yes, I got mad at a friend for texting me (or maybe it was chat) to “Have a Nice Day!” or something equally offensive.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

I’m sorry I yelled at you and froze you out and generally disdained you for hours after you accosted me with your positivity.

I’m sorry.

But kinda not sorry.  Because stop it!  Stop accosting me with your positivity!

The strip is also inspired by a lifetime of feeling conflicted over generalized and generic niceties.

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Listening to Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History podcast from July 6 2016. More info at This podcast is about the tens of thousands of talented, low income students to graduate from high school every year in her wonderful country and for whatever reason never make it to universities that they are perfect for.

Malcolm Gladwell knows what the whatever is.

P.S. I really and truly and seriously love Malcolm Gladwell.

The G-Man.

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That moment you realize you kinda miss the commercials….
@gocomics @CommerciaIDubs @GEICO @TheGEICOGecko #love

Happy (or not) Thursday of a short week.

xoxoxo, d

And now it’s July. TGIJ.

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The name of this post really should’ve been “and on a different subject” since my brain is flitting all over the place today. It’s almost noon and I’ve been at this ” work” thing for several hours now – and I have very little to show for it. It’s not for lack of wanting to work.

It’s for lack of brain cells to do my work, apparently.

Oh well.

And on a different subject, yesterday and today’s Reply All comic strips are about baseball!

I love baseball. In theory.

I love sitting in a baseball park sipping on a huge, cold drink.

And I love the smell of hot dogs.

And I love getting a sunburn.

And I love the sound of the ball hitting the bat.

And, truth be told, I love a guy in a baseball uniform. My first official crush in this lifetime was someone who played baseball. I won’t say who he is because he has a wife and I wouldn’t want to offend her, but damn… he was really cute in elementary school.

My brother play baseball. But I don’t think he ever really took to it. It was probably too slow for him.

That’s my guess but I’ll ask him to confirm.

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And while we’re on baseball, slight plug for my adorably adorable cousin Dan Kolko….listen to him and watch him and read him and love him over at MASN.

So the boyfriend in the strip is Drew. And I’m so in love with Drew that I’ve lost interest in actual humans. Drew was the man of my dreams.

Today I reminded Drew’s real world inspiration that he was Drew’s real world inspiration. Citizen Bill was flattered all over again and doesn’t seem to recall giving me permission to use his image, likeness, inspiration and general vibe.

I feel a lawsuit coming.

I can guarantee, however, that I got Mr. Bill’s permission to use his likeness.  I’ve gotten permission from all of the lovelies who my characters are based on.  Even Deborah Tannen, who gave me the thumbs up for using her character only after her sister and daughter had considered the character first.

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Speaking of inspiration, last night I cartoon one of my favorite artists, the very kooky and cool Darryl Kravitz. You can find more about him here.

Thank you to Darryl for letting me use and abuse his karma and essence for my cartoon pleasure.  And for making his character slightly snarkier than he might approve of.

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Okay, back to work.

Listening to:

Aubrey Plaza on Anna Faris is Unqualified

John Doe (yeah, THAT John Doe!!!!) on Walking the Floor with Chris Shiflett and

Radio Andy on Sirius.

And leaving you with today’s Reply All Lite. Inspired by every office I’ve ever worked in.

Every single office….every day….3pm or so…the smell of burnt popcorn….aaahhhh….

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Be well. Be safe. As Ellen says, Be Kind.

xoxoxoxo, d