9 Chickweed Rage

010: A Vial of My Personal Body Fluid

October 17th, 2022

So there's this whole string of strips where people send off, basically, angry "letters to the editor." Only in this case, it's people or entities that our beloved (?) Chickweed residents have had enough of. Juliette gets mad at the health care system and as a result shoots her computer full of arrows. Someone gets an "unsolicited letter" and throws their computer out of the window. Or the person sending the "unsolicited letter" throws the computer out the window. Or an unrelated person throws a computer out a window. Guys, it's not clear what's going on AT ALL in one of these comic strips. Amos shows what a super cool guy he is by showing he'd rather barf on his own computer than talk to children about what it's like to play in an orchestra. Thorax licks his computer. Why? Seriously? Why does anyone in this strip do ANYTHING? Juliette's husband moons his computer. And finally, Amos & Edda make out near their computer. The letters (and the reasons behind writing them) don't ever really make sense. We hate to be the ones to break this to Brooke McEldowney, but things that you do in front of your computer or to your computer aren't automatically conveyed through your computer to the recipient, at least not when you're typing. Anyway, one of these strips makes us so angry we can barely contain ourselves. All in all, totally worth it!

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

The computer shot with arrows and the computer thrown out the window are here.
Barfing and licking can be found here.
Mooning and making out are here.

This episode's loquacious journey includes:

  • Biscuits
  • Vitamins
  • Pop Tarts
  • Gummis
  • Swedish Fish
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Luxardos
  • Bananas
  • Diet Coke
  • Juliette, Edda's mom
  • Personal body fluid
  • Bacterial analysis
  • Archery
  • McEldowney Ellipsis
  • Nigerian Prince email
  • Mrs. Jameel Klotilde McSoderstrom
  • Monty Python & the Holy Grail
  • Amos
  • Thorax & Sister Steven
  • The Oxford Comma
  • Grammarly
  • Elliott & Juliette
  • Amos & Edda
  • Marry-Fuck-Kill
  • Gustavo Dudamel

Show Notes

How gelatin is made.
How maraschino cherries are made.
The Castle of Aarrrrgghhhhh!

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