9 Chickweed Rage

016: Say Hello to Sphinxter, the Mobile Comments Wart

November 28th, 2022

Neither of us was ready for Brooke McEldowney to introduce us to a filthy sock puppet named Sphinxter. But he did it anyway. Here, Sphinxter takes on internet trolls, or as McEldowney calls them, "anonymous onliners." If you're wondering if Sphinxter has a literal butthole for a mouth, he does. And we see it A LOT. In the end, McEldowney claims victory over the trolls and throws Sphinxter away. It's super fun!

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

Sphinxter gets introduced, states his thesis, and accosts Juliette & Elliott on the street right here.
Sphinxter uses a typewriter to address internet trolls, Juliette attacks Sphinxter, and then throws him away right here.

This episode's butthole-filled journey includes:

  • Taking Brooke McEldowney to court
  • Dolly the dog
  • Class-Action Lawsuit
  • Thorax
  • Sock puppet
  • Muppets
  • Washing machines
  • Oxy-Clean
  • Dishwashing pods
  • Sphinxter
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Lomi
  • Mark Cuban
  • Elon Musk
  • Emeralds into diamonds
  • Twitter
  • "Onliners"
  • Typewriters
  • Cloaca
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Judy Garland
  • Stockholm Syndrome
  • So many turtlenecks!

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