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Dog House Diaries — we know that web-comics are where all the money and fame is at and we want a piece. It was obvious that in order to be successful in this biz, you need to be good with humor, drawing, math and computers. Well we kick some serious butt at drawing and math so we figured 2 out of 3 wasn’t bad.
posted by netbros (24 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
XKCD, WHAT HAVE YOU WROUGHT?
posted by COBRA! at 11:12 AM on August 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


So that's 1 for 4?

humor, drawing, math and computers.
[pre-link-click] Huh, an XKCD reference, ok.
[post-click] Yep.
posted by carsonb at 11:12 AM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think the people complain about bad drawing and unfunny cartoons must be accidentally reading Doghouse Diaries instead.
posted by DU at 11:14 AM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


s/cartoons/XKCD/
posted by DU at 11:14 AM on August 16, 2012


I think my world just imploded.
posted by HuronBob at 11:16 AM on August 16, 2012


*Burns art supplies*
posted by hellojed at 11:16 AM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


"After he destroyed the fitted sheet factory he was cursed with a life full of miserable sheets-sliding-off-the-bed-nights."

That's the alt-text for How To Fold Fitted Sheets. Not only does it give away the (telegraphed, stretched-out, ridiculous-exaggeration-derived nonhumorous) last frame of the comic, it's phrased awkwardly.

New web comics are fun to hate on. Cheers, here's hoping Dog House Diaries is always improving.
posted by carsonb at 11:18 AM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Obviously none of you have TRIED TO FOLD A FITTED SHEET.


Anybody got a match I can borrow?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 11:43 AM on August 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Doghousediaries addresses the XKCD comparison here.
posted by fredludd at 11:47 AM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Highly disappointed that this doesn't seem to involve dogs or dog houses or diaries written by dogs. I'd read the crap out of that.
posted by kanata at 11:56 AM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are these mefites?
posted by Navelgazer at 12:10 PM on August 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Obviously none of you have TRIED TO FOLD A FITTED SHEET.

My wife does this like it's no big deal. So we have a deal: she folds the fitted sheets and I don't tell the townspeople and have her burnt as a witch.
posted by yerfatma at 12:15 PM on August 16, 2012 [4 favorites]




You have to realize that one of the players is a strine.

posted by mmrtnt at 12:23 PM on August 16, 2012


Aussies say "mate" a lot, and the guy is actually saying "Check comma mate".

That's the joke. /mcbainvoice
posted by King Bee at 12:25 PM on August 16, 2012


Well, up and at them.
posted by Nomyte at 12:36 PM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is this not funny or do I not get it?

Both, possibly.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:14 PM on August 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


God, I hate web comics. Thanks for posting!
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 1:19 PM on August 16, 2012


New web comics are fun to hate on. Cheers, here's hoping Dog House Diaries is always improving.

They've had 3 years. They've moved from 'uhhh' to 'hmmm. mildly amusing maybe, if I wait til I'm really sleepy'.

I mean, yest, that IS improvement, but it's kinda like standing Pisa waiting for the tower to finally fall down...
posted by pupdog at 3:39 PM on August 16, 2012


yest? and what happened to my 'around' between standing and Pisa?

Oh god the comics made me dumberer.
posted by pupdog at 3:40 PM on August 16, 2012


This is one of those comics that, they make a ton of them, more than you'd ever want to read, and if one crosses a certain threshold to the point where you could crack a smile, it'll turn up on another blog you follow.

I've read quite a few Doghouse Diaries strips this way and so my overall estimation of them is probably skewed positive.
posted by Straw Cab at 4:00 PM on August 16, 2012


See also, Abstruse Goose.

I unsubscribed from xkcd's rss feed (and all the other ones that it bred) because of the phenomenon that Straw Cab mentioned above. If more than five people i follow online reference it, i consider taking a look.

Except for the oatmeal, i don't care how many people link to it.
posted by palbo at 4:28 PM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


"There’s three of us last time we all sat down for a headcount" - the comic's about page
posted by egypturnash at 5:16 PM on August 16, 2012


Comics like that annoy me. There's so many webcomics out there with great art and writing...and then there's crap comics like this that don't even try. Come on people, there's better stuff out there!
posted by happyroach at 2:06 AM on August 17, 2012


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