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February 11, 2011 10:53 PM   Subscribe

hope this isn't too thin to stand. read this earlier, teared up, started telling people how much I loved them.
posted by silby at 10:54 PM on February 11, 2011

I love it. I like this, it is Balloon intuitive.
posted by clavdivs at 11:06 PM on February 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

"a person eats macaroni and cheese and watches a movie with me"

So many ways that scenario could've gone terribly wrong (and John Campbell has used some of them in the past). Bravo.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:07 PM on February 11, 2011 [2 favorites]

yeah part of the reason I am loving this so much is that John has done so much really painful stuff that it was sort of a wonderment to see something so, well, this.
posted by silby at 11:11 PM on February 11, 2011 [3 favorites]

posted by LobsterMitten at 11:18 PM on February 11, 2011

This is considerably cuter than the last exercise in "isolated family creates new definitions for words" I ran into on the blue.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:29 PM on February 11, 2011

it's especially moving when you've read the archives. This is not one of his standard strips :P
posted by delmoi at 11:51 PM on February 11, 2011

This week' issue of Atomic Robo runs along these lines, too, only with Nikola Tesla and his atomic robot son. As one does.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 12:12 AM on February 12, 2011

Read the entire archives of this comic if you never have. You will probably like it a lot.
posted by PercussivePaul at 12:36 AM on February 12, 2011

Lobstermitten, I wholeheartedly second your "Aw."
posted by Ahab at 12:42 AM on February 12, 2011

I love pictures for sad children. Thanks for the reminder to read it!
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 1:49 AM on February 12, 2011

On Parenthood, previously.
posted by Authorized User at 2:09 AM on February 12, 2011

One of my favourite webcomics. It's neat going back and reading it from beginning when there was a semi-consistant narrative (with recurring jokes and characters). Plenty of excellent comics throughout, however, which have that perfect blend of cynical depression and absurd joy. And of course, some neat art projects strewn amongst the comics. Great read to accompany a drink on a quiet night.

I'd link some favourites of mine, but I gotta leave for work soon. Perhaps later today.
posted by kilo hertz at 5:22 AM on February 12, 2011

Yes, this one made me go "Aw" and send it around too. I think you have to know the typical strip to be effected by this one, though.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:37 AM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

this is the least sad pictures for sad children evar!
posted by es_de_bah at 7:01 AM on February 12, 2011 [3 favorites]

I have already seen this.

I was glad to see it again.

I'm probably breaking one of the rules of the Internet.
posted by Eideteker at 7:45 AM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]

Ehhh, too self-referential.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:15 AM on February 12, 2011

On parenthood, previouslier
The second panel is what does it

Some of them were a bit close to the bone.
posted by Acheman at 3:42 PM on February 12, 2011

I hadn't read the ones about Paul the ghost. That call center stuff is eerily like my life for a number of years.
posted by crataegus at 3:07 AM on February 13, 2011

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