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December 10, 2010 3:28 PM   Subscribe

Charitable Thoughts About Bedbugs from the new standard for random web infographic funnies, Lunchbreath. Since his last appearance here, LB has also offered useful lifestyle advice about Craigslisting, Home Security, Maslow's Hierarchy, Inadequacies, Designer Portfolios and Greenwashing, as well as less practical content about Business Lumberjacks, Underachieving AT-ATs, Cow Stomachs and Moose Lips.

But if you prefer a daily format that resembles a conventional comic strip but contains 3-to-5 times the punchlines, may I recommend Bug, which has recently covered Snappy Comebacks, Thrill-seeking, Fezes, Optimism, Home Security (yes, related to Lunchbreath's piece), Looting (also semi-related) and Graverobbing.

OR if you just want some single-panel pop-culture in a distinctive style, say Hello With Cheese. Now you can't tell me webcomics are totally boring for at least two weeks.
posted by oneswellfoop (9 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
And I almost forgot (again), the venerable Graham Annable, whose videos I Mefi-ed, is doing a webcomic too!
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:35 PM on December 10, 2010

I've never had bedbugs but it doesn't sound so terrible.

Oh man oh man oh man do I ever want to write a response-comic to this. But I guess it would just be a solid red page with the blinking words "HERE'S WHAT IT'S LIKE" in Papyrus while It's A Small World plays on repeat 24/7 for about 4 to 5 months.
posted by Greg Nog at 4:30 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

So much fail in the bedbugs comic. Bedbugs do not "consider dandruff a delicacy"; they consume a strict 100% blood-only diet. They wouldn't be hanging out with you when you got home, unless you're working some pretty brutal hours, because they are nocturnal.

Also, there is no mention of clawing your own skin off from the itching, which I think is a serious omission.
posted by mayhap at 4:44 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

Pog jokes?
posted by ardgedee at 4:46 PM on December 10, 2010

Webcomics really should not enable comments. YouTubers are stupid, but webcomic repliers are sycophants.
posted by DU at 5:18 PM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]

To me, there are few things that evoke the feeling of exhuming the dead (the main theme of that comic) more than references to Pogs. I LOLed.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:43 PM on December 10, 2010

His sympathy for bedbugs aside, it seems like a lot of his stuff involves some extremely stupid puns, which means I'm really quite charmed!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:10 PM on December 10, 2010

I thought the "Bug" strip was quite funny!
posted by maxwelton at 7:35 PM on December 10, 2010

I don't understand, Greg Nog. Extremely stupid puns are awesome.
posted by mendel at 10:19 AM on December 11, 2010

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