Friday, February 28, 2014

Each in his own tongue

I remember being in a few lectures where my notes made absolutely no sense when I reviewed them after class, but I don't think there's ever any way that math formulas would find their way into my scriptures!

Ed. note: There may be one exception.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

An alarm by any other name


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's the real thing

That first drive can be really scary for a new driver. After all, most kids have mastered video games with driving simulations, but the real thing is completely different. There aren't nearly as many explosions.

Which leads me to wonder -- when will Detroit come out with a car that has, instead of a steering wheel, A and B buttons?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Sketchbook: Return of the Prophet

One of the stories about Abraham that I like is when he introduces Sarah as his sister to save a lot of problems with the Egyptians.

As I was reading about it recently, it reminded me of The Return of the Jedi, when Darth Vader learns that Luke has a sister. Interesting mash up. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Just the highlights

I've never seen scriptures as marked up as those of our former stake president. I don't think there's a single word that's not marked in some way!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Transfer time!

We just had transfers and lost an awesome sister, Sis. Johnson. But I'm sure the new sister will be just as awesome, too!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Unseasonal greetings

OK, this gag may seem to be a little out of season and a repeat from Christmastime.

Both of those things are true.

However, I just got word that the Friend magazine purchased this cartoon -- which makes it my first cartoon in the Friend! I thought that was worth celebrating!

Merry day after President's Day!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Sketchbook: President's Day

At first I thought this was kind of a cute idea for President's Day or Washington's Birthday...but then I started thinking about Soylent Green, so I relegated this one to the sketchbook.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Zen of the Olympics

Many Olympic sports involve skills that are useful -- running, jumping, throwing, getting somewhere quickly. But what about curling?

Don't get me wrong -- I enjoy watching the sport. I just wonder about its origins. It baffles me how someone came up with it!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Sketchbook: With uplifted hands

I'm sure it was high fives all around!

(There's a reason some of these don't move beyond the sketchbook!)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Electronic baptisms

I'm sure the brethren in Salt Lake worried about things like this when they decided to open up electronic proselyting to the missionaries!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Retiring, part 2

After graduating from West Point, he served in the Army in Public Affairs. He has two stories that he likes to share:

His peers double dog dared him to put an exploding cigar on his colonel's desk. Succumbing to peer pressure, he did. Later that day, there was an explosion heard in the colonel's office -- two explosions, actually. One from the cigar, and one from the colonel. Luckily, the colonel had a good sense of humor!

While stationed in Germany, he and his buddy thought it would be cool to travel around Europe. As war and history buffs, they thought it would be cool to travel to Paris and see the Bastille. They got to where their map of Paris said it should be...but there was no Bastille! Finally he gathered the courage to ask a gendarme where they could find it. "It was here," replied the gendarme. "Before the storming of the Bastille, in which it was destroyed!" Oops! They'd forgotten that part of the story!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Retiring, part 1

We've got a guy in our office who's retiring in a couple of weeks. It's our tradition to get photos from friends and family to make a bit of a retrospective as we send people off. I've made a few cartoons to fill in a couple of the blanks in his timeline.

He's Chicago born and raised and attended Catholic schools as a kid. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Commitment patterns

Tell you what -- if it was our Sis. Smith's cooking, I'd find a way to get there!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

No spoilers!

Our bishop actually made a similar threat at a ward activity that conflicted with a BYU football game.

Slight disclaimer (two days in a row with the disclaimers!): Nursery is an awesome calling! But for guys who would be talking about football scores during church, it may be a calling that's less appealing to them.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wet snow

I may be worrying too much, but this cartoon comes with a word of warning. It's a little different than most gags that appear in my blog -- not that it's bad or anything, it's just, well, a little different.

With that fair warning, read on.