Monday, December 27, 2010

Word of the Day - December 27

Now to today's cartoon. Whew! I was really behind for a while. Sorry.

Nothing like getting squirted from the deceased.

eschatological\ es-kuh-tl-OJ-i-kuhl \ , adjective;
1. Regarding last, or final, matters, often of a theological nature. 2. Regarding any system of doctrines concerning theological endings, such as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.

Word of the Day - December 26

Some things are really important and deserve a conference. This is one of them. Pick the wrong cookies and forever live with cranky people.

powwow\ POU-wou \ , verb;
1. To confer. noun: 1. A ceremony, esp. one accompanied by magic, feasting, and dancing, performed for the cure of disease, success in a hunt, etc. 2. A council or conference of or with Native Americans.

Word of the Day - December 25

Of course she'll only give away his stuff. Interesting. There is a reason ladies need so much closet space. They give all of our stuff away so they can fit all of their stuff. Interesting. Very interesting.

eleemosynary\ el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee \ , adjective;
1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution." 2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance." 3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."

Word of the Day - December 24

I love the situation this guy chooses to haggle in. Really it's not so bad.

chaffer\ CHAF-er \ , verb;
1. To bargain; haggle. noun: 1. Bargaining; haggling. verb: 1. To bandy words; chatter.

Word of the Day - December 23

Come on. That guy had to see the other carrying an oxygen tank up that mountain. This can't be a big surprise, fella.

zenith\ ZEE-nith \ , noun;
1. A highest point or state; culmination. 2. The point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer. Opposite of nadir.

Word of the Day - December 22

This is a great idea to make sure you don't get stiffed of a tip. I would make a great waiter with these ideas.

lagniappe\ LAN-yap \ , noun;
1. A small gift given with a purchase to a customer, for good measure. 2. A gratuity or tip. 3. An unexpected or indirect benefit.

Word of the Day - December 21

Thanks to this cartoon, I need a new black marker.

caliginous\ kuh-LIJ-uh-nuhs \ , adjective;
1. Misty; dim; dark.

Word of the Day - December 20


ferret\ FER-it \ , verb;
1. To search out, discover, or bring to light. noun: 1. Domesticated, usually red-eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat. verb: 1. To drive out by using or as if using a ferret. noun: 1. A narrow tape or ribbon, as of silk or cotton, used for binding, trimming, etc. verb: 1. To harry, worry, or torment.

Word of the Day - December 19

This happened to me when I got a ipod Touch for my birthday in July and then a couple months later they announce the new version. Whatever I like retro and vintage things anyway.

Nth\ ENTH \ , adjective;
1. Being the last in a series of infinitely decreasing or increasing values, amounts, etc. 2. (Of an item in a series of occurrences, planned events, things used, etc., that is thought of as being infinitely large) being the latest, or most recent.

Word of the Day - December 18

Twins do the darnest things. You knew this was going to happen dad when they ask for a harness for their birthday.

replevy\ ri-PLEV-ee \ , verb;
1. To recover goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.

Word of the Day - December 17

Wow, that chicken really lost his head for a second there.

horripilate\ haw-RIP-uh-leyt \ , verb;
1. To produce a bristling of the hair on the skin from cold, fear, etc.; goose flesh.

Word of the Day - December 16

People love their tatoos but they have to resent them at some point in their life. I feel like I will hate it the next day, that is why I'm still a blank canvas and will remain that way for a while.

liminal\ LIM-uh-nl \ , adjective;
1. Relating to the point beyond which a sensation becomes too faint to be experienced.

Word of the Day - December 15

Enjoy the silence, good buddy.

boondocks\ BOON-doks \ , noun;
1. A remote rural area (usually preceded by "the.") 2. An uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh.

Word of the Day - December 14

Never a good idea no matter how fast you are, you giant puffy sore you.

brazen\ BREY-zuhn \ , adjective;
1. Shameless or impudent. 2. Made of brass.

Word of the Day - December 13

I like the fact that before you see the policeman, you first think that artist sucks. In my head thats a joke within a joke.

prosopography\ pros-uh-POG-ruh-fee \ , noun;
1. A description of a person's appearance, career, personality, etc. 2. A study of a collection of persons or characters, esp. their appearances, careers, personalities, etc., within a historical, literary, or social context.

Word of the Day - December 12

That man is a...GOD.

gallivant\ GAL-uh-vant \ , verb;
1. To wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion; gad. 2. To go about with members of the opposite sex.

Word of the Day - December 11

This is why I don't drink anything from beakers anymore. Fool me once.

philter\ FIL-ter \ , noun;
1. A magic potion for any purpose. 2. A potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love, usually with some specific person.

Word of the Day - December 10

Where did the third chick get a watch?

fletcherize\ FLECH-uh-rahyz \ , verb;
1. To chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.

Word of the Day - December 9

This is why I don't throw parties.

farouche\ fa-ROOSH \ , adjective;
1. Sullenly unsociable or shy. 2. Fierce.

Word of the Day - December 8

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

bespoke\ bih-SPOHK \ , adjective;
1. Made to individual order; custom-made. 2. Of the making or selling such clothes. 3. (Archaic:) Engaged to be married; spoken for.

Word of the Day - December 7

I usually use an air conditioner but you get the point. Summer is not my friend.

estivate\ ES-tuh-veyt \ , verb;
1. To spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity. 2. In zoology, to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small mammals.

Word of the Day - December 6

He's behind you! Behind you! No, not over there! There! There! Oh, forget it! Get eaten, what do I care.

pogonip\ POG-uh-nip \ , noun;
1. An ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.

Word of the Day - December 5

Not something the ladies love, there fella. Put it away.

hyaline\ HAHY-uh-lahyn \ , adjective;
1. Glassy or transparent. noun: 1. In biochemistry, a horny substance found in hydatid cysts, closely resembling chitin. adjective: 1. Of or pertaining to hyaline. noun: 1. In biochemistry, a transparent substance found in cartilage, the eye, etc., resulting from the pathological degeneration of tissue.

Word of the Day - December 4

It's not a big secret that guys have nasty feet. Really I have a good foot and a alright foot. I would feel weird getting a pedicure but I think it might happen sometime in my life.

scurf\ SKURF \ , noun;
1. The scales or small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin. 2. Any scaly matter or incrustation on a surface.

Word of the Day - December 3

This rock is a little scaley.

divagate\ DAHY-vuh-geyt \ , verb;
1. To wander; stray. 2. To digress in speech.

Word of the Day - December 2

Sports is one of things that can make a grown man cry in the gutter or get really drunk. Being a life-long Met fan and Knick fan, I know this pain all too much.

tristful\ TRIST-fuhl \ , adjective;
1. Full of sadness; sorrowful.

Word of the Day - December 1

I would love to have this ability mostly so I don't have to be so careful with powertools or saws.

palingenesis\ pal-in-JEN-uh-sis \ , noun;
1. Rebirth; regeneration. 2. In biology, embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species. 3. Baptism in the Christian faith. 4. The doctrine of transmigration of souls.

Word of the Day - November 30

Sure your buddy is getting abducted by a zombie but you're focusing on the little dirt you have on your shirt. You should have worn your hole digging clothes.

lilliputian\ lil-i-PYOO-shuhn \ , adjective;
1. Extremely small; tiny; diminutive. 2. Trivial.

Word of the Day - November 29

When you try to eat the fish, you're asking for it when the fish try to eat you.

impetrate\ IM-pi-treyt \ , verb;
1. To entreat; ask for.

Word of the Day - November 28

Yoga is something I can't do too well because I don't have the best balance. Though I do know a couple of easy poses that help me when I've worked too hard and my back is aching me. People think only hippies do yoga, this isn't right but I would like to take this time to say: Thanks Hippies my back doesn't hurt anymore. (Sorry.)

namaste\ NUHM-uh-stey \ , noun;
1. A conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom. 2. A conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, frequently a part of yoga practice.

Word of the Day - November 27

Lazy Zoo.

olio\ OH-lee-oh \ , noun;
1. A mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge. 2. A dish of many ingredients. 3. A medley or potpourri, as of musical or literary selections; miscellany.

Word of the Day - November 26

This is the reason I stay home all the time. You don't want to be the moron who was out when someone with a big check knocks on your door. It takes a long time to get over that anguish.

bonanza\ buh-NAN-zuh \ , Noun;
1. A source of great and sudden wealth or luck. 2. A rich mass of ore, as found in mining.

Word of the Day - November 25

All penguins look the same so they have to all be related some how, right? Right? No? Whatever.

consanguineous\ kon-san(g)-GWIN-ee-us \ , adjective;
1. Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

Word of the Day - November 24

You take all the time killing someone but you don't hide the body right. Killers aren't what they used to be. Now they don't even try.

heuristic\ hyoo-RIS-tik \ , adjective;
1. Serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation. 2. Encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error. 3. Of, pertaining to, or based on experimentation, evaluation, or trial-and-error methods. 4. Denoting a rule of thumb for solving a problem without the exhaustive application of an algorithm

Word of the Day - November 23

I like the story that plays out in this. It's so sad and yet so appealing. Whats a little poisoning between lovers.

mithridate\ MITH-ri-deyt \ , noun;
1. A confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Life with Death - December 13

Here's the last strip of the semester. I sometimes get burned out towards the end of the semester writing the strip mostly because I'm stressed with finishing up work for final critiques or studying for finals and don't have time to write a good strip. This time I had a week break in between and was able to write something that might be considered decent in very small circles. I've always been suspicious of florists because they are so calm but there have to have a violent streak in them if they find pleasure in cutting flowers all day and arranging the dead bodies in a nice assortment.

I hope you liked this semester's strips of "Life with Death." I will continue to provide them next semester as well hopefully.

Life with Death - December 6

I'm really sorry about the delay here. This comic was suppossed to be the tenth out of 12 this semester but when I picked up the issue, the previous comic wasn't switched out. So I got a week off in a sense. It was much appreciated because I was holding things together by a string. I barely got things done without doing a new comic so I can't imagine how things would be with one.

Well anyway, here is the comic and my horribly bad punny joke within it. I like the joke Roger tells in the middle better than the punchline.