I love how there’s an actual tailor there for inept bug as opposed to slapping him into a one size fits all uniform.
Love that waistcoat.
A dear friend of mine who was in WWII cited some authority on war as saying that the military could use anyone — thief, sneak, liar, certainly murderer — except for one: the well-meaning idiot. “Just take him out and shoot him before he gets everyone killed.”
Private Snafu! Warner Bros. & Chuck Jones made a series of cartoons about an unbelievably inept soldier as semi-comic “training” for WWII army enlisted. They’re on youtube, and they’re still hilarious.
Oh my yes. Pvt. Snafu is awesome. I highly recommend the one on being able to keep secrets, the constant repetition from the Axis spies really helps you understand just how stupid Snafu really is. I kept thinking “How does that dingus not see/hear these guys popping in behind him and repeating verbatim what he just said?”
It’s on Youtube as Private SNAFU – Spies (1943).
this reminds me of a short story(by Isaac Asimov?) where a guy is jinxed and everything breaks around him, so they send him behind enemy lines
I think that was a short story called ‘Prone’ by Mack Reynolds.
Awesome strip. I’m pretty sure ‘screw-up’ is hyphenated though.
You know what’s funny? When I wrote this, I debated on whether or not I should hyphenate it. I eventually decided that, yes, I should hyphenate it. And then I completely forgot to do it.
I’ll throw it in.
That Sad Sack is a real Beetle Bailey.
I recall the Bugs Bunny cartoons from my youth that were made in WWII. Bugs used to pronounce the word, “Sab O Tah Ghee”.
It’s amazing to think that, to my grand-daughter, WWII is as far in the past as the Spanish American War was for me.
Wow didn’t think of it that way-that IS amazing. Time goes by so fast.
That reminds me of this MLP:FiM fan comic: http://fav.me/d4nalmy
How DO you set fire to an ice castle?
I do love the haberdashery bug outfitting the screw-up bug with an enemy outfit! There’s just so much to like on this comic!
Ah, the magical powers of Windex. It’ll clean anything up.
oh noes not only will all of the world be destroyed but everything will glisten, sparkle and smell lemony fresh
Panel three: no problem, guy, i don’t think you’re fit for operating a compass anyway. Or a blanket.
So much love for this one, so much love.
This is me. This one strip has encompassed my entire life. Literally. I try to juggle things I shouldn’t, machines break all around me, I’m a spiller, I spilled jack and coke on the bride and grooms chairs as they were finishing their first dance as Husband and Wife, I smeared, yes smeared, one of my friends between 2 cars, then accidently backed up and smeared him more THE DAY AFTER I GOT MY LICENSE. His @$$ left a dent on the other car…
Nobody will read this now that it’s 4 days later, but…. Beastie Boys title reference made me smile. Nice.
I’m obviously a bit behind on the post date for this, but I just started reading these a week or so ago. Funny stuff on every strip! And updated often, too. Well done, sir!
Also: Beastie Boys reference!
If the Rebels had had any intelligence at all, they would have just ordered Jar-Jar to ‘help’ the emperor, with similar results.
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