Natural Born Hippies by Adam | Jan 24, 2013 | 24 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 24 Comments MTGG on January 24, 2013 at 1:20 am Omg I love dread-bug haha! Reply Jeff Clough on January 24, 2013 at 1:49 am It’s cool that Bug uses an old-timey safety razor like my dad did back in the day. And not one of those battery-operated vibrating multi-blade ones like I do. Guess I’m about as un-hippie as they come… Reply Adam on January 24, 2013 at 8:01 am I actually use a safety razor myself. Makes you feel all classy and Mad Menish. Reply AckAckAck on January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm How about razor knives? they are classier and manlier. The only thing that can top it is if you use a very sharp ax. Reply B*ggled on January 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm You mean a straight razor? Reply Mahnarch on January 25, 2013 at 3:21 am Not everybody uses and ax? That’s how my father taught me. And his father before him… Reply Feorag on January 28, 2013 at 11:35 am A saftey razor but canned shaving cream/gel? Tisk tisk sir, tisk tisk! Reply Adam on January 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm Hey, I’m no savage. I use shave soap with my safety razor, but visually a can of shaving cream looks better. Reply Shannon Love on April 19, 2013 at 11:45 am Besides you can’t read out loud the instructions on this side of a shaving soap cup. Terence MacManus on January 24, 2013 at 2:35 am Shortly thereafter, you wake up wearing the tie-dye T-shirt that came to you in that dream you had where you were floating through the cosmos (after you ate those odd mushrooms you found growing in your beard) Reply Jerkface on January 24, 2013 at 5:30 am Long time reader, first time commenter (I’m sure that hasn’t been used before, which makes me pretty damn original *hold for applause*) I absolutely love Bug Comic and honestly usually don’t comment on things like this, but that exclamation mark should be inside the parenthesis, much like in the previous panel the period is. Ugh, I feel like an ass, maybe I shouldn’t drink and comment. On another note, though. The expression on the “hippie” bug in the fourth panel made me laugh out loud for a solid two minutes. Reply Adam on January 24, 2013 at 7:58 am Glad you dig the comic. I assume you meant quotation marks. I’ve always read that question marks and exclamation points go inside the quotation marks if they’re part of quotation – otherwise they go outside. Though, if we wanna get real technical, movie titles should be in italics and not quotation marks, but since handwriting italics is tricky, I use quotation marks to visually separate the title from the rest of the text. Reply Jeff Clough on January 24, 2013 at 8:21 am You are correct, sir. Only inside the quotation marks when part of the title. And I can only imagine how difficult hand-lettering italics would be. Reply Jerkface on January 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm I stand corrected. At least my statement of “I shouldn’t drink and comment” is true, also that I still feel like an ass albeit a different kind of ass. Keep up the hilarious work and I’ll keep up the not commenting drunk from now on Reply E.T. The Eccentric Type on January 24, 2013 at 6:50 am And if you’re a bald guy who can’t grow a beard… ? Reply Adam on January 24, 2013 at 8:00 am Welcome to squaresville, cue-ball. Reply Dave Dell on January 24, 2013 at 6:50 am I like it that the drum circle bugs and the drum are sprouting like dandelions in springtime. Reply Ijon Tichy on January 24, 2013 at 6:57 am So how does marijuana affect this process? Reply Karine1976 on January 24, 2013 at 7:45 am I’m surprised that hipster bug, the one with the ski hat and rings on his antennaes, didn’t sprout from the ground as well. Reply Adam on January 24, 2013 at 7:59 am I don’t see that one as the drum-playing type. Reply JT on January 24, 2013 at 11:21 am Ever since I quit shaving and grew a beard, I know I have become more hippie-ish. It’s groovy! Reply NiacTD on January 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm You know, this is not really related, but something I’ve always wondered about…How can there be a such thing as a non-conformist? Wouldn’t they just be conforming to a non-conformist way of life? Okay, back to your regularly scheduled comments. Reply Shannon Love on April 19, 2013 at 11:57 am The word and concept of non-conformist originated in 17th century England to describe English protestants who left the Church of England. Since something like 98% of the population did belong to the state church, there was one central reference around which everyone else, no matter how diverse could be said not to conform to. Latter the idea would spread to the rest of Europe to describe anyone who dominated from one of the regions mono-cultures. In America, the idea and concept never really took because (1) we were initially settled by “non-conformist” and (2) America was bizarrely diverse until after WWII and the rise of centralized mass media, especially television. It was only at that point when all Americans could see a central reference culture, the idealized “Leave it Beaver” world of TV, that the idea of a non-conformist American took hold. Of course, since they were not conforming to an imaginary standard, it never really meant much. That why non-conformist can buy all their non-conforming attire an accessories at a corporate store in the mall. With the internet era and the fall of mass media, we are beginning to see the return of a culturally diverse America. Reply tookye on March 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm Devil stix and sweat lodges, ain’t that swell. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.