I was sitting on the couch the other night, wondering what to draw for a cartoon this week, and I noticed the weird flowers growing in the window sill. My wife has been purchasing discount orchids at the supermarket and placing them there. The flowers come in all different shapes and colors, and most of them appear to be either laughing or screaming. I’m assuming they are talking to one another and making jokes that only flowers find funny. They are obviously dorks, but also orchids. They are dorchids.
Just as brutal as it is confusing!
There’s a bit of a double joke in today’s cartoon:
1) how confusing would it be for spiders to box? Just think of all those arms (or are they legs?), jabbing, hooking, crossing… Not to mention trying to get all of those spider-sized gloves on the arms (or are they legs?) of the combatants.
2) Finally, imagine being the poor arachnid announcing the slugfest. What a job that would be not only with eight arms (or are they legs?) on each opponent but anywhere from zero to 12 eyes depending on the species of spider (most have eight).
A Chelicera is a spider jaw
In case you were wondering. Spiders have two of them, known collectively as chelicerae.
What kind of comics do spiders read?
Uh, webcomics, like this one.
Admittedly, I took some artistic liberties here and only three of these panels are true.
I wasn’t born before the first moon landing so I only imagine how exciting it was to be a part of that moment in history. It’s still an awesome thing to contemplate. Humans were really up there? Wearing moonboots and bouncing around on that golden orb that werewolves bark at? Nowadays top headlines are about breaking into into Area 51 and the purchase and drinking of skankwater. It’s hard to imagine mankind walking on the moon without VR gear. Dare I say I can actually understand why some people refuse to believe we were ever up there.
ABOUT THAT BUSTY SERPENTINE ELDRITCH MOON FERTILITY GODDESS…
Yes, there is a point here. People used to worship the moon many moons ago and I think it’s interesting that in 1969 humans finally reached one of their gods. The first panel contain the obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a movie which explores that idea as well. But since this is a Grinsane webcomic and not a thesis on religion, somehow the moon goddess took on an alien head and six breasts and three umbilical ports and…
Thanks to all who made Apollo 11 possible, and thanks for reading Grinsane!
Yep, they’re everywhere and never miss an Opportunity.
PLANET RED ZONE
It’s a Parking Enforcement Officer’s wildest dream come true — a red zone that extends not just one or two city blocks, but across an entire planet!
NASA needs to hurry and up and collect their derelict rover before it gets impounded. The Martians have been watching us for years (plotting invasion, of course) and don’t want to see their pristine planet junked up like ours. All that ample desert space needs to be kept clear for future human meat processing plants and stockyards.
That little robot kicked ass. Apparently it was supposed to knock off over a decade ago, but instead continued to putter around Mars, taking photos and doing donuts in the dirt. Read up on its accomplishments here.
Thanks for reading! Check back next week for another horror comedy toon from Grinsane.