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Absolutely amazing! Just found your comic and going through the archives. Panel 3 is your best work so far. I could not stop laughing.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArquilus

I've made it all the way through the archive and got to this one without commenting. It's pretty good stuff, especially how much it sounds exactly like the way my friends talk to each other.

But this one was done already. I accuse you of plagiarizing a 1988 "Sylvia" strip, by Nicole Hollander. The "alarm of two cats up-chucking" is both her original idea and amusingly dated, with its 1980s euphemisms.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBill4935

bill, you surely must be jesting...the entire strip is traced from photographs! isn't that a subtle form of plagiarism? either way, i like the idea of a cat scared and running while's generally why i like to run the vacuum in the dark...whoever thought of the cat-frightener light on the front of vacuum cleaners was a genius!

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

Agreed, panel 3 is genius

March 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJake

So we're all in agreement. The artist of this comic should make his cat barfing alarm.

April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMudora

I concur, it would make a great gift for all my cat loving friends...both of them!

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWally

No, I think his best idea was his movie pitch about the queen needing tp send out all the remaining nights she had-- middle-aged rockstars and actors.

November 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSomepartsareme

wow, yeah. I've been reading the archives since I stumbled upon your comic *literally, from or something like that* that clock would be highly entertaining, I owned 14 cats at one point and puke could be a problem when they were sick...
but I agree with Someparts...the movie idea was entertaining.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadyAime

At first, I thought it was a picture of a squirrel playing golf.

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFopenplop

So, I've laughed a bunch, going through the archives.
But i believe this was the first time I uncontrollably laughed for an extended period of time. Imagining a cat running away while vomiting strikes my funny bone, it seems.
And yes, the third panel, genius.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJon

"Or a small cat barfing in your ear. Either way, you're done sleeping."
I'm pretty sure I dont need that alarm; my cat does that already.

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterscarletlightning64

I have never laughed so hard at a comic. That was awesome.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGanon

I'm a cat owner, and the sound of my cat barfing is sufficient to get me from a half-awakw half-asleep daze to fully awake, because I know I have to clean the vomit up.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

OMFG - I have tears in my eyes and piss in my briefs. This series was brilliant. I can't stop laughing. I guess I shouldn't have looked at this strip while at a funeral. I don't think my in-laws will want to talk to me again. After all we were married for a few years.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat Person

...As disgusting as that is, the vomit alarm clock could work. I know that sound definitely gets me out of bed faster than anything else.

Mainly because she's not allowed out of my room, so if the sound isn't coming from under the bed, it means I have a chance to throw her into the litterbox so she doesn't puke on the floor and make me clean it up. I did that the other day, actually.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTsunoba

Panel 1: His eyes — awesome (and creepy)! :-D

July 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRandy March

I have witnessed a cat running while puking, and I can confirm that it was hilarious (he was trying to reach his owner's shoes in time to be revenged on them, and didn't quite make it).

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheez
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