Happy Thanksgiving!

Funny story. I had an idea for a full, four-panel Thanksgiving themed strip. It was built around one observation that I was sure had never occurred to me. I wrote all the dialog and sat down yesterday (Monday night) to start assembling it. It started feeling familiar, so I did a little digging.

Very little digging was needed.

Last year's Thanksgiving one-panel was built on the exact same premise. It still holds true, though. No Turkey I've ever seen has looked like a hand.

I'm falling back on my permanent plan B. "Abuse Rick."

Happy Thanksgiving. See you Friday.


« How to Avoid Workplace Drama | How to Deal with the Little Things That Really Bother You »

Reader Comments (18)

I'm with Rick.

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel

If turkeys had invented Hamburger Helper, would the Hamburger Helper mascot be a tracing of a turkey's foot, or a tracing of a whole turkey? I'm so confused.

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKibo

Oh I did something new on this day..ignore it until it goes away..hahaha

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLionel

hey dude this is a nice way to explain... :) i have been vising this site for a long time and today i decided to comment ... don't get confused just enjoy your thanks giving :)

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpass4sure ccda

What Rick does:
defrost and cook Freezer Queen turkey slices and gravy
make toast
open beer and can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
dump toast on plate
dump Freezer Queen on toast
dump cranberry sauce on Freezer Queen
dump self on couch in front of TV
dump cans and cans of beer into mouth
dump self respect into toilet

One more reason for Rick not to feel especially thankful...

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristophe Thill

No-one has a turkey-shaped hand, except for this kid: http://happletea.com/2010/11/23/the-boy-with-the-turkey-hand/

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Bogtrotter

Abusing Rick is pretty much always a good plan.

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Hey now, Turkey hand is my super power, you Meleagris gallopavo.

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

Well I know that made _me_ want to look up last years, so...


November 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdev null

Stupid frikkin' holidays that point out to the single and family-less, "HEY! Not only are you eating Thanksgiving dinner alone, but it's not even a proper Thanksgiving meal!"

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

also a good day to gorge yourself as it is the first and only meal you have in months. Eat until your totally miserable for the next two days.

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

Happy thanksgiving Scott!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreader

I'm from the UK - an American friend explained this as "stuffing our faces and sitting around with our pants unbuttoned with drink in hand". Well, I tried this and got sent home early from work with a warning.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBretty

Scott Meyer, you are a hot mess. <3

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnon.

Comic - funny; Bretty had me laghing through my nose. I was going to say snorgling, because that was the sound it made, but hten I googled it and it means something different...

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanno

it's "dialogue" not "dialog" im sorry but that was driving me nuts

December 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

To Steven:

Things like Dialog came about in the rage to use simplified English back in the day, an idea that was actually tried by the Chicago Tribune for years. In this era of tweets, Interweb chats, cartoon captions, and limited space comments during Multiplayer sessions in games like Halo, shorter words meaning the same thing will always remain popular.

To Scott:

Man, it's a good thing you've ground down Rick's expectations... maybe.

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlaze Stryker
Editor Permission Required
You must have editing permission for this entry in order to post comments.