August 15, 2005 at 3:36 am

Comments on today’s comic go here…

Holly Resurrected
August 15, 2005 at 4:22 am

Yay for long comics! That was great. “Young dark-skinned man”? Dude, that’s totally profiling! Which is odd, because you think they’d rather profile him for his odd-shaped head or spiky tail than his color. And why WAS he carrying lip balm, anyway?

Are they still crazy like that at the airport? I haven’t flown in awhile, but I thought they’d calmed down a little.

*edit* Oh, I forgot to mention, I would really like a bomb-sniffing dog, or at least to train my dog to sniff bombs, because I know of at least three people who would like to level my apartment. Although I really don’t think they’d choose to take me out with a mailbomb, they’d be more likely to set off a flea bomb and kill me nice and quietly.

*edited again* to say I just realized it was taking place in the subway, not the airport. I didn’t even know they did bag checks in subways.

August 15, 2005 at 4:48 am

Wow. That was pretty long.

August 15, 2005 at 5:24 am


(is buzz comix making zerg loves protoss now?) :mrgreen:

Colonel Angus
August 15, 2005 at 6:16 am

i worked where we talked about “Bill Of Materials”

BTW: a buddy of mine was accosted for going to the restroom twice… check out his book:

101 Countries: Discovering the World Through Fast Travel

August 15, 2005 at 6:30 am

Double bill of awesomeness! I loved the supa-dupa long comic, and the fan comic ruled! Starcraft… So awesome…

August 15, 2005 at 7:07 am

Great work bernieh , i especially laughed at the guards profiling comment
and the guard dogs (poor Abe)

Keep up the good work

Thane of Eurmal
August 15, 2005 at 7:28 am

I laughed at least 4 times in that one. Excellence at it’s most … er… excellent. :oops:

The best was that he listed handgun before lip balm and they didn’t notice or care. Care more likely… Hell, I was in the second row before I realized he’d said gun!

PS – Holly reads the Onion! As everyone should…

Cancer: (June 22—July 22)
Although you’ve never wanted to accomplish anything in your life as far as career and family are concerned, time travelers will persist on trying to kill you, simply because you make such great panic noises.

Er – not a Cancer, but Taurus is always kinda lame…

August 15, 2005 at 8:30 am

Uberness in both comics, the racial profiling was edgy, and the cop was retarded to a perfect extent.

August 15, 2005 at 8:51 am


Mr. Snugglepuff
August 15, 2005 at 9:18 am

“We’re profiling you. err… I mean protecting you.”

Excellent, I see it happen so often, yet barely anyone says anything.[/b]

August 15, 2005 at 9:22 am

Read it once, chuckled, went to comment on it in the forums and I’ll probably go back and laugh some more at it once I finish writing this post.


Agent 47
August 15, 2005 at 9:46 am

then the dog got a hot dog :lol:

August 15, 2005 at 10:41 am

Funny as hell….er…given that it is fucking true to life here in NYC.

Have you guys seen those bags with the phrase “I do not consent to this search”, along with the wording of the 4th amendment? Cool stuff.

August 15, 2005 at 12:00 pm

I’m very impressed they managed to make a comic that included Starcraft. Didn’t think it was possible till now…

August 15, 2005 at 12:36 pm


The Huge Wing Wong
August 15, 2005 at 12:38 pm

i had a good laugh.thanks bernieh

August 15, 2005 at 2:04 pm

It made me think of the Daily Show. Probably cuz of the way they make fun of Fox news.
I havn’t been searched yet despite often carrying conspicuiously large bags with me.

August 15, 2005 at 2:35 pm

This one’s definitely a laugh-out-loud moment. Good one, Bernie.

edit: Okay, who stole the first “T”? :)
*glues another onto the front*

August 15, 2005 at 2:48 pm

Holly wrote:
Yay for long comics! That was great. “Young dark-skinned [size=18:5a4aeca0b7]man[/size:5a4aeca0b7]

oh well…

August 15, 2005 at 3:22 pm

I loved today’s strip and putting the news channel as Fox, was perfect.


Colonel Angus wrote:
“Who doesn’t love Colonel Angus?”

Colonel, Do you have to say that with a southern accent?

Colonel Angus
August 15, 2005 at 3:47 pm

Colonel Angus wrote:
“Who doesn’t love Colonel Angus?”

Colonel, Do you have to say that with a southern accent?

Lynn, no you don’t. But it much more fun.

Black Ice
August 15, 2005 at 4:18 pm

lmao great!! finally a decent comic!!! great stuff bernie

August 15, 2005 at 4:36 pm

Being a black guy, I have to say that I feel Abe’s pain. But if it was Pres instead? Really-the dreads don’t scream drug dealer to anyone else?

August 15, 2005 at 5:07 pm

They were harassing Abe just because he was black!

August 15, 2005 at 6:07 pm

Great comic this week!! this whole bag search on the subways in NYC is ridiculous. And any time anyone wants to make fun of Fox News – it’s alright with me.
And I especially liked the friendly looking police officer.

August 15, 2005 at 6:54 pm

second best comic ever! This actually made me laugh out loud so hard my parent wanted me to shut up

predator lokton
August 15, 2005 at 8:55 pm

where do you come up with that man i like the profiling but man abe got owned wonder if will ever get a woman wel great comic ! as always

August 16, 2005 at 1:54 am

hahaha man i got kicked off for laughin pretty loud at 1 am

August 16, 2005 at 3:48 am

Ha ha! That was really funny. Life in NYC is tough.

Those of us living in cities without 30,000 cops just don’t have the manpower to be searching bags at subway stations, unfortunately. But we’re trying!

August 16, 2005 at 11:23 am

I peed my pants!

And they were my favorite pair too! Curse you, Bernie!


August 16, 2005 at 2:22 pm

Scrotum balm? I don’t even have one, and I flinched at the thought. Great episode.

August 16, 2005 at 3:17 pm

I went ahead and put in an inquiry at the bomb-sniffing dogs page. (Dude, that almost sounds lewd, y’know that?) I had to find out why on earth they would make a point of over-specifying to such an extent, or if I’m just too amateur to know better. I’ll pass on the response when I get one. Oh, and you didn’t even menion the narcotics dogs and drug dogs. Still trying to figure that out. :lol:

August 16, 2005 at 7:25 pm

OMFG! That was a ROFLMAO strip B…
I haven’t been searched- yet. I’m waiting for them to demand to search my baby’s carrier :evil:

Personally, I’d feel safer if the money went towards re-staffing the MTA with more booth clerks and conductors… 4 cops standing around shooting the shit does NOT look like an effective use of manpower…

August 17, 2005 at 5:37 pm

Profiling is really going on. I flew from Columbus to Chicago in June and I watched all these people go through security no problem. They stopped me (shaved head and some piercings) and took away a small rolling pin (I’m a cook). Seriously, the thing was at most 4″ long and thinner than the cardboard tube in a roll of toilet paper.

August 18, 2005 at 6:55 am

I can relate to this comic; its the same thing on the London underground.
great comic

Space Fairie
August 19, 2005 at 3:41 pm

Scrotum balm? Why would someone need something like that…..

Never mind it’s probably better not think think of the reasons of possible uses for such a product

Colonel Angus
August 19, 2005 at 5:00 pm

Space Fairie wrote:
Scrotum balm? Why would someone need something like that…..

Never mind it’s probably better not think think of the reasons of possible uses for such a product

check it: [url]

Too bad he’s not a chick, or a cow… One can buy this stuff in smaller sizes, such as a 1oz jar like, oh crap, it is in a white jar with yellow top… damn old age, damn.

August 20, 2005 at 6:11 pm

“sir, step away from your nut sack”

Priceless 8)

August 22, 2005 at 2:45 am

Having just returned from Costa Rica, via airplane, I particularly appreciate this one. XD Much love for it.

The flipped through each of my books to make sure they weren’t hollowed out. They sent my SANDALS through the x-ray machine. They peeked inside my portable CD player. They patted me down. Several times. They felt through my damn tampons. XD My gods.

I seriously freakin’ LOVE this one. XD

Blue Devil
August 25, 2005 at 12:46 am

The dogs…have they been trained in…’other’ areas? Cause I have this one bitch (Human) that I need to pay back for a…misdeed…awhile back. Eh, onto other things…

There is a reason why they patted you down, and it aint got nothin’ to do with terrorisim. Luckily for me, I don’t have to deal with that crap. Mainly because no one belives TN actually exists…

August 26, 2005 at 2:15 pm

That one was certainly one of the best. :D

August 31, 2005 at 10:54 pm

But “bomb” and “balm” don’t even rhyme. Balm is a long vowel like herm or snarl. Bomb is a short vowel (and an O, no less) like pot or column or Tom. Maybe if it was trying to rhyme “stone” with “swan” (assonance) it would make sense, but otherwise balm and bomb sound nothing like each other.

And these are “fora”, not “forums”. Like “data” – you don’t talk about “datums”. And like the “media” rather than “mediums”. At least we don’t have people here typing “then” where they meant “than”… we need more pedants to keep the language pure.

Gojira Destructicus
September 1, 2005 at 2:38 am

Uh…scrotum bomb? Scrotum BALM?! Where do you get these brain bending ideas. You’d need an artificial scrotum to pack a scrotum bomb.

September 1, 2005 at 5:18 am

Off course profiling is going on. Everybody knows that. When travelling with my girlfriend, she always is allowed to just walk on, while I always have to open my bags. We both have a dutch passport, mine just has a muslim surname in it.

Great comic. The “Sir, step away from your nutsack” made me giggle the entire day.

Gojira Destructicus
September 1, 2005 at 6:56 am

Maybe he should’ve been packing a double cheek bomb in his Bum:)

September 1, 2005 at 5:16 pm

scrotum balm… makes me wonder if Crotchfire is product placing…

September 2, 2005 at 3:36 am


That was very funny. Is he still around, though?

September 5, 2005 at 5:14 pm

Dr_Zoidberg wrote:
But “bomb” and “balm” don’t even rhyme. Balm is a long vowel like herm or snarl. Bomb is a short vowel (and an O, no less) like pot or column or Tom.

…it does if you grew up in NYC.

Gojira Destructicus wrote:
I have no buisness here only saying that for this episode, what the heck was he doing at an airport?

He’s not at the airport, he’s in the subway.

October 10, 2005 at 10:26 am

um, about the comic you can look at by voting…. well, im reading thru the archives right now, so i apparently cant see the older vote-only comix…. only the newest one :cry: this makes me profoundly sad.

August 8, 2009 at 5:07 am

3 years and 9-10 months give or take, actually.

I think Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics linked me to this one as I was going through his older stuff, and I think this is the best one yet! Friggin’ hilarious, mate. Oh yeah, and the twins must be what, almost 4 now? At least they can talk so you know what they want!

Belk Discount
August 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm

If he was my kid (that rock climber dude), he’d be grounded!!!! Sick.

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