Monday, January 24, 2022

Missionary Bags

I'm of the generation that would sling a backpack on only one shoulder, scoliosis be darned! Apparently, Elder Van Dyke is an old soul.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Wizard or Prophet

It's true: about the only thing distinguishing a wizard from a prophet is the silly hat wizards wear.* And for many wizards, the only thing distinguishing one from another is the style of the silly hat. It makes one feel sorry for poor Dumbledore who had to settle for a most ridiculous hat after Gandalf and all the rest got first pick.

Anyway, to keep it straight in your mind which is a wizard and which is a prophet, I've created this little couplet to help you out:

If upon the head you see a cone,
Tis best for you to leave him alone.
But should you spy his head is bare,
Listen in and get some knowledge there.

*The challenge of distinguishing a prophet from a wizard reminds me of a great joke from The Great Muppet Caper. In the movie, Kermit the Frog and Fozzy Bear are supposed to be brothers. And because of that fact, they are constently being mistaken for each other. This leads to a scene where a father and daughter walk past a dejected Kermit and the daughter says, "Look, dad, there's a bear." Dad then replies, "No, Kristine, that's a frog. Bears wear hats." Check out the scene here. Then check out the entire movie because it's the best of all the Muppet films.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Dreaming in the Language

That sounds about right.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thrust in Your Sickle

Missionary work would be much more interesting if we let 18 and 19-year-olds carry around these bad boys. I'm sure a couple of rouge elders would get into a couple of more doors, but the liability to the Church would be through the roof.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Language Mastery

Today's strip isn't far from the truth. In fact, I suspect that for many missionaries, they don't start getting comfortable with a foreign language until they are working with a junior companion who understands far less than they do.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Eternal Punishment

Today's gag comes from Connor and Parker V. who in their duties as Aaronic Priesthood holders have already done plenty of setting up and taking down folding chairs.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Return Appointments

Ah, greenies!