Monday, December 11, 2017

Star Wars Week: Episode I

After three critically acclaimed Star War weeks, I'm back for more. In honor of the Last Jedi, I'm running three posts this week all centered around Star Wars. Look for the regularly scheduled Thursday post later this week as well as a special Friday post!

Now if I were doing this right, today's strip wouldn't feature Elder Van Dyke but an excerpt from his father's mission, just before he turned to the dark side and began drinking caffeinated drinks or something. Instead, I'm just publishing another Van Dyke rerun today. But look on the bright side: there also is zero chance of a Jar Jar Binks sighting this week.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Scrooge's Visitors

Just think of what a golden investigator Scrooge would have been post-Christmas Carol.

Of course, given the time and location of his story (London, 1843), Ebenezer would have just missed Wilford Woodruff and the other members of the Quorum of the Twelve who experienced so many miraculous conversions during their mission to the English Empire between 1839 and 1841; but he still could have participated in the remarkable activity of the Church still happening in the British Isles shortly thereafter.

He likely would have emigrated with other Saints to the United States and then across the country to the Salt Lake Valley. With his large personal wealth, Scrooge would have been able to pay for the provisions of many fellow British converts, most of whom had little to their name.

In Utah, Brigham Young would have surly put him to work at the Zions Bank where Brother Ebenezer would have spent his days content in his efforts to build the kingdom. No doubt Ebenezer would have traveled south to do the temple work for his beloved business partner Jacob Marley as soon as the St. George Temple was dedicated.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Missionary Grocery Shopping

It can be pretty hard grocery shopping in another country as a missionary. Especially when the only foods you know how to prepare are hot pockets and mac and cheese.

Are you looking for a Christmas gift to give the missionaries in your life? Why not consider purchasing a copy of Mission Daze for them? Trust me, they'll love it. And if you email me immediately after your purchase, I'll make sure to personally dedicate your missionary's copy to your missionary. Order today!*

*Is this where I include a 1-800 number? I feel like I should be including a 1-800 number here and maybe a free set of Ginsu Knives if you order in the next 15 minutes.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Robin Hood and Bishop Tuck

If only Friar Tuck had been LDS Bishop Tuck, maybe Robin Hood would have realized that he didn't have to resort to thieving to give to the poor.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Word of Wisdom

Today's strip is as close to autobiographical as they come. Growing up in sheltered Utah County, I was seldom exposed to cigarette smoke (Utah County currently has the third lowest smoking percentage rate in the United States). As a result, the amount of second-hand smoke I took in as a young missionary was at a level I never came close to experience before.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Patient of Job

Today's gag is another play on words. While Job's patience is unmatched in scripture, I sure wouldn't want to be his patient.

It's Thanksgiving (at least here in the U.S.) and I want to express my gratitude for all of you who visit this little website. I get a kick out of every comment, every note, and every mention. I really enjoy posting these silly, little comics and I am so grateful that you enjoy them too.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those meals that can be prepared in a number of different ways. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if there were meatloaf recipes out there that included cereal. (That being the case, I'm not sure if that helps or hurts this particular strip.)