Thursday, March 4, 2021

Day of Rest

This year, my family and I are enjoying the mellowness that is 12 o'clock church. Sundays are all about sleeping in at the Van De Graaff house. Of course this all changes come January when we once again begin church at 9:00 AM. There is some wisdom in what the teenager in today's gag says.

There is also wisdom in the faithful reader who came up with today's gag. This won't be the last gag you'll get from Parker V.

Monday, March 1, 2021

A Football Thing

Elder Van Dyke would know all about football injuries too. Some of those blisters on your thumb from playing too much PlayStation can be brutal!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Snowman Mask

Last week I commented on the fact that it had been roughly a month and a half since I posted anything even slightly related to our current pandemic. You honestly didn't think that could last, did you?

Monday, February 22, 2021

Missionary Huddle

Sports in general probably take themself too seriously, but it is football most of all that is too full of itself. Football is constantly using language that compares it to war (about as serious a subject as there is). And yet the whole goal of the game is to move a comically misnamed "ball" from one side of the field to another. One place football terminology definitely doesn't make sense is in the mission field.

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Today's comic is the sixth in a row that doesn't have anything to do with the pandemic. That has got to be some sort of record.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Of Prophets and Spaceships

Today's strip is based on a true story. (Well, except for the bit where the lady stood on the chair. In reality she knelt down in front of me while telling her story.) Needless to say, we didn't return for a followup lesson.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Dating Game: Book of Mormon Style

I wonder how the sons of Lehi (plus Zoram) and the daughters of Ishmael paired off. I'd like to hope that they had a say in the matter and that the more rebellious girls were able to marry Laman and Lemuel. (I'd feel terrible if Ishmael's most righteous daughter was assigned to marry Laman and then had to watch with horror as her new husband spent the next several years plotting new ways to murder the prophet.)

To be clear, I'm not saying they participated in some ancient version of the TV show The Dating Game, but there's nothing in the scriptures that says they didn't.