Monday, September 29, 2014

Mail Woes Continued

As I mentioned in the comments' section last week, given the choice I think I'd rather send my mail via email and receive it in the mailbox. The very fact that there was a possibility of a letter waiting for me at the end of every day made checking the mailbox something to look forward to every day. Whereas missionaries today only get to check their emails once a week.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Preschool of the Prophets

In 1833, Joseph Smith organized the School of the Prophets in Kirtland, Ohio. The school met over the Newel K. Whitney store. It was the mess of the participants' chewing tobacco that led to Joseph Smith's inquiry into and reception of the Word of Wisdom.

Some 180 years later, I came up with the Preschool of the Prophets in my sketchpad. This resulted in today's gag which led to much eye-rolling.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mail Woes

Today I'm beginning a series of missionary strips dealing with an issue that missionaries by and large don't have to worry about anymore: mail dry spells. Missionaries these days with their email accounts have it so easy.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


So Apple just announced some new products last week, including the Apple Watch. Eh, I'm not impressed.* Students of the Book of Mormon know that there's been a smart tablet for over 2,600 years! (Today's clever joke comes from faithful reader Meyer L.)

*I'm holding out for the iShoe.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pioneer Travails

Sometimes there's "likening the scriptures" and sometimes there's "complaining like a little baby."

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Frozen Baptism

I've highlighted before some of the challenges some of the fairy tale princesses would have joining the Church. I suppose we can add Elsa to that list.

So, Frozen has become this huge, worldwide thing. I imagine every movie studio in Hollywood is studying it trying to figure out how to replicate its success. From the music to the annoying snowman sidekick, we can plan on a lot of imitations in the months and years to come. To me the formula is obvious: add more princesses. After all, most Disney princesses are in a movie by themselves. In Frozen, there were two of them! Disney should follow the lead of its other moneymaking enterprise, Marvel Studios, and combine a whole host of princesses in one Avengers-like movie.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Little Drink

I will never understand how anyone can dispute the value of the Word of Wisdom. I'm aware of the studies that suggest a glass of wine can be good for your heart, but I'd take a strict abstinence from it over the slightest chance that that one drink might lead to something much more serious.