Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tournament of Champions: Finals!

After three weeks, you've whittled down my sixteen favorite gags to this: a winner takes all match up to decide which comic is the best one ever published on this website.

One Seed. Maybe it was meant that these two gags should meet. After all, the only reason we know the Brother of Jared's name was because of a baby blessing. During the early days of the Church, brother Reynolds Cahoon asked Joseph Smith if he wouldn't mind blessing and naming his newborn baby. Joseph obliged and named the boy Mahonri Moriancumer, explaining that the Lord revealed to him that this was the name of the Brother of Jared.

Ten Seed. The moral of the above story is clear: never let a prophet name your son. (See also Isaiah and his son Maher-shalal-hash-baz).

Cast your vote now. Voting will close tonight at midnight (mountain standard time, as always). Come back tomorrow where I'll unveil the winner of the tournament and the three winners of a copy of Mission Daze.


  1. Tough choice. Both worthy of being in the finals. I’m gonna go with Brother of Jared because it made me laugh out loud again rust reading it to myself.

  2. 10 seed. It just cracks me up.

  3. So hard to choose! 10 seed. Kathy Farrier

  4. I’m sad this is coming to an end. It’s been so much fun. I’ve always known what my favorite cartoon is though and that’s the Brother of Jared so of course I’m voting for that one. I feel like you should do this every once in awhile for different categories. Like we vote for the best of the scouting ones, or missionary ones, or ward sports, etc.

  5. Can't beat the favorite. Seed 1 (I forgot to get my vote in before midnight, not sure if it will count).

    1. Don't worry, your vote wouldn't have changed the results.

  6. 10 seed Cinderella takes the tournament