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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Livin' It Up!


Flies don't care about what they eat. I think it's because they know they won't live long no matter what they do. Not only that, they have even more things to worry about than we do; It's their job to travel back and forth from the garbage can in the backyard, to the dog poop in the front yard, and then inside to the clothes hamper, running into every window before finding their way back out to the dead squirrel in the alley. All that time dodging fly swatters, bug sprays, hungry birds, and worst of all, the dreaded spider web. A fly's life is not easy at all, but then again, they have no worries about eating anything they want whenever they want. That part I envy.

16 comments:

  1. Haha! It's not about quantity of life, it's about QUALITY of life! :)

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  2. Very "Dipterological" post. And very true. I guess I prefer not to be a fly.But I love them on your drawing !!

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  3. oh... poor flies..., but I still prefer they die sooner heh heh

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  4. Hi Ted, I have been having trouble posting to your blog lately - I hope it works this time! From your image I guess I should feel sorry for them before I SWAT them but i just cant :-)

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  5. Deep-Fried Fat-Sicles...I wouldn't be surprised if those things started turning up everywhere! :)

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  6. Oh, I just love this one, especially since I just discovered my beloved Breve Lattes are 568 calories per serving. Talk about a buzz kill! (sorry, bad pun, I know). Always love your humorous take on life; truly brightens up my day.

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  7. Hmmm... I've never found that uber-fried Fair food particularly appetizing, so I say let the flies have it! Besides I have a bit of a grudge against the State Fair since it shuts down our local flea market for a month. Flies for no flea seems a fair penance!!

    I love the way you've drawn the flies-- it reminds me of some of those early animated dancing-bug movies. I hope they put down that nasty food & dance before it's too late!

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  8. In addition, they have lots of children, and do not worry, we have one, two or three, and we go crazy, especially if they are girls aged 15 and return late at dawn

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  9. In a word, "YOU ROCK!" Oh wait! Make that two. Man-o-man, your comments came at just the right time and had me grinning from ear to ear the entire afternoon. Thank you for that compliment and validation. I have been so (eh) since the conference, not sure of my style and the direction to go. My stuff was so different than anyone else. I really appreciate the friendship and advice as I plod along to strike the right chord with my own 'unique voice.'

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  10. Ya stinkin' flies . . . ya get all the good stuff. Burp! Ahhhhh
    Very clever indeed and true.

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  11. oh, sometimes you hold to certain women, because even though you look through a badly scratched crystal, other crystals around you are more even scratched :)

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  12. I don't envy what flies eat (gross!), but you are totally into the point. Their world is a super-gigantic buffet and they don't seem to be picky at all.

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  13. I hate flies, but your drawing makes me rethink. They can be cute? ......No!!

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  14. Doesn't that sign normally say 'Macdonalds'?

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  15. Ye gads! I think I know a lot of flies masquerading as humans!

    Speaking of flies, I sure would love to be one on your wall. You'd have me in stitches, and I'd be clutching my sides so hard with all my six feet that I'd fall off the wall and into your soup. I like tortilla soup, by the way. So make sure you're eating that.

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