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Monday, October 21, 2013

Life's Embarrassing Moments

I'm still too busy to do a new cartoon gag, sorry. It takes time and effort to come up with these things, maybe next week. But for now here's another relic from the cartoon vault. This one dated 1983. Looks like his feet got entangled. What was your most embarrassing moment, hmm?


  1. Poor guy. And back in the early 80s those snacks weren't cheap either i'm sure!

  2. Awww! Poor guy!! I've been on many a BAD first date, but it usually had more to do with personality and less to do with clumsiness....

    Yeah, it's getting harder and harder to crank something new out each week. I know your pain!! (I dug into the archives last week)

  3. it's getting harder and harder to crank something new out ..... yes, I see I am not the only one....luckily :)

    Ooh, Ted, I know this moments.....but as you can understand, I will not described it here ..:)

    see you later !

  4. Wow... that's embarrassing... but don't worry. Probably she is looking for someone who makes her laugh! : )

    PS. Take the time you need, Ted. We will be here, ready to enjoy the new cartoons whenever they come.

  5. Oh no Ted! How embarrrrasssinnng!!! Cool cartoon!

  6. The amazing thing Ted...Is that it is possible to see your style even back then!..My most embarrassing moments:When I worked in an Office, I once phoned up a shipping company dealing with my (awkward) clients imported goods from Sweden...I asked to speak to someone from Swedish imports and I got put through to that department. I proceeded to outline how my customer was a total awkward idiot and various other names. The guy on the line then asked me if I was speaking about him....I accidentally rang the awkward customer back instead of the shipping company. It still makes me cringe to this day. My Boss who stood behind me whilst this was taking place, asked me " Please don't tell me you just did what I think you did?." ( Good work Ted as usual.!)

  7. That makes me cringe too, Rod, and I didn't even experience it.
    Once, a long time ago when I was still living at home, I was really drunk at a party and decided to call a friend and invite him. I was talking away in drunken jibberish when I suddenly realized I had called my own home by mistake and was actually talking to my Dad. All I heard was, "Ted, is that you?" Man, I never sobered up so quick. Funny thing is, he never mentioned it the next day. He was a former sailor, so guess he was used to that sort of thing.

  8. Love the embarrassing moments tales, trouble is which to choose....
    One of mine was on a plane, when I was travelling with my daughter who was a baby at the time. There I was struggling down the isle with my baby in one arm, baby bag on the other and a backpack or two on my back. It took me a while to realise that as I walked down the isle and checked from side to side for my seat, and dodged feet etc, turning slightly to do so, I was actually hitting all the seated passengers on the head with my bags as I passed. Funny no-one said anything - they must have known it was better to just let it ride. I burst out laughing once the initial mortification passed....

    1. Ha. Good one. Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton made careers out of that sort of thing.

  9. Ted, it's so good to see this one. I remember this one back when you first drew it and it's always been one of my favorites. You mailed this to me while I was in on my ship out in the middle or the Indian Ocean. All my fellow sailors loved this drawing so much. My Navy buddies would look forward to seeing me get a letter from you in "mail call" because it always meant there were some funny cartoons included. Thanks for making some of those days out to sea enjoyable....
    Your bro'

  10. By the way, the look on the guy's face in the chair is priceless. I can imagine that he was really into a good part of the movie and this mis-hap scared the daylights out of him. Haha.... Great job Ted!