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Comic: Commercial Success

This is Pi Day #061

As if by some kind of ironic happenstance, when I wandered to where I keep my laptop so that I could write this very explanation about the origins of this gag and why I thought this comic is funny (a thing that definitely makes it funnier, right?) the Kid was using my computer… to watch YouTube… and she a was just sitting there glassily staring at an advertisement for one of those “build your NEXT website with” insert-companyname-here.

So… life-imitates-art funny? You-had-to-be-there funny? Kid-logic-is-messed-up funny?

I mean, we have rules and time-limits about device use in our house, and if she chooses to spend her allotted time watching ads –and apparently she does — what can I do, really? I mean, draw a comic about it, obviously. And maybe some parenting. Yeah, probably some parenting.

Comic: Recorded Confessions

This is Pi Day #060

I saw a buy-and-sell posting for an old radio, and it says: works perfect but the volume is stuck on stuck on full. I thought… I can’t turn that down!

…so she says “Your secrets are safe with me, dad!”

We’ve been having a lot of frank conversations lately, because y’know… eleven-year-olds are curious about how the world really works, and those types of things that you don’t normally talk about in regular conversations. Money. Politics. Religion. Family drama.

And you think to yourself… y’know… Secrets.

The next day happens and, boom… “I told so-and-so at school about….” Well, I may as well broadcast that on the internet, right. Maybe we should have started with a conversation about tact.

Comic: Capital Confusions

This is Pi Day #058

Instead of getting all political and WRITING ABOUT MY FEELINGS ONLINE, I’ve opted to get meta-political and hearken back to the good ol’innocent days of just remembering how I went about explaining it to the kid.

If only I could keep her young and naive to the follies of the modern state of discussion online… but kids talk. And yell. And try their best to act like grown ups, even if that means debating with each other in the schoolyard over the decay of political institutions whilst challenging each other to a virtual knuckle sandwich.

I do my best to set a good example.