Archive | July, 2011

Go for a Walk

29 Jul

I wish all shoulder angels were that straightforward.  See you Monday!

Cereal

27 Jul

Cereal is hilarious!  If you want to see why I really try to avoid it, check out this video from the funniest web series I’ve ever seen, Baman Piderman.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVolqamEQy4  It requires a certain type of humor to really find it funny, but either way, you should watch the whole thing in order to understand how it pertains to this particular comic.

Also, speaking of breakfast!  I’m totally in love with this omelet I made the other day.  You take some butter, from grass-fed cows of course, and melt it in a pan.  Then drop in some Pancetta, which is delicious.  Make sure it’s diced up.  Meanwhile, beat two eggs (or three if you’re super hungry) and when the Pancetta is cooked, dump the egg over it.  By now the pan should be hot enough to cook the eggs all the way through in very little time.  Once they’re not liquidy anymore, put some raw sharp cheddar on one half and turn the burner off.  Then fold that sucker in half and slide it onto a plate.  If you want to get really daring, add some avocado slices to the top of it and/or sprinkle it with more cheese!  Enjoy!

Whole Grains

25 Jul

 

Well, that one was fun to draw.  If you would like to know more about how wood gets into your food, you might be interested in this link: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11012915/1/cellulose-wood-pulp-never-tasted-so-good.html  And also, I’m sorry for the somewhat late update.  Work had to come first.  You know, my real job.  The one that actually pays me.

Evil People

22 Jul

Whew, that was a tough one to draw.  I love the way this comic turned out.  They’re such a cute couple, I feel like I should give them names.  Maybe I’ll tie them into my loosely-defined plot-based comics.  Also, if you haven’t seen it/heard of it, a friend drew my attention to another comic that puts across pretty much the same message as this one.  It’s absolutely hilarious: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally  You gotta love The Oatmeal!  I’m also kind of a grammar freak (English major.  What’re you gonna do?) so that comic makes me happy on two counts.  See you on Monday!

Yogurt

19 Jul

I would like to start by sending a shout-out to one of my favorite comedians, Sarah Haskins, who already covered the topic of yogurt quite thoroughly in a segment of Target Women.  Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRDLCR8vAE  While I didn’t want to rip off Sarah, I couldn’t keep quiet anymore about how ridiculous these yogurt commercials are getting, so I decided to throw in my two cents…or four panels I guess.  Frankly, yogurt is an okay snack, but it has a lot of sugar, and I think that if you’re trying to avoid sugar, nine out of ten people aren’t going to choose yogurt when they desperately need to kick a craving or indulge themselves.  I also think it might just be a problem that yogurt commercials mainly advertise their products as tasting like other foods that people generally want more.  Chocolate cake flavored yogurt!  Pie flavored yogurt!  If you have a picture of an entirely different food on the label of the food you’re selling, something’s gone wrong.  And that’s my yogurt rant!  Hope you enjoyed the comic!

Breadless Sandwich

18 Jul

In case it wasn’t obvious, this is one of the first comics I ever drew – you can tell because I was unaware of how to draw necks, noses, and heads that don’t look like eggs.  It’s still relevant, despite its crude construction.  Bread is always a hot topic.  Want to learn more?  Check out this website: http://www.gnolls.org/905/mechanisms-of-sugar-addiction-or-why-youre-addicted-to-bread/  And as always, if you like what you see here, check out the shop at: http://www.cafepress.com/baconbitsshop

 

 

Grass-Fed

14 Jul

Recently, the USDA announced that maybe grass-fed cows aren’t such a bad idea after all.  You can check out a little more about that here: http://www.rodale.com/grass-fed-cows-0 Frankly it’s been my experience that grass-fed just tastes better, but maybe that’s just me.  Know what I love?  Marrow.  Used to eat it in pea soup, but recently I’ve taken to eating a couple bones every now and then all by themselves.  They’re so rich, a couple is all I can take.  If you want to make some for yourself, it’s easy.  Take a baking sheet, line with tinfoil (to catch extra juices and to make clean-up a breeze) and place the marrow bones vertically on it (so the marrow is facing up).  Sprinkle a little salt, sea salt if you have it, over the marrow.  Put the bones in the oven and set it to 300 degrees.  Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the marrow looks good and bubbly.  It’s okay to eat it raw believe it or not, if you trust the source of the marrow (in other words, grass-fed is safest, but if you’re not sure, be sure to cook it all the way through), but I don’t prefer it that way.  It does mean that if it comes out a little pink in the middle, it’s okay to eat.  An added tip – if you can let the bones come to room temperature before cooking them.  That’s all there is to it!  You might need to dig up a tiny spoon so you can eat them, but other than that, it’s a very easy process.  See you Monday!