I was searching around for an idea for today’s strip – on the shortlist was the growing concern around North Korea, but it doesn’t really feel like ‘joke’ material right now. That led to wondering what Trump thinks ‘diplomacy’ means. I figure he either thinks it means either a long-necked dinosaur, a French cheese sauce or just two plomacies.
Then I moved to something more general, like overused platitudes. I had settled on using ‘it has to be somewhere’ in regards to lost items. That idea led to Sunday being the ‘day of rest’. I even got to sneak a second platitude in there with ‘practice makes perfect’.
A few years ago, we were told that sitting down all day – on the couch, in an office or in your car – is super bad for you. Get a standing desk or treadmill desk, spend all day on your feet and you can live forever.
Except that it turns out standing all day is super bad for you as well.
The moral of the story is everything is bad for you, but try not to let it bother you.
We’ve been re-watching The West Wing, so the original idea for this strip was having CJ, Josh and President Bartlett doing things that Trump’s White House has been doing. Then I asked: is this idea actually funny, or is it just meme funny.
I could see it more easily as list on Buzzfeed – 25 times the West Wing appears to be talking right to Trump – so I took the meme funny idea and turned it into this.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Don’t spend your Bunnings Gift Cards all in one place.