Evil Squirrel’s Nest Comic #253 — 3/2/17



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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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22 Responses to Evil Squirrel’s Nest Comic #253 — 3/2/17

  1. Merbear74 says:

    Those were the days…

    • I remember when we’d all hop in the station wagon when there was nothing else to do and “take a ride” just anywhere back in the day of 80 cent gas. That was how poor families successfully entertained their kids….

  2. Quirky Girl says:

    As kids, we always had to be resourceful when it came to creating our own non-electronic sources of entertainment. Maybe not quite to the extent of entertainment by roadkill, though… 😛

    • LOL, this comic wasn’t quite meant to have Buster’s splattering be the main “entertainment”… but I think if there really were a Buster out there, he’d bring a lot of joy into people’s lives just by gruesomely giving up his own….

  3. OH NO! That couldn’t be buster again, could it? Oh horrors! Yet somehow, kind of cool, too.

  4. Trisha says:

    Poor Buster, dying just to entertain bored kids. I have run over things – a crow and a bunny – but I didn’t enjoy it. I hit a dog once too but it was okay. Somehow I’ve never hit a possum or raccoon.

    • I think my Buster gag accidentally came off as the main entertainment… though given how much everyone loves to watch Buster perish, I’m not sure that was a bad development! It was getting late and I had to draw something, and all I could think about was how much fun it was to watch a car’s odometer roll over… and wondering how many modern cars even have manual odometers anymore…

      If I’ve run over an animal before, it was unknowingly. I did get a monarch butterfly caught in one of my windshield wipers once while driving down the highway. I carried him there for about two miles till I finally hit a stoplight and I was surprised that he flew off apparently unharmed! A squirrel who decided to run right out in front of me one day got extremely lucky…. I was sure I had to have hit him until I noticed in my mirror he was still scampering across the road…

      • Trisha says:

        Oh, sorry I missed the main point here! I thought it was odd that ES was running over Buster on purpose but my brain has been extra zombie-ish lately. I had the feeling I was missing something but that’s not unusual for me.

        You’re so right about the odometer on modern cars. I can’t ever find mine anymore.

        I’m glad your windshield butterfly got away! It feels terrible to kill things. Except big spiders. I don’t feel bad about smashing them.

  5. franhunne4u says:

    Dad drives with kid, sees a bunny on the road.
    “Let live or drive over?”
    Kid, enthusiastically: “Drive over, drive over!”
    Dad drives over, blood splashes, bones fly, kid laughs.
    Dad sees a deer on the road.
    “Let live or drive over?”
    Kid, enthusiastically: “Drive over, drive over!”
    Dad drives over, blood splashes, bones fly, kid laughs.
    Dad sees an elephant on the road:
    “Let live or drive over?”
    Kid, enthusiastically: “Drive over, drive over!”
    Dad drives over, blood splashes, bones fly, elephant laughs.

  6. the good old jokes are still the best ;o) but I rather prefer “count all red cars” or let’s look for drivers who dig for gold in their noses ;o)

    • How about those of us who are pounding our steering wheel and singing out loud to some god-awful song while at a traffic light. And maybe picking our nose during the slow part….

  7. draliman says:

    I also fixated on Buster’s demise 🙂 Though I guess “clocking” your car is also pretty cool.
    I wish I had a constantly-changing rear view mirror decoration. I used to have a mirror which constantly fell off too, no matter how many sticky pads I used.

  8. HA! I too was a child of the old “after dinner go for a drive to entertain the kids” ploy. We thought it was a treat and really my Dad just wanted to have an excuse to yell at us in the car. Odometer milestones was another biggie……….I always liked the car games like “count the cows” or “alphabetic license plates”…….we did a LOT of road driving way back then since my Dad was in the Air Force and we moved every two years. “When are we gonna stop to eat Mom???” “Will we stop at a motel with a pool Dad?” “I have to go potty Mom!”…………ahhhhhhh….those were the days!


    • Thanks to all those drives, I used to be really good at recognizing out of state license plates… but that was back when most states had only one universal design. Heck, Illinois itself seems to have dozens of different designs you can get (for a hefty fee to go into our beyond broke state treasury). I saw one weird plate this morning that I thought was out of state until I realized it was just a fancy Illinois design I hadn’t seen before yet…

  9. Ally Bean says:

    I remember exactly where I was the first time a car I owned rolled over to 100,000 miles. I credit a certain Episcopalian church for the miracle! 😉

    • I not only remember where and when my Neon hit 100K, but even took a picture of the odometer…… while I was driving 60 mph down the interstate on a dark night. I’ll have to show it off sometime…

  10. Oh so many memories of drives long ago… and more recent road trips. I’m still laughing at all the things you put in the back window view. Good one ES.

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