Comic: “Elephant in the room”

September 18, 2009
Comic:  “Elephant in the room”

About this comic

There are days where I really enjoy playing around with old sayings like this one. I think it’s because my dad used to use these sorts of cliches all the time to teach us life lessons. Problem was, he would often use things wrong, like, “Scott, you’re always putting the horse before the cart!” See the problem there? :)

But there were other times that I was just too young to make sense of what he was telling me. The comic is a good example. I always pictured an actual elephant in a room that nobody would pay any attention to. In other words, take what he said as literal truth. Always stuck with me.

Anyway, probably too much info. Enjoy the comic!

18 Responses to Comic: “Elephant in the room”

  1. Lucky129 says:

    It’s allright, I often misspell my name too.

  2. James says:

    Maybe that’s how his dad speeled it, and the author is just a stickler for detail. Or maybe he’s just a stickler.

  3. Jay says:

    I have a few in mind that my dad used to say, but since this is a clean site I best not repeat them.

  4. Another one to add to my favorite EL of all times. I lol’d.

  5. Franck├ę says:

    Nice Scott, real nice.
    Btw here’s the link for my fansite http://www.mitekstraliv.blogspot.com

  6. Eric says:

    Funny! I think this calls for a whole series of comics. Ideas:

    - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (no idea how you’d draw thay)
    - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
    - an apple a day keeps the doctor away (maybe a deranged doctor assaulting a fruit market stand?)
    - waste not, want not
    - those who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones

    Oh I could go on for days with these!

  7. Molly says:

    I feel like this all the time!

  8. Jim says:

    Great comic.. I prefer my elephants to be pink however… :P

  9. AnjelusX says:

    While I agree about the old cliches, I’m still trying to riddle out some of my grand-parents odd exclimations. For example, “Hoppin’ Horny Toads” and “Thunderin’ Toadstools” and suchlike. They amused me as a child and boggle me as an adult.

  10. Hoshyoto says:

    While I greatly enjoy Scott’s podcasts, his comics have never really hit my funny bone. This one however literally made me laugh out loud. Great job Scott!

  11. DB says:

    So either it’s amazing coincidence that there two webcomics that use this phrase in three days even though I’ve never heard of it before, or one got the idea from the other… http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2427.html

  12. Spenser says:

    In our CVS the condoms are locked up as if they’re weapons or something.

    You have to call a person over to unlock them so no harm is done to you or others.

    • Yousef says:

      I looked again idk, how can u tell its Sookie, i cant even be sure if that is annoye?That Bill and Sookie´╗┐ scene is weird, smthn wrong there i agree no more Bill please.

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