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woohooligan Apr 1, 2011
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Holy crap! I uploaded a comic! I've been so busy with the sudden change in our family, transferring the kids to a new school, taking commissions, getting food, etc. that it's been a month or so since I created anything for my woohooligan comic. This strip took me at least a week to do between my other responsibilities. Ugh! But I'm glad it's finally done! :D

Now I'm going to go puke -- or writhe in agony, because I doubt I can sleep... think I caught a stomach flu.

Actual conversation with Alex:

Alex: Dad, why do people laugh?
Me: Because shit's funny.
Alex: Besides that.
Me: You mean physiology or are you talking about the evolutionary reason?
Alex: Both
Me: Well the one has to do with brain chemistry and the other is because laughter is an excellent way of bonding, so people who laugh together stick together, live longer and have more kids.
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Me: What's wrong?
Alex: I thought the answer would be funnier.
Me: Nothing's ever funny when it's explained. D'oh! ;P

Also Alex made me color her hair bright red (even though my hat and shoes are actually black) because she died her hair recently... It's very bright. With a green shirt she looks like a Christmas tree... with a yellow tank she was wearing the other day she looked like Ronald McDonald. ;P

Trying something different with the style here... I was never entirely happy with my self-caricature in the previous style, so I decided to see if I could get something a little more cartoon-ish and "chibi". I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with this one still, but I think I like it better than the previous. :D

I think it actually looks more like me. ;P

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Unka John Apr 1, 2011
Unka John Well, at least now I'll be able to recognize you on the street.
ThornsInOurSide Your explanation may not be funny, but your hat is!
Archiver Feb 16, 2012
Actually, there's a very real possibility we did eat each other...The whole "don't eat your neighbor" thing was very late relatively in hominid history
Actually, canibalism is one of the two most widely recognized rituals that pre-historic humans practiced. It was a symbolic means of gaining the strength of the vanquished...Which seems a bit counter-productive, because if your enemy was stronger, they wouldn't have lost the fight.

The other ritual made use of "red earth," an ochre color that appears in clay-bearing land. They would decorate their bodies with the color, presumably to ward off evil spirits. Or maybe just to ward off sunburn...There were few indications on WHY they used the red earth...

Pre-historic humans did practice other forms of ritual, but eating each other & painting themselves were the two most widely-practiced, almost universally among different tribes.
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