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  • david matthew
    August 3, 2010

    Who let Cat near the paint again?

  • Emily
    August 3, 2010

    Can we talk about how much I’ve missed Cat drinking paint? Is it really awful of me to have missed that?
    It’s been years since I’ve seen cereal commercials – like with the Cheerio’s bee? Did they stop using a lot of these mascots, or do I just not watch the right programming anymore?
    So many Questions.

  • Andrew
    August 3, 2010

    The last time I saw a cat going at an open bucket of paint, Cat was the first thing I thought of. My second thought was, You! cat! get away from that paint!

  • David Thomsen
    August 3, 2010

    Now I understand why New Zealand supermarkets are suddenly selling Doritos, even though we already had our own perfectly adequate corn-based snacks.

    Reading this comic, the names just sound like whimsical nonsense to me (‘Booberry’ and ‘Frankenberry’???), but when they’ve made the language of food universal, I will instantly recognise them all as the names of breakfast cereals.

  • Ailu
    August 3, 2010

    Yeah, food imperialism, iijaa!

  • yachris
    August 3, 2010

    Ha ha ha! Cat can’t hold his paint! But he does wear it well.

  • Severn
    August 3, 2010

    This strip really brings back the old days. I can only surmise that they’re about to take a nostalgic trip back to the frosting factory.

    That’s OK though, the frosting factory is still awesome.

  • Krimson
    August 3, 2010

    I went to high school with a girl whose mom was in a knitting club with a woman who was best friends with a lady who was the sister of… Kevin Bacon. (Four degrees!)

    Clearly, everyone you know can be traced to the star of “Footloose”.

  • Rachel H.
    August 3, 2010

    When it blew up, did it Snap, Crackle, Pop?

  • Austin
    August 3, 2010

    I often feel embraced, but robotripping and sipping paint have different effects.

  • betterforsome
    August 3, 2010

    So what cereal would Cat be the mascot of? Paint flakes?

  • Citizen Khan
    August 3, 2010

    Is it the dawning realisation of the strangeness and inhumanity of the universe that has given us the need to anthropomorphise our cereal?
    Are those the gods and monsters of contemporary mythology?

  • Zack
    August 3, 2010

    To Emily:

    A bunch of sugary cereals were forced to withdraw charismatic mascots on the grounds of their espousing products with not enough nutrition.

    I recently noticed that Honey Nut Cheerios changed its recipe. …It’s good. No more high-fructose corn syrup. We get brown rice syrup instead. It tastes the same as before; maybe a little more umami.

  • Devrim kalkar
    August 4, 2010

    Everyone knows everyone

  • Devrim kalkar
    August 4, 2010

    Every man does not know everyone

  • Nny
    August 4, 2010

    What about Count Chocula? it saddens me that he seems to only have made it into a reference in The Office for one episode. do they make count chocula anymore? oh wait…im on the internet…

  • Nny
    August 4, 2010

    Ohhhh! id never heard of Frankenberry and Booberry before but theyre on the same wikipedia page with the Count. thats close enough

  • elevater
    August 4, 2010

    I look the same way whenever I eat ice cream.

  • Fren
    August 5, 2010

    But really, the best cereal mascot ever was Cartoon Mr. T. He would have pitied near every other mascot half to death.

  • ww
    August 6, 2010

    “I don’t wanna have my face on the cover of a Wheaties box. I wanna have my face on the cover of a Rice Krispies box! Snap, Crackle, Mitch & Pop!

    ‘Hey, how the eff did he do that?’

    In Hollywood it’s all about who you know, and I know Crackle.” -Mitch Hedberg

  • Marianne
    August 6, 2010

    Count Chocula was an ice-cream here. Minty.

  • David
    August 7, 2010

    The last panel reminds me of this quotation from Marilynne Robinson’s, “Housekeeping”:

    “Water is almost nothing, after all. It is conspicuously different from air only in its tendency to flood and founder and drown, and even that difference may be relative rather than absolute.”

  • Loumo
    August 19, 2010

    Food imperialism sucks. For any UK readers, my age is clear from my nostalgia for Marathon and Opal Fruits, cruelly rebranded in their prime. Ou sont les confectionaries d’antan?

  • Yamara
    August 19, 2010

    We snicker at your Marathon bars, and burst our stars at your…

    Okay, food imperialism really has gone too far.

    On the other hand, why does Tescos always look and act like WWII food rationing back in force around closing time?

  • 1SpacyHammond
    February 18, 2011

    You would not believe how much a Violet Crumble costs if you buy it in the States.

  • Mr. Non Sequitur
    April 20, 2012

    Kevin Bacon = breakfast food.

    I see.

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