Outrunning the Meme Police
  • Tacoma
    February 9, 2009

    Baba Yaga is where it’s at. All fence of human bones, skulls on the fenceposts, magic riddle required to get in. All eating kidnapped children and flying around in a big grinding bowl.

    Plus she could eat all the other contenders. I think that pretty much decides it.

    Coincidentally she could also eat lolcats, bacon, pirates, ninja, monkeys, and Rick Astley.

  • Elizabeth
    February 20, 2009

    Mmm, Baba Yaga. What I would give for a house built on giant chicken drumstick stilts.

  • Tailypoe
    April 7, 2009

    The Little nyet comic deals Heavily with Baba yaga.

    Have A nice eternity.

  • M
    April 21, 2009

    I am the fourth person who has a strange obsession with Baba Yaga! She lives in a hut on fowl’s legs and travels through the sky in a mortar (herb grinding bowl), paddling with a pestle(herb grinding stick-thing). What’s not to love? Besides the eating people thing…

  • KittasaurusRex
    May 27, 2009

    I started reading Cat and Girl because I saw the Baba Yaga shirt on TopatoCo. Baba Yaga is my favorite fairytale villain.
    Baba Yaga has no regrets, just her nose in the ceiling and legs spread out to the corners of the house. Her daughter is a bit of a dolt, but she loves the little imp anyway.
    Little house, turn around so your back is to the woods, and your door to me!
    They never learn. They always invite themselves in to the funny hut to get eaten.
    Man, Russian fairytales are brutal.

  • M
    June 5, 2009

    I know. I have a book of them. In one, a boy turns into a goat (or similar animal) and his sister drowns.

  • a
    July 23, 2009

    did this comic come before the thing with miss south carolina? if it did madame you are at least one-sixth meme prescient.

  • Declan
    August 25, 2009

    I am also a big fan of the legend of Baba Yaga. But I wouldn’t like to see her turned into an internet meme. Lets keep her to ourselves!

  • M
    September 3, 2009

    Oh, and I’m not entirely sure she could eat ninjas.

  • Dreaming Pixel
    October 6, 2009

    You are totally on to something with the Baba Yaga meme. My favourite story is the one with the girl and her magic doll.

  • Zoe
    October 22, 2009

    Little Lord Fauntleroy had his hair in ringlets! That’s the whole point of the story – the author made it up to tell her children while she curled their hair. There’s a whole genre of tales invented for that very purpose.

  • Sprayette
    January 11, 2010

    Yay basques!

  • Dante Wynter
    January 13, 2011

    Baba Yaga *might* be able to eat ninjas, just depending of certain variables that are awfully complex to get into on a web comic. Although she wouldn’t eat the Naruto-style ninjas – they taste bad.

  • 1SpacyHammond
    February 7, 2011

    Baba Yaga fans might enjoy Gibbon’s Decline and Fall, by Sherri Tepper. Baba Yaga gets adopted as a patron saint by a secret organization of homeless women who go around sabotaging the fashion industry.

  • frostyplum
    July 11, 2015

    didn’t Cat join the Yale Men a few strips ago at college?

  • Johnny Austin
    February 2, 2019

    As the Christian empire of Rus formed out of the byzantine expansion to the east, the midwife, the wise woman, the baba yaga, was exterminated in the usual Christian fashion, and the mention of the original cultures as anything but a myth became punishable by torture and death.
    Speech may be free in some of the world,but thought takes more effort than people are willing to give.
    But enough knowledge survived so that those who show willing can sift through the lies, the story is there if you have the eyes to see it.

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