The Trap
  • Esn
    November 6, 2009

    This one is just a little depressing.

    Great job.

  • K
    November 6, 2009


  • Harrison
    November 6, 2009

    It’s true, we’re all bound in reality to a large group of people we don’t care for. . .If you don’t believe me just take a look through your phones contacts.

  • Robert
    November 6, 2009

    Spot on.

  • Joanna
    November 6, 2009

    I’m with K & Robert

  • isaac
    November 6, 2009

    This is how I feel every damn winter

  • Nny
    November 6, 2009

    i sometoimes go through my contacts. i dont know who some of the people are. why did i go through the trouble of putting in the info? have you ever gotten a call from someone who said “hey, i have your number saved in my phone. why?” oh, “and would you like to see pictures of my baby?”

  • The Modesto Kid
    November 6, 2009

    Huh, I guess I think of my social network contacts more as Houhynyms.

  • Ben
    November 6, 2009


  • idkrash
    November 6, 2009

    Tell me your not sure what music to listen to this morning and see what you get!

  • Krimson
    November 6, 2009

    Oh my goodness. This is exactly why social networking frightens me.

    I don’t care what anybody says; Cat & Girl is the most perfect visual representation of life ever.

  • d1rge
    November 6, 2009

    A+ Fast Shipping Would buy from again

  • Motto
    November 6, 2009

    Cat and Girl : Making My Life Make Sense Since Earlier This Year When I Read 10+ Years Of Archive In A Week

  • Ben
    November 6, 2009

    Poor Cat. At least they aren’t poking him.

  • DoubleW
    November 6, 2009

    So when does Cat get to pee on the queen’s castle? What aspect of our depressing relationship to social circles will that represent?

    This is the best strip in a while. Awesome!

  • gus
    November 6, 2009




  • gus
    November 6, 2009

    what I don’t understand is how automatically everyone seems to have done it at the exact same age. It’s not like it’s a biological imperative to have a baby at THIRTY. Actually it’s kind of a biological imperative at sixteen, but our particular social network squelched that impulse and sent us to college instead.

  • naila
    November 6, 2009

    sweet comic! I want some more creative ideas to make my kids listen n enjoy the comic.I do tell them a comic each night so today this would be perfect one for them with pictures.

  • ongre
    November 6, 2009

    I responded to a contact who I didn’t know. All I got back was “????” so I had to explain my sense of humor to him… He had said he was going to see Aerosmith in concert. I had asked “What sport is that?” Hey, it was at a sports arena so it must be a sport.
    I hate to have to explain everything.
    It must be fun, Dorothy, to put up the strips and then see the comments, you have a loyal grout of very independent friends here. Here, that alone is funny, where is “here”?

  • rats
    November 6, 2009

    “things are often more easily acquired than gotten rid of” do people count as things?

  • Bloom
    November 6, 2009

    I get that it’s a Gulliver’s Travels reference but I suddenly got this image of a bunch of prepubescent boys alone on a tropical island twittering on their custom-colour macbooks about killing pigs with pointed sticks… a truly horrifying image.

  • yachris
    November 6, 2009

    Hurray — I’m now a member of “a loyal grout of very independent friends”. Cool! I’ll have to tell my social netw…

    Uh oh…

  • Bug
    November 6, 2009

    I’m independent! I don’t even have to BREATHE.

  • sean
    November 6, 2009

    i wish there was a hide this person button for real life.

  • C.
    November 6, 2009

    Only anthopomorphic cats could have human relatives…

  • Erika
    November 7, 2009

    Where would he go indeed? When you’ve grown apart from your previous social network, it’s hard to find a new one. Especially when you’re no longer in school and you don’t have anything in common with anyone at work. And you don’t even know if you’re going to be living in the same city two years from now. (Okay, I guess that’s a fairly specific situation, but it’s one I identify with.)

  • dart
    November 7, 2009

    My social network isn’t really a network; it’s more of a loose cluster. A drift, perhaps.

  • Nigel-63
    November 7, 2009

    … this must be *just* how H.P.Lovecraft felt…

  • Jacob Adam
    November 7, 2009

    Spot on, brilliant.

  • Jake
    November 7, 2009

    What? H.P. lovecraft was a mommas boy. He didn’t have a social network to escape from. He lived as a hermit for most of his life.

  • Sev
    November 7, 2009

    Thirty is the age for kids? Most of my friends are only 18 to 21 years old, on account of me inexplicably enlisting after hitting “old fart” status in a fresh high-school-graduate’s eyes. And they’re all getting married and having kids at the same time. I think pregnancy may actually be contagious.

  • Tel
    November 8, 2009

    This is what the dread of seeing friend requests looks like in comic form.

  • Helen
    November 9, 2009

    @C. It’s not Cat’s cousin; I think it’s Steve’s cousin.

  • Jacob Adam
    November 9, 2009

    re: Sev’s comment “I think pregnancy may actually be contagious”… come by sometime and I’ll show you how it works

  • Jonathan
    November 10, 2009

    I’m guided by this signal in the heavens
    I’m guided by this birthmark on my skin
    I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons
    like Twitter and stuff.

  • Jenn
    November 12, 2009

    Remind me to post this on my social networking site.

  • rocketbride
    November 17, 2009

    @jenn: i’m sure i’m not alone in doing this exact thing, to prove that the network doesn’t own me, man. and yet, there i still am.

  • SpaceChief
    November 18, 2009

    People are nice but boring. We should make more of an effort to pretend to care about each other’s baby pictures.

  • Marv
    April 9, 2011

    I’ve begun to feel this way myself… but I can’t bring myself to delete my Facebook.

  • Kliph
    October 3, 2015

    I feel I should point out that H. P. Lovecraft had an extensive social network; it was just carried out over the postal system and not the internet.

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