Tourist Trap
  • D.E.
    March 5, 2009

    True story: A while ago, I was in New York for a conference. A friend and I were walking back to our hotels, and happened to be in front of Carnegie Hall when someone pulled up and asked us how to get to NYU:

    Friend: “You’re asking me, in front of Carnegie Hall, how to get to NYU?”

    Car guy: “Yeah. How do I get to NYU?”

    Friend: “Study, Study, Study!”

  • Erika
    March 5, 2009

    I Googled “Rikers Island,” and apparently it’s named after someone called Rycken. I suppose the name just mutated over the years, as names do.

    Well, at least I’m glad it wasn’t named after the Star Trek character. (Perhaps some day Rikers Island will follow the example of Riverside, Iowa, and declare itself a “future birthplace.”)

  • twitch124
    March 5, 2009

  • Jaegermeister
    March 5, 2009

    I was once doing an interview at a radio station, and the DJ led with the question “Who are you?”

    I first thought, is this guy really deep? Or did I drive to the wrong station?

  • Stu
    March 5, 2009

    Take the Q100. The bus that sounds like a radio station. I looked it up once when applying for a job in the Riker’s medical facility.

  • Marv
    March 6, 2009

    Why is everyone always slouchin’.

  • CJ
    March 7, 2009

    Slouchin’ is to malcontents as headbangin’ is to rockers – required attire.

  • Nny
    March 8, 2009

    Im glad i never had to give directions to a girl with a giant talking cat. that would freak me out.

  • Oliver
    March 9, 2009

    Next up: Girl meets the chiropractor.

  • Jeff
    March 10, 2009

    I never noticed that Cat’s glasses are but two separate monocles attached to the sides of his head.

  • Jeff
    March 10, 2009

    also: I second Marv’s question/comment

  • King AdBeck
    August 22, 2009

    I will enlighten you regarding the slouching / poor posture. We comic creators often suffer from a degenerative condition known as “Cartoonist’s Hump.” It comes from endless hours spent hunched over drawing boards and computers and also from shying away from the rest of humanity (an unfortunate by-product of a creative endeavor that is mostly solitary). As artists tend to model their figures after themselves (intentionally or not), slumped over characters occur quite naturally.

    Though, it should be noted, the condition can be treated with extended physical therapy in a heated pool and slow reassimilation into normal society.

  • Sprayette
    January 19, 2010

    Jeff, both cat and girl have been in constant evolution from day one. Would you believe me if I tell you that once, long ago, girl was a happy, albeit destructive girl with a straight spine, and cat was a compulsive pipe smoker with GLASSES INSTEAD OF MONOCLES? True story. True, strange and creepy story.

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