Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for July 28, 2015
alternacensus for those who find the quadrennial census unfulfilling, the census bureau has devised the following more creative forms. the novelization form writer: i've established the protagonist, person 1, as a 34-year-old unmarried black, african am. or negro female who commutes 23 minutes by subway or elevated to her job as a systems analyst, and now i'm blocking. the video form filmer: we'll do a montage of our complete plumbing facilities and lay in some bernard herrman cues on the soundtrack to heighten the tension. oop: abso-fab-u-mongous. the graphic novelization form cartoonist: i've introduced agents of the census bureau as minions of zorgon, the evil alien hive-mind from uranus. hey! in your face census bureau! the craft project form lady: i've made a family memory book with favorite photos, letters, pressed flowers, baby hair trimmings, dental records, tissue samples, gene sequences and my recipe for apricot pancakes! the poetry form poet: i celebrate myself & sing myself, i also celebrate & sing the seven other people living or staying in this house, apartment or mobile home on april 1, 2000. kid: yawp! the homage to "stomp" form wham wham smash bang bang oop: oops. please keep all interpretive dances to 38 minutes.
Sisyphos almost 8 years ago
Can’t I just check the darn boxes that apply? —All this makes it even harder!
Dual almost 8 years ago
The census is quadrennial?
OldestandWisest almost 8 years ago
Nice “Horton Hears A Who” reference!
ChessPirate almost 8 years ago
38 minutes? That’s the maximum time they can keep the Stargate open! I know, useless bit of trivia there, sorry…
Rhisiart22 almost 8 years ago
I love your comics, Richard. This one as well as Cul de Sac. I ran across a bio video about you the other day. I’m so sorry that you have such an illness. I am praying for you!