41: Old Drawing

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Old Drawing
I don't want to talk about it
Title text: I don't want to talk about it

[edit] Explanation

This comic plays off the pun between stump, to confuse someone, and a stump, which is the remnants of a tree that has been cut down.

Anyone snooping into his journal would be punished by such a terrible pun. The pun is so terrible that even Randall does not want to talk about it.

[edit] Transcript

[A tree holding a chainsaw over a recently cut-down tree.]
I found this in one of my high-school notebooks. I think I drew it just to take revenge on people snooping through my stuff.
Cut-down tree: Well, you stumped me...

[edit] Trivia

  • Original Randall quote: "I'm on vacation! At home. Fresh drawings when I return!"
  • Original title: "Old Notebook".
  • This is the thirty-sixth comic originally posted to livejournal. The previous was 33: Self-reference. The next was 35: Sheep.
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Discussion

I used to frighten people going through my stuff with occasional pictures of Cthulhu standing on a pentagram with the norse runes for "all hail the destroyer of souls" around it, just to make their day a little weirder. Gigahertz (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
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