41: Old Drawing

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Old Drawing
Original title: Wednesday's Drawing - Old Notebook
I don't want to talk about itOriginal caption: I'm on vacation! At home. Fresh drawings when I return!
Title text: I don't want to talk about it

Original caption: I'm on vacation! At home. Fresh drawings when I return!


This was the thirty-sixth comic originally posted to LiveJournal. The previous one was 33: Self-reference, and the next one was 35: Sheep.

This comic plays off the pun between stumped, meaning confused or at a loss, and a tree 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. In the title text, Randall says the pun is so terrible he doesn't even want to talk about it.


[A tree holding a chainsaw over a recently cut-down tree. The first text is in a frame at the top of the panel.]
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.
Tree stump: Well, you stumped me...

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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 ~~~~)

Why is the pun so terribly punishing? (no pun intended) Benjaminikuta (talk) 07:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I personally think that the comic means that the cut down tree is both a stump, and confused, no pun intended.

stump stump... argh An user who has no account yet (talk) 02:21, 12 September 2023 (UTC)