HOBARKEN (Corgi Press) — Mary’s choices for hobbies are unique, and let’s not even talk about what she’s using for a microphone for her spoken-word poetry. Sanitize the microphone please!
In those early days of the pandemic, there were complaints in the
news that lonely quarantinees were monopolizing active dry yeast and
sourdough mix as they focused on new hobbies. Finally, it wasn’t
millennials that were disrupting the markets but instead everyone who
was starting a hobby or buying a dog to avoid talking to their
spouse/child/parole officer. Nonetheless, the profits of the bread
ingredient, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer suppliers were about to go
through a radical change. Maybe there was an idea among the type A’s
that we could just productivity ourselves out of the doldrums of being
home all the time. Ugh. I mean type A people are the worst…. Wait! I’m
kidding. I apologize for any offense! I know if you put me on your
revenge list that you’ll finish that list.
My experience with the early pandemic was that I got a dog. Although
it was technically two weeks before the pandemic hit, so perhaps he’s
not really a pandemic puppy? The jury is still out on that one. However I
did not get into bread-making. When I was home from work all the time, I
thought to myself, “finally, I can focus on my comic!” That was my way
of avoid talking to the people in my household. All has been good
because I haven’t spoken to my wife in a year at this point!
I hope you had fun spotting the members of the jury during Mary’s mock trial. The full list of members is below.
First row: Easter Island head, Joe Flaco pop vinyl
figure from an earlier comic, Kool-Aid Man, Google Home (the expensive
one without video!), a teddy bear with a domino mask, and Wilson the
volleyball from Castaway.
Second Row: A dinosaur, Furby, Kiara’s cardboard
head on a stick, car dealership wavy guy, Raggedy Andy, and Mary’s
hitachi magic wand with a smiley drawn in sharpie.