Xmas catoon

It’s now Christmas in India, I’ve just woken up, and here’s a cartoon from Off the Mark by Mark Parisi, sent by reader Diane G.:

Don’t forget that it’s the first of the six days of Coynezaa, my personal holiday that starts on Christmas and ends on my birthday (Dec. 30).

29 Comments

  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    One man, who brought the light to this world, born this day^*

    Happy Birthday Issac Newton

    ^*cant recall which calendar, I guess Gregorian but always forget.

    • Alan Clark
      Posted December 25, 2017 at 3:17 am | Permalink

      Inventor of the reflecting telescope, the saviour of astronomers everywhere.

      • ThyroidPlanet
        Posted December 25, 2017 at 5:59 am | Permalink

        I’m compelled to add – my Newton comment is, in spirit, precisely what Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tw##^ed one Newtonmas of long ago…

  2. eric
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    On Kedi, On Gus,
    On Hili, on Firefly,
    On Isabella! On…

    add your cats! We all know you can’t herd’em. So put as many as you can into the rhyme (rearranging to make it rhyme if necessary) because if Santa ends up with 20+ cats, that’s even more awesome than 8. 🙂

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      Great minds. 🙂 One of the first replies at the cartoon site was:

      “And he called them by name: ‘Now Fluffy, now Taffy, now Whiskers, and Fuzzy, on Smokey, on Mittens, on Patches and Wuzzy!”

  3. Michael Fisher
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Part of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore, 1823

    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
    with a little old driver, so lively and quick,
    I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
    “Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!
    “On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Dunder and Blixem!

    “To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    “Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
    When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
    So up to the house-top the coursers they flew

    To which we can add red-nosed Rudolph at the front

  4. rickflick
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Happy Coynezaa to all.

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted December 24, 2017 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

      To you Rick too. And all the WEITers. Plus The Prof of course.

      Hey, Rickflick is a two syllable Santa sleigh-puller type name! Are you reasonably aerodynamic? Can land on your feet etc.?

      • rickflick
        Posted December 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

        Thanks.

        No, I am hardly aerodynamic, and besides I can’t fly unless supported by an engine with wings. I try very hard to land on the mains quickly followed by the nose.

  5. Christopher
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    On the first day of Coynezaa
    my true love gave to me
    a book on heredity.

    • John Frum
      Posted December 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

      On the second day of Coynezaa
      my true love gave two me
      two Drosophila
      and a book on heredity.

  6. BJ
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I would like a ski-on-ski-off house in Utah.

    If Jerry is going to have a holiday named after himself at this time of year, he should be required to deliver presents to any who follow.

    Happy Coynezaa, and a happy holiday season to all!

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted December 24, 2017 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

      One of the Kitty CoyneElfs asked me to pass on a message:

      CoyneSanta he say “No”

      PCC[E], He can do ya a fully cat-flapped ski-in/ski-out condo with chairlift at your door! All the trimmings in Deer Valley inc. diverse Ski Bunnies. Let us know by the usual CrayonMail

      Av u beanz gud?

      Meow

      • Michael Fisher
        Posted December 24, 2017 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

        CrayonMail: rite in yor favrit crayon on anytin then burn it [crayon on bit’s of paper moar frendly than on walls or people]. Instant coffee fast!

        • Michael Fisher
          Posted December 24, 2017 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

          Ooops grocers’ catostrophe

      • BJ
        Posted December 25, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink

        That made me very happy 😀

    • Posted December 25, 2017 at 12:14 am | Permalink

      No,you don’t understand. People are supposed to give ME presents at Coynezaa, one per day!

      • ThyroidPlanet
        Posted December 25, 2017 at 1:17 am | Permalink

        Ah, should it not be called Coyneukkah then?

        And what color are the candles?

      • BJ
        Posted December 25, 2017 at 10:02 am | Permalink

        Well then. This holiday isn’t nearly as fun as I was led to believe!

  7. Beth Purkhiser
    Posted December 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Happy Coynezaa!

  8. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    It’s my unbirthday

  9. Alan Clark
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    Inventor of the reflecting telescope, the saviour of astronomers everywhere.

  10. Posted December 25, 2017 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    Hey Jerry,

    Happy Coynezaa!

  11. Simon
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Santa has delivered. May this bring a warm Christmas glow to all of your hearts.
    Christmas present from Antifa

    • Simon
      Posted December 25, 2017 at 5:20 am | Permalink

      Rats! Borked URL. Please just remove the trailing quote marks in the address bar of your browser to view the vid.

  12. Syfer
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Merry Gravmass!

  13. busterggi
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I think Inanna/Ishtar/Asherah did this first, her husband Tammuz gave us Tammuz-mas long before Christianity existed.

  14. Posted December 25, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Merry Coynezaa!

    A popular Mexican tv comic asks if Santa Claus is married.
    – Yes, he is married to Merry.
    – Which Merry?
    – Merry Christmas…
    .-


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