Hindus or Whatever


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A Bizarro reader wrote to me recently suggesting something about a BBQ that pointed out the difference between Old West Indians and “real” Indians from India. That sparked this idea, which I like a lot. It has the element of the unexpected right in the last word of the dialogue, which is the best place for it. I know this because I am a cartoonist.

People sometimes ask me, “Have you always been able to draw cartoons?” The answer is no. There have been many times when I was using both hands to carry a heavy object and I would not have been able to draw cartoons. A friend of mine once let me take the controls of his small airplane and this would be another time I would have been unable to draw cartoons. Once, during a sexual encounter, I was using both hands and, again, could not have drawn cartoons. Then there was that time I was a baby. That lasted several years and I was unable to draw cartoons, as far as I can remember, but I’m guessing that if I had, my mom would have saved them. Unless they just weren’t funny enough to bother with. I’ll have to ask her to be sure.

Other people have asked me, “Where do your ideas come from?” You might have already guessed the answer to this one: Walmart. Because I’m “saving money, living better.”


You can’t buy products with Bizarro cartoons on them at Walmart, but you can by clicking here.


11 thoughts on “Hindus or Whatever

  1. Today I read the Comics during lunch. Briefly looking up between bites, I read the Bubble, then the sign. First time around I couldn’t figure why the sign holder had two jobs; directing traffic and Ventriloquist.


    Then I saw the guy in the background wasn’t really a dummy.

  2. This cracks me up…My husband has been unemployed for 2 years..needless to say we are up s**t crick..In the course of many phone calls, emails, personal interviews over the months, there was one guy he called on the phone about a job who gave a funny response that we still laugh about.

    husband: ” I’m interested in the job….my past experience…..etc. etc. etc.”

    response: “Well could you sound a little more excited? Where’s your enthusiasm? This is a high energy job. We’re go getters!!!!”

  3. Is that a peice of pie by the “whatever”sign guys foot? like the one on the blog header? Nice article on you in VegNews, Dan!!

  4. When I made a reference to Indians in a conversation, a friend asked me, “Dots or feathers?” (In that case I had meant feathers: I was talking abut casino commercials.)

    By the way, I like today’s “ears” cartoon. Very classic Bizarro.

  5. My sister and brother-in-law lived in India for a while. After they returned to the US, my brother-in-law started using the term “indians” for people from India and “injuns” for native americans. Probably not politically correct, but eliminated a lot of confusion. (I almost wrote “confucianism”.)

  6. People often say to me, “Mz. Danger, you draw can you draw me on the moon?” Well you know the answer to that. And besides, I can’t draw them on earth (should earth be capitalized?) (really I can’t draw anything if asked, but if you see what you want in something I draw … SCORE)

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