#1100 – NaCl

Passing the salt is usually pretty easy. The tricky ones are at big family dinners where someone asks you to pass the giant 15 pound bowl of mashed potatoes. I sometimes want to say “No, seriously… you should just get up and come over here to get some.” as I have visions of dropping the bowl and catapulting the hot gravy all over one of my cousins.

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22 thoughts on “#1100 – NaCl”

  1. Ray A. says:

    The little Devil’s Tower of mashed potatoes is a nice touch …

  2. i.half4 says:

    It’s got Biff by the eyebrow! Eeek! What happens now?

  3. LazerWulf says:

    Not to worry, Biff’s eyebrows are a force of nature all their own.

  4. Space Butler says:

    Oh Biff, have you no concern for the laws of physics?

  5. Random Moo says:

    ya could have them pass their plate to whomever’s closest to the bowl to dish up the potatoes there and have them say “when”

  6. Heatherface says:

    Yessss the potatoes! lol I love that running gag.

  7. Linzleh says:

    ?Biff is having a “Close Encounter” with a black hole?! Pass that salt at warp speed…

  8. Baughbe says:

    And the potatoes tells us where he got the black hole from.

  9. YukiYukimura says:

    Salt?
    hmmmm……
    OH YEAH, SALT!
    (*almost forgot what it was…*)
    I couldn’t bear the meals during my holiday last week…
    WE FORGOT THE SALT!
    A WEEK without salt is a crime!

    UNRELATED MOMENT!:
    I like pepper. Don’t you?

  10. YukiYukimura says:

    @Baughbe – what, the black hole is from Devil’s Tower?

  11. YukiYukimura says:

    DOUBL- no, wait, TRIPLE POST!
    Wild guess at theme this week, although it’s a bit too early to guess…
    Either…:
    -Periodic Elements
    -Family (*?*)
    -Dinner
    -Food
    -Black Holes
    or
    -Potatoes.

    SECOND UNRELATED MOMENT!:
    D: His glass is ONE TENTH EMPTY!
    IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!
    (*or maybe he just drank some…*)

  12. Kree says:

    Someone’s going to loose an eyebrow!

  13. MaskedMan says:

    The trick with passing the salt past the singularity in the centerpiece is to choose the right trajectory… Else you might wind up passing it to yourself!

  14. Mister Disco says:

    It’d be amazing if Biff lost an eyebrow, and it would slowly grow back in each comic this week.

  15. Niflare says:

    No Kree, he wont loose an eyebrow, this is one game of tug of war the black hole is going to end up losing.

  16. Sheherazahde says:

    In my family we pass our plates when the food is to unwieldy to pass.

    We also serve the gravy in a “gravy boat” separate from the mashed potatoes.

  17. Acies says:

    the black hole center piece is actually not that far from reality…. When I eat with my extended family of ~14+ ppl, whenever I ask for the pepper to be passed, someone along the passing chain would inevitably not be paying attention and just think someone is kindly giving the pepper to them. They’d use it if they want to, then put it back on the table. 5min later, my soup is all cold + I wonder why the pepper still hasn’t gotten to me yet >.>

  18. Howls Like Wolf says:

    Biff sure doesn’t put much on his plate at a time. A teeny tiny piece of meat, a tablespoon’s worth of peas, and a dollop of mashed potatoes. And a glass of water to drink.

    Man, either he’s on a strict diet, or he had to feed the entire family on the same amount of food he normally eats alone. “Surprise! We were in the neighborhood and decided to drop by and visit! what’s for dinner?”

  19. -2! says:

    So thats where my centrepiece went!

  20. grapy says:

    black holes are not realy black as you can see there is a faint glow out of the bowl unrelated moment i managed to get a nerf gun that is supposed to be released in 10 days for my b-day it is awsome

  21. thunderstorm101 says:

    That’s funny…we always had a buffet style thing in the next room for the big things, or a “get up and bring your plate to the dish” thing for the heavy stuff….of course, my family has no sense of manners or propper conduct.

  22. Mad David says:

    But Chris, the *whole fun* of family dinners is dumping the gravy over a cousin!

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