#700 – Minestrone

My lunchtime struggles are along the lines of, forgot to bring soy sauce, lost my spoon or it’s not hot enough and I have to walk back to the microwave. These are minor obstacles but always seem very important when sandwiched between two halves of your work day. I have enough problems as it is without having to suffer through eating plain rice.


50 thoughts on “#700 – Minestrone”

  1. Speakerblast says:

    My dad keeps forgetting to pack a spoon in my lunch, and on Friday I think he tried to screw with my mind by packing two. That’s the last time I ever complain about untensils to him.

    Also, judging by the label, I don’t think Biff would be wise to cut that.

  2. Speakerblast says:

    Oh, also, because I forgot, happy 700 comics.

  3. The Dustin says:

    AWESOME Sword Wielding Biff!
    (please let it be sword wielding Biff week)

  4. Wesley C. says:

    *Agrees with The Dustin*

    Sword Wielding Biff is amazing…

    And happy 700

  5. KMFPL says:

    I dunno, Speakerblast, it should be safe. It’s already split, right?

    Nice drawing of Samurai Biff, Chris!

  6. Chris says:

    I have a whole shelf of canned foods getting dusty in my pantry because I don’t have a can opener.

  7. Space Butler says:

    Clearly, it’s samurai week. Hopefully Biff has a samurai’s level of blade control to slice through the can and not bury it halfway through the table.

    Regarding lunch time, I’m pretty obsessive when it comes to making sure I minimize the time wasted during lunch down to the second (if only I was like that during work, heh)

  8. dareon says:

    -Samurai week
    -Lunch week (That’s a weak guess, though)
    -Classic SNL skit week

    I would totally plotz at Biff in either a bee suit or Conehead.

  9. Kaeajath says:


    This is going to be one funny week. Let’s not jump to conclusions now. Remember what happened before? Now, it might be samurai, or it might be Japanese warriors. I don’t know. Only one way to find out….

  10. The Dukenator says:

    @dareon: I doubt Chris is a SNL fan.

  11. The Dukenator says:

    The can label fully reads “Split Atom Soup”

  12. steve-o says:

    Woohoo! Congrats on 700!

  13. DaveF says:

    Clearly Biff is wielding a ninja-to, not a katana which is a samurai sword. Biff was a ninja recently, wasn’t he? This could be ninja week cleverly disguised as samurai week!

  14. Chris says:

    @DaveF – It’s supposed to be a katana… after the drawing was done I realized that the blade should have been curved a bit. That’s what I get for drawing stuff like that from memory. :p

  15. Reg says:

    Now that I see this comic, Biff reminds me about Samurai Jack! Well, only in the sense that they don’t speak at all.
    No school today plus comic numero 700 being here, I feel like celebrating! And I hope this week’s theme is “Problems CAN Be Solved With Violence”.

  16. Happy 700!

    And hello, Biff Belushi Week!

  17. Colin says:

    Oh, I get it. Split pea soup. Clever. Multiple levels of wordplay there.

  18. Silversaraph says:

    Happy 700th!

    Also, you should have that on a shirt, it looks totally awesome.

  19. starseedjenny says:

    @Reg – So maybe it’s ‘Biff is also Samurai Jack’ week?

  20. Chamberino says:

    Judging by the title, i’d say it’s Soup Week

  21. Darkpheonix XIII says:

    Neat, I’m making rice right now as I read this.

  22. blaz42 says:

    congrats on 700, Chris…this is truly awesome

  23. -2! says:

    700 comics and there still literally the most hilarious things ever, how do you manage to come up with more absolutely awesome single panel jokes then i believed actually existed?

    This is the 3rd joke that references Nuclear Energy I believe and it strikes a cord with me for that reason!

  24. skywerwolf says:

    samurai biff week!

  25. DTanza says:

    Happy 700!

    Is it possible that we can reach 1000!?


  26. Chris says:

    @DTanza – Yes! Sometime in April 2010!

  27. -JAD- says:

    Great Comic!!!

    Also, why should there be a “theme” each and every week?

    Just enjoy Biff’s adventures and split atoms.

  28. N says:

    Just found your site (linked from dinosaur comics). You have an impressive collection of hilarious work! I can now smile during my workday again. Thank you.

  29. N says:

    Actually it was from pictures for sad children, sorry got mixed up :p

  30. Gato says:

    Those new “easy open” cans break fingernails. It’s true! It’s happened to me more than once.

  31. reynard61 says:

    That’s Biff! Always on the cutting edge…

    (Happy 700th!)

  32. AdmiralChaos says:

    @ Chris (not the author): I had to wait about 2 weeks to open my cans of tuna (when I got to college) because I forgot to bring a can opener >.>
    I should have taken the Biff route…

  33. IDK says:

    Ha! 😀 I like Biff. Congrats on 700 comics, and here’s to hoping you reach 1,000. 😉

  34. -2! says:

    @ IDK and DTanza

    Seeing Chris’s 100% update record (counting guest comics as updates) I think it is safe to assume that he will reach 1000!

  35. Morigale says:

    It took me a second to realize the can was partially turned and said ‘oup’ – I read it as ‘Pup’ and thought he was going to eat dog food.

    Happy 700.

  36. ZackDark says:

    I hope you reach infinity!
    Happy 700 to all of us!

  37. Colin says:

    funny thing is, put a Kimono on Biff and he would look like a samurai.

  38. weerd2nrml says:

    sounds like my friend at lunch brake

  39. no name says:

    Happy 700th, Chris. Geez. 700 comics. Is #1000 really that far off? hmmm 5 comics a week, 52 weeks a year make about 210 comics a year. 300 away so… yea I guess about April ’10.

  40. alecho says:

    hahaha! Biff is definitely the Last Samurai! 🙂

  41. The way the can’s positioned, it looks like “Split Atom Pup”. Could be a superhero in that can!

  42. no name says:

    I can see “Split Atom Soup,” Garrett.

  43. Fred says:

    Congratulations on 700 comics Chris!

  44. Dudewithahat says:

    The way the can is done, at first glance, i couldn’t tell if her had already cut it or not.

  45. Lich King says:

    reminds me of Anakins saber weilding form ya know?
    the king has spoken!

  46. Zach Light says:


  47. Matanui3 says:

    and the eyebrows just make this samurai more AWESOME

  48. MissKmae says:

    *cracks up* I thought it was pretty funny, then I saw the ad for the samurai swords on the webpage right next to it, and laughed out loud. *snorts*

  49. DaemonThanatos says:

    *facepalm* oh, Biff…this will end badly…

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