#767 – Metacarpal

When I was a kid I would sometimes have trouble with the order in which to put my clothes on. For some reason I frequently put my shoes on before my pants. Instead of just taking my shoes back off I would spend a half hour trying to force my feet through both pant legs at the same time. I could rarely get past the knees. I occasionally got it to work, but it was still a lot slower than just starting over.


26 thoughts on “#767 – Metacarpal”

  1. Crimson1regret says:

    @ theme : Second (or fourth) thoughts week?

    @ story: When I was a kid, I always put socks on before pants, then shoes, then shirt, then coat.

    I was an OCD child

  2. Polymorph says:

    Hahaha, this week is probably the best one I’ve seen so far.

  3. Matthew says:

    I was taught early that shoes are the last thing to be put on… I used to wear them and nothing else, so I was retrained 🙁

  4. MadDavid says:

    This time the thumbs are different!

    My question is, what did Biff need the emergency arms for?

  5. Heinrich says:

    flipping between this weeks three comics so far and looking at the differences is interesting.

    @maddavid: what _doesn’t_ biff need emergency arms for? i’d love to have 4 arms.

  6. Jake'm says:

    Nice easy week, right? Finding the most jokes for a single picture.

  7. I do too, Heinrich! Hell, why are they “emergency” arms?

  8. Reg says:

    Emergency arms, maybe they’re good for hitch hiking! Or getting a job at a circus is the freak show! But in that case, Biff would have been just as well going as himself…

  9. Kurast says:

    The little shade lines on the elbows change places too.

  10. Orbitton says:

    Actually, those changed yesterday. They are back to ‘normal’ today again. Also, the pants pockets and the collar shading changed today. Hey, this is fun :p

  11. speakerblast says:

    I’m calling dinosaur comics week.

  12. soilent says:

    Hey, where can I order that button? 🙂

  13. rand says:

    “I’m busy, but I don’t want to miss an update”-week. 🙂

  14. GL says:

    … are you just taking a vacation 😉

  15. Booky says:

    Kewl. “Spot the Difference” week. XD
    So far, I count that the thumbs change, antenna-eyebrows change, mouth changes, pockets change and Biff lost a shade on his top-left (right to us) elbow.
    *is obsessed*
    Also, love the comic. 😀

  16. i.half4 says:

    I would’ve missed the “changes” thing, at least until his shirt turned yellow. I was going to guess a picture is worth a thousand themes. You’ve got the chilhood thing, the bones of the arm thing. Except I couldn’t look up “anconeus.” What’s up with that?

  17. Reaper says:

    It’s arm week. Anconeus is the elbow, radius is a bone in your forearm, and the metacarpals are the bones in your palms.

  18. Steve says:

    @i.half4: Don’t give Chris any ideas. If it’s a picture is worth a thousand themes, then we’ll be seeing this same picture for over three years!

  19. Chris says:

    Hey, we could always just write more for him…

    “Biff was thankful that he had only been bitten by half of the radio-active spider.”
    “Suddenly, Biff’s long-time dream of being able to compose accordion music while driving had become a reality.”
    “Biff discovered that practicing for the paper-rock-scissors tournament was now much easier.”
    “Before today, Biff found taking off his shoes to count to twenty to be quite a hassle.”
    “Biff regretted how much longer it now took to apply underarm deodorant.”

  20. Radical Edward says:

    I noticed too…It’s arm week.

  21. @Chris(the screenhog.com one): Careful, you’re increasing your chances of accidentally guessing right. Those all seem plausible. Wouldn’t want Chris(the book-de-la-Biffito one) to have to change plans on Thursday or Friday’s comic.

  22. no name says:

    i love this week

  23. DTanza says:

    Have you noticed that Biff`s mouth has gotten considerably smaller then in the early panels?

  24. Colin says:

    whats going on here?…. hmmm..

    I am getting a Sickening feeling of Da Ja Vu…

  25. Chris says:

    Hmm, you’re right Garrett… perhaps those should have waited until Friday. 🙂

  26. Marscaleb says:

    This one made me laugh out loud.

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