#785 – Barnes

This comic makes me suddenly realize that I haven’t eaten sardines on saltines in a long time. I think it was something that my mom really liked so we always had them around the house. For some reason it never occurred to me to buy them for myself. I wonder if they still make them with the little metal key that you use to roll back the lid. I’m guessing they probably have the pop top like most soup cans do now.

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27 thoughts on “#785 – Barnes”

  1. ASeperateChris says:

    Okay, so, this probably doesn’t belong in the comments, but I am a long time follower on twitter. I have to say, if you have a spider that large in your house and around your desk, you need to capture it. It could prove to be a worthwhile ally.

    As for the comic: I don’t eat meat and have never had sardines, so, there’s no story I can post here with a funny ending. I also don’t think it would be appropriate to guess the whole weeks theme today, but I’m going to do like most people and say something anyways. My bet: Dismembered Animal week. Don’t let me down.

  2. linuxxorcist says:

    people always make the assumption that sardines and anchovies are bad, but a good ceasar salad (w/ homemade croutons) becomes great with anchovies

    ah, the undersized grill, i actually prefer to smoke a piece of meat for hours instead of coating it in sugary sauce and grilling the #π¥$∆@! out of it.
    (by the way, my keyboard is multilingual, if you’re wondering where those symbols came from)
    oh, and ’cause i never get to say this, ƒ¡r57 pø∫†!


    Heheheh, comical genius.

  4. linuxxorcist says:

    œ∑´®†¥¨ˆøπåß∂ƒ©˙∆˚¬…æΩ≈ç√∫˜µ≤≥÷¡™£¢∞§¶•ªº–≠⁄€‹‡°·‚—±Œ„´¨ˆØ∏ÅÍÎÏ˝ÓÔÒÚƸ˛Ç◊ı˜Â¯˘¿ that’s right, i got ’em all

  5. Polymorph says:

    Uh, what?

    @Comic: I’d be scared if I saw a fish that big.

  6. linuxxorcist says:

    i dunno, it’s like 2:00 here, i have GOT to stop shotgunning cokes, i may never sleep again

  7. linuxxorcist says:

    by the way, Barnes is a reference to a southern barbeque restaurant in Lemon Grove, CA (smoked foodstuffs FTW)

  8. SoySauce says:

    Who (besides Biff, obviously) would try to grill a fish whole?

  9. Edem says:

    “they probably have the pop top like most soup cans do now.”
    ..thus ruining the perfect joke:
    “Sardines are a stupid fish: they crowd up in a tiny place and leave the key outside.”

  10. Chris says:

    @linuxxorcist – I was thinking of a different Barnes, actually.

  11. Klear says:

    I can’t see that has this to do with breaking dams =(

  12. Quikngruvn says:

    Fish heads, fish heads,
    Roly-poly fish heads,
    Fish head, fish heads,
    Eat them up, yum!

    This moment of culture brought to you by thousands of delicious fishies.

  13. Chris says:

    @Quikngruvn – 5 points to you!

  14. Olz says:

    June 15th, 2009 at 7:16 am
    @linuxxorcist – I was thinking of a different Barnes, actually.”

    Which Barnes, there are two of them?

  15. MaskedMan says:

    Yanno, it might help if Biff cleaned and filleted that fish…

  16. Matt Lee says:


    And They Might Be Giants

  17. Matt Lee says:

    I haven’t commented in a while cause I was moving and was on the road for 4 days.

  18. Nilly says:

    Would that different Barnes be Barnes and Noble? >.>

    I’ve never been a big fan of fish. I do want to try shrimp though, my dad grills them rather meanly. (WITHOUT a sugary sauce, hehe. XD)

  19. linuxxorcist says:

    What would a bookstore have to do with fishing/barbeque?

    alright then, let’s try again, Barnes & Barnes made the song “fish heads” in 1978

    sardine are rediculously salty, any1 know why? they don’t seem cured, just floating in olive oil. speaking of cured things that nobody seems to like for some reason, what’s with all the spam-haters?

  20. Radical Edward says:

    What’s Biff going to do with the fish tail?

  21. linuxxorcist says:

    maybe it’s one of the boneless, scaleless varieties at the ‘ol reactor coolin’ hole

    the ugliest cod in the world (a difficult distinction indeed) seem to be in the sechelt inlet marine reserve, where a lack of commercial and recreational fishing has led to the ugly ones living to reproduce

  22. baughbe says:

    Barnes and Barnes songs?

  23. -2! says:

    Allright theme guesses:

    – Fish week
    – Food week
    – BBQ week
    – Size week
    – Trip week
    – Fishing week
    – failed planning week
    – Whoever that Fish Heads song is by week
    – Outdoor week
    – Cut week
    – Fit week

  24. Vosur says:

    Give me fried catfish any day.

  25. “Roly poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino in Italian restaurants with Oriental women!”

    Great song. Anyone else know that Barnes of Barnes and Barnes (heh) played Will Robinson on the original Lost in Space?

    Kid actors week.

  26. BrainpanSonata says:

    I have had caramelized anchovies before and they were delicious.

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