Characters have to have character:

… or they are just left on the drawing board.


note: what makes Miffy, Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Bart Simpson and Mickey Mouse so special?

double note: Does Mr. Gucci only wear Gucci? Does Mr. Armani only wear Armani? Does Mr. Levi only wear Levi’s? Does Mr. Loom only wear Fruit of the Loom?
Planetross wears Planetross stuff, but only because it’s not cool. I’m sure if it ever caught on, I’d never wear that trendsetter stuff … unless I could get a lucrative endorsement.

triple note: I spend more time telling people that the teeth are pickles. For some reason, people think they are caterpillars: dill pickles aren’t very popular over here to be fair.


Today #228

Today none of my students wanted any of my imaginary ketchup sandwiches.

7 responses to “Influessentials

  1. I have no idea why “tooth pickles” should be funny but I cracked up on that shirt.

  2. You must have had a good day! Love the shirt, and the tooth pickles, and that thing you’re standing in front of, and… If that’s a garbage can, the Japanese are a lot bigger than I ever imagined.

  3. Tooth pickles is my favorite! Our Japanese exchange student tried a dill pickle – he didn’t like it. You should make a “tooth caterpillars” shirt and wear it, just to be fair.

  4. When I used to live in Japan I used to get into trouble at bars when I’d ask for pickles and confuse the words, “oshinko” and “umunko” (probably not the correct spelling).

  5. Thanks for the comments.

    Bearman: I think “pickles” is one of those words that you just can’t say without feeling a little better. Actually the drawing is an example of “pickle teeth“, but “tooth pickles” sounds funnier.

    note: the original post is here:

    Donald Diddams:kids seem to like the idea of ketchup sandwiches … because they could make them, but don’t want to.
    Japanese are the size you expect them to be; they just have really big garbage cans.

    Tammy: looking at recent photos of myself, it seems tooth pickles is my favorite too!
    Sometimes stores just want to get rid of dill pickles because nobody buys them: I don’t mind. Sour cream is something else I don’t have to buy at the full price usually.

    razzbuffnik: you know some pretty dirty words in Japanese. I used to confuse “unko” (poo) with “anko” (sweet bean paste) … or maybe I didn’t. hee hee!

  6. That’s a big upside down drinking glass behind you. So do McDonald’s sell the same unko there in Japan as they do everywhere else.
    Seeing as this is YOUR blog McDonalds can sue you instead of me over this comment

  7. Tony: most of the stuff on the McDonald’s menu is the same, but the toys are usually different.

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