Bark & Grill: Guilt

I wrote this gag while on a walk. I was thinking about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and how the thoughts of stupid mistakes/actions from our past tend to haunt us. It wasn’t a far leap from haunting to “Ghostbusters.” So I mashed the two ideas together.

I have heard of people purging traumatic memories from their mind. I can’t say that has ever happened to me. Then again, if it had, I still couldn’t say because I wouldn’t know.

They say “History repeats itself.” I believe the memories of our regrettable moments are there as personal cautionary tales to keep us from making the same mistake or to help us become better humans.

On another note, I enjoyed learning some new techniques in Procreate to color this strip. The more I learn about that app, the more I love it!

Bark & Grill: Snails

There’s few things the invoke a sense of sadness and mortality than inadvertently stepping on a snail. Half-way though the process – mid-crunch – the mind realizes what is happening and that there is nothing that can be done to alliviate the situation.

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be a snail that has been stepped upon. One moment, life is going along as any other day. Then, in an instant, death.

Snails don’t seem to understand the jeapordy they place themselves into when crossing the paths of humans. And, even if they did, they could do very little to avoid catastrophy, slow as they are.

I read a book once titled “In Praise of Slowness.” We could learn a lot from the snail.

Bark & Grill: Sea Monkey

If my memory serves me right, I first saw Sea Monkeys in an ad in the back of a comic book, alongside X-Ray glasses and the like. The idea of having little human-like underwater creatures as pets sounded too good to be true. And, of course, it was.

Yet, for all the disappointment of what I thought was false advertising, Sea Monkeys proved to be a fun purchase.

First of all, the idea of a packet of dust that turned into living creatures was, and still is, amazing! It seems like something not of this world. Secondly, while the creatures were not human-like AT ALL, they did prove to be fun to watch through the magnification bubbles on the little aquarium.

If you’re a fan of Sea Monkeys, it’s best to not look into the guy who created them. Trust me. Regardless, they’re still available! Click here to check them out on Amazon.

Bark & Grill: Lasers

I predict that, one day, LASIK will be an opt-in free service to any American who needs it, and it may cost the taxpayer less than what we think.

At some point, the technology and availability of LASIK surgery will come down so dramatically that we (health care providers and government health agencies) will do a cost-benefit analysis and conclude that the price of a one-time event (i.e., LASIK) outweighs the cost of years of eye exams, glasses and/or contacts, etc.

Will that put some people in the eye care industry out of work? There will still be a need for them for kids under 18 years of age. And eye care does not stop with LASIK. Vision can deteriorate and there will always be those who choose good ol’ fashioned glasses.

One last thing: I also believe we will see a cure for blindness. It may be a Geordi La Forge visor or a special surgery, but I believe we’ll see that cure in my lifetime.

Magic banana comb.