Sunday, November 6, 2011



See, this is what happens when there aren’t enough public funds to house them all in the loony bins. Some of ‘em get turned loose on society and they create cartoon books.

Lonnie Millsap’s second cartoon book is titled “I Hate My Job”, and, really, how many of us can’t relate to that? However, this book is not for everyone. Some may find it crude, rude, distasteful and . . . Well, let me put it this way: If you like 'The Simpsons' but think it’s a little too sanitized; if you dig 'The Far Side' but think it could use some bodily fluids; if you love 'The Venture Bros.' and think that porridge is “just right”, then you are gonna go ‘Screwball Squirrel’ over “I Hate My Job”.

“I Hate My Job” essentially takes up where Lonnie Millsap’s last cartoon book, “My Washcloth Stinks”, left off. ("I Hate My Job" is a book of all new cartoons; there are no repeats. I repeat, "No repeats!") You could even think of this new book as “My Washcloth Stinks 2”. However, it seems to me that perhaps "I Hate My Job" includes a bit more blood, snot ‘n’ vomit than its predecessor had. I guess Millsap found “My Washcloth Stinks” to be a quart low. ...Nah, I’m jus’ kidding. (No, I wasn’t!)

To be semi-serious for a moment (I promise it won't last long), Lonnie Millsap’s cartoons have a lot more than just blood, snot ‘n’ vomit to offer. There are zombie waiters, worm comedians, spider moms, hot dog prostitutes, and hitchhiking giraffes. (“Boy, giraffes are selfish!”) And there’s also God. Yeah, Lonnie Millsap is insane enough to portray God in his cartoons! I’m sure Millsap will be struck by lightning before his third book is published. (Giraffes got nuttin’ to worry about now, ‘cause the lightning’s got Lonnie’s name on it.)

Did I mention that some of Millsap’s cartoons are laugh-out-loud funny? I didn’t? Well, too late now, we’re past that paragraph.

If I had to pick a favorite cartoon in this collection it might be "The Y And W Anti-Discrimination Trial" (talk about yer political correctness running amuck!), or the 'dinner surprise in the oven' (always choose your words carefully!), or “Generational Issues In The Fly Community” (I almost choked to death yesterday while thinking about that one and trying to swallow my meds at the same time). But the blind victim of an April Fool’s Day prank is a personal best new low for Lonnie; if there’s a God in heaven, Millsap will never top that one... uhm, fall below it, I mean.

Being one of Millsap’s oldest enemies, I am in possession of the personally autographed ‘Bitter Deluxe’ version of “I Hate My Job”. But I’ll bet if you contacted the lunatic he’d sign a copy for you, too. Ahh, we “little people” - he loves us!

Overall, I may have liked “My Washcloth Stinks” better’n “I Hate My Job” but the very funniest cartoons in the latter might be even funnier than the funniest in the former. So, which of the two books should you get? I’d say it’s six o’ one, half a dozen of the other. (“Holy Trite Expression, Batman!”) So why not buy both? All of his stuffs, the entire Lonnie Millsap collection – “My Washcloth Stinks” AND “I Hate My Job” – would make a crazy gift for the wacko in your home, office, or insane asylum.

You’re a good man, Charlie Brown. You’re a sick man, Lonnie Millsap!
Get some help! I’d willingly pay more in taxes to have you put away... again.



~ Stephen T. McCarthy

YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.


YeamieWaffles said...

Sounds like quite the entertaining watch actually buddy. I'm going to have to check it out soon.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...


'Watch' is a 1970s album by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. But, yes, you SHOULD check it out soon; it includes a great ballad entitled "California" which, if there were any justice in "this world", would have been a Top 40 hit.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Missed Periods said...

You give a mighty fine book review. I find myself wanting to purchase six of one and half a dozen of the other.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Ha! Well, thank you!
I feel confident in saying that Lonnie wouldn't object if you did.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Kelly Robinson said...

Definitely not something I've seen reviewed anywhere else!

Arlee Bird said...

Lonnie's on a roll with his books. I'm sure there must be a joke that I don't see lurking in that line, but I feel funny this morning and not in a humorous way.

Tossing It Out

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I'm always 12 days ahead of everyone else, ...or 12 years behind them. Usually it's the latter, but in this case it seems to be the former. (I only hope Lonnie remembers me after he's rich and famous. Uh... remembers me AND floats me an interest-free lifetime loan.)

That's funny 'cause you sure look humorous to me!

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Poetry of the Day said...

i hate my job too lolol.
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Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Pshaw! Well, hey, other than Lady GagGag, who doesn't?

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Punk Chopsticks said...

Wow sounds like a pretty interesting read, not sure IF I'd be able to get it around here where I am.

Oh yeah, in response to your comment on my post.
Stephen T.McCarthy- haha how you say you'll end up all ol and alone, you sem to have really good advice. Well it seems like great advice, at least to me, really good advice btw man thanks alot.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Yeah, "on paper" I think it's an excellent approach to life and love. Too bad it didn't work for me in the least!

(I just started riffing there and got on a roll. And, of course, I always loves me a surprise ending. Ha!)

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Who couldn't do with a little more boogers and snot in their life? Not this guy.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Thanks, Brother!

I hope I didn't come off appearing to denigrate blood, snot & vomit. I mean, where would "life" be without 'em? Pretty dry and boring if ya ask me.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Eve said...

Sounds like something I'd like to check out, seeing as I pretty much DO hate my job, and my washcloth....well, the washcloth is's the dishrag that stinks!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Yeah, well, anything with a "rag" tag...

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

2peeeps said...

thank's for share

2Peeeps Health and Fitness

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Thanks for "thanks".

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'