Jen Bingham

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Month: September 2015

Your Sunday Comic

A classic case of good cop/sad criminal.

From Buttersafe

From Buttersafe

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Your Sunday Comic

This is what it’s like to go to brunch with me.

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From Poorly Drawn LInes

From Poorly Drawn LInes

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Try to Praise the Mutilated World

It was that kind of day.

Everything is beautiful and awful.

I got to see the loveliest people and help a sick friend.

I tried to listen when a 98 year old woman told me she didn’t want to live anymore.

I saw a dog run across the Dan Ryan and not get hit. I hope he got off safely, the poor motherfucker.

The drive home from Chicago was flat as always but the sky was gorgeous and stacked with clouds and I don’t care what anybody says, the Indiana greens are the most beautiful. My sick friend talked a little and rested and I thought about the poem by Adam Zagajewski and especially the lines

Remember the moments when we were together
in a white room and the curtain fluttered.
Return in thought to the concert where music flared.
You gathered acorns in the park in autumn
and leaves eddied over the earth’s scars.

I thought about the time my brother and my older sister and I went to see Old School and my sister and I laughed so hard that my brother later told us he thought it was rude to laugh that much. I thought about the time my younger sister put Nair mousse in her hair thinking it was styling product. I thought about the time an ex and I were both sick on New Year’s Eve and watched Quincy reruns. And my dad clipping my toenails with a clipper shaped like a fish when I was little. My memories are not as elegant as those of Mr. Zagajewski.

My younger sister called and told me some stuff about my mom. It was not good stuff. Then I sat in the shower with the water beating down on me. I’m lucky I can do that when I’m sad. The only thing we have is the beauty of this mutilated world, I guess.

Your Sunday Comic

Today’s comic will be helpful to you on your quest for love.

From Eat More Bikes

From Eat More Bikes

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Your Sunday Comic

This is the only thing I turned in to my new job when they requested an application.

From A Softer World

From A Softer World

alt text: we’re hiring, sure. but this job won’t save you.

I did not make this cool comic. Click on the art to see more from amazing people Joey Comeau and Emily Horne.

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