buttart:

mortalityplays:

countershotpress:

What were you planning to hang on your wall for the 2015 calendar year? Perhaps some tasteful cottage landscapes? Puppies rolling in the grass? Mountain ranges? Flower bouquets? Were you not planning anything at all, just grabbing the first who-cares-what out of the bargain bin? Well, Countershot Press and 7 other exceptional webcomic artists are here to save you from these annual woes with something so daring, so gallant, so robust, so utterly PG-13, it can only be called

MANCALENDAR!

We’ve rounded up…

E.K. Weaver of The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal
Kelly Turnbull of Manly Guys Doing Manly Things
Ash G. of Monster’s Garden
Amy King of The Muse Mentor
Cami Woodruff of Doomsday, My Dear
Beckey Grundy of String Theory
G.C. Houle of H&J
Lily Hoyda of Bad Reputation
Tish Doolin of Modus Operandi
Nancy King of Boss Monster
Rosa Lee Marnie of Mythos
Miri Chamberlain of Riverside Extras

…and these 12 courageous creators have assembled an astonishing flock of fellows that is sure to communicate three things to all who see it, no matter the month:

  1. You have good taste.
  2. You enjoy webcomics.
  3. MANCALENDAR!

You are at liberty to hang MANCALENDAR wherever you like, so as to be sure to advertise to as many people as possible your refined appreciation of many different men in many different webcomics. Feel free to display MANCALENDAR in your home, your workplace, dorm rooms, your friend’s home, your grandma’s kitchen, your favorite hair salon, public restrooms, your car windshield, subway station garbage cans, the zoo, or even… on your computer. Stick this baby over your monitor and you’ll never forget the date (until 2016 rolls around) again! Delight in the tantalizing features of MANCALENDAR:

  • Full color 12 month calendar! We have all of the days and weeks present.
  • All the content is PG-13, and safe for…well for wherever it’s safe to look at PG-13 drawings of cartoon hunks.
  • Opens up to 11”x17”, with the illustrations of your favorite webcomic beaus at 11”x8.5”. 
  • The inside pages are printed on a suave matte gloss, and…
  • The outside covers are sturdy gloss cardstock.

By this point, you might be saying to yourself… but how do I PURCHASE a MANCALENDAR? You’re in luck, because that might be the least wordy part! Simply hurry over to our store, rustle up $20 plus shipping and handling, input all your information, and VOILA! Come mid-November, we will be shipping out calendars to you, and you can then mark DOWN the days on your current 2014 calendars til the day they will become obsolete, forever.

Here it is, one more time…

Please note! Wherever you decide MANCALENDAR is best displayed, you will probably want to make sure it’s there by January 1st, 2015, or perhaps even by the 2014 holiday season, so as to enjoy its full 12 month guarantee of manful time-keeping eminence. So be sure to order by October 30th, 2014 in order to receive it as promptly as possible, and in good time for the start of the new year.

Thank you for reading, and don’t delay — make space for a MAN on your wall today!

Oh snap, what’s that? It’s 2015 hurtling towards us over the horizon!

And, hey, 2015 looks a LOT like twelve super attractive men rendered by a variety of talented independent comic artists!

You know what to do!

reminder that i am in this with amazing ppl and you should buy it and support Sexy Webcomic Mans

Oh my god yessss.

cinoh:

Anatomical wax model. Florence. Late 18th century. Wellcome Library, London.

Oh my god I want this for my desk so badly.

cinoh:

Anatomical wax model. Florence. Late 18th century. Wellcome Library, London.

Oh my god I want this for my desk so badly.

What to call a group of birds

strangebiology:

Starlings: Murmuration
Crows: Murder
Eagles: Convocation
Jays: Party
Larks: Exaltation or Ascension
Owls: Parliament
Peafowl (like peacocks): Ostentation
Ravens: Unkindness, Storytelling
Doves: Pitying
Flamingo: Flamboyance
Gulls: Screech
Guinea Fowl: Confusion
Hawks: Boil
Parrots: Pandemonium
Thrush: Mutation

First question is how can I get the job of naming animal groups and second of course is does anyone really use these words in real life?


These are all terms of venery that were used as a joke in the Middle Ages. No biologist actually uses these, and most of these birds do not flock in large groups. A flock is a flock.

figydaflygon:

okay but while those greek and roman words sound pretty scientific and all like “cephalopod” and we just go ahhh yes the scientific term for an octupus mmhm but can you imagine what that actually must’ve been like in greek:

"yooo herod look at this crazy ass sea-creature. i think it should be called a head-foot" 

This is essentially my job teaching anatomy. There’s this sort of rounded process on the skull called the mastoid process, which literally translates to “boob-shaped.” So I told my students what the name means and followed it up with, “This was obviously named by a nerd who never saw a boob before.”

They all got that one right on the quiz.

coelasquid:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

deelekgolo:

when you brush your teeth you are petting your skeleton for a job well done

I told this joke to my friend in dental school and he scolded me because teeth aren’t bone

Your friend sounds like kind of a douchey pedant, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone not count teeth as a component of the Skeletal system, like “Here’s the skull but I made sure not to draw teeth in it because those are technically Enamel and Dentin and not bone so they don’t count.”

In all of the anatomy classes I’ve taught we don’t teach teeth with the skeletal system. We always teach it with the digestive system since they’re technically accessory organs to that system. That’s probably why dental school fellow got upset about it.

cafiffle:

SATURDAY SPECIAL: SHOTS FIRED
New to Doomsday?  Start here!  Want to support it and see extra stuff and finished pages before everyone else?  Here’s the Patreon!

Doomsday, My Dear is a member of Countershot Press.

Oooooooooh.

cafiffle:

SATURDAY SPECIAL: SHOTS FIRED

New to Doomsday?  Start here!  Want to support it and see extra stuff and finished pages before everyone else?  Here’s the Patreon!

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Doomsday, My Dear is a member of Countershot Press.

Oooooooooh.

Downton Abbey Season 4

I think I might finally be ready to watch season 4. I’ve had time to get over the Bloody Stupid Event at the End of Season 3 and I think I can handle it now. 

anodetoquality:

Why don’t we talk about Monkey Island more

anodetoquality:

Why don’t we talk about Monkey Island more

Hey Dr. any tips for a first year med student.
Anonymous

cranquis:

cranquis:

Thanks for the easy question, Anonymous. Here is your answer.

But! Dr. Cranquis has standards, and those standards prevent me from just cutting-and-pasting a reply for you. So here’s an Extra Tip Just For You (call it a Deleted Scene or something)….

  • Say Goodbye to Privacy and Hello to Unwanted Consults

Apparently, everyone who enters med school immediately becomes possessed by the Total Knowledge of All Physicians…. or at least that’s what your family and friends will appear to believe. Come Thanksgiving of your Freshman year, you may have only studied the anatomy of the Anterior Neck and the Heart — but at the Thanksgiving table, your family will bombard you for advice on Uncle Pete’s high blood pressure, Aunt Tina’s ingrown toenails, and Grandpa Horace’s heartburn. (And then AFTER dinner, you will be quietly approached by that Weird Cousin of yours with a delicate question about venereal disease, which will really ruin the taste of pumpkin pie in your mouth).

Similarly, anytime that you run into old friends and acquaintances, you will find them suddenly asking you questions about intimate medical issues and encouraging you to examine various body parts… body parts that you still haven’t worked up the courage to touch on a cadaver, much less on a living human being who is also your old music teacher!

So what should you do? Well, right now, there’s not much choice, since it’s not like you can prescribe medication or begin any official line of treatment as a Freshman in Med School… but be sure that even your stumbling words of pseudo-advice are preceded AND followed by a disclaimer which (1) points out your lack of knowledge in this area yet, and (b) encourages them to discuss it with a real more experienced medical professional. (After all, you don’t want to find out NEXT Thanksgiving that Uncle Pete’s heart attack could’ve been prevented if he had actually seen a doctor about his blood pressure!)

Thanks for the question! Good luck with school.

From the Archives: Cranquis Mail: A bonus tip for med students re: "Unwanted Medical Consults from Friends and Family"

The complete Cranquis’ Med School Survival Guide is here.

Fun fact: this ALSO becomes true if you become an anatomy professor. A shocking number of people think that just because I can teach body parts I can also diagnose issues with those parts. NOT. TRUE.

rincewitch:

cafiffle:

mancalendar’s comin’ along

oh my fucking GOD

Laughing forever at Chet’s perfect face.

rincewitch:

cafiffle:

mancalendar’s comin’ along

oh my fucking GOD

Laughing forever at Chet’s perfect face.