The Blockhams in "HOPELESS ROMANTIC"

Submitted by Six Zero on March 8th, 2012 at 10:16 AM


As mentioned two days ago, I was recently defeated by the stomach virus
and ordered by my doctor to cease all drawing of cartoon Michigan families
until I could stand the smell of cooked food.  As such, I opted to run
Tuesday's feature Blockhams strip today, and that's what brings us to this...

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There's something about a big victory that brings the charm out of a Blockham man... and with three kids named Thomas, Chalmers and Desmond, matriarch Donna has seen it before and knows it all too well.  Call it the heat of the moment, the rush of unbridled happiness, or something far less eloquent... but for a Michigan Man like Tom, there's something about a big win that calls for, well, another big win.   

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March 8th, 2012 at 12:45 PM ^

Brian opted out of the radio because he's got the bug going around's an MGoDemic!

I can't get sick just by reading the site, can I?  Or maybe after this strip, pregnant?


March 8th, 2012 at 5:00 PM ^

It would be strange NOT to have a twinkle in your eye after waiting decades for something like this. I can identify Tom's feelings of elation at that moment and....well, the other feeling. 

I will say, we sadly missed the boat on Michigan-themed names for both kids. My wife, not being a sports person, wouldn't even entertain the notion, although I did keep trying. It is comforting that the Blockhams have succeeded in this regard even if some of us have failed. 

Once again, awesome work, Six Zero. 

Lady in Blue

March 9th, 2012 at 10:01 AM ^

My husband and I have been debating various Michigan-themed names for our non-existant dogs and children for years.  As long as he doesn't vote to name a human Fielding, I'm good to go. 

nuther proud W…

March 12th, 2012 at 6:25 AM ^

Tripp after Wellbourne. My wife not being a fan, wondering what I had been drinking asked me what kinda name (Tripp) is that?. I was saying isnt it different honey? she says yeah, its different alright. So different there isnt a chance in hell that is happening. My sons name is Sean, now everyone says isn't everone named Sean? So I can't win for losing.