If this comic strip doesn’t make you want to get up, go buy a ping pong table and paddles, learn the 7,611 rules of the CUPS rulebook, become a great CUPS player and enjoy the fortune of fame afforded of an international sports superstar, then I don’t know what to tell you.
I considered drawing a ‘This Side Up’ with an arrow pointing down on the box that Sarge is carrying, before thinking better of it… I think that would have been just a notch above a banana peel joke. But, then again, I sort of feel like in real life someone slipping on a banana would be pretty hilarious, if done all legit-like.
Full disclosure, I spent a good 5-8 minutes of my life researching whether the Elk’s Lodge is a national thing, thereby being something that most people knew of. Even if it’s not, I kind of feel like context is your friend in this particular comic.
I suppose the joke in this strip is that they’re hiding behind the car, as if they are children. Though I suppose the really cynical societal joke here is the idea that there are actually comedies that aren’t male driven… Sorry about the punchline confusion, everyone… Will work on more efficient joke telling post-haste.
Welcome to CUPS. Kick off your shoes and stay a while. Can I get you something to drink? I’ll get you something to drink. We’ve got some water, some milk… An old Miller Lite? I guess I wasn’t prepared to have people over. You want this Miller Lite? No, I don’t think it’s expired, let me check. It’s got a ‘born on’ date, I’m not sure what to do with that information. I think it’s really old, why don’t I just throw it out to be safe. OK. You want something to drink? We have milk and water. I guess what I’m saying is that CUPS is about family.