Right Way Wrong Way
on May 28, 2012 at 12:00 am
NOTE: We have been experiencing some technical difficulties with the website server, but a new cartoon should be posted Monday June 4.
The difference between right and wrong often comes down to how difficult it is.
Once again our artist friend, Debbie Adams, has painted another great Wombie picture. This time it’s Captain Fraz, the fearless modern-day pirate of the Outer Banks. Along for the ride are his parrot, Long John Silver, his lookout, the Yellow Belly Flapper, and his green Dragon at the helm. And they’re all in for a heap of fun! You can see the original Pirate Fraz painting at Debbie’s art blog.
So, what is it you want to do? Maybe I can give you some advice.
I wanted to know how to get good marks in school without studying.
My entire class does that every day. They are in elementary school and certified intellectually gifted. The stink pots never study but still make A’s. It will catch up to them eventually.
That’s not fair!!
But I’m gifted, too. Lots of people have given me gifts. An island, a genie, a mansion, and a pirate ship!
No one has given you study skills?
No, I try to stay away from sick people.
Seconding Loon. Oh, and this reminds me of the Lyle Lovitt song ‘If I had a Boat.’
I’d skip the pony and take a Wombie!
Fab as always 🙂
I wouldn’t mind having a human! Oh, wait, I’ve already got a genie. Does that count?
Oh never said I was a human. Well, pretty close. All of my ex-husbands refer to me as Inhumane.
Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you can get along with everyone here and have fun! And eat chocolate!
And there isn’t any stink pots around yet either, maybe they will arrive when you are busy with your studying? 🙂
So you’re saying they’ll never get here, then?
Well not exactly, but we will just have to wait and see… of course in the meantime there are cartons of freshly squeezed OJ and a whole feasting table full of goodies to be enjoyed, if you want to I mean? 🙂
Sure, as long as we can have some chocolate pancakes and milkshakes, too!
We can always have plenty of those Fraz 🙂
Yay!! I’ve also got a new Beach House thanks to Deb, so we’ve got some partying to do!
Yes I have already seen it Fraz, you have so many wonderful gifts and even a Genie for the one’s you don’t already have as pressies 🙂
I’m a pretty lucky Wombie with such good friends always giving me things! So it’s nice to have them all here on my island having fun!
Everyone has fun on your island Fraz, it’s the best place to be and we all get to eat as much chocolate, pancakes and marshmellows as we can eat 🙂
Yep! And my island is a special “No Fat Zone” so even all you humans don’t have to worry about what you eat. You’ll never get fat here!
In that case I will make a new batch of extra sweet syrup and chocolate covered pancakes, add a side treat of marshmellows on sticks, wine gums of plenty, a huge glass of Transylvania rich choco milkshakes with added vamp juice (Red of Course) and some chocolate chips to sprinkle over our fifty pancakes each surprise, actually the surprise is if we can eat them all 🙂
I can eat them all, no problem! I hope you can too. The fun is in the eating! Well, the eating and the burping!
I am glad that you said burping 🙂 lol
I’m not allowed to say the other thing!
So that’s what I am doing wrong 😯
Yeah, me too!
Hey Loon whatever you are doing wrong, stop it right away and grab hold of this pancake, I have covered it in a maple syrup sauce and it needs eating straight away while it’s hot 🙂 Hope you enjoy it Loon 😉
Isn’t there an ‘easier’ right way, Binky?!
No, not usually.
That’s the truth. I hate the truth.
So do I!
Alas it’s true… sight!
But things, which come easy have less value, than those ones, which we had to fight for. At least for me. 🙂
That’s quite true, but it’s hard to convince some of the younger ones of that.
It is hard to teach some old codgers that as well.
Old dogs often don’t like new tricks.
Old Bears, too.
Maybe old Wombies, too.
Or even the odd Goth either 🙁
Perhaps we could all have tea & chocolate biscuits and not learn together.
I will pour.
And I will share out the chocolates and pancakes 🙂
Red are you enjoying your marshmellows dipped in yummy yummy fangtastic scrummy chocolate? 🙂
Quite, but not as much as the wine gums. I think I need to make a wine gum-pancake cake with chocolate frosting between the layers.
Now that sounds delightful but will you be adding some chocolate coated carrots to that mix? 🙂 Well I like carrot cake but Fraz isn’t keen on fresh carrots unless they have a very thick coating of chocolate to disguise the flavour, but the cake sounds scrummy with the wine gums included so I can’t wait for a bit 🙂 I will have some cake too if you don’t mind? 🙂
Red, if you bake cakes like that, every Wombie in a thousand miles will be begging at your door! And I’ll be there first!
I like carrot cake! Not as much as chocolate cheescake, but it’s still yummy! Chocolate carrot cake would be better, though!
The right way may be the hardest, and it is often far less fun!
Yeah, and I want to go for the fun!
I bet there is an easy right way out there! All we have to do is find it Fraz 🙂
I’m looking for it!
Think how hard you looked for a genie. That was worth it, right?
It was! That’s why I’m still looking for an easier way!
Maybe the Genie can help? 🙂
My genie refuses to do my schoolwork!
Then ask the genie to erase all homework from school
I asked her to make the school disappear, but she refused! My genie doesn’t seem to want to help me out, school-wise!
Perhaps she is a part-time teacher in disguise 🙁
No, not that!!
i think that might have been the worst joke yet 🙁 lol Your Genie being a p/t teacher I mean…
Well I’m glad it was a joke, because you had me scared there for a minute!
No Genie would want to be a p/t teacher, unless she was getting lots of extras 🙂
It’d be weird having a genie for a teacher. If you didn’t do your homework, she could make you disappear!
And none of us want you disappearing Fraz, you are too popular for one thing and besides we have a stash of freshly made pancakes to get through so grab the cork and push it firmly into the bottle 🙂 Genie can come out again when she has promised us not to be a p/t teacher 🙂
Don’t worry, I’m not disappearing! I’ve got too much fun to have! We can put my genie back in her bottle, but I don’t think we should put the cork in too tight. I don’t want to get her mad!
I agree, and even though she wanted to be a p/t teacher we can still share our pancakes with her, maybe even give her a nice treat afterwards? 🙂
I think my genie deserves all the treats she wants! She’s been good to me. I just hope she forgets about being a teacher.
If we keep feeding her lots of pancakes she won’t have time to think about teaching 🙂 Hopefully 🙂
That sounds like a good plan! She seems to really like our triple chocolate pancakes!
There’s no easy way to do anything 🙁 lol
That’s what it seems like sometimes.
Cheer up Fraz, it is not always alot harder.
I hope you’re right!
Hey Fraz, the next time you do something tell Binky is was hard so he knows you did it right. Tell him every time and he’ll realize just how smart you are. 😉
Thanks for putting up my painting and link…much appreciated!
I’m always telling everyone how smart I am, but no one seems to believe me! Maybe I’ll try the “it was hard” bit.
You’re welcome, Deb. It’s a great painting. And Fraz would have killed me if I didn’t put it up!
every thing I love is wrong way damn i hate right ways..
and that cartoon Deb has drawn is just fab..I am joining Fraz ,i have always wanted to be a pirate and since it is the hardest so it must be the right way ..yay
Yeah, I think the pirate way is the best! No one tells a pirate he’s doing it wrong!
Thank you, Soma. 🙂
I agree this is a fun painting and Fraz is already getting into his Pirate character, all he needs now is a chocolate parrot and another island or ten to hunt down all the hidden Pirate treasures 🙂
Now I want a chocolate parrot, too! To go along with my real one!
I would love to have a chocolate parrot and munch on it to scare the real one…(i may have seen too many scary movies)
I didn’t want to scare my parrot! I just wanted the chocolate! I also like those chocolate gold coins!
I will have to ask the skeletons to bring it over for you 🙂
That’s the truth, unfortunately!
Maybe, but I’m still trying to find a better way!
It would be so much easier if life had an owner’s manual.
That’s for sure! But I don’t know if I’d want to follow it, though.
I used to have a green parrot. Now I’ve got a red and blue one. does that make me an honorary pirate?
Sure! You can join my crew anytime! We’re always looking for new pirates, especially ones with parrots!
Hey Fraz any more of those Parrots and you will have a full perch on your shoulders 🙂 lol
I don’t think a pirate can have too many parrots!
Or too many treasure chests to open 🙂
Yeah, it’s pretty hard to have too much gold and treasure!
And Party Hats 🙂
I’ve been wearing mine so long, I don’t know if it’ll come off!
Yes I have been wearing mine none stop for months too 😉
People sometimes think my party hat is a dunce cap, which is kind of embarrassing.
Noooooooooooooo never, well to start with I know how logically minded you are and another thing you are always at the front of the queue when the pancakes are ready soooo you are definitely a lot smarter than everyone gives you credit for 🙂
Yeah, I know where the pancakes are! And the chocolate, too. And the treasure we secretly buried on my island!
Yes you are certainly a choco grade student, with lots of pancake ideas, wine gum notions and spamtastic at island hopping, it helps being a Pirate but I know how great you are with your Genie so there will be lots of treasure to find and even more pancakes to get through 🙂
It’s a tough life as a pirate, with all the gold and chocolate and pancakes and stuff. But someone has to do it, matey! And we’re tough!!
It’s not fair that some don’t have to study but still get good grades. I had to study hard coz if I didn’t I usually fail or just about hit the passing mark.
Oh, by the way, when I study, I eat some chocolate! Food for my brain, I think.. 🙂
I like the eating chocolate part a lot better than the studying part! And since I’m a pirate now, I shouldn’t have to study!
The road to life was never painted with daffodils.
No. but the road to Wombania is paved with chocolate!
This is only one of the many reasons why we like it here so much 🙂
And it’s a lot more fun here will all you guys! And girls! Or is that gals?
Road to Wombania – Chocolate? Wow, point me the way!
Oh, I have a question: Speaking of chocolate, which is better: Plain, white, or dark chocolate?
All roads lead to Wombania, so it shouldn’t be hard to find us!
Dark chocolate is the best! But any chocolate will do!
I like the dark chocolate, but then I also like the milk, and the white, and even the marshmellow flavoured one that Binky has started working on, I think it is for our long awaited Mars adventure 🙂
I never say no to chocolate! I like those marshmallow chocolate bunnies and Santas they have for the holidays! They should make some chocolate marshmallow Wombies!
Now that is another one of your fangtastic ideas Fraz 🙂 Milk chocolate or dark? 🙂
I think I like the dark marshmallow chocolate ones the best. But I wouldn’t say no to a milk chocolate one!
Nooooo Me neither 🙂
Thats why I always take the easy way!
If the right way was easier, it’d be a lot easier to like it!
The right way might be harder Fraz but the rewards are always that much better 🙂
I guess. That’s what Binky tried to tell me.
Don’t worry Fraz your lessons will be a lot easier to get through after a few more of these yummy flavoured pancakes 🙂
Well I better have quite a few pancakes, then! I want it to be a lot easier!
poor Fraz. things won’t always be so hard. seems like it is easier on your island or pirate ship. maybe you should try doing homework away, on the island or ship? at least it will be fun! I agree that chocolate makes great brain food. you wombies should all be super smart!
I guess doing my homework on my pirate ship or island would be more fun than doing it in my bedroom. And maybe I should be eating more chocolate, then.
A Wombie can never have too much of a good thing, especially when it is a large box of scrumptious chocolates on offer 🙂
That’s for sure! Or wine gums, too!
The wine gums are an added extra, along with the marshmellows and Vampy pancakes 🙂
I think it’s about time to eat again!
Yes it’s going to be party time again soon, you have more parties than a Hollywood movie star 🙂
Well I’ve got the Beverly Hills mansion, so I might as well use it! Those Hollywood guys know how to have a party!
Yes and they get all the best birds too, go on, have another chicken leg 🙂
I think all my birds have flown the coup!
I don’t know what that means, though.
I have a good idea but you know where there is a wish there is another bird just waiting to happen 🙂 But I think that old saying of ‘A Bird In the Hand, Is Worth Two In The Bush’ is for when you get a bit older so here have another marshmellow on a stick, it will do you the world of good and there is a big bag full of wine gums afterwards so eat up Fraz and have fun 🙂
I wonder if I could have a chocolate marshmallow parrot on a stick? Then I could have my bird and eat it, too!
That sounds like a good idea to me Fraz 🙂
I love when a comic makes accurate observations of life … yes… anything worth anything is not easy!
That’s what everyone seems to be telling me!
Man, I wish the hard way was way easier. I’m writing my congressman. 🙂
Yeah, you’d think someone could do something about it!
Personally I think he should try and work smarter, not harder.
I’d rather not work at all, if I could get away with it!
Yep – Binky’s the brainy one alright. I took the Fraz approach though. Luckily my 3 kids must have been listening to Binky!
Well maybe I’ll be okay, then!
You have to think about it first Fraz. Remember I’m Bo Lumpkin and I do a lot of thinkin’. The right way is not always the hardest. If you don’t have the energy to do it right….you won’t have the energy to do it over so doing it right the first time is really the easiest. I hope that clears up all of the confusion. It has certainly made my life easier.
Well I guess I never thought about it like that before. Maybe you’re right, but I think I’m going to have to think about it.
And a tip for school…Don’t worry so much about making good grades. Concentrate on learnin’ stuff and the grades will come.
It’d be a lot easier if they taught stuff I wanted to learn about!
What do you want to learn, Fraz?
How to be rich! Oh wait, I already am with all that treasure I found. And I’m already kind of famous with my Beverly Hills mansion and TV reality show. And I don’t need to know how to be a pirate because I’m already that, too! Maybe I don’t need to learn anything!
You are one of the richest Wombies that i know Fraz 🙂 Hey those Pirates love eating pancakes you know and soooooo here are a fresh supply, oooooarrrr Fraz lad 🙂
We pirates like to eat those chocolate gold coins, too! And we’re so tough we don’t even take off the gold foil when we eat them!
With that kind of metal you will be making even more chocolate coins but we won’t even go there so have a parrot marshmellow on a stick and forget I mentioned it 🙂
Yeah, I think I will!
Unfortunately this is so very true. No easy way for most everything. Sigh.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Yeah, that’s what most people seem to say.
I love Deb’s painting 🙂 So awesome.
It’s pretty good to live in Awesome! Especially when all you artists keep creating stuff for me!
I wonder what you will be getting next Fraz? 🙂
Apparently Cha gave us a trip to Morocco! And made me a prince, too! I couldn’t ask for more than that!
That sounds great, I hope the plane is big enough for everyone, I mean you can’t even have your private island to yourself so what chance do you have of jetting off to Morocco without ALL of your friends tagging along? 🙂
Do you think an Airbus A380 would be large enough? I’ve always wanted a plane!
Yes that could be large enough but if not perhaps Binky can add some extra decks, he is such a genius when it comes down to inventing things 🙂
And I bet Binky could add some rockets, too. We’ll have the fastest A380 around! Maybe we could even go to the moon in it!!
Sounds really good to me and with an added boost we can visit Mars at the same time 🙂
We’d have to pack extra pancakes for that trip, though. Mars is like a long long long long ways away!
Thanks Cha! I love all the Wombie painting you do as well!
YOU GUYS ARE ALL SUPER CUTE ……….
IT’S LIKE BEING IN KID- LAND IN HERE ………..
HEY DEB ‘
BINKY FRAZ AND ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
HUGGS FROM TORONTO
AND I JUST SAW YOU HAD A YOUTUBE CHANNEL ——– I DIDN’T KNOW THAT TIL NOW 🙂 GOOD FOR YOU 🙂
IF YOU NEED ANY KIND OF MUSIC AT ALL ………
I AM YOUR CAT 🙂
CHA DID A GREAT JOB
DEB IS SO TALENTED …
YOU GUYS ARE ALL SO TALENTED !!!!!!
I WANNA PUT THE WOMBIE ON MY SITE –
HAVE NO IDEA HOW 🙂 WIDGET ?
LET ME KNOW OK – EITHER EMAIL OR WHATEVER …….:)
HAPPY SUNDAY ….
LOVE LOVE TO THE WOMBIES AND THE AWESOME HUMANS THAT CREATE THE FUNNNNNNNNNN XO
Thanks, Cat! We’re glad you like it here. Yes we have our own channel, The Wombies, on YouTube.
The music you created for Cha’s drawing was great, and I put it up on the Habib Wombies fan art page for everyone to listen to.
I don’t really have any Wombie widgets for you, but you can use any of the images off the links page if you want.
I have just tried the url that you gave me and it works perfectly, of course I will be changing the other links accordingly but first I need a few pancakes and a round of marshmellows to whet my appetite 🙂 Fraz will be along any minute now as just one sniff of a freshly made pancake and there he is 🙂
Have a fun rest of weekend Peter and well done on all of your very hard work 🙂
I’m glad to hear it worked for you, Andro. Everything appears to be back to normal on my end, but there may be a glitch or two that needs to be fixed.
You better hide your pancakes from Fraz or you won’t be having many for yourself.
It’s okay I don’t mind sharing mine with Fraz or any of the Wombies, it’s just like a really big happy family here in Wombania and we are all part of it 🙂
The links have all been changed Peter and they are working fine 🙂 Hope everything runs smoothly after all of your hard work my great friend 🙂
Thanks, Andro. Most things seem to be working properly, but Red earlier had a problem with some of the comments not loading properly. It might have been a cache problem, but I hope it resolves itself.
I WILL ADD AN IMAGE AND URL IT BACK TO WOMBANIA TOMORROW 🙂
HAVE A GREAT REST OF SUNDAY ….
WEEKENDS ARE SO SHORT ,,,,,,,!
Thanks, Cat! Hey, there’s another hour and a half left of the weekend!
🙂 HAPPY MONDAY ……..
WOMBANIA RULES 🙂
ADDED THE LITTLE GUYS ON MY SITE 🙂
YOU GUYS HAVE A GREAT DAY XOXOXO
I will get a link up to your site soon. Thanks, Cat!
🙂 THE LINK WORKS AND REDIRECTS 🙂
PS- I WANNA A WOMBIE !!!!!!
Do you mean you want to adopt a Wombie?
🙂 YES – THAT TOO 🙂
BUT WOULDN’T BE FUN TO BE A CARTOON FOR JUST A DAY ….OR MAYBE A MONTH 🙂 LOL XX
Yes, I think I could live a Wombie’s life quite easily!
This is pretty deep…it’s totally true though.
How come things can’t work out the other way for once?
I guess the right way follows the no pain no gain theory. Great Capt. Fraz painting from Deb. Technical difficulties suck.
Yes, Deb’s painting is great!
Having moved over to a new host, hopefully the technical problems have been fixed.
I love those shadows on Fraz’ face.
I’d like to take credit for planning it, but really it was just poor lighting that turned out well.
The good news is that the wrong way tends to be more fun. Like, when getting out of that tree, the wrong way is to just jump regardless of how high up you are or how many branches are in the way (and then brag).
That’s good if you survive! Maybe I could wear a parachute.