They Don’t Make Hammers Like They Used To
on December 13, 2012 at 12:00 am
Maybe if hammers came with a laser-guided sight they’d be easier to operate.
(This comic strip was previously published on October 19, 2009.)
Our long-time Japanese friend Chieko sent us a Happy Wombat Day picture for 2012 featuring two real wombats, Chewbacca and Hiroki. These two Common, or Bare-nosed Wombats live in zoos in Japan. They’re both 27 years old, among the oldest wombats ever known. You can see thousands of pictures of these wombats and others on Chieko’s Womland website.
I had a baseball bat like that when I was a kid. That’s why I took up hockey.
I have one of those bats too!
Hey pipped to the number one spot by Will but hey it’s nice to see you back here, not seen you around in ages 🙂 How do you mean what have I got you for Christmas? Well nothing actually but here, have a mince pie and a couple of wine gums for being 1st to post a comment today 🙂
Peter this cartoon is
brilliant my great friend 🙂
Pipped you? Hello, I’m right down the bottom again Androgoth!!!! My wifi went on strike 🙁
These things happen when you don’t keep up your payments to the Wombie clan.
Held ransom by technology and wildlife!!!!
It’s a dangerous world out there!
Hey not so far down Loon
but yes I bneat you to the
commenting arena 😉 🙂 lol
Never mind suck on these
wine gums but no spitting
okay? 🙂 Be good Loon 😉
BEAT you too 🙂 lmao
The Wombats are fangtastic too
and it was very nice of Chieko to
offer them 🙂 Excellent…
Real wombats are quite fascinating animals. Chieko was nice enough to allow me to use her pictures on the wombat information part of my website.
They are great 🙂
Wombats are wonderful!
Yep, it may look easy when a pro is using one, but it’s not all that easy. Neither is that baseball bat.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Yep, hammers are a lot harder to use than you think!
Especially when making a sandwich 🙂 Hey Fraz don’t be confused I meant a Hamm…er Sandwich 🙂
If you hammer a ham sandwich, does that make it a double hammer?
Yes a good idea 🙂
I hope there is some
cheese in mine too 🙂
It’s hard to tell. It’s kinda flat. I think there’s some cheese in there!
Good I like cheese and ham
I also like cheese and strawberry jam 🙂
I haven’t had that! I like cheese and chocolate in chocolate cheesecake!
Try some strawberry jam and cheese in a scone, now that is really yummy Fraz 🙂
Without chocolate? OK, I’ll try it.
Also, try eating popcorn while you eat peanut m&m’s. I use to eat it that way eons ago when I was a teenager!
That sounds good!
At Fraz hasn’t hit any fingers yet!
I always wondered what Wombats looked like. I like yours better! 😉
Now you know! There’s actually a whole wombat section to the website with plenty of wombat pictures.
That’s what I was thinking… no nails.. means no fingernails? – that is if Wombies HAVE fingernails. Chewbacca looks to have them… hard to tell about Fraz, tho…
don’t give up, buddy!!!
Our wild cousins have HUGE fingernails. We just have normal ones.
I’ll keep trying!
I had a hammer like that…the store took is back.
Chris wouldn’t take ours back. But it doesn’t work!
That’s odd, Fraz. He could have exchanged it for some chocolate instead…those always work.
Yeah, chocolates never give me any problems.
Except when you run out of them.
That used to be a problem! But now when I run out I can get more chocolates from Winky’s factory!
Of course…what was I thinking? Well then, a trade in for the chocolate would be the best thing for Chris to do then.
I wonder if I could trade in Chris?
Nah, they could never re-sell him….go with the hammer exchange.
OK. Maybe I’ll just trade it in for a chocolate hammer and then I can eat it!
There you go, Fraz! You’d be exchanging hammer for hammer…just a different flavor is all…This will work!
I suspect it was a left handed hammer. You need to return it and ask for a right handed hammer!!!
I exchanged it for a right handed chocolate hammer. It was really right! And really chocolaty!
Hope you saved Loon
and ME some Fraz? 🙂
Umm, well I kinda ate it all. I’ll get a couple more chocolate hammers!
Here you go Fraz…but don’t spend all your money in one place.
I could get everyone yummy tools from there!
Yes, and they can get them for you too if they like.
Oh boy, that’d be good!
And so are these chocolate shakes I’m dropping off for you, Winky and Andro!…yum!
Yay! Milkshake party time!
Did yours up, Fraz?.
I brought you another one, and a plate of cookies to put on your night stand to comfort you.
Just in time for bedtime! Thanks Deb!
That’s good. Hope it held you over till breakfast.
Breakfast! 😯 I forgot to fix it this moring! 😯
How could you forget breakfast? It’s the most important chocolate meal of the day! At least until lunch.
I was working too hard…that’s how. But that’s okay, I got some work done, and now I’m fixing the breakfast. I’m frying up some spam and then dipping them in chocolate and of course topping them with wine gums…what some too, Fraz…I got plenty?
Of course! That sounds pretty yummy!
Good, good. 🙂
Now before it gets any later, what would you like me to fix for lunch?
One of everything!
That took up most of the afternoon to fix. So we’ll just have to have it for dinner.
Spambo burger cover with chocolate,
Mashed chocolate potatoes with choco gravy.
Chocolate berry pie, with choco ice cream…wine gum on top.
Mixed chocolate assortments of every kind for a side dish.
And for desert we’ll have double decker triple layered wine gum creamed chocolate marshmallow pies…the ice cream kind.
Oh yeah, and a bowl of wine gums.
Dink! I was going to surprise Fraz with all that!
That was the bestest lunch/dinner I ever had! I think I need to rest now.
Thanks Deb! And Dink & Tink!
Good morning Fraz!
I feel too lazy to cook this morning and I’m won’t have Tink mess with it either, so I brought you a dozen chocolate donuts.
I’ll take them! Did you bring anything for Winky, too?
I got it right here! He get a dozen of the same and you each also get a dozen of jam filled donuts so you can get all sticky and play the wall tossing game. 🙂
Oh boy, that sounds like fun! I bet I stick on the wall better than Winky does!
You just might. Last time you played you stuck on the wall longer than Dink! I’ll send Dink over later to play when Winky and stick any more…or bring more sticky donuts. 🙂
More sticky donuts please!
Passing them now, along with a great big sticky bun…that will really get you all sticky! 🙂
Maybe I can stick to the ceiling with that!
I’ll throw you up there first! Then when I get down you can use the big sling shot to get me and Winky up there.
I’ll need a big slingshot to get Winky up there!
You can use this homemade one on Winky and I.
OK, I’ll try it!
Chewbacca and Hiroki are adorable! 🙂
I think real wombats are cute, but they’re an acquired taste for some.
Actually, Binky, Winky, Twink and Fraz are way cuter. 🙂 But that’s my opinion of course.
Undoubtedly they would agree with you.
That’s for sure! 🙂
Hey, I just now saw the recent video that Andro had made that sits in your sidebar. 🙂 It’s excellent as always! And it was very kind of him to mention my name.
@ Andro…Thank you! 🙂
Andro is a great promoter. I should hire him as my PR agent.
Yes I never thought
about that one 🙂 lol
Thank you Peter it won’t
be higher than a six figure
sum providing I have some
pancakes and wine gums
thrown into the deal 🙂 lol
What kind of figures? Would pictures do?
He certainly is. He’s just naturally thoughtful that way! 🙂
Andro is very generous with his praise.
All the time too! 🙂
You’re welcome Deb 🙂
Big Hug for you, my friend! 🙂
Both you and Peter are welcome
you are fangtastic great friends 🙂
So are you, Andro! 🙂 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
I have been watching my space Hopper video on here tonight Peter, I will have to do a Christmas one next 🙂 Only nine days to go 🙂
That would be great, Andro!
I saw it, and loved it too, Andro!
Dear Fraz just a little more practice. Keep trying and you’ll hit the nails right 🙂
I hope so because I’m getting tired hammering!
It doesn’t help when you drunk hammer either.
I only drank a milkshake. Well, maybe two.
I guess you need another….passing you your double trouble, super duper sized shake now!
It might not make my hammering any better, but it makes my tummy feel better!
Just make is all nice and cool inside, huh?
Yep! Milkshakes always make you feel good inside!
Especially in the mouth. 😉
And the tummy!
Yes, so I think we should have a great big one for breakfast!…passing you a whopper of a shake!
I needed that because I just fished my dozen donuts!
Now your ready for some popcorn! and a chocolate soda!
Yep! I was getting a bit thirsty.
Frazzy ………….. i am like you – one milkshake and i am done 🙂 lol
🙂 just dropping by to day HI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and love and cuteness over here = You x
🙂 C xx
They’re the super duper large milkshakes that Deb makes!
SHE MAKES THEM ?
that lady can do everything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
🙂 🙂 🙂
She makes great shakes! Aunt Deb is the bestest!
what Flavour ?????????
how about wine gum flavour 😉
would that be good 🙂
Chocolate of course! But Deb adds lots of yummy toppings. Like chocolate whipped cream and fudge and sprinkles and wine gums too!
Aunt Deb really knows what we like!
I know 🙂 and Frazzy she even gave you a Pig to fly on 🙂 🙂 she’s a nice aunty xx really nice 🙂
Deb’s my favorite auntie! She gives me everything I want!
You too are the most loveable!!…
Kisses for both of you!
Mmmm! I want those!
They are for you…for you and Cat.
I wrote too, but meant two….darn keyboard.
I got more here…I melt a bunch down for you, Winky and Dink.
We can have an afternoon chocolate kisses snack!
…and evening too!
I got a wrestling match to watch tonight….Tables, ladders and chair….Woo Who!
Are those for you or the fight?
They were for all of us. I always share, Fraz. I would eat in front of you and not offer them to you! 🙂
Fights were awful…all the bad guys won, expect on match. Cofy beat Wade….yay!
Maybe I better go back in the ring and show everyone who’s the champ!
and you know you are tired when you can’t type anymore …lol xx
catherine alexandra bolduc forsley
cat fosley ?
cat flossy ?
have a great rest of the day xxxx
Shhh! The little internet elves fixed that for you.
There are elves in here ? WHAT ????????? 🙂
THAT’S AWESOMENESS ……..
HOW ABOUT FRAZ AS AN ELF ?
THAT WOULD BE COOL 🙂 XOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOX
Fraz as an elf would have been a great idea for their Christmas card but it’s too late now. Maybe for next year.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Maybe if they’d take the electronic targetting system out of them and just let the user find the nail with his eyes???
I was trying to use my eyes but that didn’t really work.
Hmm… I have a similar problem… looks like I need to take ALL of my tools back!
Maybe you could take ours back too. Chris says there’s nothing wrong with our tools but he’s wrong!
Fraz needs to find one made for wombat hands, or better yet, make one himself. Ka-ching $$$. Wait . . . how many wombats out there are capable of using hammers? . . .
A hammer for Wombies! I like that! If I make one, you can get a cut of it!!
I had a baseball bat like that too. We must have all bought it from the same place. When I DID hit the ball though, it went really, really far. 🙂
I have one of those defective bats too! Winky can hit balls with it, but it never works for me! At least yours worked some of the time.
I have several different hammers and none of them work!! And, Fraz, you, Winky, Twink and Binky are much cuter than the ones in the wild or the zoo!!
Everybody seems to have hammers that don’t work! I think there’s a lot of broken hammers out there!
Our wild wombat cousins are kinda funny looking.
I have one of those hammers that only hit fingers!
Hammers are evil like that!
They are certainly NOT
finger licking good Hjortur 🙁
Finger smashing bad?
Everyone run! Fraz has a hammer!
I’m running, I’m running!
Don’t worry it’s a chocolate one 🙂
It that case I’ll just stand still and hope he attacks me with it. 😆
Sorry. I already ate it! I’ll try to get another chocolate hammer so we can share.
That’s okay Fraz…as long as you enjoyed it!
Don’t worry, I found another one! It’s a solid chocolate sledgehammer! It should be big enough for us all!
Yaaaay!…I want some too!
Save some of for me and Twink too!
Twink?…Do you like Twink, Dink?
Well duh, Tink!
I think Winky likes Twink too. But I don’t think he ever told her.
I want some too 🙂
There’s always some for you, Andro! As long as you don’t get here too late. Cause we’re kinda fast eaters.
I sorta told her by bringing her flowers once…or was that chocolate?…I can’t remember, but I gave here something.
Chocolates are way better than flowers cause you can eat them.
Keep him away from the chainsaw! That doesn’t have a warranty either.
A chainsaw sounds like a lot more fun than a hammer!
And you will get a real good buzzzzzzzzz out of eating a chocolate one too 🙂
Especially if it’s running!
Laser sites definitely is a good idea. You could patent the design & make a fortune. The Japanese Wombats are looking well for their age. I have no idea of their normal lifespan
I think Binky might be working on that. I hope he shares his fortune with us.
Wild wombats probably live to about 10 or 15 years on average but there’s not a lot of research on the subject.
It’s better than hitting fingers.
I guess it is!
Technical malfunction. I’d take it back.
Something is wrong with it, that’s for sure!
Thank you for placing my Space Hopper in your side bar Peter I am taking over your page bit by bit I think 🙂 Seriously though Peter, it is a fine honour that you want my video on your Space and thank you for that my great friend 🙂 Enjoy your evening 🙂
You’re quite welcome, Andro. It’s another fun little video. And that sidebar is quite long, so there are a lot more bits left that you could take over.
Yes I will have to think of another
video or ten just for that thought 🙂
We’ll be waiting!
It’s all about the swing. Let the hammer do most of the work. 🙂
My hammer is a bad hammer!
Instead of taking it back, just get a rotohammer instead. It holds the nails for you, Fraz.
I never heard of that. I’ll see if Chris will get one for me.
Did you ask yet?
He said no like usual.
Geesh…What does he ever say yes too?
I don’t know if he knows the yes word.
I bet if you told him he won the lottery, he would shout out…Yes, Yes, Yes!
He’d probably say no way.
😆 Yeah, I can see that happening too. Maybe if you asked him…let’s see…I know, how about, “Chis would you like it if I took out the trash?”…Nah, bad idea, because then you would have to do that. Hmm, he sure is a tough cookie…that’s it! Ask him if he’d like a cookie! 🙂
I did! He said “not right now, thank you.”
Geesh!..I’m starting to think you live with Mitch, Fraz.
Ask him if he has any bills. He’s sure to say yes to that! 😉
Chris said “way too many.”
Hmmm. I can see that as an answer too. Well, then, I guess he really doesn’t know how to say yes.
Nope, I don’t think he does.
i keep on getting notifications – but i can’t reply to where the comment link is ,,,,,,,,,
love and sweetness and the wombie house 🙂
When there are a lot of comments on a thread, the “Reply” link no longer appears and you have to scroll up to find it. If that’s what you mean.
Thanks, Cat! Deb brought over extra chocolates for you and Fraz.
I have brought some extra pancakes over here for you too Cat 🙂 Now all we need is another party and we can have chocolates to go with them 🙂
I’ve got some Christmas chocolates from my factory that we can all eat!
I’ll cover the milkshakes!
It’s starting to look like a Christmas party!
Oh boy…A party! I’ll ask mom to make a pot of melted chocolate to coat a batch of wine gums.
I’ll bring the brownies…extra soft and chocolatey! If fact their done. So work on those while Dink talks to mom.
It sounds like it’s going to be a good and tasty party!
ahhhhhhhhh ……….yes we do need a pre christmas party ……….. we do ..
eggnog pancakes ? 🙂 i’m all for a party …….
chocolate and more chocolate for every one ……
chocolate music ? lol
i could create some 🙂 ………. night night
rest well everyone ….:)
That sounds good! We can have the party on my pirate ship and sail over to my Morocco palace!
And I’ve never heard chocolate music before, but I bet I’ll like it!
🙂 🙂 i’ve never heard of chocolate music either 🙂 lol …………
but if you wanna have a party before Christmas or even new years – let me know x i can always come up with something musically chocolatey 🙂
🙂 Good morning 🙂
I think we all should have a party from now until new years!
i think ur right frazzy …….
maybe Binky has some ideas …….
? 🙂 🙂 🙂
He might have, but we should get the party started now!
i am writing today for a bit – but can make you a CHRISTMAS BANNER 🙂 XX u know those cheezy cards i make with the mac app …..
i will make you one and send it to BINKY – I MEAN peter 🙂
We can use that at our party! Thanks!
You are very welcome 🙂 🙂 🙂
Fatter nails – problem solved ! 😆
I think I might need really really fat nails!
Have a great rest of the day 🙂 love smiles kindness joy 🙂 and chocolate 🙂 no matter what 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 C xx
We will. and you to.
A day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine.
It happens to everybody 😉
They should make a hammer that never misses!
Hmmm…have you ever consider that maybe you are not good with hammer, Fraz?
It wasn’t me! It was the hammer!