The Oatmeal The Oatmeal
Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech

20 years ago today my house burned down, so I wrote a comic about it

Domino the cat

Note from the author:
Today, January 8th 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of my house burning down, so I decided to write a comic about it. It was a terrible thing and I've found the best way to deal with terrible things is to tell funny stories about them later.

My dad still had a copy of the front page of our local newspaper, and I've scanned it and pasted it below for anyone who is curious. Also, the newspaper is dated January 9th but the house actually burned down on the 8th (they went to print a day later), and even though the paper states that my sister called the police it was actually my mom.

A lot of people are asking: my mom made it out okay, and she ended up rebuilding her teddy bear business over the next few years.

Click to enlarge

Share this

 
Show me a random comic Show me the popular comics Show me the latest comics Show me some cat comics

Latest Comics

Random Comics

Oh look, running shoes This is why I don't clap along
My Daily Lie This is how I feel about buying apps Why I'd rather be punched in the testicles than call customer service The 8 Phases of Dating
What I mean when I say 'definitely.' My relationship with fruit Why 3D movies need to die Minor Differences Part 6
Minor Differences Part 2 The Bobcats on Thursday Why haven't you had kids yet? Autocorrect hates you
Cat and teddy bear Tyrannosaurus Standup Why I Hate Cobwebs How Twilight Works
Announcing Exploding Kittens - a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats Do you have an indoor cat? Dear Slinky Nikola Tesla Dood


Browse more comics >>