Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The office white board and a sexy fish

On this blog I may be a cartoonist, but in real life I earn a paycheck by working as a software engineer in the technology department of a large company. As such I spend most of my days in a large cubicle farm.

There's a large white board outside the cubicle wall and, me being me, I like to draw cartoons all over it often. I have noticed that my coworkers would often erase the dialog I would include with their own inside jokes and references, so now when I draw on the board I usually include two characters talking and leave the word balloons blank for folks to add their own phrases, just for some fun around the office.

I recently came back from a week long vacation and found this exchange posted onto my last white board cartoon. Having been away I clearly missed out on whatever inside joke these two phrases were referencing and I had no idea what this meant. Even though it didn't make sense to me I still thought what they wrote was hysterical. Maybe it's funnier because I don't know it. It's a great non-sequitur phrase exchange whatever it means.

In case you can't read it in the image it says:

"It's a technological soap opera."

"Featuring a sexy fish."

Take from that what you will, but it made me laugh out loud when I read it.

Of course, the term "sexy fish" brought some interesting imagery to mind, so I had to doodle it out into my sketchbook during a meeting.