Digging A Hole
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  1. Tha Housedog

    Alt text: Now I’m hungry for some Braum’s.

    Heh, your work’s not done, Max!

    • netherwolf

      If there was a panel 5 with your alt text,Max’s face should have been epic :D

    • Sansash

      Does Braum’s carry Butterstonch Fripple?

    • HonorèDerazey

      Well… I’M hungry for some BRAUMIN NOODLES! *Puts on sun glasses* YEAAAAAAAAAAH!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        What is… oh I left my window up. Great. Thank you, annoying sibling.

        • anon_omis

          That went over my head

          • anon_omis

            Sorry, was supposed to go to the comment above mine

      • Tom Flapwell

        Ah-ah-ah: You’re supposed to put the shades on before finishing the pun. :-P

        • Frank

          But that would be invoking the meme. And we already had that spin out of control once

          • AflacMan13

            I hereby Invoke the right of Article 1 of the Uniform Code of Meme Justice.

            Let the spin cycle return…

            (mwah hah ha haaaa?)

    • Shady Kitsune

      I don’t think someone would want ice cream after being drenched in snow. =/

    • gaboris

      I don’ get it, what’s Braum? -_-”

      • Rick Griffin

        Braum’s is a burger-and-ice-cream franchise in the Midwest. It is awesome.

        • netherwolf

          Sounds delicious

        • Tha Housedog

          Yay for living in Texas and knowing what Braum’s is! XD

        • FuRrY321

          Well, I live in Canada. :P

          There’s no Braum’s out here. :(

          • LEGOZONE

            I live in England and Braum’s sounds like alcohol…

        • Timmie

          No fair! Reminding those of us that had to leave the Midwest. We ain’t got no Braums in North Carolina. All they have is vinegar based BBQ. And that is one ice-cream flavor I DON’T want.

        • Zaffa

          Yay for living in California, I guess? No Braum’s, no A&W’s(at least in this county), half of the references my Eastern friends make go over my head…
          But hey, at least I can do the same with In-N-Out!

        • Blue Heeler SunFire

          But…. there’s none up here in Chicago area I don’t think…..

      • Lance

        the more you know~ XD although I didn’t know that either.

  2. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    Oh, those snow plows. they always plow the snow into the most inconvenient places.

    • Frank

      You could really say the same thing about all the people who keep the roads running.

      Pun not intended

      • anon_omis

        What pub?

        • anon_omis


          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            there isn’t one. which is a good thing, as he didn’t intend there to be one.

          • Frank

            I used “running” seeking another word for “maintained”, but just as I was about to hit “submit” the mental image popped into my head of a black triangle with a dashed yellow line that sprouted legs and raced into the sunset.

            I tried to save you from it with those four simple words, but now look what you made me do

          • Frank

            *rectangle, not triangle

          • Frank

            Ack! Three simple words, not four!

            I hate what staying up until 1 AM does to me

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            not exactly a pun, more an idiom or personification.

        • Frank

          You know, if its a pub where you can get Braum’s, then it probably fits in anyway

          • AflacMan13

            Thank you Frank. Thank you for ending this pain and suffering with a Pun.

  3. Ryufire

    Ooh ouch he got’s you there Max :D

  4. IceKitsune

    lol Irony. Oh well more work for Max now

  5. zero159

    Irony is the root of all comedy.

  6. RegularBird

    Good fight.

  7. Z24

    He’s handling it well. I’d kill someone for no particular reason, Like Grape :D

  8. Corodan

    Irony is a dish best served


    • Corodan

      Shoot me, that was bad.

      On a side note, I live in an area where we never get snow. so I never get to experience snowing the sidewalk.

      • RegularBird


        It’s freaking hot over here so we haven’t experienced it either.

        • anon_omis

          Can I come over? My driveway is an sheet of ice

          • Frank

            Your driveway will not change even if you fly away from it.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Unless his driveway is long enough to take off from!

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          well I just got a 5 day weekend off of school. I love living where it gets cold.

          • anon_omis

            Yah, except where it gets below zero and the district tells you to tuffin it out

          • netherwolf

            U too a? :D .I got a 8 days out of school because of the combination “High snow level” and “Some sort of virus spreading”. Cool.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            correction, I love living where it has a relatively comfortable temperature range which includes snow in the winter.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            and I haven’t gotten off of school for viruses despite a case of whooping cough and a few of MRSA.

          • anon_omis

            the most i ever got was getting the week off because my middle school was flooded with about 2in of water from a birst pipe. since it only happened to my school, we didnt have to make it up

      • Sansash

        Not even shoveling it?


        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          I noticed it, too. I just had self-restraint.

          • Corodan

            AAAUYHE- that was an honest mistake.

            YOU GET THE IDEA>

      • SamBlob

        Me too.

        One of the few good things about Jamaica.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I grew up in a place where “winter” meant “you complained more about the rain than the heat”. Real winter was an unpleasant shock.

      • Expletive Deleted

        The cool thing about living in Texas is that when it does snow, you can walk outside in everyday clothing and pick up a snowball with your bare hands without being cold.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Like aitch eee double hockeysticks you can.

          • Leinad

            … i have NEVER seen somebody sound out the letter “h”.

            also, i’m calling bull on Expletive deleted.
            even in texas, cold snow is cold.

          • Frank
          • Argent Stonecutter

            E.D. must be a yankee.

          • Expletive Deleted

            @Leinad: I never said that I could hold the snow for a porlonged period of time. Just long enough to make a snowball and throw it.

            @Argent Stonecutter: Nope, Born and raised.

            @Everybody who replied: You don’t seem to realize that I was exagerating. And you CAN go out in shorts after it snows. The snow might be cold, but the air is only about 40-50 F, somethimes even warmer. Though now that I think about it, my legs do resemble that of a Wookie, so it might just be me.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Yep, I think it’s just you.

        • Tha Housedog

          I live in Texas, and that’s an utter lie. We get snow, and cold snow is cold. It’s just more of a powder than snow…

          • Expletive Deleted

            Wich part of Texas, cuz I have a friend out in Lubbock and he sometimes expieriences HAIL during the summer months. Texas is just like that. Different parts have different climates. And yes, Snow is cold, but you can still hold it bare-handed, it only after it starts to melt that it freezes you blood (The water absorbs heat at a faster rate that the snow, which is just ice, does. Think of when you put your hand under an atomatic hand dryer. The air that come out of it is warm, but when your hand are wet, the air feels cold. Its a similar proccess). Its all science really.

            Also, I never said that people actually did these things, I only said that you CAN.

          • Tha Housedog

            Dallas. Sort of.
            I will agree, Texas’s weather is extremely erratic and unpredictable.

      • RegularBird

        I love the fact at SoCal that I can walk outside in the morning winter with shorts and a tank top and not worry about being so cold, kinda..

  9. Frank

    Guess the K-9 squad can take a rest now

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Break out the canine-safe donuts and coffee!

  10. anon_omis

    Panel 2 heroic pose

  11. netherwolf

    Haha..it would be really funny if the driver was a dog. ” Akward moment “

    • Frank

      Heh, Yeah! Seargent Ralph would probably do it.

      Wait, don’t you need a license to drive a plow?

      A driver’s license I mean

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        yes, but you probably need a more specialized license to drive a plow that big.

        • Tha Housedog

          Something like a Class A or B license, I think.

      • anon_omis

        Is it an automobile!

      • netherwolf

        I don’t think Ralph could reach the pedals. “No offence Ralph”

        • Snow

          he can always tie phone books to his feet

          • Naylorfan90

            That…that would look humorous.

          • Leinad

            …. was i the only one that was visited by a vivd image of ralph wearing Short Round’s hat and driving a snowplow? Yes?
            Not anymore!

          • anon_omis

            it would help if i knew who Short Round was

  12. xhunterko

    Open mouth. Insert, uh, snow?

    • Snow

      Watch out for the yellow snow, Its Lemonade!

  13. GameCobra

    … Irony indeed. @_@

  14. awesomecooper

    Ha, I love good irony! Much better than bad irony :/

  15. Snow

    Ironically is better when you can make good ironic puns out of it Like………..

  16. Elwood Blutarsky

    Thank you anonymous snow plow driver!

  17. Profesor Rod

    Hamsters are terrific diggers! It’s too bad we have tiny paws e_e;

    • anon_omis

      Ok, why is this guy letting his hampster play on his computer? Btw that would be a good new character(s)

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        we can’t have them muscling in on the ferrets’ territory. their the cute little tube-runners in this neighborhood.

        • anon_omis

          but still it would be hilarious if someone moved in with a bounch of hampsters.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            the ferrets own this neighborhood. they wouldn’t allow that to happen. or would they? maybe one of the ferrets could get romantically involved with a hamster. or all of them could.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            now I’m arguing both sides. I feel crazy(er).

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I’m sure the ferrets would have no objection to tasty hamsters.


          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            which is why it would be so weird for them to develop a romantic interest with a hamster. Like if Juliet fell in love with pancakes.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            and now I’m laughing to myself at the thought of Juliet falling in love with pancakes.

          • anon_omis

            Fido really looked buff in that strip

  18. Rayne

    We had a blizzard last year that got everyone out for like 3 weeks.
    And there was a day of snow this week I only went to school Tuesday and that was it.

  19. Spirit Studios 2010

    I alvays shtart de morning vith a large bowl of Raisin Brahms!

  20. Valerio

    Remember, kids! Don’t gloat in the snow!

  21. SamBlob

    First he was digging a hole, now maybe he’ll be fixing a hole?

  22. Salenstormwing

    Irony is best served cold. Luckily, snow is already at a ready to serve temperature of less than 32 degrees F!

  23. Naylorfan90

    Braum’s? That’s awesome, there’s a Braum’s in my hometown! :D

  24. NexusWulf

    o-o im hungry now too :’D

  25. Authur

    You do know there’s actually a burger chain in Oklahoma called Braum’s right? They also sell ice cream, so the third panel now makes me want to fly back over just to have like a 1/3 pounder and a cone. XD

  26. FerreTrip

    This kind of thing has happened to me a lot. CURSE YOU, SNOW PLOWS, AND YOUR DOUBLE-EDGEDNESS!! *shakefish*

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      where did you get a fish?

  27. silverfang16

    And that children is what we call karma.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That wasn’t a kar, that was a snowplow. Snowplowma. Serve the catma right.

      • anon_omis

        i saw what you did there…..ROFLMAO ROFLMAO!!!!!

      • silverfang16

        I see it toooooo….. hahahaha!

  28. theblackcateyes

    No cats! no dogs! bulldozers are the best diggers!!!
    Jajaj poor Max, Now Bino is gonna laugh a lot of him!!!!!
    well bad karma i guess!!!

    • anon_omis

      that is why i believe in karma eventhough im christian

      • Argent Stonecutter

        So, it’s not just dogma then?

        • anon_omis

          ROFLMAO ROFLMAO the sad part is I can never remember what that means

    • silverfang16

      Karma is killer.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        would that earn karma bad karma?

        • silverfang16

          Good question….it’s like asking if a doctor can perform surgery on themselves.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            they can, but it’s extremely painful, seeing as they would be unable to put themselves under anesthesia.

  29. FreakazoidVocaloid

    I went out to visit a friend in Maine a few years ago, in the middle of winter. When it was his (our) turn to shovel the driveway, a snow plow came through literally right as we were finishing up. He made the driver turn around so he didn’t bury the driveway. xD

    • anon_omis

      why would you willingly go to Maine in the middle of winter? it seems like they get more snow than Alaska!

  30. TinTiger

    heh anyone else notice max’s eyes got 2X bigger in the last panel

    • Flintfang

      Thats cause it’s closer

  31. Flintfang

    Snowplow guy: Watch out for the cat!
    …Oh dang. Wait, he’s okay!

  32. anon_omis

    i want to know how the hell that plow was able to push THAT much snow

    • [enter name here]

      the answer for everything in the world: MAGIC

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        MiRaClEs AlL uP iN hErE

    • xhunterko

      Two words: Web comic.

      • anon_omis

        One word, sarcasm

  33. gaboris

    That’s why we have a grass patch between the road and our walk here in Hungary. XD

    • anon_omis

      Wait, do you mean the country?

      • gaboris

        Yeah I meant the country Hungary… is there somethin else called like taht? O_O”

    • xhunterko

      Oh no! What did poor Gary do?

      *couldn’t help it, soz*

  34. anthony

    u carnt stay mad at well placed irony either xD

  35. Keenan

    Oh god the irony this contains!

    • anon_omis

      Oh the humanity

  36. TheRandomness

    this is a great comic. i wish housepets! was syndicated in my newspaper.

  37. [enter name here]

    So, McDonald’s is no longer in trend?

  38. anon_omis

    Does anyone see the second ironic thing in this strip?

  39. metaceryn

    Raise your more dexterous limbs if you thought of Inception at the sound of the *BRAUM*.


  40. Nintendosagafan

    well placed but obvious irony indeed XD

  41. E

    That the fates when of saying “do not gloat, mortal.”

  42. WingedWolfGirl

    I’m not the only one who’s ever heard of Braums Dairy?
    I’m not alone anymore! 8D

  43. CalaverX11


    The sound effects in this comic are the best *&$%@#ing sound effects I’ve ever read.

  44. Argent Stonecutter

    Rick is an iron.

  45. Z-Zman

    very sad

  46. Cruzor

    Awwww… :( Poor Maxie….I know only “Grape” can call “Maxwell” “Maxie”…But Ms. Grape isn’t here is she…(sticks out tongue)…cts(chuckles to self)…This comic strip never ceases to be funny….Well at least “Maxie” wil most-likely get a well diserved cat nap after this.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      Grape is now sneaking up behind you.

      • Cruzor

        Well I did wake up with sharp back pain around the middle of my back ….but no scratch marks…I guess I must have over did it the day before or laid the wrong way as i slept…but yeah i guess that would be a fear inspiring thought…Btw I have approximately seven or so cats and two dogs a Pit-Boxer and a Goldnen Retreiver mix…but “Grape” probably pay them off with a bag of food or just explain the situation to them…I guess I am a marked man…cts (chuckles to self).

      • Cruzor

        Anyway if it will ease the other fans minds…I will no long use “Maxwell’s” pet name in my post about a current strip that has him in it…

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          you can still call him Max. also, I guess it’ not a bad thing to name cats after dogs, since that’s the name of the dog in the Grinch

          • anon_omis

            or could be named after my cousin max

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            or my dog Max. or my neighbor Max. that doesn’t change the fact that he shares a name with a famous dog. the cast page says that it’s also bad to name a dog Sylvester, even though it could be referring to Stallone.

          • Cruzor

            I meant tha tI will no longer use Grape’s term of indearment for Max…Besides this all was out of playful fun…within the set storyline…I…If I was another pet/animal character…I wouldn’t use that term (name) within any proximity of Grape…I mean if she was going to tear King a new one for admitting to flirting with Tarot…then I wouldn’t take my chance with a stupid joke like that…Furthermore how would I explain to her by what means I even heard her pet name for Max…My pet/animals names are Richards (theGolden Retreiver mix); Brat (the Pit-Boxer); and for what I can remember of the cats’ names, Snow/Snowball (A male white misc. breed); Patches/Patchwork (a calico female); Princess (a female orange tabby); Precious (a female long-hair calico); Oreo/Cookie (a male black and white); Morris/Tom (a male orange tabby)..Don’t really understand why I told the “Comment Page” about my pets just now.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I don’t understand why you did that, either.
            I was just noting that, when you said you wouldn’t use his pet name, you referred to him as Maxwell. and the “don’t use Gape’s pat name for Max” thing, was a joke.

          • Cruzor

            Nevermind…I’ll just stick to just Max or Maxwell…ok…

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            apparently, I forgot the r in Grape.

    • netherwolf

      Hope Grape doesn’t tear you apart if she’s behind you.But still..keep an eye open when you sleep ;p

  47. Hoheh

    I respect Max and his ability to appreciate irony. Even when he’s the victim.

  48. KingFTW

    What will we do without replies!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      they work periodically. in case this isn’t one of those time, this is for KingFTW’s 11:54 post

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        it worked

  49. KingFTW

    What will become of the replies!?

  50. KingFTW

    and i still cant get my avatar to show up!


      Try making a gravatar account

  51. ChaosFox

    HAHAHAHA…..that cold yo HAHAHAHA X3

  52. ChaosFox

    thats cold yo hahaha X3


    [quote="LEGOZONE"]Drop *cough*[/quote]

    I wonder if Bino is driving the snow plow…

  54. NeX

    Hi everyone ^^ i’ve read the comic a month ago or so but will start posting today >:O HP is awsum x3

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      welcome to the club.

      • NeX

        heh thanks ^^ oh btw i dont know english perfectly, still learning it, so be ready for some grammar mistakes :U

        • NeX

          i meant everyone, not you particulary x3

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I usually correct grammar, but I’ve been trying to restrain myself here. still, though, that would be a good message to address to me.

          • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

            Hi guy.

          • NeX

            I dont mind being corrected actually xd

          • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

            You didn’t address me. I said hi.

            Where are you from anyways? I’m from Chile.

          • netherwolf

            I also welcome you to the fun club of posting :D

          • anon_omis

            Wow! Someone all the way in Chili read this, AND who speaks perfect English!

  55. KingFTW


  56. A New Housepets! fan

    Hi there Housepets! fans!, it happen just 3 das ago that i had found that awesome comic… to be honest i havent read any good comic in YEARS! just have one thing to say: RICK YOU ROCK!

    • A New Housepets! fan

      a little typo there: days instead of das :)

  57. Jennifer the Dark

    Wish there was a Braum’s around here, or that I at least could get some strawberry ice cream.

  58. anonfur

    guess what… the game!

  59. Frank

    It’s funny anyway

  60. Frank

    My 10:37 comment was supposed to be a reply to Anon Omis’s 7:02 comment (which somehow ended pushed to the end)

  61. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    odd coincidence that that comment was about a comment being in the wrong place.

  62. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    and the joke gets deeper, because this was meant to go to Frank’s 4:09 comment.

  63. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    replies seem to not be working.

  64. Tha Housedog

    No way!

  65. Z-Zman


  66. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    It fixed.

  67. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    no it didn’t

  68. xhunterko

    Try again.

  69. Tha Housedog

    Need some cough drops for that cough?

  70. KingFTW


  71. newpain117

    *coughs vilently*

  72. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    is that a combination of violently and vile?