Life lessons.


Alex: Help me out with something, Dad.
Arne: Shoot.

Alex: You work with women you obviously find attractive. As we speak you’re endeavoring to cover them in lime dessert and watch them wrestle erotically.
Arne: I’m with you so far.

Alex: So why don’t you just date one of them? Why do you keep bringing home random floozies?

Arne: Never shit where you eat, son.

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

70 Responses

  1. FWATANG says:

    and in comes the kid. bout time

  2. Sound advice, if you take out the misogyny.

  3. Minty says:

    Sage advice from a noble master.

  4. unforgiven says:

    Sound advice if you leave in the misogyny aswell :D

  5. SansPants says:

    Dude makes a ton of sense. More people should remember this.

  6. Ryutso says:

    HA! I get it!

  7. Pigass says:

    you’ve teased us for too long now. let something interesting happen or show us some ta-tas!

  8. greenboy2004 says:

    Arne may be the smartest man in the world cause I have no idea what that means. I’m not an imbecile but I can’t find the logic anywhere.

  9. Ryan says:

    Looks like he’s a bit of a charlie sheen….

    Without the dugs, of course.

  10. Dr. wonderful says:

    Dr. Wonderful approves (20+)

  11. Oxford says:

    Hey! Arne IS a good parent!

  12. ghostking333 says:

    I’ve got to say I really think Arne is a genius…

  13. better name than yours says:

    NOT FIRST! :O ha no one ever calls that! Arne is pro, this update just proves what has already been established!

  14. Bubbaclaw says:

    Truer words have never been spoken.

  15. Lazruth says:

    Flawless logic from a man that is above most others. I salute you Arne.

  16. Eric says:

    Ok, is it sad that my dad gave me advice that was pretty much verbatim when I was growing up?

    • Khyran Storm says:

      Not at all. I think any guy who has been through the cluster-fuck that is work related relationships know to advise against them. It just isn’t worth it.

      Also, Nick;

      Lovin’ the comic, man. :)

    • MJSox says:

      hell i tell the kids i work with this, that and always, ALWAYS use a condom. They don’t listen…sigh.

  17. Noxx says:

    One of the all time greats on the list of dadvice. That’s right up there with “well turn it off you idiot” and “son, shampoo is not a lubricant”.

    • Ghost says:

      Very well said, and I have to add in one I overheard my sister say: “Zombies aren’t good for religion.”

      • \Echo says:

        Jesus begs to differ. <:D

        • Ghost says:

          Perhaps some context is needed: She was talking to her boyfriend about Dungeons and Dragons, and was going on about her Cleric character fighting zombies. Although maybe the whole “Jesus rising from the grave” thing was the point. Some could argue he was bad for every religion – including Christianity, if you consider that they are constantly arguing over miniscule details).

  18. Gavin says:

    Good advice, if only I had knew that 4 months ago before my office christmas party!

  19. Greenwood Goat says:

    Alex: What about the redhead and the one with the star on her tit?

    Arne: Star girl doesn’t do white guys and redhead might not be legal-

    Alex: -Like that would stop you!-

    Arne: -and ‘sides, even I have places I ain’t going. Some locales are too much trouble to want to eat or shit in, son, and that’s whichever way you swing.

    Alex: (stunned) …Thanks, dad.

    Arne: Pleasure to help, son. (waves and calls to Nina) Hey there, Madam, wanna see how that red star looks up against this green jello? Just pile your clothes up here and I’ll fetch you another beer.

    Nina: Sure! Don’t mind if I do! (walks over, commences disrobing)

  20. Boomer says:

    truer words have never been spoken.

  21. Ginger says:

    Awww….this is like an after-school special.

  22. Jeff Moulton says:

    How about “Don’t get your honey where you make your money”?

  23. The Kingpin says:

    Great comic i’m enjoying it

  24. Jonny The Eyepatch says:

    So…which one’s shitting, and which one’s eating? This is especially confusing because he -does- work at Food Baron, an eatery that – thus far – has seemed like kind of a shitty place to work.

  25. ZombiePlasticClock says:

    Just finished running the Treading Ground gamut. I gotta say, I really like this comic. It’s got a somewhat realistic spin on the clichè romance manga style, and hilarious moments. And the “NSFW” bits at least pertain to the story, and isn’t just “OMG T&A!!1”.

    So yeah. Cool comic, hope to see more of it

  26. Matthew Henry says:

    Part of me wants to see Rose and Tracy get in a fight and end up in the jello. But another part thinks it might be funnier if nothing actually happens involving the jello.


  27. noname says:

    Nice advice from Arne, but still waiting to see Rose in a bathing suit

  28. Zombie Tracker says:

    I did listen to that advice (no Trash where you make Cash) and I probably wouldn’t be married to my awesome she-geek. Really worth it to let someone else screw up and fantasize vicariously.

  29. Lanny says:

    The best advice a father can give to his son.

    • MJSox says:

      Nope. That’d be use a rubber, or maybe don’t climb into bed with someone crazier than you. I’m sure there are other contenders as well.

  30. ThatOtherMexican says:

    Where’s TNG? Getting it on? The comments section suffers without him.

  31. Batman says:

    Arne has a son?!!

  32. the 69th poster says:


  33. Hinoron says:

    ARNIE: “Son, they are NOT ‘random floozies’! I sort those floozies by cup size, then age!”

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