ICftW: Oxford Commas – Now part of a Nutritious Breakfast

Hey there writers,

Today, I have yet another contribution in my obsessive war-waging for the Oxford comma. This time it’s a wonderful comic demonstrating the eternal rightness and goodness of the Oxford comma (now part of a balanced breakfast). Check it out:

Oxford comma comic - eggs, toast and orange juice

Image courtesy of Shortee


We’ve already explored how politicians and strippers can get mixed up if you don’t use the Oxford comma. My Reddit post on the topic exploded with comments from both Team Oxford Comma and our dreaded opposition. Things are getting pretty intense in this battle. I’m actually considering making some Team Oxford Comma pins, emblazoned with the tag line “Give me clarity or give me death.” What do you think? Worth making? Let me know.

Write on,


ICftW: Written Kitten

For those of you looking for a way to motivate yourselves to write, this week’s ICFTW is a true boon. Check out WrittenKitten.net. The concept is simple. You write, and once every set number of words (e.g., 100, 500, etc.), you will be rewarded with …

Stalwart Kitten

an awesome kitten picture. So, for those of you who are motivated by all things soft and cuddly, this tool can help you get out from writer’s block and into “awww” mode.

Enjoy, and as always, write on,

Rob D Young

ICFTW: The Strippers, JFK and Stalin

If you’re on my blog, chances are you already know about my obsession with the Oxford comma. As such, I’m very excited to share an Oxfordian comic for the weekly writer’s comic series. Check it out:

Oxford Comma: The Strippers, JFK and Stalin

This image is pulled from The Moosebody, and reminds us that even humor from academic minds can contain picture of communists in thongs. Thanks for that, Moose. He doesn’t seem to be the original creator, though, and while I followed the rabbit hole about 8 steps down, I could find the origin of the meme. If anyone knows, drop the info in the comments and I’ll update ASAP.

I also want to point out that in the original post presenting this cartoon on “The Gloss,” ~90% of respondents said they thought the Oxford comma was “so hot.” Hear hear!

Write on,


ICftW: “The Dictionary Definition of ‘Writer’”

I haven’t been able to track down the original source for this week’s It Came from the Web cartoon. (In fact, I wasn’t able to find a quality copy anywhere, so I had to toy with the image in PhotoShop to sharpen the image.) If anyone knows the original creator, please let me know!

Writer dictionary definition: Caffeine

As the first “It Came from the Web” comic for November—also known as “National Novel Writing Month”—this comic seemed particularly appropriate.

Have a suggestion for next week’s ICftW? Post a link in the comments, or send me a message via my contact form.

It Came from the Web: “The Muse Most of Us Really Need”

Sadly, I don’t know who to reference for this image! I picked it up from a friend on Facebook who picked it up from a friend on Facebook … and so on. If anyone knows where it comes from, let me know!

Have something awesome to show me? Leave a link in the comments, or send me a message via my contact form.