->''"It's true... no man is an island. But if you take a bunch of dead guys and tie 'em together, they make a pretty good raft."''
-->-- '''Bug-Eyed Earl'''

''Red Meat'' is a three-panel gag-per-day comic by Max Cannon that started in 1989 before moving to the web in 1996. It specialises in [[CrossesTheLineTwice crossing the line twice]], starring a host of bizarre characters talking in supposedly normal situations that are turned on their heads by the punchline. Stark, motionless art and a lack of backgrounds add to the feeling of straight-faced madness.

Recurring characters:
* Milkman Dan, the most evil and depraved milkman ever. Forever in conflict with his boss, customers and his eternal foe Karen, the little girl.
* Ted, the devoted family man with some very strange [[{{Fetish}} hobbies]].
* Bug-eyed Earl, [[CloudCuckoolander whose viewpoint of reality is at 37.34572 degrees to the rest of us]].

Main website [[http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/ here]]. Not as active as it used to be -- [[FillerStrips posts repeat or touched-up strips]], but there are some new ones as well.

!!Tropes provided:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
* ButtMonkey: Ted's son.
** Lemonhead Johnny, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a man with a lemon-shaped head]], is the whipping boy of the neighborhood.
* CatchPhrase: sooner or later, every character who isn't Milkman Dan will utter the magic words:
--> '''''I hate you Milkman Dan!'''''
* ChewToy: Johnny Lemonhead
* CloudCuckooLander: Earl is this in his more benign or plainly weird strips.
* ComedicSociopathy
* CutAndPasteComic: A deliberate choice, as Max wanted the text to stand out.
* EldritchAbomination: A floating skull sometimes haunts Bug-Eyed Earl. Or tries to.
-->'''Skull:''' Gaze upon me...
-->'''Earl:''' If I didn't look while it was screamin', what makes it think I'll look now?
* ForTheEvulz: Milkman Dan. Dear God, Milkman Dan. There is nothing that's off-limits for him.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each comic is given a bleakly funny title that describes the general tone of ''Red Meat''.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: An early example: [[http://www.strangecult.com/mrt/t_vs_redmeat.html Mr. T vs. Red Meat]].
* KingOfAllCosmos: {{God}} is a [[http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/1997-09-22/index.html jerk]].
** Papa Moai sees all, knows all -- [[http://www.redmeat.com/max-cannon/polychromatic-peacock-pulp/Content?oid=2133141 but can't be bothered to help a little boy because it'd strain his back.]]
* NegativeContinuity
* PhraseCatcher: I hate you, Milkman Dan.
* RecycledInSPACE
* RobotBuddy: Mr. Bix is a subversion. A [[http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/2000-02-01/index.html vomiting]], [[http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/2003-01-21/index.html kid-microwaving]] subversion.
* SmugSnake: Milkman Dan tries to be a MagnificentBastard and usually succeeds. It makes getting pwned by little Karen all the funnier.
* StandardFiftiesFather: Ted is a very deranged parody.
* TheVoice: We almost never see Ted's wife, just her speech bubbles. (She has appeared once from behind in a strip but otherwise follows this trope.) One strip implies she may be some kind of alien.