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Title: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 11 Apr 2010, 21:51
From the Great State of OH-HIGH-OH!

A little WCT action for the folks who are still putting off doing their taxes.

KTHXBAI is one word, right?

Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Apr 2010, 21:57
Then there are the zero-word sentences, such as

[facepalm]
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 12 Apr 2010, 00:18
I voted for "Other (Please explain)" because "indubitably" is indubitably the answer.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 12 Apr 2010, 00:37
Saw Jeph's tweet (jephjacques: AAAAH! AAAH AAAAAAH AAAAAAH!!! ), and can't help wondering if he watched Shrek the Third over the weekend (as I did). Not the best of the series, but the part where Snow White does Robert Plant's screams from "Immigrant Song" as a battle cry is pretty funny.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: TheHappyBerry on 12 Apr 2010, 00:38
I voted DAAAAANG, because it is so very versatile.  In one tone it can be, "that is one attractive person that just walked by."  Or, it can be a "dude, you really messed that one up."  Or, "Oh man, that's a bummer."
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Kugai on 12 Apr 2010, 00:48
PAN-CAAAAAKES!!!!!111one!!!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Apr 2010, 00:54
Fuck.

Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Shadic on 12 Apr 2010, 01:38
Melodramatic Marten.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 12 Apr 2010, 01:39
Well, that may explain some of Sven's behavior vis-a-vis Faye.

Getting punched in the dick is not fun.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 12 Apr 2010, 01:43
Um. Faye and 69 in ONE sentence. Sweat. Here. Lots.

Dang. I really should stop fantasizing about people who dont exist, only in some guys mind. Dude ! Thats not good.

This. Win. Fail. Done ! Indeed.

PANCAKES !! FOR PRESIDENT !!!!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: no one special on 12 Apr 2010, 02:21
why would you punch someone in the dick??

NEVER acceptable!  How would Faye like being punched in the boob??
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 12 Apr 2010, 02:46
Best one word sentence? For me it has to be: (duì).  :-D  It is so versatile, meaning yes, right, correct, indeed, OK, and a whole bunch of other things depending on the context (http://www.nciku.com/search/all/对).

Marten is such a drama-queen.

Bad Faye!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 12 Apr 2010, 02:55
Getting punched in the dick is not fun.
If you get punched yourself, well, nope.

If Sven gets punched, bring the popcorn ! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 12 Apr 2010, 02:58
I don't normally ride Dora's case, but in this instance, I feel compelled to. If there were such a thing as a secret collection at the Smif Library, and Marten had told, say, Hanners, about it but not Dora, Dora would anally excrete a very insecure ceramic rectangular solid when she found out. For this, she deserves melodrama.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mad Cat on 12 Apr 2010, 03:54
why would you punch someone in the dick??

NEVER acceptable!  How would Faye like being punched in the boob??
Actually, the female counterpart to the dickpunch would be the cuntpunch, but no, it's not fun either.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 12 Apr 2010, 03:56
Chose "Other".  The sentence is "You."

Depending on tone, it can be either pants-soilingly terrifying or intensely arousing.  Probably not both at once.

Your mileage may vary.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jeanramone on 12 Apr 2010, 04:28
Dora would anally excrete a very insecure ceramic rectangular solid when she found out. For this, she deserves melodrama.

In what way shall I deliver your one free internet?  :laugh:
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 12 Apr 2010, 05:31
Anal excretion, of course!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Apr 2010, 06:19
You knew the "69" joke would come up eventually, though.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: sitnspin on 12 Apr 2010, 06:41
The melodrama is now squarely on the other foot. How does it feel, Dora?  I like Dora, but she does tend toward melodrama when she is on the other side of these situations.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: J on 12 Apr 2010, 07:21
if something simply does not come up in conversation, then unless there is a conceivable scenario in which it will become important, being expected to go out of your way to explain it is ridiculous.


but more importantly, where did dale go?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: helloandgoodbye on 12 Apr 2010, 07:31
  Goddamnit.  Dale left.  This means our dreams of him becoming part of the main cast have been crushed.  Perhaps he'll make cameo appearances throughout the strips, and we can be all, "HEY!  IT'S THAT GUY!"
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: LeeC on 12 Apr 2010, 07:50
  Goddamnit.  Dale left.  This means our dreams of him becoming part of the main cast have been crushed.  Perhaps he'll make cameo appearances throughout the strips, and we can be all, "HEY!  IT'S THAT GUY!"
Like Lando in the Clerks tv show?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 Apr 2010, 09:55
Should I worry that so many people apparently know what genital punches feel like?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Heliphyneau on 12 Apr 2010, 10:22
Who is driving?  Bear is driving!

Dale had stuff to do, obviously.  Maybe people like him because he never overstays his welcome.   :wink:

Marten seems to be faking/overplaying the drama for giggles.  I mean, he's hurt, but not THAT hurt.  And suddenly I want to see him singing Morrissey at karaoke.

Should I worry that so many people apparently know what genital punches feel like?

I'm not sure it's worrisome so much as telling. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 Apr 2010, 10:28
Agreed, Marten seems to be exaggerating for fun or for irony.

Which could be taken as poking fun at Dora's insecurities. Which Dora might not take well.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Schmorgluck on 12 Apr 2010, 10:46
Or he's falling back on obvious overdramatization in order to dedramatize.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Apr 2010, 10:50
"Ensign, engage the drama shields"

"I can't, Captain.  The sarcasm drives are offline" 

"Damn.  Brace yourselves for a full onslaught!" 

[camera shakes violently]
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Dliessmgg on 12 Apr 2010, 12:34
Best one word sentence? Inconceivable!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Schmorgluck on 12 Apr 2010, 12:43
I'd have voted "other" and opted for "fourty-two" if I didn't doubt it counts as only one word.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mad Cat on 12 Apr 2010, 17:24
Best one word sentence? Inconceivable!
This.

Second best one-word sentence: "Shit."

Anything can happen after that sentence, including, but not limitted to, death.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: cgarci21 on 12 Apr 2010, 19:51
After reading some of the "other" suggestions I must put my vote in for inconcievable...its iconic.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: The Duke on 12 Apr 2010, 20:01
My favourite one-word sentence is "What." (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FlatWhat)

Used to great effect here (http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/01/27/episode-1087-exalted-feat/) and here (http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/0p3).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Apr 2010, 20:11
"Inconscheivable" may be iconic, but it has such limited usage.  

"Shit" is pretty good, but it suffers the same fate as "Fuck", "Damn", and even "Daaaaannng", it's only so flexible because it's not being used literally (what's the literal meaning of Dang, anyway?).  

I think Reiver's "YOU" has a lot of merit - with the right inflection it can mean so many different things!  I've used it to great effect myself for everything from love to exasperation to intimations of doom.  

I especially like the last one.  
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 12 Apr 2010, 20:37
I'd have voted "other" and opted for "forty-two" if I didn't doubt it counts as only one word.

Forty-two is a compound noun: two nouns bound together to name a person, place, thing, or, in this case, an abstract idea. Whether that counts as a single word in your book depends, I suppose, on the book.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 12 Apr 2010, 22:06
Question: What is the best one-word sentence?

   Win.  3 (4.2%)
   Fail.  8 (11.1%)
   This.  4 (5.6%)
   Indeed.  14 (19.4%)
   Duuuuuude.  8 (11.1%)
   Daaaaaaaang!  12 (16.7%)
   PAN-CAAAAAKES!!!!!111one!!!  5 (6.9%)
   KTHXBAI.  6 (8.3%)
   Other. (please explain)  12 (16.7%)
 
Total Voters: 72

'Indeed.' edges out 'Daaaaaaaaang!' and 'Other.'

New poll as soon as I can think of something not lame.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Random832 on 12 Apr 2010, 22:07
*Puts in a last minute vote for "Other."*

My explanation: Other.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 12 Apr 2010, 22:14
Too late, results already posted.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Kugai on 12 Apr 2010, 23:49
I prefer the quiet, but explosive "Oops!"



Oh Marten - Que the melodramatic Piano music.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 13 Apr 2010, 00:13
Too late, results already posted.
Dang !
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Blackjoker on 13 Apr 2010, 00:36
My only thing is that I remember when Dora went nuts over Marten getting his hair cut, while she later admitted how ridiculous it was I can see Marten feeling a bit irked/betrayed. That or he might just be playing it up because he often doesn't protest so when he does he likes to add a dose of ham.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 13 Apr 2010, 00:39
Personally I think ... where is this damn new comic aaaaah ! ... well, I think Marten is just making fun out of Dora.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Schmorgluck on 13 Apr 2010, 01:13
Not quite unexpected, but still moving. Poor Mar-bear.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Beaten by Nuns on 13 Apr 2010, 01:20
I don't get it, what's she doing in the last panel? Crying?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: LeeC on 13 Apr 2010, 01:21
so much for not getting attached... :roll:
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Kugai on 13 Apr 2010, 01:24
Definitely gives a new meaning to Klingon   :-D


I hope Hanners has a pry bar handy.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Fhqwhgads on 13 Apr 2010, 01:26
I don't get it, what's she doing in the last panel? Crying?
I...think so? Least that's what I got out of it.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 13 Apr 2010, 01:33
I don't get it, what's she doing in the last panel? Crying?

More like sobbing uncontrolably, by the looks of it.

[edit]looks much better with the 't'[/edit]
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: westrim on 13 Apr 2010, 02:23
... And then Faye walks in. Hilarity ensues.

Question: What is the best one-word sentence?

'Indeed.' edges out 'Daaaaaaaaang!' and 'Other.'

It was the influence of Stargate SG-1 and Teal'c.

Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 13 Apr 2010, 02:29
Weird.

Is that how one is supposed to react in this situation ?

Wouldnt have done that, but if someone has a good argument why this would be a good idea ?

Fortunately this never happend to me (yet, anyway).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 13 Apr 2010, 02:39
"What's worse than being punched in the dick?"

Am I even allowed to vote?  :? I mean, it would be a case of "She jests at scars, that never felt a wound.". Or even had the body-part to wound.

Poor Marigold. Poor Angus.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: westrim on 13 Apr 2010, 02:51
Weird.
Is that how one is supposed to react in this situation ?
Wouldn't have done that, but if someone has a good argument why this would be a good idea ?
Fortunately this never happened to me (yet, anyway).
What's never happened to you , a hug? Awww *hugs*.

"What's worse than being punched in the dick?"

Am I even allowed to vote?  :? I mean, it would be a case of "She jests at scars, that never felt a wound.". Or even had the body-part to wound.

Poor Marigold. Poor Angus.
Dunno, I've heard that vagina punches can be pretty bad. But from personal experience I can say that there's nothing like a soccer ball to the scrotum to take you out of the game for a quarter.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 13 Apr 2010, 04:25
First reaction on starting to read - good, people are reacting normally, Angus is 'splainin', Marigold has apparently accepted the explanation, and, Damn.  Awkward.

Well there's only one thing for it if you want to save the friendship - keep the hug going and wait for her to disengage - anything else and you're skating dangerously close to the "callous prick" precipice.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 04:37
This made me teary.  But it's right - what's a friend for, if you can't cry on his shoulder?  Angus understands (last panel face), and won't be a jerk about it.  And Marigold will survive and learn. 

's all good.   :cry:

(of course, if the advice in the title of 1483 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1483) had been taken, this might all be moot)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mad Cat on 13 Apr 2010, 05:03
Most guys just never know the cathartic release that a good cry can be... not the crying so hard and long that you vomit, that's emotions escaping the body, but just tension and sadness being given expression in the form of tears can be incredibly relieving and enable one to get on with life and get past the thing that caused them... even when you're hugging the thing that caused them.

Best thing Angus could have done is what Angus did, reengage his own hug and let her ride out her sobs... then go change his shirt.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 13 Apr 2010, 05:18
"What's worse than being punched in the dick?"

Am I even allowed to vote?  :? [...]
Why not ? I havent been punched there despite having one either. But its easy to see that it would hurt. Hands, mouth, and primary sexual organs (either penis or vagina) are the places where you have the most nerve endings. Therefore getting hurt there hurts a LOT.


Weird.
Is that how one is supposed to react in this situation ?
Wouldn't have done that, but if someone has a good argument why this would be a good idea ?
Fortunately this never happened to me (yet, anyway).
What's never happened to you , a hug? Awww *hugs*.
I will just raise and eyebrow now like a vulcan. :-P


Most guys just never know the cathartic release that a good cry can be...
Uh, its just pointless for a guy to cry. Nothing good comes out of it.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: AngryCallCenterAgent on 13 Apr 2010, 05:26
*wipes tears, stands up and claps loudly* Bravissimo, Jeph, encore!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 13 Apr 2010, 06:28
It seems that Angus did not learn something at his prep school:

"When hugging a member of the opposite sex, never be the first to let go."
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 06:48
Most guys just never know the cathartic release that a good cry can be...
Uh, its just pointless for a guy to cry. Nothing good comes out of it.


What kind of reverse-sexist BS is that?  You, sir, have obviously never had a good cry.  It can be worth it's weight in supressed emotions...

Then again, maybe you're like the guy who never spoke a word until one day he looked from his breakfast and said, "Oatmeal's cold." 

When questioned, he replied "Everything's been fine up until now!" 

Just wait...  it'll be needed sooner or later.   :-P
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Near Lurker on 13 Apr 2010, 07:34
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: vettechinohio on 13 Apr 2010, 08:02
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.

I disagree. I think they can handle it. Marigold will gain some healthy (and needed) emotional growth from the whole experience, once she gets over the trauma of it, and Angus is being nothing but supportive and understanding with her, and is doing what he can to lessen the awkwardness of it by addressing it quickly and making his feelings known.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mr_Rose on 13 Apr 2010, 08:11
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.
Man I love this attitude; oh noes, it's going to be slightly awkward for a while! Everyone must uproot their lives to avoid possible blushing!
It's the same root that feeds the whole marital panic chunk of the early/quickie divorce statistics; just because you had one argument is not a reason to ditch your vows, not does it mean they don't love you any more. Sheesh.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 13 Apr 2010, 08:24
Uh, its just pointless for a guy to cry. Nothing good comes out of it.


[Lebowski]
Strong men also cry, Mr. Lebowski, Strong men also cry.
[/Lebowski]
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: WoweeZowee on 13 Apr 2010, 08:38
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.

I totally agree.  If Angus ever brought somebody home, (which would be a completely normal and acceptable thing for a 20-something to do) there would be another long fortnight of watching repeated weeping and dramatic self-loathing by Marigold.  I understand it being a touchy situation at the moment, but really in the long run Angus should NOT have to be accountable for her, making an eventual move-out the best option.  He shouldn't have to feel bad for being interested in someone else, and living with someone who has feelings for him would cause that precise situation. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Apr 2010, 08:52
It seems that Angus did not learn something at his prep school:

"When hugging a member of the opposite sex, never be the first to let go."

My compulsively logical side snarkily noticed what would happen if everybody practiced that rule. If nobody's the first to let go, then the hug lasts forever.

Not that there's anything wrong with that in theory.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Dliessmgg on 13 Apr 2010, 08:54
Eating would be a bit difficult.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Wiregeek on 13 Apr 2010, 09:26
It seems that Angus did not learn something at his prep school:

"When hugging a member of the opposite sex, never be the first to let go."

My compulsively logical side snarkily noticed what would happen if everybody practiced that rule. If nobody's the first to let go, then the hug lasts forever.

Not that there's anything wrong with that in theory.

Your theory sucks balls. I'm going to go take a wicked dump now.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 13 Apr 2010, 09:34
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.

Of course someone needs to move - there's that whole heart beating and respiration thing that needs to keep happening.

Oh wait, you meant that either Angus and/or Marigold need to alter their living arrangements. :roll:

No, that is not an emotionally mature method of dealing with life - something will be awkward, time to avoid it.  If they had been co-workers rather than roommates would one of them had to have change jobs?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 13 Apr 2010, 10:10
I'm still trying to work out why this strip is a 'downer.'

More loneliness than anyone could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair


The Police, 'Message in a Bottle'
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 10:12
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.

I totally agree.  If Angus ever brought somebody home, (which would be a completely normal and acceptable thing for a 20-something to do) there would be another long fortnight of watching repeated weeping and dramatic self-loathing by Marigold.  I understand it being a touchy situation at the moment, but really in the long run Angus should NOT have to be accountable for her, making an eventual move-out the best option.  He shouldn't have to feel bad for being interested in someone else, and living with someone who has feelings for him would cause that precise situation. 

Nor will Angus need to be accountable for her.  Marigold will get past this, with his help and the help of others, and yes things will be awkward occasionally.  Doesn't mean it can't work out.  Like a single parent introducing a new partner to the kids, it may or may not be handled well, but people deal.  

After alll, there have been weirder situations.  Anyone remember Meena and Dave?  
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 10:15
I'm still trying to work out why this strip is a 'downer.'

More loneliness than anyone could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair


The Police, 'Message in a Bottle'


I imagine it has more to do with the frame of mind Jeph had to put himself in to draw this.  After all, a lot of his stuff has the ring of "write what you know" to it, and connects so well because we've all been there.  It's gotta be hard to draw someone sobbing like that when you've done so yourself... annd revisited emotions still hurt. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Jander on 13 Apr 2010, 11:27
"What's worse than being punched in the dick?"

Am I even allowed to vote?  :? [...]
Why not ? I havent been punched there despite having one either. But its easy to see that it would hurt. Hands, mouth, and primary sexual organs (either penis or vagina) are the places where you have the most nerve endings. Therefore getting hurt there hurts a LOT.

I dunno, i think the penis isnt the real worry, most men could handle a good punch if it was just to the dick.

The balls are the problem man, they're the sensitive ones.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 13 Apr 2010, 11:35
It's gotta be hard to draw someone sobbing like that when you've done so yourself... annd revisited emotions still hurt.  
I suppose I was looking at it from another way—t'would be a downer if Marigold were left to cry alone; Angus rising to the occasion, I find uplifting. Also, it's a jolly good thing I never revisit my former emotions, actions, etc.; they're the detracting in-laws from hell *harumph* or at least I assume they would be, if I ever bothered to check in. Which I don't.

On a side note, got to take a break from Dorothy Sayers novels: she's polluting my discourse with early twentieth century Britishisms. I almost wrote 'beastly' somewhere in here.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: WoweeZowee on 13 Apr 2010, 11:40

Nor will Angus need to be accountable for her.  Marigold will get past this, with his help and the help of others, and yes things will be awkward occasionally.  Doesn't mean it can't work out.  Like a single parent introducing a new partner to the kids, it may or may not be handled well, but people deal.  

After alll, there have been weirder situations.  Anyone remember Meena and Dave?  


Certainly an emotionally normal and mature person would easily get past it.  Marigold's uncanny naiveté when it comes to relationships makes this a different situation.  It would not just be "awkward."  It would be painful.  It doesn't mean they shouldn't remain great friends.  Just the roommate thing may not be the best route. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: JD on 13 Apr 2010, 12:00
Uh, its just pointless for a guy to cry. Nothing good comes out of it.


[Lebowski]
Strong men also cry, Mr. Lebowski, Strong men also cry.
[/Lebowski]
The Dude abides
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Apr 2010, 12:00
Nor will Angus need to be accountable for her.  
http://www.xkcd.com/383/
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: LTK on 13 Apr 2010, 12:46
It seems that Angus did not learn something at his prep school:

"When hugging a member of the opposite sex, never be the first to let go."

My compulsively logical side snarkily noticed what would happen if everybody practiced that rule. If nobody's the first to let go, then the hug lasts forever.

Not that there's anything wrong with that in theory.

Heh, I noticed that too. A slight modification:

"When hugging a member of the opposite sex, the first person to let go has to be the one who needed the hug most."
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: schmeeble on 13 Apr 2010, 13:05
So is Angus being picked up in the last 2 panels or why is she so short all of a sudden?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 13 Apr 2010, 13:16
Most guys just never know the cathartic release that a good cry can be...
Uh, its just pointless for a guy to cry. Nothing good comes out of it.
What kind of reverse-sexist BS is that?
Facts are never sexist.

When a girl weeps, most of the time, every other girl in the area will run to help. Therefore they learn: weeping -> it probably gets better.

When a boy weeps, he's a social paria. In fact not even girls will move to comfort him, even less other boys. Therefore they learn: weeping -> it only gets worse.

I myself, for example, now as an adult are completely unable to weep from sadness any more.

Quote
You, sir, have obviously never had a good cry.
Indeed I havent. As I just explained, there are no good crys for a boy.

Quote
It can be worth it's weight in supressed emotions...
Nah, it just means you're more likely to get angry instead of sad. Probably one of the reasons men do more crimes than women.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 13:36
 :?

That's some pretty fucked up reasoning right there.  You're saying that social conditioning (external) prevents you from reacting to your emotions (internal)? 

OK, maybe in public, but you've never cried in private?  I'm not talking a wailing bawl, I mean something moving you (positive or negative) so much that you had tears?  You can deny that too if you want, but if you're human, you're lying.  Or you have malfunctioning tear ducts or something. 

Or maybe you really are as repressed as you say.  In that case, i think you may want to seek some help! 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Schmorgluck on 13 Apr 2010, 13:43
"When hugging a member of the opposite sex, the first person to let go has to be the one who needed the hug most."
Well that's better, but once it's put that way I feel compelled to wonder why it should be limited to opposit sexes.

Anyway, I'm with Raoullefere in having a hard time finding this strip a downer. I mean, it's certainly moving, even sad in some respects, but it looks like proper closure is at work.

It seems to me that Marigold is cry-hugging Angus for at least two reasons combined:
1) She accepts Angus as just a friend, and seeks comfort from said friend in her current ordeal.
2) She hugs goodbye to her crush towards Angus. Which is the main part of said ordeal.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: LTK on 13 Apr 2010, 13:46
:?

That's some pretty fucked up reasoning right there.  You're saying that social conditioning (external) prevents you from reacting to your emotions (internal)? 

OK, maybe in public, but you've never cried in private?  I'm not talking a wailing bawl, I mean something moving you (positive or negative) so much that you had tears?  You can deny that too if you want, but if you're human, you're lying.  Or you have malfunctioning tear ducts or something. 

Or maybe you really are as repressed as you say.  In that case, i think you may want to seek some help! 

Have you considered the possibility that men can generally be less emotionally expressive than women?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 13:47
Also, it's a jolly good thing I never revisit my former emotions, actions, etc.; they're the detracting in-laws from hell *harumph* or at least I assume they would be, if I ever bothered to check in. Which I don't.

How do you do that?  Mine live too close by and have an annoying habit of dropping in late at night when everyone else is asleep, reminding me of how worthless I've always been felt.  I keep locking the damn doors and windows, and they always manage to show up anyway!  
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 13:59
Have you considered the possibility that men can generally be less emotionally expressive than women?

Sure, but there's no reason for them to be, other than social conditioning.  And that can be hazardous.  My point was that snubnose's assertion that "boys don't cry" is circular - it's not because they don't want or need to, it's because they've been trained not to.  And this leads to serious problems later!  Being able to express your emotions is crucial to a well balanced emotional state, and half the western world's population just doesn't do it!  What's worse, they actually beleive that they don't need to! 

I really thought this kind of thinking died back in the 70's, but I guess it skipped a generation somewhere...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Schmorgluck on 13 Apr 2010, 14:01
That's some pretty fucked up reasoning right there.  You're saying that social conditioning (external) prevents you from reacting to your emotions (internal)?
Objectively, it does. I'll refrain from going all ranty about how social conventions are insidiously incorporated by individuals, but this is a well documented phenomenon I encourage you to look up, if you're interested.
Now I won't go as far as snubnose on the part about differenciated gender reactions to someone. What he states is real, but is about trends rather than absolutes, and is again related to social conventions.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 14:10
Look, I know all that.  Really, it's the statement that "there are no good cries for a boy" that's the problem, because it's just not true. 

I pity that he's unable to weep from sadness anymore, but really, how does one cope with it, then?  By lashing out in anger as he suggests?  Drowning it in alchohol?  medicating your way to happiness? 

Come on, it's effed up, no denying it.  The emotions are there, no matter how you react.  Boys can cry, and should if upset enough.  It doesn't have to be in public, but dammit, there can't be a permanent damper put on your emotions, that's just harmful. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Schmorgluck on 13 Apr 2010, 14:12
Yeah, I really should have read new posts in order to reconsider mine when the forum engine suggested me to. Sorry Carl-E.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 13 Apr 2010, 16:01
Also, it's a jolly good thing I never revisit my former emotions, actions, etc.; they're the detracting in-laws from hell *harumph* or at least I assume they would be, if I ever bothered to check in. Which I don't.

How do you do that?  Mine live too close by and have an annoying habit of dropping in late at night when everyone else is asleep, reminding me of how worthless I've always been felt.  I keep locking the damn doors and windows, and they always manage to show up anyway!  
I can do it because I'm a flawless, perfect being, untroubled by petty concerns such as regret, inferiority, failure, loneliness, and inadequacy. Excuse me while I explode in a joyous, Übermenschian act of creation. WhaaAAAA BOOOMMM!

Or I could simply be having you on. Your choice.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 17:14
Oooh, I get to choose? 

'Splodey, please!  I like esplosions. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: ross_teneyck on 13 Apr 2010, 17:35
There are doubtless many things going through Angus' mind at this moment, but there's a good chance one of them is:

"Must... not... get... erection... at this... highly... inappropriate... moment!"

Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 13 Apr 2010, 17:42
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.
Man I love this attitude; oh noes, it's going to be slightly awkward for a while! Everyone must uproot their lives to avoid possible blushing!
<snip>
No, because Jeph loves to draw his characters blushing. ;)  :angel:
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 13 Apr 2010, 17:47
Heh, I noticed that too. A slight modification:

"When hugging a member of the opposite sex, the first person to let go has to be the one who needed the hug most."

That's dead on. I heartily approve.

Well that's better, but once it's put that way I feel compelled to wonder why it should be limited to opposite sexes.

I was trying to specifically address the situation Angus was facing, which happened to involve what I posited (hugging the opposite sex).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: helloandgoodbye on 13 Apr 2010, 17:55
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.
Man I love this attitude; oh noes, it's going to be slightly awkward for a while! Everyone must uproot their lives to avoid possible blushing!
<snip>
No, because Jeph loves to draw his characters blushing. ;)  :angel:

  I don't think he's ever drawn a male character blushing though.  Now that I think about it, do guys even blush?  I've only seen girls do it.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2010, 18:01
There are doubtless many things going through Angus' mind at this moment, but there's a good chance one of them is:

"Must... not... get... erection... at this... highly... inappropriate... moment!"


that would be less likely to happen when she's crying in your arms over you spurning her. 

And if you'd get one at that point, I'd salute you!  (or maybe, you'd be saluting me... nevermind). 

  I don't think he's ever drawn a male character blushing though.  Now that I think about it, do guys even blush?  I've only seen girls do it.

I blush, but it's not so noticable through the facial hair.  However, the top of my head also gets red, and that became obvious a few years ago. 

However, I can usually control the blushing.  It's a matter of focusing your attention away from the currently embarrassing situation. 

Or putting on a hat. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: mustang6172 on 13 Apr 2010, 19:25
Marigold needs a worry hat.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Tuitsuro on 13 Apr 2010, 20:24
 I don't think he's ever drawn a male character blushing though.  Now that I think about it, do guys even blush?  I've only seen girls do it.

Marten blushes (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1247) all the time.   Not that it really answers the question as to whether guys blush.   :roll:
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: schmeeble on 13 Apr 2010, 20:33
There are doubtless many things going through Angus' mind at this moment, but there's a good chance one of them is:

"Must... not... get... erection... at this... highly... inappropriate... moment!"


that would be less likely to happen when she's crying in your arms over you spurning her. 

And if you'd get one at that point, I'd salute you!  (or maybe, you'd be saluting me... nevermind). 

and marigold's disgusting, let's not forget about that.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: ndperfesser on 13 Apr 2010, 20:43
I'm still trying to work out why this strip is a 'downer.'

More loneliness than anyone could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair


The Police, 'Message in a Bottle'


Sad people make people sad. Shakespeare followed this formula and became immortal. (figuratively)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: ndperfesser on 13 Apr 2010, 21:03
  I don't think he's ever drawn a male character blushing though.  Now that I think about it, do guys even blush?  I've only seen girls do it.
Oh god, I knew a guy who blushed so brightly he could have been used as a lighthouse. His female acquaintances used to tease him suggestively just to get him to blush. His blush was so bright I suspect they teased him because it was cheaper than using a tanning booth. I did notice his blush dimmed significantly after he met his future wife.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: chelicious on 13 Apr 2010, 21:11
All I can say is that if Sven suddenly shows up and bangs Marigold, Jeph, I'm sorry, but I will punch you through my computer. Although that WOULD make hell of drama and shake things up HUGELY.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Apr 2010, 21:24
Ever noticed that when things get too realistic and serious, Jeph breaks the tension with something wacky like the DoKYA or Roombitos?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Heliphyneau on 13 Apr 2010, 21:29
Yay!  Rocket Roomba kittens!   :-D  I can't blame Jeph for injecting some levity between the drama.  Interesting that the "mommy" Roomba is pink/purple -- or maybe she's a Womba!

Looks like Hanners' walls are gonna be even cleaner than before.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Jace on 13 Apr 2010, 21:43
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4958/punsy.jpg)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Apr 2010, 21:43
I'm glad that Daddy Roomba doesn't have any old-fashioned hangups about the color barrier.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Tuitsuro on 13 Apr 2010, 21:44
Oh look!  It's the cast of Batteries not included!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Penquin47 on 13 Apr 2010, 21:48
How do you know that's not Roompop?  Just because it's pink doesn't mean it's a girl, just ask Pintsize!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Heliphyneau on 13 Apr 2010, 22:07
How do you know that's not Roompop?  Just because it's pink doesn't mean it's a girl, just ask Pintsize!

True enough -- and do we really know exactly how the Roomba's mate?  That stuff all happened off-screen as I recall . . .

Looking at it again, regardless of actual gender, it really does look like a Woomba -- ahem: http://www.hulu.com/watch/70317/saturday-night-live-woomba (http://www.hulu.com/watch/70317/saturday-night-live-woomba) -- to me.   :wink:  Though the sizing's a bit off . . .
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Polychrome on 13 Apr 2010, 22:09
Oh look!  It's the cast of Batteries not included!

Hah! I was thinking the same thing.
Also, you forgot the asterisk.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 13 Apr 2010, 22:47
"And appearing today at Northampton Air Show, the fabulous Roombettes!"  OK, maybe only funny if you know that the RAAF aerobatic team is called the Roulettes (http://www.airforce.gov.au/roulettes/)...  :|

I notice that Roomba and his brood have evolved, and their wings relocated from the fuselage to the engine cowling (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1557). Hanners' expression, priceless.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: LeeC on 13 Apr 2010, 22:49
How do you know that's not Roompop?  Just because it's pink doesn't mean it's a girl, just ask Pintsize!
because hanners's roomba is a guy.  Remember his beebs and whistles when he first met marten? "Stop flirting with my woman!"
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Apr 2010, 22:53
Akima, you are very detail oriented.

(I noticed it too).

Winslow did accept the Roomba as a guy, as did Pintsize in 1057, at least if their pronoun choices are to be taken literally.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Steve the Pocket on 13 Apr 2010, 23:26
Quote from: Jeph Jaques
Apparently Roombas have some sort of reproductive process in the QC universe.
And it works on epigenetics (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LamarckWasRight), to judge from the young'uns' jetpacks.

Winslow did accept the Roomba as a guy, as did Pintsize in 1057, at least if their pronoun choices are to be taken literally.
That doesn't mean anything... (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YourTomcatIsPregnant) *shifty eyes*
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Sorflakne on 13 Apr 2010, 23:39
Panel 3a is a classic Hanners expression XD
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: pendrake on 13 Apr 2010, 23:39
The look on Hanners' face in panel #4 was really well done, you can almost hear the screeching record-stop noise and "errh?" in her head.

Also, I like Hannelore growing out her hair again, I think she would look good with longer hair (again?), despite her OCD.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Apr 2010, 23:39
If the pink and purple one is the daddy, then we can be scandalized that none of the kids looks like him.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Kugai on 14 Apr 2010, 00:23
"We are the Roomba.  You will not be able to resist our cuteness, you will come to love us.  Resistance is futile!"
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Blackjoker on 14 Apr 2010, 02:39
What worries me is that Hannelore might see an application for flying things that destroy messes and unleashing them to wipe out the unclean.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: AngryCallCenterAgent on 14 Apr 2010, 04:06
Hanners hasn't freaked out yet. Probably plenty of storage space left in her inner freak out containment unit, thought I wish she'd do something about it before it reaches critical mass. Oh wait, she was able to discharge awhile ago when she told Marigold that she's not taking of her shit anymore, so I guess the world is safe... for now...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 14 Apr 2010, 05:07
"We are the Roomba.  You will not be able to resist our cuteness, you will come to love us.  Resistance is futile!"

BR stands with riot baton in hand, "The line must be drawn here.  The cuteness comes and we fall back, another room, another apartment lost.  I say no more!  The line will be drawn here!"
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: matachin on 14 Apr 2010, 05:20
Hanners hasn't freaked out yet. Probably plenty of storage space left in her inner freak out containment unit, thought I wish she'd do something about it before it reaches critical mass. Oh wait, she was able to discharge awhile ago when she told Marigold that she's not taking of her shit anymore, so I guess the world is safe... for now...

Her freak out level is quite different nowadays.  Besides, most of this is just a distraction to keep her from going OCD critical and/or have a creepy Hanners episode.

I worry about the potential killing spree in her head, but even more about what that means for her possible relationships. She's going to have a time finding a guy that believes she doesn't meet the required value of crazy, as in "Don't stick your dick in crazy."  She may be functional, but sitting right at the cliff's edge.

today+100 or so: Marigold returns the favor & gives Hanners a verbal smackdown to shock her bring her back to the here & now.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mad Cat on 14 Apr 2010, 05:43
I am so calling dibs on using Panel 3 for the creation of an animated forum avatar!

Quote from: Akima
I notice that Roomba and his brood have evolved, and their wings relocated from the fuselage to the engine cowling.
I noticed that too. At first, I was just gonna chalk it up to natural mutation. I mean, if people can make models of the Starship Enterprise fly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XATbkbHqkA) and swim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQEsG4eKIXs), then jet-powered flying Roombots shouldn't be an issue.

Although, I will comment that those had better be electric ducted fan engines and not proper jet turbines, otherwise, they're spewing exhaust and unburnt fuel all over the Hanner-apartment.

Seems like everybody's having kittens (http://www.daniellecorsetto.com/archive.php?comic=919).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: sudamerican on 14 Apr 2010, 06:15
Oh look!  It's the cast of Batteries not included!

Hah! I was thinking the same thing.
Also, you forgot the asterisk.
that makes 3 of us
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Apr 2010, 06:15
This is not a healthy situation.  For the love of God, someone needs to move.
Man I love this attitude; oh noes, it's going to be slightly awkward for a while! Everyone must uproot their lives to avoid possible blushing!
<snip>
No, because Jeph loves to draw his characters blushing. ;)  :angel:

  I don't think he's ever drawn a male character blushing though.  Now that I think about it, do guys even blush?  I've only seen girls do it.
Yes he has. Sven did it when he realized his "little guy" was "peeking out of his boxers" in front of his new intern.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Tuitsuro on 14 Apr 2010, 09:03
Oh look!  It's the cast of Batteries not included!

Hah! I was thinking the same thing.
Also, you forgot the asterisk.
that makes 3 of us

Apparently, Jeph is psychic (http://twitter.com/jephjacques/status/12150827415).  Or unconsciously affected by 80's sci-fi/fantasy films. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: sudamerican on 14 Apr 2010, 10:27
Oh look!  It's the cast of Batteries not included!
Hah! I was thinking the same thing.
Also, you forgot the asterisk.
that makes 3 of us

Apparently, Jeph is psychic (http://twitter.com/jephjacques/status/12150827415).  Or unconsciously affected by 80's sci-fi/fantasy films.  
We're gonna need worry hats. Made of tinfoil
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: LTK on 14 Apr 2010, 12:10
Well, it looks like Faye has just about finished her sculpture.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Apr 2010, 12:46
And it poops...

coffee (http://cassland.org/images/FayeSculpt.jpg)

Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 14 Apr 2010, 14:22
Jeez! Post spoilers, why don't you?  :x

Edit: Thank you to whoever hid the spoiler.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Tuitsuro on 14 Apr 2010, 14:43
Snape killed Dumbledore, etc...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: scarred on 14 Apr 2010, 16:01
Snape killed Dumbledore, etc...

WHAT
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mr_Rose on 14 Apr 2010, 16:20
Also, Harry Potter is Wizard Jesus. Except for the cursing fig trees part. (wizard fig trees curse back, you see....)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Apr 2010, 17:29
Although, I will comment that those had better be electric ducted fan engines and not proper jet turbines, otherwise, they're spewing exhaust and unburnt fuel all over the Hanner-apartment.
There are little flames coming out the back, so there will be a strain on the three-stage HEPA air filters Hannelore doubtless has.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: WestEnder67 on 14 Apr 2010, 20:11
I think it's fair to say that most of the forum will want one of those.

This guy included.
Title: Coffee Rex
Post by: Scott Haley on 14 Apr 2010, 20:21
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Kopi+Luwak (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Kopi+Luwak)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: guyy on 14 Apr 2010, 20:42
Wow, that is weird. I inexplicably thought about Faye's sculpture thing on the way home today, and...there it is!

Apparently, Jeph is psychic (http://twitter.com/jephjacques/status/12150827415).  Or unconsciously affected by 80's sci-fi/fantasy films. 

Looks like he's so psychic that his artwork produces a time-warping psychic aura. Of coffee-pooping dinosaurs.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Apr 2010, 21:05
How do you clean it? Coffee enema?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: westrim on 14 Apr 2010, 21:10
Wait, poop? Unless I missed something, expresso is a liquid. Sure it's brown/black and all, but still liquid. And I would totally try it if they called it Tyrannosaur Tinkles. Tyrannosaur turds, not so much.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Kopi+Luwak (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Kopi+Luwak)

That coffee does indeed taste excellent. Shame about the 100 dollars a pound or so, though. (Before you ask, my Aunt has an occasionally awesome- and extremely well compensated by her former career- friend.)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 14 Apr 2010, 21:19
Dino-diarrhoea! And now I'll never get that image out of my mind. Thanks, Jeph.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Heliphyneau on 14 Apr 2010, 21:26
Hmm, I suppose it could be considered Tyrannosaur poop if said Tyrannosaur was suffering from a fair bit of . . . digestive distress.  O_o  I have heard of such, erm, non-solid intestinal output being termed "buttpee," though I'm not sure that's an improvement.  Having said all that, I see marketing possibilities IRL and within the strip.  If Faye is willing to have her sculpture mass-produced.

Speaking of mass-production, though, keep the Roombas away from that thing or we'll have rocket-powered Tyrannosaurs who will suck a room clean and then poop out a mix of espresso and dust.  Bleah.  And if someone gives it an AnthroPC brain . . .  But it's too small for that, right?  RIGHT?

(Also, will we one day see a Dromiceiomimus that "poops" chai?)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Apr 2010, 21:50
Faye looks happy. She has needed artistic expression for a long time.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 14 Apr 2010, 22:52
Considering that reptiles, dinosaurs and birds eliminate all their waste (as well as carry out reproductive functions) through a single opening called a cloaca, it is safe to assume that any brown liquid flowing from said cloaca would be less than appetizing.

Of course it is equally safe to assume that the entire purpose of this post is for me to use the word cloaca as many times as possible.


Cloaca.

which brings us to the results of the poll:

Question:      What's worse than being punched in the dick.
   Nothing.                                                                 - 11 (13.6%)
   The Number 28.                                                      - 6 (7.4%)
   Making a stupid '69' joke during pillow talk.                  - 15 (18.5%)
   Not telling your boyfriend about the secret menu.        - 8 (9.9%)
   Lot's of stuff actually.                                               - 41 (50.6%)

Total Voters: 81

So it's fairly clear that the denizens of this forum have a good perspective that genital punching, while bad, is not the worst thing in the world. Whether you have a penis, a vagina or a cloaca, getting punched in the junk isn't the end of the world.

Sass the new poll you hoopy froods!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Sorflakne on 14 Apr 2010, 23:36
A...a...a Tyrannosaurus??!  Why isn't it an Allosaurus?!!



On another note, I wonder if the location of the 'Butts LOL' sign was intentionally put in its location :evil:...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Kugai on 14 Apr 2010, 23:39
Coffeezilla!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: EvolPenguin on 15 Apr 2010, 00:09
All I know is I want one.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: AngryCallCenterAgent on 15 Apr 2010, 00:32
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HEMI (http://Link) for us mechanically-challenged. Impressive, Jeph, for reference. Now when's Faye going to collab with either the Orange County Chopper boys or the Mythbusters team and create something really steeped in awesomesauce?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: pendrake on 15 Apr 2010, 00:37
I want a deluxe expresso-saur model that also transforms into DinoBot Grimlock.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Doc on 15 Apr 2010, 01:50
I really think the Coffeesaurus Rex should change it's facial expression while pooping.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: muffmasta on 15 Apr 2010, 02:18
I believe men can actually die from shock from being struck in the genitals. So its pretty bad.
Have to hit it pretty hard though. Mmm.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Apr 2010, 03:14
I'm a little disappointed, really.  I was expecting smething more... abstract. 

And more frightening. 

And less utilitarian. 

 :|
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mad Cat on 15 Apr 2010, 03:56
Having said all that, I see marketing possibilities IRL and within the strip.  If Faye is willing to have her sculpture mass-produced.
Unlikely, as people who actually work with electricly powered hot water handling machinery tend to like to have it with a wide, stable base, UNLIKELY to tip over under normal, or abnormal use leading to scalds and other disfiguring injuries.

The Espressosaurus has a very narrow base of just its feet and a very long, easily tipped body, the quintessential opposite of a wide, stable base.

Maybe if Faye mounted it to a large metal plate or wooden board, it could get a UL listing, but then that would take up a much larger space in the carton, resulting in greater shipping costs and...

I'm over-analyzing this, aren't I?

I never knew Faye was so mechanicly inclined and inventive. Man! The only QC girl I have no similarities to whatsoever is Dora. Maybe if I actually started my own business, I'd be the epitome of QC womanhood.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 15 Apr 2010, 04:16
I'm a little disappointed, really.  I was expecting smething more... abstract.  And more frightening. And less utilitarian.  
Me too actually. It's a bit "Meh". I was expecting something more like this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2725743099_7823b99fb2.jpg)

                           "Coffee-hound before first cup"

I mean what's the point of having a tortured psyche if you produce something as banal as a small coffee-maker. Now a 30-metre tall Godzilla-coffee-maker that destroys downtown... That would be something.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: zagraf on 15 Apr 2010, 05:20
Dora should've commissioned a sculpture from Pintsize instead.

...Mmmmaybe not. That might spell the end of CoD. And possibly Northampton. And the Eastern seaboard, and...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: bhtooefr on 15 Apr 2010, 05:50
So it's fairly clear that the denizens of this forum have a good perspective that genital punching, while bad, is not the worst thing in the world. Whether you have a penis, a vagina or a cloaca, getting punched in the junk isn't the end of the world.

Well, there's always getting shot in the dick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiJuYqRKmkQ). (South Park reference.)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 15 Apr 2010, 06:15
Hmm, I suppose it could be considered Tyrannosaur poop if said Tyrannosaur was suffering from a fair bit of . . . digestive distress.  
<snip>

Well, it is espresso... and you know what they say about the diuretic powers of coffee.

And my favorite obscure word: "ennervate."
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Apr 2010, 06:45
Ennervate is obscure?  Mind you, I don't have occasion to use it regularly, but it's not nearly as off the beaten track as some of the others listed...

I was expecting something more like this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2725743099_7823b99fb2.jpg)

                           "Coffee-hound before first cup"

I mean what's the point of having a tortured psyche if you produce something as banal as a small coffee-maker. Now a 30-metre tall Godzilla-coffee-maker that destroys downtown... That would be something.


Now, that's what I'm talkin' about!  Where is that, Akima?  It's really cool (in a disturbingly familiar way)...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: evilbobthebob on 15 Apr 2010, 07:17
That's in the gardens of the Eden Project in Cornwall. It was pretty cool the last time I visited, about three or four years ago now.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 15 Apr 2010, 07:17
Sod T-shirts - I want that coffee maker!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 15 Apr 2010, 08:24
I was expecting a pancake flipping beaver.   
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: nonsignor on 15 Apr 2010, 08:28
T-rexpressso for all!!!
Sold as one size only. Terrible stimulatte!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 15 Apr 2010, 09:19
As a Manufacturing Dood,  I have looked over the design...   With a little bit of work this could be manufactured.

Not in my workshop mind you... I'm not set up for this kind of thing really... but it could be manufactured and marketed.

Also, a Hemi version is possible, if you use the output of the engine to run the water pump and the heat of the engine to steam the coffee.   That would be harder to make but again... possible.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Wiregeek on 15 Apr 2010, 09:24
Turbocharged Hemi with a Java-based intercooler...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Tuitsuro on 15 Apr 2010, 13:36
As a Manufacturing Dood,  I have looked over the design...   With a little bit of work this could be manufactured.

Can we make it so that when people walk by, it turns its head and sings Don't Worry, Be Happy?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Apr 2010, 13:51
NO.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 15 Apr 2010, 14:25
Now, that's what I'm talkin' about!  Where is that, Akima?  It's really cool (in a disturbingly familiar way)...
It is the WEE Man (http://weeeman.org/) sculpture, intended to illustrate the amout of electronic and electrical waste the average UK citizen will discard in a lifetime. It has been displayed in several locations, but that photo was, as evilbobthebob pointed out, taken at the Eden Project in St. Austel, Cornwell, UK. I've never seen it, I just googled until I found a suitable image.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mr_Rose on 15 Apr 2010, 14:30
BTW, the St. Austel brewery is one of the best in the world, mostly due to the radium-water spring it sits on top of. Pity it only sells to the local area....
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 15 Apr 2010, 16:59
Other: Phlogiston
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 15 Apr 2010, 18:24
As a Manufacturing Dood,  I have looked over the design...   With a little bit of work this could be manufactured.

Can we make it so that when people walk by, it turns its head and sings Don't Worry, Be Happy?


Yes.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: TheHappyBerry on 15 Apr 2010, 19:17
I don't consider cloaca nearly as obscure as those other words, of course I might be biased by the fact that some of my thesis work deals with birds.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Apr 2010, 19:24
As a Manufacturing Dood,  I have looked over the design...   With a little bit of work this could be manufactured.

Can we make it so that when people walk by, it turns its head and sings Don't Worry, Be Happy?


Yes.

Dammit, I said "NO!"
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Steve the Pocket on 15 Apr 2010, 20:25
Other: Phlogiston
I don't usually bother with the polls, but I had to vote Other to agree with this assessment.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Sorflakne on 15 Apr 2010, 23:16
I'm a little disappointed, really.  I was expecting smething more... abstract.  And more frightening. And less utilitarian.  
Me too actually. It's a bit "Meh". I was expecting something more like this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2725743099_7823b99fb2.jpg)

                           "Coffee-hound before first cup"

I mean what's the point of having a tortured psyche if you produce something as banal as a small coffee-maker. Now a 30-metre tall Godzilla-coffee-maker that destroys downtown... That would be something.
I see your crazy-ass mutated dino-human and raise you one xenomorph:

(http://www.coolthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/alien1.jpg)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 16 Apr 2010, 01:33
1. Someone finally managed to get back to their hotel in CHI.
2. Not bad for 30 seconds of work, Dora. LOL
3. She can always tell Faye to take her time making the duplicate, and she can give them the Whitaker Original. ;)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Shadic on 16 Apr 2010, 01:35
Yay, comic!

And Dora just made an easy $200.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: AngryCallCenterAgent on 16 Apr 2010, 01:48
Hey, Faye, think fast. *yoink*
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Blackjoker on 16 Apr 2010, 02:07
I kinda feel sad, that thing could have had some potential amusement, but this also works well. I'm just waiting to see if Faye tries making random stuff to see what people are willing to buy, and then one of Pintsize's parts gets stuck in it.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Kugai on 16 Apr 2010, 02:08
Could this be the beginning of FayeCorp?



..................




NAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Delirium on 16 Apr 2010, 02:27
Well that was somewhat disheartening.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 16 Apr 2010, 02:28
I see your crazy-ass mutated dino-human and raise you one xenomorph:
Love the rebar claws!

I think Dora low-balled the price on the dino-coffee-pooper. What hourly rate was she using? Of course it could be a case of a "sprat to catch a mackerel" if it gets Faye's work in front of the gallery-going crowd. But at my employer's charge-out rate, two grand wouldn't buy many hours of my time.

But from the gleam in her eye at the sniff of a deal, Dora must have been a Shanghai merchant in a previous life...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: snubnose on 16 Apr 2010, 03:22
Hmmmmm.

Looks like Faye will leave the strip sooner or later now, starting life as an artist ?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 16 Apr 2010, 04:16
Actually, I would be flattered if my work was deemed to be worth $2K - and seeing as how Dora fronted the money to make the beastie in the first place, the 10% is probably reasonable.

Now, back to the assembly line woman!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2010, 04:55
That was just tooo damn easy...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mad Cat on 16 Apr 2010, 05:34
Faye totally just got pimped by Dora!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2010, 05:35
I think the term is "represented"

But it's pretty much the same thing...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: sudamerican on 16 Apr 2010, 05:42
Quote
Turbocharged Hemi with a Java-based intercooler...
oh, it's groundhog day at the qc forums again...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: J on 16 Apr 2010, 06:32
As a Manufacturing Dood,  I have looked over the design...   With a little bit of work this could be manufactured.

Can we make it so that when people walk by, it turns its head and sings Don't Worry, Be Happy?


Yes.

Dammit, I said "NO!"
what if it sings Paranoid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIhh9nFYv4)?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Tunahead on 16 Apr 2010, 06:38
As a Manufacturing Dood,  I have looked over the design...   With a little bit of work this could be manufactured.

Can we make it so that when people walk by, it turns its head and sings Don't Worry, Be Happy?


Yes.

Dammit, I said "NO!"
what if it sings Paranoid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIhh9nFYv4)?

I for one will settle for nothing less than Gary Moore's Out In The Fields
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: fineout on 16 Apr 2010, 07:06
yay for non soap opera comics again! i missed the silly ones, nice work jeph
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 16 Apr 2010, 07:08
I think the term is "represented"

But it's pretty much the same thing...

It's hard out here for a pimp an artistic representation agent.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 16 Apr 2010, 07:57
As a Manufacturing Dood,  I have looked over the design...   With a little bit of work this could be manufactured.

Can we make it so that when people walk by, it turns its head and sings Don't Worry, Be Happy?


Yes.

Dammit, I said "NO!"


What was that?  I can't quite hear you over the sound of my totally awesome coffee-shitting Bob Marley-singing dinosaur.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Wiregeek on 16 Apr 2010, 08:59
fools, Crazy Train is the best song ever.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 16 Apr 2010, 09:39
Each and every one of you folks (those wanting singing, caf-crapping dinos) has Bigmouth Billy Bass (or some equivalent) mounted on your wall, don't you?

I say that after the shock wears off, Faye goes crazy(er?) not being able to make anything else that anyone wants to buy. (Ponders that.) Ah, who am I kidding? We all know this success will lock Faye up, big time. She won't try again, for fear of not being successful again.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 16 Apr 2010, 09:43
Each and every one of you folks (those wanting singing, caf-crapping dinos) has Bigmouth Billy Bass (or some equivalent) mounted on your wall, don't you?

I say that after the shock wears off, Faye goes crazy(er?) not being able to make anything else that anyone wants to buy. (Ponders that.) Ah, who am I kidding? We all know this success will lock Faye up, big time. She won't try again, for fear of not being successful again.

And she'll have to talk to Dr. Corrine about it. And when she finds out how much she made on commission, she's going to tell her, "I think we need to have a few more sessions... "
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mad Cat on 16 Apr 2010, 09:53
As much as I would love to see Jeph express his own inventiveness and mechanicly creative side through Faye's continued creations in-cannon, if the slightly mentally unstable girl starts to build outlandish things, this is going to become Barista Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: ridingonemptytrains on 16 Apr 2010, 10:03
I kind of hoped I'd never hear the line "What just happened?" again after watching every episode of Scrubs and hearing it one hundred million times but it actually works here.

Also, I too might have to violence Jeph if Sven and Marigold becomes a thing.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Tuitsuro on 16 Apr 2010, 10:28
As much as I would love to see Jeph express his own inventiveness and mechanicly creative side through Faye's continued creations in-cannon, if the slightly mentally unstable girl starts to build outlandish things, this is going to become Barista Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php).

She already meets most of the criteria for being a Spark.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 16 Apr 2010, 10:38
I for one will heartily welcome our busty, glasses wearing female overlords.....
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Heliphyneau on 16 Apr 2010, 10:45
I say that after the shock wears off, Faye goes crazy(er?) not being able to make anything else that anyone wants to buy. (Ponders that.) Ah, who am I kidding? We all know this success will lock Faye up, big time. She won't try again, for fear of not being successful again.

And she'll have to talk to Dr. Corrine about it. And when she finds out how much she made on commission, she's going to tell her, "I think we need to have a few more sessions... "

Or, alternately, this could become another stage in Faye's growth as a person -- the success may inspire her to try harder.  I'm not saying she wouldn't angst about it occasionally, but there's no reason why she couldn't have a successful career (albeit with serendipitous beginnings) as an artist and still be in the strip.  The comic title is Questionable Content, not Coffee of Doom.  And hey, maybe this means Faye's one step closer to building a robot hand.   :wink:
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Apr 2010, 11:12
In 458, Faye said of her sculpture "I had to give that up when I moved up north". She was not being straight with herself. She's been hiding from her past, and it's good that she's recovering. Full credit to Dora for the insight that Faye needed to be pushed into sculpting. Did she notice how content Faye looked in 1130, or is she just that understanding of human nature?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Shteevie on 16 Apr 2010, 11:22
Was Faye's ego just stoked by Marten in a wig and fake beard?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mr_Rose on 16 Apr 2010, 11:54
As much as I would love to see Jeph express his own inventiveness and mechanicly creative side through Faye's continued creations in-cannon, if the slightly mentally unstable girl starts to build outlandish things, this is going to become Barista Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php).
If you're going to link to that place and talk about coffee, you might at least link the relevant page (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070618)...
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: pendrake on 16 Apr 2010, 11:55
Personally,  I vote for Faye to make her art gallery work the full-sized 2-ton hemi-expresso-saurus rex.

As for comic #1645, I like how Dora snaps up the oppurtunity, such sharpened money-sense (like spider-sense, but you tingle in in the presence of an easy monentary commision 8-) ) comes from being a successful small business owner, after all.

P.S edit-add: Also like the cute art-gallery couple.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Binary on 16 Apr 2010, 12:23
Dammit, I said "NO!"

I think Carl-E is channelling Eric Cartman...

Come on guys, it's a T.Rex! Sculpted in metal by Faye! It should be singing 'Metal Guru' by T.Rex.

Coincidentally I went to an exhibition today where this guy (http://www.hubcapcreatures.com/) was sculpting creatures (mostly) out of old hubcaps. I have to agree with the people who thought the T.Rex Cafetière was a bit of an anti-climax - I too was expecting Faye to produce something like this (http://www.hubcapcreatures.com/commissions30.html).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2010, 12:59
No, it's not Cartman.  I'm a father who's actually had to turn this car around, dammit! a few too many times. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm one of the few left who actually likes "Don't worry, be happy" (Bobby McFarren, not Bob Marley, though).  But don't go turning a minor work of art into a Billy Bigmouth Bass, that's just wrong...

Was Faye's ego just stoked by Marten in a wig and fake beard?

I noticed that, too.  Clearly we older gentlemen have nothing better to distinguish us than our facial hair.  I think Jeph just hasn't had enough practice with guy faces - we've got Marten, Angus, Sven and Wil (neither lately), and Steve (who's practically a cameo) along with a few other brief visitations (Amir, Mike, and...Dale?), and with the exception of Mr. Bianchi, who's rather cartoonish, they're all young. 

He needs more practice.  Especially with older dudes. 

I'll selflessly volunteer to be a recurring character.


Coincidentally I went to an exhibition today where this guy (http://www.hubcapcreatures.com/) was sculpting creatures (mostly) out of old hubcaps. I have to agree with the people who thought the T.Rex Cafetière was a bit of an anti-climax - I too was expecting Faye to produce something like this (http://www.hubcapcreatures.com/commissions30.html).

Yes!  Scroll through the commissions page (the second link) - there's some amazing stuff there.  I especially like the steampunk flying orb thingy.  You must be in Britain?  Seems a lot of his stuff is in pubs. 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Dliessmgg on 16 Apr 2010, 13:42
beard?

no beard.

Jimbo.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Binary on 16 Apr 2010, 14:59
You must be in Britain?  Seems a lot of his stuff is in pubs. 
Yus, guv'ner, Londoner born and bred.

Had a chat with him and told him his work reminded me of a 3D version of Hajime Sorayama's stuff (see bottom left image) (http://www.sorayama.com/en/?page_id=26&album=1&gallery=1), which he didn't get until I mentioned Sexy Robot (http://www.amazon.com/Sexy-Robot-Hajime-Sorayama/dp/4768300014), then he knew what I was on about.

He was also exhibiting an F-14 type model aircraft made out of vacuum cleaner parts!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 16 Apr 2010, 15:42
Was Faye's ego just stoked by Marten in a wig and fake beard?

And contact lenses... But who was his partner? Dr. Corrine rendered unrecognisable by wearing glasses (It works for Clark Kent)? Hanners in a Mission Impossible-style mask?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 16 Apr 2010, 16:58
Perhaps QC is like the Timothy Hutton Nero Wolf series*—an ensemble cast with the 'lesser' stars playing various roles each strip. As I recall, that confused hell out of the audience at times.

Really, though, I must have no 'eye'; save for stylistic similarities, everyone in QC looks different to me.


*A damned fine show, despite (or because?) of the casting. Rex would've been proud.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: J on 16 Apr 2010, 17:52
In 458, Faye said of her sculpture "I had to give that up when I moved up north". She was not being straight with herself. She's been hiding from her past, and it's good that she's recovering. Full credit to Dora for the insight that Faye needed to be pushed into sculpting. Did she notice how content Faye looked in 1130, or is she just that understanding of human nature?

possible, but more likely she simply did not have a suitable workspace. metal sculpture is generally not something you can do in an apartment bedroom. of course that does raise the question of where and when she built the Rexpresso tm since we haven't seen her in any sort of studio, or any indication that she owns any tools.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Akima on 16 Apr 2010, 20:52
*A damned fine show, despite (or because?) of the casting. Rex would've been proud.
It was a good show, but I thought Timothy Hutton was terrible as Archie Goodwin. Rex Stout's Goodwin cracks wise for sure, but on a granite-hard bedrock of physical and mental toughness that Hutton totally missed. Maury Chaykin on the other hand was the best Nero Wolfe in any adaption.

Rexpresso tm
Best name ever!
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Kugai on 16 Apr 2010, 21:31
Jeph, your secret is slowly being exposed.


Time to hide the Cloning Machine   :-D
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 16 Apr 2010, 21:32
<snip>
...Clearly we older gentlemen have nothing better to distinguish us than our facial hair.  I think Jeph just hasn't had enough practice with guy faces - we've got Marten, Angus, Sven and Wil (neither lately), and Steve (who's practically a cameo) along with a few other brief visitations (Amir, Mike, and...Dale?), and with the exception of Mr. Bianchi, who's rather cartoonish, they're all young.  

He needs more practice.  Especially with older dudes.  

I'll selflessly volunteer to be a recurring character.
<snip>

We'll name him, "Carly Stu"!  :-D

And I would have to bet that Faye was using the back room of the store as her "lab" for creating Rexpresso tm.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 16 Apr 2010, 22:17
*A damned fine show, despite (or because?) of the casting. Rex would've been proud.
It was a good show, but I thought Timothy Hutton was terrible as Archie Goodwin. Rex Stout's Goodwin cracks wise for sure, but on a granite-hard bedrock of physical and mental toughness that Hutton totally missed. Maury Chaykin on the other hand was the best Nero Wolfe in any adaption.
I thought the tone of the whole show was a trifle lighter than Stout's tales (for the most part—some of the short stories were a little silly, too). Also, even though he narrates, we get less of Archie's thought process than we do in the novels, and I think that's where some of that inner toughness flows from. Chaykin also plays Wolfe with a slightly lighter touch than the character exhibits in the novels, or again, at least, in some. At any rate, they beat hell out of Lee Horsley and William Conrad, whom I quite liked in Cannon, but not as Wolfe.

Anyway, it's one series I really need to buy, if ever I have the spare bucks. Scenes like the one where Inspector Cramer 'storms' the brownstone to the music of "Go Big Daddy!" are priceless.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2010, 23:42
I read a lot of Nero Wolfe when I was much younger, and recently rediscovered them as books on CD (I have to drive a lot).  The ones read by Michael Prichard (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ei=p1bJS8inOZO49gS6x-i_BA&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CBEQBSgA&q=Nero+Wolfe+books+on+CD+Michael+Prichard&spell=1) are fantastic - his vocal characterizations of both Archie and Wolfe are spot on, and they're unabridged, so you lose none of the character or locale details. 

I got my daughter hooked on them, and can't recommend them enough - they're wonderful detective tales, and at the same time, amazing little time capsules! 
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Schmorgluck on 17 Apr 2010, 00:59
possible, but more likely she simply did not have a suitable workspace. metal sculpture is generally not something you can do in an apartment bedroom. of course that does raise the question of where and when she built the Rexpresso tm since we haven't seen her in any sort of studio, or any indication that she owns any tools.
The more important question it raises is how she actually burned down her former appartment building (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=22).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: akronnick on 17 Apr 2010, 01:45
That's an interesting point, while she did say she was making toast, she did not specify what kind of toaster she was using.

Perhaps her former toaster was  the prototype for a giant steel pterosaur shaped meqa-toaster.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Binary on 17 Apr 2010, 02:58
I got my daughter hooked on them

Since you mention your daughter - how's she doing? You posted this:

Unfortunately, it's one of those things where only time will tell. 

and kind of left us hanging. Hope she's OK now.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mr_Rose on 17 Apr 2010, 03:31
possible, but more likely she simply did not have a suitable workspace. metal sculpture is generally not something you can do in an apartment bedroom. of course that does raise the question of where and when she built the Rexpresso tm since we haven't seen her in any sort of studio, or any indication that she owns any tools.
The more important question it raises is how she actually burned down her former appartment building (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=22).
Have we considered that she didn't actually burn down anything, that the whole "my apartment got incinerated" sob story was a fabrication entire?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Apr 2010, 07:30
possible, but more likely she simply did not have a suitable workspace. metal sculpture is generally not something you can do in an apartment bedroom. of course that does raise the question of where and when she built the Rexpresso tm since we haven't seen her in any sort of studio, or any indication that she owns any tools.
The more important question it raises is how she actually burned down her former appartment building (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=22).
Have we considered that she didn't actually burn down anything, that the whole "my apartment got incinerated" sob story was a fabrication entire?

Possible entirely.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 17 Apr 2010, 08:37
I got my daughter hooked on them

Since you mention your daughter - how's she doing? You posted this:

Unfortunately, it's one of those things where only time will tell. 

and kind of left us hanging. Hope she's OK now.

Umm... yeah.  I got my older daughter hooked on the books, actually - I have two.  The younger one is ill.  All we had back then was a "working diagnosis", in other words, it was acting like a particular disease, but not completely, and none of the tests were positive. 

It took six months of steady deterioration and the removal of a surprise tumor before we got a real diagnosis. 

I'm not going to load the board with details, but the prognosis is good, or will be, eventually.  But it'll be a while before she can get off the feeding tube, and probably a few years of constant therapy before she can get around without her wheelchair.  If you want details, message me. 

Oh yeah, and I'm losing my teaching position (cutbacks - nothing I did, thank god).  The insurance ends in June.  And the new regulations, which really would help about now, won't kick in soon enough.  I actually ripped into a neo conservative student the other day when he was crowing about how the "best healthcare system in the world didn't need fixing". 

Sorry, didn't mean to inject American politics into the board - if you're seething, just ignore that last part and calm down. 

"The more you know..."
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 Apr 2010, 11:29
Ouch. Best wishes, and a speedy recovery for your daughter.

Will Faye get sued when the first Rexpresso burns somebody? She's getting gallery exposure already so she's got above-average career prospects if she's willing to free up the time.

What will she give up, CoD hours or socializing?

Did Dora have something like this in mind all along? She did commission a sculpture, not for herself, but for the coffee shop where it would be on display.

If Dora is subtly manipulating Faye into fulfilling her potential, will she someday do the same for Pennelope?

Are there any AnthroPCs with a coffeemaking feature? Did Faye use the surplus guts of one for the working parts of her sculpture?

And (dramatic organ music) what about Naomi?

For the answer to these and other questions ("Is that your Jetta with the lights on?") tune in next week to Questionable Content.

Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: LTK on 17 Apr 2010, 12:00
So we've got Dale, the Rexpressosaurus, and then suddenly a previously unknown art collector couple in just four strips within Coffee of Doom? I get the feeling that jeph is up to something.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 17 Apr 2010, 13:01
Oh, not just a collector, but a gallery owner...

This means exposure for Faye, and if his gallery sells it, a sizeable markup for him...  which means he thinks he can sell it for a good bit more than he just paid. 

It can take an artist an awfully long tie to find out what they're really worth on the marketplace, what with all the middlemen involved.  By the time some of them find out, they're dead. 

and that's when their value changes! 

And you thought working retail sucked...  well it does, but it's a different kind of suck.  You know, steady paycheck, regular hours, dealing with costumers customers...   :laugh:
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Border Reiver on 17 Apr 2010, 13:31
Working retail does suck - and my loving wife who worked over 25 years in retail will be the first one to tell you that.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: raoullefere on 17 Apr 2010, 21:52
Right you are, Carl. If she wishes financial security, what Faye needs to do is gather a local reputation, churn out a ton of work, and then die (http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/1002/).
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 Apr 2010, 22:26
Maybe even profit from the example of Shelley Winters and die more than once.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Mr_Rose on 18 Apr 2010, 07:19
Huh. I was pretty sure that Shelly only died that one time and that now she managed to escape death-land she's pretty much immortal. I mean really, being blown out of your car by the explosion that destroyed it and mysteriously landing unharmed in the next field? Fate is clearly conspiring to keep you well away from Death.
Title: Craps out coffee
Post by: Scott Haley on 18 Apr 2010, 11:15
There's a neat article on civet coffe in the New York Times today.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/world/asia/18civetcoffee.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/world/asia/18civetcoffee.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Binary on 19 Apr 2010, 12:44
"Waiter - this coffee tastes like shit! Same again please."

And speaking of shit happening - Carl-E, that sucks. Really hope it all works out for you and your family.
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: sudamerican on 20 Apr 2010, 06:11
"Waiter - this coffee tastes like shit! Same again please."
Do you have something a little less... ducky?
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: nothing on 21 Apr 2010, 18:36
I kind of missed the boat on this one, but I call "phthisis".
Title: Re: WCT April 12-16
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Apr 2010, 20:36
Who you callin' phthisis??