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Title: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Oct 2018, 14:38
If one of the mods wants to put in a poll, go for it.

Otherwise - it's a hair-raising week.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 14 Oct 2018, 16:02
Soooo… hairy hijinks ahoy! What sort of extent are we looking at? Accidental ‘stache, or dayglo Cousin Itt?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: OldGoat on 14 Oct 2018, 18:46
Halloween is coming.  Momo may become an AI werewolf.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Zebediah on 14 Oct 2018, 18:50
Comic’s up.


And I totally called this one. Lots of hair, and Momo loves it. :D
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Oct 2018, 19:02
And it is her opinion that matters most.

I hope it's more maintainable than Claire's.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: zisraelsen on 14 Oct 2018, 19:16
Eeewwwww.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: shanejayell on 14 Oct 2018, 19:23
Yeah, the description of what would happen...  :-o

Mind you, it COULD also be Bubbles messing with her.  :-P
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Milayna on 14 Oct 2018, 19:28
Momo finally feels like hersELF again
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Case on 14 Oct 2018, 19:37
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Shjade on 14 Oct 2018, 19:38
So how long before someone posts about how disappointed they are with Jeph taking this comic in such a dedicated long-hair direction and how it's tainting his artistic vision
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Penquin47 on 14 Oct 2018, 19:42
I love Momo's new hair!  So does she!  Yay!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 14 Oct 2018, 19:46
Just goes to show that if you could second guess The Rule of Funny, it wouldn't be nearly as funny.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: citizenfive on 14 Oct 2018, 20:13
I for one, am disappointed by the lack of a beard on Momo from submerging her head in hair solution
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Oct 2018, 20:28
The answer to the added poll is chocolate. It is always chocolate.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: ADGood on 14 Oct 2018, 21:45
Yeah, the description of what would happen...  :-o

Mind you, it COULD also be Bubbles messing with her.  :-P

Alternatively, the robots have secured the Ark of the Covenant.

Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BarGamer on 14 Oct 2018, 21:45
Ok, apparently she wanted hair halfway down her back. While 6-8 hours still seems long to me, there's gotta be a market for a faster... solution. *Ba-dum-TSH!*
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Killspree on 14 Oct 2018, 22:30
I for one, am disappointed by the lack of a beard on Momo from submerging her head in hair solution

Don't forget the massive eyebrows.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: brasca on 14 Oct 2018, 22:55
I for one, am disappointed by the lack of a beard on Momo from submerging her head in hair solution

Don't forget the massive eyebrows.

Could be made of a different type of fiber and seeing as how Momo has no facial hair there wouldn’t be anything for the solution to build off of so I can believe this.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 14 Oct 2018, 23:17
I like this new hairstyle. It takes us back to Momo's roots.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Near Lurker on 14 Oct 2018, 23:17
Well, that got dark in a hurry.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 14 Oct 2018, 23:19
Wow! Momo has never before been so animé! Her hair is a lot longer than it was before but Momo seems to like that; one suspects that she's always had the urge to look like a Magical Girl!

The conversation about the toxicity of the hair growth chemical is the point when we're reminded that, as well as being her girlfriend, Bubbles is Faye's thinking-brain assistance AI. Faye has as many impulse control problems as May in her own way. For example, at this point, she's being prevented from putting her head in a bucket of caustic chemicals that crystallise into hair-simulating polymer chains.

That said... Maybe the idea itself isn't unthinkable. Some mind of chemical that crystallises into Keratin? Hair extensions might be easier but, still, something interests me about a 'fast forward' hair growth system.

Finally, I know it's the arm of the engine hoist but doesn't it look like Bubbles has a bolt-action rifle slung over her back? It's just the position of it in every panel!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Timemaster on 15 Oct 2018, 00:14
If Momo would install Vocaloid, she‘d be the perfekt Megurine Luka.  :-D

TM

EDIT: corrected typo
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: oeoek on 15 Oct 2018, 01:10
Ok, now check if the belly button still works (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2250)...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 15 Oct 2018, 02:32
I for one, am disappointed by the lack of a beard on Momo from submerging her head in hair solution

Don't forget the massive eyebrows.

Could be made of a different type of fiber and seeing as how Momo has no facial hair there wouldn’t be anything for the solution to build off of so I can believe this.


IIRC the polymer solution only lengthens already existing fibers, and the eyebrows are either growth-resistant for obvious reasons, or flat out incompatible to growth.

Seems like Bubbles managed to help Momo out of a hairy situation.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Castlerook on 15 Oct 2018, 02:37
Wow! Momo has never before been so animé!

You do realise that she started of as a chibi. You don't get more anime than that.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 15 Oct 2018, 02:45
Seems like Bubbles managed to help Momo out of a hairy situation.

She was lucky to escape a brush with danger.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: War Sparrow on 15 Oct 2018, 04:14
I for one embrace Disney Princess Momo.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: traroth on 15 Oct 2018, 04:17
Momo looks like a fairy, now...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: heyjames4 on 15 Oct 2018, 04:30
Now for a styling montage?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Castlerook on 15 Oct 2018, 05:13
I for one embrace Disney Princess Momo-noke.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: War Sparrow on 15 Oct 2018, 05:18
That joke is way better and now I'm mad.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Nycticoraci on 15 Oct 2018, 05:32
I like how when her hair first got singed there were haters complaining another character fell to Jeph's "short girl hair" fav look, and now she's got hair longer than she started with.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Welu on 15 Oct 2018, 06:51
I'll cop that I was frustrated with Jeph seeming to follow a pattern he's displayed before. However now Momo has extra long hair and I think it's adorable she's delighted with her new look that she wouldn't have got without the rice incident.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BlueFatima on 15 Oct 2018, 07:57
It feels like Momo is supposed to be a nod to a certain anime character, and I can't recall who. It's on the tip of my brain. Either way, she's super adorable with her new hair.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SordidEuphemism on 15 Oct 2018, 10:56
Quick! Fetch a leek!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: dutchrvl on 15 Oct 2018, 11:47
It feels like Momo is supposed to be a nod to a certain anime character, and I can't recall who. It's on the tip of my brain. Either way, she's super adorable with her new hair.

Your brain has a tip?  :-P
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Oct 2018, 11:49
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 15 Oct 2018, 13:59
It feels like Momo is supposed to be a nod to a certain anime character, and I can't recall who. It's on the tip of my brain. Either way, she's super adorable with her new hair.

Your brain has a tip?  :-P

Look both ways before crossing the road.

I have more.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Oct 2018, 15:00
One of my partners used to have hair about this length. It is not easy to maintain. I suspect it being synthetic will make that quite a bit easier.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: snufflebottoms on 15 Oct 2018, 18:38
So how long before someone posts about how disappointed they are with Jeph taking this comic in such a dedicated long-hair direction and how it's tainting his artistic vision

I may have accidentally lit the ember that started that dumpster fire and then walked away without realizing last week...

For the record, I just found it mildly irritating since variety is the spice, and also Sam looks awful. I don't like think Jeph is a bad writer or anything. It was more of a throw away comment.

I like Momo's new hair. I'd like more stories with her anyway & I'd like to see her do cool new things.

Anyway hope everyone is having a pleasant day!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Jakk Frost on 15 Oct 2018, 18:52
Y'know, Momo's line about a newfound respect for hair just made me think of the time Delenn grew hair on Babylon 5, and she had to call Ivanova for help because she didn't know she was supposed to wash it.   :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Zebediah on 15 Oct 2018, 19:35
Comic’s up.

The way Bubbles trims hair is... alarming.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: zisraelsen on 15 Oct 2018, 19:36
Another example of robot salons being a horrifying place for organic folk.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 15 Oct 2018, 19:40
Rapturous Momo is about to become a wallpaper.

And enjoy her super long hair while it lasts, folks.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SmilingCat on 15 Oct 2018, 20:08
At least she isn't using the concrete saw.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: OldGoat on 15 Oct 2018, 20:32
I think that's a Buck 119.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Oct 2018, 20:52
Well, that got dark in a hurry.

How does it go? "Too much sunshine makes a desert." Something like that.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: brasca on 15 Oct 2018, 23:09
Bubbles defused nukes as a party trick so this comes as no surprise.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Nepiophage on 15 Oct 2018, 23:11
For long hair lovers: https://www.realrapunzels.com/home
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 15 Oct 2018, 23:20
Panel 4 is a huge payoff in this strip. Momo's happy little (ignorant) smile, Bubbles psyching herself up for a swing and Faye's look of horror as she tries to process what's about to happen. It all tells the joke without much in the way of exposition.

Someone over on Patreon pointed out just how amazing it is what Bubbles is about to do. To cut hair with something like a sword swing would require not only a ludicrously-sharp cutting edge, it would also require enormously high swing energy and precision following of a convex curved surface. Basically, this is less a knife cut than precision surgery done in an eye-blink!

Finally, one nice touch Jeph remembered to do: Hair is heavy in large amounts, so we loose a lot of Momo's floof because the long strands are dragging themselves out straighter.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 15 Oct 2018, 23:41
Comic’s up.

The way Bubbles trims hair is... alarming.

Combat trim.

Also, for someone usually "toying" around with knives Faye looks rather concerned. Maybe she is concerned because she knows her fair share about knife usage.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Milayna on 16 Oct 2018, 00:51
Man I would KILL to have bangs like that. And her hair's even longer than what I was able to grow. Of course I'm sure an AI can grow it arbitrarily long - she could put Konata Izumi (Lucky Star) to shame.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Oct 2018, 01:53
Done properly Bubbles probably could use her hair as melee weapon, if she ever decided to grow it out really long.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: efindumb on 16 Oct 2018, 02:09
Comic’s up.

The way Bubbles trims hair is... alarming.

Combat trim.

Also, for someone usually "toying" around with knives Faye looks rather concerned. Maybe she is concerned because she knows her fair share about knife usage.

A classic foxhole barber trick. As a soldier, she had to use her resources and with the right calculations and feathering she could have a proper look without spending money at a stylist.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: efindumb on 16 Oct 2018, 02:11
Done properly Bubbles probably could use her hair as melee weapon, if she ever decided to grow it out really long.

If it's strong enough, it could be like a machete: sharp and heavy.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: traroth on 16 Oct 2018, 02:54
Now, Momo looks like Cousin Itt from Addams Family...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Castlerook on 16 Oct 2018, 04:11
This has certainly been a hair-raising storyline.

But now it seems like Bubbles is going to make it a cut above.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: shanejayell on 16 Oct 2018, 07:00
 :-o :-o :-o :-o

Eeep. Here's hoping she don't miss.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Bad Superman on 16 Oct 2018, 07:24
And Sam isn't there to witness Bubbles' mad knife-wielding skills...

Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 16 Oct 2018, 08:00
Eeep. Here's hoping she don't miss.

Bubbles doesn't 'miss' but we can reasonably ask if she is necessarily aiming for the right target. All aesthetics are personal, after all. Additionally, I can't help worry that she's showing off to Faye: "This is how you go the extra mile with customer service!"
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: traroth on 16 Oct 2018, 11:12
What could possibly go wrong?

...

Nothing, obviously. Bubbles' weapon mastery can be trusted with total confidence!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: War Sparrow on 16 Oct 2018, 19:02

Oh dear.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Zebediah on 16 Oct 2018, 19:11
And when she comes out of the vat the second time she’ll be RoboRapunzel.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Milayna on 16 Oct 2018, 20:10
Yeah no mullets aren't making an ironic comeback, sorry Momo
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: shanejayell on 16 Oct 2018, 20:31
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Poor Momo.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 16 Oct 2018, 20:37
Better a small hurt now, I guess.  :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Gyrre on 16 Oct 2018, 21:00
Done properly Bubbles probably could use her hair as melee weapon, if she ever decided to grow it out really long.

Weaponized long hair, you say?

Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Timemaster on 16 Oct 2018, 21:33
Done properly Bubbles probably could use her hair as melee weapon, if she ever decided to grow it out really long.

Bayonetta.  :laugh:

Momos long hair looks so much anime, I love it. She's right with her bangs, though. They're a bit too short and don't fit the look of her long hair. Just above the eyebrows would be better. Should'nt take too long in the vat.

TM
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Cornelius on 16 Oct 2018, 22:04
I only just noticed the ear design. A nice, subtle difference between AI and humans. I like the detail.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Oct 2018, 22:12
And Sam isn't there to witness Bubbles' mad knife-wielding skills...


Sam pribably couldn't shut up about it, scaring Momo to madness. Also, Bubbles might count that asbbad influence.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 16 Oct 2018, 23:21
Today's strip is all about the facial expressions. Panel 1 with Bubbles' nervousness about how she actually cut Momo's hair; also maybe a little shame a lying about it because she can't even meet Momo's gaze. Then there's panel 3 so wonderfully in-character with Momo desperately not wanting to appear ungrateful or pushy.

However, for me, the real pay-off is panel 4 and both Bubbles and Faye's expressions: I think that there's a squabble offing, given Bubbles' clear disbelieving annoyance. But Faye's response is just so wonderful! The cry of "What? What did I do? I don't get it!" is just so clear that you can't help feel for Faye and the fact that she's genuinely struggling to understand how she's managed to insult Momo when she was trying to compliment her! :laugh: Faye, for the record 'looking punk' is not a universal compliment and you shouldn't assume people are glad to be told that they do so!

So, yeah: Jeph got the visual comedy and storytelling just right here.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 17 Oct 2018, 00:05
I get the feeling Momo doesn't want to be punk. Chibi or anime yes, but not punk. And she doesn't want to upset anyone being punk for not wanting to be punk.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: traroth on 17 Oct 2018, 00:34
Now Momo looks like Lisbeth Salander, Rooney Mara version. Or Yo-Landi Vi$$er...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Oct 2018, 00:56
Oh good. I've always hated that kind of fringe.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: DSL on 17 Oct 2018, 04:29
Short hair in front, long hair in back. The forum hair debate will flip its wig.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Oct 2018, 05:00
Short hair in front, long hair in back. The forum hair debate will flip its wig.

No, I think we'll just mullet over.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: traroth on 17 Oct 2018, 05:11
Short hair in front, long hair in back. The forum hair debate will flip its wig.

No, I think we'll just mullet over.

I hair you...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Case on 17 Oct 2018, 07:25
Short hair in front, long hair in back. The forum hair debate will flip its wig.

No, I think we'll just mullet over.

I hair you...

We can't just brush it under the carpet, can we?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: wlewisiii on 17 Oct 2018, 07:37
Oh, Lord, we're in for another hairable day, aren't we?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Case on 17 Oct 2018, 07:42
Oh, Lord, we're in for another hairable day, aren't we?

Are you undercutting us?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Castlerook on 17 Oct 2018, 08:14
I don't know. I think some of these puns are to dye for.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Thrudd on 17 Oct 2018, 08:25
The root of the problem here is that these puns a-braid our sense of humour.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: tbm275 on 17 Oct 2018, 08:37
Wait,

If Momo does not want to be called a punk based on her haircut and hair color combination, why does she not just activate her belly button power and change her hair color to something more subdued, a brown hair pixie cut/ short bangs is far far less "punk" than a bright pink on anything.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 17 Oct 2018, 08:47
Not everyone likes changing their hair colour. Momo has always had pink hair, even in her previous Sony 'ChibiPC' chassis. She's a pinkette the way Claire has red hair and Marten has black.

The lesson? Don't assume someone is part of a subculture just because they mimic bits of the aesthetic.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Castlerook on 17 Oct 2018, 09:08
The root of the problem here is that these puns a-braid our sense of humour.

Enjoy these puns while you can, because for all we know, they'll be hair today and gone tomorrow.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Cornelius on 17 Oct 2018, 09:32
Rest a-sheared, we can keep this up a bit longer. Anyone want to apply their razor wit?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: tbm275 on 17 Oct 2018, 09:37
Not everyone likes changing their hair colour. Momo has always had pink hair, even in her previous Sony 'ChibiPC' chassis. She's a pinkette the way Claire has red hair and Marten has black.

The lesson? Don't assume someone is part of a subculture just because they mimic bits of the aesthetic.

It was Fayes comment, "...still looks pretty punk, with the pink hair."  that made me think of it. If most people in QCverse associate pink with punk and Momo starts hearing it more and more it could lead to her thinking about changing it. As she is already changed the length of it to try and curtail the association already. Because as she has clearly stated she does not want to be associated with that at all.
So she may find that even fixing her hairstyle that might not fully do the trick and thus think about color changing. Momo has before talked about wanting to be more human-like and changing hair color to fit ones personality is VERY human.

We can say don't assume anything about anyone and at the end of the day people still will always do so subconsciously.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: sitnspin on 17 Oct 2018, 09:37
Wait,

If Momo does not want to be called a punk based on her haircut and hair color combination, why does she not just activate her belly button power and change her hair color to something more subdued, a brown hair pixie cut/ short bangs is far far less "punk" than a bright pink on anything.

Because she shouldn't have to. Pink is the colour of hair she was essentially born with. She shouldn't have to change it just to avoid people's assumptions.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 Oct 2018, 10:05
This is shear torture.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: oeoek on 17 Oct 2018, 10:45
Imagining Momo now just face down in the vat: so now we finally go for the 4 inch eyebrows?

Today's page made me realise how different some things are for the machine-folks; my first though was just give it a few weeks, it will grow ou... Nope, it won't!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 17 Oct 2018, 11:12
You're going lengths with those puns ... I think I need a momoment to process this all.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 17 Oct 2018, 11:52
Well, it looks pretty bad. So yeah, try again. Other than that: oh my god this is boring.  :meh:
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Case on 17 Oct 2018, 11:53
This is shear torture.

Au Lait!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Case on 17 Oct 2018, 18:24
Comic's up!

Did her pigtails punk-i-fy in panel 4?

Enbanglement?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cesium133 on 17 Oct 2018, 18:34
What happened to the text at the bottom right of the image?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: tomveil on 17 Oct 2018, 18:36
PunkBot has a Reginald Nedroid tattoo.

That is all.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: War Sparrow on 17 Oct 2018, 18:41
This is Warsparrow and I approve  Punkbot's message.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Milayna on 17 Oct 2018, 21:05
Hell, Blitzkrieg Bop makes me want to dance and I don't dance. Though Eric Clapton - After Midnight is the reigning supreme at that.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 17 Oct 2018, 21:59
You could harvest corn with those pigtails.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: hedgie on 17 Oct 2018, 22:04
PunkBot has a Reginald Nedroid tattoo.

Hmm, I looked it up as I was not familiar, but I'm seeing Yelling Bird there.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 17 Oct 2018, 22:17
This is shear torture.

Au Lait!

Would you mind explaining your joke for me? I've tried and failed to get how the red "la" makes milk relate to hair somehow.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 17 Oct 2018, 23:19
Okay, now this has the potential to become something weird that neither Momo nor Greybot understand. All I'll say is this: When you're dealing with Momo, who is, after all, virtually an animé character, you have to expect all aspects of her life to follow animé clichés. Except when the Rule of Funny demands that it does not, which will just make things that little bit more confusing and frustrating.

Meanwhile, I believe that Momo needs to learn that just because someone looks like a member of a certain subculture, doesn't mean that they are a member of a certain subculture. I'm still guessing that Greybot and Swordsmary are pretty vanilla really; one a legal assistant and the other a trainee CPA or something similar! :laugh:

Bonus points for anyone who noticed the Yelling Bird cameo!

You could harvest corn with those pigtails.

Actually, I think that Jeph based them on the hairstyle of one Jenny Wakeman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Life_as_a_Teenage_Robot), a fellow synthetic trying to pass as human for a variety of reasons.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Cornelius on 17 Oct 2018, 23:31
This is shear torture.

Au Lait!

Would you mind explaining your joke for me? I've tried and failed to get how the red "la" makes milk relate to hair somehow.

I don't think this is a hair related one; the colours make a Spanish flag.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 18 Oct 2018, 00:14
This is shear torture.

Au Lait!

Would you mind explaining your joke for me? I've tried and failed to get how the red "la" makes milk relate to hair somehow.

I don't think this is a hair related one; the colours make a Spanish flag.

Instances like that are the mane reason why you shouldn't change the subject of puns unless it's 1500% obvious to a deaf and blind person.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Cornelius on 18 Oct 2018, 00:29
On the other hand, there used to be a lot of cafés coiffeurs, with now a bit of resurgence as barbershop bars.

But let's not split hairs over this. It wasn't exactly a lousy pun.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Case on 18 Oct 2018, 02:11
This is shear torture.

Au Lait!

Would you mind explaining your joke for me? I've tried and failed to get how the red "la" makes milk relate to hair somehow.

I don't think this is a hair related one; the colours make a Spanish flag.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol%C3%A9,_Ol%C3%A9,_Ol%C3%A9

Au lait (french: "with milk" ) is a homophone to "Olé" - tired old pun in Europe, but I wasn't sure about the USnians, so I went back and added the Spanish colors so...

See?  :oops:

Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: DSL on 18 Oct 2018, 03:14
Well, there ya go. Most of my fellow 'Murricans know this about flags: There's the Stars and Stripes, and (so we hear) there are others. And the only thing we really wanna know about our own flag is, why ain't you flyin' one, son? And why are you disrespectin' the colors (we ask from our flag-patterned folding camp chairs, wearing our beer-stained "Try burning this one, ***hole!" T-shirts that themselves need a respectful burnin' or at least a trip through the washing machine)? We hear them-there Canadians have a flag with a leaf on it or something and they're all right, we suppose.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: bhtooefr on 18 Oct 2018, 04:10
If we keep going like this, the moderators might decide that locks are a good idea...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Near Lurker on 18 Oct 2018, 05:31
...I don't think I've ever met a punk who would admit to liking the Sex Pistols.  They're one step removed from Blink 182.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: JimC on 18 Oct 2018, 06:52
...I don't think I've ever met a punk who would admit to liking the Sex Pistols.
I loathed the Sex Pistols and everything they stood for. Still do. But I don't know how anyone with ears could think that Pretty Vacant was not a brilliant single.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: charliemouse on 18 Oct 2018, 07:13
Motörhead covered God Save the Queen and wrote R.A.M.O.N.E.S so I see no inconsistencies in all the argumerts.
I'm now looking in the background of every frame for Lemmy Bot. Or Philty Bot. Or Eddie Bot. Or Wurzel Bot.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Stoutfellow on 18 Oct 2018, 07:16
Why does Momo need multiple keys?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cesium133 on 18 Oct 2018, 07:32
Apartment door key, mailbox key, and possibly keys for the library...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: hedgie on 18 Oct 2018, 07:35
I loathed the Sex Pistols and everything they stood for. Still do. But I don't know how anyone with ears could think that Pretty Vacant was not a brilliant single.

Did they ever really stand for anything aside from making Malcolm McLaren money?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: gopher on 18 Oct 2018, 07:47
Motörhead covered God Save the Queen and wrote R.A.M.O.N.E.S so I see no inconsistencies in all the argumerts.
I'm now looking in the background of every frame for Lemmy Bot. Or Philty Bot. Or Eddie Bot. Or Wurzel Bot.

That would be a change in musical direction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btEpF334Rtc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btEpF334Rtc)
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: traroth on 18 Oct 2018, 09:20
Now, Momo looks like Pippi Longstocking...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Cornelius on 18 Oct 2018, 09:23
Does that make Pintsize Mr. Nilsson?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: efindumb on 18 Oct 2018, 09:46
I'm starting to think that Momo has never heard punk music and is about to fall for it simply because others can't stop bugging her about it...of the characters, she would be the one who appreciates the artistic integrity of the music and lyrics that some bands were able to achieve and who sustained success vs. ones who were simply all about being anti-establishment thus burned out quickly when the mystique wore off and their lack of playing abilities were exposed.

I want to complain about Jeph harping on and on about music snobs and pointless debates about bands whose heydays were 40+ years ago but it's a return to what made the strip work in the beginning...it's just like his jokes about hipsters and their "best bands you never heard of" snobbery that Marten grumbled about for a while.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Roborat on 18 Oct 2018, 11:46
Awww, she cut her hair shorter, I was hoping she was going to stay with the long hair, gives her so many styling possibilities.  Personally I was hoping for a Sailor Moon look.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: wlewisiii on 18 Oct 2018, 13:06
Motörhead covered God Save the Queen and wrote R.A.M.O.N.E.S so I see no inconsistencies in all the argumerts.
I'm now looking in the background of every frame for Lemmy Bot. Or Philty Bot. Or Eddie Bot. Or Wurzel Bot.

Heh, Lemmy bot would be cool but let's face reality - there was only one punk band that mattered and before that was St. Pete & The Who.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cybersmurf on 18 Oct 2018, 15:29
Now, Momo looks like Pippi Longstocking...

Does that make Pintsize Mr. Nilsson?


It's funny how certain things seem to be universally known, like Pippi Longstocking. It never ocurred to me until recently that names like that get translated.




Momo is a sweet kid, but she's kinda in over her head. At least in the way she likes to treat things - never be unprepared. She's prone to overthinking, and if an AI does overthinking it's a. lot.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Castlerook on 18 Oct 2018, 19:04
The thing is, Momo is the least developed AI in the comic. She also retains a degree of innocence that really should have been lost some time ago. In a way, I think that's her flaw. Not the innocence, but that she's never allowed herself to explore the world other than this rather narrow view she has. Yes, she'll talk to someone but at the end of the day, there has been no real change on Momo's side of things. Even Winslow has stepped out of the comfort zone and I'm wondering if Jeph is using the hair as a way to give Momo a chance to have some character development.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: brasca on 18 Oct 2018, 22:44
Six grand is steep, but perhaps a modest gouge is in order for a struggling business.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 18 Oct 2018, 22:58
The way Bubbles trims hair is... alarming.

Not at all! It was deeply reassuring.

I was expecting it to be with the concrete saw from https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3800 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3800).
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: FoolofaTook on 18 Oct 2018, 23:01
After reading this comic for over 10 years, I've decided to make an account to mention that a few comics ago it sounded like Momo was only going to be on the hook for paying for materials via the "pal discount", but today's comic (Friday) sounds like she only paid $47 for labor.

Unless I'm a moron which is a distinct possibility
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Cornelius on 18 Oct 2018, 23:08
Well, Faye suggested she pay only for materials, but Momo insiste on supporting their business. The $47 is what's left of her payment, once the materials are paid for. Which means that $47 is going to have to cover that days share of electricity, rent of both workspace and apartment, insurance, food, taxes, etc.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: sitnspin on 18 Oct 2018, 23:20
Welcome, new person, I dig the handle.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 18 Oct 2018, 23:25
Well, Bubbles, I think Faye was joking right up until she opened her mental balance sheet and realised just how badly you guys are doing. The fact is that you two need a few more four-figure jobs if this shop is going to last more than a few months!

Yes, it looks like things are getting tough for Faye and Bubbles and I believe that the time has come to revisit some options that they previously rejected like bribing Clinton to spam around good on-line reviews. I don't think that they'd have to pay May to sing and dance whilst wearing an advertising sandwich board and handing out promotional leaflets; something tells me she'd regard that as recreation. The big problem would be paying for the materials!

I wonder if this is all being set up for some kind of surprise "sugar daddy" reveal. The two ideas that occur to me are:
Regarding the second option, I was inspired by a guest strip (I think it was by Danielle Corsetto) where Pintisize tries to convince the Synthetic Ladies to be lady wrestlers. I just loved the costumes and gimmick weapons!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SmilingCat on 19 Oct 2018, 00:10
How involved were they in the actual dunking part of restoring Momo's hair? That apparently took hours, and the time in and of itself was worth something.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: MrNumbers on 19 Oct 2018, 00:51
How involved were they in the actual dunking part of restoring Momo's hair? That apparently took hours, and the time in and of itself was worth something.

Not all hours of labour are labour-hours.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Zebediah on 19 Oct 2018, 04:22
The real problem is that they are performing repairs on highly complex machinery for about the same price that RL people pay to repair a clothes dryer.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: JimC on 19 Oct 2018, 04:27
... the time in and of itself was worth something.
It depends. The work I did in IT would sometimes have a much better result if I gave processes time to complete rather than attempt to accelerate them. If I had to go out to a customer site then there wouldn't be much else I could do, so that time had to be billable. But if I was in the office the waiting time could be used for admin, other projects, all sorts of stuff, so I wouldn't generally account for it. Note that this was internal accounting.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: DSL on 19 Oct 2018, 06:25
... the time in and of itself was worth something.
It depends. The work I did in IT would sometimes have a much better result if I gave processes time to complete rather than attempt to accelerate them. If I had to go out to a customer site then there wouldn't be much else I could do, so that time had to be billable. But if I was in the office the waiting time could be used for admin, other projects, all sorts of stuff, so I wouldn't generally account for it. Note that this was internal accounting.
You should consult a lawyer. Not for legal advice, but advice on double-billing. You'll be billed for it, of course.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 19 Oct 2018, 06:32
"Hi, this is your lawyer. Can I sit quietly and think about you for a while?"

"Umm... yes...?"

"Mmm... $100 per hour..."

"Wait! Good lord! NOOO!!!"
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: dawolf on 19 Oct 2018, 06:49
The real problem is that they are performing repairs on highly complex machinery for about the same price that RL people pay to repair a clothes dryer.

Indeed. They are charging too little. If the cost of parts was $100, I'd expect the cost for this repair to be somewhere around $250~$300 given the complexity and skill involved, for a profit of $150-$200: it's not something Momo could have done for herself after all.

I'm guessing that they didn't actually have to *pay* for these parts though - already in stock, I'm guessing they are just running down the inherited inventory at the moment, with so few clients.

They need someone who understands business to talk about profit and loss to them. i.e, Dora or Jim, or at the extreme Beatrice Chatham (Hannelore's mum), but I think she'd be too aggressive in pricing for them.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: pallanox on 19 Oct 2018, 07:57
I am furr-ious
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Gyrre on 19 Oct 2018, 09:00
...I don't think I've ever met a punk who would admit to liking the Sex Pistols.  They're one step removed from Blink 182.

What's wrong with Blink 182?

[For the record, I also like MxPx.]
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 19 Oct 2018, 09:22
After reading this comic for over 10 years, I've decided to make an account to mention that a few comics ago it sounded like Momo was only going to be on the hook for paying for materials via the "pal discount", but today's comic (Friday) sounds like she only paid $47 for labor.

Unless I'm a moron which is a distinct possibility

Welcome, new person!
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Cornelius on 19 Oct 2018, 10:18
I wonder if this is all being set up for some kind of surprise "sugar daddy" reveal. The two ideas that occur to me are:
  • Punchbot offers them the exclusive maintenance deal for the legal robot fighting arena;
  • SpookyBot makes them an offer that they cannot refuse, if they want to cover their rent and bills. That said, carrying out the modifications to turn a set of mild-mannered synthetics into superheroes seems a bit strange.
Regarding the second option, I was inspired by a guest strip (I think it was by Danielle Corsetto) where Pintisize tries to convince the Synthetic Ladies to be lady wrestlers. I just loved the costumes and gimmick weapons!

I just thought of another idea:  if Roko takes May's suggestion that she help her get a decent chassis, that might generate some revenue for UR. After all, she knows they give a decent service, and if she'd get a charity off the ground, it might not be an illogical step.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: sitnspin on 19 Oct 2018, 13:21
What's wrong with Blink 182?

[For the record, I also like MxPx.]

Blink 182 is pop frat rock posing as punk.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Mad Cat on 19 Oct 2018, 14:19
Okay. Quick question. Who here does NOT in fact have a local Chinese take-put place near where they live called Panda Garden?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 Oct 2018, 14:31
I don't think I do. There is a a Jade Garden, though.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: wlewisiii on 19 Oct 2018, 14:46
Okay. Quick question. Who here does NOT in fact have a local Chinese take-put place near where they live called Panda Garden?

Panda House here.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 19 Oct 2018, 14:54
Regarding the second option, I was inspired by a guest strip (I think it was by Danielle Corsetto) where Pintisize tries to convince the Synthetic Ladies to be lady wrestlers. I just loved the costumes and gimmick weapons!

PSSST...

https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3558
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cesium133 on 19 Oct 2018, 14:56
Okay. Quick question. Who here does NOT in fact have a local Chinese take-put place near where they live called Panda Garden?
Panda Express here.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Zebediah on 19 Oct 2018, 14:56
There actually isn’t a Panda Garden in Northampton. But there is one in Williamsburg MA, just a few miles north on Route 9.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 19 Oct 2018, 15:33
Okay. Quick question. Who here does NOT in fact have a local Chinese take-put place near where they live called Panda Garden?

I don't recall ever seeing one, actually (in Sydney). So I resorted to The Almighty Oracle.

According to Google, there's one about 20 minutes drive from me. And there's another in Nowra, which I don't think qualifies as "near."
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SmilingCat on 19 Oct 2018, 18:17
Not all hours of labour are labour-hours.

I am aware. That's why I was wondering how involved they had to be in the process. If one of them had to stay with Momo at all times in the event something went horribly/hilariously wrong, it would be reasonable to call those billable hours.

If they just had to dunk her, make sure she was secure, and then they could go do other stuff, not so much.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Oct 2018, 18:55
Okay. Quick question. Who here does NOT in fact have a local Chinese take-put place near where they live called Panda Garden?

No, but we do have a place called Pak Fook House.
Its been locally nicknamed as "Pak Fuck Off", largely due to the rather shitty attitude of the owner to anyone who complains.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SmilingCat on 19 Oct 2018, 20:43
We have one called Hung Far Low.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Undrneath on 20 Oct 2018, 03:30
Okay. Quick question. Who here does NOT in fact have a local Chinese take-put place near where they live called Panda Garden?


I have a Star Garden
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: shanejayell on 20 Oct 2018, 04:26
Or at least 'something' Garden.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Theta9 on 20 Oct 2018, 07:48
Regarding the second option, I was inspired by a guest strip (I think it was by Danielle Corsetto) where Pintisize tries to convince the Synthetic Ladies to be lady wrestlers. I just loved the costumes and gimmick weapons!

PSSST...

https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3558
Punchbot is female?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Morituri on 20 Oct 2018, 11:34
There's also some weird side effects on how you set your prices.

When I was doing security consulting, I often left clients with a list of things they need to do, and things they need to frequently check, for security purposes - things like, maintaining firewalls between departments instead of just at the perimeter, checking for new exploits against their routers and switches on a regular basis, keeping firmware updated, not putting random Internet-of-Targets crap on the same networks as valuable servers, disabling remote-management interfaces where not needed, resetting default passwords on machinery they had never even realized HAD remote management features, disabling USB and wi-fi on the motherboards of everything in the security enclave, NOT having the database of all customer information unencrypted on a server available to all employees, etc etc etc... 

The likelihood of people following these instructions was directly proportional to the amount of money I was charging them.  Some irrational psychological effect says that something which was expensive is more valuable.

I eventually did the math and realized, my customers actually got more for their money if I charged them triple the rate I had been charging.  Providing exactly the same service for triple the price got them to actually follow instructions which saved them from expenses even greater.

But the weird fakeouts of irrational pricing effects don't stop there.  If I went to one of my old customers and gave them a *BILL* that gave the tripled price and then a huge discount for our longstanding business relationship totalling out to about the same amount I had been charging them....  that was almost as effective for purposes of security - in terms of getting them to follow instructions - as actually charging them triple.

Artificial Intelligence consulting is also irrationally priced, but it's a different set of irrationalities.  People aren't usually left with instructions that require them to proactively maintain and monitor things that are inconvenient or that they would otherwise ignore, so the "won't follow instructions because they were cheap" effect isn't as dire for their return-on-investment.  However, there are some subsets and specialties in this business where people overstate what they can achieve (and charge) specifically *because* they lack the knowledge to know why they can't or what makes it hard.  This also has the effect of inversely correlating cost and benefit for the customer within those particular subsets and specialties. 

Doing AI chassis mods and repairs?  I don't know that business; I don't think we have a real equivalent.  But the question of how to price your services and whether a higher or lower price provides more value for customers is far from trivial.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: BenRG on 20 Oct 2018, 11:42
Regarding the second option, I was inspired by a guest strip (I think it was by Danielle Corsetto) where Pintisize tries to convince the Synthetic Ladies to be lady wrestlers. I just loved the costumes and gimmick weapons!

PSSST...

https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3558

I'm serious, to a certain value of 'serious'. I know that Jeph would never do this sort of thing except as a bonus strip AU but I can't get it out of my head:
Beatrice would do well as a pseudo-Wilson Fisk and maybe have Faye and Sam as plucky civilian sidekicks with surprising fighting skills of their own.

Okay silliness done.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Oct 2018, 18:46
We have one called Hung Far Low.

I refuse to believe that. 

We have Great China, Lychee, No. 1, Gourmet Buffet, Wong's Wok, Main Moon, and the one closest to my home, Best Food in Town. 


Which is actually truth in advertising...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: DSL on 21 Oct 2018, 20:36
Just in my little town, we have two locally owned places: the conventionally named China Garden and Ko's Garden -- I think Ko is actualy the owner's name, but the ma-and-pa team that run things don't encourage banter with customers.
Farther afield (the county seat) we have China House, Fortune Kitchen and Kam Wah 28 (what happened to Kam Wah 1-27, the world or maybe just I want to know). Casting the circle wider, we have your pick of Chinese places, all named according to the one-from-column-A, one-from-column-B naming scheme that is used for Chinese restaurants and oceangoing freighters.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SmilingCat on 21 Oct 2018, 20:50
I refuse to believe that. 

I know, right?

Their facebook page as evidence (https://www.facebook.com/HungFarLowWA/)
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Oct 2018, 20:54
Chinese restaurant names that I remember from places where I've lived:

Norman:
There are a lot more, but I mostly stayed near campus.

Madison:

Random Chicago suburb: So far all I've found is Panda Express....
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Oct 2018, 21:02
I refuse to believe that. 

I know, right?

Their facebook page as evidence (https://www.facebook.com/HungFarLowWA/)

Unfortunately, that page only reinforces the view that someone was trying to see how far they could go with a gag and wound up in business...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SmilingCat on 21 Oct 2018, 21:04
Unfortunately, that page only reinforces the view that someone was trying to see how far they could go with a gag and wound up in business...

For decades! This town is either very juvenile or very oblivious.

(Or both, probably both)
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: hedgie on 21 Oct 2018, 21:26
We have one called Hung Far Low.

I refuse to believe that. 

I haven't actually been there, but I have seen photographic evidence (pre-photoshop era).
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 21 Oct 2018, 22:15
Okay. Quick question. Who here does NOT in fact have a local Chinese take-put place near where they live called Panda Garden?
None of the four near me have either Panda or Garden in their names. There is a Panda Garden about half an hour away though.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Tova on 21 Oct 2018, 23:19
We do have a couple of places around that have the word "Garden" in their names. Significantly more of them contain the word "Golden." One of them wins the Quinella with "Golden Garden."

Also, how about that: Hung Far Low (restaurant) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hung_Far_Low_(restaurant)) (wikipedia entry)
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: SmilingCat on 21 Oct 2018, 23:47
Huh. So it actually means something.

And there were two of them (mine is in Longview WA, about 45 minutes away). Life is full of surprises.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: bhtooefr on 22 Oct 2018, 01:33
In my area:

Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 22 Oct 2018, 04:27
I loathed the Sex Pistols and everything they stood for. Still do. But I don't know how anyone with ears could think that Pretty Vacant was not a brilliant single.

Did they ever really stand for anything aside from making Malcolm McLaren money?

John Lydon did...
Which is why he was kicked out.

(But then he was willing to join the original line up again for the Filthy Lucre tour. (And the 2007-8 reunion gigs))
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 22 Oct 2018, 04:31
We have one called Hung Far Low.

I refuse to believe that. 


We have one called the "Tak A Wa"

Which, when said in a broad Dundonian accent, is probably the ENTIRE reason it was called that.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Oct 2018, 05:17
I loathed the Sex Pistols and everything they stood for. Still do. But I don't know how anyone with ears could think that Pretty Vacant was not a brilliant single.

Did they ever really stand for anything aside from making Malcolm McLaren money?

John Lydon did...
Which is why he was kicked out.

(But then he was willing to join the original line up again for the Filthy Lucre tour. (And the 2007-8 reunion gigs))

But didn't he openly state that he funded the next PiL records with the money from those tours?
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 22 Oct 2018, 08:20
I loathed the Sex Pistols and everything they stood for. Still do. But I don't know how anyone with ears could think that Pretty Vacant was not a brilliant single.

Did they ever really stand for anything aside from making Malcolm McLaren money?

John Lydon did...
Which is why he was kicked out.

(But then he was willing to join the original line up again for the Filthy Lucre tour. (And the 2007-8 reunion gigs))

But didn't he openly state that he funded the next PiL records with the money from those tours?

Yup!

(I just saw them last month. I was literally within touching distance of him.
By Christ it was loud!)
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Morituri on 22 Oct 2018, 08:34
These names seem to go to one end of the spectrum or the other. 

On the really-really-basic end of the spectrum, I used to live in a town that had a restaurant named the Curry Bucket.

Mostly a takeaway and delivery place, although they had a small dining room.  Their specialty was, in fact, curry of various kinds, and they did, in fact, serve (and deliver) it in buckets. You'd get families coming in and sitting down and arranging their plates, and then there'd be a bucket of curry and a bucket of rice on their table and they'd dig in.

There was a small deposit for the buckets, which were stainless steel; but they were free if you exchanged them for empty ones.

I think they had to shut that practice down though because some health inspector or other noticed that somebody could use those buckets for, eg, gasoline or motor oil or arsenic or something and turn them back in, and even going through the soak, high-pressure wash, and steam cleaning there was just no way something that had been used for those things was fit to serve food in ever again.  Which, to be fair, is a good point.

Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Thrudd on 22 Oct 2018, 10:04
There are, or were, a number of Pho noodle shops in my area at one time. Most have disappeared and been replaced by various curry and Indian sweet shops.
The two that stand out in my memory were Pho'88 which was/is a chain and a mom-pop three generation establishment that soon disappeared after they sadly passed away. The grandpa made amazing spring rolls and could make em as fast as most Babas made gnocchi. Ah, it was called "Pho King Noodle".
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Neko_Ali on 22 Oct 2018, 10:19
There is an absolute ton of Pho shops in and around Atlanta as well. Which delights me to see as pho is delicious. But it's interesting to see so many more of those sorts of specialty restaurants open up and doing so well. I suppose it's showing my age coming from a time when restaurants were at best labeled with a country of origin and most often any food from south east Asia outside of India was labeled as 'Chinese' regardless of country of origin. Now you can find not only restaurants from proper countries cuisine, but focusing on specific dishes even in relatively rural southern areas of the US.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: bhtooefr on 22 Oct 2018, 11:04
I think they had to shut that practice down though because some health inspector or other noticed that somebody could use those buckets for, eg, gasoline or motor oil or arsenic or something and turn them back in, and even going through the soak, high-pressure wash, and steam cleaning there was just no way something that had been used for those things was fit to serve food in ever again.  Which, to be fair, is a good point.

Although plenty of other places use reusable containers without problems like that...
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: hedgie on 22 Oct 2018, 12:58
Ah, it was called "Pho King Noodle".

There's a place around here called "Pho King 4".  I haven't been there, though, since there are plenty of food options that *aren't* on streets undergoing massive construction.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Oct 2018, 13:10
Pho King anything done sincerely is fine, but that's another one ripe for a gag.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: hedgie on 22 Oct 2018, 13:55
Given where I live, I strongly suspect that there's an aspect of "getting crap past the radar" at work here.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: DSL on 23 Oct 2018, 02:40
Stealing from a friend of a friend who wanted to open, in a strip mall, adjoining establishments: A cafeteria-style diner specializing in Vietnamese noodle dishes, next to a tack shop. He would call them: "Pho Queue" and "The Horse You Rode In On."
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Gyrre on 23 Oct 2018, 17:21
What's wrong with Blink 182?

[For the record, I also like MxPx.]

Blink 182 is pop frat rock posing as punk.
Ah.

To be fair, I haven't listened to any of their stuff since (I think) freshman year of college back in 2004.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: jwhouk on 23 Oct 2018, 19:43
The Asian restaurant near my workplace is named Tasty Joe's.
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Storel on 29 Oct 2018, 11:45
There's a Thai restaurant in San Francisco called "Phuket Thai", and no, it's not pronounced that way... more like "Poo-kay", IIRC.

But yes, lots of jokes about it...  :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT 15-19 October 2018 (3851-3855)
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Oct 2018, 20:22
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