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Title: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Nov 2018, 09:49
Turkey Week! You know what that means: the OMG Turkeys!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 18 Nov 2018, 12:26
I'm hoping against hope that we'll catch up with Hannelore for a strip or two. However, I'm increasingly concerned that it will be Marten being called to hospital by Tai because Claire overdid it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 18 Nov 2018, 13:11
I'm hoping against hope that we'll catch up with Hannelore for a strip or two. However, I'm increasingly concerned that it will be Marten being called to hospital by Tai because Claire overdid it.
It's almost unheard of to be hospitalized for a cannabis overdose. Unless it's due to the secondary effect of doing something dangerous while high and getting injured.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Nov 2018, 14:36
I am concerned for Claire's exams, though.  The lingering effects of marijuana use can be unpredictable, lasting up to a month... and she's a lightweight anyway! 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Nov 2018, 17:08
Most dramatic results would be her failing her exams and blaming the weed regardless of whether it had an effect, and blaming herself for that decision. Could be quite devastating to her confidence.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Tova on 18 Nov 2018, 17:26
It wouldn't be good for anyone else involved, either. They would feel pretty bad about it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Castlerook on 18 Nov 2018, 17:33
Perhaps some mistakes are made.

Or maybe everyone ends up throwing up because Momgustus made waaaaaaaaay too many cookies.

Maybe they wake up to discover themselves in Aubagne, having signed up to join the French Foreign Legion.

Or maybe nothing happens.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: SmilingCat on 18 Nov 2018, 18:35
It's almost unheard of to be hospitalized for a cannabis overdose. Unless it's due to the secondary effect of doing something dangerous while high and getting injured.

At worst, I could imagine an unexpected interaction with some medication Claire was already taking, or possibly a contaminant in the batch they were vaping. Though that seems unlikely, unless Jeph is planning on a story centered around Bubbles visiting justice on an unscrupulous supplier*.

*I'm not really clear on if one would describe them as suppliers or dealers, in the context of their legality.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: traroth on 18 Nov 2018, 18:53
That's really a stupid move, Mrs Augustus...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Castlerook on 18 Nov 2018, 18:53
Comic's up. Aaaaaand this is where the good times go into freefall.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: SmilingCat on 18 Nov 2018, 18:57
That's a bit Beeblebrox, Agusta-mom.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Shjade on 18 Nov 2018, 19:33
Here's where Tai gets to pay off her weed chauffeur position, hopefully
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Ravenswing on 18 Nov 2018, 19:56
A night like this -- complicated by pot which turned out to be laced with acid -- is what had me simultaneously comforting and keeping calm my two ladyfriends, who were both having simultaneous bad trips.  (One was coherent enough long enough to call me to beg me to come over.)  Marion was weirded out by the blue and yellow mice running around the walls -- the stripes on the wallpaper were undulating like ocean waves, apparently -- and Laurey was certain that the giant spider in the corner was advancing on her, and would eat her.

Forty years ago, but damn.  I won't forget it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Castlerook on 18 Nov 2018, 19:58
Apparently that stuff is powerful enough to change Claire's eye colour; blue in the first two panels and brown in the last.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 18 Nov 2018, 20:30
-- complicated by pot which turned out to be laced with acid --
Wait, what? I didn't know you COULD smoke LSD.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: sitnspin on 18 Nov 2018, 21:43
You can smoke literally anything if you put in the effort
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: SmilingCat on 18 Nov 2018, 22:43
I am surprised to find myself relating to Claire in this comic, despite not partaking. A lot of the time, this is how I dream. I'm half lucid, aware that absolutely nothing is right, nothing makes sense, but also convinced that it's because my mind is broken, and not because I'm dreaming.

(also everybody hates me in my dreams, but that's unrelated)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 18 Nov 2018, 23:17
Comic's up. Aaaaaand this is where the good times go into freefall.

I think that the only thing that stops Castlerook's prediction from coming true is the fact that it isn't in Jeph's nature to give his characters a really negative experience because it tends to impact on him personally on an emotional level. He has said (on Twitter, I believe) that Faye's brush with death was emotionally exhausting for him. So, yeah, I don't think Claire having a really bad outcome from this experiment is likely.

In truth, this whole filler arc is starting to get boring for me. It's repetitive, uninteresting and generally unfunny.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Dizrupt on 19 Nov 2018, 00:23
I can certainly see Claire 'greening out', but definitely not hospitalised. You generally can't overdose on cannabis via normal methods of consumption like you can with alcohol or other substances.
The worst that can happen is she passes out and wakes up the next day incredibly lethargic. Still better than an alcohol hang over though.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 19 Nov 2018, 01:17
I was hoping we'd move past this little episode this week...

Sadly not, it seems...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Tova on 19 Nov 2018, 01:21
I don't hate it, and I've had a couple of chuckles over it, but I agree it's dragging.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: traroth on 19 Nov 2018, 01:57
I was hoping we'd move past this little episode this week...

Sadly not, it seems...

I found it fun last week, but I'm not sure I'm liking the turn it took today...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Cornelius on 19 Nov 2018, 02:11
I can certainly see Claire 'greening out', but definitely not hospitalised. You generally can't overdose on cannabis via normal methods of consumption like you can with alcohol or other substances.
The worst that can happen is she passes out and wakes up the next day incredibly lethargic. Still better than an alcohol hang over though.

That rather depends; I've known people who said a bottle of whisky is giving them less of a hangover. Personally I wouldn't know - I get a headache just being around people who've smoked it recently.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Johkmil on 19 Nov 2018, 02:37
I found it fun last week, but I'm not sure I'm liking the turn it took today...
I suspect the intent is for this to be a bit of a dark turn, although I do not know where to. It is definitely less whimsical than last week.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: jwhouk on 19 Nov 2018, 04:01
Time to dust an old comment off and drag it back out into the light:


This... will not end well.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: shanejayell on 19 Nov 2018, 06:59
There;s something really scary about a situation where TAI is the reasonable one.  :-o
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Timemaster on 19 Nov 2018, 08:58
Hmm. Is this supposed to be funny? I don‘t think it‘s funny.
This rather looks like a „keep your hands off drugs, kids“-scenario.

TM
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 19 Nov 2018, 09:02
Hmm. Is this supposed to be funny? I don‘t think it‘s funny.
This rather looks like a „keep your hands off drugs, kids“-scenario.


I'm not reading a "hey kids, smoke weed, it's great!" message in this.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Nov 2018, 09:09
I'm not reading any message into this. It's just story. I don't think this is Jeph voicing an opinion on it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Inconsequential on 19 Nov 2018, 10:51
Watching people get high or drunk is a little dull. I guess we'll see where this goes.

Although perhaps the sleeper will awaken again...

https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2385

https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2400
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 19 Nov 2018, 14:07
Watching people get high or drunk is a little dull.
True. Even the best stoner movies, like Cheech & Chong's Next Movie and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle are about the daffy adventures the protagonists have when they get high; it's not just the characters getting high.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: chris73 on 19 Nov 2018, 16:09
Ha ha, here we go
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Zebediah on 19 Nov 2018, 18:50
Comic’s up.

Many dogs would be good.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: A small perverse otter on 19 Nov 2018, 19:19
It's a good thing Magustus got those cookies out earlier.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Tova on 19 Nov 2018, 21:19
Is it true that weed warps your perception of time, giving you the illusion that it is passing very, very slowly?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Magniras on 19 Nov 2018, 21:33
Is it true that weed warps your perception of time, giving you the illusion that it is passing very, very slowly?

I suppose it could, it’s definitely altered my perception of space before.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 19 Nov 2018, 23:11
So, is this the point of the whole arc? The point where, subtly, Claire starts letting out desires and regrets that she'd never normally admit to anyone? Fair enough if that's where this is going but it's an awfully slow and round-about way to do it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Nov 2018, 00:46
I wouldn't say I have experienced it as a direct symptom like that any more than just being in good company.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Case on 20 Nov 2018, 02:35
Is it true that weed warps your perception of time, giving you the illusion that it is passing very, very slowly?

It happened to me a few times, but only during the first few tries.

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: KevxD on 20 Nov 2018, 02:50
This arc reminds me why I stopped smoking weed once I hit my 20s. Stoned people are boring as hell.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: oddtail on 20 Nov 2018, 03:42
This arc reminds me why I stopped smoking weed once I hit my 20s. Stoned people are boring as hell.

I personally think it somewhat depends on who gets stoned? People I smoked weed around didn't act like the comic depicts Claire and her mom. At least, not most of the time. They weren't *that* dissimilar from how they were sober. Just more relaxed, slightly more open, maybe a *tad* silly, but with no drastic shifts in personality. And I'm told the stuff we smoked was pretty good and strong, by people who I assume have more experience with weed (and drugs in general, I suppose) than I do.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: oddtail on 20 Nov 2018, 03:49
Is it true that weed warps your perception of time, giving you the illusion that it is passing very, very slowly?

It's happened to me a couple times. Sort of. It was less "time passing slowly", and more time not feeling contiguous. It slowed down, sped up, I even had what I think were mini-blackouts. But in general, my perception gets slightly shifted sometimes when I smoke. I don't see anything that isn't there, I just focus on completely different things and notice stuff that I think I normally just ignore (mostly tactile sensations). This includes a somewhat warped sense of how much time passes.

For the record: I seem to be a real lightweight with respect to mind-altering substances (not that I tried that many outside of alcohol), so my experience may very well be exaggerated compared to what normally happens.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: traroth on 20 Nov 2018, 04:39
This arc reminds me why I stopped smoking weed once I hit my 20s. Stoned people are boring as hell.

Only if you are not stoned yourself...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Case on 20 Nov 2018, 05:45
Is it true that weed warps your perception of time, giving you the illusion that it is passing very, very slowly?

It's happened to me a couple times. Sort of. It was less "time passing slowly", and more time not feeling contiguous. It slowed down, sped up,

Yeah, that. IANAD, but if I had to venture a guess, I'd guess it's  connected to THC messing with memory-formation (afaik, that effect is well-documented, and the reason why young people and students shouldn't do it: It makes it hard for your brain to learn stuff. Or rather: to remember stuff it has learned).

Maybe the altered time-perception is the result of that - after all, you can only perceive the passing of time by  comparing your experience of the present moment to your memories.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: shanejayell on 20 Nov 2018, 07:01
Now, did Tai go for help, or just say 'Screw it, I'm gone.'? If it's the first one, good, if it's the second, my respect for her will have declined...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Undrneath on 20 Nov 2018, 08:26
My guess is she is immediately off camera.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 20 Nov 2018, 08:28
Personally, I think that Tai is off-camera and calling for Marten and Dora's support. Partly to cart Claire home and partly because she's genuinely worried that the Augustus ladies may have overdone it a bit.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: jwhouk on 20 Nov 2018, 09:29
Or, perhaps, JJ was being truthful when he said Tai went out for more snacks?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Undrneath on 20 Nov 2018, 15:31
Yes, but the question is did she go "out" out or to the next room "out".
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Zebediah on 20 Nov 2018, 17:40
Oddly relevant to this arc: The first legal marijuana shop in Northampton just opened.

Their first customer? Northampton mayor David Narkewicz. (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/massachusetts-mayor-first-buy-legal-weed-758774/)

And all the jokes about his name have already been made.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: jwhouk on 20 Nov 2018, 19:50
Comic!

Suddenly, a Russian Wolfhound appears!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Nov 2018, 20:30
Didn't she already have a good boy in Clinton?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: shanejayell on 20 Nov 2018, 20:34
Yay, Tai returns with snacks!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Gyrre on 20 Nov 2018, 21:01
So, either A) Tai left the door open, or B) Tai brought the dog.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Gyrre on 20 Nov 2018, 21:23
Hmm. Is this supposed to be funny? I don‘t think it‘s funny.
This rather looks like a „keep your hands off drugs, kids“-scenario.


I'm not reading a "hey kids, smoke weed, it's great!" message in this.

Well yeah.
If one of the QC readers still lives at home and happens to have Peter and Polly Pearlclutcher for parents, they'd freak out.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Nov 2018, 21:48
I'd been unaware that weed causes dogs to appear. That's a beneficial effect.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Timemaster on 20 Nov 2018, 22:29
Oh, a dog. Nice.  :clairedoge:

I like dogs. But this arc is starting to seriously annoy me. It‘s about 20 years since I last tried weed. I don‘t remember it beeing this narcotic. My daughter is 19 years old now and I’m thinking sometimes, „hey, maybe I should try it again“.
But after reading this, well, aahm...

No, thanks. I‘m served.

TM
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: chason on 20 Nov 2018, 22:34
Oh, a dog. Nice.  :clairedoge:

I like dogs. But this arc is starting to seriously annoy me. It‘s about 20 years since I last tried weed. I don‘t remember it beeing this narcotic. My daughter is 19 years old now and I’m thinking sometimes, „hey, maybe I should try it again“.
But after reading this, well, aahm...

No, thanks. I‘m served.

TM

This storyline is more https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarijuanaIsLSD for humorous effect rather than truthful.

The nice thing is nowadays, if you live in an area where it is legalized you can go to your dispensary, describe the effect you are looking for and have someone help you find that.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 20 Nov 2018, 23:13
When I first saw this strip, I thought that the dog was Shelby and the QC verse was where all good dogs go. However, yeah, that's a Borzoi, one of the great aristocrats of the dog world who, because of their long snout, have one of the disproportionately large and most good-natured smiles in the animal kingdom!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: traroth on 21 Nov 2018, 01:01
Enters Brun with a whole bunch of new dog puns. For no reason.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Tyr on 21 Nov 2018, 02:20
There certainly IS a reason.
Brun Goes Where She Is Needed.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: gopher on 21 Nov 2018, 02:51
Really, really looking forward to the turkeys. No more baked dullness please.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Nov 2018, 03:55
So is Henlo the successor to Shebly?

(I take it the Henlo of the comic title is the dog's name)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: DSL on 21 Nov 2018, 05:11
All three see the same dog, and Tai exhibits at least some awareness that a dog is not an expected sight to see in the present circumstances.

This argues against the dog being a hallucination.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 21 Nov 2018, 05:21
So is Henlo the successor to Shebly?

(I take it the Henlo of the comic title is the dog's name)

Someone on the Subreddit said that 'Henlo' is a way a dog greets a human in a meme image. Take that as you wish; I cannot tell you how reliable that may be.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 21 Nov 2018, 07:36
I thot Emily was the one with dog-summoning power.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Welu on 21 Nov 2018, 07:41
Good long boy.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: War Sparrow on 21 Nov 2018, 08:05
When I first saw this strip, I thought that the dog was Shelby and the QC verse was where all good dogs go. However, yeah, that's a Borzoi, one of the great aristocrats of the dog world who, because of their long snout, have one of the disproportionately large and most good-natured smiles in the animal kingdom!

Borzois: because even dogs deserve fairy godmothers.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Storel on 21 Nov 2018, 13:14
Good long boy.

Yes, they got a long little doggie!  :claireface:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Stoutfellow on 21 Nov 2018, 13:36
Now I have the ditty from Saki's story "Cousin Teresa" going through my mind: "Cousin Teresa / Takes out Caesar / Fido, Jock and the big borzoi!" (There's a drum beat on the last two words.)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Pilchard123 on 21 Nov 2018, 15:08
HENLO

(https://i.redd.it/2m4ggs6wgnz11.jpg)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Nov 2018, 19:42
No turkeys this year? Well, at least we got a good boy.  :wow:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: ZoeB on 21 Nov 2018, 22:01
I thot Emily was the one with dog-summoning power.
No, that's (Elder) god-summoning.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Penquin47 on 21 Nov 2018, 22:17
No, she does dog summoning too. (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2993)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 21 Nov 2018, 23:14
I'm thinking that Tai got it right and Cosmo decided to follow her into the house because of the smell of fresh munchies. Naturally, the door is still open; I doubt Tai would have noticed something like that. Overall, I'm sort of glad that Dora and probably Marten are coming over because I don't trust Claire and Mrs A to be able to look after themselves right now.

As for Cosmo? I'm pretty sure that he's just a one-off guest star. However, I'm sure that he has decided that the Augustus ladies are nice but generally weird. Much like all humans in that regard.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 21 Nov 2018, 23:28
PLOT TWIST!

Cosmo is actually Hannelore’s new pet that wandered off while she was moving back in, and is also actually a robot.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Near Lurker on 22 Nov 2018, 00:57
...actually, I don't know why, but I have a weird feeling this is just the sort of dog Tilly would own.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 22 Nov 2018, 02:07
See the picture by Tai's head? I'm thinking that's Claire with some kind of school trophy. Now I find myself wondering: What got her an extra award at school? Do you think she has a hidden prowess that she's never revealed 'on camera' yet?

Boring answer is that she got a special award for academic performance or something similar. Exciting possibility: She's an ace hockey player or something.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Cornelius on 22 Nov 2018, 04:24
She single handedly re-catalogued the school's library?

She could be holding a fish, though.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Zebediah on 22 Nov 2018, 04:50
PLOT TWIST: Cosmo is actually a well-disguised turkey.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Case on 22 Nov 2018, 07:49
To answer the obvious question:

No, random canines spawning in your immediate vicinity is not a common (*) side-effect of THC consumption ...



(*) Forgetfulness, on the other hand, as in: "Forgot to close the front door, which a stray took as invitation", absolutely is.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Nov 2018, 09:40
I've had cats I didn't know saunter through my open front door, but the only times dogs have come in is when we already had a friendship.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 22 Nov 2018, 10:22
She single handedly re-catalogued the school's library?

She could be holding a fish, though.
Totally looks like a fish to me.

("What is it with the fish pics?")
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 22 Nov 2018, 10:23
...also, glad to have another strip's worth of story progression, rather than another turkey strip.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Nov 2018, 19:55
Well, I mean, if a robot relies on combustion for its energy source, then it needs an exhaust port of some sort...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Nov 2018, 20:15
I honestly think Jeph forgot Turkey Day was on Thursday not Friday. Side effect from moving to Canada, me thinks.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Nov 2018, 20:17
Well, I mean, if a robot relies on combustion for its energy source, then it needs an exhaust port of some sort...

We've seen them charging from wall sockets, and Bubbles said her only waste product was heat.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 22 Nov 2018, 23:12
I'm thinking that Jeph has been spending too long in various comments sections. Yes, there are some people who are totally obsessed with neuromimetic robots' 'equipment'. That said, he would be probably not doing his job properly if he hadn't already considered these questions just in case it came up in-story.

Well, I mean, if a robot relies on combustion for its energy source, then it needs an exhaust port of some sort...

We've seen them charging from wall sockets, and Bubbles said her only waste product was heat.

I think Cs133 was kidding.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Nov 2018, 00:09
Well, I mean, if a robot relies on combustion for its energy source, then it needs an exhaust port of some sort...

Robot farts. 



Probably smell like dandelions or something...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 23 Nov 2018, 01:10
You thought it!
You can't UN-think it!

 :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Tova on 23 Nov 2018, 01:11
I'm thinking that Jeph has been spending too long in various comments sections. Yes, there are some people who are totally obsessed with neuromimetic robots' 'equipment'. That said, he would be probably not doing his job properly if he hadn't already considered these questions just in case it came up in-story.

I beg to differ.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 23 Nov 2018, 08:52
...also, glad to have another strip's worth of story progression, rather than another turkey strip.
*sigh*

...posted too soon...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Thrillho on 23 Nov 2018, 09:10
...also, glad to have another strip's worth of story progression, rather than another turkey strip.
*sigh*

...posted too soon...

I actually meant to reply to you point out that Jeph had announced the turkeys would show up today. Sorry, could have saved you the disappointment.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Case on 23 Nov 2018, 19:32
Does anyone know whether Jeph is a vegetarian?

I mean ...  every TurkeyDay again, I can't help noticing what a singularly hideous bird that is. Who'd want to eat something like that after having been treated to a collage of full-facial closeups?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Nov 2018, 20:07
To be fair to the turkeys, the closeup is of a turkey vulture, not an actual turkey.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: SmilingCat on 23 Nov 2018, 21:38
Who'd want to eat something like that after having been treated to a collage of full-facial closeups?

*raises hand while munching on a turkey sandwich.*

To abuse the sayings of Colonel Potter,  "You ever seen a turkey? They're ugly! You're doing them a favor by eating them!"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: badbum61 on 24 Nov 2018, 01:10
ROBOT CLOACAS

that is all
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 24 Nov 2018, 03:55
Does anyone know whether Jeph is a vegetarian?

I mean ...  every TurkeyDay again, I can't help noticing what a singularly hideous bird that is. Who'd want to eat something like that after having been treated to a collage of full-facial closeups?
Remember: once, long ago, someone was the first person to look at a lobster and say “you know what? I’m gonna eat that.”
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: DSL on 25 Nov 2018, 14:45
Does anyone know whether Jeph is a vegetarian?

I mean ...  every TurkeyDay again, I can't help noticing what a singularly hideous bird that is. Who'd want to eat something like that after having been treated to a collage of full-facial closeups?
Remember: once, long ago, someone was the first person to look at a lobster and say “you know what? I’m gonna eat that.”
And that person probably couldn't afford anything else. It wasn't that long ago, as this interesting little bit of history (https://psmag.com/economics/how-lobster-got-fancy-59440) points out, that lobster was a "trash fish" fo' po' folks. The rebranding wasn't as drastic as that given the Patagonian toothfish (sorry: Chilean Sea Bass) or what is being attempted in the U.S. Great Lakes region with the "Asian carp" (sorry: Silverfin).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: OldGoat on 25 Nov 2018, 15:50
Cosmo or Henlo or whatever his name is, he is an example of canis ex machina.

As for formerly humble food :

Barbeque ribs, they sure are po' folks food turned into a delicacy.

Brisket - same thing.

Cassoulet - same thing.

Oysters - same thing.

Clams - same thing.

The effect isn't confined to lobster. 

Does anyone know whether Jeph is a vegetarian?

I mean ...  every TurkeyDay again, I can't help noticing what a singularly hideous bird that is. Who'd want to eat something like that after having been treated to a collage of full-facial closeups?
Remember: once, long ago, someone was the first person to look at a lobster and say “you know what? I’m gonna eat that.”
And that person probably couldn't afford anything else. It wasn't that long ago, as this interesting little bit of history (https://psmag.com/economics/how-lobster-got-fancy-59440) points out, that lobster was a "trash fish" fo' po' folks. The rebranding wasn't as drastic as that given the Patagonian toothfish (sorry: Chilean Sea Bass) or what is being attempted in the U.S. Great Lakes region with the "Asian carp" (sorry: Silverfin).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: DSL on 27 Nov 2018, 06:48
Wasn't attempting to imply that the effect is "confined to lobster."
I merely wished to avoid being prolix.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 27 Nov 2018, 11:41
So is Henlo the successor to Shebly?

(I take it the Henlo of the comic title is the dog's name)

Someone on the Subreddit said that 'Henlo' is a way a dog greets a human in a meme image. Take that as you wish; I cannot tell you how reliable that may be.
knowyourmeme (https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/henlo) says it's a joke about cyberbullying.

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/208/080/c56.jpg)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: bhtooefr on 01 Dec 2018, 03:27
...that's the first time I've seen it used in that context tbh.

Usually I do see it as far more of an animal speech thing.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 01 Dec 2018, 13:10
Off topic but I can't find the proper place to ask this: Can a mod change my title back to "Obscure Cultural Reference" please? I liked that one muchly; "furry furrier" somewhat less so.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: BenRG on 01 Dec 2018, 13:16
Off topic but I can't find the proper place to ask this: Can a mod change my title back to "Obscure Cultural Reference" please? I liked that one muchly; "furry furrier" somewhat less so.

They're automatically updated after you make so many posts, the more posts you have, the more bizarre the title the site automatically applies. FWIW, I think Jeph Jacques likely created those titles and it would be a bit churlish to muck around with the coding of the site he's paying for.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Dec 2018, 15:53
Yep, they're automatic and were Jeph's choice, though it was a long time ago. "Furry furrier" will go away on its own after enough posts.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Theta9 on 01 Dec 2018, 18:02
Off topic but I can't find the proper place to ask this: Can a mod change my title back to "Obscure Cultural Reference" please? I liked that one muchly; "furry furrier" somewhat less so.

They're automatically updated after you make so many posts, the more posts you have, the more bizarre the title the site automatically applies. FWIW, I think Jeph Jacques likely created those titles and it would be a bit churlish to muck around with the coding of the site he's paying for.

Ah. I've been on another forum wherein there were assigned titles, but custom titles were available on request (I got to be "Muffin Top"). I just thought "obscure cultural reference" was really awesome, the kind of title I might choose for myself. If that's not an option, well, okay then.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 19-23 November 2018 (3876-3880)
Post by: Detachable Felix on 01 Dec 2018, 22:20
You always have the text below your dp to use as a title. And your signature. So many options :psyduck: