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What was "THE MOMENT OF THE WEEK"?

Oh, I, uh, wasn't really looking.
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Marten Reed, Professional Indie Ogler.
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"Not really looking, eh?" "Figuratively speaking."
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I'm not mad at you, I just think it's funny.
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You're not the only one who has $#!+ they gotta figure out.
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Sweetie, your problem's simple
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What DO you want from your life?
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Cheeseburger and a haircut!
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Creepy Haidresser!
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Hundred foot tube lined with WHAT?
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Snip!
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What DO I want? EPIPHANY!
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Hannelore!
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Wait, how did I know you were gonna be in my apartment?
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Why AM I in your apartment?
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It's been forever since we played music!
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Amir: "Hey dudes. I was wonderin' if you'd ever come back."
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Shower? "I'M GOING HOME"
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #300 on: 05 Aug 2011, 14:11 »

Amir's back!

How long has it been?

Longer than Raven but not as long as Pizza Girl is my guess.

Yes... as pointed out already, Amir last appeared in #1187; Raven appeared in #1306, plus the cut-away to her studying physics in #1510; Pizza Girl hadn't appeared since #399.

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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #301 on: 05 Aug 2011, 14:24 »

I think the point was that was the last time before the recent reappearance.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #302 on: 05 Aug 2011, 14:36 »

Yay, Amir!!

....wow was he always that short? Maybe it's the new art style but I didn't realize he was shorter than Marten and Hanners.  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #304 on: 05 Aug 2011, 17:25 »

Whoa, I was wondering what happened to Amir. Looks like the housing shortage hasn't been good to him... At least he doesn't seem to be flocking after girls half his age these days. Looks like the band's about to record something and try to start marketing themselves out there! At least we can hope that they'll either get a number of public gigs or they'll have a runaway selling album, or both! Go, Deathmøle, go!

And oh, hey, look, I guess I was born this comic year!

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Aww, come on!
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #305 on: 05 Aug 2011, 17:46 »

Welcome back Amir. Funny how the last time we saw him Hanners got freaked out over something, and his return includes just that.

But please Amir, take a shower. Everyone will be happy for you.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #306 on: 05 Aug 2011, 17:54 »

Yup, nice to se Amir back

But dang man, way to kill the Band Reformation!!
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #307 on: 05 Aug 2011, 18:11 »

Yes, he was always shorter than Marten.

Thank you! I was trying to find that first strip you linked earlier but couldn't track it down. Funny how I never noticed the height difference until the latest art style lol.

Am I the only one who has a feeling that a certain bassist might be mooching a place off a certain indie boy soon?
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #308 on: 05 Aug 2011, 23:20 »

Hmm, Ellen could also possibly come back, in http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=713 she was going to be gone for a semester and by now that semester should be over. She could be an interesting return. Marigold serving as the front lady for the band could be fairly good if they discover that she can sing. It also, amusingly enough, gives an angle for Sven and Marten to actually hang out independently of Dora and possibly make them actual friends.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #309 on: 06 Aug 2011, 03:20 »

Omg Amir!! 8D
He looks good for squatting this whole time


It's not squatting if you're paying rent...

Hopefully he'll get some more screen time in this arc and we can learn more about him.

oh haha I kinda took that to mean 'The rent is cheaper as in zero' for some reason but I guess that wouldn't make sense either way
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #310 on: 06 Aug 2011, 09:04 »

Looks like the band's about to record something and try to start marketing themselves out there! At least we can hope that they'll either get a number of public gigs or they'll have a runaway selling album, or both! Go, Deathmøle, go!

I doubt it, but totally agree that QC could really do with a massive new plot direction. I really feel that Jeff has covered all the storylines that are possible with the current set-up and that the comic has been drifting for a while now. Marten et al. becoming Gods of Rock and dealing with superstardom would be an interesting way to go.

Also... to complete the band, I vote for Marigold on the synth and Sven as the lead singer.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #311 on: 06 Aug 2011, 10:18 »


Peanuts could really do with a massive new plot direction.  I really feel that Schulz has covered all the storylines that are possible with the current set-up and that the comic has been drifting for a while now. Charlie Brown et al. becoming Gods of Rock and dealing with superstardom would be an interesting way to go.

Also... to complete the band, I vote for Schoder on the synth and Lucy as the lead singer.

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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #312 on: 06 Aug 2011, 10:21 »

Urinal cakes? I mean I get the idea that they'd be cleansing in some way, but not after they've been USED!
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #313 on: 06 Aug 2011, 11:37 »


Peanuts could really do with a massive new plot direction.  I really feel that Schulz has covered all the storylines that are possible with the current set-up and that the comic has been drifting for a while now. Charlie Brown et al. becoming Gods of Rock and dealing with superstardom would be an interesting way to go.

Also... to complete the band, I vote for Schoder on the synth and Lucy as the lead singer.


Dude, you don't know what you're talking about, Lucy would be a terrible lead singer. She hasn't got the range.

I get what you're saying with Schroeder though...
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #314 on: 06 Aug 2011, 12:18 »


Peanuts could really do with a massive new plot direction.  I really feel that Schulz has covered all the storylines that are possible with the current set-up and that the comic has been drifting for a while now. Charlie Brown et al. becoming Gods of Rock and dealing with superstardom would be an interesting way to go.

Also... to complete the band, I vote for Schoder on the synth and Lucy as the lead singer.


Dude, you don't know what you're talking about, Lucy would be a terrible lead singer. She hasn't got the range.

I get what you're saying with Schroeder though...

Mr Jaques has skills no doubt but he isn't even in teh same sport, never mind league as Mr Schulz.

As for the story being a bit directionless when your main protagonist is goal-less it is kind of inevitable.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #315 on: 06 Aug 2011, 12:40 »

I think we are in a bit of an interlude. We just finished the Dora and Marten breakup so I would wait a bit to see what direction the story goes in, although I'm thinking it may involve Marten doing what he wants with the band. :)
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #316 on: 06 Aug 2011, 16:18 »

Urinal cakes? I mean I get the idea that they'd be cleansing in some way, but not after they've been USED!

Psh, urine is mostly sanitary.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #317 on: 06 Aug 2011, 17:25 »

Welcome, new person!

Kidneys do filter out bacteria, but warm salty water full of organic molecules gets colonized fast once it hits the environment outside.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #318 on: 06 Aug 2011, 18:48 »

What was "THE MOMENT OF THE WEEK"?

Oh, I, uh, wasn't really looking.    - 2 (3.5%)
Marten Reed, Professional Indie Ogler.    - 3 (5.3%)
"Not really looking, eh?" "Figuratively speaking."    - 2 (3.5%)
I'm not mad at you, I just think it's funny.    - 0 (0%)
You're not the only one who has $#!+ they gotta figure out.    - 0 (0%)
Sweetie, your problem's simple    - 0 (0%)
What DO you want from your life?    - 3 (5.3%)
Cheeseburger and a haircut!    - 0 (0%)
Creepy Haidresser!    - 6 (10.5%)
Hundred foot tube lined with WHAT?    - 5 (8.8%)
Snip!    - 2 (3.5%)
What DO I want? EPIPHANY!    - 2 (3.5%)
Hannelore!    - 2 (3.5%)
Wait, how did I know you were gonna be in my apartment?    - 5 (8.8%)
Why AM I in your apartment?    - 9 (15.8%)
It's been forever since we played music!    - 4 (7%)
Amir: "Hey dudes. I was wonderin' if you'd ever come back."    - 7 (12.3%)
Shower? "I'M GOING HOME"    - 5 (8.8%)


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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #319 on: 06 Aug 2011, 20:19 »

Kidneys do filter out bacteria, but warm salty water full of organic molecules gets colonized fast once it hits the environment outside.

But not if it has a high concentration of ammonia, which urine usually does.

Urine is poisonous but not usually infectious.
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« Reply #320 on: 07 Aug 2011, 01:25 »

Is it just me, or does his goatee change every panel?
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #321 on: 07 Aug 2011, 01:38 »

It's just that it merges with the hair falling down behind;  Jeph commented in a tweet that he wasn't going to do anything about it.
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« Reply #322 on: 07 Aug 2011, 04:27 »

Kidneys do filter out bacteria, but warm salty water full of organic molecules gets colonized fast once it hits the environment outside.

But not if it has a high concentration of ammonia, which urine usually does.

Urine is poisonous but not usually infectious.

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« Reply #323 on: 07 Aug 2011, 04:37 »

Don't get me started on Bear Grylls.

Why is he always out of breath before he does the ridiculous stunts he calls "surviving?"
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #324 on: 07 Aug 2011, 04:56 »

I prefer Les Stroud to Mr Gryllis. 

On a related note, I wonder how the gang would do in a survival situation.  My money would be on Hanners doing surprisingly well, and the rescuers finding a male skeleton buried a short distance from the camp site.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #325 on: 07 Aug 2011, 06:14 »

Les Stroud is awesome, but I have to believe I'd eat more than him if I were in a lot of the situations he goes into. Sometimes when he's in areas where food is scarce it makes sense for him to be hungry, and then sometimes it seems he just enjoys being hungry. Bear Grillis is initially more cinematic but his program is ultimately so formulaic that it grows stale quickly. Also most of what he does is inherently ridiculous. I think he'd be less ridiculous if they stopped calling it survival and went in more of a Crocodile Hunter type direction or just some manner of televised tour through the wild which happens to involve campingesque components.

Hanners would immediately melt down from the uncleanliness of the situation and how many ways it defies her various neuroses killing everyone during her episode. She'd probably remain feral for a solid six months or so before coming to at which point she'd start creating more comfortable living conditions before methodically navigating her way back to civilization. First thing after getting home would be a boiling shower with bleach and steal wool. You'd better believe she'd come out clean.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #326 on: 07 Aug 2011, 07:42 »

It's just that it merges with the hair falling down behind;  Jeph commented in a tweet that he wasn't going to do anything about it.
He shouldn't, I wasn't pointing that out as "ERROR", I just thought it was amusing.  And your explanation works, especially where what I thought was part of his goatee was the same color as his (slightly lighter) head hair, so instead of sometimes having a crazy awesome metal goatee, he just has that tuft on his chin and long hair.

Also, I wonder how many main/recurring characters have stretched lobes.  Definitely Dora, Tai and Amir, and I think Raven, but I'm not quite sure.  Any others?
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #327 on: 07 Aug 2011, 11:03 »

As for the story being a bit directionless when your main protagonist is goal-less it is kind of inevitable.

Yeah, that's some truth there.

My point is that we have almost 2000 strips of Marten ordering coffee at CoD, and it would be interesting to see the comic take a really different direction, perhaps by taking the characters outside of their normal environment. I realise that I'm comparing apples and oranges here, but it would be great for Jeph to do something like the Great Outdoor Fight from Achewood, y'know?

The band-tour/roadtrip from Sordid City Blues also comes to mind: http://sordidcityblues.com/archive.php?chapter=051
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #328 on: 07 Aug 2011, 11:41 »

Yeah 2000 strips and nothing happening AT ALL.  :psyduck:

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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #329 on: 07 Aug 2011, 16:54 »

And for that matter why the hell didn't George ever get off his ass and become an architect?
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« Reply #330 on: 07 Aug 2011, 17:30 »

Because HE WAS IN THE POOL!
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #331 on: 07 Aug 2011, 17:50 »

My point is that we have almost 2000 strips of Marten ordering coffee at CoD

There are a couple of directions I could take this conversation, but for now at least, I will settle for pointing out that we've had a few strips of Marten ordering coffee at the Secret Bakery. :)
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« Reply #332 on: 07 Aug 2011, 17:57 »

And for that matter why the hell didn't George ever get off his ass and become an architect?

He was too busy pretending to be an importer/exporter.
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« Reply #333 on: 07 Aug 2011, 18:38 »

I thought he was the CEO of Vandelay Industries?
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #334 on: 07 Aug 2011, 19:30 »

finding a male skeleton buried a short distance from the camp site.

Death by snu-snu?
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« Reply #335 on: 07 Aug 2011, 20:14 »

I thought he was the CEO of Vandelay Industries?

No, he just pretended that he was applying to be their latex salesman.
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« Reply #336 on: 08 Aug 2011, 06:27 »

He was going to be a latex salesman?

For the great Vandelay Industries?

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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #337 on: 08 Aug 2011, 07:22 »

Don't get me started on Bear Grylls.

Why is he always out of breath before he does the ridiculous stunts he calls "surviving?"

Because in all cases they plan the stunt by doing it, getting camera men into place for the perfect stunt angles, etc.  It's good theater but we must remember Bear is never in real danger.  They have camera men packed with medical equipment and food, not to mention 1-2 survival experts for the exact area he's in.
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« Reply #338 on: 09 Aug 2011, 09:34 »

Oh we remember all right, that's why Mr. Grylis' show is not well-liked, at least here. Les Stroud is different, it's just him and a bunch of cameras, no crew. He's out there alone for a week, and if he messes up badly his camera footage may be the last thing we ever see of him, assuming that footage is ever found. He's also generally more conservative in his actions than Mr. Grylis, and rightfully so, considering it's just him out in the wilderness-any injuries he gets he has to deal with on his own until the crew comes back for him (if they can find him-there have been a couple of eps of Survivorman where that seemed to be in doubt). I consider him more of a true survival expert, and would take his advice more seriously.
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Re: WCDT 1-5 August 2011 (1981-85)
« Reply #339 on: 09 Aug 2011, 20:18 »

He does (did, he's not doing it anymore) carry a sattelite phone (and probably GPS) so he could call for help in an emergency, but he's still all by himself in some pretty remote (looking, he might be three miles from civilization for all that can be seen.)

His show just has a more authentic feel, and doesn't really have a fourth wall.
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