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In a QC band you must:

Wear ear-protection.
Keep your cock in.
Assume ridiculous rock poses.
Twitch like a Tool video.
Pop the biggest boner.
Have wykkid bitchin' bloodstains on your guitar.
Be a math major to rokk.
Wear sunglasses indoors.
Turn your amps up to eleven.
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What's wrong with songs about Vikings trying to earn an honest living working on a farm?
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Wellllll........

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That's what they went to Iceland for, and they still had enough drama to create the sagas.
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I'll just leave a note here, that "viking" was the Old Norse word for "piracy", and most Norsemen had nothing to do with it, except occasionally as victims.
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But the Vikings did not grow carrots.
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But the Vikings did not grow carrots.

I believe you mean "carrots."
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I was about to disagree, but then I realised that I do not have a catbelt.
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Tomorrow I plan to lay waste to the weeds and plant a crop of onions.

And then we shall FEAST

We shall FEAST 4x

EDIT: I swear I wrote this before Adjamemnon posted.


You don't even want to know what's getting planted next Tuesday.

Regarding Claire in the last comic, I don't think she consciously meant to ask about his sex life. Unconsciously, however, perhaps it was her feelings for him bubbling up?  :angel:

When reading MA3, you basically have to throw out your concept of morality out of the window, otherwise you'd get constantly distracted by everyone cheating on everyone, nonconsensual sex acts, etc.  :roll:

I'd even go as far as argue that breaking up the boy's family was technically one of the less evil acts she did.
Plausibly, but that was the straw that broke my suspension of morality, and from what I've seen of it since then I don't regret the decision to drop it.

To the person who mentioned Time, I would recommend this: http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/

It shows all the frames so far. There are over 1500 and it's been continually updating on the hour for TWO MONTHS.
That one is good and I used it for a while when checking on the progress, but I've since switched to this visualizer: http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ I like the more specific control and information it gives.

A successful entry pimp is well versed in his wares!

The real instance you'd need earplugs during sex would be sex with a japanese girl.  Man.  The screaming can be a real mood killer.  Sounds like she's getting her intestines ripped out.
Are you suggesting that porn sex and real sex sound the same in Japan?
I imagine real japan sex to be quiet and respectful.
Anyway, as a matter of fact, I am suggesting that they sometimes sound the same in Japan; I have never been there, or had sex with a Japanese girl, but I have read blog posts suggesting that the woman is typically the "receiver" and the man is expected to take care of everything and in some cases doesn't even know what to do with a woman who wants to top. The sounds, such is the claim, result from social expectations.

I swear I have tried to find evidence for my claim for at least 45 minutes. This included watching a 13:58 minutes long documentation on Japanese sex culture by the BBC; unfortunately, that was unhelpful.
Clearly, the only way to resolve this is for one or more board members to fly to Japan, seduce one or more Japanese ladies, then report back with the results.

I'll just leave a note here, that "viking" was the Old Norse word for "piracy", and most Norsemen had nothing to do with it, except occasionally as victims.
Next you're gonna tell me they didn't have horned helmets!
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To be a nitpicker, "Vikings" were Norsemen who went on raids in other countries, so a Viking planning to settle down on a quiet farm wouldn't be a Viking at all, just a regular Norse farmer. Of which there were many, of course. Most people didn't go on raids, after all, and even those who did had to eat when they were home.
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On the other hand, Harvesting Carrots would make a great name for a metal band.
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How strange - Just this week I was looking out the window, watching my rabbits eat carrots on the lawn and thinking of Tool's Distustipated:

"THESE ARE THE CRIES OF THE CARROTS!!"

Wierd, dude, wierd.
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I expected claire to volunteer as the singer. Now at the thought, I'm disappointed she probably won't be.
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Me too, Tulpa. It seemed like a natural development in today's comic. But she hasn't shown any interest or aptitude for musicianship so far, so it probably won't happen.
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I never thought I would see Turisas mentioned in QC. I'm so fucking happy.

Also, it's kind of ironic, because out of all the 'viking metal' bands, Turisas are one of the least bland and stereotypical. I mean, they have a whole album without the word 'sword' in the lyrics.
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nono .. it's not viking metal. It's vegan metal.

pre

dig down deep
the moist soil
plant with power
feel the green

bridge / solo / pre

against the meat
crawl all over
poison your belly
no escape

bridge / chaotic math part with Glockenspiel / alternative pre

get the crop
feel the fresh
take the green
ban the evil protein

solo

njjiaaaaaaaaarg cabbage
hooooooargl broccoli
ohhoooooo carrots of life

bridge / mighty halftime endpart (throw apples into audience)

etc.
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trstn, I guess I'm hungry.
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"Carrots of life" FTW!  :laugh:
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ban the evil protein
Protein isn't evil! Veggies need protein too! Mmm... Tofu... Beans... Lentils... Mushrooms... I've met some very metal vegans; some were quite scary. Vegan vikings would definitely not put horns on their helmets.

Harvesting Carröts! "Well, Clarice - have the carrots stopped screaming?"
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"Well, Clarice - have the carrots stopped screaming?"

Akima, this reminds me of a short (and... interestingly disturbing) short story on Mandrakes (in the Harry Potter universe) being chipped up for potions.

Mandragora.
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Did you ever read the fanfic where Neville hybridises the whomping willow and some mandrakes and creates an ambulatory, sentient screaming guardian-tree? Now that's a Metal vegetable.
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Vegan vikings would definitely not put horns on their helmets.

NO Vikings would. They never did. Only in American movies.
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Vegan vikings would definitely not put horns on their helmets.

No Vikings would. They never did. Only in American movies.
I'm always amused when Americans get blamed for widespread tropes, especially the imistaken ones. We don't create every inaccuracy, you know. 19th century Romantics in Western Europe take the credit for the horny helmets.

Now if only I could get Brooks to edit World War Z so the Chilean diplomat doesn't whine about the 'American' slow clap.


By the way, I wonder if Gary is waiting for Marten at his apartment.
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But it's FUN to blame the Americans!  :-D

Seriously, I know the "Vikings with horns" trope isn't really American, but most people nowadays get their Viking images from American sources. Hence the somewhat unfair attack on American movies.
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To be honest, I haven't seen the 'vikings wear horns' trope in any serious work recently. The more troubling trope in recent years is 'vikings wear leather and nothing else'. That one bothers me.
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What's wrong with songs about Vikings trying to earn an honest living working on a farm?

You'd end up with country music sung in Norweigian, Swedish or Danish.

And that's why we can't have nice things.
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Haven't really contributed to the discussion on this week's comics. But I would so love to hear some Harvest Metal.
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What's wrong with songs about Vikings trying to earn an honest living working on a farm?

You'd end up with country music sung in Norweigian, Swedish or Danish.

And that's why we can't have nice things.
You mean like this, (although it's in Finnish)?
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I've heard a couple of Swedish country music groups and it sounds like rather generic country pop and they sing in English. Not even close to the standard of Scandinavian metal groups
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They sing about sex, though, that's almost viking  :roll:
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Apparently, Cattlecore is actually a thing.

(With one album. That's basically metal+cattle auction calling. And, sadly, the label it's under is a RIAA member, so I won't name it.)
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Claire should hear Leaves' Eyes: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ6He-9sLoY
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The real instance you'd need earplugs during sex would be sex with a japanese girl.  Man.  The screaming can be a real mood killer.  Sounds like she's getting her intestines ripped out.

Are you suggesting that porn sex and real sex sound the same in Japan?

I speak from personal experience with them actually.
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Claire should hear Leaves' Eyes: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ6He-9sLoY

A comment on the video:
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I like this. It's as epic as Nightwish, but there's no "new singer, old singer" debates in the comments.

As a Nightwish fan, I am pleased :D

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Harvesting Carröts! "Well, Clarice - have the carrots stopped screaming?"

It's not metal, and I'm sure I've posted it before, but...

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And, sadly, the label it's under is a RIAA member, so I won't name it.)
You won't name the band because the label its signed to is an RIAA member? I don't get it.
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RIAA boycott.
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Boycott is one thing, but not even acknowledging the band seems harsh.
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The artist didn't have to sign to a RIAA label.
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It's not like we're all going to rush out and buy a copy...
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Anyone else read Marten's last bit in a Nathan Explosion voice?


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The artist didn't have to sign to a RIAA label.
Still, it's kind of rude to tell us about the band only to refuse to tell us who they are.
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Lets see if I can post a Youtube link on the first try:

I present the Arrogant Worms "Carrot Juice Is Murder" [1]

Try not to laugh!

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmK0bZl4ILM
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That was posted a little further up the thread.

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It's not metal, and I'm sure I've posted it before, but...

The last 10 seconds would have been rather relevant to the WCDT around 2438.
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Red as blood and black as night!
Dang it Jaques, I'm going to have that stuck in my head again now. On the plus side, it's so good to see Turisas getting some love, I rarely meet anyone else who knows them (apart from their hilariously good Boney M cover) so today's comic has made me especially happy  :-)
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 Saturday Comic! It wasn't on purpose but...

 Guest strip for everyone.

 
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Meh.... it's a nice surprise to have a Saturday morning cartoon^D^D^D^D comic. Even if it screws up next week somehow.

This should happen more often.
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Does anyone else want to take the baton for next week's
WCDT: 2455-2459 (27-31 May, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread?
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bahahaha, that is one great guest strip.
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Yeah, it's one of those rare few guest strips that, for all that it wouldn't happen, it's well within the range of the characters to do exactly that.

Also, I don't think the drill is for detaching the arm…
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