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WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« on: 04 May 2019, 06:38 »

I know we're approaching 4000, but it's a better poll than any of the predictions ideas I had (wedding would win by landslide).

For more context, rockabilly country musician Garth Brooks released a rock album under the persona of Chris Gaines about a decade ago (just 4 years prior to QC launching).


As always, if I think of a better poll, I'll replace this one.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #1 on: 04 May 2019, 07:55 »

I know we're approaching 4000, but it's a better poll than any of the predictions ideas I had (wedding would win by landslide).

For more context, rockabilly country musician Garth Brooks released a rock album under the persona of Chris Gaines about a decade ago (just 4 years prior to QC launching).


As always, if I think of a better poll, I'll replace this one.

EDIT: typo fix. this not tjis
If I'm doing my math right, 4 years prior to QC launching was 1999, which was 20 years ago.

I feel old.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #2 on: 04 May 2019, 11:26 »

I know we're approaching 4000, but it's a better poll than any of the predictions ideas I had (wedding would win by landslide).

For more context, rockabilly country musician Garth Brooks released a rock album under the persona of Chris Gaines about a decade ago (just 4 years prior to QC launching).


As always, if I think of a better poll, I'll replace this one.

EDIT: typo fix. this not tjis
If I'm doing my math right, 4 years prior to QC launching was 1999, which was 20 years ago.

I feel old.

The Chris Gaines album was, indeed released in September of 1998.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2019, 12:12 »

98? I thought it was in 99?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #4 on: 04 May 2019, 12:45 »

98? I thought it was in 99?
Went back and looked again.  Guess I need glasses.  I stand corrected, it was September 28, 1999
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #5 on: 04 May 2019, 23:45 »

Found some alt rock with an electric mandolin and sung with a twang.

I more prefer their stuff that's a mix of punk rock and rockabilly.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2019, 04:36 »

Hopefully Sven just offers congrats to the lovely couple and leaves.  :-P

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #7 on: 05 May 2019, 05:17 »

Seriously, why is he obliged to do so? If Dora or Tai don't want him to leave then he has no obligation to do so.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2019, 08:50 »

Shanejayell expressed a hope and did not assert an obligation.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2019, 20:11 »

New strip up.  Congrats to the new couple from Sven.  And Faye's ex meets Faye's current. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #10 on: 05 May 2019, 20:26 »

Shanejayell expressed a hope and did not assert an obligation.

That.

Which happened. Plus, no shit stirring from Sven. Yet.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #11 on: 05 May 2019, 21:07 »

"Who the hell taught you how to salute, Rainbow?  Straighten out that wrist and thumb!"  Sgt. Reamoutski would have kicked my ass for that.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #12 on: 06 May 2019, 01:23 »

"Call of Booty", Jeph. "Call of Booty".
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #13 on: 06 May 2019, 01:35 »

Today I learned a new word. Until today I didn't know "to sidle" existed. Thanks, Jeph!

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #14 on: 06 May 2019, 02:25 »

The US contributed some really cool stuff to music. Country music is not one of them...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #15 on: 06 May 2019, 02:33 »

"Who the hell taught you how to salute, Rainbow?  Straighten out that wrist and thumb!"  Sgt. Reamoutski would have kicked my ass for that.

It depends... Here a comparison between US military salute and french military salute...

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #16 on: 06 May 2019, 03:42 »

Curious... I thought that I'd already made a comment on this one...

You know, I really feel a lot of respect for Sven here. It's clear that despite his bad qualities (which are many), he truly does care for Faye. To him, looking out for Faye and making her happy is truly the greatest thing that Bubbles can have done for him personally. Oh... and there is probably a "You're a braver being than I, soldier!" element to it too!

"Who the hell taught you how to salute, Rainbow?  Straighten out that wrist and thumb!"  Sgt. Reamoutski would have kicked my ass for that.

I'm pretty sure that the likelihood of Sven having had more than a passing acquaintance with life inside any of the armed services and any of their procedures is so low as to threaten to be less than zero. Heck, I doubt that he was even ever a Boy Scout!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #17 on: 06 May 2019, 03:43 »

Today I learned a new word. Until today I didn't know "to sidle" existed. Thanks, Jeph!

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #18 on: 06 May 2019, 04:06 »

Today I learned a new word. Until today I didn't know "to sidle" existed. Thanks, Jeph!

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Same here, for both points...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #19 on: 06 May 2019, 07:50 »

Seven's reaction might indicate that he just happened to be there that evening:  he seems to express surprise at the news.  And the interplay between Svrn and Faye is quite refreshing in the lack of rancor after the initial encounter.  Faye is in her best place, and it shows.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #20 on: 06 May 2019, 08:07 »

"Who the hell taught you how to salute, Rainbow?  Straighten out that wrist and thumb!"  Sgt. Reamoutski would have kicked my ass for that.

I recall an older strip where Sven was compared to the kid who got the GI Joe aircraft carrier for Christmas. I canít remember his response, but I know he used to play with those as a kid so Iím assuming his familiarity is largely passing.  Moreover, country music has a lot of patriotic lyrics so heís probably done some research too.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #21 on: 06 May 2019, 10:59 »

Heck, I doubt that he was even ever a Boy Scout!

I was going to point out that the Scout salute was similar to the French General as shown in that photo earlier, but a quick google image search shows that the American Scout salute has devolved into the modern US military style karate chop.

Digging deeper or back in time [Normal Rockwell paintings] and the US scout salute was with the palm forward, tips of fingers to the brim of ones head covering, same as with the founder.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #22 on: 06 May 2019, 11:17 »

The US contributed some really cool stuff to music. Country music is not one of them...
Everybody bags on country music. Why?

Oh well, just so long as you leave bluegrass and folk music alone.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #23 on: 06 May 2019, 11:54 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #24 on: 06 May 2019, 12:07 »

"Who the hell taught you how to salute, Rainbow?  Straighten out that wrist and thumb!"  Sgt. Reamoutski would have kicked my ass for that.

I am just happy he is using the proper hand.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #25 on: 06 May 2019, 14:46 »

The US contributed some really cool stuff to music. Country music is not one of them...
Everybody bags on country music. Why?
It's like the blues, but for white rednecks.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #26 on: 06 May 2019, 15:24 »

Hey! I resemble that remark!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #27 on: 06 May 2019, 16:08 »

I more than suspect classism at least as an ingredient.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #28 on: 06 May 2019, 17:09 »

I more than suspect classism at least as an ingredient.

I suspect you are correct. I generally assume that gleeful ragging on country music is proxy classism. Similarly, ragging on rap and R&B is usually proxy racism. Ragging on any media can often be a proxy for whoever that media tends to be popular with.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #29 on: 06 May 2019, 17:25 »

Country, blues, R&B were all American conventions. Country music is closer to classical church hymns than anything else. Blues and R&B were more Negro Spirituals, so its pretty much two sides of the same coin.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #30 on: 06 May 2019, 19:30 »

Comic!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #31 on: 06 May 2019, 19:33 »

Comic!
Those three burritos are not being friendly.

Not to the prospective Pizza ...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #32 on: 06 May 2019, 19:38 »

Those burritos may be the only thing keeping Faye from drinking if sheís stuck in the restroom.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #33 on: 06 May 2019, 19:42 »

I really, REALLY hope strip 4000 isn't Faye falling off the wagon.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #34 on: 06 May 2019, 19:47 »

Looks like she's redirected herself at the moment.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #35 on: 06 May 2019, 19:47 »

She's tempted.  We can blame seeing Sven for the blow to her peace of mind.  Either Bubbles or Marten will (hopefully) pick up on this and move to buoy her up.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #36 on: 06 May 2019, 20:33 »

The US contributed some really cool stuff to music. Country music is not one of them...
Everybody bags on country music. Why?
It's like the blues, but for white rednecks.
I like the blues.

EDIT to avoid double posting.

I more than suspect classism at least as an ingredient.

I suspect you are correct. I generally assume that gleeful ragging on country music is proxy classism. Similarly, ragging on rap and R&B is usually proxy racism. Ragging on any media can often be a proxy for whoever that media tends to be popular with.
Granted, sometimes it's a matter of personal taste as well. Though, sometimes the two get entangled (i.e. someone not allowing themselves to like something due to ingrained racism).

To me; some rap is OK*, hip hop is better, and I generally like R&B.

*excessive repetition (a la You Don't Always Get What You Want) and rascist/sexist lyrics will ruin it for me. Ditto for the artist's voice. I can't listen to Die Antwoord because I find there voices grating.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #37 on: 06 May 2019, 20:48 »

She's tempted.  We can blame seeing Sven for the blow to her peace of mind.  Either Bubbles or Marten will (hopefully) pick up on this and move to buoy her up.

Eh, no, we can't blame Sven. If Faye falls off the wagon, then it falls on her because she'd be the one making the choice to drink. Now, granted seeing Sven has rocked the boat a little, there is that, but at the same time, it's not his fault that he was there at the same time as Faye. The choice to drink has always been Faye's and blaming someone else for any potential failings is something that alcoholics tend to do, as part of their making excuses to drink.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #38 on: 06 May 2019, 20:50 »

I like Faye's way of thinking about it like a food allergy to keep herself from having a relapse.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #39 on: 06 May 2019, 21:18 »

She's tempted.  We can blame seeing Sven for the blow to her peace of mind.  Either Bubbles or Marten will (hopefully) pick up on this and move to buoy her up.

Eh, no, we can't blame Sven. If Faye falls off the wagon, then it falls on her because she'd be the one making the choice to drink. Now, granted seeing Sven has rocked the boat a little, there is that, but at the same time, it's not his fault that he was there at the same time as Faye. The choice to drink has always been Faye's and blaming someone else for any potential failings is something that alcoholics tend to do, as part of their making excuses to drink.

Errrrrrrh - I don't see how "we can blame seeing Sven for blowing her piece of mind" is equivalent to either blaming Sven, or blaming Sven for Fay drinking?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #40 on: 06 May 2019, 22:16 »

Faye rationalizes the "I need a drink" as "I want a drink". Which is correct, I guess. Seeing Sven caused some kind of emotional distress, and her first reaction was to mellow it out with alcohol. That is a human reaction, and it's been her habit. So, breaking the habit is the hardest thing, as some of you might know from giving up smoking. Let's just hope, Faye has the strength now. Or enough gastrointestinal distress to keep her mind occupied. Let's just hope Bubbles checks on her, soon.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #41 on: 06 May 2019, 23:15 »

Good job, Faye.  Here's hoping she can keep that thinking up for the rest of the night (and her life, but one night at a time, right?).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #42 on: 06 May 2019, 23:17 »

Given the way those burritos have returned to haunt Faye, I'm seriously concerned that the ER is definitely in her near future and the only involvement of alcohol will be in the antiseptic wipes she uses to clean herself up!

That said, I don't think that there's really any particular significance to Sven's presence, especially as nothing of any particular emotional significance came out of it other than Faye reminding herself that, just because he's attractive, doesn't make him someone she particularly likes being around. I've got this feeling that Faye has had a similar conversation with herself several times in the past year or so with varying degrees of success. The time when Bubbles used a kind of weird psychology to make Faye think twice is he closest she's come to falling off the wagon before this.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #43 on: 07 May 2019, 00:15 »

Panels 1-2: NO Faye!

Panels 3-4: YES Faye!

Panels 5-6: Fuck, now I want pizza.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #44 on: 07 May 2019, 01:58 »

As a former smoker, I feel Faye's pain here.  (Thankfully not the gastrointestinal part...)  Even now, ten years after my last smoke,  the craving still hits me occasionally and probably will until the day I die.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #45 on: 07 May 2019, 02:31 »

As a former smoker, I feel Faye's pain here.  (Thankfully not the gastrointestinal part...)  Even now, ten years after my last smoke,  the craving still hits me occasionally and probably will until the day I die.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #46 on: 07 May 2019, 04:44 »

Given the way those burritos have returned to haunt Faye, I'm seriously concerned that the ER is definitely in her near future and the only involvement of alcohol will be in the antiseptic wipes she uses to clean herself up!

That said, I don't think that there's really any particular significance to Sven's presence, especially as nothing of any particular emotional significance came out of it other than Faye reminding herself that, just because he's attractive, doesn't make him someone she particularly likes being around. I've got this feeling that Faye has had a similar conversation with herself several times in the past year or so with varying degrees of success. The time when Bubbles used a kind of weird psychology to make Faye think twice is he closest she's come to falling off the wagon before this.

Yeah, I'm with you on this one. I also don't think, as many here seem to do, that Sven's presence or Faye's interactions with him here are having any bearing on her wanting to drink. It seems more like a general feeling of "needing" to drink whenever in a bar, at a party/celebratory environment, etc. You know, the general social expectations we deal with on a daily basis.
I like a drink every once in a while, but whenever I am visiting my father's side of the family for a birthday or something, I always get certain looks and even comments whenever I opt for a soda instead of alcohol (you know, just because I feel like it), because it is socially expected to drink and if you don't you're weird. In fact, I know some relatives will have alcohol even when they don't really feel like it, because they feel like they 'need' to.

This appears to be a good development of Faye realizing that it is in fact not a need but a desire. This desire could be due to actually wanting the drink itself, or a desire for a drink to feel part of the occasion and/or social group.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #47 on: 07 May 2019, 07:37 »

Country, blues, R&B were all American conventions. Country music is closer to classical church hymns than anything else. Blues and R&B were more Negro Spirituals, so its pretty much two sides of the same coin.
It was my (white redneck) uncle who first told me "Country music is white man's blues." (He was partial to both.)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #48 on: 07 May 2019, 07:40 »

Isn't "Gimme Pizza" a song by Babymetal?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3996-4000 (6th-10th May, 2019)
« Reply #49 on: 07 May 2019, 10:24 »

I mean, really, don't we all want pizza, deep down inside?
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