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What Forgotten Character would you like to see return?

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Author Topic: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)  (Read 2354 times)

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Yay, Melon has hair again!

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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #1 on: 05 Jun 2022, 21:43 »

'Boing-oing'.

I imagine that that made much the same sound as the Gossip Stones in Skyward Sword.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #2 on: 05 Jun 2022, 22:52 »

'Boing-oing'.

I imagine that that made much the same sound as the Gossip Stones in Skyward Sword.

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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #3 on: 06 Jun 2022, 00:41 »

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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #4 on: 06 Jun 2022, 06:10 »

I think that Jeph was playing an awareness game with us: "Ah-ha! Which of you didn't notice that she didn't have her cowlick?"
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #5 on: 06 Jun 2022, 10:21 »

I think that Jeph was playing an awareness game with us: "Ah-ha! Which of you didn't notice that she didn't have her cowlick?"

I was mostly assuming, new hairstyle to go with the new hair.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #6 on: 06 Jun 2022, 11:06 »

It's too long; I'm thinking it'll only be a short while before it gets cut.  Or Melon will drop out of the storyline for a while and then show up with cropped hair again.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #7 on: 06 Jun 2022, 11:38 »

i just noticed Melon's eyes being heterochromatic.  Were they always different color from each other?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #8 on: 06 Jun 2022, 12:16 »

If Bubbles is going to say "fascinating", she needs to be doing the Spock eyebrow lift.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #9 on: 06 Jun 2022, 12:23 »

Some people both here and elsewhere have complained that nothing was resolved, that Faye and Bubbles learned nothing from this incident, etc.  I don't think it's quite that bad.  Faye's apology was far from generic--she acknowledged what she had done wrong, and--I think this line is important--said "I know you're just tryin' to make sure we do good work" without another character having to tell her that. 

Faye is, in many ways, a bit of a flake.  But the same can be said of a lot of people.  Who knows if their relationship will withstand the test of time?  Most don't.

Also someone asked if Faye was in AA.  She attended a support group ("No Creeps.  We have a separate group for creeps.") where people were telling their stories.  She got a sort of "I'm not alone" half smile on her face.  She has since made references to stuff she has been told like "it's like a muscle" which to me implies that she went back at some point, just not on-screen.  Now, was this AA?  Northampton being Northampton, I would not be surprised if it was some sort of alternative to AA where you don't have to believe in god, they don't care if you smoke pot instead of drinking, etc.  I have never been involved in AA, but some people who have complain that it is a bit like a cult, and have tried to develop alternatives.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #10 on: 06 Jun 2022, 16:21 »

i just noticed Melon's eyes being heterochromatic.  Were they always different color from each other?


No, both eyes were pink before. This happened after she set herself on fire.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #11 on: 06 Jun 2022, 16:44 »

I would not be surprised if it was some sort of alternative to AA where you don't have to believe in god, they don't care if you smoke pot instead of drinking, etc.  I have never been involved in AA, but some people who have complain that it is a bit like a cult, and have tried to develop alternatives.

There are quite a number of other support groups out there.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #12 on: 06 Jun 2022, 18:51 »

New comic

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I feel like Sam's not used to being thought of as a good influence.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #13 on: 06 Jun 2022, 19:40 »

Awwww.

On the other hand... MORE NEW CHARACTERS? Seriously, Jeph?

Poor Marten is off going "I may get another appearance in a few months. Maybe."

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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #14 on: 06 Jun 2022, 20:28 »

Professor Bennett doesn't know Sam very well, does she?

And we seem to have gotten some more subtle exposition about Emmett and who they are...
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #15 on: 06 Jun 2022, 21:08 »

Emmett isn't really new, are they? They were introduced months ago.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #16 on: 06 Jun 2022, 22:59 »

Hello, new character in the form of Professor Becky Bennett, the Canadian (and thus nice) mother of Emmett. I wonder what she's got a professorship in? It could be anything but one wonders if it is child development and thus we'll get a case of "unconsciously testing her theories out on her kids" scenario.

Meanwhile, Emmett is going to have to  get used to Sam 'dropping in' whenever she feels like it, just like Faye and Bubbles have.

Also, I suspect that Emmett hates that cereal but they're going to pretend that they love it to impress Sam. Because impressing Sam is important for some reason.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #17 on: 06 Jun 2022, 23:52 »

Sorry, not a native english speaker.

What the heck is "puffs" ?

My dict has no explanation.

I mean it has a lot of translations, but none that refer to any kind of food.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #18 on: 06 Jun 2022, 23:58 »

Emmett Bennett.
Emmett Bennett.
Emmett Bennett.
Nope, no matter how many times I say it, it still doesn't sound right.
More to the point, it sounds like just another reason for some ass in school to pick on Emmett - "The nerdy kid with the stupid name hur hur hur..."

Why do people play games with their kids' names like this anyway? I knew a couple who named their kids Nadia and Aidan. If they'd had another girl, they were going to name her Diana...   :facepalm:
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #19 on: 07 Jun 2022, 00:02 »

Sorry, not a native english speaker.

What the heck is "puffs" ?

There are several corn-based breakfast cereals that have 'puffs' in their brand name; basically they're popped corn kernal-based.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #20 on: 07 Jun 2022, 00:05 »

Can't it also be puffed rice?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #21 on: 07 Jun 2022, 01:18 »

Can't it also be puffed rice?
Yep, pretty common here in Aus. Rice Bubbles is the original brand and the two major supermarket chains' knockoff versions are Rice Puffs and Rice Pops :)
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #22 on: 07 Jun 2022, 01:57 »

There's also (at least in the UK) "Puffed Wheat", and "Sugar Puffs" (the same coated in honey-flavoured sugar).
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #23 on: 07 Jun 2022, 02:32 »

Hello, new character in the form of Professor Becky Bennett, the Canadian (and thus nice) mother of Emmett. I wonder what she's got a professorship in? It could be anything but one wonders if it is child development and thus we'll get a case of "unconsciously testing her theories out on her kids" scenario.

Meanwhile, Emmett is going to have to  get used to Sam 'dropping in' whenever she feels like it, just like Faye and Bubbles have.

Also, I suspect that Emmett hates that cereal but they're going to pretend that they love it to impress Sam. Because impressing Sam is important for some reason.

To be fair to Emmett, the only healthy cold cereal I cared for as a kid was oats. Honey O's and frosted miniature wheats tended to have quite a fair bit of sugar on top of the otherwise relatively healthy cereal base.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #24 on: 07 Jun 2022, 04:42 »

"Dr. Nature isn't even a real doctor"

So, like Doctor Oz?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #25 on: 07 Jun 2022, 04:46 »

Why do people play games with their kids' names like this anyway? I knew a couple who named their kids Nadia and Aidan. If they'd had another girl, they were going to name her Diana...   :facepalm:

I knew a couple who had named their son Rowan.  Which I thought was a girl's name for some reason, but whatever.

Later, they were expecting another kid and tests showed it would also be a boy, and they were discussing possible names.  I feigned surprise and said, "You mean, you're not going to name him--" and the father angrily finished the sentence for me, "NO WE ARE NOT GOING TO NAME OUR SONS ROWAN AND MARTIN!"

(If you don't get that joke, congratulations you're not an old fart.)
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #26 on: 07 Jun 2022, 05:08 »

Because impressing Sam is important for some reason.

Girls are cool. Sometimes. Sam is cool. Skulls are cool. (Just ask Sam.)
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #27 on: 07 Jun 2022, 05:13 »

Why do people play games with their kids' names like this anyway? I knew a couple who named their kids Nadia and Aidan. If they'd had another girl, they were going to name her Diana...   :facepalm:

I knew a couple who had named their son Rowan.  Which I thought was a girl's name for some reason, but whatever.

Later, they were expecting another kid and tests showed it would also be a boy, and they were discussing possible names.  I feigned surprise and said, "You mean, you're not going to name him--" and the father angrily finished the sentence for me, "NO WE ARE NOT GOING TO NAME OUR SONS ROWAN AND MARTIN!"

(If you don't get that joke, congratulations you're not an old fart.)
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #28 on: 07 Jun 2022, 05:36 »

Well I suppose a being of mist and shadows would require a bit more than a standard crib…

You do know that the characters named "Rowan and Martin" in Buck Godot were referencing a TV comedy duo from the early 70's, right?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #29 on: 07 Jun 2022, 05:40 »

To be fair to Emmett, the only healthy cold cereal I cared for as a kid was oats. Honey O's and frosted miniature wheats tended to have quite a fair bit of sugar on top of the otherwise relatively healthy cereal base.

It is a shame that Quaker Oat Squares (or its generic knock-offs) are not available unsweetened, or artificially sweetened.

Also a shame that cereals that are fundamentally based on sweetness, like Peanut Butter Crunch, are not made in an artificially sweetened version.  We might have fewer diabetics if artificial sweeteners could become the default.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #30 on: 07 Jun 2022, 05:58 »

Emmett Bennett.
Emmett Bennett.
Emmett Bennett.
Nope, no matter how many times I say it, it still doesn't sound right.
More to the point, it sounds like just another reason for some ass in school to pick on Emmett - "The nerdy kid with the stupid name hur hur hur..."

Why do people play games with their kids' names like this anyway? I knew a couple who named their kids Nadia and Aidan. If they'd had another girl, they were going to name her Diana...   :facepalm:

Considering Emmett's an enby, it's quite possible that this isn't the name that their parents chose.

Also a shame that cereals that are fundamentally based on sweetness, like Peanut Butter Crunch, are not made in an artificially sweetened version.  We might have fewer diabetics if artificial sweeteners could become the default.

It wouldn't exactly be universally great if artificial sweeteners became the default...
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #31 on: 07 Jun 2022, 06:50 »

Nope, no matter how many times I say it, it still doesn't sound right.
You only tried it 3 times. Try it a fourth time, that will do the trick ! :-D



There are several corn-based breakfast cereals that have 'puffs' in their brand name; basically they're popped corn kernal-based.
Thanks for the explanation !



Why do people play games with their kids' names like this anyway? I knew a couple who named their kids Nadia and Aidan. If they'd had another girl, they were going to name her Diana...   :facepalm:

I knew a couple who had named their son Rowan.  Which I thought was a girl's name for some reason, but whatever.

Later, they were expecting another kid and tests showed it would also be a boy, and they were discussing possible names.  I feigned surprise and said, "You mean, you're not going to name him--" and the father angrily finished the sentence for me, "NO WE ARE NOT GOING TO NAME OUR SONS ROWAN AND MARTIN!"

(If you don't get that joke, congratulations you're not an old fart.)
Wait, waht ? Martin is a beautiful name ?

Since I'm old but not from the USA I assume its something local to the USA.



You do know that the characters named "Rowan and Martin" in Buck Godot were referencing a TV comedy duo from the early 70's, right?
No, but thanks for the explanation.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #32 on: 07 Jun 2022, 07:48 »

"Dr. Nature isn't even a real doctor"

So, like Doctor Oz?

Oh, don't be like that. Mehmet Oz does have a medical doctorate. He uses it for evil, but he DID earn one.

As for Emmet's name... Is is possible that their last name isn't the same as Becky's?

Also: Given this conversation, I suspect that even IF Sam's dad felt that Emmett was a bad influence, Becky here would ask that he allow it, since Sam is a Good Influence on Emmett.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #33 on: 07 Jun 2022, 07:59 »

Emmett needs a secret identity to become a cute sidekick to SKULLMASTER, MASTER OF SKULLS!
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #34 on: 07 Jun 2022, 09:18 »

It wouldn't exactly be universally great if artificial sweeteners became the default...

Perhaps, but having HFCS as the fundamental basis of American food is provably not universally great.  And no I am not ragging on HFCS specifically, it's just the form of sugar that is subsidized to the point of being cheaper than any other ingredient you can put in food.  If we replaced all the HFCS with "all natural unprocessed organically grown cane juice" and still sweetened the $#|+ out of everything, it would be equally bad.

I posit that lots and lots of sucrose is worse for people than the tiny amount of sucralose that could replace it.  (Or one of the older sweeteners that were banned for bogus reasons.)   Prove me wrong.

I'm not proposing abolishing sugar entirely.  It's just that instead of having a tiny diabetic section with a lousy selection of unsugared foods (which the supermarkets in my area got rid of anyway), we could remove sugar from the foods that kids grow up eating and have a tiny "want to become diabetic" section with breakfast cereals that are mostly sugar, canned soups that are mostly HFCS, etc. for those determined to pursue that lifestyle.

BTW, I have actually seen food labeled as "contains no sugar" that was sweetened with "all natural unprocessed organically grown cane juice" instead.  In a so called "health" food store.  If we had any real health food stores--as in "I have a list from my doctor..."--they would sell sugar free alternatives to the sugared foods in the regular food stores.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #35 on: 07 Jun 2022, 09:27 »

Emmett needs a secret identity to become a cute sidekick to SKULLMASTER, MASTER OF SKULLS!

Beware the wrath of THE FRACTURER OF FEMURS!

About the poll, I would really like to see what happened to Ellen.  She was kind of being set up for a bizarre life, given the way things work in the QC universe.

And do we know anything about Cossette beyond "Steve's girlfriend"?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #36 on: 07 Jun 2022, 11:00 »

Why would Jim not want Sam to have healthier cereal?  Does she turn into a grump without a daily overdose of sugar?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #37 on: 07 Jun 2022, 13:06 »

Hello, new character in the form of Professor Becky Bennett, the Canadian (and thus nice) mother of Emmett. I wonder what she's got a professorship in? It could be anything but one wonders if it is child development and thus we'll get a case of "unconsciously testing her theories out on her kids" scenario.

The answer was foretold to us exactly 100 strips ago. She is a professor of internet!  :-D
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #38 on: 07 Jun 2022, 14:23 »

Why would Jim not want Sam to have healthier cereal?  Does she turn into a grump without a daily overdose of sugar?
Maybe he doesn't want to buy it for reasons unrelated to nutrition -- e.g. only one store in the area carries that brand and it's out of his way, or there's a similar kind of cereal at a much lower price, or he dislikes something about the company and doesn't want to buy their products....
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #39 on: 07 Jun 2022, 15:35 »

Or because it's Healthy (tm) it costs like four dollars more per box, and he thinks that's a scam and refuses to pay it even though there isn't a lower-priced similar product to buy instead.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #40 on: 07 Jun 2022, 16:15 »

Sorry, not a native english speaker.

What the heck is "puffs" ?

My dict has no explanation.

I mean it has a lot of translations, but none that refer to any kind of food.
Puffed Grain
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« Reply #41 on: 07 Jun 2022, 20:05 »

I do like the Mom tho. Poor woman...

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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #42 on: 07 Jun 2022, 20:40 »

To be fair to Emmett, the only healthy cold cereal I cared for as a kid was oats. Honey O's and frosted miniature wheats tended to have quite a fair bit of sugar on top of the otherwise relatively healthy cereal base.

It is a shame that Quaker Oat Squares (or its generic knock-offs) are not available unsweetened, or artificially sweetened.

Also a shame that cereals that are fundamentally based on sweetness, like Peanut Butter Crunch, are not made in an artificially sweetened version.  We might have fewer diabetics if artificial sweeteners could become the default.

1) HFC is cheaper
2) The cheap artificial sweeteners tend to be the ones linked to cancer.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #43 on: 07 Jun 2022, 21:23 »

Hello, new character in the form of Professor Becky Bennett, the Canadian (and thus nice) mother of Emmett. I wonder what she's got a professorship in? It could be anything but one wonders if it is child development and thus we'll get a case of "unconsciously testing her theories out on her kids" scenario.

The answer was foretold to us exactly 100 strips ago. She is a professor of internet!  :-D
Then how can she be a nice person?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #44 on: 07 Jun 2022, 21:26 »

Why would Jim not want Sam to have healthier cereal?  Does she turn into a grump without a daily overdose of sugar?
Maybe he doesn't want to buy it for reasons unrelated to nutrition -- e.g. only one store in the area carries that brand and it's out of his way, or there's a similar kind of cereal at a much lower price, or he dislikes something about the company and doesn't want to buy their products....

Or maybe his ex works there?

(I once had to drive a carload of teenage girls somewhere.  Finding a fast food joint that was not verboten for that reason was challenging.)
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #45 on: 07 Jun 2022, 21:47 »

"NO WE ARE NOT GOING TO NAME OUR SONS ROWAN AND MARTIN!"

Friend of mine surnamed Harper had twins, a boy and a girl. No amount of pressure could convince him to name them (as we repeatedly suggested) Pearl and Sydney...
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #46 on: 07 Jun 2022, 22:28 »

Why do people play games with their kids' names like this anyway? I knew a couple who named their kids Nadia and Aidan. If they'd had another girl, they were going to name her Diana...   :facepalm:
Ugh, I know. Can you imagine playing Wordle with those names?
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #47 on: 07 Jun 2022, 22:33 »

BTW, I have actually seen food labeled as "contains no sugar" that was sweetened with "all natural unprocessed organically grown cane juice" instead.  In a so called "health" food store.  If we had any real health food stores--as in "I have a list from my doctor..."--they would sell sugar free alternatives to the sugared foods in the regular food stores.
If I saw that, I'd take a picture and report it to the FDA. That's definitely false advertising.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #48 on: 07 Jun 2022, 22:43 »

And do we know anything about Cossette beyond "Steve's girlfriend"?
The first time we saw Cosette is when she asked Marten out and it led to a big fight between him and Dora. Also, I believe she is now part of the roughly 98% of the population of Northampton who works at Coffee of Doom.

Side note: I have recently been reminded of what a giant walking red flag Dora used to be.
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Re: WCDT - Strips 4801 to 4805 (Jun 6th to Jun 10th 2022)
« Reply #49 on: 07 Jun 2022, 22:58 »


And do we know anything about Cossette beyond "Steve's girlfriend"?

Well, we do know that she's incredibly clumsy (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1546).
Not so much lately, maybe Steve is a good influence (apart from drunk-buying a boat)?
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