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Mondays and Fridays

How do you pay tribute to a rich 5000-year-old religious tradition?  Why, with poop jokes, of course!  BTW, if I've made any factual errors, I apologize.  Everything I know about Jewish ceremonies and traditions, I learned in ten minutes on Wikipedia.

Actually, this is all we'll be seeing of the ceremony ... the rest of the chapter takes place at the party afterward.  We'll meet some new characters, and bring back some we haven't seen for a while, and test your knowledge of webcomics.

The snowstorms weren't too bad in central Indiana ... hopefully most of this will melt in the next couple of days.  There's snow telling what the weather will be ...

55 comments:
Brian Mann (hypnoskills) says:

It took me a minute, but I splorfed at "Can't haz cheezeburger". The delayed jokes are the best.

Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

Hooray, new comic chapter and new filk!  (and let the chapter/verse jokes begin)

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

Especially not bacon cheezeburger.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

....and YOU are WOOO-MANNN!  AROOOOOO!

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

LOL! on his expression in the last panel!  But I suspect Greta may need to have her hearing checked....  (You'd think she'd have seen a of "mazel tov!" online, but "poverty" tears it...)

 

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

Woohoo! I get a million nerd points!

(I actually read 1/0 before the end.)

Jennifer McGaffey (jjmcgaffey) says:

I read I/O too, but didn't catch the joke at all. I'm pleased to see them, though. Thanks for explaining it!

E.T. the Eccentric Type (et_the_eccentric_type) says:

LOL 1/0 Shout Out.

Shout Outs are always kind of risky, in case one work ages and the other does not, but I thought 1/0 was hilarious and thought-provoking, so meh.

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

Thanks for reminding me of that brilliant strip. I've just finished reading the archives again, which has shown me how lovingly you've rendered the characters' "Portland, Oregon" identities, down to the Running Gag in the last panel.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Whoops, sorry.  Due to a mix-up in posting the next page, all comments for this page got deleted.  My bad.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

Seems Gloria is practicing the oldest superpower....

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

Despite MM's dismay, the boys might be onto something....

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Erik stole Mr. Mighty's chin! AAAAGHHH!

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

So... puppy dog eyes <i>versus</i> cyborg (?) visor....

Also, dysfunctional family, much?

E.T. the Eccentric Type (et_the_eccentric_type) says:

So Mel is a pun on "melodious", but I don't get Cam's thing.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@ET: About the only other word with a similar ending is "commodious" -- meaning spacious, ample, or wide.

Brian Bogue (brianbogue) says:

It's probably the same place the women keep their hammers

Jennifer McGaffey (jjmcgaffey) says:

The art's not bad...but I really liked Ed's version. This is a little more cartoony, which makes it harder for me to "see" the characters. YMMV.

Is hammerspace technological? It seems to appear automatically, rather than having to be bought or otherwise obtained. But we've never seen anyone _acquire_ hammerspace, so I suppose it could be a gadget.

Brian Bogue (brianbogue) says:

I think it might be automatic with females but something like that would be studied to death by male mad scientists, so they may have found a way for males to duplicate it technologically

Jennifer McGaffey (jjmcgaffey) says:

Grrr. I just spent several hours reading the archives, thanks to your link...Oh well, it was fun. It also clarified. This style is rather like the beginning of the comic, but I'd gotten used to shading and a more "realistic" look. I'll get used to this, too. In a couple months this will just be what they look like.

I love re-reading the archives of QC - his improvement in art is enormous. You (Ed) weren't as bad as he was to start, so the jump isn't as much. I should say, though, that I'm in awe of anyone who can draw the same face twice - I can draw some things, but consistent characters are _way_ beyond my skills.

Chris Bacon (necroskippy) says:

Ah, the Power of Football.  Never understood it myself, or the appeal of any sport that didn't feature attractive women in leotards/short dresses/shorts etc.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

*Snrk* Silly Gloria, thinking that beauty trumps football. Whatever were you thinking?

On a more overall note, your comic is excellent. It's funny, well-executed, and brings in what I prefer in superhero media nowadays: mundane implications of superpowers. It shows that overall, life is the same, superpowers or not; but on the other hand, their failures and successes are elevated by the amount of power they have.

Even better, you play it all for laughs. What could be better than that?

Well, most of it is played for laughs. VilAnon is definitely one of your better ideas, and it's pretty much the only one not milked for humor.

In any event, this is a very fun and imaginative comic. Keep up the good work!

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Nah, I don't think Lee Sr.'s father is the problem. His mistake was in trying to frighten Greta. She's not about to let some creepy old guy prevent her from selling cookies. XD

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

The players are carrying the ball, so it's not soccer, and the gent from The Old Country knows about it, so it's not gridiron. Rugby union? (and with that, ladies and gentlemen, my knowledge of football is exhausted...)

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

I have to say, Erik, I'm in the same boat. I'd say I'm football-impaired, but it's more that I'm just sports-impaired in general.

On the other hand, since I still chuckled at the joke, that means that you don't have to have more than a passing knowledge of football to enjoy this one. :D

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Mark: Jakob may be from the Old Country originally, but he's been living in the USA a long time.  Yes, they're watching gridiron American-style football.  An explanation of his knowledge is coming next episode.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

I notice that back in the 40's, the world was in sepia tones....

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

The backgrounds, the backgrounds...  uh  oh, they might have gone through the laundry.  ;-)

My uncle is an "immigrant"... who's been in this country longer than I've been alive.  (The funny part was when he turned white in his 50's....)

 

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

Talk about your cargo cult sales techniques!

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Greta, you chose the wrong target. If anyone can resist such underhanded sales tactics as romance, it's Mel. XD

And the survival of the sandwich? The Magic 8 Ball says "Unlikely".

On another note, is it kinda weird that Mel reminds me of Cyclops with that visor?

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

Ed, you were sitting on those puns waiting for an opportunity to use them, weren't you? The coloured pencil of Greta's imagination is cute.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

I agree, I like the colored pencils, and the puns are great. Deliciously bad. (Hee-hee.)

I'm not sure I like how Carrie was drawn here, though. Too... skinny, I guess. She almost looked like someone else for a moment.

And of course, you eat the 100 boxes of cookies! What else would you do with them? XD

Chris Bacon (necroskippy) says:

What would a growing male child do with a hundred boxes of cookies?  Eat them in two days.  I take it you don't have boy children.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

I was a boy children.  And yes, I would have eaten them myself.  Mel, however, prefers to swipe his brother's stuff (he has to be a little evil, to keep his grandfather happy).

Brian McCloud (mauvecloud) says:

I doubt they're playing Mario Kart 7, since that's a 3DS game (I looked it up), and they've got PS3 controllers there. I don't play racing games myself, so I'm not sure there are any that would behave this way, but if it's a sudden-death race, and Mel distracted Greta into crashing fairly early, they might not have hand cramps.

Erik Boismier (erboi) says:

I didn't mean to say that they're playing Mario Kart 7, just that having been playing a racing game in particular a lot lately, I have been finding my hands cramp up a lot.  The again, that's also thanks to the shape of the 3DS.

Brian Bogue (brianbogue) says:

yay, the chin dynesty returns!

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

"Greta will grow up to be one of the pillows of the community." Is it wrong that I like that line better than the actual comic? XD

Brian Bogue (brianbogue) says:

your link "Mel can tell you" seems to be broken

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

So, is item 4 an attempt at reverse psychology by Lee Sr, or is he that <a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GenreBlindness">Genre Blind</a>?

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

I personally find it amazing that they need a lawyer to negociate an agreement... over cookies. I have officially seen everything.

Oh, and Greta, stop being greedy and look on the bright side. It's not as if you have any other customers who would buy 20 boxes of cookies in one sitting...

Chris Bacon (necroskippy) says:

I wonder if Mr. Free Sr. is aware that the best way to encourage curiousity about something is to forbid it?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Odd, it works OK for me ... anyway, the reference is to the page from March 21.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Mark, Chris... remember that we are dealing with prepubescents here!
Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

They're all doing it wrong. Instead of betting on a specific time, which will ensure that it doesn't happen then, bet that everyone else is wrong. That maximizes your chances of winning something by taking advantage of the unspoken rule: if a plan/prediction is said out loud, it will not happen as planned/predicted.

That, and you're automatically covering more outcomes by betting on everything that hasn't been bet on already.

Also, I'm totally stealing "Bowsie-Lousy" if I ever need a nasty name to call the Koopa King. XD

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

OK, consider the question I asked last time answered.

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: What the duck. ;)
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Out of the mouths of babes.... XD
Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Now I want to make some witty remark about euonymus being anonymous, but I can't think of anything that doesn't sound contrived.

I'm quite glad to see Scary Mary again, though. She's fun!

Oh, and what makes this even funnier is that she said that she does Bar Mitzvahs, and what are they at? XD

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Woulda look at that. I hadn't expected to be acknowledged in the author's notes at all! There's something to put on my List of Unexpected Accomplishments (what, you mean you don't have a list like that? Shame on you. XD)

And y'know, I just noticed Summer is wearing horizontal stripes. One would think that she'd have known better than to provoke the "horizontal stripes make me look fat" jokes...

Oh wait. Flyswatter. Silly me.

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

That is some awesome moral ambiguity there :3

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

Oh, those two are so going to end up together :D

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

I just read through the 1/0 archives. Magnificent. A true tribute to the stories we create, and the characters in them :)

Niek Deurloo (ardawen) says:

Aaaaaand leftoversoup brought me here

I love this too.

 

cheers and well wishes from Holland

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

How about "she clearly prefers euonymity"? ;)

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I'm a middle-aged computer programmer from Indiana, but I've always enjoyed doodling and drawing. After discovering webcomics recently, I decide to try my hand at creating one. My wife thinks I'm crazy. My wife is a very sensible woman. ... full profile