Chris McLeod (dragonrose) says:
I'm honestly kind of curious how this would have worked as a send up of Macbeth- perhaps with Helen as Duncan, Mel as the Big Mac, and ANTONIO SMITH as Lady M, trying to convince the uncertain Mel to do that which she knows is
And Dave as... Menteith. An absolutely pointless and unmemorable character, whose name is never even mentioned in the spoken text.
I loves me some Shakespeare- yes I do.
Dave III (dave_iii) says: My school decided I needed to know "Romeo and Juliet" and "Julius Caeser" and that would be enough. Macbeth? Hamlet? Othello? Pfft. Who needs 'em? ...........I didn't like my school much.
John Weiss (cheshirecat) says: I think that Dave would be the porter. Not for any particular reason, I just really liked the porter. (Hey, compared to grave-diggers, he was *real* comic relief.)
Joshua Kronengold (mneme) says:
You -are- allowed to read Shakespere on your own, you know -- it's cool;. it's even fun. I've mostly avoided it, myself, but that's because I was trying to save my virgin eyes for live performacnes (means I've still not had exposure to some of the more rarely performed players -- no Love's Labor Lost (unless you count the movie musical, with sililoquies replaced by broadway tunes), no Two Noble Kinsmen, no King John, Henry IV or VI or VIII, and oddly, no Antony and Cleopatera. And I'm missing one comedy -- maybe Measure for Measure.
But you don't have to -- nor do you have to wait for school to "force" you to expose yourself to the Bard's plays.
M Lowe-Hentges (annechen67) says:
Shakespere in the Park - Hyperactive Lad's first play (at 8 months old - how geeky is that?) was A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the Summer of Love. The next year was Julius Ceasar in modern dress with CNN coverage. You have to remember, a lot of what WS was writing was the Elizabethan equivalent of prime time TV - he wrote better because his audience could impact his earnings very intimately.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Tuesday's Comic: Mell does recieve too many rewards throughout this webcomic. And practically all of them involve being granted control of things that are giant and/or robotic, and all of which are the Coolest Moments of Her Life up to that point.
Dave III (dave_iii) says: Reply to Leon: Which if they happened to anyone else, would STILL be the coolest thing that had happed up to that point. Put simply: Mell has a great life.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Don't underestimate the final panel, because it's also excellent. Every motif, from Helen's gap-toothed grin to her distorted speech balloon, is wonderfully applied. I've been staring at it for five minutes now and it still looks hilarious.
Steve Ford (sford) says: I must have known at some subconscious level that this one was coming up. A few days ago I had opportunity to use Helen's line, to great effect.
Leon Arnott (l) says: If only Dave had been given an extra minute or so to finish the machine - then maybe you could've wrapped up the entire webcomic right here and gone on to bigger and possibly more lucrative projects. I'm sure Dave would've approved.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Before this week ends, one must ask: exactly how would a weather-controlling machine assist in eliminating a foe who's already in the same room as you? Or in stopping one from being trampled by stampeding gerbils? (Actually, it's almost certain that these and further questions will be raised in this week's podcast...)
Paul Gadzikowski (pgadzikowski) says: I suspect "push the button" goes back farther than MST3K to The Great Race. ...No, not the reality show you children, the movie with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Saturday's Comic: Hey, kids! Draw your own Narbonic Final Cliffhanger Panel! Have fun, but remember: no swearing, or else this comic won't ever be syndicated!
Leon Arnott (l) says: Fourth-wall dialogue running total: 5.
Rob McCarthy (notbob) says: That's the kind of thing that happens to me every friday with compter-related geeky type things. Even more reason to believe I'm Dave... *seriously - help*
Rob McCarthy (notbob) says: And *oh, scrivens!* I've got the photographs to prove it! *AAARGH!*
Kathleen Carter (katcar) says:
"Push the Button' - Sugababes
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