Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
Hey, if your cousin ever needs a commercial jingle ...
(TUNE: "There Is A Tavern In The Town", William H. Hills)
It's Manganello's Irish Pub!
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: ??!?!
Leon Arnott (l) says: Monday:
There's no way Artie was going to let Dave upstage his shocking revelation. Especially with something as unimportant as falling ass-over-teakettle for their mutual employer and up-and-coming space queen.
Edwin Quantrall (reynard) says:
"It's Martha Stewart's money. Please don't tell her."
Now I have this picture in my mind of Ms. Stewart as the Cobra Commander-style head of an army of obsessively organized hit-women coming after Artie.
MAKE IT STOP! FOR GOD'S SAKE, MAKE IT STOOOOOOOP!!!
John Campbell (jcampbel) says: I'd think "socialist" would actually be a selling point for Artie.
chic geek (onechicgeek) says: Does anyone else find it cute that the drink next to Artie is bigger than he is?
Leon Arnott (l) says: Tuesday:
Internal consistency with the Wetware Interface storyline lends a convenient punch-line to today's thrilling episode. And, of course, a reminder that those omnipresent cigarettes don't just purchase themselves.
Beer snorkeling?! But isn't that the exact opposite of drinking beer? (Furthermore, surely Artie would prefer to bathe in a more aromatic beverage.)
William Saunders (scholaroffortune) says: Judging from the darkness, that's probably Guiness in the glass, so Artie couldn't go scuba diving unless he used a jackhammer to dig a hole first.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
(TUNE: "Livin' On A Prayer", Bon Jovi)
(Once upon a time,
Helen built an underground lair;
So to the tavern! He'll sit and sigh!
Hey ... I can't quite hear!
kicking_ k (kicking_k) says:
Dave seems to be drunk enough already that he picks up someone else's empty glass in panel 2, not his own nearly full one!
Now that's poor alcohol tolerance.
Myrddin ap Taliesin (myrddhin) says: So if Dave's on beer one and Arty's snorkeling in beer 2, who emptied the other 2 glasses?
N B (daveclone7) says:
It could be Artie's on his third pint and Dave accidentally grabbed one of his empties in panel 2. Or it could be that the clear glasses contain water and the boys are wisely alternating sips to prevent hangovers.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says: Doing an archive crawl last night ... Skin Horse for 06/17/2008, does the sign in the window read "Manganello's Irish Pub"? Considering that SH is in D.C. and Narbonic is set in the Midwest, Manganello's must be a franchise ...
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says:
So if Dave's on beer one and Arty's snorkeling in beer 2, who emptied the other 2 glasses?
Artie, of course. It's all a bit ridiculous.
Jon the Mighty! (jonskerr) says: And in a bit of lifeimitating art, or art imitating life, I got fired today, and I'm pretty sure my girlfriend has had it with me. And my vehicle died yesterday.
Tiff Hudson (tiff_hudson) says:
As many times as I've ead that strip, I've never noticed that Artie was snorkeling. Bad me.
Shaenon, I'm guessing the inside of your Closet of Anxiety is painted with a 60% gray fill...
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Hooo boy is he hammered.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Wednesday:
We all know from panel 2 that Dave, bereft of both glasses and stable vision, is actually pointing at a hatrack or a distant skyscraper, but the female toilet door makes remarkably more sense than the traditional possibilities.
By now, the reader is probably wondering if that whole Moonblood thing from a week ago is only going to be a once-off. True Off-Topic Fact: a week ago I suddenly realised that, not only was it poetically apropos for "Wolf" to take over the moon... but that Lupin's father's name is Felix. Felix! A thousand curses on your cleverness!
Johnn Reynolds (sleepyjohn) says: At this point, the only way things will be looking up is if Dave gets hammered enough to fall on the ceiling.
Jon Stout (brasswatchman) says: Nice Guy Syndrome?
Kenneth Raymond (nerrin) says: Nice Guy Syndrome is, basically, the tendency for meek guys to act particularly helpful and attentive towards ladies they like in hopes the woman in question will spontaneously say, "Hey, he's such a nice guy, I should go out with him." When the woman doesn't recognize the guy's friendly behavior for what it is and goes and dates someone who actually, y'know, asks them out, the guy complains about how girls never want nice guys. The issue being that it's inherently selfish and they're not really "nice" -- they're calculating, acting friendly in the expectation of something in return.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: *snicker*
Leon Arnott (l) says: Thursday:
Dave has women problems, Artie offers shapeshifting as solution. Previously!
And, of course, that danged song again.
Vlad Taltos (flyingfish) says: *awaits a better filker than he to field the obvious*
ribbles (ribbles) says: Isn't citing a comic to call someone a nerd itself kind of nerdy? Or did I just BLOW YOUR MIND???
fluffy <3 (fluffy) says: Obviously, the bartenders don't have the "normalcy filter" that becomes a major plot point later on.
John Campbell (jcampbel) says: I think there may be something like the Weak Anthropic Principle involved here. It's logically necessary that the bartenders be able to see and hear Artie, because if they couldn't see him and take his drink orders, he'd go to a different bar.
Jon Stout (brasswatchman) says: /* Obviously, the bartenders don't have the "normalcy filter" that becomes a major plot point later on. */ - I was wondering about that myself. Wonder what their story is.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Ooh! Detox gun.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Friday:
It's a land of wonders and magic down beneath the asphalt in Narbonics Labs. Now I'm beginning to wonder what other whimsical prototypes Dave never finds out about.
That's not a treble clef engraved on the side of the gun? Well, there has to be a spark gap and tiny eyeball-shaped Van de Graaf generator on top.
Edwin Quantrall (reynard) says: At least it's not the gerbil inseminator. Then Artie would *really* have something to worry about...
John Wells (johnwwells) says: "Stop worrying and shoot yourself in the face!" is one of my favorite lines.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: *snicker*
Leon Arnott (l) says: Saturday:
These fools are like putty in her hands. Dave must still be under the residual effects of moroseness to be this persuadable.
It's kind of bizarre how this particular transformative doohicky functions through the application of laserlike energy to an arbitrary part of the body, in comparison to the more straightforward gender-swapping draught Dave refers to today.
Tiff Hudson (tiff_hudson) says: So, the Soberizer Gun worked?
Mao Lemos (pylgrim) says: Dave Davenport starrs tonight in "Dr. Narbon or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Death Ray."
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