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65 comments:
Richard Bidencope (cope) says:

.....

 

eeeewwwwwwwwwwww....

Ysabet Just Ysabet (theysabet) says:

Man, toss in a few whiny psychiatrists and some autopsy reports and there's my workplace, sure enough. Right down to the taste of the water...

Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:

@Richard: I second your eeeewwwwwwwwwwww.... and
@Shaenon: as to your question yesterday:
tune: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (John Lennon, 1967)

Picture our Tip with his arms smoothly shaven
A summer silk frock and a fetching straw hat
Sandy hair swinging, and what does he look like?
A woman who chest is quite flat

Tip's most intriguing when he walks the line
Flirting with female and male
Make his too tranny and man, he just
Isn't as hot

Keep on drawing Tip with arm hair
Keep on drawing Tip with arm hair
Keep on drawing Tip with arm hair
Arrrrrrmmmmm hairrrrrrr

Rachel Blackman (rainpacket) says:

...

I hope you all realize that at some point now, they'regoing to HAVE to have a mad scientist whose modus operandi somehow involves filking or music.  

Sam Ashley (evilmidnightlurker) says:

@Rachel: I'm pretty sure Ed already is.

Andrew Kunz (ampersand888) says:

Um, Unity...that's not engine fluid.

 

(Ewwww, indeed.)

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Sam: Mwahahahahaha

(TUNE: "Smoke On The Water", Deep Purple)

We made peace with the Union ...
Their bark's worse than their byte!
We got some new equipment,
It's all so shiny-bright!

Now Unity looks eager,
And Sweetheart really hopes
They can get some vital work done
And catch up on the soaps!

What's in the water?
(You don't wanna know!)
What's in the water?

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

Oooh, Water Cooler's been a bad girl.

Boy?

Neuter?

richard k weinberg (richindi57) says:

soaps : general hospital

Dieter M. (tangerine) says:

That's what he calls his fists, right?  I hope it's his fists.  Don't let the dress fool you, Konstantin!

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(TUNE: "All Star", Smash Mouth)

Was typical morning
When sudden, without warning,
Comes science lady, totally crazy!
Was trying to stop her,
I use procedure proper ...
But how we end up naked is hazy!

With her fashion retro and her science kooky,
Smiling, and soon we are having the nookie!
Knocking me out, and when I awake,
Am finding out that escape she make!
Now supervisor yell at me,
Citing for dereliction of duty!
Although Doctor Jones I enjoyed,
Will likely now be unemployed!

Hey you!  Meet my two Tsars!
At your face am aiming!
Give you black-and-blue scars!
I am give them naming!
Meet my fist and his mate,
Terrible is Ivan; Peter, Great!

Cara d(^o^)b (carakaze) says: @Dieter: I think he said his biceps had "clever names" a while back. I think he whacks people with his biceps, not his fists. ;D
The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

Heh, the dual Tsars. Ivan was not strong, nor was he long for this world though, so I am guessing that Peter is Konstantin's primary hand. :)

The Auld Grump, didn't Ivan V side against a rebellion that was supposedly in his favor? (Supporting Peter) Now Ivan IV (Grosny), he was Terrible.

Adam Underfoot (unnatural20) says:

It's really just an excuse to, er, manhandle Tip. Konstantin will get his kicks his way.

...good god, when did I become a yaoi shipper?

Paul Lenoue (palenoue) says:

Hey, Ed!  Have you heard of this:

http://www.vocaloid.com/en/introduction.html

Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says:

There is so much Vocaloid fan stuff in Japan. YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
Terry Smith (wcfan) says:

Didn't Reed Waller do some stuff with that?

Dave Estep (cyaegha) says:

 I had a management job once that was like this. I simply could not get fired. And I tried everything in the book, and some out of it. Took years of effort that could probably landed me in corporate, but hey, it's the principle of the thing.

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Heh.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(TUNE: "Like A Rolling Stone", Bob Dylan)

You can't believe that you'd receive
"Administrative leave"!  You're feeling peeved
You're ... going berserk!
It's so uncool! Back home, the rule
Is you're kicked by a mule, and in an hour you'll
Be back to work!

And now your dark hair is turning gray,
Since Tigerlily led you astray,
But 'cause Ira called in sick today,
You had to come in anyway,
And your rage, you simply can't conceal ...

Anger you feel!  Such a raw deal!
And you bitch and moan, that it's not like home,
Battered to the bone,
Being roped to stone!

Ichak Ossifragus (ichak) says:

The real question is, is he getting paid time-and-a-half or double time for working while he's on administrative (paid?) leave... :3

Andrew Kunz (ampersand888) says:

Dave: One of my bosses at work is like that. He gets "written up" for personal conduct offenses and then a few weeks later he gets promoted.

It's probably has something to do with having a juvenile criminal record longer than most inmates in maximum security prison.

Paul Lenoue (palenoue) says:

Shaenon, I just found out about Vocaloid the other day, watched a couple tutorials on youtube, and the first thing I thought of was Ed using it for his daily ditties.  Should be useful for when you do "Skin Horse: The Animated Series" ;-)

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

That's the second time in the last two hours I've seen the word "Nicomachean" used.

Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: Also? His scalp is tingling.
Wayne Ziegelmeyer (karrion) says:

Oh frell...I'm a mad boy, I don't know "shrink speak". So let me see if I understand my research; His Barney Fife-ness is being underminded by his inner Aunt Bea?

Sam Setter (eraser820) says:

Hmm,  repressed female aspect, diagnosed by Tip.  New storyline text of "And All The Lovely Ladies"  Would it be bad form to start giggling maniacly on the basis of where i think, or at least hope, this is going?  Poor Konstantin may never be the same after this is through though...

Mark SHANKS (drhistory) says:

Clearly Tip made the roll on flim-flam...

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Ai.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

I went and looked up the Vocaloid website.  Yes, that does look cool, but it also looks time-consuming.  Soon as I get this posted, I've gotta head out the door to work ... and evenings are for drawing.  (Plus, it's 'spensive.  If only I could win the lottery, if only I'd buy a ticket, if only I had the money to buy a ticket ...)

(TUNE: "Feels Like Tonight", Daughtry)

Tip ... says, "We know
Why you did the things you did!
Seems ... your ego
Gets subverted by your id!
Plus ... your Nico-
Machean hamartia
Sa-botaged by anima ...

And he sounds ... like ... a shrink!
He's telling you
Just what ... you ... should think,
And what to do!
But what it means, you cannot guess ...
That's because it's pure B.S.!
And he sounds ... like ... a shrink!

Johnn Reynolds (sleepyjohn) says:

I thought supressed anima was all those X-rated manga they keep behind the counter at the Flying Colors comic book shop.

Andrew Kunz (ampersand888) says:

And here I thought a "Nicomachean" was how much laundromat machine cost in 1950's Soho District.

Edwin Quantrall (reynard) says:

Ed Gedeon says:

"But what it means, you cannot guess ...
That's because it's pure B.S.!
And he sounds ... like ... a shrink!"

I thought that you needed at least a Master's to be a Psychologist. (Or am I reaching too far for that one?)

Johnn Reynolds (sleepyjohn) says:

OT: Unity's going to rent this and make a TON of popcorn!

 

http://www.boingboing.net/eat-brains-love.jpg

Anders Carlson (seekerx) says:

Psychobabble grammar nitpick: Should that 'sabotage' be 'sabotaged'?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@seekerx: I thought the same on first reading ... but it could also be that the suppressed anima is committing sabotage, resulting in hamartia.

The ants hamartia one by one, hurrah, hurrah ...

Michael Brewer (wusemajor) says:

Don't you need to call Marcie, Violet, and Dr. Lee first though?

Ysabet Just Ysabet (theysabet) says:

......ohmyGODS. This would be *epic* on YouTube.  They need to set up bleachers and sell popcorn.

P C (salda007) says:

...I felt a disturbance in the Internet.  As if thousands of fangirls suddenly SQUEEEEEd in joy and then suddenly passed out.

'Keiya' (keiya) says: ... can I watch?
Justin Grubbs (jjgrubbs) says:

I feel my fanservice needs will not be met by this. Ladies and Gentleman always remember to balance out your yaoi with yuri. It is the perfect mixture.

Adam (10-0-0-1) says: My money is on Tip, it is easy to forget it but he is very capable of handling himself in a fight.
Dave Estep (cyaegha) says:

One shall stand, one shall fall. We all win. :)

Katie Powell (pencilears) says:

this is the best webcomic in the whole world.

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: I am thinking both of them are hooligan.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(TUNE: "Dancing In The Dark", Bruce Springsteen)

Time to drop all the pretense,
Got a problem that we must now resolve!
We must settle this grievance,
Just the way we did back in Pskov!
Gonna go and fight, yes!
We'll remove our shirts, and we will see
That God endows the righteous
With the strength to claim the victory!

Down by the river,
We're getting right down in the dirt!
Stand and deliver!
By the river we'll fight without a shirt!

There's nothing I would rather,
Than to fight all night and day with you!
See the girls all gather,
Now they'll go and show on pay-per-view
As we're fighting now, we
Hear the girls shout, "Yowie!  How we love
This live-action yaoi!
It's so hot that wow, we want more of!"

Down by the river!
Down by the river, in the dirt!
Get the girls a-quiver,
As they're watching us fight without a shirt!

Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: While possessed of Army training, most of Tip's recent experience in grappling is of a rather different nature.
W o o d (wood) says:

They both have military training, haven't they ?

Erik Waer (raistandantilus) says:

I just hope that I someday have the chance to use the word 'grapple-making.'

casimir (casimir) says:

I can't help thinking that it's a kind of brandy made from the residue of apple and grape pressings.

Joyce Melton (halfelven) says:

You know, he really is from Pskov. Say it out loud.

Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:

tune: Makin' Whoopie (Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn, Whoopie!, 1928)

A couple guys
Without their shirts
Having a fight
Oh, my, that hurts!
They're in the mud now
All "thwak" and "thud" now
They're grapple-makin'

They're working out
Their rivalry
And Dr. Jones,
It's plain to see
Had taste so fine
When she inclined
Toward grapple-makin'

Picture the Skin Horse ladies
Wandering on that scene
Can't show a river orgy
Webcomic Nation's clean

But close your eyes
The dreams won't stop
Pretend that you
Come out on top
With Tip and K now
It's fun to play now
At grapple-makin'

Drew (pseudowolf) says:

Don't underestimate our Tip. Just look up Army Combatives on YouTube.

Emily NotYourBusiness (emilygirl) says:

Somehow, "Grapple-making" sounds way dirtier than "grappling."

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

Gray Fills II - Return of the Gray Fills

Andrew Kunz (ampersand888) says:

I give 3-1 odds that somehow Tigerlily sees Tip topless and falls head over heels at last.

And then Tip is somehow repulsed by Tigerlily's advances.

Mary Potts (queenofcapes) says:

...So does this mean we're going to be seeing Sweetheart in goggles again?

Btw, I heartily approve of the direction this story-line has taken.

Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:

I can only hope that this story-line is inspired by Ken Russell's Women in Love.

woozy (woozy) says:

Yow.  My brain read that as "Russ Myer's Women in Love".   Which would be ... noteworthy.

Adam (10-0-0-1) says: Well this should make for an entertaining video on youtube for a change.
Rincewind (outworldcats) says: Does this mean that Unity's having those "funny feelings" again?
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: ......
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(TUNE: "The River", Bruce Springsteen)

The office gets a phone call,
And Unity says, "Hey!
Gavotte is cheesed, so tell us please
Where are you anyway?"
Konstanstin's fighting Tip now,
To get his honor back ...
So Unity tells Sweetheart,
"Grab a camera and jetpack!"

    And let's get down to the river,
    And watch as we videotape,
    We will watch by the river, agape!

It's Black Ops versus Army,
They'll grapple in the dirt!
Each with the skill to fight and kill,
And each without a shirt!
And tons of yaoi fangirls
Will watch with lustful awe!
The ticket sales could finance
Our trip to Mardi Gras ...

    So let's get down to the river,
    To horny girls, tickets we'll sell!
    They'll flock down to the river, as well!

Carl Fishman (carlfishman) says:

Not that it has much to do with this comic, but in a real world bout between two trained and fit men, you're pretty safe betting on the bigger one.  That's why everything from wrestling to boxing to judo works in weight classes.  Which means that Tip would be in trouble.

Here; who knows?

Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: Unity may simply recognize the commercial potential.
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