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bernieh
April 10, 2006 at 1:57 pm

Comments on today’s comic go here…

BunnyFooFoo625
April 10, 2006 at 2:09 pm

WOOT! First comment… great one this time… i’mma think about it, hopefully there actually is an answer :S

Thane of Eurmal
April 10, 2006 at 2:28 pm

Errr… 2nd post dance???

Well, assuming they’ve been in the same locations…

[spoiler:507526e0cb]
Smith is gay and Jones is sleeping with his wife. Since the other one said, “Don’t I know it.”, I’d assume he’s sleeping with Jones’ wife (also the monogamous comment – although monogamy applies to marriage, not sleeping partners I thought. I’ll take that comment to mean they each only have one lover).

The un-named guy’s wife is in a coma, and I’d assume Smith has another lover somewhere.
[/spoiler:507526e0cb]

Better post before I lose the right to claim 2nd post!

Edit by bernieh: I said use the spoiler tags

BattleLordJ
April 10, 2006 at 2:28 pm

Spoiler:
It’s a paradoxal situation. You think you got it until Clinton blow everything. The only way the situation would be possible is if at least 2 agents would have switched side between 2 panels, most likely between the 7th and 8th one.

Xhydra
April 10, 2006 at 2:35 pm

OMG! Preston!

Italy
April 10, 2006 at 2:37 pm

God, this comic’s a weapon. The Agents’ Riddle just melted what was left of my poor brain.

Too lazy to think, i guess.

gruntbert
April 10, 2006 at 2:39 pm

My guess is that (assuming they stayed in the same position) from Preston’s point of view:
[spoiler:af4631265d]
Leftmost agent: Un-named
Wife in coma
Sleeping with Jones’ wife

Rightmost agent: Smith
Gay
May or may not have a wife and has not come out yet.

Center Agent: Jones
Has a wife
Is either gay and sleeping with Smith’s partner, or
Is not gay and sleeping with Smith’s wife
[/spoiler:af4631265d]

Edit by bernieh: Spoiler tags, people

wumpus
April 10, 2006 at 2:53 pm

Howdy,

I must be getting it wrong, as I see no paradoxen. Paradoces?

[spoiler:64dc0135a2]Anyway, assuming the agents aren’t moving around in the panels:

The one the left is not mentioned by name; I call him Agent X. His wife is in a coma, and thus not sleeping with anyone (hopefully), and he is either sleeping with Agent Jones’ wife, or else Agent Smith’s wife is two- (or would it be three-) timing Agent Jones (and her husband).

The one in the middle is Agent Jones. He is sleeping with Agent Smith’s wife. His wife may or may not be sleeping with Agent X.

The one on the right is Agent Smith. He is gay, and thus probably not sleeping with any of the wives, including his own. His wife is untroubled with this, though, as she is sleeping with Agent Jones, and possibly also Agent X![/spoiler:64dc0135a2]

Alex

Padawanmage
April 10, 2006 at 3:16 pm

God, all’s I care about is Pres getting up and following those two!

C’mon, Pres! Do the old hyperdermic needle into the chest thing! That’s knock out those Smiths and Brokeback Jones out of the game…

And through all this…Where’s Hillary??

Darth Vader
April 10, 2006 at 3:30 pm

Ok…..

Now this is getting Wierd?

tanaise
April 10, 2006 at 3:52 pm

[spoiler:aa04940b0b]
Of course, Agent Smith could be female and married. Thus she’s sleeping with the one in the center, his wife is sleeping with the guy whose wife is in a coma, and Mr Smith isn’t getting any.
[/spoiler:aa04940b0b]

G-Diddy
April 10, 2006 at 4:57 pm

I think wumpus has it nailed. Except that

Spoiler:
all 3 agents and their respective wives are monogamous, hence no multiple partnering.

I love this webcomic, best I’ve ever seen. But the suspense is killing me… get up Preston!

Solstar
April 10, 2006 at 5:03 pm

Quote:
God, all’s I care about is Pres getting up and following those two!

yeah me too!go,Pres,chase that motherfu**** and bring back corinna….
if only abe could be there to help you..or not?

catbus
April 10, 2006 at 6:02 pm

He is proven correct by [spoiler:fe26a7d934]the famous song lyric:

Me and Mrs. Jones, we got a thing going on,
We both know that it’s wrong
But it’s much too strong to let it cool down now[/spoiler:fe26a7d934]

Colonel Angus
April 10, 2006 at 6:41 pm

That is too sad… I really feel for P.

lillyonelee
April 10, 2006 at 8:03 pm

If my kids hadn’t sucked out my brain I might be able to get this! But anyway…Preston go get her! Clinton doesn’t deserve her!

juliaNY
April 10, 2006 at 10:23 pm

spoiler:

[spoiler:2ac7697215]Looking at the three agents from the front view of all three, the agent on the right is Mr. Smith. He is gay as a maypole.

The agent in the Middle is Mr. Jones, he is sleeping with Mrs. Smith, who happens to be Mr. Smith’s mother most likely.

The agent on the right is unnamed and his wife is in a coma. He is sleeping with Mr. Jones’ wife.

Once again, from left to right, unnamed agent, Mr. Jones, Mr. Smith. Straight, straight, gay. Sleeping with Mr. Jones’s wife while his own wife is in a coma, sleeping with Mr. Smith’s mother, sleeping with Heath Ledger.[/spoiler:2ac7697215]

ThndrShk2k
April 11, 2006 at 3:58 am

[spoiler:1d71866a98]
3 agents:
Noname Agent is sleeping with Mrs Jones
NoName Wife is in a coma

Agent Jones is sleeping With Mrs Smith
Wife Jones is sleeping with Noname Agent

Agent Smith is sleeping with none of the wives, or men.
Wife Smith is sleeping with Agent Jones.

Due to the exact likeness each agent has, and the wives being Monogamus(which also can mean only 1 sex partner at a time, so no 3somes or anything of the like), the wives could confuse their husbands with another agent, and because they only sleep with one agent at a time, don’t know if it’s their husband or not due to the uncanny likeness of each agent, and the confusion of which agent is whom.

The noname wife in the coma is obviously not getting any, and not having sex.
Agent Smith is obviously gay and not sleeping with any of the wives.[/spoiler:1d71866a98]

Pimpman
April 11, 2006 at 7:45 am

Oh… God… my… brain… ah my morning it FEELS LIKE MATH CLASS ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I have no clue what the spoileer whatever is and great comic as usual beranie oh the confusion of the smiths… ouch my head

Crispy
April 11, 2006 at 8:11 am

Well, for one, we can determine that Bernie watched Men In Black recently…

Crimson
April 11, 2006 at 8:27 am

[spoiler:85e5cb5c98]In panels 4-7, the agents are left: unnamed, middle: Jones, right: Smith.

The middle agent responds when Clinton yells for Jones & Smith, but he has already said he’s not Smith. The right agent also responds and since he’s not Jones, he’s Smith.

Jones is sleeping with “Mrs.” Smith. Unnamed is sleeping with the wife of one of the other two. Since Smith is gay, Unnamed is sleeping with Jones’ wife, and Jones is sleeping with Smith’s mother (or paternal grandmother…. **shiver**)[/spoiler:85e5cb5c98]

EDIT: added this –

Spoiler:
At no time was it mentioned that “Mrs. Smith” is actually anyone’s wife. Occam’s Razor.

stnlvchld
April 11, 2006 at 9:38 am

[spoiler:15e6046aca]
Monogamy
1 archaic : the practice of marrying only once during a lifetime
2 : the state or custom of being married to one person at a time

So, technically, it is possible for everyone to be cheating with everyone as long as they’re married to only one person.

My spin:

The agent on the right is Mrs. Smith who is married to Mrs. Smith in a same-sex marriage (i.e. she’s a lesbian). The middle agent is Mr. Jones who is sleeping with Mrs. Smith’s wife–who I am assuming is bisexual. That leaves the unnamed agent on the left who is sleeping with Mr. Jones’ wife because his own wife is in a coma.[/spoiler:15e6046aca]

Emmy
April 11, 2006 at 2:28 pm

Ugh, what a confusing riddle… I can’t get it. I just spent six hours shopping with my friend who was looking for something but didn’t find it and argh… this RIDDLE!

Omg.

Such a pain… :?

sinisterdesign
April 11, 2006 at 2:48 pm

if Agent Jones is traveling northbound on a train going 40mph, Agent X is traveling southbound at 25mph, and agent Smith is walking at 3mph into Nordstrom’s, how much money will Agent Smith end up blowing on a new pair of Prada boots? :wink:

Solstar
April 11, 2006 at 5:32 pm

Quote:
if Agent Jones is traveling northbound on a train going 40mph, Agent X is traveling southbound at 25mph, and agent Smith is walking at 3mph into Nordstrom’s, how much money will Agent Smith end up blowing on a new pair of Prada boots?

…. :o …..thanks God i’ve finished the school MAAAAAANYY years ago….

Somnaphile
April 11, 2006 at 6:25 pm

OMG Bernie – You STILL haven’t played HL2????? You posted that ages ago! I feel for you though. Since I got married I haven’t had time for anything and my boss doesn’t let us play video games at lunchtime… I am all up for starting a “Help Bernie Finish Doom3″ initiative so that he can play the beauty that is HL2. We may need nappy changers…

Emergency Design Hologram
April 19, 2006 at 8:27 pm

sinisterdesign wrote:
is walking at 3mph into Nordstrom’s, how much money will Agent Smith end up blowing on a new pair of Prada boots? :wink:

Nordstrom Boys, from the looks of him.

my solution:
Well, assuming agent brown is gay (keeping in the matrix theme) the other two are sleeping with the other’s wife. i wonder what sex is like in a coma….

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