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TeratoMarty
May 11, 2005 at 12:14 pm

Dr. Scott Summers… heh.

Looking back at my own checkered past, I think that many of the worst disasters in guy-dom have begun with somebody’s buddy saying “Come on, hold still.”

A friend of mine once had me give him a haircut two hours before he was slated to meet his future inlaws. I guess he figured fag = hairstylist. We managed to comb what hair he had left over the areas that looked like they’d been hit by a lawnmower.

Also, there was the thing with the potato cannon.

Tom Brazelton
May 11, 2005 at 12:43 pm

The “Come on, hold still.” line had me thinking about something I once did to a friend.

It was junior high. We were in science class learning about the space shuttle and how friction against the atmosphere causes the bottom of the craft to heat up. It was a general lesson in friction and energy transferrance.

Well, independently, we learned that if we took a ball point pen and rubbed it vigorously against a sheet of paper over a long period of time, the ball at the tip would become very hot. Enough to burn someone if you kept at it long enough.

And that’s exactly what I did. I heated up the pen, grabbed my friend’s wrist and burned the top of his hand. He now has a perfectly round scar the size of the tip of a ball point pen.

We tried to do it to someone else, but after rubbing the pen for so long, the ball actually flew out and skipped across the desk! What was left of the ink still on the ball was smoking!

I kid you not. Try it at home!

Pher
May 11, 2005 at 1:53 pm

Tom Brazelton wrote:

I kid you not. Try it at home!

Tried it. Burned myself. I’m in grad school. My parents are so proud.

Socran
May 11, 2005 at 2:06 pm

What Pres needs to do is phone home and get someone else to do it for him. The reason there are no myopic Predators is because they have damn good aim with lasers. If all else fails, he could eat more carrots.

Drone Daddy
May 11, 2005 at 2:23 pm

Love the comic strip; and the carrots idea isn’t too bad either. :lol:

Cheers,

imrumpf
May 11, 2005 at 2:23 pm

I did that once and my wooden ruler caught on fire! (I was using the ruler and not paper!)

Dahaka
May 11, 2005 at 2:55 pm

Do it yourself colonoscopy. Invite family and friends over, it’s just like reality TV, in real life. They’ll enjoy spelunking your asshole, like the magic schoolbus on one hell of a ride.

Captain Beefheart
May 11, 2005 at 3:21 pm

I gave myself an enema once. It was much like sticking a pot plant in the Hoover Dam.

Kickass strip this week anyways. :)

Pterodactyl
May 11, 2005 at 3:45 pm

:shock:[size=9:4d46acc1b5]YOU PEOPLE SCARE ME!!!!! [/size:4d46acc1b5] :shock:

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Dahaka
May 11, 2005 at 4:12 pm

Because you have a low constitution, and we are scary people. :twisted:

Warrior Alien
May 11, 2005 at 4:19 pm

The “hold still” thing is GREAT :D . It brings back so many memories whenever I’ve repeated the same line to friends and family that trust me a little less when they hear me say it now! Gotta love the “hold still…(while I incinerate the back of your arm with this hot ruler)” prank…”Hold still? Why? Will it hurt? What are you doing?” “Naw, it won’t hurt a bit!” ….*sssssss* “AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!”
(I’m so mean, but it makes for great fun! :D )

Alderic
May 11, 2005 at 4:56 pm

Well very funny, heh Scott Summers, does it come with a beeper so you can page Cyclops to hit you in the eye with his eye beams?

I’m doing a poll of which alien movie was the freakiest, I’m going with aliens 3 {ressurection} just because of the alien hybrid thing at the end.

jennif
May 11, 2005 at 6:29 pm

LOL…. now with real lasers!

~j

Warrior Alien
May 11, 2005 at 9:19 pm

The fourth movie, Alien: Ressurection, is the one with the hybrid (yes, definitely the weird one).
Alien 3 is the one with the huge prison in it.

ChibiSpawn
May 12, 2005 at 12:02 am

“you’re a beutiful butterfly.” That doctor guy was messed, like badly. the only good thing about that movie was Ron Pearlman.

JytaNona
May 12, 2005 at 12:18 am

ROLF

Love the strip… “now with real lasers!”

Burning ballpoint pens were actually my weapon of choice in junior high as well. You knew you had to haul ass when someone near your happened to start scribbling furiously…

InvaderJess
May 12, 2005 at 1:17 am

Great strip today.

And you people, are my kind of people. That should scare you.

Holly Resurrected
May 12, 2005 at 1:49 am

ChibiSpawn wrote:
“you’re a beutiful butterfly.” That doctor guy was messed, like badly. the only good thing about that movie was Ron Pearlman.

I just saw that last night on HBO and was suprised that I liked it. I didn’t care for it much the first time, but I have gotten to liking both Ron Perlman and Brad Dourif a lot since then, and I think Brad’s mad doctor is one of the coolest characters. ‘Course I love Sigourney and Dominique too, though I thought Wynona Rider’s Call was a huge wimp, and entirely too emotional. If you were a droid that could survive gunshot wounds, would you cringe and whimper when people threatened you? Even after we find out she’s a droid she continues to act noodly. Bishop was never angsty. And the newborn was freaky, but a great monster that you actually felt sorry for. Poor baby.

ChibiSpawn
May 12, 2005 at 2:05 am

Quote:
but a great monster that you actually felt sorry for. Poor baby.

Woah, I thought I was the only one who was kinda sorry for the Newborn. Creepy

ConnMan8D
May 12, 2005 at 2:37 am

Yeah… it wasn’t his fault he was a violent but misunderstood alien/human hybrid. He didn’t know any better! :cry:

Em
May 12, 2005 at 3:37 am

Holly wrote:
but a great monster that you actually felt sorry for. Poor baby.

What? No! The baby-alien/Ripley (balien?) was a lot of things, pitiful might be one of them, scary is not. But feeling sorry for it?
I actually felt like killing it myself, that thing with it’s nose, what was up with that? It went sniffing about and the nose-tentacles (for lack of a better word) went all fluttering and did all but start knitting.

Aliens make a nice hissing, wheezing sound, not that squeaking “yyyynf… ynf?” sound the balien started doing. Aliens are not supposed to be…cuddly. Ynf ynf. :roll:

mudokon100
May 12, 2005 at 7:26 am

I think they should make aliens more cuddly. In fact i know an example of something very evil and bad turned cuddly.. it purrs… and its on a comic i folllowed a link from to find this 1! PLANET ZEBETH! If metroids can purr and be cuddly, so can aliens.

And maybe Predators. But i doubt tht.

hobo
May 12, 2005 at 9:40 am

YA FOR HOLLY!!!!!
congratz!!!!! those were hardcore Haikus.
i remember trying to make one in yr 6 (bcoz we had to) and i couldn’t really do jakk all.
Nice Strip Bernie!!!
btw hoos dr scott summers?

angelus_raptor
May 12, 2005 at 11:36 am

i only know an x-man scott summers. dr summers? same guy? hm…

Holly Resurrected
May 12, 2005 at 12:39 pm

Em wrote:

Holly wrote:
but a great monster that you actually felt sorry for. Poor baby.

What? No! The baby-alien/Ripley (balien?) was a lot of things, pitiful might be one of them, scary is not. But feeling sorry for it?
I actually felt like killing it myself, that thing with it’s nose, what was up with that? It went sniffing about and the nose-tentacles (for lack of a better word) went all fluttering and did all but start knitting.

Er, you mean right before it took the Queen’s head apart with one swipe of its giant malformed hand? Or the part where it bit into the crazy doctor’s head like an apple? Yeah, it wasn’t exactly fearsome, but that’s ’cause it was a baby. Not a larva type thing like the chestburster, an actual baby with a semi-human brain. It wanted its mommy. It killed everything else, though. I thought it was pretty creepy, myself, but maybe it’s just me.

ChibiSpawn
May 12, 2005 at 1:12 pm

Quote:
I think they should make aliens more cuddly

They did, have you seen the plushies from the AVP toyline? Sooooooo cute! I’d post a pic of mine but I dont think I can =S

Billman
May 12, 2005 at 1:15 pm

Quote:
Quote:
but a great monster that you actually felt sorry for. Poor baby.

Woah, I thought I was the only one who was kinda sorry for the Newborn. Creepy

Only at the end, as it was being sucked out. It was hard to watch.
Most of my friends didn’t care for 3 and Resurrection. But I’m a purist and maybe a tad obsessive (I have lots of collectibles and some real rarities). I even preordered the Quadrilogy. :) 9 DVDs…*drool*

Great work Bernie. I always look forward to it.

Holly, loved your haiku. Congratulations. :D

Billman
May 12, 2005 at 1:22 pm

Quote:
They did, have you seen the plushies from the AVP toyline? Sooooooo cute! I’d post a pic of mine but I dont think I can =S

My friend gave me a plush facehugger for Christmas. :lol:
I plan on getting the others too.

Last Christmas, my cousin & her husband Ken gave me a facehugger that attaches to a window with a suction cup like those Garfield dolls. Ken worked on the AVP 2 game and got it from work. :D Sweeet!

Socran
May 12, 2005 at 2:20 pm

Great, thanks to you people (and myself) I had a nightmare last night where somebody rubbed a carrot on a piece of paper for 5 minutes and then stabbed it in my eye. I think Foamy might’ve had a bit to do with it too…

Also, I did feel bad for the Newborn. I mean, obviously I knew it had to die and even wanted it to, but I kinda wished it didn’t have to. I also have one of those Garfield-facehuggers, but I don’t have a car, so I’ll just save it for the first astronaut I see sleeping in his suit. “ZZZzzzzz….. Huh..? AAAHHH!!!!”

Tom Brazelton
May 12, 2005 at 4:00 pm

Pher wrote:

Tom Brazelton wrote:

I kid you not. Try it at home!

Tried it. Burned myself. I’m in grad school. My parents are so proud.

The fact that I was able to convince someone to do physical harm to themselves over the internet fills me will an odd sense of pride. It’s like conning someone into giving themselves a wedgie.

If you like that one, take the palm of your hand, press it to the top of your forearm and move your hand in tight, circular motions for several minutes – 15 or so should do it. The knot of arm hair you’ll be left with will impress friends and neighbors alike!

Treach
May 12, 2005 at 4:07 pm

hobo wrote:
btw hoos dr scott summers?

Scott Summer is Cyclops from the X-Men. He could shoot lasers out of his eyes. Get it? Get it? It’d be cool if Preston ended up with laser-shootin’ eyes.

Alderic
May 12, 2005 at 4:15 pm

Wow I didn’t think anyone would take up my poll that seriously. Yeah Aliens Ressurection was creepy with the “New Born” tearing stuff up, I didn’t mind the scene where all it’s body is being pulled out a 2 square inch hole rather the part where NB crushes the army guys head and eats his brains. I actualy liked Cindy the black guy in that movie the most mainly cause I watch CSI and he’s in it (the mind boggles).

Something else I’ve noticed thus far, why is the main character always female, I mean even in AVP there was a heroine, are they trying to make guys feel unmasculine cause we can apparently only fight Pretators?

Tom Brazelton
May 12, 2005 at 4:23 pm

It was a big deal when Sigourney Weaver was the heroine in the first Alien movie. There weren’t a lot of femal action heroes in 1979. Unless, of course, you count Foxy Brown.

But since then, they’ve had to keep up appearances.

Holly Resurrected
May 12, 2005 at 4:40 pm

Yeah, since Alien it’s kind of been traditional to have heroines in the lead in those movies. Ellen Ripley is a tough act to follow, though, so it doesn’t suprise me Lex isn’t nearly as popular. I like Lex though.

And about the comic for today, it made me laugh in the language lab and embarass myself.

I think Preston needs to have some special glasses made to fit his funny-shaped head, I think. Or maybe he can use those straps that hold them on your head, like the wierd kid in my biology class had.

Drone Daddy
May 12, 2005 at 5:38 pm

InvaderJess wrote:
Great strip today.

And you people, are my kind of people. That should scare you.

InvaderJess, and Holly, I love you both. You are my kind of people too. :D

P.S. I had a colonoscopy once too (a bit of a cancer scare a while back). Anyway, they loaded me up on Valium so much that I didn’t care when I looked at the t.v. monitor and saw a piece of my colon being bloodily sliced from my lower intestine by a little robot arm. COOL!!! :lol:

Cheers,

RobinHood3000
May 12, 2005 at 6:54 pm

Hey…I thought that Preston’s mask was back at the apartment? Is he simply carrying a spare?

Sorry for being nitpicky, just thought it might be an interesting thought if Predators had different masks for different occasions.

Holly Resurrected
May 12, 2005 at 7:30 pm

:D You mean like ladies have different purses for different occasions?

InvaderJess
May 12, 2005 at 8:42 pm

Or shoes. Lots and lots of shoes. That have to match the purses of course.

imrumpf
May 13, 2005 at 7:10 am

Well that would make perfect sense! Since Mr. Summers is cyclops is he not? with the laser eyes and all!

Alderic
May 13, 2005 at 7:40 am

Wow, your head DOES smell like a puppy.

As for the poll for those who wish to participate just cast your vote on the bottoms of your post. Only one vote per person.

Megalodon
May 13, 2005 at 11:52 am

Must….Keep..pants….on :x

:D

Warrior Alien
May 14, 2005 at 9:29 pm

If I were a person who cried I would have cried when the poor guy got sucked to space matter through the hole that was the size of a freakin’ golf ball…come on have more consideration will ya?! :cry:

P.S. they do have diff. masks in AVP, nifty idea on carryin’ different ones around

Hey Preston, if you’re seein’ this, ditch the frames, get contacts…please :shock:

L337 celtic predator
May 14, 2005 at 9:33 pm

hey, maybe preston should use the ball point pen thing on his eyes instead of laser surgery.ha ha :o

ya, preds do have spare masks were you not paying attention to the movie…or am i just nerdy like that?

Warrior Alien
May 14, 2005 at 9:37 pm

I can see it now! Preds of the 70′s wearing psychedelic, tye-dye masks HAHAHA :D

L337 celtic predator
May 14, 2005 at 9:41 pm

yah and aliens have afros

tee hee :lol:

Warrior Alien
May 14, 2005 at 9:57 pm

HA Aliens with FROS!!!!! :D Ya know… I wonder what would happen if an alien chestbursted from a hippie? *pauses to contemplate validity of possible answer to own question*……yup…Abe came from a hippie, that must be why he’s all “pro predator” and such :D

L337 celtic predator
May 14, 2005 at 10:03 pm

ya! he’d be like”whoa…..i have…..hands…..and they can touch anything but themselves…*touches hands to each other* gasp…” yep thats abe alright,has abe written all over it :lol: :D :o

L337 celtic predator
May 14, 2005 at 10:05 pm

blame the hippie subject on robinhood3000. he started it! :P

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