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ssjgokonks
March 18, 2005 at 1:35 am

Awesome random comic to end the week. In response to the thin lady story: holy crap. That’s so ridiculous, perhaps the point of annoyance. I’m not saying the lady is anorexic, but that right there may have brought to my attention the first good reason for becoming so: to fit on the subway. Kudos to her.

Red Hannson
March 18, 2005 at 1:55 am

The comic today is pretty hilarious.

About that woman.. Jesus.. I have to wonder about some people. Why put one third of it in your mouth, instead of putting the whole bloody thing in your mouth? It just amazes me the things so people do.. but then again, it might have something to do with her fitting in the subway. >>’

Dionysus
March 18, 2005 at 5:06 am

Ha. This is probably the most silly aLp yet.

Holly Resurrected
March 18, 2005 at 6:21 am

Seeing as how it was probably sugar-free gum anyway, you gotta wonder how many calories she saved herself by putting the remaining third of the stick of gum away.

Great comic, I don’t take the subway (I live in California) but I feel like that on the bus sometimes, and I swear some people do wash with eggs.

General Grievous
March 18, 2005 at 7:36 am

Cool ep. That lady’s wastin her fucking time if u ask me.

Old reader
March 18, 2005 at 9:56 am

Perhaps those who build the metro seats want to force people loose weight. They are agents of the Health Department!

Silly strips as this one are far better than lame and cheap “laught at celebrity jokes”.

Xeno.Morph
March 18, 2005 at 10:10 am

Michael Jackson. Ahahahahaha!

It looks like Abe and Preston and that other dude (put in order of importance) discovered Nuclear Fusion. Or, at least Fusion, seeing that it didn’t make much energy. But if studied, it could become toxic to the environment! Yay!

Wouldn’t Pres and that human guy die from Abe’s blood? Also that he has 14 pounds per square inch of pressure inside of him, it would flow pretty fast into the weaker bodies….

tenchi89
March 18, 2005 at 10:15 am

You all seem to be missing the most important “point” of how annoying the subway women is. I have, from personal experience, deduced that any woman who wears pointy shoes can not be trusted. Now I don’t mean wear as in has a pair that they wear like once every month or two. No I’m talking about women who walk like 20 miles in what look like some form of mid evil torture trap. I think the statistical analysis has come up with a number like 98% of these women need to be burned in the fiery pits of hell, or have to sit by people like abe for a good 30 minutes.

About the gum thing, I do not put anything past these women. They could feed off the unborn children of the world and I’d go “eh”. They are unholy.

Anyway, great comic. I feel the same way about subway seats and those stupid turn styles…no human can fit through those.

Ossicle
March 18, 2005 at 10:27 am

Mr. Articulate here: “Funny comic.”

As for the woman on the subway, I guess I have to chime in as the only person in her favor. I look up to people who are more disciplined, attractive, stylish, etc. than me. They’re my superiors and a lot of them are happier than I am. Not to mention that I find the females hot. I imagine the point of her gum ceremony is that she applies that practice to _all_ kinds of consumption in her life. It may seem silly when applied to a stick of gum, but it comes in awfully handy when she’s able to limit herself to only half her (oversized, because this is gluttonous America) entree, to only a taste of her friend’s dessert, etc. If the price of that discipline is be the object of some people’s scorn, it’s not much of a price to pay.

Er, funny comic!

Xeno.Morph
March 18, 2005 at 10:28 am

I resent that. I did not miss any “point.” I didn’t even mention her. Maybe she LIKES painful shoes. Maybe she LIKES stale one third peices of gum. Maybe she LIKES sitting on a subway beside Abe. Hell, I’d sit beside Abe. He’s da bomb. He’s all like, argh. And he’s an alien. And Bolaji Badejo is my hero. Look him up. Oh, and Bernie’s my hero too. I can have two heros.

Pythoness
March 18, 2005 at 10:36 am

Ha! I loved today’s strip. Wonderfully bizarre!

As for the the third-of-a-piece-of-gum woman… for fuck’s sake! Live dangerously – put the whole stick in your mouth! Life’s too short.

Quote:
I look up to people who are more disciplined, attractive, stylish, etc. than me.

Personally, I look up to the vet who saved my dog’s life. The nurses who kept me breathing when I had an allergic reaction to a drug in the hospital. I look up to my friend Dave who volunteers in a pediatric psychiatric hospital. Not eating a whole stick of gum just doesn’t strike me as an admirable trait and it sure as hell doesn’t make you anyone’s superior.

Socran
March 18, 2005 at 11:53 am

so true. That woman is likely an egotistical bitch. You’re right, America is the fattest country. In America, that’s the only way to not be fat. Some of us have to sacrifice health for integrity, sorry. Now, supposing his description isn’t all that accurate, then she might be okay. Maybe she just didn’t like the gum, and didn’t feel like throwing it on the ground until she found a trash can. She’d then proceed to throw it on the ground anyway because, egotistical bitch or not, she lives in New York. However, people like that are few and hard to come by, and I only know one person in the entire world that is able to keep a decent figure and still be a good person. Of course, that person isn’t me. I can make my stomach dance.

And man, I’m even too lazy to start an account here.

Socran
March 18, 2005 at 11:57 am

And by the way, to whoever said they wouldn’t be able to survive Abe’s blood: They’d have a hybrid, 1/3 Predator, 1/3 Xenomorph, 1/3 Human blood, and their intestines would be 1/3 able to handle Xenomorph blood. However, their internal organs would be very distorted…

Guest
March 18, 2005 at 12:31 pm

those pointy shoe things scare me. I once bought a pair that looked actually not too pointy, and I THOUGHT i liked how it felt on my feet.
I’ve never worn them outside, EVER. It’s just too painful. because the darn thing has a low-but-not-ignorable heel, gravity works on your body to push all your body weight onto the tiny, triangular shoe-head.

>:E makes me maaad. I’m a tiny asian girl to begin with but I don’t know how anyone else does it.

And that gum thing: what the heck. seriously.

Given the choice between living a harshly disciplined, restrained lifestyle and live till 80, or unhealthy but free and happy-go-lucky, “I put random things into my system Wee!” lifestyle, but drop dead by the time i’m 50, hey guess which one i’ll pick!

Ossicle
March 18, 2005 at 1:06 pm

Pythoness, you’re hilarious! Don’t ever change — position, even! You wouldn’t want to lose one beautiful ounce off those thighs!

Oh… since sarcasm is unmanly, I guess I owe it to myself to be straight: Your hostility toward certain intermingled phenomena (objective standards of beauty; fitness and nutrition; self-discipline/-improvement; a social order that assigns you [because you choose to inhabit] a low place) is pathetic.

Believe it or not (you won’t), I have the discipline to assign myself the last word in these heated exchanges, and so won’t be reading your reply. Let me have it, though! — no doubt I would’ve been converted to the joys of selflessness, goo-gooism, lethargy and cat ownership if only I’d given myself the chance…

-oss

Guest
March 18, 2005 at 1:33 pm

Ossicle wrote:
Pythoness, you’re hilarious! Don’t ever change — position, even! You wouldn’t want to lose one beautiful ounce off those thighs!

Oh… since sarcasm is unmanly, I guess I owe it to myself to be straight: Your hostility toward certain intermingled phenomena (objective standards of beauty; fitness and nutrition; self-discipline/-improvement; a social order that assigns you [because you choose to inhabit] a low place) is pathetic.

Believe it or not (you won’t), I have the discipline to assign myself the last word in these heated exchanges, and so won’t be reading your reply. Let me have it, though! — no doubt I would’ve been converted to the joys of selflessness, goo-gooism, lethargy and cat ownership if only I’d given myself the chance…

-oss

Wow Ossicle… your life must be devastating to you, every painful, pointless minute of it.
I cannot imagine what it must be like to have every thought be nothing more than a reflection of the society around you.

You poor muffin.
As someone that is QUITE high in the “social order”myself I offer you my unbridled distain.

Consider it an incentive to be a better person.

Incidentally, I am both a languid cat owner and a passionate dragonboater and gym rat.
I could also drink you under the table.

Life is for enjoying.
The restrictions we force upon each other are nothing more than the shadow of what we believe our own inadequacies to be.
You judge because you fear judgement.

Live and let live dude, skinny or fat.
Personally, I don’t wan to see EITHER in a bathing suit!!
:lol:

If you think that someone who is better looking than you is somehow a more decent human being, you’re in for some sad and ugly surprises.

As for someone who will only allow themselves a third of a peice of gum… I can only worry for her.
That kind of “discipline” amounts to self hatred and will eventually lead to hospitalisation.

I’ve seen it, and it’s horrible.

The problem is, when someone is being self-destructive, the LAST thing they need is someone like you re-inforcing the behaviour.

I don’t want to turn this into a discussion of body image and eating disorders, needless to say this woman probably has problems with both.

And seeing as you won’t read this anyway…. Ossicle.. you suck. :lol:

Guest
March 18, 2005 at 3:12 pm

Anonymous wrote:

Ossicle wrote:
Pythoness, you’re hilarious! Don’t ever change — position, even! You wouldn’t want to lose one beautiful ounce off those thighs!

Oh… since sarcasm is unmanly, I guess I owe it to myself to be straight: Your hostility toward certain intermingled phenomena (objective standards of beauty; fitness and nutrition; self-discipline/-improvement; a social order that assigns you [because you choose to inhabit] a low place) is pathetic.

Believe it or not (you won’t), I have the discipline to assign myself the last word in these heated exchanges, and so won’t be reading your reply. Let me have it, though! — no doubt I would’ve been converted to the joys of selflessness, goo-gooism, lethargy and cat ownership if only I’d given myself the chance…

-oss

Wow Ossicle… your life must be devastating to you, every painful, pointless minute of it.
I cannot imagine what it must be like to have every thought be nothing more than a reflection of the society around you.

You poor muffin.
As someone that is QUITE high in the “social order”myself I offer you my unbridled distain.

Consider it an incentive to be a better person.

Incidentally, I am both a languid cat owner and a passionate dragonboater and gym rat.
I could also drink you under the table.

Life is for enjoying.
The restrictions we force upon each other are nothing more than the shadow of what we believe our own inadequacies to be.
You judge because you fear judgement.

Live and let live dude, skinny or fat.
Personally, I don’t wan to see EITHER in a bathing suit!!
:lol:

If you think that someone who is better looking than you is somehow a more decent human being, you’re in for some sad and ugly surprises.

As for someone who will only allow themselves a third of a peice of gum… I can only worry for her.
That kind of “discipline” amounts to self hatred and will eventually lead to hospitalisation.

I’ve seen it, and it’s horrible.

The problem is, when someone is being self-destructive, the LAST thing they need is someone like you re-inforcing the behaviour.

I don’t want to turn this into a discussion of body image and eating disorders, needless to say this woman probably has problems with both.

And seeing as you won’t read this anyway…. Ossicle.. you suck. :lol:

Pythoness wrote:
Ha! I loved today’s strip. Wonderfully bizarre!

As for the the third-of-a-piece-of-gum woman… for fuck’s sake! Live dangerously – put the whole stick in your mouth! Life’s too short.

Quote:
I look up to people who are more disciplined, attractive, stylish, etc. than me.

Personally, I look up to the vet who saved my dog’s life. The nurses who kept me breathing when I had an allergic reaction to a drug in the hospital. I look up to my friend Dave who volunteers in a pediatric psychiatric hospital. Not eating a whole stick of gum just doesn’t strike me as an admirable trait and it sure as hell doesn’t make you anyone’s superior.

You go (insert sex here)! I’d have said those myself, but I was not here. I agree with you two!

Oh, and they wouldn’t be a hybrid. They’d simply be fused. No one said anything about them being stable.

XenoMorph
March 18, 2005 at 3:17 pm

Gah. I wrote the above comment but forgot to login. :oops:

Notasmile21
March 18, 2005 at 4:54 pm

On the subject of the comic actually making sense..it doesn’t. Actual fusion has not been accomplished. WHO CARES ABOUT THE CONSISTENCY OF THE BLOOD FLOWING THROUGH BOTH BODIES? It’s a fucking joke guys! Loosen up.

And on the subject of the woman…I think, maybe sometimes it’s smart to be able to stop yourself from going OVERBOARD on food, but not smart to eat less than you need. A stick of gum is not going to kill you. Loosen up. Again.

Guest
March 18, 2005 at 7:00 pm

yeah.

Cool comic.

Little note, though. It’s been noted that Predator blood is an alkaline, or something along those lines, and that it neutralises the alien blood. so wouldn’t Abe be the one in danger because of alkali and ph whatever-the-hell-human-blood-is would be a danger to his system, used to acids.

Or something. I never listened in science.

Guest
March 18, 2005 at 11:18 pm

THATS THREE POINT FIVE CALORIES. fucking whale.

Guest
March 19, 2005 at 1:04 am

To be extremely nerdly: nuclear fusion occurs all the time, naturally, and otherwise. E. g., the sun, hydrogen bombs. etc. You are thinking of cold fusion.

Holly Resurrected
March 19, 2005 at 2:56 am

Anonymous wrote:
Little note, though. It’s been noted that Predator blood is an alkaline, or something along those lines, and that it neutralises the alien blood. so wouldn’t Abe be the one in danger because of alkali and ph whatever-the-hell-human-blood-is would be a danger to his system, used to acids.

Yautja blood partially neutralises Alien acid, but not all the way, since they can be burned and killed by it. It just takes more.

Quote:
WHO CARES ABOUT THE CONSISTENCY OF THE BLOOD FLOWING THROUGH BOTH BODIES? It’s a fucking joke guys! Loosen up.

Who cares? Why we care! We’re having fun, we don’t need to loosen up.

*edited for SPaG*

Xeno.Morph
March 19, 2005 at 10:46 am

Notasmile21 wrote:
On the subject of the comic actually making sense..it doesn’t. Actual fusion has not been accomplished. WHO CARES ABOUT THE CONSISTENCY OF THE BLOOD FLOWING THROUGH BOTH BODIES? It’s a fucking joke guys! Loosen up.

And on the subject of the woman…I think, maybe sometimes it’s smart to be able to stop yourself from going OVERBOARD on food, but not smart to eat less than you need. A stick of gum is not going to kill you. Loosen up. Again.

You take this too damn seriously. Shush. Maybe us nerds LIKE comparing what kinds of blood is based on what? Maybe you should, I don’t know…. LOOSEN UP!?

Notasmile21
March 19, 2005 at 11:33 am

Look, I apologize if I seemed a little harsh there…but I was reading and you guys got all technical and stuff…It’s a joke. Just laugh at it and move on, don’t try to verify the possibility of it happening.

And when I said that, I meant like, fusion of bodies on a subway train has actually not happened. You again got all technical with the sun and stuff. I found that reply funny…but even still.

BainidheDub
March 19, 2005 at 2:42 pm

Holly wrote:

Quote:

Quote:
Anonymous wrote:
Little note, though. It’s been noted that Predator blood is an alkaline, or something along those lines, and that it neutralises the alien blood. so wouldn’t Abe be the one in danger because of alkali and ph whatever-the-hell-human-blood-is would be a danger to his system, used to acids.

Yautja blood partially neutralises Alien acid, but not all the way, since they can be burned and killed by it. It just takes more.

seems to me that all 3 would be in danger, since abe’s blood would be getting too alkaline, preston’s would get too acidic, and the reaction would create heat and make it too hot for everyone, including the unfortunate dude next to them.

yeah.. don’t mind me. :roll:

(ehrm.. and i don’t know how to make the quotations work right.. sorrie for the unglynes)

Weasel
March 19, 2005 at 8:41 pm

Human blood is acidic as well, only slightly. Anyways, about the rail woman, who gives? All I want to know is: was she hot? Seriously, was she? I mean, you didn’t give us much of a description there. You just said skinny and “model-type” so I assume she was good looking, but was she? Give more details for crying out loud!

Pythoness
March 20, 2005 at 12:04 pm

Ossicle wrote:
Pythoness, you’re hilarious! Don’t ever change — position, even! You wouldn’t want to lose one beautiful ounce off those thighs!

Oh… since sarcasm is unmanly, I guess I owe it to myself to be straight: Your hostility toward certain intermingled phenomena (objective standards of beauty; fitness and nutrition; self-discipline/-improvement; a social order that assigns you [because you choose to inhabit] a low place) is pathetic.

Believe it or not (you won’t), I have the discipline to assign myself the last word in these heated exchanges, and so won’t be reading your reply. Let me have it, though! — no doubt I would’ve been converted to the joys of selflessness, goo-gooism, lethargy and cat ownership if only I’d given myself the chance…
-oss

Yes, Ossicle. The fact that I don’t think looking stylish while nursing a piece of gum is particularly praiseworthy must mean that I subsist on a diet of twinkies and pizza crust. Friendless and alone due to my low standing in the social order, I have only my deep, abiding hatred of nutrition and my love of lethargy to keep me company. :roll:

But since sarcasm is unwomanly, I’ll be straight with you: Under eating is every bit as damaging and unhealthy to your body as overeating, which is why I do neither. I’m hostile towards fitness? Guess I’d better stop hiking and mountain climbing then. Damn. And as far as my “rank” in the “social order” goes… well, that’s a funny thing, Oss. Even though I commit the mortal sins of being a decent human being, loving my dog and admiring people who do good in this world, through some horrible twist of fate I seem to have ended up with a lot of friends and lovers. Go figure.

Alas. What an empty life I lead. Perhaps one day I’ll have the self-discipline to be a sad, judgmental, self-important little internet troll.

Oh. And just for the record, if you think anyone who owns a cat or weighs more than you deem suitable is your inferior… well, that’s just sad isn’t it?

Notasmile21
March 20, 2005 at 6:25 pm

Amen Pythoness!

That was the best post I’ve read ANYWHERE. Not only did it make sense and completely blow the opposition out of the water..it was downright hilarious. And I agree with everything you said…people shouldn’t starve themselves like some people do.

ssjgokonks
March 20, 2005 at 7:17 pm

I’m very much enjoying sitting on the sidelines of all this.

CayceParkaboy
March 21, 2005 at 10:47 am

Well, just goes to show she should’ve bought herself a pack of conveniently bite-sized Chiclets.

Pythoness
March 22, 2005 at 3:27 pm

Wow. Many thanks, Notasmile. Your comments really made me… well… smile!

Hey! A question. Would you rather share a trans-atlantic flight with Abe or Preston as your seatmate? I think Preston would probably be good company and not quite as likely to expose himself to the stewardess. But on the other hand, Abe would keep the flight from getting dull! :P

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