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20xx
March 7, 2005 at 2:51 am

Butt ugly martians -_-. Speaking of ugly, how is that michael jackson trial? Anyone know?

jimmy
March 7, 2005 at 6:17 am

i didnt get this issue

jimmy
March 7, 2005 at 6:18 am

did anyone get the joke i didnt
?

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March 7, 2005 at 6:48 am

Its a play on the old term “Pot Calling the Kettle Black” which relates to a situation in which one person comments on another person, usually insulting them by saying it, when it applies to the person who said it as well. Abe is saying how aliens take up space etc, when he is an alien himself. The “You’re Black!” comment is the proverbial pot calling the kettle black there.

Because they both touch little boys in norty places.

dman
March 7, 2005 at 11:24 am

I thought your short film was great Bernie. Good work!

Oliver
March 7, 2005 at 11:37 am

Of course in the last panel, the person doing the calling is not that thing himself; Abe is an alien, but whoever that guy is, he’s not black. So the last panel is kind of the inverse of the first two panels; in the first two everybody’s an alien, but in the last panel certainly not everyone is black, and some might say that nobody is.

But I still think there’s some sometext I’m missing. Is there any reason we can think of Michael Jackson as a “kettle”?

Guest
March 7, 2005 at 11:52 am

Oliver wrote:

But I still think there’s some sometext I’m missing. Is there any reason we can think of Michael Jackson as a “kettle”?

Kid touching.

bernieh
March 7, 2005 at 12:38 pm

Oliver wrote:
Of course in the last panel, the person doing the calling is not that thing himself; Abe is an alien, but whoever that guy is, he’s not black. So the last panel is kind of the inverse of the first two panels; in the first two everybody’s an alien, but in the last panel certainly not everyone is black, and some might say that nobody is.

But I still think there’s some sometext I’m missing. Is there any reason we can think of Michael Jackson as a “kettle”?

I thought it might throw you off, the fact that there’s an extra meaning behind calling MJ “black”. But no, the “you’re black” is otherwise strictly figurative; the Catholic priest is saying to MJ, “you abuse young boys”.

I was originally gonna have an actual pot and kettle, but I thought this was better. Too bad I threw you all off.

WeLovesAlienLovesPredator
March 7, 2005 at 1:21 pm

I got it.

Hypocrites (abe) always make me laugh. Nice work man.

Treach
March 7, 2005 at 2:53 pm

I got it, and I got it again, in the form of a gash to the head as I was convulsively chortling. You twisted man.

bewtifulfreak
March 7, 2005 at 3:33 pm

*Sheesh*, now that it’s been explained, I feel quite daft for having missed it in the first place! In my defense, though, I did get confused thinking it was something about someone trying to remind Michael Jackson that he is, in fact, black, and totally missed the whole pot/kettle thing (though you’d think that someone being a priest would have clued me in, but the ol’ brain doesn’t work like it used to these days). :) Now I’ve gotten it, though, I love it, especially in view of the previous panel; kinda abstract, but genius nonetheless! ;)

sanfernandogirl
March 7, 2005 at 5:59 pm

but I got it. Then I laughed a lot. I’m actually proud of myself for getting it without help. Hilarious.

funky monkey12
March 7, 2005 at 6:25 pm

prety funny even with mj :D

Dean
March 7, 2005 at 7:33 pm

Either way, the line “Greetings from the planet Milfulon! I am in need of lodging!” is great. Reminds me of The Claw and Jumpman.

NukeTheSiteFromOrbit
March 8, 2005 at 2:20 am

Is Milfulon a planet with an entire population comprised of MILFs? :lol: Poor Abe…

Notasmile21
March 8, 2005 at 5:22 pm

It is 5:21 PM EST (I know it’s the same, but in case anyone else was wondering) on Tuesday March 8th and when I click the vote link it says your account has been suspended.

tommEE pickles
March 8, 2005 at 6:49 pm

Notasmile21 wrote:
It is 5:21 PM EST (I know it’s the same, but in case anyone else was wondering) on Tuesday March 8th and when I click the vote link it says your account has been suspended.

I saw that too, it was up here in NYC late last night but today it is suspended, what happened bernie?

Abuser
March 8, 2005 at 7:41 pm

Holy shit! You made that movie? I found that a few years ago on the internet and laughed my ass off. I loved it. I can’t believe that you actually made it. What a small world!

Guest
March 8, 2005 at 7:50 pm

He sure did! And the woman responsible for Angela Anaconda was the inventor of Fido Dido. Geniuses don’t just fall outta the sky. They have to come from somewhere too.

Well done Bernes

Butch :wink:

desert_drum
March 8, 2005 at 9:17 pm

tommEE pickles wrote:

Notasmile21 wrote:
It is 5:21 PM EST (I know it’s the same, but in case anyone else was wondering) on Tuesday March 8th and when I click the vote link it says your account has been suspended.

I saw that too, it was up here in NYC late last night but today it is suspended, what happened bernie?

If you read other comics with vote links to Buzzcomix, you’ll see their links don’t work either. The suspended account belongs to Buzzcomix itself (where the actual voting is housed). It has nothing to do with any of the comics listed there, other than no one can vote for them, and they lose the publicity, until this is fixed. It’s been happening about once a month for a while now, usually when a comic suddenly gets massive numbers of votes and Buzz goes over its bandwidth limit.

Guest
March 8, 2005 at 9:56 pm

Bah! Don’t kid yourselves. That was a clumsy metaphor. I still don’t see how it makes logical sense. Nothing that requires that much pondering is funny anyway.

Now that I have fulfilled my asshole requirement…
It’s otherwise a GREAT COMIC! :P

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