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Metapost: I love you, you love me

When I first started this blog, I wasn’t sure if anyone other than my friends would read it, let alone comment on it. As the 100+ comment post below demonstrates, today the Comics Curmudgeon has a large and chatty readership. Though I rarely respond to the comments, I love reading all of them — they provide the ego-stroking that powers this blog, and are frequently funnier than anything I have to say.

This last does give rise to one side-effect, though: frequently, if I don’t get around to doing a comic for a day or two, someone will post something to the effect of “I sure hope Josh does Tuesday’s Wizard of Id” (or whatever) and then goes on to describe that strip’s horror in vivid detail. Generally speaking, if I don’t do that comic, it’s not because I’m ignoring you: it’s because you did such a good job commenting on it that I don’t have anything to add.

Take this past Sunday, for instance: I had originally planned to do Curtis, but then a dare in the comments section of an earlier post led faithful reader Saint Chree to record this dramatic reading, upon which nothing I can say could possibly improve. If your media player won’t play this audio file (it’s in Ogg Vorbis format), you can download Audacity for free for all major platforms. It’s sooooo worth it.

28 responses to “Metapost: I love you, you love me”

  1. Incident
    March 1st, 2005 at 12:22 am [Reply]

    Cripes! I don’t read this blog for a few days and look what happens.

    I dare you to send me a million dollars. I dare you all!

  2. Saint Chree
    March 1st, 2005 at 1:48 am [Reply]

    I’m an internet celebrity

    ooh ooh oohie!

  3. peep
    March 1st, 2005 at 3:06 am [Reply]

    tee hee
    that was SO hawt

  4. Laen
    March 1st, 2005 at 3:27 am [Reply]

    Hmm… If you were interested in sharing the lime-light, there’s a wordpress plugin for easily converting a comments into a new story. …or you could also set it up that anyone could register for an account, and write posts, and you could approve posts for the front page.

    ..That is, if that’s the sort of direction you were interested in taking this site in..

    I love playing with WordPress, so if you could use any assistance in setting stuff like that up, I’d be more than happy to help..

  5. vincent
    March 1st, 2005 at 6:01 am [Reply]

    I can’t believe you don’t do zippy more often in general, damn that comic is…something

  6. peaches
    March 1st, 2005 at 7:56 am [Reply]

    Fun fact: a few years ago, the Washington Post dropped Mark Trail. They got so many phone calls, emails and bomb threats they instantly brought him back. Somewhere in the MD-VA area, there are a whole lot of Trailheads.
    Keep it up, Josh!

  7. King Of All Paperboys
    March 1st, 2005 at 10:42 am [Reply]

    Bomb threats???

    WOW! All I can say is… WHAT TH’?

  8. Tracibub
    March 1st, 2005 at 11:08 am [Reply]

    ::Feels warm and fuzzy inside::

    He really likes us!!!

    More funny posts, mule!!

  9. Anne Nonymous
    March 1st, 2005 at 12:31 pm [Reply]

    Saint Chree- Just listened to your dramatic rendition of Curtis. It’s great! You are my new god. We bow at your altar.

  10. DrBear
    March 1st, 2005 at 1:32 pm [Reply]

    The scary part is that there may be more people reading Apt. 3-G through this blog than read it in newspapers…

  11. Dave
    March 1st, 2005 at 2:17 pm [Reply]

    Why would you post that in such a bizarre file format? Why not jsut post an mp3 like a normal person? I really want to hear it, but I’m not going to. :(

  12. Anne Nonymous
    March 1st, 2005 at 2:22 pm [Reply]

    Dave- Leave my new god, Saint Chree, alone. He can use whatever format he so desires. Be careful that he does not smite you dead for your impiety.

  13. tal
    March 1st, 2005 at 2:43 pm [Reply]

    well, livejournal posts phoneposts as ogg. he doesnt have a choice in the matter.

    besides, virtually anything that plays mp3s plays oggs. or at least, the players that matter.

  14. Daijinryuu
    March 1st, 2005 at 4:15 pm [Reply]

    I have to ask: What the hell is up with today’s Barney Google and Snuffy Smith?

    It doesn’t make much sense literally, given that, even though it’s not exactly the most common occurrence, a cursory glance of the archives shows Snuffy’s eyes open a number of times, particularly just this past Sunday. Then I thought it was possible Loweezy was talking about someone else, given my lack of knowledge of the strip (I had to grab their names off the King Features site), but no, they call each other “Maw” and “Paw” all the time, a mystery for another day.

    Which leaves the possibility that it’s metaphorical, which makes me believe the point is that Loweezy and Elviny here are having lesbian sex behind his back. Frankly, I don’t think these stereotypes characters would exactly approve of that.

    So I’m just confused.

    (I sure hope Josh does today’s Barney Google and Snuffy Smith!)

  15. Saint Chree
    March 1st, 2005 at 7:33 pm [Reply]

    Daijinryuu: unfortunately, having read snuffy smith (or ‘paw smiff,’ were he to write it out) entirely way too much growing up, this is just a lame stab at Paw’s laziness.
    The lesbian angle is just repulsive enough to work though.

    Anne Nonymous: Hooray! a devout follower! contact info is in my livejournal profile, if you want to work out all that woshipping business.

  16. Tom T.
    March 1st, 2005 at 8:29 pm [Reply]

    As long as we’re meta-commenting: Is your T-shirt model available?

  17. Sting
    March 1st, 2005 at 8:32 pm [Reply]

    It’s a piece of pro-Soviet propaganda. Paw’s eyes are not open to the need for international struggle to empower the working classes. Unlike, say, this simple Bolshevik potato.

  18. Sting
    March 1st, 2005 at 8:35 pm [Reply]

    “This Bolshevik Potato,” by the way, was the original name of the solo album I recorded just after the Police broke up. Record-company big shots made me change it.

  19. Anne Nonymous
    March 1st, 2005 at 9:05 pm [Reply]

    Ah, Saint Chree- alas, I must worship from afar, but be content in the knowledge that you have at least one devoted accolyte. At least, for awhile; I’m a bit fickle. (I kind of liked Sting’s comments, too…..hmmmmm.)

  20. Josh
    March 1st, 2005 at 9:49 pm [Reply]

    Ah, here I say in my post that I don’t usually make comments, and now I’m making a comment, in response to Tom T. Anyway, there are actually three different models in my merchandise ads. One of them is me, one is engaged to me, and one is a friend of ours who’s engaged to another friend of ours. So the short answer is: no, not available, no matter who you’re talking about. I’m assuming you’re talking about the future Mrs. Curmudgeon, though. She is in fact foxy. Neener neener.


  21. zot
    March 1st, 2005 at 9:52 pm [Reply]

    St. Chree, if I sent you $20 would you read it over the phone to me? I can’t download it.

  22. Saint Chree
    March 1st, 2005 at 10:32 pm [Reply]

    zot: Hell, why not. And you don’t even actually have to pay.
    not an attention whore

  23. Zanzibar
    March 2nd, 2005 at 8:43 am [Reply]

    That Snuffy Smith is hilarious. When’s the last time a strip centered around a potato in the shape of one of the characters? I imagine it’s happened at some point, but it’s probably been a long time.

  24. Tom T.
    March 2nd, 2005 at 7:37 pm [Reply]

    Josh, you’re a lucky fellow. I hope you’ll keep us apprised of all of your wedding-planning details, just like Cathy and Irving. Will your pets be in the ceremony?

  25. RememberByronFrost
    March 5th, 2005 at 1:37 am [Reply]

    Come on Josh,, you owe Tom T. a reply re: keeping us apprised of wedding-planning details, esp. since the future Mrs. C has gotten involved on the blog re: poems, etc

  26. Teisuolis
    July 3rd, 2005 at 8:35 am [Reply]

    I love you, you love me, nise song by Barney, I need it, prefably in mp3 format, if it was used for craking detainees, so I may be will use it for love::))

  27. telecharger emule
    September 15th, 2005 at 12:05 pm [Reply]

    Interesting post, i like your blog very much telecharger emule

  28. 2 years later
    June 13th, 2007 at 12:59 pm [Reply]

    More zippers, emule!

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