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Metapost: As if you needed another incentive to show off

Check out the top of the left-hand navbar for a new fun feature here: The Comics Curmudgeon comment of the week! Every Friday (or so), I’ll pick the comment that I’ve arbitrarily found to be the most amusing and feature it in that spot for a glorious seven days. There’s no point to this but to give a little something back to you, the reader. Or at least those of you readers who are funny.

29 responses to “Metapost: As if you needed another incentive to show off”

  1. Battlefield Streaker
    April 22nd, 2005 at 11:14 am [Reply]

    More incentives, brah!

  2. Incident
    April 22nd, 2005 at 11:21 am [Reply]

    Other_Sally wins every week, no problem.

  3. Jason
    April 22nd, 2005 at 11:43 am [Reply]

    Cool feature. Maybe you could include the date the comment was made, so people could find the comment in its context if they wanted to?

  4. Sting
    April 22nd, 2005 at 11:49 am [Reply]

    No fair. I’m not funny. What happens to me? I’ve got nothing to fall back on except for royalties from “Wrapped Around Your Finger.”

  5. goulo
    April 22nd, 2005 at 11:58 am [Reply]

    What Jason said. Or better yet, make the comment a clickable link to the original context.

  6. Firegoat
    April 22nd, 2005 at 12:52 pm [Reply]

    Not funny? No worthwhile sense of humor? Run to high ground!

  7. Charles
    April 22nd, 2005 at 1:06 pm [Reply]

    I like not this.

    How long before we all start pandering to and asskissing Josh in some feeble attempt to achieve a modicum of self worth by being chosen for this comment of the week? And how long will it be before Josh abandons its noble initial purpose and instead merely starts citing inane, cloying comments from hot women in a sad attempt to ingratiate himself? Which of course leads to friction with TFMC, which sends Josh into a sea of depression and despair, which will send _us_ into that aforementioned sea, and before you know it, this place will no longer be updated even though it provides the only joy in our increasingly despondent lives and we all end up standing on the edge of bridges wondering just what the hell happened to lead us to this desperate point.

    It’s the end of the world, and none of you are willing to see it.

  8. Firegoat
    April 22nd, 2005 at 1:14 pm [Reply]

    Standing by a sea of depression and despair? run to high ground!

  9. RememberByronFrost
    April 22nd, 2005 at 1:28 pm [Reply]

    Talking window alert today in Wary Mirth

  10. Moesy
    April 22nd, 2005 at 1:31 pm [Reply]

    aw man…now I have to come up with something clever or witty instead of my usual sarcasim.

  11. Flasshe
    April 22nd, 2005 at 1:55 pm [Reply]

    RBF, I can’t get that talking window out of my mind. I don’t think real people talk that way, so it really must be the window talking. I keep coming back to that dialog. It fascinates me so.

    Jeff, by all accounts, Fay Begler was a good nurse!
    Yes, very competent!

    Have I been so immersed in the Internet community that I’ve lost touch with how actual vocal conversation sounds?

    Josh, by all accounts, Pope John Paul II was a good pope!
    Yes, very ecclesiastical!

  12. Semi
    April 22nd, 2005 at 2:08 pm [Reply]

    Dang it… as soon as I read the post I wanted to say “More Incentives Mule”, but Battlefield beat me to it and added the even funnier Thorpish twist.

    That was all I was going to say until I re-read Thorpish Twist. If that’s not a dance move/sex position/band name then man it should be.

  13. RememberByronFrost
    April 22nd, 2005 at 2:22 pm [Reply]

    Do we need Benjamins, Brah, to take lessons for the Thorpish Twist, Semi?

    And Flasshe, I thought the same thing re: stilted dialog in MW. Mary acts as though she’s arguing with Jeff at first re: the good nurse remark.

  14. Grotesqueticle
    April 22nd, 2005 at 2:41 pm [Reply]

    Completely off-topic here, and I wouldn’t be surprised if y’all have already adressed it, but as a life-long (I mean the life of the strip, not me) reader of Doonesbury, is anyone else as freaked out about seeing B.D’s hair in every panel, nowadays, as I am?

  15. TwoClubs
    April 22nd, 2005 at 2:52 pm [Reply]

    “Standing by a sea of depression and despair? run to high ground!”

    More lifeboats, Mule!!

  16. Hysterical Woman
    April 22nd, 2005 at 3:03 pm [Reply]

    Ah, another outlet for my poor self-esteem. Now I can obsess over being the most funniest person ever, neglecting basic hygiene and food.

  17. Other_Sally
    April 22nd, 2005 at 3:31 pm [Reply]

    How long before we all start pandering to and asskissing Josh in some feeble attempt to achieve a modicum of self worth

    You mean we’re not doing that already?

    Anyway, as flattered as I am by Incident’s comment above, I think I haven’t said one funny thing this week. But I am a hot female. Cloying and inane comments are the ticket, you say?

  18. Michael
    April 22nd, 2005 at 3:44 pm [Reply]

    Pick me! Pick me! I will buy all your shirts and stuff if you pick me and make me famous and cool…

    Oh wait…wanting to be picked makes me uncool.


  19. Your Nose
    April 22nd, 2005 at 4:47 pm [Reply]

    No, pick ME! Now!

  20. Dub Not Dubya
    April 22nd, 2005 at 6:55 pm [Reply]

    Charles, don’t despair, or even run to high ground. As Mary tells us, it’s the circle of life.

  21. Honey
    April 23rd, 2005 at 8:40 am [Reply]


  22. Sourbelly
    April 23rd, 2005 at 10:41 am [Reply]

    You want funny? You got it, pal, in spades:

    Last night I dreamed I was eating my pillow. When I woke up, my giant marshmallow was gone!

    There’s your winner. End of discussion.

  23. just little old me
    April 23rd, 2005 at 6:28 pm [Reply]

    Hey Josh, you really need to add Brevity to your usual viewings:

    As you can see it just begs to be mocked.

    Hell, April 23 should be a feild day for you. Garfield, Close to Home, Herman, B.C., One Big Happy, and our favorite FBOFW are ripe for the pickings today.

    And just one final comment on Dennis the Menace (sorry, the King Features website doesn’t archive the most current strip): well, if the tall, surprised looking and rather hot (or at least attractive-looking) chick in the background is indeed sitting on Dennis’ piece of cake, well…I must say, being that it’s a kid’s comic it’s rather disturbingly erotic.

  24. fluffytufts
    April 23rd, 2005 at 7:29 pm [Reply]

    Wow – cake sitting! Er…kinda reminds me of a pie incident I once had…No! Bad thoughts! Bad thoughts! Must stop…!

  25. Monkeys Uncle
    April 25th, 2005 at 7:29 am [Reply]

    For the love of…. Please dont google cake sitting. The internet can be a bad place, very bad.

  26. Brucker
    April 25th, 2005 at 11:11 am [Reply]

    RE: B.D.’s hair

    I was so disturbed to see B.D.’s hair, that in the first strip where they showed it, I didn’t even notice that he’d just lost his leg, which was the real point of the strip.

  27. Skip Tracer
    April 25th, 2005 at 12:04 pm [Reply]

    You want funny?

    Two cartoon commentators walk into a bar. One of them says to the other, “We should have seen that.”

    The other says, “With these glasses? Are you kidding?”

  28. Ali
    April 25th, 2005 at 6:32 pm [Reply]

    Not only am I standing by a sea of depression and despair, I have a house there.

  29. jowdy-girl
    April 25th, 2005 at 8:12 pm [Reply]

    My advice would be: Move, Mule!

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