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Happy Friday, everybody! Your COTW in a moment, but first! A couple of plugs!

The first plug, which is unpaid: I’ve been meaning to tell y’all about Comic Chameleon, a mobile app that is a great way to read some of the best webcomics on your phone or tablet. The lineup includes:

  • A Softer World
  • Alien Loves Predator
  • Amazing Super Powers
  • Bad Machinëry
  • Book of Biff
  • Boxer Hockey
  • Broodhollow
  • Buttersafe
  • Cat and Girl
  • Chainsawsuit
  • Dinosaur Comics
  • Dumbing of Age
  • Girls with Slingshots
  • Hijinks Ensue
  • Nedroid
  • The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
  • Overcompensating
  • Questionable Content
  • Sam and Fuzzy
  • Scenes From a Multiverse
  • Spacetrawler
  • Surviving the World
  • Three Panel Soul
  • Wasted Talent
  • Wondermark
  • XKCD

The app is free and ad-supported, and in contrast with some of the webcomics aggregation apps out there that scrape comics sites without the artist’s permission, ad revenue is shared with the artists. Right now it’s iOS only, but an Android version is in the works, as is a possible paid ad-free version. Check it out!

Also, I must remind you that the [Citation Needed] book by Conor Lastowka and myself continues to be available for purchase, in both paperback and Kindle form. Here, enjoy this banner, won’t you?

And now, your comment of the week!

“I can’t believe such pagan rituals as tooth fairies are tolerated down on the Keane Kompound. No, when you put a tooth under your pillow, Satan brings a quarter, and carries off your soul.” –Bunivasal

And your runners up! Very funny!

“Pluggers have never even heard of events like Ravinia, but advertise something with ‘food’ in the title and you’ll have a reenactment of the 1968 Democratic convention.” –Nekrotzar

“It’s really not hard to read today’s Marvin as ‘Marvin’s dad’s attempted gay hookup, which was his wife’s idea, wasn’t fun.’ Look how happy she is in the first panel. JUST LOOK.” –Charles Solution

You don’t understand anything, Lu Ann! You have a bad attitude, Margo! There are bows in your hair, Ruby! And … Tommie. Oh, Tommie. I didn’t see you there.” –Dan

“It actually makes a lot of sense that the pin-up painted on Slylock’s Fantasticar isn’t a buxom lady-fox, but a stylized portrait of Slylock himself, literally eating the Constitution.” –Doctor Handsome

“Jesus, that got unnecessarily dark. Couldn’t Slylock just have been questioning Sammy Shark about a petty theft to set up a simple geography question? Are they all going to be like this now? ‘After Count Weirdly’s doomsday device went off, most human and animal life has been wiped off the earth. As Slylock scavenges for food and safe drinking water, he comes to a vast pile of concrete and scattered human debris beside a dead ocean. As he cries bitter, lonely tears, he gives in to his aching hunger and begins gnawing on the charred remains of a brown pelican. Is Slylock sitting on the radioactive rubble of New York, or Los Angeles?'” –pugfuggly

That would be the first and last time anything in Gil Thorp was described as ‘attractive.'” –Chyron HR

“I can accept the drug dealer with original Picassos hanging in his secret mine lair being easily convinced to convert his marijuana farm to a solar farm, or a retired CIA operative living in a cancer hospital in the jungle, or a college student with a multi-million dollar apartment in Paris who blows her $10,000 a month allowance on an investment in a water treatment system, but I draw the line at this. NOBODY ever gets any work done on an airplane flight.” –bobanero

“It’s equally absurd to suggest that Rusty could arise in nature. This implies that a supernatural force created him. I would suggest that LoFo exists in a Manichaean universe, where Satan shares the Divine power of creation. Here Satan chooses to mock the Christian deities by creating distorted versions of their work. Thus we have giant birds, villainous wolves, a forest fire that instantly spreads across a valley, Rusty, Mark Trail and wandering Jeep headlights. This does not answer the obvious question: is the mysterious ‘Doc’ a wizard who raised these forces, or is he in fact the King of Hell?” –Droopy Says

“Gotta love that hangdog expression on the face of Papa Curtis as he and the boys hear the news about Henderson from a talking coat sleeve. Hey, would those be some ‘off the cuff’ remarks?? Ha ha, ho ho ho … oh god help me.” –Oregonian

“Against the tan walls and yellow skies (seen through a first-class-sized window, I suppose) of this airliner, we see five coordinated shades of blue among the seat back, the plush, boy-do-we-have-a-ton-of-money upholstery, the computer itself perfectly matched to the color of Katherine’s stylish boat-neck blouse, Alan’s complimentary-hued shirt, and of course the tint of his glasses darkening to hasten his nap without the need for the gauche, uncomfortable, and no doubt badly colored eye shades that nappers have to wear in steerage. I bow in awe to the unheralded colorist(s) of Judge Parker. Bravo!” –sally

“Seriously, what comic strip story arc isn’t improved by a good furnace explosion?” –Dood

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