Metapost: Out like a lamb comment of the week
Guys! I know this is super last-minute but if you’re in the Baltimore area and are looking for something to do this evening, you could definitely do worse than see me tell jokes in this show at the Yellow Sign Theater!
Ahem. And with that bit of self-promotion out of the way, here is … your COMMENT OF THE WEEK.
“Plus, and yes, this is beside the point, deer are disgusting, extremely commonplace, tick-ridden, tree-killing, diversity-reducing monsters. They do not need saving, they are doing fine, they are common and delicious and, in fact, they are actually extremely difficult to relocate so it seems very unlikely to me that this deer will live much beyond the end of its story-arc and nobody will care, which, actually, I guess is fairly common for anyone in the A3G orbit.” –Margaret
And the very funny runners up!
“Strange things happen in Heathcliff’s neighborhood whenever it’s under the watchful gaze of … whichever dark alien God it is that has the Pac-Man eye.” –Brad
“Welp, it’s pretty clear that Heathcliff is just aiming for an audience made up of five year olds, stoners, and us.” –Voshkod
“Max is not even paying attention; why would he? He understands the futility of trying to impose some kind of morality and order onto this chaotic world. His dependence on his fox protector requires his loyalty, but not, at least, his attention.” –Margaret
“If I ever go completely insane and have to be committed to an institution of some kind, I will collect every Judge Parker strip consisting of nothing except someone telling Alan Parker how great he is – strips that have no narrative purpose or meaning at all beyond possibly highlighting the crippling insecurities that cause Alan to overcompensate by acting like a complete wanker – and plaster my cell with them. Then I will calculate the Parker Ratio: the fraction of all strips featuring the comic’s namesake that consist solely of people telling Judge Parker how great he is. Then I’ll work all this somehow into my manifesto…” –Master Softheart
“With all the Uncanny Valley edge-of-non-Euclidean madness of this strip, somehow it’s the details that get me –- like that tattoo not following the dip of the muscle, making it look like he’s superglued a small plastic toy sword to his upper arm. Which might go a long way to explaining why he can’t find a job, actually.” –CanuckDownSouth
“No, things are much better ‘Downtown’ nowadays thanks to the distribution of donated sleeves.” –Kevin on Earth
Judge Parker: “After finding out that his host was a CIA-trained international arms dealer, Alan looks … bored. ‘Are we already done talking about my book? I know you said you loved it, but can you tell me again which parts which particularly spectacularly awesome?'” –pugfuggly
“I know time is somehow dilated in the A3G universe so that minutes of their time take months of ours to pass, but it appears that several weeks passed between those two panels in order for Tommie’s hair to grow out from Failed Pixie Cut to Crash Helmet Monstrosity.” –elegantmechanic
“Looking at this flashback panel, I assume Mary is thinking ‘I hope I’m not too late with this jaundice serum!’ But who knows what Mary Worth was up to back in 2005? Maybe it’s ‘I hope I’m not too late! I hope Downtown isn’t out of crack!’ or ‘poppers!’ or ‘mescaline!’ or whatever kind of fix she was into in those days.” –Dr. Mabuse
“What you didn’t hear was the piano bragging that she has twelve G spots.” –Joe Momma
“Looks like somebody’s gonna be tickling the ivories. HEY-O! I’ll show myself out.” –Doctor Handsome
“Number Three is probably just barfing, or some other bilious release known to occur within human reality. It’s when Marvin gets up to doing a Number Eighty-Seven or Eighty-Eight that you want to really run, or at least put on one of those lead aprons.” –Ovis
“Dennis’ teddy bear has clearly heard too much. God’s appetite for carnage may be bottomless, but not Mr. Fluffykins’.” –Joe Blevins
“Why is Lu Ann so convinced Lily exists? Is the deer below waist-level or something? Is anything below waist-level in A3G? All I know is, I haven’t seen the deer in days and I haven’t seen anyone’s legs in ever.” –Gold-Digging Nanny
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