I liked the first half of it.
At least you didn’t mention that particular band that you often make us hear about.
My first thought, naturally, was that that was an awful lot of penises to have to draw.
if the future hall of justice messes up the past by cramming its culture full of crap, won’t that in some way get in the way of said Hall coming into existence?
And what of the felons they send back in time? What if they have families and children… wouldn’t there be the possibility of them becoming their own ancestors?
And here I thought people were willingly watching/listening to this crap. Thank you for a logical explaination, my mind tries to fold into itself when I contemplate how people willingly watch that crap.
So those citizens of merit get to see the good stuff of contemporary culture. I imagine some guy curing cancer or “dome-sickness” and getting sent back in time to witness the Renaissance which bought forth modern culture which bought forth cinema and new ways to imagine art which bought forth Transformers 2 and Nickleback…fuck! No one wins in your idea of futuristic society. Oh my God. I’m back. I’m home. All the time, it was… We finally really did it.
You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
P.S. Don’t come home drunk and look at this comic. You’ll take it far too seriously.
I spent my entire unemployed day reading your comics. And I mean really READING them. Very verbose. Your Sphinx character is moderately original. I like it.
You have a lot of anger at cops and the justice system, I see!
Regarding this one in particular — interesting mechanism for dealing with the undigestable reality that people actually enjoy mindless garbage. It’s hard to look at an endless sea of simpletons who voluntarily consume pop culture and regard them as your peers, isn’t it? It’s easier to imagine that a masochistic-bureaucratic clusterfuck from the future is maliciously poisoning the roots of its own failures — through the court system, no less.
No, EthZee , people don’t hate Transformers because it has explosions, people hate it because it was a poorly done, overlong clusterfuck of a movie that I hope Hitler is forced to watch in hell at eardrum rape level volume.
…Woah. Not a lot of love there, George. I wouldn’t say it’s the worst film I’ve seen (I’ve only seen the first one). My main problem with Transformers I is that they tended to concentrate too much on the fleshy humans instead of the giant transforming robots blowing shit up.
Okay, I know that character development and plot are important for a ‘good’ film; but if I wanted those, I could watch a Coen Brothers film or The Wire, or any number of life-changing amazing pieces of televisual entertainment. But sometimes, Godsdamnit, I want to watch robots shoot the shit out of each other with lots of explosions for a couple of hours.
Disclaimer – I enjoy books by Nabakov, music by Verdi and Strauss. I’m not one of the ‘mindless simpletons’ describe above. But I also enjoy Transformers and Fallout 3, and Domino’s pizza. Go on, gaze upon me like the horrible misshapen, hunched mutant that I am and pass comments. ¬_¬
Incredible! A whole science-fiction story in a few crazy panels. And it explains so much…. Been really enjoying these so far, this one might even beat the “Atheist Apocalypse”, or at least be a close second. The President was really too much. I’ll be saying “and how the year does linger” for the rest of my life. These are a rare example of a comic that you can read many times. I’m ready for some big glossy color prints.
ALSO: Being made to speak with an Elizabethan diction would verily be a reward most fair! Not a punishment in any case, except in the eyes of those low of thought and opinion. Also texting could get a bit tricky.
“GRTINGS WUD THI B OF V FELNGS MOST FAIR 2 ACCMPNY MI FAIR SLF 2 V THITRE 4 V LATEST SHOWING, VIS FRTHCOMING SUND *some text missing*”
erik, you missed the nationality of the author. He’s Canadian, not American, and I assume they care more about soccer in Canada than we do, and I further assume that the president is the president of Canada and not the U.S.
(Granted, caring more about soccer than the U.S. means absolutely nothing, most Americans put the World Cup somewhere between there cousins bowling league, and the professional bagpipe players club. We just can’t grasp that whole “no hands” rule.)
EthZee, I was talking about the Transformers sequel, not the first. The first one certainly is no great cinematic opus, but it is about 1,000,000 times better than it’s predecessor, and is a perfectly excusable popcorn flick.
Ah, I retract some of my previous indignation. I haven’t seen the sequel, and thus cannot pass comment upon it.
…I still stand by my original opinion that the first film needed less sappy human drama and more robots fighting, though. (in slow motion if need be, and with added explosions. Gawd bless ya, mister Bay!)
As a Condescending British Person, I feel it necessary to say: aw, you americans with your crazy handegg.
*watches Transformers at half-speed (or as I like to call it, Baynimation)*
The apology note on the garbage dump is just too hilarious!
We are what we eat… and inhale and see… and if we eat what we eat now a days, breathe the foul air and see shitty things, we will produce art that are similar…
And I really really love the terms that you come up with! eg: ‘societal haymaker’
What the hell kind of country do these people live in where a president making a soccer bet is a legal obligation,where guilty verdicts come immediately and without a jury, where they have the ability to go to space but leave all their garbage on earth, where instead of trying to make their world better they try to make the lives of others worse, where holding up a monorail is punishable by exile to the past?
Fuck these assholes. If their society is run like that they deserve the hell they live in.
Oh my god, this is genius! GENIUS! Why have I never thought of this!?
Start an interstellar empire in order to view female cadets in tight, impractical space-wear. Damn! I Should have thought of that. I’d go for ‘Empire’ rather than ‘Federation’ because, Blake’s 7 aside (ohhhh, Servelan), Empires are more fun than wimpy do-gooder federations. The only thing better than a female cadet in a revealing jumpsuit, is an EVIL female cadet in a revealing jumpsuit.
I sooooo bet this is the real business model behind ‘Virgin Galactic’. Typical Richard Branson, it’s not enough for that bastard to be rich and famous and have a cool beard, oh no, he’s got to have all the fun. Darn. And it wouldn’t surprise me if that ‘space tourism’ fleet his building doesn’t turn out to be an invasion fleet, after all “cruise liner” -> “troop transporter”, it’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it?
Well, he’s going to have some competition. Why should he get to be ‘First Galactic Overlord with an Army of Scantily-clad Space Vixens’? That ticket had my name on it!
I’m off to run up some space-suit designs.
Uh… can’t comment on the rest of the comic, didn’t get past the second panel.
The verb “hacer” is used to refer to weather. Hence, the “exterior conditions” display should read “Hace calor!”
“Es” is the third person singular and second person formal singular conjugation of “ser,” which refers states of being that tend not to change. Weather and people’s moods change all the time, so “estar,” which also means “to be,” is the proper verb for such states. Even so, “estar caliente” means not “to be hot,” as in temperature, but “to be horny.”
That’s it for Spanish 101 for today. We now return you to your regularly scheduled comic.
and now allmost recent movie success make sense .. if they add a subliminal suggestion while they are in temporal transit to buy products advertised on really bad tv shows as well……that would explain so much more