Ruben Bolling at 5:38 am Wed, May 18, 2011
Ants and Stars: Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic visit the Sardinia Radio Telescope in Italy
The Snowden Principle
Oh, those foibles.
I’ve noticed over the last few months that the funniest thing about Tom the Dancing Bug is the Percival Dunwoody comment.
Yet, strangely, counterintuitively, Dunwoody-No-MoreÂ® appears to be even funnier than that.
Wow, another first comment from the idiot time traveler.
How does he do that?
I know! It’s as if he knows when the comic is going to be posted and has a pithy comment already prepared.
Which is perfectly reasonable, he *is* a time traveller after all.
I liked the comic, as usual. But the funniest part was actually Percival Dunwoody’s comment. What does that mean?
benevolent! that’s rich.
I wonder if Mr Turner owes his stiffie to a tumor-fetish, or a surprisingly common balloon-animal-pedotumor fascination?
Hey, he’s pitching two tents, if you know what I mean. And if you do, could you please tell me? Because I have no idea.
You don’t suppose they could be knees?
It is knees, I was just being humorous. Or, rather, attempting the same.
I don’t think (Catholic) priests get raptured. The more extreme of the twice-born — like the people who invented the “rapture” — think “Papists” are going to the Bad Place. For example, see:
If you’re seriously going to create a Firefox extension to remove Perceval Dunwoody’s comments, you might as well make an app that generates the sound of thousands of fabulously-dressed wine-drinking middle class friends in a New York apartment laughing and congratulating you on your cleverness every time you make a post on the Internet.
A++++++++++++ comment, would read again.
(*sound of fabulously-dressed middle class New Yorkers*… oh wait, I just left my Friends Season 8 DVD playing)
For the rest of us, there’s Dunwoody-No-MoreÂ®.
I have a root canal on the 22nd. Yay, Rapture!
Perfect, Ruben. Exactly how I feel when I watch or read pretty much any mainstream fiction. Grown men are not idiots who only avoid stabbing themselves in the throat with garden shears due to the brilliance of their too-hot-for-their-husband MILF wives and their genius, beautiful, smart-aleck kids.
Rapture comix is genius.
Don’t mind those malcontents Percival Dunwoody.
Haters gonna hate…
Am I the only one who thinks the rapture strip is funny? Anybody else?
PS. This is a serious question borne out of curiosity. Is every person who complains about how these comics suck a first timer? If not, why do you click on the link?
I love BoingBoing, but there are some posts I’m not interested in, so I ignore them.
I’m not one of the grumblers, so can’t speak for them. I was unmirthed by the rapture strip, but that’s most likely because I don’t know who the guy is meant to be.
Max & Doug: I was mirthed, meta’ly, with furry overtones.
Maroon Avenger: Mirthed, admired perfect last line.
Thomas Edison: Mirthed with a wince – as a programmer, web designer, et al, was painfully close to home.
Dr Dr MD: Unmirthed. I may be missing something, but there seemed no pun in the punchline, no satire, nothing for my brain to trip over and laugh. I subscribe to the theory that laughter’s a mechanism to smooth inconsistent data in our minds: it’s our brain stumbling and picking itself up.
Dad’s stupid: Unmirthed, sad, insightful.
Dunwoody: mirthed, but unsure how we’ll tell the difference when the zombies take over.
I was unmirthed by the rapture strip, but that’s most likely because I don’t know who the guy is meant to be.
A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar…
Any experienced time traveler knows to NEVER go farther into the future than May 20, 2011. You can’t get a decent sandwich anywhere after the zombies take over the restaurant industry. -Percival Dunwoody, Idiot Time Traveler From 1909
Bravo. Fun-Pak Comix is always a few cuts above Bolling’s other work. I love the spot-on New Yorker style in the Rapture Cartoons.
The font at least!
Another laff-fest, just chock-a-block with chuckles…
Oh so Dad’s stupid, huh? Just wait until 20 years down the line bucko. Then it’ll be too late.
“Dad’s Stupid” inexplicably made me sad.