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Perry Bible Fellowship: Of Calvin and Hobbes magnitude

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  • ClevingerClevinger Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    moniker wrote: »
    Try this one, then.

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    I don't get this one...

  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2007
    The "sell my soul for a puppy" is probably my favorite of all time.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm a fan of these two:

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited May 2007
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    I don't get this one.

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  • GhostManOnThirdGhostManOnThird Registered User
    edited May 2007
    He tried to fix the toilet by jumping into the pipe but died instead.

    hehehehehe.

  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The only comic that comes close to Calvin and Hobbes quality for me is Achewood, but PBF is definitely hilarious. It's hard to compare a "gag" comic to something like C&H which has consistent characters that you know and love.

  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited May 2007
    LavaKnight wrote: »
    I still love the comic, but it's more of a "forget to read it and then find you have four new ones" kind of comic to me now. It's posted with such irregularity, or at least it was a short time ago, that I was consistently disappointed when clicking on my PBF link.

    It's still brilliant, though.

    Lackadaisy is one of my favorite webcomics, but it has this problem too.

    Of course, Lackadaisy makes up for it by having ginormous strips when they do come out, and beautiful art.

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  • SpeedySwafSpeedySwaf Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Clevinger wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Try this one, then.

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    I don't get this one...
    Essentially the first three panels are supposed to show these kids having a great time, and the fourth one's supposed to put the first three into a different, darker perspective.

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  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Calvin & Hobbes = Achewood > The Far Side > PBF

    (Far Side only beats PBF because of its amount of content)

    Calvin & Hobbes was one of the biggest influences on me as a child. It compelled me to learn new words, and helped build my sense of humour. It was also neat cause I was a blonde kid, and my dog's name was Hobbit.

    You have to be into it, but man, Achewood is one of the most original comics out there, and overall just some of my favourite writing. It seems very absurd and silly, but over its long run it's built up a variety of well-defined, interesting characters. The blogs, cookbooks, ezines, etc., are like icing on the cake, cooked with canabutter.

    The Far Side and Perry Bible Fellowship win for constant lateral thinking. PBF has the added bonus of looking beautiful in a different way every week.

    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Taximes wrote: »
    I, too, have loved PBF for several years now. I believe I originally found it via a thread here, if I recall correctly.

    I wouldn't say it's better than The Far Side, but it's certainly on the same level of hilarity. I'll always have a soft spot for Far Side's extreme nerdiness, though....I just wrapped up a course in human evolution that featured at least 3-4 slides of topical Far Side comics in every lecture.

    Another great contemporary comic that routinely succeeds in cracking me up is Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

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    This reminds me of that parking lot is full comic. Man that thing sucks.

  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    It makes me sad that people are even thinking about comparing Achewood to Calvin and Hobbes. Achewood isn't even in the same league as Calvin and Hobbes.

  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2007
    Janson wrote: »
    My favourite:

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    Hahahaha, yesss. I agree 100%.

  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Equating Achewood to Calvin and Hobbes? Man, I guess I should start reading Achewood.

    PBF is great, but it's a completely different type of humor than... essentially all the other ones mentioned. I read a lot of comics, but I really can't find one to compare PBF to.

    In closing, yakka foob mog, grug pubbawub zink wattoom gazork. Chumble spuz.

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    bombardier wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    My favourite:

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    Hahahaha, yesss. I agree 100%.



    I hate this one. We had a cat named Mittens growing up. It's horrible.

  • TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Taximes wrote: »
    Another great contemporary comic that routinely succeeds in cracking me up is Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

    SMBC


    This reminds me of that parking lot is full comic. Man that thing sucks.

    If you're talking about the art, that's not what I'm talking about. The absolutely absurd double and sometimes triple punchlines (not in that comic in particular, but in a lot of them) are what fit somewhere into my sense of humor. Plus, SMBC usually updates every day (and sometimes twice a day), so I'm not expecting the visuals to be anything more than a way to convey the joke.

    PBF is a lot better overall, but quick, ironic transitions from the mundane to the morbid are found a'plenty in both of them.

  • TiemlerTiemler Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Taximes wrote: »
    Another great contemporary comic that routinely succeeds in cracking me up is Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
    I hit the 'random' link, and this is the turd it squeezed out... http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=516#comic

    Ugh. I'll take that as a sign.

  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Tiemler wrote: »
    Ugh. I'll take that as a sign.

    Dude. Is this not hilarious?

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  • ClevingerClevinger Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    SpeedySwaf wrote: »
    Clevinger wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Try this one, then.

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    I don't get this one...
    Essentially the first three panels are supposed to show these kids having a great time, and the fourth one's supposed to put the first three into a different, darker perspective.

    Well, I got that... I love PBF and all, but is that supposed to be funny?

  • DBReedDBReed Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Clevinger wrote: »
    SpeedySwaf wrote: »
    Clevinger wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Try this one, then.

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    I don't get this one...
    Essentially the first three panels are supposed to show these kids having a great time, and the fourth one's supposed to put the first three into a different, darker perspective.

    Well, I got that... I love PBF and all, but is that supposed to be funny?

    That's the general idea.

    I find it funny, but then I enjoy dark humor.

  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MrMister wrote: »
    Tiemler wrote: »
    Ugh. I'll take that as a sign.

    Dude. Is this not hilarious?

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    The facial expressions are what make this comic so funny.

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    I think F-Minus is as funny as The Far Side, although it isn't always as clever.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
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    The old SMBC comics were WAY better. He needs to re-upload them, I sent him like 50 of them when he lost his old site and the comics.

  • Controversy CowControversy Cow Registered User
    edited May 2007
  • LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    In his defense, she is pretty hot.

  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    This is unquestionably the best PBF:

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    Hahahaaa, aaah, AAAH, my ribs!

    they hurt!!

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    This is unquestionably the best PBF:

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    Hahahaaa, aaah, AAAH, my ribs!

    they hurt!!

    Notice the green guy is the next bullet. Last panel, he's totally like "Wait... shit."

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    He's all like :0

    Some of my faves;

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    The first time I saw that butterfly one, I nearly died. I mean, there's nothing to really get, but it's just hilarious. Their facial expressions had me in stitches.

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  • WalterWalter Registered User
    edited May 2007
    The guy who wrote F- was from ASU and started out publishing in the school paper.

    This one had everybody I know cracking up for awhile. I would post it as an image but its huge and I'm not sure how to resize it.
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    Here are a bunch of the comics that were in the State Press. He was even funnier back in the day, sometimes I feel like the guy is running out of material

  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I"m also quite a fan of Red Meat.

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    Some of it's very dry, but it makes me laugh.

    (Sorry about breaking H-scroll)

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  • edited May 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    PBF is good, yes, but I mean come the fuck on it's no goddamn Bloom County.

    One of the free weeklies here publishes it, too, which ends up in me seeing it more often than I do on the internet. It's pretty nice. It should be actually published in more places.

    I love The Mercury.

    But seriously, I don't think I've ever seen any comic, ever, that could compare to Calvin and Hobbes. Late C&H, anyway.

    I mean, Watterson became such and unquestionable master of the craft. The art was beautiful (oh man, those Sunday strips with the wagon? Good shit.); the humor was frequently side-splitting, and yet possessed enough broad appeal to be nationally published; he did great stuff with panel layout; and of course he created the best persistent characters of any comic. And, unlike the emo bastards at XKCD he could be sincere without being sappy, or preachy (and unlike most comic-strips these days, he wasn't afraid of sincerity), because he was genuinely a good writer.

    It just seemed like C&H dramatically outclasses all other strips in the amount of effort and mastery that went into making that comic. I think that puts it onto its own level.

  • HewnHewn Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Spot on, Aemilius. Spot on.
    Notice the green guy is the next bullet. Last panel, he's totally like "Wait... shit."

    The comic was funny the first time I saw it. Upon you noting the bullet order, it's funny all over again.

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    Steam: hewn
  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Dublo7 wrote: »
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    In a somewhat similiar vein:

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  • CantideCantide Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    There are too many excellent PBF strips for me to choose a favorite, but these are a few that always make me laugh:

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  • saint2esaint2e Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    This is my new favourite SMBC, just because Superman is a dick in it

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    jeepguy wrote: »
    This reminds me of that parking lot is full comic. Man that thing sucks.

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited May 2007
    saint2e wrote: »
    This is my new favourite SMBC, just because Superman is a dick in it

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    The Batman SMBCs are some of the best.

    Unfortunately, I can't find any of them at the moment, so here's one I both find funny and vaguely insulting:

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  • LukinLukin Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I do not get the contaminiation zone one.

    Here are a couple of my favorites:

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    I also really love the one with the hammer coming home to see his wife (a piece of wood) with a screw in her, and he goes and beats the crap out of the screwdriver. But I couldn't find that one.

    (edit, oh yeah...there it is. It's called "Angry Hammer". I guess I don't need to link four of them in one post though, that'd be a little excessive.)

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Lukin wrote: »
    I do not get the contaminiation zone one.
    Spoiler:

  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The Batman SMBCs are some of the best.

    Unfortunately, I can't find any of them at the moment, so here's one I both find funny and vaguely insulting:

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    Well, one out of two ain't bad.

  • saint2esaint2e Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Oh come on, you gotta think that one's funny. Just like I think this one is amusing:

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
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