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[PA Comic] Monday, July 28, 2014 - The Talk, By Bill Amend

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image[PA Comic] Monday, July 28, 2014 - The Talk, By Bill Amend

The Talk, By Bill Amend

The Talk, By Bill Amend

http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/28

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  • JokermanJokerman V.Vaughn, The Vaudeville Vilnian Registered User regular
    This is amazing. It's like all of my love for Foxtrot combined with my love for Penny-arcade,

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  • streeverstreever Registered User regular
    Oh man, brilliant.

  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    This material is way outside of the normal bounds of Foxtrot.

    I heartily approve.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    It's like seeing Bob Sagat's stand-up comedy act for the first time, and realizing he's nothing at all like Danny Tanner.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    This is fantastic.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    this is wonderful

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  • geekoidgeekoid Registered User regular
    This comic made me very happy.
    Well Done.

    Now I will break machinery with my head!
  • MercadeMercade Registered User regular
    Life is just pee holes and butts

  • Man in the MistsMan in the Mists Registered User regular
    Oh Internet, you great and terrible beast.

  • kilroydoskilroydos Registered User regular
    Thumbs way up!

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    this is a good monday strip.

    hell, it's a fantastic strip, period.

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    lol, wow this was a surprise.

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  • T1GZT1GZ Registered User regular
    FOXTROT!! The first comic series I ever followed! This "Talk" series is great! I wonder who the next guest will be!

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  • PrimesghostPrimesghost Registered User regular
    Wow!! Came to check the Monday comic and found a Bill Amend guest strip! Definitely brightened my Monday.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Love Bill Amend! Woo!

    Knowing that Mike and Jerry are some sort of professional friend/associates with him is just an awesome thing.

    Does anyone have the scoop on how the original Foxtrot guest strip came to be?

    What is this I don't even.
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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Easily the best guest strip of the series.

    Maybe the best guest strip period?

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Love Bill Amend! Woo!

    Knowing that Mike and Jerry are some sort of professional friend/associates with him is just an awesome thing.

    Does anyone have the scoop on how the original Foxtrot guest strip came to be?
    No, but he did the introduction for their first book of collected strips. So Jerry probably just asked him while he was canvassing all the cartoonists he knew.

  • PuddingpiePuddingpie Registered User regular
    "Just go to Google or Bing..."

    Who Bings things though?

  • HeWhoSeesHeWhoSees Registered User regular
    Bill Amend actually drew this?! He drew...HE drew those bleeding eyes? Has...has Foxtrot changed since my local paper stopped running it? That he'd even be willing to draw something like that...I didn't think it was so. I'm probably naive.

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    HeWhoSees wrote: »
    Bill Amend actually drew this?! He drew...HE drew those bleeding eyes? Has...has Foxtrot changed since my local paper stopped running it? That he'd even be willing to draw something like that...I didn't think it was so. I'm probably naive.

    I think Amend stopped doing Foxtrot except for Sunday strips several years ago. But it's a safe bet that you wouldn't see a Foxtrot strip where kids google for butts and pee holes in your funny pages, anyway. Amend can do stuff in a PA guest comic he could never do in a newspaper.

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  • Hargaad of OmnarHargaad of Omnar Registered User regular
    Even as an adult, when I searched for all those keywords, I found a dark corner of the internet I hope to never stumble upon again.
    But it felt so gooooood.

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  • ThanatosiaThanatosia Registered User regular
    It's like seeing Bob Sagat's stand-up comedy act for the first time, and realizing he's nothing at all like Danny Tanner.
    I think you summed up exactly how I felt reading this. I loved foxtrott when I was younger, even collected the archive books. Now I want to see Lovecraftian versions.

  • November FifthNovember Fifth Registered User regular
    So I did this query on Bing, cause I figured that these search engine algorithms might actually curate a birds/bees type search into something reasonably kid friendly.

    And the result is....nope not at all, not in the slightest. Just raw, hardcore, taboo as *$%@ porn.

  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    So I did this query on Bing, cause I figured that these search engine algorithms might actually curate a birds/bees type search into something reasonably kid friendly.

    And the result is....nope not at all, not in the slightest. Just raw, hardcore, taboo as *$%@ porn.

    One of the main (performance) differences between Google and Bing is that Google filters a lot of stuff even at the loosest settings.

  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    So you're saying that if I want a raw, uncensored search, I should be Binging it?

  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    So you're saying that if I want a raw, uncensored search, I should be Binging it?

    Yes. You will have to disable Bing's Safe Search, but after that it works. Just Pepsi Challenge it up. It is very clear with certain topics.

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    geth knows this very well.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    So that's what people mean when they say they're binging someone.

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    This right here is why people mock the newspaper strips so much. The artists can't let their hair down and make the jokes (or drawings) they really want to make. I maintain that if Calvin and Hobbes came along in the era when you could make it a webcomic, Bill Watterson might not have wrapped it when he did, and he might not have gone into hiding.

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  • Zoku GojiraZoku Gojira Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    Before this guest thing is up, I'd love to see K-Straub pull Mr. Jinx out of retirement to give "the talk," cirbozoid style. Perhaps to that amorphous ship's doctor.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Gosling wrote: »
    This right here is why people mock the newspaper strips so much. The artists can't let their hair down and make the jokes (or drawings) they really want to make. I maintain that if Calvin and Hobbes came along in the era when you could make it a webcomic, Bill Watterson might not have wrapped it when he did, and he might not have gone into hiding.

    Watterson even eventually had enough clout to stretch artistically a little, insisting on full half-page sunday strips instead of the standardized "Throwaway joke plus longer strip made of X small panels so we can chop it up for space" format, so he could get more creative with the layouts.

    Him bringing his art to a webcomic and getting to explore even more space would be like a dream come true.

  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    Before this guest thing is up, I'd love to see K-Straub pull Mr. Jinx out of retirement to give "the talk," cirbozoid style. Perhaps to that amorphous ship's doctor.

    I read Mr. Jinx and suddenly imagined terrible, terrible things about Pixie and Dixie.

    I have a new soccer blog The Minnow Tank. Reading it psychically kicks Sepp Blatter in the bean bag.
  • DiplominatorDiplominator Hardcore Porg Registered User regular
    Gosling wrote: »
    This right here is why people mock the newspaper strips so much. The artists can't let their hair down and make the jokes (or drawings) they really want to make. I maintain that if Calvin and Hobbes came along in the era when you could make it a webcomic, Bill Watterson might not have wrapped it when he did, and he might not have gone into hiding.

    Baby Blues was somehow allowed to print the word "boobs" today, so maybe times are changing?

    Then again, I'm pretty sure Family Circus still exists. At least my local paper stopped printing fucking Peanuts.

  • AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    At least my local paper stopped printing fucking Peanuts.

    I'll fight you over that one, Peanuts is special
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  • SpaffySpaffy Fuck the Zero Registered User regular
    Wonderful comic!

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Considering the total length of its run, the peak period of Peanuts was remarkably brief. I'd say it was past its prime by 1970, really. But the stuff from the mid to late 60's has to basically begin any conversation about the best material the medium has ever produced.

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  • streeverstreever Registered User regular
    Newspaper comics are 'for children' per the editorial boards of most newspapers; that's why they are so sanitized. They literally are asking themselves, "Would an 83 year old grandmother in Topeka be upset if she saw this word in the comic her 4 year old grand-child is looking at?"

  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    streever wrote: »
    Newspaper comics are 'for children' per the editorial boards of most newspapers; that's why they are so sanitized. They literally are asking themselves, "Would an 83 year old grandmother in Topeka be upset if she saw this word in the comic her 4 year old grand-child is looking at?"

    So really they are for old people? Realistically, only old people read newspapers at this point. They might as well be rotary dial phones.

  • streeverstreever Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    No, newspapers are for people who think that news has an intrinsic value and understand that it costs money to produce it.

    Basically they are for ideologues like myself.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    Gosling wrote: »
    This right here is why people mock the newspaper strips so much. The artists can't let their hair down and make the jokes (or drawings) they really want to make. I maintain that if Calvin and Hobbes came along in the era when you could make it a webcomic, Bill Watterson might not have wrapped it when he did, and he might not have gone into hiding.

    Baby Blues was somehow allowed to print the word "boobs" today, so maybe times are changing?

    Then again, I'm pretty sure Family Circus still exists. At least my local paper stopped printing fucking Peanuts.
    A few months ago, a Doonesbury rerun had "gook" in my paper.

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