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BogartBogart Streetwise HerculesRegistered User, Moderator mod
edited July 2016 in Debate and/or Discourse
Giant Days is a comic by the wonderful John Allison, the man behind Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. It has been nominated for a couple of Eisners and is a lovely piece of work about the misadventures of three young lasses at university.
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Most issues are self-contained, and each and every one is beautifully illustrated and contains a multitude of silliness and warmth.
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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    This is not plugging the merits of Roald Dahl's The BFG

  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Hmm that looks cute

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
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    We just got this one star Yelp review.

    I am going to Soylent Green some technophobic motherfuckers. Jesus H. Fucking Christ I hate people. Literally the world would be a better place if this person ceased to exist.

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  • zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    That's a decent comic.

    Let's talk some more about shitty managers.
    DOWN WITH THE WAGE SYSTEM!

  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    dOdIP9O.jpg

    We just got this one star Yelp review.

    I am going to Soylent Green some technophobic motherfuckers. Jesus H. Fucking Christ I hate people. Literally the world would be a better place if this person ceased to exist.

    hahaha
    "the flamboyant Jack Dorsey"

  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    That's a decent comic.

    Let's talk some more about shitty managers.
    DOWN WITH THE WAGE SYSTEM!

    Also don't invest your wages in beanie babies

  • SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    Square didn't know my email address until I gave it my email address when I bought something one time and it's easier for me to have a receipt in an email than to have to take a picture of it anyway.

    Six on
    can you feel the struggle within?
  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    desc wrote: »
    Hmm that looks cute

    It's brilliant. The art is absolutely top notch, body language complimenting facial expressions while remaining fun and cartoony, and the writing is as good as anything Allison's done (and is probably better). It's a superb comic, a little inoculation of joy against the awfulness of the world.

  • SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    Going to New Hampshire in a bit.

    can you feel the struggle within?
  • CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    I'm John Allison and I need to name all my comics differently even though they're all basically the same thing.

  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    zepherin wrote: »
    That's a decent comic.

    Let's talk some more about shitty managers.
    DOWN WITH THE WAGE SYSTEM!

    Also don't invest your wages in beanie babies

    ...fuck.

  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    Deebs, pay her the 15 extra minutes tbqh.

    Outside very rare exceptions, on time is on time in a healthy office environment.

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    All the square places I've used still have me enter my email every time.

    I wish it'd remember it.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    lol

    poo
  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    dOdIP9O.jpg

    We just got this one star Yelp review.

    I am going to Soylent Green some technophobic motherfuckers. Jesus H. Fucking Christ I hate people. Literally the world would be a better place if this person ceased to exist.

    Yelp is such bullshit.

  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    my email is tied to my credit card so when I swipe at like Blue Bottle i get an immediate email receipt despite never entering my email in their system

    it's, god forgive me, convenient

    3DS: 2165 - 6538 - 3417
    NNID: Hakkekage
  • SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    Yelp gives me lots of free food and booze so I'm cool with it.

    I am easily bought.

    Six on
    can you feel the struggle within?
  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    Coinage wrote: »
    I'm John Allison and I need to name all my comics differently even though they're all basically the same thing.

    Not at all! They're all set in Tackleford or feature people from there, but Giant Days is unmistakably a comic about university with only very rare strangeness of the kind that pervades BM or SGR. And Bad Machinery has been a mystery kids comic that turned into a mystery teenagers comic about growing up as much as it was ever about mysteries. SGR was nonsense on a stick.

  • Grape ApeGrape Ape Registered User regular
    The good news is that I have fuckall to do at work today, so I'm going to try and get through The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    oh my boss invited the team over to help her finish off all the extra food and beer and wine from her weekend bbq, and she has an outdoor patio and stuff

    but i made dinner reservations for tonight oh well

    alas, she shoulda told us yesterday

    poo
  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    my email is tied to my credit card so when I swipe at like Blue Bottle i get an immediate email receipt despite never entering my email in their system

    it's, god forgive me, convenient

    Excuse me but you are the victim of flamboyant identity theft?

  • cptruggedcptrugged I think it has something to do with free will. Registered User regular
    Hakey Cage wrote:
    Akira, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, David Lynch's Dune

    I.....

    Yes.

  • SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    Grape Ape wrote: »
    The good news is that I have fuckall to do at work today, so I'm going to try and get through The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

    Went to a reading by Junot Diaz a few years ago - amazing person to listen to speak live. I've never read Oscar Wao but loved Drown.

    can you feel the struggle within?
  • BSoBBSoB Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    zepherin wrote: »
    That's a decent comic.

    Let's talk some more about shitty managers.
    DOWN WITH THE WAGE SYSTEM!

    Also don't invest your wages in beanie babies

    Well, but they are at an all time low!

    They can only go back up from here!

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    junot diaz is da man

    poo
  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    I gave a bad Yelp to an establishment for the terrible experience I had. I do not regret it.
    I do regret becoming someone who turns to Yelp though.

  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    Grape Ape wrote: »
    The good news is that I have fuckall to do at work today, so I'm going to try and get through The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

    it is such a good book

    3DS: 2165 - 6538 - 3417
    NNID: Hakkekage
  • Grape ApeGrape Ape Registered User regular
    Six wrote: »
    Grape Ape wrote: »
    The good news is that I have fuckall to do at work today, so I'm going to try and get through The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

    Went to a reading by Junot Diaz a few years ago - amazing person to listen to speak live. I've never read Oscar Wao but loved Drown.

    I'm really enjoying it so far! After the first dozen pages or so, I've decided to read it the way Diaz intended: near a computer with google translate

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Delmain wrote: »
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    We just got this one star Yelp review.

    I am going to Soylent Green some technophobic motherfuckers. Jesus H. Fucking Christ I hate people. Literally the world would be a better place if this person ceased to exist.

    Yelp is such bullshit.

    I first attempted to report the review for "false information."

    You can't.

    Yelp says every story has two sides, and they won't remove a review just because we don't "agree" with it, and you should probably try to work it out in comments.

    So I'm going to publicly scored earth an idiot right now.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I'm John Allison and I need to name all my comics differently even though they're all basically the same thing.

    Not at all! They're all set in Tackleford or feature people from there, but Giant Days is unmistakably a comic about university with only very rare strangeness of the kind that pervades BM or SGR. And Bad Machinery has been a mystery kids comic that turned into a mystery teenagers comic about growing up as much as it was ever about mysteries. SGR was nonsense on a stick.

    And Bobbins?

  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    my email is tied to my credit card so when I swipe at like Blue Bottle i get an immediate email receipt despite never entering my email in their system

    it's, god forgive me, convenient

    Excuse me but you are the victim of flamboyant identity theft?

    Gaspu--that bedazzled barista! Never trust a service worker in a feather boa!

    3DS: 2165 - 6538 - 3417
    NNID: Hakkekage
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    BSoB wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    zepherin wrote: »
    That's a decent comic.

    Let's talk some more about shitty managers.
    DOWN WITH THE WAGE SYSTEM!

    Also don't invest your wages in beanie babies

    Well, but they are at an all time low!

    They can only go back up from here!

    Thanks for reminding me about the guy who squandered his sister's inheritance on BitCoins.

  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Visiting my parents and went with them to the eid prayer where I witnessed the greatest sermon in Islam's history. It started out quite blandly, forgive this and pardon that, do not give in to anger. And then we transitioned to the real meat of things, why you should stop acting so rude in parking lots, cutting people off, and especially not stealing your neighbor's goddamn designated parking spot. This latter point would be repeated quite often, with several illustrative examples from hadith to show that the prophet Mohamed would like you to please stop stealing your neighbor's parking spot. Because, frankly, it is unislamic what you're doing. Everyone kept knowingly nodding through the whole thing, and I managed to contain myself and not lose it.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Its unfortunate that theres like zero actual good review services for stuff

  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    Junot Diaz also draws heavily from minute personal details from NJ and Rutgers which of course made me giddy to recognize

    3DS: 2165 - 6538 - 3417
    NNID: Hakkekage
  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Woooow. I'd say Notch has gone off the deep end, but I said that last time and now he's drilling through rock bottom.

    I won't even post his tweets. You know where to find them.

  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    zepherin wrote: »
    That's a decent comic.

    Let's talk some more about shitty managers.
    DOWN WITH THE WAGE SYSTEM!

    Also don't invest your wages in beanie babies

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    And Bobbins?

    It is a forensic examination of spindles (or cylinders), with or without flanges, on which wire, yarn, thread or film is wound

  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    Delmain wrote: »
    dOdIP9O.jpg

    We just got this one star Yelp review.

    I am going to Soylent Green some technophobic motherfuckers. Jesus H. Fucking Christ I hate people. Literally the world would be a better place if this person ceased to exist.

    Yelp is such bullshit.

    I first attempted to report the review for "false information."

    You can't.

    Yelp says every story has two sides, and they won't remove a review just because we don't "agree" with it, and you should probably try to work it out in comments.

    So I'm going to publicly scored earth an idiot right now.

    If you bribe them, they'll remove it

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Elki wrote: »
    Visiting my parents and went with them to the eid prayer where I witnessed the greatest sermon in Islam's history. It started out quite blandly, forgive this and pardon that, do not give in to anger. And then we transitioned to the real meat of things, why you should stop acting so rude in parking lots, cutting people off, and especially not stealing your neighbor's goddamn designated parking spot. This latter point would be repeated quite often, with several illustrative examples from hadith to show that the prophet Mohamed would like you to please stop stealing your neighbor's parking spot. Because, frankly, it is unislamic what you're doing. Everyone kept knowingly nodding through the whole thing, and I managed to contain myself and not lose it.

    I'm all for practical advice in sermons.

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