Awesome / Something*Positive

  • That's not the Pythagorean!
  • Faye McIntire reading the riot act to Reverend Davies, a sellout minister. Not only does she have the nerve to tell him to his face that he's doing something deeply wrong in removing church programs that a rich parishioner doesn't like, she caps it twice over in the following exchange:
    Reverend Davies: Now, Faye, I think you're overreacting a bit. This is a one-time occurrence. Besides, we have to look at how Christ would have handled this situation.
    Faye: "And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that bought and sold in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, 'It is written that My House shall be called the House of Prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.'"
    Reverend Davies: Maybe not Jesus. There were other people in the Bible who appreciated economics.
    Faye: I hear Judas was quite the bargain hunter. A parcel of land and it just cost him thirty silver and a Messiah on a stick.
    • Takes a heartwrenching turn at Faye's funeral when Reverend Davies admits that Faye was right and that he wished she was still around to tell him "I told you so".
  • Davan gets one early in the series when he lays the smackdown on two Wiccans whose view of the Salem witch trials seems to have been largely formed by pop culture simply by knowing the actual history. And he proceeds to tell them the actual history—in full rant mode.
    • Kim gets a Crowning Moment within a Crowning Moment when she follows Davan's lecture-rant with this speech:
    Kim (to the two Wiccan girls): Wow! I'm so sorry. You see, my friend just has this thing about people who don't research their desperate cries for attention better and just spout out anything to seem special.
  • Davan's father Fred calling out a group of fundamentalists running a "Hell House", a fake haunted house which is a front for preaching:
    • And then he gets another in the very next strip when he's told they won't let him leave unless he says he accepts Jesus. He sits down and refuses to move. "Touche, crazy grandpa. Touche."
      • Even more awesome is the fact that Fred's a devout Christian; he refuses to "accept Jesus" as interpreted by *them*, just out of principle.
      • And then a random *cop* gets in on the act by explaining how what the Hell House is interpreting as doing God's work and spreading his message is basically holding an old man with serious medical conditions hostage for refusing to indulge their fundamentalist rhetoric.
    Cop: Do you even know what the word 'persecution' means, boy?
    Fundamentalist: Yeah, it means you don't do what I think is right.
    Cop: You, my confused little friend, are in need of a clue. Luckily I happen to have one that's shaped like a nightstick.
  • Jason gets one at the end of the catgirl storyline (starting here).
  • Mike has one of his first moments of awesomeness, here.
  • After Twitchy-Hug makes one too many attempts on Davan's life, Choo-Choo Bear gets his cousin whacked. And it is awesome.
  • Jason's Roleplaying extracts a confession from someone without laying a finger on the guy.
  • In which the bar is saved.
  • In-universe, Jason's happiest childhood memory was managing to unscramble the porn channel at age nine. "Magellan on a sea of dongs" indeed.
  • Fluffmodeus gets one while Kharisma's in prison. The one time Kharisma truly feels alone, helpless and in despair, it turns out to be her little mental breakdown's Berserk Button.
  • Davan tearing Ollie, the producer and former director for the stage version of Shock Treatment Davan got a job directing after Ollie was directing, a new asshole after Ollie tried telling the actors what to do behind his back. The resulting rant is a thing of beauty.
  • Aubrey breaking the hand of a Monster Clown that made the mistake of touching Pamjee.
  • Davan's response to his boss's demand to "stop screwing around and do something worthy of the pittance we pay you".