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Marten does something about Pintsize
Deathbot-9000 would rather avoid internet drama
Now we're even. Bitch.
Yet Again. Panels two and three (the sound effects, Marten's expressions) are pretty fantastic, but it's the robot's follow-up in panel four that seals it. Not to mention "mantenna array".
The strip where Vespavenger gets arrested by the cops.
Officer: I got a cooler of cold brewskies in the trunk. Marten: Wait, what? You're drinking on the job? Officer: It's cool, I'm not driving. O'Malley is driving. And he is HIGH as HELL.
What's the worst thing you can say during sex? Marten's answer:
Happy birthday, Grandma!
Customer: Oh...oh God, next time I get laid I'm totally gonna be thinking that! You've ruined sex for me! Marten: Sorry, someone already suggested "you've ruined sex for me." Nice try though!
"Am I on FIRE?"
Marten: No yelling in the library!
Robot Fidel Castro will rub his pube-beard all over your ignorant capitalist faces! Comic no. 840, panel 4.
Comic no. 895: Meena has a plan for messing with her masturbating ex's mind. (A LOT better than it sounds.)
"No, you can not just run him through a wood-chipper first!"
The Scarlet Letter.
The final panel of this comic.
Penelope: Look at it! Look at my ass and tell me it's pretty!
Panels two and three of 1056 always make this troper giggle like a little girl.
Pintsize fights the Roomba.
Marten and Dora discussing alternative employment options in Experience Required.
"Really? Do you get the recurring dream where the rapping penis tells you to kill your friends too?"
The look on Sven's face in the last panel.
This strip is hilariously huggable.
Marten: Mar marmar. Dora: Marrrrrrrr.
The whole tapir arc. Followed by this. Poor Hannelore.
Wil decides to take his life on the road, And then Penelope just gets dragged in to the overacting.
as dramatically as possible. This.
Pintsize: MAHTEN ... MAHTEN ... COME OUTSIDE ...
A demonstration of Faye's boob power
Strip 1349. Candles? Check. Rose petals? Check. Champagne? Check. Fake mustache? Priceless.
Will's vision quest Steve can't sing.
Yelling Bird gets his comeuppance. And the follow up which is possibly another awesome moment for Yelling Bird.
Dora takes the very frustrated Faye to a sex toy shop, squicking out the poor girl. After complaining the whole time, after they leave the shop Faye asks "Can I have the next, like...hour off?" and when Dora says yes.
jumps for joy The strip immediately following it is even better:
Marten: So, if you went with Faye, where's she been all this.... Oh. Faye: [ walks in] Hey guys, what's... Goddamn it, you all know, don't you?
"You came too soon!"
These are TIME SNOWBALLS, and they're achieving relativistic VELOCITY and they're gonna hit you twenty years in the FUTURE!
It's the boner shark! The best part is Penelope's face in the background. A look of total resignation. You can totally tell she's thinking "It's gonna be one of those mornings..."
Hannelore messing with her friends.
QC Sock Puppet Theatre will never get old. (Well, maybe it'll get old eventually but it'll still be funny.)
The Penalty Box.
"Of course I was programmed! I'M A COMPUTER!"
STOP HUGGING! STOP HUGGING!
With Maximum Ridiculosity.
Marten: I posit that ladies' bosoms are rad. Do you agree? Angus: Why, as a matter of fact, I do! Who would have guessed it? Marten: Excellent! I think this calls for another round of drinks. Bartender, fetch us some frosty beers and fancy outfits!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO HUG!
Penelope really had a good time with Wil.
Penelope: I was being serious! I'm gonna have to wear a hat with a chinstrap tomorrow!
Wil wears his best suit to a job interview.
Momo versus the squirrel.
"I FORGOT YOU WERE THERE!" Hannelore's expression in the final panel is what makes it.
Marigold: You can probably guess how many boyfriends I've had. Hannelore: Ummm....six? Marigold: You're off by six. Hannelore: Twelve!? Wow!
I AM THE THUMBLORD!
Marten's dad proposes to his boyfriend.
Oh Sousuke-kuuuun. Randy. Manages to be SO annoying that she even shuts up Yelling Bird.
Protip: don't get between Cosette and what she wants.
Steve and Cosette on their first date. Cosette mentions that she was expecting something to go wrong.
: Haha, well, you know that picture of me flexin' in front of the grizzly bear? That's actually my girlfriend. But don't worry, we have an open relationship.
[ beat] Cosette
: Meh, could be worse. You wanna come upstairs?
: Who the hell have you been going on dates with?
The second attempt at a Roomba-jump.
WELP I'M GOIN' TO BED It's Jeph's note at the bottom that seals it.
Grind on my booty! Grind on my booty!
In this strip Steve and Marten admit to having drunkenly made out at one point. Dora and Faye's reaction? "RECREATE THIS. NOW."
OH GOD THEY TEAMED UP! — Where's the t-shirt of THAT?
NO TIPS FOR ALLIANCE SCUM! *slam*
"I think you mean ri."
COCKulous The tactical TMI.
That's probably not an overnight express.
Steve: If you guys keep making fun of me I'm not gonna share any of my cookies. Tai: I promise not to seduce your girlfriend if I get a cookie!
Every single strip in the hiring new Coffee of Doom employees storyline. Yes, all of them. In the interest of saving space, though, some highlights:
I knew I shoulda kept walking when you said, "hey"...
Can You Really Blame Him. Marten's face in panel four is priceless.
: Oh, all right.
dig into my tummy when I sit down, anyway.
Dale's epic stealth skillz.
He misses your body 1812... the last two panels are just gold. Also doubles as a bit of a Mood Whiplash.
Faye's bra goes missing.
Faye: Could... could the SHEER INTENSITY of our make-outs have VAPORIZED my lady-holsters?
Angus: Maybe it's some kind of quantum tunnelling effect. Lemme go check and see if Marigold has two bras now.
"Goddamnit, you showed them the picture of me with the dildo, didn't you."
The photo in question. Extra points for it really being a cute picture. And the comment below the comic. " YES"
THIS PLACE IS A BUTT AND YOU ARE ALSO A BUTT
Pintsize's weird way of helping Marten sleep.
Best instant flash mob support group EVER.
Steve gives Marten too much TMI. It's... definitely one of those things you don't just spring on a dude.
Also, notice that the little white dots that usually appear next to characters' heads to signify drunkenness disappear from Marten. Therefore, he must have been shocked into sobriety, with a verbal equivalent of the Hideous Hangover Cure!
I'm not Marigold, I'm Hannelore!
Several strips in close succession:
Clinton's robotic hand, and its semi-autonomous mode.
"Ah, but what if you put a male Okapi in space?"
Hanners: *horrified look*
Step 1: Wil orders pizza. Step 2: Penelope answers the door. Step 3: Doubles as a AAAAAAAAAAAA Mind Screw as well.
Faye short-circuits Hannelore's freakout without even noticing.
"You're my boafregh."
Still the best instant flash mob support group ever.
Jeph: Which Bro is your favorite? I think mine is Chunky Bro.
Jim's daughter Samantha calls to see when he'll be home.
Another series of strips:
Synchronized sleep deprivation.
Shebly's explanation for how he was able to interrupt Yelling Bird's filler strip.
Shebly: I ran into the door until it broke!
Marty's face in the last panel as Samantha tries to get Momo to show off her electronic self-defense capacity.
Marten trying to sneak in some last words when Elliot drags him off.
All hail Froglord, king of the amphibians! This:
Angus: Duck... Duck... Duck... Faye: What are you- Angus: SSH. Duck... Duck... Boobs! Faye: ARGAFARGL YOU ARE SO DEAD
Momo's face as she reads the "Applied Robotics" catalog.
Marten's " I-just-got-laid-and-now-I'm-catatonic" face in this comic. You know you have a Crowning Moment Of Funny when even the comic's author laughs at it.
Momo receives her first paycheck.
"Welp, now I've drawn a holographic dong in the comic."
"Marten, no! You still have your... mass."
HERE'S TO PRINCIPLE
"We are all going to die." "PROBABLY NOT"
Station's automated Kill-droids lament that it's just a false alert.
Kill-Droid: AWW! We never get to kill ANYBODY!
Sleep deprivation results in some funny faces. More so from a hologram.
These strips. This probably note is how cults get started.
Marten starts in on training the new summer interns at the library.
continuing his guided tour
This is a bookshelf
Is this some kind of weird hazing ritual?
furiously taking notes
Birthday Man meets Balloon Horse, and it is adorable.
After Emily spills the beans on Marten talking to Dora about Tai.
Tai: You are a terrible friend. Marten [ to Emily]: You're also a terrible friend. Emily [ delightedly]: We're friends?
Emily discovers another of Momo's weird functions. Hilarity Ensues.
Marigold likes video games.
"Muskrat muskrat muskrat muskrat"
Dora and Tai arrive at the wrong house.
The Beat Panel after Claire gives an alternate reason for Clinton's robotic hand.
DUDE WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS.
And indeed they had. Number 2330: Friendquaintances.
Emily lays a Critical Hit on Pintsize For 9999 Damage.
In which we learn a little bit about the biology of the Shame Orb. Brain Bleach please!
Fluff fluff fluff, fluffy fluffy fluffy...
Emily that is not funny that is grotesque
Claire meets Henry and Maurice. The latter says Henry has a really big -
Seriously, his 401k is tremendous.
Looking closely at the strip will reveal that Marten and Henry have the same "oh god stop talking" face.
That's good scotch.
Apparently, Black Flag was the Reeds' wedding band.
Marten: YOU ARE SHITTING ME.
The story of how Marten's parents met.
You know that scene in
Lady and the Tramp
where they're slurping up both ends of a noodle and end up kissing?
It was like that, but with a line of cocaine instead of pasta.
In that same strip, Claire drinking scotch...with a straw.
Marigold helps Hannelore recover from a fever.
Some things are really better off left unsaid.
Clinton blurting out a thank you to Marten for being a gentleman when Claire fell asleep on him while Claire was present AND NOT SEEING A PROBLEM WITH THAT.
Release the virus.
Amir: Dude, I just popped the biggest boner. Marten: Me too. Hannelore: Too much information!
Another one lampshaded by Jeph himself: THIS GUITAR SOLO IS MEANT TO EVOKE THE UNRELENTING BRUTALITY OF HARVESTING CARROTS.
Hanners and Marten officially acknowledge Claire as part of their circle of friends.
Claire: O-oh! I, um, thank you. I'm glad to be- Hannelore: LET THE RITUAL OF WELCOMING BEGIN Marten: FETCH THE INITIATION PADDLE
I WANNA GO TO THE SPIDER ZONE.
She means camping.
CAMPING. Dale's AR glasses.
Dale: Glasses, google "why would an AnthroPC need to go to the bathroom." *yanks glasses off* SAFESEARCH ON! SAFESEARCH ON! Jeph comment: Whatever it is, it cannot be good.
The storyline where Dale is offered a chance to participate in his AR glasses' virtual companion service.
Right after they call Dale to see if he wants to work at Coffee of Doom.
Tai evaluates Coffee of Doom's newest employee.
Pintsize's attempt to help Marten sleep gets a Call Back in a recent strip.
From Marigold's anime night with Dale:
Dale asks Angus how to go about asking out Marigold. Faye is initially dismissive of the idea, until she stops and thinks about it and realizes Angus was actually pretty suave about it.
: Teach me your ways, master.
: Step one is to be extremely afraid of
The Bro Bros return.
Marten gets drunk.
The speed at which the mood changes is amazing.