Bob The Angry Flower is a surreal webcomic by Stephen Notley, updated every Monday.The titular Bob is a 5-foot-tall anthropomorphic flower (a "daisy-dandelion-sunflower crossbreed, the kind that walks and talks", according to Notley) who frequently dabbles in mad science, actual science, robots, genocide, traveling through time and space, ranting at anyone about anything, or just whatever crazy compulsive scheme he can think of. Accompanying Bob is Straight Man Stumpy, a walking, talking stump who often serves as the voice of reason against Bob's insane antics, though is often ignored or even roped into Bob's schemes. Also with them is Freddie the Flying Fetus, a talking, floating fetus whose child-like innocence often gets him into trouble, usually by Bob.The comics themselves are mostly black-and-white one-shot comics, very few of which have overlapping plots. The humor is very random and chaotic with loads of non-sequiturs, with the punchline often being that there is no punchline.Find it here.
I was surprised to learn from the opening credits that the name of the movie was Battle Los Angeles. Not Battle: L.A. or even Battle: Los Angeles, but just Battle Los Angeles. In a way, just typing it out now, it's brilliant. Because the movie is all about battling Los Angeles.
Not in a good or entertaining way, mind you, just as battling Los Angeles would not be a fun or enjoyable experience. No, Battling Los Angeles would be a lot of running around, taking cover, wondering what the fuck was going on and then eventually getting to shoot at some clunky terminators with blobs for heads. But, after all, isn't that what we should expect from a battle with Los Angeles?
Couch Gag: The title is drawn differently every time. Extreme examples can be like this◊.
Crapsack Only by Comparison: In one comic, Bob dies and goes to heaven; he realizes that everything up there is so awesome that people still living on earth are in agony, relatively speaking. He then jumps down to earth, saying "I've gotta kill everyone!"
Mundane Made Awesome: Hamsterfall, an in-universe example of a supervillain whose villainy consists entirely of picking up hamsters and then dropping them on the floor.
Hamsterfall: As I will it, Hamsters Fall!
Negative Continuity: Bob has repeatedly raised vast evil armies and reduced the earth to ashes, or fed every living thing into the mouths of Lovecraftian horrors, complaining all the while how people just don't have his vision. It never sticks.
No Name Given: Subverted by The Nameless Ones, who openly admit that their name is The Nameless Ones.
Ray Gun: Bob has all sorts, from a peace ray that Time-Grabbed Jesus tries to steal, to a seahorse ray and even an unexplained Donut Ray that appears to be meant to show all his enemies in one go that he could have killed them but chose to give them donuts instead.
Freddie appears to have a ray gun capable of destroying Plot, when the storyline insists his attempt to save the day will fail.
Invoked in Achilles' Heel◊ - but subverted in that, whatever Ultraman's weakness is, Bob's got it embarrassingly wrong.
What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Reference Hamsterfall. There is also Plantae, the villain with plant-controlling superpowers, who ends up broke and jobless because plants can't actually do anything much.