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What do you get if you watch Kung Fu Hustle, followed by four seasons of How I Met Your Mother while in bed with a 102 degree fever, blasted on cold meds? Apparently, a slice-of-life webcomic where Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting. Zac Hershey, Kitti Sorensen and Dries van de Sloot live in a sort of Alternate Universe that is ruled by the Rule of Funny and the MST3K Mantra, and where office workers are occasionally devoured by giant, flying anglerfish.

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The comic can be read here. Updates are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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  • Alas, Poor Villain: Dougie suffers a breakdown from the revelation that he's not actually Scottish. Zac almost feels sorry for him, except he's "still a murderous psychotic bastard".
  • Bob from Accounting: Mentioned among the victims of the anglerfish.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Zac's amount of clues may be negligible, but he's a pretty competent fighter.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: In What the Fu, everybody knows Kung Fu. EVERYBODY.
  • Hand Wave: The comic's preferred way of explaining things. The characters just roll with it.
  • How We Got Here: Subverted inasmuch as the anglerfish attack comes just as much out of nowhere in the "explanation" as it does in the opening narration.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Zac's weapon of choice is his necktie.
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  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The fighting styles "Tie Chi" and "Gaykwondo".
  • Large Ham: Dries's gaykwondo is powered by his dramatic flair.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Dougie, the Scottish cowboy.
  • Noodle Incident: The "potato juice incident of 2005", Kitti and Dries's "legendary" anniversary, and everything that happened to Zac on the Fleischmann Account.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner
  • Oireland: Dougie's father. Worth noting though that it's only Zac trying to imagine what may be going through Dougie's head.
  • One-Hour Work Week: Lampshaded by Zac, who explains the he never really understood what Dries does for a living.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Dries's "bleeding-edge fashion sense". She's wearing different clothes on every page.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Zac pads out blind spots in the story with imaginary scenes.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "tucking fool" and "thucking frilled".
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  • Vague Age: Mostly due to careless narrating.
  • Violent Glaswegian: Dougie.
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