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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah! I meant "now bordered in black". You know, since he wasn't before...

And it turns out I have a user name....
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...but the title is "mentionned", not "noticed".
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josiah Rowe wrote:
There's a lot of that brain-farting going around, it seems.

Whoever smelt it, dealt it!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
...but the title is "mentionned", not "noticed".

The title of this forum topic is "mentioned" but the title of the comic is "noticed." (Yes, the topic name can be changed, but since the mistake itself was a topic of discussion, it seems wrong to change it- Especially since it's served well enough for 13 pages!)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The walrus being outlined in black is just because he's in the foreground of the frame; he was as outlined (I think) at the beginning before he sat down. Once sitting, he was back from the foreground, and so, like everything else further away, he's slightly faded out (I think) and not as heavily outlined.

The problem with Rip's theory of Susan as "Nobody" is that the title is "No One Ever Noticed", not "Nobody Ever Noticed".
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Susan is no one. That works too...


So, is there a fish dinner in our brimley's future?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one is nobody, nobody is no one. Nothing is everything, everything is nothing. No one but the Beatles ever noticed the Nowhere Man OR the Walrus (Goo-goo-ga-joob) Just Who in the office is making all the nowhere plans for nobody?

My brain hurts.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gah, she's so cute!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DecafSilion is right, Rip Tanion sounds like a Beatles fan on drugs.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. The brimley seems so happy to just be noticed. Finally! Acknowledgement!

Either that, or he's got kittie reflexes and Suse is scratching him behind the ear....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! His name actually is Brimley. What an amazingly crazy coincidence!

And, yes, she is indeed cute.

I wonder what our walrus friend came here for in the first place.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brimley. Heh. Crazy.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott, is this the first time you've changed a comic due to forum input, other than correcting errors?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brimley!?!
Sloooooooooowly I turned! Step by step....

Has anybody noticed that Doc Pettibone is still unaccounted for? I never noticed him leaving the office.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Scott, is this the first time you've changed a comic due to forum input, other than correcting errors?


Naah. There've been other times.

Plus, of course, in that butterfly-sneezing, chaos theory kinda way, I suppose that anything I read is bound to change the course of Improv history, if only subtly.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Doc Pettibone hasn't left yet 'cause he's just waiting to strike. Muhahahaha!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doctor P. is simply hanging around for the next comic. He's the accidental dentist.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way I've seen it for the past couple weeks or so, the wal...er, Brimley is actually an avatar of death, and has come for the souls of the entire office. Poor Susan.

But after all, I'm just an anonymous messageboard reply. What should I know?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't hang out here or anything but I feel compelled to get my stab-in-the-dark guess in before the dark mystery of the Walrus is revealed.

Brimley is an imaginary friend of Susan.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:36 pm    Post subject: Ah Ha! Reply with quote

Brimley is Ed McMahon's replacement over at Publishers Clearinghouse and Susan is, in fact, already a millionaire.

Perhaps he is a business card sales....walrus.

I still say that Brimley is going to ask Susan out for a nice fish dinner.

Hmmm. Unless he can't talk. Maybe he has a dinner invitation printed on a business card.

Hope he doesn't mix up his " Would you care to have a nice fish dinner with me?" card with his "Don't scream, just cooperate and no body gets hurt!" card.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Susan notices the Walrus (Brimley) Reply with quote

Rip Tanion wrote:
Is this finally the Payoff?

IF we assume both of the following conditions are true:
a) Scott is NOT once again jerking our chain, by deking us into thinking someone is actually noticing the Walrus (Brimley), when in fact he/she is actually noticing someone behind the Walrus (Wilfred); but, on the contrary, Susan is INDEED noticing the Walrus (Pop Fisher)
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b) NOBODY, in the course of the story, can, or will, ever notice the Walrus (It the right thing to do!), because the title tells us NOBODY Ever Noticed the Walrus (check your blood-sugar and check it often), and we assume title does NOT contradict the story.

THEN we can conclude that Susan, by one person's social definition, or another, IS a NOBODY, and thus IS totally capable of noticing the Walrus (there's just no reason NOT to!)



Well, if we are defining No One according to Webster, then No One = Nobody, and Susan (Hottie) is a Nobody, then we're all good. However, mathematically, we would need someone else to notice Brimley as there is definitely ONE that has noticed Brimely, and if one more person notices then there are Two, and therefore No ONE has...
or who knows, I think I just barely passed that logic class because I was too busy reading Zot! which was far more interesting than my teacher who looked liked the offspring of Benny Hill and Fozzy Bear in overalls...not an attractive woman.

Of course, maybe this is taking place in the Matrix and as long as Keanu (Moron) doesn't notice Brimley then we are ok.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Betcha Bernice screws up Brimley's appointment. I mean, jeez, she can't even remember to pass out memos.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's reaching for another card...Drum Roll....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

while i like the theory of suzie being a nobody or a no one, the title still doesn't work as meaning that she notices brimley
if suzie were a geek, for example, you couldn't say "geek ever noticed the walrus"
"no geek ever noticed the walrus" would works as a statement, but that still leaves us at a loss of people noticing.
since no one can notice the walrus, all we can gather is that suzie must not be a one
therefore we must assume that suzie is NOT a "no one" but rather that she is not a one, whereas everybody else in the office IS a one.
perhaps this "one" feature is a statement on confidence. suzie and brimley seem to be the only characters who aren't blinded by their own self confidence (except for stuart in the beginning, but that's before brimley's really in the scene), so, while they may not be able to communicate all that well with other people or even be particularly respected, they do see things that the others don't (such as an error in the invoice or, say, each other)
perhaps scott is trying to say something about people with an abundance of confidence being blind.
or, perhaps, i am.
either way, it seems impossible for it to have been a coincidence that these two are the only ones to really "see" each other.

i hope they go out for fish together.
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