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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know, the stuff in Gus' speech bubble (from latest panel) looks like it's coming out of the idol-thing's mouth.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Wait a minute! Walruses don't have legs! Maybe that's the difference between a walrus and a brimly."

"Hang on- Maybe this is all an experiment in misdirection! Could it be that we're all so wrapped up in brimley -watching that we're missing something else ultra-important? What could it be?"


Well, if we've all be looking at the brimly that would reinforce the title.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Stuart is whistling What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor.


Who the heck is Jerry?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:50 pm    Post subject: Heh... Reply with quote

Well, since Stuart blithely missed the boat and it looks like Stephen might have struck out with Cathy - - maybe Steve and Bernice are going to spend a blissful evening at their motel of choice?

It just strikes me as oddly appropriate (and thus conveniently maintaining the unrequited sexual tension between our costars) as well as amusing for Stephen to blow it once again with office sexpot Cathy and wind up going home with Bernice so the day isn't a total loss.

And then of course she turns out to be some kind of sexual tigress that eats the poor bastard alive.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who the heck is Jerry?


I, uh... don't really know myself, but he needed to be accounted for, due to this panel:



Just tying up loose ends, don'cha know?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Stuart is whistling "What do you do with a drunken sailor".

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Walrus" seems to be a clearing house, of sorts, for many McCloudian references and in-jokes.
We've had talking like pirate, monkeys, seeing Mars for the "first time" in 60,000 years, thosehead things, and more. I really get the feeling that whatever Scott's thinking about in a given day somehow finds its way into the comic.


Where are the head things from?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, yeah.

And...

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I think Stuart is whistling What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor .


That he is! Good call.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where are the head things from?


They look like the ones in McCloud's 24 hour comic:

http://www.scottmccloud.com/inventions/24hr/first/00-cover.html
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, Stuart is whistling "What do you do with a drunken sailor"
Ah, yes, a favorite of NFL Films soundtrackers. I can hear John Facenda talking about "the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field" as I type.

Coincidently, the late Bobby Stone, who's mentioned in my sig tag, taught me the words to that song, many years ago.

Throw Stuart in the brig until he's sober.

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not a real one but a TV sitcom one, as found in Bewitched and other fine television shows that I wasted my youth watching.
I would bet, with the exception of Cheers and Archie Bunker's Place, no sitcom showed more consumption of alcohol per episode than Bewitched.

Cyborg Caveman wrote:
it looks like Stephen might have struck out with Cathy
Cancel those reservations at the Commack Motor Inn.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HA.

Eat it, Stephen.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shrimp? She means Bernice, right?

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HA.

Eat it, Stephen.


Ah, let em alone. He was okay. He was probably distracted with covertly staring at Cathy while writing that invoice.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:25 pm    Post subject: Bernice is not a Walrus. Reply with quote

Ok, so the Walrus was not waiting around for the elusive Bernice.

Do you suppose "shrimp" will be asked out for a seafood dinner by Wally?

Hmmm.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyborg Caveman wrote:
Shrimp? She means Bernice, right?
That was Bernice, calling poor Cathy "shrimp". Scott's really pulling all the stops to make us sympathize with Cathy, isn't he? And it's working (at least for me!)

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IronSpike wrote:
HA.

Eat it, Stephen.


Ah, let em alone. He was okay. He was probably distracted with covertly staring at Cathy while writing that invoice.
Oh, I don't think his staring at Cathy was very covert -- not a subtle fellow, our Stephen.

Besides, serves him right for the way he dismissed poor Cathy when she tried to tell him about it:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're mixing up Cathy and Susan.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doc MacDougal wrote:
I think you're mixing up Cathy and Susan.


If you mean that other guy, then yeah. If you mean me it seems I had a brainfart and mixed up Susan and Bernice.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor Susan. People can't even remember her name .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude... susan is totally going to sneeze on the walrus...
and then she will notice her sneeze on the walrus' face..
and to her it will just be floating around in mid air.. like a ghost sneeze.. and she is going to faint
and the walrus.. will eat her.

10 bucks says that is how scott mccloud is going to end it.

at least the sneeze part.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be the foolish optimist and say:
YES! Someone finally noticed him!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:58 pm    Post subject: Heads and Memory Reply with quote

Regarding the (precolombian?) "head things" and for what it's worth: at first sight, they reminded me of the huge stone heads at the end of Vol 714 pour Sidney (Flight 714 to Sidney), one of Herg?'s Tintin adventures.
Then again, I grew up in France some decades ago, and Tintin had naturally a large part in my basic comics education (along with Ast?rix, which I've always preferred, Pif, and a few others, but no superheroes), hence the immediate reminiscence (however, after checking it, I have to admit the heads in Tintin are different, and they are located in some island in the Indian Ocean).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:20 pm    Post subject: Susan notices the Walrus (Brimley) Reply with quote

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!)

ELSE Susan is noticing Doc Pettibone (IF that's his real name), lurking in the shadows, waiting for all to leave, so he can secretly unfurl his nefarious, un-American scheme.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a lot of that brain-farting going around, it seems. What I meant to say was,

Josiah Rowe wrote:
Cyborg Caveman wrote:
Shrimp? She means Bernice, right?
That was Bernice, calling poor Susan "shrimp". Scott's really pulling all the stops to make us sympathize with Susan, isn't he? And it's working (at least for me!)

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IronSpike wrote:
HA.

Eat it, Stephen.


Ah, let em alone. He was okay. He was probably distracted with covertly staring at Cathy while writing that invoice.
Oh, I don't think his staring at Cathy was very covert -- not a subtle fellow, our Stephen.

Besides, serves him right for the way he dismissed poor Susan when she tried to tell him about it:


Tomorrow: the brimley-boggling conclusion? And on to "The Accidental Dentist"?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

come onnn... she's just talking to herself. she's going to whip out a sock puppet of stuart and ask it out to dinner.. and then the sock puppet will say yes... and then they will smooch.. and then the walrus will faint... and susan will eat the walrus.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Susan is talking to herself, saying "Yeah, everyone ELSE actually has something to have already left for, whereas I have no life and am thus the last one here."

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm assuming you've all noticed this, but the brimley is not bordered in black, like the rest of the characters in the strip. He's officially been noticed, and thus crosses over into "real character"
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