Cidu Bill on Dec 18th 2012


Might help if I could read the label on the bottle, but I assume it’s the stuff they use to preserve butterflies. Still can’t figure out why Lio would want to capture Santa like a butterfly, though: the strip is often quite weird, but it does maintain an internal logic.

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13 Responses to “Net”

  1. John Small Berries Dec 18th 2012 at 12:11 am 1

    The bottle says “CHCl3″ - Chloroform. Liō hopes to capture Santa Claus, probably in hopes of gaining access to Santa’s inventory of toys.

  2. Stan Dec 18th 2012 at 12:12 am 2

    The bottle is ChCl3 - Chloroform

  3. Stan Dec 18th 2012 at 12:13 am 3

    Ahhh, John. Beat me to it! Damn! Hail to the supreme chemistry nerd!

  4. James Pollock Dec 18th 2012 at 03:48 am 4

    Can’t imagine why Lio would want to capture Santa like a butterfly? Are you kidding? That fat old elf is a one-of-a-kind specimen. (Of course, you have to sort out the fakes…)

  5. Soup Dragon Dec 18th 2012 at 04:18 am 5

    But why is St.Nick absent? Is that a part of the joke? Or was it simply easier to draw a BRB-note than a full-size Santa, warts and all?

  6. Kilby Dec 18th 2012 at 05:00 am 6

    Santa has been sent off for a short break (probably for a nicotine fix) so that we could all concentrate on the joke, rather than making comparisons between the size of Santa’s waistline and the circumference of the net, trying to estimate whether he would fit.

  7. Elyrest Dec 18th 2012 at 09:34 am 7

    I thought Leo had a bottle of liquor before I read Bill’s comment. I thought Leo was going to get Santa drunk and then capture him. Either way he wants to get Santa’s ho-ho-hos for himself.

  8. J-L Dec 18th 2012 at 12:32 pm 8

    If Santa Claus were present, he’d see the weird kid with the chloroform and the giant net, and promptly leave.

    A sort of a self-fulfilling comic situation, if you will.

  9. Daniel J. Drazen Dec 18th 2012 at 12:36 pm 9

    One word: ransom.

  10. Keera Dec 18th 2012 at 01:33 pm 10

    Kilby @6, are you suggesting that the cartoonist lurks on CIDU and has gotten to know us rather well? Rather too well? ;-)

  11. Inkwell Dec 18th 2012 at 10:16 pm 11

    @Kilby, makes sense, but I think the joke would’ve worked better if Santa was still there. I was trying to figure out why it was relevant that he was gone. If you subvert people’s expectations– like placing a Talk with Santa sign, but no Santa– they’ll assume it’s relevant to the gag.

    Or maybe it is relevant? Perhaps he saw Lio coming and made a quick getaway.

  12. James Pollock Dec 20th 2012 at 02:29 am 12

    You may not see Santa, but Santa sees you.

  13. Mark in Boston Dec 20th 2012 at 11:09 pm 13

    If you CAN see Santa, you have five seconds to live.

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