A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thingronicity

Cidu Bill on Jan 25th 2013

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Yeah, kinda weak, I know…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Frazz, Jef Mallet, Questionable Content, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 18 responses so far

18 Responses to “A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thingronicity”

  1. Kilby Jan 25th 2013 at 09:20 am 1

    For those of us who aren’t familiar with Questionable Content, can someone provide the name of the person in the middle of the last panel? I assume it’s “Tai”, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

  2. mitch4 Jan 25th 2013 at 09:22 am 2

    In the QC, in case anybody doesn’t quite catch it from the context, the woman who shows up in the 4th panel is Tai, mentioned in the line before.

  3. Kamino Neko Jan 25th 2013 at 09:27 am 3

    Yes, that’s Tai, who is not only dating Marten’s ex, but also his (and Claire’s) boss.

  4. Boise Ed Jan 25th 2013 at 12:15 pm 4

    And this is copied from a daytime soap opera, is it?

  5. James Schend Jan 25th 2013 at 02:00 pm 5

    It’s a little soap-opera-y, but then the robots show up and it gets good.

  6. Boise Ed Jan 25th 2013 at 04:36 pm 6

    Robots? Are they in other instances of this comic, or is one of these characters supposed to be a robot?

  7. DPWally Jan 25th 2013 at 04:41 pm 7

    “Homewrecker” might be an overreaction, unless something in the soap opera history justifies it.

    More important - what are “Porms”?

  8. Mark in Boston Jan 25th 2013 at 05:41 pm 8

    forms

  9. Kamino Neko Jan 25th 2013 at 05:42 pm 9

    Claire’s father left her mother for the woman he was having an affair with, so, yes, Claire’s got an only mostly silly reason for her over-reaction.

    And, no, none of the robots are in this strip - none of them look human - Pintsize is a little box with arms (no fingers - there was a truly disturbing strip regarding that some time back), legs, and a (completely spherical) head, Momo looks MOSTLY human, but with pink hair and seams at her joints, and Winslow…is an iPod.

  10. mitch4 Jan 25th 2013 at 05:48 pm 10

    Along with KN’s observation about Claire’s personal history that makes her ready to fly off the handle like that, we can also note that her assumption involves an error in chronology. Dora and Marten did not break up as a result of Tai getting together with Dora; that happened later. Indeed, IIRC, Marten brought Tai over to meet the coffeehouse crowd.

  11. mitch4 Jan 25th 2013 at 05:49 pm 11

    Hmm, Momo is disturbingly almost-human in appearance.

  12. jayjaybear Jan 25th 2013 at 07:03 pm 12

    Mitch4: Yeah, that’s when Tai went gaga over Dora in the first place.

    There’s…a LOT of backstory. The strip’s been going for almost 10 years now (not to say a decade has passed in-strip…I saw someone’s timeline once based on clothing changes and explicit “going to bed” moments and they estimated that about two months of striptime has passed). And that’s, like Something*Positive, 10 years of continuous continuity (if you’ll excuse the repetitive redundancy).

  13. zookeeper Jan 25th 2013 at 07:03 pm 13

    Yes, it’s a soap opera - with engaging weirdnesses.

  14. Carl Jan 25th 2013 at 10:54 pm 14

    QC changes over time and digresses into other stuff (e.g. one sequence involved superhero battles). It’s one of the best comics bar none.

  15. Bob Ball Jan 27th 2013 at 12:03 pm 15

    It also has a remarkably diverse, intelligent and well-moderated forum.

  16. Rainey Jan 28th 2013 at 06:19 am 16

    The kids in the Frazz strip could have been exposed to too much information. You must remember that x-rays can see through clothes. Also, I’m sure if a boy exposed himself to the class instead of a girl he’d have been punished for it. (Though to be fair, I don’t know exactly what parts the x-ray showed.)

  17. Kilby Jan 28th 2013 at 07:29 am 17

    @ Rainey (16) - There’s no titillating or punishable exposure here. Normal X-rays show only the bones, it takes a lot of training and experience to discern any variances in soft tissue.

  18. Kilby Jan 28th 2013 at 07:34 am 18

    P.S. @ 4-6,9 - I would read Q.C. more often if the author would permanently jettison the robots entirely. It would also be a little less monotonous if there were an occasional story line that did not revolve around the chances that one of the primary characters might get (or have just been) laid.

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