Because it’s a monster truck??

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Because it’s a monster truck??”

  1. Andréa Apr 20th 2017 at 07:59 am 1

    Yes. At first look, I thought the funny part was . . . how’s he gonna get UP and IN that thing? Then I realized . . . monster and his monster truck.

  2. Bob in Nashville Apr 20th 2017 at 08:08 am 2

    Yup.

  3. billytheskink Apr 20th 2017 at 09:04 am 3

    Needs more KC lights to be a monster truck…

  4. larK Apr 20th 2017 at 12:17 pm 4

    Where’s the squirrel when you need him?

    “Because it’s a monster truck!”

  5. Dan Sachs Apr 20th 2017 at 01:59 pm 5

    Another example of Bill’s Corollary to Betteridge’s Law of Headlines: If the title ends in one or more question marks the answer is “Yes”.

  6. Ron Apr 20th 2017 at 02:41 pm 6

    Note that the green guy isn’t “Frankenstein”; he’s “Frankenstein’s monster”
    Thus, the vehicle is “Frankenstein’s monster truck”.

  7. James Pollock Apr 20th 2017 at 02:47 pm 7

    “Note that the green guy isn’t ‘Frankenstein’; he’s ‘Frankenstein’s monster’”

    When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus, it was still legal for one person to own another person. Surely, we can accept that the monster is his own monster by now? And he’s known to respond to the name “Herman Munster”…

  8. larK Apr 20th 2017 at 03:32 pm 8

    Wouldn’t it be “Frankenstein’s monster’s truck”?

  9. James Pollock Apr 20th 2017 at 03:58 pm 9

    “Wouldn’t it be “Frankenstein’s monster’s truck”?”

    You’d have to check the registration to find out.

  10. Andréa Apr 20th 2017 at 07:22 pm 10

    It’d be Frankenstein’s monster’s monster truck.

  11. Mark in Boston Apr 20th 2017 at 11:21 pm 11

    His piano is a Frankensteinway.

  12. Terrence Feenstra Apr 21st 2017 at 07:56 am 12

    larK gets first prize, with JP a close second. But Andrea is precise.

  13. Andréa Apr 21st 2017 at 10:20 am 13

    I forgot that he’s DR. Frankenstein’s monster’s monster truck . . . to be even more pedantic than I usually am.

  14. Brian in STL Apr 21st 2017 at 12:17 pm 14

    That’s Frahnk-un-steen.

  15. James Pollock Apr 21st 2017 at 12:44 pm 15

    “It’d be Frankenstein’s monster’s monster truck.”

    Unless it’s Frankenstein’s monster truck, and the monster is only borrowing it. In fact, looking at it, I’d guess it might even be Wolfman’s monster truck.

    I think you have to go with
    “The monster truck driven by Frankenstein’s monster”

  16. Stan Apr 21st 2017 at 09:04 pm 16

    “The monster truck driven by Frankenstein’s monster”

    Well, since pedantry seems to be the order of the day, here’s my two cents…”The monster truck seemingly about to be driven by Dr. Frankenstein’s monster.”

    Do I win?

  17. Andréa Apr 21st 2017 at 09:15 pm 17

    . . . only if he actually can get into it and drive . . .

  18. Stan Apr 21st 2017 at 09:24 pm 18

    Wait, wait, wait! I want to change my answer!

    ”The monster truck seemingly about to be driven by what seems to be Dr. Frankenstein’s monster.”

    Ok, how about now? Do I win now? C’mon!

  19. Cidu Bill Apr 22nd 2017 at 12:50 am 19

    Dan (5), specifically if there are two question marks, the question is asking “Is that all there is?”

  20. Proginoskes Apr 22nd 2017 at 03:20 am 20

    @ James Pollock [7]:

    > When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus, it was still legal for one person to own another person. Surely, we can accept that the monster is his own monster by now?

    Well, in the phrase “Jeff’s uncle”, Jeff doesn’t own his uncle, does he?

    BTW, the monster’s name is Adam in the book.

  21. Dan Sachs Apr 22nd 2017 at 10:56 am 21

    If that’s all there is, then let’s keep dancing.

  22. jajizi Apr 22nd 2017 at 12:42 pm 22

    ”The monster truck seemingly about to be driven by what seems to be Dr. Frankenstein’s monster.”

    In the book, Frankenstein is not a doctor. He is a medical school dropout.

  23. Arthur Apr 22nd 2017 at 01:33 pm 23

    BTW, the monster’s name is Adam in the book.

    That turns out not to be the case. It’s true that the monster
    says to Dr. Frankenstein, “I am your Adam.” But that’s obviously
    just a metaphor for the doctor’s giving him life. He never says,
    “I am Adam.” (Get a machine-readable version and you can easily
    verify this by searching for “Adam”.)

  24. Treesong Apr 22nd 2017 at 01:50 pm 24

    CB19: Isn’t that enough?

  25. James Pollock Apr 22nd 2017 at 03:26 pm 25

    “In the book, Frankenstein is not a doctor. He is a medical school dropout.”

    Doctor Doom was expelled from the university before completing his doctorate (he blames Reed Richards for this, though it is his own fault). Presumably, some Latverian university has conferred an honorary degree on him.

  26. Mark in Boston Apr 22nd 2017 at 09:30 pm 26

    Technically is Frankenstein’s monster a monster?

    A monster is a freak of nature, such as a calf with two heads or a man with six toes on each foot. A “teratoma” is literally a “monster body” such as a tooth growing out of your toe: something growing that should grow somewhere else.

    Frankie is an artifact; a being created by man.

  27. Arthur Apr 22nd 2017 at 11:14 pm 27

    Technically is Frankenstein’s monster a monster?

    My handiest dictionary suggests, yes:

    1. An imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
    2. Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    3. A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
    4. A cruel wicked and inhuman person

    My second handiest also suggests, yes:

    1. Something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy; an enormity; a marvel.
    2. Specifically, an animal or plant departing greatly from the usual type, as by having too many limbs.
    3. Any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty.

  28. James Pollock Apr 23rd 2017 at 12:15 am 28

    “Frankie is an artifact; a being created by man.”
    No, he was created by all his parts’ various parents in the ordinary way of doing so.

    Frankenstein is merely the editor, not the author.

  29. Arthur Apr 23rd 2017 at 12:35 am 29

    No, he was created by all his parts’ various parents in the ordinary way of doing so.

    Only in the same sense as Sagan’s, “If you wish to make apple
    pie from scratch, you must first create the universe”.

  30. James Pollock Apr 23rd 2017 at 03:05 am 30

    Huh?
    The monster is made from dug-up dead body parts. Parts of human bodies.

    Ingen from Jurassic Park is WAY more impressive… they started with just partial strings of DNA and made living animals.
    Or the replicants from Blade Runner… those are made things (which happen to be alive. ALIVE! Mwha-ha-ha!)

    Frankenstein was just a recycler. Oh, sure, he’s made great advances in transplant and resuscitation, but still… the subtitle of the book says it all. He’s Prometheus, stealing fire from the gods… he isn’t one of them.

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