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Date Written: April 05, 2004Comments:
Author: Ferucio P. Chhretan
Average Vote: 4.375
04/8/2004 Craig Lewis (5):
04/8/2004 Will Disney (4): a brave new voice in the world of drawings!
04/8/2004 Cabot (4): Greatly improved my day at work. 4.5.
04/8/2004 John Slocum (5): Pony was right, you do have skills. Very stimulating.
04/8/2004 anonymous: Hey, thanks guys! I'm a little afraid to say anything else.
04/8/2004 Jon Matza: I also dig the drawings & the "dialogue" here, but I'm not sure if I'm understanding the plot--if there is one--esp. the last few panels. Or are we just seeing random scenes at the lobotomist's? Please advise.
04/8/2004 John Slocum: Yes, I was also wondering whether there was a storyline or not without needing one to enjoy the piece. So there's an 'awful scientist' who cuts open humans' heads and removes their brains. He has 2 assistants each of whom have been operated on by the scientist. You gave the cat the most variety of expression and it appears the most (4 times). Can you explain panels 6 and 9? Is the cat waving at the monkey in 6? Why does the cat bite the monkey in 9? Or, as matza asked, is it just random scenes?
04/8/2004 Dylan Danko: Thank god! I thought I was just visually impaired. Do not understand.
04/8/2004 Ewan Snow (5): You guys are a bunch of zeros.
04/8/2004 Jon Matza: Why don't you give us your much smarter take on it, then?
04/8/2004 Ewan Snow: Don't know how smart it is, but Panel 6: yes, I believe the cat is waving in (directing) the monkey with the chick on the stretcher. Panel 8: The logical conclusion or at least the logical next step. Panel 9: An unexpected, silly, non sequitur, anti-punch line last panel where we suddenly learn of another weird thing going on in this office, see the cat in a different light, outside his official capacity as mere Awful Scientist lackey. I think the very arbitrariness of that last panel specifically, the lack of explanation in general, is what makes this comic interesting.
04/9/2004 John Slocum: Fucking cat is sick.
04/9/2004 Dylan Danko: You're smashed, Slocum.
04/9/2004 scoop (4): This is good, but maybe you can clear something up for me. Why does the patient/subject look normal in panel 7 but look Asian in panel 8?
04/9/2004 Cabot: Asian = abnormal.
04/9/2004 Mr. Pony: Hey!
04/9/2004 Cabot: Based on scoop's assessment.
04/9/2004 Mr. Pony (4): While I like the art in this short even more than "Stinking Vengeance" I find the lack of story a little disappointing. There are plenty of interesting elements and details (like how the cat obviously outranks the monkey, the way the brain-in-water sound effect is "spoken", that the bone saw is pneumatic, etc.), but they seem very much like parts with no sum. Feels a little like a music video with no music. The art alone is worth a high rating, though.
04/9/2004 qualcomm: yeah, but pony, there aren't enough lines here. FP, could you put a few more lines in?
04/9/2004 Jimson S. Sorghum: I think panel 4 prepares us for panel 9. Panel 9 shows a sweet little kitty-kat face. But it comes on the heels of a spray of blood, which suggests that the kitty kat enjoys the carnage. Hence, panel 9: his attempt to participate in the experience more directly.
04/9/2004 Cabot: Why is the ape wearing briefs?
04/9/2004 qualcomm: jimson, i object to "on the heels of". please use a different idiom or word henceforth. i thank you in advance for your cooperation. (dylan, using acme's wonderful search feedback feature, i see that you're just as guilty. thank you in advance for discontinuing this atrocity.) and everyone else pay heed. i'm not going to take this kind of crap from any of you anymore.
04/9/2004 Ferucio P. Chhretan: Can one come on the heels of a spray of blood? What an image.
I hate to reveal this (especially to Snow) but this is part 1 of 2. I hadn't finished 2, and I had hoped 1 could stand alone, but there's clearly too many questions.
Cabot: How would you dress the ape?
Scoop: I'll give you a choice. a)She is Asian. b)She's Eurasian c)I'm riffing Pony or d)I can't carry a face from panel to panel. I think it's clear which answer is correct.
05/19/2004 TheBuyer (4):