Way to clear the air, Monica.
Well the mini regatta does need wind for the sails.
“Like”, +1 ‘n all that.
In response, Shelly could blow sunshine out of her ass.
Tina’s blown enough up there.
Love the background in this strip.
i do also, but the perspective is wrong. in the second panel we are on their left side and we see buildings… but in the third panel we are STILL on the left side with almost zero deviation in viewing angle, and are even closer to them than in panel 2… but the background has changed significantly from buildings (on land) to the masts of numerous sailing vessels (on the water)and they are of such a size that they would have been visible in panel two’s background. now if panel two had us looking at them from the RIGHT side then we would be able to say that the buildings are one way and the shore is the other way, but as it is now, you have the land and the water on the same side…
Since the view represents a telephoto shot, all that’s needed is for the camera to move to a slightly different vantage point to show the boats instead of the buildings.
…And you’re worrying about visual logic in a fart gag?
You can see the Minneapolis skyline from the shores of Lake Calhoun, by the way.
…and, in fact, there is the sort of shift in their positions in the panel that such a move might entail – moving to the our right, and panning left to hold M and Shelly central.
Whether that’s what Paul intended, deponent saith not.
The middle panel is representative of using a telephoto lens and compressing the background, showing the buildings above the trees. The last panel is with a normal lens and closer to the girl, allowing the area below the trees to be seen, including the boats. I’ve been to the lakes several times and with my background as a photographer, I all to geekily include things like this in my comic.
Makes sense. Perhaps – if i were familiar with the area, i’d have recognised that.
Speaking of long lenses – yesterday i amused myself by trying my T-mount 500 mm mirror lens on my new Olympus e-450. Putting a 500 mm on a 4/3 System camera is like a 1000 mm on standard 35 mm.
Focus could be better on the long lens shot, but it was just a quick offhand grab shot and i didn’t bother to use the LCD “Live View” for critical focusing – the viewfinder in the 4/3 cameras is kinda small and not really designed for manual focusing.
Nice, be it somewhat smelly-interlude.
Great to see that the old Shelly and M are still there, despite all the angxt..
So “Shelly” + “M” equals “Smelly”? Who would’ve (s)thunk?
Leak- Holds nose and deposits quarter into jar.
Stay down wind, please.
It seems ironic that after all of the grief Monica got after her pixie cut that now Shelly’s the one with the long flowing locks after that transformation of hers…
Also, I think we can smell that one on the other side of the lake… *phew* What did you eat last night, M?
Three fried chickens and a coke.
…and two pieces of dry, white toast.
..nicely covered in a rich layer of Dr.Custard, with a side-dish of encheladas with sour cream… Aaaand some Mexican burgers because I was peckish. 😀
And a smaaaaaaall aubergine.
Monica has hair?
Yes! That’s it! I didn’t really recognize Shelly yesterday but quickly figured it out from her physique. But today it’s clearer — for years M had the long hair and Shel the short crop. Now it’s reversed!
I meant, Monica has a head?
Papuasblya- It is considered polite to at least glance at a womans face on occasion when in her presence.
Aaaand things are back to normal~
I’ve always felt it odd that when you’re friends you can talk to them, but when you’re best friends you can enjoy each others’ silences…
Silent yes… but deadly.
Wow we’re SO Mature here… *Dripping sarcasm*
:: Points at Paul :: He started it!
Monica simply confused poot with poit. Perfectly natural mistake.
Hmm. No sailboats until someone breaks the wind….
Well, the sail-ors may be in for a smelly surprise wafting along when the wind picks (it) up. *drops dime in pun-jar*
What’s a comic strip without a good fart joke now and then? Next, someone needs to get socked in the groin.
Queue Tepoz cameo?
Noooh! Poor guy already -always- gets the full brunt of discontent, wether from the Golem-Girls or M ,or Shell
Nah.. I’d rather have some more stinky jokes, like.say, where did that piece of Gorgonzola go that Brandy hid in Bud??(She did not, but the idea was nice..) Or what happened to the left-over whipped-cream that exploded in Bud.. Let me tell You, forgotten whipped-cream smells remarkably like Corsican Cheese after a couple f days (obscure Asterix&Obelix reference here.. 😆 )
When they made the movie The Great Race, the pie fight sequence used real cream pies, because nothing splatters like real cream pies.
(And they’re heavy, too – Natalie Wood was knocked unconscious at least once.)
Anyway, the shooting schedule included Labor Day weekend, and they took the long weekend off.
And left the set as-is.
In a Los Angeles summer.
When they got back, the guys who cleaned up the set wore gas masks.
*spilling coffee*. :LOL:
Just watched The Great Race on AMC or TNT the other day. Still as delightful as it was 45 years ago. And one of the great pie fights of all time. Now I know why!
Another Great Race anecdote (well, an anecdote that sounds as if it matches a scene in the film):
Stuntman/Stunt Co-Ordinator/Director Hal Needham once told of a time that he had a complicated gag to pull off in a Western film (or sequence).
It was a big saloon fight. Needham was waiting behind a breakaway door on the upper level of the set. He was on top of a step-ladder.
When he got the cue, he was supposed to jump off the ladder backward, hit a trampoline, crash through the breakaway door, hit the balcony railing, pivot around that, grab a chandelier, which would break away, and, finally, crash down on a table in the middle of the fight.
All one sequence in the middle of a long take.
Since he couldn’t see what was going on, he was going to have to be cued, and his cue – to keep it simple and unambiguous – was his name.
Things weren’t going well, and the director finally decided to break for lunch and get the shot after they came back. Everybody was leaving, and then the director remembered Needham wouldn’t know.
So he told an AD, “Go let Hal know we’re going to lunch.”
So the AD ducked back to the set, and yelled “Hal!”
I loved the hell out of that movie when I was a kid, and never heard that story before. Thanks for sharing!
Every day’s an education in this forum.
Not so obscure as all that. Have a look here…
After I read that description – I was slowly moving towards the bathroom – didn’t need it – but I had a few quezy minutes . (;>((
The Old Wolf- I better not tell my wife about this, when she’s sick she grabs onto me and . . . I hate cleaning that up.
You call that a fart? Wait, let me transform and I’ll show you what a real fart is. Cover your ears!
Let’s hope the conversation is s bit more engaging tomorrow.
Oh…Great. You just wiped-out several species of endangered rodents, and some endangered insects to boot. way to go.. No more burrito’s for You Young man!. 😛
Don’t worry–some rodents are fighting back, fighting fire with, err, gas–so to speak.
Never saw it, but that seriously made my day( and that of my collegues..)
Ah, normalcy… XD
But it’s aaallll riiiiight now
In fact, it’s a gas
But it’s aaallll riiiiight
Monica & Shel, it’s a gas gas gasssss
Heh, I just realized how funny it would look if the dialogue in panel 1 was replaced by the dialogue in panel 3. Just imagine it, I think you’ll agree.
The non-sequitur of all non-sequiturs.
Are they holding hands in panel #1? My Yuri-meter™ just went up a notch!
Nah. I think Monica is a step or so ahead of Shelly, and we’re seeing an overlap.
Ewwww!!! Never been a fan of non-bathroom-farting…never will be. 😛
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind.
[Dime in the pun jar]
Poit the smell nevermore.
Look at how patient Shelly has become…I also notice the wind has died down by the time Monica delivers the news…
Does anybody smell brimstone?
Director: Cut. Cut. Retake that last line again. Your not supposed to say I farted.
Hope the long hair and dress indicates Shelly has found resolution on her “Mommy left me” issues.
Oh, and caffeine, lactose, sugar, and brain-bleach … side effects may include passing of some foul humour.
Well, here’s a 1024×768 of May. It’d be better if four solid hours of work hadn’t been eaten by computer gremlins. I’m still trying to replicate that one…
What is that *thing* in the pot she’s holding?
A Lanthian botanical experiment known as a ‘Repeater’
Heyyy.. I see you took the “strawberry-blonde” bit, and ran with it.. Looks really good on Bud, evven better than i thought it would..
Hmmm – wonder if this has anything to do with the late Unpleasantness here?
Fart jokes? Bah! I shall be offended! Wapsi Square must stick to the classics: bra jokes!
This is one of my favorite strips, I think. It’s a simple fart joke in dialogue, but the setting and execution of it make it a heartwarming interaction between friends that are comfortable together again.
I started reading this comic on the day this strip came out. (good strip to start with, no spoilers to be seen) And now, to finish catching up with the rest of the series.
As someone who works in a bakery, I can agree. Cream pies are heavy, and would have good impact value. For that matter, the frosting we use in cakes is pretty heavy too, by the handful. Heavier than you’d think!
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