Ah yes, where would civilization be without pastries?
and possibly more aggressive.
After further analysis I have discovered that, when denied pastries, the human race, as a whole, becomes Much more aggressive and more likely to do things which are unkind.
I see someone who reached for the last doughnut. 😉
To be fair, there have always been pastries. So…for all we know….pastries cause WAR! But it’s a war I’m willing to fight if the alternative is no pastries.
Ahh, but what type of pastries?
Double Fudge Eclair – with real farm Cream filling .
Anything with “double” modifying fudge has gotta be good.
God bless you, Becky. God bless you.
And all who sail in her!
Time to queue up Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!
I think I’d rather live on my feet than die on my knees. *mampf nom mampf*
Wait, I’m tired – that was the other way around.
live on knees than die on feet?
Die on feet rather than live on knees.
Then you go down in de-feet. (clink in the jar.
A bit of a knee-jerk reaction, don’t you think?
*drops a loonie in the pun-jar*
I’d rather live on my knees than diet on my feet!
Becky’s first appearance?
Where did her freckles go?
Passing by Tina clears those freckles right off.
Becky DOES look better w/ a clearer complection. Either way shes STILL a cutie pie. (“pie”- She makes pastries…get it? No?….Never mind)
???? Did Pablo do a reload after this comment? I just looked and hr freckles are their, in all their glory in the last panel!???? And yes, I *like* freckles, and wish I could spend the time in the sun needed to bring mine out in all their glory, but at my age I have to be careful about sun exposure.
note to self – reread and edit spelling before posting….
Yes. He did a stealth update. I definitely saw no freckles in the second panel just after the comic updat. *insert funny comment here*
* too tired to come up with one.
Did Tina say… “Zombie Invasion”?
Gotta love Doc.
You are correct, sir. Per Pablo.
And fitness trainers employed.
The zombie idea makes me giggle 🙂
(though one comic in ‘questionable content’ comic did mention cake batter as being similar to brains…)
That was queasily impressive – but then, I’m queasily impressed (drops a handful of wampum in Pun Jar).
Argh! Thanks – that was so cool I was irresistibly drawn to sign up, just to get goodies like this! What can I say – at 57 I still count Halloween as my favorite holiday 😉
The best part is that this coment was made by the closes thing this comic has to a zombie 🙂 If more zombies were like tina, they could eat my brains anyday.
Indeed…see my comment below.
Again with the zombie plague?
This Does Not Bode Well.
Better reinforce the fourth wall…
That won’t stop patient zero coming in from behind the fifth wall.
What does Vaughn Bode have to do with it???
I dunno, but Google came up with this gem– Bode does Cheech Wizard’s voice:
Thank you! I used to love this strip, and hearing it voiced….gigglesnerk!!!
ROFLMAO!! Y’know, for some reason, I always heard him as “Cheech” Marin doing his lecherous voice…
Woooooooo… Whatever’s in the box, I want some of it already. XD
As a baker I have to agree with Becky. now muffins on the other hand… 😉
OK, not to pick nits, but what happened to her freckles in the second frame?
Probably pancake makeup from all the recent slapshticks.
Maybe they’re invisible if none of the characters are looking.
Like that guy in Mystery Men…
Everyone is worried about Becky’s freckles, I’m for ’em, BTW, but no one is worried that Tina’s chocker is missing a medallion?
The medallion reappeared with the freckles.
Tina and Becky discuss one of the great truths of life: Everybody must get sconed.
*drops a Bob Dylan album into the pun jar*
Casey- Runs over steals album (Oh God-It’s vinal) drops a thousand yen note and runs back to the corner. What no record player? sits down and cries. Boo Hoo.
I love the subtle bits of art, in today’s page. From the slight squish of Becky’s bust, to Tina’s hair trailing the motion of her head.
Ooh! That’d be awesome to see a GIF of Tina, with her hair moving a little, as if in a breeze, and with her spiral eyes rotating round ‘n round.
ohhh cool – makes me wish I was adept at that kind of digital sorcery…
Tina, Becky and pastries?
Too much win!
*collapses onto couch with a strawberry pop-over and a distant look in his eye*
(lazy european, not wanting to google) What’s a ” popover” , or, rather, what does it tast like. Cake? Or more like cheese-cake? Or muffins ? ( we have those)….
Via Wikipedia: A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in muffin tins.
Popovers may be served either as a sweet, topped with fruit and whipped cream for breakfast or with afternoon tea, or with meats at lunch and dinner.
Which is a bit different than the ones I had growing up. Think of a fruit filled crossant square, only folded over into a triangle instead of rolled up. My mom made them with apple and cinnamon. Basically a tiny pie.
they sound tasty 🙂
Atomic is right, in my opinion, I reference flaky pastry square with a fruit filling and folded diagonally, sometimes with frosting.
Now I’m getting all hungry…
Atomic has it right, but a simpler description would be sort of a strudel for one 😉
Anybody guess what the counter top design represents (panel 1)? The feathers hint of a Native American headdress but the other symbols are hard to make out.
It appears to be a Central American warrior in a repeating pattern.
I don’t know enough about the cultural designs to tell whether it’s Aztec or Mayan. Or if it has elements of both.
Mucho Mocho has all ways had an aztec/mayan theme going for it. My guess it is pre-columbian wall art from mexico/cental america.
I believe the Aztec god has been identified by the Smart Masses, but I forget when.
We’ve had a good view of the countertop a few times. Doubtless someone less lazy than I will point them out soon; I’ve not archived that.
Aha! Eschmenk had it the first day it was shown…
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No, it’s Tlahuizcalpentecuhtli, an avatar of Quetzalcoatl.
Just a little short of half-way down on this strip.
Let’s not forget the makers of insulin and other diabetic-related industries!
Bring back Sara Lee frozen brownies!
Duncan Heinz or Betty Crocker make excellent brownie mixes. Assembling brownies is an almost necessary skill that even I- a clutz in the kitchen have mastered. It is soo worth mastering. And the house smells so damn good when they are baking. Err sorry, got carried away… browniessss
I find that the best brownies are about 1,1/2″-2″ thick. If you use the boxes, that means using an 8″ circle pan instead of a 9″ or 13×9. They take longer to bake, but if done right, you get both the crunchy brownies and the fudgy brownies in one pan. Plus they’re easier to remove in one piece… but harder to share… ;P
The best brownies are also slightly underdone.
Share Fudgy brownies? ARE YOU MAD??? (giggle)
Slywlf- You never met my sister. In our house there were two brownie taxes- chocolate un-frosted for mom and choclate with frosting for my sister. Only my dad got away without paying up.
I used to have a beer bread recipie that I would set up in a bread machine to finish just as I would get home from work. The house would smell soo good.
But I had to stop because I would ruin my dinner coming in at six and eating a half-loaf sized bread.
With plenty of butter…
Another “too dangerous to make” recipe – buy Peruvian blue potatoes at your local farmer’s market or specialty store, slice 1/8″ thick, saute slowly and gently brown both sides in a cast-iron skillet using good olive oil and lots of fresh rosemary. Highly addictive; you have been warned.
…I hate you…. note to self for next shopping trip…. 😉
Ah. Mid-week filler fun. Tommorrow more fun as Shelly and Monica discuss Contacts vs. Frames and whos eye Doctor is cuter. Think about it…..OhhhKAY!
The three greatest things Europeans brought to America:
You forgot chocolate!
Ummm… chocolate of is Central American origin, and its use dates back to long before Europeans showed up on the scene. If I understand the timeline properly, it was being used as a beverage and food well before the Calendar Machine was built.
Tepoz may very well have mentored the Aztecs in how to brew up a really fierce version of “Creme de cacao” centuries before Columbus.
I beg to differ! Look up chocolatl, the Central and South American cultures developed the cocoa bean into a bitter drink, with hot pepper in the mix, for the upper crust.
Those nosy Europeans developed Milk Chocolate, I’ll admit.
A brief history…
Oops, Dave beat me to it.
But I believe the Calendar Machine was built, and probably in Central America long before the Mayans.
I wonder Becky’s complaining about the colories in them. I have several theories:
1. She doesn’t like/has a moral objection to the industry she’s working in.
2. She’s the one carrying the box whilst the boss seems to be doing nothing.
3. She’s worried about her figure.
4-infinity. It’s for some reason I haven’t thought of.
4. It’s just her sense of humour.
It’s just her sense of humor. She has a very dry sense of humor.
As long as her pastries aren’t…
Are you saying she needs a flaky sense of humor?
You don’t have to have a flaky sense of humor to post in here, but it helps…
Becky is a fan of the internet I see… I wonder what web comics she reads…XD
nevermind, I read it wrong… but my question still stands.
I like you, Becky and Tina; you’re silly 😛
That’s called ‘synergy’!
I’m not a huge coffee fan, but I’d totally come here every morning, just to enjoy these two. :3
There’s Zombies on your lawn …
You don’t want zombies on your lawn …
(isn’t that how the song goes?)
I Don’t Want Zombie on My Lawn!
I don’t know about that, if they look like Tina….
This is just a test for my “Gravitar”. The idiots wouldn’t let me use caps or spaces in my username.
We now return you to “Freckles” the pastry chef.
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