Someone forgot to reset the clock in his computer
Mope. it’s on the server end. I can’t get to that.
Ah. I see you’ve met my cat, Greymalkin.
Hey, I resemble that remark.
My cat Mulder has horked up some mighty fine hairballs in his day. But Selenium wins this round.
Yours isn’t the only one, Paul.
A lot of servers seem to have forgotten about the switch to Standard Time.
…not the entire world changes its clocks every year.
Right. Not even all the States do. *glares* at Arizona.
But the Indian Reservations in Arizona do. At least now both halves of Indiana switch, though. It used to be that the Eastern part didn’t.
I wonder if the servers are on GMT time.
Not every state if fool enough to do that silliness.
Not quite all the Arizona Indian Reservations change–IIRC, the Hopi (surrounded by the Navajo) don’t change time, since the Navajo do. Go figure.
Actually, i though that one of the Hopi/Navajo reservations did, and the other didn’t.
And, since (i also seem to recall) one surrounds the other…
Oops. Didn’t read all the way down the replies.
Sounds like Portugal and Spain – for years (maybe still) Spain maintained a different railroad track gauge from the rest of Europe, at least partly because Franco and Salazar hated each other.
VERY few places use the thrice damned daylight savings time anymore. I wish we would stop using it.
And +1 on the Geezus on that hairball.
Too much fiber in his diet.
I’d say it’s too much diet in his fiber.
I don’t think I’ve ever known a cat that didn’t do this on a semi regular basis. Or dogs either. Or people. At least people give you warnings and learn to use the wc. Love me, love my vermin/pet/lap accessory…
cat give warnings too a certain sound all cat owner get to know after some time
Said sound can rouse you from the deepest of sleep and have you getting up and chasing said cat though the house as they projectile vomit all over the carpeting.
However, most cats’ hairballs are not quite the same size as the cat in question.
Junior (well, the people he nominally belongs to call him “Chip”, but he takes most of his meals here and sleeps on our couch more nights than hot, and we call him “Junior”) has never horked up a hairball in the house.
Miss Kitty, OTOH, who is theoretically an indoor cat, makes a break for outdoors if you’re unobservant about opening doors … and when she does, she inevitably eats a bunch of grass, and comes back inside and whoopsies all over the living room rloor.
If nobody notices before Maggie (almost-five granddaughter) comes down stairs, it’s dollars to doughnuts that she’ll step her little bare foot in it and we’ll have a round of “Ew! Ew! Ew! Get it off!!” as she hops around the place on one foot, not stopping to let someone clean it off…
Mornings around here can be Interesting.
My cat will eat the leaves from the ash tree that is outside. After living here for years upon years, she has not yet figured out that these small leaves will ALWAYS make her sick.
And thus the sound of BLECH, BLECH, BLECH rouses me from a deep sleep yet again.
My cat bazooka barfed – copiously – behind the downstairs freezer the other day. She’s also shown a tendancy to have ‘accidents’ back there, apparently enroute to her litter box. Or maybe she simply prefers the warmth and privacy. That’s why (after I’ve finished cleaning) I’m putting up barriers that won’t restrict air flow to the cooling coils, but WILL keep the cat out…
Expanded metal mesh over the entire area? I once tried to keep cats out of an area I didn’t want them in by propping a 4-foot tall piece of plywood in the door opening. The ones who couldn’t clear it on the fly simply jumped to the top of the plywood, then jumped down on the other side.
So your cat can become a barfzooka then.
Be carefull what you wish for…
Unsure about “god-damned amazing,” but that’s definitely impressive.
OMG! That thing is almost as big as the cat!
Well, the cat is taller, but if you measured the actual volume I think the barf would take up a little more space than the cat does. Which is pretty danged impressive.
A-yup that’s pretty amazing!
Selenium isn’t looking too good – maybe a trip to the vet is in order?
And a trip to Guinness to have the world’s record officially recorded.
Hmmm! A trans-dimentional cat gut!
Definitely smaller on the outside…
Does look like it. Either that or a gut capable compressing the stuff beyond all reason, until released and expanded into such an epic hairball.
Perhaps Selenium has the same kind of torso as, say, Bud?
New Topic: Either Selenium is a character that subscribes to cartoon rules… or is a paranormal. I vote the former.
Waiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. Is Selenium Paul’s ode to Bill the Cat!?!?!
I don’t know, we’d have to see him bazooka barf about 150 cigarettes to know for sure. Or maybe defect to the Soviet Union.
BTW, is that a hairball, or a new character?
Aside from being poited into the lake, she hasn’t yet seen all the stuff Monica has told her about. Like Phix in her natural state, for instance. I’m pretty sure that would qualify as something G-D amazing all by itself. Then there are her personal demons, each of whom would knock her socks off if shown to her. Hearing about them is one thing, experiencing them first hand is a whole new level of amazing.
No, but Amanda’s comments today and yesterday imply that some time has passed since Monica and Tina left the Library, and she has been briefed by one or both of them.
Just watch: as soon as you say that, Pablo’s going to have M poit in on Amanda about having had an “issue” at the library that morning.
See, that’s what I believe. I saw no clue implying an abrupt fast -forward. Maybe that super “poit” could’ve been a time-space displacement as well, but that seems unlikely…not impossible — unlikely.
There are many things that happen, but which Paul skips over. Often times they are things that other writers would have shown. For example, we never saw Monica working on Jin’s problem, but all of the sudden she was trying to track down something smuggled out of Lantis and hidden in Europe. She must have done some work to get to that point, but we never it happen. So, it’s not a matter of time jumping, it would just be a matter of Paul not showing us anything that happened between Monica and Tina returning and what’s happening now.
In yesterday’s strip, Amanda talked about “something larger and beyond us” that is “potentially run by even bigger idiots.” That sounds like the library to me. If so, Monica or Tina probably told her about it. It also could be that it was something we don’t even know about yet. Maybe Monica figured out that the black hole at the center of the galaxy is an artificial device and that’s what is run by potentially bigger idiots. It’s never a good idea to assume that something didn’t happen, just because Paul didn’t show us clearly that it did.
It’s bothering me a bit that Amanda seems so vapid. She seemed that way when she met Bud, too. Maybe this time it is due to Tina’s influence, but as upset as Monica was, you would think she would be a little more serious. Perhaps she only talked to Tina, though.
I assume we will find out more about what’s going on with her.
Come to think of it, it’s easy to get caught up in things if someone you know is part of it. That’s probably what’s happening. She wouldn’t act this way, I don’t think, if she was introduced to this through a stranger.
I wonder how she will react once she finds out that Shelly’s been a part of this a lot longer than she has. She had a low opinion of Shelly.
Selenium is king of the hairballs!
Hairballs scare me. the noise they make coughing them up sounds awful!
im giving my cat anti-hairball treats each day in the hopes she doesnt get them.
shes had one since we’ve had her (which i still have nightmares over. thought she was choking to death!)
and we got her as a kitten and had her nearly 2 years now
still no hairballs
…on the plus side…if you own a dog, when the cat does share a hairball…it’s gone fairly promptly *sigh*
Question: Will a ‘Mericun these days actually use the term “gobsmacked”?
As for the hairball: as every cat owner knows:
Cats, when dizzy, will throw up twice their body weight.
Love the accurate expression of ‘sick cat’ noises.
Yes. But I must admit, only in writing. I’ve never used gobsmacked in conversation. However, Amanda is a world traveler for her job, so her expressions should be a bit more flexible.
I’ve said it before…but I did get weird looks from my co-workers.
It’s a *great* and very expressive word — it needs more exposure.
Selenium is a TARDIS-Cat! but likely only as applies to hairballs and vomit (and likely the intake of food)
Yep, that’s a good rendition of those oh-so-unmistakable noises any cat owner quickly learns to recognize. (The “I’m about to hack a hairball” sound is guaranteed to wake me immediately.)
My current cat isn’t so much for size of hairball, he’s more into distance hurling.
Looks like you could knit a sweater out of that .
Gross! And I’ve gotten some ugly sweaters in my life.
Selenium just broke feline rule No. 1: Never puke up a hairball bigger than your head.
Kliban reference FTW!
Should have had the cat fixed.
No – you the cat’s working just fine when you get it – you take it to the vet to have it broken.
Perhaps that’s why “altered” is another popular term for the procedure
I meant “fixed” as in “repaired.”
Now Amanda has two cats… one’s just soggier and not as responsive to a piece of string as the other one. On the plus side, her cat food bill won’t go up.
Maybe it will–now that Selenium has room in her stomach for food…
Ooh, no wonder Selenium looks a little off!
In that last panel, Selenium looks a little like Dietzel.
Holy crap! How did that get past the throat, let alone the mouth? I think there are medicines out on the market to help prevent this kind of thing.
Geeeze guys! What are you so down on Selenium for? Amanda issued a challenge and so Selenium took it up. You can’t blame Selenium for wanting to remain relevant.
I forgot the smiley.
heh… well we did not see how it ‘arrived’ there! (thank $diety$ , that really would be ewwww )
most likely a long series, quickly piling up….
Ew, thanks for sharing that “long series, quickly piling up” …
::Reaches for bottle of mental bleach and a scrub brush::
And now someone will do science to it, proving the relevance of both kitty and hairball.
Ah yes, the joys of having a cat.
Next strip Monica “poits” in ……. steps on and slips and falls in …..
Eww, Forget it thats too disgusting to think about…. which is why it may possibly happen.
Has that cat been grooming nudge?
Which brings up the possibility Nudge hacks up hairballs from time to time. For that matter, Phix. Hopefully they’re too civilized to tongue clean themselves, let alone lick their butts (their own butts, that is).
That’s no HAIRBALL…Selenium just subdivided into two cats!
It does kinda look like it has an eye. Even an eyebrow. A suggestion of a matching eye on the other side as well. Somewhat of a mouth too.
She does not reproduce well.
That’s the problem with reproduction. When it goes wrong, it can go really horriifically wrong.
A couple of neighborhood cats have adopted me recently, but they aren’t really inside cats, so I haven’t experienced any hwarfing yet. They are fun to watch. Kuro, the bigger one, likes to hang back while his bob-tailed sister, Shorty, tries to invade the dog’s dish in the back yard. I think they have cartoon-style adventures when I’m at work.
Poor kitty needs some loving.
You mean poor kitty needs some IPECAC!
Aw, jeez… poor cat…
Been there, cleaned up after it. . . .
I don’t see how Amanda can contain herself. Were it me, I would want to go to the library NOW! I would want to see Phix in her glory NOW! Communicate with her NOW!. All of it. Show me my demons, Poit me to the calendar machine chamber. I would want to see it all without delay. Anything else I was doing would fall by the wayside. Heck, I would ty to get permission to live at the Library for a year or two.
Yeah, yeah. I understand where you’re coming from. However the Nazis felt that way too, and it was a big mistake. Damn that’s a huge warehouse, you could hide a lot of stuff in there.
There’s enough hair in that cat to make 3
Yeah, you’re not kidding .. that is one MASSIVE hairball.
Watch it come alive and have Selenium fal in love with it !
Would that be considered incest?
And so, Cousin Itt joins the cast.
Took the words right from my mouth. Any minute now, it’s gonna put on a tiny derby and walk out the door. ^_^
Ask ye unto for a miracle and ye shall receiveth.
ye shall receiveth proof that cats are spawns of the devil…
Now, now, cats are not spawns of the devil, they’re just good buds with her.
That’s one big hairball.
Yeah, no wonder he looked crosseyed! I tend to when I puke…
The miracle is that Selenium isn’t just a mummy-like shriveled carcass lying on the floor now.
Opps, should have gone with the above post by RSinAustin.
Anyone who owns a cat can tell you that yes, this is anatomically possible.
A Tardis doppleganger furball-bigger outside than inside…
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