Its nice to see after 10 years, you can still make me brake up laughing in my office.
Do I know you? Are you talking about me or Paul?
Wapsi Square started in 2002, so it’s 9 years since it began. Was Paul doing anything before this?
Oops! Sorry! Waspi Square began 9 Sept. 2001.
Ah, the gentle crinkle of the internet. Takes you back.
I strictly look at the lagniappe section to see the funny stuff people try to sell. Other than that…what’s a news paper, INDEED!
Silly Monica, Tricks are for ki…Opps. Bad product placement. Down boy. But it does look like that Shelly needs to be careful with her bionic peepers. It might lead to people asking some awkward questions. But Shelly could pull off some nifty tricks for as kids parties.
*plink* into the pun jar.
P.S. I’m still not used to the looks of this new mature look Shelly. It’s lik she’s a totally new character.
If Justin were to suddenly run into her looking like this, it would either be “GLOMP!” or “Who are you and what have you done with Shelly?”
They can’t be “bionic” because they are purely natural (or supernatural). Bionic means that they are part electronic.
Francisco: its damned slang twisting words…
it’s ‘similar’ to bionic, eg super powerful…
Shelly? Mature? As compared to her first appearance?
Talking about the early strips, my favourite Shelly one is: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/09112001/
I wonder if Amanda still has that doll.
She has a cat.
We know that much.
Why on earth should her eyesight lead to awkward questions?
Like: “It’s humanly impossible to see that well. How can you do it?”, perhaps?
But it isn’t humanly impossible to see that well; a number of people are on record as having 20/10 vision or better. All Shelly would have to do is say blankly, “How on earth would I know? I was born with it.”
It is a truism of logic that in order to ask a question you must already have part of the answer. Without any suspicion of supernatural events, personages, or abilities, anyone asking would not know what to ask.
Well, except for crazy conspiracy theorists.
Sorry, the line about newspapers just made me think of: http://www.onthemedia.org/2010/jul/16/hot-off-the-presses-otms-new-jingle/
I have to agree with Shelley here, first you have to find a newspaper before you can read one. Since I lived here my town has gone from 3 daily papers to one, and interestingly enough the other 2 papers were dead and gone long before Al Gore invented the internets.
Our small community is trying to fill the void – they are publishing a weekly rag called “Busted!” which shows mug shots and rap sheets for all the locals who were arrested that week. It cracks me up every time I see it.
Actually, the paper’s a franchise . . . there are editions of it across the country.
Perhaps Shelly isn’t superpowered at all. Maybe Monica’s just forgone her contacts since pinching her eye.
/me pictures the windsurfer actually being about 50 feet infront of Monica and Shelly.
Not sure why Shelly looks so bummed out in the first panel. I’d give my right nad to have supervis-…uh, I mean, super-eyesight.
nice save. never know when that wish is gunna be granted…XD
“So, what, you can read the friggen newspaper from a block away?”
“Except for the comics, those are WAY too small.”
Tell me about it. Half the time I feel like I need a Scanning Electron Microscope to see them.
I think you’ll enjoy this observation:
There’s a song I used to hear on the Dr. Demento show.
“Aren’t you glad you can’t see bacteria….”
dumb question, folks…any men joining this gang of power wielders?
Hitherto, no . . . but who knows what next week may bring?
I still read newspapers, and more than the comics or classifieds too. I work the night shift at a local hotel where we get free editions of the local paper and the Wall Street Journal for guests and I frequently grab them to read (I of course put them back). The opinion section in the local paper is usually comedy gold.
Ooh, burrrrrrnnnnn. 😉
Thank you! Thank you! The comedic dual of Monica and Shelly will be here all weak! Remember, try the veal, and tip the Waitstaff! Goodnight everybody!
Funny but I’ll have you know that print is not dead. It’s still very much a viable medium especially among young people, mostly college age and the affluent. Among 18-34 year olds 70% of them read the newspaper.
And before anyone says anything, no I don’t work for a paper, I do work in advertising though.
No other ‘splaining than: carrots!
newspaper? NEWSPAPAPER??? What the devil is this’newspaper’ you speak of?
And just think. Shelly is only part Sphinx.
The brain power needed to process all that extra visual information must be tremendous.
I’m not so sure “bionic” is not inappropriate given the processing task, although “quantum” might be closer.
Love the Flow of Shelly’s Hair in the wind!
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