Should May really be allowed to operate Heavy Machinery?
Better trust that to Shelly.
Hey Shelly. Can I ask a favor of you?
Sure. Just let me get this engine out of the wall first.
DAD! Yeah I think that head is cracked, let me pull it out and look.
Is May high? I’m starting to think that, following her relief from being out of the demon realm, she’s so glad to be away her mind’s shut down.
Maybe Jin’s slight case of crazies was originally passed down in the family genes from her moms side and her experience just expounded it and blew it WAAAAAAAAAAY!! out of proportion!? Or I’m crazy too and need to shut up!
I think she’s growing some kind of mushroom…
Happy 42nd Birthday(yesterday) txmystic!
Don’t get too close to the Minotaur, now…
It was your birthday?? Happy belated birthday then from a fellow Texan! 🙂
All they need now is an engine with an accesory belt and pulley.
alternator, battery, and a recently wisened mechanic of great strength.
They don’t need roads where thery’re going.
So where do they find the Delorean?
If not a DeLorean, would an old Phonebox do?
Soooo Gin’s Mom is related to Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor? “I know what will help! MOAR POWER Wuh-huh-huh-huh!
So The galaxy Alternator will/can be charge the cosmic battery?
Somehow giving more power to an unbalanced Jin, may not be a good idea.
Wait… Where does one ‘recover’ a galaxy alternator from?!? It’s not like it’s something you can pull from the scrapyard.
By the way, what does a galaxy alternator alternate between?
The large and Small Magellanic clouds, of course.
Maybe Jin’s instability isn’t completely based on her horrific experiences.
May made the calender to stop Jin going loopy.
It’s starting to look hereditary, isn’t it?
To quote “Arsenic & Old Lace:” Insanity doesn’t run in their family. It practically gallops.
you spend untold amount of time stuck in the demon world and lets see how many of your marbles are still in your possession and in good enough condition to play with.
The Golems were created by man.
They look and feel human.
Some are programmed to think they are human.
They are therefore completely clueless about everything.
So is May going to hold up half a dead crow and say it is the galaxy alternator?
All joking aside (or above), May spent an awfully long time in the demon realm, where musch as Shelly found out time works differently. It could be that she went a bit loopy herself…
Isn’t it a piece of cake?
I’m sure cake has something to do in regards to the galaxy in ‘hitch hikers’ but cannot recall what.
If I remember correctly, the piece of cake was part of the Total Perspective Vortex, and was used to extrapolate the entire universe.
not quite.. 🙂
not reality, just a representation.. do note the full *original* radio series on CD is far better than lesser works… 🙂
The cake is a lie. Trust only Pie!
So this lead to an all night comic binge…. I have just one thing to say…
You are welcome.
The Whiteboard online comic was mentioned here a while back. It updates three times a week.
Pi is heresy. Trust only tau! 😛
I think it’s time to throw in the tau-el.
There is no tau.
There is no cake.
There is only Zuul!
hbar was always more useful than Planck’s constant, and required Tau, not Pi…
BTW I turned 42 yesterday, so now I get to be the answer to everything in the universe for the next year. That means nobody gets to question my theories, no matter how wacky…
Only if your name was along the lines of ‘Frankie Mouse’ or ‘Benji Mouse’. txmystic is far to frivolous a name for a vast pan-dimensional being…
txmystic: but do they ask what the question is??
Panel 5 is, by far, the creepiest thing Paul’s ever drawn.
He has drawn creepier but with the story line that makes panel 5 about 500times creepier than it is 😀
Allow me to repeat a question of mine from an earlier thread in a different tone of voice.
Whaaaat is May doing right now ? ? !
May is playing Bud for reaction. That’s my call.
I give myself a 35% chance of being right. 🙂
I will settle for 2% to 5% right.
overly optimistic, are we? you may want to run the numbers again… i think you forgot a zero when dividing…
be careful about diving by zero…
A singularity that manifests itself along only one axis.
*This* is Mad Science!
That is a Galactic Superstring (not to be confused with a dimensional theory).
Well, obviously, it was only an imaginary zero.
Sitting quietly on the couch in the corner, my friend Dingo. And wondering if it’s too late to run away.
I see where jin gets it now! 😛
Maybe the cross helps May who in turn will be able to help Jin.
Either way this is something I never considered until today 🙂
Kudos Paul, you always manage to surprise me 😀
Following your line of thought, May said she recovered a galaxy alternator, but never said she had a power source for it…
Temper tantrum. Hehe.
Reality check needed here. Which galaxy are we in again? And will someone be pulling out a bag of marbles?
Marbles? There are certainly a few characters missing them…
funny thing about head marbles… they’re a distinct grayish color and each one reacts differently depending on the location its in…had one in my pocket when I went up to Maine….let’s just say it dampened the experience…
Now that I think about it, how are we sure that May was entirely there to begin with? We haven’t seen much of pre-demon realm May, and when we did see her she was deliberately putting on some sort of act. On top of that, many of her ideas and inventions are rather mad scientisty, and she has never been known for thinking things through. Maybe she was always the kooky, absentminded mad scientist and we’re just noticing now.
Yeah….not really sure why she thought her inventions were good ideas to begin with.
well, given that her previous invention cause time to loop at a ~1400-year period 56 times, I’d say so…
Now, that invention was messed with by the group that wanted to change Lanthis from a matriarchy to a patriarchy. They were trying to weaponize it at one point.
As will a galactic alternator, methinks…
LOL!! Yes, the fury of the Bud!!
Heh, wow… May is a tad out of it, isn’t she?
Bud probably should have spent more time conversing with her while squishing the Calendar and running away from demons.
You know people keep saying May is out if it. No one has come up with “maybe everone else (Bud, Mon ect.) is wrong”?
That would be my take on this, as well. All along they’ve been assuming this was another Maya invention. But Maya was not the ONLY scientist the Lathians had, and it’s entirely possible someone else could work miracles too. Heck, this might even be a Jin creation that she made anew each cycle. Under these circumstances, it’s Bud who’s being the ditz: Maya is working along trying to find something to help her daughter and thinks she’s got something, suddenly Bud shows up and thrusts this shiny thing at her that she has no idea what is for and expects her to be able to tell all about ti, and then Bud goes into a snit because she doesn’t know what it is. There needs to be a group rethink and re-discussion on this, this time including Jin and Maya, so they can be sure they’re not working under false assumptions.
That was my gut reaction, too.
For that matter, Maya, Bud and everyone else could be wrong.
Too bad that the thing your aunt gave you that you don’t know what it is doesn’t have its chain anymore…
May certainly seems to enjoy yanking them.
I don’t know if that can help or not. What year did Ford stop making Galaxies?
And another thing – she recovered a Galaxy Alternator? Was it originally upholstered? Where did she get the fabric swatches?
Hey, look, the Pun Jar now has an ATM attatched, how convenient – *beep*
Yes the Pun Jar Assoc. Bank Inc. Company is doing quite well after the hostile take over of Swear Jar’s Conglomerate…Apparently, we now own Orbit Gum, and the word Sh**
Kramegame- They only rent that word, Governments own the mass production rights. Why they have major factories in London and Washington.
1974. When I was a kid my family had one, a classic Land Barge…
Jeez . . . and I used to own a ’73, colloquially known as the Battlewagon for its handling–she took forever to answer the helmwheel, and you couldn’t turn her in less than half a city block.
We inherited a ’70s Olds from my grandpa. “The Tank”–not quite so unhandy, but close enough.
It lasted until it met a Mercedes-Benz that drifted over the center line into its lane. The Mercedes was a mid-80s model, much more lightly built. As my Dad said, “That the way the Mercedes bends!”
To quote/paraphrase a famous artform…
“I like her… she’s silly!”
“Now dear, you can’t expect me to remember every little thing I invented.”
“But … this was really important!”
“So was my automated apple peeler. Just because it made the last 10 seconds of time repeat every time you used it doesn’t mean it wasn’t any good. It did blow up eventually … sigh.”
“You dipstick! Does everything you invent shift time!?”
“No dear, the plutonium powered bidet didn’t have any time related problems. Lots of people had one. It worked great … for a while. I don’t like to think about that incident though. Let’s have a drinkiepoo!”
Win. You just won the internet. at least this section of it…
Mayahuel: “We do not speak of that time.”
“WTF? You made bidets that blew up? Are you TOTALLY crazy!?”
“Oh no. No, my little berry, I would never make a bidet that might explode.”
Well … let us just say some of the resulting mutations are still around to this day. Ever see a sphinx?”
I hate commenting this way but really its all I can think of…
Two thumbs and two big toes up!
I’m sure they all turned out OK in the end…
SoWhyMe- SNERK! God I’m glad I learned not to drink anything when reading these comments.
Speaking of things that explode. . . .
Anything bitten by a platypus with teeth tends to do that…
Annnnnnnd … the little prong thingies are back. Still no chain, though.
So let’s see. Shelly went through 80,000 years and 56 deaths to secure this object, and … we don’t know what it is? Mayahuel doesn’t know what it is? Shelly isn’t to be too happy to hear this.
I’m beginning to think Stinky and Mayahuel have a lot in common. They both like to play with things which have a tendency to blow up in someone else’s face.
Well CLEARLY they…um…removed the chain because…it..was…erm…cumbersome.
Look, just don’t question. Enjoy. 🙂
BTW, see my immediately prior comment.
Not only that, but it seems to have a wonky chain that keeps disappearing…
Maybe the chain is just pining for its lost forest-home of 80 millennia.
Nobody’s suggested the obvious explanation: the dingus just contains the plutonium; it’s the chain that does something interesting.
Oh, you evil, evil person, you. You just exploded my entire theory of the Wapsiverse.
I was almost expecting to see “Woaah” before “What is it?” instad of hmm.
One thing is for certain, if May isn’t playing dumb right now, she is definitely on something…
After all the time she spent with the demons, May just might be catching up on her liquid refreshment. “In heaven there is no beer…” – maybe it’s the same in the demon zone.
Or she’s starting to breakdown, somehow? As you age you can get forgetful. What WAS I doing?
Or is she entirely Mayahuel?
Poor Bud. Never mind the hay-bale hair. If she gets too aggravated, she might wind up looking like Tepoz!
That was my thought. May: “I probably knew what it was a few thousand years ago. It looks familiar.” Bud: “You didn’t make it?” May: “I might have.”
I’ve done this with code I wrote only five or ten years ago; why not May?
Wyvern- I’ve done it on code I had written the day before, of course I was catching the flu.
Humm. I just bethought me – what if the thing your aunt gave you that you don’t know what it is is supposed to plug into the galaxy alternator to make it work?
Makes sense. Sounds like something one might use to jump start a star, or a wormhole.
Could May get Alzheimers? Or has she wasted away in Margaritaville?
Saw a bumber sticker that applies.
“Insanity is herediitary.
You get it from your children.”
“Having children is hereditary.
If your parents didn’t have any,
it’s very likely you won’t either.”
can i get that on a bumper sticker?
I don’t know–but you really ought to be able to get it.
Just make your own.
Quote originally attributed to Yogi Berra…
Galaxy Alternator, eh? She’s either rebuilding an old Ford, or she’s left out a couple of details about what Jin’s troubles really involve.
Of course, the golems talking past each other aren’t noticing the heat index reaching 119° in Minneapolis, and would shrug off the 134° at Moorhead yesterday.
But, let’s make sure about how to fix Jin. These civilizations just come and go.
Oh jeez, I hope that isn’t headed for New York… I just got a job as a bus boy in a Hibachi Steakhouse with limited air conditioning…
Kramegame- Sympathy much, I worked in a Kitchen that I swear had no AC, back when I was in the higher education debt farm.
Come to Portland. Today’s high is 74 – but we’re getting rain tomorrow.
It would be absolutely hilarious — in a horrible, horrible way — if Mayahuel’s implications were correct: that the artifact multiple Shelleys went through such an ordeal over was a red herring and had nothing whatsoever with helping Jin.
Maybe but on the bright side it cleared up a loop hole in the universe.
That could have ended up being bad for everyone 🙂
what IS a galaxy alternator btw? 🙂
Something that harnesses the rotating power of the galaxy, I suppose. For whatever reason, they thought that would help Jin.
May “recovered” a galaxy alternator, sooooo, there is no reason to assume she got it running. Next thing she’s gonna say is something in the line of ” I had a look at it, but the problem is, it needs gob-smacking amounts of power….”
Bud didn’t tell May yet that the oopart may be a battery. It is entirely possible that May designed part of the ooparts innards, but that another mage created the final thingymagoo… Hence May’s “It looks familiar”
The way I see it, there are several possible reasons for why May doesn’t remember the artifact.
#1. As many people speculated, May went crazy from her time in the demon realm and forgot.
#2. May was absentminded to begin with and forgot.
#3. May forgot for some other reason.
#4. May didn’t make the artifact.
#5. May built the artifact, but simply hasn’t done so yet. Due to time-loop weirdness, May built the artifact at some point in the future.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
*EMAIL — Get a Gravatar