I am really starting to feel sympathetic towards this cop. I wonder if he is purposefully sent to respond to this neighborhood, knowing that she (meaning Shelly) is the cause of the disturbance, and can do next to nothing about it. Besides, I thought one could not touch an “on-duty” cop because that was technically “assaulting an officer”. Maybe I just watch too many cop shows.
It’s only “assaulting” the officer if they don’t like it. I don’t watch many of those cop shows, but I’m willing to guess all of the people who ever “assaulted” the officers weren’t that good looking.
If a person is cute, they can’t by any legal definition “harass” you. They can only flirt. 😉
I think the other guys back at HQ must like sending him on these calls for laughs. If they were serious about doing something about it they would send a female cop. Of course here I am talking about a comic as if it were real. I’m not sure that’s healthy.
Knowing Shelly’s past though, it’s not guaranteed a “female” cop would get any better results. (>^_^)>
…or, perhaps, “worse”, depending on the female officer in question’s personal attitude…
When you no longer realize it’s a comic, that’s when you worry. Except of curse you won’t cause you’ve og loopiededoo.
Now Shelly’s just being creepy.
As an aside, I think I see her horns showing. ^_^
Waitaminute… is Shelly possessed? This seems very unlike her…
…and look at that arm! Is it just me, or is her buffness…er, bigger than it used to be?
Yeah. I think it’s time for Shelly to bulk down a bit. I doubt it’s all that attractive to most guys. Tight buns included.
Nah, she’s had Popeye arms for awhile now. The comic animation is not always consistent, but flip through the archives. Ever since the GGG debuted, whenever Shelly is shown working out, she’s got bigger arms than any man in this comic, as well as Lakshmi.
Shelly is fit because of her work and lifestyle. There’s even a strip where she remarks that some people have to go to a gym to be as fit as her. It would be highly out of character for her to purposefully “bulk down” to be “that attractive to most guys”.
This comic features strong female characters, some of them are literally that way too and most of their lives are not dictated by what they think most guys will like about them.
She’s subtle, I’ll give her that, lol. Like a sledge hammer to the forehead subtle.
And great flex, looks like she’s been hitting the ez=bar hard! Smokin.
To be fair, a sledgehammer could be rather subtle if you didn’t scream your head off in some battle cry
Ah, Spring, the time that the body’s internal ice jams break up, letting hormone floods rampage through the brain.
And, er, yes, you can illegally be sexually harassed by cute people.
I can? Please tell me how.
The other boys back at the station must have it in for Officer Buns to send him out on these…
I’m sorry doesn’t Shelly know about the internet? go to I need a man.com and there ya go.
I work out at a fitness club, maily doing things like kick boxing. If I were to get big bulky muscles like Shelly, I’m pretty sure that my boyfriend would dump me in a heartbeat.
I’m sure some guy would be there to pick you up afterwards. 🙂
Shelly’s one of my fave chars!
Or be picked up by you.
If your boyfriend would dump you for your looks, you need a better one. Seriously.
Dittoes on the stupid boyfriend. You need one that wants you for who you are, not what you look like.
You would totally get a better boyfriend in no time.
Ladywolf, live for yourself, and then honor yourself by choosing a boyfriend who will honor you!
I think Shelly needs to leave the garage door open next time she’s working on a car, the carbon monoxide appears to be killing brain cells.
I might be jumping to conclusions a bit soon, but it seems to me that while Officer T.B. is annoyed, he doesn’t seem to be trying all that hard to dissuade her either.
No, not really. Methinks he doth protest too much.
Ooooor he realized she could break him in half.
Heheheh . Pucker power , in the last panel .
I’m diggin’ Shelly’s hair .
I have this anime flashback going with her hair as of late…
Yeah, after reading it again I realized……”VEGETA! THAT’S who she looks like!” @_@
HER HOTNESS LEVEL IS OVER NINE-THOUSNNNNNNNNNNNND!!!!! D:<
Pablo, you are a funny, funny man. Wapsi is part of my daily insanity diet. 😀
Man, shelly’s got it BAD for this guy…doesn’t she realize he could arrest her for this?
…I’m thinkin’ that Shelly wouldn’t mind being handcuffed by this officer. Perhaps that is what she is hoping for. I just don’t see her trying to resist arrest or the pat-down that said arrest would, by obligation, require. …And since he can’t call in backup… I guess it would have to all be done by this officer.
Too bad, so sad.
Well played, Shelly. Well played.
I also didn’t notice how ripped Shelly is…WOW!!!
Hm. I wonder if this is the first time Shelly has blown up a grill while at this address? I would think that otherwise Officer Tight Buns would know what he was getting into.
I don’t think it was the first time. I think that’s why he said, “Oh! It’s you again” yesterday. Paul’s version of Minneapolis’s finest don’t ever seem to know quite how to handle Monica, Bud or Shelly. It’s funny.
…at that address.
If I dealt with that scene at that address last year, I assure you, I would recall that address – and someone else would answer that call!
Perhaps that’s why no one is making a comic strip about your life. 😉
Not mine, either 🙁
… also on Wednesday she called it her “yearly cleaning of the grill of mice nests and cordial meeting with sexy officer tight buns”. I think the “yearly” applied to both the cleaning and the “cordial meeting”.
Personally, when she passes out, I will take it as my exit window to leave.
Maybe for you, but not Officer T.B. I believe he would be obligated to call in the Paramedics, should that happen.
Besides the fact that with Shelly’s arms on him in such a way, when she goes down, he’s gonna get dragged down by her body weight……
“So, how did it go at that Wahnee girl’s place?”
“She held her breath at me.”
“Dispatch, unit 21”
“Go ahead, 21”
“Cancel code 10-73, Wahnee residence.”
“Dispatch, 21. Requesting 10-6.”
“Unit 21, repeat your last.”
“10-4, dispatch. Unit 21 10-6 … STOP THAT! … 10-6 for 30 mikes.”
“10-4, 21. Do you require back-up?”
“Uhh … negative, dispatch. Unit 21 out.”
“Dispatch to unit 21. Be careful out there! Dispatch out.”
Aww…I want to get the joke, but I don’t speak cop codes…anyone able to translate?
His request was to change channels? I don’t get it. It also says 10-73 is “How do you receive.” That doesn’t make sense either.
Try the official APCO 10-codes:
10-6 is “Station is busy” (This is sometimes used to indicate “Personal Business”).
10-73 is “Smoke Report”.
Some of those codes are just silly. It takes longer to say the 10 code than just saying the word, like 10-34 … riot. Why not just say riot?
The 10 codes have several purposes, but the main one is to make quick and accurate communication feasible over radio links that may be less than high-quality, used in circumstances of noise and stress.
Since you know what the person on the other end has to be saying, they’re more likely to be understood, and, since they are specific and invariant, there is no risk of misunderstanding what the speaker is trying to convey.
I mean, the number of ways to convey “10-100” alone is amazing.
If you think 10 codes are strange, check out Q codes.
Isn’t 10-7 generally used for meals?
And i see that list doesn’t include 10-100…
The tricky thing with those codes, I believe, is that they are not universal across America. I do believe that every police department has its own 10 codes. So while a 10-7 in one department might mean “going to grab a bite to eat”, in one city, it will mean “following a potential DUI suspect” in another.
There is a standardised list, and it is used by most departments.
I just posted the first thing I came across when I used Google. I would have thought that a company that sold scanners would have had a fairly accurate list. It certainly doesn’t match Fnord’s APCO list very well, though. 🙁 Since, APCO is the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, which offers training and certification, I assume they know what they are talking about as well as anyone.
I think the 10-6 code, “Change channel” in one case and “Station is busy” in the other, basically match, though. If you are 10-6 you won’t be able to communicate on the channel, but the radio and officer are not officially out of service.
How about 5150? That means mental case located.
That would have applied to Bud’s UFO report.
They should all have that code written on their foreheads.
You mean the GGs?
That would be a hoot, since it’s a symbol on its forehead that brings the original legendary golem to life.
At least he didn’t ask to be “10-7 for 30 mikes” The dispatcher would have had to take a break from the laughter.
I’ll see if I can get one of my cop friends to decipher, LOL.
And this sort of thing isn’t that uncommon. From both attractive and unattractive women. It’s the uniform more than the tight buns.
And most cops wouldn’t go so far as to actually charge them with assaulting an officer as long as they seem relatively harmless.
Today’s strip made me laugh again when I came back to it a second time…
It made me laugh. And then I heard about some poor woman who got shot for far less.
But yeah, Tight-buns isn’t too unhappy about this, he’s just not sure how to cover his…buns, from a legal perspective. Cause this is not how cops are supposed to meet chicks.
TEN codes are also used to keep nosy listener-to-scanner people from knowing their business. In some locales if you are found in possesion of a scanner during an arrest for any other crime, it goes against you. “possession of burglar’s tools” or some such. Some law enforcement offices use an inaudible digital signal now for the ten-codes, to help protect their people – but it’s a race – measure and countermeasure.
That would be an interesting case to watch, considering that it is illegal for state or local authorities to license or control the possession or use of any radio receiver, under the original Federal Communications Act.
Which is why most states don’t even bother to outlaw speed radar detectors, or if they did, gave it up after the first or second time they got dragged into Federal court and their law was shot down.
Last i heard, Virginia was persevering, but (at one time at least) they were using sneaky (and illegal, if seriously challenged) tactics to avoid the Federal courts.
My lawyer assures me that both my Amateur Radio Operator’s license and my Commercial Radio Operator’s license pretty much has my buns covered. All I have to say is that as a radio operator under license by the federal government, I am both empowered and entrusted to seek out all sources of “harmful interference.”
Literally, under the FCA (1938, i think) anyone is allowed to own and operate any kind of receiving equipment, which includes scanners and radar detectors; HOWEVER, it is illegal to divulge or or profit from such reception.
I have a feeling Shelly had a few “bracers” for courage before doing this. It would go a long way to explaining her downright childish behavior.
Seconded. She’s acting more than a little inebriated.
So, part of Shelly’s workout routine for that day also included a few “12 oz. curls”?
That sounds about right.
if OTB asked S for a time and place. do you think S would stop acting dumb?
Have we ever seen Shelly trying to be seductive before? Ever? Her previous flirting was never this focused. It’s cute as heck, but I think this might be a Wapsi first?
I approve. 🙂
Okay, THAT’S funny. But also scarily Jin-like…
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