its kinda like…
You see… it’s sorta like… umm…
I don’t know!!! I’ve never had sex (with a man)!!! I’m a virgin (when it comes to sex with men)!!!
You’re a mirgin.
It’s good actually.
That’s a matter of opinion.
wink wink nudge nudge, say no more, say no more!
A wink is as good as a nod to a blind man…
monty python is the best. say no more. say no more.
Oh thank Crow somebody went there before me.
Say, doesn’t UltraCar still have those arm-like manipulators, which could throw Robin out of the vehicle? I think he might even do it if he was moving at high speeds..
I see absolutely no reason for him to do that, I’m sure leaving Ethan to rot in such an awkward situation would please him more than throwing out a superhuman who probably won’t even get hurt by it.
I SEE A SUBTLE HINT AS TO WHERE SHORTPACKED! IS LOCATED.
Subtle? As if driving down Lombard street in a previous strip wasn’t obvious enough, it’s already been established that it’s set in San Francisco! (The Walkypedia entry for the store also places it in San Fran)
Well, drunkenly staggering, but yes =3
There’s a Lombard in Portland.
But yes, your point is well taken. The San Fran is solid.
There’s a Lombard in Philadelphia too.
Just for the record.
No wonder the strip’s so gay. *snicker*
I’m guessing she’s still wanting to know what it’s like to get plowed. Maybe she could get Leslie a strap on or something?
Robin DeSanto, former agent of SEMME, unwilling to use superpowers to gain an advantage against her enemies, but perfectly willing to use them to learn what it’s like to have sex with a dude. Congresswoman.
So in the onslaught of panels that day, did everyone totally miss the very very obvious super-fast-running she did, or…?
I mean, c’mon, she ran with plumes of smoke billowing out from her wake, and was able to, from a laying down start, backwards flip into the air over Palin’s head quicker than Palin’s bullets could fire.
Maybe I should have repeatedly used “SUPER FAST!” as my sound effects onomatopoeia.
It would help.
I didn’t see those as super speed, I saw them as action lines.
If it helps, some of us did notice she was using super speed. We were just confused about other things.
Faz’s head was shoved up former-governor-of-Alaska-runner-up-vice-president-Fox-News-puppet Sarah Palin’s ass. You could’ve had Mike and Amber going at it like wild heyenas in the background, and we wouldn’t have noticed.
Maybe put ROBBIN USING SUPER SPEED in the tags and we’ll notice.
I think it was perfect the way it was; those of us in the know got it, but it didn’t require any explanation for those who aren’t.
Yes! I agree as well!
It was noticeable, after the first read. It just got such commentation in the comments that every time she does use it, somebody is probably going to say something from now on.
Kinda the new ‘Damn you, Willis!’ ?
You could have had Robin say “Oh no, a gun! Luckily my super speed can save me!”
who is he, Stan Lee? Should he have ended the arc with “NUFF SAID, TRUE BELIEVER!” as well?
Why does everyone seem to think Robin needs to say really retarded things for exposition and think it’s in character? Just because she’s silly about some things doesn’t mean she’ll be silly in something like a hostage situation.
Ah, the Silver Age solution.
I thought it was pretty obvious she was doing the speedster thing throughout all that. I mean, maybe not to someone that had never read your prior comics, but I had no trouble figuring it out. I mean, sure, I figured she wasn’t going quite as fast as her theoretical top speed because she hadn’t chowed down on any sugar beforehand, but nevertheless, obviously superhuman speed was happening.
I thought she was just using her powers of AWESOME CUZ I WANT IT BAD ENOUGH.
You know, like in Sailor Moon or that.
Neither I nor my sister did and we really do not understand how others missed it, either.
I feel like even taking into account that Robin just used her superspeed against enemies, the answer is still something like, “Well… yes. Robin absolutely considers talking about sex to be a top priority.”
That’s kind of her thing.
Normally I agree, except where Leslie’s concerned. Her lesbian is Super Top Priority, even over dong talk.
Sex with dudes + storyline title ‘Errant Ham’ = Richard Gere joke that I will never be able to get out of my head. Thanks a lot.
…dare I wonder?
I wonder if Ethan realizes how good he has it since he started working at Shortpacked ? He’s living free(?) at Leslie’s house and he gets a free car out of the deal! Yowza. (Big thanks to Robin for buying the house for Leslie; hope she’s also covering the insane property tax and homeowners insurance!)
Um…he worked there for HOW many years before getting a free house and free (sentient, moody, amoral) car? And if he found a job that DIDN’T suck the essence from his very soul, he’d still have access to those things.
does ethan know robin was in semme???
He didn’t last time it was mentioned by Thaddius when Robin was campaigning, as knowing might ruin their simple views of the world…or something
To be fair, we never saw her being picked up by any camera or interviewed by anyone in the previous series, and when the stations WERE following SEMME, there were so many faces she was probably easily missed. Also, she supersped a heck of a lot more back then, so maybe the cameras just missed HER.
There was also an implication once upon a time, with Mike being back from the dead (not to mention Reagan, mysteriously connected?), that the SEMME folks at Shortpacked need to keep a low profile or IT WOULD BE BAD.
I think you broke Robin’s face in the second panel. Either that or she’s having a curiosity-induced stroke of sorts.
Poor Ultra-car, no one pays any attention to him unless they need to go somewhere.
I like how she’s clearly *not* in the car while he’s approaching it. Wonder if she managed to get the car door open and shut without making a sonic boom, or if she sort of slid *past* him while he was getting in himself?
This is totally because some people questioned the superspeed before, isn’t it?
What’s with the locked comments?
Threads take away the ability to reply after a certain amount of comments, if that’s what you mean.
If so, they don’t go very deep. Man, that’s lame.
Uh oh! Is Robin about to have a Mid-Les Crisis?
To be honest…I didn’t notice her super speed here, either. I am just so used to comic book characters popping up outta nowhere with any really means, I suppose…
Also, I’ve only read Shortpacked! from Willis. So I was rather unaware of the whole I-RUN-WITH-SUPER-SPEED situation, anyway.
Uhm, does this comic really mean she uses super speed? Can’t it just be comedy? I’ve seen many scenes in movies or sitcoms where a character seems to appear out of nowhere.
To be fair though, she DOES have super speed, so the idea that she is using it here is actually more logical.
It’s like warm apple pie.
Going along with your train of thought, I would have went with the “A peanut butter sam’mich” line Bret Michael used… but the “extra nutty” type of PB.
P.S. Has any of the recent events given Ethan more stand-up routines?
To answer the question about what sex with a guy is like. It’s quite excellent. Basically because another dude knows exactly what feels good for a guy. So it’s pretty neat.
As for super speed… Yeah, I noticed she was using it, that’s probably why it took her down when she got clothes lined.
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