Poor Jacob. But at least he’s keeping on the wagon. That is some strong will he has there.
Much respect to him. He has the willpower of a f***ing rock.
False. The willpower of a non-f***ing rock
I laughed aloud at both the punchline, but moreso at Galasso’s noticing Roz for the first time. “A Tiny Robin!” Indeed!!!
“this man’s genitals are part of a very important business deal”
Lines like that are why I read this comic.
Poor Jacob. Why do you torment him so David?
Why should Jacob be left out? There’s torture enough for everyone.
Amber: oh wait… he kissed Eathan that one time… Yeah, It’s just me.
Oh, he’s quite possible gone further than kissing.
It’s been explicitly stated that it has. Mike slept with both of them on the same night, to drive a wedge between them. He was shown waking up next to each of them when it happened and he confirmed it later when he and Amber were in New York to see his parents.
I’m too lazy to hunt down links.
For me, the funniest part of the strip was Galasso’s thought bubble in panel two.
Jacob can fucking fly…
He’s not flying, he just jumped onto and then off of Roz, using her as a springboard. Think of him as a black, sex-addicted Mario.
Adrenaline-fueled panic does strange things to a man.
Not fly. Jump good.
Jacob must be related to OJ Simpson… or he thinks he’s in an airport…
…I’m old. *slump*
Yes, yes you are.
I know, because I am old, and only barely recognize the reference.
I’m slightly old and slightly get it.
Amber confirms it: Shortpacked is totally gay.
But yeah, the willpower to FLY is amazing. Is he an abductee?
Good comic or BEST comic?
I love how Galasso is still trying to work Roz out in Panel 3. You can just hear the gears turning on his new “clone employee” program.
Cheese help me…can’t stop laughing…
Cloning WOULD make it easier for them to “share”… =D
A lesser man would have surrendered. Jacob has the willpower of a tank or something.
So why is Jacob flying? Is he secretly a superhero?
jacob is flying and has a strong will because he is black
of course when sex addicts are put these types of situations they get super powers directly proportional to the sexual tension
Is he addicted to sex or is sex addicted to him?
Some have sex thrust upon them.
Jacob’s NO! panel kind of reminds me of the classic I WANT TO KILL ALL THE JEDI! panel.
This strip is just begging to have the Yoda panel from the end of that comic edited in. “Kid, do us all a favor and bone yourself some whores.”
Oh my, that was the best strip. Great timing and great punchline.
Well… It IS San Francisco after all amber…
Jacob’s poor little face in panel 2 makes me laugh harder than it should. And Amber can’t claim total straightness, she made out with a chick once. Wait, more than once. That random customer, Leslie, AND Robin have all made out with Amber. Shortpacked!: Officially totally gay.
I FLEE!!! Aha. Thank you, Mr. Willis for making my morning a very enjoyable one. panel 5 has me giggling like when i get new comic books.
Galasso is adorable in this and I’m not sure why.
Note that in both panels with Galasso, he hasn’t taken his eyes off of Roz. Secret attraction? Or maybe he’s coming up with a new plan for toy-store domination? (Possibly, to clone Robin!)
I’m typing this after my second attempt at reading today’s Shortpacked!, and I failed yet again to make it to the last panel. I get stuck (laughing) at Galasso’s “a tiny Robin” in the second panel.
I’m going to try again for the third time.
Panel 3 had me laughing out loud. I expected there to be a fight between Roz and Connie, but it’s nice to see two people coming to an agreeable compromise so readily.
Well, one man’s fantasy is another man’s nightmare. I wonder if Jacob chose to work in a toy store because he thought it was the LEAST likely occupation to tempt him. He was probably thinking ,”Okay, it is just going to mostly be working around parents, and their kids. Neither of which will be interested in having an affair. This should be a good place for my rehab.”
To use a line from the movie Airplane, “looks like Jacob picked the wrong week to fight his sex addiction.”
Why am I thinking of Futurama’s Death by Schnoo-Schnoo?
Heh… Jacob *might* be running to avoid temptation, but you know, he might be running from the threesome… FMF threesomes are a *lot* of work for the guy…
Poor guy… he’s probably doing as much damage to himself now by resisting his desires as he was by succumbing to them in the past — he needs to find a middle road he can live with. IMHO, I think sex addiction is mostly hype – in most cases it’s offered as an lame excuse for marital infidelity, and if there is anything real to it at all, I think it’s merely a symptom of another psychological disorder and diagnosing it as sex addiction instead is a disservice to the person being diagnosed.
OTOH, it makes for entertaining comic angst…
You’re just setting yourself up for hate, dude.
Addiction itself is a psychological disorder. Anything numbing/pleasurable can be addictive: video games, drugs, shopping, alcohol. Sex is very much chemical and physiological, and as such, is addictive.
Didn’t we just have this flamewar?
Was it that much fun the first time that a second round is necessary?
It’s a law of nature that morons and the selfish will co-op any handy mental disorder to excuse their inexcusable behavior. So, yeah, you’re kinda right. Unfortunately the folks with legit problems get caught up in the negative backwash. (now I want to go punch an emo until he stops whining)
see also: Asperger’s Syndrome
Hey mike isn’t straight. He’s bisexual when the situation calls for it and he wants to screw with the minds of other people for his own amusement. Huh… That sounds really odd when I say it aloud
Mike’s whatever you don’t want him to be, baby.
Yet another day where Roz isn’t crushed horrifically under a collapsing bridge. Maybe the next in the line of continuously crashing Ferrari 458s can take her out… a boy can dream…
Any one of the lines in this comic would have been the punchline to another, lesser comic.
Cheezus, the man does indeed have a problem; it’s like being on a diet so strict you pass up a free five-course meal lest you fall off the wagon (actually, considering the women involved, I guess it’s more like passing up all-you-can-eat Taco Bell or something equally cheap yet delicious, but still!).
Did anybody else notice Galasso’s thought bubble is ORANGE? If there were any doubt before, I’d say this is definitive proof that Galasso is a Head Alien in disguise.
It seems to me that with the level of control Jason is showing here, he could easily accept Connie’s offer and resist a relapse. Not that he should, but…
I love Galasso’s observation I read it with the same voice I read descriptions in those “Trapped in a ____” games “A tiny Robin.”
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