Amber’s really starting to come out as kind of racist against Asians…
Reminds me of an incident with a woman I work with.
“God I hate Asians…”
>NONAME>! Thats racist!”
“No, they just…”
“Eh teh ta, Dont be a honkey!”
The Irony here is I am so white I can blind people on a sunny day.
Will Ethan be swept up in Jacob’s sexiness and they bang anyway?
Considering this is Shortpacked and Jacob is the only one who has completely retained his heterosexuality, it’s a very likely possiblity.
I don’t think Jacob has specifically stated he’s hetero. Sex addict, yes. Sex addict with who / what, no.
That would explain the rather androgynous folks exiting his apartment.
Did mike just say something civil while he was sober? The end times are near!
Or maybe he is indicating that he’s on to Jacob’s crush on her.
It’s creeping me out. I keep waiting for him to cross a line and when he doesn’t I feel like I’m watching some kind of pressure build up. HAS LOVE CHANGED HIM?
No. Probably not.
Yeah its somewhat scary. I feel like he’s on the verge of destoying someone or something…
He is encouraging his girlfriend to get her half brother fired from his job. However civil he might be acting, that is still pretty evil.
Her half brother is FAZ,does encouraging her to get him fired count as evil or an award worthy action? =p
It depends – if encouraging her to get Faz fired ends up making her feel terrible and guilty, then, yes, it is still a rather “Mike” thing to do.
That’s how I read it.
Fonzie is rolling in his virtual grave!
Let us “EYYYYYYYY”.
Of course! The gay guy, why didn’t I think of that?
So wait, wouldn’t Leslie be a good choice also, or does Jacob respect her?
Jacob will want to bang her even if she’s a lesbian. A girl’s orientation doesn’t make guys attracted to her, the fact that she’s female does.
Perhaps he will try to sex ANYTHING… if so I see a problem soon…
When he wakes up to Ultra Car, then he’ll know he’s hit rock bottom.
I personally think Ninja-Rick would be rock bottom, maybe Yutz. Some would say Faz.
Personally the robot car strikes me as kind of cute in a curmudgeonly way.
Ooh and those vacuum pumps! Run those wipers! Spray me with your euphoria fluid washers, you bad lemon you!
I doubt he’s going to go after anyone who’s not interested. He has a sex addiction; he’s not a rapist.
Go after, no. Want to go after? Quite possibly. Even if he knows that she’s not interested in him, I can see how a (apparently) heterosexual male sex addict might be less than willing to discuss his problem with an attractive, sympathetic female. It could definitely be distracting and awkward.
Also, we’re looking for someone who fits both the requirements – someone Jacob does not want to bang, and who Jacob does not respect. Has Leslie ever given him any reason not to respect her?
Send Faz to do it, I doubt ANYBODY respects Faz. I belive Galasso only keeps him around to punish everybody for overthrowing him.
No wait everybody whos ever wanted to put there head in Pailin might respect him… or envy him…
Also, just noticed Robo-Vac in the last panel. Or is that Cheese? They both have those rectangular heads…
I think it’s a clothes rack.
On the other hand, maybe it’s a third-nigh-identical robot/robot suit called “THE CLOTHES” who is there to defeat evil.
Some call him the Launderer…
It stands to reason tht Ethan is in the toy section, maybe theres a cardboard cut out of Robo Vac in there.
Or possibly the Cheese does his toy shopping at Shortpacked.
That really does look like a Robo Vac… Which ironically rimes iwth clothing rack…
I see a disaster in the making here…
Mike is still being too nice… which means all hell is going to break loose soon.
Okay, I know most people are emphasizing on the Amber/Mike/Jacob stuff but I have to ask…
What the hell is up with Ethan’s jacket? It’s like something out of the 80′s.
Ethan IS out fo the 80′s…
Er… of* Stupid fingers arn’t working right today…
yeah, but his fashion sense isn’t. His love of toys is.
Ethan having something from the 80′s? How completely out of character.
If its fashion related? Um… yeah, actually it is. He only likes toys from the 80′s.
Didn’t you know, Shortpacked has been bringing the 80s back since it started.
Oh so Willis is the reason that I’ve been seeing a resurface of 80′s clothing… Good to know… >Sharpens knives<
Do I detect a “Damn you Willis!” in the making?
Well, I didn’t want to be cliche.
You just know he thinks it’s awesome.
Gotta love that last-panel face, though.
FAAAAAAAAAAAAA….no, wait, wrong strip.
And that’s how Jacob realized he was gay.
I’VE READ YOUR BOOKS WILLIS, I KNOW HOW YOU WORK.
YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD, I READ YOUR BOOK!
Little known fact: The gay population growth in San Francisco didn’t start on Castro Street. It started at the Shortpacked! Many theologists believe it to be the gay nexus.
Am I the only person who thinks Mike might have been talking sarcastically in that fifth panel?
I think it might be a combo of both sarcasm and suspicion.
Why doesn’t Jacob respect Ethan?
Well, there was that entire argument between the two about which toys are cool, and how Jacob was so much younger that he didn’t have a clue.
I think is a much simpler reason.
Can anyone really ever respect Ethan?
Hey, the fact that he’s collected lots and lots and lots of toys is respectable!
…okay I’ll just be over here now.
Why just Chinatown? San Fran has Little Japan, too!
Technically, it’s called “Japantown” (or “Nihonmachi”).
The one in LA is “Little Tokyo”.
They went to Chinatown because Galasso is looking for David LoPan.
He’s creeping me out. Wondering what he’s up to is scaring me. What’s your agenda, Mike?!
I don’t think Jabob is gay, but there might be a chance that when Ethan shoes up he turns out to be try-sexual. And somehow I see Roz jumping in, which would really burn Robin.
I think you mean tri-sexual rather than try-sexual.
Sex addicts have tried it, they like it. Too much.
I like the idea of a try-sexual: A sample off of Column A, a selection from Section C, and a little off the midget menu, please. With a side of KY.
Of course, even if you meant tri-sexual, I think you meant bisexual… So maybe you meant something beyond my current knowledge.
So, what you mean?
Grumble! I just looked it up online, some urban slang dictionaries:
“… a person who is willing to and/or has tried anything sexual anyone can think of with any other person or animal or inanimate object…”
My ignorance was showing. Should have looked it up first.
I’m fairly certain that Mike’s expression in panel 5 is realization.
Huh… almost forgot Ethan was in the strip he’s been so underused lately. Also, agreed – Mike’s behavior seems very un-Mike-like.
>David Willis makes webcomic
>over time, his writing improves
>his characters grow and start acting like real people instead of 2D cut outs
>people get mad
Seriously guys, grow up, the world isn’t black and white.
What comments are you referring to? I don’t see anyone seriously complaining about character development.
I think Rasputin’s talking about how creeped out everyone is at how civil Mike’s being.
The thing about that, though, is that Mike has repeatedly proven himself to be a great deal simpler than other characters around him. When Mike is both not an asshole and not drunk, the answer is not “character development”. Not if you’re a true Willisverse fan.
Eh, he was griping about the comments to the previous strip too.
I live in San Francisco. It’s Japantown, not Little Japan.
Jacob doesn’t respect gay people???? HOMOPHOBIA!!
Am I the only one who noticed that Ethan is wearing a purple jacket?
Kodos, good sir o\
On further reflection, I think Amber is imitating “Isaac your bartender” instead of Fonzie in the last panel.
Why does she have to be so concerned? Dx why can’t she just be happy with mike?
Wow. Ninja Rick & Gallaso: Chinatown Knights would be an awesome limited sereis. To webcomics even DO limited series?
I did a Roomies! limited series back in 2002 or so.
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