Get her Leslie.
So, we gotta wait till January till the reveals? Boooo.
Yeah, there’s nothing to reveal here. Sydney is yet again rather delusional as to the precise degree to which she impacts people’s lives.
But then again, it IS Willis we are talking about here… expect the unexpected
This is what I’m talking about yesterday; seriously, there’s a good chance she planted the Drama Tag and all this unfolded because of her.
Or maybe it’s epileptic tree syndrome. Who knows?
Willis is expecting us to expect the unexpected. How else do you think butt-taco dawt org happened? He takes our expecting of the unexpected, throws it out, and makes shark noodle soup. This is the man who practically defined Insane Troll Logic.
How old is Sydney anyway? Is she at least 25? would be funny if it turned out she wasn’t old enough to be seated in congress…
article 1 section 2 of the Constitution stats: No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure Sidney is 100% surface. She was fired from a seasonal, minimum wage retail job, and she’s seeking disproportionate, super-villain style revenge. She goes no deeper than that.
Unless Dave springs the Big Surprise. Which isn’t unlikely.
Yeah. I mean for crying out loud, she’s still wearing the Shortpacked seasonal help uniform she got fired in. This alone should remind you that Sydney is a little goofy in the head.
Not that the rest of the cast aren’t….
Yeah, but Sydney is Ninja-Rick levels of characterisation.
And we find out that she’s actually Jacob’s sister.
Too easy. Especially so close on the Faz-Amber reveal.
Galosso’s neice three times removed.
Punch that bitch out. And tear her clothes off. Get Robin out of that funk with a good ol’ fashioned cat fight.
Maybe just ask Ultra-Car to dump her in the Amazon. AFTER she lost all her clothes in the fight.
Oh Sydney, you so crazy.
Are the pictures on the wall Roomies characters and McAwesome employees?
I see Tony Joyce and walky’s hair. Oh and Joe too
It’s no arrow, but maybe they should make an appearance!! Lol
I bet 43% of people who read SP! Won’t get that reference.
It’s Walky characters actually. I think that’s Tony, Joe, Walky, and Robin.
Your right on the McAwesome as far as I can tell.
I think the other picture is Robin’s squad before she joined Walky’s. I don’t remember the number…
It’s group pictures of the two squadrons Robin (and so it happens, Mike, were in) squadrons 82 and 128, respectively.
I miss SEMME.
It’s the Shortpacked! employees, everyone who was living in the house. Why would they have pictures of their doubles who have/had better lives in their house?
Agatha is a McAwesome’s employee, but before that she was in SEMME Squad 82 with Robin (until Robin was swapped to 128). She’s Robin’s McAwesome’s counterpart token SEMME chick from Squad 82. The others in the picture are the rest of Squad 82, who don’t work at McAwesome’s or Shortpacked. The other picture’s Squad 128, which included Robin, Mike, and Joe (Ultra-Car’s dad).
I figure Agatha’s probably a Senator in her spare time.
Ultra car, pie her!
Oh hey, it’s Joe, Tony, and Robin in the picture on the right in the background..!
I wonder who is in the picture on the left.
Why’d she even let Sydney in the door?
Sydney probably pushed her way in during Leslie’s momentary surprise of seeing her on their doorstep.
“In the presence of mine enemies”? Could the last two words reversed be foreshadowing of some sort? A part of me certainly hopes so.
anagramming gets even better results…. though better, i mean entertaining…
*mine info seethes preeminence* if enemies honest,
preeminence* penmen seethe mini reef cosine*
and those are the NORMAL ones!
I REALLY need to consume less caffeine.
Actually, I just mean making “mine enemy” “enemy mine, as in…well…
Also, check the last panel of this: http://www.itswalky.com/d/20030907.html
The hair on the non-bald guy is slightly off, but besides that I think we can be sure the leftmost framed photo in panel 1 is, in fact, Squad 82.
Is it just me, or did this page update an hour early?
We just returned to Standard Time in Europe.
Wait, why does Sydney still wear her Shortpacked uniform… didn’t she get fired?…
She’s what you might call a little obsessive.
That and she’s never not appeared in her Shortpacked uniform
Is it just me or did Sydney always talk like a truly evil Faz…?
What a gloater. I can’t stand Sydney.
Sydney is not even close to as douchebaggy as some of the cheap fucks we elected in Texas this week.
…And by “we”, I mean roughly one third of eligible voters, of course. America needs a fucking mandatory vote law. That shit would get us out of recession in a heartbeat– put the legendary apathy of the American voter to work for a change by charging every layabout jackass a fee for every election they miss. Double if they get caught bitching/bragging about not voting on the internet. We could fund everything.
Hey, if a person doesn’t want to vote, it’s their call. Personally, i’d prefer it if many of the people who DO vote didn’t. We already have it in this country where people don’t know a thing about politics, or the people in office, voting for whoever ‘looks coolest’ or has the hippest slogan, or mud slings best.
I hate how alotta candidate send shuttles around to bus people that COULD drive to vote, to vote, and even provide them free food afterwords. That’s pretty bad that people need INCENTIVE to vote. If they can’t care enough to vote on their own, they’re better off staying home.
Note. I approve of shuttling for people who can’t drive, or has a legitimate reason for needing transportation.
In that case, just levy a huge fine against anyone who bitches about the outcome of an election after NOT VOTING
Democratic participation really shouldn’t be something that people have to go out of their way to do.
Kind of the (in theory) point of the whole thing is that the state serves the people, not the other way around.
Also, what’s wrong with shuttles? Why not save a lot of gas keeping people from making redundant car trips?
More Americans vote in american idol than for their government
NEW RULE: I you don’t vote, don’t complain either
In fairness, it’s way easier to vote for American Idol than it is to vote for government. And it’s a lot easier to vote more than once for American Idol, too.
Agreedo. Voting should be a given, if people want to moan about “uninformed voters” then they can take it upon themselves to go out and inform some fellow voters.
I don´t think that forcing people to vote is really a good idea. Also, everyone who does not vote also gives a statement. He is not interested enough in the choice to actually walk to the voting point. Which also means that forcing him to choose is only going to annoy him, and make him either choose at random, just adding white noise, or choosing some random populist.
A better way of doing so is by making the choice itself more interesting. You in the USA have simply the problem of having a 2-party-system. And your two parties are actually pretty similar to an outside viewer. And a onedimensional polical landscape does not produce very interesting decisions.
There are working systems which allow a larger amount of political parties to actually have an impact on the politics of the state. And those systems generally have a larger percentage of voters actually voting. The more important the voter believes the result of the vote to be, and the more he can vote for what he himself actually thinks, instead of voting for the least evil, the more people vote.
I’m pretty sure voting completely at random is the reason for California’s prop 25 and 26 both winning. One removes the supermajority requirement for passing a budget, while the other extends the supermajority requirement to any and all revenue generation measures…so you need a supermajority to pass a budget. There is no way to spin that so it makes sense.
Believe, you don’t want that.
We have like 50 or 60 registered parties here, and in practice you end up with 3 or 4 choices. In our last election, the parties supporting the government (5 to 6 parties) ran together and got 48% of the votes. The “opposition” (15 to 20 parties) ran also together and got 47% of the votes. Another party ran by itself, and got 3% of the votes, while the remainng parties got 2%; as you can see, in essence it’s the same as a bypartisan (sp?) system with some “independents” thrown in.
I voted for the 5th Party Candidate in Minnesota’s Governor’s race!
…but he didn’t win.
I would like to take this moment to once again strongly recommend changing the franchise to the one that Mark Twain outlined in “The Curious Republic of Gondour.”
I will link to it here: http://www.abelard.org/iqedfran/gondour.php
Of course, this will never happen, as it limits the power of those who should not have power.
Sydney’s face in the second-to-last panel made me giggle.
I love the fact that those pics are there… It just makes sence : )
Oh yeah and kick her arse Leslie!
Which is more than can be said of that last comment… damn it
I’m honestly very curious as to how Sydney expects to use her new position to destroy their lives. I mean, she went to all this effort to beat Robin, and now that she’s in power (or rather will be come January), what is her big master plan going to be?
/snicker giggle chuckle/
You think she might actually have a master plan…
Leslie is the only sane character…
and the only one that doesn’t work at short-packed…
Umm… Leslie DOES work at Shortpacked. Has for a while now.
She’s also not particular sane, as pointed out in the responses to another comic. (See: Her stalking of Robin.)
Well I don’t think masked Sydney was ever fired from shortpacked I don’t think she was ever seen back at work since then ether. I’m pretty sure she would have been fired by now given the Jacob plot that’s going on.
She attempted to have the store shut down with a lead poisioning scar and led an entire group of nutballs to attack the cast, after which she was arrested for injuring Ethan’s double from McAwesomes. I’m pretty sure the fact she was fired could go without saying.
Let me guess, Sydney comes to love her new job when she realizes that in Congress it’s actually helpful to be insane and evil.
For some reason, it amuses me to the point of giggles that Sydney thinks she can waltz into their house and talk about destroying things – all without fear of being arrested by the police even these guys would call on her for such threats. Or savage beatings from Mike, since I’m quite sure he’d enjoy it. Whichever they decide on. XD
I would be quite content if she were to die in some horrendous accident. Or a massive brawl. Death to Yuss!
Something about that last sentence makes me think of Faz…
I think Sidney is under the impression that beating Robin for her House seat means she wins ownership of all of Robin’s possessions. Her home, her friends, her job at the store, etc… I almost feel sorry for her, come January, when she finds out she now has to spend a lot of her time IN the House of Representatives, listening to other politicians drone on about this and that. Heck, as I recall, the last time we actually saw Robin there, she seemed bored to tears. Good luck Sidney.
But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe she plans to pull a Sideshow Bob, and use her newfound political power to introduce legislation to screw with Shortpacked! and it’s employees. After all, if Robin could put forth a proposition to make Ethan and Thad have sex — and outlaw cancer — anything is possible. Still no guarantee it’ll pass of course.
Proposition 469 bombed, despite all the effort Robin put into it.
That’s my prediction: that if Sydney does win the vote, she’ll get bored by what she actually has to do & will either end up getting booted out of office or quit.
Quit! Call the police and tell her that she’s invading private property! Than she’ll go to jail and Robin can be senator again!
It dosen’t that way.
As Tuesday reminds us, a criminal record is no deterrent to holding public office. In fact, demonstrating corruption or instability can actually make you more attractive to certain constituencies.
The Fed doesn’t screw california as much as California screws California. If Sydney wanted to screw Shortpacked she needs to get more local and get on the San Francisco city council and vote to condemn and level Shortpacked and build the worlds smallest greenest biodegradable Trolley system on the premises or something like that. Then it would go over budget and never be finished. There’d be like half a trolley with some rail road ties stacked next to it piled on the ruins of a demolished toy store.
I think you’re getting San Francisco mixed up with Oakland.
With a sign that says “World’s Smallest Greenest Bio-degradable Trolley coming soon! 2023″
I’m from the Bay Area, and I endorse this message.
I’m kind of thinking that this will end up similar to the Cartman/Wendy thing on South Park. Cartman won, but when he realized that he had to work he started freaking out because none of it was easy & people kept harassing him because he did a poor job & couldn’t do half of the things he promised to do.
Leslie’s getting better at ejecting intruders.
Did we ever discover why Sydney hates Robin so much? She should want revenge against Ethan and Amber, or Shortpacked! as a whole. Galasso fired her, why not target him?
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