Why do I feel Willis is speaking through Ethan on the last panel?
Because technically he’s speaking through every character in every panel?
Because he’s the author avatar? Except when Willis shows up. And then they’re both the author avatars, but they don’t agree. AGGH MIND SPLODE.
then I’ve done my job
Ow. I’ve thought about this sorta thing before, but reading it just makes my head hurt.
“Just a Pepsi, PLEASE?”
Did you have a small sip of something before coming here, Mike?
He even implied there are people he likes. Madness I say.
I think Jason was the only person he ever drank with.
Still, an admission of fondness for even a single person is nothing short of mind boggling!
he openly admitted to loving amber, granted he did it with the creepiest smile imaginable…
All he wanted was a Pepsi! Just one Pepsi!
Not like he has any Suicidal Tendencies…
BUT THEY WOULDN’T GIVE IT TO HIM!!!!!
Glad I wasn’t the only one to catch the mind-numbing *please*! :O
I gasped when he said “please” D:
Perhaps Mike isn’t just rubbing off on Amber, but Amber’s rubbing off on Mike?
Mike rubbed off on your mom, for a nickel. I’m sorry, it had to be said.
You’ve obviously never worked in a restaurant. A polite comment can actually throw your whole night off. This might be one of the most dickish things he’s ever done.
Really? I never realized it was so easy to be an asshole. I’ve been doing it all along.
Nah, they only serve Coca-Cola products. He’s still being a dick.
Amen, bro. It’s weird when the girl you lost your virginity is on their second kid.
Here I thought it was just weird to get the wedding invitation….
It’s even weirder when you have not even finished college and one of your childhood friends not only has 2 kids already but is divorced O.o
The WEIRDEST thing is when you’re back home for a visit, and you’re hanging out in your rec room downstairs with your best friend, like you always used to, and your Mum brings you a snack, just like she always did, but you’re pregnant and your friend’s kid is climbing on the sofa. It’s bloody SURREAL, I tell ya.
It’s like, “But my BFF hasn’t changed and *I* haven’t changed and everything’s exactly the same but KIDS OMG.” Freeeeaaaaky.
Please? That seems odd.
D’aww! Mike liked the guys over at SEMME.
This warms my cold, twisted heart.
He liked one of the guys at Semme. He only ever drank willingly with Jason iirc.
Mike saying please. Why do I fear that the end of the world is almost upon us?
It is. End of the world is the 21st of this month from what I’ve heard.
It better not be, the new Lady Gaga album doesn’t come out until the 23rd!
And Duke Nukem Forever isn’t coming out until May 25th!! –Wait, June 14th now? Awesome. End of the world and DNF STILL isn’t out. This sucks. *Grumps*
I still haven’t seen the Jolson Story!
A winner is you, for this ref.
But… but skyrim hasn’t happened yet ;_;
Yes. Screw growing up.
I can do without this kind of catching up.
3rd kid, yup, pretty much sums it up
They may have three kids, Ethan, but you have over seven Riddlers.
Never lose sight of what’s really important. Anyone can scatter genetic material on members of the opposite sex, but it takes a real man to appreciate that New Riddler Smell.
^First sentence = win. xD
Ethan has some low goals in his life. you can always have more kids (until of course, you can’t)
By which time Grandkids are possible.
Ethan, though gay, is still a man, and the only thing that can stop a man from having children is death. And not even then, if you plan it correctly.
What I love about Ethan is that even when he’s happy, he’s miserable.
Well, of my original group of super close-knit college friends:
-1 is married
-1 is about to get married
-1 is dating
-3 are single (counting me)
I can still get ahead of the curve if I HURRY.
Are these negative values or is the dash just your bullet list item mark?
I guess the plan to “get ahead” by assassinating them is subconsciously slipping through.
Fuck yes. This is exactly how I feel today.
I’m glad to see fictional characters are experiencing the same things I am.
Amen. I can’t wait till I’ve caught up to where Ethan and Amber are at least. Its so unsettling knowing I finished grad less than a year ago, and a people who graduated a year behind me are married with kids.
Live life at your own pace, and stop the “keeping up with the Jones.” Anyone can breed like bacteria, and most humans who do are the least suited as parents.
Well said, dear Hamster. Well said.
That comment about Facebook friends having three kids made me think of Danny and Billie. I wonder if they’re on their third kid yet?
I figger they were done at two.
Translation: After the second kid Billie gave Danny a vasectomy with a scalpel that the careless doctor left lying around. They stayed together after this because Danny didn’t… *puts on sunglasses* have the balls to leave.
-Insert loud, high pitched scream here.
Danny provides the scream.
To be honest I don’t think having kids just because “it’s what adults do and we are adults” is a virtue perse. Kids are good things only when you want them and can take care of them.
Also, you can insert quite a lot about the world having enough people as it is, we are using the resources of almost two planets (especialy, people in the west a lot more then most), and overall we have “gone fourth and multiplied enough” etc etc.
Birth limits are a horrible thing, so it would be nice if we just as a society started being a little less pro-pro-creation on our own terms, rather then in a few generations needing harsh goverment restrictions.
Exactly. I’ve helped raised other peoples’ children (six, to be precise) and I don’t want any of my own. Thank you, no. Plenty enough without me adding to it.
It is safe for me to say that I am destined to be a genetic deadend; unless I have the virility of Anthony Quinn, I won’t be adding anything to the genepool.
I wonder. Mike gets super nice off alcohol so what happens when he’s on higher levels of drugs? Morphine-Ghandi?
Three kids? Fuck overpopulation FUCK THE EARTH
Yeah, that doesn’t normally result in pregnancy.
No, just a dirty penis.
And/or a severely chafed one.
And the earth doesn’t even call the next day. Whatta jerk.
Mike actually looks sad when he says he only drinks with people he likes. Does he miss Jason?
Oh god, between the sad look and the “please”, i have a really bad feeling the apocalypse is coming.
Ethan looks right at the reader in that last panel…
I’m 39, I’m not on facebook and I won’t be having any kids.
But between us the little lady and I have 52 Primes and 18 Wonder Women.
Fuck growing up. For a nickel.
If you had kids you’d have to share all those wonderful toys.
It’s better not to have the little brats. They might break them.
Yeah, who the hell gives kids toys?!
Pretty much sums it up for me; at least I’m in a PhD program, so I have an excuse for why real life is on hold.
Haha Did you mean to sync-up with Girls with Slingshots by having a “Cheers to Your New Job” comic on the same day?
Wow, Ethan. You cut me, man. I thought we were friends. OK, OK, I’ll stop posting videos of my kids singing “Chewy Chewy Bubblegum.”
It doesn’t matter the journey, but that we get there at some point.
My mom didn’t have kids until late, and kids aren’t a sign of success anywho…
You guys seem to be missing the dickishness of Mike in this panel. He only drinks with people he likes. He is with his girlfriend. He is not drinking.
Well, he’s in love with her, but bear in mind she blackmailed him, attempted to humiliate him, and outright struck him for just saying the plain–if hurtful–truth.
Face it… Amber hasn’t done much to actually be like-able to Mike.
He drank FOR her, to meet her mother, so I don’t think this is aimed at Amber.
Well the thing is their relationship started based on blackmail for her keeping his drunken niceness secret so Mike certainly wouldn’t drink in front of Ethan. It would be redundant
That’s partially true, but it’s also sort of not.
As someone in the past said (can’t remember whom) Mike will only do something because he wants to, no one can make him do anything.
And he’s said he loves her.
More of Mike not wanting everyone to know he’s a nice guy when drunk.
As for the whole ‘blackmail’ issue…please remember that this is Mike we’re talking about here. He can get out of that blackmail anytime he’d wanted if he wanted. Hell, I think he can do worse.
I personally would label Mike a “Tsundere” (at least to Amber). Which probably the biggest thing that makes Mike endearing other than the stereotypical a**-hole.
Pretty sure that was a clever reference to the fact that Mike likes EVERYBODY when he’s drunk.
I agree. Good catch!
Not true Tesla, he came down pretty hard on Walky the first time he was drunk hear him.
Is it strange that the no.1 weird thing I see in this is Mike using the word “please”?
I feel you, Ethan…do I feel you… *glares resentfully at her FB and how everyone is married and has or having their second or third snot nosed brat*
YESSS!!! HE DRINKS PEPSI!!!! and my god, that please…
Man, foreshadowing or what?
Wait, Mike drinks with people he likes? He must really like the folks at McAwesome’s, then.
Or in this context, is “drinking with people you like” not the same as “being drunk with people you like”?
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