My pal Jen “Trixter” Ulm came up with the name for the iguana. It’s a pretty awesome name for an iguana. (The “real” name, Herbert, comes from our roommate, Jessica.)
Had to have a fatally constipated iguana once. Not good times.
Er, that is, have the iguana put down.
Shoot I was about to ask what kind of restaurant you were at/bet you lost.
Or who his gynecologist was.
HIS “groinacologist”? Sorry, but had to use the Archie Bunker malapropism!
Well played. Points to all of you, but this one takes the round.
Not to criticize your art, but Malaya looks REALLY cross-eyed in the third panel. But that suits somehow her character, so whatever.
Since Willis likes the MLP cartoon, I’m just going to consider it an homage to Derpy Hooves.
Not to criticise your criticism but her eyes are the same in panel 2 and 3 yet you only mentioned 3 specifically.
Not to criticize your criticism criticism, but in panel 3 her mouth’s expression changes, adding to the effect. Which is likely why he singled it out.
She’s crosseyed because she’s looking up at her Iguana, not at Leslie.
I can relate. My cat’s real name is “Kitkat” but for some reason I’ve been calling her “Buttface” more often lately.
Long time ago, I used to have a cat named Uglies cos her fur markings on her face made her look like Hitler.
Fun fact: you are not alone. =)
Uglies Hitler look included the hairdo with the mo, but instead of white face, it was golden; also she had the worse skin. She had a lot of litters before she died thou.
My one 9-month-old kitten Lucille (named for the 1905 song “In My Merry Oldsmobile”) has gotten the nickname “Checkerboard Square” for the markings on her back – they are checks of orange & black – her belly is white. Willow Beth, on the other hand, is a black & white kitty that got the nickname “4Head” because she has the number 4 on her face!
If the B&W kitty with the “4″ gets obnoxious, you can rename it “4chan”.
My friend’s mom has a foundling cat that was originally named Lucky (So named, because it was Lucky that she decided to give it a home). Well, Lucky was always under foot, especially on the staircase of their home, causing the standard exclamation of “Damn it, Lucky!” which was eventually shortened to give the cat it’s new name: Dammit.
That’s a lot of poop.
She needs a litter tray hat.
I have an idea for a new sales pitch.
This, I gotta hear.
I hope that is just black dandruff Amber is shaking out or that little guy must be made out of 90% bowels.
most hamsters are approximately 90% bowel
I should think any skin condition that would give you black dandruff would be more worrisome than a bit of hamster poop.
Besides, considering some of the stuff that goes into cosmetics, I wouldn’t be surprised if hamster poop volumizes and moisturizes.
Of cause they would give the hamster poo a fancier term like Cricetinae Secretion/Extract or some shit like that.
That sentence was beautiful.
Are you referring to the fact that the word “shit” has been used just once but still implies two different meanings (or depending upon context even three).
Danke, I only wish I was more of a wordsmith so I can type clever things like that more often.
I only have the regular old olive dandruff, occasionally dark brown for no reason I or medical science can fathom.
LETS TALK ABOUT DANDRUFF NOW
Having owned hamsters, I’d say that’s about 15 minutes worth.
Speaking of poops, on Medium-Large, Ted Forth is running for President of the USA–and incorporating some DeSanto doctrine in his platform:
You stay classy, Malaya.
Seconded. Classy one there, friend of Guile…. =P
If I was thinking of choosing hamster or lizard, I think I know which one I will be choosing now.
They are pretty cute and I don’t eat bacon, crackling, ham or pork.
if won’t eat that stuff, what’s the point?
I’ve wanted a pot-belly pig ever since the “I can’t be with you… right now” episode of How I Met Your Mother.
I would name him Bacon just so I can say “Here Bacon, Bacon”.
If I had a black pig, I would name it P-chan, if it isn’t house-trained I will be naming it Pee-chan.
I see what you did there, twice. With my FAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
I don’t think I can look at Amber the same way again o.o
Wait, your cousin Jessica’s name is Herbert? How’s that work?
I don’t know if this was just a sarcastic joke or a serious question so uh…
Jessica, I’m guessing, came up with the name, the iguana isn’t named after her… or maybe it is… with the nicknames and all that
There’s also the possibility that Herbert is her middle name!
Or that Jessica is her middle name.
Or that Jessica is his middle name.
Ok I have to give props to Malay for choosing the better pet to put on her head.
Also, is Leslie not the sweetest thing in the world. I have loved the character ever since her “nobody’s perfect” line but something about this whole exchange just makes me smile at her.
Bring back the cat! Mike needs his fuzzy evil animal buddy.
You’ve got odd definitions of “fuzzy”!
I think he means the one in that Mike Fanart. Y’know, the one with the cat?
Two comic strips in a row where Malaya’s not a jerk, I hope this keeps up.
You know, I’ve always wondered about that.
Malaya and iguana: 1
Amber and dying hamster: 0
I called my cat Fuzzface for quite a long time.
I pretty much just call mine ‘Pooper’ lately. I feel it’s like referring to him by job title rather than by proper name.
I used to have an iguana named Jimmy. i miss that litle guy.
I had a cat once that started out named after my mother, but quickly became known as “Stupid,” because, unlike my mother, she was not at all maternal with her kittens.
(I suppose that’s offensive to people with postpartum depression, or maternal disconnect, or whatever. Oh, well.)
Mots of my other cats have ignored their names, and just ended up being called “Cat” or “Kitty.”
I just always called my cat Stupid Kitty.
First:… ew Amber… just ew.
Second: I am not remotely surprised that Malaya would address her pet by “Fuckface”. She honestly seems incapable of of going five minutes without being rude to something. Leslie might be the only exception.
Uh eww… clean up of hamster droppings on isle one!
Who knows hampster crap might be the deterrent needed to keep Faz away.
Somehow I don’t think that. We talk about Faz afterall.
Ehhh… I’m not seeing feces as being a Faz deterrent at all.
Malaya’s soft spot for Leslie makes me go d’awww. Never fails. Probably helps that I have a soft spot for Leslie as well. Fuckface is such a Malaya nickname for her pet… and yet Willis manages to still make it endearing.
I wonder if the reason Malaya had her iguana with her will ever be revealed…
Wow, was the “no” at the end of Maya’s sentence an attempt at trying to imitate a Filipino dialect or just slang, cause if it is then props for research.
Adding an extra “no” onto the end of a sentence denying something is actually fairly common. I wouldn’t consider it slang, and it certainly doesn’t suggest “dialect” to the average reader.
Looks like regular english so me.
Hey amber no offense but your hair looks kind of crappy today.
Ps. Lol oh come on someone had to say it.
The new rule of the Shortpacked store is that everybody must have something weird on/about their head. Robin has a sombrero, Amber and the new girl got their pets, Mike has the ‘size compensating extended forward hair’. The rest are behind in the trend. Though according to that rule, Mike beat everybody to it.
Mike always beats everyone . . . usually by doing their moms . . . for a nickel.
Toilet humor. JOY!
Fuckface and Poophead, the new buddy comedy coming to Nickelodeon this fall.
LOL love it
Do they have a special shampoo to treat shitty hair?
I think Malaya’s pet gets better and better every comic.
Is is just me or does Malaya look a little sad while pointing out that her iguana does not poop on her head? She’s uncharacteristically cheerful for the whole strip right up to that point.
She’s been thrown off her game by the strange question. Unlike Leslie, she is not accustomed to hanging around people who keep little furry poop factories on their head on a daily basis.
My friend has a dog who was supposed to be named Champ, but ended up being Puppy for the same reason. Now you know this.
I have two cats officially named Archie and CJ, most of the time I refer to them as ‘Ginger’ and ‘Tubby/Chubster’ for their appearances. Neither seems to mind.
Excellent work on the head-shaking effect, sir.
Can cats even learn a name? I’ve heard they can’t, though I’ve never given that tidbit the mythbuster treatment.
Anecdotally my cats seem to (I test one by randomly calling “Charcoal”, which is her name, and “pudding”, which isn’t but has the same number of syllables, in the same tone of voice, and she responds more to the first than the second) but don’t take that as proof by itself.
YES YES YES! FINALLY! I’ve wondered about that ever since the first time I saw Amber with a hamster riding on her head!
That is an awful lot of poop, though.
My own iguana’s unofficial name is Dumbass. As in, “Get down from there, Dumbass. You can’t climb that, Dumbass. The ferrets’ litter box is not a buffet, Dumbass.”
whenever people purposely malaprop “i’ll be on you like stink on rice” I think of rodent poos.
Panel Three: Good Malaya, you’re looking kinda cool!
I’m a clean-hair freak, so again, EEWWWWWWW.
Haha, it’s not “No Fucks”, but it’ll do.
I like how this comic treads the line between the cartoon world and reality.
I vote she keep the lizard on her head at all times, it seems to make her more likable.
And I laughed pretty hard at Amber.
“Fuckface”…”you can touch”…”box”…up until the 5th panel I was SURE that this comic was going to end with Robin overhearing the conversation and having some wacky “Three’s Company”-esque misunderstanding!
My lizard’s name is Fluffy; however, my the one nickname for my cat is Shit Head
Also, since there were some arguments in the last strip’s comments, I’m content with it finally being revealed that she’s got an iguana
If you have hamsters, this will happen. A lot.
Yeaaahhh. I was wondering about her choice of hamster nesting places. And also; just poops? There should be at least one piddle. (Warm, spreading spot… Hamsters are half-bladder.)
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