Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Shame, the Book, and the Communication Age

Okay, before we try and make with the funny here, check out soup's take on a classic Hostess Fruit Pie ad. Just when I think he can't make me laugh harder, he does something like this.

How do I follow something like that? With Binky's little brother, Allergy, of course!

You know, I tried to cut Allergy a break, because everyone picks on people with weight problems, but he seems to insist on making it into the Costume Hall of Shame. So be it.

That's.... quite a bow-tie you've got there, son. Did you really mean for it to be so.... I dunno, friggin' HUGE?

There's a side-shot of the rest of the ensemble for you. It's like he just said, "You know what? My parents never loved me and they named me 'Allergy,' so I'm going to get the worst butchering Supercuts has to offer and wear short pants."

The first thing that should make everyone suspicious is that I don't believe Oliver has ever read an entire book, never mind wrote one.

He's summoned by a flare. I mean, you can shape it like an arrow all you want, but that's what it is. That's got to be the most unreliable form of communication since the smoke signal. I'm sorry I didn't make it in time to prevent the Governor's assassination, Chief! Speedy and I blinked at the same time and we missed the signal! What were the odds?


FoldedSoup said...

Personally, I read it as Ollie dismissing an obviously ummm.. long held-reveal from Roy by means of a timely arrow signal!

"Batman? Oh! I mean Bruce? I just wanted to tell you... Umm.. about last night.."

"Save it, Robin! The Bat Signal!"

Anonymous said...

To quote an old Dilbert strip, "writing is easy. Someday we hope to learn to read, too."

That aside, isn't giving some random guy a superhero costume and a book on archery just a little bit...irresponsible, maybe? Why not just shoot him yourself, Ollie?

SallyP said...

That's not a bow tie on that kid, he's obviously being attacked by a bat! A LARGE bat. Possibly a VAMPIRE bat!

I assume that somehow this kid grows up to become a supervillain?

And shooting off a green arrow flare? Just call him on the phone for heaven's sake! What if he isn't near a window? Or looking the other way?

Anonymous said...

I have to say I was thinking the same thing as FoldedSoup...

"Oliver...I....I love you!"

or some variance thereof.

Ah, well....always looking for the romance, I suppose...

Angela :-)