Puck 171

January 21st, 2013, 8:14 pm

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ElectricGecko, January 21st, 2013, 8:17 pm

I can’t believe I got this strip done on time. Here’s the back story: I was almost finished the colors on Sunday morning when the screen froze on my trusty, ancient laptop. So I reset. And the computer never, ever turned on again. (Okay, it turned on for one second, then turned off, then turned on again, then turned off repeatedly. This poor laptop’s been dying a slow death for a long time, but this was really the last gasp.) After sh**ing my pants in fear, I calmed down and came up with a plan.

What did I do? I ripped the still-beating hard drive out of that old clunker of a machine, bought a SATA-USB adapter on my lunch hour today, hooked the old hard drive up to my wife’s computer and retrieved the half-done comic file a few hours ago. Thankfully, I’d installed all the necessary software and fonts I needed on my wife’s computer in case just such a thing ever occurred.

Yep. I’m basically MacGyver.


A vote for Puck on TWC will give you a glimpse into the booze-soaked revelry of a new year’s party at the Puck household!


And for those who missed out on older voting incentives, they’re now all available at the STORE for a mere pittance! A pittance, I say!


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User Comments:

godmoderncommander, January 21st, 2013, 9:11 pm

...Will there be free chicken if we vote for Mr. Tenders?

ElectricGecko, January 21st, 2013, 9:21 pm

@godmoderncommander: One can only hope. And on that hope rests the dreams of a generation...

Jamie59, January 21st, 2013, 9:42 pm

Bet less than 10% reading this know what a Wankel Engine is.

Michael Corley (Guest), January 21st, 2013, 11:33 pm

Chicken tenders wins every smell and taste based debate

xcares (Guest), January 22nd, 2013, 8:55 am

Great page!.

Doc Savage, January 22nd, 2013, 9:50 am

what do you bet that Mr Chicken tenders wins the election? I think he will.

Saph (Guest), January 22nd, 2013, 1:46 pm

@Jamie59: Your comment made me feel mildly ashamed. Now, though, I am proud to admit that I just skimmed the Wikipedia article on wankel engines.

freakshowmonkey (Guest), January 22nd, 2013, 4:17 pm

I can't even read Daphne's t-shirt without feeling a bit embarrased.

Nutster, January 22nd, 2013, 5:02 pm

Okay, so when "Tenders, Chicken" wins the election, what is going to happen when it turns out that the person signing "him" up was a minor and the the candidate is not qualified to become mayor (by not actually existing)?

ElectricGecko, January 22nd, 2013, 9:20 pm

@Jamie59: Who are these foolish people who do not know the history of Mazda? Find them and educate them!

@Michael Corley: I think Chicken Tenders wins the popular vote amongst hungry males every time. Though Potato Wedges would give him a run for his money...

@xcares: Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know you enjoy! It helps!

@Doc Savage: Mr. Tenders will undoubtedly win the popular vote. But as with all goofy democratic processes, somehow the popular vote doesn't really count.

@Saph: I don't know why you'd need to feel ashamed, given the fact that your average person would not nor should not have any working knowledge of a Wankel rotary engine. Still, now you know more about the engine with the vaguely vulgar-sounding name.

@freakshowmonkey: Well, you should start out with something easier, according to Dr. Karl Gruber. Try "Shoe", "Megaphone" and "Grunties" first. Soon you too will work your way up to "winkle" and "vibraphone" in no time!

@Nutster: What is going to happen? OH, THE SUSPENSE!!! Really, though, hasn't this whole election thing been a foregone conclusion since the very start?

Grudgesettler (Guest), January 22nd, 2013, 9:58 pm

Been lurking around this comic for quite awhile. Ranks in my top ten, easily. Satan for the win!

... what? Don't look at me like that. At least I know my vote is going towards evil, instead of lying to myself.

Freakshowmonkey (Guest), January 22nd, 2013, 10:28 pm

Well, you know it's all part of growing up and being British.

Nutster, January 22nd, 2013, 11:15 pm

Forgone conclusion?
I can just see it. Phoebe is helping her dad leave the hospital (she is pushing his wheelchair) on election night when his PR rep/campaign manager drives up and hops out of the car, holding a sheet of paper.
PR Rep: Boss! I got the election results! You are not going to like this.
Satan: What? Did Bruno actually win? Okay, I can deal with that. Not a problem. Let me see that. [ Grabs the paper from her. ] What!? I lost to someone named after a fast food snack?! How did that happen?

Mind you, he lost his first election as well, by a 2-1 margin. He should be getting used to it.

Riv (Guest), January 23rd, 2013, 9:29 pm

The Democracy and Government has been a mockery since it began as an idea in a human's head.

ElectricGecko, January 24th, 2013, 8:42 pm

@Grudgesettler: Top ten? Wow. Thanks! And hey, don't feel afraid to openly declare your allegiance to Satan. At least you KNOW you're playing on the devil's side, which is more than I can say for most people.

@freakshowmonkey: Why is one's nationality so often a disorder as well?

@Nutster: Hey, maybe I should get YOU to write these things! You good!

@Riv: It's no surprise that the birth of comedy occurred at the same time as the birth of democracy. No surprise at all.

Rainey (Guest), January 24th, 2013, 10:24 pm

It does no good to write in silly names for offices. If you get to a section of the ballot that contains the names of two people who are both unfit for the job, just write "I want neither."

Nobi Wan Kenobi (Guest), January 25th, 2013, 6:30 am

It's pronounced Vahn-Kel. It's German, after all.

Nutster, January 25th, 2013, 6:30 am

Not an option
@Rainey: Not an option in Ontario (where this is set). You must select one of the listed candidates or you spoil that part of the ballet. No write-ins allowed.

SteinarB (Guest), January 25th, 2013, 10:52 am

The start of world domination
Well, let's just admit it. Daphne is awesome (which I'm sure is something she'd agree with) and I suspect this initial foray into local politics is only the start of her inevitable path to Undisputed and Ironfisted World Domination.

Now, I for one welcome our new hairy overlord (overlady?). At least she'd be the kind of ruler who'd not suffer fools and annoying people to go unpunished. Sort of like a female and furry Lord Vetinari. :)

ElectricGecko, January 25th, 2013, 4:07 pm

@Rainey: Like Nutster notes, around these parts, they don't give you such opportunities. The whole ballot is blacked out except for the names of the candidates and small white circles for your 'x'. No fun (or subversive political statements) allowed.

@Nobi Wan Kenobi: But that makes it sound less dirty. That's no fun.

@Nutster: Are you old enough to remember a time when elections in Ontario didn't even list the freakin' party name? I remember my first voting experience; I didn't remember the name of the candidates, so I didn't actually know what party I was voting for. I think I voted for the communists by mistake.

@SteinbarB: I like how thoroughly confident you are of Daphne's meteoric rise to power. And I really do agree with you: she'd be a better leader than 90% of the offerings out there.

Wolfman1000, January 27th, 2013, 1:49 pm

I love this comic.

ElectricGecko, January 28th, 2013, 3:20 pm

@Wolfman1000: And this comic loves you, mysterious numbered lycanthrope!

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