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“Somehow”… heh heh heh… 😀
Pshaw. Only to be expected. Your the cause of this as much as it isn’t self inflicted harm when someone tries to take Sgt Angus hostage in a copper bar in Ahnk-Morpork on a world further out on the probability curve than this one.
I think that sentence is also farther out on the probability curve than this current world… 0.o
I managed to understand it though, so I’m not sure I want to speculate what that means about me!
meh, if I had a Farthing for every heir gloating about offing their rivals for said Farthing, I’d be in the House of Lords by now….
And he does have a point that his death by stabbing is BOTH pointed (or pointy if he prefers) and pointless. At the same time! It is sen without having gone around the world! It’s Schrodinger’s Captain long before the cat (okay, he’s dead either way, but in simultaneous state of pointless and pointed death. Needs some work, what, but that’s the cat one needs to be developed).
WAAH! Brain… Expanding… Hurts… X|
We get the point already!
To be blunt, that’s because you have a very sharp wit.
All these pointed remarks are getting dull
This whole thread deserves the award.
Hah hah! But I am the OP of the thread! But I’m saddened Shrodinger’s Captain was left unremarked. 🙁
Wow, Roderick is more diabolical that I gave him credit for. That’s just evil.
Also, how did that hatch get open in the third panel? And how did the crewmember get up there? Was he on a stepladder that fell over?
*Sigh of relief* finally a comment that doesn’t make my head hurt!
And the answer is: He arrived up there by the power of Comic Effect.
So… he jumped, and it was a hilarious jump. Full of slapstick, too funny to even draw
I figured one of the other guys boosted him up there and then thought it would be funny to walk off and leave him hanging. If you’re all going to die horribly entombed miles underground in a stalled boring machine, might as well have some fun with it, right?
A boring machine is never fun. It is boring.
A giant earth-driller however, is one big paaaaarrtayyyy!
It was boring. Then they ran out of water, so it stopped boring. If it is no longer boring, it must now be fun, right?
He’s suspended by his suspenders, duh!
Those two guys in the second panel are trying to figure out whether there is enough water left to brew tea…
Whoops, third panel…
Well, if there IS enough water to brew tea, then they can use that as a Brownian-Motion generator to power up a primitive Limited Improbablity Drive to… no, wait, that would just make Alice’s undergarments jump three feet to the left….
Not a bad side effect. But I digress shouldn’t they be below the water table by now? Which of course means the tunnel above them should be filling with water. Oh and I don’t want to be the guy that sticks his head into the bottom of a water tank that should be full of water…
Crap! Forgot about the ground water intakes being shut off.
Wondering how long before the boilers run dry and start exploding.
Given the rate at which events occur in this webcomic…. sometime next month?
Oh, so next week. :p
I was thinking more the end of next month… but maybe even halloween.
Is the fact that a very large water tank that has an very large opening in the bottom of it that leads directly to an very enclosed compartment an act of a) design tampering on Roddy’s part, b) evil genius on Philo’s part, c) comedic timing on Mvandinter’s part, or d) how Alice plans on disposing of the bodies?
The boring machine tunnels down, and when you return to the surface it faces the other way to tunnel up, therefore each tank has to have a hatch on both the top and the bottom so that there will always be a hatch on the top of the tank no matter which way you are boring. Had they been returning, that hatch would have been the one on the floor, thus it is a perfectly valid design. The decision of the crew to open the hatch while it was still an “up” hatch probably just means that Philo should have put a bit more effort into his crew selection process.
Well, they chose to take a bribe to not inform the head of the expedition that the complex machine had been tampered with, so yes, a better crew would probably be useful…
And even if that were not true, they’d probably still need an easy means to drain it- for maintenance, remove any particle laden water, or for reasons.
e) All of the above.
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