Comic 1683 - Detailing

3rd Feb 2021, 12:00 AM
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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Ryu Santos 3rd Feb 2021, 12:31 AM edit delete reply

Oh joy, looks like the Doc and Ophelia are going to have a lot of fun.
Ebonbolt 4th Feb 2021, 2:15 PM edit delete reply

Get your hazmat suits; the sarcasm throw-off on this one may be… drastic.
Sandman366 4th Feb 2021, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
I sure hope so! Pass on the suit, though, thanks. I want to bathe in it. =D
Gilrandir 3rd Feb 2021, 3:09 AM edit delete reply
Let the burnishment fit the grime? ^_^
sigpig 3rd Feb 2021, 12:22 PM edit delete reply

Oldarmourer 7th Feb 2021, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
That was awful....give yourself one internet :)
Oldarmourer 3rd Feb 2021, 5:00 AM edit delete reply
Give that brain a 'lick and a promise' and a shot of Febreeze ?
Or boil it in bleach for an hour ?
mjkj 3rd Feb 2021, 5:03 AM edit delete reply

Finally: Ophie is getting her brain sorted out...
Deanatay 9th Feb 2021, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
So long as they don't go changing any of the good parts of Ophelia. If she comes out polite and clean-spoken, I will have words for Cent.
megados 3rd Feb 2021, 5:34 AM edit delete reply

Detailing? Hmm finish it off with a spritz of "New Car Scent"?

Ophelia will certainly be relieved to get a clean bill of health, (and brain)!

Also: Fun sized? XD
Deanatay 3rd Feb 2021, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
More like "New Brain Scent", amirite?
jawbone 3rd Feb 2021, 7:51 AM edit delete reply

I sense the possibility of a "Best Friends Forever" looming on the horizon for these personages.
Just_IDD 3rd Feb 2021, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
Lift that brain out of the gutter and set it on the it doesn't have far to fall when it does.
Oldarmourer 4th Feb 2021, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
You have to be thankful for the little things....
If it weren't for the gutter, my mind would be homeless ;)
Fairportfan 6th Feb 2021, 1:44 AM edit delete reply

Get out of the gutter - you're blocking my snorkel.
Tooniator 3rd Feb 2021, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Doctor's expression doesn't quite match her dialog.
Oldarmourer 3rd Feb 2021, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
I sort of think the look on her face watches what she thinks of the 'Commander Pauline' frames...
Keera 3rd Feb 2021, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Why are things like the clothes, machines, etc. so sparkly new? I can understand if they were just out of the factory, but after awhile they become dull, the weather would also scratch anything in its way to give it a wore look. Even it’s inside a closed environment from the elements too.
Gilrandir 3rd Feb 2021, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
That was actually addressed here, @Kaera. Institutionalized mysophobia and an army of cleaning bots.
MirrorField 3rd Feb 2021, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
"The Best kind" dirty braincase scrub?

Has she been detailed to scrub 4chan regulars often?
robnot 3rd Feb 2021, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
?so ? did every one stop voting.?
i mean there are more than 30 (ish) people following this comic... (( the counts work out to 34 votes a day.! ))
and i know "bots" (9000 in 3 days...) but come on,, there are 2 page 3 comics with higher vote counts...
an for the next 2 or 3 days,, vote in the am if possible..
megados 3rd Feb 2021, 12:41 PM edit delete reply

Well there are 479 subscribers, but say not all of them vote. Just need more active voting I'd say.

Every vote helps! Let's do this!
Oldarmourer 3rd Feb 2021, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
I was voting while not logged in a little while ago and at exactly the 'top of the hour' I voted for one I always do and in the time it took me to vote then return to the main page, one that's never even in the top hundred, let alone the top three, went from a hundred points behind the one I voted for to FOUR hundred ahead of it...that's a five hundred vote jump in five seconds...good thing they have the windows covered so we can't see the votes being counted.
robnot 5th Feb 2021, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
@megados: "not all vote" ,, yeah it's working out to less than 70 votes a day.!!!
just a reminder,, the voting of the first week of the month , places where the comic sits the rest of the month... so now even IF 500 voted daily, we will NOT be in the top ten again.... :(
Oldarmourer 5th Feb 2021, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
I've seen some 'surprises' in the last few weeks of the month, a vote dump is a vote dump and the totals seem to count
I'm wondering if some 'reddit' channel isn't trying to disrupt the proces for fun, like they ruined some people's retirement funds and small business pension funds by skewing the stock market..
Apparently the 'lolz' outweighs other people's enjoyment of life.
megados 5th Feb 2021, 3:58 PM edit delete reply

The hedge funds had it coming. They were short-selling. It's not illegal, but. . . They play games and manipulate stocks in ways that the mere mortals, (small investor) can't, and they tilt the field all the time. Then they cry crocodile tears when it happens to them.
Oldarmourer 6th Feb 2021, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
Except those same hedge fund managers are hired to run a great many pension plans and the mutual funds a lot of people have their IRA's and RRSP's in...
everyone wants to 'get the rich' without stopping to think that the comapnies owned by the 'rich' employ millions of people and provide services to many more.
megados 6th Feb 2021, 9:12 AM edit delete reply

You miss the point. It's not about "getting the rich", it's having everyone playing by the same rules and having the same advantages. Unfair practices are unfair practices no matter who is doing it. For instance, consider the Robin Hood app (and others) that blocked trading by small investors, as Game Stop share value increased. No such barrier was placed on the big traders. The hedge traders were manipulating prices with short-sell tactics, hoping the price would go down. (which isn't necessarily good for Game Stop either) They simply got outplayed. That's the answer THEY give when someone else suffers a loss. *shrug* Additionally, if people have their retirement funds with shady dealers, maybe they should move their retirement funds. Portfolio diversification is a great way to ensure something like this doesn't cause any great loss for IRAs, etc. High yield investments come with an associated risk. If you can't afford the risk, go for the longer term, lower risk investments.
Oldarmourer 6th Feb 2021, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
Most of the others that were with DC in the top ten are in the basement now too so it's not just 'voters aren't voting' two of the ones that are normally in a race with DC for positions in the top five are even lower than it is now and their commenters are asking the same questions.
megados 7th Feb 2021, 6:18 AM edit delete reply

@robnot, yeah there's something screwy going on at TWC
sigpig 3rd Feb 2021, 12:25 PM edit delete reply

Better not scrub out the memories of attending (along with Malati) "after parties" with a few dozen select Gladiators...
Rashala 4th Feb 2021, 12:10 AM edit delete reply

Okay its official ophelias starting to grow on me team her up with noctus teedee and ada and we got a TV series!
Oldarmourer 4th Feb 2021, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
Saying 'beam her up' implies the Commander Pauline frame...which is not necessarily a bad thing ;)
I stilll say she should have kept it for diplomatic work...
Fairportfan 6th Feb 2021, 1:47 AM edit delete reply

Red Sparrow type?
Oldarmourer 7th Feb 2021, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
More like a Green-backed Tit (Parus monticolus) ;)
One-eyed Mike 8th Feb 2021, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
Sorry, coming late to this.

Note that this use of "detailing" is AmerEnglish dialect. It does not normally have the meaning of cleaning something like a vehicle in other English-speaking countries. That includes England, which inventesd the language. (No, I am not English, nor do I live in Britain.)

Unfortunately, this means non-USAians may not understand what the comic's title means, or the reference in the text.

Which is a pity, because it's funny.
jawbone 8th Feb 2021, 10:13 AM edit delete reply

Acksherly, it was Frisians who prototyped the language; people we know as the Angles, whose language mingled with people from Saxony to build Anglo-Saxon.

I was pre-occupied once a long time ago while people behind me were discussing something unrelated to what I was doing; I thought I was aphasic because I couldn't understand a word they were saying, until my attention shifted. I turned and asked them, "Are you Fries (pronounced "FREESE)? to which they replied, "We are.", and then we continued in English rather than Anglish. It *sounds* just like English, but definitely isn't. It sounds more like English than it does like the Dutch pronunciation of English.
One-eyed Mike 8th Feb 2021, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
My comment on English was only meant as an aside to ny basic point - that the joke is a US dialect one.

I realise that English has Friesian roota, which feed its structure. However the language has been interbred with so many others that it's pretty much a mongrtel at this stage - particularly its vocabulary.

That's why it's so rich in synonyms - think of begin, start, commence, set out ...

USAian and English were actually drifting apart, forming separate languages, until mass communications began to pull them back together again in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Even today, they have different words for many common things.
Oldarmourer 8th Feb 2021, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
'slang' is sort of ubiquitous in any language and is part of what makes each one unique, even among different regions speaking the same dialect.

The same can be said for local or regional 'accents'.
People in each 'english speaking' country have their own ways of pronouncing it, to the point of being almost unintelligible to people from another area, sometimes even in the same country.

I won't bother posting the links again but Nova Roma is very close to where I live now and I actually lived in the middle of Aeneas's 'zone' for a while, but you can tell when you go there because the 'accent' and local slang terms are different from those only an hour away, and if you go up the mainland coast a little you run into an 'Acadian' area where the locals are almost impossible to understand, no matter if you're English or French, we had a few Squadrons from France visit the Base and they were completely lost :)
Sheela 10th Feb 2021, 1:03 AM edit delete reply

I seem to remember that TeeDee was referred to as "fun size", which means she may have a "big sister" that is, "mobile artillery" sized. I can just imagine the sort of fun those two would get up to. 😁
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