Great stuff :) I would like to add, that if someone is trying to show you a song (especially one they enjoy), just shut up and LISTEN !
I had to read it out loud three times before I got it: "Tromb-matic. Trom---OH!" Awesome.
As a trombone player, I found the title of the album to be hilarious.
Just what, kind sir, do you have against trombones?
Hey, I play Fission Jazz!
Hey Scott, great follow up to the previous stripguess you are pressed for time..last frame is lifted from the strip where you try to teach your cat not to meow :)
1.)Almost the best BI yet! You had me at the first, second and third panel but the "Fission Jazz" thing, not so much.2.)Yay! Kitty cameo!3.)You need a fifth panel - the cat burying the CD in the litter box.4.)Anyone for "My Pal Foot Foot" performed on the rusty trombone?
Can anyone explain the Tromb-Matic thing besides being related to a trombone? I didn´t get it...
Heh. Loved the "fission" line. This album sounds as much fun as a plutonium pacemaker.
He reuses artwork all the time. Nothing wrong with that, it is what makes the strip what it is.
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This reminds me of the crappy CDs I would buy (on purpose) to give as gifts for Christmas. The person would know it was a CD from the size and shape of the package and be somewhat excited until they opened it to see David Hasselhoff staring back at them at which point their excitement would fade. Then they would open up their second gift which was a kit to turn a CD into a battery operated clock, at which point their excitement would return... until I told them they had to listen to the CD at least once, at which point... You get the idea.
I loved the comic including the last "fission" joke. You're probably tired of science corrections, but the correct word is "fusion". "Fission" splits atoms apart, "fusion" joins them together.
Now I'm gonna have "Amadeus"-- ON THE TROMBONE YET -- in my head all day. You jerk.
Shut up and listen is one way to go. I prefer the openly mock approach myself.
I'm glad you didn't use the picture of the boss holding his cat for the cd cover . You know, the one you included in the artwork download....ugghhh....the body hair thing....uuughhh.
Also worthwhile: his followup album, Trombo-sis.
the cat appears to like it.
has anyone told you lately how hilarious you are? Of course they have, but it bears repeating. HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHACOUGHHAHAHAHAH! Nice one. Funnier even than usual, a tricky feat indeed.
Roger: Followed by trombotic trombocytopenic purpura? :D
Fission Jazz...hahahaha...so ummmm...I'm guessing Spiro Gyra wouldn't exist in this genre? (not that that's a BAD thing). I'm guessing Tromb-matic would be on a par with Jeffster?
Right, but there's already a "fusion jazz," so that wouldn't make sense.
Maybe changing the penultimate line from "I call it fission jazz" to "I call it thermonuclear fusion explosion jazz" would be slightly more accurate, but not quite as funny.
Just my interpretation, but it has the dual humour of being a ridiculous title, whilst also sounding like "traumatic".
Tromb-Matic = TraumaticYou have to say it out loud. Quite clever indeed...
Is it just me? I didn't think this strip was up to your usual par of sheer genius. I mean, I got a chuckle, but it was mostly just making fun of the idiot boss while many, if not most of your strips shed a comic light on a basic facet of human existence and do so hilariously. I'm still a fan.
I do think that was kind of the point, fission breaks down, the idiot boss' music destroys. Get it?
Oh god please tell me this is actually real and that somewhere i can get a copy of this !
Indeed. I've come to enjoy being able to recognize images used in previous strips. It makes me feel "in the know" or something. :]
See it's like you have actually spent time in my office.We had a manager here who used to produce CDs (and the covers, just like this one, really said it all) of him singing to karaoke backing tracks.The office favourite, and one that always gets stuck in my head, is his version of Toto's Africa (with falsetto harmonies) but there's always a special place in my heart for his version of "Something Stupid" where he sings both the Frank AND Nancy (or, if you prefer, the Robbie AND Nicole) parts himself.
Could also be a reference to a fission bomb.
Thanks for that =)
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I would buy that album :P
I think not even a trombonist should be offended by the mockery of this album. It sounds like a horrible idea.
I actually squeaked for that one. Well played.