How to Create an Urban Legend

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OH CRAP! I ATE THE SLAW, TOO!! Oh wait, that was at Popeye's...

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkrayz

"with the what the," pane 3.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Also, pane 4 should probably have "extra-crispy" and "family-style" rather than the unhyphenated.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Typo in the third panel's heading, I assume: jibe with the what > jibe with what

Or is it an idiomatic intricacy to fool hapless foreigners? Then again, possibly you really have eaten the slaw, which never does much good.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM. Möhling

Dunno about that, but I hear he put a special chemical in it that makes you crave it fortnightly.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPrattle Assassin

Which comes from the tears of eight-legged non-chickens, of course.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZerp64

It is corrected. Thanks! And, I have, indeed, eaten the slaw.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscott

Can I skip the slaw and have extra biscuits instead? :P

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoltar

Panel 4 = best drawing of Rick ever.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew the Great


I am GOING to find an excuse to say that tomorrow if it kills me.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElan

I too have eaten the slaw! After that i worked for KFC for 3 years. More evidence that the Colonel is creating an army.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I will start spreading the truth about KFC in the morning.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrip

[...] Some comic relief. [...]

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPseudo-Polymath » Blog A

[...] Some comic relief. [...]

Ahhh funny stuff. The whole frozen Disney thing comes from the fact that the first person who tried cryogenic freezing did it within a week of Disney's death. Somehow the two event got merged in people's minds.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

The return of the red bow tie is near ! For I too have eaten the slaw and have seen the vision! Soldiers of the Colonel's army will be wearing red bow ties, and drinking mint julips.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Yes. Best Rick ever! The last panel should feature this Rick for the next month.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlake

Trivia: A laboratory analysis was done on KFC's chicken for one of those "secret recipe" books. Apparently, the Colonel's special blend of 11 herbs and spices? It's MSG, salt, MSG, pepper, MSG, cooking oil, MSG, flour, MSG, chicken, and MSG. And it seems they charge the franchises huge $$$ for packets of the "special secret breading mix" considering that it's just flour, salt, pepper, and MSG.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMantar

I am from Kentucky and I must warn you that you should not mock the Colonel. We take that crap seriously! Actually Colonel Sanders was quoted once as saying that KFC's chicken is "chicken wrapped in a biscuit". So I think he could take a joke.

everybody knows the colonel uses monkey biscuits, re-hydrated with the sweat of 3rd world slave laborers he bought in an auction on ebay...I would be careful with how many you order if I were you, they might send ummm, "someone" after you.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

panel 1 = most-likely-to-be-Pat-from-the-SNL-skit drawing of Rick ever.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

thanks heaps! now I will dream this terrifying image for months to come.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

first hand trivia from a former employee of that horrid place: if you go in to certain KFCs 15 minutes before closing time and order a 20 pc bucket of extra crispy keels, and a 20 pc bucket of original recipe keels, the kitchen employee who just spent the last hour immaculately cleaning the kitchen who then has to root through 20 bags of chicken to find all the keels and then spend the next hour cooking it for you and then cleaning up the subsequent mess, thus missing getting laid on the date they're supposed to go on because they're late thanks to you might throw them on the cooler floor, stomp on them all, then batter them and cook them up in the hopes you will get salmonella and die and quit coming in every weekend to place the same insane order....or maybe not. and that's how original the "original recipe" is in some you know, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

I wonder if "covered" should be spelled "kovered" in panel two...makes it even funnier to me! Great strip!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

oh my God! it makes so much sense now!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Oh man! Juxtaposing "I'm not a nut!" with that last panel was so ridiculously perfect.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDireshark

Dave Thomas and Col Saunders once had a falling out over how chicken was prepared, resulting in Wendy's. We can really invent a legend out of this.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

The Colonel's form of advertising is eerily similar to Plankton's. I wonder if they based Spongebob on this?

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Why is his name the Colon-el? I don't want to think on that too long.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Ya like chicken? eat my @#!%, it's foul.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

what i wonder about the whole wendy's connection there is how on earth the colonel convinced dave thomas to let him have a love child with wendy. however it came about, i do believe the world could probably have sailed along just fine without carrot top.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

That would certainly explain why Spongebob sucks so badly...

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Let WHO have a love child with Wendy? Which restaurateur are you referring?

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Come to think of it, Ronald McDonald and Wendy both have red hair.

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Bright, crayon red hair.

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Oh, this is the CLASSIC, a gut buster, every panel, multiple payoffs, I fell off my chair and sprained myself (note self:buy and install seat belts, dummy!)
Unexpected out of left field.

And now a word from Dear Leader

I mean the Colonel's advertising, not this ingenious strip. :)

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

If you painstakingly teach a flatworm to 'run' a maze of dark and white squares, then kill that flatworm and feed it to another flatworm, the second flatworm knows how to run the maze. If you train billions of flatworms to revere you as a god, put them in a super-size blender and secrete them in the slaw... need I go on?

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPsygnal

I love that picture of Rick . . . but I have not eaten the slaw. I have eaten something much worse - SCHOOL FOOD! I have seen visions of teachers controlling students due to the microchips in the pizza! We are all gonna DIE!

(i have paranoid schizophrenia, get off my back!)

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy Wolfe 13
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