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we just had a police dog shot dead in New Zealand. it was sad. and people were outrage they saw the body of the dead dog lying on the street on news. just saying
Whoa-ho-ho-ho! Silliest best comic in ages! I'm still snorting and giggling at Dog-proof and diabolical
Good thing this is theoretical. I've heard that those dogs can bite hard enough through the padding to bruise.
I really liked this one--one of the best. Please keep creating entertaining, thought-provoking strips and I'll keep laughing every time they show up in my RSS feed.
The first time I've ever seen a Duchamp reference in a comic strip. Kudos, Scott.
Hey! Where's the You Will Learn logo? That stick always made me laugh.
Good luck stealing it, Ric -- it was lost soon after it was made in 1917, allegedly thrown out with the trash by Alfred Stieglitz!
This is one of your funniest strips ever -- although I say that almost every time I read a new one -- "... after a few seconds, I'll be covered with a protective layer of police dog." I need to find a situation in which I could use that line!
There's some weird synchronicity there in that the Fountain was signed R. Mutt...
Yeah, the Duchamp reference is impressive. I'm wondering whether the Middleman reference was intentional, or merely coincidental phrasing...?
Nice one Scott! Thnx!
What's really sad is people were probably more outraged at a shot police dog than they would be about a human being
The "fun" thing behind that again is, that Duchamp didn`t care too much of the urinal being "the original". It`s the concept behind, what is the "piece of art". So, any urinal would work. To exchange this would not make any sense at all! It doesn`t matter, which singular urinal is standing there on the place of the museum. There are even a couple of "copies" around the world. So, the burglars would have a hard time to re-sell this!
A thousand blessings on you for the Middleman reference!!! It's sheer elegance in its simplicity!
Duchamp and Middleman in one panel.
another way to aid your escape would be to throw the urinal. either the police would have to dodge it or avoid the shieking "artist" trying to save it.
Love the reference to The Middleman in the first panel.
The perfect crime is actually charging money to see "art" like a urinal or a couple of garbage bags just sitting there pretty much the same way they do on the curbs of people who didn't have room in their garbage cans.
What's really sad is there are probably people who would be more upset over a shot human than a shot puppy-doggy
I like it... maybe too much.
I have a wonderful mental image of that giant mass of angry dogs walking down the street.
Yay! There are other people here who loved the Middleman! I was so mad that ABC "Family" kept "Secret Life of the American Teenager" over that show.
thinking scott ---------> yelling scott -----------> explaining scott ------------> pointing out witty remark spot --> Happy Me
..."a protective layer of police dog!" HAHAHAHA!!
I love the way your mind works Reading your comic is harmless fun and good for my brain.
Never heard of MIddleman, but this is a rare occasion that I love all four panels individually.
Great Duchamp reference, this is the funniest thing I have read in a while
The police dog shooting here in New Zealand is completely irrelevant to the strip, and Lillian failed to mention the two policemen who were also shot.Humour is humour and should not hold things sacred, or be depreciated by real-World tragedy.
In my humble opinion Scott is a genius, or maybe we're both just a bit daft in the head...
More and more when I read this comic I wish it could spin off into some kind of comedic television show.
I just realized that the only time scott and rick are truely friendly to one another is when they're talking about stupid man ideas. this is true to life with my friends. makes me proud to be a man. 5/5
I tend to agree, Matt. It'd have to be something like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, though, with a friendly-voiced British narrator.
But what about the dogs with bees in thier mouths, that shoot bees when they bark?
sorry, but i've seen a flaw to your plan.. just think about the old lady who swallowed the fly... it didn't end with a dog, it never ends with the dog.. but LOL 'dog -proof.'
The last panel was my favourite XD
Great job as always <3
I think there could be another superhero launched by this strip. But what would you call a superhero with a protective layer of police dogs?
Great idea for a Halloween costume....
More likely that it would be a supervillian art-thief that wanders around covered in police dogs
If I used the urinal, would it be a crime -- or 'performance art'?
I got on i want to see "how to deal with the bosses son"
Agreeing with Alan-Lillian, way to be a complete Debbie Downer… Scott’s strip is/can be a highlight to my day, almost always making me lol in my office at work (I mean my office at home), and you bring depressing crap like that? Scott- maybe a future strip could include ‘how to be a Debbie Downer’ or ‘how to ruin things for everyone else’ or ‘how to poop on everyone’s parade’ or ‘how do deal with completely crappy comic commenter’s and the craptastic comments they make on an otherwise hilarious comic strip, or something funnier. You’re the author not me…
the original duchamp 'fountain' is already lost. if you see it in a modern art museum its a recreation based on the photographs or later creations by duchamp.
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