Scott, this has to be the best strip you have done so far. By no means the funniest or the cleverest, but probably the most worryingly weird that you have done and that is the reason I read these anyway. I deliberately didn't have children just in case this sort of thing happened and now it looks like I was right.
I would totally go to this hypothetical abandoned-theme-park-themed theme park. Just sayin'.
That is genius, you'd be a rich man.
I, for one, would pay good money never to be taken there.
Excellent! Panels 3 and 4 are both great. I wonder if such a park could really work......?
So, you've basically just invented the County Fair?
I'm not a fan of amusements parks, but this I would pay for. If there was cheap booze.
FWIW, I think it's an awesome idea.
Panel 4 is the essence of every idea I ever have.
I was just thinking of a hypothetical business earlier tonight!! My god, Omnipresent Man, you've done it again!
Man, I'd love to have been to "Abandoned Land" when I was a kid.
squatters and gang members,, I see you've met my family. What about food concessions? Dumpster diving?
I actually want this park to exist...
Woah! wait? Your car sparks? That is 10 times cooler than the Abandoned Land idea. You should Manufacture car-sparklers instead.
Either you just put this up or im just...*deep breath* First!...i am now happy with life. Panel 4 had me in stitches..best part of my day over and done with...damn. back to work. keep it up Scott!!
Scott, it's time for you to buy Cypress Gardens and be the first person to make it over into a successful tourist destination. You'll just have to hand out clown noses to the squatters and you're good to go.
Haha, loved panel 3. Its always panel 3 that gets me
Oh man, I so want to go to this theme park. Someone make it happen!
i'd absolutely go to abandoned land! have you considered getting venture capital for the start-up?
Panel 3 is all kinds of awesome.
On an unrelated note, did anyone else catch White Collar last night? When they did the smoking jacket gag, all I could thing of was Scott in the fez hat and smoking jacket!
Yeah, I have to say... that's actually an awesome idea. I'd definitely be interested.
Oh, Lord no! I just laughed and laughed. You are in fact omnipresent man to my funny bone. Thank you for another great strip.
Too late. They already did this when I was a kid - It was called Joyland, and it was in Wichita, Kansas. Every time the roller coaster ran, you could see pieces of wood dropping off the framework. Last time I was there in high school, I went on the bumper boats, and some guy's boat sank in the middle of the pool. It was kind of interesting watching him swim back to shore and pull himself out to yell at the people taking tickets.
There's an amusement park near me that has an old wooden roller coaster specifically designed and maintained to look rickety. It's pretty awesome.
I want to go to Abandoned Land.
I'd go to Abandoned Land!! Particularly if you made it more post-apocalyptic, and added a Thunderdome!!
I think you should go for it. I hear Six Flags New Orleans is available.http://weburbanist.com/2010/03/17/uber-creepy-tour-abandoned-six-flags-new-orleans-69-pics/
Someone else already had this idea. In Boston, we call it the MBTA. Here are some examples from today:http://www.universalhub.com/2011/sparks-and-track-debris-prove-bad-combination-parkhttp://www.universalhub.com/2011/red-line-train-travels-through-tunnel-open-door
But stuff like this happens every day. Broken down equipment and surly employees are par for the course. The only difference between this and your amusement park idea is that the MBTA struggles for control only happen at the upper management levels. Oh, and the MBTA is taxpayer funded.
Love how you are exploring the use of your talking bubbles. First a couple of weeks ago you had the bubble coming in from off the panel and today you're totally talking over your buddy's sentence in panel 1. Love it.
Also James you totally got me: So, you've basically just invented the County Fair? That was as good as the cartoon by Scott.
Most amusement park rides entertain by making you think you're going to die, this idea just takes it up a level. Now, just parking in the lot or standing in a concession line will do the same thing.
OMG. DO IT. I would go...
Brilliant. I would totally go there.
In the first panel when Scott’s voice bubble covered up the naysayer’s bubble, I was floored. Pure Genius! I don’t know if I had ever seen a comic character talk over another in quite this manner. Simple, but highly effective! Anyways, what is the deal with those two guys?
The mascot would be "Alky-Hal", a grizzled, foul-tempered hobo, pickled in the various drinks he consumes. He would split his time between quasi-vulgar mumbling and drunken park promotion.
@James who commented "So, you've basically just invented the County Fair?" Most awesome comment ever on the internet.
And yes, my name is James too, but it's not my comment, wish it was!
Scott, I love you even more because you know not to confuse "faze" with "phase"; ooooooh, can't tell you how many times I wanted to scream whenever I see someone write, "...it didn't 'phase' me..."
Someone beat me to the punch. I was wondering what kind of concessions would be available at a place like this. I'd suggest renting space to Domino's, then charging people to lay in the dumpster awaiting the unsold pizzas.The early '90s weren't so kind to some of us, but the Domino's dumpster sure was.
I would seriously go to a theme park designed around that concept!
"Foul Play in Funland" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scooby-Doo,_Where_Are_You!_episodes
Applying for a business loan first thing tomorrow
You'd have to have clean bathrooms, though. Really clean bathrooms.