How to Create a Hypothetical Business

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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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

I would totally go to this hypothetical abandoned-theme-park-themed theme park. Just sayin'.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

That is genius, you'd be a rich man.

I, for one, would pay good money never to be taken there.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Excellent! Panels 3 and 4 are both great. I wonder if such a park could really work......?

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

So, you've basically just invented the County Fair?

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames

I'm not a fan of amusements parks, but this I would pay for. If there was cheap booze.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul_Bags

FWIW, I think it's an awesome idea.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristoffer

Panel 4 is the essence of every idea I ever have.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

I was just thinking of a hypothetical business earlier tonight!! My god, Omnipresent Man, you've done it again!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSocks

Man, I'd love to have been to "Abandoned Land" when I was a kid.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

squatters and gang members,, I see you've met my family. What about food concessions? Dumpster diving?

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

I actually want this park to exist...

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDayne

Woah! wait? Your car sparks? That is 10 times cooler than the Abandoned Land idea. You should Manufacture car-sparklers instead.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason

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!!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShaad

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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermoojen

Haha, loved panel 3. Its always panel 3 that gets me

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Oh man, I so want to go to this theme park. Someone make it happen!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjose.one.time

i'd absolutely go to abandoned land! have you considered getting venture capital for the start-up?

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternavarro

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!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEricL

Yeah, I have to say... that's actually an awesome idea. I'd definitely be interested.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChesh

Oh, Lord no! I just laughed and laughed. You are in fact omnipresent man to my funny bone. Thank you for another great strip.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreg

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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTlalocW

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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

I want to go to Abandoned Land.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

I'd go to Abandoned Land!! Particularly if you made it more post-apocalyptic, and added a Thunderdome!!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTygerblade

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/

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoose

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-park
http://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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBostonian

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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

OMG. DO IT. I would go...

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJameson

Brilliant. I would totally go there.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

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?

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe_Dingus

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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrake

@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!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames Poteet

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..."

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

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.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterr

I would seriously go to a theme park designed around that concept!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercharlie

"Foul Play in Funland" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scooby-Doo,_Where_Are_You!_episodes

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermikrobass3

Applying for a business loan first thing tomorrow

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchuck

You'd have to have clean bathrooms, though. Really clean bathrooms.

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

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