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I find myself extremely amused by the thoughtful expression of the guy next to Scott in panel 2. He's really considering all the information he's just received, very deeply.
Sorry Scott, but we're going to need input from Missy for the second panel.
Look at Meyer just bragging about being able to satisfy his wife. Way to shove that in our face.
Wait, your wife won't be satisfied until you sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Darn it, I bet if I'd come into this conversation at the first panel it would've made more sense.
I thought the news story was there's a company that's gonna take money off a bunch of people under the pretext that it will supposedly send a randomly selected few of them to Mars, but actually plans to pay their executives a hefty salary for as long as they can drag out the illusion, maybe prop it up a little longer with a reality TV show about the training if it looks like that would be profitable too, and then declare "sorry, turns out our company doesn't have any money left to send anyone to Mars, bankrupt."
But you do have to read between the lines to get that from it.
We need more "locked in a silent scream of terror" Meyer images!
Which company? LINKS!
I'm actually really seriously dropping an application in for that program. It's a scary thought! But awesome. Also awesome.
RavenBlack's explanation sounds right to me.
Great comic as usual - You do realise that your are raising the bar so high, that one day your comic, though superlative, is not going to be superlative enough and you will get a flood of complaints from disappointed readers, don't you.
It's a rod you are making for your own back.
Oh man I should totally start a kickstarter to send people to mars
Grant(?) is contemplating what Scott told him prior to panel 1 and how Jenkins immediately identified it as a metaphor for "Scott not pleasing his wife". "Going on a one-way trip to Mars" = "Scott not pleasing his wife".
That's not... that's not even a proper euphemism ;D
I think that my wife would be pretty satisfied if I got sent to Mars too.
The sense of adventure and excitement far outweighs the very real chance of death. I'd give it a shot.
I believe that Missy needs to tell us if Scott going on a 1 way trip to Mars would satisfy her.
Matt: That's not... that's not even a proper euphemism ;D
That's what she said!
Love it. I was laughing by the first panel and it just got better. Hahaha.
Matt: the non-Jenkins coworker is Graham.
Hey, Jenkins just got married!
@K7: That's "covering a yawn by screaming" Meyer.
Can we send other people to Mars? I vote for-- "The Entire Legislative Branch". As President James Dale once said, "We've still got 2 out of 3 branches of government, and that ain't bad!"