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Heh, rereading with the Boss in the background just makes it funnier.
Also, any super space marines are probably part of the space navy. Maybe.
Hey, Scott. Can you get an Amazon affiliate link for the Australian store?
Note from Scott: I'll put that on the Todo list!
I love your work, but this one in particular is genius.
That last panel would make for a great advertisement for Deloitte or Price Waterhouse.
Has anyone ever tried to make a super aviator in science fiction?
@Gregory BogosianProbably, but there isn't much you can do to super-ify sunglasses.
@Gregory Bogosian - Not that I'm aware of, with aviation they generally just try to make a superior vehicle (Airwolf, Blue Thunder, Firefox) or one that flies itself (Stealth).
Scott and Jenkins being so agreeable, even for the higher purpose of aggravating Mullet Boss, is freaking me the frell out.
@Gregory:The movies "Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow" and "Rocketeer" come to mind.
Mullet-boss does end up getting one usable idea fom you, so it was not a comple waste of his time after all.
what about a Super National Guard Volunteer??
I work here and I have ideas to improve the business, but most days no one wants to hear them.
That's common, and it's why there's a suggestion box. Not here, but in other places, they have a suggestion box. But it may be right next to the shredder. Either way, you know what you can do with your constructive criticism.
@Gergory Bogosian: Rocketeer? Rocket-hat?
@ Gregory Bogosian :The rocketeer?
It popped into my head yesterday that Popeye the Sailor Man might be a prequel of sorts to Oscar the Grouch.
fact: Popeye ate way to much spinach, Oscar is green.fact: Similar gravel-ly voices.fact: One of the naughty playground song variants starts with "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I live in a garbage can..."
There. I shared my idea.
Go for the Beard idea! Missy has to be the judge 'cause no one else wants to see that.
The last panel is being framed and put on my desk at work.
Space aviators: Han Solo, Wedge Antilles, Buck Rogers... hard to know how you draw a line between a Space Air Force and a Space Fleet Air Arm, but they're all at least modelled on the "ace pilot" stereotype rather than the "ship captain" one.
As for Space Marines, don't common-or-garden Earth Marines hate being confused with sailors?
...And I realise in retrospect we're talking about Super Aviators and not Space ones. So, no, can't think of any.
Gregory Bogosian, Super Aviator: I'm guessing that the Lensmen and Luke Skywalker count?
While always brilliant, this comic is rare in that each panel is independently brilliant and could stand alone. Scott, truly this is one of your best!
In light of the recent hubbub re: the Clippers, I'm curious what hue of jerseys you think anyone would be able to sell for a team called the "Skins", marketing as "flesh-tone".
On the bright side, if the Green Bay Packers (or Notre Dame, for that matter) could replace all their players with Shrek's relations, they could sell their existing gear as "flesh-tone".
Note from Scott: I considered adding this detail when I wrote the comic, but didn't due to space constraints, and the fact that it adds nothing to the joke. The player's jersey's would be custom matched to their skin color. fan's "Player" jersey's would match the player's skin. Fan's "Generic" jerseys would come in 5 or six basic tones. Also, the names and numbers would be made to look like tattoos.
Mohrorless, why do you hate Missy? I'm pretty sure no one wants to see that.
I support panel 2. For all Redskins fans, of course, the team is already called the Skins. So this is just formalizing what people already say, like Federal Express becoming FedEx.
Scott, your idea of flesh coloured and styled jerseys sounds really creepy. It would look like they'd stolen peoples skins to wear.I wonder if doing that would be easier or more difficult?
Chimps can't punch though. They don't/can't make fists like humans can.
The ranks on Star Trek are based on the Navy. Captain, ensign, admiral. And we still use the term spaceship to describe a vessel for space travel. Although Jenkins would use the term spacecraft.
Superheroes who can fly might count as an air force, but, if not, Wonder Woman sometimes has an invisible aeroplane, and Captain Midnight, who is super-smart but maybe just naturally (at least in his modern version), has a neat plane too.
Super-sailors... Hercules was one of the Argonauts, how about him?
But I think they were all pretty much born, not made.
Flesh Tone Jerseys = Transparent Plastic Jerseys.
Or maybe just stick on tattoos of your favorite players' names and numbers.
Good save on the "flesh-tone" comment. Have you ever considered working as a publicist or theologian?
No super sailor? "Master Chief (Petty Officer)" is the highest naval enlisted rank. The science-fiction super-soldier is actually a super-sailor.
I worked in a factory that promised a (fractional) percent of the first year's take if an idea you put in the suggestion box made them money.One guy noticed the dust filters in the surface mount machines (each machine used several a week, and there were a lot of machines) looked just like his car's air filter. Machine filters cost over $50.00 each. Car filters: $7.50. The company saved thousands of dollars, and proudly held an assembly to let us know this and declare they were cutting him a check for $4.75.They never got another serious suggestion...Wonder why that was...
Space Battleship Yamato
Super Aviator: Snoopy. It takes skills to get a dog house to fly.Also, John Crichton was a pilot in Farscape.
My favorite suggestion for reforming the 'Skins image - keep the name, change the logo to a potato.
When I share my ideas people tell me to shut up. This may be to do with the fact that most of my ideas have to do with Hawkeye/Trapper (my M*A*S*H slash pairing of choice). One time I shared my what-if headcanon with someone and I think they've stopped speaking to me. :(
And, pray, what colour are "flesh-toned" jerseys?
We had that issue quite a long time ago when a sticking plaster manufacturer got pulled up for selling "flesh coloured" plasters that only came in a pale sandy colour.
@JerdenYour comment just made me think of another excellent BI strip.Your hide will make a fine poncho...
Wow, Scott and Jenkins almost seem to be getting along amicably!
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