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0611: Dad at Heart in Blow Up 7th Dec, 2020
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0611: Dad at Heart
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Gemma, you nearly got a face full of water there.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
It's like a contest of who dies first this night: The irresponsible fireworks drunkards or the genetically prone to heart attacks guy?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
It's like the opening of an episode of a crime drama - who will get killed?!
Allzephyr
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Allzephyr
I'm starting to suspect that a lot of these parties end up with only two people actually having fun.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
You mmmaaaay have a point there lol
Amazing Chris Godbey
His heart's in the right place.

...which is part of the problem.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha definitely
Guest (Guest)
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I am Edward Squirrelhands!
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
A terrifyingly dangerous prospect

Not more dangerous than sparklerhands though, so fair
anonymous coward (Guest)
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How old is that movie? If Anna is twenty now then it would've come out before she was born I think.

Ken being parental is all the explanation I will ever need for him being ace: Sex is gross, it's risky, it makes even more screaming suicide gremlins, and don't put that there!

Gemma might've deserved that blast of water too for startling the anxious guy with a family history of heart attacks. She didn't know yet though, and arguably it was well-intended.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
This comic is currently in roughly 2014-15 ish though films do stick around after they've come out - I like some films that came out before I was born

In one draft of this page Ken turns around, realises it's her, then hits her with a bit of water out of spite but I decided he'd take the high road here
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Well yes, Blazing Saddles, the director's cut of Apocalypse Now and the real version of The Producers are all still pretty good and embarrassingly relevant many years after they were originally made. Still, a lot of really good, older books, albums and movies end up forgotten because there are always new ones coming out with lots of advertising, and publicity to take all the space in the theatres and the store shelves.

What if he needs that water pressure to hose down the idiot setting himself on fire? Ken can't take that risk even if Seth would deserve to burn a little for being too dumb to live. Good call on not having him do that, but I can well appreciate the impulse to squirt Gemma in the face there.

How did they both manage to fully wrap all four of their hands without outside help? I'm kinda amazed at Anna's drunken talents with tape.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I feel like Anna's in the age group where every other girl at her high school was obsessed with Tim Burton so she would have at least heard of Edward Scissorhands even if she's never seen it. Also one has to consider that many uni kids know about Edward fortyhands, but don't know what that's actually a reference to, and Anna could be one of those kids.

Honestly I wonder how they taped their hands up too - one of life's miracles
anonymous coward (Guest)
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She looks too skinny to survive Edward Fortyhands! I take the point that she would've gone straight into the drinking culture at uni though, and it may have given her enough practice to learn how to survive Edward Fortyhands. Poor Paul being left to clean up her vomit and/or urine though.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
To be honest, we don't really have forties of beer over here (or if we do I've managed to avoid them for my entire adult life so far) so no fear! She's at least not drinking 40oz in one go! Yay?
anonymous coward (Guest)
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The litre bottles that a lot of cheap French wine comes in ought to be close enough for the game if someone really wants to play. (Apparently that gets called Amy Winehands.) I have never seen or touched a, "fo'ty," either, which is a weird size for beer because forty Usanian ounces is two pints plus a leftover bit. Thanks to the magic of the internerd it's easy to look up everything you never needed to know about how to poison yourself.

Two beer bottles in the 250-568 ml range is still less than one, "fo'ty," yes. But, it looks like Anna already got started before somehow taping those bottles to her hands, else why would she do that? If you want to drink lots you don't want to mess about with removing bottles taped to your hands to grab the next one, so Anna's clearly too think to drunk clearly about how to alcohol more drink.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Amy Winehands, I love it
Echo (Guest)
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I'm ace, too, actually, and I /want/ a screaming suicide gremlin. Well, I wouldn't mind missing the suicide, screaming, and gremlin-ness, but I /would/ like to adopt kids.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
They are dang cute, those gremlins (also, as someone who used to work for an adoption health team, adopting is a lovely thing to do!)
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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As a kindergarten teacher, your chances of avoiding all three of those characteristics is approximately zero, so I wish you luck with your future screaming danger-magnet, feral hobbit, or fiery imp.
steveha
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steveha
Five stars just for "Edward Sparklerhands". The rest of the page is a bonus. ^_^
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha thanks - I thought it was a suitably drunk idiot thing to say
LinkyBoy
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Gemma: "Yunno, there's this club you should join that'll make you largely cheered and beloved. All you have to do is beat your dad by just a year... Oh, and also, become a rock legend."
Ken: "Right. I want that beer NOW!"

(Meanwhile, Anna and Seth compete for who beats the other for a well-deserved Darwin Award)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Ah yes, it's kind of the rock version of the curse of the 9th, something Ken would be more familiar with (the superstition that a composer's ninth symphony will be their last, and they'll die either after composing it or while composing their tenth)