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0616: Blow Up in Blow Up 24th Dec, 2020
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0616: Blow Up
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Mel Cormac
Don’t ever question him again.

Not one of these dumbdumbs thought to push the firework in the other direction, or kick it off the roof, or do literally anything except panic and accept their imminent demise, these guys are ~stupid~

Merry Christmas! I know it's a weird one this year, but I hope you're having a safe and healthy holiday.
User comments:

LinkyBoy
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Yes, so dumb! Can't they just launch their fireworks from emptied beer cans, which they have plenty of? Easier to kick away when it tips off with the rocket ready to go... or to let rolling for more fun!
Merry Christmas everybody! ?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
You can tell I'm tired because my first thought on reading this was "that's actually brilliant!" Beer rockets: a wholly unproblematic solution.
RazorD9
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RazorD9
The setup paid off. Ken won't be getting flak next year.
Echo (Guest)
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Oh, he certainly will be. He'll just have an example of him being right to lord over them once he does.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
He's got something to rub in their faces for months, if not years, now
anonymous coward (Guest)
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In the spirit of horribly low class, vulgar humour: "That's what she said." Merry Christmas. :)
Microraptor
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Microraptor
Panel 4: Considering where the rocket is pointing at, I think Tilly would be rather upset if Jon blew off that particular part of his body...

Panel 6: Cue the heroic sounding music!
Echo (Guest)
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The ad for CVS Pharmacy that I got when I opened that link up was very heroic indeed.
Microraptor
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Microraptor
Haha, yeah, those pre-video ads can sometimes be quite the mood killer for the intended effect of a youtube link...

Although, if they sell stuff to treat burn wounds, this might be oddly appropriate again...
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha very appropriate music! At least Ken thinks so
Echo (Guest)
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I feel ya, Ken.

All year, my theatre class cracked jokes about the fact that I carried the non-lethal equivalent of Batman's utility belt around in my coat pockets with me at all times. No one was making jokes when my rope fixed a costume issue, or when I was able to offer scissors which were vitally needed, or when I had the tape we needed to fix up an old prop temporarily, or when I was able to distract the children we had to bring in that wouldn't shut up (I love children, but these were hellish ten-year-old goblins who personified everything negative about the theatre kid trope) with granola.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Fire blanket, CO2 extinguisher, foam extinguisher, other, or no firefighting capability? CO2 extinguishers can be alarmingly multipurpose when it comes to personal defense and causing thermal gradient material weakening (for art and demolitions) in a hurry. They're all heavy, bulky, or both to carry all day though.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Gosh, it's called a utility belt for a reason! Everyone's laughing until you save the day with it
Allzephyr
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Allzephyr
"Piss off Ken! We were having fun!"
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
"Fine, enjoy dying!" *walks off*
*walks back* "Damn it."
Matt Jones
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Ken for the win.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
:D
Matt Jones
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Had to go with it. Merry Christmas! :D
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Damn, the dangerously negligent fire safety didn't claim its due, and it wasn't even pointed at the most deserving. How many times are you going to tease us with Seth's carelessness (and I guess also Anna's too) failing to cause any death or permanent injury? Nobody here is even wearing an eyepatch or has a non-standard number of fingers yet. Amputee pride!

I never questioned Ken's decision, he knew there would be fireworks and alcohol here. "Hold my beer and watch this," has been a well-known catchphrase of dangerous stupidity since the 20th century. He didn't know that this in specific would happen, but better safe than sorry for trusting in Seth's engineering skills even when they aren't further *enhanced* by alcohol.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
YET.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Some of us have been waiting for a while now. Maybe it's a little mean and ghoulish, but the Christmas present I was hoping for was Seth with a temporary hook hand. One that he's wearing as a mean joke by the hospital staff, who told him there's a waiting list before they can fit him for his custom, permanent prosthetic. (The waiting list part could actually be true right after Guy Fawkes.)

Why? Because the idea of Seth having a masturbation accident send him *back* to the hospital because he was careless with his hook hand is... come on, why wouldn't you do this? People trying to talk about it without actually talking about it has got to be at least a half-dozen strips worth of solid cringe if you space it out a bit.
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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Technically, everyone in this comic has a nonstandard number of fingers. Also, Seth did cut one off once.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha you've got a point!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Eh, that's the local setting's local standard for how many fingers people are supposed to have. It's sort of like how Americans and dumber people in the UK insist on using non-metric measurements, and how they call those their local standards.

It almost counted, but it was too temporary. Also, Jon pointing and laughing at Seth for his stupidity amuses me. If it becomes a running joke for him to randomly do that when he sees Seth's disfigurement or prosthetic issues that would be good for a significant amount of stealth commentary on the subjects of equality and human rights too.
Squirreltastic-Blue
MVP of the night goes to Ken, for his outstanding haircut.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Welcome to the Ken appreciation club meeting, on tonight's agenda: his ability to keep others safe, and his excellent haircut.
Echo (Guest)
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I feel like Ken would appreciate having an Ken appreciation club.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
The Ken appreciation club appreciation club
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Will the appreciation of that checkerboard-cross-plaid shirt be on next week's agenda then?
TacoGoat (Guest)
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boom
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Kapow!
JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
I love Ken.