Friday, August 22, 2008

In Which We Are Exposed to Different Rays

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14 Comments:

Blogger No Mercedes said...

Who is the Hulk Ray?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh?

You do drugs, Danny?
Every day, sir.
Good. Good.

Carlos, maybe the lil'unz got you sleep-deprived. Go grab a smoke and a High Life in the garage. You're going crazy!

TPHS '93

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not funny

8:12 PM  
Blogger No Mercedes said...

OK, OK, I think I am getting it …
The daddy Rays were the Devils, and the son Rays are more likable and even more powerful. They are more like a beam of lovely sunshine, yet still STRONGLY related to the lord of the serpents. Sometimes the symbolism is just too much for me, especially when I am wrong.

7:18 AM  
Blogger carl said...

agreed. not funny.

I was going somewhere, but the night wasn't long enough to pull it all together. If sleep deprivation is a drug, I'm Keith Richards. Otherwise, no drugs for me.

I appreciate the honest "not funny" comments. It's good to know that my regular readers recognize junk when they see it. I'll get it back on track.

Cheers. Go Sox. Beat those O's.

... I had a ton of anonymous friends at TPHS in 93.

9:19 AM  
Blogger The Curmudgeon said...

In which I actually refer back to the last cartoon...

Forget Obi-wan as anyone other than A.J.

A.J. -- These are not the 'droids you're looking for.

Doug Eddings -- These aren't the 'droids we're looking for.

A.J. -- I have been interfered with.

Doug Eddings -- The runner was interfered with.

A.J. -- Give me third base.

Doug Eddings -- Runner, go to third.

*******

Later, when Joe Maddon comes out to argue:

Doug Eddings -- I did what?
Oh, no, not again!

The umpires' huddle was not to discuss whether the call could be reversed -- not really -- they were debating whether any baseball rule prohibits the use of the Force during a game.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I read this yesterday and upon visiting it today I actually did laugh when I saw the mug "World's #1 Hulk."

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Ytse said...

Now the way I figure this.. You got different fan bases. The old jaded (ha! Jade's green!) Hulk raised on Yankee and Red Sox press, devouring all the attention from average fans. The younger Hulk is hipper and fond of the changing of the guard in the East. Who knows though, I thought it was Carlos Quentin on the right at first. >.>

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the calm hulk looked like Lou Pinella and the strip had something to do with big Lou not having any talent when he coached there... speaking of big lou we should have won state in the fall of '92

TPHS '93

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bet you're enjoying the conjecture about the hulk strip! sort of like analyzing a renaissance painting. however, i would love it if you would explain this one to us a little. thanks, carl!

11:29 AM  
Blogger carl said...

Ytse basically explained it correctly: The Hulk was over-exposed to gamma rays, which turned him angry. The younger hulk is being over-exposed to tampa rays, so he's less angry. The Sox were entering the series with Tampa, and I don't hate the Rays. There's really nothing more to read into it than that. Nothing hilarious under the surface.

I was trying to draw a teenage hulk, which I found difficult. I should have gone with a mohawk, or maybe I should have attempted a little 6-yr-old Hulk. When it's 3am, and the day-job alarm clock is ticking, I don't have the option of re-doing it.

Beyond the bad stuff, I enjoyed goofing around with a different comic book style illustration. So, that's the positive. I'm a slightly more practiced illustrator, and we'll all be better for having lived through the "crappy hulk strip."

Let's move on...
Who has a strip topic for tonight? I got nothin' right now. Who wants to get the creative ball rolling in my head?

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about obama's comments that the white sox "now that's baseball"??

too bad phelps hasn't declared whether he's a sox fan or not.

1:08 PM  
Blogger carl said...

Sorry to the '92 HS playoff guy... I don't know if all of those guys want to re-live the "glory."

Maybe at an Oak Park Ave tavern someday?

7:22 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Carl I think it would have worked
if you changed the Hulks last line to Devil Rays instead Gamma rays
Keep up the Good Work !!!

1:53 AM  

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