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It’s eerie how my life is echoed in webcomics

Today, I’m getting lessons from Narbonic.

Except, no, I haven’t been having an affair with any of our discharged ex-colleagues.

Also, sorry, Ecuador.

Comments

  1. says

    I haven’t been having an affair with any of our discharged ex-colleagues.

    That sounds like an overly specific denial. Do we have any evidence to show that the FTbloggers aren’t all part of a giant polyamorous commune? I think not.

  2. WhiteHatLurker says

    Did you discontinue the affairs before you discharged them?

    I was actually writing to caution you about the ice cream.

  3. telamonides says

    @4

    Probably has to do with Ecuador shielding Assange from extradition.

  4. johnmorgan says

    @ 4 & 7
    Maybe more to do with Ecuador proposing to legalise (not decriminalise – legalise) marijuamna

  5. Phalacrocorax, z Třetího Světa says

    Probably has to do with Ecuador shielding Assange from extradition.

    If this strip was really originally drawn in 2006, I imagine this would require a great deal of psychic forecasting powers from the author. It’s probably more to do with the fact that the average reader of the comic is likely to consider Ecuador a distant and unimportant place. (And more original than, say, let’s explode Albania.)

  6. Shplane says

    Oh, damn, I remember reading this YEARS ago.

    I’ve read so many webcomics that I no longer have any idea how many I’ve forgotten about. I’m not sure what this says about me.

  7. JimB says

    Ah man. That’s fucked up. My son’s best friends’ mom is was in Ecuador… <sad face>

  8. ecuador says

    That’s Ok, we’re used to it.

    First, a question. Have you, at any time in the past, sold fruit? If not, please come and visit.

  9. Emu Sam says

    What did Ecuador do to deserve being blown up?

    Clearly you don’t understand the principles behind mad science.

  10. A. R says

    Ecuador? Pffft! That’s easy. Try Columbia. I’ll bet you can’t do it without getting half of the Western Hemisphere high on Coke.

  11. Phalacrocorax, z Třetího Světa says

    Try Columbia. I’ll bet you can’t do it without getting half of the Western Hemisphere high on Coke.

    I don’t think Columbia is the place you meant, unless the Coke you were talking about is Coca-Cola.

  12. abb3w says

    As noted, this was part of the original run of Narbonic, which ran 2000-2006. It’s being re-run with commentary as “Narbonic Director’s Cut” (which notes, for this strip, that yes Mel really does consider blowing up Ecuador a “non-violent solution”). It’s a bit implausible that it relates to current events in Ecuador today.

    Of course, Dave does eventually develop time travel, so….

    Fans of Narbonic may also enjoy “Skin Horse”, running currently and set in a very different corner of the same mad science universe.