1. bryanfeir says

    Well, the shirts indicate Australia and New Zealand, and given the size of some Australian spiders…

    Actually, following the link, according to the artist, apparently it actually is an Australian expression meaning ‘I’m not here to waste time’, submitted by an Australian after the previous comic had asked ‘what silly sayings do you have in your country?’

  2. Kip Williams says

    I know a plot when I see one. This is just bait. The object is clearly to make me think that this is a real idiom, and then some day when I’m giving a speech to the Australian government, I’ll innocently say “I’m not here to fuck spiders!” And then, instead of the expected approving chuckles, there will be a horrible silence.

    No thanks. Not playing.

  3. blf says

    The mildly deranged penguin says the explanation is obvious. It’s a test of the zebrafishy orchestral formation by Rainer Hersch (video (at about the 8:00 mark for the impatient)).

  4. gijoel says

    NZ has red stars on their flag where Australia has white stars. So they’re probably both Australians. Also we really need a new flag.

  5. Ridana says

    Yes, both Aussies. In SatWorld, NZ is “personified” by a sheep (and New South Wales is somehow the offspring of NZ and Wales). :D

  6. Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says

    Another Australian, I believe it’s origin is fairly recent, possibly twitter, and yet it is quintessential Australian idiom and while it hasn’t been used traditionally I believe there is a subset at least of the population that does use it now.