Comic 246 - Reassurance

19th Aug 2020, 12:00 AM
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LegendaryLycanthrope 19th Aug 2020, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
SQUIRRELS! and isn't the expression 'dollars to donuts'? because you sure as hell can't buy donuts with dimes anymore, unless you like carrying around several pounds of them
PeterVonBrown 19th Aug 2020, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
Technically it's a squirrel and a chipmunk. ;) Both forms (dimes or dollars) are used. Perhaps dollars might be more logical. But I've always heard it as dimes to donunts. Perhaps I got it from Fred Willard (RIP). Also, don't forget that thanks to Regenerative Longevity Floyd's got many many years on him, so it's also logical that he's thinking of a time when donuts were cheaper. Plus, he would ALSO be a fan of Fred Willard. :)
LegendaryLycanthrope 19th Aug 2020, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
i've never heard of fred willard, and looking over his wiki bio, he's only had one minor role in something i've actually seen, namely stargate SG-1

and what is that red and grey thing inside the building next to the wolfybike docks? it looks like a vehicle axle
PeterVonBrown 19th Aug 2020, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear. :) You really should see the Christopher Guest films (This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots). They have some scripted moments so as to ensure producing a story, but otherwise they're mostly improvisational. And hysterical. They also feature the "character talks directly to the camera to explain or talk about things" shtick - however, Guest sort of "did it first". For Your Consideration does not do this, though, since by that time everyone else started doing it (such as the TV series The Office {which I've never seen, actually} and TV's Parks and Recreation {which I loved}) and he felt it to be "played out". But it returns in Mascots.

You didn't even happen to see Willard in WALL-E? :/

Inside the WolfyBike dock building are tables and chairs. There's a patio there in the back.
LegendaryLycanthrope 19th Aug 2020, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
i HAVE seen the office...and i need to see it again at some point, because it had what i consider one of the most hilarious scenes in television - it even ranks up with some of the scenes from the golden girls or MASH

and i've never seen WALL-E
Restcure 19th Aug 2020, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
Just had to jump in to mention that Fred Williard was also in Fernwood 2 Night - with Martin Mull.
PeterVonBrown 19th Aug 2020, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
And a whole mess of other things! :)
Moonwolf 19th Aug 2020, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
Squirrels?...SQUIRRELS! *runs hunting for the Squirrel*
Moonwolf 19th Aug 2020, 4:38 AM edit delete reply
Also, Floyd is the best friend a sad wolf can have. ^v^
PeterVonBrown 19th Aug 2020, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
Indeed! Floyd's the nicest, most loving, compassionate and generous of all my 'wolves.
LegendaryLycanthrope 19th Aug 2020, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
Talbot: What am I, chopped venison?
PeterVonBrown 19th Aug 2020, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Heh - originally I had written "Other than Talbot" - but I decided to take it off because even though he's a terrific guy as well, I truthfully always considered/knew Floyd to be something to howl about all his own.
LegendaryLycanthrope 23rd Aug 2020, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
you know, something i've been pondering on...what architectural style and time period are wolverton's buildings based off?
PeterVonBrown 23rd Aug 2020, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
It's based on the Cotswolds in England. Not everything follows this model, such as the building Floyd and Talbot live in which got based on a building near where I used to live in Chicago (not that it's anything special). Other than that, it often gets that "Transylvania village" feel/aesthetic of the old Universal monster movies. Some other exceptions apply, like the shops in Bisclavret or the purposeful (by the 'wolves, I mean) replication of the diner in the painting Nighthawks (Vaud Hamlet Pizzeria [p 241]) by Edward Hopper. But overall, I use the Cotswolds as inspiration.