This is the last strip of “Pajama Jeans.” Monday begins a new storyline, “Choosing My Religion.”
Are they really…
REAL PAJAMA JEANS
They have silly fake boxers sewn into them so they it looks like your jeans are under your ass at all times.
Wait, wait… in a few days?
THAT’S LIKE TEN MONTHS D= Asshole!
Oh my god, you totally caught the timeline thing before me XD
Good job, Jen.
willis, i dare you to make every walky strip this year like this: http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/e9805ef05e0a012ee3bf00163e41dd5b
Man, you just can’t beat the classics. I expect Walky will find this jammy-jeans every bit as unsatisfactory as Calvin eventually found his prop-beanie.
Except Walky is far more easily amused and content with the simple things than Calvin ever was. Calvin wanted the beanie to make him fly, Walky just wants comfortable pants that he can eat nachitos in. Preferably coated in spider-pesticide.
He was lying? NNOOOO!
Either that, or he thinks that having Walky wear the jeans is the cruelest thing he could do. Walky might be oblivious, but pajama jeans are kinda sad.
I think that’s the plan. Walky unintentionally demeans himself, and everybody else is miserable by association. Indeed a better mouse trap.
… That pants are secretly going to be full of red ants, aren’t they?
Nope, Chuck Testa.
Man, I wouldn’t want pants full of Chuck Testa!
No it will be his mom
I figure the pants are secretly going to be womens’ anyway.
Now Walky owe him something, and he could ask Walky to help him annoy others.
Only an @sshole would get a dude pajama pants
No amount of ants can make pajama jeans worse than they already are… Though it couldn’t hurt Mike to give it a try.
I has a apprehensive.
I has an apprehensive.
Trolling is a art and an science.
“So to speak”
What’s the catch?
Seriously, Mike wouldn’t just do something like this without there being some sort of painful twist to it.
Well, the Shortpacked! Mike wouldn’t, anyway….
Mike in any universe is an asshole. I look forward to seeing what he means by “so to speak.” I’m sure great hilarity will ensue.
Yeah if there is one consistent element in the multi-verse it is that Mike is an asshole of the worst kind.
I believe the word you are looking for is “best,” good sir.
“So to speak” refers to the pants being for “men”. As in, they may be for men, but no one wearing them could unironically call themselves a man.
Or could they?
Jen figured it out. What’s a few days in DOA time?…
Ten months minimum, twelve months maximum.
-shakes fist- WILLIS!
No. Remember, he said their for men “So to speak.” They’re still fairly girly-looking, I bet. And Walky will look stupid. And Mike knows it.
I think the “so to speak” line was actually reference to the fact that real men wouldn’t be worrying about “comfort of pajamas with the style of jeans.”
I do think it’s primarily the “arrive in a few days” thing, or maybe it’s truly an evil scheme,
OR MAYBE WE ARE THE ONE’S BEING MIND F***ED BY MIKE RATHER THAN WALKY!
It could be those jeans baby diapers. Since they are technically for males and females alike, albeit for a far different age group. Or I am going insane.
I like this. I support this idea whole-heartedly. ^_^
Mike is implying that buying pajama jeans is a dick move.
Because those things are an abomination.
Yeah, I’m throwing in with this theory XD
I’m assuming that the catch would just be that Walky would end up wearing them all the time and therefore end up alone and unloved.
Does Mike know Walky’s size?
Having a pair of pants too small to wear would be worse than not having a pair to wear at all, I think.
Ever heard of a pair of pajamas a guy Walky’s size couldn’t wear?
The catch is that Walky now goes out wearing pajama jeans. Someone will, at some point, surely notice.
Nahhh they will more likely notice his food-stained shirts than what kind of pants he is wearing.
The other college-going students are likely to consider food stains considerably more normal and accepted than pajaman jeans.
Yeah, they’ll be discussing what the stain is of, strategic placement of it on the shirt, how well the stain was made, and so on. I’ll let you in on a secret: all of college revolves around how good the stains on your shirt are.
I was totally expecting one of those! I hope Walky still says it in this universe.
I just want to know how it’s pronounced. “Wiggy” and “Ouiji” seem equally likely to me.
Willis confirmed it was “wee-gee” at some point, but I can’t remember where.
Ditto. I totally imagined him saying “Wiigii!” in my head, then was surprised when I couldn’t find it in the script. I’ll be sad if DOA Walky doesn’t say it!
*scratches head* Ok, I’m confused and am completely stumped by this comic this time around D///x;;;;
Is Mike lying about the purchase, or setting him up for a prank, or buying it because he thinks Walky will look silly wearing them? I don’t get why Mike would do that unless we missed Walky doing something for him…. s:
Also, *snaps fingers* Drat, I was looking forward to Ethan and Walky interacting! o: *wonders if it will be as funny as Willis and Ethan interaction*
Remember, for the next three months at the least, Mike has to live with him.
He’s not being nice, he’s being practical.
He’s breaking the 4th wall, that’s why he’s outside the strip in the last “panel”. In this strip, he isn’t an asshole to the people around him… he’s an asshole to US.
Not totally an asshole…
Is he? Is he really?
Not totally, just MOSTLY!
Ah. Good point.
There’s a difference between all troll and mostly troll.
For sure, the non-troll aspect helps to highlight his trollness.
This comic confuses me, as I know from Shortpacked, he’s capable of being nice in his own twisted way.
I guessing that the few days being next year is the evil twist.
Willis makes an obvious tumblr challenge. I respond.
In case anybody missed it, that background is definitely Billie’s coolshades cut, stretched and traced for extra smoothness – the boxes annoyed me.
The catch is that pajama jeans are really stupid, which Mike, unlike Walky, understands. Mike realizes that the worst thing he can do is make Walky wear the same pair of knockoff pajama jeans every single day.
Since there’s no background for the final panel, I like to think Mike has broken the fourth wall (or panel) and is directing that to us, the reader.
His existence transcends space and time, so I wouldn’t rule it out.
I think that might be the real joke. As pointed out above, a few DOA days is months for us. He’s being an asshole to the reader. We’re still going to hearing about freaking pajama jeans well into 2012.
I’m actually more concerned by the newspost than Mike’s final line.
See? Look at my fucking gravatar. That is the very face of concern.
Either that or being annoyed by something.
Possibly smelling something unpleasant, but not being able to tell what it is.
As nice as I find the idea of people questioning their Christianity, I am dubious that Joyce would start shopping around other religions over a little thing like learning that people outside her religion’s inner circle are eviller than people within her religion’s inner circle. (And inner circles are regional too – it won’t take much for Joyce to conclude that Ryan is from a less fundamental more heretical variant of Christianity than her home church.) So at this point I have high levels of doubt that Joyce will be flirting with Buddhism any time soon – I preemptively call shenanigans. (Though of course there’s always the possibility that some *other* character could be faith-shopping; hard to say.)
I’m willing to be surprised, regardless.
Orrrrr, it COULD be Joyce taking Dorothy to church.
You might be right – in the sense it probably will be Joyce choosing which local christian church variant to take both herself and Dorothy to. I just realized that Joyce is new in town, and likely hasn’t picked one.
It’s not going to be Dorothy choosing anything about religion, obviously. She’s an atheist, and a calm one at that; calm atheists are not overly convertable without a reality/rationality-shattering event happening first.
See! Someone cares! Just worried that Joyce ain’t gonna be Joyce by the end of the next storyline. ;o;
“I also lied about that promise.” *SMACK*
Mike has managed to be an asshole to everybody else, because Walky will be so obnoxious with his pajama jeans.
As always, it’s important to pay attention to all the lines of dialogue. Willis is very Grant Morrison like that.
“So to speak.”
Exactly! I don’t understand how everyone else missed this. The asshole move isn’t that it’ll be 10 months from now, but that the PJeans will look extremely feminine and Walky will excitedly go around campus looking like a weirdo..
why can’t it be both?
Oooh, nice catch! I didn’t notice that!
Walky just asked for it didn’t he?
Mike, a good guy? WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE DONE WITH MIKE?
They’re assless S&M chaps.
AHHHH, THE IMAGE! IT BURNS!
But all chaps are assless.
Chaps WITH asses are just called pants.
No, some have a bum flap on them. I tear them off all of mine.
Wouldn’t that make them “&M chaps”, then?
Panel 3 should be a gravatar. It’s just awesome.
Er, it pretty much already is? Check out the Walky gravatar that’s, at the time of this writing, about eight posts up.
Like this one?
:O Mike’s totally going to wear them. And not give them to Walky. AND I’M PRETTY SURE THAT’LL BE A SICK BURN.
that’s right……Mike NEVER said that the pajama jeans were for Walky. Walky just assumed they were……..
aaaand the second I hit Post Comment I see that Mike did, in fact, say that he got Walky something.
That’s right. Lure him into a false sense of security…
And then pounce on him, like a hungry tiger pouncing it’s prey. And then tear it limb from limb. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
I think most of you are missing the point…there are no strings attached. Walky in pajama jeans is a weapon of assholery being pointed at everyone else on campus.
Wait a minute, is that a picture of Jason’s father on the wall right above the picture of a carpet bomber?
…How long do you stare at these comics, Aizat? XD
5 minutes minimum, 3 hours maximum.
It is not Jason’s father. Another hint: That’s the door to the half-bath.
But who shares their half-bath?
A little blonder and it could have been Phil Ken Sebben. Could be a colour correction issue, though!
Moreover, the dialogue balloon more-or-less points to that poster. Dargon Chesterfield didn’t die, he shifted to another universe!
I think Mike is trolling the readers.
Never turn you back whan your with Mike.
They’re knockoff PJ Jeans which means that they either look less like jeans than they should or feel too much like actual jeans to be comfortable.
I thought they’d be more jeans, less pajama or more pajama, less jeans.
I find it funny that I had to scroll down to almost the bottom of the comments before someone actually noticed the word “knockoff”
From experience (policing) counterfeit goods, they tend to have the build quality of “made as cheap as possible.” Usually in the context of low thread count. I expect the asshole bit to go above walky’s head again if he ever gets them.
And then Mike and Walky will become bestest friends, as happens with everyone else who either puts up with or is oblivious to his assholeness.
In my opinion, Mikes “so to speak” mean he just thinks they’re still for women, and Walky will look like an idiot wearing them. And also, opinion, theres people above me that are correct. These pants are Mike being pure fucking asshole to the rest of campus, and seeing how he left the comic and is in the cobalt blue background in the end there, Willis (the mad genius he is) has managed to pull a Mike on all of us, because in eight to ten months, we’ll still be wondering when Walky’ll be getting his damned sweatpants.
Willis, you are evil. I fucking love it. (also, sorry for the vulgarity, it’s hardwired into my vocabulary now)
Walky is totally gonna look stupid. And everyone will know it. And Mike will know it’s all because of him.
Truly, his way of the troll is subtle.
If there’s a book called The Art of Troll, Mike would be its writer.
The cover would just be a giant picture of his face.
His FAAAAAAAAACE? Sorry, ive never tried this and I never should have. )}:
Nonono, you did well for your first time.
Thank you for your encouragement. Im so happy! *wipes away tears*
Trolling For Dummies?
The Troll[er]s Guide to the Galaxy?
Troll This, Not That?
Romeo and Trolliet
Trolling: How to lose friends and piss off people.
The book contains two thousand pages, each with black and white scribbles on them, with a page number in the center and the numbers of other pages on the sides. You must assemble them all in the proper layout to actually see what the book says. The numbers are all wrong, and the cypher can only be unscrambled with an algorithm hidden somewhere on the cover of a single copy of the book. (Even then, it’s just a trollface)
Actually, what is says is, “I fucked your mom for a nickel.”
I wonder if by some very small chance, Mike was just ‘being nice’. He has been known to do that on rare occasions. He has done it to blow minds. He has done it at one point, to ‘save’ others. Remember the ‘scoreboard’ with connected names. Of course, in each instance, a ‘normal’ person would not consider it ‘nice’ by any means.
I think that Ethan better transfer to Alaska…he may be ‘collateral damage’.
Oh ‘my god’, stop ‘doing this’.
If I’m reading you correctly, you just defined yourself as abnormal. Give or take completely misunderstanding the scare quotes.
And my opinion on the current situation is that mike is indeed giving Walky exactly what he wants, which also just happens to be a way to broadcast Walky’s eccentricities to the campus and destroy whatever might be left of his reputation by that point. In other words, being an asshole by being nice. Which may or may not be the sort of thing you were talking about, give or take misunderstanding the scare quotes.
What reputation??? First of Walky is a freshman and has only been there for a week or two (i think i am not quite sure how long its been) second Indiana University has over thirty thousand undergraduates and nine thousand graduate students. Bloomington has 80 thousand plus people who probably care less. I doubt he has built up a reputation on campus outside his circle of friends. the only one who would probably flip out about this is Billie.(who is either at sub-conciseness level is in love with Walky and cares about his general well being, or thinks that Walky will damage her non-existent reputation because he has been associated with her because they grew up in the same town) honestly if mike’s plan was embarrass Walky this is a piss poor way of doing as I doubt very few people on the campus would care. Second off College is not high school especially with a campus this size. The people who would snicker would be the freshman and by their 4th most would have stopped caring that Walky wore or wares pajama jeans. Also College students do far more stupider and embarrassing things then wearing pajama jeans, that would cause embarrassment. Another point Walky would not care if people snickered at him for wearing pajamas. from what i have been getting Walky’s high school experience sucked balls so if he can make it through that i think a few dumb freshman making fun of him will unlikely phase him.
No Mike’s plans are far more devious then just embarrassing Walky I doubt if Walky is his intended target just a pawn in Mikes schemes.
Those pants look pretty bad… I think that might be the joke. But I like the interpretation that Mike is being an asshole to us, the readers.
Take a look : http://jezebel.com/5869730/please-dont-buy-your-boyfriend-pajama-jeans-for-men-this-christmas
I don’t think it’s that bad, but it need price reduction. And Jezebel is…. ugh.
And the male equivalent of Jezebel is this:
…waiting for the other shoe to drop….
Come on people. This has nothing to do with Walking being a weapon of assholery to everyone else on campus. It’s really very simple.
Walky will wear these, and look like a douche, and what little social life he has will be ruined. Mike is being an asshole by giving Walky exactly what he wants, while knowing the consequences.
Mike could have been breaking the fourth wall, i.e. “Am I really an asshole? Discuss.”
Or maybe he’s plotting revenge on Ethan for the asshole comment.
Just throwing a couple more theories out there, since everyone seems to have their own…
The next chapter is “Choosing My Religion.” Wait, I thought we were trying to AVOID comment-thread flame wars. Oh well.
On a side note, this strip sounds like it could be the start of something beautifully asshole-ish.
As discussed above, it’s probably going to just be Joyce shopping the local Christian churches and deciding which one she’ll be attending. In other words, nothing particularly juicy for us argumentative atheists.
Hmm, I wonder if Ryan is the pastor’s son of a local church…
you know, we are probably going to break ourselves trying to work out where mikes dickery is over the weekend.
and then discover that was the dickery all along.
Oooh Mike you’re good. You gain his trust and then suddenly, BAM! Walky is putty on your hand.
Mike’s assholery reaches a fair way out in terms of both patience, and deviousness. I’m kinda wondering what his punchline’s going to be…
Uhhhh…. What just happened?
Can there be Walky/Mike in the future, please?
People who wear fscking pajama pants to the grocery store should just buy as many pills as they can carry and eat them all when they get home. They have clearly given up on life already, they might as well stop taking up our parking spaces and wasting our bandwidth.
Fscking brand pajama pants? I don’t think those exist
Putting aside the decorative misspelling, I think we should have more overt vulgarity in brand names. That is the path to a better world.
I’m getting a Emperor’s new clothes vibe from this.
One thing everyone seems to have forgotten is that Walky is an A-grade slob, if going out in public with a sauce-stained shirt doesn’t bother him, I doubt people finding out he is wearing PJ Jeans would concern him.
…run away Walky… run away and never return… before it’s too late…
in the sixth panel, mike punches walky in the face anyway.
Come on! Pajama jeans for mean are kinda cool! http://thestir.cafemom.com/beauty_style/130319/finally_pajama_jeans_for_men
You guys, the joke is that it’s cruel to give him the means to wear those hideous monstrosities! Because it is. They’re seriously the worst, and would subject him to lifelong ridicule. I’m watching the video right now, and they’re not… At all tempting.
God damn it, Pajamas Jeans. Your hold on me is insidious.
Walk away slowly…
While I’m sure the intended dick move is allowing Walky to actually wear these, I don’t think Mike would mind the added bonus of making us wait a year.
I’ve seen the genuine as-seen-on-TV Pajama Jeans at Wal-mart, they’ve got the waist-size thing on the side of the box, so if Walky had actually seen the real thing, he could buy the actual thing, sized for him.
AND THE PLOTTING BEGINS
No, guys, look. Mike is an asshole because he has transported Walky to the featureless blue void in the fifth panel. He shall be forever lost in the HTML.
i was going to say how nice of mike & say how weird that was, but i saw the commercial for those pajama jeans & well, wearing those pajama jeans is mean enough XD
What I found amusing was that Mike felt it necessary to tell Walky that it’s not a punch in the face.
My interpretation is that Walky has left by the final panel and Mike is talking to himself. He’s reprimanding himself because “Aren’t I” wasn’t really all that clever a thing to say. Also, Mike/Walky. Also, Mike/Ethan.
Might be genuine self doubt. Ethan built Mike up as impossible to live with, but since his arrival he’s been remarkably quiet. Only 2 on-stage acts of assholery I can think of: the maths books thing (which was covert) and the repeatedly-punching-Joe-in-the-face thing (which Joyce kind of asked him to do). Is he feeling all right?
As he’s not a Martian abductee at the moment, Mike does not have telepathy (or whatever other martian superpower was fueling his asshole superpower in the other continuity). Thus his assholishness now requires a bit more work and preparation*. Every moment he’s not on screen (and some he’s onscreen for) he’s out somewhere studying and researching people, studying their weaknesses, plotting, planning…
*this is not say that the other-continuity Mike can’t plan. He can. But he often doesn’t need to.
Pajama jeans are a giant cookie, Walky.
WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAAAAAND
What could Mike do to anger Walky…?
Maybe hurt/bang Dorothy?
I notice that not one did Mike say they were blue, or not pink, green/purple polka dotted, or some other gods-awful colour/scheme.
*strokes chin* Now that’s what I call a theory!
Wait… the jeans are for men.
But Walky is a man-child, in Mike’s word.
Are these jeans 8 sizes too big?
“So to speak”…let me guess they’re pink aren’t they?
Mike’s Xanatos Gambit begins.
Apparently a lawmaker wants to ban PJ’s in public
Do PJ Jeans classify as PJ’s or Jeans for such law
Thanks to you, I looked up pajama jeans on google to see if they’re real, and now all my ads are coming up for pajama jeans. How helpful.
Well, I’ve read this from start to finish today. Me like.
I just read this comic from start to finish and I want MOOOAAAAAAARRRR!
Gah, I’m disappointed that I’m at the end.
Keep making them.
NOOOOOO! Walky, you naive fool! Check the screen! He only said those pants are for men “so to speak”! As in they’re really not! Turn back!
I think Mike means that men who’d wear pajama jeans are only men ‘so to speak’, ie not real men.
I’d be afraid to go to sleep in a room that had Mike in it.
Or maybe he wonders if he’s losing his touch.
The pants command me. Do not ignore my veins!!
I’m worried. either the ants will be evil, or mike will murder walky.
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