Way to play it smooth, Amber.
You don’t have to be smooth with billie she’s too thick.
Smooth? Thick? Are you saying her milk shake brings all the boys to the yard?
Er….yes, her “milk shake”, that’s it.
I could use a nice, thick yet smooth milk shake right about now.
Damn right, it’s better than yours. She could teach you, but
I think she taught Mike, if you know what I mean.
I gotta see what kind of milkshake costs five cents.
Walked into that one, I guess.
Smooth as gravel.
Thick as a brick.
Thick as King George IV.
Thick as a dick.
Thick as butter cream?
Thick as a big ass?
Goddammit, why can’t I keep my comments out of the gutter?
Cos you’re too drunk to crawl out?
Wait, you’re saying my mind brought alcohol?
And it didn’t tell ME?!
It couldn’t tell you. It was passed out, drunk, in that gutter, and you stepped over it without looking, because you thought it was just another wino.
Meh, that sounded funnier in my head.
More like shrapnel.
There’s alot of asbestos in the shrapnel.
Smooth as a porcupine.
Smooth as 2 hour old whiskey.
Smooth a foreshot.
Smooth as The Thing.
Sharp as a club.
Smooth as a baby’s bottom.
As a rule, babies’ bottoms are smooth.
Maybe it was double sarcasm?
Wow, what is THAT face, Amber?
That’s her “What is that smell” face.
What the Rock is cookin’. Danny bought the Rock’s cookbook. And it smells.
she got a look at billie’s posterior.
bottom lip bite = DAT ASS
No, Amber! She belongs to your roomie!
Man, Amber is SO jealous of Amazi-Girl.
I happened to click on the cast list today. Some things are more obvious now.
That Becky’s Amazi-Girl??
I’m not certain that Billie’s definition of Journalism matches anyone elses.
Well, maybe Hugh Heffner’s.
I thought that the articles only exist in Playboy to allow readers an excuse to ‘read’ it.
The articles and stories in Playboy actually are–or at least were, at one point, I can’t speak for the magazine’s current quality–relatively interesting. I can’t imagine anyone bought it *just* for the articles, but they certainly weren’t just padding around the pictures of neikkid ladies, considering that writers like Joseph Heller, Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, Ray Bradbury, Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Arthur C Clarke, and Michael Crichton have all contributed to the magazine.
Don’t forget Shel Silverstein and Hunter S Thompson!
Back in the day, Playboy would actually pay a higher price to its writters than most other magazines, presumably to help smooth out the fact that they would be writting to Playboy. As a result, it ended up having better writters and better stories than most contemporary magazines.
I honestly doubt that they still can do that, though, what with the advent of the World Porn Web and whatnot.
Not only that, but back in the day during the big comic book scare, Playboy was hiring comic book artists to draw for the magazine at a time when they couldn’t get much work anywhere else. Hugh Heffner has always been a big comic book fan.
Frankly, the last Playboy I bought had far more interesting articles than pictures. (And far more articles than pictures, at that.) The one about the economy remains one of the better ones on the subject I’ve read–unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find it again, nor do I really remember what month the issue was…
(October ’08, maybe? November? Something around there…)
OMG still photos of naked women that I can go and pay for in public! Can’t beat that! Nuts to those youtube but pornographic websites.
Well she seems to have enjoyed her version of events.
Interesting notion of journalistic ethics . . .
Sounds like a good new euphemism to me.
I think Billie a legitimate journalist she did do quite a spread on Danny.
For Journalism. Wouldn’t mind that.
She knows all about in depth reporting.
Yep, she knows how to go deeper.
Really nailing that story.
Too bad Amber didn’t get there sooner; Billie could have gotten a byline.
Not to mention extra column inches if Joe showed up.
For unrelenting analysis.
It’s almost a shame that Willis won’t show us her ‘full page spread’.
Billie’s showing her dedication to getting the story, she would bend over backwards, she was willing to go all the way, and not let go of an undercover informant until he gave up the goods.
She knows she really has to be on top of things to get the scoop!
Well if Deep Throat blew the lid on Watergate . . .
The Fourth Estate /and/ the Second Oldest Profession.
Journalism… Is that what they are calling it these days?
Journalism? Is that what they’re calling it these days?
We could hear you across town.
Why do I get the feeling that “for journalism” is going to become another meme around here?
Well, we know that Danny found out the hard way that she is a ‘press agent’.
Haha, double entendre.
Double entendre are the bread and butter of traditional humour.
“For journalism! For justice!!”
She blinded me! With science!
your mom was a meme, in her faaaaace! for a nickel. with her penis. etc. etc.
I wild meme has appeared!
Wild meme uses repetition! It’s super effective!
No love for the femurs?
I… I think you might be right. *weary sigh*
I hope Danny’s bed has enough “Journalistic Integrity”.
Why does that make me think of 1000 Ways To Die.
That is a very good question.
That was Joyce and Walky’s gag, so I’m sure the bed is fine.
Joyce and Walky’s gag? Those two aren’t together in this universe, why do they have a gag o_O
…is it a ball gag?
Whoa. I never really realized the height difference between Joe and the ladies before. Billie and Amber look so tiny next to him.
Joe says, “Why thank you.”
Why, thank you.
Inserts in his shoes. Adds half an inch, easy.
I thought it was shaving your pubes that adds half an inch.
Depends on the direction.
He’s standing on a soapbox.
Joe is the Jewish Apache Chief.
If I didn’t already know that Amazi-Girl is Ultra Car, I’d say methinks the lady doth protest too much.
No – obviously Joe is Amazi-Girl. Only a super-hero could be so calm when someone’s mentioning his alter ego in front of him.
So thats what they call it now eh billie. well lets hope it was at least a good story
makes me sad
The five W’s of journalism: Who, What, Where, When, and WHOA NELLY!
I always thought it was Whoopee but what do I know?
I play The Sims, so I can’t help but think of it as “Woo-Hoo!”
It’s who, what, when, where, and “why not?”
“Whoa Nelly!” is a tribute to famed journalist Nelly Bly. True story.
That was short. I bet the church-goers aren’t even off ‘Lord I lift your name on high yet.’
Nah, I’m sure they’re singing Hallelujah by now.
Well, we don’t know exactly how much time has been passing between strips…
I say two months.
For Journalism! should replace, For Science!
For the perpetuation of the human kind as well.
We missed out on the whole “journalism” part, though. I’m not even sure Billie asked Danny anything about Amazi-Girl.
you know joe’s just thinking “threesomethreesomethreesomethreesomethreesome”
Hey, how do you read my mind?
Ah yes, “journalism”. Man, this joke is getting old.
Ah yes, “journalism”. We have dismissed those claims.
I’ve dismissed those clams, myself.
I think the sock changed color again. It was white then grey and now… lilac?
The sock has been 100% white every day it’s appeared. As in, I’ve never even colored it, leaving it the default white. The first day I forgot to color in the gray heel and toe, but otherwise the body of the sock has been the same color.
You folks are weird.
True, but thats’s why you love us.
I think it just looks different because it had a black outline for the past two days, but today it has a grey outline. (That, and the heel and toe are grey today.)
I vote red and green plaid yesterday, yellow and black pinstripes today, and a fishnet pantyhose tomorrow!
Check Joe’s shadow yesterday.
At five o’clock.
did joe see his own shadow?
Come on, Willis. You of all people should be aware that fixating on minor details is what fandoms do best!
Also, I can honestly say I’ve never heard that one before. And by “that one”, I mean “journalism” as a euphemism for sex.
Why wouldn’t it be, after all, in journalism, you go under the covers and press the flesh.
Also, sometimes you need to play hardball.
Not to mention that, as Whoopi Goldberg said, journalists will “f*** up anything you say”.
And when Bill O’Reilly is involved, things get really ugly, really fast.
A lot of things can be used as a euphemism. Like sharpening a pencil for an example.
That’s the wonderful thing about English, there is sooo many ways you can make it dirty.
One of the reasons I’m so glad it’s my native tongue.
Whoa! I just learned a new euphemism!
Trust me, you can make anything into a euphemism.
Verbing the noun, baby.
So, then that means you can euphemise anything?
Try to use it in everyday life! Whenever possible!
I’m not sure? Is that another name for acquaintance?
USS DannyxAmber…you will be sorely missed… T.T
Friend, Amber. The word you are looking for is friend.
Ffffrrrrrriiieeeeeennnnnd? What does “friend” mean?
Is it something you eat?
F is for fellow that do stuff together with you.
R is for….. can someone help me out here?
…relationship, which is friendly.
I is for isotope…hrm.
which serves as an analogy of having a friend?
E is for ERROR, because robots don’t understand friendship.
N is for anywhere and anytime at all.
Right here in the deep blue sea!
And D is for divorce, but we can always just be friends!
Does that answer your question, Kernanator?
I just checked this after seeing the Danny kiss. God fuckin damn Danny just won!
Yep, he just won the jackpot.
Looks like they both had a good time…
I like how Joe is totally okay with being hit on by someone he just walked in on with his best friend, like, <10 mins ago.
It is Joe we’re talking about here.
Plus she’s less hitting on him than complimenting his physique.
If it’s not full-on-hitting-on, it’s definitely at least flirting.
With his peeeenissss.
For a niiiiiiiiickelllllllll……
Ha ha, temporal distortion!
for great juuusticeeeee…..
Damn, I never noticed that Joe is so tall.
The definition that Billy gives for journalism reminds me of the first bit from the movie “three kings”
My sock is compression-artifact-colored.
Holy crap, I can’t believe I’d never even thought of a ship situation between Joe and Billie. I think the previous incarnations respective relationships totally threw me off for that being a possibility.
Any guesses how long it’ll take for them to make like Mike does with your mom?
I forgot Billie brought a tape recorder with her. Roz had a webcam with her…
I smell a tradition in the making!
the next woman to go in there better have a telegraph.
That’s going to get awkward (and crowded) when someone is forced to bring a Boy Scout and two semaphore flags.
Over-awkward means extra spoiler-y. Now we’re confirmed on at least three things for the story.
Way to keep a low profile, Amber!
“Journalism” is now equal to “Biology” as a euphemism for sex. Spread the word.
…and ‘Journalism’ is all about ‘spreading the word’.
…and the legs!
Journalism: the process of giving nerdy boys with journals some highlights worth reading.
The satirical British publication Private Eye uses the euphemism “Conversations about Uganda” for sex, which I have never heard improved upon.
Are you British?
Somehow, that doesn’t surprise me.
And then JoeXBillie became a thing.
…Now I’m really sad for Amber.
cant stop laughing at the comments!
We’re like extended punchlines!
Wow, someone who actually laughs at my joke and not out of pity. Thank you sir.
Amber’s thoughts: “I am so good at this secret identity stuff.”
I think she’s new at this superhero thing.
Yelling really loud and looking like you have pee really bad when the subject of your secret alter ego comes up is great way to divert suspicion away from yourself.
OK, I actually thought Willis might actually try to surprise us with Amazi-Girl’s identity, but nope, she’s Amber.
You mean Ultra-Car.
No, he means Joe.
Please, the clear answer is Joyce. Ethical backing, Over-emphasized naievete and punches that can hurt Joe.
Wait, did she ever turn off the recorder?
“Oh my god…yes, Yes, YES!!!!”
I don’t think that was part of the experience for Billie this time. At most, the Earth did a little redecorating.
Actually, that was Danny’s quote.
Yeah, what Billie actually said was “Can I quote you on that?”
:/ This strip certainly did start with the drama tag pre-pulled, huh… Hope this doesn’t get too ugly, I like Danny/Amber.
The drama tag is a multiversal constant. Pull it in one universe and you screw everyone over.
Yes… but is it an omniversal constant? Does it affect other continuities not part of the local multiversal subset, or is it just limited to universes where some variation on Robin exists* (ie the DoA-verse, the Walky-verse and their derived variants).
It could also be just some variation on any member of the SP crew and their close associates. Add to that that if you consider that Ethan, Walkey and Danny as avatars of Willis’ ego, super-ego and id he’ll qualify as a variation and be plausibly suffering the effects of the drama tag as well.
Maybe, I just like to overthink this kinda stuff…
Um, when did Danny and Amber have anything happen that might make her “not sure”? I’m missing something here…
Probably in class when he told her that he was flirting with her.
Oh, that’s right! Danny spoke to her once.
Did you forget when she required his butt?
I love that Joe is like nine feet tall.
I just don’t get enough insecure, sexually-agressive busty sluts jumping me in my room… for journalism.
This makes me feel rather bad for Danny, actually. Billie obviously does not think highly of him and his efforts…
Doesn’t Matter, had sex.
As a bonus ruined her for Joe.
She still seems to have all the relevant body parts, in mostly the right places. How is she ruined?
Bro Code, I’d suspect. Going after your best friend’s sloppy seconds is likely against it.
I doubt he was even going to try. He’s a good wingman after all.
Also see Fish, Sea et al.
The last two panels confused me a bit, but I guess she thinks Danny is a twerp, despite apparently just sleeping with him, and Joe is absolute dynamite. Which he kind of is; just look at that guy!
danny isn’t someone she would normally sleep with. billie hinted at that in the first two strips this week.
I thought all the people praying and telling were with Joyce?
Hey, I just noticed that Joe has the standard superhero jaw.
Actually, if Billie thinks that Sal is Amazi-Girl, then that means she thinks she’s got it all figured out and never has to do journalism anyway. So of course she’d blow off her first chance at actual journalism for an easy chance of sex.
It’ll be interesting when she plays that tape…
I feel like this was anti-drama. From ambers perspective billie probably wasn’t sleeping with him if she doesnt appear to like him and is more interested in Joe, so maybe it was just journalism. Also WTF HOLY DISTRACTION is someone on amazi-girls trail?
Billie you diffused that like a pro. Now hopefully Danny will be distracted and chase after Amber with out any BS ‘what does this mean, billie I love you and by you I mean your breasts’ angst. This will leave you free to hook-up with Joe, and through him and Danny find out who amazi-girl is but choose not to disclose it as a favour to the boys for all the sex.
The drama is coming – just wait. Danny is going to get cancer.
Cancer cancer cancer cancercancer cancer.
In his face?
I’m sorry, but I have to do the “grammar nazi” thing, here.One of my pet peeves in when people use “diffuse” when they mean “defuse.” “Defuse” means to disarm, as in a bomb (like removing the fuse, rendering it harmless). “Diffuse” means to spread something out over a large area (like those reed diffusers, which are used for dispersing the aroma of scented oils throughout a room).
Remember: Defuse – to make less explosive, or render inert. Diffuse – What the USS enterprise does to something when Captain Kirk says “Beam it into space — maximum dispersal!”
Am I the only person who finds Danny highly attractive?
No, you’re not. And I realize how strange that comment is combined with my grav.
“Now we get to the real journalism.”
“Is that where we stop committing crimes?”
“Hell no. That’s where we start committing the really good crimes.”
Oh Billie, you lovable slut. Never change.
Won’t her clothes get stinky?
And my new favorite sexual euphemism is “journalism.”
Probably not what’s going to happen, but I would have Amber try to jump Danny next. Danny would be weirded out because girls keep throwing themselves at him today. Amber would think “this one is gay too?” when he can’t perform so soon. Joe would be annoyed at still being stuck outside the room.
Naah, she’s not the kind of girl to cut in line.
Badmouthing your sex partner right after the act? Real classy, Billie.
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