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If it’s a problem, Dorothy, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you dragged him behind a building somewhere…as long as you put them back afterward.
I think right there and then would also be fine.
“Deany” might’ve had a problem with that one, though. Gotta use SOME discretion.
It’s not to late to back out Dorothy.
Mike’s plan unfolding?
You seriously think Mike knew about his crush on Dorothy before he bought the pants? Or them getting together, even?
I know Mike’s known to be five steps ahead of the game, but come now. That’s giving him too much credit.
So is this the sixth step ahead of the game then?
He knew they’d screw him somehow. Like when you drop a penny down one of those veritcle plastic mazes.
It’s like giving a monkey a firearm. You don’t actually know what’s gonna happen but you’re pretty sure it’s not gonna be good.
I like watching them try to figure out how to load the thing.
In this metaphor you are Mike enjoying Walky attempting to slip into his pyjama jeans? Perhaps he was hiding in that lift with Walky and Billie.
Mike is fairly observant, and he probably figured out that Walky at least liked Dorothy. Plus having Walky as a roommate seems to have driven Mike to more calculated social torment.
Your avatar kinda fits with your comment, at least with the expression if not with the character.
Did Mike “out” the licky-style doorway makeout before, or after, he ordered Walky the PJs?
True, but comparatively when did Walky “lose” his prized Monkey Master doll, and have some of his comics mysteriously disappear, and have Dorothy come in late at night to watch cartoons with him.
Basically what I’m saying is that I just re-read from “Throw”(Nov 22, 2010), and Walky has been getting more and more relaxed around Dorothy.
Looking back, he’s not so much five steps ahead of the game, but more “How can I set these people up for social ridicule?”
Somewhere, Mike is laughing.
I would be disappointed if this turned out to be a Gambit Roulette.
I wonder how many hours people have wasted thanks to your TVTropes link? 😀 BWAHAHAHA!
HA. I AM IMMUNE.
…if only because enough people have linked Gambit Roulette in other webcomics that I’ve practically memorized the article.
Now, if they’d linked something like Nerds Are Virgins, which I’ve only seen once or twice, then I’d be in troub–
Man, you are evil
Your avatar makes this amazing.
And your avatar just adds to it!
This just caused a revelation in my brain! The Mike and Ruth duo! They fight crime by making criminals feel shitty about themselves… That, or Mike and Ruth are working together for whatever reason.
…Don’t look at me like that.
Mutual enjoyment of human misery?
[quote]Mutual enjoyment of human misery?[/quote]
*Outstretches arm* Mike, fistbump me and turn into something!
Mike: “Your’ father’s penis!”
Ruth: “Your’ Mother crying in shame!”
Yeah, I can see where this is going in the long run.
“BECAUSE THEY’RE PAJAMA JEANS!”
Like you’d need any other reason? I mean…PAJAMA JEANS!
Agatha shouting PAJAMA JEANS in mad science voice has made my day.
(Her question _must_ have been rhetorical, right? RIGHT?)
Truth be told Walky, I can’t remember a single thing you were wearing last night.
Pajama jeans are a “wear anywhere, anytime” type of pants, Dorothy. Duh.
Am I strange for thinking that there is really nothing wrong with those pajama jeans? I mean, they look like jeans that anyone might wear in public anyway, and at least Walky doesn’t walk around with his pants falling halfway down his ass.
I think it’s really just one of those things that varies. I see a lot of girls/boys walking around my campus in hoodies and pajama bottoms pretty much all the time. I don’t really do that (although if I’m just going to check the mail I might) because growing up I would have never been allowed out of the house like that and old habits die hard. I can also understand Dorothy being the type of person who takes a certain amount of pride in her appearance and expects as much from the person she’s involved with. Walky is obviously the type of person who places little to no importance on appearances and will gladly spend the day in whatever he slept in the night before. That…is a little gross but then again it IS a college campus and from what I’ve seen of my own campus this is just the way a lot of college kids dress. Can it really be that shocking to Dorothy?
That’s certainly true of schools in the Northeast, where I go, and I would guess probably true of the West Coast. However, in the South, college students are verrrry formal. There is an unstated rule that girls should wear dresses to class. Pajamas WOULD be appalling. Maybe Indiana is somewhere in between the two extremes?
Also, I should say MOST schools in the Northeast, not all. I have literally never seen anyone here at Cornell go to class in pajamas (not even engineers!) We wear jeans and a T-shirt at the most casual level, but plenty of girls dress up more than that. So I think expectations probably vary a lot by individual campus culture.
Are you talking about Christian colleges? Because the college I went to here in Arkansas, I saw guys and girls going to class in pajamas and hoodies all the time. And this is a school were the head of the art department got suspended or fired or something for allowing nude modeling in the figure drawing class.
Yeah, I’m sure I’m generalizing about Southern schools and there are plenty of exceptions, just like there are formal schools in the North. My point was more that pajamas could be considered an oddity at some schools, let alone pajama jeans.
Because he’s Walky?
Billie might have some work do to after all.
I don’t see the problem with pajama jeans. I’m not even being ironic.
Appropriate gravatar is appropriate.
I would have recommend a darker shade of PJ Jeans to go with that hoodie.
Too monochromatic. It’s good to have some contrast.
But you don’t want clashing colour scenes.
Not to be a smartass, but I think you mean “sarcastic”, not “ironic”. I don’t think a person can be ironic on purpose.
Have you, um… ever met a hipster?
It’s rare that a comic makes me laugh. Well done Willis.
Walky, it’s moments like these that make me wonder whether you are aware of social norms and just don’t care, or if you really are that oblivious.
I think he is aware, but wonders why anyone would actually care about such things. If he simply didn’t know any better, I don’t think he would have been shamed when Mike invaded their gender studies class and torched him about wearing PJs in the middle of the day.
So now they have an argument and Billie thinks she’s watched them get together and break up in the matter of two minutes.
I am stunned that Walky was able to make that leap of logic.
Good for him!
Remember, Walky’s actually quite smart.
He’s just smart enough to know better than to care about those silly social conventions.
Has anyone seen these things in real life? The jeans pj I saw in the store were pretty flimsy material, and the back pockets were set in way down on the buttocks…I mean way down. You really wouldn’t want to wear that pair out in public. And yeah, Mike is behind it for sure. On about 5 levels. He got Dorothy interested because he knew Walky was sort of interested in Joyce and for some reason, Mike kinda looks after Joyce. Then he managed to set up the scene in Leslies classroom embarassing just about everybody. He also bought Walky the pj’s himself, knowing they’d lead to some deviltry. There’s more, read back and check it out.
I was wearing pajama jeans waaaay before it was cool. They look/feel/are just like regular jeans but I wear them everywhere (indoors & outdoors) that won’t get me fired from work.
Yep this isn’t going to last and I’m not surprised at all. I don’t think Dorothy has the patience for a project and Walky seems pretty set in his ways anyway. This had brief fling written all over it. I mean Dorothy broke up with Danny when? 2 weeks ago. Speaking of Danny I was so sure he’d show up during that kiss and drama would ensue. That being said: Dorothy it’s college you are going to see a lot of people walking around in pajama bottoms and hoodies pretty much all the time. You shouldn’t be that shocked at how he’s dressed.
That varies by campus. I have never seen anyone at my school go to class in pajamas, ever, and I have heard all my friends that go to Southern colleges complaining about the unspoken dress code (dresses, makeup and heels for girls, slacks and a nice shirt for guys). You CAN choose to not wear dresses and makeup (unless you’re in a sorority, where the dress code is enforced), but everyone will assume you’re a lesbian.
And…. it starts.
“Because I can.”
Walky is a firm believer in “Yes We Can” but I think Dotty would rather he adopt the slogan “Change We Can Believe In” in this case, his PJ Jeans.
of course this will last, this is the one universe where there is no head alien, walky does not get with joyce, instead gets with dr. dorothy. the end!
D’awww. Someone’s aiming for the Paragon ending.
They should go, before Mike Renegade Interrupts them.
Mike is going to pants Walky at one point in those pajama jeans. I can’t imagine the waistband being terribly stable.
May I ask for the source image of your avatar?
David Walkerton. Worse at hygiene than Phil DeVille.
Please, he’s not as bad as me.
SHOLY HIT IS PHIL! OMG hows tommy doign!?!?!?
Because it’s so damn comfy! but yeah, Walky need to learn to safe his quarters not for Nachitos but for coin laundry.
Nice sentiment but we all know if Walky has to choose between McNuggets or Nachitos or doing laundry that the spare change is going for the food.
And I don’t see why Dorothy bothered asking the question, it answers itself. “Because they’re pajama jeans…” She should be happy they aren’t coated with Nachito stains.
…AAaaand everything crumbles to dust.
A better question is why aren’t YOU wearing them now?
Don’t hate on the pajama jeans. >XD
Man, Walky is too nice.
Can you please fix the skip to the latest comic button?
Second-to-last panel is a full-body shot of Walky. Y’know, for the ladies (best reason to do anything).
Is there a bad time to wear pajama jeans?
When you are having a shower for one.
I personally find them quite comfortable in the shower.
I’ve been waiting for Walky to get a boner while wearing them.
So I’m not the only one.
This could have been avoided if Walk had more then one pair …
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should get doodled inside Dumbing of Age Book 5?
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