Danny makes all the adults in The Fairly Odd Parents seem alert and observant.
Adults seems alert and observant? DINKLEBURG!
God, I wish I could Like this reply! Excellent.
you’d use the like button, IF YOU HAD ONE!
Butch Hartman seems to think all adults are almost fatally dense.
See also: Butch Harman seems to have paid any attention to politics in the past decade.
Isn’t it funny how leaving out one word can change the entire meaning of a sentence.
Crocker would be all over this mystery!
Oh Dan, Dan, Danny Boy.
The pipes, the pipes are calling.
From glen to glen, and down the mountainside…
The summer’s GOOOONNNNEEEE, and all the flowers dy-ah-ying
‘Tis you, ’tis you, must go and I must bide.
Oh Danny boy, the pipes are calling.
You’re not going to sing now. are you?
You can blame my lagging ISP for that.
Oh bleeegh, your comment hilariously makes me think of The Room.
HMMMM REALLY DANNY? YA DON’T SAY?
*Insert Nicholas Cage face here*
*Insert Alanis Morrisette singing Ironic behind them*
*insert entire internets bemoaning Alanis Morrisette’s lack of unserstanding the word “ironic” behind that*
This image is getting crowded.
Insert a nerd commenting that it’s ironic when a song named Ironic does not have anything ironic in it.
Insert the android Norman breaking down via logic bomb.
Insert an English major pointing out that there are many types of irony.
Oh Danny. You’re luck you’re cute.
Oh Yotomoe. You’re luck you’re funny.
Or we’d be pointing out the obvious spelling error.
Oh Archtus, you’re lucky your avatar is cute.
Or we’d be pointing out the grammar nazi-ness of your comment.
Oh, AckAckAck, you’re lucky you have a Dorothy gravatar.
I mean, it’s really a nice gravatar. Look at it there.
Oh begbert2 you’re lucky you used to date Joe.
Or he would have a pool going for when you and AckAckAck make out. I mean how weird would that be?
Great observation Danny.
The amazing answer Amber will probably receive is along the lines “with great power comes little sleep and a lack of awareness of college social norms”
Namely you, Danny.
In all fairness to Danny, it’s not like anyone else has figured it out. Billie think’s it’s Sal, and she got a better look at both of them than he did.
Okay, so assuming that Danny does not get outright told who Amazi-Girl is, who would have figured it out first, him or Billy?
Remember that Dotty’s in this “Who’s Amazi-Girl” thing, too. All three are pretty clueless, each in his or her own way, but I’m going to go with Billie, provided she gets drunk enough. I think she gains special powers then.
The other question is this: how will Joe react when his secret is uncovered?
When did Joe find out about Dana’s alter-ego?
THIS IS DELICIOUS IRONY, YOU MUST EAT IT.
WITH A SPOOOOOOOOOON!
AND CUT IT WITH A KNIFE!
And Burn it with Fire!
AND THEN PUT THE ASHES IN A CAN!
AND THEN SNORT THE ASHES!
No no you roll the ahes in a blunt ans smoke them. *Sigh* Some people.
AND THEN SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR FAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
A chain this long and no “Your mom for a nickel” joke?
Walkynauts, I’m disappoint.
I’ll be disappointed in your mom… for a nickel!
To be fair, for that price you can’t exactly expect the premium service.
Premium service is a quarter.
Or at least home made cookies.
I’m disappointed in your mom as much as when getting an oatmeal-raisin cookie, yet expecting chocolate chip.
AND MY AXE!
Crap. Am I too late for the all-caps portion of the festivities?
It’s his amazing attention to detail the probably led to his place on the third annual favorite poll.
You know what’s funny? I’m half expecting some villain appearing out of no where.
Nyohoho. I am PROFESSOR EXTREMO!
Buzz off, Extremo. This is the domain of Shadow Man.
You’ll be singing a different tune once the Killer Clarinet is through with you!
Killer Clarinet? I shoved him down an elevator shaft 2 days ago.
Master Grand Tuba?
Buzz Cut, the Close-shorn Capering Criminal?
Burnt Toast, the ruler of ruined food?
The Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie That Looks Like Chocolate-Chip.
I wonder how long he will set there waiting for Amazi Girl to show up.
My guess? FOREVER!
It’s gonna be like Sally waiting for the Great Pumpkin with Linus.
…please tell me that didn’t go over everyone’s heads.
I get it!
I get it and I never saw that special.
I got the reference and I’m pretty sure I’m not around when the special aired.
I got the reference because I read the damn comics!
I am a better fan than all of you! I hereby revoke your Peanuts-merchandise owning privileges! You guys only owned that stuff to get attention from Peanuts fans anyway.
Of course it didn’t. Peanuts is eternal.
Though it was usually Charlie Brown and Lucy who got dragged out to the pumpkin patch wasn’t it?
/30 years old
/still gets it
/parents had a few old paperback collections
I don’t recall Lucy ever remotely putting up with that noise.
I read “Sal waiting for the Great Pumpkin with Linus.”
Willis, can we have this for Halloween? Pretty Please?
Actually, I can see Joyce as a more likely candidate for pumpkin watching… and dragging Mike, Ethan, and Sierra along with her.
Joyce is not going to be spending Harvest Festival seeking out misleading superstitions. The Devil uses Treats to Trick! (Saw that on a mobile billboard in front of a church yesterday)
That is great!
Sounds like a Beatles song title….
I can’t stand Peanuts!
Stop those rhymes now, I mean it!
Oooh, Amber overtook Joyce on the poll, YAY AMBER!
But that was like…. YEARS AGO! How did you remember this, Danny? Does Willis-time not effect you? I want this super-power.
I’m calling it now. Amazi-Girl is Becky.
Amazi-Girl is Joe.
Amazi-Girl is Dina… And on a related subject, Amber is Dino-Girl.
Most people are unobservant? UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR DANNY! People are FRACKIN’ BLIND!
*Dude walks into convinience store, look at chocolate display at counter*”You don’t have any gum?”
Yes, we’re a convinience TOTALLY ignoring the BIGGEST GROWTH MARKET in convinience store this side of jerky OFF COURSE WE GOT GUM! JUST LOOK AROUND YOU MORON IT’S NOT THAT HARD!
“Where [inster title] magazine?”
It’s right there! It’s the one where the vapid star on the front hides the FIRST LETTERS of the magazine’s name, you know the one with the same damn font for the last ten years or so!
GAH! I could tel you guys stories! Lots of them!
I worked at Walmart back when COD:MW3 came out. We had three displays full of the game out on the floor. Big, four-sided, full size sales displays, one for each system. Didn’t matter. Got asked 36 times, “Hey, you got the new Modern Warfare?” THIRTY-SIX. One guy, as I was putting new copies on the mod, walked up to me from the other side, and asked me, OVER THE TOP OF THE DISPLAY CASE, if we had any. I looked at him as if he’d grown another head and literally just said, “Ok, dude?”
To his credit, he immediately looked down, then jumped backwards and shouted, “Oh, CHRIST, I’m a @#$%ing MORON!!”
Thirty-six? Thirty-six guys asked you if you had the new Modern Warfare? What, does that include me?
At least we know what kind of players Modern Warfare games had.
And yet the moment you join them online they call you the moron for not seeing the guy in camo in the shadows that’s not on the radar who fires only one shot from a suppressed rifle to kill you.
Which shows the real issue: people have priorities. My guess is we all have only so much attention to spread around (some less than others), and so we don’t ‘waste’ that attention on things we don’t need to. So these customers are budgeting their attention, reasoning that finding the gum or the game is what the people who work in the store are for. Actually, since frog’s brains have been shown to work that way, I guess there’s no reason for people’s not to, also, It’s just we can be selective about assigning out priorities.
That’s Danny’s problem, too, by the way: his priority seems to be to have a relationship. not to pay attention to the girl he’s in the relationship with. There’s no other way to explain his dating Dotty for longer than a few months, if you want to be uncharitable (I do), or at the least realizing at some point before he chose this school that Dotty was going to ditch him.
Let’s face it, no one really wants to be omniscient, because people are gross.
So very very true…
Much anger I sense in you.
Sorry, man, but I think Kevin Smith beat you to it.
“How much is this thing, anyway?”
God I love that bit. Story of my life.
Woops, I was thinking of the wrong Kevin Smith, the one who played Ares on Xena.
I can put warning signs over mission-critical power switches that say “DO NOT TURN THIS SWITCH OFF EXCEPT IN CASE OF FIRE OR OTHER SITE EMERGENCY” and people will still lift it up, breaking the tape holding it down, in order to flip the switch off instead of going through the slightly more complicated shutdown procedure (i’m talking in terms of a need to push two, sometimes even three buttons) on the adjoining console. Obviously just seeing something that looks like a glowing power switch (maybe I need to put some paint or duct tape over the indicator neon?) and ripping away anything that gets in their path in order to flick it off.
Rinse, repeat for a hundred other power switches and amplifiers around the place, along with a multitude of random devices that can be easily misused or tampered with by ignorant fingers around the place, that get the same treatment despite similar signs/warnings/stickers/obstructions…
Then they wonder why stuff is broken the next time they come to use it.
You need to train them. Just set up a bunch of traps connected to fake power switches and let Darwinism take its course.
From similar experiences, I’ve concluded that people fail to hear or read the word “NOT” about three times out of four.
“I can do Wednesday but not Thursday.” “OK, what time on Thursday?”
“But I’m NOT Amazi-Girl!” “Aha! I KNEW it!”
(How many “not”s are there in this comment?)
Four, including the “How many are there in this comment” one.
There weren’t any until you asked about them, of course.
Is gum a growth industry? I thought that bubble would have popped by now.
“Pop a squat”?! Sounds kind of like a cutesy, childish way to say you sharted. “Did you hear me pop a squat just now? …yeah I need to go change”.
Only if you’ve never heard anyone use it as a way of saying “take a seat” before. I’m familiar enough with it.
I’ve only heard ‘cop a squat’ – thought this was a typo. Like ‘cop an attitude’ or ‘cop a feel’…I hear ‘pop a squat’ and all I think of is ‘pop a wheelie’ or ‘pop a boner’.
Not really synonyms to my tin ear.
I feel your confusion. I had never heard it before beginning college in the Mid-West. It’s a really bizarre turn of phrase to many and completely natural to others, leading to me staring blankly at others who stared blankly back. Five years later, I understand it but could never use it myself.
I still have nightmares about its TRUE, dark meaning…
You hear it from working-class folks in California too.
Yeah, I think I’ve heard it once or twice.
Wild Mass Guess: Danny figures out Amber and Amazi-Girl are one and the same when he notices they have the same DS.
WMG: Danny already knows who Amazi-Girl is and just playing dumb.
I suggested that last strip and the idea really didnt fly.
:Fhkdslkfl;adj RUINED FOREVAR fd;slkfjasdlkfj;
Am I close?
WMG: In the highly unlikely event of Amber actually being Amazi-Girl, she will just quickly change the name of her Mii again, like we saw happen before.
Amazi-Girl’s DS was pretty unremarkable, its only distinguishing marks being a particular case colour. Of which Nintendo have made millions in each shade.
Love the irony in this strip.
It’s nice to see the silver age superman stories being updated for the modern world. Lois & Clark was a nice stab at it, but it really went down hill after the first season.
My theory is that the portion of Danny’s brain that would be used to notice things has one of the seals that keeps DAB out of their reality locked away inside it. If he ever actually notices that Amber and Amazi-Girl are one and the same, their world will start to deteriorate into madness and horror.
OK, I know digital radio is pretty terrible at the best of times, but an eldritch abomination it is not. And as it exists in this world, does that mean we’re doomed? You’re going to have to explain this one to us.
Quick! HIDE THE UROSITE! YOU HAVE SUMMONED DAB ONTO OUR PLANE OF REALITY! WE’RE ALL DOOMED, YOU- PRAISE BE TO DAB.
I’m getting such a massive sense of deja vu off this strip – has this exchange happened somewhere else as well?! Including follow on comments?
Also, “POP a squat”? I always thought it was “COP”… :-/
Do have to wonder, though – what’s with the Theta logo on his hoodie? It’s presumably not a fraternity thing, and it arguably predates the rise of USB… so, why?
That’s just the IU logo. It kinda looks like a theta sometimes when obscured by a word bubble or wrinkles, but panel 1 offers a decent view of it. And you can see from the upper half of it in this strip that it’s not a theta. Hope that helps!
I don’t see how anyone could think it looks like a theta. It looks like a psi.
Geez Louise, Amber, just tell the guy. Put the info to his head and put him out of his obliviousness.
Then lose the magic? I prefer the secrecy. Like Lois and Supes, that guy and Wonder Woman.
Okay I don’t really like that guy and Wonder Woman pairing. They are stupid. Good thing DC got rid of that guy I don’t even remember his name.
Unobservant? Then he must blinder than a bat if he hasn’t caught it yet!
Isn’t it funny how leaving out one word can entirely change the of a sentence?
I would have called this one unobservant. things will get interesting
Holy irony Batman!
To be fair, it’s pretty well established by brain scientists that “observant” is a relative term. There’s too much sensory input for the brain to track everything so it makes a lot of shortcuts and assumptions based on context, priority, and expectations.
Clark Kent most likely really could get away with using only glasses for a disguise, that is except for his Daily Planet co-workers, since they frequently encounter both Clark and Superman.
It’s that attention to detail by its entire staff that makes the Daily Planet the most trusted and respected news organization on the east coast.
East coast? It’s the Daily Planet. It’s the most trusted and respected news organization on the planet.
The way things are going, it’ll be the ONLY news organization on the planet.
I like how they pretended Clark quit so that he could voice the truth rather than he was fired.
Or maybe the writers and artists just don’t show how he amnesia-kisses everybody who figures it out. Clark giving a lot of inappropriate kisses around the office is probably why he was “given the option to resign.”
GAH this is just the cutest comic, I bet it DOES help, Danny!!
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