For a while I couldn’t recall if I’d ever presented Billie’s full, real name in the strip before. And then I remembered, oh, duh, it’s the first damn thing she says.
Oh snap. How close/far you are Joe.
Eh, good for Billie though. I think Billie-Joel ship will never sail. I don’t see the chemistry at all.
Don’t ask me why but I think you may be right. Then again, both are pretty shameless, and only the good die young–something neither of them has to worry about. Still, I think he’d be better off with an uptown girl, and her with an innocent man.
We didn’t start the fire.
Yeah, but I’m Keeping the Faith. Goodnight, Siagon!
See you in No Man’s Land–Miami, 2017!
I wish there’s a +1 feature in this comment section, you three delivers!
He’s trading in his Chevy for a Cadillac AckAckAck! You oughta know by now.
Wait until she hears Joe play the piano, man.
She’ll be so overwhelmed, we’ll call her Billie the Kid.
He can’t have this heart to break. She’s just looking for some action. That’s the kind of mood she’s in tonight.
I just want you guys to know that I love you all for this comment thread.
I’ve thought that for the longest time.
Well that all depends on who you ship Billy Joel WITH. Some regard him as a musical genius.
Are you implying that some people DON’T regard him as a musical genius?
No chemistry YET! Billie and Joe would have beautiful brunette babies together.
I don’t know, I think it could work. At least he should tell her about it.
Joe’s my hero
Really? I think Jon P’s my hero.
Billie’s reaction was audible.
It sounded like body butter and despair.
Yeah, that doesn’t really help.
Has it ever been explained why Billie doesn’t join the cheerleaders here?
That’s A good Question. Willis?
Maybe it’s an issue of making weight?
Up or down?
She just keeps insisting on being the top of the pyramid.
Because Joe decided to join the cheerleaders first.
*join* the cheerleaders, ‘scuse me.
y-you said it right…
I believe he was making a distinction between joining their group, and joining between their group.
I thought he meant join… as in at the crotch.
I read as “Joe-in”
And he wins the cheerleading tournment all by himself because he got the rest of the squad pregnat along the the opposing squads.
Maybe she’s tired with being a cheerleader?
We need confirmation. Willis?
Because she’s like. Totally unpopular now, gosh. C’mon guys, really. Like, doncha know, like, anything. Like Gag me with a spoon gnarly.
Valley girl, She’s a valley girl, Valley girl, She’s a valley girl, Okay, fine, fer sure fer sure, she’s a valley girl..
Maybe she didn’t make the cut.
I like the cut of her jib.
I wouldn’t open with that.
I’m assuming because getting accepted to the cheer squad is harder when the school has 12,000 students, and a proportional number of hot girls who can work a pom-pom.
Also, she has been putting on weight, and the school apparently knows that she is an alcoholic, judging by her first scene.
Or maybe she just hasn’t tried, I dunno.
She demanded to be regarded as a level of cheerleader higher than cheerleader. Unfortunately they rejected the title of UltraCheerleader and Billie understandably left the project, to find cheerleaders who could appreciate her assets.
The Tea Party?
I kind of get the impression that Billie was never that great of a cheerleader to begin with. She probably just joined the squad for the social benefits and coasted, not putting in any effort at actually being good.
Hewlett? Is she still around?
Yep. She still hot too.
Many cheerleaders are stuck with that default face. It is fact.
On the inside she is crying.
Joe! It’s after dark on a college campus and she’s walking around in full cheerleader regalia: this is nature’s way of saying CRAZY GIRL – DO NOT APPROACH.
Yes, I am aware that this is a humorous comic strip. Just sayin.
Joe’s gunning to beat Sal/Jason in that pool
Well, he ain’t gonna.
Joe already banged Rose. So the pool is moot.
Not so; the poll specifies EVERYONE, which he has clearly not yet done!
Joe has done you in his head.
Oh Joe, you’re quite the scoundrel. Little did you realize you have smashed your chances with the best former cheerleader turned reporter ever.
Smashed his chances? Or guaranteed himself a little bit of passionate hatesex from a self-conscious former cheerleader? Too soon to call really.
Or she bangs Mike.
“Was it good for you, too?”
“Best former cheerleader turned reporter with sexy glasses”
Oooh right in her pride.
Thats going to leave a scar.
With his penis.
At the rate this is going, somebody faking remembering who she is will eventually seem like a victory to her.
Even the cartoonist can’t remember if he’s mentioned her full name yet. That’s gotta sting!
Well, someone other than Walky…
Every cheerleader wants to have sex with him. They just don’t know it yet.
And her mind snaps in three, two, one…
Maybe the perspective is screwing with me, but the cheerleader’s mouth is quite large. Like, PacMan large. Also, could we somehow get a better look at Billie’s truly epic rejection face?
That Cheerleader has achieved Joyce levels of happiness.
No, she’s been gassed by the Joker.
She was gassed by the LORD.
The Joker is God, no wonder he keeps coming back.
I require to know everything about this gravatar.
It’s PacMan large not due to Joyce-level of happiness, but the years of something else she’s done to stay in school.
Give me a Wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka!
Hey, where’s the rest of the sex scene?
Wait, everyone hold on –
– what is JOE WEARING
*see the last 2 weeks of comics for responses to what Joe is wearing*
It’s called a shirt.
A new cologne called “Eau de Joe”. 60 percent of the time, it works every time.
110% of the time, I don’t know how percentages work.
Was his thong showing?
Who does Joe think he is? Oliver Reed?
“I WILL STAB EVERYTHING.”
That’s what Joe said.
…Joe said that with his penis? No wonder Joe gets all the girls. That’s impressive.
What I referencing:
In the FAAAAAACCCEEEEEEEE.
So, WHY is Billie not cheerleading anymore?
Did she not make the cut or something?
I thought it was something to do just with status, or her knowing she won’t be guaranteed to make the cut, and she doesn’t want to be rejected. That might be part of why she’s so focused on getting her reputation back — she wants to have friends in high places so that she’s sure she’ll make it, rather than try out and get shot down like a regular nerd. (She’s already been shown as annoyed that the newspaper won’t be as lenient with her as her previous school — maybe she doesn’t want something like that again?)
Or, well, it’s been already shown (in her first appearance, even) that the school knows she’s got a history of heavy drinking. Maybe they’d make sure she’s not immediately let into an organization that relies so heavily on physical coordination.
^– This is probably it. That and I suspect she never put much effort into becoming a GOOD cheerleader back in high school.
Maybe she dropped The Spirit Stick and no squad wants her because she’s cursed.
I’m surprised Joe isn’t at least interested enough in her to try for a decent excuse and walk off tactfully so he can get to Billie later.
I think Joe is not into glasses girls. That’s Danny’s territory.
No, back when she interviewed Danny he put her on his “do” list. Apparently the cheerleader is just higher up the list.
They’re all on the to do list. It’s all about Tiers.
Sex video girl. Glasses. What more can be said?
Ugh, that cheerleader looks like she has chocolate smeared around her lips. Bluh
That’s the girl for me.
It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.
No backlash to how amazingly RUDE hat was? He has never been shown being mean before.
I dunno. This seems very in character for him. Plus I’m not one to get angry. It’s not my alignment.
You’re Chill Neutral.
I’m Chill Evil. It’s largely similar to Chill Neutral, but we do grin more at schadenfreude.
Is it really that rude to momentarily leave a conversation? “Hold on, there’s a cheerleader over there” seems like Joe’s version of “Hold on, gotta take this call”.
I haven’t seen him deliberately mean, but he was just as insensitive and one-track-minded when we first saw him in DoA.
And then there’s his immediate “http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/01-move-in-day/seven/”>reaction to the breakup, which is arguably even worse. And that’s his ostensible best friend he’s talking to. Sensitivity: really not Joe’s thing.
That said I’m a little surprised that he abandoned a girl who was expressing interest for a girl who wasn’t.
Isn’t that the cheerleader Joe’s dad picked up in that alternate universe?
She got held back a lot.
Everyone’s ages are different in this universe.
That cheerleader’s face is friggin’ creepy. She reminds me of the animated version of the Toyman.
these comments must have
the appropriate number
of syllables, k?
Joe, in the third frame
his eyebrow: it is alone
Joe,” I thought, “She’s pretty hot, right?”
And then, “dose teef!” – FIN
oh syllabic slip
seven and a perfect rhyme
Not bad! Hey, not bad at all. 😉
About Joe’s actions though, I think the post above said that he’s not usually mean. He is self centered, egotistic, and horny….but usually not mean. And any female is fair game, can’t see him being rude to Billy if a tiny chance she may show up on his radar some future time.
Even otherwise, he’s blunt, to be sure, but he doesn’t strike me as particularly mean spirited.
well good job o great creator.
your little link up there had me archivebinge the whole comic.
From yesterday’s comic:
Billie told herself that she was still waiting there for her tutoring session, but in reality her heart was broken, and she didn’t have the energy to walk away.
[Image(s) slightly altered from David Willis’ originals.]
Today’s comic is the natural sequel in which Billie tries for a random hook-up after eventually forcing herself to leave the corridor.
Wait, yesterday? Whatever, you get the idea.
Sorry Billie, but she’s a cheerleader.
Were is the Tag for the new cheerleader character?
And here I woke up hoping that Jason would give Sal the most scathing and belittling lecture of her life that would shape her up.
Jason strikes me as pretty damn spineless. I wouldn’t hold out hope for that.
Joes gonna miss out the best ex-cheerleader this continuity has ever seen!
Billie spends all that time trying to recover her uniform and no one even acknowledges her effort. Poor Billie….all that hard work down the crapper.
Eh, unrealistic, Joe seems a bird in the hand type.
And when she’s coming up and talking to him rather than him needing to initiate matters?
Nah, Joe is more like a cat: he’d prefer to pounce on whatever is moving.
No, it’s cool, Joe. Conversations are for losers who aren’t predatoring on strangers.
And… done reading. I really should have used this time to study but i would do it again, great comic.
But if Billie wants to be around all them cool people and achieve a good rank in the uni’s social circles then why the fuck doesn’t she start with getting rid of the ponytail.
Seriously. Who the fuck wears ponytails above the age of 16.
Half the young adult population of the 80s, for several.
Go back a couple decades and it’s half the male population.
O___O….I wore ponytails at 16.
Seriously? girls with ponytail are hot! damn the people who think ponytail is just for kids!
CANT STOP LAUGHING!
I rather like the name Jennifer. Or Jen. I imagine whomever Billie ends up with would too.
The moment he loosens his bowtie, this happen. Such a sexual force to reckon with.
But this was supposed to go on the previous pagE.
The hell is wrong with that cheerleader’s face?
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