THE PENULTIMATE GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS GUEST STRIP COMIC
Well done *applause*
Several on that floor might enjoy the DingDong Jail… then again, if it is the one in Michigan City, probably only Sal & Marcie.
IT WAS YOU, WASN’T IT WILLIS!!
You might think it’s Willis but it was I, Dio
What is this Dio reference I keep seeing?
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, like it, live it, love it. 😀
I was thinking at one stage of starting Jo-Jo BA but there is just too much to read so I haven’t bothered.
Everyone who likes action manga should read JJBA. That means the rest of you, they make my head hurt.
As much as I like it, I have to ask…what’s up with the reboot with Steel Ball Run?
Oh well it’s quite simple, actually, by JoJo standards at least. However, I should warn everyone that if you have not read any JoJo that a bunch of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS follow.
In part 6, Stone Ocean, Enrico Pucci, the most trusted disciple of the Joestar’s greatest enemy, Dio Brando, successfully ends the universe, the culmination of a plot that starts with framing the daughter of his master’s killer for a crime she didn’t commit so that her father will visit her in jail, where he can steal the man’s memories since he was the only person alive to see Dio’s notes, in order to create a new universe that will be free of the Joestars and therefore “Heaven” (there’s more to it than that, but this is the important point). He fails on the latter because there is a survivor of the old universe who uses his own complicated plot to kill Pucci before he can carry it out. Part 7, Steel Ball Run, is the new universe that was created with Pucci’s powers and is thus is an altered version of Part 1, Phantom Blood.
Like I said, by JoJo standards, this is positively simple.
Oh, that’s why. It’s not really that convoluted at all.
You could possibly just watch the anime they started last year, it’s been very faithful to it.
That’s how I got into it. Then I just started reading from part 4, since I already know the GIST of part 3, but still want to be surprised at how the story goes in the anime. (I watched the OVA)
Villian of JoJo’s Bizarre adventure named after Rockstar with the same name, sadly no longer with us
Oh you mean Ronnie James Dio? Here’s my favourite song he did.
You were a rainbow in the dark.
If Jojo is such a great guy then why is it I, Dio…
If it was Willis, they’d be butts rather than ding-dongs (I’m older than 5, I swear…)
Nobody said whether he’d be giving or receiving. If you’re a twinkie of a guy, you’ll be on the wrong end. Even if you’re not, 5 against one, a few broken bones and the ‘punch’ method of dental removal can be persuading.
Hey – I saw ONE episode of Oz. That was all I could stomach.
We’re up all night to draw dongs ♫
Draw as in luring in? 😀
We’re up all night to get sketchy.
Like the legend of the Penis
Your whiteboard had no dingdongs
The black board has plenty of ding-dongs
All heads with big foreskins
Ha! I looked it up! There’s just a picture of a scarecrow, a lion, and some sort of cyborg with an axe.
I’ve seen that porno
The Teen Titans sure has gotten wierd.
Yeah, but where’s Robin and Starfire?
Wasn’t he some Yugoslavian chap?
Wasn’t he one of the Jackson Five?
Toto. The name you’re looking for is Toto
Josip Broz Toto?
There’s no place like Greater Serbia…
Well, Beast Boy can turn into a lion, I could see Cyborg grafting some kind of laser axe onto himself, and Raven’s kind of a scarecrow (or a scary crow/raven).
…i could see TTG! Robin thrilled to be Starfire’s dog, too.
“Ding Dong the Witch is dead.” The parallels are everywhere.
wizard of oooze
Billie could be the Wizard of boOZe.
With Ruth as her Wizard of Ooohs?
Someone needs to create a “Friend of Dorothy” page on the wiki and put a picture of Joyce on it.
I hear that “Ethan is a friend if Dorothy.”
If Dorothy equals true, then Ethan is a friend.
This made my day. 😀
Glad I could be of service.
I can’t believe it was this far down the comments section til we got to “friend of Dorothy”
nice work wonder wig
I keep forgetting that “friend of Dorothy” is slang for gay. Clearly I am not cool enough.
Wait, what? Really? Man.
I’d forgotten of it completely until you just mentioned it. Haven’t heard it in YEARS.
Remember, it’s a Judy Garland reference, not a Wizard of Oz reference.
OHHHHHHH this just made so much more sense now!
To be fair, it’s pretty out of date, from a world in which you basically couldn’t just talk about being gay and had to use euphemisms. I don’t know the last time I’ve heard that phrase used. Maybe in my high school Gay/Straight Alliance?
There were no gay/straight alliances in the 1950’s. “Friend of Dorothy” hasn’t been current since then, has it?
No, older gay men still referred to themselves into the 80’s. It caused a hilarious misunderstanding when the Navy was trying to get the gays out of the military.
They wasted a decent chunk of cash trying to find Dorothy, believing she was at the center of some sort of gay network.
Oh, okay, that was something I did not know.
Oh, the biggest
So, since this universe looks like a cartoon, and some of the penises (Penii?) are drawn to a similar quality as the rest of the world (Minus color) Does that mean that they’re all looking at hyper-realistic penises too, not just silly drawings? (Medical-text grade, or nearly).
If so, than whoever’s done this is damn committed to his craft.
I’m sure there are a couple in there approaching that level of detail, from the first strip in the chapter it look like there might be some of that quality.
So are you suggesting that the Ding-Dong Bandit could be an Art Major?
Or an amateur pornographer.
That settles it: the bandit is an in-universe Willis (a la Kurt Vonnegut), and the drawings are a publicity stunt advertising for his SlipShine.
Hey, some artsy folk think drawing naked people is art…so, maybe?
Could it be Mary?
Something something “no fig leaves, can’t be Mary” something something
What would be the in-universe equivalent of a crudely-drawn penis? A highly-realistic one by our standards? Or a “stick figure” penis?
I always imagine highly realistic drawings are cartoon’s cartoons.
I grew up watching spongebob, it always gave me that impression too.
Let’s not forget Ed Edd n Eddy’s Fishbowl 2 ( a classic)
^This guy. I like this guy. This guy is awesome
‘Nostrils? Stop inventing anatomy.’
Personally, I would imagine all drawings of penises are crude.
My first new comic after having caught up after having been introduced to the comic less than a week ago. *wipes a tear away* Good times.
Welcome to the League of Super-Commenters!
I remember when I caught up. It was during parents weekend when Blaine first showed up…. Needless to say, much violence ensued upon Pantheon’s enemies
I caught up on the panel where Amazi-girl beats the shit out of Blaine. That was the perfect time to catch up
I’m trying to remember when I started the catch-up binge… I know it was before parent’s weekend.
Just remembered– right around the time that Jason and Sal started banging.
OMG my gravatar just made that great.
I kinda wanna see what ding dong jail looks like.
Ding dongs, ding dongs everywhere…and they play that Tralala song every day.
Pretty sure there are lots of videos on the internet that’d be happy to show you.
saw this talked about on a strip a few days ago…
Is Carla trans?
Word of God says yes.
yeah, because it’s sort of the analogous biological experience to Ultra Car’s experience.
Ah that makes sense I guess. Don’t follow Shortpacked as closely, but get the general gist.
I think it’s analogous, in that everyone sort of assumed Ultra Car was a he when she was a car, but then she chose a female “chassis” when she switched bodies.
Carla is probably trans.
Carla is definitely trans. When someone drew a dong on her door she cried ‘hate crime’ until she noticed everyone else had one too.
It was probably Dina/
As much as she is free spirited, she wouldn’t be able to express herself enough at a point to do it, to bad though I would have been proud.
Lack of lovingly-rendered sauropod schlong. I find your statement hard to believe.
Penises are pretty rare in archosaurs, though one wonders how some of the larger dinos would manage without them… Even with them it has to be tricky…
You know…the way Joyce acted, it’s as if she’s the one doing it.
My god, she WANTS to go to Dingdong jail!
I don’t. I hate that Gunther song.
Someone posted a theory that either Ethan or Joyce had started drawing dicks in their sleep (y’know, due to the repression of their sexual thoughts in the daytime). I don’t know how psychologically plausible that is, but it’s my favorite guess.
Most likely she’s just a bit hyper in the presence of so many penises. How would you feel, surrounded by so much wang?
“Ding-Dong jail”: Where you’re fed nothing but Hostess Ding-Dongs.
“Yo, Ding-Dong man, Ding-Dong, Ding-Dong, yo!” (Weird Al ref)
You ain’t fat, you ain’t nothing.
So it’s a Death Row prison where the punishment is death by diabetes?
Diabetes, or bleeding to death from a prolapsed rectum that dries out and cracks along the superior rectal artery.
That is disturbingly detailed and specific . . .
That avatar makes that comment!
Hoo boy. So, when does the “Friend of Dorothy=Gay Euphemism” thing come up?
Raise your hand if you had to use google to get the joke. *raise*
I didn’t! … I had to read Jaymiechan’s comment to get it.
Not really. I found out through the comment section, but I did look it up in Urban Dictionary to confirm it, because I didn’t believe it (apparently it’s a Wizard of Oz reference, huh).
I did, but then again, I’m gay, so of course I knew.
I’m gay, but every time I encounter that euphemism I forget about it a week later.
Maybe it’ll stick this time 😛
Ironically, now that it’s morning I *do* remember knowing that phrase before.
I knew from watching Roseanne a few decades ago. ^_^ And then the Nanny a few years later.
Old-school gay euphemisms are the best kind of euphemisms there are. Bravo, Willis.
Agreed… 3 years, but it is the best adult world joke the strip has set up. Kudos and Bravo!
Anyone know if Dorothy is actually left-handed?
She is, I think it was confirmed on Tumblr sometime back, along with Joe, and.. two others? Off the top of my head, Sal and one other person.
It was Dorothy, Joe, Sal, and Ruth.
She totally is. http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/03-answers-in-hennessy/too-long/
She is! Whenever she does anything with just one hand, it’s her left, whether reaching for a book or recording people on her phone.
Most recent example: brushing her teeth. http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/03-up-all-night-to-get-vengeance/shoop/
Three and a half years was well worth the wait
So you admit you are a friend of Dorothy? Well then that makes you an accomplice, Joyce! Cuff her!!!
*thumbs through Dictionary*
Oh, wait.. this volume was published in 1997.
She’s probably in the newer ones…
I found her in the 2012 edition, but it’s an ugly picture.
Damn, haven’t heard the phrase “Friend of Dorothy” used since the 90s!
IT WAS THIS GUY
Aw, son of a bongo!
It was him ALL ALONG
Even his immediate family bought it.
so who’s left handed again? People have figured this out before. Also, I had never heard that slang term before right now.
Ruth, Joe, Dorothy, and Sal are the lefties.
So… it’s joe?
Could be Ruth or Sal. I could see them getting up early enough.
Not so much Joe.
Nah, according to AG, it’s probably a righty.
If Carla hadn’t already been pissed about it initially, I would’ve thought it was her, establishing dominance through pranks.
Oh right, I’m dumb.
She establishes dominance through *sweet* pranks. So yes, this qualifies.
I don’t see Sal giving a shiit about petty floor art.
Walkyverse Mike was ambidextrous, according to Walkypedia (and my memory).
He uses whichever hand you don’t want him to use.
Man, sismance doesn’t have quite the same ring as bromance.
A cockring? 😛
“Ding dong jail.” That’s it. That’s getting filed away for later.
I am satisfied with the amount of Sierra in this comic. But I could be persuaded to be ecstatic if she gets 2-3 panels tommorow.
Ok so its like a 99% chance this was Mike, but what if it was Ethan sleepdrawing from his repression
98%. Joe could be doing some advertising.
It doesn’t have his name or phone number on it, so if you’re right that’s a pretty terrible ad.
Also, Joe isn’t a jerk, so he wouldn’t have used permanent marker.
Joyce did it. She’s acting -way- too suspicious. My current hypothesis is that she decided to indulge herself by drawing a penis on her board after mike left, but she accidentally used permanent marker. She drew them on everybody else’s boards to throw them off, but when she got to Dorothy’s, she faltered and drew a little flaccid Sarah-style ween instead of the big erection. Then she was up all night wracked with guilt, and came out indignant and deshevelled when she heard people reacting outside.
I actually don’t think Mike was behind this. Drawing dicks on whiteboards just seems like something below Mike’s usual standards of assholishness. I think it was either Joyce or Ethan (Due to repression), or Joe (Due to him being Joe)
> Drawing dicks on whiteboards just seems like something below Mike’s usual standards of assholishness.
wasn’t he doing exaclty this last week?
But that was a targeted attack at Joyce, since he knew it would provoke a strong reaction from her. As Carla pointed out, once every door has a dong it’s no longer a direct attack, therefore it loses most of its meaning.
Joyce couldn’t draw detail on that last one, unless she has had some close-ups of her brother’s. She’s afraid her grandmother is watching what she does online, let alone in a bathtub… it can’t be Joyce.
Joyce thinks that it’s okay to hit people if you (think you) have moral high ground. It’s not out of the question that she thinks it’s okay to deface whiteboards with genitalia under the same conditions.
If it was Ethan, wouldn’t it have been near his own room instead of the girls’?
Mike couldn’t have done it. He was too busy doing your mom for a nickle last night.
Ding dong the witch is incarcerated?
* listens to Akon’s “Locked Up”
Yes, that’s what us lefties want you to think. You’ll never see our revolution coming.
Well, didn’t expect the lefties revolution.
Nobody expects the lefties revolution!
A disproportionately large fraction of past United States presidents are left-handed. It’s already begun!
You mean your sinister revolution?
Ah, a Latin joke. Favorite. Our Latin classroom had two doors next to each other and every time someone new who was unfamiliar with it would use the wrong door (the left one just led to a supply closet), the whole class would yell ‘use Dexter’ (~but friends call him Dex). Good times xD
Don’t forget Monkey Master!
AAAAH, Other Rachel is seriously creepy here. It’s not just the sheer size of her eyes… It’s how her pupils are right in the center.
I’m far more distracted at her lips…so damn luscious.
Maybe she’s a fish person.
I bet she’s from Massachusetts, too.
Why do you say that? (remember I’m an Aussie therefore I don’t know what you you are implying)
Probably a reference to the H.P. Lovecraft story, “The Shadow over Innsmouth.” Mr. Lovecraft’s explanation for why everyone in small isolated New England towns have a family resemblance is because they are breeding with fishmen from the depths of the Atlantic. It’s one of my favorite short stories from the Cthuhlu Mythos.
Thanks, I haven’t read any of Lovecraft’s stuff, only know some of the pop culture related to Cthulhu and his gang, that and the anime Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.
You’re welcome. Originally the Mythos pop culture references were all I knew as well, but over the years I’ve read some of Lovecraft myself. Not a big fan or I’d read all of it, but not hostile to it either. Oh, and I play various Lovecraft-themed boardgames like Eldritch Horror: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/146021/eldritch-horror
HP Lovecraft. The Deep Ones, an aquatic offshoot of humanity, are associated with Innsmouth, MA.
Ding dong jail is either a horrible place or an awesome one.
Since Dorothy was outside the building interviewing Amazi-girl the entire night that automatically makes her not a suspect so.
Trust me, you don’t want to go to Dingdong jail.
No one ever comes out of there the same.
All that ringing takes its toll after a while….
Even worse, your ring goes from this (_._) to (_o_).
I ship Joyce and Dorothy.
Welcome aboard, matey! Man the mainsail, we’re pushin’ off.
… Oh, Joyce. One day something like this is gonna happen around your parents and all these years of hiding things from you is gonna come back to bite them in the ass.
…You know, I really don’t know what you mean, but now I’m curious.
“Friend of Dorothy” is old slang for “homosexual”. Which, granted, I suspect her parents are as likely as not to not know considering it’s pretty outdated, but between this and the strap-on jokes there’s going to be a time when sweet sheltered Joyce drops one hell of an innuendo around them and some friends and everyone’s just “Say WHAT.”
I did not know that.
Now I know that.
This strip is so much better now for knowing that.
My life is so much better now for knowing that.
You have made my life so much better.
Huh, its not often I learn old slang, actually. That works extra hard for those of us who ship Dorothy/Joyce.
You assume that her parents would know what that means any more than she does.
And I see Amber is taking note that the girl who she doesn’t like his good friends with her new reporter confidant.
“Friends of Dorothy”
Goddammit Willis, you had to go there…
I’m left-handed and I’ve always drawn my dicks pointing left to right. I dunno what Willis is smoking.
Also being left handed I expect it’s because ink is more likely to smudge when most time drawing/writing is spent with your hand over what you’ve already done.
I’m left-handed and I tend to draw dicks pointing to the right…
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?
Gasp! YOU’RE the Dingdong Whiteboard Bandit!
You’re right-winged? 😛
AG: Who’s up earliest?
Other Rachel: Me, I’m already dressed…for winter.
Friend of Dorothy. Wow. That takes me back.
This storyline is only a couple of days old and I already love it so much omg.
Ding Dong Jail, the most notorious prison in the whole Penal system.
That’s `Penile’ system.
I used that pun three days ago.
I claim independent dickscovery.
This is the easiest mystery to solve since “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” Its Joyce. Its so Joyce.
I like to think that Dorothy’s entire existence has been the build up to this joke.
I hope Amazigirl is BSing people to get their reactions. Because, Sherlock Holmes’s deductions only really work because he’s got a writer making everything work out for him. But, seeing who gets relaxed when finding that they’re ruled out/tense when they’re ruled in, that’s a good tell to work with.
Well, Amazi-girl has a writer too. Of course, it’s Willis, not Conan Doyle, but still…
A little fun and games is a nice change of pace.
Joyce is beyond weird. But, she is a good friend to her friends.
A “Little Fun & Games” ??
It’s all “fun and games” until someone loses (or finds) an eye lost to a whiteboard penis!
Dorothy and Joyce’s friendship is really my favourite thing about this comic, they’re so adorable.
Agreed. Her loyalty is admirable. Not just here but standing up to her parents for Dorothy and pointing out they aren’t living up to the standards they themselves had taught their children.
Maybe it wasn’t one person. Maybe last night after Mike encounter things got a bit out of hand with revenge drawing peni, and our group ended up drawing them on all whiteboards with erasable markers. Than after the fact Mike went in and sprayed them with a fixer that made them permanent.
Is there even such a thing (a ‘fixer’ that makes dry-erase marker permanent) or is this more ‘alternate-universe’ make-believe?
Fixative works. I knew a randomly jerky person in college who did this down the hall with his similarly jerky friend.
Preeeetty sure the whole “must be right handed because weens are pointed right” is some flawed logic Amber
She didn’t say “must be”, she said “probably is”, and given my experience with drawing penises, I agree with her.
Well, that’s the first time I’ve heard anyone use the phrase “friend of Dorothy” since Life on Mars.
Aaah, ‘Friend of Dorothy’. I was honestly waiting for someone to get the reference, and it made me sad that it took you guys so long. For shame, people. Also, if you want to see the phrase in all of its glory, hunt down a movie called ‘Creatures from the Pink Lagoon'; a cheesy indie zombie movie and so damn funny you will cry from laughing so hard.
Everyone, please step back and let Amazi-Girl do her detective thing. Or at the very least come up with more interesting ways to distract her, like noticing that Ravage is hiding in the Rodpod in the middle of a “Ten Little Indians” scenario mixed with a “Mexican Standoff”.
Also, props to Tailgate for starting a Mexican Standoff, despite never being to Mexico, seeing a Spaghetti Western, or even hearing about Mexico. (Megatron, on the other hand, has been to Mexico. Twice. Once during the Surge, and the second time during the final stages of the War.)
Finally! I thought you were gone in whatever it is that took everyone.
It hasn’t taken everyone. I’m still here, Ratchet’s still here, and of course Megatron’s still………
Today is a sad day. Today is the day i read m way through the whole comic and have to wait for updates. Sadface
We’ve all been there. Ah post archive binge depression.
we all feel your pain, but hey, at least it updates daily
I just did the big Dumbing of Age archive binge and caught up about two weeks ago, so I feel your pain, too. Updating daily is great, but I’m a bit concerned that it’s taking a year of comics to portray a week in the character’s lives. At this rate, David Willis is going to be in his 80s by the time everyone is in their sophomore year.
In my neck of the woods, random drawings of penises are seen as a good luck sign.
The classic ‘Kilroy’ grafitti doodle looks kinda dong-ish.
By any chance do you live in Bhutan OmegaDez? 😀
“I’ll take ‘Obscure Gay Codewords’ for $500, Alex.”
I would be very surprised if it wasn’t Mike …
I will be astonished if it’s not Joyce.
I am waiting for Willis to pull an Agatha Christie and have it be someone we haven’t seen yet.
I can’t think of an example of Agatha Christie ever doing that. Someone we’ve seen but assumed couldn’t be the perpetrator because that’s not how whodunnits are supposed to work, sure. (So in this case, we’re all assuming it wasn’t Amber, because she’s the one investigating.)
“Well, you know what they say about John, anyway?”
“Well, no I don’t. Wh—what do they say?”
“Well, you know, apparently he’s, uh, he’s, you know, he’s— [cocks leg] Oh yeah.”
“I’m sorry, what are talking about?”
“You know, if I have to spell it out, apparently he’s, you know, still picking up twigs in the springtime. Oh yes, one of Yul Brunner’s hairdressers. Likes his toast done on three sides, yes.”
Ding-dong jail doesn’t sound all that bad…
This is my favorite joke in Dumbing of Age. Well worth the three and a half year wait!
I solved the mystery! The penises were drawn by dozens of students, acting independently with their natural urges to draw penes. However, they all drew with permanent markers, because permanent markers were given to all residents for free, for any academic purpose they may need, by Mike.
HA Laughed out loud with the “Friend of Dorothy” joke. Such a good one.
OK, I know things move very very slowly in the webcomic world, but the run-up to that throwaway lesbian gag was ridiculous. Who do you think you are, Jeph Jacques? Mark Stanley, even?!
Up to as late as the 70′, being left hand was considered a symbol of evil/satan and had to be “corrected”.
I’m wondering wether if some obscure religious groups still believe that.
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