Fuckin CRM, amirite? Silly rabbit, such draconian tricks only punish the paying kids!
Ah, there must be thieves!
$5 USD says that the Merridian troops were already here
Wait sugar bombs? Thats the name of the cereal from the fallout series and their in the UCCR?
I think Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs is a reference to Calvin and Hobbes.
“They’re crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and they don’t have a single natural ingredient or essential vitamin to get in the way of that rich fudgy taste!”
Ooh! if they send in 5 box tabs they get a free beanie!
I’m reasonably sure that offer is expired.
Let’s see… Time travel spell… Time travel spell… reasonably costed… target other… to within a 4 month target…. Aha! I’ve narrowed it down to 3 spells.
Do you have any still-beating royal infant hearts? Hairs from 5 different color dragons’ noses? Or a rock from a volcano from another multiverse? I’ll need one of them.
The beanie would cost less retail.
As a Calvin and Hobbes Fan, I’m forced to correct you. You only needed four “Proof of Purchase Seals” to send in for a beanie.
I meant to look it up, but I’ve misplaced my Calvin and Hobbes books. However as a fellow nit-picker and smartass, I do congratulate you.
It’s fortified with 8 essential vitamins and minerals! It’s part of a balanced breakfast!
As long as said breakfast consists of 14 whole wheat sandwiches and 10 grapefruits
“You know what makes you shake like that? Vitamin deficiency, I’ll bet.”
I was deprived as a child and never new the joys of calvin and hobbes, tis a shame
I was NAMED after Calvin.
Well, his Norwegian name anyway.
That being Tommy.
My point still stands!
How did they get Tommy out of Calvin? I mean, it it not even a bit alike. At least in Sweden it is Kalle.
Heck if I know. It meshes well with “Tigern” I guess, Hobbes’ Norwegian name. (Tiger meaning, well, tiger.)
Really? At least it is more creative then the Swedish name, which is, well, Hobbe. They just took out the ‘S’ in Hobbes name.
Riveted cereal boxes, chained to the shelf? is it some sort of nuclear ratpoison in there or something?
Nice reference on Calvin & Hobbes not having been around for ages :P
Wonder how the Quaker would have fitted in on that board of directors meeting…
No, it’s Cereal Rights Management.
UCCR’s version of Health & F”&%ing Safety, taking things a bit too far all the time
It really isn’t. It really, really isn’t.
I’m pretty sure it’s a DRM joke.
So many anti-theft measures it’s almost impossible to obtain legally.
JUST CUR1OUS, WH3R3 3X4CTLY D1D TH4T CH41N COM3 FROM? MY B3ST GU3SS 1S ‘SOM3WH3R3 1NS1D3 TH3 BOX’. WH1CH 1N TURN M34NS 1′M NOT 4CU4LLY SUR3 1F TH3 BOX 1S 4CTU4LLY FULL OF C3R34L…
*grabs GallowsCalibrator and holds him down* Lothar, I found a leet speaker over here! You want to get in some free shots?
You didn’t seem to have a problem with the guy in the last comments page. Where’ve you been?
It’s not l33t, it’s Homestuck troll speak. Guys like him are all over the place on tumblr.
I don’t mind as long as it’s just one. It’s like having a Chia pet: one’s okay, but more get creepy,
gC is excempt from any ban on l33t and excessive caps. Webmasters orders. :)
I typically dislike l33t and its many derivations, but in this case I don’t mind. It’s like having a forum pet. Besides, if you get mad at anyone, get mad at me. I convinced gC to do it. Once Silv agreed, it was kinda official.
…I encouraged it too.
I have all of eternity to hunt real 1337 5|034|<3r5, so gC is just entertainment.
(psst, Lothar, I know it hasn't happened yet, but when you're offered immortality, grab the BLUE vial, hit the RED button before the guards come, and jump into the GREEN vat. I assure you, they lie when they say the silver vial is the completed formula)
No, i’m talking like two weeks before you got into it.
Alright, I guess I missed the very start.
Nothing Time Travel can’t handle, though. Easier when casting it on yourself.
1 F33L 3QU4L M34SUR3S OF PR1D3 4ND SH4M3 FOR B31NG 1NVOLV3D 1N TH1S. 4CTU4LLY, 4 B1T MOR3 PR1D3 TH4N SH4M3, 1T’S K1ND4 FUN. NO OFF3NS3 1S M34NT TO LOTH4R THOUGH.
Damn tight-fisted penny-pinching sons of… er, nevermind. Lothar should just blast the top off the box. If Blasphemy was around, he’d be into that box in an instant.
$50 says that if blasphemy tried He’d destroy his teeth
$50 AU or US? Either way, you’re on.
An allegory on CEREAL STANDARDS!? You guys have created a new low, and then sunk into it, then kept digging in the hopes of reaching China…
…Wait, you guys live in the UK, so you would dig to… Australia?
North Americans would end up in the Indian ocean, or India, or Australia. South Americans would go to china and the UK. Folks from the UK would go to Peru.
Thank you, but I don’t see how someone from South America could go through the earth and end up in either the UK or China.
Maybe my map is a bit skewed. I’m just taking two opposite points and connecting them, though.
Also, when your name is Anthony, but you go by Tony in elementary school, you learn to hate that tiger like hitler hated egyptians.
FUCK TONY THE FUCKING TIGER!
I’m gonna be completely unoriginal and say that I also loved the Calvin reference.
Like everyone else, I love the Calvin reference.
This comic made me chuckle, but it was the news post (“Silly Rabbit!”) that made me laugh out loud. I suppose the combination is really what makes this comic great. Wait…An entire town missing and the only thing out of place is the soda? I smell mischief afoot!
Lothar needing the calories from cola, is that a reference to Franky from One Piece?
Who from what? No.
It’s an anime about pirates. It’s silly, weird, and very epic at times, but it might not be for everyone.
Franky’s a cyborg who was designed (by himself) to run on cola; No joke.
En case you care, here ya go: [http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Franky]
P1R4T3S W1TH M4G1C POW3RS.
yOU’RE NOT vRISKA.
N3V3R S41D 1 W4S. JUST M3NT1ON1NG D3T41LS. WH4T. S33RS KNOW TH1NGS. TH1S SHOULD H4V3 B33N OBV1OUS 4LR34DY.
Nah, the idea of cybernetics being a huge metabolism drain is an old Sci-Fi standby. I honestly suspect Oda ripped it off from there.
Actually, that is a question- where does Lothar get the power to run his prosthetic?
That has been bugging me for some time- does he have a reactor where his liver used to be, or something? Or does he eat chocolate frosted sugar bombs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the damn things feed off his blood sugar?
Was thinking Bender from Futurama myself. But in consideration it’s just a SciFi quip type thing.
Calvin and Hobbes? I thought this was referencing DRM.
Or maybe it’s referencing both? Eh, I don’t know…
two separate references. The Sugar bombs are C+H. The CRM is DRM. Double your references, double your fun!
Just like Exterminatus Now Gum!
Come to think of it, that needs to be a real product.
SOMEONE GET ON THIS RIGHT AWAY.
I was wondering when we’d see a Tony the Tiger parody. Wasn’t expecting the rest, but I’m still laughing a bit to myself in amusement.
Hmmm… that looks like more than one company in the works there. The fear of a monopoly in cereals.
No cola?! What kind of nightmarish hellhole IS this?!
By making at least 2 childhood references in one page, you stumbled into the Hands-Behind-Your-Back zone. If you put a hand infront you you while drawing the next comic, you have to kiss a stump.
And by chaining up cereal you have entered a no– breakfast zone. Fuck your breakfast.
I’m surprised no one’s commented on Rogue’s stick yet. I’m wondering if anyone else even got the joke.
Which joke? That Rogue is a stickler for rules for that he continues to act like he seems to have a stick up his arse like Lothar was commenting on?
Damn this keyboard…
I think it was just cause there wasn’t much to say there. I mean, I got it and all, but it was a really short part of the comic.
1 H4DN’T NOT1C3D TH4T. 1 G3T TH3 JOK3; 1 JUST OV3RLOOK3D 1T.
Where’s the quick bunny, the cookie crisp wolf, the sugar smacks frog, the golden crisp bear, and the trix rabbit?
Also, who’s the monkey in a suit?
Screw the Nesquik bunny, he’s a milkshake mascot trying to horn in on cereal. The wolf, pff, whatever, Cookie Crisp has only been in the UK since the 2000s. The frog and bear are unknown to us. The Trix rabbit I considered, but he’s a plain white rabbit, of which this comic has had several already.
The monkey is Coco Monkey, of Coco Pops. Which you may know as Cocoa Krispies. But British Coco Pops ads were basically awesome.
Yeah, I don’t really care about the wolf since he was originally a pudgy bulldog until about 2000. I guess he must have been ethnically or racially offensive if they needed to redesign him that radically.
Still, the Trix rabbit sells everything, cereal, yogurt, milk. Nobody works harder than that rascally rabbit. And, while I admittedly don’t know the name of the bear, I do know he kicks booty like Chuck Norris and Carl Douglas combined.
As for the frog… I haven’t seen him do anything remarkable you could still use him for cannon fodder.
Yeah well when we decide to ask fans for the punchline we’ll be sure to let you know ;).
Thanks! If I ever have need of an editor, or slave management. I’ll keep you in mind. XD
Whatever they make those boxes out of, I just spotted the rivets.
Nice job. If I had a mouth, I’d be grinning about now.
…really, man? Seriously.
Scary thing is…I actually pictured the various animal mascots being Mobians before this. Hell, the original version of Geoffrey the Giraffe (Toys’R'Us) and his wife and kids kinda looked like Mobians!
And now we have an idea for a corrupt CEO of a toy factory. Thanking you.
You would have found a way.
You’re welcome! I think…
(Great…I’m giving these guys ideas again…)
Actually, looking at what the cereal companies have managed, I’m impressed. I mean, chains on cereal boxes? Wow!
SO much better than cheap plastic toys.
Hmmm…. What’s a good 4 letter acronym for that last panel…?
Cereal Producers Association of Meridia? CPAM?
…Yeah, that’s all I got.
Well, it’d be Rodina and not Meridia for a start. Collective Cereal Producers of Rodina? CCPR?
We just go with “Big Cereal”. Though I have to admit, I expected them to look more shadowy and ominous. Like the Inquisition High Command, except with cereal.
TH3 1MP3R1OUS COUNC1L OF C3R34L PRODUC3RS. M4YB3 1T SHOULD COM3 W1TH CULT1ST HOODS TOO.
Do those boxes form a combined image? Hard to make out.
1′M SUR3 YOU’R3 JUST 1M4G1N1NG TH1NGS.
You’re on a different computer, huh?
It’s just a blotchy watercolour texture, overlaid on the whole thing.
good to know, for a second there, I thought I saw some poe boys and vampire teeth ( man my therapist is in for a treat).
Blasphemy never gets out anymore.
He’s at the kennel, he’s fine. <.<
TH3 K3NN3L HOW3V3R, 1S PROB4BLY GO1NG N33D TO SCOUT OUT SOM3 N3W P4TRONS. 4ND M4YB3 ST4FF.
Once again Rogue is the only one taking the job seriously at this point.
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