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Alley Oop by Jonathan Lemon and Joey Alison Sayers for September 18, 2019

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    Rod Gonzalez  3 months ago

    G. M. O. T.!

    Um, Alley . . . it’s a statue.

    It’s not deaf, although it might as well be.

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    Wootietoot  3 months ago

    Silly…

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    Night-Gaunt49  3 months ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 23 “Alley Oop Space Rebel” (731) 9/18/2019 Wednesday

     

    His head clearing for Admiral Erik Van Thienen and the throbbing pain receding so he could focus now on the problem. Someone is taking advantage of their condition. Probably that pirate ship and those sneaky “lobsters” they followed into Hell’s Kitchen!

    “Intercraft open.” He ordered and it was.

    “All those not at critical stations and repair are to muster to repel borders. Mostly “lobsters” and some mutated human scum to steal our labor! Kill them, but no head shots. We need to interrogate them." He ordered.

    Thank God they had the ability to scan brains living or dead. Dead is better. And they need the information fast and to have something positive to give Star Fleet Command and the Hebdomad on Terra.

    After that he sat back in his throne of a command chair to rest a bit. Those shots were potent, but not totally effective.

    Vice Admiral Leonard took over, he had an arm in a sling, but looked otherwise okay. He has been working with van Thienen for some time as they both moved up in rank. They are quite the team and a shining example to the men and the brass.

    With the order given ship wide everyone heard that had functioning speakers.None of the speakers were working in the area of Cryptography. Not a one.

    Haterakans from “Retief & the War Lords” created by John Keith Laumer.

    Quoppina by John Keith Laumer for the novel,“Retief’s War”.

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    AnyFace  3 months ago

    An idol? ✨

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    Argythree  3 months ago

    Ok, I don’t even get for one second why Alley would yell at the stone statue. It’s almost like no one could figure out how to end the ’toon…

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    Night-Gaunt49  3 months ago

    9/18/2019 The Caveman from U.N.C.L.E. (1980 A.D.)

    “THE THEM AFFAIR”

    Because of the constant sightings of “balls of light” in the area Illya has decided to post sentries armed with long range rifles to shoot any down that come too close to the site. so far none have been downed.

    He suspects that they are some new kind of drone. One that no one knows about. Though he recalls the “fire balls” and “foo fighter lights” from 40 or so years ago during World War II. But then it doesn’t add up in his logical mind.

    As to what this lab had been working on he is puzzled. Sure the remains of incubation chambers told them some project concerning some kind of life. Probably for WASP in some way. They have been leaning toward the biological since the 1930’s.

    His radio activates, from one of his team members still searching out the underground complex of this site.

    “Illya! We’ve found something! Take the annex left then about 100 ft.”

    “On my way, out!” And he starts moving fast, his blond hair shining in the sun light.

    UNCLE Historian Dr Jennifer Corday.

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    RetFor  3 months ago

    And back to them being idiots…

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    Doctor Toon  3 months ago

    Stone deaf?

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    Gent  3 months ago

    Ah yes, the ancient prehistoric turtle god. No use screaming, Oopsie. You gotta pray to him.

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    davidf42  3 months ago

    Morning, Oopsters!

    Here’s the link from 20 years ago today.

    http://www.gocomics.com/alley-oop/1999/09/18

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    maverick1usa  3 months ago

    And we go back to stupid!

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    rob mccallum Premium Member 3 months ago

    Is Oop supposed to be from the stone age or the stoned age? I’m convinced the writer doesn’t know the difference.

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    A. It’s a god and ape like natives are about to kill you over it; B. Some future comedian sent it to you to keep this comic going; C. You shouldn’t have smelled those mushroom flowers.

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    David Huie Green  3 months ago

    Who knew even tortoises got stoned???

    Duuuuude!

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    Mark Thomas  3 months ago

    Good day everyone! Today’s classic link is:

    https://www.gocomics.com/alley-oop/1939/04/20

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    Unca $crooge  3 months ago

    Anybody know what the deal is with Night-Gaunt? His posts have disappeared.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 3 months ago

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    The good items:

    1. As has become the norm…. the drawing style is consistent and pleasant, and the colorization, while still being a bit more “washed out” recently than before….. is also pleasant and appropriate.

    2. The idea of the dynamic duo finding a stone statue of a tortoise on what is presumed to be one of the “Galapagos Islands” stimulates my curiosity and makes me feel enthusiasm about the story.

    The bad items:

    Very simply…. to my manner of thinking…. the “joke” at the end of this set of panels, where Oom, hollers “Hello, Mr. Tortiose!” ….. after being told it is a stone statue…… is just so utterly inane that it is flabbergasting. If that is the only type of “joke” a person can think of… then I would suggest it would be a damn site better to leave the panels “joke” free for a day, or two, or three….. until a meaningful joke can be utilized.

    My additional thought/question:

    What sort of audience is JAS writing this comic for? With the sort of joke today….. it would seem the target audience would either be a per-kindergarden aged kid who might laugh at the sheer nonsensical inanity. But, if JAS is aiming this for adults…. what adult target audience would find this “joke” remotely funny? To me, it seems she would have to be aiming for the relatively tiny adult audience that is both perpetually blotto drunk and stoned simultaneously. They probably would guffaw at today’s “joke” quite a bit.

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    HarryCK  3 months ago

    N-G, you recently commented at “Tom Toles” but do not show up on the page.

    Today’s story installments are at his profile. Scroll down a bit.

    https://www.gocomics.com/profile/1358577

    Scratch the part about today’s installments as he has commented some more and is likely not aware of having been blocked.

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    Argy.Bargy2  3 months ago

    I’m guessing (and this is a wild guess) that the joke is supposed to be that Oop thought Oola said the tortoise was tone deaf. You know; kind of like the artists on this ’toon seem to be…

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    Nun'Ya Bidness™  3 months ago

    NightGaunt49, we can NOT see any of your comments.

    If you post your Alley Oop stories again, we will be able to read them on your profile page.

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    Quabaculta  3 months ago

    What Night-gaunt is doing is common in fandom, it’s called ‘fan fiction’. Most common when I was in the scene 20+ years ago was in the Star Trek universe. It ranged from tales of how Sarek met Amanda right down to K/S and variations thereof. Some of it was awful, some of it was ok, a lot of it was what is classed as ‘Mary Sue’, ie the author puts herself (or himself) into the story with the hero(s). There were also the Amateur Press Alliances which had several devoted to writing, some of it fan fiction, like X-APA, abut the X-Men, some of it original—gosh the name escapes me, but it was where you could print up your story and it would be critiqued by the members, who also have stories under the critical eyes.

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