Cowboy coffee: Put a pot on the stove, some water, some ground coffee, and boil until it’s done. Don’t want grounds in your cup? Throw in some egg shells to help the grounds settle.
Reminds me of the nerd T-shirt: “There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.”
You’re left with how people actually talk. Since this is a comic strip and not a literary exercise, “common” speech should really not be horrifying. To fill you with “an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust” means you have granted Rose a great deal of power over your feelings. Rose, be gentle with gleeb.
I know it’s days later and probably nobody will read this comment, but I’m really amazed at the ire towards an inanimate object. If you saw a phone of any kind sitting on a counter or maybe laying in the grass next to the sidewalk, would you become instantly enraged and smash it to bits? Yet how do you feel when you are having a conversation with someone, their phone beeps, and they instantly pull it out to read a text and they start texting back and forth with someone without so much as an “excuse me”? Are you angry with the phone or with the person? It’s the behavior that irks so, not the phone itself. It’s just a communications device and a computer. If people are so ill-mannered, disconnected, and lacking in self-esteem that they need to feel important by immediately tending to their device’s beeps, the problem is one of human nature and poor upbringing, not in the powers of a small device. If everyone behaved admirably you wouldn’t care one whit about these devices.
This is very different from @Linguist’s post. Excessive noise before 7am is a different issue, and there are usually ordinances about that. His post was about a law that restricted lower classes of people (i.e. the workers) from detracting from the exclusivity of their upper-class enclave merely by their presence.
Many old-time journalists objected strenuously when the networks converted news to a profit-center rather than a cost-center. They began giving people entertaining news and news that their demographic felt reinforced their already-held views and opinions, rather than just presenting the facts in an unbiased way (or as unbiased as possible) in order to make more money on commercials etc. That was the end of truly objective news.
This is NOT the first strip in this series. Not sure why GoComics stops here if you tell it to go to the beginning. If you really want to read them in order from the beginning, you have to go to Frank Cho’s other web site: http://apesandbabes.com/welcome-to-liberty-meadows/
Thank you, acsdaddy! I couldn’t believe this conversation devolved so quickly, and NO MENTION of the classic line in the last panel that became the title of his first book.
Meh-thodology, please just put the strips that wrap up the arc, not all of the “filler” ones.
Thank you for the link to the original run! I really wanted to finish this story, even if GoComics couldn’t care less about continuity. I was able to go back and finish it up on my own, so whatever gocomics decides, at least I know how it ends!