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Strong Bad gives some helpful advice on how to deal with the office dullard.
Strong Bad gives some helpful advice on how to deal with the office dullard.
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'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[The Office]]
'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[The Office]]
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'''Computer:''' [[Tandy 400]], [[Office Computer]]
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'''Computer:''' [[Tandy 400]], [[Corpy NT6]]
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'''Date:''' July 22, 2002
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'''Date:''' Monday, July 22, 2002
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'''Running Time:''' 2:12
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'''Running Time:''' 2:15
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'''Page Title:''' Tandy 400: Still Broken
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'''Page Title:''' Tandy 400: Still Broken.
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{{dvd|strongbad_email.exe Disc One}}
== Transcript ==
== Transcript ==
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Jason</blockquote>
Jason</blockquote>
   
   
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'''STRONG BAD:''' {typing} I'm glad you came to me, Jason. The office dullard is a clever foe. But there are ways you can beat him. Here are a few of my tried and true methods.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' I'm glad you came to me, Jason. The office dullard is a clever foe. But there are ways you can beat him. Here are a few of my tried and true methods.
''{The words "Method 1" appear on the screen, as per following methods}''
''{The words "Method 1" appear on the screen, as per following methods}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey man, what's up? Good time, bad time...?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey man, what's up? Good time, bad time...?
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''{Strong Bad quickly reaches out to his phone and pretends to have been speaking into it.}''
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''{Strong Bad quickly reaches out and grabs his phone. He fumbles with it for a second and pretends to have been speaking into it.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh! Oh, oh! Yes, yes, yes... Uh, so no, I'm still here, yes. Working hard. I've been synergizing all morning... ''{He turns his head to Homestar and whispers.}'' I'm not going to be able to talk right now, man. ''{Homestar mouths "Ohhhh..." in his usual Homestarlike fashion, and walks away, leaving Strong Bad to resume his "phone call"}'' Right... Yes... Multi-tasking...
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh! Oh, oh! Yes, yes, yes... Uh, so no, I'm still here, yes. Working hard. I've been synergizing all morning... ''{He covers the phone with his glove, turns his head toward Homestar, and whispers}'' I'm not going to be able to talk right now, man. ''{Homestar mouths "Ohhhh..." in his usual Homestarlike fashion, and walks away, leaving Strong Bad to resume his "phone call"}'' Right... Yes... Multi-tasking...
=== Method 2 ===
=== Method 2 ===
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Once I finish my second run, you know, I'll have a smoothie or something, and then I head to the gym, and do, I've been doing about three sets of reps a piece, and then one...  
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Once I finish my second run, you know, I'll have a smoothie or something, and then I head to the gym, and do, I've been doing about three sets of reps a piece, and then one...  
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Psssh! ''{Strong Bad flips Homestar off...sort of. He gives him the "Single Deuce," complete with sound effect. Homestar looks surprised, only for a moment.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Psssh! ''{Strong Bad gives Homestar the "Single Deuce," complete with sound effect. Homestar looks surprised, only for a moment.}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Yeah... So, how much can you bench?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Yeah... So, how much can you bench?
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== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
[[Image:Dullard comic.png|thumb|It's five!]]
[[Image:Dullard comic.png|thumb|It's five!]]
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*You can click on the comic in Strong Bad's cubicle to see a close-up of it.  
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*Click on the comic in Strong Bad's cubicle to see a close-up of it.  
:'''PANEL ONE:'''
:'''PANEL ONE:'''
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:'''BALD MAN:''' ''{giving Dullard a piece of paper}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
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::'''BALD MAN:''' ''{giving Dullard a piece of paper}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
:'''PANEL TWO:'''
:'''PANEL TWO:'''
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:'''DULLARD:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to co-worker}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
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::'''DULLARD:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to co-worker}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
:'''PANEL THREE:'''
:'''PANEL THREE:'''
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:'''CO-WORKER:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to woman}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
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::'''CO-WORKER:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to woman}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
:'''PANEL FOUR:'''
:'''PANEL FOUR:'''
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:'''WOMAN:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to comb-over man}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
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::'''WOMAN:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to comb-over man}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
:'''PANEL FIVE:'''
:'''PANEL FIVE:'''
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:'''COMB-OVER MAN:''' ''{dropping the piece of paper on bald man's desk}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
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::'''COMB-OVER MAN:''' ''{dropping the piece of paper on bald man's desk}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
:'''PANEL SIX:'''
:'''PANEL SIX:'''
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:'''RABBIT:''' IT'S FIVE.
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::'''ANIMAL WEARING TIE:''' It's five.
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*According to the [[Quote of the Week]] clip, Homestar was originally going to say "I've been doing a couple of sets of reps, and then a rep of sets, and that's been working great for me."
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad gives advice on how to deal with the office dullard."
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===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*This is the first time we actually see Strong Bad "typing" with boxing gloves on; however, he seems to be doing little besides hitting the keyboard.  Then again, he can also type by hitting the keyboard with his [[sisters|head]] and his [[funny|foot]], so doing it with his hands shouldn't be a problem.
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*This is the first time Strong Bad is seen typing with boxing gloves on.
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*After Strong Bad returns his right hand to the keyboard from the [[Double_Deuce|Single Deuce]], it remains motionless while his left hand continues "typing".
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*After Strong Bad returns his right hand to the keyboard from the [[Double Deuce|Single Deuce]], it remains motionless while his left hand continues "typing".
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*When Strong Bad gets out of his chair it makes [[The Geddup Noise]], when the chair is a chair with wheels.
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*When Strong Bad gets out of his chair it makes [[The Geddup Noise]], even though the chair has wheels.
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*Homestar's size is not consistent throughout the toon. He's largest in method 1, smallest in method 2, and an intermediate size in methods 3 and 4.
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
*Strong Bad incorrectly types "every day" as "everyday" at the very end of the email.
*Strong Bad incorrectly types "every day" as "everyday" at the very end of the email.
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*When Strong Bad gets up before he turns around, his wrestling mask is cut off at the right.
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*At the end of method 4, Strong Bad's mouth goes out of synch with his lines.
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*After flipping off Homestar Runner, Strong Bad's left arm doesn't move when typing.
===Glitches===
===Glitches===
*During Method 4, Homestar's eyelids come down once he realizes Strong Bad isn't really listening to him.  When his eyes blink (like they always do every 4 seconds or so), there is a glitch where part of his gray outline is intruded on by white.
*During Method 4, Homestar's eyelids come down once he realizes Strong Bad isn't really listening to him.  When his eyes blink (like they always do every 4 seconds or so), there is a glitch where part of his gray outline is intruded on by white.
**This also happens whenever Homestar squints.
**This also happens whenever Homestar squints.
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*In Method 4, When Strong Bad says "Yeah" as Homestar is leaving, his mouth doesn't move, but his mouth moves a second before he says "mmhmm."
 
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
*[[Wikipedia:Hot Pockets|Hot Pockets]] are a type of microwaveable meal manufactured by [[Wikipedia:Nestlé|Nestlé]] that consist primarily of cheese and meat inside a flaky crust.
*[[Wikipedia:Hot Pockets|Hot Pockets]] are a type of microwaveable meal manufactured by [[Wikipedia:Nestlé|Nestlé]] that consist primarily of cheese and meat inside a flaky crust.
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*The [[Dullard (comic)|Dullard]] comic is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Dilbert|Dilbert,]] a popular comic strip about office life written by [[Wikipedia:Scott Adams|Scott Adams]].
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*The [[Dullard]] comic is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Dilbert|Dilbert]], a popular comic strip about office life written by [[Wikipedia:Scott Adams|Scott Adams]].
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**The name of the cartoonist, [[Levert Burtmore]], is a reference to American actor [[Wikipedia:LeVar Burton|LeVar Burton]].
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**In addition, synergy is a running joke in a few episodes of the short-lived [[Wikipedia:Dilbert (TV series)|Dilbert television series]].
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*The name of the cartoonist, [[Levert Burtmore]], is a reference to American actor [[Wikipedia:LeVar Burton|LeVar Burton]].
===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*There is another Dullard comic in the toon [[Biz Cas Fri 1]] and [[4 branches]].
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*Dullard comics continue to appear from time to time as Easter eggs.  See [[Dullard]] for a full list.
== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
*The DVD version features not only the comic strip featured on the site, but a new one for each of the methods as well. These can all be viewed by using the angle button on your DVD remote.
*The DVD version features not only the comic strip featured on the site, but a new one for each of the methods as well. These can all be viewed by using the angle button on your DVD remote.
===Comic #2 ===
===Comic #2 ===
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[[Image:dullard dvd 2.png|thumb|right|220px|Yer job sucks.]]
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[[Image:dullard dvd 2.png|thumb|220px|Yer job sucks.]]
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
''{Dullard is typing on his computer.}''<br>
''{Dullard is typing on his computer.}''<br>
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===Comic #3===
===Comic #3===
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[[Image:dullard dvd 3.png|thumb|right|220px|You're a suck up.]]
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[[Image:dullard dvd 3.png|thumb|220px|You're a suck up.]]
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
''{The boss is pointing to a picture of a pie chart.}''<br>
''{The boss is pointing to a picture of a pie chart.}''<br>
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===Comic #4===
===Comic #4===
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[[Image:dullard dvd 4.png|thumb|right|220px|...then we made out on her desk.]]
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[[Image:dullard dvd 4.png|thumb|220px|...then we made out on her desk.]]
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''WOMAN:''' THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE I HATE DULLARD.<br>
'''WOMAN:''' THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE I HATE DULLARD.<br>
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''{Dullard is playing video golf.}''<br>
''{Dullard is playing video golf.}''<br>
'''CO-WORKER:''' ...THEN WE MADE OUT ON HER DESK.<br>
'''CO-WORKER:''' ...THEN WE MADE OUT ON HER DESK.<br>
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===Fun Facts===
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"BEST BOSS IN THE WHOLE WHIRLED" is a [[homophone]].
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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*[[HR:sbemail37.html|watch "dullard"]]
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{{sbemailextlinks|37|youtube=kR5ragNgp5I}}
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*[[HR:sbemail37.swf|view the Flash file for "dullard"]]
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{{Strong Bad Email}}
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[[Category:Tandy 400 Emails]]
[[Category:Tandy 400 Emails]]

Current revision as of 06:16, 24 February 2018

Strong Bad Email #37
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"Yeah, I'm still here."
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the comic strip, see Dullard.

Strong Bad gives some helpful advice on how to deal with the office dullard.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner

Places: Computer Room, The Office

Computer: Tandy 400, Corpy NT6

Date: Monday, July 22, 2002

Running Time: 2:15

Page Title: Tandy 400: Still Broken.

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc One

Contents

[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: Mmmmm... fresh emails...

STRONG BAD: {typing} I'm glad you came to me, Jason. The office dullard is a clever foe. But there are ways you can beat him. Here are a few of my tried and true methods.

{The words "Method 1" appear on the screen, as per following methods}

[edit] Method 1

{Strong Bad is sitting and typing in an office. Homestar Runner comes and stands behind him.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey man, what's up? Good time, bad time...?

{Strong Bad quickly reaches out and grabs his phone. He fumbles with it for a second and pretends to have been speaking into it.}

STRONG BAD: Oh! Oh, oh! Yes, yes, yes... Uh, so no, I'm still here, yes. Working hard. I've been synergizing all morning... {He covers the phone with his glove, turns his head toward Homestar, and whispers} I'm not going to be able to talk right now, man. {Homestar mouths "Ohhhh..." in his usual Homestarlike fashion, and walks away, leaving Strong Bad to resume his "phone call"} Right... Yes... Multi-tasking...

[edit] Method 2

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Once I finish my second run, you know, I'll have a smoothie or something, and then I head to the gym, and do, I've been doing about three sets of reps a piece, and then one...

STRONG BAD: Psssh! {Strong Bad gives Homestar the "Single Deuce," complete with sound effect. Homestar looks surprised, only for a moment.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah... So, how much can you bench?

[edit] Method 3

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So, did you catch last night's episode of Popular Reality Show? Yeah? No? You missed a good one, man, you missed a good one! They were kickin' people off left and right, and, like, some people got kicked on, and um, I mean, it was... you shoulda watched it. You definitely shoulda watched it. {enunciates each syllable for emphasis} Should-a watched it. I mean, they'll be talkin' about this one for a while. I mean, I'm going ta be talkin' about this one for a while... {Strong Bad leaves his seat and walks away. Homestar Runner turns his head toward Strong Bad's direction.} Oh, cool, I guess you're going to go watch it now...oh, all right, man...later... {pauses} Cool...

[edit] Method 4

{Homestar is talking. Strong Bad is ignoring him, adding "yeah" occasionally under Homestar's dialogue}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So the next thing I know...

STRONG BAD: Yeah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...Fredrickson from accounting comes up to me, puts this...

STRONG BAD: Yeaah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...thing on my desk, I'm like, "Hey man, the mailroom is...

STRONG BAD: Oh yeah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ..."that-a-way," you know, so I sent out a memo, like...

STRONG BAD: Oh yeaaah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...to everybody.

STRONG BAD: Yeah... yeah... oh yeah... {Homestar Runner stops talking and glares at Strong Bad. Strong Bad keeps on saying "Yeah". Homestar Runner walks away.} yeah... mmhmm...

{Cut to Strong Bad sitting in front of his computer.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} So there you go, Jason. One of those ways should work. Though it couldn't hurt to steal his lunch from the break room fridge everyday. {stops typing} Mmmmm... Hot Pockets.

{The Paper comes down.}

[edit] Easter Eggs

It's five!
  • Click on the comic in Strong Bad's cubicle to see a close-up of it.
PANEL ONE:
BALD MAN: {giving Dullard a piece of paper} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL TWO:
DULLARD: {giving the piece of paper to co-worker} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL THREE:
CO-WORKER: {giving the piece of paper to woman} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL FOUR:
WOMAN: {giving the piece of paper to comb-over man} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL FIVE:
COMB-OVER MAN: {dropping the piece of paper on bald man's desk} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL SIX:
ANIMAL WEARING TIE: It's five.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The YouTube description for this email is "Strong Bad gives advice on how to deal with the office dullard."

[edit] Remarks

  • This is the first time Strong Bad is seen typing with boxing gloves on.
  • After Strong Bad returns his right hand to the keyboard from the Single Deuce, it remains motionless while his left hand continues "typing".
  • When Strong Bad gets out of his chair it makes The Geddup Noise, even though the chair has wheels.
  • Homestar's size is not consistent throughout the toon. He's largest in method 1, smallest in method 2, and an intermediate size in methods 3 and 4.

[edit] Goofs

  • Strong Bad incorrectly types "every day" as "everyday" at the very end of the email.
  • When Strong Bad gets up before he turns around, his wrestling mask is cut off at the right.
  • At the end of method 4, Strong Bad's mouth goes out of synch with his lines.
  • After flipping off Homestar Runner, Strong Bad's left arm doesn't move when typing.

[edit] Glitches

  • During Method 4, Homestar's eyelids come down once he realizes Strong Bad isn't really listening to him. When his eyes blink (like they always do every 4 seconds or so), there is a glitch where part of his gray outline is intruded on by white.
    • This also happens whenever Homestar squints.

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • Dullard comics continue to appear from time to time as Easter eggs. See Dullard for a full list.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The DVD version features not only the comic strip featured on the site, but a new one for each of the methods as well. These can all be viewed by using the angle button on your DVD remote.

[edit] Comic #2

Yer job sucks.

PANEL ONE:
{Dullard is typing on his computer.}
PANEL TWO:
COMPUTER: BAD COMMAND OR FILENAME!
PANEL THREE:
{An irritated Dullard continues typing on his computer.}
PANEL FOUR:
TAKE-OUT GUY: TAKE OUT GUY!
DULLARD: MONEY'S ON THE FAX MACHINE.
PANEL FIVE:
COMPUTER: SUPER SYSTEM CRASH!
PANEL SIX:
{Dullard bangs his head on his computer.}
TAKE-OUT GUY: YER JOB SUCKS.
COMPUTER: TELL HIM ABOUT IT.

[edit] Comic #3

You're a suck up.

PANEL ONE:
{The boss is pointing to a picture of a pie chart.}
BOSS: AND THAT'S WHY EVERYTHING IS AWESOME.
PANEL TWO:
DULLARD: I HATE OUR BOSS. HE CAN BOSS-OFF I SAY!
PANEL THREE:
CO-WORKER: OOH! I'M TELLIN'.
PANEL FOUR:
CO-WORKER: HEY BOSSYFACE, DULLARD HERE WAS JUST SAYIN..
PANEL FIVE:
CO-WORKER: ...HOW YOU'RE THE BEST BOSS IN THE WHOLE WHIRLED.
PANEL SIX:
BOSS: YOU'RE A SUCK UP.

[edit] Comic #4

...then we made out on her desk.

PANEL ONE:
WOMAN: THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE I HATE DULLARD.
PANEL TWO:
CO-WORKER: NOT ME. HE'S A GOOD VIDEO GOLF PARTNER.
PANEL THREE:
WOMAN: YOU MEN ARE ALL THE SAME. HONESTLY.
PANEL FOUR:
CO-WORKER: WELL I HONESTLY THINK YOU'RE A HIDEOUS BAG.
PANEL FIVE:
WOMAN: HMPH!
PANEL SIX:
{Dullard is playing video golf.}
CO-WORKER: ...THEN WE MADE OUT ON HER DESK.

[edit] Fun Facts

"BEST BOSS IN THE WHOLE WHIRLED" is a homophone.

[edit] External Links

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