Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Strangeways here we come - Part 13

19 comments:

Karen said...

The facial expressions were wonderful!! :)

"Delectations"? ;)

Gemma's grace was pretty good, too. :)

YAY STRANGEWAYS!!!

MHN for short said...

I'm sure that you expected a response from the token "Christian". :-) We do say grace in our family, but ours is not near as long as Gemma's :-)

Looks like her "herbs" were a little more important to her than "oregano". ;-)

Great job Herge. Also, I like the Dalek book ends and the old body style family picture.

Herge Smith said...

That Gemma is just a little madam!

If you do believe then I reckon saying grace is the very least you can do.

Sadly the books I slaved over didn't come out very well - it was one long joke that I though one of you commentators would get, but it was not to be.

Not unless I publish a big version of one the frames.

Yeah, bloody Dalek is getting in everywhere at the minute!

garfer said...

Dalek bookends.
I want,I want,I want.
Patent immediately

Sniffy said...

Firstly, the bookshelf is ace.

Secondly, what a sneakty bastard Donald is. Utter twat, but funny with it.

Thirdly, my vicar friend once said grace over tea of sausage and chips that went: "Dear Lord, thanks for my lovely tea. Those Jews and Muslims don't know what they're missing out on".

Fourthly, I love pizza and it's ages since I've had any.

Fifthly, top notch Herge.

Perdita said...

Only a novice would hide anything in the oregano

Faltanus said...

Gemma's grace was excellent! Strangeways just keeps getting better and better. but um, what the hell happened to the triffid??? did it die and Donald had it stuffed?

Herge Smith said...

There's a special coming up on the Triffid.

Dirk the Feeble said...

These comics are always way over my head . . . I dumb.

Herge Smith said...

Hardly Jacob, that last post of yours was brilliant, and very very funny.

Sniffy said...

and what is that other thing on the bookshelf? Looks like the doubtful guest that's been skinned or something, or Triffid or something.

Herge Smith said...

Sadly, it's a reference to another classic Sci-fi novel.

Sniffy said...

Ahh, I might not know about it then. Not Quatermass? War of the Worlds? Getting colder?

Herge Smith said...

Good quess, was the second one.

Did you think it was the Quatermass Experiment at first? - the thing that grows on the fellas arm?

Nah, red weed, lovely old red weed - totally misused in the latest movie - but then it was made by a bunch of Hollywood Fuckheads, inc Tom Cruise.

Sniffy said...

But Tom Cruise is a wanker and anybody who'd cast him in a film is a wanker who makes wank films. Therefore, by the power of Sniffer logic, The War of the Worlds had to be a complete pile of wank just by having him in it.

Herge Smith said...

QED.

Now time for my tea.

Ship Creak said...

So what books were they? I thought maybe they were DVDs, and the one on the right looked suspiciously like the "Holy Trilogy" box set.

But I was wrong. And it won't be the last time.

What exactly was the purpose of the red weed in the original? It seemed to serve no purpose at all in the new movie, other than a nod in the direction of the original.

Herge Smith said...

The red weed was a means of stopping the most power weapons that the British Military had, namey it's sea force.

The red weed made travelling up and down rivers impossible, so in the case of the Thames, ships with heavy duty cannons were unable to get anywhere near the Tripods.

Rowan said...

ok, thought I was following along ok, but then the oregano, had it been determined if it really WAS oregano? Or if not, who swiped it? I dun-get-it!