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August 29, 2007

Getaway

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, F-Minus, getaway, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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  1. This one’s great – although it does take rather too long to figure out what’s happened. For me, the clue was when I figure out that Dustin’s wearing a biker’s helmet too (and not, say, half a watermelon or something equally inexplicable). So apparently, he and the lady were on the tandem, he went to get ice cream, she stayed on the bike, and now the man in black is stealing the tandem – & the lady.

    Possible bonus joke – Is she talking on a cell phone – although he can’t answer, since both of his hands are full? Or is she pointing to thief with the thumb of her right hand? Not that it’s that important, but it does look a little weird…

    Comment by Ron Obvious — August 29, 2007 @ 2:54 am

  2. Okay, I initially thought the punchline was that Dustin was conflicted between rescuing his girlfriend and bicycle, because he’d have to ditch the two ice cream cones in his hand.
    But this is obfuscated by the fact that the girl is just too dim to either get off the bike or to stop it from moving, either of which would be pretty easy.

    Comment by LostInTarnation — August 29, 2007 @ 3:21 am

  3. This seems to me to be a clear incident of bike-jacking. Dustin stepped into the ice cream store and left his bike running, with his girlfriend on the back. The thief, not noticing the occupant on the back seat, jumped on the bike and rode away, inadvertently kidnapping the girl as well as stealing the bike.

    We hear about this kind of stuff happening in the big city allll the time.

    Comment by Nicole — August 29, 2007 @ 8:41 am

  4. What’s really funny is she’s continuing to pedal.

    Comment by Rasheed — August 29, 2007 @ 11:24 am

  5. Rasheed said “What’s really funny is she’s continuing to pedal.”

    Thats the left the bike running part that I mentioned

    Comment by Nicole — August 29, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

  6. >> Ron Obvious: For me, the clue was when I figure out that Dustin’s wearing a biker’s helmet too

    I actually recognized that immediately. The part I didn’t get was that the cap the thief was wearing was *not* a biker’s helmet.

    >> Lost in translation: this is obfuscated by the fact that the girl is just too dim to either get off the bike or to stop it from moving, either of which would be pretty easy

    That’s part of the joke, unlike a passenger in a stolen car, she *can* stop it from moving.

    Comment by M. Dabney — August 29, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

  7. Or it could just be taking a shot at helpless women everywhere. The kind that will hear something go bump in the house and tell hubby to go check it out. She’s just so used to him “doing something about it” that she doesn’t realize that all she has to do is get off.

    Comment by Cedric — August 29, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

  8. M. Dabney, I knew it was a thief immediately, but I recognized the depiction of a thief from some of F-Minus’ earlier comics.

    Cedric, get off it yourself!

    Comment by Sweet Lou — September 9, 2007 @ 2:58 am


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