WoB Talk

June 16, 2010

June 14 – 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 2:24 am

Still marking.  I shall go mad.



  1. When Baldwin first suggested vowels, I was actually thinking of “OMMMMM” or “MOOOOOO”.

    Congrats on almost catching up with the comic, I had thought we were going to have perpetual delay.

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 16, 2010 @ 6:23 am

  2. Oh lord, Baldwin say the L word.

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 19, 2010 @ 2:25 am

  3. Congratulation on catching up.
    Incidentally we don’t see much breadbox down this part of the world.

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 21, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

  4. Frankie just seems to me like the kind of person who would own a bread box.

    Comment by Kari — June 21, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

  5. It’s a very sensible thing to own, you know. When I arrived here I bought a set of tupperware containers (not the actual brand). The biggest one serves as my breadbox.

    Comment by Stefan — June 22, 2010 @ 12:35 am

  6. I believe we own a bread box largely because of the cat. He has chewed through bread bags, knocked boxes of doughnuts off the top of the fridge (and eaten them), helped himself to hamburgers left on the counter… He’s essentially a walking vacuum.

    It never occurred to me to wonder whether other people own bread boxes.

    Comment by Earthgirl — June 22, 2010 @ 12:42 am

  7. My family actually never owned a bread box, though several of our relatives had them. I think I even have a foggy memory of being fascinated by my aunt’s bread box. My parents keep their bread in a drawer. Mine is in a bag on the counter. I cannot believe we are discussing the culture of bread storage.

    Comment by Kari — June 22, 2010 @ 12:47 am

  8. What exactly are breadbox for? Apart from keeping critters who can chew through plastic bags, do they keep the bread fresh? It doesn’t look very airtight.

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 22, 2010 @ 3:14 am

  9. And of course apart from providing us with the phrase: “Is it bigger than a breadbox?”

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 22, 2010 @ 3:15 am

  10. Ermmm, why is Frankie hugging her “chest” on the last panel while she is yelling out “STOP BUGGING ME.”? And it can’t simply be coincidence that the alt-text should read “He booby-trapped her bread box this morning, of course.”, what are you implying and what’s with the potty mouth?

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 23, 2010 @ 11:56 am

  11. Congratulations on being temporarily done with marking.

    Comment by quasihumanist — June 23, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

  12. I’m not temporarily done with marking. I still have twelve essays and twenty billion discussion questions to go. I’m just caught up enough that I can work on my comics after midnight. I do not like my life right now.

    Comment by Kari — June 23, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

  13. I cannot believe we are discussing the culture of bread storage.

    I can. It’s because we’re awesome.

    Comment by Earthgirl — June 24, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

  14. Oh, and added bonus detail: When I lived in an apartment of my own, I kept my bread on top of the fridge. Lack of counter space probably contributed to this.

    Comment by Earthgirl — June 24, 2010 @ 11:43 pm

  15. My in-laws own a breadbox, but they do not keep bread in it. I think it just stores random stuff. The bread is kept on the counter or in the fridge.

    At home we keep bread in the fridge for the most part, though the last few days my husbands home made bread has been on the counter.

    Comment by Rin — June 25, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

  16. I’ll try to look tomorrow to make sure thats correct. we will be visiting.

    Comment by Rin — June 25, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

  17. Bread in the fridge?! Ok, I have a few loaves of bread in the freezer, but they get taken out the night before I start eating them. I have a hard time thinking about bread at anything other than room temperature (or, on rare occasions, toast temperature).

    As for the earthquake: it’s not such a weird thing to blame. Naturally you spent at least an hour reading up on it on the internet, looking for damage reports, wondering if others felt it too.

    Comment by Stefan — June 25, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

  18. Oooh things that happen in real life happen on WoB too, just wow… wait a minute does that mean that the story of WoB hasn’t all been planned out?

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 26, 2010 @ 1:58 am

  19. Real weekend, eh? I’m looking at protesters tearing down your city 😦 Hope you’re ok.

    Comment by Stefan — June 26, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

  20. I’m nowhere near the protests; in fact, I’m currently at home, attempting to finish the comic I should have posted today. Two friends of mine did witness the beginning of the madness this afternoon. They saw all the cops changing into riot gear. I myself left the downtown area just before everyone went mad.

    Comment by Kari — June 26, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

  21. Ah, thanks for keeping it spoiler-free! I’ve recently been slipping behind so I’m now on the actual Canadian schedule…

    I love your logo. I’m not sure about your Matt Smith. Doesn’t he have a whole lot more forehead?

    Comment by Stefan — June 27, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

  22. Matt Smith has an enormous forehead, but you actually can’t see much of it when you’re looking at him in profile from the right. He’s got that startlingly huge shock of hair he basically wears down over his right eye. However, you’ve got a point; I had a hard time drawing an Eleven who looked anything at all like Eleven. At least I got the clothes more or less right.

    Comment by Kari — June 27, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

  23. I haven’t seen this season, but I still am experienced enough with the fandom to get the general gist. Ah, Who.

    I also find the concept of cold bread to be odd, Stefan.

    Comment by Earthgirl — June 28, 2010 @ 1:25 am

  24. We kept our bread in the freezer or fridge when living places it was hot and humid – otherwise it never lasted. I think in cooler climates it was just freezer/benchtop. No bread boxes for us, but I quite like them myself – provided the weather is cool. We wouldn’t take the bread out of the freezer the night before though. Usually you’d make your lunch sandwich on frozen bread and it’d be defrosted by lunch time. Otherwise just leave it out for a little bit before hand – never took long to defrost at all.

    Comment by Mer — June 28, 2010 @ 1:58 am

  25. I thought you drew the Eleven Doctor quite well, I immediately recognised his hair. Except for his pant, I don’t remember them being flair, in fact don’t they sort of look like they are a bit rolled up on the bottom? I guess it can’t be helped, the pant will alway get you.

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 28, 2010 @ 2:19 am

  26. When you say “It’s there; I promise.”, were you being sarcastic? The Previous link to the westofbathurst100625.html page, to get to the Saturday one again, I had to change it to westofbathurst100626.html.

    Comment by SunshineRain — June 28, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

  27. Heh heh…oopsy. Fixed. It was 4:00 a.m. when I posted that, and I guess I wasn’t paying proper attention when I checked the links.

    Comment by Kari — June 28, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

  28. Yes, the frozen bread trick works well, and I apply it every now and then. Problem is that I also eat bread for breakfast (we Dutch are weird that way). Usually there are at least 2 slices left over from the previous loaf, so I can eat those and prepare 6 frozen slices for lunch. Additionally I keep some cereal around for the occasions on which I forget to get a bread out of the fridge in time… the alternative is to toast the frozen bread, but I’m not fond of whole-wheat toast.

    Comment by Stefan — June 29, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

  29. I want a pocket improbability drive!

    Comment by Rin — July 9, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

  30. Rin: Who wouldn’t?

    Comment by Kari — July 9, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

  31. Seconded. I’d love a pet sperm whale!

    Comment by erwaro — July 10, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

  32. Dutch pride \o/

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou ❤

    Btw, our vuvuzelas tend to be orange 😉

    Comment by Anna — July 10, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

  33. I’ve seen lots of different colours, though orange is certainly the most common. I just thought that in keeping with the prevailing colour scheme of the comic, I would make ’em in the colours of Holland’s flag.

    It has been an interesting experience to be sitting in my apartment and suddenly hear vuvuzelas everywhere (and thus know that a match has just ended). People used to honk their horns and scream, but the popularity of the vuvuzela seems to have changed the sound of football enthusiasm in Toronto forever.

    Comment by Kari — July 10, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

  34. I want a Vuvuzela too! Especially after seeing this YouTube video:

    Hup! Holland! Hup! \o/ \o/ \o/

    Comment by Stefan — July 10, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  35. I heard the vuvuzela is actually quite addictive once you learn how to use it, plus if your eardrums do rupture you can always use it as a hearing aid.

    Comment by SunshineRain — July 11, 2010 @ 1:31 am

  36. If I could find wholesale vuvuzelas, I would totally make WoB ones. Why? Because I could.

    Comment by Kari — July 11, 2010 @ 1:37 am

  37. What exactly would a WoB vuvuzela be? A vuvuzela that look like it’s about to make a big noise and reveal to you everything, only to leave you daze and confuse? Or perhaps one with a brick pattern?

    Comment by SunshineRain — July 11, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

  38. Both, of course.

    Comment by Kari — July 11, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

  39. Ooooh, that time of year again! I totally forgot that was coming.

    Comment by Stefan — July 12, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

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