This tall!! XP
To go on any of the fun rides!
That sign is adorably cute.
I love how the sign says at the bottom “..to ride the fun rides.”
I didn’t notice until you said that! I’m usually pretty sharp about these things.
It’s true though. You have to be tall to have fun at a theme park. Or, at least not unnaturally short. Here in the UK if you’re 140cm tall you can pretty much go on any rid in the country :3
Actually the majority of rides in the world are not height restrictive. While many rides have these policies in place due to the size and type of seating on the ride for saftey reasons most rides only have this policy because the majority of rides with the “You must be this tall” signs are statistically too scary for children of certain age groups and each age group has a height average. Thus theme parks have enacted a height limilting policy to provide parents with a buffer, and to prevent law suits from irrationally angry parents who might believe that if a ride is too scary for certain children then the theme park should not allow them on it. It is much easier, more efficient, and less offensive to tell someone they are to short to do something because of safety than it is to check ages on ID’s and ask every patron how old they are. I used to work at a theme park and if the parent of a child asks the guy running the height check station if the kid can ride if the parent approves of it or rides with the child; many rides will open up like the flood gates at the Hoover dam. Not all but most, like i said there are still some rides that are just too big for little kids to safely fit on.
Thank you for the information by the way. I had wondered about that, given that most of the restraints seemed perfectly adequate for children.
No problem. Any time. I seem to have a plethora of seemingly useless knowledge stored en ma noodle.
It’s adorably creepy, just like Poom:
I think poom is just creepy.
AAHH!! D: that bear is creepy!
Anything is creepy if you give it a dramatic slow motion pan and zoom.
Hey! I was gonna say that!!!!!
That is DEFINITELY abusing the power… I love it!
What’s the purpose of power, if you can’t abuse it?
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat.
The purpose of power if you can’t abuse it…. how about no purpose, except for the purpose of getting taken over by another power-hungry person?
At least Keene’s “abusing of power” is more tamed.
Rather than good old Pete. XD
Pete is abusing the game rules.
When it comes to power, he’s a natural!
Can’t blame him. I’d be on a serious rant if that happened to me at my own theme park.
It says crumple, but I heard a crunch.
I wish you could do that in real life!!
you can……you just need to be rich
or have a very powerful/absolutely loyal/extremely rich friend.
very cute lol
I abuse my front-of-line privileges all the time
Wow, sucks to be king.
King can’t be that much smaller that the ferrets and beside if he is this will save him from the injuries Keene risk to have because he is too short to ride the rides.
hes taller than the ferrets
Not by much
sucks to be Spo
AAHHHH!! D: that ferret id creepe
I’d hug it!
lol how embarrassing the ferrets weren’t even tall enough to ride their own rides
Am I the only one who thinks that the “this tall” sign is a bit terrifying?
I also expect it to become an avatar. Crud.
It’s just… watching… and waiting…
and it’s naked without a collar!
Pet Fancy policies: No Siblings
WWOOOO!! EVERYBODY TAKE YAH COLARS OFF XD!!
~does so and spins it around~
screw the rules I have money, lots and lots of money…also I own the park
But thats like that for a reason, ones too short could fall out as they are too short…I hope no one gets injured! D:
He’ll be fine, he owns the park which I think makes him immune to legal recourse in the event he is injured by it.
You know, someone is going to get hurt because of that change. Was it worth it? WAS IT?
Of course it was!
Most definitely, suh!
“I’ll write you a check of ANY SIZE to fix the harness so it fits me RIGHT NOW.”
Hey, Rick, would you mind if i used this strip as a visual aid in a speech about furry culture?
You sure could mind? Or Oren sure could use it?
That is a very bold move and I applaud you for it!
GO FURRIES NYA!! XD
did ai just say nya?)
Hey! I get that now!
@Val: Get what?
I honestly don’t know if that sign makes me want to go =D or D=. So I’ll just do this =D=
My guess was eyes and goatee, although which are the eyes and which is the goatee is open to question… ^^;
Everybody’s eyes used to go wakka-wakka-wakka in the twenties when they looked at things.
I’ll bet saccades made some furious librarians.
Alt-text: The Pac-Man pupils
Can anyone make out what “this tall” actually is, in the corner of the sign where it looks like scribble-scribble inches?
i think it’s 11 inches, or so it seems
It IS scribble-scribble inches
aww, well, it LOOKED like two 1’s. btw, love your webcomic
I KNEW IT!
Also, go to bed.
I was going to say eleventy feet, but that would be wrong lol
Could such a number exist? If so, can we use it in everyday life? Alongside that, wouldn’t the housepets universe be bigger than us if so?
yes! They’re GIANTS! to them we’re ants, and even to ants we’re smaller ants, and even to smaller ants… we’re bigger then smaller ants! But dont worry, the smaller ants might taste horrible (maybe even poisonous) but we’re not the bottom of the food chain. :3
ps. Fnerd does ramble on too much, just blank out and nod your head, ok?
*blanks out* *nod nod*
Actually, that makes perfect sense
I would hope the Housepets universe would be bigger than people, or else people couldn’t fit inside the Housepets universe!
If you take the sixty-seventy-eighty pattern, eleventy is just another name for 110.
And Wikipedia confirms me! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/110_(number)
110 feet! :O
I just thought it was a reference for Lord of the Rings, where Bilbo Baggins has his “eleventy-eth birthday party”
Val: that’s where it was popularized. There have, however, been made-up numbers like that for a long time.
We may not have eleventy, but next year is twenty-eleven (which is why I continue pronouncing the years as two-thousand X)
So did you pronounce it “one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine” or “nineteen ninety nine”?
Well, actually both. “mil neuf-cent quatre-vingt dix-neuf” (literally “a thousand, nine-hundred, eighty and nineteen”) is the French pronounciation of the year 1999; “mil novecientos noventa y nueve” (literally “a thousand, nine-hundred, ninety and nine”) is the Spanish pronounciation. For English-speaking audiences I always went with “nineteen ninety-nine” at the time.
Eighty and nineteen? Sono pazzi questi franci!
I’m not sure about eleventy, but I do know that Bilbo Baggins reached his eleventy-first birthday in the Lord of the Rings. Maybe it’s the same, but smaller
Lucky we don’ have those things in Hungary, but still I hope that hight stuff isn’t so important in reality. O_O”
So if no kids or old ppl are allowed who’ll be runnin on the fun rides? No one else goes on those things by his own will anyway. XD
whooooo! look at the sign, look at the sign! floating ferret!
*ish brought back down to earth*
you know, it’s ironic how the person saying “you must be this tall” is actually shorter then the sign it’s self lol
and it happens EVERYWHERE xD
That IS ironic!
1 taime there was dis midget tryin to get on a ride but he wuz to short and wudn’t muve so ai pushed him over <3
……come 2 think of it,
…those pupils are kinda creepy.
dun dun dun DUUUUUN!
Another ironic thing is the character telling you how tall you must be doesn’t even meet the requirement himself. XD
I just said that! D=
What you didn’t say, though, is that the character on the sign looks like Keene himself. I don’t know about the eyes, but the colour pattern looks like Keene’s…
I did! I did I tells ya! *looks 2 posts up* I most deffinently did.
good things are worth saying twice
Also, were these rides tested on animals?
yah dey were ai tested dem :3
Maybe this whole invitation is a ploy to do that testing! Are the Ungrateful Relatives behind this? Will our heroes escape with their lives?
When you have a problem… ASK JEEVES!!
Dang, someone allready said that.
sollution to every small irrelevant problem,… Jeeves!
Remember kids. Pets are treated at an EQUAL LEVEL at Babylon Gardens.
now we know!
This tall is still too hight for my little squirrel person… :’(
You’re not even scribble-scribble inches tall?
I would clear the height shown before!
I’m sure Jeeves will accommodate your tasty little frame.
psst mai offer still stands…. ai’m reddy to puonce wen u r *wink*
Did I say that out loud again?
I think I can’t go on the ride for being 6′2 .
i may be wrong but i think about half the characters are shorter than that.
I hated those signs when i was a kid… Not because i wasn’t that tall, but because i was TOO tall. >.<
I had the same problem >.>
This wouldn’t be about the McDonalds “you must be shorter than this” sign (or whatever it was it said), would it?
McDonalds didn’t have playrooms when I was a kid.
see i had that problem but the other way round, i was either to SHORT or too TALL.
i couldnt win
I wish, I was that rich…
i curse all the “you must be this tall to ride” sign to burst into fire.
*fwoosh* you’re wish has been granted… by Jeeves
3rd panel = cuteness
How many bus-fulls of pets are there on this special grand opening no-leash day?
There must be more than just the pets of Babylon Gardens there if the lines are long enough that it matters who’s at the front.
The cast page lists 13 dogs –not counting Rufus or Spot (superdog)– and the August 27, 2008 strip from “Fido’s return” shows there are at least 6 other unnamed dogs.
Now supposed all 19 of these dogs want to go on the same ride (which is rather likely, given what we know of them) and suppose further that the ride only takes one rider at a time, and that Keene also wants to ride that ride.
You don’t need there to be pets out of Babylon Gardens for someone to want to cut that line. And don’t get me started on the cats!
Of course, this is the worst-case scenario; Keene may just happen to be selfish enough to cut in line even if there’s only one person waiting.
How many rides … other than sideshow/midway mini-rides … are restricted to one rider at a time at any but the smallest “Joe Bob’s Electric Badger Land” creepy rural-south theme parks?
ahh to go to the front of the line all the time
The only character to clear the sign before was Miles, as the chaperone. Now he is likely the only one too tall to ride anything now.
It’s ferret time!
It’s always ferret time!
There’s always room for pie?
and cake! everybody loves cake!
I have never even HAD a parfait before…
woops wrong email
The cake is a lie! (what? Someone had to do this line eventually.)
okay but what about cheesecake pie? It’s a cake, but now it’s a pie!
That is my loophole.
The pie is now a cake! A triple layer pie cake…
What where they thinking?! The sign must ALWAYS be as tall as the owners!! XP
to ride the fun rides, ant that the truth haha, i would hate to be a small small person
the only bad thing about shortening the tall thing is that what bout the toddlers that are his height. If a toddler was his height then it would like this: the bar or strap or whatever is hold’in the people in on the rides wouldn’t be small enough for the toddler so the toddler would go fly’in and then eventually land on Keene.
It’s funny because he’s a short, angry, rich guy.
Pac-Man pupils forever!!! XD; (Honest, they’re too darn classic to completely throw away. They’re part of the entire “retro” idea in some ways.)
Heh, sad to say, I’ve never worried too much about this; I’m usually too much of a wuss to go on roller coasters. ^_^;
Don’t worry. I’ve never been non one either.
I really hope the rides are designed for pets, if they were designed for humans, it would be dangerous due of the size difference, so not surprised of the “this tall” sign
lol, Keene looks cute in the 2nd panel…
I freaked on my first roller coaster ride =p I mean I screamed bloody mary lol
and yay I now have Gravitar ^_^
if you say “bloody mary, i have your baby” three times in a moirror she’ll come to your house.
It works even without mentioning her baby
The first time I heard that myth it was in a cyberpunk SF novella, where one of the characters was being conflated with the Bloody Mary role, and I thought the author had made it up.
king, the militon ferrets, and all small pets will now be able to ride all the fun rides. yay
What about Spo?
yeah you’re right frank.
Does Spo count as a pet? He’s Fido’s pet, and pets can’t have pets.
or can they? dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun
HEY!.. that’s mai thing >:(
or IS it?
Maybe Spo counts as a friend that has been invited… maybe he’ll just ride on Fido’s head as usual and hang on really really tight
Thanks to the square cube law, Spo is likely to survive a fall from virtually any conceivable ride, and thus does not need a restraint.
JEEEVES!! I’m going to have a limo driver named Bob when I become rich and famous, and it won’t matter what their original names will be.. it will still be Bob, but it looks as though the ferret beat me to the Jeeves idea! Snap!
I thought the driver’s name was always James???
If he wants to have a driver named Bob, let him have a driver named Bob.
Bobs’ are cool. :3
well… you,d figure he isnt even taller than a kid.
That poster-thing creeps me out. Pacman pupils, so scary.
I wonder if he modeled for that poster?
I have a feeling Jeeves is taken from Jeeves and Wooster. xD Just something I noticed.
It’s more obvious in other strips.
I think the ferrets could have been Bertie’s buddies back in the burbs.
For some reason I want to hear Jeeves respond with the stereotypical “very good suh” If I ever got a butler I would pay extra just so he would talk like that.
Isn’t that “very well suh”?
Great, now I really want to hear someone say “Very Good Suh”
I’ll humor you. Very Good Suh
Well, Technically, I still didn’t hear it. That would be so awesome just to hear someone say “Very good suh” like the checker at the store or sumthin =D
It’s the pupils that make the face on the sign so scary. o.o
ADMISSION IS STILL ONLY 5 DOLLARS!!!
KIDS AND OLD PEOPLE, NOT ALLOWED WITHOUT A BUCKET OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN…FOR ME!!!!
STICK AROUND! AFTER THE SHOW! FOR A FREE! PERFORMANCE! BY LIMOZEEN!!!
“Got the heart of a lion, and the wings of a bat, cause it’s MIDNIGHT!”
Your avatar scares me.
You can say that again.
that avatar scares ME. And it’s mine.
Actually, that makes it more scary.
the irony of having a avater.
And I still don’t understand the original comment.
“The Butler did it!!”
some time it’s alway the butler.
That sign is gonna haunt me in my nightmares
I need a butler like that.
is he not blind?
No, those are just the only ferret-sized sunglasses he could find.
He wearz those sunglasses 2 B cool!
yah just laike meh *does some awesome pose* ^_^
It’s clearly alive.
I bought one of your T-shirts! =3
and this is one of my faves x3 I love jeeves.
Well to show some of my friends on my forum i posted the site. They are furry haters . . .
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