Gotta Boogie

Oh yeah that’s right–my birthday is tomorrow and I’ll be 24


Discussion (218) ¬

  1. KzT

    I’m trying to find something to say but I can only facepalm.

  2. rempar11

    dino warriors?

  3. Challenger01

    Why do I feel a “2001: A Space Odyssey” pun coming on?

    • Frank

      “I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that”?
      That’s not really a pun

  4. lolparty

    KBROOSH!!!!!

    • Hypergenesis

      That means she crashed through a wall.

      K (Krack!!) Broosh (Rubble collapse)

  5. dragonnutds

    you would figure after all this time penuts art skills would get better…

    • Thegamist

      Do they?

    • Hypergenesis

      Remember the law of the world, “Creations must never outshine Creators.”

    • Hypergenesis
      • Flammie

        Huh, it looks like even more of an improvement when you compare it from early to recent. I guess Peanut’s been slowly developing.

    • FunkyChicken

      I think they did. They look much more dog and cat like now.

  6. Hypergenesis

    Spot (Wolf)?

    • xX3PICXx

      wut?

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ai agree wut?

      • Frank

        “ZOMG Miles is buff” + “Spot is buff” = “Spot (wolf)?”

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          oh ai get i naow

          • BlueAnubis

            Not quite. Perhaps in this context.

            “I can’t let you do that, StarStripe.”

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            u just made dis mo confusin -_-

          • Frank

            I think he was replying to my 6:23 comment

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh

    • Trefoiler

      I believe you must mean ‘Spot (Superwolf)’.

      Or- wait… would a wolf be on-par with a superdog? Making you correct?

      Hmm…

  7. IceKitsune

    lol at panel 6 that’s great so is the last panel as well.

  8. Hypergenesis

    Anyone noticed how good Spot is as a bank robber?

  9. Kingisawsome

    Just sad she forgot how to un-hypnotize spot

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Dud never said she would REMEMBER how to unhypnotize him, only that she would know when she woke up. I bet from now on, she remembers every morning when she wakes up. Then forgets again, because it’s useless now.

  10. Val Kilmer Batman

    I thought they live in a huge metropolis type city. Even with superspeed, it’s going to take time to rob each bank. Say five minutes. With 20 banks that would be, what, about 2 hours with fly time and all. That means that Lady-Cat only took about an hour and a half at the library? Is super spee reading one of her or Jim-Jim’s powers?

    • Hypergenesis

      It’s the hypnosis panel! They take so long before they call for volunteers.

    • Hypergenesis

      Also with super speed, you can do body multiplication (like ninjas) so robbing even 500 banks (at once) is possible.

    • Rick Griffin

      Dewey Decimal Mastery is one of Jim’Jim’s powers he had before the toxic sludge.

      • NobodyYouKnow

        i can never hear/see anyone say/write “dewey decimal” without smiling.

  11. Hypergenesis

    In France, you wiggle in viggles!

    • Hypergenesis

      Correction, Germany.

      • FlareKitsune

        You made Germany facepaw. Good job.

  12. Pokeblue

    Lol, nice. Though I can’t quite get what Spot is saying in the last panel.

    • Hypergenesis

      That (forgetting the antidote) ’s (apostrophe s stands for “is”) okay (Not important anymore) . (period) Now (as in currently or referring to the present) I (Spot (Superdog)) ‘m (apostrophe m stands for “am”) mysteriously (I, Spot (Superdog), do not know what happened) better (feeling of having escaped from the hypnotic spell) (missing period)

      • Pokeblue

        Oh ok, thank you.

  13. rWolf1991

    but what about Jim-jim how do we fix that??

    and BTW Happy 24th Birthday Rick!!!

    • Challenger01

      that’s tomorrow

      • xhunterkoh

        Technically…Oh wait, yeah.

      • rWolf1991

        No I was on the 9th according to Deviantart!

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          ai thot it wuz on de 15th

      • Thegamist

        WELL in case I forget
        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU RICK GRIFIN!!!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      It’s Rick’s BIRTHDAY?!!

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!!!!!!!!!!!!

      This is the best reverse birthday present EVER.

      • Hypergenesis

        Don’t you mean birthday giveaways?

    • Thegamist

      I tought stripe was the quiet one,… I blame that radioactive junk

      • Thegamist

        WOOPS
        stupid phone…

    • lightwolf21

      His Birthday!?
      Happy Birthday Rick!

      • Thegamist

        Perfect avatar-coment match

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You can’t fix AWESOME!

  14. xhunterkoh

    I do believe it was the snap.

  15. Darcin

    Well, that was a snap.

    • NobodyYouKnow

      never. again.

  16. Midnight Wolf

    Love the concept.

  17. Hypergenesis

    The alt-text for the ones in mobiles

    “While saving this comic as a PSD file, I notice a option box labeled Spot Color. It is grayed out. I am confused.”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That’s because spot is light blue, not gray.

    • NobodyYouKnow

      wait, do you always do that? cause that would have been nice to know before i went through a months worth of comic just for alt texts.

      • Trefoiler

        We don’t always, no. It’s just become an evident problem, lately.

        Me, I’ve always read from a computer, but I missed Rick’s first two months of alt-text before I happened to hover over the strip long enough to notice.

        It was alright, though! I got to re-read months of Housepets just for that reason!

  18. Val Kilmer Batman

    A veritable treasure trove of avatars this be!

    *rubs hands in anticipation*

    I’m getting a bit sick of new email addresses though… perhaps I’ll figure out that “plus trick” after all.

    • Hypergenesis

      Truly you must. It’s quite very infinitely more convenient.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I beg of you, teach me the secrets of your mystic order.

        • lightwolf21
        • Hypergenesis

          Create a Gmail account first.
          For example: VKB@gmail.com (of course that’s not allpwed since there’s the character limit so no worries with privacy)

          Next, in gravatar, you can use VKB@gmail.com and VKB+1@gmail.com and VKB+2@gmail.com and so on (The numbers need not be numbers and may even contain words. Just remember to only add alphanumerics after the “+” and before the @) And all these emails will arrive at VKB@gmail.com.

          And that concludes the (lousy) lecture for the plus trick.

          You may try this at home.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            now i have no excuse not to get in on this. ok, give me, like, some amount of time.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            got em! hooray!

        • Hypergenesis
          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I WILL START USING THIS SOON!!

          • xhunterko

            Someone has got to send me a pm or do a tutorial on the forums about this. I have yet to figure this out.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Read the link. But you need a gmail account. Which you houl get anyway because gmail is awesomesauce.

          • Flammie

            After some testing, I think hotmail works as well.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The plus trick should work on most UNIX based mail accounts, because it was invented in like 1984 by Eric Allman in sendmail. Hotmail counts because it used to be UNIX based before Microsoft bought it.

            For many years it was a pain to use because idiot programmers writing web forms would go “+ isn’t legal in email addresses” and filter it out, so people started using other characters like minus. In fact that’s an option in one mail package. “plus is minus”. And war is peace, lies are truth, and black is white, which is why radical philosophers have so much trouble seeing zebra crossings.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            gmails very veins flow with a deep well of awesomesauce.
            and strawberry crush.
            http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Science/Images/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg
            (mmmm… strawberry crush..)

  19. HonorèDerazey

    I’m baaaaaaack (again). I was on vacation. =/

    Anyways, just wanted to comment about the 4th panel. Maybe it’s just Peanut trying to do German, but me being the worrisome little perfectionist that I am, I just HAVE to correct it:

    “Ach du stimmt! Ich weiß die Geheimnis zum Hypnose”

    Although, I shouldn’t be talking, my German kinda sucks too…

  20. Hypergenesis

    By the way, shouldn’t panel 6’s text be:

    HA HA HA HA HA HA!
    Préparer à manger antidode, Spot!

    And panel 7’s:

    Un, mais l’antidote est. . .

    Il suffit de dire. . . (Avec l’aimable autorisation de Google Translate)

    • HonorèDerazey

      I think that’s French… not German. BTW, DON’T use Google Translate EVER! I got a LOT of bad grades because of it…

      • Hypergenesis

        Oh, my mistake. Also to the above (Let’s help the world by using one comment to comment on many. Remember, Reduce, Reuse, though we can’t Recycle. . . 4R’s?!?!?)

      • NobodyYouKnow

        never dis anything google!
        (incoherent obcinites)
        google’s very veins flow with a deep well of awesomesauce!
        and strawberry crush!
        http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Science/Images/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg
        (mmmm… strawberry crush..)

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      t’was the hypnotist who had a funny accent, not the hypnotee.

  21. xhunterko

    Huh, checking something…

    • xhunterko

      And I thought that wouldn’t work…goes to show how much I know.
      Anyways, happy early birthday Rick!

  22. MrMutt

    Early “Happy Birthday”, Rick!

  23. lightwolf21

    Final avatar from me for today…
    tvtrope activate – “SUPER WINDOW JUMP!”
    http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/4859/09122010stripepanel6.png

  24. Deja-Rayne

    Happy Birthday! Hope its a good one!

  25. DoctorEevee

    Happy Early Birthday, Rick~ thought i’d just say that now -w-

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      ai agree happie erly b-day rick ^.^

  26. namelessone

    Well in real life hypnosis DOES in fact wear off eventually…

    Also Happy B-Day : ) (was is it with today and birthdays anyway? I know like six other people who have their birthday today…)

    • Oren Otter

      In real life, you can’t hypnotize a person to violate their conscience. But then, this is three levels removed from real life.

      • Hypergenesis

        I think you’re referring to suggestive hypnosis since post-hypnotic suggestions seem to allow acts that would get someone to kill. Though the “someone” should be very susceptible to hypnosis for it to work so it might be a special case.

      • Gamerkitty

        wait…only three???? *checks the math*

        • Frank

          Real life ⊂ Housepets! comic ⊂ Universes & Unrealities plane ⊂ Babylon Gardens plane ⊂ Spot (Superdog) comic

          If Housepets! comic = Universes & Unrealities plane, then it is three levels

          • Gamerkitty

            well actually if Housepets comic = the game of Universes and Unrealities…then this would only be 2 levels removed from real life.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Hah, I can retcon that! It’s like why Lancelot was imperfect, and was too good to be true because he was so tempted to not be. Good that is.

        Spot really wants to rob banks, deep inside his psyche, it’s his superpower of good that keeps him awesome.

        • Gamerkitty

          it is the law of existence, eventually every superhero must fall to a darker path.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            this gives me great fear! we must flee! quickly pack the emergency rations and head for the bunker!

  27. Oren Otter

    Ach du lieber! Streife kann jeztz ausgezeichnet Deutshch sprechen! Das ist unglaublich! Na… nicht so unglaublich wie mann gehoffen hat, aber noch ein bischen unglaublich.

    • Inu225

      ドイツ語を話せません。でも、日本語を少し話せます。
      オレはバカ。m(。_。)m

      そうか。リック先輩のお誕生日はおめでとございます!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Now say it in Klingon, I dare you!

        • Hypergenesis

          Reading this, I almost feel ashamed to have wondered why Rick wanted a language feature to be implemented here. . .

          Anyways, celebrating multi-lingual birthday greetings (Hope I say this right):
          Maligayang Kaarawan

          • Hypergenesis

            Oh right, I forgot my local language is among the languages that have the greatest level of incompatibility with the English language filters.

            Well not to worry, moderation does not prevent administrators from seeing them.

          • Flammie

            Oh, are you a native speaker, or is it just a language in the local area?

            Well, since I guess it’s the time, I may as well throw in one as well.

            生日快樂, Rick!

          • Flammie

            Hm, already done, I realised. Oh, well. Nevertheless, many happy returns, Rick.

          • Hypergenesis

            It’s the country I’m in’s native language.

          • Flammie

            Curious.

            Well, it’s nice that many people are wishing Rick a happy birthday, anyways.

      • Kakurady

        日语……什么时候我才能会说日语呢……

        克林贡语?那是什么? 可以吃吗?

      • Kakurady

        啊,对了。
        瑞克生日快乐!
        蛋糕多么美味又湿润。

    • NexusWulf

      Du Versuchst Deutsch zu Sprechen ? ha da kann ich ja nur lachen such dirn besseren Übersetzer und lass uns dann weiter reden und zwar in CHERMAN !!!!111 German Skill Lvl 9000+

      • MagnusWolfie

        ini akan memakan waktu kita.

      • xhunterko

        AGGGGGHHHH!!!!!!
        First alt-text, now this!
        Stop hurting my brain!
        :p

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Hour bout this? Canoe and dust and it? “Force core and sufferin’ ear sago, hour four feathers broad feather pinnace contentment anew nay shun…”

          • NobodyYouKnow

            first of all…
            gauisus natalis, rick!
            second of all…
            Haha! gettysburg madgab!

  28. Tachyon Feathertail

    Happy birthday! May you be weirded out by lots of people younger and more talented than you are, like I just was. ^.^

  29. Hypergenesis

    I keep wondering though. . .

    Why is Spot Blue? Doesn’t Peanut imagine him to be white?

    http://www.housepetscomic.com/tag/peanut-as-spot-superdog/

    • WingedWolfGirl

      I’m confused by that too; I think it’s just to distinguish him from the white paper background. :S

    • NobodyYouKnow

      i always thought he was a little bluish in that arc. and you know you can never find the right color crayon/colored pencil, so you have to settle. if he couldn’t find a whie/blue, he would have to settle for blue.

      semi-unrelated: i hear crayola comes from the french for “oily chalk.” true/false?

  30. Gamerkitty

    Dang, aint that always the way it goes. You learn a very valuable secret, you go to save a super hero who is under some badies control and right before you save the day, you have a big ol brain fart…happened to be the same way like 3 or 4 times last week ALONE!!! argh, i feel for Stripe:(

    • Hypergenesis

      Like learning the location of the TV remote controller?

  31. Xuncu

    OH SHI- I’m OLDER than you!?! O_o

  32. Inu225

    Why do they always have to jump through a window. I mean sure its a cool way to make an enterence but when you think about it, it’s just making it a lot stressful for the robbed.

    “No need to thank me citizen, just doing my job.”
    “…Are… you going to reimburse me for the window you broke through?…”

    • Hypergenesis

      That’s the reason most superheroes are government approved.

      You don’t see it since it happens off-screen but they are required to sign reimbursement forms whenever they do so, only after the problem’s been taken care of though.

      This is why Batman’s a vigilante. No no, not you VKBatman

      • NobodyYouKnow

        well, what went on with “Hancock”?

        • Trefoiler

          He went to jail.

  33. Gaboris

    Heh they’re lucky to live in a city like that(cuz of the few banks not cuz of the monsters and supervillians :p), our city is not that big, but we still have 4-5 bank right next to each other. XP
    Stereotypical german speaking magician who knows the solution, yeah that’s a nice touch… But still don’ get why did Stripe talk german? He said she knows the cure not that she becomes the magician. XD
    So BTW the cure is a failsafe as well so no one can learn it later right? :D
    Dino-warriors? Don’ ya think that now that Spot is free again that would make a pretty short strip… IF ya don’ use some small fillers that is. X3

  34. Argent Stonecutter

    OH SNAP!

    • NexusWulf

      OH SNAPPY SNAP !!

      • Hypergenesis

        OH SNAPPILY SNAPPY SNAP!!!

    • xhunterko

      Finally someone said it.

    • NobodyYouKnow

      ISAIDNEVERAGAIN!

  35. not so faceless commenter

    MAGIKS! viggle viggle

  36. Draco_2k

    Happy friggin’ birthday!

  37. Crazy-8

    hehe…thats actually pretty funny

  38. SamBlob

    Why does Spot (superdog) need a gun to rob banks? Can’t he just break directly into the vault and take out all the contents? Or just rip the vault out of its foundations and steal the whole thing?

    • Hypergenesis

      Because it’s not robbing a bank without pointing something at the teller but pointing fingers is rude and superheroes don’t do rude aside from wall/window/ceiling crashing.

      • Leinad

        and robbing banks…

      • Trefoiler

        There is also less risk and production of evidence when you, yourself do not handle the money/vault/tellers until absolutely necessary. And if you threaten the latter at gunpoint, they’re still technically doing whatever you say of their own free will!

        Then, all this would apply IF we weren’t talking about somebody who can do in two seconds what takes Saint Nicholas upwards of an hour.

        In that case, it must be so his criminal activities are fully recorded on-camera! The hypnosis was obviously intended to hit Spot where he’s most vulnerable: square in the PR.

  39. CampSoup1988

    Oh, WoW!

    Happy early birthday!

    My 22nd birthday is this Weds!

    • Trefoiler

      Hope it was a happy one! :D

  40. WingedWolfGirl

    Yay! he’s mysteriously better! :D
    Happy Birthday Rick!!! XD

  41. The Silent Majority

    Happy birthday, Rick!

  42. Blood

    Heh, my birthday is the day after and I’ll be 22

    • Trefoiler

      Same Wednesday as CampSoup up above? Then I reiterate my sentiments.

  43. The captain

    Lol happy birthday

  44. FerreTrip

    I think I get the joke, here, actually X3

  45. darkgloomie

    well, I guess i’ll de-lurk to tell you happy birthday.

    Buon compleanno, Rick!

    I dare you guess what language i’m using (not that it’s hard)

    • NobodyYouKnow

      french? (im about to look stupid, aren’t i?)

  46. Argent Stonecutter

    “… and do you have some Visine, maybe an aspirin? That swirly-eye thing’s given me eyestrain…”

    • Trefoiler

      I’m willing to bet dollar-signs aren’t much better.

      Then, they’re not even circular. Ouch.

  47. janice239

    Happy Early Birthday!
    Also that wizard has an epic mustache. XD

  48. Argent Stonecutter

    qoSlIj yItIv!

    • Hypergenesis

      This be Klingon?

  49. Hypergenesis

    Forgot about the “No space, no break”
    Truly sorry.
    (It’s already 9/14 here)

    • dalonewolf25

      why is your comment all the way down here?

      • Frank

        Because it’s already 9/14 there

        • Frank

          Okay, scratch that. He’s replying to a deleted comment, which leads to what we know as “breaking the comments”

          • dalonewolf25

            ah k. only 14mins. left until 9/14 in central time

  50. Cyndaquazy

    ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Rick!

  51. Typhon

    Happy birthday :3

  52. Lance

    Well that story wrapped up quick. O_o

    • xhunterko

      Who says it’s over? :)

      • NobodyYouKnow

        i do.

  53. Chaos Lightspeed

    Wow, 24 huh? I’m only 20 myself, happy Birthday, and great comic like always.

  54. Phonti

    *SNAP* You are now a monkey!

    • gagi

      like a huge furry fanbase that would do anything to turn into a dog/wolf/cat/fox … but nooo you have to turn us into monkeys … you’re evil …

      *walks around like a monkey*

      • NobodyYouKnow

        that was nearly funny enough to make me lol {if you knew me you’d be all like WOAH. [i don't laugh (on the outside) much]}

        • Trefoiler

          It is said that ‘lol’ is code for ‘I have nothing better to say’.

          While I do lol on occasion, I still prefer to articulate. Most of the time, I chuckle and say it’s funny.

          I think you and I are going to get along swimmingly.

  55. BlueAnubis

    Happpy Birthday Rick! I will celibrate your birthday by playing Reach until my eyes fall out.

    WHO WILL JOIN ME?!!

    • NobodyYouKnow

      lets do it!

  56. Frank

    You know what probably is next? Spot asks “Who are you? And while I’m at it, where’s Stripe?”

    • dalonewolf25

      Sadly, it’s the end of the arc, isn’t it?

      • NobodyYouKnow

        i said no its not! (or did i say it was? …..hmm… im sure its somewhere up there)

  57. dalonewolf25

    What if the wizard had used reverse psychology in order to hide his hypnotic secret?

    • Silver Dragon ordinence

      That would be cheating.

  58. dalonewolf25

    Happy birthday Rick! Meant to do it 5 mins earlier

  59. Max Wolfe

    Since it’s 1AM over here, Happy birthday, Rick!

  60. Firewolf

    Happy B-Day Rick!…..24!?!?!…wow, I thought you were…erm, nvrmnd =3

  61. Argent Stonecutter

    The thing that’s going to bake your noodle is… what happens next time someone snaps their fingers around our heroes?

    • Hypergenesis

      Unless that’s a multilevel hypnosis, I don’t think anything else would happen.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        The Rule of Funny sometimes makes snapping your fingers a toggle (or a repeated post-hypnotic cue).

        • Hypergenesis

          Good point, the German wizard did make a finger snap to get Lady-CatDog to know the secret.

          So. . .
          *SNAP*
          *GASP* I remember the secret.
          *SNAP*
          Which was. . . eh. . .

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The big problem would be if they got out of sync.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            its not a problem. its comic genius.

          • Trefoiler

            -”Is that bad?”

            “… Huh? Is what bad?”
            -”Your memory thing getting shut off.”
            “Who shut off my memory?”
            - “You did.”
            “I did what?”
            -”Shut off your memory.”
            “Why do you want me to shut off my memory?”
            -”No, it’s
            already shut off.”
            “What is?”
            -”Your memory.”
            “Yeah, what about it?”

  62. HYBRIDcreature

    Happy Birthday, Rick!

  63. Silver Dragon ordinence

    YAY GERMAN!!

  64. Rocketsicle

    good job on being old

  65. Surge

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love birthdays, giving gifts is a lot of fun!

  66. zeocin

    Happy birthday! Hope it’ll be a heck of a great year for ya!

  67. jack

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  68. King

    happy birthday, i must say thats an awesome age, i tink, hope ya have a good one rick and lots of presents and people who annoy you about it all day haha

  69. NobodyYouKnow

    every single panel in this strip = win! (‘cept MAYBE not the first one. but we can’t expect amazing hilarity EVERY single panel, can we?)

    • dalonewolf25

      you started doing the google e-mail trick, haven’t u?

  70. Daniel B

    Happy Birthday!

  71. Trefoiler

    You don’t need gratuitous reminders, so I’ll just fill this out with the word “Birthday.”

    Excellent strip! Never a dull moment, and Spot-on humor. One thing I noticed right away was that the wizard really is pointing to the strip’s primary exhibition panel of the hypnosis panel. Heh. Thank you!