It’s the wrong team!
oh, silly me. I was wrong.
Alt-text: Remember to turn off the dry-ice machine doesn’t grow on trees
…why the stils?
Alt-text: Remember to turn off the fog machine, dry ice doesn’t grow on trees
It doesn’t?! Awww…
that is a very impressive fog machine. and also incredibly quiet.
most of the commercial ones sound like a quiet lawnmower and only put out a tiny amount of fog.
Leinad – That’s ‘cos it’s a dry ice one, not a fogger. Dry ice will just make quiet bubbly noises, and has the advantage that is COLD so it stays low to the ground.
And *MY* fogger puts out a huge amount of fog, with only a quiet hum. My cellphone’s vibrator is louder.
Ghosts dont have feets
yah and apparently these 1s got stilts
… stilts are fun
Fun and pain makers
I think it’s just so they stick out from the “fog”
And make them taller and more impressive.
Poor Silly Wabbit! lol
Boys and girls of every age,
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This our town of Halloween!
*stands up and applauds* Well played, sir.
this is holloween!
this is holloween!
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene!
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It’s our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween!
Okay, now I’m starting to wonder where holidays come from
original name: hollows eve
reason:….. sumthin ’bout scarin away ghosts an’ ghouls……….. ai think
it was All Hallow’s Eve when it was said the realm of the spirits would open it’s doors to therealm of the living. parents would dress their children up as gouls and goblins to fool the “real” ones and keep the children from being taken away.
….. if I remember it correctly.
yah sumthin laike that !
Okay, I know where this holiday comes from. I was paraphrasing Tim Burton who raises the point of where holidays, in general, come from.
November 1 = All Saints Day
October 31 = All Saints Eve = All spirits’ night (be they good or bad) = the night when ghosts/deamons/etc come out.
People wanted to scare these supernatural beings away by showing them something scarier than themselves.
so ai sed all those words fer nuthin -_-?
Well, you did make a pun… which is now making me wonder what hollow logs have to do with the date
This is too awesome for description.
The Bigglesworths are epically creepy in an “I don’t really care about this, why am I here?” kind of way.
Zach have a heart-break D:
Zach have a heart attack. I hope they know CPR.
I didn’t know that we can peform CPR on bunnies, that’s new.
Zach’s expression in panel 6 is completely awesome. Panel 7 is fun too *giggles*
They really went all out on their little competition! They are playing with fire though if any movie ever is any indication :3
Just love the eye twitch
Surprised no Avvies of it yet
Obviously you didn’t see me… ô.O
lol the Bigglesworths suck at this they just don’t care. And Zach is so easily scared.
He’s a rabbit, aren’t they the poster child for jittery in the animal kingdom?
Merely scaring baby rabbits is enough to give them a fatal heart attack. Just saying…
How to do CPR on a bunny: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2208788752&topic=3906
“Check to see if their heart is beating. Check for a heartbeat (pulse). A pulse on a rabbit can usually be felt in the central artery of the ear. A femoral pulse (inside of the rear leg, towards the top of the leg in the groin area) can sometimes be found but it is not as easily located as on a cat or dog. If there is a pulse but no breathing, continue to perform mouth to nose resuscitation at the rate of 1 breath every second. If there is no pulse, begin CPR.”
mouth to nose resuscitation…
WAIT WHAT!? XD
CPR through the nose or through both the nose and mouth is fairly common for small subjects such as animals and human infants.
Aww poor Zach but what a way to go.
Take five guys? But you’re already five sillies! X3
The other five guys. Remember, there’s at least 10 of ‘em.
And technically, one of them’s a girl…
oh noes! its the ghosts of utter confusion!!!
Wait, killed which one?
It’s supposed to be one ghost who duplicated himself. Sorrounding Zach saying “You killed me!” =D
But, which one’s the real one?
They’re all the real one o.0
Mr. Bigglesworth is!
but shouldn’t there be a mrs.bigglesworth around them?
A moment where you go “Akwarrrrd”
daaaang poor zach, fainted.. so cute!
Apparently, Zach wins if he stays unconscious for the whole night.
If that’s the case isn’t not impressive, but it is clever. Can’t exactly run if you’re out cold.
BTW, I don’t mean to sound mean with that statement.
It’s ok. I don’t see the mean part anyways
Σ(x∈S) ÷ |S|
Replace S with 0 and you’ll be fine!
isn’t that a double negative?
Hopefully Marvin doesn’t run easy.
Hopefully he doesn’t faint that easy either eh?
They may actually win if he faint as easy……
Nah, I don’t think Rick would allow it to be so simple…would he?
What are they going to do next?
Putting him to bed so he thinks that it’s a nightmare?
that would be funny
And then he wakes up staring at a statue that’s sticking its tongue out at him.
Zach finds the most akward time ever to give someone a new nickname…
Bonus points for the smokey “SCREEE” in panel 2 when our quick bunny puts the brakes on fast.
Bonus points for even seeing it =D
do ai get bonus points to, cuz ai saw it….. or can ai just trade those bonus points for ah cookie :3?
Fair ‘nough. *hands you a big cookie* =D
YYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! *noms on cookie*
I’m really starting to like Zack, poor guy.
Man, the Biggleworths are so creepy like that, especially since they’re practically identical like that.
He’ll wake up, and call the police (loses the bet) XD
police would arrest for trespassing… trust me I learned the hard way :/
Seems like ghost-tacking time XD
Lol. Oh, man. The ‘eye-twitch’…so classically funny. X3
How the Biggleworths managed to get their eyes have no pupils?
They probably wore contacts…
ya that sounds like a good explanation
yeah, contacts can do magical tings
speaking of contacts
any one know were i can buy red eye colored contacts?
i need em before halloween>_>
ai recommend the interwebs :3
nah they used fine lead based paint to paint their eye’s
…they’ll die then, no? Or go blind? Lead is something you really don’t want to have in your eyes…
…and if they did, how can they still see?
Implied Logic: Powder maybe?
They’re not really cartoon characters.
u guys… ai think he just jokin
This is no joking matter. Some juggalo might read this and really do it! How would that feel, being responsible for a blind redneck clown?
E|:O *gasp* Who would do such a thing? And wait a minute…THEY’RE REAL?
yah… wait u thot they were ah myth!?! XD lol thats Hilarius
but that would just be dumb ai mean even ah juggalo isn’t that dumb
Yes, jugallos are real!
Maybe Tarot or Sabrina teach them how to make their eyes white, psychics do it a lot.
And they look like aliens to me, especially with no pupil eyes and almond shape
*Finish or break the first sentence
*”no pupil eyes and almond shape” should be replaced with “no pupils and almond shaped eyes*
What if he said “no-pupil eyes”?
Almond shaped pupil-less eyes
That works too
Wait, where did the pupils go?
That’s what I was thinking.
Maybe…now Zach is one of them
No, sorry, it’s pinhole-pupils-and-faint.
Yes for the latter, you can see two needle point pupils because of sheer fear……
I know, I was just expounding on the thought that since the avie is small, you can’t see the pupils; therefore, he’s one of them…
Though this does raise an interesting point: what if when Zach wakes up he’s all covered in the same white powder?
I think you just ruined Rick’s idea…
Maaaarvin! They killed me!
@ Panel 4, 5
Zach killed them?
He wouldn’t even hurt a fly.
Like I said, which one(s), though?
Some guy named “Me”.
ai think u mean he COULDN’T hurt ah fly XP
I’mu sorri I speaku bad Engrish.
You do realize Sonic is making a joke… don’t you?
Either way couldn’t sounds much better than wouldn’t.
Coulda Woulda Shoulda
I thought it was:
Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve, but you didn’t…
Meh. There’s 6 ways of saying it, all meaning the same…
Ok. What’s going on here. I feel like I’m being critique left and right.
“I think you mean couldn’t” “You do realize she making a joke” “Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve”
AH RAH NAH BLAH BLAH!!!
You guys are messing with my head. 0_o?
ð.O You broke my brain again…
“He wouldn’t hurt a fly” means that, even if a fly deserved getting hurt, he would not want to do it.
“He couldn’t hurt a fly” means that, even if he wanted to hurt it, he’s physically unable to do so. The joke, thus, is that he is so physically unfit, rather than lacking the desire to hurt the fly, he lacks the ability (speed and aim) or strength to do so.
(Psst: Argent that’s your cue to complain about explaining jokes)
And just for the heck of it: “He shouldn’t hurt a fly” means that there’s a specific fly which musn’t get hurt for some reason (say it’s really some million-dollar camera) so it would be best if he didn’t hurt it even if it deserved getting hurt.
I’m just going to sit in the corner of my room, curled up in a ball, rocking back forth as I whisper softly to myself.
(−_−＃) (find my happy place… find my happy place…)
Now lets see what those woodland critters are up to. If anything. So, wait, now who’s job is it to scare Marvin?
I’m pretty sure Grape carrying a blunt object will suffice
Zach is the only pet who would have that reaction. Any other pet would either run screaming or laugh the bigglesworths away.
Oh I don’t know. The effect is pretty awesome in its own right. I can’t think of anyone now but, I wouldn’t say Zach is the only one.
This… Is a trip
And it goes
aughh! pull the zoom back!
Wait, I don’t get this, someone fill me in please?
I think it’s the typical “This”, short for “I like this” or “I agree with this”, but to avoid prompting people to create a sentence beginning with the word “this”, he put “is a trip”, but it prompted WolfGirl to create a sentence just the same.
Or do you mean you don’t get today’s comic?
I think I’m just going to call Marvin ‘Marve’ now
I kissed five bucks… wait…
and that was one heck of a night.
Hm this strip reminds me of the haunted house in Super Mario World
you don’t mean luigi’s mansion do you
Nope! The classic Mario game!
The Ghost House? Isn’t there, like, a dozen of them?
I think he means the Secret Ghost House that takes you up into heaven… *Fly Mario, fly!*
If Zach were to wake up some place that looked like heaven, that would really be a scare
*eye twitches* *fallls over* haha, of course he would faint that easily. XD
Zap!.. wait, whats his name? zach? I lol’d hard XD
Oh my gosh, Housepets is the only comic that can make me truly LAUGH OUT LOUD! =D I cracked upon reading this =D Score For Rick Griffin, and score for the Mr. Bigglesworths.
Aww, I love his little eye twitch in panel 6 and his cute feets in the panel after. xD
We should all learn that Zach does not run in fear! He just faints.
and in http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/09/07/tiger-minus-tiger/
*squeee* I love his face in the 6th pan, it’s like, omgwftigtdohmgitiwmigtfn* *thwump*
*Translation: OMG WTF? I’m going to die, oh help me god, I think I wet myself, I’m going to faint now. *thwump*
what?……no Bigglesworth Avies?
Don’t tempt us
ai got one :3
twas only a matter of time lol
but ai changed itz :3
poor zach he’s just to easy to scare
Oh come on, I could have told you he was going to faint. It’s just what he does. After all, there’s only three things that are constant when dealing with Zack: Death, Taxes, & Fainting.
Apparently, Zack is short for Zachariah (many spellings) and Zach is short for Zachary. So, where’s this Zachariah which you speak of?
Yep, Zach is Costello.
Panel 1: “HEEEEEEY ABBOT!”
Funny, the focus is so much on Zach I almost forgot the initial bet was between Marvin and Max.
Weren’t we focussing on Max/Grape/Sabrina last week?
Jut wait till the real ghosts show up and scare everyone but Zach.
Oh. Oh. Oh. Yes.
And Zach wins.
Not really…if everyone leaves but zack, it becomes a stalemate…
y- you mean laike in chess ?
oh im sure Xach wont run at first but i have a feeling that it will still be a stalemate by either a real ghosty showing up and scarring everyone…or the house just happens to be the vacation spot of the ferrets when they feel like dressing up in white sheets and yelling “boo” for no reason.
But wouldn’t that mean Sabrina was wrong?
Contrary to popular belief, sometimes cats can be wrong…not me of course, im always right. However there are a few that fall from grace and don’t exactly land on their feet.
Sabrina didn’t know about FedEc late night ectoplasmic deliveries.
Zach: Can’t sleep. Cats will eat me. Can’t sleep. Cats will eat me.
Zach: *rocks back and forth*
Unfortunately, that’s a realistic fear for an average rabbit to have
poor zach …… the bunny is gointo need meds if this keeps up ……. or a shrink …
Poor Zach…That didn’t take long…^^;
BTW, if you can look at your screen the right way, under the fog, THE GHOSTS HAVE NO LEGS O_O
(Not like I’m telling ya to go back and add ‘em, Rick, ‘cuz I know most people won’t look, but just sayin’ X3; )
They’re on stilts.
rick all mighty overlord:
for this… u get ah cookie.
Um…Dry ice isnt what makes fog machines produce fog. They use vegetable (soy) oil, a liquid, that gets heated up and then expelled from the machine in fast vapors to where it mixes with the air around it.
I should know this, since while I have been a professional pit-orchestra and orchestral musician, they’ve had to supply me with an oxygen tank while having fog machines around, because I cannot breathe in the vapors, due to it making me go into respiratory distress. Try playing 8 bars of music, putting on an oxygen mask to breathe in during the time the director actually gave you to breathe (two bars, usually), and then playing another 8 bars until all of the “fog” finally settled to where I wasnt breathing it in anymore.
Anywho, point and case: Fog machines DONT produce fog from using dry ice in them. They use Vegetable (soy) Oil. Do some research. :3 It never hurts to know.
Cheap fog machines that people use for halloween parties use dry ice in a bucket of water.
Ya, they sometimes even put it in a pool to create an even greater fog and a cool swimming party. However, I wouldn’t suggest going too close to one of the actual pieces left of ice, though…
or dry ice in ah 2 liter bottle of soda with laike… an ounce of water screw on the cap, run and take cover
you watch mythbusters, don’t you?
umm.. y- yah! sure that’s were ai got the idea
Or…you can make a hole in the ground, put the dry ice in a two-liter, and you’ll feel the ground vibrating…
Ok first: How he touched the dry ice without having severe burns, and speacilly without having no gloves or hand protection.
And want a bigger explosion?
Use a airtight container and some water, when the CO2 starts to expand it will make pressure and will blow up completely.
Oh almost forgot ALWAYS use termic gloves or you will have severe burns from the cold.
No you won’t! *wink*
…fine, however, don’t you need to be of legal age to buy it?
You can say that it’s for school
Or you can make your own dry ice
or if u thro it in a pool or sumthin it will freeze ibto ah crater for laike 2 seconds
I predict that Zach will get his revenge, probably at the end of the arc, and most likely through being scared so many times it doesn’t take effect anymore (as some have thought), or in scaring the cast with a secret scare of his own that not even MARVIN knows.
We also have to remember that Max has Sabrina summoning up a benign spirit AT LEAST… Which won’t end well, I’m sure… Maybe it’ll make a pact with Zach, or maybe Zach’ll ward it off, he DID come prepared.
Sooo… guess I predict that it’ll end with either Zach’s revenge or a bit of respect… Or he’ll get no respect, no respect at all!
Okay that was a pretty nice idea I gotta say. Max knows how to set these things up.
I just love how many times they miss their lines. X)
BTW what? Zach lives with Marvin for how many time now and they still don’ use nicknames? Boy they must be a distant bunch. XD
I don’t see a lot of bonding between Zach and the two older animals. They were kind of disconcerted when he showed up, and even after Tiger mellowed out we had moments like http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/04/06/because-mental-disorders-are-funny/
Also wanted to point out that the raccoon could’ve been Pete temporarily, because their eyes were originally blue:
Very Interesting Theory, except that Pete wasn’t free yet.
However, he didn’t need to be trapped in order to “not” control him.
Actually, since we’ve established that the whole Pete business is a game, he wasn’t ever physically trapped in the cave. He could simply start playing outside as, yes, a racoon (of course, the Great Kitsune would probably frown on that if ‘e were looking)
Thoth, we need you!
Quick! Activate THOTH signal!
*presses yellow lazar button*
awwww! poor zack =T_T= i feel for him
so u’ve been scared so bad u’ve fainted ?
would have been extremely creepy if they were actually tryin’ XD
lol, ya prbly
If we gently place him outside.. does it count then?
No, I think that even max would agree that’s cheating. Then, again, he made up the rules.
Ssshhh…. I’m haunting wabbits |3
Ghost season! *bang*
Oh great, now you made Elmer put a hole in the wall!
HEY! You break it, you buy it!
Have you seen the price of walls lately? It all goes into their shipping and handling!
Ya, tell that to my schoooooooooooo….*gets sucked in through interdimensional warphole*
Wow poor Zach .w.
he wet his pants… wait he hv no pants…….
Run! The Bigglesworths have become Weeping Angels!
Oh no! All is lost. Just give up. It’s the end…
So much for lucky Rabbit’s feet.
they’re lucky in the sense that he didn’t go running off.
it made me lollin hard ^-^
Okay, Silent Hill referance check. Maybe we’ll get a Thriller referance soon *imagines everyone doin’ the zombie dance*
Zombie woodland creatures?
Zombie Woodland Creatures of Haunted House o.o ?
Wooden zombie haunted-house-land creatures?
dunno why my previous post got delete so i try to stay ontopic.
Why is that bunny pink?
also Im definitely not liam.
He’s not pink, he’s violet.
same thing violet is purple
No, there’s a difference:
lol love this
The Opener of Ways has fallen!
Screwing with heads. 11+ cats with the same name. Awesome.
have you ever tried avast antivirus before?
how do i get your blog’s rss feed?
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