Sometimes I feel like I need to apologize for being an English major.
. . . but not often
Alt-Text: So,’ Grape asked, ‘Did you actually read the book?’ ‘I didn’t think I needed to,’ Peanut replied, ‘it’s like Waiting for Godot only he shows up at the end, right?’
Pretty much my favorite alt-text ever.
hehehe i see what you did there
oh ai get it naow X3
Who is John Galt? Hehe…
BTW, this comic makes perfect sense.
I don’t get it. *is bonked*
If you haven’t read Atlas Shrugged, today’s comic won’t make too much sense.
(Warning: Atlas Shrugged is very controversial. Of the people who read it, 49% say that it changed their life; 49% say that it’s pure evil… and the last 2% know that it’s about Soviet Russia.)
I haven’t read Atlas Shrugged, but I read the short story “if there were no Benny Cemoli”, and got the joke.
What about the ones like me who read it and just didn’t get it?
Granted I lost the book about halfway through and never finished it, but teh point stands. About the only thing I got from this book was that “Who is John Galt?” was pretty much them saying “I can’t explain why I do what I do.”
When sub-par training meets the apathy of human domestication (guaranteed wage for minimal work), and the result is the breakage of something of value which required genuine intellect and creativity to design in the first place, “Who is John Galt?” is the proper response – in a defeated tone, with a shrug of the shoulders.
A tow truck driver who tows your car wrong and tears up your suspension.
A modern retail store’s public restroom that looks like it was built during the Eisenhower administration – and was last cleaned during the first Bush’s administration.
An HP Touchsmart you’ve sent back to the manufacturer three times in nine months for the same “hard drive failure” error, with requests for the free upgrade to Windows 7, but it comes back with Vista Home Premium SP1 each time.
Who is John Galt? (shrug)
Who IS John Galt?
Wait, didn’t you make an Atlas Shrugged comic canon strip before?
I don’t think so, but you’re lucky; I had an idea to make an entire arc a parody of the book. But, I decided, I’m not done with it so it’d be better if I only did shakespeare or something.
Wait, so are you insinuating that you will make an arc/one-off on Shakespeare in the near future?
Usually when Rick makes a parody of it, it’s usually acted out or done via Spot strips. i’m curious whichever it would be, but now i’m intrigued.
Also: THAT guy is John Galts.
If you actually did a parody of the book you wouldn’t have room for pictures.
If you’re thinking of putting your characters into a Shakespere play, you might want to see what Brooke McEldowney did with his comic 2006/02/13 to 2007/03/19. No link here, though, since there’s the odd panel that is borderline adult.
if u do ai think peanut should be romeo and gwape shall be juliet :3
(ai think that right
Don’t say Shakespeare Rick. In Julius Caesar, I had to memorize Antony’s speech to the Plebeians for a grade. I was getting tired of seeing the same… exact… speech…over…and over again at the beginning of English class EVERY day.
But don’t you see? Because it’s so brilliant, memorizing it hard enough until the actual words lose all meaning is exactly what was intended by the author
Have you seen the fnords?
What about this guy?
Can I have those 5 minute of my life back please?
This is real music….http://soundcloud.com/servo-1/beatreaktor
You forgot to shrug, man. You can’t forget to shrug.
“I am Iron Man!”
I am John Galt
I am Spartacus!
No, I’m Spartacus!
Pshhh I’m Spartacus <w<
So, Who’s the real Spartacus?
NO, I AM SPARTACUS! I USE CAPS!
This is Sparta!
nu it’s supposed to start with “THIS!”
then sum1 else says “IS!”
an den the last gai says “SPArTaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaAaaaaaaaAaaaaaaAAAAaaaA!!!!!!!!!!!!1 DX
Wait, wern’t you BatBat?
Do I look like a bat?
No, you look like a ferret.
There you go then.
so… you’re Batferret?
I’m Brian, and so is my wife!
How would the world of HP survived if Rick shrugged off his deadline for once?
*holds up a post board reading “explosion” *
Or all of this http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/06/11/it-gets-worse/
yes I know the last one is the same so please don’t get mad WingedWolfGirl.
I was referrin’ to that. XD
ha, its sad that I get the joke
WHOA Surprise ending!! Never saw it comin!
Nailed the book on the head X3
Or so ive heard.
Well I wasn’t expecting you to do a joke on this book but that was funny lol
lol watchout man in 1st panel.
“Whatevs, Man” is, I think, the correct phrase. ;3
Cant believe this is what i break lurker status for over a year for. I cant believe I get this joke.
Wow, broke my record: 3 monthes.
Not shown, the following seventy panels of monologue.
Hey look, it’s John Galt!
Oh, I thought you were apologizing for posting another one of Peanut’s “special” works. Never mind than…
And we are going to finally meet Godot on Friday……
……and he looks surprisingly like one of the Milton ferrets……
Most important, of what significance is John Galt?
HE’S John Galt.
To be John Galt, or not to be John Galt? Whether it is nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of our outrageous fortune, or to take up troubles against a sea of bourgeois, and by opposing them, end them?
He took the latter, THAT is the significance of John Galt.
Your aspect ratio is all wonky.
Oh wow.. An atlas Shrugged joke heheheh
John Galt was the man who wants to destory the motor of the world. The economy.
I had to look up “Who is John Galts”.
I apologize that I have never read “Atlas Shrugged”.
I can only assume that this comic sums up the novel.
…Also I had to look up “Waiting for Godot” as well.
wow… that comic had everthing o.o
I like the way the iron smelt is drawn in panel 2.
Rick is bragplaining… lol
Who is Ayn Rand?
Trust me, you don’t want to touch that conversation with a 3 meter pole…
That’s what John Galt said to me… “Who is Ayn Rand?”
Oh that wacky Peanut, next thing you know he’ll write a strip from Nietzsche!
Don’ give’em any ideas man. XD
The sad part is that I’d be able to follow that too, lol
Who in the what now in the huh?
That’s what I asked. *blink*
Nooo prob with the english thingamajig Rick, as long as they make funny strips we won’t rebell. XD
BTW I didn’ know this thing when I saw the strip so I didn’ even get it, but once again Wiki enlightened me. :3
PS.: Then who the heck is agent Salt? O.o
Has to be the first HP! I didn’t get.
And now we know….
O_o i find this post 3 days after i find my sega genesis and rocket knight adventurer, made it past the first level for the first time that day but lost all my lives and continues on the lava fish boss and had a game over under the air ship when i missed the extra life…
hehe thats cool dude i love the rocket knight games (i point this out because it isn’t Blatantly obvious that i do) though i have only completed the one on XBLA the others are hard (not an excuse for sucking lol)
on a side note WHAT!? no one got my referance yet?
(sigh) …and knowing is half the battle! GI JOOOOOOOE!
First: I didn’t get it. So, I looked it up. Now I shall read both.
Second: I thought Peanut read every book in the library. Did their library just not include those two books? (I assume Peanut hasn’t read “Waiting for Godot,” but I may be wrong)
Also, you have no need to apologize. It just shows youu are more literate (is that right?) then some of us (including me).
Quack quack quack :Y
Wait, so your saying it was a duck and not a chicken?
You forgot the inexhaustible labor force of robots!
i dont get this the tineyest bit…
Ooooooh! Now I understand Bioshock 1 perfectly now! This changes my whole perspective on the game!
I think he should read Catcher in The Rye.
Oh, how that would corrupt him.
Wait, actually, yeah, don’t make him read that. D;
He may have already, showing Peanut is completly oblivious.
KILL JOHN LENNON
Hehe, I’m an English major too! *high fives*
So…are you saying you didn’t like Atlas Shrugged, Rick-Sama?
Now he has a logo for his work, and the next thing you know, he’s going to have a soft-cover comic book for people to read!
English majors unite!
Can I be Earth or Fire? =P
Yay for references!
Okay, so who’s gonna be earth, wind, and fire?
*waits to see who gets it*
Is it a Last Airbender reference? If so, dibs on air!
Try awesome ’70s R&B.
i got dibs on Heart!
THIS IS JOHN GALT: [link]> http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Who+is+John+Galt%3F&l=1
I knew there was some quality of yours that I was inherently drawn to. ^_^
English majors will one day, again, rule the world! >:D (You know in the Victorian Era, people were actually wanting the poets and authors to tell them how to have good taste!) The math people just don’t know it yet!
I’d love to see any “literary spoof” type arcs that you might do! The world might implode from the awesomeness level, but I’m willing to take the risk.
I thought it would be geeks and nerds. Which this includes: Math, Science, Literacy, and anything not involving jocks and the such.
Whoot@ Fellow English Majors!
I am an English Major! =D
It seems out of character for Peanut not to read a book as soon as he hears about it.
Oh Ayn Rand. Reaching the depths of literature that are webcomics.
(lol, Bioshock, You’re guilty too.)
You know, when I read “sometimes I feel I need to appologize for being an english major,” my first thought was “Oh no! Housepets is going on hiatus so Rick can do some X-hundred page essay!”
An essay about Housepets!
… I got it the moment I saw it…
this may be the most face palming day of my life
Ayn Rand is AWESOME!!!!
Stonecutter, queue Bob the Angry Flower!
Must… not… laugh… at…. apple…
Fail in 3…. 2…..1….
You missed it?
*looks up John Galt* Ooooooohhhhh…. now I need to read the book…
I laughed hard!
Cool story bro!
If every English Major apologised for whatever they done, said and were going to do it would be a very boring planet…mind you, Terry Pratchett would have a lot to say on That matter. On the point of Altas Shrugged…………your panels sum it more descriptively than that book ever will
I’ve read Anthem does that count?
Who is Keyser Soze?
i don’t get it at ALL but i still find it hilarious XD
I don’t get it ._.”
Two of us.
Got room for three?
Four’s company, no?
WOOT! It’s a party of five
mind making it six? i brought snacks
yo don’t worry….often like
Is Elvis still alive?
Who is Number One?
or is it Number Zero? Is Zero even a number?
Don’t ever apologize for who you are.
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