Ohh a tour i want in ^^
Alt-text: You’re lucky; I was about to make another comic about an obscure topic nobody’s heard of, but then I thought, ‘I want to draw kangaroos’
Good Choice, my friend. Better than Shakespeare…
I knew that face was going to become an avatar the second I saw it. XD
I see I’m not the only one with that ability.
hmm…. ai guess ai isn’t either
See, I was gonna get that avie, but then–
Oh, look! A distraction!
Of course it was!
Hooray for kangaroos!
You can never have enough kangaroo jokes!
Plus, these are really cute looking roos.
Yus they are :3
Hey, Rick. I am a big fan of your comic, and the characters really bring it to life. In my spare time I came up with several new characters. Would you be interested in them?
There are a lot of characters already! And a ton of others have made their own fancharacters as well.
Since they’ve got little chance of appearing in the comic, even in a cameo, a lot of us put ‘em to use in Roleplaying or Fanfics in the forums.
Oh, okay. Thanks for telling me that. I do have some ideas for stories involving my characters. The only thing is that I’m not really sure how to get a story in the forums. Do I write a story first then upload it to the site, or something like that?
Or….You could start your own hit comic and have fans ask YOU these questions! =D
quick! before someone calls animal control!
On a side note, lovely fall colors. I wish we got that. But instead, we got a good amount of brown leaves, it rained today, and there’s a slight chance of snow in the forecast. Love this weather.
At least you GET weather! We just get sunshine, scorpians, and horrible drivers! =/
Not to mention thirst 24/7
(too much grammar nazi?)
were do u liv exactleh ?
central midwest, illinois
Heh, good luck with the long winter midwest buddy.
I live in Minnesota, a US state that borders Canada (right above Illinois)
ai’m in NH the seasons are friggin’ crazy here /-_-\
I hate it in Houston:
Day 1: Hot and humid
Day 2: Hot and humid
Day 3: Hot and humid
Day 4: Hot and humid
Day 5: Hot and humid
Day 6: ???
Day 7: PROFIT
Sounds like somebody needs a slip n’ slide!
Houston just got through a month of drought and now it’s cold and wet. Happy?
I’m loving it here! perfect weather for rollin in the STI windows down blastin excision
I’ll take infinite rain over drought, heat, or sun any day
(in fact, I’ve just been through a downpour that seemed infinte, but that’s another story for another day)
They’re legal, they have tags on.
Long time no see this guys.
Or “guy”. Number agreements can be solved either way.
…But not both: “Long time no see these guy.”
Although a comma can fix that: “Long time no see these, guy.” ..fix-ish.
Long time no see these guys
We first saw them when the world was still in black and white. I see they changed as well.
Especially with eye colors.
yah befor it wuz just white 0_o
Even better, now i can identify them
You know what, I just noticed that. Wow, I feel smart…….
I bet they like the color. =D
Kangaroos are always welcome.
As long as they don’t commit any crimes…
They wouldn’t do such a thing!
*looks at kangaroo with punching gloves*
Is it sad that I ONLY just now got that joke from back then? XD
Still, it is nice to see the roos again.
Hoppity Hoppity hop hop hop
Hop hop hop hoppity hoppity ;3
You gotta write an arc about kangaroos! Please!
Or marsupials in general.
You want an arc about opposums?
Y’know, adding more species would be interesting towards the HP! series…
well depending on de species………………. nvr mind it would be awesome either way X3
Oh, yes. First ferrets, now the world!
Bilbies, yapoks, wombats, numbats, wallabies, wallaroos, tree kangaroos, koalas, kinkajous, tasmanian devils.
OK, kinkajous aren’t marsupials, but they have a funny name.
Why aren’t there any opossums among the Woodland Critters?
I was also thinking a cameo of a wombat with a pickaxe would be nifty.
Just imagine the pets’ reactions to a platypus…
Or a hedgehog or porcupine’s reaction to an echidna (that could make a nice soap opera moment)
*gasp* “You’re an echidna?”
“I thought you knew?”
“But that means you’re a mammal that lays eggs!“
Gah, messed up my tags.
Kangaroos are awesome… X3
Glad we get to see them again…I just wonder how.
Nice to see the zoo animals are getting vacations as well…. and great to see the Kanagroos again.
Have to wonder… did the elephants and tigers come, too?
Or whatever fits in a bus.
Who says it’s a literal bus?
It’s gotta be at least a 64 bit bus.
64 bit as in PCI?
More like cpu
Dude. That’s really funny. But the part that’s disappointing is that the government changed it to GDP, not GNP. GNP was better though.
Difference between GNP and GDP: http://www.cftech.com/BrainBank/CORPORATEADMINISTRATION/GrossNatlProd.html
So, GDP is how much we collectively buy, and GNP is how much we sell?
No, GNP is how much is produced by your country (including expatriates), and GDP is how much is produced within the borders of your country.
I guess the “GDP = purchases” definition only works if “Domestic” refers to the entire world… which would be a bit oxymoronic
(Yeah, I know this avatar would fit better with “So that’s why I failed economics”, but I don’t like lieing just to make jokes)
If you can’t be self-indulgent in your own webcomic, what’s the point?
If Kangaroos had a rock, that would definitely be it.
I suspect there’s more roos in the Olgas.
Now i wanna play a videogame based on Kangaroos.
Play Kangaroo Jack.
Love the jacket, Charlie!
Remeber watching the movie when i was a kid x3
Capitialism: It works even better when more than one species knows how to make and spend money.
That was funny and now we know a bit more about Milton and the town.
Imagine being at the zoo that day.
“Where’s the animals?”
“Their on vacation.”
I suppose the zoo would close while they’re on vacation…
I guess certain animals get certain vacations. This would still leave the zoo open to the public.
That explains why the animals wouldn’t come out when I went! They were on vacation!
Lol, nice. Really cool to see that kangaroos again.
Kangaroos: causing typos in comments since 2010.
what? no paid breakfast or lunch? no shrimp in the barbie?
that was probably the joke, Frank.
A little reference never hurt any one
depending on the reference XP
Plus, y’know, we don’t call them shrimp. That’s you guys. We call ‘em prawns. Some American made that up. Although, yes, prawns on the barbie sometimes happens. It’s an acquired taste, one that I never quite picked up.
Although I’ve heard croc steaks are quite nice…
If an actual Australian says “shrimp on the barbie”, he’s probably coming the raw prawn on you.
Kangaroos are awesome, Rick.
I wonder if other zoo animals take vacation too. Like… Tiger?
Which one, though?
Their adorable smiley faces <3
Thank god. Thought for a second you didn’t post a response to a RG comic.
Is there some kind of problem with me commenting on my best friend’s stuff?
I guess even zoo animals get stressed sometimes.
Wouldn’t you? Imagine heving to speak in the Australian (right?) accent all day that ,clearly, you know is inncorrect. I think I’ld be ready to flip out.
Crikey, mate, you’d go stark raving bonkers.
Not to mention being expected to entertain all the people, especially the little kids.
Always something new
cool Kangaroos their adorable
Their adorable what?
All I can say is, I’m glad you did kangaroos.
Beats obscure references any day. Unless you reference Warriors of Virtue. Best of both worlds!
Too bad the movie stunk.
I could reference Tank Girl but that would be worse I think
Don’t remember if you have any feminine British characters in the comic, so I think you’re safe.
Is that a doghouse behind Grape?
These guys sound really eroodite.
The face the Kangaroo makes in the 4th panel is very stuck up. I thinks that’s very rood.
Did I fail?
no you did good… you did good :,)
*Cries* I knew I could do it!!!
So much for getting a kangaroo for one of those Iron Artist drawings, eh?
Honestly, though, if you’re going to visit any neighborhood for a kitschy vacation, why not visit one with megamillionaire ferrets and a healthy population of psychics?
…especially if the Milton ferrets are running the tour, which is likely.
They got the same voice on the tour as “Ferris Wheels Through The Ages”
We need more Kangaroos! I love those guys! =D
LOL! Ah nevvah knew tha! X3
Oh well, Ah learn new thingz every day, nya! ~^w^~
And Ah hope they aren’t planning a BBQ on their vacashun… =.=
Ooh, but what if they invited everyone, mya?
Then it’d be a big parteh! =D
Lol! X3 True 2 tha, nya! ~^w^~
Only prob iz, tha either teh roo’s or teh guests will do tha lame shrimp on teh barbie bit… -_-”
au dun laike shrimp
Ah do, nya! O.o *Starts to drool*
They’re bettur rhen deep-fried grazzhopperz, nya! O.O *Wiggles bum and purrs*
altho ai dun laike shrimp ai do laike scorpion :3 but wuteveh ppl say it does NOT taste laike chicken
Wait, the second panel says “many” families have pets… there are people in Babylon Gardens who actually don’t have pets!? That’s a very big surprise, especially since everyone mentioned has, at least, one pet.
The tour guide was speaking of middle-class humans in general, not residents of Babylon Gardens in particular.
Okay, little scared for a moment… wonder how that would work though…
*DING* Idea for next arc!
I once won a crate of beer from a German friend of mine I was visiting who said I couldn’t even make up anything interesting to say about his suburb. I spent the better part of an hour leading him about on a tour of his own street just letting off a string of complete, yet plausable, BS about ever single thing.
nice. very, very nice.
“And this wall is built along the path of the Roman-era roller coaster “Nullus Gravitas” that originally served as the border between the legionaries barracks and the grounds of the temple of Bozeidon, the god of pratfalls…”
I did mention Roman ruins come to think of it ;p
That should have been Nyuktune. Bozeidon was his Greek name.
Aaaand if you would come with me please…oh…mind your heads when going under that 4th wall NOW! if you would look directly down you can see various comments made by numerous HP fans on how awsome you guys are
“Just follow me, out the window, round the dumbells, you lift up the back wall and we’re gone”?
i’m sure i’ve heard that before from somewhere? hmm…
it’s from the movie “Hercules”, I loved that scene
I’ve often wondered when something of this nature was going to turn up, and I’m glad its not what I was thinking. amusing to boot.
on another point, when does everyone think Grape Peanut and Tarot are going to get into a battle of words with King? or at least something Battle Royale?
I honestly don’t think he has even met Peanut really. Grape and Tarot probably scare him too, Unless he has back-up I don’t see it happening.
Grape scares me.
Awww, she’s a sweetheart……as long as you don’t get on her bad side.
It’s her pointy side I’m concerned about. Don’t forget, five out of six ends of a cat are pointy, and they turn around very quickly.
All I could reply to that comment is thinking of “Get Fuzzy” and Bucky Katt being “pointy-side up” lol poor Satchel
i think there is a joke in this somehow o.o but i keep imagining the ‘roos sounding alot like Steve Erwin XD
Hehe, this is awesome. Strange thing, my bro was born in 1987. =O
Drawing Kangaroos is always an acceptable reason to do a 1-shot comic!
I’d been hoping to see the zoo animals again. Make more!
(yeah, easy for me to say. Especially when it took me seven months to get around to doing 1)
Thank god. Thought for a second you didn’t post a response to a RG comic.
Well, sometimes I’m a little busy
What does RG mean? Is it a Typo or what?
*cough* could be author’s initials *cough*
But I thought this is the only comic he has? If there are others can you post a link? Lately, webcomics have been a big thing for me.
Or, taking it to the other extreme,
Rhotistically Gullible? Rumpusly Grotesque? Rottingly… I’m out of words.
“Kent… Kent… Can you hear me Kent…?”
Every time I read this comic it gets more awesome. Why can’t I live in the Housepets Universe instead of this boring old one? =)
Because then you’d be reading a comic of animals that don’t talk, and saying how awesome that is
I don’t think it works in reverse
I’m sure there’s a rule of funny to cover that.
You’d likely still get strips like Kevin and Kell in the HP universe. And Kevin and Kell has its alternate universe where animals don’t talk at all. Or maybe you’d have a universe where the housepets were actually small humans…
Cats Don’t Dance says otherwise
Never seen that one, do elaborate…
It’s a movie about Cats that dance. E|:P
For more elaboration, use google for all your proprietary needs!
Yeh, I got that, what’s the relevance? In what say does it say otherwise?
You said on dA that you need to draw kangaroos XD
Now we’re going to be kept ignorant on that dark mysterious subject… Oh look, roos!
Y’know, it disturbs me a little bit to think that ALL animals can talk in the Houspets! world, not just the actual pets. It reminds me of that scene in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy where the cattle comes up to the table in the Restaurant at the End of the Universe and recommends cuts from its own body for dinner. Seriously, if cows could talk, I’d be vegetarian!
Oh yeh, thinking about the HP universe too deeply provides a solid dose of Nightmare Fuel. Or maybe http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FridgeHorror
Hmm… I wonder how the feral cat problem is handled in HP!Oz… They’re quite a problem here, killing native wildlife – heck, I’m pretty sure they’ve driven a species or two to extinction.
For that matter… what about the rabbits? Are they a huge problem in HP!Oz, or can we reason with them? Were Myxo or RHD released, and if so, what does the rest of the world think of us?
Although cane toads will always be a pest and something to squash with a car.
No creature deserves to be squashed with a car, pest or not.
Not even a carnivorous cookie?
Not even Texas cockroaches?
That’s one of the few scenes I can remember from the book.
Probably cuz it was so weird.
…now I can’t stop imagining a kangaroo walking down the sidewalk.
we both stop and stare at each other for moment, then it holds up a camera… *click*
Ow! My eyes!!!
That would be both wierd and awesome! Quick, someone help me break some roos out of the zoo! They shall walk the streets! A rhino has done it a few times already! The Kangaroos should have a turn!
Did you know there’s a wild community of ‘roos in Germany? They escaped out of a zoo …I think during the second world war, when it got bombed? And now their descendants live in a forest.
Just imagine the roo kids being told by their grandparents of Australia, where you could hop as long as you wanted, and only had to worry about dingoes or the odd car when you crossed a road.
Do they have anything to do with the wild racoons?
This reminds me of a sci-fi short story I read once. Guy brought aliens to Earth, had them in a clear sided ship where everyone could Ooo and Ahhh over them. Then he took him back home.
One of the aliens looks to the other and says, “Awesome sight seeing cruise! Those hoomans sure looked wierd, just like the flyer said!”
Way too cute. The title makes me think of the Progressive Insurance commercial which is awesome. I can just picture Flo being the tour director. ^_^
Yea, except talking animals might fry her tiny brain.
I’m not sure why I was seeing a taller King..
The Fur patterns perhaps?
and a pouch perhaps?
Pouch? I mean, that would be a good place for his wallet but still….
Um. Wow. Congratulations to the Zoo animals?
Heheh. I love those kangaroos…. isn’t this their second strip ever?
ahhh rick. you were just talking on FA that you wanted to draw Kangaroos. X3
I wonder why people hate furrys so much :c
I really like this strip
Haters will be Haters…
Some people don’t have enough to keep them occupied. What can you do? *shrug*
hehe nice idea, intelligent anthropomorphic zoo animals would need some off time. Probs some animal rights law broken if then didnt ;P
Ah, I see. I see what you did thar with the post title. The reference. Yes.
Because drawing kangaroos beats anything any day.
I remember from the zoo arc that the roos don’t like speaking fake Aussie slang, but does that mean they speak with a Western accent and dialect as well, or do they still have an Austrialian-British accent, and just speak with American (or other Western) slang?
Well, most Australians in our world don’t talk like Paul Hogan either.
Man, I still need to draw a kangaroo. QUESTION!!! Know any good ‘roo jokes???
How do you tell when there’s a Kangaroo under your bed?
You can’t even start a dream without it jumping to a conclusion.
ok, maybe not.
oh, or try this: http://freewebs.com/totallykangaroo/
you have to scroll down a little.
wow, that’s pretty awesome o_o
Glad I could help.
Toss’m a Foster’s and invite them to lunch, Grape!
I’m surprised nobody’s done an avatar of suspicious grape.
they haven’t because thier lazy
and how DO I PUT A PICUTRE ON MY AVATAR! i mean, i want to comment with a picture!
Click on the “Get an Avatar” link and follow the instructions.
Heh…Not every day you look at the human race as if it were another zoo animal.
The Milton Ferrets are RIDICULOUSLY rich…O_O;
And don’t know what to do with 95% of their money besides stupid events, carnivals for other pets, helping wolves, and missle silos filled with vanilla pudding.
That’s a very good point. If that wolf was any indication, zoo animals don’t get many breaks.
WOW I just missed this strip… O_o” But I’m back. XD
This reminded me of an old DSL internet comercial where the guide showd a “man who still uses a dial up internet” to a huge bunch of asian tourists. It was so funny back then, thx for reminding me Rick. X3
To the old “Temperance Union” song, bouncing up and down where all caps:
Hooray, hooray for KANG-a-roos, for kang-A-roos, for kang-a-ROOS,
Hooray, hooray for KANG-a-ROOS, that’s the song of marsupial fandom!
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