It’s a close-up on Spo! Awesome!
Whoa, he looks cool up close
Yes, he does indeed.
indeed he does.
I think the same.
Not only cool but cute too.
oh yeah hes cute and handsome.
Agreed with all of ya.
Agree OVER 9000!%
agree a kagillion%! XD
Mystic Wolf may well have agreed exactly that percentage, as it is over 9000%.
He looks… young
Well he IS the runt of his litter.
That only means he should look scrawny (which he kind of does)
I like cheese!
(Just helping to prove Spo’s point.)
Yeah,Spo is back
Yay! Spo is cured! and he looks cool too
…but he’s a CAT LOVER… Hahaha, jk, I don’t really care. ;b
Spo is the mouse, the dog is called Fido, and yes Sabrina is his secret GF
Yay! Spo this one is great
It’s true, though. *giggles*
Also, cheese is awesome.
Yes, I love cheese. I don’t know why Spo doesn’t like it…
maybe he would consider cheese as an addition, not as a prime meal.
or maybe that’s all he was fed as a kid, so he’s gotten sick of it.
Cheese will do that.
Probably. Like my brother xD.
but I could never get sick of cheese.
Too good to get sick of, but eventually.
Cheese is always good,aspecialy on the pizza,all melted and gooey xD
OMG Why did you say that… Mmmmm… Now I’m hungry…
mozziraela sticks anyone? (check spelling)
Nah, i prefer our local white cheese
The first mouse that doesn’t like cheese xD
I’m pretty sure Squeak mentioned not liking cheese when Joey gave her some for Christmas one time. Or, at least, said the cheese thing is just a myth.
Yes, I remember that!
squeak actually mentioned that cheese is stereotype – here it is http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/12/25/housepets-christmas-edition/
I’m pretty sure that mice normally can’t digest cheese properly, due to being herbivores. Not 100% sure though.
But where do these myths come from if they’re not even possible in nature? O_o”
Back in the days before fridges, people left their cheese out on the table. Mice will nibble at anything, so it’s no surprize the cheese was often the first thing people noticed had been nibbled.
It’s true. Cords, shoelaces, anything will be nibbled on, edible or not.
Actually, cheese is sticky so it was easy to use in mousetraps. However, mice don’t like getting sticky things gummed up in their whiskers, especially since they need good, functional whiskers to find their way around in the dark.
That depends on the species. American mice are exclusive herbivores, while European mice are omnivores. However, since there’s about 5 species per country (read: “per geographic region” for the US), there are exceptions
True, but I was speaking in generalizations.
Well, in that case, anecdotal evidence is totally valid because I once used anecdotal evidence and I turned out to be right.
is he going to live off campus, or is he going to be a dormmouse?
probably house mouse
Remember what the dormouse said, Feed your head.
I’ve always wondered: how exactly would one go about feeding their head? does the food go into your ear so it doesn’t go into your stomach?
I don’t want to go into detail in this forum, but remember when that song was written.
that must make you feel old. I’ll be right there with you when I have kids and am able to say “I remember when Pluto was a planet.”
PLUTO IS STILL A PLANET!
yes, but it’s just a dwarf planet, so it doesn’t count. this is not to say that humans with dwarfism don’t count as people.
The vote in Prague was totally rigged. Less than 500 members of the IAU, and almost half of them abstained, and they come up with a definition of a planet that excludes the Earth!
Back to the topic… you feed your head with ideas, and experiences, and some ’60s era stuff that isn’t politically correct any more.
Oh hey, it’s Spo
Close-up Spo. Neat.
Fido has some pecs on him in this one
You’re right. Hmm. . .
Hey lets comment on when characters who have visible musculature all the time have visible musculature
sorry this is just the first time I really noticed it so clearly.
And Rick makes an excellent point.
Of course he makes a good point. He’s Rick.
Spo’s naked in this one.
I don’t think they have collars that small for mice.
He never had a collar.
I know,but the collars here act as clothes for the pets,and since Spo doesn’t have one the he really is naked..and he’s still awesome
He should tie a little piece of string on him as a collar then.
I don’t see why, none of the other feral animals wear collars.
nether its called freedom XD
(the tone of my previous comment was mistaken, I believe, but I’m not chancing my ability to post to retry. Let’s see if anybody can spot the reference)
CLOTHES WOULD MERELY DIMINISH HIS POWERS!
I see… So removing your clothes on this planet increases your power level! I’m going to become naked and conquer you all!
Rick always makes excellent points.
Yes, how does he do that? Probably because he is the creator of Housepets? o.o awesome…
Visible Strength? Why not.
In his defense, Fido -does- look more muscular in this this strip compared to previous strips; before he seemed merely a very well-fit dog, now he has muscles.
Makes him all the more endearing, though.
No. This is exactly what you should stop pointing out every single time some character with musculature appears. It happens EVERY TIME. STOP IT.
*goes insane* You see what you drive me to
Here, have a fish.
We drive you to… Minnesota?
OMG It’s my first time I see Rick going insane! o.o I’m scared…
Yes! One more for the asylum >D
Now…how to make my methods more efficient…
to be fair, Rick, we haven’t seen Fido in a fair while…
we saw him exactly 14 comics ago.
Whoah! Rick’s avatar has some serious cheek muscles!
Feh, sanity was too confining anyway.
Err… I like cheese? o3o
*eats popcorn* keep the argument going guys it’s just getting good!
*Joins the party and eats Bino’s popcorns* Yeah, I think this is going somewhere!
*steals the empty bowl and puts it upside down on her head.*
Rick Mad, hide peplz!
*peaks over the back of the couch* this is scarring me, but I can’t stop watching!
Hey, for how cool Spo looks in close-up, I still think his fourth panel appearance looks cuter.
He looks cute either way.
Yeah angry Spo is cool. X)
We’ve seen plenty of angry Spo already though xD
He’s even more cute when he’s angry
Absolutely (and might I say, even more fun to imitate when he’s angry XD)
I forgot to mentions, I’ve missed Fido as well. Having Spo back is indeed awesome, but Fido is pretty awesome too.
Fido was in a comic in the last arc.
It was in the tackle shop
xD I remember that! Kevin thought another kind of “tackle”…
And coordinating the plows during the snow in.
actually, this is the one to which i was referring. The other one was a one-off just like this one.
Ow, I remember too! “To be fair sir, it sounded more funny that it really is” Or something like that.
“to be fair, sir, it sounds decidedly less fun than you initially let on.”
Oh… There are 2 posibilities:
1) You have an impressive memory and you recalled that quote.
2) You just looked for that strip.
Or both xD.
it was #2
If it really is #2,then one word comes to mind.. “impressive”,or at least i think so ;3
why is it impressive to look up a specific strip?
oops,i tought that on Mystic wolf’s comment 12:27 i thought that option #2 is #1..the mistake is mine,cuz if it was really #1 it would be,because i don’t remember that,sry for that ;x
If it helps, it wouldn’t have made much sense for Sgt. Ralph to have said “funny”
but it was Fido’s line.
True, very true. Bad memory.
Piece of paper of Spo:
The actually subject has to say that being a Mus musculus is not linked to the cheese. That does not mean that I actually do not like it. I…
I’d say this is the first time we’ve seen Spo up-close. And anyone will believe anything given the right time and the longest paper in PDF format.
this is the best comic with spo yet
I agree as w— wait, what?
My vote is still on that one in the theme park.
The one with Lana is the best. Because… ferrets!
it is so hard to understand a word they’re saying but the last 2 panels.
my mistake. panel 2 and 4
Then Spo will make a great doctoral thesis!
And yeah for first ever Spo close up.
Advanced physics is largely comprised of complete gibberish. You can pretty much just make something up and say it applies on a universal or sub-universal scale and it’s instantly credible because it’s advanced physics.
comprise means made of. you don’t need “of” when you use comprise. or you could use “consists of” and avoid the whole thing.
Except no not really
I was wrong of the definition, but it actually means “consists of” or “includes” so it should be “comprises” as in “the united states comprises 50 states”
Yes but he was using a past progressive form, “the united states was comprised of 49 states”
Oops meant present progressive
I believe that would be “the United States used to comprise 49 states.”
but this correcting has gotten a bit out of hand, feel free to delete my grammar Nazism.
WTH Is grammar Nazism?
Take a look at the “usage note” in the article you cited. Even if it says it’s criticized, I consider something that’s been common since the 19th century to be valid.
Language is not a firm fixture dictated by the dictionary writers. Loosen up.
grammar Nazism means the quality of being a grammar Nazi.
people use double negatives often, does that mean that people using a double negative didn’t make no mistake?
Double negatives can be used correctly in some situations… rarely.
And a grammar nazi is someone who looks all over the internet for grammar mistakes and then instead of commenting about something related to the topic, they rant about the incorrect grammar displayed in the topic (or post in this case). Technically almost everyone who has participated in this conversation is a “grammar nazi”
you said “instead of commenting about something related to the topic,” so if we have said something relevant to the topic, we are not grammar Nazis. I did the original Nazism, so anyone responding to me is commenting about something relevant to the topic I started.
and yes, I know double negatives are not ALWAYS not correct.
No, they didn’t make no mistake, not unless they were attempting to imitate a particular register. Negative concord is common to many languages; I don’t see you walking around france screaming YOU’RE ALL WRONG ALL OF YOU SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.
Nope hes right grammer nazi jk
Actually, linguistically speaking “comprised of” is not redundant; comprised is synonymous to composed, consisted, and made – all of which are without the “of”.
The body of advanced physics is built on the fact that we can’t be 100% sure of what happens at the sub-atomic scale, so anything goes.
How about we drop this right now.
Oh no! A Thesis D:
I love cheese!
Spo looks good up close in this style.
Spo close up in the new style. I like it! He looks pretty anthro, right up with the other pets :3
Some times, I dream of cheese….
Well if Spo is already doing his thesis on the “I like cheese” concept, Squeak should do an antithesis that disproves it.
When those two meet they will yield a synthesis. (Wonder if ANYone will get this NV reference!)
… Ummm what? XD
Don’t get the reference
Oh okay, then ya didn’ play New Vegas yet.
I wonder if Spoo and Fido will get their own arc?
Possibly, but it will not be this week (since we’re currently being treated to a series of one-offs).
I’d like to see something about Fido. Spo could be there, too, I guess.
Didn’t they already?
I guess that counts
wow, spo’s adorable!!!
So what about semantics? OMG YOU ARE AN ADORABLE MOUSE! \o/
Spo’s thesis is invalid, because I like cheese OMG YOU ARE AN ADORABLE MOUSE!
didnt get it but yay new strip
“Impossible” or “possible”? It seems odd for Spo to say that it’s not possible, because then his thesis doesn’t make sense.
Perhaps he is trying to demonstrate his thesis via reductio ad absurdum ?_?
Impossible. Describing language with language creates absurdities of its own and it’s what we have to deal with regardless.
You can prove that mathematically.
How? Dividing by zero?
Gödel’s incompleteness theorem.
Basically, it proves that any system that is complex enough to attempt to describe itself is inherently incomplete or contradictory.
Even if you have a tortoise-chomping record player.
Ah, I get it now – I was reading “so” as “in order that”, when you meant it in the sense of “therefore”. A comma before “so” would have helped.
I’m used to mice having fur on their tails, so is Spo part rat?
There are many species of mice that don’t have fur on their tails. They’re usually drawn with furry tails in cartoons because it’s easier
I remember the mice we fed to the snakes in high school had lovely furry tails, as opposed to the raw scaly tails the rats had.
I didn’t realized it before but Fido sure has a large collar.
OT: Lana is a tomato-nabbig; fugitive! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeezPigCn2k
Spo’s reasoning for his consistent state of grouchiness makes valid sense, however his argument for the meaning of all language feels sorely lacking. Positively hilarious, though.
Sorry, what was that? I didn’t catch what you were saying, only heard something about how you liked cheese…
you like cheese too, Enty? that’s awesome. we all like cheese.
Join us, Hoheh, join us… MWAHAHAHA *corf corf*
Do you want some mozzarella sticks?
Ewwww! I wants teh mozzarella stickz!
Oops! Wrong vocalization
Interesting. I see that Spo wants nothing more than world domination. He should talk to the ferrets, maybe they can buy it for him…. or at least a Death Star.
And what shall become of poor Peanut… cause Grape’s gonna kill ‘im!
This is an arc?
no, it’s a series of one-offs.
The “snowed in” arc is an arc, and an arc is different from a one-off, which is a horse of a different color. But we don’t know which of the horses in the strip is the horse of a different color, and besides that was a different arc. Wait…
you’ve actually managed to hurt my brain. good show
However, I suspect that Peanut is going to be saved by an email from Res saying that he deleted the fanfic unread – because Miss Auburn’s lawyers insist “she” doesn’t read any fanfic lest “she” end up in legal shenanigans with an obsessed fan.
OMG Is Tarot with you? You can foresee everything :O!
No, but I thought “Misery” was supremely creepy.
This guy has to be secretly rick
Hey, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gapre became canon xD
They want to eat Spo
Sadly, the alt-text is true, or at least in my experience. Most doctoral and honours theses are written on subjects such that you have to convince everybody that your point is valid, which often requires taking a defensive approach where you say, “This is my point, here are my arguments, here are some criticisms, and this is why they don’t apply”.
Also, close-up of Spo! Huzzah! And more of the lovably-yet-disgustingly perfect Fido =3
In theory if your point is valid you can eventually take an offensive stance.
Fido would know! -_-
I know what I’m going to do! I’ll call Kevin and if someone ask a strange (and difficult) question, I’ll say… “TACKLE!”
He will do it too!
Ooh, Spo closeup. :3
Sposeup = Proximity cuteness
Didn’t somebody call that Rick would do a one-off today?
Yes, Argent Stonecutter.
He foresaw this. So… Hey Argent! Pls, just say something to me in that moment!
That would be me!
Though admittedly it wasn’t much of a challenge, since Rick said it was the end of the arc and he almost always follows an arc with one-offs.
So that’s what Spo looks like
Good to see his cold is better
Hah! My doctoral thesis was going to be about how everyone was OPENLY mocking me!
(Though I freely admit, the textbook I’m writing is about how I’m openly mocking everyone else. I’m a bit of a mad scientist that way.)
mad angry or mad insane?
“He’s not mad, he just gets these headaches”.
or are you really an angry chemist?
mad,angry,insane..they all point to the straight-jacket.
straight-jackets can make me think of so many jokes
Mad insane, of course.
Or, as Spo has proven:
Oh god….I just got done doing one of those on the definition of “disease”. They are not pleasant!
I just love Spo’s close-up. He’s so cute!
its a mouse…..i once owned one……it hated me….mice arent cute….ferrets are
Good to see Spo and Fido again…Though I have to notice…that the piece of the book page is like the mouse (albeit dwarve mouse) eqivalent of a newspaper size piece of paper (10.5 mm x 16 mm)…though I guess it would tire poor Spo out to much to read the entirety of the page…I guess that is why you don’t see many obese mouse scholars or “bookworms”…cts (chuckles to self)…I guess it would be a pain in the butt for Spo or any other mouse to type up a paper or even chat on the internet…I guess for mice it would be like a huge “DDR” pad…
Spo can be a scientist!
Is my picture working? i know this is off topic but im new here and i spent like an hour trying to get my pic to work and i dont think its working
just use the same email you put on Gravatar
I am but i have no idea why it’s not working… Oh well better stop talking about it before dissension brings down the hammer
Eight, sir; seven, sir;
Six, sir; five, sir;
Four, sir; three, sir;
Two, sir; one!
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tenser, said the Tensor.
And dissension have begun.
I love how Fido and Spo are friends. X3
…Wait. You know what, this is true. Looking back on my experience with Music History III, which covered the 20th century, I could say ANYTHING is music and I’d get myself a Ph.D. and be in the same money rut as my dad! 8D
…Oh. Wait. John Cage did that already.
Whatever you do, don’t get started on the subject of “art.”
“The Art of the Deal” – Donald Trump. Now that’s art! That’s quality! How can mere painting and sculpture compete?
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ahhhhh another Fido comic <3333333333
Gonna give Spo the Brock treatment, eh? All squinty, his eyes never to seen?
Indeed, the biggest mystery of the Pokémon World is: what color are Brock’s eyes?
Which is not really relevant to the comic, but would be perfect for the forums.
OK, so “what color are Spo’s eyes”?
I’d say blue. *giggles*
I was trying to Cofusm’s the joke… through another joke
*trying to explain Cofusm’s joke, sorry
I’m pretty sure Spo’s eyes are more than likely brown, while Brock’s eyes (Though unrelated to the comic but still a mystery) are more than likely straight black.
this mouse is going to change the way we people think about how they like cheese .
nothing will make any sense any more lol!
He keeps using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.
the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics.
I love arguing with English teachers, because it’s impossible to win or lose (and they tell you that), but they tend to be so sure of their own opinions that they have no idea how to respond if you point out how their argument might not be true.
I challenge myself to write all of my English papers with as much of a subtext of “I completely disagree with your opinions and the validity of this assignment” as I can get away with.
That’s pretty much how I got my degree
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