Itsuki is adorable!!
I want to take him home with me, but keep him away from my car.
Who am I kidding? With that face I’d let him play with my car
looks like he played with “Rick Griffin” so it would match your name
Ooooooooohhhh. Naow I get it
Actually, it’s a quote from HP!R, Griff the wolf’s name reminded me of it.
Is that a cyberman?
Yay! You will be assimilated (for some reason the borg are now cybermen)
XD did he even get it right?
seems so, but he have to be more careful and less messy
I’m going to say yes. Which, is why he needs to work on technique.
I’m liking Itsuki so far…
Also, for some reason this strip makes me think of (the original) Speed Racer.
I just noticed that your avatar is a cyberman! Delete!
It’s take him about an 1 minute to do all that stuff.
That’s ALMOST how I looked after doing an oil change, once. I’m quite liking Itsuki.
I think Mr. Sandwich will have a good time with his new employee.
Would anyone like some pound cake?
I see what you did thar…
Gotta love Egoraptor
What does “Abura O Uru” mean?
roadside oil merchants in Japan (they’re extincted now)
Actually, the title translates to “Fooling Around”.
abura o uru -
lit: sell oil
slang: goof off when you should be working
it was roadside oil merchants but that made barely any money so it changed into a metaphor for “low-value-added activity” like fooling around
Still looks cleaner than me after work.
Lol!! I have learned car mechanic.
I looked just the same after my first oilchange. XD
Also, I like how he says “HAI!” Ninjas are here!
the words your doing it wrong have never had a better home
and to answer Itsuki’s question something but not everything
i like how the some of the sounds carries across panels
Hai! *insert Kung Fu Fighting here*
KAME… HAME… HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *blue energy comes out of paws*
*car completely destroyed* “your technique needs a lighter touch”
that the exact result of my driving
Yay! Explosions! IMMA FIRIN MAH LAZA *Fires his lazer* BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!
but what to destroy, what to destroy?
“And Itsuki was Car-Fu Fighting!
Those tires were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But he fixed it with expert timing…”
Meh, I think I could’ve done better, but then again, hindsight is 20/20, and also a charming young lady
Captain Hindsight says you should have had a backup valve for that backup valve
@anon: hindsight is 20/20 because you always see what’s wrong after you’ve finished it, never before, and is a “charming young lady” (see King for explanation of what it means) because it always appears to mock you.
made myself clear now? I was just musing I could’ve done better but I had already posted.
well you kinda just hit the oil out instead of replace
…. well he is s step up from Peanut using a computer…
I have seen a couple coworkers like this. Newbs always like to be looking at the drain plug so the oil ends up going towards them. Usually one shower is enough to get them to remove it while they are behind it so it is shooting away from them.
I want Itsuki to be My mechanic next time!!!!
Well, you sort of have a bit of oil all over your face. And the rest of the immediate work area. But we’ll work on that.
You’ve got red- I mean black on you.
Shaun of the Dead reference
Yay! Somebody gets the reference! *howls happily and wags tail*
“Why do we even have that lever?”
*pulls the lever and falls into a hole* So THAT’S what it does!!
Heh just like how I do my works except that I’m the complete opposite by taking my time and not even getting DUST on my white shirt. XD
Well at least hes fast and can get the job done. The rest can be worked on.
Speaking as someone who MIGHT be able to change the oil in his car if you held a gun to my head… Yeah, not bad, li’l guy.
I thought speed was key to getting a job done, so I’m guessing the entire shop is a mess now. XD
Speed and cleanliness.
You don’t want spent oil all over the floor (namely, in the pan for later disposal), nor do you want it on yourself (takes forever to get off). And you REALLY don’t want it on the customer’s car.
Fast, Clean, and a Good Job. You can only pick two.
HA! That title totally works! (I translated it. Anyone who wants to know what the title says, just reply to me.)
*replies to you* So what’s it say? o.o
it says “Fooling around” (油を売る）
This would’ve been more awesome if Itsuki had said “Ryōkai” (了解, “roger that”).
No no no!
We have clearance, Clarence.
What’s our vector, Victor?
Blossom, Roger… I mean Roger, Blossom.
no I’m not joking and don’t call me shirley
Lol, I first thought he fell down the stairs on panel 2 and 3.
Well, he definitely knows how to hustle.
Ah yes, stereotypes are so fun. :3
I recommend “Mane and Tail” brand shampoo and conditioner. It’s what I use.
You use shampoo? I barely shower! I hate wet fur.
I’m Not Making This Up: http://manentail.com/
My mom uses that for are dogs
My former roommate uses that for his hair.
His hair is nicer than mine. :\
So give it a try!
I used to love using that brand!
Yes I read all of that.
OMG I meant beepybedeepy, I am ashamed. :*(
Wurra wurra wurra wurra fert fert fert fert fert…
Kinda surprised there hasn’t been a “Cute, but WRONG!” joke yet.
Cookies if you get the reference.
two stupid dogs
my guess is he used his fur as a washcloth/oilpan combanation, because it is highly unlikely that he could get his fur oily like that and not notace
He probably noticed he got coated with oil; he just doesn’t see what’s wrong with it. After all, he got the job done, quickly and correctly.
AHAHA what? I would love to see this guy more dont get rid of him.
LOL… this reminds me of the old Mad Magazine days with the artist that did such wonderful worded sound effects… I know he moved to cracked for a while.. never kept up with him after that.
I really enjoy the way Rick Griffin surprise his public.
So many epic sound effects. So much cuteness. How can it all fit in four frames? How?
I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. Kill you sooner, that is.
What I want to know is… how did Itsuki keep his mawashi (is that the right word?) clean while the rest of him got dirty?
Remember, it’s a comic. Rule of Funny is almost always in effect.
I love this new character, it´s chubby and huggable!
yea!!!! got one of the new avatars
My favorite part is how Earl is just very calmly writing on his pad the whole time the ruckus goes on.
Well, if this job doesn’t work out, he could tryout for the mascot. It would really pull in customers and publicity. Especially publicity.
Why it seems that Mr. Sandwich is left-handed! You learn something new every day~
yeah, but also notice that the clipboard is blank. (^_^)
He’s holding a pen in his left hand. Rick was probably too lazy to put scribbling on the clipboard.
maby it was too fast to write anything down
I just thought of something. If Itsuki is a tanuki, then does that mean he has magical powers?
I’m almost surprized that “shama lama ding dong” wasn’t included.
Whatever gets the job done, I guess
Yay For classics! XD
so – is Itsuki wearing a fundoshi ?
he is fast for a starter
Itsuki is the cutest racoon thingy EVER!!!
I just realized thats peanuts and grapes dad.
I wonder if Grape will broom his face when she first meets him.
Hah! (Un)intentionally not reading the comic for a week or so is a great way to get more Housepets! in your life!
Except for when you go to comment on a page, then realize there’s more. :/
Um…I just checked btw and it really is “konnichiwa.” Nevermind. Some other guy must’ve spelt it with two i’s together.
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