The crazy old fart is back!
Well, he does stink..
Why do I get the feeling that Spo is going to use some form of magic and time travel later in the series, and BECOME the old man? He’d know the future, so it’d explain why he’s able to predict where they’d need help and whatnot.
ฺBecause you have the blue box?
*Gasp* Then he would be like Captian Jack Harkness and The Face of Boe! Well, except for the fact that he isn’t flirtatious and *ahem* a flexible dancer *ahem* but you get the point!
And he’s back with a very interesting page title. This page is called “Everyone’s Old Favorite” and if you go back to when Brent was first introduced, the page title was called “Everyone’s New Favorite” Here, why don’t I just show you: http://www.housepetscomic.com/tag/crazy-old-man-who-only-speaks-in-limericks/
Does that mean Pete is somehow involved in this?
Don’t know what the relationship between the Old Guy and Pete is. He could be associated with the temple. Or just psychic.
Lol I love Kevin in the first panel. Also hes clearly talking about Sabrina looks like Foxstar might be right.
The only question now is: who’s unpaid debt?
Why, the debt that all men pay, of course!
… For food?
… Hush money so I won’t tell of their plan for world domination?
Oh wait, only penguins pay that.
Penguins are more evil than Gannondork! And they are more successful in their plans.
The crazy old guy is back yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
A mouse can dream, Spo; a mouse can dream.
Oh WOW I keep forgetting Spo is there. I was thinking Fido had said that! XD NOW I GET IT!! I think… why does Spo want to be him anyway?
I think I’ve found a new avatar. about time I changed it.
just seeing if it changed or if it’s taking a while.
also, I love this character. he should pop up way more often.
only in the most random of times or places
But he never leaves his house shack!
lol. how’d you cross out “house” like that?
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I was going to say “Oh great, we have Brent here in the comic again. ”
Buuuut, Brent beat me to it.
ai wish ai could talk like that…
Tis easy if u think like a bat…
But not like a dog…
For to use such dialog…
would require a new kind of thinking hat!
You guys are epic.
I already am that guy but my riddles don’t rhyme.
YES! Me and meh pals all pretty much wanna be like that! XD an old poetic dude who just weirds people out
It’s actually the first time I see Ralph’s tail owo
O_O that’s right
it’s also the first time he’s tagged as “Ralph” instead of “Sergeant Ralph”
yeah i just noticed that to
and also: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/05/18/cool-clean-and-refreshing/
Ralph’s first appearance, you see his tail.
That tail looks PRETTY small compared to this one.
His tail is pretty buff in this strip.
an awesome tail at that!
Thats cause Ralph dont turn his back to nobody (Usually)
I just want that beard of awesomity.
I made up a word
Very good! *Awesome Nod*
Please tell me I’m not the only one who saw the connection when I saw the arc’s title. I mean it’s kinda obvious. Right? Right?
I didn’t, what is it?
You mean connection with the old guy or with someone else? Cuz I didn’t see any of that. XD
You mean case curse of the Aztec gold?
I’m thinking… the first “Pirates of the Carribean” movie… right?
To Self: Oh wee. You think your very smart and clever for figuring something out about an old strip arc. Here’s a bozo pin and let me stick in too far. There. Happy now that you’ve confused everyone?
wait what did you figure out exactly?
Notice the sarcasm. Apparently, nothing at all.
Just as I predicted… they’ll talk to the bats, and Spo will be 6 feet tall.
Ralph in 3rd panel = PUPPY! *glomps*
Does that count as assaulting an officer?
Maybe hindering an investigation
Maybe that thing where an officer gives you an order… and you refuse to follow it… the name escapes me right now… okay, I’ll shut up
this is cool, the old man is back and let me guess the guy vanishes as soon as they look back to the shack.
Or maybe it’s Jacob’s Cabin… and the second that they look away, the WHOLE CABIN vanishes… *sigh* I loved LOST.
Is it possible the old man is a harbringer of doom, an eerie warning our K9 cops are about to face something or someone supernatural? Last time he showed up Pete turned out to be real.
Its possible I don’t see how anything other then something supernatural could steal stuff from the middle of the highway with no one noticing. (unless what Spo said was right and its just for the insurance and there was nothing in there to begin with or something like that) I’m just kind of wondering if the man himself is supernatural in some way. (He most likely is given this comic)
Isn’t that what they said of The First Grest Train Robbery?
Except IIRC they didn’t get away with out being seen doing it. Also I’m pretty sure they stopped the train first and robbed it that way.
No, it was done while in motion, and no one saw them. People found out about it because they caught them when they were coming out of the station.
In the real-life incident the movie was based on, the police investigated for five months before arresting the culprit
Well technically no one saw them because they paid everyone on the train off in the first place that’s not what appears to have happened here as far as we know. Quite frankly we need more clues then what we are getting so far.
I’m sorry let me clarify that a bit, they paid off the guard that was looking after the gold and he was the one that made the switch. That’s why they weren’t seen, but still that doesn’t appear to be what happened here at all.
The trucker was paid off maybe?
That depends on the size of the bats’ allowance: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/11/07/they-have-an-edge-because-theyre-literate/
This is looking more like the work of Pete every minute…
the limric guy is back!
I see you also read TwoKinds. Good comic. Just saying. BTW, I like the avatar. THAT GUY IS SO FUNNY SOMETIMES!! He kinda reminds me of…someone from this comic…WOW I can’t even firgure out who!
Oh wait DUH! It’s Fido he reminds me of!
i read ALL sorts of web comics and vote for them twokinds is one of my favourites along with “dreamkeepers”, “betterdays” “original life”
but among all of my favorites it has to be housepets as my all time favourite i just think zen is really funy in that scene
i also read las lindas
Spo knows his awesome. He’s wishing for a great thing.
AABBA and meaningful! Nice!
Oh, wait, that’s Spo? I thought it was Fido talking!
YAY limerick speaking old man is back! Shame i see no fist shaped boulder.
Alt text, please
“He decided his getup needed a bit more lunatic flair”
Can’t say I don’t agree.
Last sentence would scan better if you replaced “knowledge” with “news”.
Hmmm… Could Spo BE that guy to begin with? Who knows, Pete turned a man into a dog I wouldn’t argue if he could do the reverse with a mouse AND do a timeloop as well.
un-paid debt? hmmmm… could be referring to fido defending king? or something else i don’t recall?
Dude kinda looks like Brian from KoDT… if he was older and a hermit.
So… let’s see… this guy is near the old Akkadian temple.
I guess it’s got bats in its belfry.
Did Mr. Milton import an Aztec pyramid as well?
Except that Aztec temple parts are probably incompatible with Akkadian temples
You haven’t seen my collection of patch cables.
Why is limerick guy’s text bubble squared while the others are rounded?
Because he’s CRAZY!
Someday you shall be a crazy old limerick man, and I shall be a tree.
And I shall be a furry… wait a minute… I AM a furry!
Ralph: Hey, Old Guy! We need to get your name for our witness statement log! Oh my gosh, the cabin is GONE! Or was it ever even there to begin with? *DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUNNNNN!
Ralph: Oh, wait, never-mind. I was looking the wrong way. There it is. *Points to a cabin*
Me: *From inside cabin* Hey, somebody help! I got caught in a trap in the woods, and this old guy came and locked me in his closet! Please h- *crashing sounds*
Fido: Ummm… shouldn’t we help him, Ralph?
Spo: On second thought, Ralph should just say that his name is “Crazy Old Man Who Only Speaks in Limericks.”
glad to see you got away
if you click the tag for the crazy guy, and compare the two comics, everyone’s in the EXACT same positions.
Ya’know, Rick. I think you should have a great peronise(sp) in the comic, Just sayin. Also a border collie
Well Rufus looks like a collie to me
In fact, I think that crazy old guy should be named “Brent”.
Why is it the first thing I thought of was that the mysterious guy hadn’t paid rent and the landlord a ferret was waiting in the shadows.
I have a feeling this is going to lead some where interesting…
I got a feelin’ *woohoo* that tonight’s gonna be a good night *woohoo*
Fido looks buff in panel four. Even more so in panel one.
What about the old man?
Under his ratty old clothes I’m sure he’s ripped.
YAY! HE’S BACK!! And I gotta admit, I thought i was good at coming up with poetry on the spot (though that’s somewhat diminished ever since I started writing actual stories). This guy comes up with AMAZING limericks and they still make sense! HOLY COW!! Then again, I was never good at making up limericks…
Hey, looks like Fido’s the new host for pete!
Also, from now on, I’m going to call this guy Brent– just because. And Brent, you have inspired me to speak in limericks for as long as possible. I just might be able to do it, if I don’t talk that much.
I was thinking it’s more likely to be Ralph rather than Fido (since he’s the one that the riddle was spoken to). I certainly hope it’s not Fido, that might complicate things between him and Sabrina (and by extension, Tarot)
Its not going to be Fido since he would have to agree to be his avatar which Fido would never do, I’m sure he knows about the Game and stuff from Sabrina so he would know to stay away from Pete. I’m still going with it being either Max or Bino (leaning towards Max more due to Pete being able to get more out of Max then Bino, with him being close to Tarot (and therefore Dragon) and his original target of Grape, ect.)
Also the riddle has nothing to do with Pete, Foxstar said already that it most likely has to do with Sabrina and some one she met before meeting Tarot or Moving to BG with her. That was only in the Novel that Rick is working on so he (and a select few others) have more info then we do.
Rick is working on a novel?
Spo wants to be a creepy loner with fleas for company and so far 2 appearance throughout this universe… well actually smelling like cheese?
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