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  1. Ryufire

    Food Court time! mmm!

    • Senorpie7

      Chinese food is like procrastinating, it seems like a good idea at the time, but you regret it with passion later on :3

      • xhunterko

        I thought that was McDonald’s?

        • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

          You eat McDonalds food with chopsticks?

          • Xero1414

            Chopstix aren’t used on McDonalds food in Kansas. “o_o

          • spencershot5

            OMG YOUR FROM KANSAS TO… i live in wichita btw

          • MiniKeno

            You’re both from Kansas as well?! I’m originally from derby myself :D OMG!! We’re like the ferrets in this webcomic. WE MUST BAND TOGETHER!!

          • microbuss

            Does Nebraska count? XD

          • Xero1414

            I think the creator of this comic might live in Kansas too because he mentions it all the time in several of his strips… But I’m just taking a wild guess here, there’s no way I could no for sure where the creator of this comic lives ^_^
            We must band together? 0_o
            What would we do after that? Form a band? I’m learning how to play the Piano and want to learn more about FL Studio xD

          • zeroslash

            You should consider Finale Notepad if you want to write music for the piano.

            As for the comic, this is why I shop online. To be honest, I think malls are just for gulls who flock at pretty things. Then again, I’ve been guilty of that too, so meh.

          • Deadly-Bagel

            Clearly, Peanut has McDonalds and Grape has Chinese. Looks like she’s eating rice or something.

          • spencershot4

            Well lets make a fanclub! Online so everyone everywere can join… Who knows where I can make a website

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I think he has a fanclub already.

          • Xero1414

            @zeroslash: I agree, online shopping is the way to go. but browsing through the mall never hurts, especially if you find a product you’ve never heard of, then you can look it up online and find it cheaper (usually)!
            @spencershot4: I’m not too fond of the fan club idea… I’m already doing Pokemon League @ Hero Complex and DnD with friends (over the summer) every week.

            @spencershot4: I live in Wichita too (West) ^_^

          • Xero1414

            @spencershot4… or 5… I’m not very comfortable mentioning addresses just yet, but I live about 5 minutes away from you. That’s creepy. Lol. What social network do you use? I use Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and Gmail. I have it all. :)

            Moderator Edit: Please do not post any personal information. To protect your identity, your e-mail address was removed. If you wish to exchange contact information, it is best to do so via the private message feature on the forums.

          • Dissension

            Guys, this Web site is not private – anyone can see any- and everything you submit. Please don’t post your e-mail or street address, what intersections in what city you live near, or anything else that could be personally identifiable. Posting your e-mail address is just begging for spam bots to target you.

          • spencershot4

            xero ill tell you something thing for now i use facebook twitter and g main ill tell you my twiter folow me tweet me who you are (your housepets page name only for now!) and ill tweet you my facebook… my twitter is spencer_shot_4

        • spencershot5

          no in the 3rd panel above peanuts chat bubble it says china foods

        • spencershot4

          If we make a official fan club for hp in ks wher would it be?

      • Derrath

        NO SUCH THING.

      • Kes

        That chicken seems awesome until you realize what’s actually in it. It’s still engineered to taste awesome.

      • dibs

        i never regret chinese food

      • Draven

        My only regret is not eating enough Chinese food.

        • Valerio

          Back when my society was located nearby a chinese restaurant, i would *always* take lunchtime there.

          • Draven

            I’m a stones throw away from an all-you-can-eat buffet. Great food, excelet service, fairly cheap, even a decent sushi selection. I’m there at least once a week.

  2. Dissension

    Sorry, Grape, I cannot concur.

    The chicken is gross.

    • Senorpie7

      But one must consume said chicken for nutritional value, thus grape is that which she dislikes!

    • Shoan

      *proceeds to throw Dissension out the window” the chicken is $&#@*$ delicious!

    • Jinxed

      Hey, I cooked that chicken!

      • T-Squared

        No no, I got da real scoop! Strong Bad– i mean, Jinxed had me over for chicken one night, and I don’t know what kind of doodoo meat he was using, but I had to puke!

        So I went downstairs and I noticed this little rip in the couch, so I puked in it!

        I– I’m sorry for what I done!!!

  3. Daggy

    Chicken is always awesome.

    • The face

      Almost always. Try sour chicken soup sometime

      • SilentWolfXIII

        Thanks, I think we’re good 0_0;

    • roguebfl

      Unless of course it under coo9k and you get food poisoning…

      • The Guy in the Background

        ‘Tis why I refrain from procuring a chicken patty at my school lunch.
        Crack on of them open and it is completely pink. If I was told they cook them by placing them on a car dashboard for a half hour I would believe it.

  4. The face

    Well, that’s. A good point

  5. xhunterko

    What? No random chicken to show up…oh, wait, it did.

    • xhunterko

      Or should you mean: What chicken?

  6. RootsofOrigin

    Pink Julius

    • T-Squared

      I thought it said Pink Jelius.

      :P XD

      • Aeonera

        i thought it said pink jesus O.o
        (and the fabulous shall inherit the earth)

  7. Cristian100n

    Chicken IS awesome

  8. nyathetexascat

    seems like no free samples

    • The face

      Guess not, either that or they’re all gross

    • Xane

      Man, Sawgrass Mills mall in Florida is so big it has TWO food courts, you could get an entire lunch off just the samples.

      • RedDwarfIV

        Well, that’s not something I’ve ever seen over here in Britain.

      • Yehoshua

        Rainforest Café.

        • T-Squared

          Luckily, we here in San Antonio have one on the Riverwalk, and there’s another one at a mall over in Katy, just outside of Houston. :D

      • adrian

        hey im from davie, FL
        we should meet up i guess
        i would be nice to see another fan of the comic

        • Xane

          Actually I’m not anywhere near there, just been a few times. I’ve heard it’s gotten even more ridiculously huge than it was about 8 years ago.

  9. IceKitsune

    mmmmm chicken is always good IMO!

  10. 1boredcanadian

    Contrivance, Grape has it! Do you?

  11. Zaitsev

    Grape is a new member of the CPUSA as of this strip.

    • The face

      The what? What does CPUSA stand for?

      • Zaitsev

        Communist Part USA

        • Frank

          Weren’t they disbanded in the McCarthy era?

          • Zaitsev

            No, they’ve been around since the 20’s. Had to go underground several times during the Red Scares though.

  12. Lunyk Stormdragon

    Considering that animals talk, aren’t they, like, cannibals? Or at least eating something that thinks…

    • efhosci

      Ugh…fridge horror. O_o

    • D-Rock

      Not really, but it is a bit weird that even prey animals are sentient. Eating other animals is still pretty much normal in the Housepets world.

    • Valerio

      no.
      it’s that pesky food chain. Pet cats are stil supposed to get rid of small intruders the old fashioned way (Sabrina is way too sweet to do that and she asks Fido to take care of them…like a certain mouse…)
      Other than that, the food chain is a natural thing in this world as well, as seen through Zach when he wished his feral friends wouldn’t get eaten.

      • Pogiforce

        There was also the part where Grape ate the communist mouse. Followed by the comment. “We might have some real social progress around here if not for that pesky food chain.”

        • Valerio

          I was referring to that.
          Not to mention the ‘dead bird’ incident with Max.

          • Ryufire

            Even in the world of Pokemon they also eat other Pokemon species! Even though they are considered intelligent!
            In the Pokedex, It always mentions different ways of “Capturing its prey” In one episode, Ash was seen eating a cheeseburger!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Yes, yes, indeed, that is a running joke throughout the strip.

      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/07/06/playing-with-your-food/

    • aerion

      Eating something that thinks, yes, canibals, nope.
      Now, everything being humanoid DOES raise some questions, but in the end, the primary reason why canibalism is bad – other than the killing, but let’s assume no one MURDERS anyone, ever, in this hypothetical world – is what’s essentially a ‘mad human’ disease you can get from a build-up from certain things – I call it ‘mad human’ because it’s quite similar to how cows get ‘mad cow disease’
      So, as long as you don’t eat anything that’s got the same biology as you, you’re probably fine.
      That means Grape can chow down on some talking chicken all she likes.

    • legendario13

      But all animals think.
      The fact that their capacity is lower than the human’s one and that they dont talk is what makes less…Creepy, Eat them.
      In the housepets world is the same, but as they are Sentient (is the right word?, i dont know) it makes you feel more sympathy for them.
      I think is one of those “dont think too much about it” topic, or it will make you apologize with your food.

    • Talonstripe

      I’m not even going to talk about Doctor Whooves in the Pony-verse debating with Derpy about Bacon

  13. Jackalope121

    nothing like a trip to the food court to make sense of the world

  14. Crackles

    Seems like Peanut wasn’t really listening her ranting. Wouldn’t blame him really.

    • RootsofOrigin

      Or he just knows Grape well enough to understand her hypocrisy.

    • Valerio

      Peanut’s priority is to spend time with Grape. I guess he’d distract her with shenanigans just to cheer her up from those social considerations

  15. *White Fang*

    Its things what rick dose that make my mondays. Keep doing what your doing

  16. efhosci

    Aww Grape, you cute little communal anarchist you.

    • Frank

      Reference to year 1 win!

  17. D-Rock

    Don’t go to the mall often, but I agree a little with Grape regarding how many clothing stores there are. Last time I went, I went straight to a Gamestop. No reason other than that to go for me. And yes, Grape, the chicken can be great!

    • Xane

      I remember when the local “regular” mall had an arcade, and candy stores, and toy stores, and book stores and things like the Nature Company. Even the “upper class” mall had the Nature Company and Discovery store and an art supply store, two bookstores, DAPY (a less offensive Spencer type store), and the Disney store.

      The regular mall still has a Spencer (they just moved to a new location) and an Asian import store, the other mall has one candy store and a Radio Shack, but other than that they’re solid clothing stores or things like Louis Vuitton end to end. Gamestops are now in strip malls, not enclosed malls. I was in the “regular mall” two weeks ago and realized I hadn’t even gone in in four years because of how boring it was :(

      • T-Squared

        OH YES. I REMEMBER ARCADES IN MALLS.

        What the pfargtl happened to those?!

        • Xane

          Home systems finally got as good or better than arcade systems. Dance Dance Revolution kept arcades alive longer than their real expiration date should have been, but now that fad’s over with too. There is one mall about 90 miles from me that has an arcade, I stopped in there while on a trip and was very surprised to see it.

          • Talonstripe

            You’re welcome to Singapore, 70% of the not-so-minor malls have arcades.

          • Aeonera

            (in Singapore) all malls are minor, but some are more minor then others

      • Air

        Wow, I didn’t know arcades in malls were rare, the one around my area has two. And it has about half of the other things you mentioned.

      • D-Rock

        Last arcade I went to was in a movie theatre, I think last winter. It was great!

  18. SilentWolfXIII

    Just goes to show you, good life lessons can come at you ANYWHERE

  19. fastbreak333

    Griffin, your personal views are leaking into the comic again. Tsk, tsk.

    • Valerio

      no, that’s Grape’s wisdom.
      Shame on you

  20. Valerio

    chicken is awesome.
    Chicken with rice is double-time awesome.

    • RootsofOrigin

      Chicken with rice AND cow meat is even better.

  21. Valerio

    also, the world needs more Grape wisdom!

    • Maxwell

      I am sorry…..But you make no sense……

    • Xero1414

      Makes sense to me

    • Maxwell

      Note: I thought this was the comic before this till I actually looked at it….it now makes sense.

  22. Xero1414

    *2nd slide*
    ♫♪ Let’s get some shoes, let’s get some shoes, let’s get some shoes, let’s dance ♫♪

  23. Maxwell

    I ate chicken tonight…..it was awesome too.

    • Maxwell

      (Lowers ears).
      Sadly I know that one day Grape will leave Max breaking his heart for Peanut….

      • Camtheman16

        It’s alright, I’m prepared for that sacrafice. *Holds Kleenex Box in his hand*

      • Valerio

        the grapenut shall triumph!

        • Maxwell

          ),:

    • Maxwell

      Ill Cry in sympathy to Max….

      • Maxwell

        for*

  24. Valerio

    somehow I think that Grape would make the Rosa Parks of all pets!

  25. silverfang16

    I always wondered why malls needed a clothing shop every 10 feet. : /

    • Therolyn

      Me too. It always annoys me how half the mall is basically clothing stores.

    • Frank

      It’s because if a person has ripped all their shirts, they can sample everything in a store, decide they don’t like anything, and still be too lazy to walk more than 10 feet

  26. spencershot5

    woh only up for 2 hours and alredy 50 coments!

  27. spencershot5

    um does rick have a PO box? i wana send him fan mail but cant

    • Frank

      He has e-mail (see that “contact” button at the top?). And there’s also the forums.

  28. GameCobra

    Hey, at least Consumerism for food is fine. It’s just clothing that is admittedly silly ;)

    • Frank

      “Hey, I want a pizza!”
      “Dominoes, Pizza Hut, or Chuck E. Cheese?”
      “What? I just want a pizza!”

      • T-Squared

        Ok, What toppings? Cheese, pepperoni, barbecue chicken (wait, what?), the works? :D

        • Valerio

          “I’ll have spaghetti”

  29. Shiranai

    As an internet consumer, I find this comic to be very offensive. Just because we buy stuff impulsively without any thought to how extravagant it is doesn’t make consumerism “disgusting”.

    You know what is disgusting? Happiness. Forget your family or friends; Fill that empty void with gaudy trinkets. Because artificial happiness is the best medicine.

    Your comic has angered me so that it has motivated me to buy more useless junk on Amazon just to prove how wrong you are.

    Good day to you sir.

    • Valerio

      I…bought two history books after reading this comic…
      *fails*

    • Frank

      Sounds like you might be in need of the “a dollar a day” diet

  30. The Guy in the Background

    Chicken Wow?
    Sounds like Grape’s communal anarchy political views are shining through. And I agree! :D
    Lets start a political party lead by a fictitious character!

    ~The Guy in the Background~

  31. Argent Stonecutter

    Grape’s just carrying a grudge over the puppy boots thing.

  32. T-Squared

    Yeah. What happened to K*B Toys, and Waldenbooks, and… and… all the other interesting kids stores that made malls awesome to go to?!

    Almost all the local malls here in my home city are part clothing store, part food court! :< (with maybe a Radio Shack thrown in for good measure.)

    In fact, that's all they should call them today: Clothing and Cuisine Centers! :D

    • Frank

      Simple: the kids grew up

      • Xane

        And stopped having kids altogether? Where do people take their kids for fun anymore? At 8 years old I think I’d die of boredom in a mall now. I wrote a similar post to T-Squared’s farther up the page, but I’ll also add in that even the food court in the smaller mall is almost dead! There’s only like five places left, all the other slots are closed.

    • Pogiforce

      KB Toys couldn’t compete with Toys R Us, and Waldenbooks couldn’t compete with Barnes and Noble.

      You see that’s the thing about modern consumerism: there’s no such thing anymore as healthy competition.

  33. Snowtail the Kajiit

    Chicken is ALWAYS delicious, silly Peanut.

  34. Monfang

    Isn’t it great we live in a world were we get to complain about Consumerism instead of about the lion that wonders though the village and eats the children?

    • Frank

      Lions are not interested in children, at least not usually., but I see your point

    • Pogiforce

      first world problems!

  35. Grip the Wolf

    To answer Grape’s question in the second panel, we need clothes because public nudity is both illegal and frowned upon by society.

    • Frank

      Ah, but her question is on how much clothes you need! Wouldn’t two t-shirts and two pairs of jeans be enough?

      • Grip the Wolf

        That would just be overkill. And not the fun kind, either.

        • Xane

          I don’t get invited to Hollywood premiers so I don’t have much in the way of “nice clothes” but I guess I should have a few better things for weddings and funerals and such.

          You two have the silliest (or maybe scarediest in Grip’s case) sets of icons. Careful Frank, Grape might eat you!

          • Grip the Wolf

            This image, along with the caption, actually describes my reaction to about half of what I see on the internet.

          • Frank

          • Grip the Wolf

            The internet can be a scary place, man.

          • Xane

            Hah, I knew you were afraid of us! ;)

      • RedDwarfIV

        Society makes me have more clothes than I want. I’d be fine with two pairs of jogging trousers, two T-shirts and my kagoul, my scarf, and my trainers [sneakers to Americans.]

        Instead, I have that, and a school uniform, and a PE kit, and a suit for special occasions, and an entire chest of draws full of other clothes that I never wear.

        I agree wholesomely with Grape.

        Chicken IS awesome.

      • Grip the Wolf

        *Facepaw* I completely understood your question. I thought you meant wearing two t-shirts and two pairs of pants at the same time. Consequently, I am going to provide a new answer: I could easily manage with only two sets of clothes.

      • fastbreak333

        To be honest, having that many seems too frugal to me. Sometimes I feel like wearing red, other times black, maybe there’s an occasion where I’d want some blue in my life. I like having the ability to have some different types of clothes and planing my outfit accordingly. And it’s not like I overdo it by overloading my closet or anything like that.

        • Frank

          Which is exactly grape’s point

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You need enough clothes so that you can wear a fresh shirt every day and not have to go to the dry cleaners more than once a week.

        • Frank

          Buy a tiny washing machine!

          • Grip the Wolf

            Wait, how would a tiny washing machine help?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oh we got a new computer
            But it’s such a disappointment
            Because it always gives the same insane advice:
            “Oh you need teeny little eyes
            For reading teeny little print
            Like you need teeny little hands for milking mice!”

  36. Bluewho

    Viva la Grapevolucion! :D

    • legendario13

      I hope Grape doesnt have the same destiny as Karl-lenin. O_O

      • Bluewho

        Umm, I see Grape more as Castro, without the weird furless body and a lot less beardy.

        • legendario13

          Hahahahahaha
          Perfect Combination!
          XD

  37. Salenstormwing

    The consumerism is cursed. (That’s bad.) But you get chicken, which is awesome. (That’s good!) But the chicken is also cursed. (That’s bad.) But you also get this coupon for a free yogurt at the yogurt cart. (That’s good.) The yogurt is also cursed. (Can I go now?)

    • T-Squared

      NO.

      :P

    • Talonstripe

      Just to board the Good/Bad train:
      You get a free fro-ghurt, which is frozen yoghurt! (That’s good!) But the fro-ghurt is expired. (That’s bad.) But you can get 2 free toppings! (That’s good!) But the toppings are cursed. (That’s bad.) And are made up of rocks dunked in radioactive waste. (That’s really bad.) And since you’re here, you have to eat one. (Oh god that’s bad.) But you get the book “Ten Thousand Miles Up” for free! (I AM SO BUYING THIS.)
      There, that should do it.

  38. Qin Ugimachi

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think Grape is starting to wax Communist. XD

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Communal anarchist.

    • dibs

      denouncing materialism doesn’t necessarily mean she’s supporting communism, at least i sure didn’t get that idea

  39. GabiAPF

    My liking of Grape is growing. :)

  40. Pogiforce

    Wait a second, is Grape in a booster seat? That’s so adorable! :D

    If not, I’m impressed at how the mall caters to smaller creatures with tables and chairs at their height.

  41. Tom Flapwell

    Do you find roach crushing as satisfactory as I do?

  42. Draven

    Such envy, I could never figure out how to use chopsticks.

  43. Air

    Chinese chicken is always awesome.

  44. Dragongal

    I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS MESSAGE FOR YEARS (Not the chicken message) AND IT IS FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGED!!!!

    • Draven

      Careful, screaming for years can be damaging to to your vocal chords.

  45. Draven

    Humans cover their bodies because winter.
    … that is all

  46. Maxwell

    It is amazing how many comments this comic makes daily.

  47. Dann Leonn

    I agree with Draven, Humans seem to wear less clothing in summer. (that’s because summer is warm, exept in england where we just wear coats ALL THE TIME)

    Also, chicken has always been a favorite food of mine. That and carrots…

    (This is my first ever post on HP!, read the whole comic. love every page.)

    • Maxwell

      Welcome to the community of housepets! fans Dann Leonn.

      • RockstarRaccoon

        Yes, Welcome to the Housepets Fandom. May whatever god you believe in have mercy on your soul…

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  49. Tailz

    I would prefer chinese food over fast food anytime. :3

  50. volkoseba

    I recently ordered barbecue chicken at a food court restaurant named something like “Cajun Big Easy.” Rather than being treated to a southern-style dish, however, it tasted EXACTLY like General Tso’s chicken. Well, I’m not complaining, but it was unexpected…

  51. Draven

    I hate when I’m eating General Tso’s chicken and I get a tiny piece of super pepper. Only with takeout though.

  52. Maxwell

    Food Glorious food.

  53. Maxwell

    If it was like last post any minute now the next comic will be up.
    If not then ill see it tomorrow.

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  55. FrozenBottle

    Ahhh yes…The peculiar piece of Americana that is known as the “mall”; where Capitalism and its heathen children Consumerism and Mass Production smother creativity, with their cheap prices and identical styling. Also where the superficial gather and discuss meaningless topics of popularity and brandnames. I really don’t know why anyone would spend their valuable time there.