Food Court time! mmm!
Chinese food is like procrastinating, it seems like a good idea at the time, but you regret it with passion later on :3
I thought that was McDonald’s?
You eat McDonalds food with chopsticks?
Chopstix aren’t used on McDonalds food in Kansas. “o_o
OMG YOUR FROM KANSAS TO… i live in wichita btw
You’re both from Kansas as well?! I’m originally from derby myself OMG!! We’re like the ferrets in this webcomic. WE MUST BAND TOGETHER!!
Does Nebraska count? XD
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
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.
Clearly, Peanut has McDonalds and Grape has Chinese. Looks like she’s eating rice or something.
Well lets make a fanclub! Online so everyone everywere can join… Who knows where I can make a website
I think he has a fanclub already.
@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) ^_^
@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.
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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
no in the 3rd panel above peanuts chat bubble it says china foods
If we make a official fan club for hp in ks wher would it be?
NO SUCH THING.
That chicken seems awesome until you realize what’s actually in it. It’s still engineered to taste awesome.
chicken… People must know! THEY’RE USING CHICKEN!
i never regret chinese food
My only regret is not eating enough Chinese food.
Back when my society was located nearby a chinese restaurant, i would *always* take lunchtime there.
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.
Sorry, Grape, I cannot concur.
The chicken is gross.
But one must consume said chicken for nutritional value, thus grape is that which she dislikes!
*proceeds to throw Dissension out the window” the chicken is $&#@*$ delicious!
Hey, I cooked that chicken!
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!!!
Chicken is always awesome.
Almost always. Try sour chicken soup sometime
Thanks, I think we’re good 0_0;
Unless of course it under coo9k and you get food poisoning…
‘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.
Well, that’s. A good point
What? No random chicken to show up…oh, wait, it did.
Or should you mean: What chicken?
I thought it said Pink Jelius.
i thought it said pink jesus O.o
(and the fabulous shall inherit the earth)
Chicken IS awesome
Chicken is people, not food!
Chickens are friends not food!
Chickens are mean!
The chicken is awesome, but the cake is a l–*pelted with tomatoes by the auidence and briefcases by Valve’s lawyers*
seems like no free samples
Guess not, either that or they’re all gross
Man, Sawgrass Mills mall in Florida is so big it has TWO food courts, you could get an entire lunch off just the samples.
Well, that’s not something I’ve ever seen over here in Britain.
Even if you did, it’d be English food.
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.
hey im from davie, FL
we should meet up i guess
i would be nice to see another fan of the comic
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.
mmmmm chicken is always good IMO!
Contrivance, Grape has it! Do you?
Grape is a new member of the CPUSA as of this strip.
The what? What does CPUSA stand for?
Communist Part USA
Weren’t they disbanded in the McCarthy era?
No, they’ve been around since the 20’s. Had to go underground several times during the Red Scares though.
Considering that animals talk, aren’t they, like, cannibals? Or at least eating something that thinks…
Ugh…fridge horror. O_o
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.
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.
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.”
I was referring to that.
Not to mention the ‘dead bird’ incident with Max.
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!
Yes, yes, indeed, that is a running joke throughout the strip.
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.
the zombies in the game “dead Island” were a permutation of that disease. or at least they lead you to think that through most of the game.
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.
I’m not even going to talk about Doctor Whooves in the Pony-verse debating with Derpy about Bacon
nothing like a trip to the food court to make sense of the world
Seems like Peanut wasn’t really listening her ranting. Wouldn’t blame him really.
Or he just knows Grape well enough to understand her hypocrisy.
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
Its things what rick dose that make my mondays. Keep doing what your doing
Aww Grape, you cute little communal anarchist you.
Reference to year 1 win!
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!
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
OH YES. I REMEMBER ARCADES IN MALLS.
What the pfargtl happened to those?!
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.
You’re welcome to Singapore, 70% of the not-so-minor malls have arcades.
(in Singapore) all malls are minor, but some are more minor then others
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.
Last arcade I went to was in a movie theatre, I think last winter. It was great!
Just goes to show you, good life lessons can come at you ANYWHERE
Griffin, your personal views are leaking into the comic again. Tsk, tsk.
no, that’s Grape’s wisdom.
Shame on you
chicken is awesome.
Chicken with rice is double-time awesome.
Chicken with rice AND cow meat is even better.
also, the world needs more Grape wisdom!
I am sorry…..But you make no sense……
Makes sense to me
Note: I thought this was the comic before this till I actually looked at it….it now makes sense.
♫♪ Let’s get some shoes, let’s get some shoes, let’s get some shoes, let’s dance ♫♪
I ate chicken tonight…..it was awesome too.
Sadly I know that one day Grape will leave Max breaking his heart for Peanut….
It’s alright, I’m prepared for that sacrafice. *Holds Kleenex Box in his hand*
the grapenut shall triumph!
Ill Cry in sympathy to Max….
somehow I think that Grape would make the Rosa Parks of all pets!
I always wondered why malls needed a clothing shop every 10 feet. : /
Me too. It always annoys me how half the mall is basically clothing stores.
It’s because humans have weird furless bodies.
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
woh only up for 2 hours and alredy 50 coments!
um does rick have a PO box? i wana send him fan mail but cant
He has e-mail (see that “contact” button at the top?). And there’s also the forums.
Hey, at least Consumerism for food is fine. It’s just clothing that is admittedly silly
“Hey, I want a pizza!”
“Dominoes, Pizza Hut, or Chuck E. Cheese?”
“What? I just want a pizza!”
Ok, What toppings? Cheese, pepperoni, barbecue chicken (wait, what?), the works?
“I’ll have spaghetti”
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.
I…bought two history books after reading this comic…
Sounds like you might be in need of the “a dollar a day” diet
Sounds like Grape’s communal anarchy political views are shining through. And I agree!
Lets start a political party lead by a fictitious character!
~The Guy in the Background~
Grape’s just carrying a grudge over the puppy boots thing.
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!
Simple: the kids grew up
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.
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.
Chicken is ALWAYS delicious, silly Peanut.
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?
Lions are not interested in children, at least not usually., but I see your point
first world problems!
To answer Grape’s question in the second panel, we need clothes because public nudity is both illegal and frowned upon by society.
Ah, but her question is on how much clothes you need! Wouldn’t two t-shirts and two pairs of jeans be enough?
That would just be overkill. And not the fun kind, either.
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!
This image, along with the caption, actually describes my reaction to about half of what I see on the internet.
The internet can be a scary place, man.
Hah, I knew you were afraid of us!
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.
*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.
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.
Which is exactly grape’s point
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.
Buy a tiny washing machine!
Wait, how would a tiny washing machine help?
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!”
Viva la Grapevolucion!
I hope Grape doesnt have the same destiny as Karl-lenin. O_O
Umm, I see Grape more as Castro, without the weird furless body and a lot less beardy.
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?)
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.
If I didn’t know better, I’d think Grape is starting to wax Communist. XD
denouncing materialism doesn’t necessarily mean she’s supporting communism, at least i sure didn’t get that idea
My liking of Grape is growing.
Wait a second, is Grape in a booster seat? That’s so adorable!
If not, I’m impressed at how the mall caters to smaller creatures with tables and chairs at their height.
Do you find roach crushing as satisfactory as I do?
Such envy, I could never figure out how to use chopsticks.
They have training chopsticks for people like you.
Chinese chicken is always awesome.
I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS MESSAGE FOR YEARS (Not the chicken message) AND IT IS FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGED!!!!
Careful, screaming for years can be damaging to to your vocal chords.
Humans cover their bodies because winter.
… that is all
It is amazing how many comments this comic makes daily.
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.)
Welcome to the community of housepets! fans Dann Leonn.
Yes, Welcome to the Housepets Fandom. May whatever god you believe in have mercy on your soul…
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I would prefer chinese food over fast food anytime. :3
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…
I hate when I’m eating General Tso’s chicken and I get a tiny piece of super pepper. Only with takeout though.
Food Glorious food.
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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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.
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