I Cast Burning Hands
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  1. Ryu

    Too much silliness for food! =P

    • pb98

      so why is falstaff’s hands on fire?

      • Nohbody

        Cartoon physics renders extra spicy food as temperature-hot, at least to the extent demonstrated here.

        (RL spices that are strong enough can cause skin irritation, too, especially if you touch it to the wrong places; Without going into details, let’s just say after handling really spicy food you should wash your hands before using the restroom, as well as after.)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Because that’s the pot of boiling water they use to cook the crawfish.

    • Gabe23

      Am I the only one who thinks that “Spyci Paws” would be a great name for a kind of dance ???

  2. Khazix

    Little bit of aloe should clear that right up.

  3. IceKitsune

    Truck you just don’t learn very well do you?

    • Tech

      “friend seems to be in pain and has red paws now, looks like fun I want to try”
      this is how truck thinks

      • ToaSoul

        this would be a horrible time for them to be caught “Red-Handed”

        • Draven


        • Anubis


        • nightarix

          they probably will considering that scream

        • Adryan

          One Internets for you, sir

    • Z24

      Well, he got all the way from Oregon to Babylon. That’s something, right?

      • Silly Zealot

        Depends, where’s Babylon Gardens, exactly? Is it near Springfield?

        • Z24

          Not sure, but I think I heard it was in North Carolina

        • Duck'n

          My bet is that Babylon Gardens is somewhere in or around Missouri.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I thought Ohio maybe.

          • IceKitsune

            I’ve always put it in either Ohio,Michigan or Indiana myself

  4. Tech

    when in doubt just stick your hand right in, or maybe don’t that might be safer XD

    • Senorpie7

      I prefer using things like my eyes and nose before shoving appendages into things, but we all have personal preferences!

      • Silly Zealot

        I stick my feet first, then I drag my feet back with my hands and drag my hands back with my face.

        • FriendlyFireFox

          Do… do you put your left foot in? Is there any shaking all about involved?

  5. xhunterko

    Falstaff has yet to master the secret of Raccoon Punch.

    • thebrokeartist

      He first needs to see the Grand Master to learn it. As for Truck… Meh. He’s already mastered it.

      • Silly Zealot


  6. WingedWolfGirl

    Must be some strong stuff. His hands are glowing radioactive red.

  7. orenotter

    “paws”? Raccoons don’t have paws.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Technically neither do any of the other anthropomorphic animals in HP!

      • Silly Zealot

        There are anthropomorphic animal characters in Harry Potter?!

        • Tsunami

          Yeah, Hermione is one in the second book (only for a little while but still.)

        • Argent Stonecutter

          There is no ! in HP.

  8. Duck'n

    What part of that looks enjoyable truck!?

  9. Marco

    Heh yet Truck wants to try it anyway! XD

    • Skarroth

      Maybe he likes them spicy paws with his craw-fish. xD

  10. Duck'n

    Poor Falstaff with his skalded paws, he reminds me of a time when I picked up a hot iron. Long story short, NOT FUN!

    • thebrokeartist

      Tell me about it. As an artesan I can tell you that, you have no idea how you’ll hurt yourself when it comes to hot iron.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I recall a discussion thread once about soldering with insufficient clothing. It was cringeworthy.

        • Z24

          Please, you obviously never cooked bacon shirtless…

  11. D-Rock

    I know how that feels. Once grabbed a metal pot handle that was over another pot of boiling water for who knew how long. Also made the mistake of slicing Habanero peppers without gloves one time. Live and learn.

    • CWFang

      try ingesting the hobanero right afterwards

      • D-Rock

        No. Don’t even like jalapenos.

  12. valerio

    AT – Tears will sooth the pain! Quick, rub your eyes!

    • awesomedudeperson

      It just sounds so terribly painful that I can’t even imagine what it might actually feel like…

  13. Xane

    Poor little raccoons!

  14. Ajani

    Raccoon paws are on the menu now

  15. Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

    What did they put in there, The Unmaker? You’d think they invited Sydney Scoville over to play chef!

    • NAME --- Get an avatar

      If she wasn’t there before she will be soon. (Alt text surprisingly relevant here: “tears will sooth the pain: quick, rub your eyes”)

    • Perfesser_Bear

      Actually, the Scoville Scale is named for its creator, Wilbur Lincoln Scoville of Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals. It’s been around for about ninety years, and is used to rate the ‘hotness’ of organic peppers and other chemicals.

      • Dena

        Perfesser, Sydney Scoville is a reference to another webcomic, Grrl Power. She considers three million scoville ‘acceptable’.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’ve tried million-scoville range peppers. No. Just, no.

          • nightarix

            yea as they point out in grrl power she lives up to the family name

  16. 2MK

    The third panel could’ve look better if it had a wild take.

  17. B.Squirrel

    Spicy craw! I want in!

  18. Secret

    This takes the term “hot hands” to a whole new level

    • aicivilwar

      What about “hot pads” on hot paws?

  19. Valerio

    At this point, methinks this will end with them deciding the food wasn’t worth all the pains…

    • IceKitsune

      Either that or they get invited to the party anyway after no one else will come.

    • Draven

      They’ve already been through too much to quit.

    • GameCobra

      Someone could give him water to cool down his paws and invite them out of sympathy =3

  20. CHAOKOCartoons

    if you know whats in it then why not use a big spoon?!?! (5 secs later) MA’ SPOON IS TOO BIG!

    • Frank

      because you can’t wash it with a spoon!

  21. RockstarRaccoon

    Ha, for all this trouble, they should just give ‘em the food…

  22. Kohaku Nightfang

    Hmm I wonder if the food is hot or if there is some kind of spice making his hands red? I’m thinking spices, but geeze what causes something like that? O.o

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s boiling water to cook the crawfish.

      • Frank

        Look carefully. That’s exactly what Truck thought too. Apparently, they need to let the crayfish sit in spices after making them boiling hot, so they can soak the spice up

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’m pretty sure Truck was right and Falstaff was wrong (being authoritatively wrong is Falstaff’s job), unless there’s something fundamentally different with the way the HP world does a crawfish boil. The crawfish in the sink aren’t cooked, they’re still live. They’re killed by being dunked in that pot.

  23. Draven

    I feel REALLY bad for Falstaff. Poor guy…

  24. Hotep the psychic

    feel bad for both if truck wants to try it!!!

  25. *wolfiejaypaw*

    Me next :D

  26. Valerio

    the spices are so hot, they are melting the pot’s outer layer!

  27. GeckoZY

    Stop, drop and roll!! We need more water XD

  28. thebrokeartist

    If Falstaffs screams of pain won’t give them away than I don’t know what will. o-_o- -o_-o

  29. Perfesser_Bear

    Okay, now we have the recipe for “Buffalo Coons.” Take two raccoons and add ground Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers…

    • thebrokeartist

      Uh sounds delicious.

  30. Raska

    hehe “tears will soothe the pain”. Great alt text

  31. T-Squared

    Caught RED-HANDED! :D

    Heh? Heh?! :D

    *pelted with tomatoes*

    • StPyre

      if you’re coverred in tomatos, let’s dunk you in the pot to! :D *gets a huge spatula*

    • Duck'n

      * BROOM to Your FACE* !

    • Therolyn

      Thats what I thought at first. But then I realized I didn’t want a broom to the face


  32. Vuk91

    I learned the same lesson in a way more painful way

    • TinFoilHats

      I learned too, only it involved those smoke screen Fourth of July fireworks and me grabbing it wrong(my finger got roasted(it’s fine now, but it hurt like that unpleasant place in the ground)).

  33. Salenstormwing

    Raccoons should just give into being domesticated. Free food is worth it.

  34. StPyre

    and people wonder why i dont eat spicy foods >.>

    • Willwhite3

      I kinda dislike spicy foods as well~

  35. Z24

    Go wash again. It’ll pass

  36. I'll Eat Yourself

    I don’t know how craw fish are meant to be cooked, but this is still funny. XD

    • thebrokeartist

      You boil ‘em. When the crawfish is red and not moving anymore you put in the spices and keep the water warm for a few hours.

  37. GameCobra

    I cast burning hands into the sky to turn them into healing hands!

  38. Baxtrr

    I too was confused at first. But I have concluded that the problem is in fact that the water is laced with very hot peppers, not boiling. Aside from the alt text, there is no steam coming off the pot (even Truck isn’t stupid enough to not be able to tell that something’s too hot to touch safely), and Falstaff obviously leaves his hands in the water for longer than the fraction of a second it would take to realize that it’s boiling hot. My 2 cents’ worth.

    • thebrokeartist

      That is a good conclusion but you’re forgetting that water doesn’t need to boil or steam to be really hot. Believe you me I’ve done something similar with some bath water from the sauna. It wasn’t boiling or steaming so I thougt that the water was cold or at least skin warm so I put my hand in the bucket and after 2 second I pull my hand out shaking it and putting it in the river to cool off. Besides who says that there’s any peppers in the pot.

      • Dena

        I’m guessing because he says ’spicy’ instead of ‘hot’…

        • thebrokeartist

          But that doesn’t mean that the peppers are hot enough to burn Falstaffs paws. I mean if it was a container filled with nothing but red hot chili peppers then yeah, I could agree it burns. But since they’re spicing the crawfish, I get the joke cause Falstaff realises that there are spices in the hot pot and the pain should feel like salt on an open wound.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      There’s no pepper hot enough to make your hands burn like that. Eyes and mucous membranes, yes, but even straight Bhut Jolokia is stopped by the epidermis.

      • Draven

        Unless his hands were somewhat raw from vigorously washing the crayfish, in which case most spices would be able to cause serious irritation.

    • Foxstar

      Rule of Funny applies, you know.

    • Duck'n

      Just to clear the air, I believe Falstaff was talking about the ingredients in the pot. ya know pepper, garlic and he was about to say spices before he dipped his hands into the pot of hot/boiling water. One thing leads to another and he shouts “Spicy Paws!” instead of spices or AHHHH my Paws!!

      • thebrokeartist

        Spices don’t excatly burn. They just give food a strong flavour and smell.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Now if his hands were scalded by hot water, then they’d be sensitive to capsaicin.

  39. Solario the Visored

    The name and alt text of this strip both make me grin! :D

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  41. Duck'n

    So I guess saying that the coons were caught red handed would be an understatement? Plus who at that party is not going to here Falstaff shouting outside!

  42. Valerio

    the dogs at the dinner are SO going to suffer when they sniff those things!

    • Willwhite3

      Oh gosh I know, right? xD

  43. AleColin

    How come these raccoons didn’t realize that the water is boiling hot.

  44. RioluNation

    Silly racoons! xD

    • Silly Zealot

      Silly me! “gets kicked off the stage”

  45. team fabulous

    I can imagine Truck’s voice being similar to RvB’s Caboose. I’m guessing that if Truck puts his paws in the spice mix, he’ll be running around screaming about how his paws are burning and how his fur does nothing.

    • thebrokeartist

      RvB?!!!!!! YOU’VE SEEN IT TOO!!!! THAT SHOW WAS AWESOME! Made laugh, made me cry, heck it even gave me lot’s of ideas for characters for my own comics/mangas.

  46. Jadugara

    I totally adore the D&D spell reference in the title…

    Jadugara ^_^

    • Thouhastbinpwnd

      I know, I just read the title a while after the comic was out and I was like “lol dnd reference!”

  47. Warwicky

    Wash them off, quick!

  48. GreighVonGottreich

    That’ll leave a mark in the mornin’. hehe

  49. aicivilwar

    Prediction: Grape will catch the coons, but at that point Falstaff will pass out from fear, and pain in his paws. Truck won’t fully realize what’s going on at first, and since she’s been in a good mood thus far, Grape will calm down Truck, and when Falstaff wakes up he will be greeted with smiling faces and a free meal for the night… but what then?

  50. Willwhite3

    Spicy Paws!~ Thats adorable~

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