Roosevelt is so cute. :p
Also, have I mentioned that kangaroos are awesome, lately?
Soooo… Theodore Roosevelt reincarnated on a female kangaroo?
Good for him/her I guess.
Roosevelt is a boy.
Possibly just as well — it prevents narrow-mindedness…
My mind isn’t narrow! It’s sealed tight! Which makes afraid of can openers….
On the other hand, canned brains are safe from Zombies…
Alt text: “Australian Rules Football is a combination of all sport, plus rugby again”
Awesome expressions xD
Also I approve of your new avatar Dissension ^^
Everyone else plays Unamerican Football!
Yup, rugby is basically football but without all those wimpy regulations.
I think they’re talking Aussie Rules Football, which is basically war with a Rugby ball
It’s like Rugby, but without all those pesky “foul” regulations. Or corners.
The manliness factor of ball sports goes kind of:
Dangling them over a croc’s mouth > Ozzie Football > Lacrosse > Hurling / Camogie* / Gaelic Football / etc > Hockey > Rugby > Polo**/Wheelchair Basketball** > Dodgeball > Test Cricket / Baseball*** (hardball) > Handball > Tennis > 20-20 Cricket > Association Football > Basketball*** > American Football > Cycle Polo > Table Tennis > Rounders/Softball > Netball > 5-a-side > Water Polo**** > Ping Pong*****
I’m sure I’ve still managed to miss some and someone is therefore going to shout at me for being such an uncultured cretin, but whatever.
* Yes even though it’s a women’s version of Hurling
** Once you’ve fallen off a horse the first time whilst trying to hit a croquet ball with a not-quite-long-enough stick, it takes some guts to get back on and try again. Ditto coming back after a serious wheelchair crash.
*** Aka “Netball and Rounders turned up a notch”. Like you can run around and collide with people whilst having to bounce the ball, or the ball is made out of harder material, flies faster, and requires you to have stronger wrists/catching mitts and slide for home. Though having said that, it’s probably actually on a similar level to cricket all told… which is why the list is now out of order after I cut ‘n’ pasted it
**** Aka “vaguely co-ordinated splashing”. Now, Octopush, there’s a man’s game. Unfortunately, it uses a puck not a ball.
***** As distinct from Table Tennis, which is way more hardcore. And Wif-Waf, which can ONLY be played properly by hardcore South Koreans who haven’t yet discovered Starcraft.
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You forgot Russian Roulette.
I find your lack of belief that Water Polo is a man’s game disturbing, you’ve obviously never played… It only LOOKS tame, everything happens UNDER THE WATER.
I feel you spiritwolf15x. It’s a tough sport since you have to be under water and there’s always a chance that someone might kick you when they don’t mean it. That’s right I’ve played water polo a little bit. And I have to say it’s a really fun game.
Tsunami: That only counts if you’re using spherical bullets.
Spirit / TBA: You’d be correct in that assumption. I’m simply not old enough to have properly sampled all the listed sports, I’m vaguely proud of myself for having actually heard of them. The list is open to rearrangement on receipt of suitable petitions such as your own. After all, macramé might be the manliest thing in the world, but given it’s received image and what little I know about it, I’m not about to bother trying it just for the tiny chance I may be proven wrong.
Moderator: What even did you change? I’ve looked super hard and I can’t see the join. That’s some expert level editing.
Ah, removal of a reference to a particular machinimatic insult used in multiplayer FPS type games (placed at the end of the list to indicate its sheer childishness).
I know this is PG13 and all but I coulda sworn that would count, given that it’s usually carried out by 13 year olds
an AFL football is nothing like a ruby football apart from the shape. size, weight kickball distance whats i made out of. its like comparing a baseball to the basket ball
And where is classic FIFA football in all this?
Aussie Rules is nothing like Rugby. In Aussie rules, you get to throw the ball away when you’re about to get pummeled. In Rugby you have to stand there and take it.
(OK, you have to punch it or kick it or use some other fancy ballet steps to unload it, but there’s always someone to throw it to, because there’s no offsides, and the rules pretty much say you *have to* get rid of it if you’re going to be knocked down)
yep peoples ears get ripped off in rugby
The joy of getting cuts and bruises! :3
I don’t recall soccer being as violent as American football…. XD
oh, Soccer is the hockey of the world. There are brawls almost all the time in soccer.
On a serious note here, there ARE records of people being beaten to death during riots happenning during matches.
Australian-rules football is not soccer.
Man, that’s awesome! Why don’t we have more of that in America? I’d watch that any day!
I’m sure people would be nearly dying left and right if that happened. Though I’ll admit I would watch it anyway. Violence is an amazing attraction when you think about it
You must be watching AMERICAN soccer.
As said above, I think it’s Aussie Rules Football they’re on about.
I think he meant rugby, it’s a big thing in australia, plus it’s a lot more rough then american football. It kind of fits the bill.
No, rugby is not Australian-rules football, either.
Rugby is war, Aussie Rules is ballet.
Ballet with guns; danced by soldiers who hate each other.
You’re obviously from Melbourne.
Rugby, rugby never changes.
Gah. Look, you lot.
Makes sense now!
Yay Kangaroos are awesome!
Not to mention that they have cable. I mean what kind of mega-ultra zoo do they live in?
Even prisons have tv; this would be a pretty crap place to live and work if you didn’t get cable.
Yeah, low security U.S.A. prisons, pherhaps.
Er… i don’t get cable
they seem to have all the consoles too, I see the wii, the xbox and the fat ps3.
…? i only see two consoles. i think the thing hooked up to the tv(the black one laying flat) is either a dvr(that thing that records shows) or the cablebox.
Bruce’s much anticipated first appearance!!!!1one
These are the same kangaroos who’ve appeared intermittently since the “The Zoo” arc.
This is the first time they’ve been named, yesno?
Will the tags be updated on their previous appearances?
They don’t look like the kangaroos on the first strips, I still think they are different ones.
This is the new style, nobody looks quite what they used to.
Your avatar reminds me of Annoyed Picard.
Aalso in this version, player bearly use the foot … and that is not exactly a ball
They do use them to move around unlike the sports on horse/elephant back.
I was wondering when they’ll show up!
I knew about Bruce, but not Roosevelt, how did you find out bout her, pray tell?
I saw the two kangaroos in the character sheet, I assumed there were two due to the markings in the face XD and I never knew the name of the other kangaroo (until today) since there was no label.
Hmm screaming at the TV…. yup this seems familiar to me
Like 5 hours ago at the Super Bowl.
Yup, I was wondering how the Raven’s could let the game get that close.
Kangaroos are amazing animals! Hope they enjoyed the commercials! =P
I keep imagining them talking with thick Crocodile Dundee australian accents.
Or the Geico Gecko’s voice for Bruce
Duster, you probably read this already, but I think you’ll enjoy re-reading it:
I re-read it and its still funny as ever. Guess I was half right ,sort of.
Oh, neat way to re-introduce the kangaroos. I see what you did there Rick, very clever!
Are they both Male Kangaroos?
I was wondering the same. They look mighty snuggly, and are very cute together regardless of gender, though.
I agree with them too, besides it looks kind of cold at the zoo so i am sure they don’t mind sharing a blanket.
Could be brothers, you know?
You know what the say about Australia. Its a land where the man are man, and that the way they like it.
No no no, it’s where the men are men, some of the women are as well, and the sheep are in a continual state of panic as a result.
Worry not, for over my many travels across the mesetas of Pripchon, the deserts of Tuguria, the steppes of Grandalus and the Arfarota valleys, I have learned to tell all cartoon animal and plan-life’s gender by looks alone and can safely say that Roosevelt is female, though how can a kangaroo sit on a bench like tat confortably is stil a mystery to me.
No offense, everyone, but I think he was asking about whether they had a pouch
Wait? How do the kangaroos they those consoles, flat screen, and a heater? They’re better off than me!
It’s not all roses and potpourri, they have to share the consoles with the wallabys
also, I wonder if ‘performing’ means also show the visitor how do they manage with WII Sports
tripping over their feet, most likely. They don’t call them macropods for nothing
I wonder if Housepets! animals can participate in the olympics, I’d watch them way more.
That reminds of a classic SF story, from the ’50s, about a mermaid entered into a swimming contest. The competing team entered a seal in retaliation, but were thwarted by the mermaid’s coach dumping a bowl of goldfish into the water.
What kind of wallabies are they?
(and re Frank’s comment… I wouldn’t want to pay for footie boots for kangaroos)
Maybe Big Foot can take them to his choice shoe store.
Hm, it looks like a 360 next to their cable box! :3
I’m so poor I only have an x-box 180.
Hey, my old Intellivision still works just fine…
I actually *have* an Intellivision, still in the box, I need to find a monitor I can hook it up to somewhere…
Yep — my Intellivision never had a box, or it did, but it was destroyed when the roof of the Radio Shack I worked at failed. Still sealed in the shrink-wrap, it was fine — and ¢heap.
And now we have a name for the other kangaroo.
Want really rough American football? Unfortunately, the best for that is the Blitz video game…
And to pay for their rent and utilities? Just being a cute and awesome zoo kangaroo! XD
Tempting job offer. “puts on kangaroo suit”
How can anything possibly contain rugby twice? Is that size even theoretically possible in the laws of physics?
You must be unfamiliar with Australia and it’s people. Their dictionary doesn’t include the word “impossible”. There’s only things that they have done, things that they might do if they feel like it, and things they can’t be bothered doing.
Taking rugby, putting in every other sport, and then putting rugby into itself again for good measure? That’s an arvo’s hard yacker, you’ll be flat out like a lizard for a while, and the result might be a bit bodgy like even though you feel dead as a maggot, but it’s nothing worth cracking a fruity over.
Aussie Rules doesn’t contain Rugby, it’s more like a cross between soccer, ballet, and volleyball… but Australia is home to *two* Rugby variants – Rugby League and Rugby Union, as well as Aussie Rules, Soccer, and some yankee-obsessed wimps who play Gridiron.
I… wasn’t complaining, but ok. Wow. Intense stuff.
Oh, wait, you said contain. My bad.
Now now guys, there’s no reason to be roo’d about American sports. You could ask for satellite channels with association football on them instead of getting hopping mad or rooing the fact that nobody here shows it.
Again, it’s Australian-rules football, not soccer, that they’re referencing.
I don’t mean to be roo’d, but you must have hopped right over those puns.
Did you name him Bruce after “Stanley Bruce”?
Actually it was after the Monty Python sketch were everyone in Australia was named Bruce
And here I thought they were all named Dundee.
I thought they were all named Steve. “Crikey!”
You are right on that.
And I thought it was another “roo” pun
Well so did I. I figured around here, such things were roo-tine.
If you want to play Australian football, you’d better not b-roo-se easily!
STOP! I don’t want a certain fox getting any ideas.
Right, because it’s simpler!
AT – Australian Rules Football is a combination of all sports, plus rugby again
I hope they good cable or satellite with a lot sports so they can watch soccer, and I wonder how they were able to get a lot of stuffs?
Well, guess we gotta give them that one.
Let’s hope the power doesn’t go out on them. Otherwise they’d lose what’s important out of that list. X3
Yay! I wanted to see more of the kangaroos
THEY HAVE AN X-BOX 360 AND A FAT PS3?! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?!?! They have to dead consoles in two years (Origional PS3 dies in 2years. All X-Box 360s die in 1-3 years [1 is uncommon])
In second and third world countries like mine, however, such consoles will live on for decades!
PsOne You said?
Wanna play Conker?
I’ll just get my GTA cheat codes from my floppy disk and print them right away. Gotta go, my mom wants to make a phone call…
They talking about footy or something?
being Australian i laughed at the comic and even harder at the comments
people you tube AFL and watch some vids you will see its nothing like ruby, or soccer or any-other sport its a game like no other…. and it ours no stealing
> “No Stealing”
(I kid, I kid… )
Ah so you know that most of their great, great, great, great, great, great grand parents were criminals right. Very good joke sir, very good.
As part of Commonwealth Agreement 4857.39-C, subsection F, enacted on the 10th of June 1957, all citizens of both former colonies and of the remaining mainland United Kingdom are not only allowed, but legally required to engage in small amounts of good-natured ribbing involving each other’s national stereotypes at major sporting events.
I’m merely carrying out my duties as a subject of the crown…
*giggles* I tried to tell them!
pages like this comment section is more fun than the comic
You’re right on that part mate.
If anything, it’s like Brockian Ultra-Cricket
i bet they’re not big fans of wrestling either, and who could blame them, since the early part of the century its been altered from a show about brutal staged fights by true warriors of the sport to silly flips and karate chops performed by super models
No, it’s been altered from a rough and ready stage show about grapplers, behind a thin and easily broken facade of genuine competition, to a shiny colourful high-production-value TV show about grapplers behind a thin and easily broken facade of genuine competition. And has been for, depending on country and exactly where you draw the transition line, about 30 to 50 years now.
i havent watched it in years so you probably have a better opinion of it. im sorry if my comment was a touch too strong
Eh, I’m only being facetious. But wrestling has been more about the kayfabe and less about actual sport for longer than I’ve been alive, and I predate the NES…
Wait wait wait…
> Floor-standing halogen heater
> Cowering under a blanket
> Rake of electronics
> No doors
Something’s not quite right here.
With snow on the ground, no less.
Speaking as someone whose main heating system has blown up, and is reliant on portable electric heaters to avoid a frostbitten nose right now, the biggest improvement I’ve made so far to heat retention is finding all the unexpected little places where cold air blows in (#1 culprit: the smoke vents over my kitchen windows, as the previous residents never bothered to fit an extractor fan) and stopping them up, even if just with a single layer of duct tape…
I wonder why Karishad was so keen on getting a wireless network setup, if cable is standard issue. – No wait I got it; it’s a new addition to the zoo’s facilities.
Satellite not cable, sorry.
Because even when you have a cadle mobem, dragging a CAT5 around attached to your laptop is unfun. And if you have a tablet, pretty much impossible.
they must be watching the superbowl….GO RAVENS!!!
Cue argument in favor of the other team!
Why are people going on about superb owls anyway? OK, owls are pretty cool, but really?
My transplanted Australian friend ‘Digger’ is always grousing about how what we ‘Yanks’ play has nothing to do with Football. I wonder where he spent last Sunday afternoon?
Hiding out, probably. And your friend is right; I will try to dig up a link to a news story from some years ago about a group of professional American Football players who went to Australia on a promotional tour of some sort, and as part of the hijinks were introduced to Aussie Rules Football and given a chance to play. Within half an hour all of them were off the field, either exhausted or injured or both.
How the heck does a heater work out doors?! And this comes from a guy whose room is as cold as a morgue when it’s winter.
They have ‘em living like animals!
“Reads the tags below the comic” Outrageous! How can this be only a one-off strip?! It should be the begginning of awe-inspiring epic about this new characters and their antics! I won’t stand for this (which means I’ll sit down)! Not when I’ve been teased with such a magnificient strip!
According to his twitter, the next arc is going to be epic.
Only Rick knows how to make a strip comic epic. And also knows how to give a story using it.
I love Kangaroos
I can’t help but laugh at all of this…
American Foosball (who said i could play foo*brick’d)
Really, what’s the difference? All of them are basically the same thing:
A bunch of grown men chasing a ball around a field.
Even Bino can chase a ball… when he’s not too busy getting maimed…
…Or looking for his lost Mega Ball…
If a bunch of grown men want to chase a small sphere around a grassy field, that’s their prerogative. I would rather throw a ball at some pins (bowling) and let the ball come back to me, or do some mathematical mind-bending involving angles, force, elasticity, 16 balls, and a stick. (Billiards)
Force: How hard my stick hits the white ball and at what angle determines the momentum of the white ball.
Angles: The point at which I hit the ball determines which way the white ball will go. Also: the points at which the white ball hits another ball will determine which way noth balls will go. Also: the angle at which any ball hits the bumpers on the table will affect the course of said balls.
Elasticity: New bumpers on the table will have less absorption than old bumpers, affecting course of balls.
Who else knew Billiards was so intricate?
Screw billiards, Calvinball is where it’s at.
Bruce, you watch your mouth! If Kevin heard you, he’d tackle you in a rage-filled heart beat.
Australians, they are amazing :3
Careful with Australian Rugby; it’s poisonous…
…Like, the whole country.
Australium is an extremily great and rich mineral steeming from the island and is not poisonus!
Uh-oh. You called Australia an island…
Errr, an archipielago?
Well, it is an island. And a country. And a continent.
Just because we can. We felt that, as a relatively young country, we had to do what we could to catch up to everyone else.
Plus it causes many a hilarious arguement during pub quizzes.
All i know is they are ruining a good game of FOOBALL!
I love how enthusiastic Roosevelt is for the game and Bruce, like any other guy is like laid back and just enjoying the tv :3
So Roosevelt is less a “guy” because he’s enthusiastic?
Of cour- eerr, I mean, no.
Actually most guys I know DO yell at the tv during football (traditional “kick the ball, european one”, not american football) matches.
I think he would mean, average guy vs “sports guy”… there is a difference in enthusiasm for a game
That is not what was said, however. :3
Reminds me of the one commercial where a guy introduces his girlfriend to football, and she becomes even more enthusiastically involved in the game than he is.
The sissy american version! Wow xD
Many a controversial comment has been made due to that dialog.
I have to laugh any time someone says football is hopelessly violent. A well to do upper class Spanish speaker took care of me in Tucson Arizona for my poor starving Anglo student parents while they went to school and work all day. She watched televised bull fights while I tried to eat lunch. I am glad she did not have a color TV at the time.
Lucky! All I got to watch when I was young is Golf. Bullfighting or anything would have been preferable to that ;p
I actually watched some rugby this past weekend (saturday to be exact). Oddly enough, I like that more than the US football games.
All I know about Australian Football is that the two weeks I visited the country, I was invited to watch a championship game that was live.
A fight broke out onto the field when one of the star players punched a guy on the other team. The program was put on hold for a few minutes while it was broken up and penalties were handed out.
It was friggin; awesome.
So one is a girl?
Best friends. I see.
Or maybe they’re seeing each other. Who knows. I don’t.
Careful with kangaroos, they’re poisonous…
It’s not football. It’s “handegg”.
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