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It almost always refers to a narcotics officer, but you do occasionally see it used to refer to other "vice squad" types, undercover policemen, etc... that's kind of unusual, though.

NOT THAT A ONE-ARMED HUMANOID WOLF RUNNING A JUNK SHOP IN HIS GARAGE IS UNUSUAL. Ahem.

Now that I think of it, he could be using it to refer to a person who is the habit of "narcing", or reporting suspicious activity among acquaintances to the authorities, rather than an undercover officer.
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rickgriffin wrote:My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT
Who said i forgot, I say, i say WHO?

This particular "random person" was rather well put together! In fact I would be so bold to say that this character is probably one of the best drawings of a human by Rick so far in this comic.
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I believe it's short for "narcotics officer," coming from undercover officers attempting to "buy" drugs so they can arrest the people trying to sell them. EDIT: Yep, Argent beat me to it.
rickgriffin wrote:My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT
But frequently they're partially obscured.
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Sleet wrote:I believe it's short for "narcotics officer," coming from undercover officers attempting to "buy" drugs so they can arrest the people trying to sell them. EDIT: Yep, Argent beat me to it.
rickgriffin wrote:My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT
But frequently they're partially obscured.
Yeah, a lot of people only count seeing their face clearly and their eyes have to be shown. Just sayin'.
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rickgriffin wrote:My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT
Cast of the Astec gold doesn't count, Rick. =)

However, this random customer looks much better than the previous humans you've drawn. The expressions on him are much more in-line with the average pet you draw.

That, and his nose.
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CHAOKOCartoons wrote:dude, why would a junk shop have flatscreen anyway? WHO THROWS OUT FLAT SCREENS???
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OMG what happened with his tail!? O_O

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Hukley wrote:Please read the thread ;)
You stated what you believed the answer to be, I confirmed it. I'm not sure why there's an implication I didn't read the thread.
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Dissension wrote:
Hukley wrote:Please read the thread ;)
You stated what you believed the answer to be, I confirmed it. I'm not sure why there's an implication I didn't read the thread.
I don't think he meant you. Someone else asked the same question again.
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Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Dissension wrote:
Hukley wrote:Please read the thread ;)
You stated what you believed the answer to be, I confirmed it. I'm not sure why there's an implication I didn't read the thread.
I don't think he meant you. Someone else asked the same question again.
Yes, it was an answer to Legotron123's post: ;)
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It's A Trap don't sign it, how many schemes is that wolf going to pull?

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Argent wrote:Now that I think of it, he could be using it to refer to a person who is the habit of "narcing", or reporting suspicious activity among acquaintances to the authorities, rather than an undercover officer.
well that meaning of the word is a metaphor comparing people who do that to undercover narcotics officers reporting their "friends" for illegal drug use. so yes, the second meaning is what he meant, but you need to know the first meaning to understand the second.
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Ah, craigslist. I have bought many great, cheap items off of you. I do enjoy that site. It got me my job! :D :D :D


I am ashamed to say I would have fallen for this one.... :oops:
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Duster wrote:
rickgriffin wrote:My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT
Who said i forgot, I say, i say WHO?

This particular "random person" was rather well put together! In fact I would be so bold to say that this character is probably one of the best drawings of a human by Rick so far in this comic.
I completely agree with this. I don't know why, but I really like how this random person was drawn.
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Wait...he has one arm, so how did he "acquire" all of those big non-flatscreen heavy TV's by himself?

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skulbaka wrote:Wait...he has one arm, so how did he "acquire" all of those big non-flatscreen heavy TV's by himself?
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I just wonder why he is holding that rag in the first panel.... what has he been up to? :?
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copper wrote:I just wonder why he is holding that rag in the first panel.... what has he been up to? :?
I was wondering that myself. Perhaps removing his marker from the merchandise?
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Argent wrote:
copper wrote:I just wonder why he is holding that rag in the first panel.... what has he been up to? :?
I was wondering that myself. Perhaps removing his marker from the merchandise?
Good call, and, by the looks of it, he had just finished rubbing all the stuff.
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CHAOKOCartoons wrote:dude, why would a junk shop have flatscreen anyway? WHO THROWS OUT FLAT SCREENS???
I always got a kick out of this... "Flat screens" have been around longer than most people think, and in another style that has largely been forgotten. Just before LCD and Plasma started getting (relatively) cheap, there was a large campaign to sell "flat screen" picture tube tv's.

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As you can see, it's basically a regular picture tube television with a flat screen instead of the regular rounded glass screen. The claim was that the flat screen produced a better quality image because it didn't distort the image from the lens effect that regular tv's had. But as time went on, LCD and Plasma got cheaper, and many of these "flat screen" tv's were thrown to the curb.
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Dear Rick, can I ask, why we have seen the face of "random guy"? In all previous stripes people were no-faced (with a little exception of King... but it's King!). Is it a part of this new style, or the guy will participate in a longer story? And... if there is nothing important behind, does this mean that we will see facec of other humans?

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as was stated above, we have seen other human faces. primarily the theives in the Aztec Gold arc. at this point it's mostly only the pets' parents who we don't see the faces of, and that's cause it would ruin the mystery to see them after having them hidden for so long.
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Limmerick man, while mysterious and with hair all over his face, can be seen quite clearly too!
RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:as was stated above, we have seen other human faces. primarily the theives in the Aztec Gold arc. at this point it's mostly only the pets' parents who we don't see the faces of, and that's cause it would ruin the mystery to see them after having them hidden for so long.
I wonder how many eyes they have.
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AHAHAHAHA ! Rick if you're reading this please , oh please draw a character with that face in Xane's post , please I beg you :lol:

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The so-called "awesome face" has been used pretty frequently.
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oh really ! I'm gonna search through the old strips again to see it then , can't believe I don't remember something that funny :mrgreen:

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I thought he just had that rag because almost any time in a show you will see a mechanic or shop keeper wiping their hands or something with a rag... figured it might be a homage to that...
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Xane wrote:
serence ice fox wrote:oh really ! I'm gonna search through the old strips again to see it then , can't believe I don't remember something that funny :mrgreen:
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Actually, the consignment shop down the road from me takes requests, especially on items that arrive and subsequently disappear frequently. That's how I got my wife a jewelry armoire, gave the lady my name and phone number and when the next two of them came in, she gave me a call and I came in and bought it.

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