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October 18, 2012 1:58 PM   Subscribe

And Now, Kate Beaton Presents Several Quizzes
posted by TheWhiteSkull (22 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Canadian ones were delightfully incomprehensible and led me to googling many entertaining things, yay!

Relatedly, I am so glad there are finally velocipedestrienne shirts in the shop.
posted by elizardbits at 2:02 PM on October 18, 2012


The thought of Elizabeth I saying "YOLO" through her sugar-rotted teeth made me snicker. Great link.
posted by Cash4Lead at 2:08 PM on October 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Bonus: Apples do not fall out of oak trees.

Obviously you don't play Minecraft.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 2:14 PM on October 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


I feel certain that the fact that I understood almost none of those jokes means I have to give up my Canadian citizenship.

But if I can just hold out until November 7th, I should be able to get a good price for it.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:16 PM on October 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


Kate Beaton's the best.
posted by The Card Cheat at 2:26 PM on October 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Prince Philip of Good Heavens No is the best sock puppet name ever.
posted by The Bellman at 2:31 PM on October 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


The Robert Service ones are delightful.
posted by Phssthpok at 2:40 PM on October 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


The cold was fierce, and I barely recall how I murdered Sled Dog Stan

Oh god, I am weeping with laughter at my desk here.
posted by figurant at 2:53 PM on October 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


I love that she presented several quizzes. But every day when I check her site, I wish wholeheartedly that she'd present a comic.
posted by darksasami at 3:12 PM on October 18, 2012


The November Pickle. Ha!
posted by i_have_a_computer at 3:44 PM on October 18, 2012


This is great. As usual. Damn her, and her awesomeness!
posted by brundlefly at 4:30 PM on October 18, 2012


British Columbia had a premier who changed his name to Amor de Cosmos, "Lover of the Universe"

OMG HOW AM I ONLY HEARING ABOUT THIS NOW
posted by mhum at 4:37 PM on October 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


I am cackling obscenely and really annoying my (American) roommate by saying things like, "Ohmygod, One Nation Underneath Santa AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH."
posted by joannemerriam at 7:29 PM on October 18, 2012


"Leather jacket with Let Tyrants Fear emblazoned on back with flames"

LIZZIE UNO FUCK YEAH
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:40 PM on October 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I know that this isn't really that remarkable to anyone but me, but something remarkable happened this year! Kate Beaton, who I've been following for years started cultivating a friendship with Scott C, who I've been following separately for years (since he started running a comic strip at Double Fine Productions). The day that I saw tweets from both their accounts talking about visiting Mabou N.S. blew my mind. They've formed a webcomic dream team you guys!
posted by Popular Ethics at 7:48 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Straw Feminists in the Closet is pretty fantastic too.
posted by straight at 8:22 PM on October 18, 2012


Straw Feminists in the Closet is pretty fantastic too.

hissssss
posted by atrazine at 9:00 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kate Beaton is the Lynn Johnston of our generation.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:57 PM on October 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


British Columbia had a premier who changed his name to Amor de Cosmos, "Lover of the Universe"

His Wikipedia entry even reads like a Kate Beaton cartoon:

Although widely regarded as a stirring orator, effective debater, and a man of great intellectual depth, De Cosmos had always been considered eccentric. Contemporaries paint a portrait of an isolated person (he never married and had few intimate friends) with grandiose manners, prone to public outbursts of tears, and a fierce temper that sometimes degenerated into fist-fights.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:01 PM on October 18, 2012


darksasami: I love that she presented several quizzes. But every day when I check her site, I wish wholeheartedly that she'd present a comic.

You should follow her on TwitPic ( @beatonna ).
posted by themanwho at 12:20 AM on October 19, 2012


KokuRyu: "Kate Beaton is the Lynn Johnston of our generation."

What, destined to drive the strip down a Gary Stu path that has the fans crying no no oh god no more moustache-man please stop working our your failed marital issues in the comic strip?

Surely not.

I feel bad about being cruel and dismissive, but god that strip went to hell.
posted by Lexica at 8:53 PM on October 20, 2012


I'm going to guess that Kate Beaton is more in Lexica's camp than KokuRyu's.
posted by The Bellman at 10:34 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


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