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Gets a job, you dirty hippie!
June 23, 2009 2:31 PM   Subscribe

"So, basically I put a pop/historical figure into a funny job for their personality or whatever." "gets a job" is an ongoing webcomic series that explores what would happen if JAWS gets a job at an office, Mario gets a job as a plumber, and more.
posted by spiderskull (28 comments total)

 
No, check it out.
posted by roll truck roll at 2:44 PM on June 23, 2009


Some of these are pretty funny. Shame about the drawing, tho. Yeesh.
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 2:51 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah being able to draw or at least create a non-eyeball-rape image is sort of a prerequisite to having your own cartoon strip. Plus the JAWS strip is just dumb.
posted by autodidact at 2:56 PM on June 23, 2009


So let me get this straight, half of them involve characters getting jobs doing what was already their profession (billy mays "gets a job" as a pitch man), and the rest are offensive to women or minorities?

Where do I donate?
posted by shownomercy at 3:11 PM on June 23, 2009


"I think about weird stuff, like what would happen if Mr. T and E.T. had a baby. You'd get Mr. E. T., wouldn't you?"
posted by Stonewall Jackson at 3:15 PM on June 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Black dildos and Mexians! Edgy and original!
posted by qvtqht at 3:22 PM on June 23, 2009


Is it a little obvious to point out that the creator of this strip should get a job in a non comic related field?
posted by rhymer at 4:03 PM on June 23, 2009


"your amazingly retarded"?? No, you are.
posted by tushfestival at 4:11 PM on June 23, 2009


Gah. Great concept, total lack of things require for writing comics, namely skills of an artist (seriously, Homestar Runner looks like Michelangelo comparatively), and wit. I was thinking this would be great, but no. Just, no.

It's amazing how little people seem to understand irony, and what makes people laugh.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:16 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ow. This hurts to look at, AND it isn't funny.
Did that dude from User Friendly finally get a new job or something?
posted by dunkadunc at 4:16 PM on June 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


Spencer and Heidi get a job? What strange foresight.
posted by jabberjaw at 4:34 PM on June 23, 2009


Warbot In Accounting.
posted by shmegegge at 4:36 PM on June 23, 2009 [10 favorites]


Yeah, this was weak. Warbot in Accounting - STRONG.
posted by GuyZero at 4:59 PM on June 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


You know, I bet this strip was created by those creepy New Media kids who always sit on the couches in the student union wearing cat ears, watching anime, looking at furry porn, and listening to J-Pop on each others' Macbooks. It's got that unique mixture of graphical slickness, lack of artistic talent, and jokes that just aren't funny that only the anime kids could pull off.
posted by dunkadunc at 5:18 PM on June 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is it a little obvious to point out that the creator of this strip should get a job in a non comic related field?

I think that's the joke. It's like some kind of postmodern Andy Kaufman thing.

Look I am drawing and I don't know what I am doing!
posted by rokusan at 6:45 PM on June 23, 2009


So "Jaws" is the name of the shark? Is "Nightmare on Elm Street" Freddie's real name? The shark's name is Bruce. Duh.
posted by brundlefly at 7:26 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Here at MODOK Enterprises we're a lot more than just Mental Organisms Designed Only for Killing."
posted by ardgedee at 7:43 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


I read that as "Marlo gets a job as a plumber" and thought, whoa, so he kills people, and boards them up in their bathrooms? Then I saw it was Mario...
posted by wuwei at 7:48 PM on June 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Wuwei, wouldn't it be that Marlo is a plumbing contractor? He has Chris and Snoop kill people, fix their sinks, and board the bodies up in the bathroom.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:50 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Holy crap, Warbot in Accounting is freakingly awesome.
posted by ooga_booga at 9:30 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Heh, well, at least the thread was good for the Warbot in Accounting link.
posted by spiderskull at 10:50 PM on June 23, 2009


Atomic Robo by the same artist is pulp-tastic awesomeness. So good.
posted by GuyZero at 11:36 PM on June 23, 2009


Even the characters themselves look uncomfortable being in this comic.
posted by malapropist at 11:45 PM on June 23, 2009


The creator is clearly unsuited to cartooning, so at least there's a nice self-referential quality to it.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 1:26 AM on June 24, 2009


Remember the old days, when evil corporate syndicates squelched every creative impulse of comic artists, shattered the dreams of thousands of potential artists, and cranked out newspaper after newspaper full of politically correct, personality-free, non-edgy comics featuring talking dogs and cute children?

Sometimes I miss those days.

I shall clean out my head with Dinosaur comics.
posted by mmoncur at 1:39 AM on June 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of latter-day Simpsons in concept.

"So this week, Homer becomes, like, an air traffic controller...?"
"Sounds good. Who's guest voicing? Their appearance had better feel organic!"
"...Tom Petty?"
posted by Cantdosleepy at 1:59 AM on June 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


[this is not good]
posted by es_de_bah at 7:36 AM on June 24, 2009


So "Jaws" is the name of the shark? Is "Nightmare on Elm Street" Freddie's real name?

I think Nightmare on Elm Street is a pretty cool guy. eh invades draems and doesn't afraid of anything
posted by Greg Nog at 11:39 AM on June 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


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