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I am the genie of the lamp. I provide you three wishes. All of which contain horrible, ironic consequences!
July 27, 2009 3:39 PM   Subscribe

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) (previously) has just launched SMBC Theater!

Other debut theatrics:
LOL Cat 50 Years Later
Gateway Drug
Keyboard Kitty
posted by tybeet (18 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yeah, that Genie video was 100% an extended, live action SMBC cartoon.
posted by Science! at 4:05 PM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


SMBC is the best web comic in the whole world and I'll stand on XKCD's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.
posted by about_time at 4:07 PM on July 27, 2009 [4 favorites]


I laughed very, very hard at the Genie video.
posted by CRM114 at 4:07 PM on July 27, 2009


The Genie video wasn't horrible. The others were.
posted by mrnutty at 4:21 PM on July 27, 2009


SMBC gets more laughs out of me on a more regular basis than xkcd, I always check the website for updates too many times a day.
posted by tumples at 4:38 PM on July 27, 2009


What? While I applaud the Townes Van Zandt reference, about_time, some of these seem closer to "Ziggy"s than some brilliant web comic. Here's one clunker I got by hitting the random button.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:53 PM on July 27, 2009


xkcd is way cleverer and it often elicits an "omg that's awesome" laugh. But SMBC is funnier, at least at the time of day I usually read (immediately post-shower).
posted by DU at 5:31 PM on July 27, 2009


I only recently discovered that little red button.

I then had to go through the archives. Again.

Still, SMC is a fitting heir to The Parking Lot is Full and is probably some nephew to The Far Side that shows up at family events, makes an ass of itself, but still gets the secret approval of the pater familias.

Although, the genie video was very The Whitest Kids U know.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:31 PM on July 27, 2009


Whitest Kids Genie Sketch
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:35 PM on July 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Maybe Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is humorous for yellow dog tools of the krypto fascist imperialist state, but its no Seinfeld.
posted by Huplescat at 5:42 PM on July 27, 2009


"Genie Simmons"

Also, Billy runs as a Republican. Heh.
posted by DU at 5:42 PM on July 27, 2009


SMC is a fitting heir to The Parking Lot is Full

hey, hey, SMBC is fine and all, but let's nto go too far out there. It's not quite TPLIF.
posted by GuyZero at 5:54 PM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, yes - SMBC updates regularly.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:09 PM on July 27, 2009


The genie video was very The Whitest Kids U Know.

It didn't make me want to tear my eyes out, so it was quite far from that fucking awful show in my opinion. I think the difference is that the joke is that these people were supposed to be nice in this situation but turned out to be horrible, not "oh look this guy is an aweful person isn't that funny?"
posted by The Devil Tesla at 6:18 PM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


drjimmy11, Here are some randomly found good ones from SMBC: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Not all his comics are perfect, but several a week are really good. The guy never misses a day and has published over 1500 SMBC comics. Check out his other strips: Snowflakes (for kids) and Captain Excelsior.
posted by about_time at 8:46 PM on July 27, 2009


I only recently discovered that little red button.

Well, there went my hopes of getting to sleep at a decent time.
posted by Mitrovarr at 10:55 PM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Image:
Metafilter: "I only recently discovered that little red button. Well, there went my hopes of getting to sleep at a decent time."

Caption:
Take that, women who say we can't find it!

Red Button Text:
TODO: needs more misogyny
posted by PontifexPrimus at 1:02 AM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


ULTIMATE STARING CONTEST. The new SMBC Theatre short is impressively gross.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 3:34 PM on August 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


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