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Circle of Life

Circle of Life published on 2 Comments on Circle of Life

Were you aware that following Unicorn Soup on Twitter and Facebook may result in spontaneous genie wish fulfillment? The one downside is that the genie will be voiced by a hyperactive furry midget with a transparent cocaine problem, so make your wishes count.

When I started blogging I didn’t feel particularly funny so I Googled Emo song lyrics–admittedly, I know nothing about Emo music nor do I know anything about these bands. Just the same I feel better–here are two of my favorite Gloomy Gus Bands and their Sad Sally Lyrics.

This one is a gem, by a band named Saetia:

It’s too bad, it’s too tragic
I spent myself choking on the motions
leading up to

The misfortune in question here is that his mom loaded his favorite cutting knife in the dishwasher. Which means she was totally in his bedroom while he was at soccer practice. It’s like, why are there even doors in their house? Parents just don’t understand.

Here’s a peach by Taking Back Sunday. I did some research on this lyric and apparently it’s a good way to test a friendship.

Here’s how the test goes, if you can recite this lyric, as if it’s your thought, to someone who claims to be your friend, and they don’t smack you in your face like Don Corleone…then they’re not really your friend.

The truth is you could slit my throat
and with my one last gasping breath
I’d apologize for bleeding on your shirt

Thanks Emo world. I feel way better.



The Allegory of the Cave

The Allegory of the Cave published on 1 Comment on The Allegory of the Cave

I read somewhere that following U.S. on Facebook and Twitter may result in one “S. Spielberg” doing a bio-pic about you. I haven’t been able to substantiate this, but if I were you I’d opt for the safe route. Follow U.S., share U.S., love U.S..

Today’s blog will be full of awkward transitions–in the place of a clever sequitur I’ll be typing, “CHANGE PLACES” in all caps. Why? Well it all…


The comic is another Skyrim gag–so here’s the joke for the uninitiated, Skyrim is a beautiful complex and extraordinarily interactive world and the AI, for the most part, is very good. Though, and here’s the caveat, there’s a tiny, tiny oddity in the stealth system. As a player you can actually shoot an enemy’s companion right in the head–leaving a gurgling heap in front of them and they’ll basically shrug and go back to whatever mundane task they were up to before you stuck an arrow in their pal.

The lesson–suspend your disbelief, it makes for happier gaming.


You Say Yes!  In ColorA friend and reader of ours, Mr. Dark, sent me this colorized version of last week’s comic. To my knowledge, this our first piece of fan art. A sincere thanks and tip of the spoon to our Canadian mate.


Go read Lunar Baboon. It’s charming, clever, and totally hilarious. I think it may be written by my Canadian doppelganger as the his about page sounds eerily like–well, like a Canadian me. I’m a fan of this guy’s work. Well done space beast.



You Say Yes

You Say Yes published on 3 Comments on You Say Yes

Had Conan lived in an age with “Ghostbusters” and “Skyrim” I suspect, if he’d been honest with himself, he would have added them to his list of what is best in life–I don’t think they’d have beaten out enemy crushing, but they’re both way better than women lamenting.

But of course, I’m Jack the Civil and he’s Conan the Barbarian so maybe I’m just projecting.

This may very well be one of my favorite comics. We’ve got some nice Easter Eggs in there too for those with an eye for detail. First the entire comic plays on a quote from, that most quotable of movies, “Ghostbusters.”  Here’s the scene, you’re welcome.

Panel 3 has a very nice pile of bones that was once Xavier’s cat–we’ll call her Stalker. In real-life my brother is both really into his cat and Skyrim, though to my knowledge she’s still with us. The second is a little homage to one of my comic heroes Bugs Bunny.

Panel 4 you’ll notice that Xavier has just finished making a deposit into one of his pee bottles. To my knowledge the real life Xavier has plumbing, but he is a bachelor so I’m not willing to say he hasn’t made a trucker bomb in his recliner. Admit it gentlemen, the temptation is strong.

Panel 5 Xavier has tissue boxes on his feet. I’ll avoid the obvious tissue joke here. On another note, man can Jim draw a grizzled hobo-looking guy. Well done partner!

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