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Choice words from the author about this week’s comic.

Quick Time

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I like to imagine that one day I’ll get a fan letter.  In my imagination my fan letter goes a little something like this…


Dear Jack,

You and Jim are my “Bill and Ted.”  I’d like to be your Rufus.  I have a time traveling phone booth, streamlined ponytail, and trench coat.  I’m also from the future.

Much like the fictional Bill and Ted, your art has changed the future—because of you a transcendent period in human history will dominate the millennia following your deaths.  Poverty and disease are distant memories. War has been forgotten.   Facebook now allows people to permanently delete their profiles.  It’s a beautiful period in human existence. 

Also, much like Rufus, I believe that I can help to protect you from the forces that are conspiring to destroy you.  You should know that a Replica Jack and Jim are even now bound for the awesome studio apartment you share.  You’ll be happy to hear that I was able to wound the Replica Jack last Thursday at the city pool.  Find enclosed the pinky toe I was able to bite off Replica Jack in the deep end. 

Please write back soon and enclose your apartment number.  I’ve found your apartment complex, but I’m really getting tired of knocking on doors.



PS  I hate you.

PPS  Let’s not fight.

PPS  Does Jim ever talk about me?

PPPS  What was the first comic you and Jim ever wrote together?  I was unable to find this in the Jack-a-torium (or as you would call them the library). 



That was a long fan letter, I’m not reading that.  In my imagination I’m very busy.

I’m just going to imagine my secretary takes care of my fan mail.



PS   “Quick Time” was our first comic.

It Takes a Village

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Cats have a natural attraction to the Big Gulp.  Poor Darryl is fighting a battle he’ll never win.  With that cleared up…

Johnny’sCake is the character I most associate with my own experience.  That’s not to say Unicorn Soup is autobiographical, it’s not, though dashes of reality creep in.  So here’s a dash, perhaps a Mrs. Dash—I always play the female characters in Left 4 Dead games.  In L4D, it was all Zoey all the time.  In L4D2, as this comic depicts, Rochelle was my girl.

I love Valve’s female leads.

*Editor’s note*  The following anecdote contains hyperbole, myth and a complete disregard for the Oxford Comma.

Nearly a year ago, when my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, she suggested that if we had a girl we might consider naming her “Zoey.”

Every nerd molecule of my being exploded in a symphony of joy… it was all I could do to restrain myself from pushing my glasses back up the bridge of my nose, thrusting my index finger into the air and shouting, “Mmmmm!  Capital idea!”

As an experienced husband I knew that my wife wouldn’t love the idea of naming our first child after a videogame heroine—even Zoey.

It wound up being a moot point as we wound up having a beautiful boy–Indiana Gandalf Janney Jr.


Real Names and Addresses

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Kudos to Jim on this week’s super-secret mouse over text.  If you missed it mouse back over the comic… I’ll wait.  If you didn’t laugh or at least snicker, then I’m going to ask you to channel your inner thirteen year old and mouse over it again.

Penis is always funny.  I’ll prove it to you with the Power of Mathematics!


Try this experiment: Replace a noun in almost any cliché with “Penis.” It’ll be hilarious.  Here are a few to start with, just replace the highlighted noun with “Penis.”

“That’s no skin off my nose.”

“Whoa, let’s not put the cart before the horse.”

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

“He’s got the eyes of a hawk.”

“Eat your cake and have it, too.”

“A fool and his money are soon parted.”

And finally…

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

See, you can’t argue with Math.

That’s about all the dick jokes I can summon for one day.  With that I welcome you to Unicorn Soup, tell your friends, but maybe not your Mom.



P.S.  If you’ve got a better penis cliché don’t keep it to yourself, post it in our comments!