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Friday (Woo)

Wouldn't the fact that it's homeopathic mean that it's so diluted as to no longer be a blow job on even a molecular scale? That sounds no fun at all.

I gots stuff to take care of, so let’s do this.

  • Want a free copy of SMILE? There’s a giveaway in progress, which holds out the possibility of a free book in exchange for the story of your most embarrassing dental experience. You’ve got just over a month to get your entries in, so make ’em good.
  • Little Dee is busting out all the old one-shot characters; I expect that this buildup to the end will encompass everyone who’s ever appeared in the strip. As long as we get more Rogues, I’ll be happy.
  • Speaking of Little, Little Gamers now ha an iPhone app for you to download and enjoy; perhaps this will convince the authors of webcomics-scrapers that they should knock it the hell off.
  • Myth Adventures occupied a fair amount of my mindspace from my early high school years, and the Phil Foglio-adapted comic version was one of my earliest regular purchases. Like Buck Godot before it, Myth Adventures will be running 3 pages a week at Foglio’s website (starting here), but with eight issues to get through, it’ll take a couple years to get through the whole thing, so it you enjoy it, might I point out that you can short-circuit the excruciating wait and just buy the whole damn thing in one go? Why yes, I might.
  • Finally, I have a new goal in life: to find circumstances where I can legitimately use the phrase homeopathic blow job in casual conversation. Chris Onstad, he tasks me.

Sorry, I’m not a native speaker and I don’t understand the following part of your posting:

“perhaps this will convince the authors of webcomics-scrapers that they should knock it the hell off.”

I’m stupid, I know, but could you perhaps elaborate on this and put in into some other words?

‘Knock it off’ is a command to stop. ‘Knock it the hell off’ is an example of phraseal in-fixing. In-fixing is a rhetorical technique wherein a word, usually an expletive, is inserted into the midst of another word or phrase, for emphasis or comedic purposes. So we could rewrite Gary’s sentence as ‘perhaps this will onvince the authors of webcomics-scrapers that they should stop’, but his version has more punch.

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