Extinction Level Event

After Monday’s near miss, it’s only a matter of time before we are gently nudged into oblivion by an asteroid. Despite what the movies tell you, no amount of Bruce Willis or President Morgan Freeman can save us. The last one missed us by 41,000 miles. 41,000 miles is the width of a galactic taint hair. As a species we are doomed and I, for one, welcome our new Gay Mole Men Overlords. I would get on their good side now. If they intend to keep the species going, they are going to need some breeding stock.

Short post, because I’m leaving for Austin for the weekend to visit family. I’ll be walking around STAPLE for a while on Saturday. Say hi if you see me there.

I also want to mention that as of today, reader donations and artwork auctions have fully paid for my flight, and hotel expenses for Webcomics Weekend. Thank you so much, guys. This means more to me than you know.

-Joel

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57 Comments

  1. FIRST!
    "… huffing the cat box?" "Let me get this straight, no pun intended;" Eli had some of the best lines in today's strip and Josh had the craziest ideas. Joel, great job again & let this be a warning; keep anything that creates so much as a strange odor away from Josh, unless you need joke-fodder.

  2. Josh! How dare you reveal Contingency Plan Epsilon Zeta Three?

    You know it's going to be harder to get them to dig tunnels now that they're expecting it.

  3. That's right. Thats what all that leather and bondage gear in 5XL is for…

    We'll be the cutest underground road-warriors evar!

  4. Thank god they'll need my woman powers to be able to repopulate. Perhaps I won't have to dig any of their tunnels if I'm pregnant (which is worse than digging tunnels, to be honest).

    • What are they gonna do? Aim roughly in your direction? Isn't that how salmon breed…the blokes just spray everywhere and hope for the best.

      While I think about it, isn't that how humans do it too?

      • I'm praying to god that the new gay bear overlords will be way more clean than straight males. Hopefully, they will use science, and artificial insemination, rather than doing it God's way.

  5. It's kinda gratifying to know that should the world meet some post-apocalyptic Mad-Maxian future, I would automatically get an elite status as a card-carrying sodomite of the bear persuasion.

  6. Yes, we'll have to move to underground cities, but only until Queen Starsha offers us the Cosma DNA and we launch the Argo to stop the Gamilon planet bombs. So that's something to look forward to.

  7. I forget, who all signed up to cater the apres-asteroid party?

    We're all set for the Mr. Holocaust contest (winner gets 5 extra "tunnel diggers" for a week).

    And setup for the pool party is coming along fine. Filters have been cleaned and we've bumped up the chlorine levels for … you know.

  8. And while I'm quoting:

    The human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out a tune for a dancing bear, when we hope with our music to move the stars. —Flaubert

    Get it?? "Flau-bear"!

  9. that didn't cross my mind the 1st 3 times I read this strip
    ALso, Denise, what's going on between u & Eli in real life, if u don't mind me asking? You guys appaeared in quite a few strips together w/o thing 1 or thing 2

  10. Much as it pains my ego, "much" is probably the right word: I'm 45. <panicked screams as folks flee the old man in the forum>

    And stop calling me "Shirley"!

  11. Heh, comments look weird. Freaks me out.

    Anyway, I introduced a guy at work to HE, and he’s been reading the archives. Yesterday, he told me he was all caught up, and just realized “one of the guys in the comic is a homosexual”…

    So yeah, I thought that was pretty wicked, that he’s read the entire run of HE so far, and this is the point where he gets that Josh is gay. I’ll admit, I don’t remember when I figured it out exactly (it’s not like the comic states “JOSH IS GAY” in big red letters, it’s just that Josh… well, he’s Josh. And he happens to be gay. Possibly in big red letters.), I just figure it’s been out there for a while.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I happily submit to the rule of our new masters, going so far as to say that I welcome the Golden Age of the mole-bear-men. Of course, I believe my general shape and furriness should allow me to blend in easily enough.

    Incidentally, in the new society, will there be chanting and some sort of drum-based communication system, or is there a fabulous alternative of which I am unaware?

  12. Ah, the comments look normal now. Order is restored in the universe etc etc (but my comment still didn't show up 😛 oh well).

    Anyway, I introduced a guy at work to HE, and he's been reading the archives. Yesterday, he told me he was all caught up, and just realized "one of the guys in the comic is a homosexual"…

    So yeah, I thought that was pretty wicked, that he's read the entire run of HE so far, and this is the point where he gets that Josh is gay. I'll admit, I don't remember when I figured it out exactly (it's not like the comic states "JOSH IS GAY" in big red letters, it's just that Josh… well, he's Josh. And he happens to be gay. Possibly in big red letters.), I just figure it's been out there for a while.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I happily submit to the rule of our new masters, going so far as to say that I welcome the Golden Age of the mole-bear-men. Of course, I believe my general shape and furriness should allow me to blend in easily enough.

    Incidentally, in the new society, will there be chanting and some sort of drum-based communication system, or is there a fabulous alternative of which I am unaware?

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