I thought a good Triathlon for the Failympics would be a “Shark High Jump,” “Curve The Bullet Skeet Shooting” followed by the “400 m Fridge Nuke.” Maybe I should write a letter to the Failympic Committee.
Not that this comic makes ANY sense at all, I can try to offer some context:
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You know, the original Back To The Future time machine was going to be a refrigerator… that required a nuclear blast to get the 1.21 Gigawatts.
Is 100 M Meter a typo? Also, nice art in this one.
Poor josh and his wee little legs.
Whoa whoa, whose bodies are those? Cause unless Josh and Joel got super fit under those tees and sweaters, they seem to have really small heads in comparison to their bodies.
Hm. Not unlike real life roided up athletes. A lesson in realism!
You've certainly captured the agony of running
Don't forget the 4x100m iPhone 3G relay.
wow…The Board of Investors™ approves this one
sadly, I have to agree. How come the best ones are of me dying?
If it's Failympics, wouldn't it be the MobileMe relay?
Is wanted really that much of a fail? I was kinda looking forwarded to it, oiled up Angelina looked like she had so much potential.
Niiiiiiiiiiice! Reminiscent of burning bodies in "Chronicles of Riddick." Er…not that I've seen that movie.
I could have video'd myself running for reference, but dead men cant draw comics.
"THE ZING OF THE DAAAYYYYY!"
You just answered your own question.
There was talk of "Curve the Bullet" becoming a fail catch phrase, but I dont think it caught on.
There should be a Twitter event in the Failympics, too, shouldn't there?
I actually used T2 clips for reference.
From josh …
"I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
That the comics where I'm dying
Are the best I've ever … read?"
You're Joel's muse.
Or, rather, your spectacular death is.
Poor Joel and his wee little child's feet.
Wow. I know which comic I'll want to have autographed and framed! This is awesome. Sorry you had to die in the name of creative license, Josh.
Don't know; maybe it's his muse, you know? At least you're famous now!
You're like the HE version of Kenny, I suppose.
You need to do the Failympics every summer.
They look like reasonable facsimiles to the real ones to me. Josh is definitely got the husky body going for him. If anything I think Joel might've made himself a little to unduly larger in panels 4/5 (at least from the photos and vlogs I've seen of him).
Am I supposed to hear "Chariots Of Fire" in my head while reading this?
I guess Joel just wanted it more
because that movie ended up being really awesome.
"josh dies" is, unfortunately, my favorite tag.
I was expecting more Mcavoy nudity. I actually enjoyed Jolie more than him, which is odd.
"Yeah baby, this next heat of the race is NUCLEAR!"
What other sports would there be in the FAILYMPICS? I suggest DIVIDING BY ZERO, 100 YARD FAILBOAT, and ULTIMATE FAIL – in which the contestants navigate an obstacle course approved by the Darwin Awards.
I'm surprised at how quickly "Nuke The Fridge" entered modern nomenclature as a phrase. The movie hasn't even been out for a year yet, has it?
"I'm surprised at how quickly "Nuke The Fridge" entered modern nomenclature as a phrase."
It really hasn't, despite what the professional Lucas-haters would have you believe. I'll put it this way: the people trying to push "nuke the fridge" down our throats are the ones who still think "jump the shark" is the height of clever.
Sorry, Indy-haters, it had to be said.
I dunno. It's almost too easy to make fun of MobileMe and Twitter these days…
Would you ever have thought that Apple could have such a high-profile fail?
I don't think I've seen T2 (or even parts of it) since it first came out.
Can Joel attach a Vangelis mp3 to the image?
Reloadalympics. Refresh Twitter until you get the Fail Whale.
Wanted made me like Jolie more, who I didn't really care for before. I didn't find her all that attractive, but she was cute in Wanted.
That being said, Wanted was all "high octane" and "special effects wonder!" but it was also sort of doo-doo. You'd think a movie where everyone is shooting and dying wouldn't be so boring.
"Fun for all ages!"
I love the skeleton drawing. It reminds me of Terminator.
Please, we hardly got a shirtless shot out of him.
There has to be FAIL HURDLES in there somewhere.
Ultimate Fail? Sounds like a winner to me! Get those genes out of the pool!
What a figure is, all the athletes will kill themselves off eventually, leaving us in a civilization of monitor-tanned comics aficionados with a reasonable level of intelligence to pass on the the next generation. GO OLYMPICS GO!
Wow, Joel. That's some spectacular art. Love the look and coloring of the blast.
Poor Joel?! he's safe and sound in a fridge. No nuclear bomb can hurt him.
Whenever I do these… I dont know, "weird ass?" comics I use a body style with less cartoony and more realistic proportions. Call it artistic license.
Yes. With so many 100% wins, they are bound to have a misstep from time to time. .Mac was always the bastard of the Apple family, and MobileMe is a double bastard. They need to give up on that or retool it, or make it free.
Jinx. You owe Doug a coke.
Its funny how you are always wrong.
Then, you Sir, are missing out on one of my favorite films of all time. Grand total I KNOW I have seen it at least 200-300 times.
They're just the sponsor. Fail Whale is the mascot
Glad you liked it.
Yes. Yes you are.
Its a determination thing.
You and me both.
"100 Yard Failboat" is my favorite.
Oh, Grandpa. Stop chasing the kids off your internet. Just let them have fun.
I was totally looking at T2 clips on Youtube when I drew that.
Thanks. This one certainly kicked my ass, but I saw it in my brain and insisted that I bring it to life. Damn brain.
That's a lot of meltinator.
Transportation provided by the Fail Boat?
So Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe was better for that?
You really know how to hurt a man.
See, that's why I have so much respect for people who can draw. All I can do is make sarcastic comments about it on the internets.
Yes but what kind of life is it with tiny feet and you know what they say about the size of a mans feet.
I wouldn't know, actually.
I protested seeing that movie… actually, I just never got around to it.
LOl, I didn't even bother to read all the posts just did it while I was at work so I had to be quick. So what kind of coke do you like doug?
McAvoy's a faun, so mostly shirtless. Just a scarf. And added hair.
Yeah the art is really impressive in this one
So…is the symbol for these here Failympics to be five interlocking Red Rings of Death?
I'm actually in the minority of people who liked the latest Indy film.
I just think it's neat to see popular culture evolve right before our eyes like that. I'm always so used to looking back at the 80's that I don't know what to think when it happens right here and now.
I appreciate the compliment. I was determined to make it look exactly as I pictured it mentally, which in turn drove me completely insane with frustration.
Are there 5 fail circles? RROD, Goatse… and 3 more.
I thought I had read that on Wiki. Also Eric Stoltz was Marty.
If they followed through with a refrigerator Doctor Whovians would get pissed. A delorean is much safer and much more roomy.
I'd add the eight-pronged circular insignia of the pre-Palpatine GALACTIC REPUBLIC, the 12-star ring of the European Union (all sporting fests need that annoying international flava) and the yellow O on University of Oregon football helmets.