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Great Rumbler
65 - Plan B From Outer-Space

OB1
Hahaha, what the hell was that??

A Black Falcon
As he said in the comics thread, if you don't know you don't deserve to. It's the Monolith from 2001 and it has .. I don't know, I didn't see the movie... but supposedly its impossible to get the joke unless you've seen it.

OB1
I've seen the movie a billion times but I'm still confused...

And you haven't seen 2001?? What's wrong with you, boy??

A Black Falcon
Never got around to it...

OB1
*tsk tsk tsk*

Ryan
I didn't see the movie, but I read the book several times and I don't get it either.

Great Rumbler
Alright, if I have to do it I have to do it. I'll explain the joke. Okay here's how it goes: In the movie 2001 the apes find the monolith [or it finds them] and because of their contact with it they evovle. Now, supposedly we SHOULD notice it and take an interest in it and because of our contact with it we would also evovle [into the star-child or whatever]. Instead we completely fail to notice it at all and in the end it gets thrown out with the trash. The characters are SO STUPID that they completely fail to notice a giant black monolith sitting in the middle of the living room and, somehow, throw it out without ever ONCE becoming curious about it. There.

A Black Falcon
That makes sense... the comic did not express it very well, though. :)

Dark Jaguar
It actually very much conveys that we ARE in fact paying attention to it.

Great Rumbler
All the characters are doing something other than taking an interest in it...

A Black Falcon
Um, I couldn't tell that... actually I didn't notice the Monolith in the room until you posted your explanation. I just saw the door (I know it's a window but I saw a door)... didn't notice the Monolith in front of it. :) And yeah, all the people are in the room doing things... it is not clear at all that they aren't paying attention. And it also isn't clear that it was thrown out... suddenly it's outside (I couldn't tell that that was a trash can until you told me so)? Huh?

OB1
Ah, that makes it clear to me. Hehe.

Great Rumbler
Finally!!

A Black Falcon
It needed to be clearer in the strip though. :)

OB1
http://www.questmodels.com/americas_ppp/images/2000cry.jpg

Great Rumbler
:D

OB1
That's the official ABF smiley.

Great Rumbler
Make it his avatar! :D

OB1
You do it!

Great Rumbler
No, you do it!

OB1
I'm too lazy...

Great Rumbler
:p

OB1
What were we talking about, again? I'm too lazy to scroll up.

Great Rumbler
I can't remember.

Edit: Another delete post...for the preservation of "The Order".

OB1
Your Order sucks!

Great Rumbler
Oh yeah?! Well your face sucks!! Haha...ha...hmm...

OB1
Sucks what?

Great Rumbler
...

OB1
what