#467 – no idea what that was

May 16th, 2011

#467 – no idea what that was


Discussion (49)¬

  1. John says:


    Nice. That made me smile. 😀

  2. Yusaku777 says:

    Oh Eve, Facebook? Really?

  3. ilvos says:

    Alt-Text WIN.

  4. Damien Walder says:

    Le facebook – c'est parfait pour "l'esprit de l'escalier".

    Glad that Toronto works for you even when you're fatigued, MG.

  5. Darkond2100 says:

    It took four days for him to reply to a post on his wall? Laaaame. Also, SECOND POST!

  6. Devon says:

    This is why Ning deserves all her suffering…

  7. Noah says:

    I love that someone else knows that expression: l'espirit de l'escalier. What re the odds that you learned it in "Death, the high price of living" too?

  8. action shakespeare says:

    you are a beautiful person

  9. rikushix says:

    You know how people say that the eyes are the window to the soul?

    I think you could say the same thing about Marek's beard.

  10. I think Eve just had a case of…

    …wait for it…

    …L'esprit de l'escalier! 😀

    Sorry, I just get giddy when I notice visual puns. 😐

  11. Chris says:

    I enjoy that Marek's facebook profile pic focuses so heavily on his beard

    As it should

  12. Ken Christopher Hill says:

    I always wondered how to pronounce "snnkt".

  13. Carl-E says:

    A true case of l'esprit de l'escalier!

  14. stjason says:

    Ever since that movie, I have an uncontrollable urge to punch something whenever I hear that phrase.

    I just punched the printer.


  15. David says:

    I have actually done this, come up with responses moments later and then said them, only for the person I was conversing with to have no clue.

  16. Leith says:

    The spirit of the staircase strikes!

  17. Da5id says:

    God dammit.

    Frickin everything is on fb now.

  18. Sharp says:

    I had to laugh that it took him 5 days to respond

  19. Ian says:

    Ah, social networking. The cure for a slow wit.

  20. Edison T. Allere says:

    Okay, I translated the alt text (I assumed it was French due to the completely indecent amount of vowels) and I got…. Spirit of the staircase?

  21. Rob says:

    Its a word the french have that we don"t for when you think of a witty reply after the fact.

  22. Imptheshrimp says:

    Another reason why I absolutely love Octopus Pie. Strips like this, man. Also, strangely enough, I think I first heard of l'espirt de l'escalier through Chuck Palahniuk's story 'Guts'. Hurray for visceral horror, I guess.

  23. Giglamelsh says:

    OH MYGOD Eve's laughter face.

  24. Louis says:

    Panel 5: Another adorable Eve face

    So do these characters actually have facebooks, or was the last panel all photoshopped?

    • Grimm says:

      It has to be photoshopped 'cause it says "Older Posts" right beneath it but it also has the top bar right there as well. It'd have way more posts before the older posts link if it was real. Very well-done photoshopping though.

  25. Arkadi says:

    Haha, you're right!

  26. SlicedBread says:

    oh my gosh, I've caught up to the present. Shoot.

  27. Scott Bieser says:

    Geez, I had to look that phrase up on Wikipedia. And had to face-palm as I've experienced this thousands of times in my life and never knew there was an expression for it.
    Also, I didn't notice that Marek's response was 5 days delayed.
    I wonder if I'm getting too old to understand web-comics anymore. — Nurse? I need another blanket here.

  28. Bryy says:

    Made me laugh out loud.

  29. John says:

    I believe in some circles you can get your ass kicked for that.

  30. Erick says:

    Please, make tutorials how to draw!

    I love you art!! o/

  31. seann says:

    Man, Marek's cellphone service is TERRIBLE!

  32. cattorney says:

    Love panel 5. The return of the Eve tooth gap! Such a funny facial expression.

  33. Sela says:

    Eve's profile picture is too cute. MANUEL!