September 29th, 2007


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Discussion (19)¬

  1. beanjavert says:

    I love the footnote in this– “cooks and assassins” indeed!

  2. The Dark Ferret says:

    OMG! The “Sleepy Peach!” Surely one of Digger’s much overlooked treasures! LOL! :D:D:D

  3. TekServer says:

    > ” … dead men don’t drool … ”

    Well, actually, if they’re fairly recently dead …


  4. fishboy says:

    They don’t drool as such, but they certainly ooze…

  5. Mark Antony says:

    Is that based off of any real deity?

  6. TekServer says:

    Some would question your use of the term “real deity”, but I won’t go there …

    Given Ursula’s history and background, I would say that “Falls From Heaven” probably is based on a figure in an actual belief system, though I am unfamiliar with the particular mythological entity in question myself.


  7. And desperate parents and nannies probably.

  8. Mad Luc says:

    There are *three* gods that form a triumvirate for bean curd. They have other duties- one is, of all things, a war god- but still. Bean Curd.

  9. Andrew says:

    If it exists there is a “god” representing it. If it does not exist…….there is still a “god” representing it.

  10. Tamfang says:

    Didn’t need an asterisk to see that coming.

  11. TekServer says:

    > There are *three* gods that form a triumvirate for bean curd. They have other duties- one is, of all things, a war god- but still. Bean Curd.

    Ha! I had forgotten about your comment until I saw it again just now, and remembered a movie aired on the Scifi channel (I refuse to use the stupid new name) a week or two ago. The movie was “My Name is Bruce”, and featured as the major bad guy “Guan-di”, the Chinese god of war and protector of bean curd. I thought sure they had made that up, until I rediscovered your post! šŸ˜Æ
    (Cool movie, by the way; classic Bruce Campbell!)


  12. Trogdog says:

    soporific. +1 for vocabulary.

  13. Murasaki says:

    ….Ya know…I never would have figured both professions favored anything other than sharp knifes. But I guess, some things in common ya just can’t see coming.

  14. Areetsasaurus says:

    You know, it’s fully possible for a cook to also be an assassin, or vice versa. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and it’s also notable that certain toxins get absorbed in the stomach and then cause decidedly uncomfortable side effects on the heart.

    Or, to use a different phrase, stomach-to-liver works as well, just takes a bit more commitment.

  15. Nanoswarm1 says:

    Soporific peaches? I guess that’s where you’d get a yawning pit.

  16. BunnyRock says:

    @ Areetsasaurus: depends on what you mean by “Stomach.” I know the Para’s are trained to go up thought the diaphragm if their opponent is facing them (and just saw at the throat if he’s not: although it was British commandos in WW2 who invented the “hand over the mouth, fairbairn-sykes to the chest” move beloved of boys war comics, but it’s hard to do right and post WW2 the British army realised there is almost never a silent kill with a knife, only a quieter one, hence the instruction to just go for the windpipe and saw until the noises stop.) so if you class the entire region immediately below the sternum as “stomach” then I guess so. Iā€™m not sure how US forces are trained to approach the matter, but as their training is based on SAS training, and the US Army rangers were suitably enamoured with the fairbairn-sykes fighting knife introduced to them by Royal-marine commando in WW2 to put the image of it on their official memorial, Iā€™d guess they take the same like as British forces.

  17. Ellemerr says:

    Cooks and assassins? Faquarl from the Bartimaeus Trilogy, anyone?

    The kitchen is the most dangerous place in the house, after all.

  18. TekServer says:

    “Nobody beats me in the kitchen.”
    – Casey Ryback


  19. Draco Dei says:

    I believe the bean-curd gods made an appearance in another webcomic that features a newly minted deity of Alcohol and Apathy, named something like Ronson.