Friday, December 14, 2007

Can You Tell the Difference?

Submitted:

Printed:

I mean, besides the fact that one's in color and one is not.

10 comments:

jfruh said...

Ces, don't you know that by attempting to use the sexually charged word "freaking" in a family newspaper, you encourage the young people of today to engage in "freak dancing", which all reputable scientists believe inevitably leads to chlamydia and insanity?

I have to say that the copy editor in me approves of the commas around "like".

Josh

So-Called Austin Mayor said...

I have no flippin' idea what the freak your talking about.

-- SCAM

Matt said...

The printed one is, like, properly punctuated.

Mac said...

Besides that in the original, Ted isn't wearing pants?

Jim said...

The bright yellow wreaths are a nice touch. Much more cheerful and sunshiney than those boring old green wreaths you see pretty much everywhere. My compliments to the colorist.

Jodi said...

You need to be more sensitive to the plight of the freaks out there, obviously.

Jym said...

=v= Ooh! Ooh! I think the difference is that Cassandra's not wearing underpants in the second one. Wait, this isn't Slylock Fox?

mintzworks said...

I'm the mother flippin' hiphopapotamous.

Called a hippopotamus I'm not a hippopotamus, I'm a hiphopapotamus
Where did you get the preposterous hypothesis that I was a hippopotamus?

Did Steve tell you that?

Steve.....

D.B. Echo said...

In the original, Ted was actually all whacked up on goofballs. In the published version, his mirth is brought about by the knowledge that he stocked all of those items immediatetely after scratching his own ass, thereby effectively assing every customer in the store.

BlueNight said...

Good job ripping him a new one on the lack of commas. That was the first thing I noticed, too.

Be content, FM, on the relative lack of other meddling. Flippin' for freaking isn't a bad swap. Gary Larson got read the riot act on using "dork" because some bonehead editor thought it meant whale dong.