Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Something Awful This Way Comes

As some readers of Sally Forth may know, Ted Forth (he of many passions, almost none practical) has recently become fascinated with what can be best described as a new study in mammal mechanics...


Turns out many readers were keen on learning more about this fascinating school of misapplied technology, only to be dismayed by the lack of any true follow-up in the strip. Such was the view from the site Something Awful, from which member Alex Kingsbury thoughtfully forwarded me the following (and kindly flattering) information:

"You might be aware that there is a long running thread [in the Something Awful Forums] that's devoted to making fun of newspaper comics. Well, in that thread we consider Sally Forth to be one of the good ones and we are all amazed that you made Sally Forth something so amazing. However, recently we were disappointed when we were promised robot monkeys and did not receive them. So we fixed that. I hope you get as much amusement out of these as we did."

And fixed it they certainly did. The first revised strip is by Something Awful Forum member "Julet Esqu":


The second is by SAF member "ukulele bastard" (a pseudonym both hardcore yet adorable):


Naturally, both have done a far better job shining a light of simian cyborgs than I ever could have done. But have no fear! The great "Robot Monkey" debate is not over yet. For reasons that sounded quite logical and legitimate during a long period of febrile nightmares, I have decided to make Ted's obsession with primate droids a running story line throughout the year, no doubt further endearing the comic to its core demographic of soccer moms and retirees. So as always with things concerning Sally's hubby, I hope you enjoy--or at least endure--the continuing madness.

Thank you, Something Awful!

5 comments:

Snow said...

There are a lot of cartoonists who would not deem SA to be a source of inspiration for them.

You . . . are not one of them. Wheather this is a good thing or bad thing remains to be told by the robot monkeys, who will either ensure you're the first against the wall when the revolution comes or dub you their official biographer.

PATTY LEIDYS ZERO HOUR said...

I got so excited about robot monkeys I clipped them and posted them on my fridge...
you see..I obsess about monkeys...
and robots...the combination of the two is making my little head explode!

Robert Gidley said...
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Robert Gidley said...

Robot Monkeys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_DV7elpxw

Kari said...

And while we're waiting for the robot monkeys to show up, why not drink banana juice squeezed by those very mechanical simeons...or at least feel as is we are.
http://www.mcphee.com/shop/products/Banana-Juice-Water-Bottle.html