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I believe it's short for "narcotics officer," coming from undercover officers attempting to "buy" drugs so they can arrest the people trying to sell them. EDIT: Yep, Argent beat me to it.
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My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT
But frequently they're partially obscured.

Yeah, a lot of people only count seeing their face clearly and their eyes have to be shown. Just sayin'.

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My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT


Cast of the Astec gold doesn't count, Rick. =)

However, this random customer looks much better than the previous humans you've drawn. The expressions on him are much more in-line with the average pet you draw.

That, and his nose.

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dude, why would a junk shop have flatscreen anyway? WHO THROWS OUT FLAT SCREENS???


People who have bought Plasma or HDTV or just a better Flatscreen.

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OMG what happened with his tail!? O_O

YAY! random people! my fav character evah!!

Now I can see Jack becoming a good merchant

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Please read the thread ;)

You stated what you believed the answer to be, I confirmed it. I'm not sure why there's an implication I didn't read the thread.

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Hukley wrote:
Please read the thread ;)

You stated what you believed the answer to be, I confirmed it. I'm not sure why there's an implication I didn't read the thread.


I don't think he meant you. Someone else asked the same question again.

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Welsh Halfwit wrote:
Dissension wrote:
Hukley wrote:
Please read the thread ;)

You stated what you believed the answer to be, I confirmed it. I'm not sure why there's an implication I didn't read the thread.


I don't think he meant you. Someone else asked the same question again.


Yes, it was an answer to Legotron123's post: ;)

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Sorry if this sounds awkward but what's a narc. I hear it a lot these days

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It's A Trap don't sign it, how many schemes is that wolf going to pull?


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Now that I think of it, he could be using it to refer to a person who is the habit of "narcing", or reporting suspicious activity among acquaintances to the authorities, rather than an undercover officer.

well that meaning of the word is a metaphor comparing people who do that to undercover narcotics officers reporting their "friends" for illegal drug use. so yes, the second meaning is what he meant, but you need to know the first meaning to understand the second.

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"Hey! Pay more respect, will ya?"- said Jack, our hero- "That is my mate's father!"
"Sorry, nice wolf pelt, though, with full head and all! Oh, it would look rather well if I wore it on my own noggin'"- Said I.

I kinda meant Poncho there... since Elaine left him under the boxes. :shock:

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Am I the only one who thinks it's awesome that the all the reaction the dude gave (instead of "EEEIIIIK WOLF") to finding out the wolf owned the house is "Oh" ?

I think he's assuming Jack is a dog. Jack is pretty short and scrawny compared to Miles so it'd be easier to pretend to be a domestic. Or as Rick suggested before, say he's a Tamaskan Dog
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Hmm, a request list ... seems legit.
*shifty eyes*

Eh, if the owner of a junk shop is in the middle of repairing something a request list wouldn't seem unusual... Jack's demeanor doesn't seem to inspire trust though. :lol:

Edit: There is something about panel 3 that keeps poking at a memory but I can't figure out what it reminds me of.


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"Hey, how much for this wolf rug under this stack of boxes?"



You my friend are awesome.

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Ah, craigslist. I have bought many great, cheap items off of you. I do enjoy that site. It got me my job! :D :D :D


I am ashamed to say I would have fallen for this one.... :oops:

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Duster wrote:
rickgriffin wrote:
My favorite part is how everyone forgets that I've shown human faces a LOT

Who said i forgot, I say, i say WHO?

This particular "random person" was rather well put together! In fact I would be so bold to say that this character is probably one of the best drawings of a human by Rick so far in this comic.

I completely agree with this. I don't know why, but I really like how this random person was drawn.

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Post Re: 2013/04/01 - Rube Tube
Wait...he has one arm, so how did he "acquire" all of those big non-flatscreen heavy TV's by himself?


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Wait...he has one arm, so how did he "acquire" all of those big non-flatscreen heavy TV's by himself?
How do you think Poncho keeps up those sick abs now he's discovered Cheetos?

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I just wonder why he is holding that rag in the first panel.... what has he been up to? :?

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I just wonder why he is holding that rag in the first panel.... what has he been up to? :?
I was wondering that myself. Perhaps removing his marker from the merchandise?

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copper wrote:
I just wonder why he is holding that rag in the first panel.... what has he been up to? :?
I was wondering that myself. Perhaps removing his marker from the merchandise?

Good call, and, by the looks of it, he had just finished rubbing all the stuff.

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CHAOKOCartoons wrote:
dude, why would a junk shop have flatscreen anyway? WHO THROWS OUT FLAT SCREENS???


I always got a kick out of this... "Flat screens" have been around longer than most people think, and in another style that has largely been forgotten. Just before LCD and Plasma started getting (relatively) cheap, there was a large campaign to sell "flat screen" picture tube tv's.

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As you can see, it's basically a regular picture tube television with a flat screen instead of the regular rounded glass screen. The claim was that the flat screen produced a better quality image because it didn't distort the image from the lens effect that regular tv's had. But as time went on, LCD and Plasma got cheaper, and many of these "flat screen" tv's were thrown to the curb.

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Just noticed Jack has a very chewed up looking tail.

Hmm... a story idea to add to mine...?

RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
not evil, just shady

Would a 60Watt incandescent bulb be enough to brighten him up? *brick'd*

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Where'd you get it?

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Either that, or he traded a bunch of used pinball machine parts for it... :geek: :lol:

AleColin wrote:
It's A Trap don't sign it, how many schemes is that wolf going to pull?


It's not a trap! Why does everyone keep saying it's a trap!?

Argent wrote:
...Perhaps removing his marker from the merchandise?


Can we not go there this week? I think it's been talked about enough already... (By the way, though I'm quoting, this isn't only for you, Argent; this request is for everyone.)

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Post Re: 2013/04/01 - Rube Tube
Dear Rick, can I ask, why we have seen the face of "random guy"? In all previous stripes people were no-faced (with a little exception of King... but it's King!). Is it a part of this new style, or the guy will participate in a longer story? And... if there is nothing important behind, does this mean that we will see facec of other humans?


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as was stated above, we have seen other human faces. primarily the theives in the Aztec Gold arc. at this point it's mostly only the pets' parents who we don't see the faces of, and that's cause it would ruin the mystery to see them after having them hidden for so long.

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Limmerick man, while mysterious and with hair all over his face, can be seen quite clearly too!
RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
as was stated above, we have seen other human faces. primarily the theives in the Aztec Gold arc. at this point it's mostly only the pets' parents who we don't see the faces of, and that's cause it would ruin the mystery to see them after having them hidden for so long.

I wonder how many eyes they have.

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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
as was stated above, we have seen other human faces. primarily the theives in the Aztec Gold arc.

Yep. It's not like Rick doesn't hide the face just as much as he shows it, for both major or minor characters. Never. :D
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at this point it's mostly only the pets' parents who we don't see the faces of, and that's cause it would ruin the mystery to see them after having them hidden for so long.

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AHAHAHAHA ! Rick if you're reading this please , oh please draw a character with that face in Xane's post , please I beg you :lol:

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The so-called "awesome face" has been used pretty frequently.

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oh really ! I'm gonna search through the old strips again to see it then , can't believe I don't remember something that funny :mrgreen:

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I thought he just had that rag because almost any time in a show you will see a mechanic or shop keeper wiping their hands or something with a rag... figured it might be a homage to that...

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oh really ! I'm gonna search through the old strips again to see it then , can't believe I don't remember something that funny :mrgreen:

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serence ice fox wrote:
oh really ! I'm gonna search through the old strips again to see it then , can't believe I don't remember something that funny :mrgreen:

The comic used for the TopWebComics vote link!

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Are you sure it wasn't this one? EDIT: They seem like they could go either way...

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Actually, the consignment shop down the road from me takes requests, especially on items that arrive and subsequently disappear frequently. That's how I got my wife a jewelry armoire, gave the lady my name and phone number and when the next two of them came in, she gave me a call and I came in and bought it.


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Facepunch imminent


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