Walky: Strong enough to lift cars, accidentally break ketchup bottles when trying to open them, can be defeated by tying his hoodie sleeves together
April 23, 2002
Also, of course he’s not gonna tear his hoodie. That’s his favorite hoodie.
or maybe it’s like how a gator/croc has MASSIVE BITE POWER but is super weak trying to OPEN its mouth
apparently hoodie sleeves are like duct tape… except not sticky…?
…You haven’t seen Walky’s hoodie sleeves, have you.
Wouldn’t they be encrusted with that orange cheese-ish stuff from years of consuming Doritos?
Among other things. But he never washes it, so… pretty soon, it’s all going to merge and gain sentience. Then, in a fluke accident, it’ll be resized to giant proportions, and become SEMME’s best weapon against the Mutant Honey Bun and Monkey Master.
Except it uses Mike as a role model.
Dor/Nachitos aren’t sticky!
…fortunately, they’re not the only things on his sleeves. :O
Hoodie sleeves apparently can work as a makeshift straightjacket when tied together.
So what is the “winning team” here? People who are getting laid?
I second this line of questioning.
People who are gonna be in romantic relationships with the folks they got crushes on!
If not for story context causing my quip to make very little sense, my first thought would be to say a “winning team” is “a team that isn’t SEMME”.
….”or the Toronto Maple Leafs”
I mean, it makes sense that SEMME would supply their agents with clothes that are as unbreakable as they are–
–except Sal and Joyce have both damaged their clothing with incredible ease, so, uh. Hrm.
What is a hoodie but the duct tape of clothing?
…but then, wouldn’t MacGyver wear tons of hoodies?
Nah, it would make things too easy. Now pass me that ballpoint pen and your shoestrings.
Hoodies hadn’t been invented in the 1980s [/probable lies]
Conveniently, CBS has decided to reboot the series, and is currently running the New MacGyver. (Not that I’ve watched it.) So… does that count? 😀
I’m currently wearing a hoodie from the ’80s.
It was late ’90s or early ’00s before I heard anyone call them “hoodies”, though, so maybe that’s technically correct in some sense?
Maybe it’s not that he can’t break out. But that he really likes that hoodie.
Nothing to worry about! See, Joyce is Walky’s Kryptonite. Just leave him alone in the closet for a while, and he’ll regain his strength.
Or, maybe Walky gets his strength from the sun! All you have to do is lock him in a closet…
I think the obvious explanation is that Walky likes the idea of bondage at the hands of Joyce cos-playing as Anti-Joyce.
Slightly more seriously, I think Walky’s just into being the butt-monkey. I mean it’s got zero responsibility and consists of the words BUTT and MONKEY. That’s Walky’s gig.
I am loving this… story of female… empowerment? And how she, uh, owns her… sexuality? Yeah, I give up.
Well, from everything said in previous commentaries the whole ‘anti Joyce’ story was directly based on the author’s own feelings of shame and avoidance about sexuality as resultant from upbringing, so, I’d say this phase of the story seems like it deals halfway with Joyce realizing that she can’t just excise and wish away that part of herself, but also with a (probably misguided) attempt to appeal to Joe out of desperation by pushing farther than she’s normally comfortable with, and then trying to stick to her guns (she really likes big ones, remember) on that as she tries to shoo off Walky, but, then she’s all conflicted about the whole mess once there’s no one immediately looking at her.
In any case, regardless what you think of the story’s social implication, the core of the thing is that it was based on the author working through their own sexual shame; it’s less about trying to make some kind of generalized social statement about people, and more the author’s own feelings that are spoken about here.
Maybe it’s a leverage thing? Like he can’t get his arms in the right position because they’re bound? Yeah that’s all I got.
I think he’s just in shock, and also afraid of actually touching her when she’s in full hard core anti-Joyce mode, because naked skin thoughts?
Separately, what’s going on in the last panel? Is she metaphorically rolling up her sleeves to fight? Or is she just realizing she’s cold without sleeves?
She’s crying. Because she doesn’t really want to be a jerk and portray herself in a way different from what she really is. She doesn’t want this, but she has convinced herself she needs it.
Verge of crying*
He probably really likes that Hoodie.
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I'm so excited for a webcomic that's not about being drunk and depressed!
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