Rock Ness Mess part 13
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September 4th, 2011

Rock Ness Mess part 13

When I showed this to one of my friends he said “Wow, that’s a real Ray Romano-style joke, right there, grandpa!” That was good because when he was reading the rest of the storyline he found a different sort of humour in many of the strips. It’s nice that I seem to be hitting a few different notes. Also, about automated phone services: I read an article a few years ago about an start-up company that had three employees but sprung for a long, convoluted, voice message system that you’d have to navigate before they’d speak to you. This gave the impression to prospective clients that they were a huge company who was worthy of their huge accounts. It worked like gangbusters and they soon had lots of money and lots more employees. Looking like a bloated company, more concerned with their own time management than yours, got them the great contracts. Ha!

13 Awesomes Comments!

  1. Golux


    Now I’ve got that song going through my head, “Fish heads, fish heads, roly-poly fish heads…”

  2. admin

    Golux – that would be a great song to have while on hold. A lot better than Kenny G-esque music I usually get anyway.

  3. sirbacon

    This reminds me, I thought up a pun the other day that sounds like a creature from this comic: “bear-acuda”.

  4. Scarodactyl

    I love the delayed delivery on the Minnowtar name.
    Here’s a philosophical question: is a minotaur + a rhino a rhinotaur or a minocerous?

  5. admin

    Sir Bacon – I did use Bear-acuda a while back, easily enough forgotten.

    Scarodactyl – I don’t know enough about the word origins to solve that. What part of the minotaur is the bull? A centaur is part man/part horse. Does mino mean bull then? Also, does it have the bull or the rhino head? Whichever should maybe go first?

  6. sirbacon

    @admin, ah, sorry. It’s a little hard to keep track of all of them.

  7. The Blonde One

    Does that skull have antlers or is it just fire? I hope it’s antlers 😀
    I also hope that the 70’s guy shows up randomly in this. This creepy cave like place looks like somewhere he’d turn up.
    By the way. I kind of love your comics. I went back in time and have now read them all 😀

  8. admin

    Blonde One – I was thinking antlers, but you never know with evil tiaras, they might just be playing a trick.

  9. Lars

    To jump on the etymology q’s — minotaur means literally “bull (tauros) of [king] Minos”, while rhinoceros is of course ‘nose-horn’. So minoceros would mean Horn of Minos, while rhinotaur would mean nose-bull.
    How about cerotaur?

    As for centaur, its etymology is considered ‘obscure’. There may be some connection to bulls (‘taur’).

  10. admin

    Lars – thanks for sharing a lot of bull with us. 😉

  11. Tamfang

    The Minotaur was supposed to eat the human sacrifices, right? With what, bull teeth? I imagine he’d kill for a plain bale of hay.

  12. Aethermancer Omega

    Look through the archives, and you’ll see I posted a comment on the Minotaur’s teeth. He’s not just a bull/human hybrid, he’s a full monster, monstery teeth and everything.

  13. Steve

    He is also kind of a bull-y.