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1st Aug 2011, 12:00 AM
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Prudent Driving Assistance
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Hey everyone! I hope you guys had a great weekend!

The script for this comic was WAAAAY worse to begin with... I had more plot related things, but I couldn't make it work... So we ended up with this instead.

I just wanted to show that John is getting back into Civilization... I initially wanted to show the PSOs coming up on him, or him coming up on the Phantom's people, but neither one was amusing in any capacity... Unfortunately, my brain is mush right now, and writing humour is beyond me.

And on that happy note, I'm off! Take care and have a great week!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Sorry for the gratuitous glows and lights and blurs and oh my!
User comments:
Teslaverian edit delete reply
Teslaverian
Awesome!! It looks like John's about to pass out any second...
bbedlam edit delete reply
bbedlam
Sigh. You'd think the zombie apocalypse would at least get rid of the elderly drivers. I guess somethings will just never end.

At least RZ is there to help John make his getaway though.
Frosty edit delete reply
Frosty
Oh my god! It's RZ's grandparents! ;)
twalker500 edit delete reply
Old people.
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
I agree with RZed.
Nash (Guest) edit delete reply
Hahaha, I wasn't expecting that last panel. Gave me a good chuckle.

Congrats on breaking the top 100 on TWC! #66 Woo!
Kyo edit delete reply
Kyo
old people zombies?!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@EcM - Poor guy... He better get some sleep, or he's going to careen off the road..

@bbedlam - To be fair, at least the old people were the conscientious drivers in this scenario...

And R.Z. is always available for reckless activities :D

@Frosty - The old dude does look like R.Z., doesn't he?

@twalker500 - They prefer "Wise people".

@Jrade - That the answer is to floor it?

@Nash - I had to rewrite it because everything I had written before that had no real joke or anything...

The TWC thing reset at the start of the month, but it's awesome that we've got enough people voting to get a quick jump :)

@Kyo - Some people are okay with being old :P I personally am looking forward to looking like I know something about the world... :D
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Tut tut R.Z., you've taken off your seatbelt just as you enter a higher-traffic zone!!!
model S edit delete reply
model S
hmmh. didn't see that comming. ^_^
T.Gatto edit delete reply
T.Gatto
How do those old Zombies eat anyone, gum them to death?
Or does another kind hearted zombie chew their brains for them first?

Keep those laughs coming!
TheHistoryBuff (Guest) edit delete reply
Love the way the headlights reflect back onto John's face. By the way, what happend to RZ's Glasses? are they under the mask? or is he just not wearing them?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@aok666 - I know, he's so unsafe!

@model S - I thought it was a funny idea :D Initially, it had ended with R.Z. choosing to floor it :)

@T.Gatto - They have brain smoothies, I guess?

@TheHistoryBuff - He took them off :) Technically he doesn't need them, so it's all cosmetic anyway ;)
model S edit delete reply
model S
i like wht you did with it my friend! it gave me a wtf moment, which became a crowning moment of awesome, then a crowning moment of funny, and skrael, great work on the visuals. this is really a fine example of what i said earlier, where the art and writing carry eachother equally. grand work.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I think that this is one of the times where I'm glad that our last panel starts off screen. It makes it harder to spoil things ;)
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Brains are really soft and easy to eat - texture of set custard, like in custard tarts. Ancient cultures used to give them *especially* to toothless old people (and babies) because they can be sufficiently chewed with just gums. After the brains ran out, I guess the elderly zombies either got false teeth from an enhancement clinic, or a lot of TOGM smoothies like Beth offered to R.Z. once.(What does the TOGM get mixed with for a smoothie? Normal smoothies have milk in, but zombies can't digest human food - you yourselves confirmed that.)
I always thought R.Z. had the glasses on under the mask. It always appears to be stretching slightly around the edges of the lenses.
Continuing last strip's discussion: the PR-like qualities of the name "The Five Paradox" were intentional. I thought it would be fitting. :-)
Am I right about the Oil Sands being oil shale and not great for petrol?
Information on ackee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ackee Alternative names include Vegetable Brain.

Sorry for going on and on and on... I do that in real life too. Be glad I live on the other side of the Atlantic...
T.Gatto edit delete reply
T.Gatto
The wife will be popping out #3 in my next generation of TOGM fans in about 8 hours (C section). Somebody wish us luck (ie no RZeds).

Make sure you give me something good to read while I'm off work!
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Congratulations T.Gatto! :D
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@aok666 - I think the term Smoothie is something of a misnomer... It's more TOGM puree with a straw ;P I think R.Z. has his glasses off, but June might be drawing them in...

It's not like he needs them, so switching them out isn't going to be any kind of detriment...

I have no idea what kind of oil sands they are, and admittedly not enough interest in it to spend more than the few minutes I did looking into it. Robert can get it, so it's not like I need to know exactly where it comes from for the sake of the comic :)

@T.Gatto - Good luck! I hope that everything goes smoothly for you guys. (Well, as smoothly as a C-section can go, I guess...)

If it's not too presumptuous, I'd love to see a picture :D
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@T.Gatto: good luck, congratulations, may you suffer the minimum of baby-related mess, etc etc etc!!! Hope the wife recovers speedily too!
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
On the subject of fuel: since Beth wouldn't let him use her fueltank, where has John been using the... well, john? (Until he found Ol' Corpsey's Fort of Doom, anyway - I'm guessing that has a plane-style water-recycling loo.) Zombies don't use it, from what the creators have said, so it must have been an issue...
T.Gatto edit delete reply
T.Gatto
Baby Ruth is sleeping well. Mommy is also doing well. Older brothers, however, are driving me nuts. :)

So how soon can I count on that Zombie Apocalypse anyway? ;)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@aok666 - He peed in the bushes out back :D

@T.Gatto - Congratulations! We're both glad to hear that Mommy is recovering well ;)

As for the zombie apocalypse, we don't have a date nailed down just yet, but you can tell them that if they don't smarten up, they'll be pushed into the incoming horde :D