Wednesday, May 11, 2011
[Comic title: Elevator Inspection; Alt text: "Even governmental elevator inspectors get bored halfway through asking where the building office is."]
I'd like to first take a moment to note that Randy has stopped drawing Megan as his default female human. This might be a little premature, but it's been two comics, and the female human is his blonde-haired ponytailed female human who, to the best of my knowledge, has no name. If this is a trend and not merely a statistical blip, I'm going to go ahead and take credit. We've managed to make Randy (or, let's be fair, probably his girlfriend) feel so creepy about his obsession that he has changed his default female character's appearance (or been ordered to do so).
With that out of the way: Jesus fucking Christ this comic is boring. "Ha ha ha, I find the idea of elevator inspections boring, it's not like anyone ever looks that shit up, am I right?" I don't even know why this is supposed to be funny. Elevators get inspected. They get maintained. Take it from someone who is in them all the fucking time (rather than, say, Randy, who probably doesn't even leave his house to get groceries).
So! I decided to take a trip to the forodes for this one. They don't seem to think it's funny either--mostly it's "our building's elevator sucks GOOMH"--and at least one person wrote a lengthy "this isn't how things work, inspectors will hunt you down if your permits are out of date." And one person is arguing that Randy is a libertarian, which, not sure if that's the take-home message here, but all right.
Almost a wasted endeavor! However, the forodes have helped me understand why people think this is funny: they are smug cuddlefish who think they are smarter than the world, and Randy is affirming their smug notions by saying "yes, you are right in being smug about your elevators, there is totally no inspection permit." Even though he is lying like the dog he is.