Heh.. When this happens to me it’s usually Kid Rock. Ahh guilty pleasures..
I love that song. If I am blasting music though, it’s Stone Temple Pilots or Alice in Chains, and on occasion The White Stripes.
Cake’s funky but you have to blast the Beastie Boys.
I’m old… when did Cake become uncool?
I was never cool to begin with, so I cannot answer that question.
Dude…don’t diss cake…I totally love them!
Stickshifts and safetybelts forever!
Satan is my motor!
But I wouldn’t blast Cake all that loud. Beastie Boys for sure, but also Dragonforce or old school Jamaican tunes.
Nothing wrong with Cake at high volume during the day.
Personally, I find Slayer really good to clean to.
Yeah! Old Skool Jamacian tunes! Toots and the Maytals! The Equals! Jimmy Cliff!
Ummm Cake is… Bad?
A bit dated, maybe, but then again, Short Skirt Long Jacket is the Chuck theme song so…
All in all, this comes off as “Hey, lookit what a cool hipster I am! Bands that are generally liked by the populace at large, and even a little bit obscure, I consider embarrassing to listen to! I’m so cool!”
Which BTW isn’t really an interesting observation, let alone funny.
I guess if you actually give a fuck what other people think and how it fits into the status quo, then this might be funny.
And a record 9 comments before someone got unecessarily snarky.
For the record, I don’t believe in “guilty pleasures.” You like what you like. And sometimes the things you like make you a dork. And I’m a proud, flag-waving, card-carrying dork blasting funky dork rock in this comic — if I really found Cake to be a humiliating fissure in my veneer of coolness, and being the ultimate hipster was my M.O., why write this?
Now everyone, get up from your computers and go for a walk. It’s a lovely day outside and you’re all missing it.
Your response is pretty ironic considering the content of your original comic, and the fact that you yourself seem to be sitting at your computer ignoring the lovely day.
Pot: kettle = Black
You know, its generally agreed upon that your comics are pretty mediocre at best – and that’s fine, to each his own, my own art is probably equally mediocre – but if you had a nicer attitude about it all, you might actually find yourself with some actual fans at Torontoist, instead of just a small handful of commenters who feel sorry for you.
Although, I have to say, the comic did vastly improve once you discovered that if you do a rough sketch first, your final comic might actually be legible. Which is kinda lesson one of grade 6 art class, but whatever, good for you anyways.
Ladies, ladies… why can’t we all just get along.
Has Beth always been a bitch, or am I just picking up on it now?
Like you’ve never seen snark on the internet before.
And for the record, yeah, I’ve probably always been a bitch, but usually temper it with being nice the vast majority of the time.
Although for the record, I’m just this outspoken in person too. I’m one of the few people you’ll meet who’s willing to say the same stuff in person I say on the internet.
Torontoist seems to bring out the snarkiest in me, for whatever reason.
Or maybe polite Torontonians are a little more sensitive to criticism.
Hard to tell, actually.
@13 – “Your response is pretty ironic… You know, its generally agreed upon that your comics are pretty mediocre at best…but if you had a nicer attitude about it all, you might actually find yourself with some actual fans at Torontoist, instead of just a small handful of commenters who feel sorry for you.”
You know when you read something and you go, ‘That didn’t make sense’, and then you read it again and think, ‘Noo… still nothing,’ and then on the fourth or the fifth time you have to conclude it’s just a garbled mess, and not you having trouble understanding it that’s the problem?
How on earth can you start with a mention of irony, crescendo into, ‘Your comments are mediocre at best, you have no fans, and those that do comment do it out of pity (and by implication state that they have nothing better to do than reassure mediocre comic artists on the net)’, and in the middle slip in ‘…if *you* had a nicer attitude about it all…’.
Wow, that’s some 4th dimensional logic skillage right there. My hats off to a brain that can handle that many self-contradictions in so few lines.
I applaud your ‘outspokeness’ as you call it (@16), but quite sincerely I’m afraid, ‘all in all, this comes off as “Hey, lookit what a cool hipster I am! I am SO on the button of what the populace at large thinks, I can speak for them and trounce those that look like they think they know it better! I’m so cool!”
You’ve managed to slip casual references to your own art, how you’re one of the precious few who can be such a true ‘no bullshit’ talker (on *and* offline), and assign yourself the right to say things like, ‘FYI, Honey, your comments are crap – it’s *generally* agreed upon!’. All the while criticising someone else for showing off their hipster street cred and Genre Queeny-ness.
As one of the general populace, I’m hereby revoking your right to ever speak for me again.
…And FYI, Honey, it’s ‘generally agreed upon’ that the original comic content was *intentionally* ironic, whereas your half-assed commentary is just ironic due to clumsiness and your irrepressible urges to combine criticism with self-promotion. That’s not interesting or funny.
PS – Other than the I’m Still Alive cover and Never There, which rule like nobody’s business, I find Cake lame as a quadriplegic sloth.
I’d blast the hell out of those two.
@8. Slayer? Nah, guy – Fear Factory! That’ll make the vacuuming fly by!
PPS – two of those mentions of ‘comment’ were supposed to be comment. i had some thing about ‘comics are comments’ going but lost it.