Jumping the Shark by Adam | Aug 13, 2010 | 66 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 66 Comments AGuy on August 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm Funny as hell.The all three panels had me laughing. Suggestion: Maybe you could make a Pluto vs. Earth weak. Only because I just read them and thought that a few of the characters (Winoki and Ken) were pretty funny and could probably be used in the strip along with our favorite bug and his bug friends (Kid Bug, Lady Bug, Nerd Bug, Zombie Bug, Death Bug, God Bug, and Bug Bug). Just a suggestion. PS. Amish people are funny, live in PA. Reply AGuy on August 13, 2010 at 3:56 am week, not weak. Kinda like Zombie Week early in the comic. Reply Tiki Man on August 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm heh… furries…lol Reply Jazz on August 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm All hope is lost, bug has joined the furries. Reply AdInfinitumSpiro on August 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm Oddly enough I flirted with doing all these things in my high school years (well, in my favor, amish bitches be fine, and I like the idea of corrupting them) and then my life got more interesting. would that be called unjumping the shark ? Reply fingerflinger on August 13, 2010 at 12:20 am Ducking the shark, maybe? Reply Owen on August 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm I believe the opposite of jumping the shark is called growing the beard, named after Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which the series (so I hear) got noticeably better around the same time Jonathan Frakes grew out his beard. Reply ohjustme on August 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm Humm…Cat and Rabbit suits. Reply Calvin on August 13, 2010 at 11:38 am Not sure what comment to make about bouncing and/or pussy, so I'm typing this one. Reply Fil on August 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm Especialy furry or starting programming on Erlang. http://www.google.ru/insights/search/#q=yiff%2Cer… Reply Raquel on August 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm rofl! i love how the bunny suit has the same blank stare that bug has. Loved the second panel, i know too many people who've done that. Reply Dr. Sakuya, PhD on August 13, 2010 at 7:47 am This may come as a surprise to you, but ALL fursuits have that blank stare. It's p. fucking creepy. That's the reason I'd never be able to do it in one of those. Reply ohjustme on August 13, 2010 at 8:02 am Omit the blank stares from the costumes and I still wonder if â€œit" could actually be done in a fur suit? Reply Adam on August 13, 2010 at 9:02 am I imagine it'd get awfully hot in those things. Reply Dogmeat on August 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm Why, yes. Yes it does. Personally I've never done the "fursuit yiff" thing, I use mine to entertain people, since I get a kick out of that. But as much as I'd really, REALLY like to tell you that furries don't use them for sex and it's all a stereotype, that would only be a half-truth. The MAJORITY of furries don't do it, but there are those who do, heck I'm friends with a number of them. Ironically they're usually the ones who complain the most about stereotyping when someone makes a fursuit sex joke. ohjustme on August 14, 2010 at 8:09 am I once dressed in a furry costume for a fundraiser, not a turn on. It was cold out and I still almost keeled over from the heat. Therefore, I cannot imagine doing â€œitâ€ in a furry costume. â¬¡ on August 15, 2010 at 11:12 am I imagine the ones that are appropriately equipped for such use also have good ventilation to avoid this problem. Smoothie on December 27, 2010 at 8:08 am Thank you Dogmeat for sticking up for the better majority of furries. Hey, most furries don't even own a fursuit. Erhannis on November 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm Agreed with Smoothie. Michael on November 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm Chafing. Reply lauta55 on August 13, 2010 at 2:48 am jajajajajaj great! Reply Itsamee on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 am Aww… I bought a katana three years ago. That explains a lot. Reply Scott Gallatin on August 13, 2010 at 3:48 am You had me at Samurai Sword. Reply Some Guy on July 3, 2015 at 1:46 am Note how the guy even stores the sword improperly Reply mike on August 13, 2010 at 4:12 am Actually, jumping the shark, in Bug's case, would have involved the introduction of a puppy with big moist eyes. Reply Jep on August 13, 2010 at 5:03 am It could have been worse than a katana, he could have bought an exact replica of the 'Sting' from The Lord of the Rings. Reply dgriff13 on August 13, 2010 at 5:34 am between the goat and the furry costumes, you're really proving you CAN draw more that simple boxy bugs! *grins* Reply Rocker of the Limest on August 13, 2010 at 8:50 am Ha ha. The panel with the Amish bug was hilarious. The "My Soul" part is what did it for me. Reply Amilea on August 13, 2010 at 8:58 am I've also heard it as "nuking the 'fridge" Reply Kelly on August 13, 2010 at 9:10 am Awesome. I have a friend who use to do research in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and she told me about how this one guy she worked with didn't want his picture taken because he honestly believed that it would steal his soul. I don't think it's an Amish belief, more like Inuit, but don't quote me on that. I think the belief stems from the idea that the image on a picture is an image of your soul, and capturing the image would mean capturing your soul. It's similar to the old belief that mirrors were not a reflection of your image, but of your soul. That belief led to the superstition that is was bad luck to break a mirror. It also led to the belief that mirrors were magical, hence their presence as magical object in many tales, and the idea that vampires have no reflection because they have no soul. Sorry about the rambling-ness this post! Oh, and quick question for Adam: Do you hand-draw these comics, or do you use a computer program? If by hand, what medium do you use, especially for shading them in? If by computer, then what program do you use? Ok, so question*s* then. And because I feel obligated to put in a little plug for the website that directed me to this awesome comic, here's a link: http://www.penumbras.info Reply Kelly on August 13, 2010 at 9:11 am Sorry. Much longer than intended. :/ Reply Solar on August 13, 2010 at 11:30 am Kelly, Learning is never long. And that is all true it is not just an amish thing. But welcome to being a bug fan. I got my sister hooked from Coolness and the baby adoption one. Woot bug you turning us all into bug fans. Reply Adam on August 14, 2010 at 7:44 am Yeah, I know the Amish don't have any hang-ups about getting their picture taken but it made me chuckle when I came up with it. Thanks for getting yer sister on the Bug bandwagon! Reply Garrett Williams on August 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm I don't know about the stealing of the soul, but I do know that the reason the Amish don't allow pictures of them(drawn or otherwise) is because they see it as vain. In Amish culture, you can't show any vanity. This is also why they don't wear anything stylish. Reply Beti on August 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm In the movie Witness at least, they were kind of annoyed that tourists thought they were "quaint". (Although anger is a sin, right? I'm not sure about annoyance.) Reply Eric on August 16, 2010 at 9:46 am I asked Adam the same question, and I'll give the answer since he forgot to – "Hello Eric, My tools are rather primitive. I use mechanical pencils, Faber-Castell artist pens, Sharpie markers and Strathmore smooth Bristol paper (11 x 14). The biggest help comes from an drawing board I picked up that has a built in straight edge: http://www.michaels.com/online/product/DisplayEnl… Reply Adam on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm Thanks, Eric. I planned to answer her and totally forgot. Reply Eric on August 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm No problem Huber. Reply ThaAlphacroc on August 13, 2010 at 9:31 am couldnt handle todays strip i was dum and was eating wile reading bug (not good chioce) and choked from laughing, no worries im good, awsm update! 😀 Reply Adam on August 14, 2010 at 7:41 am I find that there is no greater compliment than making someone choke with your humor. Thank you! Reply Adam on August 14, 2010 at 7:42 am I find that there is no greater compliment for a humorist than finding out they made someone choke with laughter. Thank you. Reply Jigsaw @ Last Res0rt on August 13, 2010 at 11:37 am … *facepalm* Reply SL8R on August 13, 2010 at 11:50 am Not all furries are arroused by anthropomorphic animals. That's a stereotype pushed by all those cop shows and what not. Most furries just enjoy the anthro art. Reply Qoph on August 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm u mad? Reply Jigsaw @ Last Res0rt on August 14, 2010 at 3:48 am Disappointed, really. Reply Garrett Williams on August 13, 2010 at 7:16 pm …and MTV. Ugh. Didn't like the tight focus of their furry documentary. I wear a tail because it's funny Reply Garrett Williams on August 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm A bug dressed up as its mortal enemy. Erm, I think the cat will still bat him around, he's not fooling the cat. Reply Jazz on August 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm I personally thought a bug's mortal enemy was a bird or raid. My cat doesn't kill bugs. She just brings them inside and watches them…which is annoying. Reply TheLaziestUsername on August 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm It depends on the cat. I have three cats. Two of them swatted at bugs And I’ve seen at least one of said two eat the bug twice. However the third cat just sits there and stares at them. Reply Phuqr on August 19, 2010 at 10:52 am another comment about your adds, damn good job I see newegg and bleach advertising on your page, doing an amazing job Adam Reply Jessica on November 25, 2010 at 10:19 pm omg! Bugs bunny…! Reply MrRandom on December 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm I was going to pop in and say something about furries, but it looks like it's already been done. I was going to disclaim that I'm not a furry myself, I just know several, but then I realized that this is an anonymous post so who really cares. Reply Someone on January 24, 2011 at 4:18 am Ewwwww furries :z Reply Zwings on March 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm It's not jumping the shark if you never come down Reply Joreal on May 6, 2011 at 2:23 am Bugs have furries. Brain = broken. Reply Cupcakes and Glitter on February 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm Wow, so I’ve jumped the shark twice now! Reply Somebody Else on April 17, 2012 at 2:55 am What happens if you start taking sudden interest in the Amish, whilst returning from buying a samurai sword, in a fursuit? Reply VaguelyCreepy on April 25, 2013 at 12:11 am Then you are, in all likelihood, an escaped mental patient, and someone should probably remove the katana from your person posthaste. Reply Some Guy on July 3, 2015 at 1:48 am Or, send a bunch of mennonite twilight loving thugs after you, so you can be a furry defender of the Amish against their wayward bretheren. Reply Dragondraems on April 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm I owned 3 knives, a first aid kit, and a snake when I was 11. I jumped the shark YEARS ago Reply FrozenBottle on May 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm I have to be thankful for this strip for making me look up “jumping the shark”. At least Adam can claim its educational! Reply Bearfoot on May 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm Funny, as “bug” Himself is an anthropomorphic animal.. Reply enchantedbrick on July 18, 2014 at 9:03 pm Actually, the Amish do have a hang up on getting their picture taken because it draws attention to the individual instead of the community. However, there are some Amish that allow you to take their picture so their family can earn extra money. Reply enchantedbrick on July 18, 2014 at 9:04 pm At least, that is what the Amish reality tv show breaking Amish claimed. I cannot find a clip at the moment. Reply Camolot the Creator on April 1, 2016 at 3:19 pm Well, crap; I’m 2/3 on this one, and the only reason it isn’t 3/3 is that I love technology too much to even be interested in the Amish. Reply Camolot the Creator on April 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm Though, considering, I actually do have a useful purpose for that katana; I use it for sword-fighting practice. Nothing like the threat of accidentally chopping bits off for forcing your skills to improve at a quicker rate! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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