Brewster Rockit: Space Guy

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Do any of you read this comic in your newspaper's comic page or follow it online?

    Brewster Rockit home page

    Tim Rickard writes the strip, which is about a moronic and incompetent space captain, and fills it with very corny jokes and references to famous movies and TV shows, from The Wizard of Oz to Star Wars, and to current movies and other pop culture.

    The running gag of the incompetent leader is a known winning formula -- think the Simpsons, Peter Sellers' Clouseau, The Inspector Gadget TV show, etc.

    The characters include Brewster and his crew -- Pam, Cliff, Dr. Mel, and Winky -- plus the government man Agent X, and assorted robots and aliens. Dr. Mel may be on the team, but he's more of the evil scientist type. Winky, the kid in the group, is always picked for the dangerous missions and his spleen always takes the brunt. If you liked the movie Spaceballs and other spoofs, you'd probably like Brewster Rockit.

    You won't find any edgy humor here, just bad jokes (in the good sense of "bad") and simple artwork. At first I thought it was only for kids, but now I see it's for anybody who appreciates light, silly humor. I was embarrassed to laugh at it regularly until I discovered that others I knew, including a coworker, were doing the same.

    Yesterday's strip, part of a recent theme spoofing the Fantastic Four, convinced me to throw caution to the winds and post about Brewster here. Why? It's got an iPod joke!

    The following strip can be found here (as long as the link lasts):
     

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  2. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Note: Two months ago, while preparing for April Fool's day, I stashed the April 1 calendar image (see above) here because I wanted to link to the image from this thread, so I wanted to put it somewhere in the forums ahead of time. Since this thread of mine has had no replies to date, it made a nice quiet place to put an attachment where nobody would notice it!

    So why am I posting now? Because I couldn't resist posting yesterday's Brewster Rockit strip, because it's just the type that makes me laugh my pocket protector off. And, yes, I did check to see if the bits spelled something in ASCII. Apparently not.

    Source: ucomics.com
     

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  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I feel a great deal of sympathy for this thread. Any given thread averages 12 replies, and many really inane ones get hundreds. This one? Before mine, just the two, both from the OP, and it's been close to a year.

    I'd really like to say I find the strip in the post above to be humorous. I wish I could. It just falls a bit flat for me. But, at the current rate, I strongly anticipate a funny one (funny to me, but my sense of humor isn't good as a definitive standard) by 2008.

    Please keep them coming! ;)

    Edit: OK, I checked some of the previous strips on the site, and those were funny. The one above, though... not so much for me.

    Edit 2: Like this one and this one...sort of.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Postscript: after gently ribbing the good Doctor over his choice of cmic strips, I spent part of the evening looking at all of the archived ones and adding the strip to my daily comic list.

    So the joke, perhaps, is on me. :)
     

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