Comics Tagged : dumb things people do

The Bank Loan (Part 3)

The Bank Loan (Part 3)

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Title
The Bank Loan (Part 3)
Date
November 20, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Bank Office – Day

The bank Branch Manager sits behind his desk opposite Kevin and his bird, looking over a handfull of papers.

Branch Manager
Sir, this business plan was clearly written by your pet bird, and we don’t give bank loans to birds.
Panel 2 : Bank Office – Continuous

Dressed in a large, green bird outfit, Kevin scoffs. Dressed in a collar and tie, his bird perches next to him.

Kevin
That’s preposterious! Are you suggesting I’m not the one who came up with the idea for…
Panel 3 : Int. Bank Office – Continuous

Kevin picks up one of the loan application papers in front of him and reads it briefly.

Panel 4 : Bank Office – Continuous

Kevin returns to his hauty posture.

Kevin
…”Pluckr: The Dating App for Birds?”
Panel 5 : Int. Car – Later

Kevin drives home from the bank. On his shoulder, his bird throws up his wings in disgust.

Bird
It’s a billion dollar idea!
Kevin
Obviously. They have no vision.

The Bank Loan (Part 2)

The Bank Loan (Part 2)

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Title
The Bank Loan (Part 2)
Date
November 13, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Car – Day

Kevin drives his car to the bank. On his arm sits his bird, dressed in a little collar and tie.

Bird
Listen, I need you to pretend to be me in this bank interview.
Kevin
What? Why?
Panel 2 : Int. Car – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
Because banks don’t give business loans to birds.
Kevin
Well, not with that attitude.
Panel 3 : Ext. Car – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
C’mon, be serious. Can you pretend to be me or not?
Kevin
Yeah yeah yeah. No problem.
Panel 4 : Int. Bank Office – Later

Kevin sits in a chair opposite the branch manager, who looks over the loan application. Kevin is wearing a giant parrot costume, grinning like an idiot. On his shoulder, his bird facepalms.

All That Flapping

All That Flapping

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Title
All That Flapping
Date
August 14, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Kevin’s House – Day

Close up on Kevin, wearing a bike helmet. His parrot sits on his shoulder.

Kevin
What’s flying like?
Bird
Honestly? Overrated.
Panel 2 : Ext. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
Sure, it’s fun to soar above the trees. But it’s also exhausting. All that flapping.
Panel 3 : Ext. Kevin’s House – Continuous

Wider to reveal Kevin is standing on the roof of his house, looking over the edge. A pillow lashed to his chest and a bedsheet fastened to his arms as makeshift wings.

Kevin
Huh. So should I rethink this?
Char
Nah. You’re gonna love it.

Why I’m Not On Stranger Things

Why I’m Not On Stranger Things

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Title
Why I’m Not On Stranger Things
Date
July 10, 2022
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Notes

Kate Bush it is not

Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Hawkins Graveyard – Day

An Overhead shot of Kevin, floating several feet in mid-air. Wearing headphones, his eyes roll back in a dumbfounded expression. On the ground, Dustin and Lucas from Stranger Things freak out.

Dustin
Oh no! Kevin’s under Vecna’s curse!
Lucas
Quick! Play his favorite song!
Panel 2 : Int. Vecna’s Lair – Continuous

Kevin is bound up by tentacles in Vecna’s Lair. Everything has a red tint. Vecna stands opposite him, poised with his claw hand. Yet they both pause to and look skyward as a song begin playing.

Singer
Shake your love! I just can’t shake your love! Shake your love! I just can’t shake… your love!
Panel 3 : Int. Vecna’s Lair – Continuous

Embarrassed, Kevin blushes and grins. Vecna lowers his claw. A look of disbelief and judgement on his face.

Vecna
Debbie Gibson?
Kevin
Please don’t tell anyone.

The Procrastination Game

The Procrastination Game

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Title
The Procrastination Game
Date
May 8, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Day

Kevin sits on his couch, controller in hand, playing a video game. His bird sits next to him.

Kevin
Ugh. This game sucks.
Bird
Then why not play a game you like?
Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin replies.

Kevin
Because if I play a game I like, I’ll get absorbed and won’t do the other things I have to do today.
Panel 3 : Int. Living Room – Continous

The bird ponders.

Bird
So why not do those other things first, then play a game you like?
Kevin
Because playing games is how I procrastinate.
Panel 4 : Int. Living Room – Continous

The bird looks concerned.

Bird
Wow, you’re all messed up, huh?
Kevin
My therapist calls me his “goldmine.”

What’s In Your Wallet?

What’s In Your Wallet?

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Title
What’s In Your Wallet?
Date
April 3, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. The Metaverse – Day

Kevin and his orc guide walk through a Metaverse landscape.

Kevin
So how do I get a sweet metaverse avatar like yours?
Orc
You have to pay for it.
Panel 2 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

Still walking.

Kevin
With real money?
Orc
With crypto!
Kevin
So… not real money?
Panel 3 : Int. Metaverse – Continuous

The orc stops. Kevin stands behind him

Orc
Kinda. It’a a digital curency. Here: let’s set up a wallet for you.

The orc reaches towards a glowing Bitcoin wallet icon.

Panel 4 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

In the real world, Kevin stands in his living room, looking confused in a VR headset. His bird perches on his arm.

Bird
How’s it going in there?
Kevin
I think I’m about to get swindled.

Welcome to The Metaverse!

Welcome to The Metaverse!

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Title
Welcome to The Metaverse!
Date
March 27, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. The Metaverse – Day

Kevin stands in a digital void next to a giant orc.

Orc
Welcome to The Metaverse! Here, you can be anyone you want!
Panel 2 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

The orc continues.

Orc
Look at me! I’m an accountant irl. But here, I’m an orc warrior! No judgement!
Panel 3 : Int. Metaverse – Continuous

The orc continues.

Orc
Go ahead! Be who you’ve always wanted to be!

Kevin closes his eyes and starts to glow.

Panel 4 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

Kevin’s shirt changes from black to light pink. “Plip!” He smiles.

Panel 5 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

The orc looks on, skeptically.

Orc
Yeeeah… Salmon’s not your color.

Kevin deflates.

The Tale of Climate Policy – Part 1

The Tale of Climate Policy – Part 1

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Title
The Tale of Climate Policy – Part 1
Date
August 22, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Castle – Day

The Tale of Climate Policy

A medieval King stands on the wall of his castle, looking over the nearby village. An aide stands next to him, gesturing at the burning forest beyond.

Aide
Your Highness, the forest beyond the village is aflame again!
King
Hmmm. What seems to be the cause?
Panel 2 : Ext. Castle – Continuous

The King listens, stroking his beard and pondering.

Aide
We believe it to be the sparks from the Blacksmith’s shop.
King
Then I shall speak to the Blacksmith!
Panel 3 : Int. Blacksmith’s Shop – Later

The King stands opposite the Blacksmith in his shop. The Blacksmith is twice the size of the King and twice as mean-looking. A nearby kiln showers sparks everywhere.

King
Fair Blacksmith! Could you please produce less sparks from your shop?
Blacksmith
No.
Panel 4 : Ext. Castle – Later

The King stands atop his castle wall, addressing the villagers below. Behind him, a great plume of smoke and embers rises.

King
I HAVE DONE ALL I CAN TO STOP THE FOREST FIRES!

Jenga For Beginners

Jenga For Beginners

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Title
Jenga For Beginners
Date
August 15, 2021
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Notes

This comics was written by the criminally funny Opus Moreschi

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A man stands hunched over a table, hand to his forehead, biting his lip in nervousness. On either side of him, his friends gather, shouting with anticipation. On the table in front of them is a single, rectangular block of wood, standing on it’s end like a tower. A very stable tower. The nervous man raises his hand to touch it. To the side, a box lies open with the label “Jenga For Beginners.”

The Kingdom That Almost Won

The Kingdom That Almost Won

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Title
The Kingdom That Almost Won
Date
August 1, 2021
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Notes

This comic went crazy viral (go figure). Here’s my Twitter thread examining the spread.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Kingdumb – Day

A medieval knight points at a giant dragon lying on its back in a destroyed village. The knight beckons to nearby villagers.

Knight
Look! The dragon is almost slain! Let us arm ourselves and end its reign of terror!
Panel 2 : Ext. Kingdumb – Continuous

The nearby villagers look at their armor with skepticism.

Villager 1
Wait- What’s this armor made of?
Villager 2
The court jester says it makes you magnetic…

A third villager wears a helmet with visor hanging under his chin.

Villager 3
I can’t breathe in this helmet!
Panel 3 : Ext. Kingdumb – Continuous

The knight looks on in despair as the villagers continue.

Villager 1
Don’t push your pro-armor agenda on us!
Villager 2
The dragon hasn’t eaten anyone -I- know.
Villager 3
We should let the dragon eat us until it gets full.

Meanwhile, the dragon looms over the knight.

Panel 4 : Int. Bedroom – Night

In a modern-day child’s bedroom, a little boy in bed furrows his brow.

Little Boy
I don’t like this story. The people are dumb.

Sitting at the foot of his bed, his mother hunches over a storybook, head in hands.

Mom
-Sigh- I know.

The Cord Cutter’s Lament

The Cord Cutter’s Lament

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Title
The Cord Cutter’s Lament
Date
May 9, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

Kevin stands, looking at his credit card bill. His bird sits on his shoulder.

Kevin
Man! All these streaming services really add up!
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

His bird ponders.

Bird
Hmm… if only there was a single service that gave you hundreds of channels for one price…
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

Kevin starts to respond.

Kevin
…You mean like ca-
Bird
(interrupting)
LIKE CABLE.
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

His bird looks closer at his cable bill.

Bird
Also: You pay for Netflix? What a chump!

Kevin deadpans to camera.

Look With Your Eyes

Look With Your Eyes

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Title
Look With Your Eyes
Date
January 30, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Toast stands in front of an open closet. Egg sits at the table across the room, working on a laptop.

Toast
Where are the light bulbs?
Egg
Middle shelf.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Toast looks confused.

Toast
Where? I don’t see them.
Egg
(stops working)
Next to the towels.
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Toast doesn’t see them.

Toast
Where?
Egg
-Sigh-

Egg stands up and begins to walk across the room.

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Just as Egg reaches Toast…

Toast
Oh! There they are!

Toast reaches for them. Egg just glowers at Toast.