#178 - Misdirection

#178 – Misdirection

Nate’s having an unusually successful night! Let’s hope he doesn’t get hit by a truck.

Don’t forget to check out the awesome fanart I posted earlier tonight.

Transcript

{ Submitted by John Madden on June 8, 2011 5:36 pm }

Nate: Fortunately for all of us, we’ve got shit to do. You’ll have to show me your Tae Kwon Douche skills some other time.
(Miranda just stares)

Nate: By the way, you’ve still got a little mustard on your face. See ya.

Trevor (wiping his face): Did I get it?
Rose (playing along with Nate’s joke): Nope, there’s still a little bit there.
Trevor (wipes his face again): Now?

Rose: Wow, no! It must be, like, some kind of super mustard.
Trevor (clearly not realizing that there is in fact no mustard at all): SHIT!
(Nate walks away smiling)

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

51 Responses

  1. daniel says:

    lol. tae kwon douche awesome right their. i wonder whats gonna happen between them two now.

  2. I’ll admit, finding out your ex is having a shitty life and walking away feeling like a million dollars is a good feeling.

    Wow, now I feel like a douche for admitting that.

  3. I’m impressed at how well Nate handled himself there.

    +1 cool fact0rz for him.

  4. Molozonide says:

    I like Nate’s face in the last panel. *smirk* :-J

  5. James says:

    I bet Nate could have pulled out a shiny quarter and distracted him that too.

  6. Thomas O. says:

    LOL @ “tae kwon douche” :)

  7. KayBee says:

    Love the way Rose is playing the mustard thing as well :-)

  8. Lando says:

    Misdirect? I didn’t know Nate was a hunter. (WoW joke) I still wanted ass-kickery but this works too well done sir well done. this is the kind of thing you tell people about afterward and get the PGA clap followed by comments of jolly good show, sir. in other words the gentlemanly way to throw down ^_^

  9. OutLawRed says:

    life has that tendency to send random trucks careening your way. always when its least convenient. atta boy nate, always play it cool.

  10. Bill says:

    Palm: “Fantastic that you could figure that all out and lie that down on her so you could come up with a way to get your toast. Fantastic!”
    Bobby: “Yeah, well, I didn’t get it, did I?”
    Palm: “No, but it was very clever. I would have just punched her out.”

    — From “Five Easy Pieces”

  11. Bubbaclaw says:

    Am I the only one that noticed that Nate scored twice with his comments? On one hand he impressed Rose, hence her continuing his ‘mustard’ diversion. On the other hand there is no way he didn’t impress Miranda; women like it when you can fix a problem without having to resorting to violence, and avoiding jail time.

    • The Negro Guy says:

      The Negro Guy sees this as truth!

    • Soulworker says:

      Yeah…he did shmuck-boy in without even mussing up his hair of causing a scene…I think Rose is just gotten another reminder of how bad she screwed this up as well as your point with Miranda. The boy (Nate) has grown up since his lottery-dream days somewhat. But…I think this scene will leave Miranda curious about the situation with Rose…She was more than a friend to Nate and some people can just sense the presence of a former relationship….Nate may have some ‘splainin’ to do even though they are at the “just hangin’ out” stage…

  12. Val Kilmer Batman says:

    Great, now I’m gonna have nightmares about supermustard taking over my brain. Thanks.

    ;P

  13. ryuu798 says:

    I just noticed but is Lord Doucebag wearing a Bleach tee-shirt?

  14. Lazy J says:

    it looks like he is but he isnt its just a skull witha flame background

    go nate way to lay the rverbal pimp slapping down on king wiitard

  15. Dan Genesis says:

    Because as we all know, unusually sucessful nights usually end with gettig hit by a bus.

  16. Ginger says:

    Nate unlocked the power of GRACE UNDER PRESSURE! LEV!UP!

    Come on, Nate, wrangle out the door for us. :)

  17. Rock says:

    What I find interesting – and amusing, of course – is that Nate and Rose are still so well in sync, despite the breakup. Who knows what may yet happen between them in an in-comic year…

  18. Dr. wonderful says:

    Nate, having too much fun, time to throw the blue shell at his ass.
    And when I say Blue shell: I meant tracey.

  19. Khaos says:

    Mustard pw3n4ge!! Is that how you do that?

    -Khaos

  20. Lazruth says:

    Don’t worry Trevor, you’ll be able to prove your manhood next time.

    …Once you figure out the whole “thinking” and “using your brain” things. Dick.

  21. swordshrine says:

    Yeah… Usually when something unexpected ends up turning out to be not so bad life has a habit of throwing a truck at you. Now either a truck is going to be thrown at Nate or Tracy is gonna show up to ruin his night… Or I’m wrong, who knows.

    • Soulworker says:

      Not necessarily…While Tracy is bitchy in her own way…she and Rose have some similar personality traits (motivated, goal oriented, and sexually available)…I am seeing the possibility of a 3-way here…Don’t know enough about Miranda…yet,,, Now wouldn’t that be a mind blower for poor Nate…the combination possibilities here are so…interesting… =D

  22. Onikage says:

    Y’know, I used to know a QA (quality assurance) person in my old job who was a real stuck up bitch. I mean REALLY stuck up. Wouldn’t say shit if you said hi, just give you a look like you were something found on the bottom of her shoe.
    However, it turns out she was… servicing… the PM shift plant Superintendant, and everybody pretty much knew about it. So every time she was around you’d start hearing comments like” Hey, John. You need to wash your face. Your lunch missed a spot. Right here.” And then person speaking would point to the corner of their mouth.

  23. Boomer Gonzales says:

    Awwz. The zipper only went to 10. Good enough though. :P

  24. RAEG TIEM says:

    FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

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