Vouch

Vouch

Clearly some behind-the-scenes arrangements have been made here.

Transcript

Bill: Steaks are done!

Bill: What the heck happened to you?
Arne and Jimi: She slipped.

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

75 Responses

  1. RotSman says:

    I thoroughly enjoy this comic!

    • chumash99 says:

      I thoroughly enjoy your comment! I’m trying to encourage people to write something more original than “first” when they’re the first to comment.

      • Daidarios says:

        “First” will be the dowfall of mankind as we know it.

        • Daidarios says:

          * downfall

          • Neil says:

            Oh, so you weren’t talking about the stock exchange?

            • firstmaster says:

              Neil,

              Don’t worry. ‘FIRST!!!’ will soon make a comeback. I swear it!!!

              • Tang says:

                Worse than people writing “fisrt” when they are the first to comment, is complaining about them doing so.

                • FWATANG says:

                  i agree. shall a competition be in order for mondays comic? :)

                  • That Jewish Dude says:

                    THAT JEWISH DUDE ACCEPTS!!! NONE SHALL UPDATE FASTER THSN ME!!!!!

                    AND AS A PLOT TWIST, I AM ALSO THE FIRSTMASTER!!!!! IT IS THE NAME I WILL BE USING TO COMMENT FIRST ON MONDAY!!!!!

                    -TJD

                    • Firsty (Minty) says:

                      I’m in too. But don’t cry too much when I win first like a boss.

                    • That Jewish Dude says:

                      Why do people complain about other people writing ‘FIRST!!!’ when they are the first to comment?

                      -TJD

                    • Heath Ledger Joker says:

                      Let’s put a smile on that face! ;)

                    • That Jewish Dude says:

                      That Jewish Dude now officially have no life. That Jewish Dude spent the past few hours reading through the comments on every page to find out where the ‘FIRST!!!’ Game started.

                      It started on page 187 by ‘Minty Parish’ But didn’t really start appearing on every update until page 206.

                      Minty, congratulations, you started the legacy of the ‘FIRST!!!”

                      -TJD

                    • Nick Wright says:

                      I hate to disappoint, TJD, but there’s an earlier example.

                      http://www.treadingground.com/?p=973&cpage=1#comment-1939

                      RotSman takes that dubious crown way back on #143. The First First. And he had an actual comment about the comic too!

                    • Minty says:

                      Aww, dammit. So I’m only the Second First? I weep over my lost sense of redundance.

                    • That Jewish Dude says:

                      DAMMIT!!! I DIDN’T SEE HIM DECLARE HIMSELF FIRST!!!

                      I will now commit Seppuku so that I may redeem myself.

                      After I make the first comment on monday’s comic.

                      -TJD

        • redneckninja says:

          i still think facebook will be the downfall of mankind…. but hey i could be wrong

  2. BermudaRectangle says:

    …Into food baron brand gelatin

  3. Minty says:

    I love Tracy’s blank expression. She seems pretty traumatized.

    • MCBromance says:

      I think Tracy looks more pissed that she lost…an awkward loss at that….not like she can say anything either..

      • Taurin says:

        Yeah. I don’t think she looks blank, I think she looks angry.

        • ThatGuy says:

          Oh damnit now I’m conflicted. At first I thought she looked angry but now I can’t decide.. if you focus on just her eyes she looks just blank and shocked but if you look at the way her eyebrows are arced she just looks mad. *brain implosion*

          • Bequh says:

            Ohh, she’s mad. Comic artist must have seen that look a lot in his life to get it drawn perfectly. ^.^

      • I agree. Now will she make Miranda’s life a living hell or back off when she realises how badly she can get sued for racial slurs?

    • Johnny5 says:

      I like how she’s staring them down, as if to say “Yes, THATS ALL that happened…”

      I also would like to say that I’m keeping my $40.00. The match ended with Miranda leaving the pool first….so technically I won that bet…

      I don’t know. I’m not very good at gambling. Let’s just call it a draw, shall we?

  4. MegaHentai says:

    But… but what about Chuey?!?

  5. Jim says:

    Tracy looks *SO* pissed! (LOVE it!)

  6. OutLawRed says:

    go see The Hangover II, and you will understand Tracy’s silence

  7. Dr. wonderful says:

    It look like no one is getting fingered n this mystery.

    Also, loved the fact that he fixed his apron.

  8. Lolburger says:

    I do like the fact he fixed his apron. True foodbaron ingenuity…marker and all.

    • Chessure says:

      I too noticed the apron before even finish reading the comic… why change the apron? what did the apron ever do to u besides cover ur man bits from scorching hot grill flames and uncooked steak!?!?!?! oh the humanity…

  9. Squared says:

    Yup, she looks quite angry to say the least. It is fair to say she tripped, but I doubt she isn’t too happy about it.

    Awesome work Mr. Nick, it’s times like these that make webcomics really fun to read.

  10. Sara E. says:

    Tracy looks like a petulant 13 year old.

    • Oberon says:

      She looks more like someone who has been unexpectedly violated anally. But I understand your confusion. Many 13 year olds also wear this expression. It’s called hormones.

      • Sara E. says:

        I understand her expression is due to being violated in a pool of jello, but I remember having that expression for much of my teen years without having someone goose me. It’s the expression you get when things don’t exactly go your way, and you’re highly humiliated. Most 13 year olds perpetually wear it.

  11. Tyler says:

    Tracy isn’t the only one that looks mad

  12. Shiro says:

    Must say, if looks could kill, that one would surely be the one to do it. Tracy looks scary! Makes me glad the 4th wall protects us from her glare attack >.>

  13. Mick says:

    I think shes more unsettled by the fact she got the finger(s) in front of ALL those witnesses, and she can’t take it back and she will Never live that one down.

  14. Draykow says:

    genius material

  15. Bert says:

    First.. To notice the new banner? :D Love it.

  16. Rock says:

    Tracy looks like she’s cupping/guarding her private parts very fiercely, there. I’m curious as to how this is going to affect work relations…

    Shame uncle Chuey didn’t get a chance to do more at this party than walk off after his niece to comfort her.

  17. OblivionAlpha says:

    Tracy uses LEER your it was super effective your defense sharply drops

  18. That Jewish Dude says:

    Forget Tracy, why does Arnie’s son look so pissed?

    -TJD

  19. Crestlinger says:

    Likely because he missed out/can see that his dad is lying through his teeth.

  20. The man who knows all says:

    At leas they have their stories straight.

  21. Guest #667 says:

    I thought it was Miranda who slipped…

    Oh, and I’m betting Tracey will be eating her steak standing up.

    • Gues #667 says:

      Oh, and Arne’s teenage son looks bored, not pissed. As the gay son who was used to ‘sidetrack’ the boss so that the jello-fight could happen unsupervised, I imagine that unless said boss tried hitting on him (I’m not sure that this isn’t a possibility) he’d look outright bored at this point anyways.

      • That Jewish Dude says:

        That Jewish dude pretty sure that Bill hitting on him would be why he is pissed off.

        ‘Thanks a lot dad. You left me alone with a pedophile. A bald pedophile in a weird hat.

        -TJD

  22. DownwithFirst says:

    Given the position of Tracy’s hands, I don’t think it was her butt that got invaded. She looks less angry than… violated. Two girls enter, both leave traumatized.

  23. MrTT says:

    More like “she was slipped into”

  24. Zerokt15 says:

    I think she seems more embarrassed than pissed, like a kid sent to the principals office

  25. BMeph says:

    I don’t doubt that I’m just that much of a pervert, but I somehow imagine Tracy is annoyed that Miranda ran away before finishing…the move.

    …Yeah, I’m gonna stop right there.

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