Was going to go with John Goodman, but depending on the year, he could be either a positive or negative example.


Miranda: Hey Nate!
Nate: Hey, Miranda.

Miranda: Let me guess… Chicken tenders, potato wedges, rice and cornbread.
Nate: Clearly my love of starches precedes me.

Miranda: If I ate like that, I’d be three hundred pounds by now.
Nate: Oh, it’ll all come crashing down one day. I just hope I’ll be a John Goodman fat guy and not a Chris Farley one.

Nate: Say, Miranda, how old are you, if you don’t mind me asking?
Miranda: 22, why?
Nate: Oh, no reason.

Posted on November 1, 2010 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.

37 Responses

  1. Jonathan says:

    Ah Nick. The ever present segue into heartache. I would be angry but unlike many of your readers I actually paid attention to what you said. This is not an ongoing story. It is going some where and is finite in it’s run. I am waiting for that light at the end of the tunnel where Nate is with Rose permanently.

  2. Panchocheesecake says:

    I’d love to see how he would hit on a girl.

  3. Will Nate finally get laid? Or will he get cock blocked by Rose trying to get him back or something?

  4. RotSman says:

    I like her already!

    My expectation is that the last strip will return to greyscale and feature a grave scene.

  5. Aww, John Goodman is my favourite fat guy of all time – after me, that it.

  6. Dan says:

    Nate isn’t funny enough to be a Jack Black fat guy. Actually, I’m not sure what kind of fat guy Nate would be.. he’d just be a fat Nate, I guess. Who knew?

    Also, I’m enjoying the new woman. I only hope that Nate will be enjoying her much more.

  7. Sean Hampton says:

    I love your comic, man. When I saw yesterday that it updated three times a week, I thanked jesus, buddha, allah, and jewish god. Keep up the awesome work!

    • Ark says:

      Here’s how I understand the Jesus thing:
      -Catholics worship his Mother
      -Jews worship his “Father”
      -Christians worship him directly. But also believe that him, his “Father”, and a 3rd entitry that only seems to get mentioned when they’re telling people which God they believe in, are all the same entity

      • Zack says:

        We don’t worship his mother, we worship the same God that any other christian worships. She’s just very glorified by our faith. Common and easily forgiven misconception though :)

      • Jeesh says:

        We don’t worship his mother.. we believe his mother is a saint. Saints are people catholics believe have made the cut and are in heaven with God. So sometimes catholics ask saints, including Mary, to intercede on their behalf with God.

        (which we believe is the same God referenced in Jewish and other christian faith.)

      • Curator says:

        Reading is fun, it helps with that whole “learning” thing that people are always talking about…The holy spirit is mentioned often in the bible, here’s a wikipedia article on it.

        The more you knoooooow *rainbow*

  8. Ryutso says:

    Did anyone else but me get a little tingly when she said “Suit up”?

  9. Jack says:

    “Cyclops” John Goodman, and “possesed by a demon” John Goodman are my favorites.

  10. Brooklyn Red Leg says:

    If I had to be a fat guy (well, a fatter guy,) 2010 John Goodman isn’t a bad choice. 2008 John Goodman on the other hand….

    Bah, nothing beats the ‘Walter Sobchack’ John Goodman.

    ‘I told that kraut a fucking thousand times that I don’t roll on Shabbos!’

  11. metalangel says:

    You can tell you’re in a webcomic when all the girls are hot, single, and kinda like you.

  12. Freelance says:

    I half expected him to get it on with Tracy instead of seeing a new character.
    Always assumed that she and Nate shared some sort of history.

  13. Rock says:

    *slaps forehead* Rebound, anyone? Like that ever ends well.

  14. Omi says:

    SPOILER ALERT!! people get into relationships

  15. Confused says:

    Why does she suddenly wear a hat on the last panel!?

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