Helen vs. Dave Barker, Round One
January 28, 2007 ~ 4 Comments
On one hand, I don’t like Helen getting all riled up over a little thing like her age. On the other hand, it’s almost worth it to kick off the long-standing feud between the cartoon mad scientist and the flesh-and-blood transportation engineer. Helen’s enmity toward Dave Barker would continue for the rest of the strip, eventually confusing people who don’t read the Sundays.
I wanted to go to Reed College. They didn’t offer me any financial aid, so I went with Vassar instead.
Helen’s T-shirt is one that I own. It says “Madness Takes Its Toll.” I used to wear it to The Rocky Horror Picture Show all the time. I don’t wear it anymore because a) I don’t go to The Rocky Horror Picture Show all the time, and b) it’s now tissue-paper thin and cannot be worn in public without causing incidents.
That “Thunk” in the box is pretty funny. Also, “Thunk in the Box” would be a good name for a ska band. Someone do that.
4 thoughts on “Helen vs. Dave Barker, Round One”
BS dave you totaly stole that from my comic … years before i wrote it.
This strip is what got me reading Narbonic originally. I was at Reed at the time and a friend of mine (also a Reedie) sent me a link to this page. I also had been a trainee at the reactor, so this really made me smile.
“Madness takes its toll… please have exact change ready”.
Why not Bachelor Dave?
It’s unconscionable that neither the Doctor (who?) nor the Master has ever faced the terrible threat of the Bachelor.