Well, we seem to have arrived at the Ides of March – best recalled for a certain unpleasant event that occurred circa 44BC… an event which would change the world! — Or did it? As Bunz might say, “Causality, who needs it?!?”
Irregardless of Bunz & Katz’ meddling, this more or less brings our Travelog pages to a conclusion (for a while anyway) meaning that next time, there’s nothing for it but to get back to the Continuity – such as it is… Oh Bummer!!
Yes, Next time the Job hunt concludes – with a rather unexpected career move for our dreadful duo… And now that we’re on Daylight Savings time, it will be a whole hour early!!
Where’s the garum? No way a GENUINE Roman like Big Julie is going to mangiare the peet-sa without his fish sauce! Bunz musta talked him out of it thank Jupiter. And that’s a very nice sorta toga Bunz is sporting there. Purple border and all. Looks like the Romans recognized her as a foreign ambassador and raised her to the level of the Senatorial class. Sweet! Finally some respect from these dirters. No school like the old school and it doesn’t get much older than Republican Roman (about to be Imperial Roman) hospitality.
Looks like Cassius, Brutus and Co. got to pound sand! Maybe they’ll try a chariot drive-by.
Hey, there’s a reason Big Julie talks in gagster argot… Basically all those ancient “mighty generals” were just gangsters in bedsheets… their tactics proved it…
“‘Ey, pal, youse got a nice little village here… Be a real shame if somethin’ wuz ta happen to it, see? Like massacre an’ pillage an’ rapine an’ like dat. Tell ya what, pal, I’ma gonna leave a cohort of da Boys here to ‘protect’ youse.. Natcuerly they’ll take care a’ the taxes an’ stuff like dat too…”
Well, Roman politics is where the Maf, er, “organized crime,” got their modes of conduct from.
I wonder if the orb that hovers just above Bunz is so powerful that it can do time and space displacements. And probably a whole lot more than that as well. Unfortunately Bunz and Katz never were fully briefed on all of its potential. And likely left the operating manual back with their parked/crashed space craft. Now being towed to some super secret underground facility for hoped for reverse engineering. She and her robot companion were only given the limited briefing because of a short preparation period, and because the orb might link with a space craft defense protocol or some sort of warp drive device. And it is attached in hover mode near to Bunz out of concern that it was of too much value to risk loosing. Unlike the space craft itself.
The orb may have a self defense feature. With Bunz herself the only one able to override that function. That consideration made so that the human-like operator (Bunz) might prevent an accidental release of gigantic forces that potentially could wipe out even the mother-ship and attending fleet of her space navy. Of course that is a lot of responsibility for a pair of adventurers who are prone to bungling. But they were pressed into service from desk jobs, most likely out of necessity.
Ah… Actually her “Tail” doesn’t do any of that… It’s more or less jus’ a convenient “Fanny Pack”…
I’d thought we’d explained “Quantum Comix Time Compression” back in the Chicago Valentine’s Day bit – so didn’t repeat it here… Basically in these Non-Continuety pages, B&K can show up anywhere or anywhen, because, Hey, it’s Comix!! However, they have no innate abilities to time or dimension travel – for anything like that they’d need some Pseudo-Scientific Gizmo of Dubious Verisimilitude…
Humpf! Calvin and Hobbs could do it with a cardboard box.
And instead of getting knifed Big Julie winds up with a coronary.
And that’s just as painful! (personal experience)
Yep, I concur (also from personal experience)
I spend all day, five a week, looking at people’s hearts (Echocardiograms). You guys walked away from the Widowmaker you have my sympathy. And, yeah, I understand that it “may cause some discomfort”.
But hey, like they say, any one you walk away from…
(Definition: Light Heart Attack – one being had by somebody else.)
That’s it – meddle in the space-time continuum what could possibly go wrong?
Actually, JC had plenty of warnings and was found dead with a note in his hand warning him. He deliberately died like that as he was having seizures and knew he was done. Within a year all his assassins were dead, most by the dagger they used on JC. Epic win.
By the way, nice monuments in the background of the first panel. Where in Rome, then? Monument Valley?
Yes, the mystique of Ancient Rome… The Pizza Bistros… the Off Track Betting Clip Joints… the Pre-Fab Ruins… the Eiffel Tower…
Personally, I sort of thought it a shame that Big Julie and the Senators (First in War, First in Peace and Last in the American League) never tasted a Pizza, or Ravioli or a nice plate of Spaghetti… Not even that nasty sort Spaghetti that you get out of can…
And so this page is somewhat a salute to the Romans, after all they bequeathed our culture so much that has enriched us… Military Imperialism, Recycled Knocked Off Religion, Violent Entertainment and Political Corruption on a scale that well… Let’s just say that Rome’s Senators make our own home grown variety look like Pantywaists!!
Well, actually the ancient Romans DID have something like pizza… a flatbread with meat and stuff on it… Although they didn’t have tomato paste, they used “garum,” which Bill the Surly mentions above. Garum was popular, came in various grades, from cheap swill for commoners to expensive stuff for nobles… and garum was made… gaaaak… from fish guts, which were mashed up with salt and then fermented in the hot sun for a week or two… say, anyone for pizza?
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