Seems there are certain consequences for being an illegal alien – even in California… yes, even if you don’t want to pick tomatoes… When the LA Beat Cop is on the alert someone will take a beating… Just who that may be, is the question?!?
Katz has got that evil eye, evil grin (complete with drool), Goku-like lightning effects, and has been called to do his Fred Astair impressions all over the Cop (as he did with thugs 1 through 4). The trouble is that the cop saw them do that routine (and other such things in his reports). Katz is made of metal (or plastic), and doubtlessly well made — but simply isn’t an Ultron-type robot. He is capable of being dented. And the cop wouldn’t mind a bit in doing the denting. As he said, “I’m pretty certain (destroying the world) is illegal”. So its maybe the cop’s zeal for [suppressed justice] vs Katz’s zeal for stylistic free form impressions of violence. Both perhaps artists.
I loved the cop’s hand gesture “of love”. As in at long last “I will be given the gift of battle.” Not just the property of a certain Greek man-God, to freely hand out.
Wow, Katz gives an entirely new meaning to the phrase “up against the wall…” is he sticking to the bricks through the synthetic gravity of his footpads, or actually balancing on the tip of his tail?
But as for demonstrating his “impressions” on that unsympathetic cop… wurra, wurra, once again we are agog with apprehension..
Nah. You can’t beat them by becoming them. Katz is going to suddenly going to have an existential epiphany and realize that in this situation he must be the better robot.
That definition of “a better robot” all depends on the programming… to Katz, “a better robot” might be the one that can inflict maximum pain with minimum effort.
Unfortunately, the cop may have a similar mindset…
Are you telling me that the Negafleet never got around to programming it’s hench-bots with the three laws of robotics?
“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human (sentient creator) being to come to harm.
A robot must obey orders given it by human (sentient creator) beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”
Seems that these would be universal to any intelligent species building robots for military work… remind me, did we see any non-artificial beings on the Negafleet “Iapetus” home ship…? No? Well, that might explain a few things!
Ahh… Not to be confrontational, but Contrariwise, considering the Nega-Fleet’s modus operandi, seems more likely that every operational unit is programed or indoctrinated to KILL, DESTROY, or to give you such a WEDGIE!!
Still… Katz, as part of a FAC team, often opts for discretion over destruction, leaving the wholesale slaughter to the seriously awful assault forces like the F-dimensional Megapeeds, Ferro-Maggots or the Oozalakx… because when they run short of things to destroy, they can get seriously peevish!
Those three laws are strictly an Earth invention. I agree with Josh’s guess that the negatively will do anything else especially wedgies.
FAC team? Fulsomely anti-confrontational? Freeloading alien cheapskates? Foreign artificial cowards? Felonious asocial castaways?
How about just – Flaky amusing characters?
Ahh… “FAC” as in Forward Air Control – I explained all this once, you’re supposed to pay attention! Normally, hovering overhead in their Scout Craft, B&K would act as spotters to target where to send in the heavy duty mayhem to crush spots of resistance… Though of course now that they’re on their own, they’ve been forced to take a more hands on approach… Or soon, you might say, a Foots on Approach…
They’re gonna “Polka on his petunias”? (I never get tired of that line.)
Or mambo on his marigolds… or boogaloo on his begonias… or jitterbug on his jonquils… Katz has got a million ballroom moves, a million I tell ya, as depicted way back on page 36…
“Polka on their petunias!” has sentimental value from elsewhere but enough reminiscing over ancient history.
What’s Katz gonna do NOW? With all that talk of beatings in the first panel I thought we might be getting ready to go a bit kinky here but then, nah, family strip. Well TV-14 at least. So I’m pretty sure Katz will do something heroically zany to get himself and his mistress out of their sticky wicket.
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