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Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley reviews / John A's top 20 albums of the year / (Shelley loves it when a plan comes together) / [[Shelly is wearing headphones and scibbling on a notepad]] / Today: 4-1 and a happy New Year / (4) STARS - Set Yourself On Fire / Stars are on of Canada's many up-and coming outfits, with one eye on...
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Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[A Pale Bloke and a Chubby Girl are sitting in a cafe, talking. Esther is sitting in the background]] / Pale Bloke: ...So I don't know if we're co-dependent or just living together because we like it. / Chubby Girl: But do you like me? Becuse I like you. And liking you is something I want to keep doing...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Marten: ...so I don't know if we're co-dependet or just living together because we like it. / Faye: But do you like me? Because I like you. And liking you is something I want to keep doing for a considerable period of time. / Faye: Saying I like you is like saying that Manatees were grateful for the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther and Erin are walking through a mall]] / Erin: Ah, the January sales. Where the old year brings out its dead. Come on Esther. School starts again on Monday, we've got to make the days count. / Esther: That's a lot of pressure. I usually count 6 hours spent staring out of the window as well spent. / Esther:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Entering an electronics store]] / Erin: Ah, the January sales. Where the old year brings out its dead. / Erin: Come on Esteher. School starts again on Monday, we've got to make the days count. / Esther: That's a lot of pressure. / Esther: I usually count 6 hours spent staring out of the window as well...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Child is watching The Father at a vanity table]] / The Child: Things are different now! / The Father: Yes, my boy, yes! A new order is upon this land. / [[The two look out a window at a green volkswagon van]] / The Father: Let us enter the message bus and spread our word to a special person. Big...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison The Child: Things are different now! / The Child's keeper: Yes, my boy, yes! A new order is upon this land. / [[the two look out of the windo at a green Volkswagen bus]] / Keeper: Let us enter the message bus and spread our word to a special person. / The Child: Message bus! Fun! / Keeper: Big times are...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Erin and Esther are walking. Roxy is in the foreground, looking in the other direction.]] / Esther: It's Roxy Postlethwaite. Try to look inobtrusive. / Erin: Wouldn't it be more polite to say hello? / Esther: I'm not sure I'm capable of thinking in the microscopic terms that small talk with her would...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Esther: It's Roxy Postlethwaite. Try not to look inobtrusive. / Erin: Wouldn't it be more polite to say hello? / Esther: I'm not sure I'm capable of thinking in the kind of microscoping terms that small talk with her would require. / Erin:That's not very nice. / Esther: I just feel like I could be wounded...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Roxy is leaning down to speak to The Child. The Father is standing behind her]] / Roxy: Hello little...boy... where's your mummy? / The Father: Have you ever thought about your place in the word? What it means to be under yon big sky? / [[Roxy is backing away from The Father, looking scared]] / The FatherLady:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Roxy leaning down, talking to The Child]] / Roxy: Hello little... boy... where's your mummy? / The Child's Keeper: Have you ever thought about your place in the world? / Keeper: What it means to be under yon big sky? / [[Roxy flinches]] / Keeper: The Child and I have a message. Come into the warm of the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Boy, Milford and Esther, in a classroom]] / The Boy: Did you have a good Christmas, Esther? / Milford: IIIIII'm dreaming of a goth Christmas... just like the ones we used to know...[[in a gothic font]] in old Rumania / [[Esther looks offended]] / Esther: Yes, Milford, a big old goth Christmas. We...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison The Boy: Did you have a good Christmas, Esther? / Paul: Iiiiii'm dreaming of a goth Christmas... / Paul: Just like the ones we used to know... / Paul: [[Old English font]]in old Rumania / Esther: Yes, Milford, a big old goth Christmas. / Esther: We put the turkey skeleton on the table then commence gnawing. / Esther:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Mr and Mrs Postlethwaite are sitting at their kitchen table, and Roxy is walking out]] / Mrs Postlethwaite: And where were you last night, young lady? This house is not a hotel, Roxy! Any more of your nonsense and you can forget your credit card privileges! / Mrs Postlethwaite: Did you see the state...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Roxy's mother: And where were you last night, young lady? / Roxy's mother: This house is not a hotel, Roxy! / Roxy's mother: Any more of your nonsense and you can forget your credit card privileges. / Roxy's mother: Did you see the state of her, Peter? / Roxy's mother: Wall-eyed. I'm sure it's drugs. Or...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Oggy and The Boy are standing in a school hallway with Erin]] / Oggy: So anyway, I put my tongue on the scalextric track and I could see angels. / The Boy: That's great, Oggy. But not amazingly great. / Erin: The Boy, have you seen Roxy Postlethwaite today? / The Boy: No. Why? / Erin: She's cheeeee-anged! / Oggy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Oggy: So anyway, I put my tongue on the scalextric track and I could see angels / The Boy: That's great, Oggy / Erin: The Boy, have you seen Roxy Postlethwaite today? / The Boy: But not amazingly great. / The Boy: No. Why? / Erin: She's cheeeee-anged! / Oggy: Did she get a bad lip job for Christmas? / Oggy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Big Lindsay and Sarah are in the coat room watching Roxy]] / Big Lindsay: Just look at Roxy sitting there all icy and aloof. You can't just decide to be dark and eldritch, you have to work at it. / Sarah: Furiously. / [[Esther is sitting, reading a magazine]] / Sarah: And what's with the blonde hair?...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Lindsay: Just look at Roxy sitting there all icy and aloof. / Lindsay: You can't just decide to be dark and eldritch, you have to work at it. / Sarah: Furiously. / Sarah: And what's with the blonde hair? Darkness is dark. / Esther: She's gone "white goth". It's the new thing from the sad countries. / Esther:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Oggy, Erin, The Boy and Milford are eating lunch in the cafeteria]] / The Boy: What's that written on that bit of paper? / Erin: My sister puts notes in with my lunch. / The Boy: Can I see? / The Boy: Wow, she doesn't get any.... saner does she? / "Look out for El Diablo. He is fat and rides a tiny bicycle." / Milford:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison The Boy: What's written on that bit of paper? / Erin: My sister puts notes in with my lunch." / The Boy: Can I see? / The Boy: Wow, she doesn't get any... saner does she? / The Boy: "Look out for El Diabolo. He is fat and rides a tiny bicycle." / Paul: Is that a metaphor? The devil... rides a bicycle......
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther and Erin are walking on a bridge in a park. Erin is looking at a piece of paper, one of Shelley's notes.]] / Erin: Where does she get this stuff from? Why can't she just be normal? / Esther: You shouldn't be so hard on your sister, Erin. She thinks the sun shines out of your backside. You wouldn't...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Erin Winters: Where does Shelley get this stuff from? Why can't she just be normal? / Esther De Groot: You shouldn't be so hard on your sister, Erin. She thinks the sun shines out of your backside. You wouldn't like her very much if she was "normal". / Esther De Groot: Working as a bank manager... selling...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison <> / Bob Crowley: Come. / Bob Crowley: Ms Liversey, how may I assist you? / Ms Liversey: Well, I was wondering if the school could hold a battle of the bands, headmaster. / Bob Crowley: A what? Warfare? Blood-sport? Flesh rent asunder? / Ms Liversey: No, you know, a musical competition. Your...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison <> / Bob Crowley: Come. / Crowley: Ms Liversey, how may I assist you? / Liversey: Well, I was wondering if the school could hold a battle of the bands, headmaster. / Crowley: A what? Warfare? Blood-sport? Flesh rent asunder? / Liversey: No, you know, a musical competition. / Your predecessor,...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Milford, Esther, and The Boy standing by "Battle of the Bands" poster. Electricity shoots from Milford's clenched fists.]] / Milford: Battle of the bands! Battle of the bands! / Esther: If he doesn't unclench his fists soon, his fingers'll drop off. / The Boy: You don't understand, Esther. This is the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Poster advertises the Battle of the Bands.]] / Milford: Battle of the Bands! Battle of the Bands! / Esther: If he doesn't unclench his fists soon, his fingers'll drop off. / The Boy: You don't understand, Esther. This is the moment he's been waiting for for years. / The Boy: Milford believes he was...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Sarah, Esther, and Big Lindsay are in a basement, with guitar and drum kit]] / Sarah: What's wrong with you Esther, why are you winking? / Esther: I've got something in my eye. It really hurts. Why is it that when you've got something in your eye, your first instinct is to get in there with your finger? / Esther:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Sarah is carrying a guitar case, and Lindsey is setting up a drum kit in a basement.]] / Sarah: What's wrong with you Esther, why are you winking? / Esther: I've got something in my eye. It really hurts. Why is it that when you've got something in your eye, your first instinct is to get in there with...
Scary Go Round The Boy: Well Milford, that's a third chord. Now all you have to do is play them without looking at your fingers. / Milford: I've got three weeks, The Boy. A couple of days with the guitar and my latent rock abilities will spill out. / <> <> <> / Milford: Then I write a couple of...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Boy and Milford are in Milford's room, The Boy is sitting at a desk watching Milford sitting on his bed practicing guitar]] / The Boy: Well Milford, that's a third chord. Now all you have to do is play them without looking at your fingers. / Milford: I've got three weeks, The Boy. A couple of days...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Onstage at the Battle of the Bands, three fellows dressed like various stages of Bavid Bowie are exiting stage left as Milford is running on, wearing nothing but a guitar and his briefs.]] / Announcer: Those were The Bowies, and next in the Battle of the Bands... Milford! / Milford: AWLRIGHT EVERYBODY!...
Just a dream [[A bunch of guys dressed as rockstars (a la David Bowie) leave a stage]] / Annnouncer: Those were the Bowies, and next in the battle of the bands... Milford! / Milford! AWLRIGHT EVERYBODY! / ...Why did I forget to put my clothes on? / Milford: Mary had a little lamb... Lamby lamby lamby lamb... / <>...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Boy and Milford are outside a store with signs in the window saying: NEW STOCK! Banjos! Banjos Banjos! and The UN-ANO! Milford is carrying a guitar case]] / The Boy: Milford, why are we meeting at Music Exchange? I told you I want nothing to do with your musical humiliation. / Milford: All right,...
Scary Go Round :: Milford's band idea [[Signs in downtown Tackleford windows: / New Stock! Banjos! Banjos! Banjos! / The UN-ANO!]] / The Boy: Milford, why are we meeting at the music exchange? I told you I want nothing to do with your musical humiliation. / Milford: All right, I got it wrong. Rocking isn't my gift. I couldn't tame the axe. / The...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Esther's Mum: Come in Erin. She's upstairs in her room. / Erin: Esther, are you all right? / Esther: Lindsay and Sarah said that I couldn't be in their band. Snif. They said I can't sing, that I've got no pitch. I sing flat. / Esther: Lindsay said I was so off-key, I caused the Doppler Effect like...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Erin is visiting Esther, whose mother is in the kitchen baking cookies while wearing an orange spotted apron]] / Esther's Mother: Come in Erin. She's upstairs in her room. / [[Erin stands in Esther's doorway. On the door is a poster of some fellow in a grey tribal mask with a red robe]] / Erin: Esther,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Lindsey: I told you that Esther wouldn't be able to sing. / Sarah: It was worth a go. / Lindsey: She spends too much time with Erin Winters now anyway. She's not hardcore bleak any more. / Lindsey: Used to be she was reliably sad and silent. Now it's all grins and odd ideas. / Sarah: We need a singer...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Big Lindsay and Sarah are riding the bus]] / Big Lindsay: I told you that Esther wouldn't be able to sing. / Sarah: It was worth a go. / Big Lindsay: She spends too much time with Erin Winters now anyway. She's not hardcore bleak any more. / [[The two leave the bus]] / Big Lindsay: Used to be she...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Roxy: Blood blisters on a dying swan. / The Child: Hello, hello! / Father: Why, it's our special friend. Do come in. / The Child: Pretty! Pretty like the moon! / Roxy: Ash and bone. Ash and bone. / Father: You've joined a group? But how marvellous! The Child and I would like to teach a song, for you to...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Roxy is walking toward a door of a brick building, where she is greeted by The Child]] / Roxy: Blood blisters on a dying swan. / The Child: Hello, hello! / [[The Child takes Roxy's hand and leads her inside while The Father hangs up Roxy's coat]] / The Father: Why, it's our special friend. Do come in....
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Crowley: Crowley, Crowley, running this school is a torture even you could not have devised. How can I bend young minds to my plans when attempting to schedule "compulfory tefting". What say you, Mr Daimler? / Mr Daimler: P-p-p-please... / Crowley: I only keep you around to help me with these little...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Crowley is sitting at a desk writing with a quill pen. I the foreground, Mr Damler is sitting, shackled by his wrists, in a closet, his clothes in tatters]] / Crowley: Crowley, Crowley. Running this school is a torture even you could not have devised. How can I bend young minds to my plans when attempting...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Bob Crowly is watching his new employees work at a miniature desk]] / Bob Crowley: Mooncalves, how fare projections for the coming school year? / Mooncalf 1: Dire news on every front! / Mooncalf 2: Terrible problems, both fiscal and educational! We're falling far short of targets, you may be "named" and...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Bob Crowley is supervising his new hirees, two small green fellows {{previously thought to have been eaten by bears}}, in an office]] / Bob Crowley: Mooncalves, how fare projections for the coming year? / Mooncalf: Dire news on every front! / Mooncalf with Glasses: Terrible problems, both fiscal and educational! / We're...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ms Liversey: Thanks for helping set up the stage, you two. Mr Pevenser will be in his truss for another month. / Erin: Well, I have to do something since all my friends are rehearsing with their bands. / Ms Liversey: Yes, I didn't realise this would be so popular. / Oggy: I think everyone likes music! / Erin:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Oggy and Erin are hanging and stapling things in the school auditorium]] / Ms Liversey: Thanks for helping set up the stage, you two. Mr Pevenser will be in his truss for another month. / Erin: Well, I have to do something nice since all my friends are rehearsing with their bands. / [[Ms Liversey is...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Erin is sitting at a computer, Shelly standing behind.]] / Shelly: Roffle me this and roffle me that, who's afraid of the big web chat. / Zee oh em gee, Erin! You're pregnant with Imhotep's baby? / You should have been more careful! / [[Shelly now hunching over Erin's left shoulder.]] / Erin: Stop reading...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley is standing behind Erin, who is working at a computer]] / Shelley: Roffle me this and roffle me that, who's afraid of the big web chat. / Zee oh em gee, Erin! You're pregnant with Imhotep's baby? / You should have been more careful! / Erin: Stop reading over my shoulder. It's rude. / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round Shelley: So why did you decide to hold a "Battle of the Bands"? / Ms Liversey: Well really I wanted to show the kids that music isn't just about counterpoint and triads and-- / Mr Pevenser: Anarchy and fornication! No good can come of their youthful thrashings. / Mr Pevenser: I had the same idea back...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley is interviewing Ms. Liversey and Mr. Pevenser. All are seated and the interview is being recorded.]] / Shelley: So why did you decide to hold a "Battle of the Bands"? / Ms. Liversey: Well really I wanted to show the kids that music isn't just about counterpoint and triads and - / Mr. Pevenser:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Clean Street Crew member #1: Hey, you - We're the Clean Street Crew / Clean Street Crew member #2: Don't do drugs or the drugs do you / MC Horse: I'm MC Horse and I'm here to say / MC Horse: My two main lines are rope and hay ... hey! / <> / Clean Street Crew member...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[on stage: a student hip hop performance]] / yellow hooded performer: HEY, YOU WE'RE THE CLEAN STREET CREW / pony tail girl performer: DON'T DO DRUGS OR THE DRUGS DO YOU / horse-headed performer: I'M MC HORSE AND I'M HERE TO SAY MY TWO MAIN LINES ARE ROPE AND HAY - HEY! / [[the turntables emit lyrics:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[A quartet of students are playing onstage at the Battle of the Bands]] / Red Guitar Boy: This is so tight / <> / Blue Guitar Boy: This is wicked tight / <> / Boy on Drums: Tight! / Black Guitar Boy: This groove is elastic yet tight / <http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20060207
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[a band plays on stage]] / <> / guitarist 1: THIS IS SO TIGHT / guitarist 2: THIS IS WICKED TIGHT / drummer: TIGHT! / guitarist 3: THIS GROOVE IS ELASTIC YET TIGHT / [[audience, Ms. Liversey next to disdainful looking Shelley Winters]] / Ms. Liversey: THAT WAS EXTREMELY TIGHT! / Shelley...
 

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