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Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Praise Jesus, it's over. I can go to sleep at last. / Ryan: And I done a good thing, I made the coast safe again for honest sailors. / Shelley: AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE / Shelley: Oh Ryan! I'm sorry! I'm so sorry! You wouldn't ravish me! You're my lovely friend who I love. / Ryan: Shelley, sometimes...
Scary Go Round 20080828 Ryan: Praise Jesus, it's over. I can go to sleep at last. / [[He gets under the covers.]] / Ryan: And I done a good thing, I made the coast safe again for honest sailors. / [[Someone already under the covers makes a flying leap at him.]] / Someone: AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe / [[Shelley has him pinned.]] / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy wakes up Shelley when she finds him in bed with Ryan]] / Amy: Oh my god, I knew it. You two were doing it behind my back the whole time. / Shelley: Amy, shhh. He needs his beauty rest. He was delirious with exhaustion! / Amy: How come you're back? I thought you had a new life in America. / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round 20080829 [[Shelley and Ryan have spent the night in the same bed. Amy comes in and opens the curtains.]] / Amy: Oh my god, I knew it. You two were doing it behind my back the whole time. / Shelley: Amy, shhh. He needs his beauty rest. He was delirious with exhaustion! / Amy: How come you're back? I thought you...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[TV Screen reading: Haim Saban Presents Giffen + Bonxie in Maplevision]] / Giffen: Shh! Bonxie's on the hunt / Bonxie: Bok bok I smell dinner / [[Shelley turns off the telly]] / <> / Shelley: This is no time for childish monkeyshines, Desmond! / Des: Hey! I was watching Giffen and Bonxie! / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round 20080901 [[TV: "Haim Saban presents - Giffen + Bonxie - in Maplevision"]] / Giffen: Shh! Bonxie's on the hunt / Bonxie: Bok bok I smell dinner / [[Shelley turns off the TV.]] / <> / Shelley: This is no time for childish monkeyshines, Desmond! / Des: Hey! I was watching Giffen and Bonxie! / Shelley: Reading...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley tries to teach Des the alphabet, using a diagram reading "P is for Portly"]] / Des: [[singing]] ABEDBFG, something something XYZ. HJQ, PPP, RFI, DDT. Now I know my JCB's, ladies want to sleep with me! / Shelley: Des, no! You have corrupted the most magical song of all! / Shelley: And you said...
Scary Go Round 20080902 [[Shelley is trying to teach Des to read. It is raining outside.]] / Des: ABEDBFG, something something XYZ. HJQ, PPP, RFI, DDT. Now I know my JCB's, ladies want to sleep with me! / Shelley: Des no! You have corrupted the most magical spot of all! / Shelley: And you said "Spot did a pooh" on every page...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: I'm going to fail. Des will live an unfulfilled and childish existence forever. / Shelley: Imagine... Unable to claim his old-age pension. / Shelley: Burning his Social Security cheques for warmth. Burning other old people's cheques for warmth. / Shelley: Oh no! Burning their keepsakes and...
Scary Go Round 20080903 Shelley: I'm going to fail. Des will live an unfulfilled and childish existence forever. / Shelley (voiceover): Imagine... unable to claim his old-age pension. / [[She imagines Des with a bushy beard in a futuristic world, looking, puzzled, at a letter.]] / [[Des building a fire in a trash can as pensioners...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley sprays carbon dioxide into Des' room]] / [[Shelley approaches Des, who is asleep in bed]] / Shelley: Oh Des-mond / Des: 'Nother five minutes / [[Shelley appears in a cowl, cape and leotard covered with letters]] / Shelley: I am Alpha-Betsy, Demon Queen of Letters (Roman and Cyrillic) / Des: Ahhh! / [[Shelley...
Scary Go Round 20080904 [[A cowled figure walks into Desmond's room, disguising her entrance with a fire extinguisher. Desmond is sleeping]] / Figure: Oh Des-mond / Des: 'nother five minutes / [[The figure is a woman in a red outfit with cape and mask, with random blue letters.]] / Alpha-Betsy: I AM ALPHA-BETSY - DEMON QUEEN...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Oh very good, Des very good. / Shelley: Yes yes, you are learning now. / Des: I'm a good boy. I'm gonna read. / Shelley: See Amy! All Des needed was a little encouragement. / Amy: You used his infantile idiocy against him. Well done. / Amy: [using the puppet to reach for her bum] Ey Shelley,...
Scary Go Round 20080905 [[Amy and Ryan peer through a door. Amy is wide-eyed; Ryan is shedding a tear of joy.]] / Shelley: Oh very good, Des, very good. / [[Des is clumsily but earnestly drawing letters at the table.]] / Des: I'm a good boy. I'm gonna read. / Shelley: Yes yes, you are learning now. / [[Shelley bursts happily...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Pleaaase... please please please pleeease can I have my job back, Paula? / Paula: No, Shelley! / Paula: You took an unannounced leave of absence 9 months ago... / Shelley: Unpaid! As is only right! / [[Shelley wears a leotard and a sash reading "so long suckers"; music plays from a boombox]] / Paula:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Carrot: I'll be back, you'll see! I'll take your job, you see if I don't! I'm the North's most regional enwswoman! / Paula: God give me strength / Carrot: Who were that, mum? / Paula: Somebody else's problem from now on, Carrot love. For goodness' sake, stop staring at her. / Carrot: I'm not! Mum! / Paula:...
Scary Go Round 20080909 Shelley: I'll be back, you'll see! I'll take your job, see if I don't! I'm the North's most regional newswoman! / Paula: God give me strength / Carrot: Who were that, Mum? / Paula: Somebody else's problem from now on, Carrot love. For goodness' sake, stop staring at her. / Carrot: I'm not! Mum! / Paula:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Boy and Milford are watching a rap video]] / The Boy: It's all hype! There's no way a butcher's lad from Cleckheaton can "accidentally go on holiday to South Central LA." / Milford: He bloody did. / The Boy: And returned three weeks later as the new king of hip hop? / Milford: No, right, he can....
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Close up of a television set displaying a large white man wearing a t-shirt saying "Bernard Matthews", a green work shirt done up at the neck, green hat, green goggles, and gold chains/rings. He's pointing at himself and rapping. The dance club he's in is mostly green. Figures in the background...
 
Scary Go Round 20080911 [[In front of an "Office Supply Surplus" store. Sarah is lugging a typewriter, Esther a ream of A3 paper.]] / Esther: Sarah, I don't understand. We live in the future now. And that's a typewriter. / Sara: Come on Esther, get excited! This is our ticket to London town. / Esther: Tickets are smaller. They're...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Sarah carries an Olivetti typewriter]] / Esther: Sarah, I don't understand. We live in the future now. And that's a typewriter. / Sarah: Come on Esther, get excited! This is our ticket to London Town. / Esther: Tickets are smaller. They're oblong. You buy them at the train station. "Computers" are oblong...
Scary Go Round 20080912 Esther: How many pages is this going to be? / Sarah: Let's do an odd number of pages, with one page missing, freak people the flip out. / [[Esther on the typewriter loading paper.]] / <> / Esther: Yeah, genius. One page is in another dimension. We'll print it in the large hard-on collider / Sarah:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Esther: How many pages is this going to be? / Sarah: Let's do an odd number of pages, with one page missing, freak people the flip out. / Esther: Yeah, genius. One page is in a nother dimension. We'll print it in the large hard-on collider. / Sarah: Ha, science! She knows science! / Esther: It's The...
Scary Go Round 20080915 The Boy: Our last year of school. After this they finish chewing and we're finally spit out. / Milford: Christ on a bike, you're like a Radio 4 play. / Milford: Look at Carrot. He's mad for school still. He loves it! / <> / [[Carrot racing with arms in the air.]] / Carrot: Yeah! Woo!...
Scary Go Round 20080916 [[Esther is driving Sarah in a black Volkswagen Beetle.]] / Sarah: Can't believe your Dad got you a car, Esther. / Esther: I should've got more car! / Sarah: In American teen dramas they get a brand new SUV by default. / Esther: "I have a surprise for you" says proud Yankee Pa, dangling the fancy key...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther is driving with Sarah in a black VW Type I Beetle]] / Sarah: Can't believe your dad got you a car, Esther. / Esther: I should've got more car! / Sarah: In American teen dramas they get a brand new SUV by default. / Esther: Tall as a tree. "I have a surprise for you" says proud Yankee pa, dangling...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker are in a tub in the ocean]] / Butcher: Well, my fellow knaves, / As we float among the waves, / I find that I must say: / Three vigilantes / Singing a sea shanty? / Who planned this getaway? / Candlestick Maker: We may have lost the fight, / But we were in...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Headmaster: Furthermore, what our triumphant olympians teach us... / Headmaster: ...is that iron self discipline is the best way to gain a lucrative deal endorsing breakfast cereals wof wof / The Boy: Old Flopsy's a compelling speaker. I'm inspired for the new year. Inspired to die. / Esther: It is a...
Scary Go Round 20080918 Headmaster: Furthermore, what our triumphant Olympians teach us... is that iron self discipline is the best way to gain a lucrative deal endorsing breakfast cereals wof wof / The Boy: Old Flopsy's a compelling speaker. I'm inspired for the new year. Inspired to die. / Esther: It is a comb over, isn't...
Scary Go Round 20080919 Sarah: Ess, why are you so angry? You got a nice new tie. ...And the right to "smoke a pipe of good tobacco in the staff room every second Thursday". / Esther: Tall poppy syndrome! I keep myself to myself! For four years people made fun of me for being pale and interesting. Now it'll start all over...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Sarah: Ess, why are you so angry? You got a nice new tie...and the right to "smoke a pipe of good tobacco in the staff room every second Thursday". / Esther: Tall poppy syndrome! I keep myself to myself! For four years people made fun of me for being pale and interesting. Now it'll start all over again....
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Scary Go Round 20080922 [[Five familiar faces around a table.]] / Shelley: Well, I'd like to propose a toast. To Holly, Rich, and Tim. Back in town -- for good! / <> / Amy: Yeah hurray. / Tim: That's right, we're back and we're sticking around. / Amy: Shelley and I will get more drinks. / Shelley: And crisps! And nuts! / [[Looking...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Text: On the 10th anniversary of Bobbins and Scary Go Round on the internet, a very special reunion... / [[Shelley, Amy, Holly, Rich and Tim are at a bar having drinks]] / Shelley: Well, I'd like to propose a toast. To Holly, Rich, and Tim. Back in town - for good! / Amy: Yeah hurray. / Tim: That's right,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Esther: We'll talk to the hidden people of school that don't have a voice. Find out what they're all about. / Sarah: We can call it "Yawning with Esther De Groot"! / Esther: No small talk, Sarah, I'll be going for the hottest juice. / Esther: And I might stop someone going off the deep end and putting...
Scary Go Round 20080923 Esther: We'll talk to the hidden people of school that don't have a voice. Find out what they're all about. / Sarah: We can call it "Yawning with Esther de Groot!" / Esther: No small talk, Sarah. I'll be going for hottest juice. / Esther: And I might stop someone going off the deep end and putting mercury...
 
Scary Go Round 20080924 [[At a cafe, Sarah and Esther have stuck several photos and sticky notes on the wall.]] / Sarah: Are you sure Carrot's a misfit? He's more of an enigma. No one knows what he's about. / Esther: Yeah! He's never had a girlfriend, never had a fight. / [[Possibilities: "Laury Popes," "Pie Man," "Jaz," "Carrot".]] / Sarah:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther and Sarah are pasting photos of "misfits" to the wall]] / Sarah: Are you sure Carrot's a misfit? He's more of an enigma. No one knows what he's about. / Esther: Yeah! He's never had a girlfriend, never had a fight. / [[The "misfits" on the wall are: "Pie Man"; Carrot; Laury Popes; "Jaz"]] / Sarah:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther is interviewing Carrot at lunch]] / Esther: ...I see. I think that's perfectly normal for a boy your age. As long as the curtains are draw, you're hurting nobody. / The Boy: Are you doing interviews for your zine? / Esther: Interviews? What, yes, no... well, I mean yes but / Carrot: That were...
Scary Go Round 20080925 Esther: ...I see. I think that's perfectly normal for a boy your age. As long as the curtains are drawn, you're hurting nobody. / The Boy: Are you doing interviews for your zine? / Esther: Interviews? What, yes, no... well, I mean yes but / Carrot: That were private Esther! I thought you were just int'rested! / Esther:...
Scary Go Round 20080926 Tough: What the funk do you think you're doin'? / Carrot: sorry / Esther: Hey, leave him alone, it was an accident! / Esther: Funk off, Gothy, don't concern you. / <> / Teacher: What's going on here? I detect skylarking. / Tough: Nothin', sir, just practicin' a play. / Tough: You, me, Friday, after...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Gary: What the funk do you think you're doing? / Carrot: Sorry / Esther: Hey, leave him alone, it was an accident! / Gary: Funk off, gothy, don't concern you. / Supervisor: What's going on here? I detect skylarking. / Gary: Nothin' sir, just practicin' a play. / Gary: [[to Carrot]] You, me, Friday after...
Scary Go Round 20080929 Sarah: Wow, Carrot's going to fight Gary Parsons? They're doing to have to invent new kinds of shit for him to have kicked out of him. / Esther: I can't help feeling it's somehow... my fault. / Sarah: In the sense that you were completely responsible? / Esther: No. I didn't make Gary a psychopath who...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Sarah: Wow, Carrot's going to fight Gary Parsons? They're going to have to invent new kinds of shit for him to have kicked out of him. / Esther: I can't help feeling it's somehow... my fault. / Sarah: In the sense that you were completely responsible? / Esther: No. I didn't make Gary a psychopath who...
Scary Go Round 20080930 The Boy: Esther's going to dump me. / Carrot: I'm gonna get killed by Gary. / Milford: So much cappuccino foam goes to waste! / [[Shelley looks forlornly out of a picture window at Hugo's.]] / [["Hugo's Canton-Style Eatin'" - "The Most Fresh" - "Russian Meat Disc Special - Ask About It!"]] / The Boy: So...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Boy, Carrot and Milford are leaving Hugo's with snacks. Inside, Shelley watches them pitifully. The store's signs read "The Most Fresh" and "Russian Meat Disc Special - Ask About It!"]] / The Boy: Esther's going to dump me. / Carrot: I'm gonna get killed by Gary. / Milford: So much capuccino foam...
 
Scary Go Round 20081001 Hugo: Is Hugo paying Tackleford's most four-eyed vol-au-vents to bag gas all day? Let me consult your contracts. / [[He gives them their pay cheques.]] / Hugo: Fear not, I look upon your works and see that they are good. / [[They open them up.]] / Hugo: Do not look sadly at your generous pay cheques / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Hugo: Is Hugo paying Tackleford's most four-eyed vol-au-vents to bag gas all day? Let me consult your contracts. / [[Hugo hands Fallon and Shelley pay cheques]] / Hugo: Fear not, I look upon your works and see that they are good. / Hugo: Do not look sadly at your generous pay cheques! / Shelley: We had...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Milford: Clarkey Michael! You remember Clarkey! / Carrot: Naw / The Boy: Neither do I / Milford: He moved to... Canada! Clarkey was always gettin' shook down for his dinner money. On account of bein' weak and lookin' like Gollum. / Milford: He were a natural target for grief. / Carrot: But Clarkey didn't...
Scary Go Round 20081002 Milford: Clarkey Michael! You remember Clarkey! / Carrot: Naw / The Boy: Neither do I / Milford (voiceover): He moved to... Canada! Clarkey was always gettin' shook down for his dinner money. On account of bein' weak and lookin' like Gollum, / Milford (voiceover): He were a natural target for grief. / Carrot:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Milford: Clarkey and David Benson fought on a Friday. (The traditional afternoon for a sound beating) / Milford: I remember the wee man went down like a sack of spuds within seconds / Milford: But he found something within himself / Milford: His tiny fist shot up into the big lad's solar plexus......
Scary Go Round 20081003 Milford (voiceover): Clarkey and David Benson fought on a Friday. (The traditional afternoon for a sound beating) / Milford (voiceover): I remember the wee man went down like a sack of spuds within seconds / Milford (voiceover): But he found something within himself / Milford (voiceover): His tiny...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley looks sadly at a citation]] / Amy: What's wrong Shel? / Shelley: I got another Bad Hair fine by the Tackleford Fashoin Police! It's not fair, Amy? I have cowlicks! / Amy: Crumbs! / Amy: They've gone too far! / Shelley: Oh the hu-manatee! / [[Three ladies with bags over their heads nod in agreement]] / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round 20081006 {{Guest strip by Rene Engstrom}} / Amy: What's wrong Shel? / [[Shelley is reading a letter with dismay.]] / Shelley: I got another Bad Hair fine by the Tackleford Fashion Police! It's not fair, Amy! I have cowlicks! / Amy: CRUMBS! / Shelley: They've gone too far! / Amy: Oh the hu-manatee! / [[Three women...
Scary Go Round 20081007 {{Guest strip by Kate Beaton}} / Shelley: Morning Amy! Would you like some tea / Amy: I have coffee already / Shelley: But someone special wants you to have tea / Amy: What / [[Teapot with "Camilla" and Camilla's face emblazoned.]] / Amy: Shelley where did you get that hideous thing / Shelley: I assure...
 

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