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2May/1117

Suburban Metal Dad no. 50, “For Skype’s Sake.”

Thumbnail teaser: From the four corners of the Earth, people chant, "SKYPE! SKYPE! SKYPE! SKYPE!"

Welcome to an epic 50th installment of Suburban Metal Dad, an original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday. Now featuring Sort-Of Soundtrack! Check out today's strip after the jump...

Suburban Metal Dad
a webcomic by D.X. Ferris
(NEW FEATURE! SORT-OF SOUNDTRACK! Click HERE to open a random jam in a new window!)

In the first frame, a writer says, "Can we set up the phone interview for next week?" A publicist's voice on the phone says, "Can you do it Tuesday 9 a.m. via Skype?" Next, the writer says, "I don't have Skype on this computer. Can we do it over the phone?" The voice says, "He doesn't have access to a phone." The writer responds, "He had access to an internet-ready computer, but not a phone?" The voice says, "Skype is the best!"

In part 2 of 3, the writer says, "I'm busier than hell all week. It'll take me at least half an hour to install Skype. Can we do it Wednesday?" The voice on the phone says, "Can you do it over Skype then?" The writer responds, "Can we skip the part where we play with computers and do it the simple way?" The voice on the phone says, "Can't you do it over Skype?" Cut to and aerial view of the Earth from outer space, with people from four corners of the Earth chanting, "Skype! Skype! Skype! Skype!"

In part 3 of 3, the writer says, "I don't wanna DO it over Skype." The publicist says, "Can you call him Tuesday at 9?" The writer says, "You just like to say 'Skype,' don't you?" The voice says, "It's a wonderful tool and a fun word!"

Thanks for reading!

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