Comic 221

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Steve looks at the source of the voice, which is a talking button on a platform just like the shoe button was.<br />
 
Steve looks at the source of the voice, which is a talking button on a platform just like the shoe button was.<br />
 
There's a sign on the wall:
 
There's a sign on the wall:
{{SignDiv|width=120|text=<span style="font-size: 14px;">DANGER</span><br /><center><div style="width: 100px; align:center; font-size: 11px; border-bottom: 1px solid black; border-top: 1px solid black; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-top: 2px;">SELF-DESTRUCT<br />MECHANISM</div></center>FOR USE ONLY<br />IN CASE OF ANTI-<br />-CLIMAX<br /><span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;">
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{{SignDiv|width=120|text=<span style="font-size: 14px;">DANGER</span><br /><center><div style="width: 100px; align:center; font-size: 11px; border-bottom: 1px solid black; border-top: 1px solid black; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-top: 2px;">SELF-DESTRUCT<br />MECHANISM</div></center>FOR USE ONLY<br />IN CASE OF ANTI-<br />-CLIMAX<br /><span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;">&dArr;</span>}}
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and one on the platform as well:
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{{SignDiv|width=85|text=PENALTY FOR<br />IMPROPER<br />USE: &pound;20}}
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The button: "Hi there Steve..."<br />
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The button: "Want to try something really fun..?"<br />
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[To be contd.]
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==Fun Facts==
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*The Shoe Goblin refers to the shoe size 6 billion and a half without mentioning the half.
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**This was an error on [[James Turner|James]]' part. To quote him, "Oh blast. How am I expected to remember things I wrote almost 3 months ago? I can't remember things I did three minutes ago half the time. What was I writing this post about again?" [http://www.beaverandsteve.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9862#9862]
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*It appears that, ten years ago, the Shoe Goblin already knew that Steve would use the computer with unwashed hands and therefore he would have conjunctivitis and want revenge.
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*Interestingly, in the past, not only were shoe sizes different in the US and Europe (as now), but the number "billion" had a different meaning - its former meaning in Europe was one ''million'' million, not one ''thousand'' million.
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*Why do every spaceship have a self destruct option? And what about the £20 penalty?
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==References==
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*[[Wikipedia:Shoe size|Shoe size]] measurements vary in different countries.
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Latest revision as of 05:32, 7 July 2007

...and a half.

Link: Comic 221

Translations: http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/8/8f/Finnishflag.png Finnish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/52/Frenchflag.png French, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/57/Polishflag.png Polish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/0/04/Danishflag.png Danish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/7/79/Italianflag.gif Italian

Title: the revenge of the SHOE GOBLIN - part 13

Date: September 15, 2006

Summary: The Shoe Goblin's Earth shoeing doesn't work!

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Shoe Goblin, Earth

Onomatopoeias used: "GOBLIN RAGE!", "JING"

Number of panels: 7

Transcript

Panel 1

The Shoe Goblin laughs maniacally, waiting for the shoe to launch.
Shoe Goblin: "HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!"

Panel 2

Nothing happens.
Shoe Goblin: "HEE HEE ... HEH ... HMM"

Panel 3

Shoe Goblin: "It - It be jammed! But I built this entire space station to exactly fit and deliver a size 6 billion shoe. Ten long years o' work spent getting it exactly right - How can it possibly be jammed?"
Steve: "Oh wait - Did you want a U.S size 6 billion or a European size 6 billion...?"

Panel 4

The Shoe Goblin is emanating GOBLIN RAGE whilst his hat JING JINGs.
Shoe Goblin: "WHAT? I... A THOUSAND CURSES UPON YE, AND YER INCONSISTENT FOOTWEAR SIZING SYSTEMS!"
Beaver: "Well, um, I think we'd better be going now..."
Steve: "I told you you should have tried it on first..."

Panel 5

Beaver: "What a relief to have everything turn out alright for a change, eh Steve?..."
Voice from off screen: "Psst!"

Panel 6

Beaver: (off screen) "It's certainly nice not to have any unexpected plot twist to deal with! Ho Ho!"
Voice: "Hey steve! Over here!"
Beaver: "Now let's go home and have some tea!"

Panel 7

Steve looks at the source of the voice, which is a talking button on a platform just like the shoe button was.
There's a sign on the wall:

DANGER
SELF-DESTRUCT
MECHANISM
FOR USE ONLY
IN CASE OF ANTI-
-CLIMAX

and one on the platform as well:

PENALTY FOR
IMPROPER
USE: £20

The button: "Hi there Steve..."
The button: "Want to try something really fun..?"
[To be contd.]

Fun Facts

  • The Shoe Goblin refers to the shoe size 6 billion and a half without mentioning the half.
    • This was an error on James' part. To quote him, "Oh blast. How am I expected to remember things I wrote almost 3 months ago? I can't remember things I did three minutes ago half the time. What was I writing this post about again?" [1]
  • It appears that, ten years ago, the Shoe Goblin already knew that Steve would use the computer with unwashed hands and therefore he would have conjunctivitis and want revenge.
  • Interestingly, in the past, not only were shoe sizes different in the US and Europe (as now), but the number "billion" had a different meaning - its former meaning in Europe was one million million, not one thousand million.
  • Why do every spaceship have a self destruct option? And what about the £20 penalty?

References

  • Shoe size measurements vary in different countries.
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