I don’t care that that’s too many letters for a Pokemon Go name, I wanted my 90’s Canadian politics joke.
The joke was well-made. Tabarnak.
As a french canadian, I am laughing uproariously. Thank you.
I second that comment!
I third! XD This was awesome!
As a Non-French Yes-Canadian politically-active 90s kid: “Yay, my niche is being catered to and I get that joke!
As a non-canadian french speaker who was born in the 90’s and doesn’t follow politics that much I’m confused but happy for those who are getting a laugh.
Ferme ta bouche is one way of saying shut your mouth.
Bouchard is a portmanteau of Bouche and Hard (the Commander’s middle name).
As well as a reference to a slam against Lucien Bouchard over the Quebec Referendum.
As an Acadian, I am additionally happy to see Bouchard. c:
And I fourth! Estie!
Nice one Does!
*Coela my spell heck hates me.
The “autocowrecks” hates *everybody*…
Spellchecker Hel is won the ward is spilt write and the chequer kant tall.
Man, I can’t imagine what kind of graphological atrocities you’d have to commit to be sent to Spell Heck.
I wish I could upvote comments on this site.
Love Jones pointing that out to the Commander. It was kind of uncool.
But it did manage to get Jared to show his backbone, didn’t it?
Pokemon is Jared’s thing and something he and the comander can actually compete at without it being an slaughter.
So since Jared is Mystic and Commander is Valor, does that mean Canadian Guy is Instinct? If so, KICK THEIR ASSES!
Of course, since you can fight 2v1, this could lead to some 1984-esque situations.
Canadian Guy would be Instinct.
“Aaay, b’ahy! Thought ay’d git in on this game, went Yellow fair duh intuition. Sorreh.”
Jared would be Instinct, too.
Nah, I peg Jared for Mystic. It’s all about evolution, right? Mr. Fish is a scion of evolution.
Coelasquid said on her tumblr that Jared is Mystic, Commander is Valor, and Jones doesn’t play.
Once again, proving that Jonesy is Intelligence :P
I can see that. Jared likes Mr. Fish, Mr. Fish evolved into a blue Pokemon, Jared wears blue and gray clothing (besides his T-shirts) – Jared picks Team Blue.
I’m ashamed to say Canadian Politics would appear to be a blind spot in my expansive sphere of random knowledge.
Don’t be. I know plenty of Canadians who barely know who our PM is.
You’re trying to tell me you know people who don’t know about Justin “looks like a Disney prince” Trudeau?
You mean Prime Minister Zach Braff?
Go ahead, I’ll sit here while you GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH…
YOU TAKE THAT BACK. Zack Braff is ugly. Justin Trudeau is gorgeous. He truly is Canada’s P(rettiest) M(an).
You didn’t like Professor Zach-X Braff in the last 2 X-Men movies either I guess?
Oh, they know Trudeau is a thing (I think) because he knows how to market himself. But they had to try and remember Harper.
Well who would want to remember Harper?
Canada’s PM is Derek Zoolander, Right?
So… a play on “shut the fsck up” while referencing some guy called Lucien (?).
Did I google that right?
Is this a brexit joke? ;)
I don’t think anyone in that’s french canadian gives a damm about Brexit. I don’t know what that says about us.
Problem is not that we don’t care about brexit. The problem is that leaving Canada is mostly the only thing the 2 older generations won’t STFU about. That and that you only have to find a good job with job security to have a good life. You know, the things that were true BEFORE they screwed up the system to only benefit themselves?
Wow. Canada sounds a LOT like America…
More like America sounds like Canada. They *did* beat America in the war of 1812. A lot of that residual culture from their invasion is secretly lying around. Can’t be the other way around, US has never successfully invaded Canada.
That’s because we (US citizen here) got our fancy house burned down the second (and last) time we tried. The Canadian military is like a wolverine, small but incredibly vicious and deadly. Canadian soldiers were actively feared by the german army in WW1 for a reason.
‘Beware the Nice Ones’ applies quite nicely here.. remember. We’re peacekeepers. WE WILL KEEP THE PEACE. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
I think it’s sweet that Jared can compete with the Commander on something. It’s what guys do.
Yep. this is one instance where Jared can get macho…It’s HIS opportunity to shine!
Jared already beats Rock in some things, like wrangling giant monsters. Remember when the Commander faught a live megalodon with his bare hands? Jared taught him how to do that.
Jared wouldn’t work here if he wasn’t his own, special kind of badass. It may not be the typical kind, but he has it.
Well he did beat a lot of pokemons with a Magikarp… by useing it as a bludgeonning weapon. I mean the ones we do see him beat up aren’t that big or even threatening but even small pokemons can be a pretty serious threat given their abilities and we don’t know for sure what other pokemons he has fought…
Mr Fish eats all other pokemon. Somehow Jared has trained a unstoppable monster without using pokeballs or pokedex. I say Jared can walk tall among all the other badasses including Rock.
This is why I realy think Jared should win this. Commander may be a massive ace and badass but he can’t be best at everything.
We need a pic of the Commander raging at the heavens “CANADA GUUUUUUUUUY!”
Healthy competition. XD
I wonder if next week will have the Magikarp Gym joke.
That line kinda hurt to read, “Sunuva A Bitch.” “Sunuva Bitch” fine, “Sunuv A Bitch”, a bit of a stretch, but still ok.
I did the text on this at 6:30 in the morning, typos occasionally happen.
I didn’t even notice the typo. I rarely notice them, because my brain auto-fixes it for me, hence I don’t miss the laugh or get frustrated or anything of that sort.
It is pretty handy, but I’d probably be a lousy editor, lol.
So I read that line just fine and laughed without ever noticing it read weird.
But even Stephen King needs an editor, so don’t ever take it to heart.
Learn to phrase things nicer please. Kelly does this comic in her free time and I hate it when people expect her to be perfect and throw bitchfits when she isn’t. So with all due respect, point out typos without being such an insensitive person. Thank you.
:3 we need more people in the comments like you.
“Sunuva a bitch”
BWAHAHAHAHA I called it! I bloody KNEW it! :D It’s Robot Unicorn all over again! Canada Guy seems to be surprisingly adept at video games. Maybe it’s those long cold Canadian Winters ;-)
Hey, it takes a lot of macho to Pokemon Go during a blizzard, eh?
And he does it naked and carrying a huge boulder running all over the vast canadian tundra. Canada guy is just that manly.
Actually, you’re in the clear. My typical username, AlexanderKrizak, has the same number of characters and works just fine in Pokémon Go.
I REALLY want to start seeing Jared getting in better shape. I don’t mean hugely muscular (he’s clearly an ectomorph), but it’d be awesome to see him take off his shirt at some point and show a “swimmer’s physique” from all the time Commander’s been taking him to the gym.
I just love the idea of Commander having that kind of effect on him. That’s his job, after all – to be a positive influence on all these video game protagonists and superheroes. It’s what I love about him – he’s the kind of guy whose strength is infectious. He doesn’t just stand out by being powerful, he stands out by inspiring others to be powerful too. :)
I’d assume his lack of impulse control and massive amounts of junk food he’s eatting are preventing his workouts from really changing his body much.
It goes both ways actualy. It was Jared who taught Rock how to catch giant seamonsters alive. So they are in fact quite equal in many ways. What a guy eh? Never too proud to learn from someone better.
So the Commander is All Might.
I read the end of the comic wondering “Did she just make a old canadian polictics joke?” and then I read the news update.
LOL! My French classes allow me to understand the name’s pun X-D
Shame they can’t do the real handshake or Jared would be launched into the nearest wall the moment Rock starts pushing.
so… Internet translations lead me to following results:
FermeTaBouchard -> Close Your Big Mouth
A more idiomatic translation could be the full form of “STFU”. Maybe not quite that dirty, but it’s the general idea.
Ferme ta bouche is basically “Shut your mouth”, Lucien Bouchard was a pro-separatist Québécois politician.
Thanks for the explanation! I’m pretty sure my google-fu would’ve failed at that one.
(also, aww, Commander B :3)
I just realized, (unless my memory fails me) we’ve never seen Canada guy speak French before.
Well allow me, if we’re talking idiomatically, then “Ferme ta bouche” is what you would tell, say, a kid that’s eating with their mouth open. It’s a completely neutral order.
If you want somebody to STFU, you say “Ferme ta gueule” which is Not a Nice Thing to Say (basically you liken the person’s mouth with an animal’s. I guess the moderate “stop talking!” version of the order would be “Tais-toi!”).
So yeah here you go, from the hors-I mean the French Canadian’s mout- I mean keyboard.
God I’m tired sorry if I make little sense.
Also Bouchard is like the 2nd most common surname after Tremblay over where I live so I really didn’t make the connection about old news like Lucien Bouchard in particular.
Guess you anglofolk wouldn’t have a reason to know/care any other Bouchards tho’ so you guys got it when I didn’t. I don’t know if that’s ironic or something. Heh /shrugs
“Guess you anglofolk wouldn’t have a reason to know/care any other Bouchards tho’ so you guys got it when I didn’t. I don’t know if that’s ironic or something. Heh /shrugs”
There aren’t really a ton of Bouchards around (I’m in Ottawa), and my generation really does remember that particular one rather well, given the whole 49.5/50.5% thing.
Jones is awesome.
Canada guy is also awesome.
I mean, Jared and CB are also awesome.
I don’t even know what I’m saying anymore.
Basically, that the awesome has reached saturation point and is now crystallizing at the bottom of your monitor screen?
YOU SUNOVA BITCH.
Unfortunately, the CIA had Dillan pushing too many pencils…
I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN!!!
This is why Canada guy can never be a major character. I don’t know if he’d be a Mary Sue, but he’d definitely be OP.
Canada Guy can catch a pokemon with a curveball 120% of the time.
Canada Guy can attract Pokemon without incense or lures.
Canada Guy can get any Eeveelution he wants. He doesn’t even need to have an Eevee.
Canada Guy caught Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, Mewtwo, and Mew on day 1. And then Arceus on day 2.
Canada Guy can walk around his home forest and find Mr. Mime, Kangaskhan, and Farfetch’d. He doesn’t need to go to those other continents for them.
He also has hundreds of Ditto. Every single one so far that has ever considered maybe spawning. Every last one that has shown up as a silhouette on someone’s phone.
Of course, he does have every Generation VII Pokemon on his games… without owning Sun or Moon.
I heard Canada Guy evolved his first eevee into a fighting type by naming it “Canada Guy”.
I heard it became a Canada Type Pokemon – a strange type that takes no damage from all others including itself while dealing supereffective damage to all types including itself.
Yes, that is a paradox. Yes, Canada Guy’s Canada Type can resolve it logically. No, he cannot explain how, as that destroys the magic of it.
Jared can do all those things without using a pokeball.
Canada Guy can never be a main character because his humor is based on him being “out there” and unpredictable. If he stated to get regular parts, he’d lose that quality.
That too. Though even more I’d say a lot of the out there humor about Canada works because it never has to be explained.
Well you’re actually kind of right from a storytelling perspective. Rock is pretty awesome at many things and super calm. Barely anything gets under his skin. You don’t want another character like that at the forefront of the story. You do however want a character like Canada guy to EXIST! The commanders rival who is a lot like Rock but inexplicably SLIGHTLY better at really mundane crap Rock happens to care about.
Knowingly or unknowingly Coela used Canada guy the exact right ammount in the story I think, so that he is perfect when he shows up and he IS a staple character at this point (remember when Rock/Jones & Jarred went on this epicly long quest to (unsuccessfully) stop the Numura Virus while Canada Guy just did the sensible thing and just went to see his doctor? :D )!
Yeah, that sounds about right. Canada guy makes the story better by existing. But it would be possible to have too much of a good thing.
“Canada Guy? What’s his super-power?”
“Well, he’s Canadian.”
“Nono, his SUPER-power.”
I instinctively knew there was canuckery the moment this strip loaded.
Oh yah, boyo.
I knew there was gonna be Canuckery the moment the last strip’s title was posted.
How did I know canada guy was gona swoop the win away?
Because it’s the only way for the Commander’s runaway competitiveness to become even more unhinged!
It might be the raw, undiluted machismo and confidence overflowing from this comic, but Jared’s stubble looked like a really cool beard in the 5th panel.
So is Jared Mystic, Canadian Guy Instinct and The Commander Valor?
Commander is obviously on Team Valor, Jared would be on Mystic. That would make Canada Man Instinct? The embarrassment must unbearable.
Is it just me or is that the handshake from Predator?
It makes sense that Rock use that extremely manly handshake.
Been awhile since we last saw Canada Guy. Kind of wish I had a smart phone so i could see what all the fuss is about.
It’s playable on tablets, though it’s not optimised for them
No tablet either. But I didn’t know that was an option.
Oh no, Canada Guy. Now it’s going to get super ugly.
Maybe, maybe not. Canada Guy still has to face…
Dun dun DUUUUN!
Bet’cha Canada Guy has the highscore for Burrito Bison as well.
THIS IS AWESOME.
Of course it’s Canada Man.
It’s always Canada Man.
This is almost exactly how I guessed this week’s update would play out and I still laughed my ass off. Keep up the great work, this comic makes my Monday mornings.
Intuition and Valour. friendly rivals.
instinct…i meant instinct.
And Mystic and Instinct. Mystic and Valor individual make fun of Instinct, but also team up with Instinct to make fun of the other.
I don’t Pokemon Go enough to understand this, but I can still appreciate Canadian Guy being Canadian Guy.
Canada Guy looks an awful lot like Marvel’s HERCULES.
He might be taking a couple centuries vacation away from those ever-touchy Greek:Roman Gods for a bit.
It would explain a bit more certain legends like Paul Bunyan (half-human giant & half-Titan without the extra power set).
He’s based on Squid’s dad. Sort of. It was apparently on accident, but stuck.
Proud of Jones for speaking up, proud of commander for realizing it was uncool, and proud of Jared for raising the a challenge….. I am actually really proud of these guys… GROUP HUG!
Awesome reference, osti! :)
No, that was cool. All of this is cool.
Good thing Jones called out Commander. There is a fine, but fundamental line between “I am the boss here” and “If you want to be the boss, you’ll have to earn it.”
As foretold in prophecy!
That’s a scary grin on Jared.
I love this comic. Are any other hobbyist colourists really enjoying grabbing these last few strips when they’re only linework and doing the rest yourself? I know I am.
I didn’t get Canada Guy’s username. what was the joke?
It’s a combination of the French words for “shut your mouth” and 1990’s Canadian Prime Minister Bouchard.
…politician who wanted an independent Quebec, not PM. Should have rechecked the comments above.
Well I’mma throw you a line that in French, “Prime Minister” and “Premier” is the same expression, “Premier ministre” (1st Minister) and Lucien Bouchard was Québec’s Premier ministre, so one could confuse the functions in translation and say he was a Prime Minister…
I bet Jared loves to Karp gyms…
I love Jared’s expressions in this and the last comic
But, but, wait, if Jared and the Commander fought for the Gym, don’t that mean they were in different teams?
What team is CanadianGuy on!? Ahhhhhhh! My brain explodes with pointless questions that ruins humour, help!
But… if Jared WAS better at Pokemon Go, then that conversation would never have happened…
Not necessarily. Pokémon Go is not really a game of much skill; throwing Pokéballs and dodging gym Pokémon attacks aside, it really is a matter of the time you can invest and if you live within reasonable distance of a place to capture the best Pokémon.
And Commander Badass is a time traveler. Even if he is limited to the amount of time between launch and Jared’s current time, he can, effectively, through taking multiple trips, have spent every single minute of time between launch and Jared running around, grinding up Pokémon. He’s also gotta have quite a lot of cash, a lot moreso than Jared, so he could certainly have afforded to buy himself basically infinite incense, lures, higher-tier balls, Lucky Eggs, etc, and with time travel and relatively easy world travel, he could probably find some sweet spot somewhere in the world, where like six Pokéstops overlap and he could just drop lures and reap Pokémon and XP.
So, yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if CB’s avatar was level 40 and he was catching high-CP Pokémon literally all the time, if he actually did go and go full-intensity “THIS IS MY HOUSE!” on it.
He’s a lumberjack and he’s okay. ;)
Which teams are they on?
I’m on Instinct cuz lightning.
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