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Posted by: ElvisTrooper October 14, 2010 11:40:44 AM GMT-07:00
Posted by: GOPWookiee October 14, 2010 1:53:59 PM GMT-07:00
DING! DING! DING! We have a WINNER!
Posted by: Bill Cable October 14, 2010 7:59:53 PM GMT-07:00
That winner being ElvisTrooper for knowing the Futurama reference...
Posted by: Bill Cable October 14, 2010 8:01:41 PM GMT-07:00
Bill, are you jacking on in there?
Posted by: ElvisTrooper October 15, 2010 9:51:20 AM GMT-07:00
A flash of inspiration
It may not look like much, but I labored over this comic strip for many, MANY hours.
See... I know what I wanted the joke to be, but I didn't have the words to make it work. I'm not particularly creative with puns, and I was at a loss to come up with a good name for this particular domicile. This strip is inspired by such famous collector buildings as the Bobacabana, Rancho Obi-Wan and the Sithsonian. I wanted to come up with a new name for a dedicated collector's home-museum, one that would fit with the theme of this story arc and get a laugh. That's a tall order for a programmer/mathematician.
I drew the strip, and I ran though names in my head for days. The best one I came up with was "Lobot House" - a reference to a Futurama episode that pretty much nobody would pick up on. Then I was playing with ideas along the lines of "Lobatory" and other generic place names that ended up lame.
After nothing but futility, while toying with the rhythm of the syllables for the hundredth time, I don't know why it happened, but and idea sprang forth. A brilliant idea. A rock and roll anthem. A mash up of the name for Paradise. If collecting is your passion, then your collection might as well reside in Utopia. It was perfect.
And I'm not even really a big Iron Butterfly fan...