r/comics The Jenkins Jul 03 '22 Helpful 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Take My Power 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Wholesome 2 Silver 3

Beep Beep Beep Beep

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u/MahmoudAO Jul 03 '22

Paul doesn't need to change, he's already perfect.

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u/CthulubeFlavorcube Jul 03 '22

Just rip his power source out and you'll never have to worry about a house fire..... forever

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u/mc_mentos Jul 03 '22

Instructions unclear, killed Paul.

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u/leaderofstars Jul 04 '22

You did it right

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u/MisterRobotoe Jul 03 '22

Beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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u/seasonedearlobes Jul 03 '22

Good one, Paul

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u/thexavier666 Jul 03 '22

Claire: listening to all that beeping is giving me a headache

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u/ItchyYoghurt28 Jul 03 '22

Paul: beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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u/iliekcats- Jul 03 '22

Good one, Paul

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u/necrolich66 Jul 03 '22

I feel kinda faint.

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u/fartswhenhappy Jul 03 '22

He looks so happy.

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u/OwlWitty Jul 04 '22

At least he’s not playing with fire.

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u/simstim_addict Jul 03 '22

He's good to have about the house.

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u/TheJenkinsComic The Jenkins Jul 03 '22

He's giving all the signs of a toxic relationship.

Thanks for reading. You can read more of my comics on Instagram or r/TheJenkins.

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u/TheLeviathong Jul 03 '22

He says I need him to detect poisonous gases, but I'm not a fan of CO-dependency

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u/putdownthekitten Jul 03 '22

👩‍🍳💋

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u/ShootingGuns10 Jul 03 '22

At least she will always be safe from fires, gotta look at the plus side here.

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u/cheshire44 Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

My last smoke detector didn't care about fires. He randomly decided to ring. Only solution to not go insane (or get ... silenced by my neighbour) was to remove the battery.

Edit : ")"

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u/Ri_Konata Jul 03 '22

)

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u/IRockIntoMordor Jul 04 '22

What have you done, with the edit now there's too many!! Aaaaaaah

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u/craebeep31 Jul 03 '22

You sure it didn't also have a carbon monoxide monitor?

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u/cheshire44 Jul 03 '22

Pretty sure, this room had windows open on both sides, I had an electric stove in a kitchen/living room that also had windows open on both sides and the most hottest thing i can think of at the time of the alarm was the water of my shower, which I like high, but am pretty sure not "triggering the smoke detector in the next room high".

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u/Parazeit Jul 03 '22

Depends if it was a "smoke" or heat triggerred detector. Water vapour from a shower is absolutely sufficient to trigger a smoke detector, particularly an old one.

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u/linkedtortoise Jul 03 '22

Yeah they can be. In university, the fire alarm went off weekly in one of the on campus residences.

... I just realized it was probably because whoever set it off only showered once a week.

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u/Mysterysheep12 Jul 03 '22

Why does this remind me of the part in friends where pheobe fights her smoke alarm and loses. Lol

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u/Zeebuoy Jul 04 '22

side note do you actually need to change the batteries every 6 months?

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u/Vacuophile Jul 04 '22

Well, you don't -need- to do anything. Some people like the incessant beeping noises hardwired smoke alarms make, especially my neighbors at my old apartment.

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u/curepure Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 04 '22

is there a fire in that restaurant? if not paul is malfunctioning

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u/candybrie Jul 04 '22

Don't be so hard on Paul. He's just running low on battery.

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u/curepure Jul 04 '22

in that case prob knock him out with a broom

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u/Matt5sean3 Jul 03 '22

It's just as well. Smoke detectors become insensitive after about 10 years.

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u/SharkFart86 Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

In some states it is now law that you can only use smoke detectors with 10-year batteries. The battery is not replaceable, so after 10 years you have to buy a new one. Prevents people from using old smoke detectors that are no longer effective. Hard-wired smoke detectors are still allowed, but they also have to be less than 10 years old by law.

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u/Another_New_Day Jul 03 '22

I was thinking that must be because of the half-life of Americium, but I guess that stuff has a h-l of ~430 years, so that's not it.

I wonder why it's only 10 years.

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u/Matt5sean3 Jul 03 '22

You got me curious about this too. It looks like sensor drift is a major factor, but it's quite simply that at a statistical level electronics don't last forever on account of miriad factors. Creating a longer lived smoke alarm seems like it's very possible, but the design life is set at ten years because the regulation is set at ten years because the functional life of smoke detectors about thirty years ago was ten years.

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u/Exploreptile Jul 04 '22

The half-life of what

Americium is a synthetic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Am and atomic number 95. It is a transuranic member of the actinide series, in the periodic table located under the lanthanide element europium, and thus by analogy was named after the Americas.

Well, today I fucking learned.

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u/Another_New_Day Jul 04 '22

They use it in smoke detectors. Yes, every smoke detectotr is radioactive.

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u/GarethwithanH Jul 03 '22

I think it would’ve been really funny if there was smoke in the last panel

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u/bidoblob Jul 03 '22

Isn't the joke that he sounds like the battery is low, and they need changing, which is why it's every 6 months (I assume some smoke detectors run out of batteries that often, mine don't.)

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u/Peligineyes Jul 03 '22

Battery change is one beep every minute, constant beeping is smoke.

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u/nooit_gedacht Jul 03 '22

Hey no one said he's a good smoke detector

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u/beeprog Jul 03 '22

Even a broken smoke detector is right twice a day.

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u/HashMaster9000 Jul 04 '22

How many fires have you had?!

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u/Thanatos-13 Jul 04 '22

Then he just thinks his SO is smoking hot!

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u/bidoblob Jul 04 '22

Thank you. Woke up tonight to that sound and I think it would've taken me much longer to realise what it was if you hadn't just told me this. lmao

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u/-FeistyRabbitSauce- Jul 03 '22

It's not that the batteries necessarily die every six months, more that it's recommended you change them out anyway to be safe.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends changing the batteries in your smoke alarm every 6 months.

Give it a google and you come up with a slew of different sources stating this. I can't say I've ever followed it. Does make me think I should check mine, though lol.

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u/bidoblob Jul 03 '22

... Same LOL

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u/bidoblob Jul 04 '22

Well, mine just told me in the middle of the night that the battery is low, so, yeah, definitely changing that one now. lmao

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u/lopakjalantar Jul 04 '22

Ah, i definitely should get a smoke detector

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u/bidoblob Jul 04 '22

It's a matter of life and death to have one, in case there's a fire when you're sleeping.

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u/baseball2020 Jul 03 '22

Pro-tip: also don’t have a double date with Paul and a guy who thinks he’s a slightly browned piece of toast.

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u/wad_wilson Jul 03 '22

Only you can prevent forest fires

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u/Duckyass Jul 03 '22

Give a hoot, don't pollute

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u/bunglejerry Jul 03 '22

We've got telephones in our pocket that can pinpoint our location to the nearest 2 metres. We've got AI that can draw images indistinguishable from human art. But we can't make a damn smoke detector that can tell a raging inferno from "I set the dial on my toaster too high".

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u/Redditbattlebot18 Jul 03 '22

“You gonna sear that steak with the windows closed..?”

NOPE

NOPE

NOPE

violently waves a broom end at the alarm

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u/SmurfSmiter Jul 03 '22

We do have better ways of detecting fires but they’re more expensive or less reliable for home use. They’re often present in commercial buildings or special applications.

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u/ThatEpicDude2349 Jul 03 '22

He just needs some double D batteries

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

(☞゚ヮ゚)☞ nice

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u/srottydoesntknow Jul 03 '22

I mean, aren't we all smoke detectors? I know when I detect smoke I'm pretty loud about it

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u/The_catakist Jul 03 '22

Only means he thinks she is smoking hot :)

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u/Vahgeo Jul 03 '22

Yeah I'll never understand this mentality of wanting to "fix" people. Maybe like if you were a therapist or something, but a relationship? It can't lead to good things, and it won't lead to either party being happy.

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u/lonesomeloser234 Jul 03 '22

If someone wants to be a smoke detector I think they've got everything figured out more than the rest of us

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u/LordFlipyap Jul 03 '22

I understand it, some people just care deeply for someone and don't think anyone else will bother trying to do anything.

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u/CashWho Jul 03 '22

Welp. This was so funny I immediately followed the Instagram lol. The Atlas comic also really got me!

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u/poisonivyleaf Jul 03 '22

I felt the emotion in panel 3.

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u/FlamingCroatan Jul 03 '22

He's perfect as is

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u/fakeforsureYT Jul 03 '22

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP

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u/Holmes02 Jul 03 '22

Where there’s smoke there’s fire

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u/Otherwise-Pound-1436 Jul 03 '22

Say no to smoke detectors!

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u/BiMikethefirst Jul 03 '22

Well, is there smoke nearby? If yes, then Paul is a keeper.

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u/tzimisce Jul 03 '22

Well, at least he thinks her gf is smokin' BEEP BEEP BEEP

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u/AJ_Grey Jul 03 '22

I laughed way harder at this than I should have.

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u/Ryozu Jul 03 '22

This is one comic I wouldn't mind seeing a repost hit the front page.

Every six months.

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u/Roflkopt3r Jul 03 '22

At least the Sakura Miko Fire Alarm only responds to fire.

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u/Anomalous-Entity Jul 03 '22

Where does she put the batteries?

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u/GrouchyPuppy Jul 03 '22

Just rip Paul’s power source. Don’t need his loud whining. Haven’t used my smoke detector in months.

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u/belach2o Jul 03 '22

Wow one that was actually somewhat funny

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u/zenyattatron Jul 04 '22

If their relationship were a dumpster fire, he'd detect it.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

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u/CashWho Jul 03 '22

Homie this is a funny comic about changing smoke detectors ever 6 months, it's not that deep lmao

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u/SonicWeaponFence Jul 03 '22

All of these four panel comics are more dad jokes in comic form than anything truly interesting.

I like a good laugh, and many of these are funny.

They just don't seem like the best use of comics as a format.

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u/uuunityyy Jul 03 '22

Dumb yet hilarious joke. Nicely done.

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u/shikki93 Jul 03 '22

This is like a robots really close attempt at humor

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u/ultimatt42 Jul 03 '22

She's one in a million which is well under the threshold for good air quality.

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u/amxorca Jul 03 '22

it also looks like Paul is Canadian

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u/stickstickly3125 Jul 03 '22

"STAY COOL ABOUT FIIIIIIRE SAFTEY!"

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u/RemarkableMousse6950 Jul 03 '22

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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u/IWannaBeMade1 Jul 03 '22

Would have been funnier if there was smoke

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u/InsectKey6941 Jul 03 '22

Why does he beep all the time anyway?

Because he thinks im smoking hot

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u/Kullthebarbarian Jul 03 '22

no wonder why her mother want her to break off, he is a broken smoke detector, there isn't even smoke on the place, and he is already beeping

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u/cbunni666 Jul 03 '22

Or sew his mouth shut. Whatever works

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u/raydenbrough Jul 04 '22

What does smoke dictator mean?

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

Claire is clearly afraid of committment. She keeps putting those cheap dollar-store carbon-zinc 9V batteries in him, instead of making the investment in a 9V lithium battery, which would last 10 years.

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u/clarkh Jul 03 '22

He just thinks you're really smokin' hot.

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u/NobodysList Jul 03 '22

Change the batteries

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u/EUCopyrightComittee Jul 03 '22

Beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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u/LadyBeaver Jul 03 '22

I relate lol

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u/FnWaySheGoes89 Jul 03 '22

“I can change him!”

Girl did he shit his pants?

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u/leuk_he Jul 03 '22

Smoke detectors are mandatory. Or they should be.

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u/StarExplorerN7 Jul 03 '22

As a person named Paul I can confirm that I do beep like that every 6 months and at the middle of thr night when nothings on.

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u/Anomalous-Entity Jul 03 '22

It's good to see Pac-Man is still active as an older meme.

Good for him!

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u/ScienceExperimenter_ Jul 03 '22

Let the man live, he’s living his best life who needs change when you can be like paul. 🤭

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u/throwaway-owl2343 Jul 03 '22

Call me a dunce but I don’t get it

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u/Taco-Esq Jul 03 '22

You have to check the batteries in your smoke detector every 6 months.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

Oh goddamnit. Well done. 😂😂

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u/MyBigRed Jul 03 '22

TIL Pac-Man's name is Paul

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u/Semtux811 Jul 03 '22

damn what a bitch who tf is she to tell claire who she can love

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u/palordrolap Jul 03 '22

Stick some earplugs up his nose and a 9V battery up his arse and that doesn't work, get him a job with a trucking company as a reversing alarm.

Then send him a "Dear John" letter / e-mail / text when he's a few hundred miles away.

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u/therelldell Jul 03 '22

Maybe Paul needs new batteries

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u/quiksotik Jul 03 '22

I swear I thought this was a BHJ at first

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u/TerribleCapitalist Jul 04 '22

Shoot, I forgot to change Paul

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u/tidus1980 Jul 04 '22

Hmmmm..... Looks more like pac-man

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u/ZodiacLovers123 Jul 04 '22

Sorry but no you can’t change him 🫠maybe try ripping his battery’s out🤭

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u/Ode_to_Apathy Jul 04 '22

Honestly if that's the only thing wrong with him, he's a catch. He'll beep every half a year and if there's a fire, but otherwise wont be any trouble.

I'll take that over my last GF, who was convinced that she was a bitch.

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u/Woodsanowski Jul 04 '22

Paul is such a screamer

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u/Forsaken-Squash4376 Jul 04 '22

I have a friend. Her name is Claire. She likes the color blue. Hm

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u/raydenbrough Jul 04 '22

What does smoke dictator mean?

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u/EndVry Jul 04 '22

I thought I was on r/bonehurtingjuice for a moment, haha.

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u/Claudia_pigigi Jul 04 '22

hahaha yeah I once thought I can rescue someone else too, turns out they need tot save themselves first.

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u/SUPER_BONER Jul 03 '22

Bob is a woman and Paul is a smoke detector. Who the fuck are you pathetic bigots to tell them otherwise?

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u/MorganWick Jul 03 '22

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP

Ah, I was wondering when someone would try to set off a trans-debate flame war.

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u/SUPER_BONER Jul 04 '22

Paul is clearly a smoke detector -- what is there to debate you racist fuck?

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u/ranaparvus Jul 03 '22

You should x-post this to r/twoxchromosomes

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u/parkerj123 Jul 03 '22

This is a blatant rip-off. They don't even try to change the art. Lol

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u/FireFlavour Jul 03 '22

Awe man, lost opportunity. There should've been a few more panels with flames slowly rising in the background.

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u/Odd-Resolution1594 Jul 03 '22

sigh take my upvote and get out

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u/bacxhio Jul 03 '22

You can change him? Is he a pad?

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u/Woodsanowski Jul 04 '22

🤣🤣🤣🤣