Chapter 5: Intermission, page 6.

Chapter 5: Intermission, page 6.

That’s an interesting theory.


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  1. Minivet says:

    The Jakes are a hill in Judea?

  2. Volkspanzer says:

    I preferred smiling Bo. Seeing him like this puts those eyes of his in a different light entirely. Where a pissed off Sunny is hilarious… this guy.. not so much.

    For those that don’t recall, I suggest checking out the intermission with Uncle Shep.

  3. Lore says:

    I’ve got a theory it could be bunnies.

    Also, there are certain things even coyotes won’t eat.

  4. Logan says:

    Did anyone else read “coyotes” as in “kai-youts”?

    • Alan says:

      Logan, as I understand it, that’s the way Arizonans (?), Texans, and New Mexicans pronounce it, so I figure that’s as valid a reading as any.

      • bbullock says:

        As an Arizonan, allow me to say, I pronounce it “kai-oh-tee.”
        I think the only people who pronounce it “kai-ote” also say “N’awlins.” And should be PUNCHED.

        • C. Mage says:

          As someone who grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, everyone I grew up with pronounced New Orleans that way, or very close to it. So if you plan on punching natives for how they pronounce the names of their own major ports, ESPECIALLY Cajuns, I hope your family won’t mind attending a closed-casket funeral. Because Cajuns look upon people who call it “New Or-LEENS” the same way you’d look at a puppy who pissed on the carpet.

        • Leonardhbrown says:

          <<<Is from Baton Rouge (Please do not pronounce it BAT-awn Rooj, It's Battin' Rooj)

          Most of the folks I know from the Greater New Orleans area actually pronounce it "N'wahlins not N'awlins. Here we pronounce it New Orlinns, which is probably just as bad.

          As for Kai-oh-tee, The only people that pronounce it Kai-oats are doing so for effect.

      • Chryso says:

        NM checking in, we do kai-oh-tee or coy-oh-tay. People caught saying kai-yote are fined two dollars for aggravated folksiness.

      • zaddikim says:

        Some western canadians (BC to Saskatchewan) pronounce it kai-yoats.

        Drives me mad.

      • Imfarias says:

        (South) Texas here. “Kai-ote” is a redneck pronunciation, what we call “the Twang.” We all have the Twang but it comes in levels. “Kai-ote” is the redneck level. But a lot of us slide deeper into the Twang the more people around us that are talking that way (especially if you grew up with redneck relatives). So a lot of us have said “kai-ote” at least once.

    • tricksterson says:

      not justall them “Ralph” and be done wih it?

      • Stormy says:

        Not replying to tricksterson in particular, he was just at the end of the thread, but man, some of you ppl need to get off your high horses. I’m from Houston and say “Kia-oat” and “Kia-oh-tee” in about equal frequency. Do you /really/ think you need to bitch at people for using their native dialect? I suppose people should just sit in front of network TV all day until we all talk the way that YOU think is “normal”.

      • darnkitten says:

        Cuz Ralph’s a wolf. Wil-E is the Coyote. Wolves have big red noses, and coyotes have little black ones. Oh, and Jackals are sort of yellowey-greeney in the fur. But they all are played by the same actor.

  5. Jay? says:

    One of these days moze is actually going to get angry at something, and people will die. They will die SO HARD.

  6. Alan says:

    I’m not sure who would be scarier if/when the Jakes try that – Sunny, or Gene.

    We saw what happened when they broke Gene’s Unagi. What’ll he do if they try to break his Sunny?

    • wordnerd says:

      Or Moze, see Jay?’s comment above. Cause the first thing I thought at the last panel was “ohgod Moze stopped smiling.”

    • Spartakos says:

      I’m…not really sure Gene gives two shits about Sunny.

      • coyoteweeps says:

        I think the comparison of Sunny to the Unagi was pretty close, actually…Gene likes the band, he likes playing, and Sunny is a major part of the band. *shrugs*

        • Alan says:

          That’s more or less what I mean – Sunny is a thing which allows Gene to continue playing music, and I think Gene understands, in his way, that that means more than just being someone to play with.

  7. norm says:

    I would not underestimate Sunny’s ability to make himself scarce … but yeah, the Jakes are here for a reason and it’s not just to get the money Biggs owes them.

  8. Dotcom says:

    Oh no! Moze stopped smiling! I think this is a first, isn’t it?

    Bo might be a manic low-life perv, but he strikes me as pretty sharp.

    On another subject, was Emma Gene’s ex? If so, why would it matter to the Jakes now? She’s left the group.

  9. Dotcom says:

    Heh… If Moze opens his eyes, we are all doomed. I bet they shoot out lasers.

  10. Kurt says:

    Mose has stopped smiling a few times before…like when talking about Sunny to Tuesday. http://templaraz.com/2009/05/08/chapter-4-trouble-every-day-page-53/

    Also, Bo has freaky looking eyes. Especially in that first frame.

  11. Or when Sunny asked if cops showed up at diesel

  12. C. Mage says:

    And we got another one of the myserious pictures of the figure with the upside-down exclamation mark, as a TATTOO on Bo’s NECK. Maybe this guy knows more than he’s letting on?

    • A-M says:

      I thought it was some sort of Nile symbol, like a cartouche or whatnot.

    • George Spelvin says:

      This is ‘probably the first appearance of that shape / symbol / mark:
      http://templaraz.com/2005/12/01/010×026/

      Look in the upper right corner and various other places in that early page. You continue to see it on walls around town like graffiti where someone tool a paint can and splorched it against a wall. I hadn’t noticed it as a tattoo before seeing it on Bo’s neck, though. I have no clue what it means; it’s probably checkov’s paint splotch. I suppose we’ll eventually find out.

  13. Iris says:

    I find it very interesting that at first, Bo had kind of a “rugged looker” thing going on, but as the intermission has progressed, he’s gotten more and more unhinged appearance-wise.

  14. becca says:

    i love this comic dearly…all the same…i think it’s time to take the M-W-F off the top :P

  15. Wazzelbe says:

    Seems Bo is especially knowledgeable regarding Jake’s Kin. If any of Kowalski’s inner circle know as much or more (besides Gene), they haven’t divulged as much.

  16. tED:P says:

    If Bo is really the quasi-predatory scenester other characters make him out to be he’ll have issues. He’ll be “sharp” in some ways but not in others, and his assumptions about the priorities/practices of a family whose bread-and-butter is methodical criminal activity–with the routine employment of violence as a business tool–will be speculative at best.

    Also, the Jakes have noted amongst themselves that they don’t particularly *like* being in the city (what with warrants already out on one or more of them) but they have Elliott business to sort out as discreetly as can be managed, seem to need Gene for their drug-trippy little pathfinding ritual, and can pick pockets in the meantime.

    Methinks Bo is likely sharpest at playing his instrument, sniffing out vulnerable girls, and a few local-musician survival hustles, but beyond those the sharpest thing about him is the decline of his expertise.

  17. batneko says:

    Oh, I just noticed Bo’s got a tattoo of that graffiti that’s everywhere!

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