#015: Checkmate

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So that's why Americans have flags everywhere, it's to make sure that everyone knows they already have that land!

Technically, he is correct.

No Flag = No Country

In that case, I claim this thread in the name of Scotland.

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Alba gu bràth and all that jazz. You can collect your complimentary kilts, Irn Bru and Tunnock's teacake on the way out.

Unassailable logic if you ignore actual law, in particular the Outer Space Treaty that prevents nations claiming celestial bodies even if they have flags. Neil Armstrong was wasting his time.

Still, your clearly an Eddie Izzard fan and that's alright in my book.

SPARTANXIII:
Technically, he is correct.

No Flag = No Country

Damn! Someone already beat me to the Eddie Izzard reference.

I'm reminded of the Spanish woman who filed for legal ownership of the sun.

I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

Funny as it was, what exactly is it mocking? There was literally no invading in Halo, it was all "raze to the ground and hang everyone by their intestines" with the Covenant. Same with the USNC.

Bad Jim:
Unassailable logic if you ignore actual law, in particular the Outer Space Treaty that prevents nations claiming celestial bodies even if they have flags. Neil Armstrong was wasting his time.

But this isn't a nation claiming the celestial body!

And, Neil Armstrong was posting an "America was here!" sign, not a "This is our land!" sign.

Andy Shandy:
In that case, I claim this thread in the name of Scotland.

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Alba gu bràth and all that jazz. You can collect your complimentary kilts, Irn Bru and Tunnock's teacake on the way out.

No joke, right this moment I'm listening to Flower of Scotland, having just finished Highland Cathedral.

..sometimes I hate working in central Glasgow!

Scow2:

Bad Jim:
Unassailable logic if you ignore actual law, in particular the Outer Space Treaty that prevents nations claiming celestial bodies even if they have flags. Neil Armstrong was wasting his time.

But this isn't a nation claiming the celestial body!

And, Neil Armstrong was posting an "America was here!" sign, not a "This is our land!" sign.

Yeah...especially as the take off would have sent the flag flying anyway.

Hey...you know how the flag rules mean you can't lie flags on the ground? What about the ground on the Moon?

canadamus_prime:
I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

You got a flag, Mr. Martian? ;p

OT: Wait. The planet is artificial right? So they need to use a flag to claim this artificial construct, right?
Their flag is also artificial. <.<

So does that mean if we plant a flag on their flag, we own their flag, and by proxy we would own the planet the flag is planted on? >:D

Grey, Cory. These questions NEED answering!

It is really sad to see this guy have a more interesting personality than master chef....I mean chef f*CK!!

Andy Shandy:
In that case, I claim this thread in the name of Scotland.

Do you have bagpipes and drum?

I mean, it's all very well to have space marines in their fancy kit, but it you want to say "This is mine, keep off", blasting out "Scotland the Brave" just works better.

canadamus_prime:
I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

I claim this planet in the name of Ed! Bringer of bacon! Not sure who will get that!

SweetShark:
It is really sad to see this guy have a more interesting personality than master chef....I mean chef f*CK!!

you're thinking of Matt Hazard, aren't you? =)

I claim my body in the name of FPLOON...

Other than that, I think you can make

into it's own flip-o-rama!

He has a point. No flag, no ownership.

Andy Shandy:
In that case, I claim this thread in the name of Scotland.

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Alba gu bràth and all that jazz. You can collect your complimentary kilts, Irn Bru and Tunnock's teacake on the way out.

Lol, nice one! Really liking this series a lot, dudes!

doggy go 7:
So that's why Americans have flags everywhere, it's to make sure that everyone knows they already have that land!

You mean you don't? Then how do you know which country your standing on? How do you know it loves freedom? Don't you get confused?

Caramel Frappe:
Erin's 2-panel expression in the last part of this strip was ... worthy of being made into Avatars. Just edit a tad bit and it'll look like she's twitching out of anger + frustration + resisting to kill all of mankind in one setting. Hilarious comic man.

image Eh?

Fox12:

doggy go 7:
So that's why Americans have flags everywhere, it's to make sure that everyone knows they already have that land!

You mean you don't? Then how do you know which country your standing on? How do you know it loves freedom? Don't you get confused?

Ah, the flag farms. Always an inspiring sight and an important part of our nation's agriculture. Strangely, those places use LESS water than the almond and alfalfa farms.

canadamus_prime:
I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

Not if I disintegrate your flag, with my Disintegrator!
[pulls trigger]
Huh, whaddaya know. It disintegrated.

First Erin was my favorite character in this comic. Then Rad was. Now I think Gunnery Sargeant might be.

Cut this shit out, guys.

Bob_McMillan:
Funny as it was, what exactly is it mocking? There was literally no invading in Halo, it was all "raze to the ground and hang everyone by their intestines" with the Covenant. Same with the USNC.

The Covenant didn't annihilate the Grunts on their planet, or the Hunters.

thaluikhain:

Scow2:

Bad Jim:
Unassailable logic if you ignore actual law, in particular the Outer Space Treaty that prevents nations claiming celestial bodies even if they have flags. Neil Armstrong was wasting his time.

But this isn't a nation claiming the celestial body!

And, Neil Armstrong was posting an "America was here!" sign, not a "This is our land!" sign.

Yeah...especially as the take off would have sent the flag flying anyway.

Hey...you know how the flag rules mean you can't lie flags on the ground? What about the ground on the Moon?

While the Apollo 11 flag was sent flying, the Apollo 12, 16, and 17 flags still stand.
http://www.space.com/16798-american-flags-moon-apollo-photos.html

Imp Emissary:

canadamus_prime:
I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

You got a flag, Mr. Martian? ;p

Darth_Payn:

Fox12:

doggy go 7:
So that's why Americans have flags everywhere, it's to make sure that everyone knows they already have that land!

You mean you don't? Then how do you know which country your standing on? How do you know it loves freedom? Don't you get confused?

Ah, the flag farms. Always an inspiring sight and an important part of our nation's agriculture. Strangely, those places use LESS water than the almond and alfalfa farms.

canadamus_prime:
I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

Not if I disintegrate your flag, with my Disintegrator!
[pulls trigger]
Huh, whaddaya know. It disintegrated.

Don't make me stick Gossamer on you.

canadamus_prime:

Imp Emissary:

canadamus_prime:
I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

You got a flag, Mr. Martian? ;p

Darth_Payn:

Fox12:

You mean you don't? Then how do you know which country your standing on? How do you know it loves freedom? Don't you get confused?

Ah, the flag farms. Always an inspiring sight and an important part of our nation's agriculture. Strangely, those places use LESS water than the almond and alfalfa farms.

canadamus_prime:
I claim this planet in the name of Mars.

Not if I disintegrate your flag, with my Disintegrator!
[pulls trigger]
Huh, whaddaya know. It disintegrated.

Don't make me stick Gossamer on you.

So long as you don't dress us up as rabbits and send the Abominable Snowman after us. <.<

That would be troublesome.

Imp Emissary:

canadamus_prime:

Imp Emissary:

You got a flag, Mr. Martian? ;p

Darth_Payn:

Ah, the flag farms. Always an inspiring sight and an important part of our nation's agriculture. Strangely, those places use LESS water than the almond and alfalfa farms.

Not if I disintegrate your flag, with my Disintegrator!
[pulls trigger]
Huh, whaddaya know. It disintegrated.

Don't make me stick Gossamer on you.

So long as you don't dress us up as rabbits and send the Abominable Snowman after us. <.<

That would be troublesome.

Nah, I'll just use the illudium Q-32 Space Modulator.

Bad Jim:
Unassailable logic if you ignore actual law, in particular the Outer Space Treaty that prevents nations claiming celestial bodies even if they have flags.

I wonder how long it will be before the people living there disagree.

Bob_McMillan:
Funny as it was, what exactly is it mocking? There was literally no invading in Halo, it was all "raze to the ground and hang everyone by their intestines" with the Covenant. Same with the USNC.

I was thinking the same thing. One the one hand it was amusing, but it was clearly poking fun at a satirical not-Halo, so I was confused because the message wasn't actually related to the game. Sort of like satire by someone who only knows halo from a google search of images.

Bad Jim:
Unassailable logic if you ignore actual law, in particular the Outer Space Treaty that prevents nations claiming celestial bodies even if they have flags. Neil Armstrong was wasting his time.

Still, your clearly an Eddie Izzard fan and that's alright in my book.

That only matters because no nation can really do anything in space except a little exploration. You can bet once we can actually start mining and colonizing that this treaty will become meaningless.

Too many 0's in the title this time. Are you doing this on porpoise sir?

I really hope the first panel in the next comic is of a huge alien flag

-M

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