So glad I am not a mod for this board
PSA: We have a disturbing new troll
Me too. I...
not gonna lie. I laughed
I may have chuckled.
Kids these days.......
need of a vacation. to...
from the looks of things he is a long way form that happening..
Mods are charging up their banhammer powers.
Where do we draw the line!? How far can the mods go and still respect free speech?!
Don't all the male Blockhams already have dicks?
^ that was epic win right there. rofl
I'm not seeing him
Brings a whole new meaning to 3rd and long
Awesome. How big are the dicks? Pretty big I hope.
I always had a funny feeling about you Mr. Rogers.
Is it an issue of size or quantity?
Someone should post all of the images here as damning evidence...
I wouldn't do that.
AHHHHH! Fuck Spiders.
I wish I hadn't looked back a second time
Scariest thing I've ever seen. Fucking A.
Do not read mgoblog in a crowded lecture hall. Just disrupted class with a mean guffaw
I was in shock when I clicked on "the blockhams are finally worth reading."
Hey, 8% of kids do it!
At least I would read that one, ammirite?
For the record
Blockhams with dicks >>>>>> =============D Blockhams
Are you being a major dickhead because you enjoy being a major dickhead, or just because you think the cool kids will like you better if you act like a major dickhead?
I'm no great fan of the Blockhams, but you won't find me ragging on the strip, because the artist makes it for free and shares it because he thinks some here might enjoy it. I can choose to simply not enjoy it without saying a fucking word, because the guy is trying to do me a favor which I happen to not want. Only dickheads spit on things offered freely and which can be refused without comment (and thus without harm on any side).
You made your point with your first comment and it was funny. Now it seems like you have an axe to grind.
what the hell, how did cartoon dicks turn everyone on the board into bloody savages?
You and I are on the same page and that page will never have Blockhams on it. I too remember a time when I could log on and not have some all caps garbage post in the diaries. Those were good days, fine people back then. Handshakes and smiles. "How's the wife and kids?" I would say. But not now. These days are much worse. A cloud of boring storylines and poorly drawn artwork hangs above us like the stink of a million dead kittens... in a receptacle of some sort... or not. The point is the Blockhams are terrible and the world is a porrer place for having them in it. I enjoy the BHams + D though. Not bad at all.
"The world is a poorer place" is just mean, and totally unnecessary to get your point across about your tastes on the comic strip. I haven't gotten to meet Six Zero in person but I've interacted many times with the guy, and each time has reinforced the fact that he is simply an incredibly nice person. I think you can tell this fact simply from how he has acted on this site, and that makes it all the crappier when you step over the line from criticism of his cartoon. You do have the right to not read it.
On the content, sigh, I am as disappoint as you. I've discussed the comic at length with artists and with comic authors and we are not alone in judging the characters unlikeable, the plots trite, and the jokes ranging from flat to terrible. To my tastes, the comic is crap. I've directed my complaints to Six and he's been deaf to them because that's not how he works--he creates this thing that he wants to and it's up readers if they want it.
There is a large segment of our readership that doesn't share my tastes. They like The Blockhams and consistently offer encouragement. Nobody gets hurt if that segment gets to have something they find hugely entertaining that some guy puts a lot of work into for his fans every week. Nobody gets hurt by one more Diary a week. I do keep an eye on it in case there's a good strip that comes along, and conversely in case he does something that would reflect badly on the site or the fanbase. That hasn't happened yet.
And it probably won't because Six is just a nice guy. He does a fantastic job on the shirts, everybody liked his interview things, and he's not out to hurt anybody, which is more than I can say for a lot of his detractors.
But "....terrible. To my tastes, the comic is crap." isn't?
Only if all negative crticism is inherently mean. I should think intent and sentiment and wording would play a role. There are plenty of folks around here who do think that way (e.g. those who think it's a personal attack on a player when Brian hands out UFR negatives) but by now I would hope they've all learned this blog doesn't cater to that way of thinking.
Is negative criticism that is mean, but "it's crap" is "constructive" or whatever.
In your example, if Brian says "the player is not good at tackling" that's criticism. If he says "the player is not good at tackling; he needs to read the play better" or "go for the wrap up instead of the big hit" that's constructive criticism. If he says "the player played like crap" that's probably mean, not constructive, though it could still be accurate. And if he just says "he's crap" , welllll....
Not that Brian does this, but I'm interested in where you think your statement falls in there. I don't really care if you harshly judge the strip; I'm just curious how you delineate someone else's statement from your own.
The whole sentence. "To my tastes" is a very important modifier.
I really want to see this.
I'm seriously disappointed that I haven't seen this, and my Google skills are failing me. Does someone have a link?
Also, Six Zero's lawyer should probably expect a phone call.
Thanks a bunch OP. I came on line and saw that thread but by the time I clicked it on it I was too late and it was already gone.
And I would be outraged if the person who did this made a new screen name and re-posted so others could see it. My anger would know no bounds if this travesity should somehow get reposted so people who say.....clicked on the thread too late.....were forced to read this filth.
Please don't do that whoever made this cartoon. I'm begging you..please DO NOT MAKE A NEW SCREEN NAME AND REPOST THIS SO OTHERS CAN SEE IT TOO.
That would be wrong.
Do NOT google "blockhams with sucks" and click on the 4th link (the msu one)
Dicks, even autocorrect is against it...
That's not trolling, that's hilarious.
EDIT: I found the site and that is indeed hilarious, even though a Sparty did it.
I feel like this is a big joke I am not in on
(Name of the new strip)<dot>tumblr<dot>com
So now that's a thing that exists.
Perhaps the author of this new strip came up with the idea independently of The Blockhams, and if we alert him to the similarity he'll just ignore it?
Meh, if he had any creativity he would have called it The Cockhams.
By Sex Ziro.
Personally, I think The Blockhams...WITH DICKS! better parodies the extreme nonexcitingness* of the original blockham strip.
The Cockhams would be giving too much credit to the original.
*-Not that I'm a jerk or anything**. Six zero does some good work for this site.
** OK, that didn't make me not a jerk. It's not nice of me to call a labor of love unexciting.
Also, never have I ever had more faith in Rule 34
"Maybe we can live without libraries, people like you and me.... Maybe. Sure, we're too old to change the world. What about that kid, sitting down, opening a book right now in a branch of the local library and finding pictures of pee-pees and wee-wees in The Cat in the Hat and The Five Chinese Brothers. Doesn't he deserve better?"
My favorite Seinfeld episode ever. Classic!
if this is from a sparty, it is one of the most inspired sparties out there.
My money is on Mr. Butterfield being behind this.
Edit: I read the thread and I see who you are referring to.
Not clicking on the link, but would something like this count as parody? Or would it be too similar and violate copyright?
I looked at them, and my legal analysis would be that they would not qualify as "fair use" in the slightest. The title of the strip tells you the extent of the changes to 90% of them. Occasionally a word in a speech bubble has also been changed to dick or cock, but that's about it.
However, I have to admit that I have not laughed so hard in a long time. I mean, it is funny for no good reason whatsoever.
"If it exists, there is a porn for it."
Good work Blockhams for existing enough for Rule #34 to apply.
I looked; I laughed.
versions of male anatomy into someone else's good artwork? I'm shocked.
No, this is someone drawing lots of different versions of male anatomy into The Blockhams. Big difference.
your stuff may have been funny. Post it on your own site and let us know. I'd check it out.
Not gonna lie, the one with the monkey was made me lol.
I so needed a laugh like I just had.
It's a little derivative.
To the OP, this is what the moderator action sticky is for.
Penises + Plagiarism = Parody.
Considering that it is Sparty, I'm not really surprised.
dude's clearly just trying to make the comic reflect his own lived experience. how's he supposed to know wolverine families aren't just like his?
It wasn't a Sparty.
Blockhams with Dicks is brillant! It takes an uncomfortable truth (the suppressed homosexuality of football) and sheds a light on it in a comical way.
Having said that, I can understand why people here are a little annoyed with it because it does poke fun at us, Michigan fans in particular. If it poked fun at a generic team or perhaps a more universally despised team (I don't know who that would be...maybe Dallas Cowboys?) then I doubt anybody here would be objecting to it (except maybe the legit closet cases).
Been off the grid, just found out and haven't got to see all this. Whoever's behind it, thanks for the publicity, I guess??
Oh, and Butterfield, it's not you, it's me. No wait, it's totally you.
To see if there was a dick?
That would be Sex Zero.
It wasn't me! But it could have been. Just sayin'
This is suprisingly entertaining.
That is one of the most hilariously sophomoric things I've ever seen. Regardless of the fan leanings of the creator, that deserves a tip of the cap.
@theblockhams tried to silence the dicks. But all he did was poke a sleeping dick.
Now the dicks are back with a vengeance. VIVA THE DICKS.
WHO ARE YOU DICK BLOCKHAM!!
I am but a simple man. A man who loves The Blockhams and a man who is comitted to improving The Blockhams. A man who knows that dicks make everything better. Or something like that.
Sadly, @theblockhams has blocked me and continues to threaten the dicks. But fear not, fans of Blockhams With Dicks, for the dicks shall not be silenced. VIVA THE DICKS!!
Got this in an email from a friend. I laughed.