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Something Happens is a weekly Web Comic in the vein of The Far Side, created by Thomas K. Dye of Newshounds. With the exception of Guest Strips (by Tim Tylor, among others) when Dye has needed to take hiatus, there is almost no continuity between individual strips, allowing for maximum absurdity potential.
Not to be confused with Something Happened
This Web Comic provides examples of:
- A God Am I: Subverted, when a fish tries to convince a newcomer to the Afterlife that "God" was a typo.
- AI Is a Crapshoot: Three robot "children" who grow up delinquent.
- Aliens Are Bastards: Luckily, the Zednoughts are still putting Humanity on Trial, so maybe we have some time.
- Another set of aliens lighten up after seeing two people wreck their cars.
- Dada Comics
- Delivery Stork: Causes trouble for a woman booking an airline flight.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Somethings happen, sho 'nuff!
- Executive Meddling: Some executives think it sounds racist to call them "white blood cells"...
- Humanity on Trial: Return in seven centuries, thirty-six years, five months, two weeks, and four days to see the final verdict over-turned on a technicality!!!
- Humans Are Bastards: Several. Check out the Humanity on Trial link above for one.
- Intelligent Gerbil: All over the place. What, an absurdist comic is going to stick to plain old animals?
- Ironic Echo: Is that an ant farm, or an Etch-A-Sketch?
- Jumped the Shark: Referred to by name in-universe when the gods watch television.
- Left Hanging: The focus of a strip with a message.
- Mad Scientist: One builds robot children that grow up delinquent. Another puts a rival into a whole other virtual world -- although he was in the rival's virtual world.
- Master of Illusion: Steve in Tyler's virtual world -- which Tyler built in Steve's virtual world.
- Meaningful Echo: One person's parents tried this, to subverted effect.
- Meaningful Name: One strip is interrupted by a character who points out how co-workers Chris and Judy are heavy-handed religious metaphors.
- Operator From India: ...or maybe a little farther than that.
- The Not-Secret: Bev knows all about it.
- Send in the Clones: Two parents feel their son Kyle is so successful they clone him into Kyle II -- Kyle III, and Kyle IV: A New Beginning.
- Side Effects Include: Eternazec.
- Skewed Priorities: The source of many a punchline, whether it be finding civilization or discovering paradise.
- The Problem with Pen Island: "Guantanamo Terrorist Training Camp."