a pair of twins who really know how to make a statement in restaurants, both with their food and their presence
I don't get it…
Is it because I'm not a native speaker?
I'm calling it now! The Surprise Italians vs. Two Cops!
two cops versus two pringles guys?
With a surprise intervention by Two Presidents
There's only one strand of spaghetti….
Hence 'a' spaghet.
Yeah, I wouldn't eat there, either.
Are you freakin' kidding me, look at all the meatballs
that basically looks like the best italian dish ever made
Agreed. All it needs is cheese!
And more sauce.
and maybe some noodles on the side
And more meatballs
and bacon. lots of bacon
Everything needs more bacon
why not throw in a steamin' hot plate of diabetes as well?
And don't forget herpes. No Italian dish is complete without herpes.
No, wait, I'm thinking about hookers. Never mind.
Ooh! Garlic! It needs garlic!
mangi is Italian for 'eat'. he's telling him to eat.
The imperative (commanding) form of mangiare uses the third person conjugation, "mangia".
He'd better. I want to watch somebody eat that politely. (I never was good with meatballs.)
The other half of the surprise is how they make it.
Hey, he's got no one to blame but himself. The menu clearly said "Spaghetti and meatballs".
NOT "Spaghettis and meatballs."
Actually, in italian, having an "i" at the end of a word usually signifies plural.
Which is why the chef called it "spaghet". Spaghetti would be multiple Spaghets.
That doesn't stop most Americans from ordering two paninis, with a few biscottis for dessert.
i can't seem to find these people anywhere!
i'm SURROUNDED by health-freaks.
perhaps it's because i live in California?
Pssh, Americans… (with their meat and general ignorance of 'foreign languages/linguine, spoken as a European (snobbish as it may be)).
Because, you know, Italian grammar rules play an important in American daily life.
they did today…
Yeah, maybe I shouldn't sheer all sheep over one comb, as we say. At the least vegetables are underappreciated.
have you ever been to California?
this place is FLOODED with health-freaks.
ma sul serio, anonimo straniero, alleggerire la moto fino :)
they do in the alternate reality of 'The Man in the High Castle 2: America Goes Italian' where Mussolini beat us up and takes over the united states.
I don't think this can happen even in an alternate universe where it does.
Your ignorance justifies my loathing of your continent.
[sarcasm]Yeah, not ONE american bothers to learn languages other than english and only americans eat meat!
sausages and hot dogs too. i want to have a barbeque.
my! I didn't know elitists attended barbeques!
The surprise Italians may be overlooking a potentially lucrative side career. All they need is color-coordinated caps and overalls and they can be stand-ins/body doubles/stuntmen for Mario and Luigi.
Mario does his own stunts, and luigi, well every one of the luigis has been forced to do his/their own stunts, which usually end badly since the stunts were all designed for a guy twice his/their weight and half his/their height. It's handle like the simpson's cat though, so no need to more.
Even when I break away, it is generally only through imitating something else! There are my “the office” pieces & my “tim and eric” pieces — but alas — where are my Straubster pieces?
That dish is NOT cost efficient.
For those who have not yet understood the joke, he is perplexed by the state of affairs, as the man seated at the table in the first panel was clearly expecting to receive the traditional Italian dish of Spaghetti and Meatballs. However, he finds before him a pile of meatballs with a single noodle of spaghetti. The Italian waiters clarify with much gusto that this is in fact Meatballs and Spaghetti (cf. comments such as "do you want some coffee with that cream?" etc.). The seated man does not seem satisfied by this explanation, but the Italians are persistent, telling him "Mangi!" ("eat!")
Just in case you…you know, didn't get it. Or whatever.
The singular of spaghetti is spaghetto.
Like mafiosO or biscottO.
True. But notice the use of an apostrophe (meatballs and spaghet'); he's letting the word ending trail off. This is a fairly common phenomenon in speech.
You can just tell these two can get things done.
I wouldn't keep that second one waiting.
This is a comic about eating food that is not about canibalism. Strange
UNLESS … the meatballs .. OH GOD THE MEATBALLS :O
soylent green is tasty and nutritious
I like his reactions in the first panel.
I didn't know the Pringles Guy had a twin?
you see… i'd eat a plate of meatballs… damn the spaghetti
I just think the grandiose expressions are the funny part. With the little 'mangi'. Genius work, Kris.
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait…
…you wrote Ichor Falls? My mind has been blown.
TO GRIND YOUR SKIN
that last word is supposed to be mourn
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THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!
Every kid in the world knows that the singular form of "spaghetti" is "spaghetto".
See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti
I expect a full written apology by the author regarding this matter!
Now finally after this complaint, I can enjoy some hot burriti.