Friday, September 16, 2005

Cock Boat Revelations



From the ReadMe file for the font "Cock Boat", linked to in a recent entry:

Apparently, the phrase "Here comes the cock boat!" was used in an off-color Dilbert parody online somewhere, and Rogue had found the term charming.

That's true. Well, I don't know about Rogue finding it charming because I don't know who the hell Rogue is. But the first part's true. The strips were created by Tristan Farnon for one of his ambitious Leisuretown comics in the late 1990s (at least, I remember reading them back then). They were also published on rotten dot com, but taken down after Dilbert's syndicate sent a cease-and-desist letter (and then another one). Farnon discusses this in an interview with The Comics Journal. There were a bunch of strips but the relevant one is posted above. All the strips keep popping up here and there.

However... I didn't have the comic strip in mind when I carved "KUK BÅT" (Cock Boat in Swedish) into the beer bottle on the way to Åland. I just thought the boat sucked. (And no, I wasn't drunk - yet. The boat had yet to set sail so the beer was just the third or fourth I'd had that day. Sammy was a beer ahead, I think. I realize that makes Superblog!!'s creators sound like alcoholics, but, you know, you only travel to Åland once in your life. Or, at most, a few times a year.)

And just so you know, here is how you draw a basic cock boat:

\8=========D/ COCKBOAT

15 comments:

Sara said...

If you had said "The boat had yet to set sail so the 151 was just the third or fourth I'd had that day" then I'd think you were an acoholic. But you didn't 151, so you're good.

Uncle Sammy said...

This, you can find on the ship of death. But we never had any. Maybe next time.

Koala Mentala said...

Of course, a Swedish beer is typically two to three times stronger than an American.

My verification word: fuuqc.

The Stalker said...

hey now, don't be making fun of American Beer!

Matthew said...

"2 or 3 times stronger than an American?" Well, my friend, I'm American and my fist is 100 proof, and it will knock you right on your ass. Now who wants body shots? Right to the kidneys! Pow! Pow!

Afe said...

American beer tastes like weak piss.

Anonymous said...

I actually thought of the Leisure Town-strip when I read "kuk båt". Funny.

Sara said...

I've had American beer at a pub in England, then I had some Englush cider. Then I had some Fosters. Then I had a lot of rum and a lot more vodka and then I passed out.

American beer is OK if you're drinking it right from the tab in a bar in America. Otherwise, it tastes like something warm piss would take a dump on.

Anonymous said...

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Paperslut said...

"Cock boat, ey?"

Very nice. Quite similar to the Ass Train if I remember correctly.

Have a nice day.

Cindy-Lou said...

I don't think I'd like a cock boat, personally.

Koala Mentala said...

Don't knock it til you've tried it!

ninjacooter said...

Oddly enough - I'm the Rogue that created the Font. :)

Koala Mentala said...

@ninjacooter
But your name isn't even Rogue! Your whole story is falling apart!

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