I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Make a one letter shift to every character in HAL and you get IBM. Don’t care if Clarke or Kubrick deny that that is the reason for the name, its still true.

HAL

Today’s guest strip was supplied by Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper. Normally I talk here about the guest stripper’s webcomic, or don’t. But today I wanted to do something different, or not, and talk about something different. I will be completely honest with you, I was not expecting to run another guest strip this week. Tom was one of the webcomic people that I asked to contribute a guest strip, but at this point in the game I wasn’t expecting one. So you can imagine my surprise when Tom asked me yesterday if it was too late to submit one and then turned around and got this to me the same evening. Awesome! Thanks again for the contribution, Tom.

Remember my mention of any unforeseen circumstance yesterday? Well… today, as far as I know will be the last guest strip before I return to my scheduled webcomicking duties on Monday. Regardless, if you want to catch up on what all these guest strips are about then I suggest you read this news post.

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Hiterhat
    Hiterhat says:
    December 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    Hal knows my name… HOLY CARP!!!

    • odderz
      odderz says:
      December 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

      I thought the same thing D:

      • David Herbert
        David Herbert says:
        December 13, 2010 at 12:09 am #

        Me too.

  2. Anony
    Anony says:
    December 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Well, at least HAL made a good decision about Kinect…

    • Tery153
      Tery153 says:
      December 12, 2010 at 9:22 am #

      Seconded.

  3. David Herbert
    David Herbert says:
    December 13, 2010 at 12:11 am #

    I wonder how many people would buy a HAL 9000 just to see what happens.