SCATS reveals Operation Metasmite's Targets

posted Feb 24, 2011
Subterranean Cohort Aligns Through Spite
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I never like cliffhangers. You know, your favorite show has you riveted and on the edge of your seat then at the end of the episode leave you dangling flaccid to sway in the breeze for a week until the next installment. It's a cruel marketing trick that both frustrates and hooks us like a bad drug. Weekly tortuous titillations of this kind can somewhat be forgiven as long as there's a payoff when next we tune in. The worst, by far, are season ending cliffhangers! You've stayed faithful and true and entire freakin' 20+ episodes only to be slapped in the face with the reality that your TV show never loved you and only wants to see you suffer until it decides it was wrong and come back to you somehow less of a woman than it was before. TV show, I meant TV show.

All this is made worse by the internet. Sure spoilers may scratch the itch but then there's no more itch to scratch. For that we have discussion forums. The place where facts go to die but where unfounded speculation lets everyone's imaginations run wild making up theories and assumptions about what could possibly happen next. All of which are wrong. It's like trying to assume who someone is by simply seeing them or hearing a word or two come from their mouth. You figure they come from a good family, have a cat, and a sweet but somewhat quiet girlfriend only to, instead, find out that his family died in a syrup accident in New England and he now runs a ferret farm with his she-male life mate D'wanda.

So, don't watch TV and stay in school!


by NineInchNachos on 2/24/2011 @ 9:07am
sometimes i feel like im on "hallucinogenic" al-Qaeda drug pills after reading these strips.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 2/24/2011 @ 9:09am
This is why they invented netflix and season DVDs.

by The Jinxmedic on 2/24/2011 @ 9:19am
Worser than that are season ending cliffhangers, and then the show gets cancelled before the next season starts... ...I'm talking to you, "Sy Fy" channel!

by jamesstoweart on 2/24/2011 @ 9:26am
Now I have a terrible urge to end this storyline prematurely and just start again with nonlinear gag strips. This has been done before in SCATS... and may happen again.

Have we learned nothing?

by NineInchNachos on 2/24/2011 @ 10:00am
Can Barrett help out with the plot line?

by The Jinxmedic on 2/24/2011 @ 2:13pm
It should be a "Firefly" and "Stargate Universe" strip, honoring those mid-season cancellations that ended of cliffhangers.