5.36 - Prologue Picture

In retrospect, I'm not even sure if borscht is a widely known soup. Let's check Google trends...well, it's less popular than Twilight. I guess you don't really need to know, anyway, since the entire joke is that Newton doesn't know what botch means.

You almost certainly know what botch means. If you don't, you're out of luck.

The next comic is better, I swear. Angry Betta is demonic.

Continuing on from 5.35 - Yogi Betta, Pilates is out for...revenge! (Again!) Frog seems to be harbouring some anti-theistic attitudes there in panel 4.

Don't worry, I'm not going on some wacky anti-religion crusade. This is an olde-fashioned mortal-against-the-gods power struggle, of Ancient Greek times. (Unlike Greek mythology, there's a happy ending in comic 5.55)

I read Zeus, Tom Stone's excellent book last summer...leg pregnancies and all. Highly recommended, although I can't remember very many of the Greek names, and thus can't remember much of the book at all.
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