262 – Obelisk

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  1. MangaEngel
    MangaEngel

    Thats the scientist way of the “I wish for more djinni”-jokes, right?

    • nightarix
      nightarix

      and yet he probably figure how to clone a djin

      • nightarix
        nightarix

        could probably*

    • End of Ways
      End of Ways

      I once was in a D&D game, where my party found a Djinni in a lamp, hidden on an island. Everyone rubbed it, everyone got 3 wishes. When it was my turn, I asked for 2 basic things, and then, since I couldn’t get 3 more wishes, I asked for 3 more Djinni. The DM did not like it, and so gave me 3 angry, unbound Djinni, who then proceeded to destroy our only way off the island and killed the party’s giant talking pet rat Richard the 3rd. You can imagine how the next few sessions went…

      • LockeZ
        LockeZ

        That’s pretty much how the genies always did things in the stories, too. What you asked for, but not what you wanted.

  2. Bliss
    Bliss

    Frank is Dangerously Genre Savvy lol

  3. mist42nz
    mist42nz

    Love it

  4. Symbolampersand
    Symbolampersand

    [b]Like a boss[/b]

  5. Symbolampersand
    Symbolampersand

    Like a boss

  6. David
    David

    Question is though, did the blueprints also include details on wish limitations, and how to write (or in Frank’s case, overwrite) them?

    • Ourorboros
      Ourorboros

      If Frank understood the theory behind the design, which is certainly not necessary for building something, then he could figure it out.
      Frank can also wish to know the limitations.
      So, as a partial list, Frank knows alien technology, soul harvesting technology, Things Man Was Not Meant to Know, and occult technology.

    • RBZ
      RBZ

      It’s your basic scientific experimentation process.

      Stage 1: Determine how to, and then construct an identical duplicate of the original.

      Stage 2: Explore potential improvements by making slight changes to the design and observing the results.

      We’re just looking at the successful completion of Stage 1.

      • Jason
        Jason

        You forgot a couple steps.

        Step 3: ???

        Step 4: Profit.

        • das-g
          das-g

          In contrast to other professions, scientists consider step 3 and 4 to be completely optional.

  7. matt
    matt

    somehow I could see Frank doing something like that. On a side note, I could see my coworker doing this as our version of Frank, just glad he hasn’t yet, our workplace is too fragile for his ideas….

    • The Last Melody
      The Last Melody

      Sounds like a fun guy

    • Ourorboros
      Ourorboros

      Every place is too fragile for surprise visits from Cthulu.

  8. Netbattler11
    Netbattler11

    FYI, I believe you’re missing some form of punctuation after the ‘alright’ in the second frame.

  9. Bill Murphy

    Frank doesn’t miss a beat does he? :D

  10. Marscaleb

    Gooood wishing!

  11. Beluga
    Beluga

    I don’t think I could ever get tired of Frank jokes.

  12. RazorD9
    RazorD9

    Wish for a coke then.

  13. Pooperz Mcgee
    Pooperz Mcgee

    A genie once told me that rule was made up in order to screw with people… Of course he told me that after I made my wishes and then he turned my second wish into a rapist octopus…

    • Bottomdog55
      Bottomdog55

      Im almost afraid to ask, but what DID u wish for?

      • Pooperz Mcgee
        Pooperz Mcgee

        1: For the genie to be more like the genie from Aladdin…
        2: A Chiaotzu Pokemon
        3: After some wacky misadventures I wished for his freedom, then I remembered he wasnt the Genie from Aladdin…

  14. DasJepix

    Is it just me, or does that obelisk remind one of a certain undead race made out of living metal, from an not to be named universe of tenth-quadrupal millenniums of age.

    • Pooperz Mcgee
      Pooperz Mcgee

      The only thing that comes to mind are Armos…

    • Zam138
      Zam138

      MY LORD BELIEVES THAT YOUR FRANK ALREADY KNOWS OF OUR EXISTENCE; AFTER THE LAST OCCASION THAT YOUR FRANK ALMOST CAME INTO CONTACT WITH US, MY LORD DECIDED THAT WE SHALL ALLOW YOUR PLANET TO HAVE THE NOISE OF LIFE. MY LORD ALSO HAS ASKED THE NIGHTBRINGER TO STOP BEING FRIENDS WITH YOUR FRANK HUMAN. OUR ETERNAL SLUMBER SHALL WAIT.

  15. MaryFilipina
    MaryFilipina

    Frank could totally rule us all. Even without a one ring.

    • das-g
      das-g

      He’d probably rule us all with a token ring. Just to prove it can be done.

  16. slarg1

    http://www.twogag.com/archives/2607
    there may be some relation

  17. Casey 1988
    Casey 1988

    You know I would have never thought of doing that. That is one way around a loop hole like that however it only works if the granter gives more then one wish.