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  1. Torg

    That does not sound like a bad idea.

  2. Shorty

    The giant chocolate bar or the big cheese R2-D2?

  3. Bestdragon3

    bestdragon 3! Sry just had to… But I would really rather have cheese. Chocolate gets discusting after awhile…

  4. Chris

    that reminds me of those giant candy canes I’d get every Christmas, months later I’d find them stuck have eaten to papers in my desk. While they were far too much candy cane for me they made decent enough clubs to beat my brothers with.

  5. Chaos Wolf
    Chaos Wolf

    I see what you did there with the 42 and what not.

  6. T3chW01f

    I had one of those giant candy canes in my back pack once. It melted in the heat when I forgot about it. I also had my wallet chain in my backpack when it happened. So when I discovered what had happened I had this misshapen oval of candy cane with a wallet chain embedded in it.

  7. Wittyfish

    Your comment was funnier than the comic… don’t make a habit of this.

  8. BlueShoals

    YES. This needs to be a common item in ice-cream parlors.

  9. RG

    Good use for a wood chipper. May not be the most hygienic, but still… I really wish they made a giant Oreo and a big glass of milk to go with it…

  10. starseedjenny

    My reaction to the comic was a -YES- and then I laughed at the comment.

    Either way is okay with me :]

  11. Geryon

    Although maybe not my favorite Biff it this one really made me laugh out loud fairly hard.

  12. Gawaine of Orkney
    Gawaine of Orkney

    Great comic, I want such a bar!! :D

  13. Lorin

    is the bowl also made out of chocolate?

  14. no name
    no name

    @ Chaos Wolf – I don’t.

  15. randomperson

    If you ask me, everytime I put chocolate chips in ice cream, they loose their flavor.:(

  16. AdmiralChaos

    candy week?

  17. Kbman

    The little voice in my head that my therapist says to ignore is telling me that you have won such a piece of cheese, Mr. Hallbeck.

  18. Danielle

    @Chaos Wolf: Dammit, I saw that and was about to post about it, and then I saw your comment.

    @no name: In the books of the HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, there was a robot called Marvin (R2-D2) and the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is 42. See now?

    If I got anything wrong, point it out and hit me with an e-baseball bat.

  19. royvf1s

    Hehehe! Way back when I graduated from school, I worked in a gas station where we were allowed to bring our own snacks and drinks and store them in the mini-fridge (it was one of those tiny places that has just a stand between the pumps). One of the guys went to Hershey, PA for a vacation, and brought back one of those giant bars.

    We ate that thing for six weeks; it took the seven of us that long to get it down. It spent five of those weeks in the fridge, broken into plate-sized chunks.

  20. hogan

    A 42-pound chocolate bar might feel like a homework assignment, but it gives such a great sense of accomplishment when you finally finish it. It’s contextual, though, because 42 pounds of cheddar is gross in any shape.

  21. Haywire

    I disagree there, I think 42 pounds of chocolate beats “a small amount”.

  22. i.half4

    @Danielle: Not sure I see what you’re getting at, at least in the context of The book of Biff, but it does ring with a familiarity to something else. In the Milwaukee Jounal Sentinel, last Wednesday if I’m not mistaken, there was a story on the HD 105th celebration.

    A German couple had been invited to stay with a couple here as a result of buying a souvenir keychain from them on e-bay. The article ended with a paragraph which went something like this: “I’ll show you where the towels are. Help yourself to the refrigerator.”

    (Towels: HHGG, Refrigerator: Dirk Gently)

  23. i.half4


    Technically, the rerigerator bit was from THE LONG DARK TEA TIME OF THE SOUL.

    Didn’t want anyone reading all the way through the first DG book and feeling cheated at still not understanding the significance of the fridge.

    Share and enjoy.

  24. tarrant

    @Chaos: Damnit – you got to it first! Both my ideas!

  25. i.half4

    More meaningless coincidences:

    This week Garrison Keilor opened his show (with his traditional equivalent of The Simpsons’ “couch gag”) with the words:

    “I smell the cheese curds, I look around for you…”

    @ tarrant: What idea? That of Chaos Wolf, or Admiral Chaos? Because AC’s got another meaningless nod of coincidence on NPR’s weekend edition this morning. Sorry, I’m too lazy to do a link. Stop here and wait for someone else to post one if you don’t want me to be the spoiler. (it will be funnier in the original voice)

    …but the connection is to the idea of a candy week. The feature this morning did a wonderful stream of consciouness bit that went from The Simpsons and donuts to the new availability of bagels (mostly) anywhere on the planet, to a little girl who was asked to say what she called donuts: “Candy Bagels” was her reply.

  26. no name
    no name

    @ Danielle – I was thinking the 42 Chaos Wolf was talking about was from Hitchhiker’s Guide, but I don’t see the connection between R2D2 and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  27. starseedjenny

    ditto @ no name

  28. i.half4

    @ youse twos:

    Danielle stated the connection: Marvin, the chronically depressed android. Like R2D2, he’s also an artificial life form. Yes, it is only a tangential connection, but it’s hardly unseeable. (no SEP field)

    And here’s a link to the tangent on AC’s notion of a candy week:


    Click on the listen now button. The candy reference is at the very end of the 4:15 feature.

  29. i.half4

    Ummm, sorry.

    For the useless link, and for crowding the comment space.

    I can’t figure out what the problem with the link was. This is what I hate so much about the web. But you can hear the story by going to NPR.ORG — Click on the PROGRAMS menu and select WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY. If it’s still this week, the page you get will include a picture of a donut. Click there.

    Again, sorry.

    Share and enjoy.

  30. i.half4

    Sorry again. The problem was an extra digit.


    Share and enjoy.

  31. jykcor

    does cheese stay good after a *gulp* year? or even 2 months? is it wrapped?

    but the real questions are:
    1. is the R2 totally detailed?
    2. does cheese taste good on rasin bran?
    3. DOES rasin bran taste good without rasins?

    And what about melting? that cheese would take forever to clean if you forgot to close the door.

  32. Trypno01

    I’ve always wondered about those huge sidewalk slab sized hershey bars that I occasionally see at stores. Those things are being enough to bludgeon someone to death with, let alone trying to imagine the tedium of actually trying to consume one.
    Although I did talk to an old man at the Wal-Mart who said he bought one for his wife. Apparently she had been really persistent about him acquiring her some chocolate. He told us that he bought her that huge Hershey bar and she never asked for chocolate again.

  33. Alice Love
    Alice Love

    I guess you could say Biff is ‘FLAKY’ :D

    Thank you thank you.

  34. Radical Edward
    Radical Edward

    The most chocolate I’ve ever received was about 4 pound. I had 9 7oz bags of chocolate. Still haven’t eaten my way through all of it. Although it does have similarities to the bricks of ramen I have stored in the cupboard.

  35. Zach Light
    Zach Light

    lets hope that choclate wan’t actully choco laxitive.
    *hums soul controls song, chocolate*
    Chocooo lateai….Chocoooo Lataie…

  36. YukiSnowflake

    the little voices in my head taht have NOT eaten my brain are telling me to give you a message, chris.
    then again, they have NOT eaten my brain, and are totally NOT viscious and are vegetarians.

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