#774 Westside

31st May 2021 in SlowBot To China
#774 Westside
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FreyFox 31st May 2021, 12:00 AM
And it's back to California! But what news could Russell have in store for Linda?


GoodKaptainKook 31st May 2021, 12:02 AM
Reggie sure looks out of place here once again...

The perils of going to China for competition, summed up pretty well in this strip :D
OliverRed 31st May 2021, 12:05 AM
Good to be home. I wonder what news he has in store. ;)
Thisa Lucas 31st May 2021, 12:08 AM
Thisa Lucas
I bet the prize money was used to pay off the customs charges.
WCP 31st May 2021, 1:16 AM
Narrator: There actually would be no money. Russell used the “Only the producers know” line to cover up the fact that the huge custom’s charge ate up the prize money.
WCP 31st May 2021, 1:21 AM
On a side note, I think Reggie was well aware that he wasn’t getting his room back. Because when he returned from Japan and inquired about where he would sleep since Mandy has his room, Russell gave Reggie the ol’ “Uncle Phil” special
WaxBadger 31st May 2021, 1:36 AM
Of course you got the prize money, that's what paid off the customs charge. Why lie to her if you aren't defending Lucas either way?
Shaggy 31st May 2021, 1:39 AM
"The end?" Moment XD
kennethsarmstrong 31st May 2021, 2:14 AM
It likely had to do with what the official was whispering in Russell's ear. I guess that I will have to wait until next week to find out what it was.

I can't believe that the contest officials conned the Harveys out of their prize money. I also think that Chinese Customs confiscated their robot to reverse-engineer it. (The Chinese can't win legitimately, so they try to cheat to do so.) I wonder if the other foreign contestants had the same problem as the Harveys.

At the risk of getting too realistic, I wonder if the Harveys should have checked on Chinese customs law before they left. No, that would have been asking too much of them, and China likes to change the rules as it goes along.
kennethsarmstrong 1st Jun 2021, 5:36 PM
BTW, I cannot imagine US Customs forcing the Harveys to pay for what Lucas tried to bring into the US. If the customs tariff is unaffordable, the passenger can let Customs confiscate the items.
LARD comics 1st Jun 2021, 5:46 PM
What’s up?
FreyFox 1st Jun 2021, 11:37 PM
Excelsior_Thirty 2nd Jun 2021, 6:21 AM
I feel he's going back to China, but how? If it is what I think of the play of the classical Frank Loesser song (The arc title), I'd like to see.
kennethsarmstrong 3rd Jun 2021, 1:51 PM
What is the name of the composition? I would like to try to look it up on YouTube.
Excelsior_Thirty 5th Jun 2021, 3:08 AM
Title is: "(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China".
Fox-Jake 4th Jun 2021, 12:11 AM
A comic strip with Howard in it is always a win. :D