733: Eagle

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Eagle
In the off-seasons, I hire an animal trainer to help confront secret agents with situations which they are unable to report by radio.
Title text: In the off-seasons, I hire an animal trainer to help confront secret agents with situations which they are unable to report by radio.

[edit] Explanation

Another comic in the My Hobby series. This comic is making a play on the typical "secret agent" code phrases such as the one above or "The Eagle has landed." or "The cobra has struck." The word "eagle" is especially popular for code phrases, referring to craft containing a VIP. Randall says that his hobby is to follow field biologists around and interpreting everything they do as a code phrases. As they are only biologists doing their jobs and saying ordinary things.

"The Eagle has landed" was also the first sentence Neil Armstrong send back to earth on the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11 back in 1969.

The *KHHHKHT* noises that the character is making are imitations of the static sounds made when using a walkie-talkie or other radio devices.

The title text is saying that when the character in the comic is not following field biologists and saying code phrases, he is doing the reverse to secret agents. By hiring an animal trainer he can give them a situation they are unable to report, such as seeing an actual eagle land in front of them.

[edit] Transcript

[Ponytail is looking up into a tree, holding a clipboard in one hand and a radio in the other.]
Ponytail: The eagle has left the nest.
Off-Panel: *KHHHKHT* Roger that. Alert the agents. *KHKKHHKT*
Ponytail: Will you stop that?
My hobby: Following field biologists around and interpreting everything they say as code phrases.


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Discussion

The one time the biologists are actually speaking in code, they'll regret having told the people around them to stop misinterpreting everything they say. Davidy22[talk] 13:23, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Red Raptor leaves nest to hunt for Blue Dragon. -- Cflare (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

What's with the weird box, never happened before. Can someone fix it?Dontknow (talk) 22:42, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

I gotcha. You accidentally put a space in front of the paragraph, which makes it code. -- 625571b7-aa66-4f98-ac5c-92464cfb4ed8 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
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