Arrival — Page 1
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Veronica: Whoaaaaaa, hello again. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, you’re in for a treat, as you have thirty miserable proper-panel pages to go through! I hope you’re ready for this!

I want to ride my bicycle.

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Comment ID #1718

Are they bad singers, or have they been singing only that song the entire way, cause if its the former, then its understandable everyone’s miserable, but the latter….ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO HATE QUEEN DAMMIT

jelloman March 19, 2010, 4:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #2521

Ah… That’s who it was… it was Lily sitting next to Tess… The pets have come along as well… to act as Lucy’s foils and plot devices, no doubt…

Also… Seems like they’ve had a bit to drink as well?
Or is it just temporary boredom-induced insanity?
Lucy can’t really hear them all too well, but Mike can clearly hear them more than too well… More of the inconvenient (for Mike) character trait balancing!

waffle911 April 4, 2010, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #7358

its impossible to hate cdc idk about queen…

bored April 22, 2010, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #7359


bored April 22, 2010, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #7731

The plane reminds me of an AC-130.

UNIT2960 April 24, 2010, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #8775

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don’t like Star Wars
You say Rolls I say Royce
You say God give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don’t believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my
Bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah
On your marks get set go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race
Bicycle bicycle bicyI want to ride my bicycle
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
Bicycle race

You say coke I say caine
You say John I say Wayne
Hot dog I say cool it man
I don’t wanna be the President of America
You say smile I say cheese
Cartier I say please
Income tax I say Jesus
I don’t wanna be a candidate
For Vietnam or Watergate
Cos all I want to do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

MacGyver Adrian Caboose April 26, 2010, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #8777

THIS is what they shoulda sung:

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality
Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see,
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I’m easy come, easy go, Little high, little low
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me

Mama, just killed a man, Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooh, Didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine, body’s aching all the time
Goodbye, ev’rybody, I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooh, I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright’ning me
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo, Galileo figaro
Magnifico. I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go
(Let me go.) Will not let you go
(Let me go.) Will not let you go. (Let me go.) Ah
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Oh mama mia, mama mia.) Mama mia, let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

Nothing really matters, Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me

Any way the wind blows

MacGyver Adrian Caboose April 26, 2010, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #9210


bored April 27, 2010, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #9692

…Waiter has a RAGEface.

Calvin April 28, 2010, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #10583

Killing Spree!

UNIT2960 April 29, 2010, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #12847

running riot

o ya and on the queen subject: another one bites the dust…

another one rides the bus…err…plane…nope that dont work

Adriandarkone May 2, 2010, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #18967

YAY QUEEEEN! Also, another band I like did a cover for this song, Lemon demon, for those wondering.

Alex, aka Catmant

Alex May 9, 2010, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #19044


UNIT2960 May 10, 2010, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #20385

Maybe it’s targeted on Abbey and Daisy. XD Just kidding though… that would be sad

Cuddle Bear May 12, 2010, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #21246

hehehe Yashy seems to enjoy their singing anyhow.

Rue May 13, 2010, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #21462

One of the BEST songs to begin singing on a trip:

This is the song that never ends!
Yes it goes on and on, my friends.
Some people started singing it,
Not knowing what it was.
And they’ll continue singing it forever,
Just because-!

This is the song that never ends!
Yes it goes on and on my friends…

Kurai Kawaii May 14, 2010, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #22698


UNIT2960 May 17, 2010, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #22713

even McCain is sad

Idiot May 17, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #22962

I think he’s just bored/****** that they brought him with them without any warning

MiwAuturu May 17, 2010, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #29704

best song ever!

ChewySmokey May 28, 2010, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #30048

That’s something me and my idiot friend (who happens to read this comic) would do.

Hannibal May 28, 2010, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #32900

When is McCain “happy”?

Cuddle Bear June 1, 2010, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #33789

what song is this?

purple man June 1, 2010, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #39215

Lucy is lucky to have that deaf ear of hers.

Koren Korca June 7, 2010, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #42430

OMG its not a song! I think it’s a reference to a movie I saw a long time ago where plants release a gas that makes people commit suicide…in the end there’s a guy who repeatedly says “bicycle”…but then again with the notes and such maybe it is a song I’ve never heard of….hmmm….

June 11, 2010, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #42446

My eyes have dishonoured me…

It IS a song…

Bicycle race…

From Queen…

*Comits Seppuku*

Julian the ... sad... June 11, 2010, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #51717

I swear to god, looking at when these chapters were posted, you have the most spastic schedule I have ever seen in a webcomic.

Somedude June 29, 2010, 8:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #64028

lol i was listening to the song while reading this page XD

Jtech July 25, 2010, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #66430

BWAHAHA! Odd song, though I do like it, anyway, I love how Yashy uses Lucy’s tail to make a wig for herself second to last panel.
Gotta love those two, my opinion of Paulo has changed dramatically through the story, opinion of David on the other hand… hasn’t changed at all, it doesn’t need to! He’s freaking awesome!

Skykitsune July 29, 2010, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #67381

boo you stink don,t sing who,s singing

j the fourth July 30, 2010, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #70685

Lucy looks so cute in 2nd to last panel :)


xLoveandLightningx August 6, 2010, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #73817

QUEEN!!!!! :D how the hell can ya hate queen? i guess they’ve been singing it for quite awhile XD

shywolfshy August 12, 2010, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #80851

QUEEN !!!!! I actually did that In high school with a friend but it was to flat bottomed girls and of course Bohemian rhapsody XD

Manwithnoname August 23, 2010, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #101360

Biiiiiicycle! Biiiiiicycle!
Queen is King.

Mr. Klaus October 6, 2010, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #108663

…My sister had a flute on which she was constantly playing that song… Because of that, I feel their pain…
…OMJ, Micheal’s got a DS!
@ MacGyver Adrian Caboose: …Would have been far less annoying and far less repetitive…

RuBoo October 21, 2010, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #110718

You say black, I say white.

professor science October 25, 2010, 6:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #110817

What’s this? Product placement? Nintendo, you should be ashamed T_T

sammy October 25, 2010, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #118187

I LOVE QUEEN Biiiiicycle Biiiiiiiiiiiicycle Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiicycle I want to ride my…..

Grubey November 4, 2010, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #128625

Aw, feckin’ YES! I am gonna DO THAT next time I’m in a plane.

Also, I’m tired of these mutha****in’ cats on this mutha****in’ PLANE! Was there really almost a year’s gap between comics? 0.o

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 5:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #130650

Why can’t this be made into a ****ing manga book???
you’d earned thousands-millions!
of course that means you’d have to redo everything…

TalonStripe November 21, 2010, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #133993

Lol @SushiJaguar’s movie reference. Quite a neat play on words ;P

Boton Wiggles November 26, 2010, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #134682

We did this song Bohemian Rhasphody and Crazy little thing called love during one of our marching band performances IT WAS AWESOME!! this is my favorite page out the entire comic so far

Grubey November 28, 2010, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #136905

Don’t give Taeshi any ideas. I don’t want David to be thrown at anything.
And finally, the life of a grammar/logic Nazi is never happy…

That’s why I’m a grammar Commie!

GoodBurger December 16, 2010, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #138903


Parry December 26, 2010, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #140684

Great song

felinoel January 7, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #143465

I recognized the song immediately and turned it on on my iPod to listen while I read. Awesome comic! :D

HappyCatty January 24, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #143475

Who’s the dude with the big eyes in the last panel??

SEbastian January 24, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #145497

Tess has had one to many

shadowfir February 4, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #146431

re-reading this arc now : )

DFA February 9, 2011, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #147126

queen, lol

tdsar102094 February 13, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #147349

XD!! WOA! I absolutely Adore thos two!!

Ake February 14, 2011, 5:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #147766

OMG ROFL i’m hearing this very song on TV like 6 minutes after reading this. I just had to comment it. thank you American Dad!

noone knows February 16, 2011, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #148128

I’d probably be annoyed like Mike it, but I’d still watch those two just to be infected with their endless joy XD

Mastakazam February 17, 2011, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #148536

@jelloman: Actually knowing David the complaint will be volume. Queen is win, but painfully loud is still pain no matter what it is. *needs to get earplugs so she can ever actually go to a concert without misery*

Intyalle February 19, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #151930

when i read the lyrics i immediatley opened queens bicyle song lolz its playing right now :D

hey its meh lolz March 15, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #152520

I’m just glad McCain’s along for the ride, if only to provide sanity/angst
Go McCain!

Camolotthe12 March 19, 2011, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #160848

lol i was listening to that song when i read this

sirawesoman May 11, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #162123

I need to listen to that song by Queen some time. I think Pink Floyd either covered their song or made their own song. There’s your random fun fact for the day.

Oh, Paulo and David. I think Sue and Lucy are the only ones not bothered by their singing, lol.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 19, 2011, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #168608

PauloXDavid duet? * shoveled*

Milos June 23, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #174361

i prefer disturbed, no one is better than them.

if anyone argues with me, i’ll devour your freaking soul and sentence you to eternal damnation.

Thanatos July 27, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177199

I hadn’t heard Bycicle race in so long! I had to put it on the good ol CD player after this comic 8-D

jackkuro August 16, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #183254

Disturbed? Heh, yeah, I know of four songs of theirs that I really like… “I’m Alive”, “Inside the Fire”, “Ten Thousand Fists”, and “Land of Confusion”. Oh, and “Down with the Sickness” isn’t half bad either.

Luigifan September 27, 2011, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #185401

Aww, Queen… RIP Freddy.

FireflyFuneral October 13, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #185446


Simian October 13, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #187889

JeffMScratch November 1, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #208663

that song is awesome. it brings people back to life. thouse that hate it deserve the death penalty.*McCain’s older brother appers* AGREED!

the fry pwnr February 10, 2012, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #212620

yep, already saw it ;)

Sycrin March 25, 2012, 4:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #214381


ema April 14, 2012, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #215964

Queen indeed.
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride it where I like!

The Guy in the Background May 7, 2012, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #217578

To think if they did “somebody to love” it would either be awesome or romantic

AnubisOsyris May 29, 2012, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #222425

I just love that song! :love:

ema July 13, 2012, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #223169

They should’ve done “Bohemian Rhapsody”!!! :love:
8-) 8-D <”Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening me!!”

Umbreon July 20, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #233010

…… How did Lily sneak herself onto this trip? Canny Lily, you just wanted to go to Acapulco, didn’t you? (Who wouldn’t?)

Puck November 19, 2012, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #250603

Nobody gets the American Dad reference here? (whether intentional or unintentional)… =/ It was from the episode where Stan learns to ride his bike for the first time…on the middle of a street…to save his dad from turning himself in at the courthouse. And that Bicycle song was playing in the background: “Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle, I want to ride my… Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle, I want to ride my Bicycle!” XD

Ricked June 21, 2013, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #267318

biiicycle! biiiicycle! XD

SuperGnome November 22, 2013, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #283414

AWESOME101 July 1, 2014, 1:26 PM EST.

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