Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Neroon, Oct 31, 2008.
That's pretty good.
+20 - Epic Trick-O-Treaters such as these would get all my Reeses Peanut Butter Bats... Oh yes, they would!
LOL. That was good.
My God, that's spot on!
^ That was good!
The distinction between the first comic in the thread and this one reminds me why I don't like Penny Arcade.
The first one was cute but that made me laff like a Romulan hyena.
And don't start telling me that Romulus has no indigenous hyenas. They imported them with the warp drive they weren't supposed to get till the 24th C.
Yeah, the PA one is funn"ier" than the OP one, but both are in the end great. But the PA one feels more "adult geek" as I could probably see myself doing something similar. And because Gabe is a hillarious Gaming Coming Staple "Nut."
There's nothing funny about the Penny Arcade strip. It's just mean.
No... Gabe is being mean. He's being a total asshole. He's going off on a huge alpha geek tirade about something inconsequential. It's making fun of him, and all those who would completely overreact and fly off the handle about something that really doesn't matter, like having a 0 in front of a registration number, NCC-0514 vrs NCC-514.
I suppose I don't really get that kind of humor.
Getting over-sensitive about geeky details is funny. Lashing out at someone who's just trying to be nice in the process moves one into the "asshole" category, and I don't find such people particularly funny.
The humor I saw in the PA comic was in a tweaking of the adult, the suppose dgrown-up who is so obsessive over matters that tend to concern kids. Granted, I tend to enjoy the other more, and not because I posted it.
You realize it's just a drawing and an old woman wasn't really cussed out, right?
What's funny about the PA strip to me is Gabe's over reaction is just so, well, "geeky" maybe a "real" geek would be less vulgar and rude but it's humorous in the fantasy land of the strip and knowing Gabe.
Further, have you SEEN some of the posts here when people get uppity over details?
Eh, the guy from PA acting like an ass isn't really funny to me. Of course, I also have no idea what he was talking about. In general, fanboys are funny, but not crazy sad fanboys. The FFN one is pretty funny.
I realize it's Penny Arcade, one of those things that everyone says is funny but never actually seems to be when I look at it. So my opinion in this may be a bit biased....
I wouldn't worry about bias, Lindley. It's just a matter of different tastes in humor and nothing more.
Totally unbelievable.. No WAY that guy could get a hot girl like that to marry him!
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