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[PA Comic] Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - Pitchin’

GethGeth LegionPerseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
edited May 2012 in The Penny Arcade Hub

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    need a newspost for this.

    do not understand

  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    It's pretty self-explanatory

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    So apart from running their offices with the Tyrannical Fist of Whimsy, what are Disruptive known for?

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    I am guessing "The Pitch" is a reality TV show that documents startup culture.

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  • himehime Registered User new member
    If only there were a Wikipedia page one could read, or tons of ads on AMC during every commercial break during The Killing or Walking Dead...

    (Agreed, the show is amazing... it's about ad agencies, though.)

  • himehime Registered User new member
    And there was an episode where a guy randomly rolled by on a Razor Scooter. I giggled like a schoolgirl. Did the TiVo instant replay a couple times just to be sure I didn't imagine it.

  • ffaristocratffaristocrat Registered User regular
    My piiiiiiiitch!

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    The commercials for this show look interesting. Is it interesting?

  • theGrognardtheGrognard Registered User regular
    At why point will we know when reality shows have truly "jumped the shark?"

    And then at what point will that cease to be entertaining?

  • The Good Doctor TranThe Good Doctor Tran Registered User regular
    That last panel is all the startups I have worked for.

    LoL & Spiral Knights & MC & SMNC: Carrington - Origin: CarringtonPlus - Steam: skdrtran
  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    happiness is mandatory, friend

  • Alpha268Alpha268 Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I dont get it. Is the comic referring to the fact that those startups are like "HEY WE ARE ALL A BIG FAMILY AND HAVE A LOTS FUN!!......During the designated two fun-minutes. Absence will lead to a warning. Two warnings will lead to firing"

    Or is it referring to a guy rolling trough the picture by accident, because the red haired guy is looking rather unhappy.

    Alpha268 on
  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    The former.

  • theResetButtontheResetButton Registered User regular
    My least favorite workplace phrase is "Work Hard, Play Hard" because all that really means is that 100% of the time you're at work is work time and then the "play" portion kicks in after the work day is over when, quite frankly, I'd rather be at home with my family.

    Keep honking: I'm also honking.
  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    They missed a few catchphrases like "moving forward", "sustainable", "catch 22", "devil's advocate" and "big picture/idea". :D "It's in our DNA" is one that particularly grates on me. I once heard a biotech PR guy talk about how "it's in our DNA" to process RNA fragments, without any irony or whimsy in his voice.

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  • scyldscyld Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Tossrock wrote: »
    I am guessing "The Pitch" is a reality TV show that documents startup culture.

    No.

    It's two advertising agencies pitted against each other to make a campaign for a particular company or institution.

    For instance, the winner of the Pop Chips episode came up with this steaming pile of HTML:

    http://popchips.com/yearofpop/

    The owner of the agency was this arrogant asshole who thought he was so hip and with "the youth" 15 to 20 years younger than him that he decided the way to go with an artificial viral video, just like most every other product trying to position themselves well with "the youth."

    The campaign was presented as a project to make "world's most viral video" through pasting together user submissions. As one person in the episode put it (paraphrased), I don't know if a 5 hour long video is one likely to go viral. Apparently it's evolved a little now to some social... tile... site. thing, supplemented with celebrity videos.

    Speaking of people who think they're 15 years younger, Ashton Kutcher is apparently the spokesperson for the product as "the President of Pop."

    scyld on
  • The Good Doctor TranThe Good Doctor Tran Registered User regular
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    They missed a few catchphrases like "moving forward", "sustainable", "catch 22", "devil's advocate" and "big picture/idea". :D "It's in our DNA" is one that particularly grates on me. I once heard a biotech PR guy talk about how "it's in our DNA" to process RNA fragments, without any irony or whimsy in his voice.

    Really, everything from Douchey Account Guy belongs on this show.

    LoL & Spiral Knights & MC & SMNC: Carrington - Origin: CarringtonPlus - Steam: skdrtran
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    scyld wrote: »
    For instance, the winner of the Pop Chips episode came up with this steaming pile of HTML:

    http://popchips.com/yearofpop

    Oh god, so bad.

    Found this gem, though; "@amblingmadly about time! ;) when's our next quickie?..."

  • DexOZDexOZ Registered User regular
    scyld wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    I am guessing "The Pitch" is a reality TV show that documents startup culture.

    No.

    It's two advertising agencies pitted against each other to make a campaign for a particular company or institution.

    I wish it were the former, I'd watch that, but advertising executives remind me of them

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Last Friday's comic: Disruptive Technology

    Monday's comic: Further Disruptions

    This comic: About a company called Disruptive.

    Ha.

  • agilemaniaagilemania Lyon EstatesRegistered User regular
    Gaslight wrote: »
    Last Friday's comic: Disruptive Technology

    Monday's comic: Further Disruptions

    This comic: About a company called Disruptive.

    Ha.

    Holy crap, good catch.

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