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[PA Comic] Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Spectrograph

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edited October 2014 in The Penny Arcade Hub

image[PA Comic] Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Spectrograph

Spectrograph

Spectrograph

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/10/22

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  • Ryan A. ElliottRyan A. Elliott Registered User regular
    Oh I hope there's a DLC for this one.

  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    The reference, just in case someone doesn't get it:

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Also a classic Twilight Zone ep, "Long Distance Call".

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    The reference, just in case someone doesn't get it:


    I don't think "looking into a well" references The Ring at all.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    "Our evil camera is NON-NEGOTIABLE!"

    Oh brilliant
  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    "Our evil camera is NON-NEGOTIABLE!"

    Until it became negotiable suddenly.

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  • ffaristocratffaristocrat Registered User regular
    This is really more of a Frequency reference.

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  • RobonunRobonun It's all fun and games until someone pisses off China Registered User regular
    In 2009, my husband and I took my parents to visit Orlando and Disney World since they'd never been to Florida before. We were flying in on different flights (they from Detroit, we from Dulles) and naturally ours was delayed. Dad left a voicemail to say they were in the airport waiting by the Chik-Fil-A, about 15 minutes before we touched down. Once we met up, I deleted the message.

    Fast forward to October 2011. Dad had passed away from cancer earlier in the year. I turned on my phone and found 4 voicemails on my phone. For some unknown reason, Verizon resurrected some deleted voicemails from 2009: three from my doctor's office...and one from Dad saying he was waiting in the Orlando airport by the Chik-Fil-A. I listen to it every month so it doesn't get autodeleted.

    tl;dr Technology is creepy, and if you're passing through Orlando International Airport Dad would like a chicken biscuit and a sweet tea.

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  • WahjahbviousWahjahbvious Registered User new member
    I created this account just so I could say that I'm too stupid to understand the third panel of today's comic. Why is the grandmother 12? Why is she looking into a well? I don't know!

    I don't think "looking into a well" references The Ring at all.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    The grandmother is 12 because it's creepier that way and she's looking into a well because that's creepier and because Kinects didn't exist when the grandmother was 12.

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    the joke is: The Kinect is a technological evil eye that can contact dead relatives during their youth, however many decades ago that was.

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  • WahjahbviousWahjahbvious Registered User new member
    Oh, so the "well" is the lens of the Kinect, and the now-young G-ma is just confused by it?
    the joke is: The Kinect is a technological evil eye that can contact dead relatives during their youth, however many decades ago that was.

  • JacobyJacoby Registered User regular
    Oh, so the "well" is the lens of the Kinect, and the now-young G-ma is just confused by it?
    the joke is: The Kinect is a technological evil eye that can contact dead relatives during their youth, however many decades ago that was.

    It's calling her in the past.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Jacoby wrote: »
    Oh, so the "well" is the lens of the Kinect, and the now-young G-ma is just confused by it?
    the joke is: The Kinect is a technological evil eye that can contact dead relatives during their youth, however many decades ago that was.

    It's calling her in the past.

    You know, the past, back when they had wells?

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    Gaslight wrote: »
    Jacoby wrote: »
    Oh, so the "well" is the lens of the Kinect, and the now-young G-ma is just confused by it?
    the joke is: The Kinect is a technological evil eye that can contact dead relatives during their youth, however many decades ago that was.

    It's calling her in the past.

    You know, the past, back when they had wells?

    we don't have wells now thanks to global warming, so you def know it's from the past.

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  • WahjahbviousWahjahbvious Registered User new member
    If that were the case, then the Kinect isn't functioning as an otherworldly link to the dead so much a a Time Telephone. Kinda of takes the creepiness out of it.

    Jacoby wrote: »

    It's calling her in the past.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Robonun wrote: »
    In 2009, my husband and I took my parents to visit Orlando and Disney World since they'd never been to Florida before. We were flying in on different flights (they from Detroit, we from Dulles) and naturally ours was delayed. Dad left a voicemail to say they were in the airport waiting by the Chik-Fil-A, about 15 minutes before we touched down. Once we met up, I deleted the message.

    Fast forward to October 2011. Dad had passed away from cancer earlier in the year. I turned on my phone and found 4 voicemails on my phone. For some unknown reason, Verizon resurrected some deleted voicemails from 2009: three from my doctor's office...and one from Dad saying he was waiting in the Orlando airport by the Chik-Fil-A. I listen to it every month so it doesn't get autodeleted.

    tl;dr Technology is creepy, and if you're passing through Orlando International Airport Dad would like a chicken biscuit and a sweet tea.
    There was a story this summer about a guy who lost his father when he was little and years later was going through some stuff and found a memory card for his XBox with his father's save data from a racing game, so he was able to race against his father's "ghost" on this one track.

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  • Rhome GrownRhome Grown Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2014
    It's clearly a typo...it was meant to say, "...she's looking into a Wells Fargo." Because, as everyone knows, Gabe's Grandma was none other than Annie 'Shoot'em Up' Parker the notorious 12-year-old bank robber. It's only a coincidence that her favorite film was The Ring.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Jacoby wrote: »
    Oh, so the "well" is the lens of the Kinect, and the now-young G-ma is just confused by it?
    the joke is: The Kinect is a technological evil eye that can contact dead relatives during their youth, however many decades ago that was.

    It's calling her in the past.

    Back when she did the nasty?

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  • hibryd7hibryd7 Registered User regular
    edited October 2014
    Well, if you were trying to creep people the fuck out for Halloween, congratulations, I'm creeped the fuck out.

    The comical grimace on Gabe's face in the last panel doesn't curb it in any way, still creeped the fuck out.

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  • Zoku GojiraZoku Gojira Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    Why would you throw that haunted Kinect in the fireplace? Why?!

    Now you are undoubtedly going to see her face in the flames. Enjoy your fireside cocoa with a side order of mind-bending horror.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    What he needs to do is get an old priest and a young priest.

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  • ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    I'm sure that evil-tainted smoke won't cause an evil-tainted rainstorm over any graveyards anywhere. After all everyone knows nothing bad ever happens after burning evil-tainted things. Ever.

    *Grabs popcorn*

  • GenkaiGenkai Registered User new member
    That looks like the same park where The Ring came up before...
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/10/21/the-scent-of-fear

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  • fullforce098fullforce098 In a van down by the riverRegistered User regular
    edited October 2014
    Tycho seems to have suffered some sort of grievous flaying under his right armpit in the first panel.

    (Yes is know it's a leaf, it just matches the background is all.)

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  • ReplicanttenReplicantten Registered User regular
    Death is only a change of form.

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