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Penny Arcade - Comic - Right Round

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edited May 19 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Right Round

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • WenxioxWenxiox new member
    Man, that Spong surely knows how to spin a story...

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  • RavelleRavelle regular
    I had no idea what figet spinners were, I saw a sign on the windows of a toystores and to google it.

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  • poipoigirlpoipoigirl regular
    One of the kids on my bus ( I work on a bus ) had one. It looked interesting enough that I got myself one.

  • DjiemDjiem regular
    I think those "dig at the news" strips are even funnier with those realistic, serious-looking characters.

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ON regular
    The convenience store in front of my work has started selling these. For $13.99. The guy at the counter said he'd sold 25 yesterday.

    It does absolutely nothing practical! Give me your 15 bucks, I can get a few Happy Meals with that at least.

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  • DjiemDjiem regular
    Well, I mean... It's just this generation's pogs. We had some stupid, useless shit in our days that every kid had because of marketing hype.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 You smiled... Your first smile. You like this place. regular
    Woah woah woah.... pogs were the shit! Some stupid spinny satan disc.

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  • patrizl001patrizl001 regular
    I saw on twitter apparently someone choked on one, so yeah...

  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there. regular
    Spong had better watch his back; Randy Pinkwood takes a backseat to nobody.

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  • Fidget Spinners represent everything I hate about our society. For one thing, the typical design is wasteful. A lump of injection-molded plastic, with four bearings in it, only one of which is actually used as a bearing. The other three are flyweights. The weights could be anything, even chunks of metal rod embedded in there, but they used three bearings. Wasteful.

    Secondly, they're a distraction. They were invented by a woman who saw Palestinian kids throwing rocks at Israelis, and thought they needed something else to satisfy their urges. Maybe if their political representation and their wellbeing were seen to, they wouldn't be throwing rocks at people.

    The good news, though, is that you can use them to destroy your enemies. Get a metal one and sharpen it on a belt sander. Then, spin it up with a portable air reservoir and cast it forth like a throwing star. The jugular-slitting never ends.

  • MackenzierMackenzier Gold Star Police Ninja Lurking... less than usual. regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    I think those "dig at the news" strips are even funnier with those realistic, serious-looking characters.

    Absolutely, yeah. The art and tone is spot on for this one!

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there. regular
    Fidget Spinners represent everything I hate about our society. For one thing, the typical design is wasteful. A lump of injection-molded plastic, with four bearings in it, only one of which is actually used as a bearing. The other three are flyweights. The weights could be anything, even chunks of metal rod embedded in there, but they used three bearings. Wasteful.

    Doesn't putting bearings in the outer holes allow you to spin it asymmetrically?
    Secondly, they're a distraction. They were invented by a woman who saw Palestinian kids throwing rocks at Israelis, and thought they needed something else to satisfy their urges. Maybe if their political representation and their wellbeing were seen to, they wouldn't be throwing rocks at people.

    Of course they're a distraction, they're toys.

    Call Hasbro, tell them we're pulling their R&D personnel and sending them to diplomatic talks in the Middle East.

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  • LinktmLinktm regular
    Fidget Cube > Fidget Spinner

    Fight me.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 You smiled... Your first smile. You like this place. regular
    edited May 19
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Woah woah woah.... pogs were the shit! Some stupid spinny satan disc got nothing on pogs.

    Edit: I apparently posted half a thought... finished my sentence!

    Edit 2: Fuck I quoted instead of editing. I'm on a roll this morning...

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  • RavelleRavelle regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    Well, I mean... It's just this generation's pogs. We had some stupid, useless shit in our days that every kid had because of marketing hype.

    Slapping cards was a big thing at my school.

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  • They were invented by a woman who saw Palestinian kids throwing rocks at Israelis, and thought they needed something else to satisfy their urges. Maybe if their political representation and their wellbeing were seen to, they wouldn't be throwing rocks at people.

    WTF? Where the hell did you pick up that vile little story?

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/03/fidget-spinner-inventor-patent-catherine-hettinger

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  • LucascraftLucascraft regular
    I've got a friend at work who has had a fidget spinner for like 6 months. Well before this kids craze has been going on. I asked him what it was, and he told me that it was specifically designed to hold the attention of ADD and ADHD people. Watching the spinner spin helps him focus and concentrate. Or anyway that's what he told me it was for.

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  • Lucascraft wrote: »
    I've got a friend at work who has had a fidget spinner for like 6 months. Well before this kids craze has been going on. I asked him what it was, and he told me that it was specifically designed to hold the attention of ADD and ADHD people. Watching the spinner spin helps him focus and concentrate. Or anyway that's what he told me it was for.

    See above article. They've become widely used for what you say, but were first invented purely as a simple kids toy.

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  • OddfishOddfish On opposite weeks In odd numbered months regular
    patrizl001 wrote: »
    I saw on twitter apparently someone choked on one, so yeah...
    Why would you try to eat it? It's not food.

    I have no sympathy here. This device is not food nor does it resemble food.

    Until I read a news story about rampant deaths by asphyxiation associated with this widget I'm going to chalk that up to getting Darwin'd and move on.

    I'm sure there have been kids who've choked on the tiny gameboy cartridges, too. But they're not food, either. I think those stories go by the wayside because everyone agrees not to tell people it was a cartridge.

    "How'd Timmy die?"
    "Fuckin' huge eagle ripped him in half."
    "Word."

    And that's Timmy's story ended. No mention of the Geometry Wars 2 cartridge lodged in his esophagus.


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  • EnlongEnlong regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Spong had better watch his back; Randy Pinkwood takes a backseat to nobody.

    Oh, you'd be surprised at how well he takes the backseat.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • Skull2185Skull2185 You smiled... Your first smile. You like this place. regular
    Oddfish wrote: »
    patrizl001 wrote: »
    I saw on twitter apparently someone choked on one, so yeah...
    Why would you try to eat it? It's not food.



    Kids be putting non-food items in their mouths all the time. I used to suck on pennies when I was a young boy. I liked how the metal zinged my tongue. Then I accidentally swallowed one and that's how my mom found out about my penny hobby and got super mad at me. I also used to play a game with paperclips and powerstrips. The paperclips were keys, and the outlets on the strips were locks...

    Not sure how I didn't die as a kid...

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  • TiamatZ wrote: »

    Bizarre. Not come across that aspect before. What a very odd story to link your idea for a kids toy.

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  • dennisdennis regular
    Maybe if their political representation and their wellbeing were seen to, they wouldn't be throwing rocks at people.

    So... would this be injection molded, or die cast, or what?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there. regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Oddfish wrote: »
    patrizl001 wrote: »
    I saw on twitter apparently someone choked on one, so yeah...
    Why would you try to eat it? It's not food.



    Kids be putting non-food items in their mouths all the time. I used to suck on pennies when I was a young boy. I liked how the metal zinged my tongue. Then I accidentally swallowed one and that's how my mom found out about my penny hobby and got super mad at me. I also used to play a game with paperclips and powerstrips. The paperclips were keys, and the outlets on the strips were locks...

    Not sure how I didn't die as a kid...

    apparently as a toddler I enjoyed eating sand at the beach.

    I still have a weakness for salt

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe regular
    7-11 has these things. I was wondering if I'd find it $5 worth of entertaining or not.

    What is this I don't even.
  • wallywestwallywest regular
    Had to Google, never heard of 'em.

    The comic is spot on however, in terms of how the media operates. It's not even much of an exaggeration.

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  • GyralGyral regular
    My wife is a teacher and she told me about the infestation of these in her classes. She swears up and down that they actually help some of her students who have attention deficit issues focus on their classwork.

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  • PreacherPreacher regular
    I had never heard of these things until like two weeks ago in chat, and now they are everywhere. MADNESS!!!

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ON regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    Well, I mean... It's just this generation's pogs. We had some stupid, useless shit in our days that every kid had because of marketing hype.

    Pogs?

    Back in my day, we had those plastic/cheap painted, not-rubber pacifiers that people wore around their necks.

    And before that (or maybe around the same time), were these dumb clacking toy things.

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    Basically, these new-fangled kids toys can get off my lawn. And I'm not even a retired home owner yet!

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 You smiled... Your first smile. You like this place. regular
    Click-Clackers wern't dumb either, shut up!

    *sits in bath-tub full of pogs and gets the click-clacker to go like... maybe twice before falling out of rhythm*

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  • Back when I was a kid, we had Lego, K'nex and Lincoln Logs. Toys that invited you to think, to create, not to stare into the center of a spinning bauble while it hypnotizes your problems away.

  • DjiemDjiem regular
    Click-clackers were absolutely fucking stupid!

    I had one and loved it.

    At least the fidget spinner doesn't produce headache-inducing noise.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 You smiled... Your first smile. You like this place. regular
    All those things still exist too, isn't that neat?

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    Click-clackers were absolutely fucking stupid!

    I had one and loved it.

    At least the fidget spinner doesn't produce headache-inducing noise.

    What about that thing with the 2 U shaped rails and the magnetic wheel?

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 You smiled... Your first smile. You like this place. regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    Click-clackers were absolutely fucking stupid!

    I had one and loved it.

    At least the fidget spinner doesn't produce headache-inducing noise.

    What about that thing with the 2 U shaped rails and the magnetic wheel?

    It's entirely dependent on if the magnetic wheel has flashing lights or not.

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  • jothkijothki regular
    Oddfish wrote: »
    patrizl001 wrote: »
    I saw on twitter apparently someone choked on one, so yeah...
    Why would you try to eat it? It's not food.

    I have no sympathy here. This device is not food nor does it resemble food.

    Until I read a news story about rampant deaths by asphyxiation associated with this widget I'm going to chalk that up to getting Darwin'd and move on.

    I'm sure there have been kids who've choked on the tiny gameboy cartridges, too. But they're not food, either. I think those stories go by the wayside because everyone agrees not to tell people it was a cartridge.

    "How'd Timmy die?"
    "Fuckin' huge eagle ripped him in half."
    "Word."

    And that's Timmy's story ended. No mention of the Geometry Wars 2 cartridge lodged in his esophagus.


    Nintendo actually decided to go out of its way to make Switch cartridges taste terrible.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt. regular
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    Back when I was a kid, we had Lego, K'nex and Lincoln Logs. Toys that invited you to think, to create, not to stare into the center of a spinning bauble while it hypnotizes your problems away.
    Umm, there was no shortage of shitty popular toys during those times, either. Slinkies, Cup and Ball, Paddleball, etc.

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  • zaitcevzaitcev regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Oddfish wrote: »
    patrizl001 wrote: »
    I saw on twitter apparently someone choked on one, so yeah...
    Why would you try to eat it? It's not food.
    Kids be putting non-food items in their mouths all the time. I used to suck on pennies when I was a young boy. I liked how the metal zinged my tongue. Then I accidentally swallowed one and that's how my mom found out about my penny hobby and got super mad at me.
    Welcome to the club. I did the same when I was in the 2nd grade, but I swallowed a large coin (it was a 5 kop. coin -- a bit smaller than a silver dollar, I think, but significantly larger than modern U.S. quarter). It became stuck in my esophagus. I reported the event to my teacher, who then got my mom. I ended in a hospital in the capital of the country. The surgery team stuck a probe in my throat and tried to grab the coin. BTW, it wasn't one of those flexible ones: the probe was a metal pipe, through which surgeons drove the tools down. And now you know that it's possible to stick a straight pipe through a person's mouth all the way into the stomach, by twisting the neck in a certain way. You're welcome. Long story short, they were unable to extract the coin, so they pushed it down into my stomach. They kept me under observation for a few days in the hospital, in case the coin lodged itself in the intestines. But apparently it mostly dissolved in the stomach.

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  • dennisdennis regular
    edited May 19
    Back when I was a kid, we had Lego, K'nex and Lincoln Logs. Toys that invited you to think, to create, not to stare into the center of a spinning bauble while it hypnotizes your problems away.

    Yeah, tell me about it. These days all we have are programmable caterpillars, circuits that 5 year olds can build, virtual reality paint studios and games that you can write elaborate mods for. I mean, where's the lernin'?!

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