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Penny Arcade - Comic - The Seventh Axis

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edited July 31 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - The Seventh Axis

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

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  • ZomagicZomagic Registered User regular
    edited July 31
    I still say fidget spinners are this decade's rubik's cube/ simon/ pogs/ tamogatchi/ bop it. Wildly, insanely, painfully popular right now, but a couple years from now, they'll be everywhere, and no one will be even slightly interested anymore.

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  • NizcheNizche Registered User new member
    Forgot the word "Know" in the first word bubble.

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  • SadgasmSadgasm Deluded doodler A cold placeRegistered User regular
    I still have no fucking idea what a fidget spinner is and I've Googled them like three times

  • McFodderMcFodder 'SploringRegistered User regular
    Sadgasm wrote: »
    I still have no fucking idea what a fidget spinner is and I've Googled them like three times

    They are engines of destruction. At least, the good ones are.

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  • Train DodgerTrain Dodger Registered User regular
    Sadgasm wrote: »
    I still have no fucking idea what a fidget spinner is and I've Googled them like three times

    A fidget spinner is a flywheel, basically. You hold onto the center and spin the outside and it keeps spinning for a while because it has a low-friction bearing. The point is to spin the thing instead of fidgeting; it is meant to satisfy the same impulse that makes you tap your foot, or play with your earlobes. It's very similar to a spinning top, only you hold onto it in your hand instead of allowing it to balance itself upright. The only way to actually have fun with a fidget spinner is by spinning it up to 10,000 RPM with an air compressor and a sprayer gun.

  • RavelleRavelle Registered User regular
    Remove a wheel from a rollerblade and you have a fidget spinner.

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  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    AFAIK they started out as addressing a legit concern. There's some kinds of neuroatypical folks who really need to fidgit with something to function. It was built for them. Then they got co-opted into a desk toy, like a miniature catapult or a bunch of spherical magnets.

    Now they are some kind of internet meme.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    At least they're non-brand and so cheap as chips.

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  • KyanKyan Registered User new member
    Sadgasm wrote: »
    I still have no fucking idea what a fidget spinner is and I've Googled them like three times

    best thing i have read today

  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    I how.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    AFAIK they started out as addressing a legit concern.
    Fidget spinners started out as a way to get Palestinian kids to stop throwing rocks as Israeli soldiers by taking all their excess energy and focusing it into the spinner.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    I bought one with two wing-thingies instead of three, because I was building something and I wanted to use the bearing, plus they're cheap as dirt.

    Kinda fun. I do fidget pretty often, but it doesn't really turn my fidget crank.

  • Twenty SidedTwenty Sided Registered User regular
    AFAIK they started out as addressing a legit concern.
    Fidget spinners started out as a way to get Palestinian kids to stop throwing rocks as Israeli soldiers by taking all their excess energy and focusing it into the spinner.

    That's kind of depressing actually.

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited July 31
    AFAIK they started out as addressing a legit concern.
    Fidget spinners started out as a way to get Palestinian kids to stop throwing rocks as Israeli soldiers by taking all their excess energy and focusing it into the spinner.

    That's kind of depressing actually.

    Cheer up, it's bunk

    (I mean, some woman DID try to invent a toy to distract Palestinian children, but it wasn't the fidget spinner, even though she tries to take credit for it. The kickstarter video is somewhat hilariously depressing, though. This wasn't even her faux "fidget spinner" idea, though. She originally envisioned a "soft rock" that they could throw instead of real ones. Okay, so the story gets more an more bizarre the further you try to explain it so I gotta stop before this can be used as evidence.)

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  • Jacques L'HommeJacques L'Homme Shoes for industry! Shoes for the dead! Shoes for industry! Hi, I'm Joe BeatsRegistered User regular
    Zomagic wrote: »
    I still say fidget spinners are this decade's rubik's cube/ simon/ pogs/ tamogatchi/ bop it. Wildly, insanely, painfully popular right now, but a couple years from now, they'll be everywhere, and no one will be even slightly interested anymore.

    Yeah, in a couple years at best I see these things being found by the dozen in beat up cardboard boxes at rummage sales

    Then ninety years down the line an old man in his hospital bed will softly whisper the the word, "Pyronado..." as a snow globe slips from his frail hands, falling to the floor, his family wondering what these last words could possibly mean.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    First panel is how I feel about my 1 and a half year old. Like yesterday he wouldn't play with any of the plethora of toys we have bought him. No he wanted to climb up on something and knock shit down because babies are punishment for sex.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited July 31
    Preacher wrote: »
    because babies are punishment for sex.

    Nah, babies are punishment for once being a baby. We were all one of those little fuckers at one time.

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  • SadgasmSadgasm Deluded doodler A cold placeRegistered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    First panel is how I feel about my 1 and a half year old. Like yesterday he wouldn't play with any of the plethora of toys we have bought him. No he wanted to climb up on something and knock shit down because babies are punishment for sex.

    I've often wondered why we dont just raise all kids in communal schools/farms like in Gullivers Travels. Sure, it'd probably be devastating for family bonds, but I belive the peace and quiet would make up for it.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    I mostly just like that when you have one spinning and tilt it, you can feel the forces pushing against your finger. Like when physics teachers let the class tilt a spinning bike wheel to demonstrate torque.

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    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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  • TrueLinkTrueLink Registered User regular
    The blue gradient of the background extends beyond the frame. To a weirdo like me, this is madness.

  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    When i was a kid I went to some sort of "pioneer days" fair and we made a craft involving a wooden wheel and string. The string was tied to the wheel in such a way that when you pulled the string on both sides outward it would spin the wheel crazy fast and then draw your hands back in as the string coiled back up. It was actually pretty fun because you could brush the wheel up against stuff while it was spinning and it would sound like a saw.

    Bottom line? The pioneers made a better fidget spinner. And those guys played with inflated sheep bladders.

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    the good old days of pioneer life when you threw cow chips at each other for fun instead of as an Liberal Arts Degree Final or some sort of political statement...
    and people think cholera was vectored by drinking bad and unboiled water... it was actually boredom...

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    When i was a kid I went to some sort of "pioneer days" fair and we made a craft involving a wooden wheel and string. The string was tied to the wheel in such a way that when you pulled the string on both sides outward it would spin the wheel crazy fast and then draw your hands back in as the string coiled back up. It was actually pretty fun because you could brush the wheel up against stuff while it was spinning and it would sound like a saw.

    Bottom line? The pioneers made a better fidget spinner. And those guys played with inflated sheep bladders.

    I had one of those that was 2 disks, and they would clack when they reversed direction. You could get a good rhythm going. Very satisfying.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Nizche wrote: »
    Forgot the word "Know" in the first word bubble.

    I totally added it subconsciously and now am paranoid people have been doing all the time and I've never noticed.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote: »
    Nizche wrote: »
    Forgot the word "Know" in the first word bubble.

    I totally added it subconsciously and now am paranoid people have been doing all the time and I've never noticed.

    Just like we've been adding the "it" for you this whole time.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X The woods are lovely dark and deepRegistered User regular
    The wind ripples on Gabe Jr's face really sell this.

    And miles to go before I sleep.
  • SpinelesSSpinelesS Registered User regular
    Third Panel would make an awesome T-Shirt.

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  • InsaniacDuoInsaniacDuo Registered User regular
    Oh, cool. They fixed the first panel.

  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
    Third panel made me think of this:

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    Third panel made me think of this:

    The porn music is oddly apropos.

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