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Penny Arcade - Comic - Le Strip d'Escalier

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Le Strip d'Escalier!

Penny Arcade - Comic - Le Strip d'Escalier

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

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    It does sounds pretty cyberpunk, no getting away from it.

    -1d6 humanity loss, Gabe

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    My brother got a titanium mesh to keep his brains from doing the same. It sounds cool, but it doesn't even set off metal detectors, so he can't do the cool Matrix scene and he doesn't get to carry a card saying to let him and his robot parts through security. Doesn't stop him from telling people he has a terrilium-carbonic alloy in his brain, though.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    The strip's title is a play on the phrase l'esprit de l'escalier. It means thinking of a reply too late.

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    ArmsForPeace84ArmsForPeace84 Your Partner In Freedom Registered User regular
    Keeping one's intestines from becoming outestines is what I figured the Sandevistan Speed Boost and a FN Browning "3 Spot" were for.

    Nothing personal. It's just business.
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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    When other people's intestines shoot out Gabe will be sitting pretty

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    A while back the daughter of one of my coworkers wound up needing a pacemaker (she's doing well, but it was a bit stressful for her mother, who I worked with.) Talking about it, I noted that it's sad that they don't use nuclear batteries in pacemakers anymore (yes, this is a thing that was done) as had they put one of those in her, she could have claimed to be atomic powered.

    Apparently, the thought amused the woman in question.

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    MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    My brother got a titanium mesh to keep his brains from doing the same. It sounds cool, but it doesn't even set off metal detectors, so he can't do the cool Matrix scene and he doesn't get to carry a card saying to let him and his robot parts through security. Doesn't stop him from telling people he has a terrilium-carbonic alloy in his brain, though.

    He could also use the Bender approach and proclaim "I'm 40% titanium!" followed by knocking a couple times on his head.

    "It's just as I've always said. We are being digested by an amoral universe."

    -Tycho Brahe
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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    A while back the daughter of one of my coworkers wound up needing a pacemaker (she's doing well, but it was a bit stressful for her mother, who I worked with.) Talking about it, I noted that it's sad that they don't use nuclear batteries in pacemakers anymore (yes, this is a thing that was done) as had they put one of those in her, she could have claimed to be atomic powered.

    Apparently, the thought amused the woman in question.

    If your definition is loose enough, we (people with a pacemaker) are technically cyborgs:
    "Cyborg" is not the same thing as bionics, biorobotics, or androids; it applies to an organism that has restored function or enhanced abilities due to the integration of some artificial component or technology that relies on some sort of feedback.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    I mean, most of us have dental work.

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