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Penny Arcade - Comic - A Knife And A Fork

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A Knife And A Fork!

Penny Arcade - Comic - A Knife And A Fork

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

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  • FireballDragonFireballDragon Registered User regular
    How many of you wanna bet Gabe's gonna do something unmentionable with that snowman?

    furlion
  • LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    Caveat emptor

  • Man in the MistsMan in the Mists Registered User regular
    How many of you wanna bet Gabe's gonna do something unmentionable with that snowman?

    Or he decides to pass the torch and let one of his kids do it?

    V1m
  • jberryjberry longtime reader firsttime poster Fort Smith Ark USARegistered User regular
    Tycho wrote:
    the things they're being made to account for are practices that have been in use broadly...like getting pulled over for speeding after somebody literally just passed you, going faster
    broad use justifies no wrong
    party a wrongdoing never justifies party b wrongdoing
    if i murder one person am i innocent because someone else has murdered two
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Caveat emptor
    caveat emptor is an amoral idea

    V1m
  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Caveat emptor

    Ecce homo

  • dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    jberry wrote: »
    Tycho wrote:
    the things they're being made to account for are practices that have been in use broadly...like getting pulled over for speeding after somebody literally just passed you, going faster
    broad use justifies no wrong
    party a wrongdoing never justifies party b wrongdoing
    if i murder one person am i innocent because someone else has murdered two

    Don't think Jerry said he thought it justified it. Just that he at least understood why Epic would cry out that they're being singled out. It's entirely possible to understand a person's (or in this case, corporation's) excuse without agreeing with it.
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Caveat emptor
    caveat emptor is an amoral idea

    Caveat emptor is really good life advice.

    dennis on
    Quid
  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Caveat emptor
    caveat emptor is an amoral idea

    Caveat emptor is really good life advice.
    Caveat emptor is good life advice, but it can't used as legal or moral justification for corporations' bad behavior, as they will always exploit their power and information asymmetry to take as much from the customer as they can get away with, no matter how much the buyer tries to be careful.

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    dennisAndy JoeV1mAngelHedgie
  • dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    dennis wrote: »
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Caveat emptor
    caveat emptor is an amoral idea

    Caveat emptor is really good life advice.
    Caveat emptor is good life advice, but it can't used as legal or moral justification for corporations' bad behavior, as they will always exploit their power and information asymmetry to take as much from the customer as they can get away with, no matter how much the buyer tries to be careful.

    Correct. Both things are true. And since ultimately the legal system is rigged to slant towards the people with money, you'll be wise to caveat fucking emptor just as hard as you can. Doesn't mean you won't get screwed anyway, though.

    dennis on
    V1m
  • PyrianPyrian Registered User regular
    Fun fact: Caveat Emptor originated as a legal principle that once a sale was closed, the seller was absolved of any defects in the product. Eventually, society decided that was stupid.

    Andy JoeCrimeRobot
  • OverkillengineOverkillengine Registered User regular
    edited January 4
    Re: Third panel

    And when one employs a team of lawyers, it's called "court".
    And when one employs a team of bureaucrats, it's called "government".

    Overkillengine on
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