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Penny Arcade - Comic - Converse x Lockheed Martin

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Converse x Lockheed Martin!

Penny Arcade - Comic - Converse x Lockheed Martin

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

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    LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    I don’t understand the title, but maybe the news post will explain it

    I saw the first Godzilla Kong movie but it didn’t leave me wanting a sequel

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    FireballDragonFireballDragon Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure in cases like these, the "x" is silent. It's always hilarious (And annoying) when weebs insist upon calling their favorite anime "Hunter Ecks Hunter."

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    v2miccav2micca Registered User regular
    edited April 10
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    I don’t understand the title, but maybe the news post will explain it

    I saw the first Godzilla Kong movie but it didn’t leave me wanting a sequel

    I've felt that way since legendary's first Godzilla film hit theaters in 2014. But then, I also haven't really cared for any of the Planet of the Apes films, and those continue to rake in cash for studios. My opinion doesn't seem to inform the cultural zeitgeist. And as long as Studios continue to let Nolan and Villeneuve do their thing, I'm okay with that.

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    KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Some good jokes in this one. I never even thought to think of the title as 'times'.

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    It's a modern B movie with enough graphics budget to make it Not a B movie anymore. So it still holds the lame plot/acting. Some people dig that, it was an ok movie. I felt it was a bit long at the tooth

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    OverkillengineOverkillengine Registered User regular
    Look, Kong had taken a feat for weapon proficiency: Kong, so by gawd he was determined to get some use out of it!

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    Johnny17Johnny17 Registered User regular
    Rare created a whole franchise out of this premise.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    I don’t understand the title, but maybe the news post will explain it

    I saw the first Godzilla Kong movie but it didn’t leave me wanting a sequel

    Understandable.
    But I wanted a movie where a giant monkey punches a giant lizard in the head.
    And by god, GxK delivered in spades.

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    That was basically my response to people who didn't like Pacific Rim Uprising. Pacific Rim was awesome, but it was not a good movie. The setting was illogical, the scale was broken, the physics made no sense, the writing was just a way to get tot he next one line zinger. It was a movie where giant robots punched giant monsters and everything was named by a 13 year old writing off brand Power Rangers fan fiction.

    If you expected the sequel to do anything except check all those same boxes you were going to the wrong movie.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure in cases like these, the "x" is silent. It's always hilarious (And annoying) when weebs insist upon calling their favorite anime "Hunter Ecks Hunter."

    According to the GxK makers, yeah, it's supposed to be silent. The "silent x" thing comes from Japanese manga/anime. It's a stylization thing. That being said, I don't fucking care and will say the "x". I'm not going to follow a rule for non-native English media when it sounds dumb to native English speakers. I'm not calling it "Godzilla Kong". If they had wanted me to, they could have made the English title "Godzilla Kong" or even "Godzilla/Kong" (shades of "Face/Off").

    Otherwise, they can go in the pile with the creator of the "GIF". This pile is labeled "fuck x off".

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    Emperor MegamanEmperor Megaman Registered User regular
    edited April 12
    I was not ready for that strip. "I don't think we're multiplying lizards by apes. It's not a math problem" caugh me off-guard, and just when i was recovering, it hit me with "kong was fighting with a baby Kong. He is using the baby like a nunchaku. Like a Bruce Lee Thing"
    Haven't seen that movie, but the strip sure was funny.
    I'm pretty sure in cases like these, the "x" is silent. It's always hilarious (And annoying) when weebs insist upon calling their favorite anime "Hunter Ecks Hunter."

    From my experience the weebs are generally the one who correct other because they're familiar enough with anime naming convention, while more casual reader/watcher are not aware.

    dennis wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure in cases like these, the "x" is silent. It's always hilarious (And annoying) when weebs insist upon calling their favorite anime "Hunter Ecks Hunter."

    According to the GxK makers, yeah, it's supposed to be silent. The "silent x" thing comes from Japanese manga/anime. It's a stylization thing. That being said, I don't fucking care and will say the "x". I'm not going to follow a rule for non-native English media when it sounds dumb to native English speakers. I'm not calling it "Godzilla Kong". If they had wanted me to, they could have made the English title "Godzilla Kong" or even "Godzilla/Kong" (shades of "Face/Off").

    Otherwise, they can go in the pile with the creator of the "GIF". This pile is labeled "fuck x off".

    Even then, in the cases of games or animes that crossover two properties, it's not the silent "x" thing and is instead pronounced "cross" such as Project x Zone.
    And in that case, i feel like "Godzilla Kong" just sound less impactful.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Is there an explanation for the strip title?

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure in cases like these, the "x" is silent. It's always hilarious (And annoying) when weebs insist upon calling their favorite anime "Hunter Ecks Hunter."

    According to the GxK makers, yeah, it's supposed to be silent. The "silent x" thing comes from Japanese manga/anime. It's a stylization thing. That being said, I don't fucking care and will say the "x". I'm not going to follow a rule for non-native English media when it sounds dumb to native English speakers. I'm not calling it "Godzilla Kong". If they had wanted me to, they could have made the English title "Godzilla Kong" or even "Godzilla/Kong" (shades of "Face/Off").

    Otherwise, they can go in the pile with the creator of the "GIF". This pile is labeled "fuck x off".

    I only found out recently that the v in civil court cases should be pronounced "and" rather than "vee"

    Doesn't stop basically everybody I know at work just using "vee"

    Possibly because "Mallalieu and Drummond" sounds like either a music hall act or a hardware store, and "Laycock and Freeman, Hardy and Willis" is just confusing

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited April 13
    dennis wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure in cases like these, the "x" is silent. It's always hilarious (And annoying) when weebs insist upon calling their favorite anime "Hunter Ecks Hunter."

    According to the GxK makers, yeah, it's supposed to be silent. The "silent x" thing comes from Japanese manga/anime. It's a stylization thing. That being said, I don't fucking care and will say the "x". I'm not going to follow a rule for non-native English media when it sounds dumb to native English speakers. I'm not calling it "Godzilla Kong". If they had wanted me to, they could have made the English title "Godzilla Kong" or even "Godzilla/Kong" (shades of "Face/Off").

    Otherwise, they can go in the pile with the creator of the "GIF". This pile is labeled "fuck x off".

    I only found out recently that the v in civil court cases should be pronounced "and" rather than "vee"

    Doesn't stop basically everybody I know at work just using "vee"

    Possibly because "Mallalieu and Drummond" sounds like either a music hall act or a hardware store, and "Laycock and Freeman, Hardy and Willis" is just confusing

    Well this is an interesting nook you've shown me! Apparently, it varies between English-speaking countries:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_citation#Pronunciation_of_case_titles

    Looks like the "versus" pronunciation is the most common accepted one in the US, with the notable exception of Roe v. ("vee") Wade.

    dennis on
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    BursarBursar Hee Noooo! PDX areaRegistered User regular
    edited April 13
    dennis wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure in cases like these, the "x" is silent. It's always hilarious (And annoying) when weebs insist upon calling their favorite anime "Hunter Ecks Hunter."

    According to the GxK makers, yeah, it's supposed to be silent. The "silent x" thing comes from Japanese manga/anime. It's a stylization thing. That being said, I don't fucking care and will say the "x". I'm not going to follow a rule for non-native English media when it sounds dumb to native English speakers. I'm not calling it "Godzilla Kong". If they had wanted me to, they could have made the English title "Godzilla Kong" or even "Godzilla/Kong" (shades of "Face/Off").

    Otherwise, they can go in the pile with the creator of the "GIF". This pile is labeled "fuck x off".

    If it helps, in most appearances in JP media it's not the letter "X" on its own, it's the "cross" shape. Like on the PlayStation controller, Sony mandates that it's the Cross button (but usually prefers if you use an image of the shape instead).

    This is from Sony's tech manuals:
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    This means that "Name X Name" is more "Name [meets] Name," not necessarily "versus." In the US it would be more likely written with a plus sign fifteen years ago.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Ballistic: Ecks Cross Sever

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited April 13
    Ringo wrote: »
    Is there an explanation for the strip title?

    Converse and Doc Martens are both shoe brands.

    Lockheed Martin means you're escalating the conflict by involving military contractors.

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