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Penny Arcade - Comic - A Gentler Decapitation

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A Gentler Decapitation!

Penny Arcade - Comic - A Gentler Decapitation

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

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    This is perfect on so many levels, starting with Gabe's minty-fresh green mouth and going from there.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited May 1
    For anyone not interested in looking it up: Guy yells at some kids for making fun of his truck. The world's politest kids then even apologize for upsetting him while he continues to berate them. Eventually the children manage to deescalate the situation.

    Bad man, good kids.

    Quid on
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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Change My Views: He's mad because he is suppressing his embarrassment at having massively overpaid for a truck that would have mediocre performance even if everything worked as it's supposed to, and everything doesn't work as it's supposed to.

    And then some "woke millennials" got in his field of view.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited May 1
    Quid wrote: »
    For anyone not interested in looking it up: Guy yells at some kids for making fun of his truck.

    GASP

    They mocked his manhood?

    In all seriousness, though; isn't there a law that requires you to laugh at a cybertruck whenever you see one? Kids are just trying to be good, lawful citizen.

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    Such a pure, good, kind, respectfuly, gentleman. Only the light of our lord could have brought him to such acts... hahaha XD wtf, what a jerk joke jackass. Yelling at kids like an idiot is an american past time, but doing because you're rich is kind of a shitty thing

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    gmpgmp Registered User new member
    I am also a Mormon and you shouldn't judge us all by this guy. While I am no better at loving my neighbor, I definitely won't own a cybertruck, so there's that.

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    "Look, for the report I need to know exactly what they called it. Doorstop? Buttwedge? Cyberstuck? Incel Camino?"
    "Crashcan."
    "Oh yeah that's a good one. Hey Carl they said Crashcan. Get it? Crash can! Classic!"

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    It's an impressive artistic achievement in how repugnant and obscene it is, in basically every aesthetic dimension. Functionally, culturally, visually, economically.

    It's like a piece of postmodern performative art, that only achieves beauty in horror via the complete absence of self-awareness in its creation.

    The Musk-mobile realises Homer's attempt in The Simpson's. Elon has transcended meta-reality and become a caricature of a cartoon character. By doing so, the very fabric of reality has begun to tear apart.

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    LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    I think the cybertruck looks cool

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    I think the cybertruck looks cool

    I will admit that it has fairly decent 3D graphics for the Amiga 500.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited May 3
    I also think it looks kinda cool, but in a "I would drive this in a post apocalyptic game where I'm being shot at by cannibals and having to drive through herds of radioactive marmots" sense.*
    Not in a "I would drive this in real life or be pleased to find myself sharing a road with one" sense.

    *I know that the real world vehicle is likely to be bad at either of these hypothetical tasks

    Tofystedeth on
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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    The only way a cybertruck makes sense is to be adorned with led strips and driven at night.
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    OverkillengineOverkillengine Registered User regular
    I think it would look better under better LOD settings instead of that super low poly mesh, I keep expecting it to "pop in".

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    Dark JaguarDark Jaguar Registered User regular
    edited May 18
    I'm new but I joined in because I wanted to toss in a few insults to this thing too.

    It looks like a car rendered on a 386 for the game Stunts for DOS. It would work better on outlandish racecorses with loop-de-loops and ramps.

    We all don't understand the accelerator issue. You see, it's called "overclocking" and it's a popular thing with owners.

    The man's a rabid Musk acolyte, of course he's going to spit down their neck. He has a foaming surplus that must be deposited!

    Edit: But as it turns out, I'm not new. All those "Camp Weedontwancha" posts got wrapped up into this and now I can't even find the original comics! Now that's a shame.

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    keepwatchingtheskieskeepwatchingtheskies Registered User regular
    Stunts was dope though. Especially building your own race tracks and finding a glitch that would catapult your car sky-high at 1000 KM/h.

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    Dark JaguarDark Jaguar Registered User regular
    Heck not only that, my Stunts cars never rusted.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    I saw a cybertruck in real life last week and it somehow looks worse in person.. It's very weird, like I saw it on the other side of the intersection and it felt like my eyes had just not rendered a texture on a vehicle.

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    Dark JaguarDark Jaguar Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    Just give it a chance to rain and the textures will start to pop in. Right now it's original Star Fox, but given time it'll be the "other world" of Silent Hill.

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Remind me, does getting an aftermarket coating on your cybertruck invalidate your warranty or break ToS or some other technofeudalist bullshit?

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    V1m wrote: »
    Remind me, does getting an aftermarket coating on your cybertruck invalidate your warranty or break ToS or some other technofeudalist bullshit?

    They have told drivers who had problems that taking possession of the vehicle a all violates the TOS and voids the warranty. There's the guy who had the coolant leak 35 miles after pickup and the guy who was forced to pay for one that caught fire in shipping, but the most fun one is the person who affectionately patted the slide door over the bed after singing papers (didn't even get in and turn it on yet) and the fender fell off. He immediately learned that those plastic coated "giga cell" body mounting plates are not replaceable and that his vehicle was totaled. He was told the warranty was violated and when he asked how they sent him a scan of his signature on the bill of sale and said this signature showed he had used the vehicle in an unintended way.

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    Dark JaguarDark Jaguar Registered User regular
    That last one is straight up cartoonery. It could only be more cartoony if the car COMPLETELY collapsed into a pile of junk after patting it.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    That last one is straight up cartoonery. It could only be more cartoony if the car COMPLETELY collapsed into a pile of junk after patting it.

    No, I think the real cartoony would have been for the pat to have engaged the accelerator and sent the car on a destructive trail through the lot before crashing into the side of the dealership.

    All of which would of course be the owner's responsibility.

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