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[PA Comic] Friday, April 13, 2012 - Lickr

TinklesTinkles YAY!Never Past Bedtime Land vanilla
edited April 2012 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff regular
    edited April 2012
    So this is why I never get sick at PAX? More importantly, this is why everyone else gets sick?

    Oh, also, best birthday comic.

    PikaPuff on
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  • ZxerolZxerol regular
    dat tongue

  • first comic i've laughed at in a long time

  • This strip is disgusting.





    Disgusting and awesome.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon regular
    These dizzying highs just to serve to cheapen the usual comics!

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning regular
    "Where the flavor collects." Beautiful.

  • HenroidHenroid M-May I have this dance? ... Don't touch me. regular
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

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  • IvarIvar regular
    dat saliva

  • AurichAurich regular
    Those are Merch sheets. I don't think that's Gabe's bed.

  • A steak!A steak! Generous Glover mod
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

  • The true cause of PAXitis is toilet seats.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon regular
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • IvarIvar regular
    The true cause of PAXitis is toilet seats.

    That's why it's important to piss on them, to rinse away other people's germs.

  • Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    What if the other guy didn't wash his hands after pooping?

  • People who don't wash their hands regularly, and people who touch their faces often, are Nurglings.

    What is this I don't even.
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? Chicago regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    What if the other guy didn't wash his hands after pooping?

    Then we don't shake hands with you.

    Nobeard wrote: »
    You can even mount some non-animals...

    Steam:MichaelLC
  • Khoo should just hire a guy to follow Mike around with a big bucket of Purel, and after every hand shake, just hold it out so Mike can dip both hands in it up to the elbow.

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  • ZekZek regular
    Important question: what is Gabe doing when he says "like this"? Is that Tycho's hand he's licking now?

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library regular
    Tongues are not bumpy on the bottom. :)

  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 48 regular
    Oh... the comic edit thread is going to be golden this weekend.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library regular
    edited April 2012
    Regarding the newspost, I never could remember Second Reality or the Future Crew, though I remember the demo vividly. I'm not surprised at all that the members of the demogroup went on to found all kinds of shit we know and love.

    Second Reality blew my mind when I found it on a BBS.

    However, the Moleman's explanation text at that video site is copied from wikipedia. Not cool. Or... he wrote it. Cool! It's either cool or uncool.

    spool32 on
  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there. regular
    Oh my god

    that hand has five fingers


    WHOSE HAND IS THAT

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Illinois??? regular
    i'm in favor the george carlin theory of bacteria and illness

  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Social Justice Blackguard regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Oh my god

    that hand has five fingers


    WHOSE HAND IS THAT

    Whoever he is, he killed my father.
    Prepare to die.

    First they came for the Muslims, and we said NOT TODAY, MOTHERFUCKERS
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library regular

  • PikaPuff wrote: »
    So this is why I never get sick at PAX? More importantly, this is why everyone else gets sick?

    Oh, also, best birthday comic.

    Hi5 @PikaPuff. Hi5.


  • AurichAurich regular
    Whoa. The entire time I was watching that I was going "WHY." The situation Tycho describes is absolutely fascinating, and I am certain that without having been there (so to speak) that something is lost.

  • edited April 2012
    Full disclosure: I am the Enforcer referenced in the newspost.
    spool32 wrote: »
    However, the Moleman's explanation text at that video site is copied from wikipedia. Not cool. Or... he wrote it. Cool! It's either cool or uncool.
    I believe the guy that made the movie's landing page (not 'moleman' - that's the best English translation of the original Hungarian title, roughly slang for 'underground') also wrote the text on Wikipedia, so hopefully cool ;)
    Whoa. The entire time I was watching that I was going "WHY."
    Because! Why do people paint pictures? Actually, a better comparison would be 'why do people engage in super hard math problem competitions just for fun.' The competitions themselves aren't going to get you anywhere, but the skills you need to succeed in them are probably going to help your career otherwise. Hence why many demosceners end up working in games development, as professional 'creative types', or etc. To be successful in the scene you have to have both talent AND a very robust work ethic - while also having at least some social skills, because of how demoparties are set up as social events.

    For example, arguably the top coder/programmer in the scene right now is a guy who does 3D graphics development for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe as his day job, and then comes home and works hardcore on demos. During PAX, he was at the Revision demoparty in Germany, getting extremely, extremely drunk. ;)

    Tango on
  • LuxLux regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    Maybe it's different for people that do signings. I've heard stories at other cons of creators getting sick and they suspect shaking hundreds and hundreds of hands had something to do with it.

  • Ugh, stupid pox. I'm never licking another hand at PAX.

  • Tango wrote: »
    Full disclosure: I am the Enforcer referenced in the newspost.
    spool32 wrote: »
    However, the Moleman's explanation text at that video site is copied from wikipedia. Not cool. Or... he wrote it. Cool! It's either cool or uncool.
    I believe the guy that made the movie's landing page (not 'moleman' - that's the best English translation of the original Hungarian title, roughly slang for 'underground') also wrote the text on Wikipedia, so hopefully cool ;)
    Whoa. The entire time I was watching that I was going "WHY."
    Because! Why do people paint pictures? Actually, a better comparison would be 'why do people engage in super hard math problem competitions just for fun.' The competitions themselves aren't going to get you anywhere, but the skills you need to succeed in them are probably going to help your career otherwise. Hence why many demosceners end up working in games development, as professional 'creative types', or etc. To be successful in the scene you have to have both talent AND a very robust work ethic - while also having at least some social skills, because of how demoparties are set up as social events.

    For example, arguably the top coder/programmer in the scene right now is a guy who does 3D graphics development for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe as his day job, and then comes home and works hardcore on demos. During PAX, he was at the Revision demoparty in Germany, getting extremely, extremely drunk. ;)

    Is there a specific word that describes those people that do amazing things with incredibly small files? Like, the team that created a working, decent graphics FPS in a stupidly, stupidly small file?

    What is this I don't even.
  • Oh man, I so fondly remember the demo scene. I remember the display hacks on pirated software in the 80's too; talking skulls, color bars and lots of barley readable bouncing fonts made of particles (which mostly looked like L.A. graffiti to my eyes) on my Apple ][. I re-discovered the demo scene off of BBS' in the early nineties and was amazed by the kind of things they could do with limited resources, some of them were just 4k executables but had impressive animated 3D models and textures generated programmatically.

    I showed them, including Second Reality, off at the company I worked for called Berkeley Systems and that convinced them to send some managers to a Demo Scene meetup in Amsterdam to try and recruit some tallent. Sadly nothing came from it (except a couple of managers spending a weekend stoned, so I heard). To this day I keep around a folder of demo's to show to developers, because look at what they can do! Right now I've got "fr-041: debris" running in a virtual machine, it's essentially a concept music video with impressive and clever graphics crammed into a 174k executable. There's some real serious compressions and algorithmically generated content wizardry going on in there.

    I'll have to catch up on the scene.

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  • IvarIvar regular
    edited April 2012
    spool32 wrote: »

    I'd just like to point out that there's no pre-rendered animations/video here, this is all rendered in real time.
    Well, at least when you run the actual demo. A Youtube video isn't quite the same.

    edit: I watched the video on Youtube now, and it doesn't do the demo justice at all. For one thing, the video is too slow to keep up with a lot of the movements.
    If at all possible, you should run the actual demo, maybe in DOSBox.

    Ivar on
  • Why am I not surprised...

    Necks... it's all about necks...

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  • I think this is the first PA strip that has actually ever grossed me out. A difficult feat to accomplish.

    My heart says to love this strip, but my brain says "eww".

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  • That hand hurts my eyes. I'd swear it has like eight fingers.

  • The second panel makes me laugh and gag at the same time. They absolutely have to do a 4th Panel on this, just so I can hear Mike say "the between places, where the flavor collects"!

  • HenroidHenroid M-May I have this dance? ... Don't touch me. regular
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    So this is why I never get sick at PAX? More importantly, this is why everyone else gets sick?

    Oh, also, best birthday comic.

    Hi5 @PikaPuff. Hi5.

    But then you'd have to touch Pika and get sick.

    "Ultima Online Pre-Trammel is the perfect example of why libertarians are full of shit."
    - @Ludious
  • Zazu Yen wrote: »
    some of them were just 4k executables but had impressive animated 3D models and textures generated programmatically.
    4k and 64k intros are still where a lot of the really cutting-edge stuff is at. Google for an intro from 2009 called Elevated (use "Elevated 4k intro" or something -- you'll get a bazillion links to both the 4k executable and videos of it running). Real-time almost photorealistic mountains and light effects, plus music, in FOUR KILOBYTES.
    Right now I've got "fr-041: debris" running in a virtual machine, it's essentially a concept music video with impressive and clever graphics crammed into a 174k executable. There's some real serious compressions and algorithmically generated content wizardry going on in there.
    Farbrausch have made a lot of good stuff in the last 10 or so years. We also showed .kkrieger at the panel, which was Farbrausch's tech-demo 96-kilobyte FPS. It's not cutting edge in an absolute sense nowadays -- until you realize it's all generated out of a 96k executable!

  • Zek wrote: »
    Important question: what is Gabe doing when he says "like this"? Is that Tycho's hand he's licking now?

    It's not his own, unless he's Plastic Man. Either he's licking Tycho's hand in demonstration, or panel two is a flashback to a representative licking episode.

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