June 12, 2013

Regarding the announcement of 2 new video game systems...


40 comments:

  1. Why would someone spend $500 on a black, plastic rectangle?

    OH! I get it! She's making an overly simplistic generalization about an advanced gaming console. I'll bet she's real popular with her friends...

    "Hey, wanna see my new car?"

    "Oooo... I see you spent $15,000 on a blue steel box on wheels. Good for you!"

    "Never mind... bitch."

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    1. Good thing you didn't take it personally and act like a fat lil' baby.

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    2. You don't really understand humor, do you, Quendor?

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    3. Well, she couldn't say it about the last gen... point made?

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    4. To be fair, the PS4 isn't a rectangle. It's a parallelogram.

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    5. Do you seriously think a car is comparable to a toy?

      Some of us don't have our mothers drive us around and need our own transportation for things like going to and from our jobs and buying necessities.

      Believe it or not, groceries do not magically appear in the refrigerator.

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  2. you know, lady, people could just as easily trivialize a bunch of your hobbies too...

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  3. In a comic that's main purpose is to make fun of comic nerds' eccentricities, you guys are getting butt-hurt about a snipe at video games?

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  4. wow, this one brought out some real winners in the comments, huh?

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    1. It's been pretty bad lately. Maybe the folks who are not typical anonymous demi-trolls need to sign in. Not directed at you.

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  5. MY black plastic rectangle only costs four hundred, lady. Get your facts straight.

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  6. She can't even tell the difference in black and white. Give her a break, she's clearly challenged as it is.

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  7. Rectangle is a 2D shape :p

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  8. That's not an entirely accurate description of the ps4- it's a parallelogram, not a rectangle.

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  9. I really did not expect this many people to be responding to this joke like douches. Then again, am I really surprised at geek misogyny at this point. Kudos to the rest of you, for having a sense of humor for a light-hearted joke.

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    1. Maybe you should shut up about it then. Also, there's no such thing as "geek misogyny," it's just another made up phrase by high and mighty idiots such as yourself. There's only misogyny, although the only person actually focusing on her gender is you. Everyone else is commenting on the funny/dumb thing she said.

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    2. "Geek misogyny" is totally a myth.

      http://femfreq.tumblr.com/post/52673540142/twitter-vs-female-protagonists-in-video-games

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    3. Cool so if it's all just misogyny then "geek misogyny" is just a more specific kind. Saying "it doesn't exist" is weird - do you mean geeks can't be misogynistic in their own way? Because they absolutely can be and are.

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    4. Except it isn't a specific kind of misogyny. It's a source of misogyny. Misogyny is just misogyny; it doesn't come in flavors. Geek misogyny, jock misogyny, chap misogyny are all just the same thing: misogyny.

      And there isn't any misogyny here, from any source. Space Butler doesn't seem to understand that disagreeing with or criticizing a woman's comments is not misogyny.

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  10. that's pretty much how I see it.

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  11. REAL gamers use PCs. Consoles are for children, noobs, and idiots.

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    1. None of the adults I know, use the word noob. May want to check the mirror there, REAL gamer.

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    2. HA! Burn.

      (I'm a different anon to 2:10 up there, btw)

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    3. @ West: All of the adults I know don't use commas improperly.

      (Also a different anon)

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    4. @Westender: I played Zork when it was state-of-the-art, and I was in my 20s when I did. I've played Duke Nukem over the phone line with my own modded graphics. I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. And I use the word noob.

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    5. @Anon 9:48 -

      I doubt the accuracy of your statement. The comma is a more poorly understood grammatical tool than your snippy argument implies. You don't know any adults that improperly use commas? I find that hard to believe.

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    6. @Anon 11:13AM. Thank you for the great Bladerunner reference!Although,I think it may have been wasted on a lot of these noobs.

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    7. Not another anonymous.6/14/2013 1:09 PM

      @Karen Explaining jokes makes them funny!

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  12. Did she happen to have an iPhone on her? tee hee

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  13. somebody should do a new spin off web comic titled "our valued customers: conversations from the comments section of our valued customers".

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    1. Seriously, god damn.

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    2. "It's true."

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  14. I would have let her know that I'm spending my $500 by Christmas this year, or else I am a failure in life.

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  15. could be worse. could be a white plastic rectangle.

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  16. I know we all felt real clever with that "parallelogram" comment (I was going to say it too) but if we're going to be technical it turns out the correct term for the PS4 as a 3D object is "parallelepiped." It seems "rhomboid" is also acceptable (it's certainly easier to say).

    Still working on my Professor Frink laugh. "Mulaven?" "Fulaval?" Hang on, I can do this...

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    1. At least we all know what shape the Nintendo Game Cube is.

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  17. I'm not even sure why everyone is assuming she was being insulting. That sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing a gamer might say to another gamer, knowing two consoles are coming out at the same time. Just like card gamers call their hobby "paper crack".

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    1. That is how I saw it, as well. Not insulting, just excited and eager to know which one her friend was going to get.

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  18. Based on the emphasis on the word “you” and her facial expression, I didn’t get the impression she was trying to be insulting. It read to me more like “/I’m/ excited about /this/ black plastic rectangle. Which one are /you/ excited about?”

    @Brian Erickson—Good point. It reminds me of the scene in /Free Enterprise/ where the character likens men’s stereos to women’s shoes.

    @Ayuup—That is sad to see. It might be salvageable if at least some of those commenters were trying so hard that they expected not be taken seriously.

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  19. For whatever reason I wanna slap her.

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