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« on: December 30, 2005, 09:23:08 PM »

Sometimes I love their insight but the last run of "An Unbelievably Merch Christmas" is just dumb and worse not funny

 


I mean what is that crap?
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005, 09:42:00 PM »

Haha, what the hell? That makes no sense at all.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2005, 10:37:20 PM »

It's part 6 of the Merch Xmas Series.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2005, 10:52:27 PM »

Penny Arcade can be funny?
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2005, 11:52:18 PM »

Does this help?

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2005, 11:53:27 PM »

The first "Merch" comic:

[edit] Doh, missed it by a few seconds.

PS- I f'd your dad!
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005, 02:37:23 AM »

I didn't really get this series either but what the hell.  Everyone needs a vacation sometime.
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005, 02:53:51 AM »

I laughed. They said "fuck". Hee hee.

But then, I'm an idiot.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2005, 05:53:23 AM »

Penny Arcade's strength is when they talk about video games, especially new ones.  Anything else is hit or miss.
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2005, 06:35:49 AM »

I get the impression they're trying to create another FF2K with "The Merch".  Unsuccessfully, I might add.
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2005, 03:28:25 PM »

Really, I love PA, but the Merch thing should have been limited to the very first one.  Though not original ("Remember to drink your ovaltine?!"), it was a funny view of the new era of marketing.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2006, 04:51:13 AM »

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Penny Arcade's strength is when they talk about video games, especially new ones.  Anything else is hit or miss.


I think that is how I feel.  I remember laughing at thier stuff when the Xbox first came out and the controller appeared so huge, and thier digs at Pokemon, but "I fucked your dad"  is probably on my list of never funny punchlines.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2006, 08:59:29 AM »

I love PA so much, but Merch should have gone out with the first comic. This is not very funny to me.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2006, 07:09:59 PM »

Agreed they lost some of my respect with this recent series.

But the Blizzard hiring Satan one still makes me howl to this day...

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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2006, 10:40:44 PM »

Yeah that is pretty freaking hilarious Orgs.
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2006, 10:53:32 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2006, 10:40:42 PM »

Being funny is hard.  Being consistently funny is really, really hard.  Being funny three times a week for 52 weeks a year is a job I don't envy.  I think the Penny-Arcade guys achieve real humor more consistently than just about anyone out there - definitely more than any other regularly-updated web comic I've seen.  Even more than some TV shows.  Sure there are misses, but between Tycho's newsposts, which often border on sheer brilliance, and the comics themselves, I think PA is pretty damn good, and visit them daily.

Oh, and also, I fucked your dad  :lol:
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2006, 11:05:39 PM »

That is truly sick.
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2006, 02:24:01 AM »

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Being funny is hard.  Being consistently funny is really, really hard.  Being funny three times a week for 52 weeks a year is a job I don't envy.  I think the Penny-Arcade guys achieve real humor more consistently than just about anyone out there - definitely more than any other regularly-updated web comic I've seen.  Even more than some TV shows.  Sure there are misses, but between Tycho's newsposts, which often border on sheer brilliance, and the comics themselves, I think PA is pretty damn good, and visit them daily.

Oh, and also, I fucked your dad  :lol:


+1. Nerd man knows his stuff. He also knows the pressure I feel to be funny for him every weekend. Its hard.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2006, 03:11:13 AM »

I think the strip's funnier now than when I first read it.
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2006, 04:14:14 AM »



I found this one highly entertaining, and well, very informative.
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2006, 05:02:57 AM »

Yeah, see that comic is classic PA-hilarious stuff-and it makes sense. Merch requires a significant involvement to find the funny smile
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2006, 05:09:53 AM »

It wasn't funny 'till I reread the original "The Merch" comic.  Then it became amusing.  But I can see how for somebody coming on it cold, or somebody without perfect recall, it's just odd and inappropriate.  It was for me 'till I saw what begat it.
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2006, 06:06:46 AM »

This is the PA strip that my brother, a non PA reader, found funniest:



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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2006, 05:16:40 PM »

I actually picked up one of the Maverick's Tyco mentioned in the news post.  This thing is seriously one of the most bad-ass Nerf guns I have ever seen.  I feel like an extra in a cheap action/sci-fi movie using it.
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