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Tycho / on Wed, Jul 31 2002 at 2:20 am

New strip.  Just to head any questions off at the pass, yes, I am a weirdo.

I travel around the country about as often as a national monument might, and I don’t feel as though I am operating at peak efficiency outside my proper context.  It’s like sitting down to someone else’s PC.  You sorta recognize where everything is, and you kinda recognize what everything does, but their bit-depth is atrocious and their resolution is an affront.  They’ve got shit on their desktop scattered from hell to breakfast.  In fact, that pretty much describes Los Angeles to a T.  When I leave home, even the colors of things are incorrect.  I have a suspicion that things are doing this on purpose.

We’ve driven for twenty-two long hours, and though I had misgivings about the adventure initially I grew quite fond of the process.  You might have read that Gabe purchased a portable screen for the GameCube, they’re not as expensive as I figured they’d be - but in practice, it wasn’t really something we could use in the car.  Each of us get pretty car-sick when we read on a trip, and the same principle applied here - I was only able to beat Gabe in three rounds of Super Smash Brothers before we decided that it was time to stop playing or throw up.  There will be no such concern at the GameSkins booth however, as it is (to the best of my knowledge) perfectly stationary.  You may be reasonably certain that at the first sign of a lull at our booth, the WaveBirds are coming off the lock. 

We came down here to the Comic-Con primarily to meet human beings, but we also brought a bunch of these:

Gabe answered virtually any question you might have about our posters in a post a couple days ago, so if curiosity strikes about dimensions, pricing, or whatever else please click at your leisure.  If you want us to sign it, or pin two corners to our shoulders and pretend it is a cape, that’s fine - we’re flexible.  What’s more, our durable posters are up to the task.

I need to go to sleep so badly, I’m so tired I feel as though I’m watching myself type all of this.  I’ll probably drop back in tonight with some supplemental meandering, I guess Wednesday sports some kind of con “preview” which I was wholly unaware of until about an hour ago.  I’ll see you if I see you.

(CW)TB out.

then i’ll save the whales

anon / on Mon, Jul 29 2002 at 9:48 am


I have an idea, how about you fuss about it THE DAY WE LEAVE.  Two weeks ago?  NO WAY!  There’s still time to change the plan!  10 minutes before we leave?  NOW YOU’RE COOKIN’ WITH GAS!  This is great!

You’re both idiots.  Shut up, idiots

Gabe / on Mon, Jul 29 2002 at 9:31 am

Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

Jesus Christ, this isn’t the fucking Bataan Death March. It’s just a two day Road Trip to San Diego. I am sorry that you had to purchase the repairs that your car needed anyway in order to make this trip Monkey, but I’m sure you’ll be glad you did it when YOUR FUCKING CAR DOESN"T FALL APART ON THE FREEWAY. I personally think that a hundred bucks for gas and maybe eighty bucks for a hotel room split four ways seems quite a bit better than two hundred dollars per person to fly down there. That’s not including the fact that we would have had to pay to ship the two (very heavy) boxes of posters down there along with my tablet. You also cannot have an official Penny Arcade road trip in a GODDAMNED airplane. Now if you two pussies would be so kind as to shut you’re fucking cry holes and put on a happy face, MAYBE we can enjoy the next 22 hours. This is going to be the best road trip ever!

-Gabe out

anon / on Mon, Jul 29 2002 at 8:07 am

Don’t I Know It

I wish I knew why we were driving down there.  I was all like “Cool, let’s fly down there!” and they were all like “No, we’re driving and it’s really long and boring and you have to drive, Monkey” and I was like “But I’d have to get 800 AMERICAN DOLLARS worth of repairs to make that drive and I don’t even have a job!” and Batjew was like “Now your car repairs have made us get a late start!” and I was like “But I’m totally broke now!” and then Gabe was like “We’re taking a seperate car, and I bought a screen for my GameCube, and we’re playing Super Mario Sunshine the entire way, and YOU CAN’T HAVE ANY!!!!” and then this morning I stubbed my toe and the kitty outside that’s usually nice hissed at me and ran away.

Now that I think about it… after the cost of gas for 2 cars, and hotels, and the books-on-cd we bought, and the fucking LCD screen for the GameCube…. wouldn’t it have been cheaper to fly?

(CW)Safety Monkey

Tycho / on Mon, Jul 29 2002 at 7:37 am

Jesus Christ

Will someone remind me why we are driving down there?  They’ve got these plane things now that I guess are really cool.


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