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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 03:18:38 PM »
There are good puns and then there are puns like that one...

I have to dispute this.  There are no good puns.
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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 04:16:36 PM »
Best review thread posted several days before the episode, evar!
theres a thought, an episode purely driven by its episode review commentary that comes out before it drops.  what else should you talk about during this episode. 

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2009, 12:19:36 PM »
I found the episode displayed an appalling lack of 'business' before they got to the main topic.

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2009, 12:23:34 PM »
I found the episode displayed an appalling lack of 'business' before they got to the main topic.

Just wait til you hear the business.

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2009, 12:25:10 PM »
I found the episode displayed an appalling lack of 'business' before they got to the main topic.

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2009, 12:48:51 PM »
It's the Podge version of Where's Waldo. Where's Matt?

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009, 03:30:02 PM »
There are good puns and then there are puns like that one...

I have to dispute this.  There are no good puns.

+1 Massive Agree
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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009, 03:46:36 PM »
That picture still cracks me up.

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2009, 06:39:28 PM »
Hey, stop using our phone conversations to try and make yourself look cool!

Please, I have to work hard not to look cool  :D

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2009, 07:15:18 PM »
Hey, stop using our phone conversations to try and make yourself look cool!

Please, I have to work hard not to look cool  :D

The comedic stylings of Mr. Jim Brown everybody! Let him hear it!

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2009, 02:44:54 AM »
My impressions of this episode:

Matt is hilarious.

Adam, dude, bro, chief, greg...stop repeating what people say directly after they say it.

I have previously stated that I do not care for xkcd in general, but this is not guided by that, this is specific: that "spot on" comic is lame because nobody talks about music DRM anymore. There's no special, self-aware, double irony going on by talking about how nobody talks about music DRM anymore. The type of douchebag described by the comic doesn't exist in notable frequency. Which means that criticizing that guy is not very different from simply talking about music DRM yourself.

Even Reddit, which is notoriously on xkcd's jock, realized that comic sucked.

In good comic news: This is the best Penny Arcade for months.

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2009, 10:01:33 AM »
Adam was so excited about this topic that he started the thread early and now that the show is actually out there, he's not talking about it. :)

And Paul, the strip wasn't about DRM. It was about the contrary nature of people on the internet, that they're so determined to show other people they're right that they'd argue a dead subject.
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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2009, 10:30:01 AM »
And Paul, the strip wasn't about DRM. It was about the contrary nature of people on the internet, that they're so determined to show other people they're right that they'd argue a dead subject.

I agree with this.

I'm waiting for other people to comment.  It's hard to respond to myself, since I pretty generally always agree with me.  I'm usually right (at least according to myself).

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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2009, 10:38:06 AM »
Oh, I thought there was an actual statement you wanted to make but were waiting for the episode to drop.

Okay, someone post feedback so Adam can talk about this episode.
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Re: Episode 32 Review
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2009, 01:04:49 PM »
And Paul, the strip wasn't about DRM. It was about the contrary nature of people on the internet, that they're so determined to show other people they're right that they'd argue a dead subject.

If that's the case, then it would be easy to find an actual dead subject that gets thrown around, right?

Regardless of the message, the content is still about that kind of guy on the internet. And what do you know, that's what the message is about, too. They are one and the same. The comic is basically saying, "It would be ironic if," as opposed to, "It sure is ironic when." Which is fine if it calls a real absurdity into light. But it doesn't.

I'm not sure I've explained myself as clearly as possible, so I'll give it another angle in case that helps:
The comic only makes sense if it aptly criticizes that guy. And that requires such people to even exist to a notable extent. Maybe they do and I've just missed it?  ??? I'm not that out of touch. I remember such nonsense several years ago, but it has been a dead subject for a while. Which makes criticizing that non-existent douchebag tantamount to making a yatta joke or talking about how George Bush looks like a monkey, or, *gasp* talking about music DRM yourself. I find that ironic, but only unintentionally.
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