While endorsing Tom's list of grievances in general, let me quickly note that there is a not-insignificant bloc of treasured twentysomethings that does not appreciate Penny Arcade, and will only be irritated to see it emerge in yet another forum. To be clear: there has never been an actually funny Penny Arcade strip, in the same sense that there has never been a funny Mother Goose and Grimm. Not quite Beatle Bailey negative-funny—just not funny at all. I'm only saying so should the conversation turn in that direction.
P.S. Thanks for putting me in the bloglog that one time.Posted by: Kriston on September 28, 2005 11:34 AM
What?! Heresy! I submit to you the latest strip. Okay, not hilarious, but the closing line about the snakes is good.
But the best suggestion I could make would be to put explodingdog in the paper. It would be a total departure for the comics page, it'd reprint pretty well, and it's frequently in the right format for a single-panel comic. It's not always funny, but that's not exactly a departure from the status quo.
The Examiner should do a Liberality serial, of course.Posted by: tom on September 28, 2005 11:44 AM
I like that "Bizarro" is included, since it doesn't run in the actual Post. I'm also a fan of Pearls Before Swine.Posted by: The Red Line on September 28, 2005 12:03 PM
As Fred Durst might say, I think we can all be all in agreeance that there are not enough copies of express in those boxes. When I get to my bus stop on 16th and Harvard, the box is almost always empty. Sure if I get there before 8:30 there's usually a copy or two, but that would require me getting to work on time. I love you, e, but not that much.Posted by: chrisafer on September 28, 2005 01:26 PM
Hey, at the U Street Metro, you can't even get the Post itself.Posted by: Kriston on September 28, 2005 01:38 PM
I'm not even a gamer and I like Penny Arcade.Posted by: ben wolfson on September 28, 2005 09:35 PM
Thanks to RCR for the reference.Posted by: Jinxy on September 29, 2005 03:22 AM