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Amusing comics

For you grammar/spelling nuts like me, check out today's Penny-Arcade strip.

For you Lucasarts fans like me, check out today's Angst Technology strip. (And help me figure out what songs Hugh is mangling! I can only guess the first one!)


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Nov. 3rd, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
The lack of spelling or grammer in most internet portals (chat, message board, etc) really annoys me.

I keep wanting to make a post in many message boards entitled "The Basics". It would include things like "If you're going to say 'ur', would it kill you to type an extra four letters for 'you are'?"

Or even someting like: "Homonyms. Why the word you're using isn't right."

It's like my Humanities professor once said: "If you're going to communicate, either written or verbally, do it well."
Nov. 3rd, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
Well, the next problem is, nobody is learning how to communicate properly, and the next generation will suffer immensely for it.

Plus, being the Grammar God/Goddess gets you laughed at and told "Get a life!" by people who themselves don't have lives. :/

Nov. 3rd, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
Well, the next problem is, nobody is learning how to communicate properly, and the next generation will suffer immensely for it.

Ain't that the truth. -_- At the con I was at this past weekend, an author said he honestly believes that within two generations, comic books and manga will be the primary published medium, because people won't have the patience - or the skill - to read "true" (print only, no pix) books.

Anyway, to answer your questions about the songs:

Panel 1: Jim Croce, "You Don't Mess Around with Jim"
Panel 2: Stealers Wheel, "Stuck in the Middle with You"
Panel 3: Anthrax & Public Enemy, "Bring the Noise"

Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
Sadly, Fahrenheit 451's world will probably take place without any government interference at all - people are doing it to themselves today. -_-;

Thanks for the song help. That explains why I only knew the first one - I've never heard the other two! (Although I kept channeling "Rock Me Like a Hurricane" based on "here a yam" and "Fame" on the second one, for no good reason; but I knew I was completely wrong on both. ;)
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yay for Mr. Period! XD

Personally, though, I'm a new fan of Queen of Wand's Grammar Nazi, who is very effective when she needs to be.

Queen of Wands is also the comic that has Darwin and his chainsaw of natural selection...which is one of those comics I just need as a t-shirt. And a poster. And a bumper sticker. Etc. >.>
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the Grammar Nazi links - I doubt I'll watch that strip just for her appearances, but I appreciate the links nonetheless, 'cause they were funny. :)

I just deleted a huge graf on the Darwin thing and stupid people breeding early & often vs. smart people breeding late or not at all. It looked suspiciously like a rant going on. ^^;;
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