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Two Great Comics Today

4 February, 2008 (23:12) | Baseball, Gaming, Grammar, Hockey, Life In General, Music, Work | By: Brian

Two of my most favorite web comics updated today with strips that struck very personal chords. The first is from XKCD, the stick-figure web comic about romance, sarcasm, math and language. All things that I have an interest in. The archive is full of fantastic math and language nerd humor.

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I’ve dated a couple women that were too good for me in their own ways. Every day reminds me of them, but each day gets easier, too. Some days I feel like previous girls have made me too picky about future ones, and I end up in a situation like the geek here. Am I doomed to never find something as good as I had? Only time will tell. At least free internet porn isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!

Secondly, the comic Penny Arcade posted a great grammar related strip today. I don’t know how, or where, but these guys have a giant bag of funny somewhere and manage to always pull out pure awesomeness three days a week. This strip pretty much describes how I feel every time I get an e-mail from the general manager of my hockey team. Now, I love my GM to death, he’s a fantastic guy. But, when he spells “sure” as “shure,” I want to put a bullet through his head and put him out of my misery.

PA Grammar Snobbery

The best part is the title of the strip: Noah Webster, You’re My Only Hope. It takes the language joke, by invoking the name “Noah Webster,” and combines it with one of the greatest geek movie quotes. “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

Life is going pretty well at the moment. The job continues and is keeping me interested. My hockey game seems to have taken another big step forward as I’ve been getting some good compliments on my last few games. I played almost two full games as a third line center, and that was pretty crazy, but also really fun. I’ve been playing the guitar almost every day, too. I’ve been learning a few new tunes and trying to perfect some old ones. I’ve got to have something to impress the ladies with besides my charm and wit and skating ability. I also grabbed a copy of Hellgate: London on sale at for $30 down from $50. That’s a pretty good bargain and it’s a fun game. I hope to play a lot with my GWJ friends online.

In professional sports, I was slightly disappointed to see my favorite NFL team, the Patriots, lose in the Superbowl. But I did get one hell of a good game, and I’ve seen them win it before, so I can’t complain too much. The Mets acquired the best pitcher in the Majors, Johan Santana. That makes them pretty much the automatic favorite to win the N.L. East. I hope I get to see him pitch in Philly or D.C., he is amazing. Finally, the Flyers have been on a run lately and are leading their division again. One of my favorite players, Mike Knuble, scored a natural hat trick, and the only goals of the game, against the Stanley Cup defending champions the other night. They are pretty hot right now and I’d love to see them again soon, too.

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