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Posted by meaninoflife42

brb, going to put on a hazmat suit to handle the most dangerous website on the internet.

Posted by ghostyTrickster

@big_jon: you can read the timeline and most recent of Mike's egregious behavior at http://debacle.tumblr.com/post/3041940865/the-pratfall-of-penny-arcade-a-timeline

Posted by big_jon

@big_jon: you can read the timeline and most recent of Mike's egregious behavior at http://debacle.tumblr.com/post/3041940865/the-pratfall-of-penny-arcade-a-timeline

Dickwolves merch?

Edited by Monkeyman04

@daneian said:

Pretty sure the freeway sign in Seattle goes to Vancouver, Washington and not Vancouver, Canada

It's for Vancouver, Canada when going north and then Vancouver, WA when going south. Time for some useless info. Both are about a three hour trip from Seattle. Or I assume, since it's about a three hour trip from Vancouver, WA to Seattle and then it's about the same distance to Vancouver, Canada from Seattle.

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@ghostytrickster said:

@big_jon: you can read the timeline and most recent of Mike's egregious behavior at http://debacle.tumblr.com/post/3041940865/the-pratfall-of-penny-arcade-a-timeline

Oh my good lord that is a HUGE timeline of info there. Dickwolves? Dickwolves merch? Mike? All this is new to me. I'm afraid to dive into this. It's going to take awhile.

Edited by Milkman

It's New England clam chowder (white) and Manhattan clam chowder (red). Boston clam chowder is just what some people (WEIRDOS) call New England clam chowder. C'mon, @brad!

That concludes the Giant Bomb chowda hour.

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Posted by Hailinel

@big_jon said:

@liquidpenguins said:

I hope you guys stop going to PAX. Mike's comments are disgusting.

Can someone fill me in?

Basically, Mike said during one of the Penny Arcade panels that he regrets the decision they made to pull the Dickwolves merchandise. And while people can say whatever they like about that merchandise and what it represents, he's entitled to that opinion. It's hardly what I'd call boycott-worthy.

Posted by MistaSparkle

Yoooooo! You got it up and it's still Tuesday! I knew you guys could do it, I just knew it. Didn't doubt ya for a second...except for when I cried for like 3 minutes.

Posted by Milkman

@hailinel said:

@big_jon said:

@liquidpenguins said:

I hope you guys stop going to PAX. Mike's comments are disgusting.

Can someone fill me in?

Basically, Mike said during one of the Penny Arcade panels that he regrets the decision they made to pull the Dickwolves merchandise. And while people can say whatever they like about that merchandise and what it represents, he's entitled to that opinion. It's hardly what I'd call boycott-worthy.

I think the problem is more (and this extents beyond the whole "dickwolves" thing) Mike's righteous indignation towards all of his detractors. It seems like he refuses to even acknowledge why people are upset or attempt to see it from the other side at all.

The whole thing is frustrating because PAX is awesome but the people who run it refuse to stop being assholes.

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Posted by Aarencobb
Posted by Milkman

Anyone who wants to understand the PAX thing, read this (pretty long, maybe just skim it), this (Jenn Frank is awesome) and this. (the best NeoGAF post I've ever read)

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Edited by Fram

make.money

Posted by ripelivejam
Edited by Marokai

I'm happy to see stuff from Jeff and Patrick on tumblr and elsewhere being iffy on the Penny Arcade controversy and everything, but I wish they would actually take that into action. Giant Bomb is a big enough and influential enough outfit that if they wanted to they could totally get by with setting up some sort of "alternative prom" kind of event where they got their audience to visit them near PAX without actually supporting and attending the event itself. It frustrates me to see people speaking out in condemnation of the bullshit but not really willing to take a stand over it or make any kind of fuss.

@milkman said:

and this. (the best NeoGAF post I've ever read)

I am very glad to see this post pop up on here. Good on you for bringing it here for more to see.

Posted by ChunkyGerbil

Dammit Vinny, I miss you.

Posted by ripelivejam

so who's going to start the walking through doors thread?

Posted by Sidewalkchalk

"Do I have a cold butt, Brad?"

"Butt warmth. It's our greatest natural resource; our greatest natural export, as well."

"Stored butt energy." "Kinetic butt energy." "Twerking."

Best part of Bombcast is end of Bombcast.

Edited by Phished0ne

So wait..people are still going on about the dickwolves thing? this is crazy.

"I'm not condoning rape, obviously—you should never rape anyone. Unless you have a reason, like if you want to fuck somebody and they won't let you."

-Louis CK

Taken out of his tone and cadence that joke, sounds like literally THE most terrible thing you can say. Louis got no backlash for that joke, granted he's pretty much in a class of 'say what you want and no one cares' funny.

The people that keep dredging up the "PA are rape culture apologists" chestnut are going absolutely mad. Not only are they failing to give proper context, but they also fail to understand how to properly parse what parts of a joke you are actually laughing at when you find humor in something. Just because one of the panels of The Sixth Slave says the phrase "raped by dickwolves" doesn't mean the joke is about rape. Its not even in the 'punchline' panel. Its not even about defending Penny Arcade because i dont frequent their site(anymore) or have ever been to their expo. Its about the internet choosing shitty targets in their attempt to push forward an agenda.

Posted by Milkman

@phished0ne: The joke isn't the issue. I'm not someone who's going to say "all rape jokes are horrible and everyone who makes them is an asshole." To be perfectly honest, I have zero issue with the actual "dickwolves" comic.

The problem is Penny Arcade's response to the criticism. It said WAY more than a comic ever could.

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Posted by iragequit

@farkas said:

Hello everyone. It's Tuesday.

Oh lord I recall seeing this many years ago on a cathode ray tube.

Posted by monkeystick

I srsly needed this podcast right now. Thank you.

Posted by Phished0ne

@milkman said:

@phished0ne: The joke isn't the issue. I'm not someone who's going to say "all rape jokes are horrible and everyone who makes them is an asshole." To be perfectly honest, I have zero issue with the actual "dickwolves" comic.

The problem is Penny Arcade's response to the criticism. It said WAY more than a comic ever could.

That is fair, but its not like the either side was very willing to be accepting and learn, which in the end is what each side wanted. Mike was very hostile in the shakesvile article(it was there it started right?) but it was plainly obviously he was WAY in over his head and didnt at all understand what he was being criticized for. He was just being an internet kid, but the people on the opposite site were being just as snarky and antagonistic

Granted its been a while since i looked over the articles and timelines, but no one ever really made an honest attempt to 'talk' with him bout it, and Jerry was smart enough to just wash his hands of the whole thing, which probably didnt help much in the long run. There was just a lot of name-calling and article writing about how they are assholes. Mike didnt handle the situation anywhere in the same country as 'good'. He acted childish, but i am sure he has learned his lesson. Its just weird to me that people keep dredging it up like there is some new incident every year at PAX. The way it gets recycled you would think that there is panel every year about how rape is awesome.

Edited by DRSOne80

So wait..people are still going on about the dickwolves thing? this is crazy.

"I'm not condoning rape, obviously—you should never rape anyone. Unless you have a reason, like if you want to fuck somebody and they won't let you."

-Louis CK

Taken out of his tone and cadence that joke, sounds like literally THE most terrible thing you can say. Louis got no backlash for that joke, granted he's pretty much in a class of 'say what you want and no one cares' funny.

The people that keep dredging up the "PA are rape culture apologists" chestnut are going absolutely mad. Not only are they failing to give proper context, but they also fail to understand how to properly parse what parts of a joke you are actually laughing at when you find humor in something. Just because one of the panels of The Sixth Slave says the phrase "raped by dickwolves" doesn't mean the joke is about rape. Its not even in the 'punchline' panel. Its not even about defending Penny Arcade because i dont frequent their site(anymore) or have ever been to their expo. Its about the internet choosing shitty targets in their attempt to push forward an agenda.

So much this.

Rape CAN be funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSwEfkhSF2Y

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

Drew with the best lines this week. "It is practically poop" "does that mean my butt is almost cold?"

Posted by Stevesonaplane

If you're gonna have a standing desk, you have to have one of those tall stools with the tilt-able seat that you can lean up against. Co-worker of mine had a big old heavy one from the post office.

Posted by jkz

make.money

Posted by Milkman

@phished0ne: Well, the reason it was brought up again is because during their panel on the last night of PAX, Mike said he regretted pulling the shirt from the store to raucous cheers from the audience. So, it seems like he still doesn't understand why the shirt specially made so many people upset.

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Edited by DRSOne80

@milkman said:

@phished0ne: Well, the reason it was brought up again is because during their panel on the last night of PAX, Mike said he regretted pulling the shirt from the store to raucous cheers from the audience. So, it seems like he still doesn't understand why the shirt specially made so many people upset.

He does understand. What others don't seem to understand is that it was a joke.

Maybe comedy is just too complex for some. Where are the people supporting the dickwolves?

By definition, I'm a feminist, and this trend is fucking bullshit and anyone buying into it is an idiot.

A joke was made, it was COMPLETELY misunderstood and skewed, and consequently attacked by a crowd of at large fucktards.

The intent of the joke was lost, focus was placed on the agenda, and people white knighted the life out of it.

Grow up, learn to joke, because in the right context... rape is FUCKING HILARIOUS!

Edited by FuriousJodo

I really think the whole Dickwolves thing is people trying to make a giant deal out of a cheap joke. If you're offended don't buy it, but to think it is something worth boycotting PAX over is absolutely ridiculous.

Posted by hollitz
@drsone80 said:

@milkman said:

@phished0ne: Well, the reason it was brought up again is because during their panel on the last night of PAX, Mike said he regretted pulling the shirt from the store to raucous cheers from the audience. So, it seems like he still doesn't understand why the shirt specially made so many people upset.

He does understand. What others don't seem to understand is that it was a joke.

Maybe comedy is just too complex for some. Where are the people supporting the dickwolves?

By definition, I'm a feminist, and this trend is fucking bullshit and anyone buying into it is an idiot.

A joke was made, it was COMPLETELY misunderstood and skewed, and consequently attacked by a crowd of at large fucktards.

The intent of the joke was lost, focus was placed on the agenda, and people white knighted the life out of it.

Grow up, learn to joke, because in the right context... rape is FUCKING HILARIOUS!

Saying that Penny Arcade's style of comedy is complex discredits this. Intent doesn't matter when you're sharing a joke with millions of people.

Edited by MrKlorox

Try MinimumSpecifications.com instead. When shortening words doesn't work, try extending them.

Posted by Homeslice

Don't really know much about PA, but it sure seems like the folks who run it (one guy in particular) aren't great people, and so why should others want to support them?

Edited by jasius

@Brad watch out for mechanically tenderized steak, it's puncture repeatedly, and it lets all the surface bacteria go through the beef, it was on a Canadian investigative show, they're supposed to tell you when they do that procedure, but watch out before you don't thoroughly cook that steak, I don't really heed my own advice here but just a FYI.

Posted by hollitz

Judging by what we've seen of Drew, I highly doubt that he's got a cold butt.

Posted by ripelivejam

man drew seems like such a natural now, it's kinda weird to think he used to be rarely on the bombcast. so glad he stepped up to help fill the bombcast vacancy (admittedly as best as he can given circumstances).

Posted by Karmann

The seat does accumulate heat, however it isn't warmer than your butt, it is just warmer than the air. So the transition is from your standing butt being in contact with the cold air vs the warm seat.

Edited by ripelivejam

@milkman said:

It's New England clam chowder (white) and Manhattan clam chowder (red). Boston clam chowder is just what some people (WEIRDOS) call New England clam chowder. C'mon, @brad!

That concludes the Giant Bomb chowda hour.

shaudere

Edited by chrisbob

@homeslice: On this specific issue, they could be handling themselves better. I don't think they're bad dudes. I think they're essentially good guys who have a bigger public megaphone than they ever expected, given the content of their comic. I like them, even though I think they're wrong on this (and other things Mike's said without thinking). I wish this thing had shaken out differently.

Now the people defending them:

"Team Rape" (their words)

"Team Dickwolf"

"Team Lets Be Obnoxious Women Hating Cunts And Pretend We're Martyred Defenders of Free Speech."

Yea, fuck those guys.

Edited by Yummylee

@milkman said:

It's New England clam chowder (white) and Manhattan clam chowder (red). Boston clam chowder is just what some people (WEIRDOS) call New England clam chowder. C'mon, @brad!

That concludes the Giant Bomb chowda hour.

shaudere

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Posted by AssInAss

When does the video for this come out? Drew is working on it, right?

Posted by bushlemon
Posted by development

@assinass: Drew says in the podcast probably Thursday.

Edited by Rasrimra

They say MS first party are rivalling Sony's exclusives, yet even Jeff and Brad only mention Halo and Forza. I don't know. I don't think that is a very strong lineup for the next 5 years or at least not a very strong basis for picking one console over the other. Or for picking up a console at all.
Am I the only one here who isn't feeling these consoles? They kinda feel like they're halfway to the end of their cycle when they aren't even out yet.

Posted by eccentrix

Wait, this Penny Arcade argument has been going on for three years? All because someone prefers murder to rape.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@drsone80 said:

@milkman said:

@phished0ne: Well, the reason it was brought up again is because during their panel on the last night of PAX, Mike said he regretted pulling the shirt from the store to raucous cheers from the audience. So, it seems like he still doesn't understand why the shirt specially made so many people upset.

He does understand. What others don't seem to understand is that it was a joke.

Maybe comedy is just too complex for some. Where are the people supporting the dickwolves?

By definition, I'm a feminist, and this trend is fucking bullshit and anyone buying into it is an idiot.

A joke was made, it was COMPLETELY misunderstood and skewed, and consequently attacked by a crowd of at large fucktards.

The intent of the joke was lost, focus was placed on the agenda, and people white knighted the life out of it.

Grow up, learn to joke, because in the right context... rape is FUCKING HILARIOUS!

...

Yeah, hilarious.

Posted by smokyexe

I don't think i would listen to this before watching the panel.

Edited by bunkerbuster05

@drsone80 said:

@milkman said:

@phished0ne: Well, the reason it was brought up again is because during their panel on the last night of PAX, Mike said he regretted pulling the shirt from the store to raucous cheers from the audience. So, it seems like he still doesn't understand why the shirt specially made so many people upset.

He does understand. What others don't seem to understand is that it was a joke.

Maybe comedy is just too complex for some. Where are the people supporting the dickwolves?

By definition, I'm a feminist, and this trend is fucking bullshit and anyone buying into it is an idiot.

A joke was made, it was COMPLETELY misunderstood and skewed, and consequently attacked by a crowd of at large fucktards.

The intent of the joke was lost, focus was placed on the agenda, and people white knighted the life out of it.

Grow up, learn to joke, because in the right context... rape is FUCKING HILARIOUS!

...

Yeah, hilarious.

I always love that statement. I'm a feminist, so its okay.

I have a black friend, so I'm a little racist!

Posted by Humanity

@milkman said:

Anyone who wants to understand the PAX thing, read this (pretty long, maybe just skim it), this (Jenn Frank is awesome) and this. (the best NeoGAF post I've ever read)

I usually think NeoGaf is a cesspool but that was a really well written post.

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