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Sarukah



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:05 am Reply with quote
I'm afraid this one is totally lost on me; who would love to explain?
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Cheesecracker



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:09 am Reply with quote
Sarukah wrote:
I'm afraid this one is totally lost on me; who would love to explain?


EXPLAINING?! I LOVE EXPLAINING!!!!

Fakkusu
Sukyana
Purinta
Kopi-ki

A.K.A

Fax
Scanner
Printer
Copier

"worst Transformer evar"

Subtle and inspired Very Happy


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tuxedocat
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:10 am Reply with quote
I don't get it either Embarassed Does it have something to do with the "oopsen" uh, printer?

edited to add: nevermind.... Anime catgrin + sweatdrop

Now that I look at it again I can totally figure it out. I think I'm taking too many pain meds.
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:28 am Reply with quote
Thank you, Cheesecracker, I was too slow to catch most of that as well. Who said punchlines couldn't be funny after having to be explained? Very Happy
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fightbait



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:28 am Reply with quote
Cheesecracker wrote:


"worst Transformer evar"



You were so close, too. The Transformers aren't piloted, nor do they combine to form bigger robots. Maybe they have at one point, I don't know. Haven't watched it. But this is spoofing combining robot shows like Voltron.

As for the comic, it took me a minute to realize what the "grey thing" at the end was, but when I did it became my favorite Nina in a long time.
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Cheesecracker



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:36 am Reply with quote
fightbait wrote:
Cheesecracker wrote:


"worst Transformer evar"



You were so close, too. The Transformers aren't piloted, nor do they combine to form bigger robots. Maybe they have at one point, I don't know. Haven't watched it. But this is spoofing combining robot shows like Voltron.


Argh! Struck down by the Nerd Hammer!

I concede, but can you correct the statement and still retain it's essence? (and no you can't use"worst combining robot show like Voltron evar") Very Happy
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:44 am Reply with quote
There's probably an appropriate Japanese abbreviation. Razz
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kyokun703
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:44 am Reply with quote
fightbait wrote:
The Transformers aren't piloted, nor do they combine to form bigger robots.


Bzzzt. Several Transformers did indeed combine into larger robots. Constructicons, Stunticons, Protectobots, Aerialbots, to name a few of the gestalts.

But yes, this is referencing a Voltron-type robot.
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Cheesecracker



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:58 am Reply with quote
I guess I chose to forgo technical correctness for widespread commercial appeal. Very Happy

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vashthekaizoku



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:37 am Reply with quote
Yeah it took me a moment to get this one. When I re-read their names, I was like, "oh yeah..." Then I LOL'ed.
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Splitter



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:43 am Reply with quote
Haha, home office Voltron.
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maus



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:54 am Reply with quote
kyokun703 wrote:
fightbait wrote:
The Transformers aren't piloted, nor do they combine to form bigger robots.


Bzzzt. Several Transformers did indeed combine into larger robots. Constructicons, Stunticons, Protectobots, Aerialbots, to name a few of the gestalts.

But yes, this is referencing a Voltron-type robot.


Indeed, there were transformers that could combine into larger bots and Fightbait if you've just looked it up you would know that there was an entire season about Headmasters (transformers, with heads consisting of cyborgs/humans with transformer technology implanted into their bodies.
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matthewlow



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:11 am Reply with quote
As soon as I figured out the word play after reading it a few times, the ingeniousness of the comic made me laugh and wonder how Robin comes up with these.

I'm guessing "oopsen" is a spoof of Epson printers?
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:19 am Reply with quote
Heh, just got the Epson Artisan 835 all-in-one printer. Coinkidink? Laughing
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PBsallad



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:01 am Reply with quote
Heh, yeah oopsen probably is Epson. Took me a few read throughs to get the joke though. Am I the only one who got it after seeing the All-In-One on the box? Embarassed
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