The Sucking: Introduction

Cast: Gabe, Tycho

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

{Gabe and Tycho are sat at a table. Gabe has his hands on the table.}
Gabe: Listen, we need to talk. And I think you know what about.
Tycho: Don't deny it, you know as well as we do that videogames suck now. They didn't used to - so what happened? And at what point, precisely, did the sucking begin?

Panel 2

{Gabe raises his hand slightly. Tycho points upwards.}
Gabe: Anyone who's old enough to vote, or drink...
Tycho: I'll get right on that.
Gabe: Probably knows what we're talking about. It used to be more fun, didn't it? Wasn't it better? It was.

Panel 3

{Tycho has got a bottle of alcohol. Gabe has lowered his hand.}
Tycho: We'll be espousing half-baked theories all week, during which time I will grow more drunken and belligerent. You will see cameos from Jim Beam and the Reverend Jack Daniels. I might also take off my shirt and, holding it in the air, announce that I am a flagpole. Also, I may - and don't hold me to this - shout "Woo."

Panel 4

{Gabe pulls out a gun and cocks it, closing one eye. Tycho looks at Gabe.}
Gabe: Yeah, I saw this coming.
Tycho: Is that a tranquilizer gun?
Gabe: Sure.

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Preceded by:
June 1, 2001
Penny Arcade strips Followed by:
June 6, 2001

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