Frictionlesson February 22, 2012 at 12:01 am
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All those torpedoes that miss, where do they go? Such an Irresponsible Federation of planets.
I’m sure some Star Trek uber authority will come by with an article and a “I’ll just leave this here” comment, to that I say “Cool, thanks for the info, hope you enjoyed the comic.”
Do you like Daft Punk? do you like chiptune? then you’ll love this! you’re welcome.
PENIS IN SPAAAAAACE
Is that a whale… nuzzling a… what..? Okay Arg, just what WAS your inspiration for that panel? Also The hidden dick is a constellation, first panel, bottom left corner, VERY well hidden.
It’s a reference to Star Trek: The Voyage Home xP
Was that the time they saved whales?
I didn’t really matter, as it was not long after that the whale they saved disappeared and re-materialized over the legendary planet Magrathea.
sure it’s not related to L.A.W.L.S?
It’s every whale in space reference ever.
Space whale aesop? I’m shrugging.
“So yeah on that note, I’m taking a little dick joke diet… feel like it’s starting to get worn out…”
Yet you still include the penis. Why Arg? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
It’s like a signature.
Coincidentally, I actually thought of that after I posted my comment so I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that.
He’s a little easter egg for you readers.
I don’t think Sir Richard would want to be called little >_>.
Hehe the sneaky penis gets me every time!
Thanks for the Daft Punk link!
No prob enjoy!
LOL! Since you said you were going on a penis diet, I’ve been seeing penis in everything that isn’t a penis in every panel. Was this your plan all along? If so…I tip my penis to you sir.
You’re going through dick withdrawal. take two penises and call me in the morning.
I have just finished an archive binge of your comic, and I have been thoroughly entertained. Your sense of humour is phenomenally similar to my own, albeit with a greater fondness for dick jokes.
On this comic: The whale made me think of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If only it was cuddling up to a bowl of petunias.
Late comments: Very late happy birthday and very late happy anniversary.
Fuck Canada for Nickleback, but Protest the Hero more than makes up for any of your atrocious exports.
I’ll do my best to keep up with your comic, but I’ll almost certainly forget. In any case, you provided me with a three hour distraction from writing a poetry analysis essay. Thank you!
Protest the hero definitely makes up for it yes. Glad to hear you enjoyed the comic so. I do hope you remember me and come back sometime, i’ll keep making comics in the interim.
Not a Trekkie, so I just don’t know. But aren’t the torpedoes made of energy? Wouldn’t they just dissipate after some time?*
What ever did the orphans do to the Federation?
*Comment left because you talked about verification issues.
I’m not sure either…
never been much of a fan of star trek so i dnot know, maybe they are set to detonate at a set distance
I imagine they just detonate after a certain amount of time or at a set distance that’s greater than they’d need it to be (so they don’t auto-detonate before reaching their target). Or, you know, space is ridiculously not dense, so they’d probably run out of fuel long before reaching anything useful.
Maybe I’ll look it up in my Star Trek Manual. That’s right. I own the manual. You’re just jealous.
Another note, I’m loving your comic, and I’m really glad you’ve laid off the dick jokes for a while. Once in a while is great, but I was starting to get really tired of them right about the time you announced that you were going to give them a rest. So, yeah, awesome.
Yeah, they diffuse harmlessly if they miss they’re target (which is the only reason they *have* a maximum range).
I’m sure it’s one of those moving digit-adds.
Space Orphanage–For The Children–Of Red Shirts
Even though that looks to be the Next Gen. Enterprise, and the engineering uniforms had switched colors with commanders. It’s still funny, and true.
Also to all of those out there asking “What about the penis diet?” It’s a diet, he’s not going cold turkey you pestering puntas. Though it’s not my place to say what he is doing/planning.
But you people just need to enjoy the comic. Enjoy. EENNJOYYYY!!
Ya get it?!
Damn you Pepsi Co. You inadvertently killed my phone. Damn You! DAAMN! YUUOOO!
Ya Get It!? GEET IT!? GEEEEET! IIIIIIT!
Or we could probably work under the assumption that Arg has a week of buffer and we haven’t hit the strips were he went on the diet yet.
meh. I’m just rambling and ranting.
The little penis is an easter egg for you guys to find each strip. I may take him out if he’s getting to be distracting.
Makes me think of a line from Mass Effect in regards to the rounds from their orbital cannons.
(Paraphrasing) Sergeant: “Objects in motion stay in motion! That means that if you pull that trigger then somewhere, sometime you are seriously ruining someone’s day! That, Private, is why you do not merely ‘eyeball’ it!”
The direct quote (According to IMDB) goes as follows:
Gunnery Chief: [as the character enters the Citadel] This, recruits, is a 20-kilo ferrous slug, feel the weight. Every five seconds, the main gun of an everest class dreadnought accelerates one to 1.3% of light-speed. It impacts with the force of a 38-kiloton bomb. That is three times the yield of the city-buster dropped on Hiroshima back on Earth. That means- Sir Issac Newton is the deadliest son-of-a-bitch in space. Now! Serviceman Burnside! What is Newton’s first law?
Serviceman Burnside: Sir! An object in motion stays in motion, sir!
Gunnery Chief: No credit for partial answers, maggot!
Serviceman Burnside: Sir! Unless acted on by an outside force, sir!
Gunnery Chief: Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty. Once you fire this hunk of metal, it keeps going til it hits something. That can be a ship. Or the planet behind that ship. It might go off into deep space and hit somebody else in ten thousand years. If you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someones day, somewhere and sometime. That is why you check your targets. That is why you wait for the computer to give you a damn firing solution. That is why, Serviceman Chung, we do not “eyeball it”. This is a weapon of mass destruction. You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!
Serviceman Chung: Sir, yes sir!
Yeah some one sent me the video and I saw it. I can’t believe I never ran across that guy.
Awesome trekkie comic ARG ^__^
I was hoping I could be the one to link you to DaChip, so instead I’m going to throw out that Abobo’s Big Adventure is out (has been for a month or so) and you should *totally* check it out, because it’s one of the best tributes to the NES ever created, and just as hard as that makes it sound:
Lol I’ve played that too!
Photon torpedoes are actual torpedoes, with real mass, and don’t dissipate, IIRC from my trekkie days. I remember a scene from Star Trek VI where Spock and McCoy are modifying one to home in on the exhaust emissions from a cloaked Klingon ship (a trick apparently forgotten by the weapons developers in later series). My guess is, like just about every air-to-air missile today, they have a time fuse that detonates the weapon at some point after the fuel has been expended to prevent just such collateral damage.
Ever wonder why the Neutral Zone is neutral? Cuz the place is littered with space orphanages…
Oh my god. haha, this is one of the funniest strips I’ve read. Definitely one of my favorites of yours.
space isn’t frictionless… it isn’t even pure vacuum. Think of it as a very, very, very diffuse gas.
Technically, space is the absence of all matter, so it really is frictionless and a vacuum. However, that’s not to say there are not particles flying around out there, as you suggest, but they’re so disperse that their effect on basically any moving object is easily negligible and, therefore, can be considered frictionless. That’s physics for ya. Always some margin of error in a statement, though not usually large enought to be noticeable.
Oh no, not again? Where’s the pot of petunias?
How is that even a thing??
-Reference to TFS over the Space Orphanage-
Chiptune Daft Punk… Yes. thank you!
Star trekkin’, across the universe…
This was where the titles started getting only one name huh? Mixed feelings about it but still awesome comics so its ok.
Is that supposed to be Rama in the third panel? If it is, funny coincidence that I recently read the first book.