What’s the point? No, really, what?
So came <a this recent SMBC and I thought, “well, better start cooking up a farewell post for this comic because things are definitely not getting any better from here”.
Because, really, there’s being clinically exact and smugly literal, and then there’s twisting things around so “no air resistance” equals to “no air at all” in a Physics problem. Sure, Mr. Weiner, but as long as you’re making assumptions, why not assume the people have astronaut suits with air tanks to survive? Why not assume it is in a closed space under an airtight dome?
See, the problem with this comic is not that it has a lengthy and verbose set up for a punchline. That happens in SMBC, something it’s actually funny, other times it’s just mildly interesting, but the point here is that they don’t connect! The problem is that, taking this comic’s punchline and trying to correlate with how this whole thing started, it doesn’t make sense at all. What the hell does henchmen being robots have to do with a toy robot for birthday? Why would a child approach someone with that affirmation when trying to petition for a gift?
Then again, Weiner’s children… we discussed that before. I digress…
Point is, better lay off on the SMBC or else this blog will becoeme a one-note again. There’s probably some Sheldon on the way. Maybe Sandra and Woo. Definitely False Positive, the new season is awesome, I tell ya.
So, see ya somewhen in the future!