Have you seen those commercials about the Mac using the PC operating systems? I have. I don’t like them. In these commercials we see the Digital Diablo holding hands with an upstanding PC. On top of this blasphemy, the Malicious Mac informs the audience that he is still superior to PC. LIES!!! That has never before been true nor is it true now. I prayed to the comic gods that one of my favorite satirists would draw a comic on this travesty against all righteous and good PC users. The comic gods responded in a way that reminds me, they have a sense of humor.
A web comic was made, but it was not from one of my favorite satirists at all. It was the usually lacking, but well meaning, creator of Ctrl Alt Del who first coined the comic. (Seen Here)
I thought this particular strip was funny, opinionated, and expressed exactly how I felt. Thus the strip satisfied my primal needs that only good comics can fill. Kudos Mr. Buckley, job, surprisingly, very well done.
But the gods’ joke was not over. Just today Scott Kurtz, (from my favorite satirist list) did a comic that looks almost like a poorly done replica substituting his own characters and adding a quip on Linux users (the nerdiest of nerds).
I found this comic unsettling and frightening leaving my primal comic urges confused and disoriented. An artist on my “I’ll give him a chance” list pulls off a terrific strip while an artist on my “favorites” list does a cheap looking replica? HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD?!
Now, in Scott’s defense, I realize that part of the oddness of his strip was the fact that we saw his characters Brent and Cole from strait on. I don’t recall ever seeing this before and it just looked a little weird to me. Also I’m sure that Mr. Buckley was not the only one who found inspiration in those horridly blasphemous commercials.
That being said… Mr. Kurts,
It looks like you tried to steal the joke and failed. I’m sure that’s not the case, but please I must hear it from you personally. Say it ain’t so Mr. Kurts, *sniff*, say it ain’t so!
Yeah, this was a dumb post. I apologize for putting it up here.
I wrote it only having read the two strips and did not take the time out to research the multitudde of other web comicers who also made a strip on those commercials.
I also didn’t take the time to stop and think, “Those commercial’s are on all the time, it would only make sense that more than one person would make a strip based on it.”
Next time I’ll put more research and common sense into my opinion columns and hopefully spare y’all (and myself) some avoidable grief.