Rotten Eggs
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July 13th, 2008

Rotten Eggs

Being first is totally overrated. I see TV commercials urging you to be the first to own their mass produced product. Usually it’s a technological gadget. Personally, I think a lot of the time it’s better not to first because first means “guinnea pig”. Why would I want a piece of software before the bugs are worked out? Why would I want a first generation piece of harware that’s going to be half the size and twice the awesomes in 1.5 years? And in 5 years it will come on a keychain with a radio in it .I feel sorry for the people I saw lined up over night to get an iPhone for Canada’s official launch this past week.

When I was a kid there was a day when I realized that calling “last one there is a rotten egg” was no more arbitrary and ridiculous a rule than “first one there is a monkey elephant!” But since my version of the game didn’t follow established school yard rules it was somehow dismissed, even if the person who called “last one…” had already taken a liberal lead. I guess even in goofy cartoons I may be venting childhood frustrations.

7 Awesomes Comments!

  1. Jackson

    If you can’t outrun ’em, outwit ’em.

  2. Hef

    4 laffs out of 5.
    I lol’d, would lol again.

  3. Michael Cho

    that pool looks like the one we crashed in SDCC

  4. admin

    Absolutely, Mike!

    Hef, your comment reminds me that better than 4 star dining, is a level they call 5 diamond! It leaps from stars to diamonds like some sort of Lucky Charms mashup. Seriously.

  5. C. V. Reynolds

    Hooray? Not Hoorays? STUNNING BETRAYAL.

    This comic is the awesomes! I especially love the second and fourth panels on this one.

  6. admin

    Princess Boo isn’t down with the slang. She still says “Dope” and “Sick” to mean good. 🙂

  7. Anonymous

    Have you ever heard reference to “the first penguin”? The first one in to the water is the one most likely to be eaten by a waiting sea mammal. So it’s quite similar to being a guinea pig… Just another random fact for you =D