Hi, Robot Page 12
June 18th, 2008

Hi, Robot Page 12

Some Anachronisms are Significant…

…and others are just bad gags. The guy in the virtual reality helmet was about ten years out of date even then. On the next page is a reference to Duke Nukem as, at the time, we were eagerly awaiting the follow up Duke Nukem Forever. As we still are (albeit quite a lot less eagerly). I think it’s the software equivalent of Chinese Democracy, although apparently that is set to be released this year, which I find somehow disappointing.

Unbelievably, even though this was drawn some years ago, it features a gag that is just as relevant today, truly one of my b?te noires, namely the Ironic Rock T-Shirt.

How is it that this retarded trend has continued for the sort of people who change their mobile phone every five minutes? I’m not saying that you should be familiar with all the major line up changes of, say, Journey, but if you are a dead eyed Paris Hilton wannabe, chances are that people are unlikely to be convinced that you have any great interest in “rocking out” to Lynyrd Skynyrd.