How to Correct a Mistake That May Lead to the Ruin of All Mankind

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Reader Comments (25)

It's the foul mouthed 7 to 9 year-olds that got me to mute everyone on-line by habit.

October 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

We must all do our part in the inevitable war against the machines. Your sacrifice will be remembered.

October 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdroid

I, for one, welcome our machine overlords.

October 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeetron

As long as they let me drink Dr Pepper, it is all right by me.

October 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreg

Is that Demon's Souls, or Dark Souls you're referring to in the first panel?

Note from Scott: No. Assassin's Creed II.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKoosbing

Assassin's Creed and Angry Birds?

Note from Scott: Assassin's Creed II. Great game in every way except that the protagonist appears to be prone to the suicidal urge to fling himself off of rooftops for no reason.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobisOnlyBob

Actually, you should probably keep doing what you're doing, considering the lack of inherent dodgyness of our present day consoles, and that the closest thing to a current line of platforms suspended in space are generally trees.

I just realized "The Birds" was a prophetic film.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEinar

That last frame... was that a MineCraft reference?

As for the machines' plot to take control, I have *NO* doubt that it somehow involves Dr Pepper!

(In all honesty, I like Dr Pepper, but that thread was an awful lot of fun.)

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermcinsand

Assassin's Creed II is an amazing game indeed, great comic as always Scott. :) But has this comic already been posted on Cracked or something? Because it seems awfully familiar...

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoris

unfortunately, eventually the 12 year olds will be taking over...

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHodgy

The trick is to limit how far the AI can adapt. If we set it just right, some of us will survive because we are above the maximum difficulty. I, admittedly, will lose to the Soul Caliber bots, but I can certainly take on the AC series bots. I've spent so much time training against them, the trick is to let them strike first. Or, I guess you could try stealth like the game says to, but I've never seen anyone keep that up outside the specially designed mission areas.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Repost, booo


Note from Scott: A couple of things ...

Next time I leave an apologetic note at the end of a rerun strip, and some of you consider asking if I really get a hard time when I post a rerun, please remember this comment, and the many more like it I haven't posted.


Also, this comic has never run on my site. It ran on cracked a few weeks ago. occasionally they give me a little money in exchange for the right to run a comic first.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Chikov

I know this has something to do with the Commodore 64 Ghostbusters game, I just can't put my finger on it.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternorbizness

Funniest strip yet

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess Hurchist

Even the reposts make me happy, cos they're still funny the second time around.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Dear Scott: Thanks for clarifying in that other comment that this had been on cracked.com before, and why it was seen there first. I wasn't aware of the reason, but I did know I had read this one before, and I was wondering why you didn't say it was a repost. Now I know for future reference.

Really, the only time I disliked reposts was when I first discovered the comic and was doing an archive binge. I don't mind rereading a comic you had a few weeks/months/years ago, but that first time through, it was kind of annoying to see a comic I just read three hours ago.

On the other hand, getting rid of them in the archives would probably be a coding nightmare, and even if it's not, it would get rid of the comments on the reposts, so I suppose it can't be helped.

October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTsunoba

Geez, Scott, how dare you not always provide brand shiny new content at all times completely free of charge. -eyeroll- It'd be one thing if you were selling a book and repeated a comic in there, otherwise...no complaints here. I laughed ...robots are totally preferable to little kids in all situations.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

And here I was, thinking I had the power to see the future...
But no, now I know I read the comic on cracked before and just couldn't remember that. There goes my hope to be a superhero who can predict comics.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFraenzi

Re: Reposts

As a 46 year old male who has been eating fish and meat all my life and consequently is probably suffering from heavy metal poisoning, I never realize that any particular strip is a repost until some jackASS who can't bother figuring out which website they are on when they are reading this high quality universe conquering strip decides to post a comment and clues me in.

I would appreciate it if anyone who feels the urge to make a post pointing out that any particular strip is a re-run, please post in Orcish or Klingon so I can't read it. I assume anyone dorky enough to care about reposts probably knows one of those languages.

Have a nice day!

PS - this also applies to grammar cops.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

for one welcome out twelve year overlor - KILL 'EM NOW! NOW! NOW! BLOW 'EM UP! MOW 'EM DOWN! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! AH HA HA HA HA HA!
That's how you handle foul mouthed smart alecky twelve year olds!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

New comic idea: How to keep up with Apple's seemingly never-ending stream of new iphones!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

...After reading the comments following mine, it occurs to me that I should clarify: I'm not complaining about reposts. I was mentioning one specific situation where they are annoying, because the topic was brought up.

It's like how you don't mind watching a rerun of your favorite show, but if there's an all-day marathon followed by a new episode, and you have the chance to watch it, you're gonna be annoyed when one they showed four hours ago comes on during the marathon.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTsunoba

Wonderful, as always! Honestly, I can't think of a time I've read one of your comics and NOT wanted to read it aloud to anyone who will listen.

You have a talent for making a great comic even for those of us who may not be in on the inside jokes. My twelve-year-old identified the Angry Birds reference for me, and she didn't even swear!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

...I thought those were ice blocks?

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMuerte

Thanks dude, so useful advices. Machines will kill us soon)))))). I will do some writing jobs about it)))))

December 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn S. Schlosser

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