Stiff Competition

Stiff Competition

Stiff Competition

by Steve Napierski to Comics

No gran-grans were hurt in the making of this webcomic.

Okay, today’s comic is actually based on real life. Earlier this week, a friend and I went into one of the countless local GameStops. While inside the clerk on duty decided to inform us… You know what? Inform is too timid of a term to describe his actions. Better to say he “vehemently excreted information from every orifice in his body.” Yeah, that’s it. While inside the clerk on duty decided to vehemently excreted information from every orifice in his body about their Nintendo 3DS launch party this upcoming weekend. He was extremely excited about the event and it was quite a humorous site to watch. I think the comedy factor of the situation was only magnified by our deadpan responses to his glee. Plus, we both swear the guy got an erection while telling us about it, but that’s purely speculation.

Now my opinion about the 3DS. I did get a chance to try one last weekend. I think it’s neat, but… Well, I look at it a lot like masturbating: It’s fun, but if you keep doing it for too long you’re going to strain something.

Still with the market leaning more towards shorter bursts of gaming on the mobile devices, maybe this won’t be a shortcoming at all.

Discussion (21)¬

  1. SecondTomorrow
    SecondTomorrow says:
    March 24, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    I honestly have no real expressive words for this.

    The people that are like this, minus the dolphin boner, are fucking annoying though.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      March 24, 2011 at 12:04 am #

      I think it looks like a dog’s tail wagging.

  2. David Herbert
    David Herbert says:
    March 24, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    That guy seems to be enjoying his whacking.

  3. Awesome66
    Awesome66 says:
    March 24, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    honestly, the 3DS will be somthing ill try if a friend gets it or somthing. to me its not worth paying money. ive heard its hard to find that “sweet spot” for the whole 3D thing. no… next time ill get excited to spend money on a game will be for skyward sword. even then… maybe. but not as much as that dude with the boner. (his crotch’s toung?)

  4. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    March 24, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    First person I’ve ever seen that compared the 3DS to masturbation and JUSTIFIED it :D

  5. Bubbaclaw
    Bubbaclaw says:
    March 24, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Pardon my French, but that is the most FUCKED-UP thing I’ve ever seen on this site!

    • mrboots
      mrboots says:
      March 24, 2011 at 3:14 am #

      I totally agree with your statement.

    • Nuckel
      Nuckel says:
      March 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

      True. I hoped for it to be a guest strip but no, it’s an original Napierski. :S

  6. VANhasVOICE
    VANhasVOICE says:
    March 24, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    *Insert one heavy maniacal laugh token>

    Ok, I knew there will be something ’bout 3DS… but man. Didn’t seen that one coming xD

    @David Herbert: More like he strongly focuses on typing right buttons xD

    @Bubbaclaw: Depends. Some may say other things were most fucked-up things they’ve seen here. But I have to admit this one became one of my favs here. Be it Far-far-west or middle-east. Shop clerics still are topping annoying-things-lists ;p

  7. Cynic
    Cynic says:
    March 24, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    «Better to say he “vehemently excreted information from every orifice in his body.” »
    You’re getting better at this whole “humorous but also informative comic-accompanying blog post” thing.

    Good comic, too.

  8. Triaxx
    Triaxx says:
    March 24, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Awesomest one yet. I love that kind of salesman. At least they seem interested in the product unlike some.

  9. Digitalmoose
    Digitalmoose says:
    March 24, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I agree with Triaxx. I don’t want the 3DS at all, but the clerks at one of the stores in my area drone boringly about the upcoming releases, and are never really interested. It’s nice to have clerks genuinely interested/excited about the products they sell.

  10. Kojiro
    Kojiro says:
    March 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    The 3D aspect isn’t really important. If you need something to convince you to get a 3DS, look at the hardware specs, or things like this: http://kotaku.com/#!5782646/the-3ds-killer-apps-may-be-the-free-ones

  11. Tery153
    Tery153 says:
    March 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    I wonder if he uses that to get the money out for change too…

    On second though, nvm….

    However, it would be funny and wildly APPROPRIATE if it got caught when he pushed the change drawer back… even more so if nintendo delayed the launch…

    3D cockblock anyone?

  12. Jim Henson
    Jim Henson says:
    March 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    If I saw this at my local gamestop I would feel required to go to the launch party because the clerk’s incredibly dexterous erection would just make me laugh so much I’d feel like i owed them something.

  13. Randomgamerdude
    Randomgamerdude says:
    March 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Inside Steve’s mind:
    Avoid the penic joke…avoid the penis joke…avoid the penis joke…oh what the hell, PENIS JOKE!

  14. H3xx
    H3xx says:
    March 25, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    Incoming RVB quote in 3, 2, 1,

    Caboose: “You told me that was another arm!”
    Andy: “Hey Caboose! High Five!”
    Caboose: “I don’t want to do that anymore…” :(

  15. Ahltar
    Ahltar says:
    March 25, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    I laughed a lot.
    At work.

    Thanks !

  16. Ryman
    Ryman says:
    March 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    On a sad note, most people would wish theirs was that large.

  17. Mallavaughn
    Mallavaughn says:
    March 27, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Side note: It’s good to finally see Harvey back on something that isn’t a guest/what if strip!

  18. The Freeman
    The Freeman says:
    March 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Is customer supposed to look like Ethan from CAD?