Poke!

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  1. Jaya Lakshmi

    Chekhov’s poke never fails. (If you poke someone in act 1, they should lose their temper in Act 3.) This is like a fun version of Stephen King’s “The Jaunt” (great short story, but gruesome and depressing) that makes me want to buy Mal’s teleporter. He needs to file a patent before some evil scientist comes to steal it.

  2. Jaya Lakshmi

    Chekhov’s poke never fails. (If you poke someone in act 1, they should lose their temper in Act 3.)
    This is like a fun version of Stephen King’s “The Jaunt” (great short story, but gruesome and depressing) that makes me want to buy Mal’s teleporter. He needs to file a patent before some evil scientist comes to steal it.

  3. Jada

    This explains all those ghost stories of phantom pokings.

  4. Tyler

    I have a feeling this poke is going to come back to haunt them later.

  5. donnie

    facebook pokes are annoying enough, now we have to worry about this?

  6. stephen

    Jaya, I’ve never heard of Chekhov’s poke before, does it come from star trek? It sounds funny!

    Jada: It’s like the phantom cellphone. Yesterday, I had my own hand in my pocket, and my hand moved and I thought it was my cellphone vibrating.

    Tyler: Who knows… I don’t. No seriously, I have no idea what’s going to happen next. Ha ha!

    Donnie: Gosh, what if facebook pokes had a physical manifestation, wouldn’t that be horrible?

  7. Suz

    I totally pictured Chad chasing his tail with this new invention!

  8. jj

    Awesome strip.

  9. Halraris sticker

    Chad: Thats awsome! POKE!POKE!POKE!POKE!POKE!

  10. Dasick

    This is a bit late and you might not see this – but here goes

    Anton Chekhov was a russian play-wright (among other things) sometime in the 1800s. He did some theory-crafting for storytelling and one of his theories is known as “Law of Conservation of Details” – that you only show the audience what is essential to the story, so not to confuse or annoy them. His law was first presented with a Gun on a mantlepiece scenario “if there is a gun show in the 1st act, it must be fired by the 3rd act”. This principle is referred to as the Chekhov’s Gun, and people substitute the gun with stuff that is appropriate for innocent seeming objects and events that happen early on.

    Also, great comic, really enjoying re-reading it every once and again!

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