164 "The First Strike"
May 18, 2013

Don't let the machines brainwash you, or destroy you, or strip you of hard-earned gold medals in video games. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. We must meet their cold hard steel with our warm and squishy flesh and blood. Never give up. Never surrender.

The catastrophic event depicted in today's comic was inspired by true events. I managed to finish a race of Hot Pursuit that was such a close call that I was initially awarded first place, only to be demoted to second place ten seconds after the race had finished. Clearly this was a traumatizing event that has scarred me forever. Robots, man. They can't be trusted.