Apollo-Soyuz on November 03, 2017, 05:19:02 pm
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1696 "Right now none of the player races, or even all of them together, can resist a serious assault from them. It's just futile." homage to the Borg.

page=1697 "Kek: I told you that was a lame name, Fred."  | http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Borg_Queen "The appearance of the Borg Queen in First Contact was a controversial one in the Star Trek universe... "

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1702 nod to Thunderf00t https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Mason

page=1713 "Vexatious vixen" -  Piers Anthony "Yon ill wind" (probably an earlier reference somewhere I'm missing too)

Apollo-Soyuz on November 03, 2017, 05:26:40 pm
Pretty good summery by Sio:

Look at "Adam's" eyeglasses. The shape is the GamerGate symbol. So that's who Adam symbolizes.

I think "Fred" isn't a dickhead, he's a neckbeard. He's all neck. A FEDORA-WEARING neckbeard, which the Urban Dictionary associates with the 'Chans (4-chan and 8-chan in particular -- if there's other chans, I'm not familiar with them).

The Dude...maybe because Scott really liked "The Big Lebowski" a lot? Maybe the Dude stands for those of us who aren't Gamer Gaters or Fedora-wearing neckbeards, who just like to lay back in a bathrobe, do some serious drugs, and go bowling once in a while. I'm not sure, I never watched the movie. I hate bowling. I saw an article associating the Dude with Millennials by some strange mental gyrations. Maybe Dude represents Millennials? Frankly, I don't think so. I just think he's a lazy man who's looking for that one rug that pulls the whole room together. He just...abides.

So we have the 'chans, Gamer Gate, and the Man who Abides. And Kek, who I'll bet is a bit of a hedonist, just looking for what feels good.

But all of them together, well, they like to exchange the brewed coffee with Folger's Crystals, just to watch the fun.


The Dude says "She really brings the room together "


"this we cannot abide. "

Skull the Troll on January 05, 2018, 12:15:34 pm
The Coneheads from Saturday Night Live. The one in the last panel looks like he might even be wearing a Senso Ring.

Quinlan73 on January 31, 2018, 08:39:51 am
I spy Rosie the Robot and C-3PO or possibly a male version of Maria from Metropolis.

B-Sabre on January 31, 2018, 11:01:44 am
I spy Rosie the Robot and C-3PO or possibly a male version of Maria from Metropolis.

And an early iteration of Murphy....

UncleRice on January 31, 2018, 08:01:24 pm
I think that is a cybermen in the middle.
Stupid criminals put on a mask and rob people with a gun.
Smart criminals put on a suit, call themselves politicians, and rob people with writ of law.

B-Sabre on February 01, 2018, 07:01:29 am
I think that is a cybermen in the middle.

I don’t think so. He’s missing the Cybermen “rollbar” on his head.


DSL on February 01, 2018, 09:08:28 am
May or may not be decisive, but the narrative at the bottom IDs the middle metal man as "something like C-3PO."

Redwood Elf on February 28, 2018, 04:26:33 pm
Pazge 1764, the "Temple of the Boot" appears to be a reference to Tai Kwan Leep and "Boot to the head"

(See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8VD4JXUozM )

Coyoty on April 04, 2018, 03:12:22 am
The conehead spoke French.

Apollo-Soyuz on April 04, 2018, 11:14:38 am
The conehead spoke French.


Also, I never bothered to translate  "Républicains Pour La Démocracie" because the translation is obvious. This is also French.

Portuguese would be something like "Republicanos para a Democracia"

Lexxus on April 20, 2018, 12:07:16 am
Page 1786 "no-one here but us clucks"


Apollo-Soyuz on May 30, 2018, 06:54:10 pm
1729 homage to big head press hidden in panel 4

1734 another fish on a bicycle, displacer booths like in Niven Larry, The Alibi Machine and others

(I'm not sure about the guy in the first panel)

1779 Mario from donkey kong, etc

Lexxus on July 18, 2018, 04:01:44 pm
Strip 1822, Sergio Cooper/Chuck Norris jokes  ;D

Tikatu on July 27, 2018, 12:58:02 am
Strip 1826: the "retro car" looks very much like the Supercar from Gerry Anderson's show of the same name.