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2013-01-08 08:52:05 AM
meh
 
2013-01-08 08:52:43 AM
What the hell is going on here? Who is Chris Kluwe, where was the webcomic he was trolling, and where are my damned pants?!
 
2013-01-08 08:53:25 AM
Okay, I admit, I did a gigglesnort.

/Who the hell is Chris Kluwe?
 
2013-01-08 09:01:39 AM
Gooey for Kluwe brigade in 3...2...1...

?
Oh, Geek tab. Minnesota Viking punter.
 
2013-01-08 09:05:38 AM
Is there some sort of context for this that I'm missing? Because it seems like it would be pretty funny in the right context but without it, I just don't get it.
 
2013-01-08 09:05:38 AM
Okay, that settles it. I'm getting a Kluwe jersey.

The only problem is that he changes his number every year when the new rookie QB comes in and is all like "Hey man, you're wearing my number" and he's like "Well, buy me an ice cream and it's yours"
 
2013-01-08 09:09:12 AM
Chris Kluwe is funny as hell, his Twitter is worth following, and I'm buying whatever he's selling.
 
2013-01-08 09:09:34 AM

Amberwind: Okay, I admit, I did a gigglesnort.

/Who the hell is Chris Kluwe?


He's a football player who's an avid gamer and advocate for gay rights. And very vocal about both.
 
2013-01-08 09:10:21 AM

Pontious Pilates: Chris Kluwe is funny as hell, his Twitter is worth following, and I'm buying whatever he's selling.


And this.
 
2013-01-08 09:10:30 AM

Grither: What the hell is going on here? Who is Chris Kluwe, where was the webcomic he was trolling, and where are my damned pants?!


The webcomic in question is the site that is linked to presumably (Tales from the Trenches), I guess the question about Chris Kluwe is being ironic given it says who he is right at the start of the article linked.
 
2013-01-08 09:11:20 AM
I always read the submitted stories when I go and read The Trenches. I enjoyed seeing this when I checked it this morning. Coming from a punter, it's especially good.
 
2013-01-08 09:14:49 AM

xria: The webcomic in question is the site that is linked to presumably (Tales from the Trenches), I guess the question about Chris Kluwe is being ironic given it says who he is right at the start of the article linked.


Ok fine. But what about my pants?
 
2013-01-08 09:15:00 AM
Context:

The Trenches is done by the PA guys and Scott Kurtz, and is essentially about video games testers and the hell they go through in their jobs. Along with the comic, you always get a story submitted by a reader about how terrible their job/life is.

Suddenly, a Wild Kluwe appears!
 
2013-01-08 09:17:28 AM
IIRC, Kluwe is going to be on Colbert tonight.
 
2013-01-08 09:21:52 AM

Grither: xria: The webcomic in question is the site that is linked to presumably (Tales from the Trenches), I guess the question about Chris Kluwe is being ironic given it says who he is right at the start of the article linked.

Ok fine. But what about my pants?


Apparently they have shrunk, go get a new pair...
 
2013-01-08 09:43:42 AM

Grither: What the hell is going on here? Who is Chris Kluwe, where was the webcomic he was trolling, and where are my damned pants?!


he's a punter, it's on a separate page and try looking under the bed.
 
2013-01-08 09:56:00 AM
I had to wikipedia the word punter, because I couldnt figure out how a Cockney gamblin' man fit in to this scenario.
 
2013-01-08 10:03:21 AM
this probably should've been cross-posted to Sports.. rare times when the tabs intersect
 
2013-01-08 10:04:42 AM
Imagine if you had a buddy who was into the same things as you and who also happened to be an NFL player and wasn't afraid to clue you in to a lot of what goes on behind the scenes, that's who this guy is.

I think of Chris Kluwe as a guy just like me who likes video games, books, sports, Magic cards, and so on, and he just happens to be an NFL punter. He's pretty outspoken about his feelings on many issues, both inside and outside the NFL, and is very interesting to follow on Twitter. I'm a fan.
 
2013-01-08 10:22:08 AM

dennerman: Imagine if you had a buddy who was into the same things as you and who also happened to be an NFL player and wasn't afraid to clue you in to a lot of what goes on behind the scenes, that's who this guy is.

I think of Chris Kluwe as a guy just like me who likes video games, books, sports, Magic cards, and so on, and he just happens to be an NFL punter. He's pretty outspoken about his feelings on many issues, both inside and outside the NFL, and is very interesting to follow on Twitter. I'm a fan.


It isn't that he's outspoken. Lot of professional athletes have been outspoken. Kluwe is unquestioningly intelligent. He may not be the brightest person in the world, but when he writes about a topic, he showcases a level of creativity, wit, and knowledge that one doesn't see often these days from outspoken people.
 
2013-01-08 10:30:12 AM
I just hope he gives Mists of Pandaria a chance - he downed in in an interview he played early in the season, but I bet he'd dig it if he tried it.
 
2013-01-08 10:35:27 AM

jayhawk88: Context:

The Trenches is done by the PA guys and Scott Kurtz, and is essentially about video games testers and the hell they go through in their jobs. Along with the comic, you always get a story submitted by a reader about how terrible their job/life is.

Suddenly, a Wild Kluwe appears!


It's super effective.
 
2013-01-08 10:55:11 AM
Our family fantasy football league trophy is named the Kluwe in deference to his all-around awesomeness.

/Lions fan
 
2013-01-08 10:57:05 AM
He is the only punter who has ever been interesting. Love his stuff.
 
2013-01-08 11:00:57 AM

Theaetetus: jayhawk88: Context:

The Trenches is done by the PA guys and Scott Kurtz, and is essentially about video games testers and the hell they go through in their jobs. Along with the comic, you always get a story submitted by a reader about how terrible their job/life is.

Suddenly, a Wild Kluwe appears!

It's super effective.


Hah!
 
2013-01-08 11:01:14 AM
chris is alright...

/and really he's living the dream.
 
2013-01-08 11:04:14 AM
I'd wake up at any hour if I could get that breakfast daily.
 
2013-01-08 11:04:37 AM
I really wish Kluwe would sign with another team as it is in my contract to thoroughly dislike the Vikings. When I read his tweets and articles, I just pretend he doesn't play for them.

//Would still rather be a backup QB than a punter or kicker.
 
2013-01-08 11:10:13 AM
The funny thing is how many people are biatching about this on the Penny Arcade forums.
 
2013-01-08 11:12:33 AM
Here is what sort of put him on geekdom's radar for the first time, his World of Warcraft guild application from six years ago.

Link

"If you are ever in a position to try and tackle Devon Hester of the Chicago Bears, be aware that the man does not obey the laws of physics that us mere mortals are consigned to follow. Inertia? He laughs at inertia. Same with the principles of mass and acceleration."
 
2013-01-08 11:18:32 AM

Kome: It isn't that he's outspoken. Lot of professional athletes have been outspoken. Kluwe is unquestioningly intelligent. He may not be the brightest person in the world, but when he writes about a topic, he showcases a level of creativity, wit, and knowledge that one doesn't see often these days from outspoken people.


I learned of his existence when he was playing "Not My Job" on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. It was amusing because he wasn't guessing: he *knew* all the answers. To the point where he answered one of them *BEFORE* the multiple choices were given.
 
2013-01-08 11:27:07 AM
The guy plays bass in a band too...not the best band, but it's a band.
 
2013-01-08 11:30:47 AM

jayhawk88: Context:

The Trenches is done by the PA guys and Scott Kurtz, and is essentially about video games testers and the hell they go through in their jobs. Along with the comic, you always get a story submitted by a reader about how terrible their job/life is.

Suddenly, a Wild Kluwe appears!


This is the first I heard of this. I was excited to start reading this comic. A web comic made by the creators of my two favorite strips. Man what a disappointment! This was just incredibly dull.
 
2013-01-08 11:44:00 AM

wildstarr: jayhawk88: Context:

The Trenches is done by the PA guys and Scott Kurtz, and is essentially about video games testers and the hell they go through in their jobs. Along with the comic, you always get a story submitted by a reader about how terrible their job/life is.

Suddenly, a Wild Kluwe appears!

This is the first I heard of this. I was excited to start reading this comic. A web comic made by the creators of my two favorite strips. Man what a disappointment! This was just incredibly dull.


It's kind of like they're just half into it; like they thought they needed to do a project together, but neither one of them is really that into it. The artwork has already been farmed out to Scott's apprentice, and yeah I'd agree, the story/jokes so far have been a little uneven.
 
2013-01-08 11:44:44 AM

wildstarr: jayhawk88: Context:

The Trenches is done by the PA guys and Scott Kurtz, and is essentially about video games testers and the hell they go through in their jobs. Along with the comic, you always get a story submitted by a reader about how terrible their job/life is.

Suddenly, a Wild Kluwe appears!

This is the first I heard of this. I was excited to start reading this comic. A web comic made by the creators of my two favorite strips. Man what a disappointment! This was just incredibly dull.


Yeah - The Trenches has been a just awful comic. Lots of throat clearing and wandering with frequent extended breaks in posting.

Watching one of the PATV episodes though I figured out the problem - Kurtz wants to make "Night Court" and "Cheers" with his comics. It explains a lot of what happened to PvP and the entire flavor of The Trenches. I'm not sure he realized that the comic strip version of those end up like "Mark Trail" and "Mary Worth."
 
2013-01-08 11:56:48 AM

Tiberius Gracchus: wildstarr: jayhawk88: Context:

The Trenches is done by the PA guys and Scott Kurtz, and is essentially about video games testers and the hell they go through in their jobs. Along with the comic, you always get a story submitted by a reader about how terrible their job/life is.

Suddenly, a Wild Kluwe appears!

This is the first I heard of this. I was excited to start reading this comic. A web comic made by the creators of my two favorite strips. Man what a disappointment! This was just incredibly dull.

Yeah - The Trenches has been a just awful comic. Lots of throat clearing and wandering with frequent extended breaks in posting.

Watching one of the PATV episodes though I figured out the problem - Kurtz wants to make "Night Court" and "Cheers" with his comics. It explains a lot of what happened to PvP and the entire flavor of The Trenches. I'm not sure he realized that the comic strip version of those end up like "Mark Trail" and "Mary Worth."


It's why Ctrl-Alt-Del did a reboot.
 
2013-01-08 12:12:01 PM
I love Kluwe he reminds me of a more intelligent Chris Cooley. Just a dude who happens to make good money playing a sport. I guess most of the NFL (especially the non skill positions) are like that, you just very rarely see or hear about them over the guys who you just want to choke.
 
2013-01-08 12:37:18 PM
Who? And why are you linking us to this shiatty blog?
 
2013-01-08 12:38:54 PM

Theaetetus: It's why Ctrl-Alt-Del did a reboot.


What, you mean SUDDENLY MISCARRIAGE isn't a crowd pleaser?

/Is it any good now?
 
2013-01-08 12:39:24 PM

Theaetetus: It's why Ctrl-Alt-Del did a reboot.


I prefer to believe that CAD ended forever.

/B^U
 
2013-01-08 12:43:20 PM

Felgraf: Theaetetus: It's why Ctrl-Alt-Del did a reboot.

What, you mean SUDDENLY MISCARRIAGE isn't a crowd pleaser?

/Is it any good now?


clearly this thread needs more Funky Winkerbean
 
2013-01-08 12:51:16 PM
I love that man so, so hard.
 
2013-01-08 01:01:09 PM

RangerTaylor: He is the only punter who has ever been interesting. Love his stuff.


Zoltan Mesko (aka The Space Emperor (of Space)), the punter for the Patriots, is a pretty interesting guy:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001 424052748704554104575435563293453130.h tml

Sorry, Fark won't let me link directly to the article
 
2013-01-08 01:47:39 PM

The Bestest: clearly this thread needs more Funky Winkerbean


CAncer cancer cancer.

Caner.
 
2013-01-08 01:50:26 PM

Kome: dennerman: Imagine if you had a buddy who was into the same things as you and who also happened to be an NFL player and wasn't afraid to clue you in to a lot of what goes on behind the scenes, that's who this guy is.

I think of Chris Kluwe as a guy just like me who likes video games, books, sports, Magic cards, and so on, and he just happens to be an NFL punter. He's pretty outspoken about his feelings on many issues, both inside and outside the NFL, and is very interesting to follow on Twitter. I'm a fan.

It isn't that he's outspoken. Lot of professional athletes have been outspoken. Kluwe is unquestioningly intelligent. He may not be the brightest person in the world, but when he writes about a topic, he showcases a level of creativity, wit, and knowledge that one doesn't see often these days from outspoken people.


Yeah, it's that the media has figured out that if they want a thoughtful answer from an athlete he's there go to guy. And since he's a punter he doesn't have to give weasel word answers to everything so as to not upset the companies he's a paid shill for.
 
2013-01-08 01:51:05 PM

buwolverine: Kome: dennerman: Imagine if you had a buddy who was into the same things as you and who also happened to be an NFL player and wasn't afraid to clue you in to a lot of what goes on behind the scenes, that's who this guy is.

I think of Chris Kluwe as a guy just like me who likes video games, books, sports, Magic cards, and so on, and he just happens to be an NFL punter. He's pretty outspoken about his feelings on many issues, both inside and outside the NFL, and is very interesting to follow on Twitter. I'm a fan.

It isn't that he's outspoken. Lot of professional athletes have been outspoken. Kluwe is unquestioningly intelligent. He may not be the brightest person in the world, but when he writes about a topic, he showcases a level of creativity, wit, and knowledge that one doesn't see often these days from outspoken people.

Yeah, it's that the media has figured out that if they want a thoughtful answer from an athlete he's there go to guy. And since he's a punter he doesn't have to give weasel word answers to everything so as to not upset the companies he's a paid shill for.

Their

go to guy
 
2013-01-08 01:54:19 PM

buwolverine: Yeah, it's that the media has figured out that if they want a thoughtful answer from an athlete he's there go to guy. And since he's a punter he doesn't have to give weasel word answers to everything so as to not upset the companies he's a paid shill for.


Also since he is a punter he has a lot of free time (as evidenced by his post).
 
2013-01-08 01:56:46 PM

IAmRight: Also since he is a punter he has a lot of free time (as evidenced by his post).


I dunno.. Kluwe certainly got a lot of action in Saturday's game
 
2013-01-08 01:57:04 PM

Felgraf: Theaetetus: It's why Ctrl-Alt-Del did a reboot.

What, you mean SUDDENLY MISCARRIAGE isn't a crowd pleaser?

/Is it any good now?


Not bad. He's back to one-off comics about games.
 
2013-01-08 02:17:12 PM

Felgraf: Theaetetus: It's why Ctrl-Alt-Del did a reboot.

What, you mean SUDDENLY MISCARRIAGE isn't a crowd pleaser?

/Is it any good now?


Not really, but he's changed his art style and doesn't seem to be cutting and pasting anymore.

And less B^U
 
2013-01-08 02:47:53 PM
This was great. Chris Kluwe is a class act. Thanks, Subby.
 
2013-01-08 02:53:27 PM
I'm a little hesitant to ask, but is he a good punter on top of everything else? I'm looking at his stats and realizing that I have no farking idea what punting stats should look like. And even then, it seems like a lot of the obviously important ones would have a lot to do with how your team as a whole was playing that year. (I.e., a punter with a lot of 60+ yard punts is getting a lot of chances from his own 10-yard line.)

I would like to hear the story of his one and only pass attempt, a glorious 27-yard completion. Yeah, it's probably the usual fake-punt thing where he just zips it at the gunner perched on the line of scrimmage, but I bet he could dress it up.
 
2013-01-08 02:57:17 PM

semiotix: I would like to hear the story of his one and only pass attempt, a glorious 27-yard completion. Yeah, it's probably the usual fake-punt thing where he just zips it at the gunner perched on the line of scrimmage, but I bet he could dress it up.


The linebacker was |-------------------THIS------------------------| big!
 
2013-01-08 02:59:25 PM

semiotix: I'm a little hesitant to ask, but is he a good punter on top of everything else? I'm looking at his stats and realizing that I have no farking idea what punting stats should look like. And even then, it seems like a lot of the obviously important ones would have a lot to do with how your team as a whole was playing that year. (I.e., a punter with a lot of 60+ yard punts is getting a lot of chances from his own 10-yard line.)

I would like to hear the story of his one and only pass attempt, a glorious 27-yard completion. Yeah, it's probably the usual fake-punt thing where he just zips it at the gunner perched on the line of scrimmage, but I bet he could dress it up.


return yardage is usually considered the defining stat for a punter, I think
 
2013-01-08 03:02:09 PM
Did someone call for the Gooey 4 Kluwe brigade?

The man's writing is a delight to read. Damn, I want a Gooey 4 Kluwe jersey so much...
 
2013-01-08 03:40:59 PM
www.3ammagazine.com
 
2013-01-08 04:00:32 PM
I .love him for his MIND
 
2013-01-08 04:07:39 PM

VvonderJesus: I'd wake up at any hour if I could get that breakfast daily.


This, oh this times eleventy
 
2013-01-08 04:35:04 PM

semiotix: I'm a little hesitant to ask, but is he a good punter on top of everything else? I'm looking at his stats and realizing that I have no farking idea what punting stats should look like. And even then, it seems like a lot of the obviously important ones would have a lot to do with how your team as a whole was playing that year. (I.e., a punter with a lot of 60+ yard punts is getting a lot of chances from his own 10-yard line.)


he's good enough the vikings are replacing him, so would say yeah. it's not like most teams invest time or money in their punters. as for stats most folks consider net punting yardage a good way to judge though that could be influenced by how good the coverage team is. or you could look at punts downed inside the 20 vs. touchbacks. dropping a ball on the sideline at the 5 is a handy skill for a punter.
 
2013-01-08 05:03:59 PM

sotua: VvonderJesus: I'd wake up at any hour if I could get that breakfast daily.

This, oh this times eleventy


Damn skippy.
 
2013-01-08 05:30:59 PM

A Fark Handle: he's good enough the vikings are replacing him, so would say yeah.


Is uh... is being replaced usually the reward for excellence?
 
2013-01-08 06:16:06 PM

evilmrsock: A Fark Handle: he's good enough the vikings are replacing him, so would say yeah.

Is uh... is being replaced usually the reward for excellence?


I think he meant the Vikings aren't replacing him (according to Wiki, he's signed through next season. When he signed his extension, he was in the top ten in salary for punters).
 
2013-01-08 06:22:56 PM

evilmrsock: A Fark Handle: he's good enough the vikings are replacing him, so would say yeah.

Is uh... is being replaced usually the reward for excellence?


Depends whether they want to make salary room and he's too good to afford.

Good news for punters: they'll always be needed. Bad news: there's hundreds of guys who are "good enough" for the job to do yours for less.
 
2013-01-08 06:46:38 PM

evilmrsock: Is uh... is being replaced usually the reward for excellence?


It was for the poor bastard I replaced.
 
2013-01-08 07:21:44 PM
Hearing on NFL network that he needs surgery during the offseason. I has a sad
 
2013-01-08 09:28:59 PM
Well it's not like he has anything else to do for the next 7 months.
 
2013-01-08 10:41:11 PM

Bunny Deville: Hearing on NFL network that he needs surgery during the offseason. I has a sad


You should tweet an offer to shave him for his upcoming surgery. Tell him you'll be really thorough.

/his wife might object
 
2013-01-09 12:04:07 AM
I can't believe nobody picked up that he was on Colbert tonight (myself included). Might explain the link. It wasn't as good of an interview as I was hoping for, but it wasn't bad.
 
2013-01-09 01:44:36 AM

evilmrsock: A Fark Handle: he's good enough the vikings are replacing him, so would say yeah.

Is uh... is being replaced usually the reward for excellence?


sorry. i sometimes miss the "not" and "n't". but yeah, i meant they aren't replacing him...
 
2013-01-09 04:04:18 AM

semiotix: I would like to hear the story of his one and only pass attempt, a glorious 27-yard completion. Yeah, it's probably the usual fake-punt thing where he just zips it at the gunner perched on the line of scrimmage, but I bet he could dress it up.


To answer my own question, fake FG shovel pass, according to his team bio.

Among the many, many reasons I couldn't be a football player (and I'm not counting stupid, irrelevant things like the fact that I can't bench press the bar they put the weights on, or how I get bruises from wearing heavy sweaters) is my lack of discipline. If I were the holder, every FG would become a fake FG.

I have other great ideas, too. Like, on kickoffs, instead of the traditional hop-and-flop onside kick, why not kick a line drive as fast as humanly possible square at one of the guys on the line ten yards away? No way they can field it cleanly or signal for a fair catch in time. With a little luck it'd bounce right back at you.

Also, we don't see enough laterals or two-point conversions. But we don't get any laterals on two-point conversions, obviously a huge oversight. I've drawn up a modified center-eligible flea-flicker specifically to be used for that situation.

Man, Kluwe and I should collaborate. With his showmanship and my innate football genius, we could revolutionize the game.
 
2013-01-09 04:31:12 AM
I liked a few "tales from the trenches" but they're basically just "my job sucks; my boss is a moron."
 
2013-01-09 08:16:52 AM
that reminded me of the song "the lonesome kicker" by adam sandler.

"people think it's so easy to kick a field goal from the 30 yard line ...
... but they forget to add 7 yards for the snap, and 10 more cause the goal posts are pushed way back ..."
 
2013-01-09 10:34:00 AM

semiotix: semiotix: ***snip***

Also, we don't see enough laterals or two-point conversions. But we don't get any laterals on two-point conversions, obviously a huge oversight. I've drawn up a modified center-eligible flea-flicker specifically to be used for that situation.

Man, Kluwe and I should collaborate. With his showmanship and my innate football genius, we could revolutionize the game.


Can you call pointless timeouts? If so, you may want to check the wanted ads in Philly.
 
2013-01-09 11:55:22 AM

semiotix: I have other great ideas, too. Like, on kickoffs, instead of the traditional hop-and-flop onside kick, why not kick a line drive as fast as humanly possible square at one of the guys on the line ten yards away? No way they can field it cleanly or signal for a fair catch in time. With a little luck it'd bounce right back at you.


I like this idea.
 
2013-01-09 03:48:25 PM

semiotix:
I've drawn up a modified center-eligible flea-flicker specifically to be used for that situation.


thefilmstage.com

They'll be expecting it.
 
2013-01-10 02:04:44 AM
This guy is awesome. I grew up playing sports; played basketball in high school, still love baseball, basketball, football, but I always hated the dumb jock mentality.

It's always refreshing to see an athlete who's a bit outside the norm.
 
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