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Stolen Pixels #100!: Party Within Specifications

By Shamus
on Friday Jun 19, 2009
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This is the very opposite of a party gone out of bounds.

(“Party gone out of bounds” makes me think of bounds checking in programming. And if your party goes out of bounds, then your party is inevitably going to be crashed.)

I know the cake joke is beaten to death, but hopefully I did it justice here anyway.

Comments (30)

  1. SteveDJ says:

    Congratulations on 100!

    And what could be more fitting than a typo in frame 2 (double “which”) :)

  2. Al Shiney says:

    I too saw the typo and figured it was just GlaDOS keeping us on our toes. :P Congrats on the milestone Shamus, march onward to to 10^3!

  3. Kleedrac says:

    Gratz Shamus and here’s to another 10^2 strips ;)

  4. Calli says:

    Hooray for 100 strips!

    So, did anyone else read this and think “The Computer is your friend”?

  5. Reluctant DM says:

    Congrats on the 100! It feels like you just started yesterday!

  6. I had wondered why you were logged onto portal the other day. I had thought you were following my lead in re-playing that game :)

  7. locusts says:

    The Computer is your friend, citizen. Now, eat your cake.

    Hooray for 10^2. Looking forward to 128.

  8. Phase says:

    Heh. Appropriate, isn’t it, that a gam as good as Portal should mark 100 comics.

  9. Telas says:

    Sorry I’m late; I left my party hat in the Vault during the party in Fallout 3…

    Is there still cake, or do you just have death?

  10. Phase says:

    Heh. Appropriate, isn’t it, that a game as good as Portal should mark 100 comics.

  11. Yar Kramer says:

    Well, congrats on 0x64 strips.

    I must say, however, that it looks like the cake was awry.

  12. Allerun says:

    Congrats on the 1100100th strip.

  13. The party is complementary? To what?

    Meanwhile . . . the computer is your friend, but from the flippant way some here have been referring to this fact, I fear we have some commie mutant traitors among us.
    To prove (and celebrate) your loyalty, please eat some cake.

  14. Julian says:

    Congrats on your… um… 5 consecutive 20 rolls. Yes, that works.

  15. Rutskarn says:

    I was kinda wondering why you were playing Portal…I’d guessed there was a comic in there somewhere. Kinda nifty how Portal has enough staying power that it’s still completely referenceworthy, years after its release.

  16. Shadow2336 says:

    Out of Bounds Exception.
    Line 100 StolenPixels.java
    Line TwentySided.java

  17. Philip says:

    I wonder if your 100th strip will get 100 comments for symmetry

  18. Moridin says:

    Congrats. And if I ever make a webcomic or somesuch(I actually considered it, but although people who can draw clearly can make webcomics(good ones, even, as proven by you, David Morgan-Mar and Randall Munroe(I wrote that right, right?(I meant to say something about parentheses in here, but I needed to look up how to write parentheses and forgot(as a consequence, not because I needed to) what I was going to say))) I still decided against it) I will number it in binary and not in decimal system, so people won’t have to think whether to celebrate by decimal system or by binary.

  19. MintSkittle says:

    A friend told me the cake is a spy.

    Anyways, happy hundredth, Shamus!

  20. Cuthalion says:

    This explains where they got test subjects…

  21. Joe says:

    Happy 100. Keep em’ coming.

  22. Johannes says:

    Firstly, congrats on your 10^2nd SP!

    Secondly, the eye! Oh, the eye! I looked into it!

    (loosely paraphrased a certain ring-oriented movie, bien sûr)

  23. Bret says:


    You said I was dead there, but I’m still alive.

    And when you’re dead I will still be alive. Still alive.

    (Someone had to do it.)

  24. Vladius says:

    Party out of bounds makes me think of the (really bizarre, like all of their songs) B52s song.

  25. Mari says:

    Bret, you’re not still alive. One of your clones has been awakened. Please mark your character sheet appropriately to reflect that you have one fewer clone in storage. And remember, the computer is still your friend.

  26. Captain 420 says:

    Congratulations on 10^2, here’s to strip number 2^10!

  27. OEP says:

    Yes, complementary to what? pray tell.

    But Compliments on your 100th strip.

    Please enjoy this complimentary post. Note this note is complementary to the earlier one on the same subject.

  28. Lupis42 says:

    @Telas: The death is a lie?

    Thanks for all the funny Shamus. The Traffic cone party hat is most decidedly made of win.

  29. EL Quia says:

    This was a triumph!

    What got me unprepared was how easily ant naturaly I started reading GlaDOS lines with her voice. It was creepy.

  30. Mephane says:

    Best webcomic anniversary strip ever!

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