Josh: did you watch the wwdc feed?
Joel: i read it all
Josh: i’m watching the video of all the 3rd party apps
Joel: my iphone is worth negative nothing
Josh: some neat stuff
Josh: i’ll probably get monkey ball
Josh: because that game is pure fun
Joel: get band
Joel: are you getting the phone?
Josh: are you high?
Josh: and they’re only half the price
Joel: seems like a marginal upgrdae
Josh: so i can buy 2
I predict about 2 million original iPhones hitting eBay and Craigslist in a couple of weeks. Anyone want to buy a 1st gen iPhone, previously owned by “THE Joel Watson?” What about “THE Joel Watson’s” wife?” She’s semi-internet famous by association.
I don't really use my RAZR much, so I don't see a terrible need for an iPhone.
Yeah, I'd get one if it had a larger capacity.
I'd never buy one, even if a new one came out only every other week…
nice LaForge glasses on distant future Josh! i assume the cape is over his face b'c all the other Josh's got creeped out by the white eyeball thing. how much do you think ppl will try to sell their old iPhones for? ( i have no concept b'c i could care less about my phone, as long as it makes calls)
Delightful comic. And you should auction off your old iphone chock full of hot premium HE content.
Hehee…. this reminds me of one of my favorite episodes of Red Dwarf:
I like that 4 is the critical number.
You just stumbled in on the Nuts to Butts dance.
Turns out every gay man in the world is just a clone of Josh.
OH COME ON! Don't leave us hanging, a fistful of Josh's WHAT?! Pubes from the baby-jeebus-doll strip? Obsolete technogadgets? Mad moneyhats from BiA games? Give, give!
Oh good, I was afraid the next panel was gonna be a gay orgy between all the Josh's. I didn't want to see that drawn.
I think the only real question is this:
Is present-day Josh the one with or without nipples? That's an interesting question because, either way, there's an interesting answer: it's either the story of how he grew nipples, or the story of how he lost them. TEH INTERWEBZ WANT 2 NO!!!11!1
But what was distant future Josh's warning? He was coming to save us from Apocalypse, wasn't he? WE'RE ALL DOOMED!!!!!! DOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooommm…d..!
Well how else to you pluralize "Josh"?
Those just look weird.
Biggest Pro's: Internet anywhere, Google Maps Anywhere, fantastic txt msg'ing (I never txt'd before this phone), elegant photo browsing interface (better than pics in your wallet), the most fantastic audio player I've ever used.
Well, its a fantasticly useful device. I have 0 complaints.
I bet you see 2G iphones for as little as $100. THe thing is, at that price there will be a whole new tier of adopters for used iphones, only increasing Apple's install base.
I'll draw a cock and balls on it with a sharpey. That's premium, right?
This reminds me of EVERY episode of Red Dwarf. It's just missing a snooty android.
well, 3 is just too awkward and 5 would be confusing. In the future this is common knowledge.
Better drawn than in real life, right?
How useful is it without AT&T? I could see spending $100 for a iPhone as a multimedia player and just rely on WiFi for network access.
As far as I know, it is hackable to work sans AT&T. At the $100ish price point I bet more and more people will use this as a media player / home wifi internet tablet.
The Cape! And Josh in the fan! Josh without nipples! AHH!!!
I keep picturing Josh hopping around in a brightly-colored suit, going "Aoooow! I'm so excited, all six of my nipples are tingling!"
Now which ones are Joshs and which ones are Joshuas
More importantly, what is the collective noun? A herd of sheep, a flock of geese, a… problem of Joshes?
I know a guy who had his nipple bitten clean off by a dog. It grew back, but now it's a funny color.
That's totally what I thought too. Ever heard "Attack Of The Clonefucker?"
Nah, don't fix it. It gives future Josh more character and differentiates him between the other non cape wearing, non fan riding Josh!
I'm afraid it would have to be a "pecker of Joshes."
YOU look weird.
No, wait, I mean, yes, English is a fucked up language. But see, by the dawn's early light…uh, that is, updated title, you've already figured it out.
Back In The Day my get-rich-quick-on-the-intersplodes-scheme was going to be a proofreading service for all the rinky-dink websites that every two-bit company was hurling up.
In the future, people don't have nipples because they're grown in a vat until they can eat solid foods. Like that old sci-fi movie, where the future people all had two navels for no particular reason than to make, was it a Hemmingway girl? -Anyway, so she had to show off her midriff. -And there were two navels. And the guy, the guy from the past, our present, he gets all peculiar about it.
I'm vaguely reminded of that Sealab episode where this sort of thing happened.
And it would be awesome if Fourth Future Josh made an appearance on the podcast and spilled the secrets of the not-so-distant future.
I'm glad I held out on IPhone mania. I don't plan on getting this year's model either. I'll wait a few years and see if they can go more than a year without releasing a new phone.
I have no idea what you're talking about…
but it sounds amusing… and disturbing… and very b(maybe even c) Movie-ish.
after comic: Joel closes the door slowly, goes to the hardware store for lumber and supplies, and proceeds to board up the door, always muttering "must contain the invasion"
IT GREW BACK? i didn't know they could do that. not without bacon powder.
He was like 8 years old. I don't know if there's an age at which they won't regenerate.
oh my god we're collectively a pecker. i love us so much.
well current josh has been using the 2.0 firmware from the beta program for months now, so in a way, future just very well could show up.
Jesusphone though it may be, it's not worth the hundreds I'd have to pay to break my current phone service nor the additional hundreds I'd have to pay to start up AT&T, on top of the purchase price. Let me use it on Verizon with the fear of ending up with an iBrick, and I'll buy one.
I fixed the iPhone dilemma for myself by buying an unlocked Palm Treo 680. I'll just take the SIM from my work-provided phone and put it into that puppy. Otherwise, I'd have to have 2 phones and pay for a phone bill myself. Screw that! 🙂
Sort of. You can re-flash them and apply various hacks to enable them on various carriers, but whenever Apple puts out a new firmware version (which if I remember gets pushed out to the phone automatically), there's a pretty significant chance that it'll brick the phone. Of course people do have de-bricking utilities for just such an occasion, but constantly having to "repair" your phone and having to wait an indeterminate amount of time before upgrading to the latest firmware is definitely a pain in the butt.
ahh there go my nipples again.
I'd've replied earlier to your reply had ID _told_ me that you'd replied to my comment.
Nevertheless, this is what springs to mind:
"Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out."
4 seems a little too hetero-normist to me: just 2+2. Odd numbers are kinkier. Unless the red mist (which could be any of a number of Star Trek beasties) counts as a player…
Most excellent, indeed!
I've considered a bunch of different phones. I hate having a cell phone to begin with, so if I've got to have one, it had better been the fucking swiss army knife of phones. For what I want, especially with the size of the screen, the iPhone fits that. I've held off because I've had more interesting things to spend my money on, but now it's about too good to pass up.
Glad I waited because it means I can expense the full price of the phone rather than just $300 of it.
I should fix those non-nipples.
Josh's cape appears to be stapled directly to his torso in the last panel. I know people who are into that.
Also, apparently in three years we will have rainbow pride doorways through time. /Nice/.
its got something to do with a time paradox. An odd number would cause the universe to implode.
then we really are doomed.
im changing the plural to Joshen.
Might get your a preview file of the book for proofreading purposes if you are interested (when the file is done).
At least you would know what the other one wanted.
That Josh probably just lost his nipples in an industrial accident.
At the end of the orgy he's pulls the cape from his face and goes, "Oh…there's a robot army on the way."
All that matters is that they are ALL ready to biz-zay.
At $200 I might as well buy 16 of them and make a Chewie-style chest belt out of them.
Dude, at $200? Get this years and next years.
there would be caulk involved for sure.
I can almost guarantee Verizon wont have an iphone for a VERY long time. They use a completely different network architecture.
you havent solved anything until you can feel the superiority and smugness that only comes with an iphone. Actually, i guess thats over since at $200 it will probably end up being the most common phone out there.
The mobile internet saves the day at least 10 times a week. Plus its the best iPod they've ever made. The phone is the least important part of the iPhone.
I'd love to help out. Put my degree to actual use, for once!
I had completely blocked myself off from iPhone mania so well that I hadn't realized they actually got that cheap. I might have to get one now.
Isn't there a horror movie called "The Joshening"? I seem to recall it was something like that…
Or else ends up in a madhouse babbling nonsense about gay clone orgies…that wouldn't be incest, would it? o.0;
I was wondering that myself. If all the collective counterparts of Josh have sex, would it be considered incest or just masturbation?
4 josh's? someones been reading my christmas list.