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Episode 1654: Scamming Tunnelling Break-in Trope


Technically, they're space palm trees, since actual palm trees are only native to Earth, but for the sake of descriptive convenience it's often best to just call a smeerp a rabbit.

[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]

First, we know that she is going to die. So, next year, she will be in the afterlife with him, and can send him a card there.

I see user training in computer safety and security has not improved. Do you really think that your system security firm (it's not too unreasonable to assume that the company that you use can be predicted, or looked up in records) will send a cargo shuttle in person to deal with your data breach? Unannounced, without your supervisors informing you, without going through secure channels?

Seriously, how does this even work today anyways? Hold on, I got a telephone call ... Hey, Microsoft is telling me that my computer is infected with "the virus". My Macintosh.

— Keybounce

As predicted, K-2 prioritises getting to shoot things over the safety of the team. I guess Cassian needs to be a pacifist just to balance things out.

Do people still send e-cards? I remember really liking them back in the day, both to send and receive. At some point or another though, there started to be fewer and fewer free e-card services available and they seemed to fall out of favour. I guess also the appeal of cute little Flash animations wishing you a happy birthday died out (also the obvious security risks became obvious). Amongst my friends they were a sort of precursor to sharing funny YouTube videos. We'd send each other amusing or strange e-cards we'd find, and usually customise them to be more scandalous than was probably intended.

In any event, it seems that the universe of Darths & Droids still has e-cards going strong. And that makes me feel happy.

— aurilee


Cassian: Don't open the door, we'll all be annihilated in the cold, dark vacuum of space.
K-2SO: Not me.
GM: You see a shield gate controlling access through the energy field.
GM: Below is an archipelago of sandy islands in a shallow sea. They have palm trees. And a giant tower in the middle.
Chirrut: That'll be the data facility.
Bodhi: How will we get through the gate?
Bria: Open a radio channel!
Imperial Gate Guard: Cargo shuttle SW-0608, what is your cargo and destination?
Bria: Hi, this is Quadanium Crystal Solutions. We've detected a problem with your data connection. You haven't opened any unauthorised files recently, have you?
Imperial Gate Guard: Well... we did get a lot of Life Day holo-greetings...
Bria: Oh! That reminds me! I forgot to send a Life Day greeting to my dad!
Bria: Wait... I hate him.
Bria: And he's dead.
Chirrut: Maybe next year.

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Published: Sunday, 20 May, 2018; 03:11:02 PDT.
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