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March 21, 2008 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Pathetic Geek Stories is back! After a hiatus of almost three years we can once again revel in new comic strips detailing people's most humiliating youthful (and inevitably cringe-worthy) moments.
posted by wsg (23 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
FINALLY!

But still...
posted by Sys Rq at 9:20 AM on March 21, 2008


Ooog these are painful. And for some reason remind me of the 70s. I don't know if it's the art or the memories of childhood.
posted by DU at 9:33 AM on March 21, 2008


This makes me so happy! I checked the site religiously every week for months, then finally forgot about it after it seemed no new stories were forthcoming. There may be some significance to getting this happy newd on Good Friday, but I'll be damned if I can figure out what it is.
posted by Shohn at 9:47 AM on March 21, 2008


Or news, even, for that matter.
posted by Shohn at 9:47 AM on March 21, 2008


These are both funny and painful at the same time. Awesome!
posted by geeky at 9:59 AM on March 21, 2008


Praise the Lord! Thanks for posting this!
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:00 AM on March 21, 2008


Joseph B., if you're out there, I want you to know that I think a Street Fighter watch is an excellent birthday present.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:16 AM on March 21, 2008


I think it's a fairly universal regret for men to realize years later that they had many more opportunities for some "action" than they knew of at the time. Glad to see the strip is back.
posted by maxwelton at 10:34 AM on March 21, 2008


YAY!!!!!!!!
posted by es_de_bah at 10:36 AM on March 21, 2008


Hurray! I love this so much. She is truly the best terrible-hairstyle artist in all of comicsdom.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 10:57 AM on March 21, 2008


I submitted my own pathetic geek story three years ago right after PGS went on hiatus. Eventually I forgot about the strip and went on with my life.

One day I heard that Maria was doing comics again! I was so excited, I checked the website immediately for my story.

My comic wasn't there, and Maria's FAQ didn't know what I was talking about. I pouted away as the website looked at me funny.

Thanks to infinite w.!
posted by infinitewindow at 11:03 AM on March 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Next up: A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible oh please oh please oh please...
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 11:05 AM on March 21, 2008


I hate webcomic sites that don't have 'previous' and 'next' buttons.
posted by Memo at 11:13 AM on March 21, 2008 [4 favorites]


I checked the site religiously every week for months, then finally forgot about it after it seemed no new stories were forthcoming.

My story exactly. I love this comic.
posted by dgaicun at 1:02 PM on March 21, 2008


Wow... these are really funny, touching and cringe inducing simultaneously. Great stuff. Best of the web.
posted by MythMaker at 3:44 PM on March 21, 2008


I love these. Love.

They make it easier to look back on cruelties great and petit and know that one is simply part of a giant chain of suck. This is oddly comforting.
posted by batmonkey at 3:55 PM on March 21, 2008


The Soon to be Resurrected Lord approves of This Post.
posted by msali at 4:32 PM on March 21, 2008


Also, is the Onion going to be running these again?
posted by msali at 4:32 PM on March 21, 2008


Aww, no RSS.
posted by Laen at 5:38 PM on March 21, 2008


This one is my favorite, but it's hard to pick.
posted by wsg at 5:57 PM on March 21, 2008


Wow, these are quite embarrassing. Reminds me of a moment in middle school and thank god I wasn't on the receiving end of the humiliation. It was math class and the teacher wrote a problem up on the board and asked if anyone would like to come up in front of the class to solve it. The girl who sat next me, Alison, raised her hand and proceeded to stand up and walk to the front of the class. As she stood up, I noticed she had a huge red spot on the butt of her white jeans. She had started her period, which I later found out was her first. I tried to get her attention but she didn't hear me and she went to the front with her back towards the class while she wrote on the board. She was up there for a few minutes and everyone in the class was snickering and whispering back and forth. From the angle the teacher's desk was at, she couldn't see. When Alison came back to sit at her desk, I leaned over to tell her what happened. Her face went white and she ran out of the class crying. That scene is forever etched into my memory.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:53 PM on March 21, 2008


Lentrohamsanin, I'll see if I can give David or Dale a call over the weekend.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:39 PM on March 21, 2008


Now, when can we have other people's stories back? I used to desperately check both these sites for updates....
posted by thejoshu at 8:49 PM on March 24, 2008


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