Strafe Left: The Formative Years #48

By Tim Stone on September 21st, 2008 at 10:58 am.

From March 06

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  1. Dr Ham says:

    Genius.

  2. mister slim says:

    Lovely perspective transition from panel 3 to 4.

    The joke reminds me of the classic kitchen pranks of asking the new guy to get a bucket of steam or a bacon stretcher.

  3. Kadayi says:

    Hehe

    Up there with asking the office junior to go get a tin of Tartan paint from stationary ;)

  4. Meat Circus says:

    Cruel but necessary.

    Can somebody fetch me my left-handed screwdriver?

  5. Stupoider says:

    Haha, genius!

  6. Mo says:

    LOL! I laughed *SO* hard at that! Thank you so much for that! :)

  7. Pod says:

    Stone for President!

  8. James T says:

    Hahaha, nice.

  9. Dinger says:

    ‘go fetch me a box of grid squares’

  10. Korgan says:

    BTW, “Fog of War” actually was one of Gandalf’s powers in Return Of The King. The game, that is. It knocked bad guys down.

  11. duel says:

    amazing, such insight.

  12. dartt says:

    I need you to go down to supplies and ask for a long weight.

  13. andreas says:

    shit, that was really awesome!

  14. Vanderdecken says:

    I lol’d. VERY hard. TS be a genius.

  15. The Hammer says:

    This is one of my old favourites. Thanks for the re-post!

  16. Mil says:

    But but… he just had to close his eyes. Everyone knows unseeing units don’t disperse fog-of-war.

  17. MasterBoo says:

    Best Strafe Left ever.

  18. nemolom says:

    I often find these strips forgettable, but this one really made me laugh.

  19. Acosta says:

    Awesome.

  20. Nero says:

    Poor guy.

  21. jeremy says:

    He he that was cruel

  22. Optimaximal says:

    Why are they laughing? He should be congratulated for revealing the map for them, allowing then to see any future attacks on their territory.

  23. Gorgeras says:

    No, lifting fog of war usually only reveals territory with default options. To see if the enemy is coming you need to leave a unit there.

  24. ScubaV says:

    Bravo, the first funny Strafe Left!

  25. James G says:

    @ScubaV

    Talk about back handed compliment!

  26. Eli says:

    Hilarious!

  27. Optimaximal says:

    No, lifting fog of war usually only reveals territory with default options. To see if the enemy is coming you need to leave a unit there.

    Semantics…

  28. teo says:

    I remember this one
    It’s one of my favourites

  29. Cataclysm says:

    @dartt
    Its a long stand. They got me with it at my place of work when i started several years ago.

  30. sbs says:

    And while you are at it, get some replacement bubbles for the spirit level, thanks.

  31. Kast says:

    Got fooled by being sent for a ‘sky hook’ once. It sounded perfectly sensible at the time, like it was a nick name for a hook or clamp you hung above your head to keep something in place.

  32. Grandstone says:

    Left-handed smoke shifter, anyone?

  33. shinygerbil says:

    Tin of elbow grease. ;)

    This is definitely one of the best Strafe Lefts I’ve seen. I did lol, and I mean LOL, quite raucously.

  34. MindBrain says:

    That was cruel

  35. Gap Gen says:

    Excellent.

  36. Duoae says:

    Haha! Really clever :)

  37. Jeremy says:

    I guess I never got caught with one of those, so the laughing wasn’t quite out loud. Although, I never did get my long weight….

  38. Tei says:

    freaking amazing.

    anyway the matter of fog of war is #000000

  39. Frank Strutt says:

    A genuinely funny Strafe Left in an ocean of “I see what you did there :|”s.

  40. Axonn Echysttas says:

    *laugh* … Nice one

    But… all that guy had to do is break the alliance with his side and then he would have been covered in fog of war. But then again, even so, he’s still a unit ::- D.

  41. Lowndesemt says:

    lol

    we used to send n00bs for a bagful of oxygen