Today, online comic ‘Penny Arcade’ rocked the wholesale fruit distribution world with an announcement of a new way to buy fruit, specifically their own fruit.
The popular webcomic ‘Penny Arcade’ was created in 1998 to document the completely platonic relationship between two lonely fruit addicts Gabe and Tycho – and has gained a loyal following of nerds with its ‘brokeback mountain’ style camaraderie and esoteric fruit-related jokes.
Disillusioned by the pricing policies of the wholesale fruit trade, they have announced a self promoted initiative to sell fruit to hapless nerds who rely on their comics to provide them a sense of validity to their pathetic solitary, humourless existence. This announcement comes shortly after they announce that they have finished making their very own fruit. Which they didn’t actually make, someone else did.
In a press release on their website, Gabe announced:
We have made a special fruit that only people who read our comic will like, so we’re selling it ourselves on our new online greengrocers – Greenhouse.
Tycho followed this with:
Hopefully we’ll get loads of money by selling it ourselves, and by slagging off existing greengrocers, moar people who rely on our comic stylings for their daily reassurance that they’re not losers will buy our game. Its win win. We get more cash from our fans, and our fans feel like they’re ‘sticking it to the man’
Penny Arcade hope to take even more money from fans by selling other independent fruit growers’ wares from their online shop eventually. Financial advisers to FruitStop; the main fruit outlet in the US said that they were ‘shitting it’:
When two grotesque people who draw comics of themselves talking about fruit in which they appear attractive decide to open up their own shop selling fruit, you know its time to worry for the fruit industry.