Things I learned at the Penny Arcade show:
* I don't desperately desire sketches from artists, even artists whose work I really like. Other people were screaming and begging for Gabe's pictures, while I only made a fool of myself a couple of times, and didn't even feel bad about not getting one.
* The secret origin of Fruit Fucker. Apparently Gabe was living in a house on an unpaved street that was in a state of perpetual construction. Among the many large earth-moving devices was one vehicle which had no discernable function, and so Gabe and Tycho decided that it was a car fucker. This led to speculation about a company that manufactured devices-- "fuckers," if you will-- that would perform the same function for every imaginable object. And from this blasted wasteland of the human imagination, the Fruit Fucker was born.
* Tycho's verbosity is the result of many years spent collecting big words, much as a Pokemon trainer would collect Pokemon. And just like a Pokemon trainer, Tycho crams his words into tiny little plastic balls, allowing them out only to engage in mortal combat!
* Tycho and Gabe have the best response to the "What do you do when you run out of ideas?" question ever: Make a strip with Twisp and Catsby.
There was a lot of other funny stuff, but most of it was both obscene and situational, so I can't really convey it properly. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun.