* Kratos objects to being held up as an example of a KavorkaMan: [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/427 "Stop using me as an example." "Stop BEING an example."]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/71 Pretty much]] [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/84 every comic with]] [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] [[HilarityEnsues is a]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny moment]].
-->'''Kratos''': ''(ramming a poor sap's head into a TV screen)'' LOOK AT THE 1080p HDMI CONNECTION! '''LOOK AT IT!!!'''\\
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* Syndrome points out people being mainstream: [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/540 "HIIIIIPSTERRRRRR"]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/511 This guest strip]]. MoodWhiplash has never been so [[TastesLikeDiabetes adorable]].
* Duke Nukem is confused by accusations of the DoubleStandard until the Commander has Fenix dressed in the same clothing the 'babes' wear: "[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/777 Yeah, I can see people complaining about this]]." "'''''I'm''''' [[NakedPeopleAreFunny complaining about this]]."
* Jared wanting to get back to his parents [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/164 because they have his Xbox]]. The visual reference to [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/xbox-360-kid#.TdM1OFuraSo Xbox Kid]] is just the icing on the cake.
* Jared chose a Magikarp as his starter Pokemon. He levels it up...[[ShamuFu by using it as a bludgeon]], eventually defeating enough 'mons to [[MagikarpPower make Magikarp evolve]] into [[WhosLaughingNow Gyarados]].
-->'''I'M THE KING OF EVERYTHING!'''
* [[Manga/InuYasha Sesshomaru]] claims thousands of pages of fan art ''prove'' that bishonen are more popular with women than manly men are:
--> '''Commander''': Does it embarrass you at all that you just measured yer success with women by how much [[SlashFic gay porn]] they've made outta you an' your brother?
* [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] and [[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]] in IKEA, [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple arguing over tea lights]].
-->'''Leonidas''': ''[[NoIndoorVoice WHY ARE YOU BUYING TEA LIGHTS? YOU HAVE SO MANY TEA LIGHTS! PUT THOSE BACK, YOU DON'T NEED ANY MORE]]''.\\
'''Kratos''': ''THESE ARE'' POMEGRANATE ''SCENTED! WE ONLY HAVE BLUEBERRY! YOU KNOW I HATE BLUEBERRY CANDLES!''
** Followed by the Commander's advice to Jared on the matter:
-->'''Commander''': ''[[BrickJoke When Spartans play]] [[GayBravado Gay Chicken]], [[SeriousBusiness they play for keeps, kid]]. [[Film/WarGames Only way to win is not to play]]. Remember that. It could save yer life''.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/249 Third panel, with Solid Snake]]. Picture Creator/DavidHayter saying it in the Snake-voice.
* At one point the Commander holds a [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/561 Zombie Drill]] and insists on a certain level of... realism. Everyone's reaction to the rules, especially, [[VideoGame/FinalFight Cody's]], is hilarous.
* Ganon explains that he needs no excuse to mess with link: "When it is NOT FUN [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/1000 to mess with Link?]]"
* Nier's "fantasy [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/1006 germs]]" (and Mr. Fish's horrified expression).
** A few updates later, [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/1019 they show the aftermath of Nier's infection of the entire building.]] Everyone seems extremely angered by their transformation into Bishounen pretty boys...except Marv, who with his crippling self-esteem issues, thinks it's the best thing that's ever happened to him. It helps he looks like a young Marlon Brando due to it.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/the-one-youve-all-been-waiting-for In one strip]], Mr. Fish's moveset is shown (when he has to forget an old trick to learn Hyper Beam).
** And he still remembers [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/388 "roll over"]].
** When learning Hyper Beam, Mr. Fish's accompanying facial expressions are pretty funny also.
* The commander's [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/84 description]] of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' somehow becomes... the big scene in ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'':
-->'''Kratos''': That's not how it went...
-->'''Commander''': That's pretty much ''exactly'' how it went.
* The Commander defies TheGogglesDoNothing in a horrible new way: [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/those-sunglasses-had-to-be-good-for-something "I don't think that's how Moon Tiara Magic works."]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/comics/2012-07-09.jpg "Why won't you just stay down?!"]]
* One of the very first strips has an unusual crowning moment of bad employment placement, when a [[VideoGame/BioShock Big Daddy]] is put in charge of a day care center. Gentle, caring, loving... until [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the parents come to pick up their kids.]]
* The end of the Nomura Syndrome arc: [[spoiler: The infected give all their blood to Canada Guy so he can have it treated at a Canadian hospital. He achieves this by smuggling it all in his veins. At once.]] The resultant exchanges and sight gags are utterly priceless.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/925 Jared learns the hard way which two words you don't confuse.]]
* The Commander promises Jonesy a mammoth steak, and later delivers. Why didn't he turn the mammoth over to science instead? [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/comics/2012-08-27.jpg "Science can catch their own damn mammoth."]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/715 When all you have is a hammer...]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/517 One strip]] details the marital strife that slowly led up to the Commander's divorce.
-->'''Commander''': Whadda ya mean "don't fight Canadian guy to the death on the front lawn"? Why else would I invite Canadian guy over?\\
'''Canadian Guy''': ''(just kind of looks at Commander)''
* A behind-the-scenes look at the problem Sailor Moon villains have with coming up with evil plans: [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/1353 "You know what? Screw it, I'm just gonna stage a "Best Moon Princess" contest..."]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-25.jpg Random thoughts]], with Jared.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-get-by-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends So...ice cream cake?]]
* [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] working at a [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-cant-take-credit-for-this-joke burger joint.]]
** As noted by the comments, the page becomes [[BlackComedy even more (darkly) hilarious]] if read right-to-left.
* The Commander explains that he has a weak point: a strong dislike of millipedes, ever since his squad had to stay on Millipede Planet during ''[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/of-course-the-millipede-planet-has-an-oxygen-rich-atmosphere-how-else-would-the-millipedes-survive millipede season.]]'' Though it may count as nightmare fuel to some.
-->'''Ace:''' I'm not going to pretend I was expecting ''that'' but I mean really dude what good did you think was going to come from standing under it.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-think-this-page-sumarizes-a-lot-of-what-i-like-about-commander There's something funny about a husky badass man cowering in fear from a millipede]].
* Jared is inexplicably overjoyed to discover '[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/pigeon-quality-is-directly-proportionate-to-pigeon-fatness The Fattest Pigeon.]]'
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/if-you-havent-seen-pacific-rim-yet-what-are-you-doing-go-now-drop-everything The Commander's wrecked from doing Jaeger Bombs all night.]] No, it's not alcohol and Red Bull.
* Sten getting addicted to [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/work-is-getting-in-the-way-of-my-games Cookie Clicker.]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/and-thats-how-jared-got-a-phd-in-petting-animals "Pokeball, go!"]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/06072010 Uh... Best you don't talk to him...]]
* Jared, the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} being the OnlySaneMan [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/jared-has-an-honourary-phd-in-pokemon-happiness among the Pokemon Professors.]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/praise-be-almighty-helix The absence of Commander Badass]] has created a temporary alternate present where everyone follows cult leader Jared. As [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon Bird Jesus]].
-->''' Bird Jesus!Jared:''' PRAISE HELIX!
** It gets better. ''Kratos'' is the False Prophet.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/everything-about-that-sentence-makes-me-chuckle "Well if that ain't just the least historically accurate thing I ever did see."]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/please-do-not-attempt-to-train-fire-at-home Commander Badass prefers free-range fire]]. Not because he's not a PyroManiac, but because he can ''glare'' a chemical reaction into obedience.
* "That is a '''[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/ive-been-waiting-to-draw-this-for-ages MEDICAL CONDITION]]''' thank you very much!"
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins The Warden's]] [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/qunari-love-interest-please reaction]] to [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Iron Bull.]]
** And doubly funny due to [[HilariousInHindsight it being revealed that Iron Bull would, indeed, be open to hitting that]].
* "[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/the-punchline-is-video-games-with-the-word-dragon-in-the-title Cyndi Lauper is banned by the Qun]]."
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/re-people-who-keep-saying-they-dont-know-why-commander-isnt-tougher-on-jared AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA]]
** Sometimes they just do that fer 20 solid minutes. I got no idea why.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/dont-you-hate-it-when-you-get-your-blades-of-chaos-tangled-in-an-adamantium-ribcage "He healed around them and now they're stuck."]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/almost-a-true-story "You are a DUDE growing out of an ELEPHANT."]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/keep-that-in-your-mouth-if-you-dont-want-to-lose-it Evidently, Ganondorf's trolling isn't limited to just Link.]]
-->'''Ganondorf:''' Look in my defense I'm from the desert, I had no idea it worked that fast.
* All Raiden wanted to do was register his son's [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/the-straw-that-broke-the-robocamels-exoskeleton Nintendo]]
* Raiden and the Commander have a [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/im-not-sure-cyborgs-are-supposed-to-be-drinking-beer friendly chat]] over the former's "lovingly feathered hair".
-->'''Raiden''': Believe me, if they [[BodyHorror amputated your entire body from the molars down]] and this was all you had going for you, you'd '''make''' the time to pretty the hell out of your hair.
* Why [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/whenever-i-try-to-reason-how-terminator-hair-can-time-travel-i-alway-end-up-imagining-terminators-in-ugly-christmas-sweaters backsassing about Terminator timetravel mechanics]] leads to the upper brass forcing you to wear Christmas onesies.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/sometimes-i-dont-know-if-things-i-write-are-funny-or-just-kind-of-weird In a flashback,]] which Cate explains how Commander is a goof when he doesn't need to be the boss, Angel is shown hugged between (hairy and topless) Commander and Jet for warmth, which weirds her out. Which leads to this glorious line:
--> '''Jonesy''': Oh my god...Commander is Angel's fuzzy, 300lb. Jared.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/ace-goes-full-liquid-snake Ace hams it up]] as he manages to outwit Jet during the Survival Games.
-->'''Jet:''' Wh-what? How could you get them all in tiny bespoke tuxedos that fast?\\
'''Ace:''' ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid I'M YOUR SHADOOOW!]]''
* The Commander's [[CrazyAwesome grand entrance]] in [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/hes-picked-up-a-trick-or-two-from-jared-in-their-travels-together strip 300]].
-->'''Jones:''' Is that a [[spoiler:Megalodon]]? Did you [[spoiler: knit that sweater for it?]]\\
'''Commander:''' Correct on both counts, Jones.
* [[Franchise/AceAttorney Miles Edgeworth's]] [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/sometimes-i-just-like-thinking-of-these-games-from-edgeworths-point-of-view reaction]] to the news that Phoenix Wright's first case after getting his badge back is to [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies defend an]] [[MakeTheDogTestify orca]].
--> '''Edgeworth''': Of course he is! Of course [[BunnyEarsLawyer Phoenix Wright]] is using this amazing opportunity I fought for to represent an orca!
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-actually-wrote-this-one-like-five-years-ago-but-this-seemed-like-an-appropriate-time-to-use-it Jared spotting for the commander.]]
-->'''Jared''' Second question, not really related, [[FridgeLogic why am I spotting you?]] What do you think I'm going to do if you drop this?
-->'''Commander''' I figure [[NiceGuy yer]] th' most likely t' actually get help instead'a take photos on yer phone an' laugh.
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/git-it-gurl "This is almost completely without exaggeration the plot of]] VideoGame/HyruleWarriors."
* Comicbook/{{Cable}} [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-dont-get-why-people-knock-them-pouches-are-very-useful can't find his car keys.]]
* Jared playing Pokemon Go.
** [[SeriousBusiness THIS IS MY]] [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/its-robot-unicorn-all-over-again HOUSE.]]
*** [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/game-recognize-game "Who th' hell is "FermeTaBouchard"?"]]
* [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/another-true-story Wot am I doin', that ain't me spray!]]