And this infamous strip, whose mockery of the bogus release date for Duke Nukem Forever was funny in 1999 when the game was a year and a half late, but only grew more so as the game grew two years, four years, eight years, nine years, only to loop back around to Hilarious in Hindsight when a demo of the game, now out of development hell, was released at PAX.
This strip became a lot funnier when a few years later Tycho actually did miss a portion of PAX due to the birth of his child.
Another strip parodied the "progression" from Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber in Episode I and Anakin's dual wielding of lightsabers in Episode II with having characters draw quadruple, quintuple and septuple lightsabers...
David Morgan-Mar: This comic was published over 2 years before Episode III was released in May, 2005. Need I say anything more than "General Grievous"? I'm ready for those royalties, George.
A minor one, but the comic is currently (Oct 2010) on a Tue-Fri-Sun update schedule. Amber posted a comic with the tagline, "It's like a Friday cliffhanger, but on a Tuesday!" Then she got sick and couldn't update on Friday, so it was a Friday cliffhanger.
In a 1998 User Friendly cartoon where Irwin ended up in the computer system of the space station Mir, he said at one point "I can barely believe this thing stays up." Two years later, the station was decommissioned, deorbited and burned up in the atmosphere. Now, if anybody had been onboard at the time, this would be a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment, but as nobody was...
In this 2009 Sunday strip, a Star Trek crossword has as #6 down, "Brain connection with fingers to face". The actual answer is Vulcan mind meld, but considering what Captain Picard is now famous for...
An Awkward Zombie animated short features the crew of the MythBusters attempting to build a cannon out of duct tape in order to fire a pig. While the "cannon made out of duct tape" sounds like a Flanderized "silly Mythbusters build," the Mythbusters did a "duct tape" special much later. And guess what they actually built?
Another Awkward Zombie comic has someone using a dog whistle that only Link can hear because he has huge ears; this was made before Twilight Princess.
And this 2001 strip wherein Torg and Riff need leiderhosen and pliers to party with Charlie Sheen, but Sasha tells them he's been sober for months, so they try to find Robert Downey Jr., a belt sander, and a Portuguese man-of-war. Over the next decade, guess which got his career back on track and which became a walking punchline?
Metroid: Third Derivative had a number of sequences involving hordes of Zoomers walking around with a constant shout of "HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT". Since then, a Metroid game has been codeveloped by Tecmo, the company responsible for Tecmo Bowl.
An earlier comic featuring Samus playing Tetris was made before her appearance in Tetris DS was announced.
In thisVirtual Shackles comic, one of the 'problems' the Kinect can't fix is the boy's ethnic friends. A month later, Gamespot reported that Kinect's facial recognition software has trouble with dark-skinned people.
Speaking of The Elder Scrolls, the troll alphabet is the Daedric one, only with the letters flipped upside down. Andrew has admitted that he just picked it at random from a website documenting fictional alphabets. It turned out to be a lucky guess - the Daedric alphabet is, in the games, used by the Dremora, a grey-skinned, horned, shaggy-haired Proud Warrior Race with a Fantastic Caste System who hail from Another Dimension. In other words...trolls.
Somewhere in December, FPS Russia releases a video showing him wrecking havoc with an L85A2 rifle. A couple days later, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is released. Guess what is the name of the Assignment needed to unlock the L85A2?
Depending on your opinion, this may also qualify as a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment too: the endless promotion for a then-unknown Ke$ha on Key 103 Manchester, a British radio station's web site. Bizarrely, she was listed on the regular presenters' list too... although not now!