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) is a gag-per-day humorous webcomic written by Adam Huber, started on October 19, 2009. Bug Martini features caricatures of cockroaches as its characters and uses those character to poke fun at a wide array of subjects. The comic touches on a wide variety of comedic material, with little pattern as to what Huber will lampoon. The comics themselves rarely have a set punchline, often instead having a joke in each panel, thus providing
multiple laughs per strip.
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Update: Every weekday at midnight sharp.
Bug Martini contains examples of: 0% Approval Rating: This comic shows the downsides of being a world-conquering Evil Overlord, one of which is to be hated by the oppressed citizens. Acceptable Targets: The army would need to invoke this trope to convince the bug to join. Adolf Hitlarious: Here Bug shows us it's a bad idea to argue with Hitler over the internet. Adults Are Useless: Instead they gamble on your every move. A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Amnesia Danger: In this strip, the amnesiac Bug is told that he is a secret agent pursued by enemy operatives. Subverted in that the doctor is lying about the fact. Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Art Evolution: Bugs became noticeably thinner, and their eyes are now much more expressive and less like blank white dots. Lampshaded here. Batman Gambit: A young bug used to instigate his friends into risky behavior so he could live vicariously through them. Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: Regarding doing jury duty from home over the internet: "Guilty, guilty, innocent, guy with his wang out, guilty..." Black Comedy: Done oh so well here and here. Blatant Lies: Skipping isn't gay. No, really, it's about as non-gay as unicorns, sparklers, ribbons, and baskets. Blessed with Suck: "A time machine is the worst gift you could receive." Brain Bleach: "Hm... maybe I can destroy this memory by drinking turpentine." Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Buried Alive: A sign you may be getting older. (A rare case where it's Played for Laughs.) Cassandra Truth: "Son, there's no such thing as zombies..." Child Hater: Bug seems to be one, though he may be just brutally honest. Of course, he is more than willing to trade a child for a working web server. Concealment Equals Cover: The very first strip, as seen above, features bullets bouncing off garbage cans. Cool Chair: The lack of one is the reason the bug could never be a super villain. Crush. Kill. Destroy!: Seen in this strip. Cursed with Awesome: Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Many are displayed in Discontinued Methods of Execution. Disproportionate Retribution: Bug loves this trope. Dress Code: Variations on casual friday. Driven to Suicide: By his website going down. Emo Teen: Even worse when they become a zombie. Enhance Button: Lampshaded here. Every Car Is a Pinto: Invoked here.
Extreme Omni Goat: Though the goat doesn't eat anything, goats' propensity for eating anything is used in this comic. Falling in Love Montage: Deconstructed. Fan Hater: In-Universe example. The bug's Grinch persona is one. Five Stages of Grief: Inverted in "The Five Stages of Joy". Genghis Gambit: What the UN should be doing. GIFT: Much popular than gouging one's eyes out. Good Angel, Bad Angel: Want vs. need. Good Flaws, Bad Flaws: Is it possible to have indifferent flaws? Gratuitous French: Au contraire! Growing Up Sucks: Guns Akimbo: Invoked here.
"Ack! What amazing peripheral vision!"
Hitler Ate Sugar: Parodied here, where it's pointed out that it's hard to get in a web debate with Hitler, because you can't compare him to Hitler. Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act: Discussed here, on the second panel it's pointed out that people still want to kill him even after his death. Hollywood Satanism: Won't it be annoying if you were a former satanist and your satanism-practicing parents came over?
...And [have to] explain why you haven't been attending any sacrifices.
Hulk Speak: A prominent feature in Zombie Week. Humble Hero: "You didn't buy any condoms?" "I didn't want to appear presumptuous." Hypocritical Humor: In this strip a man in a wheelchair tells a man with a walker: "Move it, cripple." In this strip the Bug claims that: "The only pet peeve I have is people with pet peeves." I Got a Rock: A newborn, a detonator, or a pencil; take your pick I Just Want to Be Special: The probable reason people who receive just the right amount of tanning are never happy with their tan. Insane Troll Logic: How Bug plans to get thin. Ironic Nursery Rhyme: Discussed here I Want My Jet Pack: Justifiably subverted. Insistent Terminology: "We prefer to be called: "criminally challenged." Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: " I can go no further." It's a Wonderful Plot: One of the bug's irrational fears. Jerkass: Reconstructed here. Being a jerk isn't entirely free from consequences, but at least you don't have enough conscience to care. Jumping on a Grenade: A proof of love, as long as it's not you doing it. Jumping the Shark: In-Universe. Signs your life has jumped the shark... Jurisdiction Friction: Played for laughs. Kill It with Fire: Sacre bleu! Kill the Poor: A strip depicts a bug politician demanding someone end poverty without resorting to evil after he's told that he can't end it by killing homeless people. Last Stand: Deconstructed. Like Brother and Sister: Turns out guys don't like hearing that. Like You Were Dying: Examined Logic Bomb: Turns out a logic bomb won't save you during a robot apocalypse. Love Martyr: Deconstructed. Made of Explodium: One action movie cliché the author could do without. Medium Awareness: Meta Guy: " Whose talking goat is this?" Metaphor Is My Middle Name: "My middle name is "cautionary discretion". Mundane Utility: One strip tells you that if you ever get a time machine, you should just use it to skip commercials. Murder-Suicide: Played for laughs when the bug exacts revenge on his web server by doing this. Muscle Angst: "It's starting to dawn on me that I may never have six pack abs." Names to Run Away From Really Fast: GASP! It's Kill 'Em All McGraw! Never Live It Down: In-universe example. Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Discussed; the bug thinks it's time we start speaking ill of the dead. No Accounting for Taste: The "Beyond Thunderdome" type of relationship. Not What It Looks Like: What happens when a weak person tries to uproot a tree. On One Condition: Deconstructed. Our Zombies Are Different: Percussive Maintenance: *tap tap* "There. That do anything on your end?" " No." Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Midget Ninjas Prayer of Malice: This comic is supposedly a message from God, asking people to stop doing this. Press-Ganged: This comic discusses reasons not to worry about it. Rapid-Fire Comedy: Not used as frequently in the earlier comics, but the later comics tend to feature a joke in each panel. Red Baron: Subverted.
My middle name is "cautionary discretion".
Rousing Speech: Double subverted in this strip. The coach-bug begins his speech by acknowledging his players' lack of talent, and rounded them up in percentages rather than urging each of them to give "their 100%". The Bugs seem quite moved by his speech anyway. Rule of Three: The latter comics tend to have one panel of set-up, followed by three more panels, each with a mini joke within them. " Random Thoughts" is a good example of this trope in action. Sadist Teacher: "I hate happiness." She gets her comeuppance, though. Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Silly Rabbit, Romance Is for Kids!: The bug believes in this trope. Sir Verba Lot: In one strip, one character responds to hearing the baby crying with the line "Hark. Sir Poops-a-lot requests an audience." Sitting Sexy on a Piano: Spoofed in "Piano Lesson". Slapstick: Examined; the more you know the victim, the funnier it is. Smoke Out: One way to end a relationship. Sore Loser: Discussed here. Speed Dating: Try speed relationship! Speed everything, speed walks on the beach, speed arguing, speed sex... Stock Aesops: The reason the bug could never exist in a television show with corny platitudes. Subverted Kids Book: Children's books for children you don't like... Take Over the World: Deconstructed. Take That: The bug seams to really really dislike Michael Bay. That Makes Me Feel Angry: "Your puns are making me angry!" Thanks for the Mammary: "Must you hold my breasts when we talk?" "Must you tempt me with your grabbable boobs?" There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Third-Person Person:  Tied Up on the Phone: the main character says that one of the nice things about growing up in a home with a very long phone cord was the ability to clothesline his sister and Make It Look Like an Accident. Unflinching Walk: Another action movie cliché the author could do without. Uranus Is Showing: "I claim this planet for Uranus." "ugh... hehe, anus..." Wacky Marriage Proposal: Less popular methods of proposing marriage... What Does She See in Him?: Deconstructed. Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: The reason we need the stupid baby name police. Word Salad Humor: This strip, which focuses on how crazy people aren't seen in groups. Wrong Genre Savvy: "So...this isn't a rom-com?" Zero-G Spot: When it comes to space travel, all anyone cares about is whether the astronauts have sex in space. Zombie Gait: "Quick! Everyone saunter away!"