In Poor Taste


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September 9th, 2009

In Poor Taste

Ray Didn’t you hear? Doritos is looking for more video game ideas so that they can make a couple spiritual successors to Dash of Destruction for XBLA. You know, somebody’s fun idea butchered as a game for the purpose of handing out achievements like PEZ while you’re bombarded with Doritos advertisements? Ah, good times…

TimGlad this comic seems to be a hit with the fans! When I researched Doritos website last night, I was REALLY close to actually submitting the Lace idea to them, just because it would be amazing if it got picked! That would truly be the end of 2P START! Anyway, one idea I had didn’t make the final cut for the comic, so I just had to make it myself. This is what I would do after getting my check from Doritos.


  1. blaster says:

    That mouth of Lace is DISGUSTING!
    Other than that, NCG.
    I heard you talk about the idea in the podcast.
    You know, not having a podcast next week may not be bad after all!
    We’ll not be able to guess the topic of the comic then.

  2. FluffyPanda says:

    Very good. A++++++++++. Would read again.

  3. Supersonic24 says:

    LOL! It’s so hard to have a favorite comic on this site now!

  4. Anon says:

    Does she have…Doritios…arm-pit hair?

    • steve-ohs says:

      I believe its her doritio jetpack. Every good hero needs one.

    • roadjcat says:

      That’s what it looks like, but I think it’s her cape. What’s with the edited Fils-Aime quote? When did he get involved in Doritios? XD Anyway, SCG.

      • Rob McKeena says:

        No it’s definitely her Dorito jet pack, they were talking about her having a jet pack on the podcast. Awesome comic guys and oh, and by the way I am rising from my grave. I read all your comics and haven’t missed a podcast since #72. Keep up the great work.

      • roadjcat says:

        0_o What gave me the idea that she had a cape?

  5. Airknight says:

    NCG. That’s EXACTLY what would happen if they picked up Pixel Vision.
    BTW, have you guys heard about Project Needle mouse yet? It’s the next Sonic game and believe it or not the might have just ACTUALY LISTENED to the fans.

  6. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Haha, Great Comic Guys! The ending was a good surprise for me, even after seeing the homepage link and logo. πŸ™‚

  7. moonjuice7 says:

    This is Hilarious, keep up the amamazing work.

  8. Tacos says:

    Genius idea. This is Nacho ordinary comic

  9. Kyzin says:

    Excellent comic. Now it has to be made. Chop chop.

  10. I gotta say that comic is pretty cheesy (insert rimshot here) also I lovethe new mobile version of 2pstart. It works quite nicely and makes keeping up on the site waye easier to read. Keep ypthr good work and remeber

    The giraffe is watching

  11. CKcheeseboy says:

    Tim is eating the smallest bag of Doritos ever.

    • Doopliss says:

      Because Ray had to make it look like a blurred Dr. Pepper for the first frame. But yeah, you could fit like 6 Doritos in there

  12. Nebula427 says:

    Nice, just when I figure out what Lace is all about, she gets dusted with cheese powder and implanted with silicone. It took me a minute to figure out that she had a Doritios cape. Why is it upside down? Oh and the “cheeto fingers” are a nice touch………….. no pun intended.

  13. steve-ohs says:

    Great Comic!! Last panel is awesome.

  14. Snifit says:

    Ha ha ha ha, awesome comic guys.

    As much s I like the original Lac concept, having her battling a T-Rex with Doritos is oddly appealing. Although the sexed up version of Lace is….just….strange…..

  15. SidGarcia says:

    Wait, is that a dinosaur in the last panel?!

  16. Kilburn says:

    That was great! I have to agree with Snifit, that kind of Lace is pretty odd to see.

  17. BadnikHunter says:

    Oh my, totally wasnt expecting that. Just plain awesome. Is it just me, or does Ray look awkward they way he’s sitting on the couch? Anyway, ACG

  18. marcod says:

    OK, this is ONE OF THE BEST COMICS YOU GUYS EVER DID. I actually read it 5 times because it was so good! You should make a follow-up comic where it shows game play of it. (Maybe instead of the invincibility power-up being a raybobindustries logo, it could be a Dorito?) The boss you fight at the end won’t be anti-alias, it will be a giant vegetable. To beat it, you have to use the power of flavor in the Doritos! Then the last cut scene will be a Doritos commercial.

  19. doc a doc says:

    Great comic guys, also someone already beat me to the Project Neeldemouse thing so, CURSES FOILED AGIN!

  20. vtnwesley says:

    I suggest paying a smaller company like Tose (or smaller) to make the game as an Xbox Indie game. You can have your game without selling out, maybe.

    Great comic, guys. This made me smile. To think that there are some nutter butters who think the comic is going away. You clearly are still at the top of your game.

  21. TomX says:

    Awesome comic! As soon as I saw the Doritios in Tim’s hand, I knew what was comign but it didn’t make the last panal any less funny. I dunno though, Lace kinda looks ok like that. Though I imagine it’s what she would look like if the game was ever made (with her original design of course) but then the movie rights were obtained by Michael Bay. I can see it now… Megan Fox in PixelVision the movie!

    Well the upside is that it would have a huge opening week…

  22. Mattalorian says:

    Congratulations, 2PSTART! You just won the Game of Comedy!

  23. Kvb says:

    Seems like this comic is a hit down here at the comment section, and I can’t really argue with that. This is one of the best 2P START! comics so far.
    You really did an excellent job at making Lace marketable, Ray!

    The only problem with this comic is that we’ll have to wait an extra week for Comic Talk. And it will probably be cut short because there will have been another comic it needs to share the spotlight with.

  24. Jonny Niko says:

    Hey 2pstart fans here is your chance to get a hold of a one of a kind drawing by Ray Hargreaves himself. This is legit as Ray will testify. Just go to the link to view and bid on this fantastic art.

    Don’t let this pass by!

    • Kvb says:

      I’m pretty sure we all heard you the last three times you posted this. And another time when Ray linked it on Twitter.

      Cool spam-bot impression, though.

    • D3vin says:

      Just to tick you off, I WILL let this oppertunity go by, and then complain to you how I let it go by.

  25. TheNinjaMouse says:

    Aw, poor Lace probably doesn’t even realize what hit her. For those of you who wanted her face to have more features, look at what you’ve done! Look at those horrendous lips!

    Podcast listeners will probably appreciate this more than the casual reader, but nevertheless this is really a NCG!

    • D3vin says:

      I don’t mind, Maybe this is Lace’s look when Raybob industries brought P.V into the new millennium, just like how Sega Re-designed Sonic for the dreamcast. Sexy lips to seduce and make me buy Doritos.

  26. jbruner says:

    Agreed, part of the appeal of the character of Lace is the fact that there are certain things left undefined, such as in this case, a mouth. 8 Bit Mario didn’t need a mouth… I’m just sayin. But I get where Ray would draw a “sexed up” Lace to be used as a tool of the Pepsi-Co Corp. A “normal” Lace slapped on a logo wouldn’t sell chips. Its definately not EXXTREME!!! enough.

  27. D3vin says:

    I like how next-gen Lace looks, at least she doesn’t look so creepy now that she has those sexy, sexy lips gracing her more female face and body *drools*
    Now I am hungry for doritos…

  28. Arbitrary M says:

    Bah?! They took all that was classic and turned it into a sex appeal (and nacho chip) driven game, that’s like going from Mario to Tomb Raider, and not the okay Tomb Raider, I mean the horrible Tomb Raider.

  29. Pcargill says:

    hey tim, were you hungry for/eating Doritos while making this comic?

  30. elah says:


    Anyway, GCG. I just listened to your latest pocast and your comments on Doritos: Dash of Destruction and its spirit-brother-to-be were quite enlightening.

    I love the expressions on Tim and Ray’s faces, especially Ray’s look in the fifth panel. Also, seeing his face when saying “Dude, are you serious?” takes me back to the “A Turn of Events” comic, in which Tim showed more emotion than he will ever show again.

  31. Doopliss says:

    Can we get a lacet panel wallpaper. (look, I tried to fuse last and Lace and it just didn’t work, OK?)

  32. Doopliss says:

    Officially love Tim’s last panel.

  33. Narnian says:

    I love you guys so much right now. I had the same look of horrible realization as Ray. Great comic!

    No podcast next week? Por que? I wanted to hear Ray weigh in on the Sonic announcement.

  34. Zantok says:

    Ha ha ha! I love it! Truly one of your best comics I must say! Kinda makes me want to submit some of my own ideas to Doritos, but I’ll pass.

  35. Gadoink says:

    It’s funny how they would update Lace like that while Ray would refuse.

  36. ultimateDK says:

    This comic is just that much more ironically funny because of the last panel:
    1) Lace’s look is exactly the reason why Ray would be furious about submitting a Lace game to Doritos, as the butchering of the original concept would drive Ray absolutely nutty.
    2) As soon as it was out, we would all swiftly and gleefully download and play Flavor Vision ASAP, convinced we were doing so out of loyalty to 2PStart!

    Oh Doritos πŸ™‚

    Srsly tho, NCG.

  37. D3vin says:

    I motion to nominate this comic to be better than the Patapon one,
    ANY one second that motion?

  38. dj75728 says:

    Fantastic guys. Best one in quite some time if you ask me. NCG, for real this time πŸ˜› “Chill out at the Cool Ranch!” frikkin fantastic.

  39. crazyspecialk says:



    While the last panel is great, what kills me is the second-to-last panel. I love Ray’s face.

  40. Mikallein says:

    Wow im realy late to comment….

    RANCG!!!! this is your best comic in a while,i realy enjoyed it keep it up! πŸ™‚

    P.S. This is NACHO father’s Pixle vision! ROFL!!!!

  41. Apkinesis says:

    I was planning to wait until Podcast #100 to “rise from my grave,” but this comic was too awesome not to comment on. I enjoy most (if not all) of your comics, and while there were many that’ve made me grin or maybe even snicker a bit, this was the first comic to actually make me laugh out loud — particularly at the tagline of the last panel, and Tim’s bonus panel with the pool full of money Doritos.

    Anyhow, I’ve been following 2P-Start since Comic #112, have read all of your comics, and have almost finished listening to all of your Podcasts (which in my opinion are even better than the already great comics). Keep up the awesome work, Tim and Ray!

  42. mocliamtoh says:

    Ray…not sure if you saw this, but I think you’d like to see what this is.


  43. Bobipine says:

    oh god……….
    (that pretty much sums what passed my mind… well here is what passed my mind afther thinking a bit, Dinosaurs? Dorito’s jetpack? Lace being, partially creepy for some reason (maybe the ad of more feminine aspect in a respond to last week’s before to last panel as mentioned in the podcast)I preffer the simplier version now, feel more like it should, even thought you created the character and only you know how it should look…. yeah… pretty good comic actually, pays off for those who listen to the podcast (wich won’t be present this weekend))

  44. twarner500 says:

    You take lace put her in in comics
    Doritos came and bought her
    For millions, What the frack

  45. D3vin says:

    I wonder if Tim would invite me to swim in his swimming pool now?
    heh heh,,,

  46. Gadoink says:

    Also, possible hidden joke in the title.
    It’s called “In Poor Taste”, while the punchline is Doritos themed. So, the title might mean the taste of Doritos.

    (Although I personally like them)

  47. DinoMIGHT says:

    Hey! I believe I have now risen from my grave. I’ve been watching from the shadows since Play? I found it playing with the stumble button have loved it ever since. I love your comics and Podcasts. When I saw the doritos in Tim’s hand I thought there was something wrong with me computer.

  48. FireSpark says:

    Okay, so I’ve been a little busy of late and haven’t had the chance to post much since last week. It’s all good.

    Just like this comic. (See what I did there? That’s what we call a segue, and I’m not talking about that goofy gyro-scooter-thing.)

    But seriously, this comic is a good one. I see it as being especially good, since it shows that Ray is able to force himself to bastardize something he cherishes, just for the sake of a few laughs. And don’t worry about running out of material Ray, once we’re done pointing and laughing at the crushed and disfigured forms of your hopes and dreams, I figure the next best place to drill for comedy gold would be cherished childhood memories.

    And on a closing note, and correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this the first 2P Start logo without the ever-present stickmen? I think so.

    (On second thought, don’t bother correcting me, even if I am wrong. I’d probably just ignore you and go on believing what ever I want to believe. Just the way the mole-men want it!)

  49. Cheeseball701 says:

    Is Anti-Alias a dinosaur?

  50. shyguy22 says:

    I just hope pixel vision turns into a game!

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