10 Years!

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of The PC Weenies!

What a long, strange trip it’s been! When PCW started in 1998, I was working as an engineer fresh out of college. Over the 10 years, I transitioned from engineering to art, fell in love and married my wife Aarti, and a few years later – celebrated the arrival of my daughter Sonia (named in part after Bob’s own baby girl).

There will be a UStream celebration at 3PM EST, with me, Aarti, Sonia, some cake and some wine. I hope you will join us in the celebration!

And speaking of celebration, what better way to commemorate 10 years than with a caption contest? Once a staple of the site, I decided to create a special single panel ‘toon to mark the event – but YOU have to provide the caption! Send your caption to me, and Aarti and I will pick the winner by Friday morning.

(If the contact form isn’t working, just post your caption in the comments below…

The contest winner will receive a signed, color print of the ‘toon and an original sketch – both commemorating 10 years of the PC Weenies! The winner will also appear as a guest-star, receiving an autographed color print of their appearance along with the original sketch to their ‘toon!

Update: Snaggy has tossed in an additional prize: The winner can pick his very own Propeller Beanie! Thank you Snaggy!

Here’s to the next 10!

stay ‘tooned, =)


These beautiful and intelligent people wrote

  • birdieReply
    October 21, 2008 at 6:45 am

    oh yeah, your firewall is totally burned out!

  • MikeReply
    October 21, 2008 at 7:51 am

    “Huh, so that self destruct button actualy works.”

    Congrats Krishna! I haven’t been reading for 10 years, but i’ve certainly read 10 years worth of comics :p Here’s to another 10 years!

  • krishnaReply
    October 21, 2008 at 7:58 am

    BTW, I should have mentioned this in the blog post… if it’s easier – you can post your caption entry here too. :)

  • AndertoonsReply
    October 21, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Hey! Congrats! Here’s looking forward to another 10!

  • AstarythReply
    October 21, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Congrats on 10 years!

    For the caption… Let’s see… How about:

    Manual… We don’t need no stinckn’ manual! ……..Ooops!

  • BevanReply
    October 21, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Wow, not only can you fry an egg on it, you can burn one!

  • NuketheborgReply
    October 21, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Sent my caption but for got to say congratulations on 10 years!

  • DralothienReply
    October 21, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Congrats Krishna, you have joined the likes of PVP and PenyArcade with this momentous occasion.

    I look forward to many more years of PCWeenies.

    Caption: Well, it would seem that you do need to install the driver BEFORE you connect the CD Drive. Who knew?

  • LouisReply
    October 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Krishna, congratulations on your first 10 years. Best wishes for another 10 (and then some)!


    (a long-time reader)

  • KoesperReply
    October 21, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! 10 years already… you’re almost as old as the internet :-þ

    Caption: ehh.. okay, i’ll read the stinkin’ manual… just this once

  • birdieReply
    October 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    umm this isn’t the weenie roast I was expecting…

  • Robert DunnReply
    October 21, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Caption –

    The “User Manual” says, “See the ‘User Manual Manual’ for further instructions.”

    Congrats on the 10
    Better punctuation sought for caption.


  • Darky PReply
    October 21, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Dad, you’ve still got that bunker, right? It says here that it may just be about ready to go fission…

    Anyway, congrats on 10 years, Krishna! It’s an amazing achievement, and unlike some other comics that have been around for that long, yours is still fresh and funny. Kudos.

    Stay funny, and we’ll keep right on reading! :D

  • Dungeon WardenReply
    October 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Congradulations on 10 Years.

    Caption “It seems that the Video Toaster doesn’t actually work on bread.”

  • George StarcherReply
    October 21, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    “Never RTM. It lets the magic smoke out!”

  • StephenReply
    October 21, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Caption: “The ONE time I actually used the manual, and this is my reward!”

  • Robert DunnReply
    October 22, 2008 at 1:01 am

    I think I can improve my previous caption –

    It says here, “See the ‘User Manual Manual’ for further instructions.”

    Just can’t stop revising : )

  • madbardReply
    October 22, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Shouldn’t it be the “X” Anniversary? :-)

    Looking forward for another 10 years and then some.

  • Martin T. Laurent, Jr.Reply
    October 22, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Thanks for 10 years of one of the best.

    Best. Webcomic. Ever. (Mean It!)

    and, for my Caption Entry:

    “Right Manual. WRONG Machine.”

    (P.S.: can you have Multiple entries? Or is that O.T.T? Would you believe TMI?)

    – M.

  • Piero TimpanoReply
    October 22, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Hey Krishna,

    Congratulations on the 10 Years of toons… I cant believe that you let us all be part of this great saga as well!…

    Caption idea:

    “I cant find that overclocking function you mentioned. Are you sure it came pre-installed?”

  • Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)Reply
    October 23, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Milton, the Manual says the RIAA will not allow this laptop to download MP3’s without paying for them!

    Milton.. The manual says the RIAA does not approve of downloading mp3’s without paying for them, or else.

    (along those lines)

  • krishnaReply
    October 23, 2008 at 7:45 am


  • WardBunnyReply
    October 23, 2008 at 7:55 am

    HAPPY 10TH! Here’s to another 10 years.
    Caption (might as well try)
    “Why does the manual say ‘now boot Windows 3.1’?”

  • CharmaineReply
    October 23, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Congrats on 10 years!

    Caption : “It must be the end of days I am going to read the manual.”

  • abitdarkReply
    October 23, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Caption- “Why can’t they make these things so people can understand them?”

    If there was another balloon I would add -“Bob your reading the french side, turn it over.”

    congrats on 10 years!

  • abitdarkReply
    October 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    OHHH! I had a better one!

    “Ohhhh yeaaahhh that tray is for the CD not your coffee.. hmmmm”

  • lawdReply
    October 23, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Caption: “Rest in Peace.”

    because “user manual” = bible

  • GaryReply
    October 24, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Congrats on the big 10!

    Caption: “In case of smoke, Stay Low and Go to the nearest exit.”

  • Dave BergschneiderReply
    October 24, 2008 at 11:22 am

    I guess your right Milton, European plugs don’t work in our power sockets.

  • Pedro IzaguirreReply
    October 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats for the 10!!

    Caption: The manual says “Low fan usage”, so I disconnected it, I think they should be more specific.

  • DanReply
    October 24, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    “Open Windows to let the smoke out….”

  • Chad SimmonsReply
    October 24, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    This is what happens when geeks actually read the manual!

  • Ganesh RaoReply
    October 26, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Hi Krishna! Congrats on the decade of comics! My caption idea:

    “Well, at least the CD burner is working…”

  • CJReply
    October 26, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Hmmm…. since when could you take the plastic wrap off these things?

  • krishnaReply
    October 26, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    caption entries are closed. Aarti and I are judging all entries now.

  • lawdReply
    October 27, 2008 at 6:45 am

    where’s Mike’s caption?

  • KrishnaReply
    October 27, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Um… on the comic? :)

  • BevanReply
    October 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

    clap clap clap!

    well done Mike!

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