It’s a cruel career path, but you’d think all those hats would cheer the employees up a little!
By Josué Pereira [NerfNow]

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Posted by Shawn Handyside on April 19, 2011 · 12:40 AM 
FAILLAMENOT BADPRETTY GOODAWESOME (260 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...
Artistic, Depressing, Half-Life, Portal, Sequential Art, Tasty Treats, Team Fortress 2, Valve Software

· Leave a comment (80 Comments)


80 Responses to “FIRST, CAKES. NOW, POTATOES.”

  1. Queen of Souls (DT) on April 19th, 2011 12:46 am

    Nice to see that Gaben has decided to share his daily food intake with the rest of the Valve staff…
    *reads again*

    And now it's going to be delayed again.

    Oh, well. LET'S PLAY PORTAL 2!

  2. Shawn Handyside on April 19th, 2011 12:46 am


  3. Totema on April 19th, 2011 12:50 am

    So, Robin Walker's obsession with hats is due to hunger-related dementia. It all makes sense.

  4. invadingduck on April 19th, 2011 12:50 am

    This comic features too many seashells and not enough hats.

  5. Paulrus-Keaton? on April 19th, 2011 12:57 am

    Hmmm…. It'll be another hour before my copy is fully downloaded.

    PONY TIME. *clicks on divx player*

    "My Little Pony~ My Little Pony~ Ahhhhh~…"

  6. Paulrus-Keaton? on April 19th, 2011 12:58 am

    They call me…
    <img src="; alt="some_text">
    …Tater Sack.

  7. LOLCUNO on April 19th, 2011 1:03 am


  8. BoxeyBrown on April 19th, 2011 1:09 am

    The saying "I'll eat my hat" may actually come true…

  9. VigilanteSpider on April 19th, 2011 1:28 am

    Valve: Hats for everyone. Even the potatoes, apparently.

  10. Red on April 19th, 2011 1:30 am

    Valve is giving their workers' food to the masses…


    I guess the cake wasn't a lie after all, if you're the girl in the cartoon

  11. Nick Soapdish on April 19th, 2011 1:30 am

    Instead of saying Half Life 3 shouldn't that say Episode 3?
    Half Life: 1998, Half Life 2: 2004, Half Life 2 ep 2: 2007, Half Life 3: 2030??

  12. Ryu_Bonkosi on April 19th, 2011 2:10 am

    Why would you 'eat' the potatoes? Just make them into vodka.

  13. Combatbeaver on April 19th, 2011 3:38 am

    you'd think that would make em finish episode 3 faster…

  14. DrSexington on April 19th, 2011 5:48 am

    Thanks for clearing up who is it, thought it was a mermaid for some reason :P. The one in her hand doesn't look like a potato, looks like a pastry of some sorta

  15. chuckpebble on April 19th, 2011 7:32 am

    Nice top. Seems completely random, but not complaining.

  16. smartmonkey on April 19th, 2011 7:54 am

    It has something to do with sales on steam. Where a bunch of games gets a discount of 75%. the portal buch is call the potato sack.

  17. Dr. Furry on April 19th, 2011 8:13 am

    damit shawn, stop posting comics that i just read, you're making my mornings unproductive… oh wait

  18. Roflcopter419 on April 19th, 2011 8:17 am

    So… if they don't get food until Half-Life 3 is done, does that mean they're never allowed to eat again?

  19. Leo E. on April 19th, 2011 8:44 am

    I love how these pictures went right down the line, from "funniest" to "crap".

  20. KZN02 on April 19th, 2011 12:40 pm

    Why does a tentacle need an inner tube?

  21. Jones-250 on April 19th, 2011 3:19 pm

    Nope.avi, Every time yo call him fat. He ruins a game. (Dont get the joke? Well, Gabe disabled all modding possibilities in TF2, rendering VS SAXTON HALE, Zombie Fortress and all ridiculously OP admin weapons useless.)

  22. penguindude42 on April 19th, 2011 6:11 pm

    HL3 may as well be the next Duke Nukem Forever.

    "Half-Life Forever", if you will.

  23. Dr. Borok on April 19th, 2011 7:33 pm

    Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew

  24. Killamakaze on April 19th, 2011 8:29 pm

    Why is the Little Mermaid in Gaben's potatoes?

  25. Rexxmech on April 19th, 2011 10:12 pm

    Well, at least they have hats

  26. CriticalQuit on April 19th, 2011 11:11 pm

    If it makes GLaDOS feel better, the crow that almost ate her as a potato is probably the crow eaten by a barnacle in Half-Life 2.

  27. 1avidgamer on April 19th, 2011 11:23 pm
  28. Nyoron on April 19th, 2011 11:24 pm

    Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes, This spud's for you! If anyone gets the reference they get a thumgs up.

  29. TheAceOfSkulls on April 20th, 2011 12:27 am

    Valve is stealing company policies again.

    …Wait, no, they're actually going to give them food after they work. Never mind, it's different.

  30. KZN02 on April 20th, 2011 1:00 am

    For the sake of Nerf Now tradition.

    *highlights area with seashells*


  31. tmotom on April 20th, 2011 8:19 am

    Potato, potato. Tomato, tomato. Ohh wait… That doesn't work when you're reading it… Uhhh…. I… I have no idea… umm… uhh…. inb4 having no idea.

Feel free to leave a comment...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!