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This, again, demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of what pickup is about.
Waiting for a girl to be isolated is predatory, weak, and strategically unsound.
Prehistoric, sudden shifts in climate brought about by massive volcanic eruptions or the impact of large asteroids have caused mass extinctions by making the planet suddenly hotter or cooler. It's unlikely the human race will go extinct or the environment will entirely go down to doom, but the transitional period, which could last centuries, will still be difficult.
Millions of people will die along with the loss of billions of species of animals.
There ARE certainly valid criticisms of pickup, but Randall took a cheap and inaccurate shot at it.
In the first frame of the comic, the stick figure on the right says, "Pickup artists are dehumanizing creeps who see relationships as adverserial (sic) and women as sex toys." Are there pickup artists out there with these attitudes? Are there non-pickup artists out there with these attitudes? Back in the day I taught workshops around the US with Mystery, and met hundreds or thousands of students. Most were genuinely nice guys who wanted to overcome shyness or learn some social skills.
My friends and I make fun of each other in a joking way all the time-- the response is always laughter, or maybe a counter-retort. She made fun of me for wearing dumb looking flip-flops. It's all in good fun-- call it negging, or teasing, or banter, either way it's playful and friendly.With girls the response is usually something along the lines of a joking, "You jerk! Some people, like Randall, don't understand what a neg is. Because all of the guys talking like "fucking human being(s)" are boring and so obviously failing to attract the girls, that the girls think it's hilarious. But even if you disagree and think that normal is a good place to be, what about people who CAN'T talk like a normal human being?