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Webcomic Storyline: 

Help Desk, by Christopher B. Wright

Comic Transcript: 

ALEX: Ubersoft Technical Support, Alex speaking.

CUSTOMER: d00d! |\/|y c0|\/|pu73r is br0k3|\|!

ALEX: What?

CUSTOMER: u n33d 2 t311 m3 h0w 2 fix i7!

CUSTOMER: h3110? R U th3r3?

ALEX: Does anyone speak "1337?"

Before I published this comic I had absolutely no knowledge about the webcomic Megatokyo. After I posted this one, I became suddenly and uncomfortably aware of the comic when I was inundated by Megatokyo fans accusing me of plagarizing this episode.

They are, admittedly, basically the same gag -- but we were both parodying the "does anyone speak Jive?" gag from Airplane! Still, it bothered me enough to email the creators and apologize for the unintentional but undeniable similarities.