You know what I think? I think the blend of Tycho's (I know his name isn't Tycho blah blah) pretentious writing style and liberal swearing is funny. It just works. But I guess that's just me. I try not to over-analyze my gaming web comics. I realize that whatever Holkins motivations are for writing in such a way is irrelevant. It's gimmicky anyway but it separates PA from other comics like B^U.