"Nah, think I'll just call my cog."
"You two have amazing chemistry! Is he your boyfriend?"
"Hell nah, he's my cog."
As the Pendulum Wars continued, however, the COG grew into a legitimate, albeit a minor, political party.
After Emergence Day, Cog leaders were the only ones willing to take the necessary steps to survive the epic devastation. They ratified the Fortification Act, wich established martial law and transformed Jacinto Plateau into an unassailable fortress.
The Cog's methods proved wildly popular, despite the fact that they temporarily abridged civil rights.
"John is sure to get that promotion. He worked til 3 a.m. everyday this month." "And the prick will probably get it. ABC Corp. loves cogs like him who are willing to fry their brains to get ahead."