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« on: October 23, 2008, 02:53:04 AM »

we had one of these threads before but it got really off topic and was locked.  i think today's xkcd comic is too awesome not to warrant a new thread icon_cool


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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 06:14:23 PM »

That's funny stuff.   nod   If that whole 'math' thing doesn't work out for him, he should be ok with making web comics.  He brings the funny.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 06:20:58 PM »

I think the xkcd guy came out on top in his recent Cartoon Off with a cartoonist from the New Yorker.

The Rules—each contender is to draw:
  • The Internet, as envisioned by the elderly.
  • String Theory.
  • 1999.
  • Your favorite animal eating your favorite food.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 06:26:32 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on October 23, 2008, 06:20:58 PM

I think the xkcd guy came out on top in his recent Cartoon Off with a cartoonist from the New Yorker.

The Rules—each contender is to draw:
  • The Internet, as envisioned by the elderly.
  • String Theory.
  • 1999.
  • Your favorite animal eating your favorite food.

IMO he only won the 1999 cartoon. I liked the New Yorker cartoons for the other 3.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 07:06:52 PM »

I think he missed on Internet but the rest I was on board with.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 07:26:28 PM »

I only gave the favorite animal eating favorite food one to the New Yorker.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008, 07:31:18 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on October 23, 2008, 07:26:28 PM

I only gave the favorite animal eating favorite food one to the New Yorker.

I thought that was a dumb one so give xkcd credit for the Palin reference.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2008, 07:51:17 PM »

I didn't read the interview until now...

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It’s tempting to just write a comic called “EVERYONE MAIL RANDALL MUNROE TWENTY BUCKS”—maybe it would work, and I could just close down the XKCD store and sit on a beach and draw pictures and make snarky Reddit posts for the rest of my life. If that doesn’t work, I’ll go to plan B: insisting that XKCD is too big to fail, and I need a massive government bailout. If Congress questions me, I’ll just draw some graphs and their eyes will glaze over. The only person who would oppose me is Ron Paul, and I can leverage my contacts in the blogosphere to neutralize him by having his blimp grounded.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 08:15:09 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 23, 2008, 06:14:23 PM

If that whole 'math' thing doesn't work out for him, he should be ok with making web comics.

According to this article he does indeed make a living off of xkcd.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008, 08:17:22 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on October 23, 2008, 07:31:18 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 23, 2008, 07:26:28 PM

I only gave the favorite animal eating favorite food one to the New Yorker.

I thought that was a dumb one

That was the only funny one of all of them I thought.
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2008, 08:32:26 PM »

"Listen, they request that you stop submitting a listing for your house labeled 'WHERE YOU BROKE MY HEART'."

i liked this one for some reason.  good stuff.
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 02:11:56 PM »



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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 06:10:19 PM »

is that Yahtzee?  if so, cool.  if not, color me confused.
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008, 06:16:36 PM »

Quote from: Caine on October 27, 2008, 06:10:19 PM

is that Yahtzee?  if so, cool.  if not, color me confused.

Man with the hat is just a recurring xkcd character.
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2008, 05:23:15 PM »



This perfectly describes my 20's.
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008, 05:49:44 PM »

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This perfectly describes my 20's.

I fucking hate you.

It's my 20's too.
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 06:11:59 PM »

Quote from: Purge on December 05, 2008, 05:49:44 PM

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This perfectly describes my 20's.

I fucking hate you.

It's my 20's too.

I think I'm going to go cry now....
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 08:14:23 PM »

goddamnit, true for me too.  i think it's probably true for most guys (who aren't jerks)
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008, 11:38:19 PM »

Quote from: Caine on December 05, 2008, 08:14:23 PM

goddamnit, true for me too.  i think it's probably true for most guys (who aren't jerks)

Guess we know why CK is crying then, eh?
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2008, 01:15:15 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 05, 2008, 06:11:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 05, 2008, 05:49:44 PM

Quote from: Moliere on December 05, 2008, 05:23:15 PM

This perfectly describes my 20's.
I fucking hate you.
It's my 20's too.
I think I'm going to go cry now....

add me to the group...
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2008, 03:24:44 AM »

That was me.

All through high school, and some college.

Guess that's why I'm so messed up about relationships right now.  Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2008, 03:49:46 PM »

Hits a little too close to home smile
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2008, 05:20:54 PM »

Yep.  A friend of mine texted me and asked me how XKCD was today (she was away from her computer) and I replied.  "It was great.  I hated it." smile
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2008, 05:27:07 PM »

Been there, done that, got the shirit. Add the girl that figured it out and manipulated me for my niceness and it all comes around.
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2008, 06:04:59 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2009, 01:30:50 PM »

another bit of genius yesterday...



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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2009, 08:47:52 PM »

awesome.
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2009, 02:05:52 PM »

and yet again...


he should be better soon -- now that the Apple store is getting rid of DRM, Cory Doctorow will get rid of his Steve Jobs voodoo doll
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2009, 01:27:55 PM »

a classic joke revisited...


Good thing he didn't make it smaller, or it'd need someone three inches tall to play it
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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2009, 03:59:02 PM »

The comic is not as funny as the Alternate text: The xkcd.com sysadmin has a Q2010, and I can attest that it can handle a fall down several flight of concrete steps.  Relatedly, he's upset with me -- I hope he doesn't take revenge by messing with my site's contenDISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS

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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2009, 06:28:19 PM »

Can someone explain the miniature piano one above?  Neither I or my friend could figure it out.  Is it reliant on a past strip or something?
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« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2009, 06:30:13 PM »

Quote from: Covenant on January 21, 2009, 06:28:19 PM

Can someone explain the miniature piano one above?  Neither I or my friend could figure it out.  Is it reliant on a past strip or something?

He asked the genie for a 10 inch pianist and the genie must've misheard him.  Now a girl wants to sleep with him.
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« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2009, 06:36:04 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on January 21, 2009, 06:30:13 PM

Quote from: Covenant on January 21, 2009, 06:28:19 PM

Can someone explain the miniature piano one above?  Neither I or my friend could figure it out.  Is it reliant on a past strip or something?

He asked the genie for a 10 inch pianist and the genie must've misheard him.  Now a girl wants to sleep with him.

Yep.  It tool me a second to get it, but this is all I could come up with.
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« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2009, 06:44:45 PM »

Ahhhh... lol.  Ok, I should have gotten that before.  Thanks!
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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2009, 12:16:41 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on January 21, 2009, 06:36:04 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 21, 2009, 06:30:13 PM

Quote from: Covenant on January 21, 2009, 06:28:19 PM

Can someone explain the miniature piano one above?  Neither I or my friend could figure it out.  Is it reliant on a past strip or something?

He asked the genie for a 10 inch pianist and the genie must've misheard him.  Now a girl wants to sleep with him.

Yep.  It tool me a second to get it, but this is all I could come up with.

yep, that's it...classic joke is about asking a genie for a 12-inch penis, but winding up with a little guy that plays piano instead icon_cool
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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2009, 01:24:51 AM »

Quote from: Covenant on January 21, 2009, 06:44:45 PM

Ahhhh... lol.  Ok, I should have gotten that before.  Thanks!

so now you know what to do with the 10 inch pianist you wished for, right?
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« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2009, 05:30:45 AM »

I've always wondered about this too!

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« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2009, 11:50:50 PM »

The TED conferences are where the best and brightest minds give presentations on some interesting or exciting field of research.  His did not count. 

They are usually pretty good.

http://www.ted.com/
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« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2009, 01:47:41 AM »

Quote from: RedJak on February 09, 2009, 11:50:50 PM

The TED conferences are where the best and brightest minds give presentations on some interesting or exciting field of research.  His did not count. 

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« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2009, 05:29:59 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on February 10, 2009, 01:47:41 AM

Quote from: RedJak on February 09, 2009, 11:50:50 PM

The TED conferences are where the best and brightest minds give presentations on some interesting or exciting field of research.  His did not count. 

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It's almost like it was a joke or something.

It was a helpful explanation of the history behind the joke. I didn't know what TED was, for example.
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