Saturday, August 28, 2010

Comic 785: Sit Down


[Alt: Ever notice how the more successful observational comics become, the more their jokes focus on flying and hotels?]


Ugh. What a sad little comic on which to end my week of guest posting. Here we have what open mic night would be like in the wacky world of xkcd. Each panel serves as its own little mini-joke, and the alt-text is an observational joke about observational comics. Hee hee! How meta!

None of these jokes are particularly amusing. The first panel is essentially "lol, aphasics can't speak correctly." As much as I love making fun of people with disabilities, just pointing out that they're incapable of doing something isn't enough to make a joke for me. YMMV.

The second panel is the evil Mr. Hat. He launches into a joke that one expects to be a typical "yo momma so fat" snap, but ends up being what I assume is supposed to be a biting insult about how yo momma wishes she never had you. Oh, how you cut to the core of me, Mr. Hat. I liked you a lot better when you were cutting improperly parked cars in half. At least then you were moderately clever.

The third panel is... OMG OMG OMG A COMPUTER SCIENCE REFERENCE *nerdgasm* Okay, now I need to go smoke a cigarette. Well, except that it's not exactly an accurate reference to a quine, but that's only something a super pedantic Aspie would say, right? B- for effort, I guess.

The last panel is Mr. Beret saying something idiotic that I guess is supposed to be something wacky and out-there. Oh, Mr. Beret, I liked you a lot better when you were giving woodpeckers power drills. At least then you were somewhat cute.

Hey, ever notice how the more successful nerd comics get, the more their jokes reference a shoehorned compsci concept?

Anyway, thanks for tolerating my presence this week. I wish I could have finished on a much higher note, but this comic was seriously the textbook definition of "meh."

Lots of love,
aloria.

107 comments:

  1. sometimes i tire of the internet

    - derek

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  2. no actually i don't

    -derek

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  3. Considering randy's level of maturity and joke-telling ability I was honestly a bit surprised to not see an MC Tourette's joke in there.
    However the continued destruction of Beret's character more than makes up for that pleasant surprise.

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  4. I thought M.C. Quine was referring to the actual DUDE, y'know the philosopher who digged self-reference?

    In which case I actually like that panel, and you guys are ignorant for not knowing that's where the computer science term comes from AND that it works as a joke.

    Ignorant :-|.

    Fo' shame :-|.



    The rest is just tepid.

    And there should be an enforcable rule, like "No Stairway" in guitar stores, "No LotR/Star Wars jokes" in comedy.
    It's just too easy a crutch and it is NEVER funny*.



    *Sometimes it is. Sometimes Jimmy Page visits guitar shops and plays a few riffs on the guitars.
    Both cases are sufficiently negligible not to affect the rule.

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  5. Keep, I submit the Patton Oswalt Kill George Lucas With A Shovel exception to your "No LotR/Star Wars Jokes" in comedy rule.

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  6. Point taken Ves. But it's a drop in a shitocean innit?

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  7. ok, first off, who came up with this site? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire site is based on making fun of a rather cool comic. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to add content of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  8. aaaand our quota for stupid troll of the day is fulfilled.

    PS gunnerkrigg court is FUCKING AWESOME OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOD

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  9. ok, first off, who came up with this site? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire site is based on making fun of a rather cool comic. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to add content of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  10. post it again dude, it gets better every time

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  11. UndercoverCuddlefishAugust 28, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    man i am laughing here

    not at the comic that was boring i am laughing instead at our "intellegent" new friend

    oh and

    "yo
    i am randall munroe and i am here to say
    i went to wikipedia the other day
    disorders and mom jokes are here to stay
    now give me nerd cred and ill be on my way
    peace"

    looks like open mic night took a turn for the boring

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  12. ok, first off, who came up with this site? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire site is based on making fun of a rather cool comic. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to add content of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  13. xkcd never was and never will be cool. Even when it was good, it wasn't cool. Now that it sucks, it is still not cool.

    If you think xkcd is cool, then you really need to sit down and watch some fucking Indiana Jones or James Bond movies and learn what cool really is.

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  14. ok, first off, who came up with this penis? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire penis is based on making fun of a rather cool blow job. You know, most people are actually horny enough to add cock of their own. You should try fellatio sometime. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot better than anything you could come on my face. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and a large cock.

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  15. Let's play Count the Rants!
    Everyone see how many overused questions that Rob has made rants about Valkyrie is using.
    I'm thinking #'s 1, 3, and 4 of Rob's rants are there for sure, and possibly 2 is implied.

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  16. ok, first off, who came up with homosexuality? It's completely arousing.I mean, my entire sexual attraction is based on making love to dudes. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to get a man of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've sucked most of the cocks in this town, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  17. The second panel is just Randall's bitterness that people without college degrees are reproducing. Even he gets where this leads - a population that doesn't care about stupid nerd stuff. GASP.

    The third panel is just Quine by way of Hofstadter. It's ok, Randy - Quine is hard for people. Here is a ball. Perhaps you would like to bounce it.

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  18. ok, first off, who came up with NUCLEAR WARFARE? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire FOREIGN POLICY is based on making fun of a rather cool COUNTRY. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to add NUCLEAR WEAPONS of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the NUCLEAR WARFARE BOOKS ABOUT NUCLEAR WARFAR, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad WORLD LEADER who has no friends and no NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

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  19. ok, first off, who came up with this retard? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire life is based on whacking off to a rather awful stickfigure comic. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to think for themselves. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of your copycat posts, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  20. ok, first off, who came up with this comment? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire comment is based on making fun of a rather cool language. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to spell intelligent correctly. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of your comments, and they're a lot better than anything Randall Munroe could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  21. ok, first off, who came up with this universe? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire lifetime is based on being born, reproducing and then dying. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to transcend physical mortality. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad God who has no friends and no life.

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  22. UndercoverCuddlefishAugust 28, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    xkcdsucks i will always remember the time that you were not 4chan

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  23. the comments box has become intelligent enough to self-replicate

    who knew the singularity would be so underwhelming

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  24. UC: i don't think you've been here long enough to have witnessed the Rise and Fall of Dr Horrible, and inevitable commenter backlash

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  25. @Ves: Patton Oswalt is often the one exception to just about anything.

    @R.: Refresh my memory on Dr. Horrible, as I think he was before my time. I seem to recall that he was one of the people who had an online conversation with Randall about this site. What constituted his fall?

    @Aloria: Excellent final post. The panel-by-panel breakdown seems to be your forte. Well played.

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  26. he guest posted once or twice (most pathetic rise ever.)
    then he talked to randall and felt bad about it, apparently sucking up to him at the end.
    http://www.isowantone.com/heisnotrandall.jpg

    comment explosion

    also carl that was a year ago and you still haven't posted the logs what the hell

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  27. I'm 24 and after a shitty breakup went from 180 to 166 pounds. i've stopped losing weight but i am still a little flabby. how can i harden up my mid section. crunches seem to be working only real slow and really it's not that much. i drink a lot of beer. is my only option to quit all the booze. i do lots of running. 4 miles 5 times a week. any suggestions on how to stop this plateau i've hit and get a little more hard/lean?

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  28. UndercoverCuddlefishAugust 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    how worthless

    i have developed a new hatred for randall "it hurts my feelings that people say mean things about the comics that i make a living off of in return for like fifteen minutes of my time per week" munroe

    "so theres a price for that" indeed randy

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  29. ok, first off, who came up with this meme? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire meme is based on making fun of a stupid troll comment. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to think up jokes of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the memes on the internet, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

    U SEE WAT I DID THERE

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  30. Nobody in particularAugust 28, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Why does an audience member heckle hat guy with the tired "Yo mamma's so fat when she sits around the house she really sits around the house"?

    Because that is clearly the line before Mr. hat's line. And I refuse to believe anybody would ever say that joke earnestly.

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  31. R., are you referring to this? Because, if so, damn. I think it's about 150% of the DRI of drama.

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  32. @NIP: Clearly, all the audience noticed that Black Hat Man was Black Hat Man and, remembering that they were in XKCD, decided there wasn't much point hanging around and all popped to the bar. BHM makes his opening joke, viz. "Yo momma's so fat when she sits around the house she really sits around the house", and is just about to begin his second when the echo of the first one reaches him and, in a vain attempt to delude himself that there is an audience out there, he construes it as a heckle.

    Duh.

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  33. Yo, I'm M.C. valkyrie and I'm here to say ok, first off, who came up with this site? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire site is based on making fun of a rather cool comic. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to add content of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  34. Alright the next person to perform the valkyrie meme gets stabbed in the fucking throat.

    @ Gryffilion: I think it's the fact that he's more making fun of George Lucas rather than Star Wars exclusively that makes it work. Not to mention his Lucas voice is spot-on.

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  35. I'm MC valkyrie and I'm here to say ok, first off, who came up with this site? It's completely pathetic.I mean, your entire site is based on making fun of a rather cool comic. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to add content of their own. You should try it sometime. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot better than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one sad dude who has no friends and no life.

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  36. This is the kind of comic that would work really well in a webcomic with well-established characters with recongnizable traits.

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  37. @Bale

    No, see, this WAS Randy's attempt to use his established characters in a humorous way, at least for two of the panels. It's just that he no longer seems to realize what the characters' defining (or, more importantly, funny) traits used to be, so this comic falls completely flat.

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  38. @Valkyrie: lol. Your well thought out and argued points have convinced me willingly embrace subpar art and tepic humour. From hereon-in I shall fap to my computer screen when Randall awkwardly references something vaguely related to me.

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  39. Sorry, I forgot this wasn't the xkcdforums. I'll move over there.

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  40. Nobody in particularAugust 28, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    You know, if this is Randall's attempt to utilize established character, then we can safely assume that this means all vague female characters in the Xkcd universe have hilarious and mockable disabilities, and all vague male characters make incorrect references to stuff people don't care about.

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  41. Uh Nobody that not just a vague male character that is clearly Barack Obama I mean Randall's shown him twice so far and he looks exactly like that both times how can you not see it

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  42. Nobody in particularAugust 28, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Oh my God.

    And "M.C. Quine" is an anagram of "I president U.S."! We've cracked the code!

    This goes all the way to the top!

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  43. i thought the last panel was funny

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  44. I'm MC valkyrie and i'm here to stay. What was the fucking meme again? You shouldn't criticize xkdc the way you criticize it because anyone who is intelligent enough knows it is good. You are sad, dude. Very sad. Dude.

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  45. The vague male character is clearly Ernie Hudson: http://xkcd.com/459/

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  46. @Ves: for some reason, it's the mournful-sounding "Would you like some ice cream?" that always cracks me up.

    I agree, though--partially. I think the success of that bit is the fact that his humor is based on trenchant criticism rather than tired reference.

    It does remind me, though, of a conversation I had with a friend about Star Wars (long before I'd heard of Patton Oswalt). He said something along the lines of "The problem is, George Lucas didn't really go into much detail about blah blah blabby blah" (I wasn't paying very close attention). After they were done, I said "You had me at 'The problem is George Lucas.' "

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  47. The valkyrie meme is hilarious I never laughed so hard in my life.

    Not really but it was pretty funny.

    The point is, Ves stop being a buzzkill.

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  48. ok, first off, who came up with this site? It's completely awesome.I mean, your entire site is based on making fun of a rather shitty comic. You know, most people are actually intellegent enough to post content of their own. You do try it all the time. Also, I've read most of the Xkcd comics, and they're a lot worse than anything you could come up with. Personally, I think you are just one awesome dude who has many friends and a life.

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  49. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I thought the Alt-Text was kind of clever. Not exactly funny, but not a terrible piece of observational humor.

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  50. I'll admit I chuckled at the last panel. Though maybe I've heard something of a similar pattern, where someone was racist but kept confusing black people with pirates or something?

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  51. @Rinnon

    The alt-text would have been funny if the phrase "And what's the deal with airports?!" weren't already a part of the social lexicon.

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  52. @Arhur:

    It's "what's the deal with airline food?"

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  53. see these lazy-ass references are lazy joke material. XKCD would have been much funnier if it'd pulled apart all these observational humour jokes rather than just becoming them

    like, I'll tell you what the problem is with airline food- believe it or not this HIGHLY ADVANCED PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY designed to fly you across international distances at unforeseen speeds was not designed with fitting a cook, and a kitchen IN MIND.

    you can't even have MICROWAVES on a fucking plane, you short-sighted moron- if YOU don't like re-heated mashed potatoes and freeze dried fish, then peel your flabby-arse off of your extra legroom seat and get to solving it!

    or something like that

    I donno

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  54. 786: Hey look, Randall heard about Kepler.

    I guess he hasn't heard about all the shit going on with NASA and Obamaspace at the moment, or he wouldn't be quite so excited about it. The phrase "if one of Earth's cultures advances its space program enough" has never been less likely than right now.

    Unless the Chinese get there first, I guess.

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  55. the full-body big splash panel shot of one character really doesn't work with stick figures

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  56. http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2843/xcaked.png

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  57. Ann, I assume he's doing the Robot there. Or lamenting poor Yorick.

    Randall, you are describing a fantastical future. No, this is not "contrast" or "juxtoposition" or something, this is just a boring avalanche of words without any stimulating pictures.

    Here's basically what might as well have been said if he doesn't want to draw all this cool science fiction crap he'd pulled out of his ass which formed as a tangent to something whose most recent occurrence happened recently.

    The XKCD blag post [not a pictoblag today, we're afraid] in a nutshell.

    Captcha: apereal. Like "ethereal", except lacking in appearance instead of substance. ...No, lacking substance too.

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  58. This site eats more posts than anywhere else. I wonder what it does with them.

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  59. LOL Ravenzomg. Spot on.

    But sadly when I first saw how much text there was I actually expected... you know... a punchline.

    =_=

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  60. "Wake up, wake up! We've discovered numerous expolanets, and in 600 years mankind may develop a technology that will allow us to visit them!"

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  61. I love that cake thing, Anon 9:53. Perfect. Although people are undoubtedly going to go "see it's subtle symbolism because this is how he sees the world and he likes bakeries" because of it.

    What bugs me most about it is the full frontal stick figure next to the wall of text. Could he have made that panel more awkward?

    If xkcdexplained are still insisting on adding huge dicks to things it should be in that panel, though.

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  62. Lots of text and nothing funny or new!

    And how awkward is the sentence, "We're alive during the time when they're first discovering other planetary systems!"?

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  63. So... what part of Wikipedia did Randall read about today?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_travel#NASA_research

    That one!

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  64. So I have to get out of bed to get excited about how great it's going to be for people in a couple of generations? That's like those people who, when something major happens in the news, sit up all night staring at the television even though there are frequently NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS for twelve hours straight and it's basically all just people standing around gossiping.

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  65. But 3:45 you don't UNDERSTAND, this is HISTORY IN THE MAKING RIGHT HERE

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  66. Did Randall discover Subnormality? The last 2 comics are all about filling the empty space with WORDS WORDS WORDS.

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  67. timofei i bet you shit yourself when you see a book
    because they have so many words
    it's not like comics and literature are completely different mediums and the latter needs to use words or anything

    you illiterate baby

    (look guys i'm using fallacies to defend subnormality's blatant and grotesque flaws am i cool now)

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  68. Fuck that last panel in 785 makes me mad. I tried to ignore it but it's so blatantly unfunny that I want to mercilessly beat anyone who thinks there's even the slightest bit of comedy in it.

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  69. so is this comic not supposed to be funny but a carpe diem message or is it about how we'll all be dead before any of this matters to us. and also not funny.

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  70. I too have a hard time whether or not Randall's enthusiasm is sincere. On the one hand, it's a completely ridiculous thing to get worked up about, but on the other hand, it's Randall.

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  71. Actually, this comic makes me really happy. Because whenever he does one of these carpe diem comics I can rest assured that at least he's not doing it for five straight comics again.

    http://xkcd.com/264/ through http://xkcd.com/268/

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  72. So... now Mr. Beret is Carl Sagan's reincarnation or something? Also, what's the punchline here? Non-sequitur? Heck, this comic is DROWNING in inane and stilted "dialogue"!

    What the heck is this, I don't even

    Mole

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  73. holy tits did 786 suck. randy's carpe diem strips are always terrible, but of all the reasons to pick from, choosing something that won't happen within our lifetimes has to be the dumbest. "Get up, the universe is going to end in billions of years! HURRY!"
    Who gives a flying fuck if they perfect that kind of travel multiple generations from now?
    Ugh. It's one thing to make a lame carpe diem, it's quite another to actually fail to make one at all. randy discovered a new low.

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  74. I don't even know what he is saying.

    Anyways, here is a funny "Carpe diem"-comic.

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  75. oh god, this site just eats everything, link is

    http://u.snelhest.org/i/2010/08/20_4506.jpg

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  76. @Professional Mole
    evidently he merged the characters of carl sagan man and mr. beret

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  77. I genuinely don't know what Randall is trying to do with 786. I mean, usually I can see what he's trying to do, and why he failed to actually do it. But this...

    I mean. What? Is this another of his bullshit "seize the day by acting as whacky as possible" sermons? Because if so, it's nonsensical. Or is it intentionally nonsensical, due to the nature of Beret Man's alleged humour? In which case, it's unfunny.

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  78. ffffffffffffffff-

    Cannot unsee anon 9:53.

    So anyway, why the fuck do the forumites think Beret Guy is existentialist?

    Also curious as to why Randall keeps using him because his character is never defined or consistent (aside from the bakery thing which isn't even used that often). Or maybe that's the "joke?"

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  79. There was an earlier comic with some talk between an axiological nihilist and beret person, who agreed with the assertions made by the former. That more or less makes them both philosophically categorized as "existentialists" as far as the term can be applied to living people and not as a purely historical categorization.

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  80. I think it's more of an "it sure is an exciting time with all these new scientific discoveries! Think of the possibilities!" thing. Or something.

    It reminds me of the ending of Star Trek First Contact where Picard and Lily have the following exchange just after the titular first contact was made and Picard prepares to go back to the future:
    Lily: "I envy you, the world you're going to."
    Picard: "I envy *you*, taking these first steps into a new frontier."

    I'm guessing Randall was going for the same sentiment that Picard was expressing there. With the key difference that I actually like First Contact.

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  81. Yeah, I was about to post a similar comment to Bizmit. And of course, by "was about to post" I mean "am still going to post because I want you to see how mine is slightly differently-worded."

    But yeah, it starts with Mr. Beret talking about how we are alive during a potentially historically significant time! That IS exciting, I am on board! So what does that mean, Mr. Beret? Are you going to talk about how we should appreciate the times we're living in? Or make a joke about how we should really focus on our academic work because it could end up being important? I mean these are kind of lame, but I'm intrigued to see why you're so excited to tell us this, and this is more than I can say for most XKCD comics.

    .........Oh. "Come on!"

    "Come on!"?

    What the shit?

    Come on, and...what? Why are you saying this, Mr. Beret? What do you want the guy in bed to DO, why are you waking him up? Are you just so overcome with emotion that you want to go run around outside or something? What does "Come on!" mean? ELABORATE, OR ELSE THERE IS NO JOKE HERE!

    Admittedly, the alt-text clarifies it a little bit, and I do think it's kind of funny, but then that really should have been the punchline.

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  82. He's saying you should contribute to society by advancing scientific and humanistic values through the application of human ingenuity.

    Or, you know, write a webcomic. Whatever work you can get, I guess.

    Maybe Randall sees himself as a sort of Peter Keating figure - he wants the world to exist along a Randian Great-Person utopia but the only thing he can do is vaguely panegyrize human achievement because the universe has not seen fit to give him the ability to actually participate in it.

    I've always noticed that objectivists I've met are, to a one, of the opinion that they personally belong to that prime-mover class of being. I wonder what happens to people who think Rand is right but also have low self-esteem? The world may never know.

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  83. very, very awkward phrasing throughout, an issue which is further exacerbated by the way that the text is squeezed into a small column in one frame. "and if one of earth's cultures advanes its space program enough to start enriching uranium on asteroids..." uggh! this guy sounds as though he is from an exoplanet. would it kill Munroe to hire an editor?

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  84. @Anon 11:12

    It would kill his ego.

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  85. Nobody in particularAugust 30, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    "WAKE UP! One day, if certain things go the way that I am wildly guessing about, we might go to another planet."

    "What are you...doing in my house? Why...I don't. Why are you here?"

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  86. His massive, throbbing, sweaty ego.

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  87. Wait what are you talking about no one with a shred of self-respect could possibly create XKCD.

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  88. @Ravenzomg
    Your edit made me smile.

    If the third panel was the beret guy in a really really happy pose, I would love it to pieces.

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  89. UndercoverCuddlefishAugust 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    man am i tired of randalls carpe diem bullshit especially when the thing he is talking about is not anything most people have any valid reason to give a shit about as they will be long dead before it has any actual impact on society or their lives

    if i were the guy in bed it would have gone something like this
    "i am going back to sleep and if you wake me up one more god damn time telling me to sieze the day i will gouge out your eyes with a rusty spoon some of us have actual jobs to go to and cannot afford to fritter away our time thinking about irrelevant bullshit now go back to reading wikipedia and making uninspired updates to your web comic and never ever speak to me again randall munroe"

    on the other hand xkcdexplained is particularly good today

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  90. "The world might be an exciting place in a few generations' time!"

    Wow, thanks Randall. I'll be sure to tell my kids to tell their kids to tell their kids to tell their kids.

    Also, after Man in Bed's nine-minute snooze, where exactly is Beret going to take him? Presumably he wants to further mankind's knowledge of enriching uranium on asteroids, so I guess that would mean hitting the library.

    Carpe diem, folks.

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  91. The comic isn't "SEIZE THE DAY"

    The joke is that the beret asshole is getting so crazy over shit that wont have an impact for hundreds of years.

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  92. So he loves bakeries AND imagining the future of space travel.

    Quite a diverse character.

    He is saying EMBRACE the world today because fucking amazing things are happening. That's pretty "carpe diem."

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  93. @Anon305: But he IS in a really happy pose in the third panel, can't you tell? ...Oh, yeah, right. I'll have to go back and have the other guy ask "Why do you look so happy?"

    See what I did there?

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  94. @Anon305:

    http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7241/realive.jpg

    with apologies to raven

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  95. http://i53.tinypic.com/wiqxxs.png
    with apologies to no-one

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  96. OK, I've finally worked out Beret Man's character.

    HES FRENCH!!!
    OK, so french people have baguettes...BAKERIES!
    UM... haven't there been some existentialists that were french? Yeah thats it, hes french therefore he likes philosophy.
    Ok then I dunno, he gets confused sometimes like in 785? Maybes Randull hates french people so thinks they all have sub par intelligence. BRAINFLASH! Loads of artists, writers and philosophers were french. Therefore THEY ARE NOT SCIENCE!!! So thats why he casts Beret Man as stupid.
    That also explains 786 cos hes french and therefore an arty guy therefore he has no grasp of the science concept that is time. He stupidly thinks that 200 years or so from now is the same as next week. What will those arts people say next?
    So.....Theres the comic where he can't choose a car, maybe french people have the inability to make decisions or... it could be his racism showing again.
    At one point he thinks too much about another guy saying stupid stuff that doesn't make any sense. More prejudice against french people being arty methinks.
    HEY! So it turns out its beret guy who thinks Volvo sounds like vulva. We all know the racial stereotype that the french are obsessed with sex. That explains that. Case closed.
    Oh wait, do french people like birds? or see birds as people that need tools? Damn.
    Fuck it thats enough reading xkcd to support my bullshit theory.

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  97. "The last panel is Mr. Beret saying something idiotic that I guess is supposed to be something wacky and out-there" ok butt-munch if your going to bag on someone at least know what you're talking about, don't just immediatley assume it's stupid and put it off.

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