Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Comic 945: We Didn't Start The Fire

[Demon hell-bird "Ravenzomg" sent me this review, and I, obviously, posted it without question. All errors are naturally not mine. -Ed.]


Title: I'm Sorry. Tooltip: You know I've always hated her

Hello, this is Ravenzomg of Ravenzomg fame here to give you a special post-it note review of comic 945. But really, it's less of a review and more of "Why the fuck am I awake at 2 in the morning".

155 comments:

  1. Rob your reviews are as shitty as you. WHICH IS VERY.

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  2. also being socilly awkward is like being socially awkward, except when it's 2 am.

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  3. BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF RANDALL MUNROE, I WON'T FIX IT BECAUSE WE DON'T GET DO-OVERS.

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  4. I had anal sex for the first time yesterday. I didn't like it very much, but need the extra money so I'll probably do it again.

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  5. That was actually worth reading! Yay!

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  6. What is this?! I do not even

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  7. So guys how many times, on average, do you ejaculate during an orgasm? Because I've been keeping track and I've got a running average of like, a little over five.

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  8. "...."Bless You" has more or less lost its religious context after a sneeze....."

    Blasphemer!

    Though it still packs a canonical wallop during a particular 'type' of sternutation.

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  9. 3:36, about 5 too I think

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  10. How do you spell 'socially', Ravenzomg?

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  11. To be fair to Randall, I think he's essentially making the same point that you're making in your post-it-note review: he's not complaining that people say "I'm sorry" when they aren't admitting culpability, he's complaining about people saying "why, it's not your fault" when you use the expression-of-sympathy "sorry" (which is something people do a lot, particularly nerds).

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  12. No-hyphen has a review posted before hyphen does? Inconceivable!

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  13. "I'm sorry" is not an apology that is sometimes used as an expression of sympathy it is an expression of sorrow that is sometimes used as an apology.

    "I'm sorry I burned your house" = apology
    "I'm sorry your house burned down" = sympathy
    "I'm sorry" = either, and which one is intended should be blindingly obvious to anyone with any social skills at all, so the people who then say "It's not your fault" are idiots.

    Randall is sort of right, it's just a pity he's not funny.

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  14. WE'RE ALL SO SILLY AND AWKWARD

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  15. @ Anonymous 8:01 AM,

    "....which one is intended should be blindingly obvious to anyone with any social skills at all....."

    Would they not also be required to possess a huge modicum of understanding of the English language AND be familiar with the societal constructs one finds in the Judeo-Christian West?
    Personally, I avoid situations where 'blindingly obvious' cognition is to be expected - I do not like being blinded - as it interferes with my porn-viewing habit.

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  16. What a stupid question, Aquarians Love To Fuck. That's what social skills are. Navigating other cultures in other languages is nothing more than barbarism.

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  17. What kind of porn do you view, ALTF? Elderly animal porn?

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  18. Wit and insight in XKCD sucks? What is the world coming to?

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  19. @ Anonymous @ 8:46 AM,

    ".....Navigating other cultures in other languages is nothing more than barbarism....."

    Unless, of course, the language used in navigating another culture is exactly the language that culture uses.
    As for barbarism, I hesitate to render a reduplicated ideophone like "blah-blah-blah", but I must.

    @ That's What She,

    Animals in palliative care porn.

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  20. Saying "It's not your fault" after a sympathetic "I'm sorry" isn't the result of a sincere misinterpretation. It's just a way of acknowledging the sympathy and marking it as more than is necessary - much like telling someone "You shouldn't have" upon receiving a gift.

    And now, nobody can say it again, because prescriptivist-language nerds will be all "lolol, yes it was, let me blather about how wonderful XKCD is for the next hour." Thanks, Randall, you jackass.

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  21. Anon at 9:21 - Maybe you should stop hanging around people you hate? You'd be doing everyone a favor.

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  22. @ Anonymous 9:21 AM,

    You are a moron. And no mistake.
    Prescriptivist language nerds will be all:

    "Lolol! Yes it was! Let me blather about how wonderful XKCD is for the next hour."

    After all prescription denotes normative practises on such aspects of language use as spelling, grammar, pronunciation, and syntax.
    Get it right you ignorant unlettered cunt!

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  23. Aquarians, I'd quite like to have intercourse with your HIV. Please inquire as to their willingness to indulge my fancy.

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  24. My HIV, despite being a tad 'retro' and of the Sooty Mangabey persuasion, are not wont to engage in the wanton swapping of gametes with strangers.
    If your fancy should involve non-lubricated pedication and/or maple syrup bespattered irrumation I might enjoin them to at least consider your request.
    Caveat: Remuneration will be expected.

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  25. I've been reading xkcdsucks for a long time now, but I really don't know what's going on around here anymore.

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  26. Perhaps if through exercises you could increase your level of reading comprehension you might just begin to understand the true totality of xkcdsucks as it now presents.

    Innit?

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  27. Well fuck me from behind with 6 inverse femtobarns' worth of data this handy comments facility is très boring.

    I must take my Lilliputian plenitude - like measuring the extent of my vaginal vault prolapse in attoparsecs - and take my Brobdingnagian dearth - like measuring my preferred optimal penile expanse in Gigaångströms to a more wit conducive comment depository.

    Youse will miss me big time when I leave for Lao PDR in a few days - going to see the XKCD School.

    Later Gator

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  28. Re comic: Basically my point is that Randall is being really aspies for [intentionally] not understanding new cultural sayings beyond their literal meanings. I mean, he could redo this comic where someone tells an actor to break a leg, and then actually goes and snaps their femur in half. That is what is going on here, except that as far as I can tell the "It's not your fault" is a relatively new response which makes it a change in how he has to interact with people, which is inherently frightening when you aren't naturally able to adapt to new cultural customs.

    Anon1240: This site is a lot like sex. In that you're not getting it (OH SNAP)

    But really, I'm basically pretending this site became a parody of it's own parody's parody ages ago. That is what I think going into it anyways.

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  29. This week's Bingo is now posted at hyphen.

    Yes, I'm linking to Hypen now, so what?

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  30. Oh, also instead of showing a femur breaking in half (or a house burning down for that matter), he shows two stick figures talking in a single panel.

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  31. Ravenzomg said...
    Re comic: Basically my point is that Randall is being really aspies for [intentionally] not understanding new cultural sayings beyond their literal meanings. I mean, he could redo this comic where someone tells an actor to break a leg, and then actually goes and snaps their femur in half. That is what is going on here, except that as far as I can tell the "It's not your fault" is a relatively new response which makes it a change in how he has to interact with people, which is inherently frightening when you aren't naturally able to adapt to new cultural customs.

    Anon1240: This site is a lot like sex. In that you're not getting it (OH SNAP)

    But really, I'm basically pretending this site became a parody of it's own parody's parody ages ago. That is what I think going into it anyways.

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  32. Anonymous said...
    Ravenzomg said...
    Re comic: Basically my point is that Randall is being really aspies for [intentionally] not understanding new cultural sayings beyond their literal meanings. I mean, he could redo this comic where someone tells an actor to break a leg, and then actually goes and snaps their femur in half. That is what is going on here, except that as far as I can tell the "It's not your fault" is a relatively new response which makes it a change in how he has to interact with people, which is inherently frightening when you aren't naturally able to adapt to new cultural customs.

    Anon1240: This site is a lot like sex. In that you're not getting it (OH SNAP)

    But really, I'm basically pretending this site became a parody of it's own parody's parody ages ago. That is what I think going into it anyways.

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  33. I don't think Randall's being obtuse; I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he is able to determine when a person is simply reciprocating his sympathy (despite however unlikely that may be) and that he is specifically referring to when he is misunderstood.

    Conversely, Randall's a big asshole for being so caustic in response to a mistake.

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  34. except no one ever misunderstands "My mother's house burned down" "Oh, I'm sorry" to be an intended declaration of fault

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  35. Also, I thought your post-it comic was pretty.

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  36. somehow the connection has only dawned on me just now, but this is yet another instance of Randy's strawman smugness, where he invents a category of people and then tells everyone he's so much better than them

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  37. @Rob

    To be fair, I doubt Randall was recounting a conversation in which that misunderstanding had occurred. If I'm correct, I think the conclusion is that Randall's not good at expressing himself (!).

    But yeah, he's probably just dumb.

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  38. Rob have you ever considered going to a doctor about that humongous stick you've got up your ass?

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  39. i'm actually quite easygoing
    sorry that making fun of xkcd makes you so upset though

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  40. Rob have you ever considered going to a doctor about your extreme obesity?

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  41. i tried once but they rejected me because i am too fat to be considered human and they were a humans-only hospital

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  42. Rob have you ever tried just killing yourself?

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  43. Rob have you ever tried a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise?

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  44. no i'll go do that right now

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  45. I don't think he's being smug but rather trying to belittle smug people. I think he's talking about people mistaking the "I'm sorry" on purpose in an effort to be pedantic. I really have seen people do it! Never to me, mind you, as I never make myself vulnerable by expressing sympathy, but I've seen the exchange occur.

    It's the sort of thing you would actually expect somebody like Randall to do, so I can only conclude that he's been spending a lot of time talking to himself recently.

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  46. Rob have you ever tried thinking about dying kittens to prevent yourself from ejaculating prematurely?

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  47. What the hell is wrong with you, 8:09? Thinking about dying kittens would make anybody ejaculate immediately.

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  48. @Anon 3:36 usually about three. Sometimes less, very rarely more. Is there something wrong with me, or is there something wrong with you?

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  49. @review

    What if, just what if, Randall only anticipates the next language adaptation...

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  50. Google hasn't updated the name of the link to the newest comic yet. So at first glance it looks like I'm sorry: two lonely people next to a pile of money. Almost feels meaningful.

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  51. RANDALL HATES CHILDREN!!!

    That is how I read the new XKCancerD.

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  52. Or even more sad: Randall realizes that his cancerous Megan will be unable to bear his offspring, so he comforts himself with the thought of the money he'll save.

    To think that Randy was so into lactation.

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  53. Who are you supposed to be, and why are you supposedly important enough to have an opinion? What does your opinion matter? Who cares if a comic doesn't meet your standards? Who cares if it sucks? Do you want some kind of award? Do you need to feel special?

    Blogs that criticize unimportant facets of life are just that... unimportant. That's great that you've put so much time and energy complaining about that useless comic, but couldn't you have done something more important with your time? Maybe tried doing something that mattered?

    Just a few thoughts for you to ponder.

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  54. does political activism count as doing something that matters?

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  55. Fuck off, like you've never done anything that didn't matter. It's about balance. Coming here is just something I do to relax when I'm not gallantly rescuing impoverished prepubescent girls from their virginity.

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  56. Comic 946: In which Randall shows he can kind of draw cars.

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  57. Did someone get the alt-text ? The only satisfying explanation I have is Randall admitting he lures little girls into his van by showing them cute little animals.

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  58. "does political activism count as doing something that matters?"

    Depends. Going by the standards of this blog and your apparent hatred of science, you are probably a Birther or in the Tea Party.

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  59. so only right-wing fringe lunatics hate XKCD?

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  60. Them and disaffected nerds. You seem more like the former.

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  61. really? those are the only categories of humans who dislike XKCD?

    you live in a very provincial world.

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  62. "you live in a very provincial world."

    Not really. Admittedly there are far more disaffected nerds than right-wing loons that hate xkcd. Most right-wing loons haven't even heard of xkcd.

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  63. and yet that was where your mind first went. remarkable.

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  64. You just seem like that sort.

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  65. Rob always struck me as some sort of hipster liberal douchebag.

    Also, who's Ed? He keeps sayin' shit up in the header, but he never posts here. What's up with that?

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  66. 11:49 get off Randall's dick

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  67. those dump sheeple, having children. don't they know they're wasting money?

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  68. Oh, y'all motherfuckers thought it was over, huh?
    Well, it's not. You didn't count on the fallen angel
    getting back into the graces of God and coming after
    you. Y'all niggaz ain't shit. Your producers ain't
    shit, your fucking A&R ain't shit, I fucking wipe my
    ass with your demo deal

    Yo, Diabolic, TAKE THIS MOTHERFUCKERS HEAD OFF!

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  69. Go ahead and grip glocks, I'll snap ya trigger finger in 6 spots
    You'll have to liplock with hypodermic needles to lick shots
    I watch you topple flat, put away ya rings and holla back
    Can't freestyle? You screwed off the top like bottle caps
    Beneath the surface, I'm overheating your receiving circuits
    By unleashing deeper verses than priests speak in churches
    But your preach is worthless, your worship defeats the purpose
    Like President Bush taking bullets for the Secret Service
    Beyond what y'all fathom, shit on cats and jaw tap 'em
    Show no cumpassion like havin a strait-faced orgasm
    Tour jack him, have his half-a-ten bitch suck my friends dick
    In the mean time, you can French kiss this clenched fist
    Diabolic, a one-man brigade spreading Cancer Plague
    Fist-fucking a pussy's face holding a hand grenade
    So if I catch you bluffing, faggot, you less than nothing
    I just had to get this stress off my chest like breast reductions

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  70. You motherfuckers are nothing, you cannot harm me
    I'll ressurect every aborted baby and start an army
    Storm the planet, hunting you down, 'cause I'm on a mission
    To split your body into a billion one-celled organisms
    Immortal Technique will destroy your religion, you stupid bitch
    You faker than blue eyed crackers nailed to a crucifix
    I'm 'bout to blow up like NASA Challenger computer chips
    Arsenic language transmitted revolutionarily
    I'm like time itself, I'ma kill you inevitably
    Chemically bomb you, fuck using a chrome piece
    I'm Illmatic, you won't make it home like Gerome's niece
    I'll sever your head diagonally for thinking of dissing me
    And then use your dead body to write my name in calligraphy
    This puppet democracy, just brainwashed psychology
    So you're nothing like diversity without equality
    And your crew is full of more faggots than Greek mythology
    Using numerology to count the people I sent to Heaven
    Produces more digits than 22 divided by 7
    You like Kevin Spacey, your style is usually suspect
    You never killed a cop, you not a motherfucking thug yet
    Your mind is empty and spacious
    Like the part of the brain that appreciates culture in racists
    Face it, you're too basic, you not going to make it
    Like children walking through Antartica,
    butt naked

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  71. The reason Randall drew a pile of money is because that is all he thinks about his porn star daughter as.

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  72. the problem is, of course, that 'i'm sorry' IS the wrong phrase to use - it leaves the other person with essentially nothing to say to it.

    "my house burned down!"
    "i'm sorry"
    ...what is a 'good' response at this stage?

    "meh, it happens"?
    "dont be, its insured for like 10x its real value"?
    there is no appropriate response to the 'i'm sorry' response other than apathy! 'i'm sorry' is not a complete response, and doesnt deserve to be treated as one.

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  73. Hate rap. Great, this blog sank to a new low...

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  74. In that case, 5:28, what is the proper response to "My house burned down!"?

    "At least you have your health"?
    "Hey, did you see Nadal pwn Federer again last night?"?


    Comic 946:
    This comic was the closest to amusing he's done in some time. It didn't change my affect, but the muscles that make my mouth smile received a few weak signals.

    I'm a sucker for things that take a jab at people who stick crap on their cars like every other sheeperson. Especially bumper stickers with opinions on them, as if anyone gives a crap. If I didn't care about my car, I'd like to have a bumper sticker that says, "Look at me! I have opinions!"

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  75. Cptnoremac, I don't care about your opinion on bumper stickers.

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  76. Scott, I don't care about your opinion on cptnoremac's opinions

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  77. That one anon sounds like my mom, who blames W. Bush for everything. Not that the ex-pres isn't a big shit, but come on. "The tea party movement is against XKCD!" LOL "Bush caused all the tornadoes!"

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  78. @528: The old way is "Thanks [for your sympathies]". The whole exchange is awkward, but so is (a) the content being discussed [one person's misfortune] and (b) human beings.

    But really, you have to realize that words are not the only form of communication we humans are capable of.

    The point is not the actual words -- it's the tone and emotion you put into them. The words are a medium for you to convey that you are in fact saddened to hear the news, and that you're "there" for the person. "I'm sorry" is just the basket in which we cram our German sandwich of emotional overtones and undertones.

    Unfortunately, this counts as a nuance that some people find themselves unable to grasp, and instead of trying to communicate that they are at the other's disposal emotionally, they choose to flip the fuck out about how the exchange has no literal meaning, probably upsetting the victim even further.


    captcha: Drows. Actually better at reading people than you.

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  79. I took that Asperger's test, and every time I ticked an answer, I thought, "yeah, that'll totally make me an aspie."

    Got a 12. How about that?


    And yes, normal people recognize that "I'm sorry" is simply a way of showing sympathy. You don't HAVE to say anything in response to it.

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  80. this raven chick sounds hawt

    NE1 no where i can get pix of her???

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  81. She draws herself all the time. Just go to her blog.

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  82. 16. Slightly above the Average Woman, but 2 points below the Average Man. I am forever above a biologist though T.T

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  83. 18. Now I have to hand in my computer science badge :(

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  84. Now, just to frustrate people like randall, whenever someone says "I'm sorry" to me when I'm going through a hard time, I'll say "You're forgiven."

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  85. I thought this one was actually pretty good. The caption really kills it, though, so now I just read it without the caption. Try it!

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  86. Well, I got 24. Average Math Contest Winner.

    I think I'll celebrate by going out and utterly failing to comprehend somebody's emotional state. Actually, forget the going out part.

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  87. I got a 15. I'm a Mathematics major...

    I was sad that I didn't score high enough to win a Math contest, particularly because I participate in some of them.

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  88. I got a 30 - highest score yet. Does that mean I win something?

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  89. Fuck, I am your average math contest winner but am a pretty bad mathematician. Now I'm going to have to bribe the officials just to avoid defying nature.

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  90. Jon, your prize is social awkwardness. Use it well.

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  91. socil awkwardness*

    Captcha: zinge. Captcha, you old Card! =D

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  92. Jon, what would the Asperger test say about Randall's AQ?

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  93. What, nine thousand? There's no way that can be right! Can it!?

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  94. John I can't help but noticing your name is missing an "H". I added one when I said it just now, because I'm nice like that.

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  95. 24

    The rankings are weird though. Do they actually think that aspergers = genius? I'm sure a mountain man would score high on this test, and he's probably no physicist.

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  96. 14, though I'm kinda antisocial sometimes. Though I'm very shy I love social circumstances, hopefully that means I'm not an aspie or autist.

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  97. I think we should all move out of Babylon.

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  98. "That one anon sounds like my mom, who blames W. Bush for everything. Not that the ex-pres isn't a big shit, but come on. "The tea party movement is against XKCD!" LOL "Bush caused all the tornadoes!""

    Sadly not an uncommon type: provincial liberals who are pretty much the equivalent of their conservative counterparts--to them, "liberal" means "good" and "conservative" means "bad." Unfortunately, the reverse is also true for them: things which are good are liberal and things which are bad are conservative.

    This association basically leads them to assume that anyone who holds a position that they do not agree with, especially if they lack the empathy to understand how someone could hold that position without being a deranged monster of a human, must therefore be a conservative. Much like conservatives, these people also disagree with them in a way that their minds are unable to comprehend.

    It would be comforting to think that one day they would learn, likely to their sorrow, that the world is not so black and white as they believe, but such people never do. It's remarkable, the human capacity for self-deception--even if anyone with the cultural awareness of a banana slug can tell that the individual in question is a hipster liberal douchebag, these people do not have cultural awareness. There is their ingroup and their outgroup, and nothing else.

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  99. I got 15. I have aspergers, like, diagnosed. The fuck?

    I think the problem is how many of the questions were posed as "do you like" "do you want" etc, not "are you incredibly shitty at".

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  100. but then most self-diagnosed aspies wouldn't be able to pretend they are high-functioning

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  101. 15 isn't aspergers, scott. 15 is very neurotypical. If you paid more attention to detail you would see that it takes a score in excess of 32 to acquire the coveted aspie rank.

    Fortunately for your chances of being an ascendant being, this test was only "designed for fun." I think they should make more tests about mental disability for fun. That would be fun.

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  102. @Anon 5:10
    Why? There's no H in Jonathan. Well, there is, but you see my point.

    Also, I'm pretty sure what I said up there made me go up a point or two.

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  103. jon how can you possibly call randall an aspie

    oh right you have no self-awareness

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  104. I got a 32. I do not have Asperger's, but I do have a "related disorder," which supposedly could also explain the score. Some people, like my supervisor at work, have thought I have Asperger's, but I really don't. I just have a learning disability with a similar cognitive profile and some similar traits. But my social skills really don't suck that much, honest. And now you know more about me than you ever cared to, ha!
    Where are you guys getting the labels for the different scores, by the way?

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  105. Also, I think you could score highly on that just by being super-introverted.

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  106. @scottmctony: Are you extroverted?

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  107. guys could you comment on my friends blog he is sad and needs friends to cheer him up
    http://crowd.blog.com/
    thanks

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  108. 29 points assburger
    I need to go buy me some food but I really wouldn't want to

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  109. Rob @ September 2, @ 8:04 PM said:

    "....anyone with the cultural awareness of a banana slug can tell that the individual in question is a hipster liberal douchebag...."

    The banana slug is the mascot of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
    David Talbot, of Salon.com fame, is an alumnus. Huey P. Newton, a co-founding member of the Black Panther Party, is also an alumnus.
    Apparently banana slugs are quite adept at spotting the HLDies.

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  110. Speaking of California and Banana Slugs, BP tells me his favourite joke of all time is only marginally related one of them.

    To wit:

    In the TV show "The Hollywood Squares", Peter Marshal, the host, asked of Paul Lynde, at his regular position in the tactically important "center square", the following question:

    "Is it true that Africa, as a continent, is slowly moving north?"

    To which Paul Lynde responded:

    "Well that's good news for Switzerland's Used Cadillac Dealers"

    Funny in the sixties no doubt, but a tad risque now.

    Innit?

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  111. I got a 50, most likely due to my neanderthal heritage.

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  112. If anyone's interested, Five Minute Comics: Part 4 has been salvaged and reviewed.

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  113. I got 22.

    @ Rob If someone is a liberal, isn't just automatic that they think liberal=good? I mean, if you DON'T think that liberal is good, why be a liberal at all? It seems like a normal viewpoint to me.

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  114. ALT-F, out of curiosity, what do you score in the Asperger test?

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  115. Mr. Levi,

    That quiz is what y'all call a 'honey trap'. Nasty statisticians and Government spies will collect vulgar amounts of information on anyone foolish enough to partake of the test.

    I used another computer using a different provider to ascertain my score.

    24

    Who'da thunk it?

    And Kitten is a highly patterned liar when he says he scored 10.

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  116. "somehow the connection has only dawned on me just now, but this is yet another instance of Randy's strawman smugness, where he invents a category of people and then tells everyone he's so much better than them"

    Why attacking him personally? That really makes no sense. Do you personally know the xkcd guy and have something against him? Otherwise I don't get this kind of attacks.

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  117. "...Otherwise I don't get this kind of attacks...."

    You mean:
    Otherwise, I don't get these kinds of attacks?
    or:
    Otherwise I don't get this kind of attack?

    I won't even comment on your first sentence; 'Why attacking him personally?', it's pure swarthy immigrantationalism

    Keep up your level of dullardic unletteredness and you are sure to get plenty of attacks.

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  118. Mon 05 Sep 2011

    Ottawa (YOW)
    Depart 7:40 pm to Frankfurt (FRA)
    Arrive 8:55 am +1 day
    Terminal 1 6,003 km (3,730 mi)
    Duration: 7hr 15mn
    Flight: 5483
    Operated by: AIR CANADA
    Business Class , Boeing 767-300


    Tue 06 Sep 2011

    Frankfurt (FRA)
    Depart 2:45 pm
    Terminal 1 to Bangkok (BKK)
    Arrive 6:25 am +1 day 9,009 km (5,598 mi)
    Duration: 10hr 40mn
    Flight: 9714
    Operated by: THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC
    First Class , Meal, Boeing 747-400

    Total distance: 15,012 km (9,328 mi)
    Total duration: 17hr 55mn (23hr 45mn with connections)


    Travelling to Ottawa

    Wed 04 Apr 2012

    Bangkok (BKK)
    Depart 11:55 pm to Frankfurt (FRA)
    Arrive 6:10 am +1 day
    Terminal 1 9,009 km (5,598 mi)
    Duration: 11hr 15mn
    Flight: 783
    First Class , Meal, Boeing 747-400


    Thu 05 Apr 2012

    Frankfurt (FRA)
    Depart 1:40 pm
    Terminal 1 to Ottawa (YOW)
    Arrive 3:50 pm 6,003 km (3,730 mi)
    Duration: 8hr 10mn
    Flight: 5482
    Operated by: AIR CANADA
    Business Class , Boeing 767-300

    Total distance: 15,012 km (9,328 mi)
    Total duration: 19hr 25mn (26hr 55mn with connections)

    First Class my friends! Only the best for cunts like me!
    Cost?
    $20,584.00

    Paid for by the wonderful taxpayers of the great US of A.
    I feel your pain, Yanks, I really do.

    I think I'll miss you most of all Anonymous

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  119. Raven! GET PHOTOS.

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  120. Only to the extent that your sugar daddy gets the benefit of bringing along his plaything, Ting Tong.

    When I buy a first class ticket, it's with the money I've earnt. So I get to enjoy luxury and to feel good about myself. You merely get to feel like an expensive whore.

    (You know the Laotians have Internet now, yes?)

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  121. "@ Rob If someone is a liberal, isn't just automatic that they think liberal=good? I mean, if you DON'T think that liberal is good, why be a liberal at all? It seems like a normal viewpoint to me."

    I refer to people who think that the connection is automatic (ie, that anything which is liberal is automatically and without question a good thing, not that the general position of liberalism is good). It's not at all a normal or healthy viewpoint to assume that anything which falls under the school of thought to which you subscribe is automatically a good thing, and even less so to assume that anything your opponents believe is automatically a bad thing.

    Of course, worse than both of these is the assumption that anything which is good is automatically liberal and that anything which is bad is automatically conservative.

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  122. anon 12:31 you illiterate cunt I have diagnosed aspergers. Like, by a psychologist, years ago. That was the point with my thinking that getting such a neurotypical score was worth remark.

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  123. Is your broken sentence structure an attempt to disguise your condition, Scott? You shouldn't do that. Just be yourself.

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  124. "somehow the connection has only dawned on me just now, but this is yet another instance of Randy's strawman smugness, where he invents a category of people and then tells everyone he's so much better than them"

    So... why the personal attacks? Do you personally know the xkcd guy and have something against him?

    And thanks for your teaching efforts, ALTF!

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  125. that's only a personal attack in the sense that Randy wrote the smugness strawman comics in the first place

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  126. rob you are so fat

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  127. www.crowd.blog.com
    can of you guys cheer my friend up? his name is jobe and he is sad because somebody spammed his blog.
    can you cheer him up please??

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  128. I had a dream last night where I was here and Rob asked, "Seriously, guys, what is the point of life?" I was about to answer, but I got interrupted by having a gun fight with Hitler where I shot him in the groin and it didn't seem to hurt and it turned out he was actually Swiss instead of German.

    That's all I remember of it. Carry on.

    Captcha: edgerhol. Hitler was an edgerholic?

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  129. I had a dream last night but Rob ate it.

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  130. "that's only a personal attack in the sense that Randy wrote the smugness strawman comics in the first place"

    Not true, you go all the way with "he invents a category of people and then tells everyone he's so much better than them".

    So... why?

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  131. because rob is randall's unloved younger brother :(

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  132. "Not true, you go all the way with "he invents a category of people and then tells everyone he's so much better than them"."

    that is a literal description of what he is doing with those comics

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  133. rob stop this sanctimonious ad hominem immediately

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  134. 1:21 you forgot to call him a prescriptivist

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  135. Rob is a fascist and can't stand the Leftist ideals of free love our Glorious Man-King Randall is trying to teach us in His great and Glorious benediction.

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  136. "that is a literal description of what he is doing with those comics"

    No, that is NOT a literal description, it is your interpretation of what he does, and one which allows you to attack him personally.

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  137. SGirl, "that's just your opinion" fails beyond third grade and "that's just a theory" fails outside the Discovery Institute. Objective analysis is possible, especially with something as simplistic as xkcd. You're embarrassing yourself.

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  138. I'm not quite aspie enough to win a math contest, apparently. But 22 is my favorite number, so there's that!
    lol

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  139. Does Randall not understand investing? All he did there was explain that 2% per annum isn't a good return. Well, duh. That's why people try to make GOOD investments.

    He doesn't think he's made a better point than that, does he?

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  140. "SGirl, "that's just your opinion" fails beyond third grade and "that's just a theory" fails outside the Discovery Institute. Objective analysis is possible, especially with something as simplistic as xkcd. You're embarrassing yourself."

    You might be right. However, the words between quotation marks in your comment are not mine, so whose words are you quoting and what does that have to do with what I said?

    More importantly, since you mention "Objective analysis", please read my comments first: I questioned the poster when he said that the xkcd guy "invents a category of people and then tells everyone he's so much better than them". How is that (what he said) objective, or an analysis? His only answer to my question was calling his previous words a "literal description", which they are not.

    Look at the following quotes from the previous and next post in this blog (just taking the closest examples):

    'Randy spent some time reading about hurricane naming on Wikipedia. Being the sort of person who probably thinks of himself as a "hacker" because he knows what a programming language is, when Randy is presented with a new system, he tries to find the flaws in it, with all the grace and finesse of a three year old pouring his own milk. "WHAT IF THERE'S SO MANY HURRICANES THEY RUN OUT OF THE SECOND LIST" he found himself screaming at the monitor.'

    Or:

    'This comic is so incredibly boring I'm not even going to comment on it
    (...)
    It looks as if Randy has spent a great deal of time to make these cars, no doubt working from a photo he himself took. And yet there is something fundamentally off about them. They look acceptable, sure, but it is immediately apparent even at a glance that this is not the work of a talented artist; this is the work of a man who, given ample time, is capable of making something which looks acceptable.'

    Do you seriously call that an "Objective analysis"? Please explain why... also, please use a name, whichever, just so I know who I'm talking with.

    Thank you.

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