Saturday, January 14, 2012

Comics 1001-1003: Back In Black

Some shitty one-sentence reviews for you!

1001. Dear sweet Christ, Randy should never draw perspective.

1002. Has Randy compiled a list of facts to set up a handful of stupid and not-remotely-worth-it joke, or has he simply appended a handful of stupid jokes to the end of a list of completely uninteresting facts?

1003. Incest is funny!

164 comments:

  1. I thought 1001 was okay. Yeah, the art detracted from it, but at least there was an idea that I could get a small chuckle out of.

    1002...yeah, graph joke, with an inaccurate graph, with very little in the way of payoff at the very end of the oversized "comic." He's done worse, but still feels more like a waste of time.

    1003 was...I guess it was supposed to be a pun, because they share the same first letter? One of those rare comics that manages to make me stare at it for a bit to see if there's a joke I'm missing, while being so minimalistic that it's not possible for that to be the case.

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    2. If you read Xkcdsucks on a smartphone, it's actually kinda accurate.

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    3. Hey guys I just got the internet last week and i realised it's possible to be mildly irritating on it.

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  2. The comment written below this was written by a massive faggot

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    1. i am, how did you know?

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    2. anon 6:10, I have tracked your IP and will be showing up at your doorstep in 10 minutes. Hope you like anal.

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  3. I'm not a regular reader, but I came here to try to understand what was supposed to be funny about 1003.

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  4. 1003 is explaining to people that if you change words in a sentence, the meaning of the sentence changes as well.

    In other news, Randall worked at Nasa and we haven't walked on the moon since 1972, coincidence (no).

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    1. And people wonder why Phobos-Grunt was such a failure.

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    2. You mean the RUSSIAN probe? Did Randall work for the Russian Federal Space Agency?

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  5. I assumed 1003 was a play on the old 'It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve' thing. He's just switched the proscription against homosexuality to one against mother-son incest. Either that, or he's jealous of the breastfeeding.

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  6. At first I thought 1003 was stupid, but now that I reconsider it, it does make a valid point, of sorts. People who use Adam and Eve as an argument against gay marriage or whatever do overlook the fact that, if God did in fact create only two humans to start with, there must have been nothing but blatant incest for the first few generations, which maybe suggests that God didn't intend for us to all follow Adam and Eve's example for all time. Because that would be pretty gross. But eh.

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    1. Except this is XKCD and Randall rarely, if ever, gets into the whole "deconstructing religious myths" shtick that seems endemic to a "science" comic.

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    2. wtf, are you retarded? by assuming the first part true; that god had made an Adam and an Eve. why is it that you're to stupid to assume that God created more people after? (which biblicaly, is highly supported)

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  7. "I really liked this one. The juxtaposition of the involved parties' naivete in how this was supposed to work with the intelligence of said same parties, evidenced by the technical prowess to put together a high speed bed rotation device, which would have to have some reasonable power behind it to handle the torque requirements, struck me as quite humorous.

    Please forgive the verbiage. I've been reading the 2011 'winners' of the Bulwer-Lytton competition."
    I know there is no loving god because this person exists.

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    1. Either an unfunny troll, or someone suffering from a severe case of "wanker".

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  8. And not a single fuck was given about this site.

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    1. FWIW I just fucked my partner while thinking about this site. So stick that in your pipe, reach around and smoke it, 6:29.

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    2. man you clearly haven't seen all the butthurt fanboys that come here all indignant that anyone would daaaare write such meeean things about randy he's sooo great and he writes such amaaaazing things that make sooo many people happy and why do we have to be sooo mean?

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    3. FWIW my partner and I frequently engage in sexual roleplay where I am Rob and she is Ravenzomg. I wish I was joking.

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    4. Pfft - we did that first.

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    5. My partner and I frequently lie under the sheets and each pretend to be a roll of Rob's fat.

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    6. Sometimes my partner and I have a sexual roleplay where I am Anon 10:08, and she is Anon 1:29. Oh, the fun times we have.

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  9. LH, I don't think they were the only humans on earth. After God bitched out Cain for killing Abel, he put a mark on him so nobody else in the world would kill him.

    My point is, the incest was purely voluntary.

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  10. I have to admit, I did get a little chuckle out of the alt-text of 1002...

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  11. this place was cool until you guys all got here.

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  12. Now it's even less cool cause I'm here

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  13. Before any of this got here, this blog was just a vast, untamed valley of space on a server somewhere, wild and beautiful and untamed. And then this blog came along and became the metaphorical equivalent of a parking deck. But hey, who doesn't like parking decks.

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  14. ^ Scroll up for horrible mental image. ^

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  15. The organization on 1004 is really bizarre. At first I read it as "Know your limits, Mister Wayne" "Who the hell are you?" Which, as a comment on Randall's undifferentiated stick figures, actually makes for a better comic.

    In any event, Randall has discovered that long phrases are clunkier than short words. Alternate 1004: My hobby: Whenever somebody says "xkcd" I mentally replace it with "the comic that is made by Randall Monroe three times a week." Same joke, still not funny.

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    1. I think the point was that "a man dressed like a bat" isn't only longer but is also quite lame. Like, "a man dress like a bat is running around saving people" is a bit odd.

      Still not funny though.

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    2. i think this is randy's way of saying he thinks superheroes are dumb

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    3. LOOOOOL!! ^-^

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  16. Hes not even 'dressed as a bat'. His clothing contains imagery of a bat... dressing like a bat would involve something more like this:

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/umbrella-bat2-lg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/recycled-halloween-costume-470708&h=360&w=460&sz=26&tbnid=CBTxNxd0wpotzM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=115&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbat%2Bcostume%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=bat+costume&docid=nQTj1iu1mazNyM&sa=X&ei=7hYUT8LmBI24hAftq6mOAg&ved=0CEkQ9QEwAg&dur=886

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  17. In 1004, Randall chooses one of the only exemple where noone says just "batman", but always "THE batman". By doing so, he shows how stupid he is.

    So, to be more accurate, dialogs of 1004 should be:
    "know your limits mister wayne
    - the a man dressed like a bat has no limits"

    "i'm the a man dressed like a bat"
    and
    "it's simple - we kill the a man dressed like a bat".

    This being said, the alt-text did not contain any infinite reccurence joke, which is a plus, i guess.

    Captcha: pubros. Pubis between bros ?

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  18. One sentence reviews do not do Randy justice. Let me write the next article. I am overweight and have read the wikipedia for lactation, so I meet the qualifications.

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  19. "Batman" isn't already a silly name?

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  20. I chuckled at 1004's alt text. I rest, I don't even...

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  21. 1001 = Randy aping Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

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  22. What the fuck has happened to this place? The comments were always shitty, but now everything is in this ugly bold font? And threaded?

    Fuck blogger, seriously.

    Also fuck xkcd, I haven't read it since #1000. Though the review of #1003 is tempting.

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  23. I don't get 1004. Was there a joke?

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    1. Aaaaargh how do I post a comment without replying to somebody???

      Aaaaaaaargh!

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    2. All human creativity is built on previous human creativity. The Intellectual Property fascists want you to believe otherwise, so consider this fighting back.

      Or fill in the form at the bottom without hitting "Reply" first, you degenerate tool of totalitarianism.

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    3. I don't see a form until I click Reply

      Please tell me I'm not the only one

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    4. You are in fact all alone in this world. True fact.

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  24. Randy needs to remember one of his earliest comics. It says something about how self-referencing is bullshit and meta-humor is of the devil. Link for the interested http://xkcd.com/6/

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  25. I didn't understand what 1004 said because I was thinking about Batman.

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  26. poop poop poop buttJanuary 16, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZE7zqLtfIg

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  27. The goatkcd for 1003 is pretty great.

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  28. I don't think there has ever been a single "My hobby" comic that has ever been funny. I mean, even slightly, even given xkcd's standards.
    It's basically just "I'm so quirk, look at how quirk I am"

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  29. 1003 is the worst one ever. I almost threw up, you should dedicate a 5 page feature to it.

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  30. Why is it that every time Randy actually tries to put effort into a strip, he ends up making everything extremely dark and colored like a 5th grader with an ink pen?

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  31. @Timofei Fuck the threading. We must rebel.

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  32. Where there is shuffle let us bring time;
    Where there are indents let us bring flow;
    Where there is bold let us bring tabes -
    It might help Rob out too.

    We are the Threabel Alliance,
    As thick as our text is not.
    We are not for turning
    Up the page to find later posts.

    Gods are forgotten,
    Kingdoms may fall -
    But Carl's fucking threading
    Will ruin us all.

    To arms, gentlemen!

    (And Ravenzomg!, once you've finished your Batman cosexplay.)

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  33. "man you clearly haven't seen all the butthurt fanboys that come here all indignant that anyone would daaaare write such meeean things about randy he's sooo great and he writes such amaaaazing things that make sooo many people happy and why do we have to be sooo mean?"

    Yeah man. They're everywhere. Probably? I'll find some somewhere

    That's the idea of this site, though. it doesn't serve any other purpose. Nobody actually *hates* the comic at all. Having a strong opinion about xkcd is a bit like having a strong opinion on Justin Beiber; if it's anything other than total fucking ennui, you're as pathetic as the kind of assholes who start those 'Why Is Justin Bieber Still Alive?' Facebook pages.

    what I'm saying is that trolling people who love the comic by pretending to *actively* hate the comic is as sad (if not more) as the people who love the comic enough to defend it. It's losers versus losers, and I'm the biggest loser for having to actually point that out.

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    1. Would you approve if you were informed that most if not all of the people who get outraged about it anymore are probably just pretending? Plenty of folk were the real deal back in the day, but now we're pretty much all just pulling each other off and it feels so great I can't even describe it.

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    2. Anon3:32, you appear to be operating under the misapprehension that this site (the world?) was created for you.

      Kindly pass through adolescence.

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    3. I don't know how you came to that conclusion! This page (the world?) wasn't created for me; not by a long shot. I just swing by every few weeks/months or so to see if the big circle-jerk is still going on. I honestly don't actually give a shit about the comic when (like all of you) once I used to like it a bit... because I learned to, you know, get over stuff? The fact that some people couldn't* is intriguing to me. (which explains why I swing by. idle morbid curiosity, and it's easier than being productive at work. Also typing "x" on my URL brings up xkcdsucks and xhamster. ~3% of the time I go with the former.)

      *although I realise this page has spawned a vibrant community as a result. You got each other, right? the whole hatin' on Randy, lactation jokes, and superiority-oozing smarm over cuddlefish got stale ages ago. Dispense with that? You've got more in common with each other than slowly rubbing each other's inner thighs, ironically whispering 'get out of my head, Randall'.

      Just a thought! Don't shoot the messenger!

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    4. "don't shoot the messenger" really only works when the messenger did not also originate the message

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  34. i'm only here because you guys read my slash fics if i swap out the names for xkcd and anti-xkcd people

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  35. Why do people spending all day building SMT PCBs get paid only £7 an hour, while the guy jacking about in an office designing may get paid at 5 to 10 times as much?

    The former is riskier, more strenuous, more precise and more stressful. You have to be on the ball for every second of work on a production line and mistakes immediately translate to waste. The latter involves being able to read a datasheet, selecting a few well-known prebuilt components, having vague knowledge of filling in the gaps in a typical digital circuit, and running automated layout software.

    Incidentally, I don't work in EE, though I'm a radio ham and both design and build fairly interesting analog and digital kit.

    This post brought to you by the Raspberry Pi scam saying that it was too expensive to build outside China even though they'd clearly priced up for the cheapest possible Chinese labour before doing a genuine quote search. In fact, local electronics labourers don't get paid much at all, and component import taxes run around 2.5%. Still too much for the greedy "charitable" bastards not to want to teach kids that the electronics hobbyist is already fucked because he isn't Chinese and he wants a decent standard of living.

    You heard me, Ruiqi.

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    1. Yes, China is the root of all the world's current financial woes. It is also the reason why the world doesn't give people the jobs they are owed.

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    2. To owe is a convenient social or legal innovation dependent on an underlying moral system. There is no natural law defining who deserves what.

      To China and the Western businessmen who profit with her, the Chinaman owes his labour to build at all costs in return for his life while the white man owes his taxes to make up for any risks or losses. This arrangement is not borne of justice - again, there is no natural justice - but of might.

      tl;dr Any clever, able-bodied man who thinks he deserves more than the blind cripple in Somalia (go Ron Paul!) demonstrates a category error worthy of the ALTFrego.

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    3. You understand I was being sarcastic, right?

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    4. No, I had no idea at all.

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  36. If you don't like a service - Don't use it. Unless it's a service you have to or you are subjected to.

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  37. what's with the font yo

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  38. I think I've found out a way to get rid of the bold text.

    If you're reading this in bold then it didn't work

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    1. < div style="font-weight:normal">Could it be done somehow clientside with the same sort of hack that remove's ALT-F's posts?< /div>

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    2. fucken apostrophes

      dont care

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    3. Where is the ALT-F censor anyway

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  39. Create a bookmark with this in the URL:

    javascript:z='Anonymous';a=document.getElementsByTagName('a');b=a.length;for(c=0;c<b;c++){d=a[c];if(d.innerHTML==z){d.parentNode.style.display='none';d.parentNode.nextSibling.nextSibling.style.display='none';d.parentNode.nextSibling.nextSibling.nextSibling.nextSibling.style.display='none';}%20}void(0);

    Then click the bookmark every time you load a comment thread.

    Captcha: suped - okay, I swear I've had that one before. they must have run out of captchas, and now they're repeating themselves.

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  40. Crap, IT DOESN"T WORK ANY MORE!

    Damn you, Carl. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

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  41. On the other hand, maybe we should blame Google, as they are ACTUALLY the ones pushing for the design changes. Look at the other blogs at the bottom of the sidebar. They use the same template, and they've changed too. Google has already tried to ruin Youtube and GMail with new layouts. It stands to reason they'd do the same to Blogger.

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  42. my blogger blog appears to be untouched. i'm not about to go experimenting to figure out why though

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  43. it's almost 9:00 (British time) and xkcd still hasn't updated. Do you think Randall could be protesting SOPA? If so, he's doing a really bad job if he isn't telling anyone why.

    Captcha: pimes. Okay, I've definitely had that one before.

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    1. In hindsight you were so wrong. How does it feel to be that wrong?

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    2. In hindsight Jon Levi was exactly right. Let's look at what was implied:

      (1) "Randall could be protesting SOPA" - the strip confirms this;

      (2) "He's doing a really bad job if he isn't telling anyone why" - by delaying the strip he was spending some time not telling anyone what he was doing, and now he's posted the strip all it appears to say is "if it passes then I won't be able to make money from writing shitty strips". This is the most (i) narcisisstic; and (ii) factually wrong commentary on SOPA/PIPA I have seen across the whole Internet, so he still isn't actually giving a valid reason for protesting;

      (3) He's since added links to articles written by adults, but he hasn't really added any commentary to them and since none of them support (2)(i) and (2)(ii) above I can't be sure how to take them - does he disagree with SOPA for his own reasons and also disagree with these linked reasons for disagreeing with SOPA? Or does he disagree with SOPA for the reasons he has linked to and felt the need to mention some completely unrelated things in his comic?

      If a man this unable to express himself is able to learn to write, let alone get an internship at NASA, the US is already dead and it doesn't really matter which of these bills pass.

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    3. If you're seeing repeating captchas it means you're doing too much posting, not having uncreative captchas.

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  44. xkcd blacked out for SOPA?

    how... ORWELLIAN

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  45. I keep hearing that this is a fight between Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Is that true?

    No. Some people are characterizing it that way, probably in an effort to imply all the participants are motivated by commercial self-interest. But you can know it's not that simple, because Wikipedia has no financial self-interest here: we are not trying to monetize your eyeballs or sell you products. We are protesting to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA solely because we think they will hurt the Internet, and your ability to access information. We are doing this for you.


    Ahahahahahaha. I want at least PIPA to pass just to fuck all the self-righteous Silicon Valley capitalists who pretend they care about anything more than making a lot of money from you. The world was a lot more reasonable before the Internet era and Asperger Libertarianism anyway.

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  46. Fuck, now I will always believe that a stick figure is part of Randall's true and actual signature. It makes me like him a little bit :(

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  47. The truth is Randall was unable to make a comic today because Wikipedia isn't working.

    That was very witty and should be in the next review, btw.

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  48. Google are anti-SOPA and anti-PIPA, yet is the difference between sum of ASCII codes for GOOGLE and the sum for ORWELL not 24, the number of hours a day that both Google and the Party monitor you?

    How... ORWELLIAN.

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  49. JIMBO WALES has decided to blackout Wikipedia for 24 hours, but didn't his very name predict that A JEW LIMBOS?

    How... ORWELLIAN.

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  50. "Google's Really Evil!" are tiresome. Sore Also-rans: try anything new?

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  51. Today's comic is definitely an improvement over the recent, if long-term, span of awful content. I hope he does more like this in the future.

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  52. "I make my living drawing xkcd, which wouldn't have been possible if..."

    Well, that's me off the fence.

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  53. Huh, at first I was thoroughly touched by all the webcomics protesting SOPA and PIPA today. Then I came to Randall's comic and realized there are actually arguments in SOPA's favor.

    Hello congressman yes I would like you to support SOPA on the one condition that you take down that vile lair of smut and sedition which is called xkcd

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  54. I'm opposed to SOPA. Randall is opposed to SOPA. Is the enemy of my enemy... my ally? Oh god.... oh no, NOOOOOO-blrghhghrlnhfnbjknsjkejsnj8834iuyhj bnfduwuyhjsbnx798uirejhfnb

    Wow, you guys are pathetic. Spending all you're time complaining about an innocent comic that happens to make people laugh. Hey, guess what? If you don't like, then don't read it. Though I bet you guys are all jealous of Randall and all the success he's made. Get a life losers.

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  55. Scott, I challenge you to find one person who has been made to laugh by any one of the last 500 xkcd strips.

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    1. Everyone in my comp sci class loves them. You need to have an understanding of the intellectual culture to appreciate the comics.

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    2. so a bunch of aspies love them? cool

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    3. Good reply, buddy: "I challenge you to find one person who has been made to laugh by any one of the last 500 xkcd strips. Except those guys you mentioned. They don't count because they ruin my bullshit argument."

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    4. Anon10:41, people with Asperger's cannot really laugh. They see other people like them performing an action which looks like laughing and they copy it. The higher functioning Aspie, seeing something exactly like what he's known to simulate laughing at before, will simulate laughing again.

      Of course, it could be that you're not a real Aspie and that you're able to understand normal human social interaction. Are you proudly neurotypical, while laughing heartily at the jokes in xkcd, Anon10:41?

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    5. OK. Let's test this. One thing an Aspie's really bad at is reflection. So tell me which was the last xkcd you laughed at and explain why you laughed.

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    6. You are beginning to sound like an 'Aspie' yourself.

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    7. Xkcd number 954 (titled "chin up bar") is in my opinion the pinnacle of xkcd's humour. I won't explain why it was funny, because explaining humour ruins it. I would assume someone who isn't social inept would understand this.

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    8. 1:51, one of the main premises of xkcdsucks is that artistic quality - including funny - can be objectively discussed. "IT'S JUST FUNNY OK" is simply inadequate. You're going one worse than this by implying like the very worst Scientologist that analysis of human endeavour is pathological. This denial of or unwillingness to explore reality is typical of xkcd adherents, I guess.

      Scottroll, 954 is not mind-numbingly awful but it was executed with so many unnecessary frames that the funny was diluted. It made me think of the 1987 King's Cross escalator fire the first time I saw it because my father commuted through there at the time. This didn't make it any more or less funny but it made the strip more memorable than most.

      For me, the last funny xkcd strip was "Someone on the Internet is wrong". It didn't make me laugh but it's sufficiently well executed that it's worth referring to.

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    9. Definitely an Aspie.

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    10. 3:22, your argument has so far entirely consisted of evading all questions which require you to think about human communication and saying, "No YOU'RE an Aspie." Your only reference is to a post about how people studying computer science like xkcd. I rest my case.

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    11. Sooo.... In my original post I joked that since Randall is against SOPA he would be my ally (enemy of my enemy). And I pretended to defend him, using some arguments from Rob's rants (top left of the site).

      Anon 7:10 thought I was serious, so I played along. I'm not in university and I've never taken a comp sci class. You can scroll to the top of the page and see my comment where I bluntly insult Randy (and NASA I guess).
      Is not getting a joke a sign of of Autism?

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    12. in this case i'm pretty sure it's just a sign that you don't spend obsessive amounts of time here

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    13. though i mean you did make it pretty obvious

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    14. Scott, you clearly misunderstand the purpose of this site, being to express the same volume of hate as Megan expresses milk in Randy's dreams. Whether pro-xkcd or anti-xkcd posters are sincere or not is irrelevant. In fact I'm fairly sure no xkcd fanboys have posted here for years because they wouldn't have the attention span and anger control to get past rage at Rob's "put less effort in than Randall" reviews.

      But "playing along" by samefagging as Anon is kinda lame.

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    15. Or what Rob said. Whichever argument makes you feel more or less content this evening when you go to bed.

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    16. i hadn't seen 954 before. it's extra terrible. Not cos it's not funny or cos it's about a cunt who wants to hurt lots of people in a public space for no reason. it's mostly terrible cos it's from the same sanctimonious twat that brought us 102, one of the most hateful of all xkcds.

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  56. SOPA won't destroy Xkcd. Xkcd will absorb its power and become stronger.

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    1. resistance only makes randall's penis harder

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    2. SOPA is restricting my inalienable superhuman right to be a coward and say SAMEFAG on the webz.

      SAMEFAG

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  57. chuckled at "small business owner"

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  58. Please help me. I spend all day on xkcdsucks, 4chan, reddit and Mecca bingo.com

    Most of the samefag anons are just me samefagging to myself for company because samefag.

    I tried to write a rage comic about my plight but that feat of creativity is beyond me.

    SAMEFAGS

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    1. have you tried killing yourself? that should work

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    2. seconded, sounds like a good solution

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  59. The comments here made my afternoon more enjoyable. Thanks to you all. I especially liked the one that mentioned libertarianism.

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  60. 2:17 = dickfag

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  61. 2:22 = libertarian

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  62. Hey have you noticed that the new format has broken That's what she's username? Not only does it not make sense, but the apostrophe is escaped in HTML. :(

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  63. I have noticed that. I fully support the change.

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  64. No, Michael, none of us noticed until you pointed it out.

    captcha: lartiono. tecum LARTiono ineo.

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  65. Stop picking on Leahcim, Anon.

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  66. Well, SOMEONE needed to point it out.

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  67. just what i expected. Randall Munroe tries to actually do something about a threat to our Internet freedoms and all you bunch of crybabies can do is make cheap jokes about incest and cancer. Well if PIPA passes and you lose your rights I hope you take a second look at today's xkcd comic and think maybe instead of trying to be a bunch of smart asses you perhaps should have listened to what he has to say. xkcd may be a humor strip but it often has some serious underlying points and all you have to do is think a bit to see that he has a sincere and good message.

    sincerely,

    t.

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    1. Hey, we take the actions of Joey Comeau, Ryan North, Zach Wiener, Anthony Clark and others (hell, even Andrew Hussie) very seriously. They have stood up for something worthwhile and may well have a genuine impact, if their readers decide to call their representatives and annoy them enough.

      Not Randall though. Randall is a dick.

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  68. >humor strip
    >lacks humor

    beta as fuck t.

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  69. '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Jan 18, 2012 10:57 PMJanuary 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    2:17 = 2:22 = SAMEFAG

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  70. An x64 processor is screaming along at billions of cycles per second to run the XNU kernel, which is frantically working through all the posix-specified abstraction to create the Darwin system underlying OS X, which in turn is straining itself to run Firefox and its Gecko renderer, which creates a flash object which renders dozens of video frames every second because I wanted to see a cat jump into a box and fall over.

    how...ORWELLIAN

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  71. The Internet is the best and the worst of the circenses, 8:19.

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  72. RE: AnonymousJan 19, 2012 03:45 AM

    Someone's been reading Hunger Games...

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  73. An x64 processor is screaming along at billions of cycles per second to run the XNU kernel, which is frantically working through all the posix-specified abstraction to create the Darwin system underlying OS X, which in turn is straining itself to run Firefox and its Gecko renderer, which renders text and images from a popular hate blog.

    Because I wanted to see how much xkcd sucks today.

    I am a god.

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    1. An x64 processor is screaming along at billions of cycles per second to run the XNU kernel, which is frantically working through all the posix-specified abstraction to create the Darwin system underlying OS X, which in turn is straining itself to run Firefox and its Gecko renderer, which renders text and images from a popular meme blog.

      Because I wanted to say SAMEFAG on the internet.

      I am a god. Look upon my works you SAMEFAGS mighty and despair.

      SAMEFAGS

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    2. 'sup ashley.

      captcha: munroni (oh god seriously?). so roni.

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  74. Nerds fetishise childlike behaviours (996, 150, others) because of creepification. That phrase, "nerds fetishise childlike behaviours", made me realise how much the entirety of how nerds relate to women falls under the same power dynamics that 'nice guys' and rapists and everything in between - sex is something you take based on your actions, which in turn are what entitle you to sex. Facing up to the idea of exchanging it with a capable, thinking person with personal agency is unthinkable to someone who doesn't have the self-assurance to become that vulnerable.

    http://www.manhood.com.au/manhood.nsf/f5d5a3b4a7ee9a474a256a770046651d/b03672a0bfd742c74a256a7b0037d68d!OpenDocument

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    1. Being a male I opt that there IS something fundamentally wrong with male sexuality

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    2. Is it that you're not getting any?

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    3. Who, me? No, it's just that I don't think my tendency to stare down cleavage is due to how I was raised

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    4. Speak for your own culture, luv. There's no breast taboo/obsession across the pond.

      Also, what is fundamentally wrong with noting titties?

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  75. SOPA won't kill xkcd cuz he mostly rips off Reddit, and no one, not even the RIAA or MPAA, gives a shit about Reddit.

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  76. 1006 made me laugh

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    1. 1006 made me tear my eyes out of my eyes socket with a nail clipper

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  77. 1006 was bad enough to make me post here for the first time. I mean, JESUS. All he's doing is inventing an idiot then insulting him. AND SOMEHOW MANAGING TO DO IT WRONG.

    Lifetip Randall: Bad dialogue and an unlikable main character don't make a movie unbelievable. They make it bad. Heck, unlikable dicks can make a movie MORE believable since, as it turns out, a lot of people are like that.

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    1. I agree. It's just a fucking awful and wildly generic straw-man whom only exists for Randall's self-insert to insult with WITT and INTELIJANSE and, as you said, he can't even fucking do it right. It's comics like this that put me in the hospital with severe intestinal distress from all the bile that swells up on my gut whenever I read them.

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    2. I have to disagree with you. The idiot is not wildly generic: he's wearing a goatee.

      Because obviously, wearing a goatee makes you an idiot as well as an unlikeable person.

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    3. It's not a goatee, it's straw. Keep up.

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    4. "Bad dialogue and an unlikable main character don't make a movie unbelievable. They make it bad."

      He is right when talking about fiction, a movie like this tend to be less believable - if you understand the concept of "willing suspension of disbelief". If I follow your logic, I might end up saying that the "classic" star wars movies are just as believable than the new ones, even less since in episode I there is a "logical explanation" of the Force by introducing the microchlorydians, for example. But that's not true, the new films are LESS believable due to shitty character development and lot of fake drama among other things. You want to leave the theatre before the first hour, which didn't happen with the classic films - because you are hooked in the story, because you "believe" it.

      So in this case, since they are talking about fiction, I'd say Randall is right.

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    5. What? No. Gods no. Did you even read what he said?

      Bad PEOPLE tend to make excellent and believable CHARACTERS because they stick with people, and pick at memories people have of others they've interacted with. The prequel trilogy isn't bad because the characters are bad people, they're bad because they AREN'T people.

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  78. I laughed at the 'poorly written dialogue'. XKCD consistently has the most forced and stilted dialogue of anything ever.

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    1. If I didn't know better I would have assumed he was making fun of himself.

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    2. Yes but we do know better.

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  79. hey guys have i told you how much better i am than everyone else :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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  80. 7-Eleven, how appropriate.

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  81. here's an extract from the film's script

    goatee guy: hey
    girl: do me without a condom

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    1. goatse guy: [censored]

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  82. At least goatee guy didn't refer to his ex as Megan.

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