Monday, February 13, 2012

Comics 1013-1016: Oh Look At The Time

I usually try to do these on Saturdays but I was doing something I actually liked this weekend instead (jk jk i am incapable of experiencing pleasure). Here is a special bonus pack of FOUR shitty one-sentence reviews!

1013. Without the last panel, this one would be pretty good, relatively speaking.
1014. The situation in this comic is so contrived I can't even think about anything else.
1015. In which Randy admits that he hates his readers.
1016. Did you know that nerds hating/overthinking Valentimes is a thing?

166 comments:

  1. Were you watching the Six Nations?

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  2. 1014 should still be in a sitcom. Randy needs to start writing sitcoms.

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  3. Nine days of waiting . . . and this?

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    1. Why not write a review yourself? Blogs are a shit idea anyway, being a forum where one person thinks he's way more important than everyone else. Rob has the right idea to just start up a new thread and let everyone else put down interesting content.

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    2. wait, people actually read the reviews?

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    3. You're forgetting that Rob writes all the reviews, but because this blog is dying, now he writes all the comments.

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    4. um i've always written all the comments, where have you been

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  4. This isn't really saying xkcd sucks as it is saying....well not much really.

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  5. At least one xkcdrone is going to staple their hand to their face as a result of today's comic. Will Randy take responsibility?

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    1. forumite: GOOMHR I stapled my hand to my face for Valentine's Day too!

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  6. i'm going to be honest, 1016 made me laugh out loud, i havn't done that wih XKCD in a LONNNNNNG time.

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  7. Not a single mention of the legs in 1014?

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    1. You just mentioned them.

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  8. I thought 1013 was pretty good too, but the annoying part is that now you just know some sheeple (sherson?) is going to link it every time someone uses the word "sheeple".

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  9. Can someone please explain to me why everyone finds 1013 funny. "Taking some word the wrong way to represent a superhero/villain" is Nerd Pandering 101, surely? I was going to say that I acknowledge that it shouldn't be top of any list of awful strips but I am wondering whether it's the misleadingly mediocre ones which prevent people accepting just how awful xkcd is.

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    1. "Taking some word the wrong way to represent a superhero/villain" may be a common trope, but remember, tropes are not bad, tropes are tools: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TropesAreTools
      I don't like xkcd very much...which is why I'm here, frankly. But it's unreasonable to expect any creative person (and I use that term loosely with Randy) to come up with completely original humor, without relying on anything that has gone before. Good comedy relies on it, but good comedy uses tropes well, or sets one up before suddenly subverting it, or goes off in a different direction entirely. Admittedly, Randy doesn't do that often or well. But I think 1013 worked pretty well. I'd give that strip a B+.

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  10. Yeah, I actually enjoyed 1016, too. Which is rare, with xkcd, of course, but I don't think we should be afraid to admit when there is an occasional good comic..

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  11. Is it just me, or was anyone else confused at the beginning of 1016? The complete lack of background made it seem like the two people were talking to each other.

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  12. Anon 4:47am: Those people who believe the truth resides in YouTube videos (and especially, but not limited to, Ron Paulites and / or 911 Truthers) are very fond of using the pejorative "sheeple" for the (presumably sheeplike for not passively consuming and ruminating on the same YouTube videos they consumed) people who don't "see" the "obvious" truths (usually threatening and often with a long imagined conspiratorial history) that they're spreading. It's an annoying fixture of the nets, and any mockery of it is welcome. Also, he put in more effort than in 90% of his "cartoons." Also his ultimate panel is not terrible, also the alt-text after-punchline is not bad. That sums it up for me.

    You can think xkcd was overrated and eventually sucked without insisting every single xkcd entry is bad per se, but I am assuming you realize that, and above are my specifics.

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    1. http://www.xkcd.com/1013/

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  13. xkcdsucks... where people go to agree with rob.

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    1. xkcdsuckssucks.blogspot.com

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  14. Buy great posters and tee shirts at http://store.xkcd.com/

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  15. 1016 is one of the worst he's done in a long time. So fucking awful I can't even wrap my brain around it.

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    1. "in a long time" = since 1014

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    2. the comic, not the year

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  16. Hey Rob, why don't WE have an online store selling xkcdsucks merchandise. It would be awesome if we could get xkcdsucks T-shirts and posters.

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    1. Because no one would want that.

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  17. 1013 is a prime example of why every goatkcd is better than the original.

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    1. "Hello.jpg is SHEEPLE!"

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    2. http://www.xkcd.com/1013/

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  18. What the FUCK is 1017. "Here I made up a random formula which relates % completion to going back in time".

    It's like as he slips further and further away from the true scientific community he feels it necessary to make use of his high school algebra skills in whatever way possible.

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  19. That's so adorable. He makes a number go backwards and imagines it means he's traveling in time and then imagines that imagining this is like participating in an extreme sport.

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  20. Except he doesn't imagine this, he simply pretends he does to keep his shitty webcomic going.

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    1. I think I'll give that fictional character the benefit of the doubt as to whether he's telling the truth.

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  21. xkcd? moar like tldr

    There's your review for 1017, Rob.

    CAPTCHA: fecte. Reminds me of feces. MUCH LIKE XKCD! (There's your review for 1018.)

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    1. post? moar like stop

      There's my review for Anon@1:23.

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  22. Prisoner's Dilemma was the worst thing about the comic. It has absolutely nothing to do with the situation depicted in it. It's not as if there is some outcome that would negatively affect both of them if they both did not give presents to each other, or positively affect them if they did. Not to mention that they are allowed to communicate, thus rendering the whole reference moot.

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    1. actually, the situation depicted matches the Prisoner's Dilemma perfectly. It seems you are bad at applying model situations in practice

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    2. Prisoner's Dilemma is one of those "models" so obtuse that everything and nothing fits it depending on which unrealistic simplifying assumptions you make. So, tell us how it fits and you'll be told why you're wrong...

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  23. I really don't get why 1013 is supposed to be "relatively good"?
    WTF is this thingamabob in the second last panel? Did he just drop the ink there? I simply cannot see it no matter what perspective I try.

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  24. Wow does 1017 suck. Does Randy think we actually believe he knows significant events at every date in history, or does he just carry a portable Wikipedia around with him to play this game?

    The worst part is how he puts someone reacting exactly the way he wants to his quirky hobby, like some kind of lame ABC sitcom. Seriously, add in a laugh track and that's what we'll have.

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    1. Are you serious? How do you know whether or not he knows a few trivial events in history? Just because you don't like his web comic (you are the minority) doesn't mean you have a basis for personal insults.

      Have you even met him? And honestly, why does it matter if he knew the dates already, or knows them after he looked them up? If you're going to resort to ad hominem, at least be decent at it.

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    2. "Have you even met him?"
      yes

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    3. Are you serious? How do you know whether or not you'll wear diapers by the age of 50? Just because you don't like my comment (you are the minority) doesn't mean you have a basis for personal insults.

      Have you even met me? And honestly, why does it matter if I knew Randy's a moron already, or know that after I read xkcd? If you're going to resort to ad hominem, at least be decent at it.

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    4. 5:51 = butthurt xkcdrone who's too fucktarded to know what ad hominem is but mentions it every chance he gets because he thinks it makes him sound educated

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    5. 'fucktarded'

      you lose. please leave quietly

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    6. 'please'

      you lose. gtfo

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  25. GOOHMR. Oops, that didn't come out right. What I actually meant to say is "I can't relate to your stupid waiting game in any way shape or form, and I'm sorry I clicked on your web-comic and allowed this asinine idea to pollute my brain. GET IT THE HELL OUT OF MY HEAD NOW I MEAN IT"

    Also, who the hell sits there watching the progress bar slowly fill as a massive file downloads? That doesn't count as a boring task; the computer will keep on downloading whether you pay attention to it or not. Jesus Christ, get a life Randall. Open another window and spend your time browsing Wikipedia, or go read a book, or something. Just ignore the download progress and it'll be done before you know it. And you're not sitting through 3 hour lectures anymore either so stop pretending like you are.

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    1. Please don't encourage Randall to spend more time on Wikipedia.

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  26. Wow does Guns 'N' Roses suck. Does Axl Rose think we actually believe he knows significant notes on the chromatic scale, or does he just carry a portable auto-tuner around with him to play his shitty music?

    The worst part is how he puts someone reacting exactly the way he wants to his quirky music, like some kind of lame AC/DC concert. Seriously, add in a strip tease and that's what we'll have.

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    1. Scroll to Captain Oremac's comment above.

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    2. still wondering what

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  27. plz visit my blag kthnxbi

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  28. chris houlihan's room

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  29. 1017 is so me, GOOMH I am gonna learn this by heart and then show it to my girlfriend.
    Randy is literally an internet revolutionary irl

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  30. chris houlihan's room

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  31. 1017 is one of the absolute worst strips in the comic's history. Anyone who likes it is an idiot.

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  32. 1017 is xkcd's absolute nadir. Also, Randy is wrong about stars; they didn't exist until about 200 million years after the big band, and they don't "ignite" because they're not on fire.

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    1. I was going to say maybe he was going for a pop-sci thing and not being a pedant but then I remembered this was Randy we're talking about.

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    2. Yeah, but then the big band boke up and their singer went solo.

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  33. Oh no! They replaced the CAPTCHA! Now we won't be able to make witty jokes like Anon 123 above.

    ...

    ...

    (witty? moar like shitty)

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    1. captcha: usuck

      see, it still works !

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  34. Posting just to see the new captcha.

    Man, did this blog turn into a shithole.

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    1. It's all your fault.

      You and your damn ponies.

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    2. Posting just to seYOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SLEEP TONIGHT

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    3. Posting just to seYOU WILL DIE IYOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SLEEP TONIGHT

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    4. Uh, I'm NOT going to die in my sleep tonight!

      idiot

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    1. I'm fapYOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SLEEP TONIGHT

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    2. Inconceivable! I do not sleep at night...

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  36. How can I tell you that inside my head I am a genius even though I just look like a bored, anti-social weirdo? Let me count the ways:

    1) http://xkcd.com/245/

    2) http://xkcd.com/247/

    3) http://xkcd.com/602/

    ...

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  37. How can I tell you that inside my heaYOU WILL DIYOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SLEYOU WILL DYOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SLEEP TOYOU WIYOU WILL DIE IN YOYOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SLEEP TONIGHT

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  38. Wow, THIS has to be the saddest sentence on the whole of the fora:
    "Well, 44.9694% is now my favorite percentage."

    Captcha: ulinkno 440
    Y U NO LINK TO 440?

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  39. This is the least relatable XKCD ever.

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  40. XKCD may suck but I can name at least one thing it's a lot funnier than.

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    1. Your boyfriend's undiagnosed HIV?

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  41. *** OFFICIAL CAPTCHA NOTICE ***February 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Only one of the two words in the new captcha system are actually checked for accuracy.

    The remaining is one word from a scanned text which Google is having trouble OCRing. This will be the word without the multicolouring and which may have numbers or punctuation or not be real letters at all.

    You should always enter this word slightly wrongly. Try to use an obvious misspelling or whichever you consider the most likely error that someone else will also make, intentionally or otherwise. This will increase the chances that the wrong text is included in the final document.

    No free work for billion dollar corporations!

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    1. I hope this is true.

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    2. Thrice! Ok... giving up now.

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    3. Because being assholes to people we don't know for no good reason is fun!

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    4. On some sites, the common practice is to type the word "nigger" for the ORC word. The more people type the same work the more likely it will be to rise to the top... It won't really work that great because not enough people enter the same word.

      However, we do know that by typing "nigger" we're joining a larger segment of the non-racists who are pushing a crowd-source-poisoning agenda. With all the large "nigger" outliers -- I'm sure they probably filter for that word now. At least we know that we're not helping anyone OCR books or street-view data (you'll get house numbers occasionally).

      This has been the way re-captcha has always worked FYI.

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    5. "Because being assholes to people we don't know for no good reason is fun!"

      Indeed it is, 304. Indeed it is.

      (testing the CAPTCHA thing)

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  42. Why are you so lazy you fucking jerk!

    4 lines for 4 comics?

    Fuck. You.

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    1. Why are you so lazy you fucking jerk!

      3 lines for 4 critiques of 4 reviews of the best-known nerd comic in the world?

      Fuck. You.

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  43. It's official.

    Rob is now lazier than Randall.

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  44. It's official.
    Randy doesn't know what Dadaism is.

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  45. I normally don't enjoy XKCD, but I found that 1018 was very relatable to my everyday life.

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  46. xkcdsucks=/= Funny.

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  47. Randall's creative process:

    1. Watch cop movie in morning;

    2. Read word "dadaism" online in afternoon;

    3. Look up "dadaism" on Wikipedia in evening;

    4. Conclude from article that "dadaist" means "lol random";

    5. Combine 1 and 4;

    6. Feel extremely smug that you've mastered yet another liberal art.

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    1. I always think it's kind of funny that he bashes "liberal arts" (by which I assume he means non-hard science majors) since he would have benefited so much from a stronger background in them. Better drawing or writing skills would be useful to him, and when he tries to make jokes with roots in philosophy or politics I always get the feeling that he doesn't really understand what he's talking about.

      I mean, seriously. There's no Dadaism in that freaking strip. If he were more well rounded, he'd be able to actually name an art movement that would justify a character saying lolrandom stuff. Or, if the point was to talk about Dadaism, he could have made a comic that had more to do with it.

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    2. He's known what Dadaist means for a long time re: http://xkcd.com/78/

      Not that he's using it correctly this time around.

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  48. One thing that I don't really appreciate is how xckd always ends up in "what's hot in google reader."

    After the exposure to the suck, I always end up coming here to blow off some steam.

    How are so many people clicking "like" on kxcd that it becomes popular in google reader? Don't they realize that it sucks butt?

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  49. You guys don't actually know how to recognize dada yourself, do you?

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    1. That's like saying only a doctor is qualified to note the difference between a mouth and a penis.

      Not that they're ever far apart in your case, you cocksmoking cuddlefish.

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    2. Point is that they're falsely claiming that xkcd's random bullshit is somehow divorced from dadism, you colonlicking cuddlefish. It's not. It's just bad.

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    3. So it's just bad but it is also dadaist?

      What message are you trying to convey (apart from a failure to match 2:40's wit)?

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    4. Cock jokes count as wit here?

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    5. 2:50, I meant exactly what I said. Not sure where you're getting confused, but it's not my responsibility to teach you to read so sort your learning disabilities out for yourself.

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    6. I think 2:50 is referring to the first sentence of the reply, 3:02. And in your second response at 3:09, you fail to explain what you meant by, "...falsely claiming that xkcd's random bullshit is somehow divorced from dadism [...] It's not. It's just bad." Are you saying it's bad and it's somehow dada? Because if so you're right only as far as arguing that it's bad. Perhaps you don't understand the first thing about dadaism.

      At least you're not as bad as Randy, who had some idea (#78) of what it was but seems to have forgotten it.

      What do you understand about dadaism?

      Hint: LOL RANDOM it is certainly not.

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    7. 3:33, you miserable failure, don't forget the LOL I TROL U.

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    8. no trolling.

      you are wrong, that is all.

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    9. When I troll, if it can truly be considered "trolling," I don't troll to make people mad. I troll to have people reveal themselves for the stupid self-righteous jerks that they are.

      In this case I'm not trolling. I'm just telling the truth (that counter-meaningful constructions can fall into the category of dadaism if intended to be so, but just as with any art form there's good dadaism and bad dadaism and this is the latter). Provoking stupid self-righteous jerkery was just a nice little bonus.

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    10. 6:24 = 4:31 = ~2 hours to form 5 sentences, all of which form the angry counter-meaningful nonsense of a known failed argument yet 0 of which are Dada.

      Cuddlefish, cuddlefish,
      All his arguments are rubbish,
      Spins a lie, any size,
      In his basement while he cries,
      Look out! Here comes the cuddlefish!

      Is he dumb? Listen mate-
      All he does is masturbate.
      Should he swing from a rope?
      Suicide's his only hope.
      Hey there! There goes the cuddlefish.

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    11. Pretty sure you're wrong, 3:50. I think if 6:24 and 4:31 were the same person the entire message would probably be within the one message. Even the most pathetic speck of lice would not care enough to double post over such a lengthy period. Trying to assert that it could be so, and bothering to string a shitty rhyme on the subject, just makes you appear to be grasping.

      Unless you wrote that with full awareness that you too are a cuddlefish, in which case I guess a bit of self-deprecation is slightly alright.

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    12. 4:40 = 6:24 = 4:31, still avoiding responsibility for the nonsense in 6:24.

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    13. Don't be silly, 5:03. 4:40 and 6:24 are certainly both me, but I'm not avoiding anything. 4:31 is not me. Believe it or don't, if it mattered to me I wouldn't be posting anonymously, but I know the truth and from my perspective desperately clinging to the idea smacks of trying not to admit that I was correct all along.

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    14. EYE: The conversation is lagging, isn't it?

      MOUTH: Yes, isn't it?

      EYE: Very lagging, isn't it?

      MOUTH: Yes, isn't it?

      EYE: Naturally, isn't it?

      MOUTH: Obviously, isn't it?

      EYE: Lagging, isn't it?

      MOUTH: Yes, isn't it?

      EYE: Very lagging, isn't it?

      MOUTH: Yes, isn't it?

      EYE: Naturally, isn't it?

      MOUTH: Lagging, isn't it?

      EYE: Obviously mygod.

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    15. Anon@5:30: I'm a faggot, aren't I?

      Everyone else: Obviously.

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  50. wow that captcha thing is real

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    1. Yeah. Fucking Google. If they had just asked people to help they would have gotten plenty of stooges to assist, but no. They had to shanghai the entire internet into doing their work for them.

      Remember when Google was the better alternative search engine? I wish there was a new better alternative.

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  51. From the Alternate Universe, in the thread about comic 882:

    "As usual, it takes a while, but science catches up with xkcd."

    HOLY FUCKING MOTHER OF GOD.

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  52. Today's SMBC : "These 'people' I've heard so much about... They are so DUMB !!!!!! (yet charmingly naive)"

    Zach Weiner is the new Randall Munroe.

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    1. Woah you beat me to it! So fucking bad.

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    2. Everyone on the SMBC forum hates his most recent comics as well.

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  53. chris houlihan's room

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  54. Zach Weiner is better than Randall Munroe can ever dream he could be.

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  55. SMBC has always sucked. For some reason, people are only just realizing this.

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    1. Its always had sucky comics but because of their rapid fire release you were expected to ignore them in favour of the good ones. Now there are no good ones and the bad comics have got worse.

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  56. SMBC comes on a daily basis so we're kinder to it. That's... basically it. Well, it also isn't fucking stick figures 95% of the time. Your personal preference regarding: which use of "fucking" it is.

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    1. Also, Zach is super hot.

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  57. Yo Randy. Cool story, bro. You're saying comments on news stories are inauthentic and are actually submitted by a paid army of spammers? You got any evidence for that? No, evidence doesn't mean the college students W-2s, since you're saying there's a conspiracy and that kind of evidence would clearly be supressed. I mean, like do you actually think the first few comments on a given news story look like they were submitted by people paid to influence your opinion? Cause all I see when I bother to click through to the comments is sub-Youtube levels of idiocy (http://xkcd.com/202/).

    Speaking of clicking through, how many people do you think actually click through to the comments on the stories on major news sites? Cause I ain't seen any major news site (NYT, WSJ, FOX, etc.) that actually automatically serves up the comments along with the story. Ads now, you're going see those with the story no matter what. But I don't think 1 in 7.5 people (1,500k vs 200k) even bother to read the comments, let alone base their opinions entirely on what the first 5-10 commenters are saying.

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  58. I don't know what Randall is saying with 1019- whether it is 1) actual election candidates are doing this as part of their campaigning or 2) this is just a Really Cool idea he thought up all by himself imagine if the candidates did this?!?!

    If it's 2, well, it wouldn't work for a few reasons most of which were covered by 10:58pm. If it's 1, to my knowledge this is not part of any current candidate's strategy in the US presidential campaign. Now, I know the Ron Paul guys often seem pretty quick re: the comments sections on a few places but I don't think Ron Paul or his PACs have to pay them $20/hour to do it.

    I know a similar thing is done by the Chinese government but that is designed to pollute discussion, not as a replacement for advertising. Most people don't even read the comments.

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  59. GOOMHR i base all of my opinions on internet comment threads

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  60. I always read comments when they're on offer because I'm curious to see how many other people agree with the opinion I have on the article. Surely I'm not the only one this vain?

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    1. I never read comments because I assume people with my opinion are sufficiently rational and confident that they don't need to post about it on some stupid Internet forum.

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  61. Number of people globally who notice ads: quite a lot, noting that most of the web exists thanks to advertising;

    Number of people globally who care about comments in political articles and aren't insane Libertarians, Nazis or Stalinists (but I repeat myself): about 75.

    I'm not sure whether Randall reads Slashdot - it was once, after all, a geek rather than geek-fan site - but the "paid shill!" accusation is as virulent and unoriginal there today as it was a decade ago. It's some sort of cognitive dissonance which assumes that any well-formed opinion by someone regularly more on the ball than you must be, well, written by a paid agent of your enemy, or something. Because it's quite impossible that anyone could genuinely have an opinion other than yours.

    But what Randy fails to understand - and this is another of his science-fan snobbery things, as well as a naive explanation for xkcd - is that quality matters. You pay more for a PR firm than a gaggle of students because a good PR firm has a sufficient grasp of psychology, aesthetics, etc. to grab the audience's attention and sell to it.

    tl;dr Why do we waste money on a system of higher education when we could just pull random people off the street and pay them $20/hour to do a stint of Civic Science Duty?

    captcha: Bonless. Sans bon. Comme xkcd. Pour Megan. A new fragrance by Randalle.

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    1. 2:51 is correct and also handsome.

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    2. I once saw 2:51 without his makeup on and he ain't that handsome really.

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    3. How could you say that 2:51 isn't handsome? My grandfather died in the war for people like you and yet here you stand denying 2:51's handsomeness. Why do you hate America? Why do you want us to go back to the days of slavery? You are a coward. 2:51 cares about our country and all you do is throw cheap insults at him. 2:51 is fighting for you but you don't see it.

      VOTE 2:51!

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  62. Your grandfather died because my grandfather poofed him vigorously. It was the only action your grandfather saw during the war because your grandfather was a bitch.

    2:51 is a criminal and a fraud. Do you want your taxes to go up? Do you want 3:17's dead grandfather to dig up baby Jesus' corpse and perform oral sex on it? If so, vote 2:51.

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  64. Common sense 2:51 supporters know who really removed 4:13's post.

    AHMADINEJAD HATES JEWS! SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE! DOLLAR BILLS ARE PAPER! WAKE UP SHEEPLE! RON PAUL IN 2012!

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  65. All I can say about Randall Munroe is that he is coasting, personally and professionally. Randy needs to get back into some science or technology job, put the strip on "hiatus", and get on with his life.

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  66. @Strelnikov

    Randall has been 'out of the loop', so to speak, for some time now. Technology is a constantly evolving landscape and you need to keep your skills sharp. Furthermore, unemployment is high and many of these positions will be filled as soon as they become available by energetic graduates entering the workforce. Finally, he has a cancer wife to support. I don't think Randall can risk losing the t-shirt income!

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  67. Wedgwood Benn for PopeFebruary 20, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Health, strength, intelligence, passion and willingness make a good worker - being "out of the loop" is irrelevant as the principles do not change and anyone with the right qualities comes up to speed quick enough. The West is fucked precisely to the extent that it regards itself as comprising easily replaceable cogs rather than well-educated participants.

    The problem is, of course, that Randall has none of the qualities of a good worker.

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    1. How do you know?

      You don't know how healthy he is, how strong he is, how intelligent he is, how passionate he is, or how willing he is to work. You can try to guess based on his comic, but you really don't know.

      He might be a great worker, or he might be terrible. I don't know. You don't know.

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  68. Wait there's a typo in Rob's post. Find it! (Unless his fat has swallowed you, in which case, sorry)

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  69. I've read through it carefully and found you wrong, 1:47.

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  70. @ 2:08
    Not carefully enough

    Valentimes

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  71. 2:11, welcome to the Internet. You'll find search engines are useful for looking stuff up.

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  72. Google Valentimes. Find lots of people misspelling Valentine's. So it's not a typo because...

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    1. because they do it on purpose.

      Sorry if that was what you were leading to. I thought maybe you were being sardonic about it being a common typo.

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  73. chris houlihan's room

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