Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Comics 1083-1086: Fuck You I'm On Vacation

1083. Randy has discovered Chuck Grassley. F

1084. Don't care. F

1085. This would have been good without the caption and alt text. B-

1086. Context plz. D-

Monday, July 16, 2012

Comics 1080-1082: Faulty

1080. Can you guess who has no interest in putting his face really close to the monitor so he can explore this useless little chart thing? (HINT: he is fat) F

1081. Can't decide if Randy is trying to suggest that you win by being the bigger man and walking away or if he thinks that responding to people with wacky non sequiturs is extremely hilarious. Don't care. D-

1082. Nowhere in the history time has anyone ever noticed that the word "cleavage" is used in geology sometimes! F

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Special Illustrated Picto-Blag Update!

So, this just popped up in my RSS feed.

Those of you who've been around for a while probably know that a common response to Randy's comics is "this would have been a lot better if it wasn't trying to be a comic." It's often just Randy puzzling out some problem or other, and in the end he tries to shoehorn in a joke or something and it just makes it annoying. We eventually started calling this concept Randall Munroe's Illustrated Picto-Blag, and assumed he would never actually do it.

This is basically that. There are two of them up so far: one about throwing a baseball at the speed of light, and one about guessing on the SAT. Predictably, the one about the baseball is better, but here's the thing: they're both pretty good. I mean, it's nothing to write home about, but it's something I can see being an entertaining read. He's doing them once a week.

Maybe he'll eventually give up on comics and the world will be a better place!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Comics 1077-1079: A Map Of Terrible Things

1077. Randy should take his own advice, except instead of for home organization it is for making comics! D-

1078. Eh. C-

1079. Daddy needs help paying the bills! F

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Comics 1074-1076: Infinite Badness

1074. She actually has a point. C+

1075. Of all the things that make cars dangerous, I don't think "evolution didn't prepare you enough" is the one we should be worried about. But it's a very Randy thing to complain about, I guess. D

1076. The only reason this one doesn't get an F is because I like to imagine that Bill Murray is actually the creator of the universe. D-