Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Comics 1113-1115: The Quality Is Falling!

1113. Meh. C-

11114. I'm sure I would find this more amusing if I were capable of feeling anything at all anymore. C-

111115. More of Randy staring into the void. Does beret man usually feature in these comics? C+

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    1. Oooh now I get it : it will be hilarious again for about ten seconds in January 2013. good job

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  2. Was this accidentally posted to Dreamers Often Lie and then removed? It showed up twice in my Blogger news feed but the other one is no longer available o_0. Alzheimer's is setting in early.

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  3. 1113: Randy's been reading TVTropes again

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    1. 1111:
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      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeAreAsMayflies
      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StrawNihilist
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      1112:
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      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch
      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FanHater
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      1113:
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      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Retirony
      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GenreSavvy

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    2. There's one more specific to 1112 (complaining about the balance of games you suck at), but I can't seem to remember the name.

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  4. I don't think I get it. It's not just that those lights are giving dangerous, confusing and completely silly signals, is it?

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    1. goomhr i too cannot cope with modern life

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    2. Most states consider traffic signs to be simple enough that a 15 year old can figure them out. Randy can not.

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    3. The funniest part is the alt-text, where he describes an entirely consistent set of signals (don't turn, go forward on green only) and expresses genuine confusion as to their meaning.

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    4. No it's not consistent. The only time where there is a forward green arrow and a red light at the same time is if there is a turn lane. The forward green arrow obviously applies to people going forward, and the red light has to apply to someone: it applies to a turn lane. In this case there is a no turns sign meaning there is not a turn lane, so Randall is left wondering "What is the red light for?"

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    5. Red means "don't go." I hope you don't have a driver's license, 8:57.

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    6. 4:54 is a dumbass

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    7. 8:58 is the single greatest road hazard today

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    8. 5:26 still doesn't get it

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  5. Another breathtaking work of artistic genius. Look at all of those beautiful colors; truly the artist is expressing the song found in his soul. Let's not forget the technical side; only a expert computer "hacker" could have achieved the amazing breakthroughs needed to enable an image to change over time. Most xkcd's are of the .png file-type. Randall has created an entirely new image coding format for this comic, which he has dubbed .gif. Astounding.

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  6. Have you stopped being relevant, Gamer?

    'cos you've just been OLD.

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    1. Are you ice cream, Gamer?
      'cause you just got SOFT-SERVED.

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    2. are you a petri dish, Gamer?
      'cos you just got MOLD

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    3. did you corpse, Gamer?
      'cos you just got COLD

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    4. does your neckbeard conceal a deviant past?
      'cos you just got PAROLED

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    5. are you one of those libertarians who thinks that power vacuums solve everything?
      'cos you just got GOLD

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    6. I hope these jokes aren't going too far, Gamer?
      'cos you just got CONSOLED

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  7. AHAHAHAHAAA!!! If you wait long enough one of the traffic lights is PURPLE!!!!!!!


    Yeah this comic isn't very good.

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    1. yet you've been staring at it for quite some time

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    2. for the same reasone people stare at you

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    3. because i have my cock out a lot?

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  8. Why are the comics numbered that way in the review? Because you're fat, or is there something else factoring in here?

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  9. 1117 - it's funny, 'cause he's unemployed!

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    1. Who, beret guy or Randall Munroe?

      oh, I get it, trick question

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    2. i feel bad for making fun of randy's desperate need for intellectual merit badges now that i know his mom kept him locked in a basement until he learnt to talk

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    1. Pretty chill, baby, and not as bad as all that.

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  11. "Imagine the future we'd live in" is another piece of spectacularly unrealistic dialogue. Nobody, from their own perspective, lives in the future.

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    1. "Imagine the present we'd live in" sounds worse :(

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    2. The realistic dialogue would be more like "Imagine the world we'd live in."

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  12. http://xkcd.com/276/

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  13. This blog is deader than god.

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    1. LOL PHILOSOPHICAL REFERENCE

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    2. could god make a rob so fat, even he couldn't lift it?

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    3. Not only he can, but he already did that. In fact, Rob's gravitational force is so strong it caused the warping in time-space continuum that allowed a 19th century philosopher to use the internet and also the one that allowed you two to reply to his post before he even made it.

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  14. riiight, because 1 PM and 10 PM are after 12 PM

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    1. There's room for dispute about whether exactly midday should be classified as AM or PM, but 12:50 PM is definitely the time ten minutes before 1 PM.

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    2. Midday is meridiem, thus neither ante meridiem nor post meridiem, innit?

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    3. Yes, and fifty minutes later is post.

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    4. right, which is exactly my point. Eumesmopo said that the two anon's posted BEFORE Nietzsche in the above post, even though they posted at 10:38pm and 1:10pm and Nietzsche posted at 12:50pm. (i assume he got 12:50PM mixed with 12:50AM?)

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    5. This is so depressing

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    6. Oh. I had already read and forgotten Eumesmopo's post and didn't bother doing it again so figured you were mocking the timestamps themselves. Also I do not approve of the way you do sarcasm. "Are" should have been "aren't." All the smart people agree with me.

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    7. 1 PM and 10PM are both before, between and after 12PM.

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    8. 1pm and 10pm are between 12pm?

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    9. 1pm and 10pm are between 12pm and 12pm. look harder, there is a mistake for you to point out.

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    10. yes, they are between 12pm and 12pm. They are not between 12pm, however, because that makes no sense.

      If you are referring to the use of 'both' as the mistake, perhaps you should look again.

      Idiot.

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    11. Is having prolongated and nitpicky discussions a form of running gag I didn't catch up to yet?

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    12. You're so used to having cock down your throat that you have no gag reflex whatsoever.

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    13. Cala a boca e vá chupar uma rola de traveco negão seu boqueteiro viado.

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    14. Oingo bongo I likao littleu girlso.

      Something about closing your mouth and eating a roll of dicks?

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  15. Rob, you lazy fuck, hurry up and do a new post. 46 comments is too many to scroll through.

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    1. amateur. how do you cope when altf is around?

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    2. rob is science. altf is a art.

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    3. She would get her knickers in a bunch over you using the wrong indefinite article if she were here :(

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    4. she wouldn't mind, because she knows trolling is a art

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    5. it is too bad she can't spot it

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    6. Nobody can. Every troll thinks their trolling is the real trolling and the other trolling is the response of a victim. It's a stupid situation which has led to many saying that the person who write the most is the victim, but that's daft. You're trying to goad the other person's emotions, and the number of words written isn't necessarily a good indication of success.

      The problem is that you never really know for sure what the other person is feeling. You can guess based on what and how they write, but you never know for sure. That's why you shouldn't worry about it. Just muck around as long as you're enjoying it, take pleasure in the collaborative production as a whole, and pay little heed to how many imaginary points you score. I think ALTF knows that much, at least.

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    7. Anon@10:39, that's the stupidest post I've ever read on xkcdsucks, and I'm the guy who wrote the "Maybe I'm the first person here..." copypasta.

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    8. 10:58 is clearly mad

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    9. No it's not, 10:58. Not unless you do believe you actually know for sure what another faceless person across the other side of the world is truly thinking and feeling, in which case I hope you use your superpower for good instead of evil.

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    10. > I hope you use your superpower for good

      The dominance of capitalism confirms that people almost always use their superpowers to benefit themselves.

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    11. The short sighted may consider direct personal gain to be of most benefit to themselves, but is not broader social improvement the most beneficial over the long term? One's highest potential is limited by the constraints of one's own environment, after all. As a wise man once claimed,

      "I'm the king of the swingers, the jungle VIP. I reached the top then I had to stop, and that's what's bothering me."

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  16. I'm just looking for a good post.

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  17. ITT Randall talks about how masturbatory navel gazing is a poor excuse for a good production.

    Masturbatory self-congratulation, on the other hand...

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  18. It's funny you losers think ALTF owns a vagina.

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    1. It's funny you think her true identity matters

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    2. But I thought she really was a trustafarian's kept woman and UN doctor.

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  19. ALTF has been sent a copy of this comment string and is concerned about folks still using the incorrect indefinite article!

    And she does own a vagina - flappy and inelastic, but a vagina nonetheless.

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    1. how elastic is your vagina?

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  20. Woah, hang on a second. I just realized that tearing down a crappy webcomic is an entirely pointless way to spend time. Even if it's an undeservedly popular comic. Even if it's only a little bit of time a day. I could be using that time to be producing something of value.

    Why haven't I realized this before now? What have I even been doing with my life? What a terrible waste. I should be learning new skills and improving the world in some productive way. I'm so ashamed.

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    1. But this blog isn't about xkcd anymore. It's about ALTF. Haven't you been paying attention while spending a little bit of time a day here?

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    2. Nice try, Randy.

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    3. what the fuck does productive mean anyway?

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  21. Hey, what was the server password again?
    oh come on randy can't be so hard to remember "milk" can it?
    Hey, you can't be sure it's really me here! You must be more careful! That's exactly what I was trying to explain to you yesterday. You didn't even listen, did you?
    * megan disconnected
    Also, this connection isn't encrypted. You can't just send such sensitive information [fadeout]

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  22. Would have been a better comic without the PPD in the final panel. (Still horrible, but less so.) That "No!" really throws off the comedic timing. I could understand if it was said by the girl giving the password and preceded her other statement (for example, "No! That won't be necessary, I believe you now."), but it seems like it's coming the guy asking for the password. Which, okay, I guess he *really* wants to make that proof-of-identity protocol now that he's thought of it, and that's why he's saying "No!" to being sent the password? Except that nothing is stopping him from making it anyway, so yeah.

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    1. your meandering soliloquy has suddenly convinced me of the fact that xkcd is a poorly written, poorly drawn webcomic. thank you, kind sir.

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