Saturday, April 13, 2013

Comic 1198: Ugh Who Cares

1198. I do not get it, at all. F-

In other news, it has come to my attention that the old IRC link is broken for some reason! So try this new one instead.

169 comments:

  1. The geologist killed Earth and chopped off it's head as a trophy.

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    1. why is that supposed to be funny

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    2. On the xkcd forum, I found that geologists regularly shoot the ground as some sort of test. Of course, if this is something you're aware of then it's a stupid and obvious joke. Geologist fans of xkcd are delighted with the validation of their field of study, however, and consider it brilliant work.

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    3. Because... ehh.. you know... prosopopeia and so on, etc, etc...

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    4. Because... ehh.. you know... pedophilia and so on, etc, etc...

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  2. It is idiocy to expect or demand Google to remove blasphemous videos from Youtube. Google is a company. Successful companies act in the interests of their bottom line (within the bounds of the laws that constrain them), lest they become unsuccessful companies and dissolve.

    The more Youtube tries to police blasphemous content, the more "heroic" the cause of posting blasphemous content to Youtube becomes. At this point, the repercussions of continually appeasing the Pakistani government and cleansing their servers (like they've been doing since 2008) far outweigh the cons of just letting them ban it outright.

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    1. Heroic for a FOOL!

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    2. ur doin it wrong

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    3. Wrong for a FOOL maybe.

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  3. All that has ever needed to be said about any of this. http://sadpicturesforchildren.com/365/

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    1. no that's not it at all

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  4. Holy shit the latest Dilbert comic is sort of decent!

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  5. This is a paradox, xkcd likes the "nerd supremacy culture", that you feel better than anyone else. But some people that follows this blog (not everyone) falls on the same and feels better than the xkcd fanbase. And by pointing this, I will be acussed of feeling better than this people, and its not true.

    The people that feels better is composed by the ones that just bash something because is popular, contrary to the autor and many people of the blog that have reasons

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    1. The problem with xkcd is that they feel better than other people when they're actually inferior to everyone else. Whereas we are objectively better than xkcd fans in every conceivable way.

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    2. >Egalitarianism
      >2013
      lol

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    3. I bet you're the kind of person who says that making fun of white supremacists makes you just as intolerant as they are.

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    4. There is an obvious difference.

      If xkcd fans got their way, not a single foreign language would be taught at public schools anymore. Also remove social sciences and history because they aren't scientific.

      Nobody on this blog wants to remove math and physics from the highschool curriculum.

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    5. Name five things studying history has helped you to do.

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    6. 1º - Being smarter than you.

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    7. if your so smart how cum ur momn

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    8. 2º - Making your mom cum (that required some research in steam-powered vibrator technology).

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    9. xkcd fanboys take that things that seriously?
      Maybe a joke or two about them, but they really have something against them for not being "scientific"
      And I thought I liked xkcd

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    10. Liking Xkcd, while deplorable, is not necessarily the same as being a Randall fanboy. The former merely means that you have bad taste in webcomics, we don't hold that against you (Well, I don't).

      Fanboying over the dead horse that Randall beats for approximately fifteen minutes a week on the other hand, indicates an underdeveloped mind, a savage hate for anything that doesn't involve Chemistry and/or math, and a love of constantly repeating idiotic internet memes. For that, I think I can speak for most people when I say that I hate you. Not on a personal level, but I hate the idea of who you are.

      But seriously, please, if you "like" xkcd, look over some of the older posts, back when Carl was in charge and Rob gave two shits, and you can see just how unfunny, unoriginal, and trite Randall's collective body of work is.

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    11. The problem is that some people are as obsessive over this hate website as fans are over xkcd. Which is stupid because as crap as it is becoming, xkcd is STILL funnier than xkcd sucks.

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    12. "Name five things studying history has helped you to do."
      I know it's a total cliche but if you don't understand history it will just happen again. It's incredibly important for students to know and *understand* history.

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  6. Apparently Randall's scraping the barrel for ideas if he's had to do two "identify song recording" comics within a few weeks.

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    1. Apparently, ThePirateKing is 'scraping the barrel' for a life if he's noticed this.

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    2. you'd get lots of microbial life by scraping a barrel.

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  7. About our friend ALT-F?

    At her core, the very well-spring of her essence, is a simplicity upon which great taste inevitably relies. She sees quality in ordinary objects; she treats them like they are special - and so they are! Luxury is what you make it! For her, control-top knickers from Kmart are made luxurious by the way she wears and maintains them. Then there is the way she presents in a Kimono, as a coat; in black and silver silk lacquered lamé, lined with double-faced red satin, or the way she handles Christian Dior gloves crushed down to just below her elbows. Of course a fresh pair of gloves are tucked neatly inside her accessorised burlap gunny sack in case the pair she is wearing should become soiled.

    Oh in case any of you lot think ALT-F is an acronym for Aquarians, you are sadly mistaken. I would have thought the use of the 'hyphen' would have been a clue:

    André Leon Talley - Fabulous!

    Innit?

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  8. i still don't really understand irc. it seems too complicated

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    1. please weaselsoup, we need you there

      I- I need you there

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    1. Mikespants for a FOOL maybe.

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    2. Did somebody say "Mike's socks?" No? Oh well.... Noooooooo Mike's Socks! *Whistle*

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  10. #1199 - OK, you prick, listen the fuck up:

    #1 - Referencing the existence of a thing is not a joke. The joke you're *trying* to tell has the punchline that Swept Back can't turn off the app and it keeps bombarding the phone with text messages every 4 minutes 33 seconds. Of course that would require drawing something more taxing than an empty room...WHICH YOU CAN'T EVEN BE BOTHERED TO DRAW FOR TWO OF THE THREE PANELS IN WHICH IT APPEARS.

    #2 - 'Identify That Song' services have existed for longer than your shitty comic has. Slapping "[BETA]" into a panel because you can't think of a more succinct way to convey that it's a piece of software is staggeringly wasteful.

    #3 - Let's say I'm being generous and I think the two panels of nothing but a tilted stick figure are your attempt at a John Cage style 'silent piece'; it still DOESN'T WORK! Panel 4 should be Panel 1, THEN you make the reader wait with half a dozen empty panels, THEN the punchline (namely, that there is no punchline).

    YOU STUPID STUPID BASTARD.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH


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    1. That's quite the nice jib you've got there; I particularly enjoy its cut.

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    2. [Early publish -- whoops]

      More and more, I'm convinced that he's decided that 'clever humor' just means anything that requires the average (average for a FOOL, maybe) user to fucking look it up. Now they're in the know. Now they're in the cool kids club. Along with anyone else who made their way through either 10th grade or explainxkcd, the site that communicates for Randall since he evidently forgot how.

      Maybe he's got a deal worked out with Jimmy Wales to drive as much traffic as he can summon to wikipedia in the vain hopes that anyone reading might care for an Honest Appeal.

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  11. http://what-if.xkcd.com/40/
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/04/16/carnage-at-finish-line.html
    So I guess that makes xkcd fans terrorists or something.

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    1. I figured it all out: Mossad likes XKCD, that's where all their evil comes from.

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  12. 1200. Wow, even on my desktop I log out of each of those things (of the ones I actually use) the moment I move on to something else. Maybe the reason I'm so bitter about Randall is that I'm still stagnating in the '90s while he's youthfully keeping up with the vibrant Post-Information-Superhighway Age.

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    1. If you're from the 90's, could you snatch all the cunts who seem to say "OMG I MISS THE 90S SO MUCH GUYZ!" whenever they encounter any fad from that time, and take them with you when you go home?

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    2. OK. I'll take them to meet all the fine gentlemen who like to reminisce about the '80s.

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  13. SENATE VOTES ON BACKGROUND CHECKS........FOLKS YOU BETTER THINK ABOUT IT, AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN BOSTON, YOU ARE GONNA NEED YOUR FIREARMS TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY...........IT'S NOT OVER YET WITH THE RICAN MAILING TO THE SENATOR..........

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    1. WE CAN'T HAVE PUERTO RICANS MAILING OUR SENATORS.

      WAKE UP PEOPLE

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    2. How would guns have helped in those cases?

      Also: going to pick up a family member at the marathon, better take my firearm with me!

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  14. Tutorial on how to feel rich:

    Dress your finest bathrobe, sit on your best sofa and pour down some of your tastiest grape juice.

    Now open dis:
    http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=DIx3aMRDUL4

    Then open dis:
    http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=HMnrl0tmd3k

    And finally open dat:
    http://www.rainymood.com/

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    1. Fuck you and your rainymood. I hate people that ruin every good song with that fucking cliché.

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  15. Randall stays logged into his bank all the time? Maybe he deserves to lose all his money. Of course, that just means xkcd will get a lot more obvious poster comics.

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    1. thats prety ignorant like believing fairies yank ur tooth out

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    2. They don't yank my teeth out. They pay me for the teeth that *I* yank out. Dumbass.

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    3. banks log you out after like 10 minutes, munroe, you fucking stupid fucking fuckwit

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    4. Maybe he wrote a program that keeps logging him into the bank every 10 minutes. Remember, he's quirky, so that's the kind of thing he'd do and would feel smug and superior about.

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  16. If anyone's been wondering how that Time comic's been getting on, here's an update for you: they're still building a sandcastle.

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  17. Pressure cooker used in Boston marathon bombing: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/pressure_cooker_bombs_suspected_in_boston_blast

    Randy describing how to turn a pressure cooker into a bomb less than a week prior: http://what-if.xkcd.com/40/

    Where does Randy live, guys? (hint: it's Boston)

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  18. today in XKCD, Randall the super nasa physics expert has serious problems with high-school maths

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  19. Guys, guys! Calculus II is hard, amirite?

    Welp, my job's done 'till Monday.

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    1. Loooool, you should write a comic about that!

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    2. Hard for a FOOL perhaps.

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    3. I am so hard for a fool right now.

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  20. Sterculian Rhetoric April 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM said,

    "........About our friend ALT-F?

    At her core, the very well-spring of her essence, is a simplicity upon which great taste inevitably relies. She sees quality in ordinary objects; she treats them like they are special - and so they are! Luxury is what you make it! For her, control-top knickers from Kmart are made luxurious by the way she wears and maintains them........"

    "Control top"?
    You'll pay for that.
    You'll pay dearly for that.

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  21. Don't you get it? The joke is that the cops looking for the Marathon Bombers were closing in on him, so he couldn't complete the lesson. It's funny because it's probably true. When xkcd never updates again, you will start to comprehend how poignant this instalment is.

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    1. Actually, XKCD would be redeemed a little if this were the final one. It would almost be as good an ending as XKCD Explained's.

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    2. Anonymous April 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM spewed forth,

      ".......It would almost be as good an ending as XKCD Explained's........"

      And certainly better than the way you ended that sentence, you unlettered cuntribbit plosive!

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    3. In some cultures it is considered polite to conversationally unleash a possessive at the end of a sentence. It demonstrates appreciation for the host's efforts.

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    4. Anonymous April 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM impolitely stated,

      ".....In some cultures it is considered polite to conversationally unleash a possessive at the end of a sentence. It demonstrates appreciation for the host's efforts......"

      Why did you not do so in your ultimate sentence then?

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    5. Fair enough.

      I hear our friend Rolf Harris is being 'questioned' about certain 'activities'.
      Oh dear.
      There's an old Australian stockman lying, dying. He gets himself up onto one elbow and 'e turns to his mates, who are all gathered around and 'e says:
      "Bring me under age dates, mate.
      Bring me under age dates......"

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    6. One bearded man had two little boys
      Each got a ten pound note.

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  22. Girls are sexy, made out of Pepsi. Boys are sexy, made out of Pepsi. Girls and Boys get sexier with plastic.

    I was trying to mock xkcd by doing something equally stupid, but sadly I think my one might have actually been a tiny bit cleverer :(

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    1. Anonymous April 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM said?

      ".....but sadly I think my one might have actually been a tiny bit cleverer :(......"


      Cleverer and cleverer?

      No comment so constituted can long endure as a coherent bon mot.
      Then again, "Plastic Fantastic Lover" is on the "B" side of Jefferson Airplane's issue on 45 rpm of "White Rabbit".

      The Tutor and I feed our heads. How 'bout you?

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    2. His preliminary notes for this comic looked like "Girls something something A, something something rhymes with A. Boys something something A, something something rhymes with A. Girls and boys something geeky and superior. Note to self: Fill in the blanks later.... just throw in some fan service crap about space or math or something.

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  23. Chrissy Amphlett carked it.
    When I think about it, I touch myself.

    "Chrissy expressed hope that her worldwide hit I Touch Myself would be utilized to remind all women to perform annual breast examinations," said Drayton - her husband.

    I fuckin' hate Australian drummers now!

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    1. There goes the imagery of that song forever. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

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  24. cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt

    innit

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    1. My God. The resemblance is uncanny.

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    2. I think it's rather canny, myself.

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    3. If you ask me, the fact that I can perfectly understand every word already casts suspicion on just how 'canny' this impersonation is.
      But then he goes and adds "innit" at the end of the sentence and I just don't know anymore.

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    4. Yeah? That's kinda sad.

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  25. Did you know that there are dubstep remixes of 4'33''?

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    1. For what it's worth, congratulations. Your comment would make a better comic than the one Randall made.

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  26. Randall:

    You need. To give up. The visual medium.

    You are not good at any aspect of using it.

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    1. >CLICK
      >not KCILC
      Randall fails again.

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  27. what the hell is the time travel one supposed to show?

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    1. When he switches on the time machine, it sends him back in time to the point before he switched on the time machine. This sends the switch back to "off" and stops the time travel.

      It's dumb because the controls are always portrayed as inside the time machine and unaffected by the flow of time.

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    2. Yeah, but what does the goatkcd one mean?

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    3. Time travel for a FOOL, maybe.

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  28. And in headlines today on ABC: "Photos of Boston Bombing Show Man Running", Sherlock McDetectiveton reports.

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    1. http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/04/pictures-that-prove-double-amputee-was-an-actor-at-boston-bombings-2626684.html

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    2. My fridge was running at the exact time that the Boston Bombing happened. I don't know what to do. The milk must be over a week past its use by date, but suspicion has made me too scared to retrieve it.

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    3. You should get one of those quirky Randall fridges that automatically dispenses Megan's breastmilk. It's better than you and your conspiratorial fridge.

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  29. The girls and boys comic was the most insultingly smug, XKCDest comic I've seen in a long time. It's made me actually hope for a big solar storm to wipe out all technology and send us back into the dark ages.

    I hate that comic so much, it's got me thinking about getting some web-blocking software and blocking only that page on my computer so I can pretend it never existed.

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    1. Apparently Randall's also writing a relationship advice book called "Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth" in which he points out that men and women are actually from the same planet and it's not that hard to just get along.

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  30. WTF?

    Bayern 4 - 0 Barcelona
    Dortmund 4 - 1 Real Madrid

    I feel like I've just relived Guernica (76 years ago today).....

    Twice!

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  31. The first target was Boston.
    The second target was to be New York City!
    The one-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-four-hundred-sixteenth target was to be Rob's house - where ever that is.

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    1. I used to know, but surely you don't live at 240 Faithway Dr. Seffner, FL 33584 any more, right?

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    2. oh right, i never sent you my updated address. strange how memory works, innit?

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    3. Not to fret, Rob, if we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing at all.
      Memory is not strange. It is actually composed of a group of systems that each play a different role in creating, storing, and recalling memories. If your brain processed information normally, all of these different systems would work together perfectly to provide cohesive thought.
      As you have never experienced cohesive thought, is it any wonder you feel memory works in strange ways?

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    4. not true. I experienced cohesive thought in the winter of 2007.

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    5. If someone blow up Rob's house it is going to rain cheeseburgers, because he's fat.

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    6. The winter of '07?
      Was that not the time you passed out, naked, on a complete stranger's vinyl couch and had to be "PAM-sprayed" and "spatula-ed" off come morning?
      That's "adhesive" thought.

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    7. Apologies, I understand that a near-homophonic pun is the lowest form of wit - and a bun is the lowest form of wheat - but it's still a damn sight better than Eumesmopo's limpid, nay lipid, raillery.

      Innit?

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    8. One hundred, twenty five thousand four hundred sixteen bombings/one hundred, twenty five thousand targets so dear/One hundred, twenty five thousand four hundred sixteen targets. How do you measure/bombings per year?

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    9. Anonymous April 27, 2013 at 7:55 AM rhymingly intoned,

      "........How do you measure/bombings per year?......"

      I don't.
      I'm a girl.

      Besides, would this decidedly masculine praxis not be one of calculation rather than measurement?

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    10. somebody didn't get it, but will pretend they did soon.

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    11. Well?
      Too soon?
      In my defence, I did say ".....rhymingly intoned"

      Innit?

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    12. In blast waves, in shock-pulse, in 'plosives
      In pounds of shrapnel
      In lesions, in joules, in slaughter, in strife.

      Did I get it?

      ALT-F does NOT appreciate "The Theatre", though I do believe she understood you were referencing a poem/song of some sort.
      And "RENT" was so shite!

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    13. Is that where it's from, "RENT"?
      That vile "La bohème" rip-off?
      What frightful shite that atrocity must be with lyrics like that.
      Puccini must be still rotating in his crypt.

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    14. Puccini must still be rotating in his crypt.

      Get it right.

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    15. YOU get it right! Fascist! D:

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    16. Anonymous April 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM corrected,

      "........Puccini must still be rotating in his crypt.

      Get it right........"

      You're right!
      Although I fucking love adverbs - as do I all "qualifiers" that indicate manner, time, place, cause, or degree - I don't always use them correctly.
      Thank you for that.

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    17. Fucking Nazi!

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  32. Over the years I've learned that I don't have to like a person, to respect them......Well I like as well as Respect "W" Bush.......he's a Real Man and thats something that I DO Admire.

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    1. His art. So sublime, dude.

      catchphawhateveryouwannaspellitas:
      ubviews Commander

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  33. Let's go into space, heading for Venus.
    Fly around the Sun
    Playmate to Jesus
    Everywhere I go I pray
    For universal love

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  34. And now: http://shittywebcomics.tumblr.com/image/48498549992

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    1. I thought the rest of that stuff might be good based on that entry but instead it's all some blah blah blah shit with no pictures.

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    2. Yeah most of it sucks. Take a look at xksucksredux, they actually give a shit there.

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  35. I watched "Mamma Mia" on television this past Saturday. Accordingly, y'all should expect consequences.

    Can you hear the drums Fernando?
    I remember long ago another starry night like this
    In the firelight Fernando
    You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar
    I could hear the distant drums
    And sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar

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  36. Remember what I told you about dying like a man?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11775021

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  37. 1205 is a muddled pile of useless crap, but it surpassed my expectations. From the title, "Is it worth the time?", I figured Randall would bring money into it and make the same crap argument about time/money tradeoffs he's made at least 3 times before (in the context of shopping around for gas, cooking vs. eating out, and picking up a penny).

    I've got my rant queued up, so I'm going to deliver it anyway. Randall is a fucking moron and needs to get a real job. There is no employer on earth that will pay an hourly wage for a job that you can clock into whenever you want for as little time as you want (lawyers do bill their CLIENTS this way, but the lawyers themselves are working on salary). It's impossible for me to take the 5 minutes I might save not shopping around for gas and get somebody to pay me $0.80 for working those 5 minutes instead. There might be better uses of my free time than spending it shopping around, but money doesn't enter into the equation.

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    1. I'm afraid I have to disagree with you there, my good anon. I can connect to my company's VPN from home during the weekend, tweak some code a bit, log the 5 minutes on the AS/400 and it goes into my next pay check. Most of the time a human doesn't even look at the specifics. It just totals up the minutes every week.

      However that doesn't mean Randall's point isn't retarded, or that reading his comic is worth the time.

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    2. cptnoremac, I find it hard to believe that you're sufficiently intelligent to be paid to write code.

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    3. Haha, 12:19 thinks programming is difficult. What a loser.

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    4. 12:19, I find it hard to believe you're sufficiently intelligent to be paid to flip burgers.

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    5. ignore the anonymouse, he's just bitter that he still lives with his parents

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    6. I like the way dorks have their own white knights for when someone mocks their intelligence. Anon@1:21, you are worse than Randall.

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    7. I don't think you like it at all. I think it upsets you.

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    8. I like you, 1:47.

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    9. I like the way sustainable have their own so... it's come to this. I don't think it's okay, you are worse than a FOOL.

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    10. Here's some surprisingly appropriate copypasta:

      "In our culture your value as a man is determined by your job. When someone at a party asks you what you do, he's really asking how worthy of a peer you are. It becomes a sort of dick measuring contest. If your answer is that you pick up trash, and his answer is that he's a banker, you feel humiliated, and he gets the temporary satisfaction of feeling superior.

      But of course in real life all the truths stay shallowly buried under politeness. Neither of you say what you really think. He'll say something about how much we need people like you and you'll say something about how that sounds hard, then you'll go home later and kick the dog and he'll go home and bang your mom.

      Online is a different story, because of anonymity. That's the only time people show their true colors (which is one reason I hope they never do away with it). When someone tells you what he does and you feel threatened by that, you attack him, the same way you wish you could attack the banker. You're inadvertently telling everyone that you're lower down on the totem pole.

      Granted, the banker is probably a douche, but by lashing out you're giving him that small satisfaction of knowing he's made you feel weak."

      tl;dr All of you are shitheads.

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    11. > When someone tells you what he does and you feel threatened by that, you attack him
      So that's why everyone here hates on Randall...

      captcha: dysemen. Spermicide for the Internet generation.

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  38. Anonymous April 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM pile-of-useless-crapped,

    ".......There is no employer on earth that will pay an hourly wage for a job that you can clock into whenever you want for as little time as you want......."

    It is obvious you are one of the wonderfully numerous "99". We in the "1" are more than aware of the falsity of this fucking moronic assertion. It is important that you continue to believe this though.
    There's a good boy.

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    1. More like Aqueerians Love to Suck

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    2. There's a good boy? Where?

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    3. Boy, that ALTF sure is an annoying cunt.

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  39. the value of 'time' is pretty nebulous, but Randall is missing something that, as a self-proclaimed geek, he should fundamentally understand

    doing once-off work to reduce the time it takes to complete a repetitive task is one of the main reasons for computer programming. Programmers are programmers because they'd rather spend 30 minutes writing a program to do a heap of processing on a text file than spend 25 minutes doing it by hand. You don't know if you'll need to do it again, but either way, the learning experience automating the task gave you should be worth the extra time it took - and besides, it would be far less boring.
    There's also the issue that you might risk making fewer mistakes if you automate the task than if you continued to do it by hand, week after week, month after month etc.

    Above all, the point being made here is so basic and the numbers presented are hardly going to surprise anyone - nobody is going to look at the comic and be all 'you mean if I shave 5 seconds off this task I do every year, over five years it will save me 25 seconds? sacre bleu!'
    It's a worthless comic and it espouses a shitty sentiment on top of that.

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    1. Making money for some other guy so he can buy a bigger yacht is the main reason for computer programming.

      We have a command economy with dozen large cooperating firms rather than one or two like back in the USSR, and it works better not because it's "not communism" but because computers actually make it possible.

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  40. Somebody help me.

    I'm dying. Nothing special about that, we all are. But I can't find a way to create an illusion of meaning to ease the pain of my remaining time. I'm in pain and although this life is temporary I am terrified of the possibility that it may be infinitely reoccurring. That maybe the universe will eventually experience a Big Crunch, and then another Big Bang, and given enough time the exact conditions that lead to my unhappy existence will be met once again. If so, the danger here is not that I'm going to live without joy and then end. The danger is that I am living without joy in absolute perpetuity. That there is a hell, that I've always been in it, that I always will be.

    I'm afraid, please help.

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    1. suck my dick

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    2. I suggest you stop reading Nietzsche. Nietzsche was dumb.

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    3. Yes, goy, sucking dick is perfectly straight. Don't mind those protesting Germans.

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    4. Perfectly straight for a FOOL maybe.

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  41. 1199 - A joke that's inaccessible to people who don't know or care about music. Also, where was she walking? She's inside a voidbox. D-
    1200 - Randal is lazy with passwords and I can relate! Now where's the joke? C
    1201 - Math. Okay. Thank you. Accessible humour, chief. D-
    1202 - A preachy take on an old schoolyard poem. We the audience are supposed to care. D-
    1203 - 'Wacky' hyjinks ensue. C
    1204 - Technology sure is advancing. Hey, wouldn't it be funny if Google Earth was SO advanced that you could zoom in A LOT? No. D
    1205 - Preaching. With a table. D-
    1206 - Did you know not everything Einstein said was profound or world view altering? I know! Appeals to authority sure are easy to make. Unlike good jokes. C

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    1. 1205 Was actually useful since it made me realize I could save 9 months per 5 years by merely using better porn.

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    2. And a whole two hours of your life not reading shitty webcomics. You could watch the latest X-Men or Spider-Men with that kind of big time

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    3. "Spider-Men"
      -Anonymous, May 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM

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    4. ""Spider-Men"
      -Anonymous, May 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM"
      -Vid, May 3, 2013 at 4:50 AM

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    5. """Spider-Men"
      -Anonymous, May 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM"
      -Vid, May 3, 2013 at 4:50 AM"
      -Anonymous May 3, 2013 at 5:49 AM

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    6. "I'm a technical virgin."
      Anonymous - May 4, 2013 at 2:10 AM

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  42. can you believe that fucking sandcastle one is still going. & getting worse with every new frame. what a fucking waste of bandwith & electricity & pixels and whatever the fuck else


    STOP PRESS an actual honest to goodness real word in the captcha. THIS IS THE END OF DAYS

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  43. 1207 - holy shit, this one would have been OK, if it wasn't for the last frame.

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  44. "Suicides by white people increased 40%, from 16 per 100,000 to 22 from 1999 to 2010 in the USA."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22391293

    It must suck being caucasoid I reckon.

    The frustration felt among white folk due to the fact that I couldn't be arsed to code for a live-link to that BBC article above, will, hopefully, cause yet another of them to end their miserable life. Hope springs eternal after all!

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    1. this is why the white man will win once again: the niggers don't get to chance to evolve against suicides

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  45. There is very little in this world funnier than watching an obese child try to use a Hula-hoop - the little monsters just can't get it to work!
    The parents blame the hoop; "It's broken" or "It's not a real hula-hoop" or "It's not perfectly round"!
    Ha!
    Your precious child is a fat fuck, lady. That's why she/it/he can't work the hula-hoop right. Sheesh!

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  46. I hate cliched onomatopoeia. "Augh" is such a cheap catchall for fright/anger/pain/annoyance, and too many lazy webcomic artists use it as a crutch now.

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    1. "What's that?", "It's a drone for my new business, AirAware.".

      Oh God! That set-up is horrific. It's like watching your least funny 'friend' pathetically hinting at the trick rubber flower on their chest, desperate to be considered "wacky". Hope sinks like a stone as you realise the only way out is through...you have to take it in the face.

      "WRONG!", "Augh!".

      On the horizon you make out the faint outline of The Punchline, hurtling towards you like a freight train. You lay your head on the tracks. Potential futures collapse into one unavoidable path: the shitty callback. You grit your teeth and pray that the sweet embrace of death to find you.

      "A business has to make money somehow..."

      The "joke" drills its tendrils into the bright parts of my mind. Only dread follows now. We're all His victims. A sweaty neckbeard has stumbled in, to choke the joy from my soul.

      I don't know if I can go on...

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