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(XKCD)   While they claim the sharp uptick in deployed space harpoons is due to the Rosetta mission to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, I think we can all see through the Lunar Whaling complex's lies   (imgs.xkcd.com ) divider line
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2014-08-01 11:25:35 AM  
www.one-quest.com
 
2014-08-01 11:32:24 AM  
It could also be the Lunar Gambling and Prostitute guild.
 
2014-08-01 11:34:45 AM  
Does Monroe purposefully make xkcd awful looking?

I like to imagine he has some filters that fark up the edges of all the lines to make it look like that.
 
2014-08-01 12:16:54 PM  

doglover: Does Monroe purposefully make xkcd awful looking?

I like to imagine he has some filters that fark up the edges of all the lines to make it look like that.


Are the ideas you consume so dependent on eye candy for them to be entertaining, funny, insightful, amusing, poignant, etc. ?
 
2014-08-01 12:38:39 PM  
www.kern-spirituosen.de
 
2014-08-01 12:55:55 PM  
Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/
 
2014-08-01 01:16:15 PM  
cdn.four.co.nz
I'm kind of a harpoon snob, and let me say, that thing is gorgeous.
 
2014-08-01 01:21:25 PM  
yeartwo.cinema52.com

its worse than you think
 
2014-08-01 01:27:03 PM  
But there ain't no whales, so we tell tall tales...
 
2014-08-01 01:34:49 PM  

dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/


Thanks, now I can read the alt-text, which really adds to the comic.
 
2014-08-01 01:38:35 PM  

doglover: Does Monroe purposefully make xkcd awful looking?

I like to imagine he has some filters that fark up the edges of all the lines to make it look like that.


There are programs that have filters to do that. It is useful on a computer-generated plot that is only meant to convey a rough idea instead of precise data. But if you don't like the hand-drawn look of XKCD, go somewhere else.
 
2014-08-01 01:40:39 PM  
What a lunar whale might look like:

media.copperboom.com
 
2014-08-01 01:40:52 PM  
cdn2.bigcommerce.com
 
2014-08-01 01:41:24 PM  
The Deliverator, in his distracted state, has allowed himself to get pooned. As in harpooned. It is a big round padded electromagnet on the end of an arachnofiber cable. It has just thunked onto the back of the Deliverator's car, and stuck. Ten feet behind him, the owner of this cursed device is surfing, taking him for a ride, skateboarding along like a water skier behind a boat.

In the rearview, flashes of orange and blue. The parasite is not just a punk out having a good time. It is a businessman making money. The orange and blue coverall, bulging all over with sintered armorgel padding, is the uniform of a Kourier. A Kourier from RadiKS, Radikal Kourier Systems. Like a bicycle messenger, but a hundred times more irritating because they don't pedal under their own power-They just latch on and slow you down.

Naturally. The Deliverator was in a hurry, flashing his-lights, squealing his contact patches. The fastest thing on the road. Naturally, the Kourier would choose him to latch onto.

No need to get rattled. With the shortcut through TMAWH, he will have plenty of time. He passes a slower car in the middle lane, then cuts right in front of him. The Kourier will have to unpoon or else be slammed sideways into the slower vehicle.

Done. The Kourier isn't ten feet behind him anymore-he is right there, peering in the rear window. Anticipating the maneuver, the Kourier reeled in his cord, which is attached to a handle with a power reel in it, and is now right on top of the pizza SNOW CRASH 14 mobile, the front wheel of his skateboard actually underneath the Deliverator's rear bumper.

An orange-and-blue-gloved hand reaches forward, a transparent sheet of plastic draped over it, and slaps his driver's side window. The Deliverator has just been stickered. The sticker is a foot across and reads, in big orange block letters, printed backward so that he can read it from the inside.

THAT WAS STALE
 
2014-08-01 01:53:40 PM  

Tobin_Lam: dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/

Thanks, now I can read the alt-text, which really adds to the comic.


Half the fun of XKCD is the alt text.
 
2014-08-01 02:11:22 PM  

dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/


Woops, meant to grab the link, not the image link.

/Subby
 
2014-08-01 02:13:34 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: doglover: Does Monroe purposefully make xkcd awful looking?

I like to imagine he has some filters that fark up the edges of all the lines to make it look like that.

Are the ideas you consume so dependent on eye candy for them to be entertaining, funny, insightful, amusing, poignant, etc. ?


Do you always make baseless presumptions from comments that in no way imply that which you presume?
 
2014-08-01 02:28:37 PM  

Publikwerks: dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/

Woops, meant to grab the link, not the image link.

/Subby


Hmmmm, OK, now I've got to decide whether I'm going to rag on you mercilessly, or to pat you on the back for admitting a mistake.

Decisions, decisions...
 
2014-08-01 02:40:21 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: InterruptingQuirk: doglover: Does Monroe purposefully make xkcd awful looking?

I like to imagine he has some filters that fark up the edges of all the lines to make it look like that.

Are the ideas you consume so dependent on eye candy for them to be entertaining, funny, insightful, amusing, poignant, etc. ?

Do you always make baseless presumptions from comments that in no way imply that which you presume?


Do you always jump in to answer for other people assuming that you know what they are thinking and want you to white knight for them?
 
2014-08-01 02:43:35 PM  

dittybopper: Publikwerks: dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/

Woops, meant to grab the link, not the image link.

/Subby

Hmmmm, OK, now I've got to decide whether I'm going to rag on you mercilessly, or to pat you on the back for admitting a mistake.

Decisions, decisions...


It's the internet, I expect both.
 
2014-08-01 02:46:17 PM  

qorkfiend: But there ain't no whales, so we tell tall tales...


And sing a whaling tune.
 
2014-08-01 02:57:09 PM  

Publikwerks: dittybopper: Publikwerks: dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/

Woops, meant to grab the link, not the image link.

/Subby

Hmmmm, OK, now I've got to decide whether I'm going to rag on you mercilessly, or to pat you on the back for admitting a mistake.

Decisions, decisions...

It's the internet, I expect both.


Then you shall have neither!

Muwahahahahahahaha!
 
2014-08-01 03:04:21 PM  

doglover: Does Monroe purposefully make xkcd awful looking?

I like to imagine he has some filters that fark up the edges of all the lines to make it look like that.


Address all complaints to the Monsanto corporation.
 
2014-08-01 03:22:29 PM  

dittybopper: Publikwerks: dittybopper: Publikwerks: dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/

Woops, meant to grab the link, not the image link.

/Subby

Hmmmm, OK, now I've got to decide whether I'm going to rag on you mercilessly, or to pat you on the back for admitting a mistake.

Decisions, decisions...

It's the internet, I expect both.

Then you shall have neither!

Muwahahahahahahaha!


upload.wikimedia.org
Yeah, well... I'm gonna go start my own thread, with blackjack and hookers.
 
2014-08-01 03:56:05 PM  
To be fair, you do have to catch those whales before they fall through the atmosphere and hit the ground.

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-08-01 03:59:04 PM  

Publikwerks: dittybopper: Publikwerks: dittybopper: Publikwerks: dittybopper: Instead of linking to the image itself, it would have been better to link to the permalink for it:

http://xkcd.com/1402/

Woops, meant to grab the link, not the image link.

/Subby

Hmmmm, OK, now I've got to decide whether I'm going to rag on you mercilessly, or to pat you on the back for admitting a mistake.

Decisions, decisions...

It's the internet, I expect both.

Then you shall have neither!

Muwahahahahahahaha!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x229]
Yeah, well... I'm gonna go start my own thread, with blackjack and hookers.


If you do that, I swear to you, I will get very choked up.

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-08-01 07:55:10 PM  
AUDIT OF THIS THREAD:

Hitchhikers guide whale - Check

Futurama whalers- Check

Dr who space whale episode- .....

Hey, what gives?
 
2014-08-01 09:50:02 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: doglover: Does Monroe purposefully make xkcd awful looking?

I like to imagine he has some filters that fark up the edges of all the lines to make it look like that.

Are the ideas you consume so dependent on eye candy for them to be entertaining, funny, insightful, amusing, poignant, etc. ?


No, but that doesn't stop the artists from, y'know, actually making good art. SMBC is basically what xkcd would be with illustration.

www.smbc-comics.com
 
2014-08-02 09:27:49 AM  
from hell's heart  heavens high I stab at thee
 
2014-08-02 07:00:02 PM  

doglover: No, but that doesn't stop the artists from, y'know, actually making good art. SMBC is basically what xkcd would be with illustration.

www.smbc-comics.com


Then it wouldn't be XKCD, it would be SMBC redux. Part of the charming definition of XKCD is the stick figures. He's always relied on the same method for delivering his ideas and it works for him and those who enjoy what he does. No one should be surprised by this after all these years.
 
2014-08-02 08:03:43 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: doglover: No, but that doesn't stop the artists from, y'know, actually making good art. SMBC is basically what xkcd would be with illustration.

www.smbc-comics.com

Then it wouldn't be XKCD, it would be SMBC redux. Part of the charming definition of XKCD is the stick figures. He's always relied on the same method for delivering his ideas and it works for him and those who enjoy what he does. No one should be surprised by this after all these years.


Actually, the fact that it's stick figures isn't just charm, it forces you to focus on the concepts, not the art.  And therein lies the secret of XKCD.
 
2014-08-03 01:44:58 AM  

d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net

blogs.esa.int

 
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