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xkcd philosophy

Postby quotemyname » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:03 pm UTC

if there was one statement that condensed all of xkcd into a single message that was capable of describing the world as we know it, what would it be?

either a quote from one of the strips, or an invention of your own will do.

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Postby william » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

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SecondTalon wrote:A pile of shit can call itself a delicious pie, but that doesn't make it true.

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Postby Oort » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:51 pm UTC

i wonder where I'll float next?

EDIT: Or possibly:
I should warn you: I am kind of strange.
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Postby Fuolornis Fire Dragon » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:31 am UTC

The Riemann-Zeta function makes terrible pillow talk.
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Postby Kin » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:17 am UTC

Oort wrote:i wonder where I'll float next?
I should warn you: I am kind of strange.



No.1 = Summary

No.2 = Introduction :)

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Postby hyperion » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:27 am UTC

Oort wrote:Science: It works, bitches.

that's it, game over
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Postby saxmaniac1987 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:32 am UTC

That's what she said.

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Postby Pathway » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:09 am UTC

"It means shuffling quickly past nuns on the street with ketchup in your palms, pretending you're hiding stigmata."

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Postby Wikey » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:02 pm UTC

"Because we're grownups now, and it's our turn to decide what that means."

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Postby william » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:58 pm UTC

Fuolornis Fire Dragon wrote:The Riemann-Zeta function makes terrible pillow talk.

It was "the Bellman-Ford algorithm". The Riemann Zeta one was "Strictly speaking, the Riemann Zeta function couldn't've given you herpes."
SecondTalon wrote:A pile of shit can call itself a delicious pie, but that doesn't make it true.

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Postby Oort » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:58 pm UTC

Pathway wrote:"It means shuffling quickly past nuns on the street with ketchup in your palms, pretending you're hiding stigmata."


Which comic is that from?

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Postby william » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:59 pm UTC

Oort wrote:
Pathway wrote:"It means shuffling quickly past nuns on the street with ketchup in your palms, pretending you're hiding stigmata."


Which comic is that from?

It's the title text in "What xkcd means".
SecondTalon wrote:A pile of shit can call itself a delicious pie, but that doesn't make it true.

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Postby Narsil » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:59 pm UTC

Be yourself, for life is too short to be anyone else.
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Postby i » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:44 pm UTC

Xylophones Killed the Compact Disk.

Obviously, that's what the letters were meant to stand for.

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Postby Kin » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:51 am UTC

i wrote:Xylophones Killed the Compact Disk.

Obviously, that's what the letters were meant to stand for.


With no sarcasm (and no, I'm not one of those annoying people who say with no sarcasm, except, sarcastically), that has to be even better then the penis explanation. I think you might be close. (Penis explanation I noticed somewhere that someone else said the letters look like a penis when correctly connect the dott'ed on a standard keyboard)

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Postby mwace » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:20 am UTC

Kin wrote:(Penis explanation I noticed somewhere that someone else said the letters look like a penis when correctly connect the dott'ed on a standard keyboard)


Wow, somebody must have really had penises on their mind when they thought of that. I completly fail to see the connection.


How 'bout...

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Postby Kin » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:41 am UTC

Oh, no, really. They had a picture of keyboard, outline, and a reasonably detailed explanation.

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Postby Verysillyman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:50 pm UTC

if you search for it you should be able to find the thread easy enough.

I think the "I should warn you: I am kind of strange" wins my book for summary of pov.

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Postby no-genius » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:37 pm UTC

probably the 'what would escher do' wristband.

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Postby muteKi » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:01 am UTC

If there was one statement that condensed all of xkcd into a single message that was capable of describing the world as we know it, what would it be?


Ah, I'd try to find one, but I'm not really into Pokemon.
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Postby xnull » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:08 am UTC

Harding + Nixon = Bush
(Except Nixon worked to get us out of a couple wars and Harding was against government watchdog agencies.)


For Nixon, namely Viet Nam. Plus he made alliances with China which was the major factor to ending the Cold War. He had an extremely strong foreign policy altogether.

Nixon gets a bad rap - he had some fatal flaws, so let's call him a tragic hero.

As for one message to describe all of xkcd... orgasmic? Sensational? Life-affirming?
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Postby quotemyname » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:41 pm UTC

wow... i can't believe i got so many answers... from just one post too.

thanks guys, thanks alot. this is awesome.

i like the one about "i wonder where i'll float next" the best

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Postby Tractor » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:13 pm UTC

Verysillyman wrote:I think the "I should warn you: I am kind of strange" wins my book for summary of pov.


I agree...although a potential idea branching from it:
"Be warned, it's one strange ass-comic."
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Postby Arturion » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:03 am UTC

@Tractor

Awesome avatar! I can't believe I know where that came from. :D

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I'm thinking:

"Come now, do you really expect me to do coordinate substitution in my head while strapped to a centrifuge?"

"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die."

or possibly:

"My hair is bleeding." "√3!"

Although neither of those are single statements. I think "Science:" gets my vote then.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:06 am UTC

i wrote:Xylophones Killed the Compact Disk.

Obviously, that's what the letters were meant to stand for.


I think thats the best too really :p
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