Lode wrote:tibfulv wrote:Lode wrote:I don't understand this one! I know the rose petals must have something to do with love, but I still have no clue what this is about.
Usually XKCD's have some funny catch or are a reference to something. I don't see the catch here, and don't know what the reference is.
Could someone explain? Thanks!
I can try. After all, I have extensive education from movies. The conventional setup is that someone who loves you lays down a path of roses. Normally this path would lead to a bed with your love lying on it invitingly. The twist is that the pathlayer is a roomba.
And that is how you destroy a joke explaining it ....
Thanks for the explanation, that makes me understand it a bit more! I'm still missing one thing though:
Why is it funny that the pathlayer is a roomba instead of a girl? I mean, ok, it's a twist, but I don't see how it's funny, or interesting. Someone played a prank on him? But this kind of prank is only funny to the one who did it... Or his girl dumped him and did this to hurt his feelings? Nothing funny or interesting about that.
Also, couldn't whoever installed that roomba thing, have laid out the path by hand instead?
The Roomba IS "her," hence the alt-text.