1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:31 pm UTC

NASA and Mission Control have swapped sentiments.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:32 pm UTC

THE SUSPENSE

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:33 pm UTC

Anxious Spacewhales is the name of my next band.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Soup » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:33 pm UTC

Blindposting from page 4, with thanks to everyone posting/ linking the individual frames, as I got nothing on the comic page in Chrome or IE.
Waiting for it...

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Flotter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:33 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:NASA and Mission Control have swapped sentiments.

The whales are also anxious

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:35 pm UTC

Mustard, I am stuck with the "2 hours" frame. I'll have to watch it unfold in this thread instead.

Edit: nevermind! (spoilered because future-ninja'd)

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:35 pm UTC

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Double circles around hopefully...

Edit: I think this is a perspective swap. The whales are calm.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:36 pm UTC

ETA: Double ninja'd. There's now a link to xkcd1446.org.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:36 pm UTC

The picture just became a link to http://xkcd1446.org/.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:36 pm UTC

Bongle wrote:It'd be pretty cool if after the landing, it goes to illustrating the light cone of the radio'd result heading back towards earth and starts a new countdown.


Called it, looks like.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:36 pm UTC

At least the whales are calm.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:37 pm UTC

Wait, why did we jump from 5 minutes to 30?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:37 pm UTC

We are now on Earth's perspective.
Yeah, "near" and "far away" have swapped places.

Earth whales: calm
Spacewhales: anxious
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:37 pm UTC

"Time until news of landing: 30 minutes."
... never mind.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:38 pm UTC

Now they have tons of books!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby manvandmaan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:39 pm UTC

Excitement!

BlitzGirl wrote:Anxious Spacewhales is the name of my next band.

Can I be the drummer?
I don't know how to, but how hard can beating on things with sticks be?
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Re: blitzdone

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:39 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Well, that didn't take long-- here I am (was) in the present Page.

So... where the heck is the long-deceased Neil Boekend? I didn't notice him at all in this thread

I have a busy day at work and in the car. 5 hours of driving today to do only 5 hours or so of work.

I expect the mother spacewhale to be unhappy with this intrusion in her breeding grounds. Next frame she comes in from the right and eats rosetta and philae. Thus ends "landing".
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Febrion » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:40 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:The picture just became a link to http://xkcd1446.org/.

Ninja'd... was just about to mention this as well. All I see is a blank page (thanks filter...), but the link works and gives a good image.

Looks like I showed up just in time1190, just caught up on the thread, now to sit back and wait for the landing confirmationit


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Re: blitzdone

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:40 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:I expect the mother spacewhale to be unhappy with this intrusion in her breeding grounds. Next frame she comes in from the right and eats rosetta and philae. Thus ends "landing".
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:40 pm UTC

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Prime Minister: Wait, if we're not going to destroy it, then what are the harpoons for?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:41 pm UTC

Stupid skyboot!

manvandmaan wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Anxious Spacewhales is the name of my next band.

Can I be the drummer?
I don't know how to, but how hard can beating on things with sticks be?

It can't be harder than harpooning a comet.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Chicagojon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:41 pm UTC

Finally we'll have a data point for if harpoons work on comets

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Reecer6 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:41 pm UTC

I can't believe I've missed out on this captivating story so far. Go, Philae lander! Show those whales how ths space thing is done!
Also, what the hell, Prime Minister???

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:42 pm UTC

Sentiments swapped again between Mission Control and NASA. Somebody's going to get mono.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:42 pm UTC

Wait, which Prime Minister? There are several.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:42 pm UTC

Which prime minister is this?
I'm going to step off the LEM now... here we are, Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby kenmelken » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:42 pm UTC

STATUS
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby LordHorst » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:43 pm UTC

Status Report of Earth should be changed to: "Anxiously awaiting news from landing".

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:43 pm UTC

Is the alt-text still "[LIVE]"?
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Destroyed?

Postby Febrion » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:43 pm UTC

Predicting new status update
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby snoopy369 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC

manvandmaan wrote:Excitement!

BlitzGirl wrote:Anxious Spacewhales is the name of my next band.

Can I be the drummer?
I don't know how to, but how hard can beating on things with sticks be?


Have you ever tried drumming in Rock Band or Guitar Hero? Yeah, pretty hard...

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Carlington » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC

It occurs to me that the link to the mirror may be trying to get people to watch from there, to divide up the server load and make it easier to deal with. This is the first time I've been able to follow a comic like this in real time, this is so good .
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC

Earth: in space
I'm going to step off the LEM now... here we are, Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat

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Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC

Mr. Prime Minister wants to destroy the spacewhale habitat!

#SaveTheSpacewhales2014
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Re: blitzdone

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Moose Anus wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:I expect the mother spacewhale to be unhappy with this intrusion in her breeding grounds. Next frame she comes in from the right and eats rosetta and philae. Thus ends "landing".
Is that a yo mama joke?

Not intentionality but you're welcome to interpret it as such.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby EraObserver » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC

Why is it every time I have a large assignment due in my school Randall creates an awesome new thing to explore? Now I'm excited about science when I should be writing a paper...
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC

"Mr. Prime Minister, we said we'd capture the comet, and harpoon it. Those two things together do not necessarily imply killing it".

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby ahecht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:45 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:Wait, which Prime Minister? There are several.


Given where the dialogue line is coming from, I'd have to say Canadian.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Reecer6 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:45 pm UTC

From the image, that's clearly the Canadian prime minister talking to the Russian space agency.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:45 pm UTC

15:45
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If things don't work out, this will be the most depressing xkcd ever...
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