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1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:37 am UTC
by PinkShinyRose
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Title text: No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.

There's a lot of animal abuse in there. But is was still funny :oops: :evil:.

I'm also curious about what consequence archery would be. Are you firing at satellites? Or from a satellite?

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:40 am UTC
by rhomboidal
I'm pretty sure at least a quarter of these are already in X Games.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:33 am UTC
by orthogon
Snake Shaming made me chuckle; but on reflection it sounds more like some Judeo-Christian ritual than a sport. The leglessness of serpents is itself supposed to be a case of divine snake shaming, isn't it?

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:28 am UTC
by jonhaug
This comic really stumped me. WTF?
(The http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1920 didn't help much.)

/Jon

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:44 am UTC
by da Doctah
I'm pretty much emoji-blind (eighty percent of them look alike to me). But I'd still like to see how you'd render my favorite made-up sport: cross-country bowling.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:09 am UTC
by Soupspoon
da Doctah wrote:I'm pretty much emoji-blind (eighty percent of them look alike to me). But I'd still like to see how you'd render my favorite made-up sport: cross-country bowling.

(Angry Face) (National Flag of choice) (Bowl of rice/steaming soup/whatever, as prefered)?

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
by Plasma_Wolf
This makes me think only of the Face Joey made when he told Chandler and Ross about "Ultimate Fireball". Pause at 2.37

https://youtu.be/fbMl3ZYw8nA

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
by moody7277
-The cruelty free version of Tinkerball is, of course, badminton

-The first recorded game of Hell Escape was written in 1320.

orthogon wrote:Snake Shaming made me chuckle; but on reflection it sounds more like some Judeo-Christian ritual than a sport.


Practiced by some small groups of Pentecostals.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:47 pm UTC
by markfiend
I wonder if "Snake shaming" is deliberately reminiscent of the Gadsden flag? Randall trolling Trumpistas again?

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
by rmsgrey
moody7277 wrote:-The first recorded game of Hell Escape was written in 1320.


Orpheus and Persephone would like a word. Of course, they were playing under an old ruleset, so purists may choose to disregard their games.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
by DanD
"Hell Escape" sounds like sounds like escape rooms as done by the organizers of Spartan races. Or vice-versa.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
by wumpus
The title text seems a bit odd. While plenty of breeders will immediately retire a horse to stud after winning a Kentucky Derby (the recent triple crown winner had already sold stud rights, so the owner had no reason to retire the horse early), you still should put Missouri Horse Hole before the Belmont.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
by SCSimmons
wumpus wrote:The title text seems a bit odd. While plenty of breeders will immediately retire a horse to stud after winning a Kentucky Derby (the recent triple crown winner had already sold stud rights, so the owner had no reason to retire the horse early), you still should put Missouri Horse Hole before the Belmont.

From the look of the emojis, I don't think any horse could be expected to race again after competing in the Missouri Horse Hole. Or even be retired to stud, for that matter.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
by measure
PinkShinyRose wrote:I'm also curious about what consequence archery would be. Are you firing at satellites? Or from a satellite?

I interpreted Consequence Archery as something like "failure to perform will result in consequences, which may include orbital death ray satellites". Similarly, Consequence Golf.

I like this style of comic, where the humor comes from the unexpected juxtapositions and the images they create. This is one of the best ones since keyboard->leopard and force->horse.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
by SuicideJunkie
da Doctah wrote:I'm pretty much emoji-blind (eighty percent of them look alike to me). But I'd still like to see how you'd render my favorite made-up sport: cross-country bowling.
{bowlingball} {Canadian flag} {ellipsis} {Mexican flag} {pin}{pin}{pin}{pin}

Personally I feel that Alpine bowling packs more entertainment into my limited time.
The Chinese have a great hybrid bowling alley but it is hard to find a time slot to play thanks to all the tourists and the fact there is only one lane available.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
by sotanaht
moody7277 wrote:-The cruelty free version of Tinkerball is, of course, badminton

-The first recorded game of Hell Escape was written in 1320.

orthogon wrote:Snake Shaming made me chuckle; but on reflection it sounds more like some Judeo-Christian ritual than a sport.


Practiced by some small groups of Pentecostals.

Hell escape only really got good though in 1993

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
by ericgrau
Candle eating looks like it could be a real emoji for fancy dinner for two.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
by MissLissa
Horse Hole sounds a lot like Polo to me.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
by stilettoblade
measure wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:I'm also curious about what consequence archery would be. Are you firing at satellites? Or from a satellite?

I interpreted Consequence Archery as something like "failure to perform will result in consequences, which may include orbital death ray satellites". Similarly, Consequence Golf.

I like this style of comic, where the humor comes from the unexpected juxtapositions and the images they create. This is one of the best ones since keyboard->leopard and force->horse.

I read the Consequence Archery as archery on a space station, so the consequence if you miss is that you'll die from decompression (I think the emojis are astronaut-bow&arrow-satellite), and the Consequence Golf one as golfing with a bomb, so the consequence of a miss or a short drive is being blown up.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm UTC
by measure
stilettoblade wrote:I read the Consequence Archery as archery on a space station, so the consequence if you miss is that you'll die from decompression (I think the emojis are astronaut-bow&arrow-satellite)...

Yeah, that's more likely to be what RM was going for.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:44 am UTC
by Mikeski
SuicideJunkie wrote:
da Doctah wrote:I'm pretty much emoji-blind (eighty percent of them look alike to me). But I'd still like to see how you'd render my favorite made-up sport: cross-country bowling.
{bowlingball} {Canadian flag} {ellipsis} {Mexican flag} {pin}{pin}{pin}{pin}

Personally I feel that Alpine bowling packs more entertainment into my limited time.
The Chinese have a great hybrid bowling alley but it is hard to find a time slot to play thanks to all the tourists and the fact there is only one lane available.

Meh, only little kids can play that lane, anyway. It takes years to take down the bumpers...

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports are a mistake (as are emoji"

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:50 am UTC
by Eternal Density
I don't believe these emoji are truly random, and challenge coders to produce a random emoji chooser.

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports are a mistake (as are emoji"

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:01 am UTC
by chridd
Eternal Density wrote:I don't believe these emoji are truly random, and challenge coders to produce a random emoji chooser.
https://www.xkcd.com/1525/#eyJxIjoiV2hhdCdzIGEgZ29vZCBzcG9ydD8iLCJhIjpbIiYjeDFGNEQ2OyIsIiYjeDI2RjU7Il19

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports are a mistake (as are emoji"

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:50 am UTC
by Eternal Density
chridd wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I don't believe these emoji are truly random, and challenge coders to produce a random emoji chooser.
https://www.xkcd.com/1525/#eyJxIjoiV2hhdCdzIGEgZ29vZCBzcG9ydD8iLCJhIjpbIiYjeDFGNEQ2OyIsIiYjeDI2RjU7Il19

Oh, excellent!
Hmm, book sailing, or recycling families... I think the latter is the most extreme sport.