0431: "Delivery"

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0431: "Delivery"

Postby Luthen » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:18 am UTC

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Alt: Ma'am, I admit that wasn't in the best taste, but you have to admire my delivery! Ha ha, get it? Oh God, don't throw those syringes! Your baby's fine!

Imagine if you had to relive your child's birth forever?

First time I've started a comic discussion! Yay!

EDIT: Forgot the link
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Syphon » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:19 am UTC

*groan*

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby LOLGRADY » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:19 am UTC

heh

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby phantom » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:20 am UTC

I don't think reliving my own birth would be much fun either. (I'm kind of wishing I would have just stayed in there, however.) :D
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:21 am UTC

One repeat though you could mimic a chestburster
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Linux0s » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:23 am UTC

*groan* is right.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby joee » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:28 am UTC

I think I'm missing a reference, because i don't get it....
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Roland Lockheart » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:30 am UTC

I'd third that *groan*
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby kellsbells » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:32 am UTC

Wow, just... wow. I laughed but I groaned louder (along with everyone else).
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Stockton da Vinci » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:39 am UTC

Hmm... interesting one today. I too fear I am missing a reference behind this one, unless it is as shallow as it appears. Its as if the entire joke rests in the pun in the alt text...
I wonder is there any point in being able to remember the moment of ones birth- on the whole, it cant have been too much a positive experience.

Edit: Okay, Groundhog Day confirmed... and i was thinking about Punxatawny Phil the whole time.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:43 am UTC

Linux0s wrote:*groan* is right.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Zaraden » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:44 am UTC

Groundhog day.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby nyeguy » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:49 am UTC

Zaraden wrote:Groundhog day.

This. He is implying the baby is like a mole crawling underground.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby joee » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:50 am UTC

Zaraden wrote:Groundhog day.

*looks up wikipedia*
Oh....
*now gets it*

Thanks :)
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby JayDee » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:52 am UTC

Heh. This is among the many jobs I should never have, 'cause I could not resist the urge for jokes like that.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby deadaim » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:07 am UTC

Meh, it would have been excellent, except I saw CAD right before I read this one. :[

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby joee » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:12 am UTC

deadaim wrote:Meh, it would have been excellent, except I saw CAD right before I read this one. :[


I just read CAD, and now I'm also sad :(
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby thebandit » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:14 am UTC

Oh my gosh, you guys. Randall is totally in my head. This happens to me all the time! How does he do it?

...seriously though. I laughed out loud. I *never* laugh out loud at comics. The classhole became a doctor?

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Kaiyas » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:18 am UTC

joee wrote:
deadaim wrote:Meh, it would have been excellent, except I saw CAD right before I read this one. :[


I just read CAD, and now I'm also sad :(

Same. :?
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Postby trvsdrlng » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:22 am UTC

Kaiyas wrote:
joee wrote:
deadaim wrote:Meh, it would have been excellent, except I saw CAD right before I read this one. :[


I just read CAD, and now I'm also sad :(

Same. :?

Ditto. :(

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Panda » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:28 am UTC

Oh, my. Some things just aren't supposed to be joked about .. o__O

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Avram » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:31 am UTC

I agree, groundhog day is really no laughing matter

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby seventoes » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:20 am UTC

Seems like this comic is adding some funny contrast to CAD's unfunny one. It evens out to an average day. Fine with me!
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby vodka.cobra » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:26 am UTC

I'm at a loss for words. Except those. And those.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby TheHand » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:31 am UTC

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Isn't this the same comic that was posted yesterday?

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby thebeaky » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:13 am UTC

It took me a little while to get this one, but when I did, I laughed a lot. Sweet.

although in many ways, i would be willing to 5th a groan.

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby DarkKnightJared » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:05 am UTC

I didn't so much groan, but a wierd mix of a "ha," "heh," and a grunt. Like a "huneh."

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Jack Saladin » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:46 am UTC

A) What is Groundhog Day?

B) What are Groundhogs? Are they fierce? Do they burrow through the ground at frightening speeds and then burst up out of the ground to impale people with their giant tusks?

'Cause that would be pretty cool. I could see why you'd have a whole Day celebrating those guys.

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby oliphaunt » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:46 am UTC

I must be completely dense, but I still don't get it, even knowing it's a Groundhog Day reference. Who's reliving the same day over and over again? The baby or the doctor?
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby michaelandjimi » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:55 am UTC

oliphaunt wrote:I must be completely dense, but I still don't get it, even knowing it's a Groundhog Day reference. Who's reliving the same day over and over again? The baby or the doctor?
Groundhog Day was named because he was repeating Groundhog Day, and actual celebration. In which a Groundhog (Of the non-giant tusk variety. They're like wussy ground squirrels) comes out of its burrow and, if it sees its shadow, winter will continue for a while longer.

In theory, they could save a lot of animal lives lost in the extended winter by poking its eyes out (or blindfolding, for wimps).

So in answer to your question - no-one.

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby joee » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:56 am UTC

Fearbears?! wrote:A) What is Groundhog Day?

oliphaunt wrote:I must be completely dense, but I still don't get it, even knowing it's a Groundhog Day reference. Who's reliving the same day over and over again? The baby or the doctor?


"Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated in United States and Canada on February 2. In weather lore, if a groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, marmot, or ground squirrel, emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow, it will return into its burrow and winter will continue for 6 more weeks."
So the doctor is pretending the baby is a groundhog?
[this isn't nearly as funny when you analyse it]

Fearbears?! wrote:B) What are Groundhogs? Are they fierce? Do they burrow through the ground at frightening speeds and then burst up out of the ground to impale people with their giant tusks?

'Cause that would be pretty cool. I could see why you'd have a whole Day celebrating those guys.


The groundhog looks like a cross between a squirrel and a wombat. And wombats are scary.
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Postby michaelandjimi » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:06 am UTC

joee wrote:And wombats are scary.
Yeah, they scare the crap out of my bio teacher.
"Never get between a wombat and its burrow or it'll break both of your legs."
"A wombat could run across this lab faster than an Olympic sprinter."
Funny, we never did find too much left of him, just some fractured bone and a terrible note - "Don't blink".*

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Aviatrix » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:09 am UTC

Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day? I thought they had more sense... and quirkier holidays.

The line that jumped out at me from this one was the bit in the alt-text about the syringes. It is, in general, a bad idea to irk the owner of the womb while she is delivering the star attraction. The wonderfulness of the moment is often lost on her until a bit later.

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:34 am UTC

oliphaunt wrote:I must be completely dense, but I still don't get it, even knowing it's a Groundhog Day reference. Who's reliving the same day over and over again? The baby or the doctor?

The weatherman obviously. Maybe he'll drive the baby off a cliff.

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joee wrote:And wombats are scary.
Yeah, they scare the crap out of my bio teacher.
"Never get between a wombat and its burrow or it'll break both of your legs."
"A wombat could run across this lab faster than an Olympic sprinter."
Funny, we never did find too much left of him, just some fractured bone and a terrible note - "Don't blink".*

*This part of the story not actually true. He did say those things though.

We once stuffed a guy down a wombat burrow. He was never the same.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby michaelandjimi » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:48 am UTC

Luthen wrote:We once stuffed a guy down a wombat burrow. He was never the same.
Did he come out wombat-shaped? Because, if so, there's a pretty good reason for that.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Spadly » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:43 am UTC

Yeah, the timing is a bit bad for CAD readers :? Luckily I read this one first :)
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Supakitsune » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:52 am UTC

... Oh god.
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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Falcon4 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:53 am UTC

Chalk up another one that saw CAD first (and read the entire accompanying news post), then came here to see this.

First thing on my mind was "Wuh? xkcd making fun of CAD? That's low...", then noticed there wasn't even a notice of CAD anywhere in it. Strange (very, very, VERY) strange coincidence, I suppose... =(

Still kinda "i lolled, on the inside" funny. =P

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby Wordmaster » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:15 pm UTC

Is Randall referring to Groundhog Day the movie or just Groundhog Day the day? I didn't find any clues that we're supposed to think of the film gimmick more than the Farmer's Almanac type weather forecasting.

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Re: "Delivery" Discussion

Postby ahecht » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:34 pm UTC

Falcon4 wrote:Chalk up another one that saw CAD first (and read the entire accompanying news post), then came here to see this.


I was surprised to see how many people also read CAD first before coming here. It's nice to see that I'm not the only one that reads my webcomics in alphabetical order in the morning.


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