0470: "The End Is Not For A While"

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby llamapalooza » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:57 am UTC

Damn, you bring this up while the RNC is in town and now I feel compelled...

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby rfts » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:06 am UTC

scowdich wrote:My personal favorite protest sign: "DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING"
Versatile, yet ambiguous. Use it anywhere.


Or you could wear armbands to school saying: "Overturn Tinker v. Des Moines"

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Zake » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:18 am UTC

I think we all know what to bring to the next xkcd meetup, now.

Picket an abandoned building with blank signs... political commentary or social angst? You decide.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Sabine » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:38 am UTC

I love this comic. Especially the part about scrabble. :) This is how I'm feeling about life right now, and contented is a good state of mind.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Xavios » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:39 am UTC

It happens. People tried to kick me out of the first Scientology protest for having a sign that said COOKIES ARE NICE.

Fools. And scrabble rocks.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby VelociraptorEvader » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:41 am UTC

this is quite a cool idea. I like the thought of showing up at a political/workers/PETA/Gummi Bear/something else protest with a sign 'Actually i'm pretty happy with how things are, anyone busy afterwards?' it certainly made me smile
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Exenon » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:54 am UTC

This is a really nice comic ! And it reminds me of Demetri Martin too ! And just for everyone who is not sure about Demetri : he rocks as much as scrabble does :mrgreen: !
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby stormoftara » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:58 am UTC

I once saw a fake protest. Something about freeing the trolls.

This comic makes me want to make a sign that says "Can't we all just get along?" Lulz

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby SneakyMongo » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:01 am UTC

I'm going to protest people's ignorance about the terrible plight of trivia in our nation's streets.

My picket sign will say "Vacuums where once horse-drawn" or "Champagne is English"
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby scowdich » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:17 am UTC

SneakyMongo wrote:My picket sign will say "Vacuums where once horse-drawn" or "Champaign is English"
Fix'd.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Wikey » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:19 am UTC

"End women's suffrage"

"Support Breast Cancer"

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby LittleKey » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:30 am UTC

great comic, very optimistic.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby SneakyMongo » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:31 am UTC

scowdich wrote:
SneakyMongo wrote:My picket sign will say "Vacuums where once horse-drawn" or "Champaign is English"
Fix'd.


It flew over my head. It made a whooshing noise.
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Hactar » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:34 am UTC

I really like the "Everyone here is cute" alt text. I think next time there's a protest I'll use that, but with "Everyone here is cute (Especially the cops!)"

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby PooCzar » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:41 am UTC

Ok, I felt compelled to join the forum to comment on this comic.


About 5 years ago, I was attending school in Philadelphia (Temple University, woo). One day, Dick Cheney was supposed to give a speech at UPENN. My roommate and I heard there was going to be a protest before/during/after his speech. We also heard that MTV, among other stations, was going to be covering the event. So we decided to make some signs and go join the protest. When we arrived we saw people with various anti-war signs, things like "No blood for oil", yada yada yada. We kept our sign hidden until we were able to spot the MTV camera crew. When we found them, we proudly held up our sign that read "Carson Daly is a Massive Tool". I don't know if it ever got back to him, but I hope it did.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Splooge169 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:01 am UTC

scowdich wrote:
SneakyMongo wrote:My picket sign will say "Vacuums were once horse-drawn" or "Champaign is English"
Fix'd.


Fixed.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby muffin of doom » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:14 am UTC

mrbaggins wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that the Title of this comic (Not title text, the actual title) is the best line?

No, you are not.

rfts wrote:Or you could wear armbands to school saying: "Overturn Tinker v. Des Moines"

I didn't get the reference, so I googled it. For anyone else who's curious:

some website wrote:Petitioners, three public school pupils in Des Moines, Iowa, were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to protest the Government's policy in Vietnam. They sought nominal damages and an injunction against a regulation that the respondents had promulgated banning the wearing of armbands. The District Court dismissed the complaint on the ground that the regulation was within the Board's power, despite the absence of any finding of substantial interference with the conduct of school activities.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby ACU-LP » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:36 am UTC

I'm sure everyone else will be trying it out now too, but I soooooo have to.

Anyone know of any protests going on in Sydney any time soon? That wont be violent (that is something I wont get involved in)
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby ACU-LP » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:36 am UTC

I'm sure everyone else will be trying it out now too, but I soooooo have to.

Anyone know of any protests going on in Sydney any time soon? That wont be violent (that is something I wont get involved in)

EDIT: Just realised it double posted.....I dont know how, but I dont have a delete function either....
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Felstaff » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:31 am UTC

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Some forms of protest are more successful than others.

For instance, now I really want to go and play scrabble, but I don't care about the oppression of South Vietnamese Buddhists in the '60s.
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby pocketfulofgold » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:42 am UTC

today's comic totally and completely made my day. and my day had not started out too well, so that's impressive.

*grins*

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby HalfWayDownTheStairs » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:29 am UTC

This kind of reminds me of the situation here in London, where it's been made illegal to protest within a mile of the Houses of Parliament, so people have been having tea parties on the lawn outside, waving blank signs. Basically a protest against being banned from protesting. I don't think they've got anywhere, but I they seem to be having a pleasant time.
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Domovoi » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:35 am UTC

le_sacre wrote:cf. simpsons, episode 3x02, "mr. lisa goes to washington."

these are the signs carried by the crowds outside the Clinton white house. sigh... those were the days.


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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Dobblesworth » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:58 am UTC

I wonder if today's xkcd was drafted partially in response to the debacle and protests over the axing of that Facebook application Scrabulous.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Grogs » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:27 pm UTC

i can see this as a t-shirt

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Master Gunner » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:07 pm UTC

Count in another person who is off to make those signs.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby paragon12321 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:49 pm UTC

Why can't there be a Scientology protest near my house right now? I can carry this signs and wear a Hamburgler mask instead of Guy Fawkes.
For great justice! Take off every sig!

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Joby » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:02 pm UTC

Given what happened yesterday in preparation for the RNC, I dont really have any trouble finding things to be angry and protest about. I just don't live close enough to go.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Moo » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:09 pm UTC

xkcd wrote:The End is Not for a While
Wow, I'm surprised; after two pages I'm going to go ahead and guess I really was the only one who, upon seeing the title (and before reading the comic) thought it was a programming reference I just wasn't getting.
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Ronfar » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:51 pm UTC

For some reason, I'm reminded of a Far Side cartoon. There's a guy in a shop selling signs that say "The End Is Near". He sees a nuclear explosion in the distance, and says "Dang. There goes the market for these things."
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Kazuke » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:04 pm UTC

The first thing I thought of was Demetri Martin.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby dr7 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:18 pm UTC

Sadly, I feel society and most governments are in a terrible state right now. While I would love to "protest" that everything is fine, I can't because that would be a lie.

Maybe I can make some signs like the one in the comic and hang on to them as hope for the future, that some day I can actually use them.
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby SirMustapha » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:53 pm UTC

Domovoi wrote:
le_sacre wrote:cf. simpsons, episode 3x02, "mr. lisa goes to washington."

these are the signs carried by the crowds outside the Clinton white house. sigh... those were the days.


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Looking at that image reminded me of how excellent xkcd is.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Willis888 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:03 pm UTC

I THINK EVERYONE INVOLVED HERE IS CUTE.


QFT.

The scrabble-playing hippie population is totally hot.

Riding bikes and not eating meat does good things for your cuteness, while an agile, games-playing mind tends toward wit and clever charm.
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby Parodynamic » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:15 pm UTC

I am going to go and actively hunt out a protest to do this.

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Re: "The End happened yesterday how come no one noticed?"

Postby UberN00b » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:28 pm UTC

HalfWayDownTheStairs wrote:This kind of reminds me of the situation here in London, where it's been made illegal to protest within a mile of the Houses of Parliament, so people have been having tea parties on the lawn outside, waving blank signs. Basically a protest against being banned from protesting. I don't think they've got anywhere, but I they seem to be having a pleasant time.


You crazy londoners us in manchester haven't heard that... bored.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby KingLoser » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:15 pm UTC

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby eckbuh » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:20 pm UTC

Another highly original webcomic on xkcd.

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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby crater2150 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:55 pm UTC

the comic reminds me of the people who did similar things on PETA protests, for example when PETA protested against eating chickens and eggs, they showed up eating chicken burgers.
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Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Postby GyRo567 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:27 pm UTC

I think PETA is a rather silly organization, but that kind of counter-protesting is pretty meanspirited.


I like the idea of gathering in protest at an abandoned building with blank signs. In silence too. We'd all communicate in morse code, text, or interpretive dance.
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