0521: "2008 Christmas Special"

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby mm1145 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:16 am UTC

Kleppner wrote:
aleflamedyud wrote:Let's hope there was no zombie apocalypse in the 30th or 32nd panel. He did cut down The Yggdrasil after all.

Shit guys, Randall needs help. We're going to need a team for this...

You have my blade.


AND MY AXE!

(had to).


and my bow

and my p90

and my shotgun

and my granade luncher

and my tatickle nuke
(what...raptors with light sabers are tuff the safest corse is to nuke them from orbit and apolijise later)

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Handsome » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:17 am UTC

Roland Lockheart wrote:1) My Battlesheep

2)aleflamedyud's blade

3) an axe

4) aion7's chain of command

5) jmorgan3's wit and devastating blue eyes

6) arden13's (minimal) skills at C++ programming! (and the occasional wartime speech)

7) Alex Chiu Immortality Ring

8 ) 2 bottles of Gorgeouspils

9) second generation "duct-tape Perl" expertise

10) some hax

11) raptor bait

our numbers grow...
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby NIdoprince » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:19 am UTC

I pledge my life, and my glaive.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby demadaha » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:21 am UTC

Normally the raccoon warriors dedicate themselves solely to the purpose of fighting the squirrel menace, but saving Randall from the cloned raptors is a cause worthy of their attention. You have the full support of the raccoon warriors as well as the other animal legions represented by them (Llama legions, ant armies, monkey marauders, beetle bombers, cuttlefish crusaders, ect.)

Also, this comic made me laugh, a lot. Maybe because I am tired.
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Amnesiasoft » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:27 am UTC

mm1145 wrote:and my bow

and my p90

and my shotgun

and my granade luncher

and my tatickle nuke
(what...raptors with light sabers are tuff the safest corse is to nuke them from orbit and apolijise later)

I feel as though you've missed the reference entirely.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Apollo » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:46 am UTC

And I pledge my army in the aid of Randall. Fully autonomous and free to be commanded as is willed unless I say otherwise.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Apollo » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:47 am UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
mm1145 wrote:and my bow

and my p90

and my shotgun

and my granade luncher

and my tatickle nuke
(what...raptors with light sabers are tuff the safest corse is to nuke them from orbit and apolijise later)

I feel as though you've missed the reference entirely.



I agree.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Tommy2Hats » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:57 am UTC

Oh wait...

If only we had a holocaust cloak!

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Wildcard » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:12 am UTC

Peter_G wrote:wow if you mess with the colour levels in gimp there you see the hidden panels..

Link, please? Otherwise I call B.S. Especially seeing as no one else mentioned it or responded to it.

And Randall, you have my indefatigable logical-analysis acumen. And my extensive vocabulary. :wink:


I wonder what Randall thinks of this discussion, or if he is even bothering to read this board? Or [tongue in cheek] if he even has access to the internet where he is? :shock: Fellow xkcdians, how cruel are raptors? We could be without xkcd updates until we pull off our rescue plan! This is BAD. [/tongue in cheek]

And Merry Christmas to all, by the way.

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Tommy2Hats wrote:If only we had a holocaust cloak!

Will this do?
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby rodbod » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:27 am UTC

BlueNight wrote:My first thought was, "Wait a minute, one isn't prime but three is." My second thought: "Oh, it's not zero-indexed."

After I read it, i realized why it wasn't zero-indexed: to give us that lovely, lovely panel 32... on which I call rule 34.


Yeah, what happened to panel zero?

Hang on, if we can find panel zero I bet that will lead us to wherever the raptors have got Randall stashed!

Um, does anyone have a zero detector....

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Phoenix112358 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:41 am UTC

Since xkcd is open for editing for non profit organisations, I propose someone try fill in those blanks! :D

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby FireCrack » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:45 am UTC

Hehehe!

It'd be really awful if the raptors actually did get Randall though.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby ascii » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:55 am UTC

(sighs)
Another intelligent person sucked in by the propaganda that tells us to believe that 1 is not a prime number.

Free the Prime 1!

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Eskimo Inferno » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:11 am UTC

I pledge my giant human hamster ball. And I'll even share if you ask nicely.
As the only panels that we can see are the primed numebred ones, I propose that we continue on this chain until we reach a panel with a sufficiently high number that the raptors believe thenselves to be safe, and will thus be discussing their secret plans.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby videogamesizzle » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:19 am UTC

oh my lordy, this is my new favorite comic. to put it simply:

i lol'd.

that is all.
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Two9A » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:32 am UTC

Wildcard wrote:
Peter_G wrote:wow if you mess with the colour levels in gimp there you see the hidden panels..

Link, please? Otherwise I call B.S. Especially seeing as no one else mentioned it or responded to it.

Definitely BS. I did a threshold against gray level 0x01, and I get this:

http://imrannazar.com/dump/521-thresholded.png

As you can see, the black panels are black even with the color range reduced to 0.4%, so they're definitely black.
Edit:: Did I say 0.04%? Those mince pies must be getting to me.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Astronick » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:45 am UTC

Flesh_Of_The_Fallen_Angel wrote:If you need it, you have my rubber chicken to help get Randall back. (Major points to anyone who gets that reference! :mrgreen: Come on, just try and get it. I'm unbelievably surprised that I thought of it. The only thing that made me think of it was the "and you have my axe" thing. :mrgreen: )


Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!

I enjoyed this comic a lot although I'm kind of sad I wasn't up early enough to see the original first. Thanks to whoever saved it. 13 is definitely my favourite panel.

To the rescue effort I shall contribute this significantly sized block of tofu :wink:
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby #@®®¡$ » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:49 am UTC

Wildcard wrote:[tongue in cheek] if he even has access to the internet where he is? :shock: [/tongue in cheek]


He has, but can only access 4chan.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby ain » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:02 am UTC

Although hardly intentional, did anyone notice that the first 9 panels (not counting those boring non-prime number 4th row panels) look like a glider from Conway's game of life?
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby lazyjay » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:07 am UTC

Is that 16 or 17 items pledged? I lost count with all of those 11s and 12s

In any case, stay away from my sister's brain, even if she can kill you with it. OK, you can borrow it, but it had better be working properly when you return it.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby yohanleafheart » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:10 pm UTC

Roland Lockheart wrote:Need more. Send out the call.


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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby toshiro » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:17 pm UTC

I pledge the support of my army of vintage macs (1984-2001). They require some coaxing, and you have to pass under a mountain, but they can be fierce.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby mrbaggins » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:30 pm UTC

Roland Lockheart wrote:
1) My Battlesheep

2)aleflamedyud's blade

3) an axe

4) aion7's chain of command

5) jmorgan3's wit and devastating blue eyes

6) arden13's (minimal) skills at C++ programming! (and the occasional wartime speech)

7) Alex Chiu Immortality Ring

8 ) 2 bottles of Gorgeouspils

9) second generation "duct-tape Perl" expertise

10) some hax

11) raptor bait

our numbers grow...


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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Invertebrate » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:38 pm UTC

I offer my knowledge of showtunes and film themes. We might feel the need for some atmospheric music as we march to certain peril.

If nothing else, I can always sing 'Gee, Officer Krupke,' over and over in a stupid accent until the raptors beg for mercy. Or tear me limb from limb, depending.
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby ST47 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:12 pm UTC

I want the rest of the comic as a christmas present.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby dr7 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:13 pm UTC

Roland Lockheart wrote:1) My Battlesheep

2)aleflamedyud's blade

3) an axe

4) aion7's chain of command

5) jmorgan3's wit and devastating blue eyes

6) arden13's (minimal) skills at C++ programming! (and the occasional wartime speech)

7) Alex Chiu Immortality Ring

8 ) 2 bottles of Gorgeouspils

9) second generation "duct-tape Perl" expertise

10) some hax

11) raptor bait



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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Outchanter » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:17 pm UTC

And my bow. My fiddle playing shall strike fear into the hearts of our enemies.

I recommend earplugs for our allies, though.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Hockeypuck » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:29 pm UTC

Definitely started counting at zero and got real confused when panel 3 wasn't filled in and 4 was :D

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Peter_G » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:30 pm UTC

haha, obviously it's bull :P
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Camahueto » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:32 pm UTC

tacvek wrote:The comic has been fixed! It now does not have 27 as a prime number.


So Randall made a mistake. The crissis is SERIOUS. I think today is the day of the final collapse of the economic system (yes, just before Christmas) :-P

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby kirkjerk » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:32 pm UTC

Independent of the primeness of 1, I am a little bummed that the strip doesn't start numbering from zero.
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby levicc00123 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:49 pm UTC

For the rescue efforts you have my spellbook and staff, and a healthy supply of health and mana potions.

As for the comic, I don't get it.
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby EugeneSlipped » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:59 pm UTC

The alt-text "How could you possibly think typing 'import skynet' was a good idea?" made this comic for me :D
The concept just has me giggling like a little kid on the inside, while maintaining a manly grin on the outside.

I also loved the lightsaber wielding raptors :lol:

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Byrd4913 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:08 pm UTC

Why don't we just get the shrike to rescue randall from the raptors? Unless the Shrike is the mastermind behind this raptor plot in punishment for cutting down Yggdrasil!

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby tahrey » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:13 pm UTC

Hahahaha.... so that's where the majority of the funny went from the last couple weeks :) eeeexcellent.

Also we can add an entire row of black panels to the end of this without breaking the formula at all. Or two rows with one more panel (I suggest changing panel 31 to "we love chris-a-mus" and making panel 37 "boom de yada", shifting the "merry christmas" back to an out-of-panel greeting).

For the rescue effort, I will be running distraction. You have my burgeoning semi-pro AV skills for hacking into the CCTV network and altering the live feed to show a loop of empty hallways (with a bit more skill than the A-Team ever did), the borrowed Eee PC I'm writing this on (for constructing a very XKCD electro hamster to draw the baddies' attention), and my massive collection of Studio Ghibli films and questionable porn as final defences. For helping with the getaway you can also have my stick shifting and overly developed boy racer joyrider movie-friendly FWD pseudo drifting skills, own battered jalopy that can take a lot more hard knocks and the large, insanely torquey turbodiesel courtesy car I've been loaned until its repaired.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby Dottikance » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:14 pm UTC

I really want to know what happens in the last panel. I mean, what would they do AFTER saying merry christmas?

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby sableye22 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:17 pm UTC

In the fight to save Randall, I pledge my...toaster. Yeah, that's right.
It's brand new... it's got a setting for defrost, and... a little lever for extra lift, so you don't have to pry stuck bread from out of it with a fork...no, I've never been the greatest warrior. [/shame]

Although I would like to join the efforts in keeping 1 a prime number.
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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby shodan_lee » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:47 pm UTC

... and my 5' white oak stick-of-doom, Twig.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby dean.menezes » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:47 pm UTC

kirkjerk wrote:Independent of the primeness of 1, I am a little bummed that the strip doesn't start numbering from zero.

Actually, given that it is a 2D comic, he should have used Gaussian Primes.

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Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Postby The_Dean_Man » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:06 pm UTC

guys u have my emicons :mrgreen: and my mountain dew


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