0577: "The Race: Part 1"

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby penguinbassist » Mon May 04, 2009 7:27 am UTC

sweet, I know what i want for Christmas... :)

How amazing would it be if there was an electric skateboard olympics? They could have events like he skateboard shotput, extreme gymnastics, marathons...

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Kain » Mon May 04, 2009 7:29 am UTC

The torch would have to be a maglight illuminating a disco ball...
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby keithc » Mon May 04, 2009 8:16 am UTC

athelas wrote:Too bad the guy is not wearing a black hat...

Does Randall wear a black hat? Not in the pictures he puts on the blag - though that could be a disguise...
I assumed (from the blag) that the guy is Randall, but then, he would have known who Nathan Fillion is.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby michael24easilybored » Mon May 04, 2009 8:26 am UTC

my gut reaction to this comic is to think what a complete gimp he looks in all his skatewear.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Magilla » Mon May 04, 2009 8:32 am UTC

tuckels wrote:I just noticed the sounds coming from off panel in the third panel. I'm confused about "ratchet".

A lot of skate and biking safety gear uses a quick-release ratchet system for speedy and easy removal by health professionals (and volunteers like me).
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby libra » Mon May 04, 2009 9:03 am UTC

muktowngiant68 wrote:5:1 he wins

If Summer Glau comes in as a late entrant, all bets are off.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby NecklaceOfShadow » Mon May 04, 2009 9:04 am UTC

This was an... interesting comic.

I made a wonderful squeak of joy when I saw the little memo that said that xkcd would update for the whole week.

I just hope that everyone leaves this story arc with their internal organs intact //_x
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Platypodes » Mon May 04, 2009 9:48 am UTC

keithc wrote:
athelas wrote:Too bad the guy is not wearing a black hat...

Does Randall wear a black hat? Not in the pictures he puts on the blag - though that could be a disguise...
I assumed (from the blag) that the guy is Randall, but then, he would have known who Nathan Fillion is.

I think he's just Generic Stick Figure Boy. Randall probably has certain things in common with a lot of his generic stick figures, but in general I don't believe they're supposed to actually be him.
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby VMMolotov » Mon May 04, 2009 10:50 am UTC

I think this is a perfect time for Tron Paul to make a second appearance.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby jtollert » Mon May 04, 2009 10:52 am UTC

Totally Unbelievable!

Do you really expect us to believe that Randall only has one computer available and needs to take turns? Can't wait to see where this will lead!

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby MehPlusRawr » Mon May 04, 2009 10:55 am UTC

Lol, who can imagine this in a Firefly? I can!

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby guyy » Mon May 04, 2009 10:58 am UTC

I guess the semi-obvious question here is: how do you use parentheses in speech?

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby 3bit » Mon May 04, 2009 11:37 am UTC

probably by lowering the tone of your voice as you say whatever you wanna say in parentheses, then raising it back up to a normal tone when you want to close the parentheses.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby ellaruby » Mon May 04, 2009 11:50 am UTC

Wow, like many others here :)
My week is officially made..

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby BioTube » Mon May 04, 2009 12:47 pm UTC

I for one never read the credits - I only know actors' names when I get told them. I identify them by characters. "Must go faster must go faster!"
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby BlackMesa » Mon May 04, 2009 1:46 pm UTC

I cant find the comic that the alt text is refrenceing. Anyone know which one it is?
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby neoliminal » Mon May 04, 2009 1:52 pm UTC

SW15243 wrote:
Mr Jack wrote:In the Unicycles and Poi thread I suggested a Unicycle Tour De France.



Well now I suggest an Electric Skateboard Tour De France.


****mouth waters****

Sort of...defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
It'd be like doing the Tour de France in cars, or like, everyone riding the same bus.


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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby AndyTheQuizzer » Mon May 04, 2009 1:56 pm UTC

I found this comic disappointing, being May 4th and all...

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby axilog14 » Mon May 04, 2009 1:59 pm UTC

BlackMesa wrote:I cant find the comic that the alt text is refrenceing. Anyone know which one it is?

Hamster Ball Heist, I believe?

http://xkcd.com/211/

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Discussion

Postby Baza210 » Mon May 04, 2009 4:37 pm UTC

twitter.com/nathanfillion: Road trip. Off to San Diego!

If only it had said Boston..
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby evilbobthebob » Mon May 04, 2009 4:41 pm UTC

This is gonna be great :D
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Screature » Mon May 04, 2009 5:28 pm UTC

Two "Duscussion" in a row?
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Kain » Mon May 04, 2009 7:02 pm UTC

To whomever corrected my temporal error in the wiki edit, thank you
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Iridos » Mon May 04, 2009 7:57 pm UTC

Uh, TV-series... who cares about those anyway?

I, without a TV for about 8 years now.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Yubtzock » Mon May 04, 2009 9:34 pm UTC

glasnt wrote:
muktowngiant68 wrote:5:1 he wins

I'll take those odds, unless NPH is a contender, then all bets are off.

I bet Nathan wins with his Firefly-class electric skateboard.

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VTOL included(!) (although worst ascii ship-board ever).

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Happyhovercraft » Mon May 04, 2009 10:42 pm UTC

THIS is perfect! I am looking really much forward to a koncert this friday, and I really didn't know how I would get through the week, but with a five-XKCD-week it's going to be just fine. juuuuust fine... 8)

Also a great comic, it sounds as if epicz are on the way.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Kain » Mon May 04, 2009 11:29 pm UTC

Aww, it appears that someone at Raytheon is not a fan of xkcd... I don't exactly want to have five edits on the same page in one day, so I guess Nathan Fillion's page will not have a link to xkcd... how sad...
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Dobblesworth » Tue May 05, 2009 12:03 am UTC

His conscious use of safety attire makes me think of Tron for some reason. It also makes me ponder whether or not (T)the Ronpaul will make another appearance.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby darkmavis » Tue May 05, 2009 2:05 am UTC

5 xkcds in a week coincides nicely with revision time...

While we're on the subject of electric skateboards, have you (collectively) seen this?
The new newb.

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Eternal Density » Tue May 05, 2009 4:06 am UTC

If I was a thread-starting sort of person, I would start the new thread. Which would of course cause three other people to start it simultaneously with me, so I won't. Which means I'll have to wait ages for the new thread to arrive. But now that I've said that, I'll be wrong and it will have already started. Except that because I predicted that, it won't.
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby periculum » Tue May 05, 2009 4:09 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:If I was a thread-starting sort of person, I would start the new thread. Which would of course cause three other people to start it simultaneously with me, so I won't. Which means I'll have to wait ages for the new thread to arrive. But now that I've said that, I'll be wrong and it will have already started. Except that because I predicted that, it won't.


I'm sitting here thinking the exact same thing.
Seriously, 9 minutes and nobody has started the new thread yet?
I'm disappointed :(

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Kain » Tue May 05, 2009 4:13 am UTC

I broke my code and started the thread 2 minutes ago... lazy bums you
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby BlackMesa » Tue May 05, 2009 12:29 pm UTC

axilog14 wrote:
BlackMesa wrote:I cant find the comic that the alt text is refrenceing. Anyone know which one it is?

Hamster Ball Heist, I believe?

http://xkcd.com/211/

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That's the one. Thanks!
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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Random832 » Wed May 06, 2009 3:00 pm UTC

Just for the record* Randall didn't make this up

I wonder if Friday they will surprise us by actually racing.

*for those who don't keep up with Randall's blag, which already mentions this

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Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Postby Noclaf » Fri May 22, 2009 7:53 pm UTC

Until this comic was posted I had no idea that there were electric skateboards, and then one of them almost ran me over on the street. That was a wired coincidence.


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