0614: "Woodpecker"

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby FaeDine » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:50 am UTC

I'm highly amused by this, mostly because it happened to actually fall on my Birthday as well!

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby littlelj » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:20 pm UTC

The reason a t-shirt would be awesome is because some people would look at it and go "Huh?" and you could feel superior to them and some people would look at it and go "Awwh" and you'd know they knew.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby QuarterToTomorrow » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:29 pm UTC

Meh. I didn't laugh. I didn't "aww". Although I actually burnt my tongue on a cheese toastie at lunch.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby axilog14 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:31 pm UTC

Gah, I can't take it! Too... fricking... cute...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :D

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby xkiQ » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:45 pm UTC

I once had an affair with a ladybug. She landed on my glasses and stayed there with me while we went for a long walk. I wonder where she is now.

(I hope she didn't encounter this woodpecker.)
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby fenrir_darkwolf » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:45 pm UTC

Awwwww...That's adorable.
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Nyerguds » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:54 pm UTC

Bahh. TITLE text, people, not alt text.

Also, is Beret Guy a kind of anti-Black Hat Guy'? He seems so nice :P

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby scikidus » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:18 pm UTC

I call using this as my avatar!

:D

Seriously, Randall, shirt please much?
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Alzheimers » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:33 pm UTC

Well, at least it was a thoughtful gift. Not like that stupid bear that bought the moon a hat.
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Ronauld » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:51 pm UTC

I just signed up to say thank you for the birthday comic. I just turned 30. :mrgreen:

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby kelvinc » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:11 pm UTC

I'm impressed that Beret Guy found a power drill at a bakery. Shows the effort he went to find a good gift, 'cuz I was expecting him to present a black forest cake.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Jorlem » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:43 pm UTC

I can't help but wonder what would happen if the Drill Woodpecker were to meet the Balloon Shark. My prediction is a debate on the subject of existentialism.

Additionally, consider my name added to the T-shirt request list.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby scikidus » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:44 pm UTC

Jorlem wrote:I can't help but wonder what would happen if the Drill Woodpecker were to meet the Balloon Shark.

This idea sounds too awesome to pass up. Randall, this is your path.
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Avoidist » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:52 pm UTC

...(awesome guitar)...

When I fly and I go home to nest
Gonna build me a place that's the best
When I spread my wings to fly
Goin' up with a drill bit in the sky

Goin' up with a drill bit in the sky
(drill bit in the sky)
That's what I'm gonna tow when I fly
(when I fly)
When I fly and I go home to nest
I'm gonna build me a place that's the best.

...(more awesome guitar)...

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Idhan » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:58 pm UTC

Love the comic. BTW, what other comics has white beret guy been in? This one, "Idiocracy," any others?

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby puggyjjones » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:59 pm UTC

Michael Sowa did a painting with a similar theme:

http://goreydetails.net/show.php?alpha=2180

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby HypnoHawk » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:16 pm UTC

Woodpeckers cannot climb trees upside down. They need to use their tails to brace themselves against the trunk. Also, for some reason I signed up just to post an obscure fact about woodpeckers and I'm not sure why.

And I want a shirt with that on it. It made me laugh. I love woodpeckers.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby TzeraFNX » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:24 pm UTC

I love the Beret Guy! He's my favorite character, and this is his best appearance in quite a while! Man, I need to get a white beret myself...

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby TzeraFNX » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:31 pm UTC

Idhan wrote:Love the comic. BTW, what other comics has white beret guy been in? This one, "Idiocracy," any others?


Beret Guy's been around a long time. The earliest one I can remember is this one: http://xkcd.com/209/

Some others that I remember:

http://xkcd.com/291/
http://xkcd.com/478/

Someone else can pull out the definitive list :D

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby miggit999 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:38 pm UTC

Yay for White Beret Guy! The comic was adorable.

Hmm, so there's black hat guy, white beret guy, white hat guy from http://xkcd.com/291/ and round white hat guy from http://xkcd.com/603/? :?
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby cenovita » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:44 pm UTC

Hey man, I'm been reading XKCD for quite some time now and I must tell that I love your dementia.
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby xk2009 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:52 pm UTC

by poxic » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Somewhat reminiscent of Buttercup Festival (at least the mood thereof). Me likey.


Oh good, I'm glad someone else thought of Buttercup Festival. Precisely the mood conveyed (to me) by this comic. Registered to say so.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Snowdream » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:47 pm UTC

WBG is my hero.

I like BHG, but WBG is just someone I relate to :D
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby mosc » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:06 pm UTC

I didn't find this very cute. The guy's obviously a heartless bastard because he bought a CORDED drill for the woodpecker. Clearly a CORDLESS drill would have been much more useful. That's like giving an empty canteen to somebody dieing of thirst in the desert!
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby ritvax » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:30 pm UTC

I like it when Randall empowers wildlife (willingly or unwillingly). Thinking back to the chomping shark with the tracking tag balloon, and the original flying ferret.
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby unbearablelightness » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:36 pm UTC

I registered just because I was surprised that no one commented on the (unintentional? maybe not?) side story.
Try just reading down the third column (and maybe giving white-beret-guy a sad face in the first two rows)

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby grapefruit1 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:42 pm UTC

Awww! I #th the shirt idea. And vote for this to be Sweetest Comic.
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby dnitecki » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:52 pm UTC

Is anyone else reminded of 'A Really Super Book About Squirrels"?

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby InfiniteLoup » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:52 pm UTC

When I was in grade 8, I had a really wacky dream about school. Right at the end, I went into a panic as I realised that I had forgotten to do my cooking class homework (the teacher was nasty, so the prospect of having to explain myself was truly frightening). The homework? - six questions on how inventions would improve the lives of woodpeckers. I AM NOT KIDDING. I actually got right out of bed at 3AM thinking I could get it done before school that day before I realised that woodpecker questions for cooking class didn't make any sense.

Moral of the story: Randall writes awesome comics. :D

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby RobKohr » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:54 pm UTC

This comic made me smile
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Moz » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:59 pm UTC

On the subject of birds, I've been feeding birds outside my house for about two months now, and I've seen (in descending order of frequency) Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), American Robins (Turdus migratorius), House Sparrows (Passer domesticus), Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), some species of woodpecker (genus Picoides), and a few other unidentified birds. There aren't too many "exotic" birds in Omaha, Nebraska, besides those in our amazing Henry Doorly Zoo, which I'm very excited to visit again tomorrow. :D

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby abstractpotato » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:09 pm UTC

I wonder what would happen if I sent some kind of wildlife reserve a drill with a note "For the woodpeckers"

Edit: Also, black hat meeting white beret would definitely be interesting.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Smiling Hobo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:28 pm UTC

Well, that was...cute.

Popping in to second (or third, or whatever...) the t-shirt idea.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:01 pm UTC

10nitro wrote:* That reminds me, when we went to Atlanta for the FRC championships...


Are you referring to Chess960 aka Fischer Random Chess?
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Re: Woodpecker

Postby rawrr » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:08 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:Kawaii! ^.^

*does the woodpecker dance*


sje46 wrote:Woodpeckers are kawaii-hawaii! ^.^
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Eeeep!

*does the woodpecker dance*


we get it, you don't often say kawaii

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:08 pm UTC

kelvinc wrote:I'm impressed that Beret Guy found a power drill at a bakery. Shows the effort he went to find a good gift, 'cuz I was expecting him to present a black forest cake.



Actually I think it's a re-gift from here:

http://xkcd.com/596/

around... 3:30pm

Simon17 wrote:"WOOD PECKER"?! Oh me yarm ANOTHER sex joke Randall. Okay we get it sex is fun and funny. Just nail Megan already and get it over with so we can get back to having funny comics once in awhile.


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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby sircheeziusbreezius » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:31 pm UTC

InfiniteLoup wrote:When I was in grade 8, I had a really wacky dream about school. Right at the end, I went into a panic as I realised that I had forgotten to do my cooking class homework (the teacher was nasty, so the prospect of having to explain myself was truly frightening). The homework? - six questions on how inventions would improve the lives of woodpeckers. I AM NOT KIDDING. I actually got right out of bed at 3AM thinking I could get it done before school that day before I realised that woodpecker questions for cooking class didn't make any sense.

Moral of the story: Randall writes awesome comics. :D


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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby Iridos » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:50 pm UTC

I just found this one outright weird...
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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby cehr » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:35 pm UTC

This was my favorite comic in a while. I love the shirt idea, too.

Idhan wrote:Love the comic. BTW, what other comics has white beret guy been in? This one, "Idiocracy," any others?

I'm pretty sure his first appearance was http://xkcd.com/167/. He's also in http://xkcd.com/502/.

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Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Postby JamesGecko » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:41 pm UTC

I like this comic. It reminds me of one of my sister's favorite old XKCD comics, Ferret.


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