0621: "Superlative"

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0621: "Superlative"

Postby Aeetlrcreejl » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:00 am UTC

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Alt:Stay while I recount the crazy TF2 kill I managed yesterday, my friends.

This comic came after I forgot all about those commercials. Also, I've been listening to "Nowhere Man" a lot, so I can't tell whether he's in my head or just left my head.
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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby Aeetlrcreejl » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:00 am UTC

Whoops, double post.
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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby Zorlin » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:01 am UTC

Well, that's cheating.
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"Superlative" Discussion

Postby Zorlin » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:01 am UTC

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Reason: Second comic thread posted (but first completed?) Meh.
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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby Aeetlrcreejl » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:01 am UTC

I don't even know why the image isn't coming up properly.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:02 am UTC

I bet he was a pyro and he managed to airblast an arrow back to the sniper that shot it, sticking him against a wall, but the sniper didn't die, so he hadokun'd him.

Yeah, that would be pretty cool.

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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby Rhombix » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:02 am UTC

Try again

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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby Aeetlrcreejl » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:03 am UTC

Fixed.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby scwizard » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:03 am UTC

Not a funny or interesting comic.

I know people like that. They're pretty boring. What else is there to say?
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Darke » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:03 am UTC

I have a distinct feeling that Randall is referring to me.
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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby finity » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:05 am UTC

You got it! Hooray for beer!
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby xkiQ » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Me too :(

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Kwiz » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:06 am UTC

I'd say this one is best interpreted as an encouragement to not be like those boring, mediocre people we all know and feel ennui toward.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby DarkLoaf » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:10 am UTC

holy shit, LOVED today's xkcd. those commercials are hilarious, the 2nd and last panel made my day.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby btgreat » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:13 am UTC

Did no one else catch the Dos Equis reference? http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f

Edit: ninja'd, but I agree completely. I found this hilarious, but I don't think I would have liked it nearly as much if I hadn't seen the commercials.

Also, TF2 = Team Fortress 2.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby fusillade2 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:13 am UTC

xkiQ wrote:Me too :(

What does TF2 stand for?


Team Fortress 2.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Brace » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:14 am UTC

Now I feel guilty about not posting more often on my blog, but I have to finish reading this book and it happens to be very hard to read and stuff.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:14 am UTC

DarkLoaf wrote:holy shit, LOVED today's xkcd. those commercials are hilarious, the 2nd and last panel made my day.

What commericals? Care to extrapolate for those international readers?

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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby Aeetlrcreejl » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:17 am UTC

Now I'm not sure whether this thread or that should be destroyed. I was going to delete mine, but it had already been posted in.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby ryan » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:19 am UTC

glasnt wrote:
DarkLoaf wrote:holy shit, LOVED today's xkcd. those commercials are hilarious, the 2nd and last panel made my day.

What commericals? Care to extrapolate for those international readers?


Dos Equis "most interesting man in the world" commercials.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Munzapoppa » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:20 am UTC

Very good comic, mainly because of the choice of commercial parodied. But honestly, I don't think the man in the commercial is that interesting. He just seems like a 70-ish year old version of James Bond who knows how to speak Russian.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Shale » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:25 am UTC

I've never seen the full Dos Equis commercials - just the 15-second ones that run as ESPN.com ads. This comic makes a lot more sense now.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby null1024 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:25 am UTC

Wow, I fail, I even saw the commercial before and didn't get it. The comic seemed a bit more amusing once I saw the commercial again.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Squid Tamer » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:27 am UTC

I feel like I have been dared by Randall to be more interesting.
And I love those commercials.

And I wonder how a "Least interesting man in the world" would work as a commercial. "This guy is boring, but even he can tell the best beer.", maybe?

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Storm » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:27 am UTC

I love those commercials so much, I was actually swayed into trying dos equis due to them and I'm glad I did, the beer is fantastic.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby razor » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:32 am UTC

3rd panel is totally me.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Callidor » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:42 am UTC

Does anybody else feel that the idea of a "least interesting" anything is somewhat paradoxical? I mean...if I learned the identity of the world's least interesting man, I'd be quite interested in learning about him.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Orca » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:48 am UTC

I loved that :D
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Re: "Superlative" discussion

Postby Qwert » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:55 am UTC

finity wrote:You got it! Hooray for beer!
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Soulshift » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:03 am UTC

I for one cannot begin to express how absolutely wonderful today's comic is. It's just fantastic.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby RockoTDF » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:09 am UTC

Munzapoppa wrote:Very good comic, mainly because of the choice of commercial parodied. But honestly, I don't think the man in the commercial is that interesting. He just seems like a 70-ish year old version of James Bond who knows how to speak Russian.


No, no, no. He speaks French *in* Russian. I do think that is the point though, he is a wealthy European of an ambiguous nationality. The kind of guy you meet at embassy functions and probably knows Mr. Bond very well.

I have a friend (English) who had to learn Arabic in French. (ie that was the language the course was taught from)

Also, another parody of these commercials:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episod ... l-giamatti

The link is for the whole episode, but the opening story about the hostages pertains to this comic.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby rainbrain » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:10 am UTC

iv got to know what his TF2 name is.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:12 am UTC

Man, there's a 100,000,000-way tie for Least Interesting Man In The World.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby ertyqwer » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:12 am UTC

I do not have dreams, and I do not have a blog. Phew, this must be about someone else...

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby ohnoesmilk » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:14 am UTC

I'm those first two panels. :<

Anybody else notice that the text underneath the xkcd title banner is missing?

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Pisthetairos » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:23 am UTC

Yeah, this guys is me. Except instead of french, I knew biology - like, lots of details and scientific names of animals, fossils and the forefathers of men. I never really got into biology in college, I decided to run back to physics. Which reminds me of the dream I had today, where I was in a supermarket, with my brother and my grandfather, because I had decided, before I went to sleep, that I would make banana cinnamon wraps the following day, so I had to go to the supermarket. Anyway, the part about physics is that I met my professor there, and he was mad at me for something, I think it was that I broke one of his materials. It wasn't a laser, it was more like one of the things they use to sonicate BEC. But, it doesn't matter. The thing is, my brother and my grandfather were wrecking the supermarket, which wasn't really a supermarket, but more of a store room like the one in the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark (or the beggining of Kingdom of the Cristal Skull, which wasn't that good to begin with, but is somewhat underrated because of the franchise). And, in the end, they had thrown a cup of yogurt on the other side of the cashier, and I took it. Right, I forgot to mention, I was also going to make a yogurt/honey mix a girl I met told me about. She said she was greek and it was a greek thing. I told her I liked halva, but, that's not part of the dream. Anyway, it's pretty obvious that, in the end of the dream, I had dropped out of college, which made me feel better.

There was more to the dream, where I met a couple of old friends, except the one friend's parents were replaced by famous actors. I wish I could tell you more about it in my blog, but, the thing is, after my first post, the blog wouldn't let me post anymore. I saw a error message, it said something like 7gew something, but, they wanted my e-mail to verify it was the same blogger, and I didn't check the e-mail later, so when I did, I think I accidentally deleted it. So, as the blog doesn't recognize me anyomore, I can't add stuff to it or delete it.

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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby aricshow » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:24 am UTC

except for the whole "work" part, Randall very accurately described my roommate...
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby Kadzar » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:24 am UTC

Stay thirsty, my friends.

Hold on. Does this mean he wants them to get dehydrated? He's not a very good friend, is he? Although I guess the people he spends time with are more like acquaintances.
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby screech » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:25 am UTC

I feel this is the right time to bring up something that's always bothered me.

Do people really find talking about dreams that boring? I like to hear about other people's dreams sometimes; I don't know anyone who's actively disliked such a discussion. Is it just my situation?
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Re: "Superlative" Discussion

Postby guyy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:29 am UTC

Sounds like me, except my dreams are so absurdly bizarre I can't describe them.

Recently I had one where giant robots showed up at a barmitzvah (sp?) and turned the entire building into cookies, which the people inside ate. I mean, what? I'm not even Jewish.


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