0656: "October 30th"

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0656: "October 30th"

Postby nomulous » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:00 am UTC

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title="Not enough houses on your block? Just hit them at 30-year intervals from here to 2300 and get 10x the candy."

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Whyareall » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:03 am UTC

wth! xkcd.com didn't update til like a minute after xkcd.com/656!!!
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Dasafrak » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:03 am UTC

Well that wasn't very funny at all.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby hbsmiley7 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:04 am UTC

I'm intrigued by what the plants are in front of the stairs..

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby lingomaniac88 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Hey, I'm working on my Halloween costume right now! Finally, I get a chance to say this...

GET OUT OF MY HEAD, RANDALL!
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby SocialSceneRepairman » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:06 am UTC

Wait, Doc Brown invented the machine in the eighties...then settled down in the nineteenth century...so how could he have overshot? Coming from 2015? Why?

Also, were we really supposed to believe there were thirty years between the two Doc Browns? I mean, really, Henry Spencer's wig does a more convincing job...

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby aeris92 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:09 am UTC

Damn i missed the thread getting my last minute costume together. I'm going as Sylar cause I already REEEALLY look like Zach Quinto [so im told] and that means all i need to do is slick my hair back and draw red lines on peoples' foreheads all day at school!

I should really be studying for my chem test... Quantum Theory anyone?

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Tath » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:10 am UTC

"Great Scott, I must have overshot!"

It rhymes; therefore it is true.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Cal27 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:14 am UTC

Is it just me, or does the comic seem kind of off? I think it would have been funnier if Randall let us figure out who it was on our own.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby captain2obvious » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:14 am UTC

I'm lovin the seasonal comic.

BTW, On a related note: I just finished working on my costume, its a tribute to that game that refuses to stop being entertaining. I'm talking of course about pacman. Is there a thread for halloween costumes?
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby GreatS » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:21 am UTC

Oh well, it wasn't that bad, though the title text really felt totally off this time. Guess that's what happens on a fixed schedule now and then. Still it would be kinda cool to go trick or treatign with this excuse on the 30th.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Comic JK » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:23 am UTC

Ok, that was great. Let none gainsay this fact. And Randall was right to state Brown's name directly; it didn't give away the joke and the buildup made it that much funnier.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Areldyb » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:23 am UTC

Randall speaks of impossible things. You can't hit the block at thirty-year intervals till 2300, because the internets told me the world will end in 2012. Duh. :wink:

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby aldld » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:29 am UTC

At first I saw the word "Doc", and for a second I thought he might be wearing some sort of black and white Cory Doctorow costume.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Me321 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:40 am UTC

Actually my town has asked everyone to trick-or-treat on Friday the 30th because of a college football game in town, but they did not publicize it well, so if you plan it out right then you can get 2x the candy.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby BlueNight » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:42 am UTC

It would be AWESOME if Robert Zemeckis digitally replaced all of Christopher Lloyd's scenes in BTTF1 and the beginning of BTTF2 with new footage of him old, and released it as a Special Edition.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby nieh » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:52 am UTC

I wonder what kind of advancements will have been made in the field of candy by 2300.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Benson » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:03 am UTC

Areldyb wrote:Randall speaks of impossible things. You can't hit the block at thirty-year intervals till 2300, because the internets told me the world will end in 2012. Duh. :wink:

But Randall can, because he is That Awesome. It's like the Dukes theme, "someday the raptors might get him but the end-of-the-world-and-yea-the-universe-itself never will." How much candy will be available, though, remains unclear...

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Isaac20 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:24 am UTC

Yeah, I'd like to know what's going on next to the stoop; those are some rather strange-looking plants.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby eviloatmeal » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:33 am UTC

This is heavy!
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Matthias » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:38 am UTC

This is the first one in a while that I have genuinely laughed out loud at.

Thanks, Randall; this is a great way to start my day. :)

Also, what the hell...
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby guyy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:44 am UTC

eviloatmeal wrote:This is heavy!


...Is was Doc said after collecting 10 years' worth of candy and trying to carry the bag home!

Also, the comic is all kinds of awesome.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:16 am UTC

SocialSceneRepairman wrote:Also, were we really supposed to believe there were thirty years between the two Doc Browns? I mean, really, Henry Spencer's wig does a more convincing job...

That was an intentional joke in the movies. In Part 1, Doc of 1955 sees his 1985 self on Marty's camcorder, gasps, and says "I'm an old man!" ...even though they look exactly alike. Later in Part 2, when they arrive back in 2015, Doc (from 1985) takes off the "disguise" he's wearing that's supposed to make him look his real (1985) age so that Marty will recognize him, because he got 30 years taken off his appearance... and he looks exactly the same underneath. There's even a beat for comedic effect.

I don't recall a repetition of this gag in the third movie, but maybe someone can refresh my memory...
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby brakos82 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:45 am UTC

Best.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:43 am UTC

This was actually clever. I would give all my candy to any kid who does this, even though I know I would have to go out and buy a bunch more on the night before Halloween.
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Arancaytar » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:31 am UTC

What he neglected to note in his chronology research is that after the council of 2211, the Primate of America formally declared the feast of Halloween a pagan religion, and the observance of its rites a heresy punishable by execution. When he turned up in 2220, he narrowly escaped with his life.
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby djsunkid » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:39 am UTC

OK, I flipped when I saw this a few hours ago, just as my wife was putting the finishing touches on my costume.

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GREAT SCOTT!

I might not have gotten first post, but I am definitely the first person to post while actually wearing a Doc Brown costume!

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:10 pm UTC

lingomaniac88 wrote:Hey, I'm working on my Halloween costume right now! Finally, I get a chance to say this...

GET OUT OF MY HEAD, RANDALL!


You're thinking of your Halloween costume one day before Halloween? Wow, like, that's absolutely impressive.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby job1110 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:58 pm UTC

check out the "Scary" strip if someone your know didn't get it.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby szekany » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:49 pm UTC

Very funny! It's been several years since I last watched Back to the Future, but my first thought was to think that Doc meant he "overshot" by arriving one week before November 5th... yeah, I know, I'll go crawl back into my nerd-cave now...

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby axell001 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:03 pm UTC

Great my experiment worked!
Also for trick and treat as long as your face is covered cant you just dress up in diferent costumes and go up and down the street all night long?

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby chocolate.razorblades » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:12 pm UTC

szekany wrote:Very funny! It's been several years since I last watched Back to the Future, but my first thought was to think that Doc meant he "overshot" by arriving one week before November 5th... yeah, I know, I'll go crawl back into my nerd-cave now...

This is your nerd-cave.

The comic was okay, but djsunkid gets +5 to the skill of his choice for his Doc Brown costume.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:21 pm UTC

djsunkid wrote:OK, I flipped when I saw this a few hours ago, just as my wife was putting the finishing touches on my costume.

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GREAT SCOTT!

I might not have gotten first post, but I am definitely the first person to post while actually wearing a Doc Brown costume!

Awwwesome.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:04 pm UTC

Time Travel + Halloween == teh win.

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby ritvax » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:43 pm UTC

This comic needs more DeLorean!
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby ManfredvonKarma » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:44 pm UTC

My hometown trick-or-treats on the 30th every year. >_>

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:54 pm UTC

ManfredvonKarma wrote:My hometown trick-or-treats on the 30th every year. >_>


why?
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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby Makin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:12 pm UTC

Seriously, what. 12 hours and there is just one page?! Where are you, people?

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby captain2obvious » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:34 pm UTC

Makin wrote:Seriously, what. 12 hours and there is just one page?! Where are you, people?

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Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Postby gypkap » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:26 pm UTC

Tath wrote:"Great Scott, I must have overshot!"

It rhymes; therefore it is true.

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