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1100: "Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:04 am UTC
by Quicksilver
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Alt Text: "So, um. Do you want to get a drink after the game?"

Owned.

Re: 1100:"Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:05 am UTC
by rhomboidal
He should've gotten suspicious when he saw a yardage marker on the altar.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:06 am UTC
by Carlomagno
You'd think the clock would've run out by now.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:20 am UTC
by PolakoVoador
Yay, non-sense! :D

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:48 am UTC
by arotenbe
*double take*

Between this comic, the last one, and 1094... I think my surreal-o-meter has hit its limit for the month.

(Also, do all stick figures actually look alike in-universe?)

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:12 am UTC
by SW15243
This is...amazing. Although I fear I may be one of the few football fans who reads XKCD, haha. I kid, I kid. (Go 9ers!)

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:26 am UTC
by da Doctah
Whenever anyone talks about "all your dreams come true", I want to ask if that includes the one where you're back in high school and forgot to study for the big test.

And you're naked.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:49 am UTC
by scottgoblue314
It may be the greatest High School misdirection play, but it still looses the overall to The Annexation of Puerto Rico.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:11 am UTC
by dataxpress
I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:45 am UTC
by orionll
Bow ties are cool. :P

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:21 am UTC
by Sir Lunch-a-lot
dataxpress wrote:I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk.

That's HILARIOUS!

orionll wrote:Bow ties are cool. :P

Fezzes are cool.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:32 am UTC
by Diemo
Is this a Dr. Who reference? Amy Pond, and time travel, and a bow tie? Unlikely, right?

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:56 am UTC
by flicky1991
Diemo wrote:Is this a Dr. Who reference? Amy Pond, and time travel, and a bow tie? Unlikely, right?

I'd say that's a stretch. I'm a big Doctor Who fan and I didn't notice it.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:56 am UTC
by VanI
Crap! I've gotta run the scoreboard and clock at a game on Friday, and I have no idea if any of the rules have changed this year. Looks like I'll be doing some research tonight.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:06 am UTC
by ryzvonusef (1151717)
dataxpress wrote:I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk.

Thank you! But could somebody explain what's happening in the video? I don't understand how American Football works; why did the other team not tackle him early on?

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:18 am UTC
by VanI
ryzvonusef (1151717) wrote:
dataxpress wrote:I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk.

Thank you! But could somebody explain what's happening in the video? I don't understand how American Football works; why did the other team not tackle him early on?


It was right after a penalty (which moves the ball forward several yards), and they were faking that they were confused that the penalty should have been 10 instead of 5 yards, so when the center simply handed the ball to the quarterback, it looked like he was just walking forward to put the ball in the right place, when it was, in fact, a legal start to the play. The fact that the offensive line didn't move when it happened just faked the defense into thinking that it was a procedural thing, not an actual play.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:08 pm UTC
by Carteeg_Struve
Carlomagno wrote:You'd think the clock would've run out by now.


The ball was already snapped. Even if the clock ran out for the quarter, the play continues until completed. However I'm still surprised as to how they kept the ball in-bounds that whole time and/or without having too many men on the field.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:15 pm UTC
by marsman57
I'm not sure I understand why we have all these lolrandom comics. They just aren't that good.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:36 pm UTC
by New User
I guess that's just a difference of opinion. I thought this was one of the funniest comics I've seen in a long time.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:58 pm UTC
by Jackpot777

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:30 pm UTC
by Akula
"Alright guys, school yard bullshit on 3, BREAK!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7oF4ZDigjM

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:57 pm UTC
by paulrowe
It was all happening in his head, maybe a few dream levels deep, so the whole thing didn't take more than a few minutes in real life. Who knows how they smuggled the equipment onto the field? Maybe the game itself is a level of the dream.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:04 pm UTC
by cellocgw
I suppose it depends on whether you prefer the dream state in " Inception" or "The Lathe of Heaven." Or, I suppose, "Waking Life."

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:57 pm UTC
by oddtail
VanI wrote:
ryzvonusef (1151717) wrote:
dataxpress wrote:I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk.

Thank you! But could somebody explain what's happening in the video? I don't understand how American Football works; why did the other team not tackle him early on?


It was right after a penalty (which moves the ball forward several yards), and they were faking that they were confused that the penalty should have been 10 instead of 5 yards, so when the center simply handed the ball to the quarterback, it looked like he was just walking forward to put the ball in the right place, when it was, in fact, a legal start to the play. The fact that the offensive line didn't move when it happened just faked the defense into thinking that it was a procedural thing, not an actual play.


Thanks for the explanation. I'd seen this video before, but I always figured that the other team was just befuddled by this guy just randomly, calmly walking forward. Because no-one would ever do such a thing.

...granted, I would've preferred it that way, reality has once again proven disappointing.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:19 pm UTC
by jozwa
What's with this mind-fuckery lately? :--D

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:33 pm UTC
by cream wobbly
VanI wrote:
ryzvonusef (1151717) wrote:
dataxpress wrote:I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk.

Thank you! But could somebody explain what's happening in the video? I don't understand how American Football works; why did the other team not tackle him early on?


It was right after a penalty (which moves the ball forward several yards), and they were faking that they were confused that the penalty should have been 10 instead of 5 yards, so when the center simply handed the ball to the quarterback, it looked like he was just walking forward to put the ball in the right place, when it was, in fact, a legal start to the play. The fact that the offensive line didn't move when it happened just faked the defense into thinking that it was a procedural thing, not an actual play.


Ah, "sportsmanship". Right.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
by cream wobbly
Carteeg_Struve wrote:The ball was already snapped.

I hope they can save their pennies and get a new one.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
by Carteeg_Struve


Pfft. The Brits never did understand real football.

Worse case it would be a 15 yard penalty, repeat the down.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:01 pm UTC
by Coyne
Carlomagno wrote:You'd think the clock would've run out by now.


Well, I suppose it depends on how many delay of game penalties there were.

Line judge to referee: "How do I half-adjust the football to less than one atom width from the end zone?"

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:00 am UTC
by W3ird_N3rd
Diemo wrote:Is this a Dr. Who reference? Amy Pond, and time travel, and a bow tie? Unlikely, right?

I didn't see it either.

It did make me think of the movie 17 again, but that's probably got nothing to do with it either.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:09 am UTC
by Sir Lunch-a-lot
Carteeg_Struve wrote:Pfft. The Brits never did understand real football.

Well, I for one never understood why it was called football since you are primarily contacting the ball with your hands. What we call soccer, THAT makes more sense to be called football. As for American Football... I think American Handball would be a more fitting name.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:23 am UTC
by Tova
What is this I don't even

If it's a reference, fine. Par for the course. Carry on.
Oh, I mean... ha ha. Hilarious.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:43 am UTC
by sbkp
I'm pretty sure in the last panel, he's playing a little flute...

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Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:33 am UTC
by brandbarth
little flute...


The flute is a lie. :cry:

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:33 pm UTC
by bmonk
da Doctah wrote:Whenever anyone talks about "all your dreams come true", I want to ask if that includes the one where you're back in high school and forgot to study for the big test.

And you're naked.

You mean this didn't happen to you in RL?

orionll wrote:Bow ties are cool. :P

Even when that's all you are wearing in the dream?

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:42 pm UTC
by Carteeg_Struve
Sir Lunch-a-lot wrote:
Carteeg_Struve wrote:Pfft. The Brits never did understand real football.

Well, I for one never understood why it was called football since you are primarily contacting the ball with your hands. What we call soccer, THAT makes more sense to be called football. As for American Football... I think American Handball would be a more fitting name.


Handball is a different game, so the name was taken. And at least the ball does get kicked for punts, kickoffs, extra-points, and field goals.

And in all honesty, I thought the name "soccer" just sounded cooler. At least it wasn't "something-ball".

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Sir Lunch-a-lot wrote:Well, I for one never understood why it was called football since you are primarily contacting the ball with your hands.

Football originally meant any ball sport played on foot, as opposed to on a horse. That's why rugby and American football are considered types of football.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
by New User
It seems horseball has been forgotten by history. Not enough brain and spinal injuries, I imagine.

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:37 pm UTC
by bmonk
New User wrote:It seems horseball has been forgotten by history. Not enough brain and spinal injuries, I imagine.

Tell that to the polo enthusiasts.
But it seems that in water polo, they don't use the horses. Sad. :lol:

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
by da Doctah
Carteeg_Struve wrote:
Sir Lunch-a-lot wrote:
Carteeg_Struve wrote:Pfft. The Brits never did understand real football.

Well, I for one never understood why it was called football since you are primarily contacting the ball with your hands. What we call soccer, THAT makes more sense to be called football. As for American Football... I think American Handball would be a more fitting name.


Handball is a different game, so the name was taken. And at least the ball does get kicked for punts, kickoffs, extra-points, and field goals.

And in all honesty, I thought the name "soccer" just sounded cooler. At least it wasn't "something-ball".


It matters not what you call it. As George Carlin once pointed out, all sports other than (American) football and baseball are merely variations of ping-pong. Volleyball, he said, was paddle-less team ping-pong with an enlarged ball and raised net, played while standing on the table. With that perspective, it's not hard to see soccer as yet another form of ping-pong. Hockey too.

I'm still trying to decide if you can cram billiards into the same box.