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0374: "Journal"

Postby MissingDividends » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:08 am UTC

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Alt text: And the journal is filled with all the things I'd say to her if I were nice like you. I burn it when it's full.

Wow, another comic with the classhole. He seems to be getting less inventive though.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Yuefairchild » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:09 am UTC

This happened to me once.... ._.;

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby aerojad » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:10 am UTC

damn you man-in-hat, you're ruining it for the rest of us
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Herman » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:11 am UTC

As usual, the comic's great, but the alt-text makes it high art. It's hilarious, and it makes me want to curl up and cry.

Also, great quote: "This is why we can't have nice people."

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Durandal » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:12 am UTC

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby gormster » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:20 am UTC

Durandal wrote:Nerd story; I started to keep a journal after watching the movie 'The Butterfly Effect'.

As for the comic, seems like a good way to meet interesting girls.


And alienate them?
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby JayDee » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:22 am UTC

Durandal wrote:Nerd story; I started to keep a journal after watching the movie 'The Butterfly Effect'.
Um, a journal is not going to give you the ability to travel through time. Sorry.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Drake Zure » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:23 am UTC

lofreakinl

i love the classhole. he offers me so many evil ideas.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby pyro789x » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:27 am UTC

Please tell me 'classhole' is a name you guy came up with, and not some name that was slipped to us...

Also, this comic made me sad ._.

I thought black-hatted-man was supposed to be awesome! It was all fun and games until he began to alienate the lonely, angsty fish.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby l33t_sas » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:30 am UTC

I thought this comic was absolutely horrible in a hilarious way.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby superjoe30 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:38 am UTC

I think this smilie sums it all up: :|

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby JayDee » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:43 am UTC

pyro789x wrote:Please tell me 'classhole' is a name you guy came up with, and not some name that was slipped to us
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I thought black-hatted-man was supposed to be awesome! It was all fun and games until he began to alienate the lonely, angsty fish.
Huh? Classhole. What comic have you been reading? And he is awesome, more so after todays comic.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby The Pirate » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:46 am UTC

Why is the classhole so brilliant? But this one makes me sad as well...

never the less, it is still hilarious. :lol:

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby petsfed » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:48 am UTC

I did something similar once. I was reading The Stranger, by Camus, when this girl sat down in front of me. She kept turning away as if she was looking for somebody until I finally spoke up.

"Waiting for someone?" I said.

She looked at me with tear soaked eyes "Yeah".

I paused for a moment.

"You should probably sit somewhere they can see you then."

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby IronyandParadox » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:50 am UTC

*whimpers* And I was holding out for a nice, sweet, happy comic. It didn't register that this was man-in-hat until the end.
Painful.
Hilarious.
But painful.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby mandalynn » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:52 am UTC

petsfed, you are awesome :)

I don't understand why people think this is sad.

I think it's a really great way to make fun of the people who don't have the guts to just talk to someone. :)

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby DSDM » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:58 am UTC

That's like a deleted scene from the director's cut of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby LeNea » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:11 am UTC

Alt text: And the journal is filled with all the things I'd say to her if I were nice like you. I burn it when it's full.

The alt-text makes this comic. So the ClassHole does have a heart! And when told that he's the reason we can't have nice people, in a way, the ClassHole is his own angsty fish in his own little barrel.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby marco » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:25 am UTC

dude! seriously how better can the classhole get? he is my perfect role model.
I always first take a look at the whole comic before reading it, always hoping to see the black hat, if it is there I know is gonna be epic! :)
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby cranberrytuna » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:35 am UTC

This sounds fun. Too bad I'm a girl... and don't use public transportation. Oh, Classhole! Teach us your dastardly ways.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby ask » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:24 am UTC

I think I am gonna try this on the BART tomorrow

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby BiggAl » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:26 am UTC

Damnit on the Tube in London people just don't make eye contact at all...

Maybe I should take the part of the angsty girl...

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby EdgarJPublius » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:42 am UTC

Iread this comic and suddenly noticed that I'd been inadvertently doing essentially the same thing for years.

Thank you Man-in-Hat, It's time for a change!
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Zifna » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:50 am UTC

How can people think Black Hat is awesome for this? You XKCDers, who meet at coordinates in a dream, would cherish actions that punish someone for trying to connect with another?

For shame.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby x-Swamp » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:01 am UTC

First comic that i have read here that has made poeple tell me to shut up in the library.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby neon » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:03 am UTC

marco wrote:dude! seriously how better can the classhole get? he is my perfect role model.
I always first take a look at the whole comic before reading it, always hoping to see the black hat, if it is there I know is gonna be epic! :)


And I hope that you get everything that is coming to you in life. Whatever, it's your choice.

"Classhole" is an oxymoron. There is no such thing as a classy asshole and being a sociopath is nothing to aspire to.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Shpadoinkle » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:14 am UTC

I have two heroes. Mr. Black Hat is one of them.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby russianspy1234 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:26 am UTC

the man in the black hat has lost my respect

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby VectorZero » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:38 am UTC

Herman wrote:Also, great quote: "This is why we can't have nice people."


Simpsons reference?

WRT todays actions, it seems a departure from man-with-hat's usual MO by initiating an offensive event, rather than responding to an obnoxious action.
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby AndyB » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:47 am UTC

Add a fantastic Alt tag to an otherwise mediocre comic and hey presto, genius :)
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Arancaytar » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:11 am UTC

aerojad wrote:damn you man-in-hat, you're ruining it for the rest of us


I think that's his idea.

Being mean to her might not be his main intention as much as telling the other lonely geek about it is. "Neener neener, unlike you I regularly have the opportunity to talk to shy girls on a train and instead I make them sad." The guy he's telling this to is probably more sickened than the girl could be. :P
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Story Weaver » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:16 am UTC

I choose to believe that the shy girl on the train is so upset that she doesn't look where she's going and bumps into a nice guy on the way out of the station. He happens to be reading the same book as her, and they live happily ever afterwards.

What? It could happen in the xkcd universe, and probably did.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Masuri » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:25 am UTC

This inspired what my grandmother would call 'ill-mannered laughter.'

I love that man in the hat.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Your.Master » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:28 am UTC

Story Weaver wrote:I choose to believe that the shy girl on the train is so upset that she doesn't look where she's going and bumps into a nice guy on the way out of the station. He happens to be reading the same book as her, and they live happily ever afterwards.

What? It could happen in the xkcd universe, and probably did.


I further choose to believe that said guy she bumps into is, in fact, me. Also, she fits my ideal in terms of personality, intelligence, and looks; furthermore, she shares with me the secret of everlasting youth. Also, she has a pet dragon and can set mimes on fire with her mind.

But then, I guess all that is implied by "happily ever afterwards".

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Dobblesworth » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:45 am UTC

Black Hat Man strikes again. :mrgreen:

I wouldn't say it's as great as his Nerd Sniping adventure, but still full of the "What the hell? You b******! :twisted: " qualities he embodies.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby airwolf » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:48 am UTC

this is SOOO eternal sunshine of a spotless mind. But it doesn strike me as an awesome way to meet girls.. the problem is once I open my mouth, they'll realise their fault and run for the hills... unless their a nerd and i can snipe them...

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby egotrippen » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:06 am UTC

That's just a little not fair at all.

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby WendelScardua » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:41 am UTC

VectorZero wrote:WRT todays actions, it seems a departure from man-with-hat's usual MO by initiating an offensive event, rather than responding to an obnoxious action.


Nerd Sniping doesn't count ?

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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby Crane » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:41 am UTC

I think the scariest thing about this comic is "This is why we can't have nice people."

Have them for what? :?
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Re: Journal Discussion

Postby zonk » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:56 am UTC

this is a neat evil trick, but you know what's fun as well, when they start smiling, take a qhick smile and walk away, preferably off the train, but if you can't then just walk as far away as possible, not as mean, but they'll be confused
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