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by chardish
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 28956

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

dennisw wrote:It wasn't nerves [only?/at all?], politics* was at play [as well?].


No offense, but this greatly strikes me as paranoid deluision.

Let's put you in front of 2 million people with a paragraph of memorized text and see how well you do. Judges are not public speakers; it's as simple as that.
by chardish
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 28956

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

Failure of a comic strip. Topical humor on a topic that will be forgotten in a month's time. Add to that the fact that it's mocking a judge for being nervous speaking in front of two million live people , and hundreds of millions more on TV and the radio, AND trying to recite it from memory instead ...
by chardish
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 25569

Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

At this point, Palin jokes are more or less the equivalent of kicking someone while they're down. Seems tired.
by chardish
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 105944

Re: "Helping" Discussion

When the primary thesis of the comic is: "There are depressed people in life who are sometimes close to us, and trying to help them doesn't always work" then of course people are going to find it profound and deep if they refuse to accept it at face value and read into it their own persona...
by chardish
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 105944

Re: "Helping" Discussion

Weak like emo poetry. Stick figures are not the adequate medium for conveying what's actually going on here. I've always been put off by intentional vagueness masquerading as brilliant subtlety when what really happens is people read what they want to into the art rather than extrapolate a message f...
by chardish
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0372: "To Be Wanted"
Replies: 143
Views: 24823

Re: To Be Wanted Discussion

Dude, beautiful. And I love the "old-style" drawing as well - thick lines and heavy pencil influence.
by chardish
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0360: "Writers Strike"
Replies: 125
Views: 22956

Re: "Writers Strike" Discussion

All the cool kids get their satirical political commentary from NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," so I'm not too bothered.
by chardish
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169176

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

Gosh, I want to say that it's infinite. That'd be too easy though, right?

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