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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby idont_know12 » Wed May 28, 2008 3:21 pm UTC

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Hm, apparently the bottom of some of the text got cut off... oh well.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Yusuke » Wed May 28, 2008 10:03 pm UTC

How could I resist?

Original: http://xkcd.com/117/
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Jamurai » Wed May 28, 2008 10:29 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Turtle_ » Thu May 29, 2008 12:23 am UTC

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http://www.xkcd.com/228/

EDIT: Lol, I got "http://xkcd.com/404/" while pressing random looking for new ones to edit.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby benjhuey » Thu May 29, 2008 1:14 am UTC

That gives me an idea...

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...such a silly idea.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Yusuke » Thu May 29, 2008 1:18 am UTC

Original: http://xkcd.com/188/

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Postby dracharys » Thu May 29, 2008 1:27 am UTC

Turtle_ wrote:resonance.png

EDIT: Lol, I got "http://xkcd.com/404/" while pressing random looking for new ones to edit.

I think this one really captures the spirit of the thread.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Yusuke » Thu May 29, 2008 1:52 am UTC

Original!: http://xkcd.com/231/

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Original: http://xkcd.com/64/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Vaniver » Thu May 29, 2008 2:02 am UTC

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I can't bring myself to do an Exploits of a Mom one, because all the ideas I have are a bit too eh.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby apricity » Thu May 29, 2008 2:43 am UTC

This is just what I was thinking as I read the latest comic (hint: think back to this).
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby hendusoone » Thu May 29, 2008 3:09 am UTC

That is amazing, lanicita.

Yusuke - well played on both of those!
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Mathmagic » Thu May 29, 2008 5:31 am UTC

I don't think the idea of the thread was to make the comics *unfunny* or just not jokes at all...

This is directed at only a select few people, by the way. Most of these are super-awesome.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby thecommabandit » Thu May 29, 2008 8:31 am UTC

mathmagic wrote:I don't think the idea of the thread was to make the comics *unfunny* or just not jokes at all...

This is directed at only a select few people, by the way. Most of these are super-awesome.

No no, the idea of the thread was to remove the 'magic' that makes xkcd awesome. Unfunny comics are the point.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby bigglesworth » Thu May 29, 2008 9:07 am UTC

Vaniver wrote:I can't bring myself to do an Exploits of a Mom one, because all the ideas I have are a bit too eh.


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Hawknc » Thu May 29, 2008 10:01 am UTC

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mathmagic wrote:I don't think the idea of the thread was to make the comics *unfunny* or just not jokes at all...

This is directed at only a select few people, by the way. Most of these are super-awesome.

No no, the idea of the thread was to remove the 'magic' that makes xkcd awesome. Unfunny comics are the point.

I figured it was sort of in the vein of Garfield minus Garfield, which I failed utterly at but the best ones seem to be that sort of style.
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Postby |Erasmus| » Thu May 29, 2008 10:26 am UTC

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Yet another one that has mostly xkcd but just missing the punchline, which is basically what I got from the OP... It looks like a normal xkcd comic, but just lacks whatever it was that made it good.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Princess Marzipan » Thu May 29, 2008 2:04 pm UTC

I have been removing the xkcd magic and replacing it with C&H.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Yusuke » Thu May 29, 2008 5:14 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:Yusuke - well played on both of those!

Much thanks. The Pong one is actually still my favorite though; made a great inaugural forum post.

I agree with the point about Garfield minus Garfield though, this entire topic has made me think of that.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby liza » Fri May 30, 2008 3:07 am UTC

The Pong one is actually pretty xkcd-ful, I think; simple computer game is omniscient, but it's doesn't matter - it's still just a computer game. A different route than Randall actually took, but not unlike his style.
Or maybe it isn't xkcd-esque, and I'm just overthinking it. Either way, I like.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby wing » Fri May 30, 2008 5:04 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:
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mathmagic wrote:I don't think the idea of the thread was to make the comics *unfunny* or just not jokes at all...

This is directed at only a select few people, by the way. Most of these are super-awesome.

No no, the idea of the thread was to remove the 'magic' that makes xkcd awesome. Unfunny comics are the point.

I figured it was sort of in the vein of Garfield minus Garfield, which I failed utterly at but the best ones seem to be that sort of style.

Garfield Minus Garfield takes the unfunny and makes it HILARIOUS
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Rook » Fri May 30, 2008 6:10 am UTC

My first attempt after a few clicks of random button.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Outchanter » Fri May 30, 2008 8:39 am UTC

Original: http://xkcd.com/245/
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Postby Luthen » Fri May 30, 2008 9:15 am UTC

First try:
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Drake's values give N = 10 × 0.5 × 2 × 1 × 0.01 × 0.01 × 10,000 = 10

From 384

I think that squeezes out all the funny. Now to change one a still have it be funny.

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Postby Shakleton » Fri May 30, 2008 12:27 pm UTC

My first try was on todays comic.
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Postby gmalivuk » Fri May 30, 2008 4:16 pm UTC

Luthen wrote:Is this a sign?

Yes, it is a sign that I should alter "Delicious" before you get a chance to.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Malice » Fri May 30, 2008 4:28 pm UTC

My favorite remains this bundle of joy from "Nobody Scores!" author Brandon Bolt.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Malice wrote:My favorite remains this bundle of joy from "Nobody Scores!" author Brandon Bolt.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Rook » Fri May 30, 2008 7:27 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Jessica » Fri May 30, 2008 9:57 pm UTC

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Awesome.
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Postby hendusoone » Fri May 30, 2008 11:15 pm UTC

cat5prox, you are amazing, and so is that comic.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Sprocket » Sat May 31, 2008 1:46 am UTC

Random832 wrote:
Malice wrote:My favorite remains this bundle of joy from "Nobody Scores!" author Brandon Bolt.
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wait so this is posted on some other guys blog or something?

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Postby Luthen » Sat May 31, 2008 1:56 am UTC

Looks like hasn't fixed the page it came from though.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Timequake » Sat May 31, 2008 2:01 am UTC

original: http://www.xkcd.com/226/
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Postby Kithplana » Sat May 31, 2008 2:01 am UTC

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You lose the thread. That was actually good.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Certhas » Sat May 31, 2008 2:16 am UTC

With xkcd you expect the twist, the shifted contexts, the slight twist on the normality. This is putting it straight, putting the normality back in. giving the same thrill of a shift of perspective as when first reading xkcd.

or in other words:

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Outchanter » Sat May 31, 2008 6:56 am UTC

Original: http://www.xkcd.com/141/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby benjhuey » Sat May 31, 2008 7:08 am UTC

Original: http://xkcd.com/229/

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