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xkcd in Least I Could Do

Postby Klotz » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:08 am UTC

My friend sent me this:

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http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20090401

I don't read that comic but it looks like the beginning of a series.

Ok the comic doesn't fit inside the forum frame so just click the link.

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Re: xkcd in Least I Could Do

Postby Jedifreak » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:18 am UTC

Exxxcellent.... :twisted:
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Re: xkcd in Least I Could Do

Postby seladore » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:20 am UTC

Would have worked better without the second panel.

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby Dimetrodon » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:11 am UTC

A math classroom at my school has some of the comics tacked up. In conversation, I learned that my assistant math teacher is an xkcd fan. I've also had someone complement me on my Science t-shirt in a bookstore. Yay for xkcd!
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby schumi_girl » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:46 pm UTC

Had a quick chat with a guy from Uni the other day, in a 'I'm going to try SCIENCE' shirt. I forgot to ask if he was part of the fora though :(

Nice guy from QUT, are you around here?

EDIT: Just ran into a lady with the 'Sudo Sandwich' shirt. If you're reading this, I'm sorry if I frightened you, you looked a bit scared. I do like your shirt though!


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so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby SOSkanesumi ARK » Sun May 31, 2009 8:19 am UTC

i was getting my check cashed(we dont get our checks until after 9 on fri, but they were a day late...) and while i was waiting, a cashier came up to me and said "nice shirt!, i love xkcd!", then she walked off(i was wearing my "science it works, bitches" shirt.).
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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby rath358 » Sun May 31, 2009 5:17 pm UTC

xkcd shirt recognition: good
wallmart:bad

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby Hyphe » Sun May 31, 2009 8:05 pm UTC

I'm wondering why you let her walk off. You should have tried to be friends with her! :P

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby Quadropus » Sun May 31, 2009 9:08 pm UTC

Or like... touched her or something....

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby the tree » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:35 am UTC

Hyphe wrote:I'm wondering why you let her walk off. You should have tried to be friends with her! :P
"Don't leave! We must become friends! Right now! FOR SCIENCE!"

I can't see how that could possibly have gone badly.

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby Hyphe » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:01 pm UTC

Well, forgive me for thinking it's a good idea to act friendly towards people who initiate conversations about topics you are interested in. :|

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby Dave Rapp » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:14 pm UTC

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby scrovak » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:52 pm UTC

Hmm, methinks I should purchase an XKCD shirt to instigate random communication with random females who read the comic. So science can spread its seed ;-)
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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby Dobblesworth » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:31 pm UTC

While walking down through one of the colleges in Cambridge last Monday, Towel Day in fact, I spied a chap walking in the opposite direction wearing the "Going to try Science" T-shirt. When I was a few metres away and certain it was what it was, I pointed and yelled the 4 random characters. A satisfied "YES!" was his reply. While we both carried on walking past one-another to our separate fates, it's somewhat poetic that there was that brief fleeting moment of connection.

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby Mmmm, Pi » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:40 pm UTC

If somebody's seen wearing an xkcd t-shirt on campus here, the chances are you've just met a physics student.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby Black.Rose.Immortal » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:58 am UTC

I was in GAME (the shop) and i spotted a lady wearing a "Sudo make me a sandwich" shirt :P
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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:45 am UTC

Hyphe wrote:I'm wondering why you let her walk off. You should have tried to be friends with her! :P


Or at least asked her if she liked flying kites.

I have Highway Engineer Pranks and Car Talk pinned up on the wall right outside my cubicle at work. A few people read them and chuckle, and one guy today liked them, and when I told him where they were from, he said he was quite familiar with the comic. I told him about the fora, and he said he comes into the fora now and then, but claims to be the very definition of "lurker."
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby singlefin » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:59 am UTC

I spotted a guy with a SIWB shirt moving in next door to me yesterday just as I was driving off. Are you(*) here?


(*)You'll know if you're you - you have the aforementioned shirt and you now live near Rummers.

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Re: so something really awesome happened at wal-mart today

Postby SOSkanesumi ARK » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:34 pm UTC

Hyphe wrote:I'm wondering why you let her walk off. You should have tried to be friends with her! :P

one, she was working, and two, i though, maybe, just maybe, she was on the fora...so, woman from the Wal-Mart off of Platte Avenue and Chelton Road in Colorado Springs, CO, are you on the fora?
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby Shinobi » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:49 pm UTC

Sadly I've never found anyone else who knows of xkcd, but then my little old English town doesn't seem to be full of obvious geeks. However, I have just made my James Bond obsessed boyfriend a Centrifugal Force end of exams card, so I am trying to spread the word, which is especially fitting as one of our last exams is Physics and circular motion does appear in the syllabus.

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby Ended » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:34 pm UTC

I saw a girl in Borders today wearing the 'useless' t-shirt. Belated high-five, girl in Borders!
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby Geminex » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:44 am UTC

No xkcd sightings (I live close to Melbourne) but I suggested to a few friends of mine that we have a lan party instead of going to prom (cause none of us were going anyway) and the suggestion was met with resounding approval. We've gone crazy with invitations and I am now very much looking forwards to 10v10 TFC. ^^

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Random xkcd moment

Postby MShades » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:49 pm UTC

Breaking my Lurkerdom for a moment - I was at the Gion Festival this evening, hoping to get a few pictures, and saw this guy walking by with a "Science - it works, bitches." t-shirt. I stopped him to get a picture, and my night was brightened just that much more....

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby The EGE » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:28 pm UTC

I've seen two comics posted. One was the kilobyte comicin a dorm room at UConn where I was visiting. The other is the bookstore comic, posted on the counter of the campus bookstore at my sister's college.

I really want the 'Stand Back. I'm going to try SCIENCE!' shirt.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Postby ConMan » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:01 pm UTC

Last weekend, spotted a "No Raptors" tee in Garema Place.
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xkcd on University Chalenge

Postby major liam » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:25 pm UTC

There is a guy on university Chalenge wearing a pirate bay t-shirt and he so far has only answered one question right and it was

"what describes itself as A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language?"

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Re: xkcd on University Chalenge

Postby ElectroGirl » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:37 pm UTC

Oh me yarm i saw that and was excited and wanted to post it straight away
but i have a running competition with my friend to get the most questions right and i didn't want to miss out on anything...

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby rnew » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:07 pm UTC

bump.

My SO's brother randomly mentioned an xkcd comic in conversation the other day and then looked at me and said "you read xkcd don't you". I don't recall ever mentioning that to him.

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby The EGE » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:56 am UTC

Thanks Klotx, for introducing me to LICD. I just finished reading all 2000-ish comics yesterday.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Jack. » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:59 pm UTC

I was on a ferry to Austria (via France) on my school ski trip, a group of kids about the same age as me started making xkcd references. There were little 'bays' of seats facing each other, me and my school chums were sitting in one, and these guys (and girl if i remember correctly) were in the one behind us. So i put up with it and controlled myself for about all of 5 minutes before turning to them over the back of my seat saying "xkcd, right?"

Happy faces all round.

So i talked to them for a while, and eventually went and sat in their bay. My friends went up on deck because one was feeling seasick, and i stayed talking with them. My friends came back and found me about an hour later.

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:05 pm UTC

Jack. wrote:I was on a ferry to Austria (via France) on my school ski trip, a group of kids about the same age as me started making xkcd references. There were little 'bays' of seats facing each other, me and my school chums were sitting in one, and these guys (and girl if i remember correctly) were in the one behind us. So i put up with it and controlled myself for about all of 5 minutes before turning to them over the back of my seat saying "xkcd, right?"

Happy faces all round.

So i talked to them for a while, and eventually went and sat in their bay. My friends went up on deck because one was feeling seasick, and i stayed talking with them. My friends came back and found me about an hour later.

BEST STRANGERS EVER. Reminded me how great the sites community is.

My only regret was not taking their forum names. If you're out there, I AM THE FERRY GUY!

There's always the sad chance they aren't on the fora. Jesse and I once did basically this in a Games Workshop and they weren't (never even joined after promising to :( )
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Jack. » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:48 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:There's always the sad chance they aren't on the fora. Jesse and I once did basically this in a Games Workshop and they weren't (never even joined after promising to :( )


Yeah, in retrospect they only mentioned the comic, not the forums or anything :(
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby thejohnli » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:00 pm UTC

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby suffer-cait » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:19 am UTC

on....thursday i saw a anti-raptor t-shirt on some guy in seattle
i wonder who he was, but i was with an orientation group and had to keep moving
only had time to point and say "you, awesome shirt"
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby schuldkroete » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:46 am UTC

My math professor (Vienna University of Technology) showed some comics on the projector every now and then, with xkcd generally among them. Also, at some student party I saw a guy wearing an "everybody stand back, I know regular expressions" shirt. Don't know him, though.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby bex » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:12 am UTC

Today I got a spam email with the subject "xkcd banned comics".

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby MShades » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:14 pm UTC

Looks like Adam Savage tipped his hat to xkcd at TAM London. twitpic via @rebeccawatson: http://twitpic.com/k83gx
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby GuitarFreak » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:33 pm UTC

I saw a guy with a no raptors shirt when I was walking back to my dorm a week or two ago. Haven't seen him since though. Other than that, I don't really know anyone here (besides gallifrey and my roommate from last year) that reads the comic. I haven't seen any comics posted anywhere either. I'm at penn state main campus.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby videogamesizzle » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:56 am UTC

I saw some lady in the Borders in Rockford in a "I'm going to try SCIENCE!" shirt on Saturday. I almost talked to her, but then my terrible people skills stopped me.
I need to get me some shirts to see who recognizes them.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby markiiu » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:13 am UTC

I saw comic #55 pencilled on a pillar at my college, outside an engineering wing (naturally)


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