1947: "Night Sky"

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1947: "Night Sky"

Postby airdrik » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:35 pm UTC

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Title text: There's a mountain lion nearby, but it didn't notice you because it's reading Facebook.

Seeing the star-filled sky in the second panel while reading about being overwhelmed by the internet, was expecting commentary upon looking up, possibly followed by retreating to the internet (though I guess that's already been covered several times before). Which one's more overwhelming: the internet or the night sky?

The mountain lion might be occupied with Facebook, but be wary of the cougar which lurks nearby.

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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:39 pm UTC

I suspect there's a subtle (or not-so-subtle) self-deprecating reference to all XKCD comics' speech being in ALL CAPS.

Also: need to bring along smartphone with app that presents the night sky based on your current location.
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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby da Doctah » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:01 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:I suspect there's a subtle (or not-so-subtle) self-deprecating reference to all XKCD comics' speech being in ALL CAPS.

Pretty much all comics all my life have been in all caps. And until just recently, every sentence has ended in an exclamation point. ("GOOD MORNING, MR KENT!" "GOOD MORNING, JIMMY!" "YOU SHOULD TRY THESE DONUTS!")

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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby Reka » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:02 pm UTC

airdrik wrote:The mountain lion might be occupied with Facebook, but be wary of the cougar which lurks nearby.

Is this a left-Twix/right-Twix thing?

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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:57 pm UTC

airdrik wrote:
The mountain lion might be occupied with Facebook, but be wary of the cougar keyboardwhich lurks nearby.


FTFY :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby yakkoTDI » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:05 pm UTC

airdrik wrote:be wary of the cougar which lurks nearby.


I got condoms so I am .........oh, you meant the feline type.

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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:00 am UTC

What, no mention of bobcats yet?

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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby Ginger » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:46 pm UTC

I, like, totes get what the comic person is going through. Man or woman... or... non-binary genders. Anyways, it feels like the 'net overwhelm me a lot, make me anxious and... I almost never talks about actual xkcd comics so here I am like Nicki Minaj chatting femininely re: my xkcd comics feels. <3 You Randall Monroe.
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Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

Postby StormAngel » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:00 am UTC

This could make is now a Dinosaur Comic:
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