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xkcd outside of xkcd.com

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:39 pm UTC
by beaker
Looks like XKCD is busting in on some other sites...

These are from Overcompensating http://www.overcompensating.com

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Alt Text: The dude has like 50,000 plastic balls

And this one looks like randall did a guest comic based on the above...

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(I tried to find the alt text... but there is none. unfortunate)

(by the way, HI! I never had anything to contribute and I just registered because I finally had something to share besides the epic love for the humor in this community)

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
by Robin S
The first one has been posted somewhere else. The second one - I'd guess it wasn't drawn by Randall; to me it looks more like someone making a joke out of his awesomeness. Of course, I can't vouch for that, but you could ask him on IRC or by email.

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
by kimba665
I love this kind of stuff! In this case, it's one obscure webcomic referencing another obscure webcomic. This is the stuff private jokes are made of!!

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:59 am UTC
by muteKi
Robin S wrote:The first one has been posted somewhere else. The second one - I'd guess it wasn't drawn by Randall; to me it looks more like someone making a joke out of his awesomeness. Of course, I can't vouch for that, but you could ask him on IRC or by email.


You mean that the TOP one is by Jeff Rowland of overcompensating and a few other webcomics and that the BOTTOM one is a guest follow-up by Randall himself, right?

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:51 am UTC
by Robin S
Hmm... I don't know. It just doesn't strike me as Randall's style to have his in-comic persona "hack the internet". I agree it looks a lot like his drawing / writing, though.

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:04 pm UTC
by codehead0
I think I remember seeing a spoof on Cynaide and Happiness once.

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:19 pm UTC
by Spoffin
beaker wrote:Image
(I tried to find the alt text... but there is none. unfortunate)

(by the way, HI! I never had anything to contribute and I just registered because I finally had something to share besides the epic love for the humor in this community)

Alt text is "Gerdy fetch my stick figure spray."


Robin S wrote:Hmm... I don't know. It just doesn't strike me as Randall's style to have his in-comic persona "hack the internet". I agree it looks a lot like his drawing / writing, though.


overcompensating.com wrote:Friday, February 15, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Today's guest comic comes to you from a grown man with a ball pit, Randall Munroe. We will be together at the RoflCon at the end of April or whatever.

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
by dmoney
kimba665 wrote:I love this kind of stuff! In this case, it's one obscure webcomic referencing another obscure webcomic. This is the stuff private jokes are made of!!


I don't think XKCD is that obscure (at least as far as webcomics go). It was making the front page of Reddit there for a while until I lost interest in Reddit. And according to http://www.trendsspotting.com/blog/?p=308 its online readership is bigger than Dilbert.

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
by Banksy
Let us not forgot the guest Explosm episode! http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Rob/uglygirl.png
XKCD is just too good, it's appearing everywhere!

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:45 am UTC
by Shadic
dmoney wrote:
kimba665 wrote:I love this kind of stuff! In this case, it's one obscure webcomic referencing another obscure webcomic. This is the stuff private jokes are made of!!


...Ahem.

Re: Guest comics

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:47 am UTC
by prayas
Just wanted to post this

http://www.overcompensating.com/posts/20080215.html

Its by Randall and what are we 13 year old girls betting mad about Backstreet boy called Randall? He draws a funny webcomics. Get over it. Stop google stalking him.

xkcd Guest Dinosaur comic

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
by Angua
I don't know if this should go in this section or not, but feel free to move it to somewhere more appropriate. I like Dinosaur Comics and xkcd, so I like guest strips like this.

http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001328.html
(I also apologise for not putting the entire comic on here, I haven't figured out how to do it.)

Re: xkcd Guest Dinosaur comic

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
by GodShapedBullet
I was a bit disappointed to see that Randall Munroe didn't re-draw T-Rex and co. in his own style like the other guest artists did, but the comic was pretty good and I thought Ryan North's title text was especially funny.

Re: xkcd Guest Dinosaur comic

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:35 pm UTC
by TheMagicalTurtle
Stick dinosaurs?

Those would be amazing. They would also be frightening as all hell: Stick Dinosaurs can fit anywhere.

Re: xkcd Guest Dinosaur comic

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:26 pm UTC
by Megums
I was definitely hoping for a raptor joke. :\

But still, pretty nice!

Re: xkcd Guest Dinosaur comic

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:30 am UTC
by Green9090
That was awesome.

#### palm.com unfinished comic

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
by belliott4488
"??????"
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Link: http://www.palm.com/celebrate/body3.jpg

This is an unfinished strip that Randall has apparently done for Palm, Inc. as part of a promotion for an announcement they're going to make at the CES in Las Vegas. The person who supplies the best punch line wins a free trip: http://www.palm.com/celebrate/. Who better to come up with one than the readers of this forum?

(Mods - sorry about the double-post. I posted this in "News" first, but then I thought that the strip itself ought to appear here. Please feel free to remove either thread if you think it's redundant.)

Link approved
-Belial

Re: Unfinished comic for CES show contest

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:26 pm UTC
by clintonius
Can I preemptively declare a Felstaff victory here? Are UKers eligible?

#### "MIT Predictions"

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:28 am UTC
by Omega6
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Title Text: Due to the economic crisis, all the major webcomics will shut down, and the average MIT GPA will jump by half a point.

Link: http://mymit.info/topics/misc/miscellan ... _mit.shtml

A bonus comic?

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:45 am UTC
by ironypoisoning
Knowing MIT hackers (one of whom is a very good friend), they'll go about doing just that. *shakes head* Randall, don't you understand that you're a self-fulfilling prophet?

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:49 am UTC
by Rufaellie
Wow, this comic is both bonusy and awesome!

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:16 pm UTC
by The1exile
yo dawg i herd you like domes so we put a dome on yo dome so you can climb while you climb

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:54 pm UTC
by Sprocket
:-( I want to be teh smart and go to teh MIT...and get six hours of sleep in the course of a school year.
So far the closest I've come is modeling for an MIT photography class. I think it should help the application a little.

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:08 am UTC
by RanCorp
Where did you see / find that? When I refresh the xkcd main page, I still see Cover-Up.

RanCorp

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:22 am UTC
by ironypoisoning
RanCorp wrote:Where did you see / find that? When I refresh the xkcd main page, I still see Cover-Up.

RanCorp


Check out the link at the bottom of the first post. Aka this one: http://mymit.info/topics/misc/miscellan ... _mit.shtml

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:58 am UTC
by Luthen
I am relieved about the reduction of robot rampages. I feel safer already.

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:24 am UTC
by BigRig
RanCorp wrote:Where did you see / find that? When I refresh the xkcd main page, I still see Cover-Up.

RanCorp


MIT applicants spoofed the admissions website as a prefrosh hack - I think Randall actually did the comic though.

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:57 am UTC
by M.B.Giles
Luthen wrote:I am relieved about the reduction of robot rampages. I feel safer already.

But what about the velociraptors? :(

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:23 pm UTC
by Arc
M.B.Giles wrote:
Luthen wrote:I am relieved about the reduction of robot rampages. I feel safer already.

But what about the velociraptors? :(

Little known fact: the entire state of Massachusetts has a special sprinkler system built into it. It is filled with grape juice.

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
by Sprocket
Arc wrote:
M.B.Giles wrote:
Luthen wrote:I am relieved about the reduction of robot rampages. I feel safer already.

But what about the velociraptors? :(

Little known fact: the entire state of Massachusetts has a special sprinkler system built into it. It is filled with grape juice.
There are two known velociraptors living in the Boston area, you think MIT wouldn't plan for that?

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:32 pm UTC
by ColtonProvias
BigRig wrote:
RanCorp wrote:Where did you see / find that? When I refresh the xkcd main page, I still see Cover-Up.

RanCorp


MIT applicants spoofed the admissions website as a prefrosh hack - I think Randall actually did the comic though.


I know that Randall actually did the comic.

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:30 pm UTC
by ironypoisoning
ColtonProvias wrote:
BigRig wrote:
RanCorp wrote:Where did you see / find that? When I refresh the xkcd main page, I still see Cover-Up.

RanCorp


MIT applicants spoofed the admissions website as a prefrosh hack - I think Randall actually did the comic though.


I know that Randall actually did the comic.


I dreamed that Randall actually did the comic.

Re: Predictions for Next Year at MIT

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:42 am UTC
by iqag
My mother is a class of '74 alumna. This was her response:
I love it! I had friends on third east. How can a single floor in just one half of one dorm preserve its image for 35 years?!

xkcd Wondermark comic

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:15 pm UTC
by michaelandjimi
Seems Mr. Munroe has done a guest comic over at Wondermark. Check it here: http://wondermark.com/guest-randall/

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Alt-Text: The things I have seen, Bartleby! A man named Goat See has rediscovered Leonardo's 'Tunnel of Knowledge' festival trick.

Also the stuff about beards lower on the page is cool.

Re: xkcd Wondermark comic

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:32 pm UTC
by GodShapedBullet
Oh yes. From what I understand, Malki ! is a fervent beard enthusiast.

Re: xkcd Wondermark comic

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:45 pm UTC
by Comic JK
Is that an incredibly obscure reference to Herman Melville's story, Bartleby the Scrivener? That would be truly impressive.

Re: Randall Munroe's Guest Comics! (Accumululatedated)

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:25 pm UTC
by Felstaff
I thought I'd slodge together all the threads where Randall's done a "Guest Strip"

Randall Munroe @ Dinosaur Comics
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Randall Munroe @ Overcompensating
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Randall Munroe @ Wondermark
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Randall Munroe @ The New Yorker
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Randall Munroe @ slight edit of QC
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Randall Munroe @ A Smarter Planet
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Randall Munroe @ A Smarter Planet
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#### "Squirrels" (asmarterplanet.com)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:03 am UTC
by Gordon

Re: "Squirrel" Discussion (Saladin approved)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:31 am UTC
by poxic
Gordon wrote:THERE IS NO HOVER TEXT

Sure there is.

It says "xkcd".

Re: "Squirrel" Discussion (Saladin approved)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:28 pm UTC
by philsov
So long as the transport pod is sustainable, it's all good!