0406: "Venting"

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0406: "Venting"

Postby LittleChrist » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:12 am UTC

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http://xkcd.com/406/

Alt-Text: P.P.S. I can kill you with my brain.

Wasting time on someone else's comment is just more wasting time...which is what the Internet was designed for. I get this urge sometimes, but then I go off to Wikipeida for research and never return.

Edit: Summer Glau
This time I came back...just to link.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Nomenclaturist » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:15 am UTC

Awe. I missed it by less than a minute...
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby benjhuey » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:17 am UTC

I'm somewhat disappointed. :|
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:17 am UTC

This whole "signing posts" thing was almost a foreign concept to me since I'm more of an LJ guy than a Blogger guy. So 99% of all comments are from registered users who already have set identities.

Like many xkcd strips, I am left wondering if he actually does this.

(Also, "Summer Glau." I wonder if that was just totally random if there's some method to that madness.)
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby schmiggen » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:18 am UTC

Man.... now I miss Firefly all over again.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:19 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:(Also, "Summer Glau." I wonder if that was just totally random if there's some method to that madness.)

There are people on xkcd who haven't watched Firefly? Is that allowed?

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby uildaan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:20 am UTC

For some comments- In order to keep some faith in humanity sometimes I need to believe that no-one is that stupid/ignorant and are just trolling

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Linux0s » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:21 am UTC

I for one, can't wait for the return of Terminator TSCC!!!
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Kamikazee » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:22 am UTC

I only just rewatched Firefly the other day... i love it.

"I swallowed a bug".


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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:25 am UTC

Somebody has to have not watched Firefly for it to still be cool and hip besides just entertaining.

You're welcome.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Connington » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:26 am UTC

It's never as good as giving a similarly lengthy retort to someone your actually mad at. Still extremely funny.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby amedico » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:26 am UTC

Heh, the alt-text popped into my mind before I even read it :)

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby frozendevil » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:29 am UTC

schmiggen wrote:Man.... now I miss Firefly all over again.

Hear hear!

Also, I usually hate it when people say "The alt text makes it!" but, damn did that make my day.
I was swinging for a Firefly joke all through the comment rebuttal text (Yes, I know that River can be a pedant, but that's more of an allusion than joke) and was severely disappointed until I saw the alt.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby aerojad » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:32 am UTC

I need to become that guy
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby aleflamedyud » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:32 am UTC

I wish to note that although River Tam may be able to kill me with her brain, this would merely result in my subsequently eating said brain.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Agent 86 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:34 am UTC

U DONT THINK WE WENT TO THE MOON
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby sea otter » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:38 am UTC

yay for the alt-text!

imagining River at keyboard, typing "Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a problem..."

I will try the Sarah Connor Chronicles.

edit :: (laughing) and this comic is already cited on her Wiki page - nice work, guys
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Aradae » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:41 am UTC

Though not as elaborate as Randall has described, I usually attack ignorant posters with a 3 to 5 paragraph Perry Cox-esque rant.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Nimz » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:50 am UTC

LittleChrist wrote:Edit: Summer Glau
This time I came back...just to link.

Thanks. I've only seen the first 3-4 episodes of Firefly, so I did not know. Also,
that wikipedia article wrote:She was also mentioned in the April 4th, 2008 xkcd webcomic "Venting".


Damn. Ninja'd by an edit.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby DanielZKlein » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:54 am UTC

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.

Of course the joke's on N if the blog comment in question is a nerd's: being shot down by Summer Glau isn't a BAD thing. I don't know how many nerds would actually be listening to WHAT she's saying. It's SUMMER GLAU, goddamnit!

Also, I used to do the Perry Cox thing somewhere else on the net for a week or so, until I realized that people didn't notice any change. That made me feel all warm and cuddly inside.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Ratclaw » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:55 am UTC

Connington wrote:It's never as good as giving a similarly lengthy retort to someone your actually mad at. Still extremely funny.


Come now, abuse of the English language is more than enough to get me mad at someone. Even if it's a random stranger.

But yeah, my limit for a long and rant-like attack on some undeserving soul is four paragraphs.

I can't help but think the post Randall's replying to is something similar to "we shud relect bush". But that makes it all the more funny.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Aglet » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:04 am UTC

Seems Randall has quite the crush on Summer Glau.

AS SHOULD WE ALL.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:05 am UTC

This is just begging to be be abused by English majors. All our fancy critical methodology for interpreting anything and everything.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby DSDM » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:06 am UTC

Yeah, the alt-text made me laugh more than anything about this comic.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Kamikazee » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:10 am UTC

sea otter wrote:
edit :: (laughing) and this comic is already cited on her Wiki page - nice work, guys


And the wiki nazi's have already removed it ... *sigh*
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby moxmallow » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:11 am UTC

Well it's 10:00pm here in California, and I'm wondering if it's too late to run out and see if our local Blockbusters has Firefly...
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby kgirlfae » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:12 am UTC

This comic came on a particularly "I need venting" day, so now I am incredibly tempted to try just this trick - obviously coming up with my own celebrity name to substitute - wouldn't want to steal the idea entirely.

I find it eerier and eerier how much this comic seems to mirror my life....

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby mackey » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:15 am UTC

i skipped school the other day and watched all of firefly for the first time, it was awesome

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby sea otter » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:20 am UTC

Kamikazee wrote:
sea otter wrote:edit :: (laughing) and this comic is already cited on her Wiki page - nice work, guys

And the wiki nazi's have already removed it ... *sigh*

nope - looks like they just moved it down to the External Links section :D

moxmallow wrote:Well it's 10:00pm here in California, and I'm wondering if it's too late to run out and see if our local Blockbusters has Firefly...

It's never too late.

edit :: just because I didn't like the spacing of the pyramid
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Amarantha » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:23 am UTC

Best. Alt-text. Ever.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby vodka.cobra » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:34 am UTC

Hahaha I probably enjoyed this more than I should have.
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby eboyce » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:05 am UTC

Does Randall ever vent by writing rebuttals to XKCD forum posts? Hopefully there aren't any sufficiently stupid comments.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby 1337geek » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:06 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:Also, "Summer Glau." I wonder if that was just totally random if there's some method to that madness.

http://xkcd.com/311/

GodShapedBullet wrote:Somebody has to have not watched Firefly for it to still be cool and hip besides just entertaining.

Your welcome.

The haze created by your spelling error and your crimes against grammar force me to assume that your flirtation with coherence is more likely a chance event than a result of momentary lucidity. --Summer Glau

P.S. I see what you're about to do there.



(edit: just to clarify: no offense, Bullet, it's just that my joke needed a scapegoat, and you conveniently made some typos)
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Unforgiven » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:08 am UTC

River Tam beats up everyone... VERBALLY!
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby devvee » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:55 am UTC

Writing elaborate replies to stupid blog comments can be amusing for others who read it and understand your sarcastic undertone. What I came here to reply to was, however, that from what I've seen from the Sarah Connor Chronicals I have to say that it's a disappointment. Am I the only one (or part of a minority?) who thinks so?

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby GCM » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:04 am UTC

"I can kill you with my brain."

Aww, shiii-- *gagh
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby Nimz » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:14 am UTC

sea otter wrote:
Kamikazee wrote:
sea otter wrote:edit :: (laughing) and this comic is already cited on her Wiki page - nice work, guys

And the wiki nazi's have already removed it ... *sigh*

nope - looks like they just moved it down to the External Links section :D

Looks like it's gone again. It was up as I quoted it for 32 minutes, totally gone for about 5 minutes, then in the External Links for about 34 minutes. It's been gone since. (Thanks, wikipedia compare revisions tool).
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby william » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:33 am UTC

aleflamedyud wrote:I wish to note that although River Tam may be able to kill me with her brain, this would merely result in my subsequently eating said brain.

Sylar, is that you?
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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby the_toaster » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:50 am UTC

*grins* I just did this. It was actually quite calming.

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Re: "Venting" Discussion

Postby dr7 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:19 am UTC

Well, at least the end gave me a hint as to who this "Summer Glau" is. I live in (mostly) blissful ignorance of TV and movie pop culture.
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