0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"

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0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:01 am UTC

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Alt-text: "Strip originally conceived in conversation with Jeph Jacques. Soon to be a major motion picture."

Wow... he must be a virgin. He was only there for a few seconds and she got pregnant?
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby plunkettt » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:02 am UTC

does the last panel remind anyone else of the lion king?

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Stickfodder » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:03 am UTC

I think i saw him once. He just barley missed being hit by a car

plunkettt wrote:does the last panel remind anyone else of the lion king?


i was kind of thinking that too
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:04 am UTC

This is really adorable.

I love that the punchline is a baby falling her way into the sunset.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Robin S » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:04 am UTC

This is awesome, although I completely miss the reference in the alt text.

Edit: ah, right.
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:05 am UTC

I'm predicting a sequel in which the father and daughter meet.
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Robin S » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:05 am UTC

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby marco » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:06 am UTC

xkcd + QC could only make a comic a total win...this proves it
Also, I really like the bits of color spread here and there..
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:06 am UTC

Robin S wrote:This is awesome, although I completely miss the reference in the alt text.


Jeph Jacques is a cartoonist. He makes Questionable Content. I had just spent my Sunday reading the entire archive. It's a nice comic.

I kind of wonder how the conversation went down.
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby TheDolphin » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:07 am UTC

Now that's the great circle of life!

I loved the reference...
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby SoulMusic » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:07 am UTC

Yay! One of the best in a while, especially since the alt-text reveals that this is an xkcd with a little bit of QC flavor.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:07 am UTC

I am the only one who thought that 'rofl' was the only appropriate comment for this comic?

Spoiler:
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Stickfodder » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:08 am UTC

I like that the baby says "weeeee" its nice to know its enjoying itself
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby CaptainJuan » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:13 am UTC

Did anyone else get a strong feeling of this?
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Tirian » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:13 am UTC

She says she was knocked over, but from his perspective, she was knocked up.

I can't believe I got in first with that one! Wheee!

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby kellsbells » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:14 am UTC

This was definitely one of my "Randall is in my head!" moments. The concept of this comic is very similar to a lot of the weird scenarios I imagine.

And as an added bonus, it's hilarious!
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby GusPatsy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:14 am UTC

Nifty, this comic is also a gray dots optical illusion.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby benjhuey » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:16 am UTC

vodka.cobra wrote:Strip originally conceived in conversation with Jeph Jacques.

Aha! The resolution is revealed.

Great, now I have "Circle of Life" stuck in my head.
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby madprocess » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:22 am UTC

I wonder if Raine Maida is some relation?

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby fett0001 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:23 am UTC

IMO, best one lately.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Cooley » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:45 am UTC

This is so getting added to my list of things to imagine while board in class...

For some reason I'm reminded of Jumper (the novel, not the movie). I think about that a lot too and they seem connected somehow. Maybe it's all in my head.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:49 am UTC

Tirian wrote:She says she was knocked over, but from his perspective, she was knocked up.

I can't believe I got in first with that one! Wheee!

Haha oh wow!
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Shadic » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:49 am UTC

I guess that this comic, and the April Fool's Day joke are the closest we'll ever get to a QC/xkcd mixup.

Oh well.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby mothrsuperior » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:51 am UTC

I have registered simply to enlighten you with the lyrics to a beautiful song that this strip is vaguely reminiscent of.
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There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy
And sad of eye
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Was he

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This he said to me
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And be loved
In return"

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby taarnling » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:53 am UTC

Wow... twenty four posts here and my google reader hasn't even noticed a new comic has been posted!

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby bcherry » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:55 am UTC

yeah, definitely reminds me of this justin timberlake pepsi ad. I actually was mildly surprised when he didn't turn out to be jt...

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby ModerateClasshole » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:58 am UTC

Winner of the "Most Panels in a Single Comic" award goes to.... :mrgreen:

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Jorpho » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:00 am UTC

This seems strongly reminiscent of Carol Lay's Story Minute. Except she so very rarely writes them like this anymore. (And what a pity that is.)

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby aerojad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:02 am UTC

man... only lasted a few seconds but she still fell for him? now that's impressive :p
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby arrenlex » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:04 am UTC

ModerateClasshole wrote:Winner of the "Most Panels in a Single Comic" award goes to.... :mrgreen:


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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:04 am UTC

His daughter's inheritance of his sideways fall suggests that the genes for it are absolutely dominant and so it shall spread! Would the mother's walk been affected by the every increase force pulling her baby sideways?

Also, (more-or-less) full colour panels! Does that mean Jeph coloured them for Randall?
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Raeth » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:05 am UTC

You'd think she'd have noticed that when he hit her...

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Green9090 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:08 am UTC

Tirian wrote:She says she was knocked over, but from his perspective, she was knocked up.

I can't believe I got in first with that one! Wheee!

Wow, I can't believe I liked this comic so much without even quite understanding the punchline. Comic is now epic.

Interesting thing I just noticed- the doctor gets cut off when saying "girl," and ends up saying "GIR." Then the baby shouts WHEEEEEEEEEE. Coincidence, or carefully laid plan?
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Solt » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:12 am UTC

Wow, there've been some great comics lately but this one belongs on the top list.
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Ratclaw » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:31 am UTC

Luthen wrote:His daughter's inheritance of his sideways fall suggests that the genes for it are absolutely dominant and so it shall spread!


And since women can be impregnated instantly, through contact, this will spread quickly indeed.

Plus, with genetic drift and stuff, would the angle of fall vary from offspring to offspring? What if a baby was born that fell perpendicular to the force of gravity? Would he just enter orbit around the Earth? Or would an obtuse angle launch him into deep space?

I think I'm kind of deranged.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby bluebren » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:33 am UTC

I KNEW IT

I knew the whole thing was leading up to a terrible pun! I could just feel it, I tell you.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Megatriorchis » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:37 am UTC

This one is very funny. I laughed.
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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby Aquila » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:43 am UTC

I'd just like to thank the individual who posted the link to the Pepsi ad. I can't tell you how enjoyable it was to watch Justin Timberlake get dragged all over the place, repeatedly whacked in the crotch with a mail post (post-post?), and then beaned with an HDTV. Awesome.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby MrSomeone » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:45 am UTC

CaptainJuan wrote:Did anyone else get a strong feeling of this?


Hehe yes, Hermann grid.

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Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Postby tr0nk » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:58 am UTC

creepy in highschool calculus we postulated what life would be like if there was acceleration along the x-axis

now the answer is so clear


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