0502: "Dark Flow"

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0502: "Dark Flow"

Postby umbrastone » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:04 am UTC

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Alt Text: The Pioneer anomaly is due to the force of my love

I did it!
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby videogamesizzle » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:05 am UTC

dammit, i was in the process of making this!

wow... conflicting emotions in this one.

:D ... :) ... :( ... :cry:
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby connorsname » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:05 am UTC

First, Ahh just barely beat me to making a discussion topic. Good comic. Gotta love your mom jokes

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby skyisbleeding » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:05 am UTC

Awwwwww!!!!! this is one of the sweetest yet absolutely absurd things that has ever been said.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:06 am UTC

I love this one.

The bereted guy is probably my favorite character . . .not that xkcd has many characters, but still.


Does anyone else hate it when after you tell a "yo mama" joke, the other person says "My mother's dead"? Because if that's not true, then that's just mean.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby madhollywood » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:07 am UTC

Gotta love a good ole fashion "yo mamma" joke.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:07 am UTC

This is really sweet. I wish xkcd would touch into ridiculous sentimentality more often.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Rimka » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:08 am UTC

Ha! This one was really funny. It does, however, remind me too much of my friend.

My friend is sort of strange though, so it would be more like "Your MOM is the edge of the visible universe!" (not referring to the massive object itself, but the actual edge)
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby videogamesizzle » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:08 am UTC

connorsname wrote:First, Ahh just barely beat me to making a discussion topic. Good comic. Gotta love your mom jokes


ninja'd! actually, i was wondering if i should post "first!!!!111oneoneeleventyone!" in my post, or if it would be annoying.

...I should've.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Borrowed Irony » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:08 am UTC

How did his mom get beyond the edge of the visible universe? That kind of sounds like a set-up for another your mom joke.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Ebonhand » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:09 am UTC

First!

ok.. well.. maybe not in this thread, but.. First (post I've ever made)!

Let me open with "I don't get half of it, but anything that includes "Pull harder, Mom"" gets a chuckle outta me.

(and.. "My mother's dead")

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Cassidi3 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:09 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:This is really sweet. I wish xkcd would touch into ridiculous sentimentality more often.

I agree.
This comic makes me all tingly inside.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby joeframbach » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:10 am UTC

This seems like something that should be in the "ITT We Make XKCD Slightly Worse" thread. You know, the sudden change of course in the last panel and all.
So, what's the original comic?

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby RSMaster » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:10 am UTC

My favorite comic in a month!

My friends tease me about it, but I always fall for these kind of characters... childlike, oblivious to mockery, kind of a personification of kindness and innocence... I want to give them a huge hug and tell them it will always be all right.

Perhaps it is because these people do not exist. Real life ruins everything.

GodShapedBullet wrote:This is really sweet. I wish xkcd would touch into ridiculous sentimentality more often.

Yeah!
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Ebonhand » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:11 am UTC

RSMaster wrote:Real life ruins everything.


... only if you recognize it as real.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby thret » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:13 am UTC

I vaguely remembered reading about this several months ago, and I've found the link:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 ... rizon.html

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Herman » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:16 am UTC

Nope. It's the Xeelee.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby kellsbells » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:16 am UTC

I honestly think this may be my favorite xkcd ever. Hilarious, heart-breaking, and featuring both the Existentialist and the Pioneer anomaly.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Gem » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:18 am UTC

Ohh...this was so sweet! As soon as I saw Beret, I was anticipating a giant scone or bakery or something, but then that last panel...awww. Kind of introduces another facet to him.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Lyra Ngalia » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:22 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:This is really sweet. I wish xkcd would touch into ridiculous sentimentality more often.


Yes. These little bubbles of emotional absurdity really add to the flow of xkcd.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby stormoftara » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:23 am UTC

Aw so sentimental. Made me want my mommy.

Although my mom is just on the other side of town, not the other side of known existence.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby ikefalcon » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:24 am UTC

Maybe this is wrong, but wouldn't that effect just be due to parallax? I.e. if you're an infinite distance away from everything, everything would appear to be at one point. So, as we move away from all galaxies, they would all appear to converge. I don't see why a large mass would be needed to explain this.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby includemaliciousintent » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:24 am UTC

that was weird...sweet, but weird.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby cephalopod9 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:28 am UTC

Awww, haha.

What humor style does this remind me of? I think Johnen Vasquez/Invader Zim. I couldn't say why tho'.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby GreaterSteven » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:30 am UTC

Oh my God. I almost cried.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby TheHand » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:31 am UTC

Wow... haha I think this is my favorite one in while.

Damn good reversal there. I'll TAKE it!

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby SolkaTruesilver » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:32 am UTC

Makes me miss my mom, who's on the other side of the world, and I haven't seen for 5 months... :(

And she isn't the lighest person on earth either..

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Protagonist » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:45 am UTC

ikefalcon wrote:Maybe this is wrong, but wouldn't that effect just be due to parallax? I.e. if you're an infinite distance away from everything, everything would appear to be at one point. So, as we move away from all galaxies, they would all appear to converge. I don't see why a large mass would be needed to explain this.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm not sure what you're saying. We aren't moving away from all the galaxies, we're watching galaxy clusters moving toward a region of space for no apparent reason.

Edit: Are you meaning that everything is staying in the relatively same position except for the Milky Way? If that's the case, you're wrong. Everything's moving away from the center of the universe.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Catdrake » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:46 am UTC

THe first time i've seen a your mom joke become touching. Full marks, dude.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Darkly » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:52 am UTC

That's what she said.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Kazuke » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:53 am UTC

I sniffled a little there at the end.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby jacobraccuia » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:57 am UTC

it's really cute and funny!

my original response was lol

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby faunablues » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:17 am UTC

Protagonist wrote:
ikefalcon wrote:Maybe this is wrong, but wouldn't that effect just be due to parallax? I.e. if you're an infinite distance away from everything, everything would appear to be at one point. So, as we move away from all galaxies, they would all appear to converge. I don't see why a large mass would be needed to explain this.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm not sure what you're saying. We aren't moving away from all the galaxies, we're watching galaxy clusters moving toward a region of space for no apparent reason.

Edit: Are you meaning that everything is staying in the relatively same position except for the Milky Way? If that's the case, you're wrong. Everything's moving away from the center of the universe.


If everything's moving away from the center, and the smaller objects are moving a little faster (if we see the big bang as an explosion, the smaller objects would have greater velocity from the blast, in keeping with the conservation of momentum), wouldn't the larger objects be subject to parallax from our point of view (by comparison they would seem to be converging). Maybe they already accounted for this, or maybe the smaller objects aren't moving faster, but just a thought...

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby JorickHorn » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:29 am UTC

That's so sad! I'm gonna call my mom early tomorrow.
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:31 am UTC

That's cute.

I thought he was going to follow on with the alt-text about terraforming planets.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Aspergia » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:31 am UTC

OK, today's xkcd wins on so many levels it finally got me out of lurk mode. I love it, very very much!

(Um, hello and all that, etc etc) :mrgreen:
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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby Editer » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:33 am UTC

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby zero10 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:50 am UTC

I don't get sad from this comic, just hilarious. Made me properly LOL and send it to all of my friends right away. Well done, well done.

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby ameretrifle » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:59 am UTC

Aaw... that's so sweet... *sniffsniff*

Seriously, that was brilliant. *love*

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Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:03 am UTC

Borrowed Irony wrote:How did his mom get beyond the edge of the visible universe? That kind of sounds like a set-up for another your mom joke.
She was so ugly the universe rejected her. Even physics didn't want to slow that process down with any silly speed of light stuff.
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