0581: "The Race: Part 5"

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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby milN » Sun May 10, 2009 2:36 pm UTC

LTK wrote:This could have been good, I guess. But it was bad. It may well have been the worst xkcd I have ever read.

(Also: *high-fives milN for registering only for the purpose of commenting on this comic*)


Thanks :) I was going to register to comment about the "how to pronounce brackets" discussion on one of the comics, but someone beat me to it!

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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Sun May 10, 2009 6:37 pm UTC

[quote="saraid"
It's my party and I can nerdrage if I want to. Rage if I want to. Hate if I want to.[/quote]
Man, that's a good song.
Spoiler:
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
But Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he's supposed to be mine?

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Play all my records, keep dancing all night
But leave me alone for a while
'Til Johnny's dancing with me,
I've got no reason to smile

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

[hardcore face-melting solo on guitar here]

Judy and Johnny just walked through the door
Like a queen with her king
Oh, what a birthday surprise
Judy's wearing his ring

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you
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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Magilla » Mon May 11, 2009 3:11 am UTC

It's sad that this has to be pulled out again:
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Just cool it, 'k? I love xkcd, Firefly and Serenity. I thought the comics last week weren't bad, but weren't LOLfunny either. Let's just get over it.
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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Xbehave » Mon May 11, 2009 10:49 am UTC

sje46 wrote:Man, that's a good song.
Spoiler:
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
But Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he's supposed to be mine?

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Play all my records, keep dancing all night
But leave me alone for a while
'Til Johnny's dancing with me,
I've got no reason to smile

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

[hardcore face-melting solo on guitar here]

Judy and Johnny just walked through the door
Like a queen with her king
Oh, what a birthday surprise
Judy's wearing his ring

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

I take it this, is not the song I'm looking for? *waves hand*

Durandal wrote:On the other side, we have people saying 'EPIC WIN' with no justification. Explain how that is different.

Unjustified compliments = Polite
Unjustified insults = Rude
Unjustified offensive insults = pathetic + petty + rude
Justified either = discussion

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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Kadzar » Mon May 11, 2009 1:42 pm UTC

Xbehave wrote:
sje46 wrote:Man, that's a good song.
Spoiler:
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
But Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he's supposed to be mine?

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Play all my records, keep dancing all night
But leave me alone for a while
'Til Johnny's dancing with me,
I've got no reason to smile

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

[hardcore face-melting solo on guitar here]

Judy and Johnny just walked through the door
Like a queen with her king
Oh, what a birthday surprise
Judy's wearing his ring

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

I take it this, is not the song I'm looking for? *waves hand*

Durandal wrote:On the other side, we have people saying 'EPIC WIN' with no justification. Explain how that is different.

Unjustified compliments = Polite
Unjustified insults = Rude
Unjustified offensive insults = pathetic + petty + rude
Justified either = discussion

DONG-luh-MAH?
I think it's supposed to be like attending a sporting event (something which I have no personal experience with, and I'd like it to stay that way (unless you count homecoming games, where I just stood around on the grass and talked to people.)); cheering is acceptable, but booing or insulting specific players is rude. Discussions of sporting events are something I don't care to watch, and I would much rather we moved things along so I can watch The Simpsons.
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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby jhumOneOhOne » Mon May 11, 2009 4:05 pm UTC

Jay's post on the "xkcd sucks" blog really hits on the main criticisms of this latest series. In particular, "I think Randall has it in him to write a decent comic. He was funny once, he's just become self-indulgent as hell (and I'd bet the constant love from his fans has a little something to do with that.)"

Seriously, GET AN EDITOR, RANDALL!
A little objectivity never hurt anyone.

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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Mon May 11, 2009 6:21 pm UTC

Talk about that one -- I was pretty amazed that the criticism on the "Overrated" blog made any sort of sense, and that it resonated in me. That was a quite good indication that, in my opinion, something was seriously wrong with the comic. Usually that blog is complete bullshit (I even sometimes suspect the posts are supposed to be awful, because they usually make the comic seem even better in retrospect -- and then again, they're just trying to be funny), but that time I hardly disagree with it at all.

But I can't say I've been turned "against" xkcd. I'll keep on reading, after all, it hardly takes away my time, and it IS a very unpredictable comic. That's what's fun about it. Randall still has a LONG way to go if he wants to put me off for good.

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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby pamQ » Wed May 20, 2009 6:03 pm UTC

Katieesq wrote:Whatever guys, this series of strips is just a thinly veiled attempt for Randall Munroe to have an electric skateboard race with Nathan Fillion at this year's Comic Con. Though I only have anecdotal evidence, Fillion is known to be gracious towards his fans, and putting out the strip now gives him enough time to get acquainted with an electric skateboard so as not to embarrass himself. You'd think long time readers would be hip to his machinations by now.


Actually, Nathan Fillion really owns an electric skateboard.

Yeah, I just registered to say that. :P

Anyway, I'm a huge fan of Firefly/Serenity. While the comic itself may need more work, it does feel great to see a Firefly/Serenity reference unexpectedly. :)

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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Sassybubble » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:01 pm UTC

This final page of the Race was signed by Nathan Fillion himself at collectormania this weekend.

I gave him his own copy of all the parts (with of course notes mentioning where it is sourced and who was the artist) to keep and he signed the back page of mine.

Somehow I feel intensly satisfied.

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Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Postby LSN » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:47 am UTC

I CANNOT believe I waited until just now to watch Serenity.

I get it!


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