0618: "Asteroid"

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Altourus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:13 pm UTC

If I know anything about physics that asteroid was going to kill the little prince on impact, perhaps on hitting atmosphere, so in the end we're better off.

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Deus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:58 pm UTC

1977chevy wrote:"There was nothing there but a flash of white hot light close to his ankle. He remained motionless for an instant. He did not cry out. He exploded as gently as a tree falls. There was not even any sound, because this was in space."


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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Meat_Grinder » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:20 pm UTC

What's not funny is that his asteroid is only several meters in diameter and would actually be considered negligible, 'cause it would burn in Earth's atmosphere. Not that it is a better way to die or anything.

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Werewolf » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:56 pm UTC

It would burn up in the blogosphere, not the atmosphere. (Actually it kinda is right now.)

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Dr. Scientist » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:57 pm UTC

kiyaroru wrote:This comic did make me cry. The last one that did that was Barrel #5. Come to think of it, wasn't that the same guy in the barrel?


I was also thinking about this...

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Poor little guy...his ferret turned into a flower. :cry:

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:58 pm UTC

Barrel guy ≠ Ferret guy ≠ Le Petit Prince

They're sort of similar, but by no means the same.
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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Manticorehunter » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:22 pm UTC

No, no, no, Barrel Guy IS Ferret Guy. And he's closely based on the Little Prince.

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:39 pm UTC

So no-one remembers The Little Prince's cameo on Futurama?

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:49 pm UTC

Manticorehunter wrote:No, no, no, Barrel Guy IS Ferret Guy. And he's closely based on the Little Prince.

Well the guy who originally had the ferret (here) isn't the same guy as barrel guy, but the guy in this one obviously is. I guess I sort of made a mistake there :?

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:So no-one remembers The Little Prince's cameo on Futurama?

I do. Newspapers delivery, one hits the little prince, he's thrown off the planet and says "Au Revoir."
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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:04 pm UTC

I suppose I meant the people who had no idea what this was. Le sigh!

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby leveldeaded » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:48 pm UTC

here's the translation http://www.angelfire.com/hi/littleprince/frames.html
and if you work for the government, there might be an issue accessing it because angelfire may have been too permissive at some point in their past but this site hasn't given trouble to anyone that I know. *not an invitation*

also, for those of you catching up on enlightening children's stories that are relevant to adults, or if you would just enjoy some parasympathetic stimulation of your lacrimal glands, The Velveteen Rabbit is another classic: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/ ... abbit.html
and that site won't give you any warnings.

If you have kids, see also; Wait 'til the moon is full and just about anything else by margaret wise brown.
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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby jholovacs » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:39 pm UTC

I don't see a "Deep Impact" reference... isn't this an "Armageddon" reference?

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby blck_mamba » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:59 pm UTC

I remember I read the little prince back in elementary school, this is the first time I can count me in the group that get the joke, while the rest is perplexed. :D

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby frostbyte781 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:49 pm UTC

I had to do a double take and realize "that's the Little Prince." Priceless!

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Werewolf » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:49 am UTC

leveldeaded wrote:here's the translation http://www.angelfire.com/hi/littleprince/frames.html
and if you work for the government, there might be an issue accessing it because angelfire may have been too permissive at some point in their past but this site hasn't given trouble to anyone that I know. *not an invitation*

also, for those of you catching up on enlightening children's stories that are relevant to adults, or if you would just enjoy some parasympathetic stimulation of your lacrimal glands, The Velveteen Rabbit is another classic: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/ ... abbit.html
and that site won't give you any warnings.

If you have kids, see also; Wait 'til the moon is full and just about anything else by margaret wise brown.

http://home.pacific.net.hk/~rebylee/tex ... tents.html

This one's better.

(Glad to see I don't have to see that comic, as a new one's up : )
err... um...
(Glad to see I don't have to see that comic, as a new one's up : ))

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Shiftyy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:21 am UTC

hehe I had never read The Little Prince. Then I read all these posts that encouraged everyone to read the amazing story, so I read it, and it was epic. Thanks!

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby thestinkingrose » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:04 am UTC

the little prince returns to xkcd! beautiful.

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Re: "Asteroid" discussion

Postby gamma-normids » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:57 am UTC

Philosophe wrote:
Max2009 wrote:On another note, I think we should ban people who need to do research more than twice a week in order to get the comic.
What the hell is wrong with you people? How can you have not read the Little Prince? Having read it, how can you have forgotten it?!?

*Stamps off raving*


I got the Prince immediately, but I've never heard of Deep whatsit. Do I still have to go? :P


Same here. I think there is no need to get the DI reference to get the comic.

But come on.. the Little Prince...? really.. COME ON!!!

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Tath » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:42 am UTC

bretonn wrote:besides, the little prince technically lived on a very small planet, didn't he? wouldn't that be like a pluto-status planet, not an asteroid?



"<< La planete d'ou il venait est l'asteroide B 612 >>" (missing accents)
Translation: The planet from whence he came asteroid B 612.
Now you'll be convinced, and will leave us alone, without your questions, mon grand personne.

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Rosa » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:51 pm UTC

I prefer him with a scarf and his badass coat.

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby yinsy » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:59 am UTC

Created an account to say: I hate Le Petit Prince so you can bet I laughed maniacally at this comic.

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Re: "Asteroid" discussion

Postby ethereal_fire » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:26 am UTC

wasson wrote:The final panel doesn't need a tree. The only thing missing is Aerosmith.


:) That comment alone makes me laugh. Awsome.
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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby ethereal_fire » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:28 am UTC

Tath wrote:
bretonn wrote:besides, the little prince technically lived on a very small planet, didn't he? wouldn't that be like a pluto-status planet, not an asteroid?



"<< La planete d'ou il venait est l'asteroide B 612 >>" (missing accents)
Translation: The planet from whence he came asteroid B 612.
Now you'll be convinced, and will leave us alone, without your questions, mon grand personne.



Heeheehee.
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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Magritte's Apple » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:16 am UTC

Awww..... I absolutely love the Little Prince.... : (

I've been meaning to comment on this one for a while now.

The whole point of the ending is the hope/wish/thought/wonder that he's always out there somewhere, and you can create the best or the worst for him, and believe that he is happy. /sigh.

I think I'd've found this comic quite amusing were it not for my love of the little guy.

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Magritte's Apple » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:17 am UTC

And yeah, he lived on a planet, anyway, not an asteroid. This struck me as odd when I read the comic.

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Zorlin » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:10 am UTC

I believe the mystery is solved. I have unlocked the secret as to the source of Randall's inspiration (I think!)

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby jozwa » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:53 pm UTC

I've read Little Prince but had to google this "Deep Impact" movie (though it's self-explanatory).

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Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Postby Jeremysmith » Thu May 27, 2010 9:42 pm UTC

my mom works at an contemporary craft store. so i recognized little prince after 10 seconds or so. and i actually just watched deep impact the other day for the first time the other day on FX.

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Re: 0618: "Asteroid"

Postby Envelope Generator » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:00 pm UTC

I couldn't find a "what's your favorite XKCD strip" thread that's less than nine years old so I'm just posting here to say it's this one.
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