0712: "Single Ladies"

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0712: "Single Ladies"

Postby doishmere » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:10 am UTC

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Alt: Using a ring to bind someone you covet into your dark and twisted world? Wow, just got the subtext there. Also, the apparently eager Beyonce would've made one badass Nazgul.
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Re: Single Ladies

Postby rho421 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:12 am UTC

Clever connection, I must say.
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Re: Single Ladies

Postby zyxuvius » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:13 am UTC

If Sauron had half a brain, he would have made two rings.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby wallacoloo » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:17 am UTC

Wow! How'd you guys travel 3 minutes into the future?

Anyways, I like all the random connections Randall's been making lately. Well, actually only the last 2 were like that, so I hope the next one is too!
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby narenh » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:17 am UTC

Eru didn't create the dwarves... Aulë did!
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Re: Single Ladies

Postby cephalopod9 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:20 am UTC

doishmere wrote:Also, the apparently eager Beyonce would've made one badass Nazgul.
I thought her gauntlet (in the music video) looked more cyborg than Middle Earth, but it could work.

Is Beret a bartender now, or is this a bakery that serves drinks?
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby zyxuvius » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:21 am UTC

wallacoloo wrote:Wow! How'd you guys travel 3 minutes into the future?

Anyways, I like all the random connections Randall's been making lately. Well, actually only the last 2 were like that, so I hope the next one is too!


Well, you see, I had a brother that died, and when he did, I felt the pain in my heart instantly...
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby FishyFred » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:23 am UTC

Took me a few moments to realize what this comic was on about. Then, I LOL'd.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby slflew » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:31 am UTC

narenh wrote:Eru didn't create the dwarves... Aulë did!


In fact, Aule created the dwarves, but Eru gave them life....
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Rilian » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:32 am UTC

I don't get it! And I'm ok with that.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:34 am UTC

And as much as Sauron tries, he will simply never be as evil as the fucking Mini Pops. (o:10)
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby siecraticmethod » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:36 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:And as much as Sauron tries, he will simply never be as evil as the fucking Mini Pops. (o:10)

I clicked that, and was terrified...until I got to the kid singing Toto...then I was just confused.

Edit: Seriously, though, every other song they did was from the past year or two, and it's a "hits" CD, so why throw in a song from 1982?
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby MSTK » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:40 am UTC

narenh wrote:Eru didn't create the dwarves... Aulë did!


Is it sad that this was my first reaction?
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Ukamoc » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:40 am UTC

Gil-galad threw him out of Undon? Is Undon actually a place in the LOTR world? I can't remember and it's driving me nuts..

*Edit: My bad, I can't read, that says Lindon, not Undon. :P
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby swordswinger12 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:42 am UTC

I laughed my ass off. my favorite comic in awhile.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby clanders » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:45 am UTC

This one was actually pretty clever! Certainly the best recent one.

BUT RANDALL, BEING RANDALL, HAD TO RUIN IT WITH HIS ALT-TEXT
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Arvedui » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:48 am UTC

As hilarious as this was...

Gil-Galad throwing Sauron out of Lindon refers to the War between the Elves and Sauron. Sauron waged this war after the One Ring was created, in order to gain control of the Three Elvish Rings. Ergo, chronologically, the comic is very much incorrect.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Rilian » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:54 am UTC

I couldn't tell if it was undon or lindon either.
but I don't know anything about LOTR, except for something about a ring.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:05 am UTC

zyxuvius wrote:
wallacoloo wrote:Wow! How'd you guys travel 3 minutes into the future?

Anyways, I like all the random connections Randall's been making lately. Well, actually only the last 2 were like that, so I hope the next one is too!


Well, you see, I had a brother that died, and when he did, I felt the pain in my heart instantly...

With the correct arrangement of moving reference frames, we could send a signal back in time, thus violating causality!
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Benson » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:14 am UTC

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:
zyxuvius wrote:
wallacoloo wrote:Wow! How'd you guys travel 3 minutes into the future?

Anyways, I like all the random connections Randall's been making lately. Well, actually only the last 2 were like that, so I hope the next one is too!


Well, you see, I had a brother that died, and when he did, I felt the pain in my heart instantly...

With the correct arrangement of moving reference frames, we could send a signal back in time, thus violating causality!

Hey zyxuvius, how many surviving siblings do you have?
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby HighwoodFool » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:14 am UTC

Arvedui wrote:As hilarious as this was...

Gil-Galad throwing Sauron out of Lindon refers to the War between the Elves and Sauron. Sauron waged this war after the One Ring was created, in order to gain control of the Three Elvish Rings. Ergo, chronologically, the comic is very much incorrect.

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:
zyxuvius wrote:
wallacoloo wrote:Wow! How'd you guys travel 3 minutes into the future?

Anyways, I like all the random connections Randall's been making lately. Well, actually only the last 2 were like that, so I hope the next one is too!


Well, you see, I had a brother that died, and when he did, I felt the pain in my heart instantly...

With the correct arrangement of moving reference frames, we could send a signal back in time, thus violating causality!


Speaking of making random connections...
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby amodelqueso » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:15 am UTC

Oh wow Randall.... You really just... wow.... *facepalm*
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Chuff » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:15 am UTC

MSTK wrote:
narenh wrote:Eru didn't create the dwarves... Aulë did!


Is it sad that this was my first reaction?

Me too. Ugh.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby s0merand0mdude » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:19 am UTC

It's a comic strip. Please don't ruin it by saying it's not canon.

And unfortunately, I have not yet got around to the weeked I have planned where I get to have a marathon of nerdy movies. The Matrix, followed by all three LOTR, and finally the original trilogy. The only one that wouldn't be the first time for me would be A New Hope.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Radiobandit » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:29 am UTC

s0merand0mdude wrote:It's a comic strip. Please don't ruin it by saying it's not canon.

And unfortunately, I have not yet got around to the weeked I have planned where I get to have a marathon of nerdy movies. The Matrix, followed by all three LOTR, and finally the original trilogy. The only one that wouldn't be the first time for me would be A New Hope.


I don't know whether to berate you for not viewing these movies yet, or applaud you for referring to the Star Wars trilogy as the trilogy.

Also, that's going to take you well into the morning hours. I've done all 6 SW episodes, finished around 7am. I cannot fathom being able to stay up that long if you include LotR.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Rilian » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:34 am UTC

Radiobandit wrote:I don't know whether to berate you [...] or applaud you
Tip of the hat, wag of the finger.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby jazzman616 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:06 am UTC

s0merand0mdude wrote:It's a comic strip. Please don't ruin it by saying it's not canon.

And unfortunately, I have not yet got around to the weeked I have planned where I get to have a marathon of nerdy movies. The Matrix, followed by all three LOTR, and finally the original trilogy. The only one that wouldn't be the first time for me would be A New Hope.


Just to let you know, you won't get most of the reference just by watching the LOTR movies since what Sauron mentions in the comic takes place before the movies begin. Also, reading the LOTR books wouldn't help much, either, for the same reason.

Sidenote: I really hope I won't have to give myself a massive facepalm for forgetting, because I'm pretty sure this is the case.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby unleash the unicorn » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:14 am UTC

I think this comic has made Pomplamoose Music a lot more popular.

(If you wanna know what I mean, search for "All the single ladies" on Youtube.)
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby paryb » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:14 am UTC

Oh dear lord. The nerdiest comic I can remember, on a website dedicated to all there is to nerdom. Oh nerd, I think I just nerded myself.

best. comic. ever.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby TjOeNeR » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:55 am UTC

Funny this comic showing up today, as The Big Bang Theory made a LOTR based episode which showed this monday.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby musashi1600 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:01 am UTC

Considering this comic had me literally laughing out loud, I have to say it's the funniest thing I've seen in a while.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby cephalopod9 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:03 am UTC

TjOeNeR wrote:Funny this comic showing up today, as The Big Bang Theory made a LOTR based episode which showed this monday.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby torontoraptor » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:45 am UTC

Sadly, this thread reminded me of that episode, causing me to watch it instead of go to sleep for my classes, which are tomorrow...

As for the comic, Sauron actually ruled the vast majority of Middle Earth. Everything (as far as we know) except for the north-west was under his control, and the north-west consisted of nothing more then a few refugee elves, some ragtag remnants of kings, and a few scattered civilizations.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby twig-z » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:04 am UTC

TjOeNeR wrote:Funny this comic showing up today, as The Big Bang Theory made a LOTR based episode which showed this monday.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!


Actually not the first time that XKCD and The Big Bang Theory have had strangely similar ideas.
like this one which was echoed in the show that same week.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Rilian » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:05 am UTC

TjOeNeR wrote:Funny this comic showing up today, as The Big Bang Theory made a LOTR based episode which showed this monday.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

I missed it. : (
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby littlelj » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:13 am UTC

*face palm*

Took me two reads to get it, but now I just can't stop :roll: -ing.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby aethon » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:23 am UTC

Alright, it seems like a lot of those in the know are skimping out on explaining what happened.

After the fall of the Big Bad (Morgoth, Sauron's boss), when everyone fled to the south-eastern part of the world of Middle Earth, Gil-Galad established the kingdom of Lindon, as High King of the Noldor (high elves). Galadriel was also a pretty big and powerful figure; she was a great lady of the Noldor, and the last remaining one of the original group of high elves that came back from over the sea. When Sauron's boss fell, he wussied out and pretended to make amends for his crimes, but then he slipped away before judgment to continue with his misdeeds. He put on the form of Annatar, Giver of Gifts, and used the elves' greed for knowledge in crafting and forging to chill out with them and spy on them. Gil-Galad and Galadriel thought he was super shady, though, and Gil-Galad specifically kept him out of Lindon.

After being kept from Lindon, Sauron turned around and went and forged the three great elven rings with the elves in Eregion, who were lead by Celebrimbor.

And uh, Aulë was the one who created and brought the dwarves to life, as well. All Ilúvatar did was accept them as his adopted creation, too.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby thanosQR » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:39 am UTC

Chuff wrote:
MSTK wrote:
narenh wrote:Eru didn't create the dwarves... Aulë did!


Is it sad that this was my first reaction?

Me too. Ugh.


me too
although Eru did give them free will/life as it was mentioned above:p
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Peter Galbavy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:50 am UTC

Niiiice.
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Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Postby Plasma Man » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:58 am UTC

Yeah, this is a good one. It nearly made me spit tea over my monitor.
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