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0726: "Seat Selection"

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:04 am UTC
by rator10
Image

Alt-text: "Don't click the wing."

I'm disappointed in you all. Usually there's a thread up already.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:05 am UTC
by sourm├Člk
congratulations on being first.

Also, I like this comic. It's simple and easy to understand, while at the same time very funny. Especially seeing as I've always wanted to be a pilot.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:06 am UTC
by rho421
I have contemplated this before, believe it or not.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:06 am UTC
by lu6cifer
I felt like this comic had more potential....

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:07 am UTC
by mcat172
One of my first projects for a java class in high school was to design a program for picking seats on an airplane. All I can say is this would never have happened with my program.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:08 am UTC
by alextm
When I read the title text my mouse pointer was over the wing so I had to check if there was different title text for other areas. That would have made it even more awesome.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:09 am UTC
by Balesk Baj, Timeburner
Darn it, I was just about to create a topic about this.
Oh, well. Congratulations on being first also.

I laughed so hard when I saw this. I wonder what will happen when you click on the wing...or the tail of the airplane...
Also, why is the pilot wearing sunglasses?

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:10 am UTC
by rator10
mcat172 wrote:One of my first projects for a java class in high school was to design a program for picking seats on an airplane. All I can say is this would never have happened with my program.


Clearly you didn't plan for the awesomeness that this image displays, nevermind the dangers of having untrained tourists trying to fly their planes

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:10 am UTC
by Omegaton
I can't believe I haven't thought of this before. And I know the next time I fly I will think of this.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:11 am UTC
by Vieto
Balesk Baj, Timeburner wrote:Also, why is the pilot wearing sunglasses?


In case they fly south? (North for Southern Hemisphere)

also, just tack on an image of a fighterjet and click on it.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:14 am UTC
by rpgamer
I didn't really notice the wings at first, so I thought the image was of an ocean liner or something.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:15 am UTC
by LSN
i lol'd

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:19 am UTC
by Rakshasa
Vieto wrote:
Balesk Baj, Timeburner wrote:Also, why is the pilot wearing sunglasses?


In case they fly south? (North for Southern Hemisphere)

Flying towards the equator requires you to fly Cool?

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:20 am UTC
by memcginn
Woo hoo, absurdity! :D

This is one of those things that one would think a lot of people would try at least once in their lives.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:24 am UTC
by Airbuilder7
I clicked on the seat chart several times, assuming that the wonderful Randel had, of course, included an additional dryly witty interactive feature.... Nothing happened. I was sad. :(

My cheese, however, was still fairly well toasted. WOOOOOOOOOO!

Re: Sunglasses. I assume pilots wear them for high-glare situations, even with the shaded cockpits they have nowadays... And because an aviator wearing aviators for the purpose of actually, well, aviating... is Win.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:27 am UTC
by Vieto
Rakshasa wrote:
Vieto wrote:
Balesk Baj, Timeburner wrote:Also, why is the pilot wearing sunglasses?


In case they fly south? (North for Southern Hemisphere)

Flying towards the equator requires you to fly Cool?


Well, 3 reasons:
1. cool
2. UVs
3. For their one-liners, if they want to *puts on shades* wing it.
yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

edit: I wonder how much she paid for that seat?

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:33 am UTC
by blueness
RE: Clicking on the wing

"Theres SOME-thing OUT-there... on the WING" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhk4HcxhZQM

You too could be that thing.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:34 am UTC
by squareroot
This is good.

I lol'ed.

Repeatedly.

He really should have included different title-texts, though: it's not hard, just make transparent divs with absolute positioning and fixed width/heigh. Then set their z-index higher than the image, assign them each a title text, and voila. Randall, you alone could make me feel so happy and contented, and disappointed at the same time... :cry:

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:37 am UTC
by Arvedui
But if the plane crashes on the island, you die.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:37 am UTC
by MrsCharm
CONTINUTY ERROR WHY WOLD A STICKMAN HAVE A CURSOR OF A HUMEN HAND

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:39 am UTC
by qwerty
Randall get out of my head. I was just booking a flight earlier today!

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:41 am UTC
by Dylan
This is why they don't let some programmers on airplanes anymore.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:42 am UTC
by BlueEyedGreen
...Why is there so much wind in the cockpit?

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:43 am UTC
by MarkSmash
I especially like the shock/horror pose of the pilot in the final frame. I am constantly amazed at how much information/emotion that is conveyed with simple lines. I also like slash punctuation / it's really cool.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:44 am UTC
by Vaskafdt
I would click the Co-Pilot seat to get to know this lovely tourist.

:) then maybe on the connect flight.. we can both click the bathroom stall.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:49 am UTC
by Vieto
vaskafdt wrote:I would click the Co-Pilot seat to get to know this lovely tourist.

:) then maybe on the connect flight.. we can both click the bathroom stall.


nonono, that's what autopilot is for.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:54 am UTC
by glasnt
The Virgin Blue checkin doesn't let you book any closer to the nose than row 5.

That might be because I'm a cheap economy-class sod.

ALSO HI JOEE

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:59 am UTC
by StClair
blueness wrote:RE: Clicking on the wing

"Theres SOME-thing OUT-there... on the WING" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhk4HcxhZQM

You too could be that thing.

I thought of the same... thing.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:01 am UTC
by Vrekk
Eh, thats not to funny for me. I work at the airlines and I can actually do that :D

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:19 am UTC
by Isaac20
I smiled at the comic, but my poor cheese was burned by the alt-text.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:22 am UTC
by MayaBea
I just spent most of my day in the airport, and too much of that spent arguing over who would sit where once my family got on the plane. In the end, we ignored the seats the nice little computer program told us we'd have, and switched around with the people sitting near us.

I don't think that would work quite as well to get a seat in the cockpit...

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:33 am UTC
by psyEDk
MrsCharm wrote:CONTINUTY ERROR WHY WOLD A STICKMAN HAVE A CURSOR OF A HUMEN HAND


The comic is cute but this comment made me lol irl :lol:

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:00 am UTC
by ejono
Signed up just to say, "RGOOMH!" I booked a flight just a few hours ago, though I didn't actually have this thought, so I guess it's not a true RGOOMH. Anyway, very funny.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:21 am UTC
by penguinoid
I'm also going on a flight later this month. Sadly, I selected my seat when I booked it, otherwise I'd try this :-(

Also, this might go towards explaining the sunglasses:

http://www.chickenwingscomics.com/archi ... 060718.jpg

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:22 am UTC
by Saylone
Am i the only one surprised to read in this thread about people having been using an imaginary program/terminal like one in the comic for real?

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:23 am UTC
by axilog14
Shortest alt-text ever?

And I had two very silly interpretations of the bespectacled pilot's expression in the final panel:
1. He's praying
2. He's doing a weird motherly "I'm so proud of you!" reaction to the girl's mad flying skillz

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:37 am UTC
by balkachose
Anyone else notice that she's sitting on the opposite side than what she clicked on?

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:07 am UTC
by Al-pocalypse
I'm flying to NYC next month and am definitely going to try this, then complain when it doesn't work.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:00 am UTC
by gwozdziu
Pretty bad timing for Polish readers, considering http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Polis ... -154_crash - could've been fun otherwise.

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:11 am UTC
by jacog
Anyone here ever wonder how successfully some guy in the tower can "talk you down" like in the movies? Has this ever happened?