0746: "Birth"

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0746: "Birth"

Postby Nihiltres » Fri May 28, 2010 3:58 am UTC

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Title-text: All those GTA marathons during the pregnancy were a bad idea.

First thought: Wait, how'd he get a gun in there?
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby DarthMarth » Fri May 28, 2010 3:58 am UTC

It's Outlaw Pete! (Springsteen reference)
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Comic JK » Fri May 28, 2010 4:00 am UTC

I think she was eating too much iron to prevent birth defects.

Also lead and saltpeter. Really, it was an interesting diet.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Doodle77 » Fri May 28, 2010 4:00 am UTC

Nihiltres wrote:First thought: Wait, how'd he get a gun in there?
Clearly this was all planned by her in order to extort the doctor for millions.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Josephine » Fri May 28, 2010 4:02 am UTC

The doctor's mask in panel 3 is missing its elastic strings.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Nihiltres » Fri May 28, 2010 4:02 am UTC

Comic JK wrote:I think she was eating too much iron to prevent birth defects.

Also lead and saltpeter. Really, it was an interesting diet.


The lead, that would be a problem. But saltpetre is just potassium nitrate, so that's not a huge problem if you have the ability to make the rest of the gun.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby FCN » Fri May 28, 2010 4:04 am UTC

First thought: he'll be sentenced to life.

Second thought: he better finish the robbery before they cut the cord so he'll be tried as a fetus.

Third thought: is she an accessory?

I'll stop thinking now.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby CorruptUser » Fri May 28, 2010 4:13 am UTC

You see? Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman were right about GTAIII.

And by extension, GTAIV, and all the wemoddedtheoriginalbutchargethesameprice games.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Fri May 28, 2010 4:13 am UTC

This is wrong on so many levels.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby CorruptUser » Fri May 28, 2010 4:15 am UTC

So, the doctor wants Megan to cause 6 more weeks of winter?
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Nihiltres » Fri May 28, 2010 4:16 am UTC

Alright, my mind has gone off on a tangent.

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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby coredumperror » Fri May 28, 2010 4:17 am UTC

Does anyone else get a Family Guy vibe from this? It distinctly reminds me of Stewie, before the writers turned him gay.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby crawfishpersonguy » Fri May 28, 2010 4:22 am UTC

well this was a shitty little comic, wasn't it
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby madock345 » Fri May 28, 2010 4:22 am UTC

isnt it obvious? its the black hat guys son!

also, first page!
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby madock345 » Fri May 28, 2010 4:23 am UTC

crawfishpersonguy wrote:well this was a shitty little comic, wasn't it

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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby aleflamedyud » Fri May 28, 2010 4:29 am UTC

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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby squareroot » Fri May 28, 2010 4:34 am UTC

I really love how Randall is experimenting with the art! Since I only read this comic for the nostalgic stick figures anyway, I love the simplicity.</sarcasm>

I thought this was funny. It was sort of like life in that it didn't have a punch line. It game an unpleasant, pleasant feeling that cannot be orthographized in any way other than this. I hope this is part of a series.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby sourmìlk » Fri May 28, 2010 4:37 am UTC

Is this megan's first kid? I know we've seen her before.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Fri May 28, 2010 5:11 am UTC

For some reason, I noticed the fact that the string for the face mask disappears in panel 3.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby mowdownjoe » Fri May 28, 2010 5:33 am UTC

DarthMarth wrote:It's Outlaw Pete! (Springsteen reference)

And you just burnt my cheese. Well done. Now, I need to get that song out of my head.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby guyy » Fri May 28, 2010 5:57 am UTC

Well that's...that's...

I can't decide if that's a great pun, a horrible pun, a completely unintentional pun...or all of the above.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Fri May 28, 2010 6:03 am UTC

This one made me lqtm out of a WTF
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Arancaytar » Fri May 28, 2010 6:08 am UTC

"The birth of Clyde Barrow." :P
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby floreal » Fri May 28, 2010 6:27 am UTC

am i the only one thinking of the southpark episode with towlie on this one? xD
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby atimholt » Fri May 28, 2010 6:31 am UTC

This reminds me of a story I read once called "Billy the Fetus." I think the author thought up the title and couldn't resist, because without it the whole exercise is completely surreal. With it, it's just weird, but you at least know where he's coming from.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby tastelikecoke » Fri May 28, 2010 6:37 am UTC

Follow that baby! Your only guide is the extensive umbilical cord he left! Now you got to follow an SUV stolen by the baby, and an ensuing cutscene, you appear hiding on a car shield, but you can't kill the baby or the game will restart! You got to follow him while other marauders also try to shoot you. Now at the end you can abort the baby, or keep him alive.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby wain77 » Fri May 28, 2010 9:43 am UTC

This thread wasn't even at the top of the list when I came to look for it - IT'S TODAY'S COMIC!

What's going on there? Obviously no love for it?
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Stormblazer » Fri May 28, 2010 10:25 am UTC

The first thing I thought of when I read that was Dead Leaves, which has an *actual* scene remarkably similar to the one depicted in the comic.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby BraveDevil » Fri May 28, 2010 11:30 am UTC

Eh... Not a great comic, really. I feel like I'm missing a pun or something of the sort. Is there a pun here ('stick up'?) that I'm not getting or is it just 'lol that baby has a gun so randumb XD'?

Perhaps a better joke would've been the baby coming out and demanding better wages and healthcare.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri May 28, 2010 11:38 am UTC

I suspect Megan was never pregnant...that baby mommy-jacked her.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby mszegedy » Fri May 28, 2010 11:45 am UTC

It would be interesting to know how Randall even thought of this comic. I mean, who goes around associating birth and stick ups? Is there a hidden pun? I think this was about Randall's thought process:

Haha, yesterday's pun was pretty good. Maybe I should do another one. But about what? [beat] I know! That 'push' thing with babies is so overdone. I should satirize it. The doctor should ask the woman to pull instead of push. Hah! But what would make a doctor say that? If it was killing the woman? Nah, too offensive. What about if something particularly dangerous was coming out of the womb? Teehee, that would be weird. What are doctors frightened of? Well, everybody has to be able to relate to this, so it has to be either completely stereotypical or completely universal. Well, the only stereotypical thing I can think of is a handwriting lesson, and that can't come out of a womb. Now, what is everyone universally afraid of? …guns. But, it would make no sense to give birth to a gun, so… what if the baby was holding a gun? Haha! That's funny! I'll totally do that!
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Giant Speck » Fri May 28, 2010 11:50 am UTC

"Can you pull?" :lol:
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby chrisk » Fri May 28, 2010 11:51 am UTC

This is probably reaching, but before I read the Alt-text I thought it was a 'Transformers' movie reference - Megan Fox's baby daddy is Megatron. :lol:

Too out there?
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby kentt » Fri May 28, 2010 12:23 pm UTC

This is not funny. No there is not more to it.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby nealh » Fri May 28, 2010 12:37 pm UTC

Am I the only one who initially thought the birth was all a ruse and that she had somehow smuggled a gun (that she could also hold with her vagina) into the hospital just to mug the doctor?

I didn't notice that the speech line originated from her lower regions.

Needless to say I was baffled.

I think I was unconsciously applying Occam's Razor and this seemed like the simplest explanation!
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby extrablue » Fri May 28, 2010 1:15 pm UTC

Haha everyone noticed the missing elastic band, I got to say I didn't even see that until it was mentioned here.
But anyone else get confused by the clickc sound? I had to read it twice to realize it was supposed to be the gun being cocked and not firing on an empty chamber... please tell me someone else saw that?
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby rigwarl » Fri May 28, 2010 1:26 pm UTC

The alt text is referencing:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/ ... 8261.shtml

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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby BraveDevil » Fri May 28, 2010 1:32 pm UTC

nealh wrote:Am I the only one who initially thought the birth was all a ruse and that she had somehow smuggled a gun (that she could also hold with her vagina) into the hospital just to mug the doctor?

I didn't notice that the speech line originated from her lower regions.

Needless to say I was baffled.

I think I was unconsciously applying Occam's Razor and this seemed like the simplest explanation!

That is hilarious in a wonderfully Dadaist way, and is my official interpretation of this comic.
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby xnick » Fri May 28, 2010 2:03 pm UTC

I didn't get it. Who's Megan?
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Re: "Birth" Discussion

Postby Giant Speck » Fri May 28, 2010 2:08 pm UTC

xnick wrote:I didn't get it. Who's Megan?

A recurring female character on XKCD.
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