0068: "Five Thirty"

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0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby Minerva » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:13 am UTC

Apologies if there's already a thread for this one, I couldn't find it.

Yes, I know it's an old one. But i'll get to the point in a moment.

http://xkcd.com/c68.html

So, I discovered this in a bathroom in the Physics department today:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/ ... G_0876.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/ ... G_0881.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/ ... G_0877.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/ ... G_0880.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/ ... G_0878.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/ ... G_0879.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/ ... G_0875.jpg

I nearly burst out laughing.

I wonder if there's some sort of bathroom-wall metric of how entrenched a webcomic - or whatever - is in the popular conciousness?

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0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby Ashbash » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:48 pm UTC

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http://xkcd.com/68/

alt text: The 8th panel is my favourite

Searched, and quite surprised to find that no one had made a thread for this yet. It's just chock a block full of surrealist awesome! And it's true, things just become that much more funny late at night when you're tired - I get my best ideas then. Well at least I think I do, they look crap in the morning.

5 and 6 are my favs, the guy of the left in five looks like he's dancing. Perfectly appropriate

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:44 pm UTC

I love the last one. Should make a sign of it and put it on my wall.
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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Althizor » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:38 am UTC

My favorite is the seventh. I know what I will be saying next time a cosine comes up in my study group.

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Psuedo_Bob » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:05 pm UTC

I liked this one because any actual jokes I don't understand I just pass off as random humor.
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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Cheese! » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:52 pm UTC

I like how the guy in the third panel draws his sword as he admits to crashing the other guy's helicopter. It's as if he's daring the other guy to make a big deal about it.

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby jhlipton » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:40 am UTC

Cheese! wrote:I like how the guy in the third panel draws his sword as he admits to crashing the other guy's helicopter. It's as if he's daring the other guy to make a big deal about it.


I thought he USED the sword to crash the helicopter. That would be even more awesome.
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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:46 pm UTC

Haha, I was just about to make this thread, but this was only made a couple of days ago.

I love the bsrbershop. I think overreactions are funny.

I tend to find surreal things annoying, but not this.

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Soft Hyphen » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:59 am UTC

This strip reminds me of Don Hertzfeldt's work. (Search the name on Youtube and you'll see what I mean.)

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Ashbash » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:33 pm UTC

Oh dear God yes! That man is amazing! Anyone see rejected before it got pulled down from youtube (unless someone put it back up there, haven't checked recently). It's become about stale now from monty-pythonesque-repetition, but that's the trouble with surrealist humour, unfortunately. Still, if you haven't seen any of his videos, you must go do it NOW!

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby i.t.homp » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:50 pm UTC

my personal favourite is 10, because its so damn random. "my hair is bleeding" "root 3!". if someone asks me a stupid question is say my hair's bleeding, and if they make a dumb statment is say root3. its great.
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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby EtzHadaat » Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

My favorite is 6 because there are so many stories that could be associated with and none of them make any sense.

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Ptolom » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:01 pm UTC

i love these. The perfect things to draw on desks when bored :D I like Fuck the cosine and stretchy death best
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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:42 am UTC

Ashbash wrote:Oh dear God yes! That man is amazing! Anyone see rejected before it got pulled down from youtube (unless someone put it back up there, haven't checked recently). It's become about stale now from monty-pythonesque-repetition, but that's the trouble with surrealist humour, unfortunately. Still, if you haven't seen any of his videos, you must go do it NOW!

I just checked out a few of his videos on youtube. But do you know how I can watch his "Everything Will Be Okay" on the internet for free? Or "Meaning of Life"? I want to see those films in particular.
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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Redshorts » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:36 am UTC

I laugh every time I read this comic

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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby Dipsy » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:56 pm UTC

I like the 6th panel the most, 'cause it's fun to say :P

their faces are cool.
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Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Postby theta4 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:35 am UTC

Soft Hyphen wrote:This strip reminds me of Don Hertzfeldt's work. (Search the name on Youtube and you'll see what I mean.)

To be helpful, I'll provide a link to the search results page for Don Hertzfeldt on YouTube.
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Re: 0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby yves » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:38 pm UTC

I don't understand 10 (bleeding hair) or 12 (the last: stretchy death). Explanation?

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Re: 0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby qazadex » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:56 am UTC

Is there some profound explanation for "fuck the cosine"? Or is that people just don't like evaluating cos?

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Re: 0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby merrak » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:00 am UTC

This has bugged me for a while: does anyone know what "You're out of ointment and out of time" refers to?
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Re: 0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby WarnedOfStretchyDeath314 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:31 am UTC

I am now warned of stretchy death... :mrgreen:

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Re: 0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby madaco » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:10 am UTC

qazadex wrote:Is there some profound explanation for "fuck the cosine"? Or is that people just don't like evaluating cos?

I think its because the adjacent side to theta isn't as well defined (its a little squiggly)
so you probably wont get the length of it exacly because it wont factor in the squiggle
or something.

maybe I am over-thinking this, but if i am, I'm guessing you are too?
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Re: 0068: "Five Thirty"

Postby Koyaanisqatsi » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:27 am UTC

Does anyone know what "you're out of ointment and out of time" means?

I might be wrong, but I think I have a vague memory of playing a weird game when I was a kid, where you have to pilot a plane around the USA. There were various games, I believe, and one was states and capitals I think, and another game I don't remember at all, but you were supposed to fly around, I think, and I think two weird-looking guys explained how to play it, and if you lost, they would say in a funny voice, "You're out of fuel and out of time!!"

I have thought many times that this was a reference to that, but I have no idea what that game was. I've looked for explanations many times, but no one has ever said this. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe that's not even what happens in that game...but I think it was.


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