0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

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0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:00 am UTC

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Alt text: "Resulting in The Little Rock 9x + C."

This one's better than the other two.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby black_hat_guy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:02 am UTC

Little Rock Highschool(x) = 9?
Edit: Never mind. I get it.
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Meem1029 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:03 am UTC

Yep. I personally rank them:3,1,2. But this one definitely wins.

I especially like Narnia and the 119 little pigs.
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:04 am UTC

I wouldn't say "definitely"... IMO, 3 only barely edges out 1. But they are both definitely better than 2.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby lemmings » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:05 am UTC

Better:

Time passes differently in Narnia so I was able to run through the Folding@Home and Seti@Home databases in about an hour. Then I had the computer simulate a Universe that consisted of an infinite desert filled with rocks and a man.... you'd never guess what he did!

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:07 am UTC

The integration one was my favourite

So far, Part 3 > Part 1 >> Part 2
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Meem1029 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:10 am UTC

Ok, the definitely was probably just a "Hey, new comic!" reaction and just the excitement of seeing a new comic (I look forward to Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, err, Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings. either way). I think cjmcjmcjmcjm put it best.
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby hintss » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:11 am UTC

lemmings wrote:Better:

Time passes differently in Narnia so I was able to run through the Folding@Home and Seti@Home databases in about an hour. Then I had the computer simulate a Universe that consisted of an infinite desert filled with rocks and a man.... you'd never guess what he did!

lol

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby glasnt » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:12 am UTC

Little pigs!

I want to know what happened to the 80th little pig.


Also, SETI in Narnia? Awesome!

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby teucer » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:13 am UTC

black_hat_guy wrote:Little Rock Highschool(x) = 9?
Edit: Never mind. I get it.


I don't.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby cyanyoshi » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:13 am UTC

I love all the quick laughs! I am still giggling about the Jupiter sub-comic. Fastest gun in the west made me laugh out loud. The breastfeeding one is kind of wierd.
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:15 am UTC

teucer wrote:
black_hat_guy wrote:Little Rock Highschool(x) = 9?
Edit: Never mind. I get it.


I don't.


The key here is "integrate". As in calculus. I didn't get that either until I read the alt-text.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Icalasari » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:19 am UTC

If the 119 little pigs was turned into a book, I would read it

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Qaanol » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:20 am UTC

119 little pigs for the win!

glasnt wrote:Little pigs!

I want to know what happened to the 80th little pig.

Terminator T100? Or at the very least, he always knew what the temperature was. And maybe, just maybe, he built his house of a Roman messenger god with winged sandals?
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby mdistancerunner » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:23 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
teucer wrote:
black_hat_guy wrote:Little Rock Highschool(x) = 9?
Edit: Never mind. I get it.


I don't.


The key here is "integrate". As in calculus. I didn't get that either until I read the alt-text.

Anyway, now I really want to see a terrifying movie trailer based on smartphones-out-for-blood... BZZZZZZ!
Imagine the carnage if you had one in your pocket when they went sentient. Someone pitch this to Hollywood ASAP.


Little Rock Nine, anyone?

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Meem1029 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:24 am UTC

glasnt wrote:Little pigs!

I want to know what happened to the 80th little pig.


Also, SETI in Narnia? Awesome!


The 80th? OK, but I want to know what happened to the 87th more.

Also, I can't believe it. You forgot to say HI JOEE
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby black_hat_guy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:27 am UTC

Spoiler:
Once there were 119 little pigs who had to build houses. The first died in a fire. The second pig's voice never sounded the same again. The third died in a fire too. The 4th pig got killed a bunch of x-rays. The 5th had a bulletproof house. The 6th pig's house burned down. The 7th pig's house just blended in. The 8th pig realized that you can't actually build with gases. (#1,2, and 7 didn't notice this). The 9th pig died. The 10th pig had a very bright house. The 11th pig's house exploded when it touched air. The 12th pig's house burned again. The 13th drowned. The 14th made his house into a giant computer. The 15th died...
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Lucia » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:42 am UTC

The 80th pig drowned, and by the 100th or so they all ended up homeless very quickly.
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Gnah » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:52 am UTC

I'd buy the 119 Little Pigs book. I'd buy it so hard.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby ijuin » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:53 am UTC

And the 94th pig built his house into a nuclear bomb and blew the wolf to kingdom come! :D

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Singulaire » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:58 am UTC

I wonder if the 38th piggy also made a dog out of strontium, and proceeded to sell it to a comic publisher for incredible profit.
And lest I forget- (I always wanted to say this) GOOMHR, I just spent and hour watching scenes from "Stand and Deliver" and reading the TVTropes page for "Everybody Hates Math" (those guys are crazy!), and here you go making a calculus joke.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby black_hat_guy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:58 am UTC

I think that I saw a study once that said 90-119 wouldn't lose their homes, the homes would just decay into a different element.
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Arariel » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:08 am UTC

79 was a pimp. 82's house was made in China.

After Little Rock High School, the nation was integrated by parts.
... I'm sorry, that was awful.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby jpk » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:09 am UTC

The funniest thing about the whole thing is the guys trying to rank the comics.... or maybe I mean the saddest, it's hard to say.

No, it's the saddest. But it's still pretty funny.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby DarthMarth » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:11 am UTC

The 79th pig sold his house and retired comfortably. On the moon, where there is no air to blow his life-support pod down.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:15 am UTC

The 126th pig theoretically had a house immune to Superman
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby black_hat_guy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:16 am UTC

Arariel wrote:After Little Rock High School, the nation was integrated by parts.
... I'm sorry, that was awful.


Nowadays we expect constant integration.
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby andrewza » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:33 am UTC

jpk wrote:The funniest thing about the whole thing is the guys trying to rank the comics.... or maybe I mean the saddest, it's hard to say.

No, it's the saddest. But it's still pretty funny.


And you're on the same comic site, trying to rank the saddest things other people do with their time. :D

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby jpk » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:33 am UTC

You know, when they make a movie of this, Tom Lehrer is still around to do the soundtrack.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby JonnyS » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:44 am UTC

I think I read a study somewhere that said that people find multiple short jokes funnier than one long one.

Either that or it said people have short attention spans and don't like figuring out more complicated jokes. :lol: Either way, these are awesome.

By the by, been lurking for months, figured I'd finally make an account. Hope all is well soon, Randall, you're the best!

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Arancaytar » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:48 am UTC

It took me a while to get the integration panel, but then...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby DonOregano » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:04 am UTC

In an alternate reality the 119 pigs were dressed in kevlar and blown up by "scientists", apparently:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 507616.stm

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Tyrannosaur » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:17 am UTC

i didn't get little rock until after the alt-text and looking back at it.

but then laughed so hard my roommate is worrying about me...


i wonder what you could calculate with the integral of little rock?


explanation of comic for unfortunate souls who didnt get little rock
Spoiler:
Integrate, as in calculus. The soldiers are putting up ∫ next to the school, to integrate it.
Before Eisenhower's order to integrate (desegregate, really) it was an all-white school.
After the official order to integrate the school, only 9 black students enrolled. They were called the "little rock nine" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine
taking the integral of "The Little Rock Nine" would produce "The Little Rock 9x + c"
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Sulayman-F » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:29 am UTC

Dang, Randall really lets his mind wander when he lets it. Best one I've seen in terms of geekiness in a while.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Aeronaut » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:31 am UTC

This was easily the most hilarious comic I've seen in a long while. First one to get a full five minutes of laughter, as well. :mrgreen:

I wonder if a sequel to The 119 Little Pigs would see magnetic isolation of antimatter used to construct shelters... and/or the Wolf constructing a particle accelerator.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby shashwat986 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:32 am UTC

I liked smartphones and all the ones below it. Didn't find the others that good. However, considering that Randall did them all within 5 minutes, Good Job!
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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Bellerophon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:01 am UTC

Hell with the high-level pigs, I'm wondering what happened with the first dozen or so.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby nolly » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:16 am UTC

The integration of Little Rock is apropos, as "calculus" is Latin for "a small stone" -- a little rock.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby existentialpanda » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:24 am UTC

Arariel wrote:After Little Rock High School, the nation was integrated by parts.


You know why they integrated? Because they decided it was wrong to differentiate us.

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Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Postby Felix Tamen » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:25 am UTC

I'm amazed at the quality of stuff Randal can dream up and draw in five minutes. I'm really sorry about the turn of events that has led to these postings, but, as to the comics, you can keep them right on coming.


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