1030: "Keyed"

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1030: "Keyed"

Postby bhoot » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:11 am UTC

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Title text: I was sure he was just getting revenge, but then he did the same thing to Carrie Underwood. Then he mailed me a scone. I think I'm giving up dating.

I could never key someone's car.
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Re: 1030: Keyed

Postby glasnt » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:13 am UTC

Pretty sure that's a minor offence, he could get into bad treble.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Essence » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:16 am UTC

Can someone clue me into the scone reference? I tried a brief lmgtfy, but failed. :oops:

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:20 am UTC

Now if someone ever keys my car, I'm going to interpret the scratches as deconstructivist street-art racing stripes.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby whateveries » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:24 am UTC

Essence wrote:Can someone clue me into the scone reference? I tried a brief lmgtfy, but failed. :oops:


I thought beret guy just likes baked goods.
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby bhoot » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:37 am UTC

Yeah, I think beret guy is just into scones. Although, if lugnuts taste just as good to him, why bother?

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Tyrannosaur » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:41 am UTC

Aww poor beret guy... I assumed he was going to use her car to drive to the bakery.... I like scones :)
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby jpk » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:14 am UTC

Very clef-er.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby djuna » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:45 am UTC

Is it just me who always assumed Beret was female? This messed with the voice I have going in my head for them :P

I still liked the strip though, I feel like mailing someone some cookies.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Coyne » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:58 am UTC

The guy is clearly a nerd. Only a nerd would be so mal-appropriate as "key" a car by painting a key. And only a nerd would get so distracted as to forget why he was keying the car.

(Mandatory disclaimer: I know 'cause I are one.)
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Eutychus » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:00 am UTC

Before reading the alt-text I kind of wondered whether the painting was an exact replica of her car key, thus somehow making it easier to get a duplicate made and steal the car.

Now I'm just confused. Is beret guy a surrealist?
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby whateveries » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:04 am UTC

Eutychus wrote:Before reading the alt-text I kind of wondered whether the painting was an exact replica of her car key, thus somehow making it easier to get a duplicate made and steal the car.

Now I'm just confused. Is beret guy a surrealist?


an existentialist I thought, but perhaps just a romantic
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby webdude » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:53 am UTC

It could have been worse. He could have driven her car to the western end of Florida and left it there.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby madprocess » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:55 am UTC

Hell hath no fury like a woman sconed.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Ronfar » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:58 am UTC

madprocess wrote:Hell hath no fury like a woman sconed.


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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Takigama » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:40 am UTC

This is the first comic which has made me wonder if Randall is a surrealist.

I dont know if theres some US based reference here i've missed, but the comic just went straight over my head...

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Invisiblemoose » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:48 am UTC

Because character-driven humor works so well for XKCD.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby TheEngineer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:50 am UTC

webdude wrote:It could have been worse. He could have driven her car to the western end of Florida and left it there.


Or painted the key and driven the car into a Scottish loch.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Al-pocalypse » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:51 am UTC

Reminds me of a strange survey that a friend of mine carried out at univeristy with the question:

Are you a surrealist?

Yes:
No:
Fish:


He got a mix of "Yes", "No" and "Fish" answers and one reply which was a duck* with a guitar pick nailed to it.


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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby AvatarIII » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:07 am UTC

My dad's car got keyed a little while ago, the anonymous bastids did the whole road, scratched right down to the metal, and it's a almost brand new car, it cost £500 to get it treated and resprayed! thankfully a paining of a key would be relatively easy to remove, and would actually be useful if you were a locksmith by trade.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Red Hal » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:16 am UTC

If I was going to key a car, wouldn't I have to define the other fields first? I mean, having an index is fine, but not a lot of use if there is no other information in the table.
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:17 am UTC

...and then he etched an intricately detailed abstract calligraphic representation of his name into her leather seats, remounted her headlights on robotically articulated antique Louisville Sluggers signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, mounted Mad Max style vehicular combat blades to the rims of all four tires, and drew this.
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby F117Landers » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:27 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:...and then he etched an intricately detailed abstract calligraphic representation of his name into her leather seats, remounted her headlights on robotically articulated antique Louisville Sluggers signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, mounted Mad Max style vehicular combat blades to the rims of all four tires, and drew this.


That is awesome.

Also, Carrie Underwood.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Snark » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:39 am UTC

In panels 1 and 4, why do the characters switch places?

A. No reason
B. To make the text above them read more clearly
C. Because of a dramatic 180° camera rotation
Q. Fish?
E. All of the above
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby AvatarIII » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:45 am UTC

Snark wrote:In panels 1 and 4, why do the characters switch places?

A. No reason
B. To make the text above them read more clearly
C. Because of a dramatic 180° camera rotation
Q. Fish?
E. All of the above


because they are walking, more or less next to each other, and Guy stops to ponder the situation, and Girl overtakes before stopping, in my mind.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby shirosuzume » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:16 am UTC

Takigama wrote:This is the first comic which has made me wonder if Randall is a surrealist.

I dont know if theres some US based reference here i've missed, but the comic just went straight over my head...


There was also this one.

I think he's just too much of a romantic, and had it somewhere in his head that he was going to key her car, and became distracted (as Beret Guy is wont to do).

Also, fish.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:35 pm UTC

Invisiblemoose wrote:Because character-driven humor works so well for XKCD.


End of thread.

P.S.: its saddening that in these forums Dadaism = Surrealism = Random Shit. People here could learn a lot from "Liberal Arts Majors", it seems.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Plasma Man » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:04 pm UTC

It is somewhat remiscent of surrealism that the car door handles appear to be eyes.
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby pkcommando » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:10 pm UTC

Eutychus wrote:Before reading the alt-text I kind of wondered whether the painting was an exact replica of her car key, thus somehow making it easier to get a duplicate made and steal the car.

Now I'm just confused. Is beret guy a surrealist?

Well, the painted key is clearly a house key and not a car key.

....Wait.... that's my apartment key!!! :shock: :shock: WTF?


ETA: That would explain how every day someone breaks into my place, steals everything, and replaces it all w/ exact duplicates.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Catmando » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:45 pm UTC

I'm not sure what made me laugh more—the comic or this thread. And about the nature of white beret guy, I always thought he was an existentialist. I can't say I'm very picky about what term I use though. That might bother SirMustapha, but what doesn't?

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Eutychus » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:13 pm UTC

P.S.: its saddening that in these forums Dadaism = Surrealism = Random Shit. People here could learn a lot from "Liberal Arts Majors", it seems.


Hmm let's see. LIberal Arts Majors who appear to have turned trashing XKCD into their full-time occupation have reached the peak of their careers?

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby babble » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:21 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:
P.S.: its saddening that in these forums Dadaism = Surrealism = Random Shit. People here could learn a lot from "Liberal Arts Majors", it seems.


amen. also, after decades of kids' jokes replacing common words with 'fish' and pretending that this is 'surrealist', jokes that do this are the exact opposite of surreal. and the exact opposite of funny.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby notgm » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:26 pm UTC

every single one of your comics makes me so sad, as they send a stark reminder that none of us understands any other one of us.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby SpringLoaded12 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:31 pm UTC

Black Hat Guy trolls as blatantly as possible, with as much spectacle as he can get out of it.
Beret Guy trolls subtly, and disguises it behind a persona of eccentricity/ridiculousness.
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Red Hal » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:32 pm UTC

babble wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:
P.S.: its saddening that in these forums Dadaism = Surrealism = Random Shit. People here could learn a lot from "Liberal Arts Majors", it seems.


amen. also, after decades of kids' jokes replacing common words with 'fish' and pretending that this is 'surrealist', jokes that do this are the exact opposite of surreal. and the exact opposite of funny.
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby marcel » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:55 pm UTC

Takigama wrote:This is the first comic which has made me wonder if Randall is a surrealist.

I dont know if theres some US based reference here i've missed, but the comic just went straight over my head...

It may be that you don't know what keying a car is, since this is mostly a US thing for as far as I know.

keying a car is scratching a car, usually on the side, wit a key. People do this to other people when they are angry with them. Apparently sometimes people also do this to their partner when their [artner brakes up with them.

Here berret guy is keying his exes car by painting a realistic looking key on the side.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:58 pm UTC

Catmando wrote:I'm not sure what made me laugh more—the comic or this thread. And about the nature of white beret guy, I always thought he was an existentialist. I can't say I'm very picky about what term I use though. That might bother SirMustapha, but what doesn't?


I always thought Java was a functional language. I can't say I'm very picky about what term I use, though.

Eutychus wrote:Hmm let's see. LIberal Arts Majors who appear to have turned trashing XKCD into their full-time occupation have reached the peak of their careers?


I wish! Unfortunately, that is too fun to be a full-time job.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Red Hal » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:06 pm UTC

marcel wrote:It may be that you don't know what keying a car is, since this is mostly a US thing for as far as I know.

keying a car is scratching a car, usually on the side, wit a key.
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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby RocketRick » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:26 pm UTC

webdude wrote:It could have been worse. He could have driven her car to the western end of Florida and left it there.


Or the eastern end. You know, if he wanted to "Key" the car.

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Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Postby Tyrannosaur » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:36 pm UTC

RocketRick wrote:
webdude wrote:It could have been worse. He could have driven her car to the western end of Florida and left it there.


Or the eastern end. You know, if he wanted to "Key" the car.


I'm pretty sure the Florida Keys are at the southern end...
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