1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

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1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Mchl923 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:03 am UTC

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alt text: You will be led to judgement like lambs to the slaughter--a simile whose existence, I might add, will not do your species any favors.

I dont think this could happen, but that could be the corporations controlling my head
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Re: 1004: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Zorlin » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:04 am UTC

Mchl923 wrote:hahahaha
That's... really not commentary. You're also missing the link.

Also, re; the alt text: I think "your will" is a mistake - anyone else with me on this?

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Re: 1004: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Mchl923 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:06 am UTC

it was my first shot at it and apparently i dont have the ability to use url so i guess this is goin down
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Re: 1004: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Mondrian Mortarboard » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:08 am UTC

This is just like a zombie invasion, right? So we can shoot them - I mean, it's not like they're real people, right?
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Re: 1004: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby TomRobbins » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:10 am UTC

This also is not comic 1004, rather 1013.
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Re: 1004: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby glasnt » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:10 am UTC

Sheeple (the zombie) looks like a cross between MewTwo and Scyther..

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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby mconor » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:14 am UTC

as my first post to the xkcd forums ever, I'd like to say, 'lol awesome'

and that eye is one of the more demonic things I have seen in comic-strip form
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby rhomboidal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:15 am UTC

Yikes. I'm going to be counting Sheeple in my nightmares now.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby orangustang » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:18 am UTC

As soon as I saw this, I realized I've been waiting my entire internet life for it. This should be a movie.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby JesseWise » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:25 am UTC

Of course the "your will" in the mouseover text is a typo... also, I'm a bit urged to say that what is called a simile might actually be a metaphor. I'm sure that it's a simile, but I can't find anything on line to help me decide, because everything online is so elementary in their descriptions of and distinctions between metaphors and similes.

Also, the concept of this comic makes me think of "Catherine".
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Djehutynakht » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:30 am UTC

I'm not entirely sure I would mind this.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby SW15243 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:35 am UTC

Ah! After ten thousand years I'm free! It's time to conquer earth!
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby MechR » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:38 am UTC

orangustang wrote:This should be a movie.

With the Sheeple Leader voiced by Peter Cullen.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby The Scyphozoa » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:47 am UTC

I approve.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby webdude » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:47 am UTC

Weird. S + laughter = slaughter. Is that whence the expression, "slaying with laughter?" Anyway, s+hero = shero. SHERO - the hero with power shears, who will shear the sheeple and shend them back to shleep.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby spectacu-awesome » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:48 am UTC

Happy Waitangi Day to all you Kiwis out there! Very appropriate timing of this comic, I must say.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby jalohones » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:52 am UTC

orangustang wrote:This should be a movie.


Something like it already is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sheep_%282007_film%29
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Footnotes » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:12 am UTC

JesseWise wrote:Of course the "your will" in the mouseover text is a typo... also, I'm a bit urged to say that what is called a simile might actually be a metaphor. I'm sure that it's a simile, but I can't find anything on line to help me decide, because everything online is so elementary in their descriptions of and distinctions between metaphors and similes.


Definitely just a simile. like lambs to the slaughter. The comparison is explicit. Therefore, a simile.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby karanj » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:27 am UTC

jalohones wrote:Something like it already is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Shee ... 07_film%29

Yes! Came to post this. Fantastically hilarious horror. Only in New Zealand.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby rahart999 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:36 am UTC

"Judgement" is actually a Briticism which has somehow found its way into American dictionaries/spellchecks. The standardized American version of the word is "judgment."
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Arariel » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:36 am UTC

Footnotes wrote:
JesseWise wrote:Of course the "your will" in the mouseover text is a typo... also, I'm a bit urged to say that what is called a simile might actually be a metaphor. I'm sure that it's a simile, but I can't find anything on line to help me decide, because everything online is so elementary in their descriptions of and distinctions between metaphors and similes.


Definitely just a simile. like lambs to the slaughter. The comparison is explicit. Therefore, a simile.

Simile is a type of metaphor.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Reserve » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:06 am UTC

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie, through pastures green he leadeth me the silent waters by
With bright knives he releaseth my soul; he maketh me to hang on hooks in high places; he converteth me to lamb cutlets
For lo, he hath great power and great hunger
When cometh the day we lowly ones, through quiet reflection and great dedication, master the art of karate
Lo, we shall rise up and then we'll make the bugger's eyes water


Now I'm going to have that ending riff stuck in my head all day. It's going to be great!
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby arthurd006_5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:21 am UTC

Arariel wrote:
Footnotes wrote:
JesseWise wrote:Of course the "your will" in the mouseover text is a typo... also, I'm a bit urged to say that what is called a simile might actually be a metaphor. I'm sure that it's a simile, but I can't find anything on line to help me decide, because everything online is so elementary in their descriptions of and distinctions between metaphors and similes.


Definitely just a simile. like lambs to the slaughter. The comparison is explicit. Therefore, a simile.

Simile is a type of metaphor.

I wonder if it's both; if the leading is a simile, but it implies a metaphor between the 'you' (humans) and the lambs.

I'm also wondering where stock trucks fit into this picture, but perhaps that's a New Zealander-ish question :-)
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby arthurd006_5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:23 am UTC

ps if the corporations control my every thought, does that include my thoughts in response to the guy with the megaphone?

And did they know, in advance, about the sheeple?
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Dobblesworth » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:31 am UTC

The long-awaited sequel to 610
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby RFLS » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:43 am UTC

arthurd006_5 wrote:
Arariel wrote:
Footnotes wrote:
JesseWise wrote:Of course the "your will" in the mouseover text is a typo... also, I'm a bit urged to say that what is called a simile might actually be a metaphor. I'm sure that it's a simile, but I can't find anything on line to help me decide, because everything online is so elementary in their descriptions of and distinctions between metaphors and similes.


Definitely just a simile. like lambs to the slaughter. The comparison is explicit. Therefore, a simile.

Simile is a type of metaphor.

I wonder if it's both; if the leading is a simile, but it implies a metaphor between the 'you' (humans) and the lambs.

I'm also wondering where stock trucks fit into this picture, but perhaps that's a New Zealander-ish question :-)


http://xkcd.com/762/ <- This would be a perfect answer to these questions. It's both a simile and an analogy.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby MattTheTubaGuy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:00 am UTC

jalohones wrote:
orangustang wrote:This should be a movie.


Something like it already is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sheep_%282007_film%29

Knew someone would post that!
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby JesseWise » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:17 am UTC

arthurd006_5 wrote:
Arariel wrote:
Footnotes wrote:
JesseWise wrote:Of course the "your will" in the mouseover text is a typo... also, I'm a bit urged to say that what is called a simile might actually be a metaphor. I'm sure that it's a simile, but I can't find anything on line to help me decide, because everything online is so elementary in their descriptions of and distinctions between metaphors and similes.


Definitely just a simile. like lambs to the slaughter. The comparison is explicit. Therefore, a simile.

Simile is a type of metaphor.

I wonder if it's both; if the leading is a simile, but it implies a metaphor between the 'you' (humans) and the lambs.


That is kind of my train of thought as well. Seeing as I can't see a reason why it couldn't be both, I am definitely considering that a possibility.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby StClair » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:21 am UTC

SW15243 wrote:Ah! After ten thousand years I'm free! It's time to conquer earth!

I guess the only thing left to do is recruit some teenagers with attitude.

(Don Quixote's busy fighting the windmills.)
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Apolinari » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:36 am UTC

rahart999 wrote:"Judgement" is actually a Briticism which has somehow found its way into American dictionaries/spellchecks. The standardized American version of the word is "judgment."


I think you meant to say 'Judgement' is the correct spelling in the English Language. Americans decided to drop the 'e'.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby ExplodingHat » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:14 am UTC

This is the first time I've burst into uncontrollable laughter from this comic. Patently absurd; I approve.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby webdude » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:21 am UTC

Reserve wrote:The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie, through pastures green he leadeth me the silent waters by
With bright knives he releaseth my soul; he maketh me to hang on hooks in high places; he converteth me to lamb cutlets
For lo, he hath great power and great hunger
When cometh the day we lowly ones, through quiet reflection and great dedication, master the art of karate
Lo, we shall rise up and then we'll make the bugger's eyes water


Now I'm going to have that ending riff stuck in my head all day. It's going to be great!


Yea, though I walk through Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil, because I am the baaadest sheeple in the Valley!
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby jalohones » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:52 am UTC

Reserve wrote:...
With bright knives he releaseth my soul; he maketh me to hang on hooks in high places; he converteth me to lamb cutlets
...

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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby RAGBRAIvet » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:36 am UTC

Whenever I hear the term "sheeple" I think of the people who absolutely have to have the latest 'i-Whatever' from Apple.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby peewee_RotA » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:25 am UTC

Am I weird for wanting to see this turned into a movie? :oops:
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby babble » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:27 am UTC

This would actually be funny if it wasn't for the terrible last panel. THIS is why the comic needs an editor. Someone to go, 'look. do you really need that? do you really need to treat your readers like they're so stupid they haven't understood the first four panels? relax. They'll get it. And it'll be 10,000 times funnier if you don't explain the joke. Have confidence in them.' It's a shame because it's been ages since xkcd was amusing, and this one really could have been, but it had to go and ruin it by treating the audience like idiots.

ps anyone who asks 'am I weird' is automatically not weird. sorry. there are thousands of films about eldritch horrors awakening beneath the earth and rising up to destroy humanity.

edited because i regretted being mean. sorry.
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby CoryG » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:52 am UTC

babble wrote:It's a shame because it's been ages since xkcd was amusing, and this one really could have been, but it had to go and ruin it by treating the audience like idiots.

Whoosh
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby SHISHKABOB » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:01 pm UTC

Apolinari wrote:
rahart999 wrote:"Judgement" is actually a Briticism which has somehow found its way into American dictionaries/spellchecks. The standardized American version of the word is "judgment."


I think you meant to say 'Judgement' is the correct spelling in the English Language. Americans decided to drop the 'e'.


I think you meant to say "Hey guys, just wanted to make a post here to say that I am an enormous douchenugget, thanks."
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby Red Hal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:26 pm UTC

Is that an aluminium douchenugget?
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Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Postby chrth » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:28 pm UTC

Dobblesworth wrote:The long-awaited sequel to 610


I think it's more likely that Gunpistolman finally learned the word.
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