0031: "Barrel - Part 5"

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0031: "Barrel - Part 5"

Postby dbmag9 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:00 pm UTC

Too good not to happen.

I love this epic reference to the ferret in comic 20. Methinks the ferret should feature more often, certainly compared to those creepy red spiders. However, the main reason I made this thread was to complain that the great OhNoRobot considers it to be a "Squirrel with airplane wings and tail". I couldn't see any way to rectify this, and also couldn't find a previous thread about this comic. Anyone with Power able to fix it?

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Re: "Barrel - Part 5" Discussion

Postby Rakarei » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:39 am UTC

This is one of those great moments in xkcd that I reference in real life (Yes, I am a nerd, and I'm proud of it). The ferret and the barrel kid need to show up more often.

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Re: "Barrel - Part 5" Discussion

Postby kittenmorag » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:01 pm UTC

I don't know if it was just me, but I immediately thought of this comic when I saw the comic about Spirit.


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Re: "Barrel - Part 5" Discussion

Postby HighSpeedFallingObjects » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:58 pm UTC

kittenmorag wrote:I don't know if it was just me, but I immediately thought of this comic when I saw the comic about Spirit.


Me too! And all the other barrel kid comics.

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Re: "Barrel - Part 5" Discussion

Postby padswaggle » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:17 am UTC

I didn't realise until this comic that the kid in the barrel was the writer's own self. I couldn't help but smile when the ferret saved him from drowning... my rats do that for me all the time. :)
The "none of the places I floated had mommies" one sill breaks my heart :'(

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Re: "Barrel - Part 5" Discussion

Postby Mooglefrooglian » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:57 am UTC

Easily my favorite comic ever.

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Re: "Barrel - Part 5" Discussion

Postby Дерсу Узала » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:58 am UTC

An easy favorite. This kind of thing should happen more often.

See this.

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Re: 0031: "Barrel - Part 5"

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:40 am UTC

Wow, didn't expect the flying ferret from a seemingly irrelevant comic would show up and saved him.
Finally found one comic mentioning a Trading Card Game:

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