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Re: "Syndication" Discussion

Postby Azathfeld » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:54 pm UTC

Code J wrote: - Bitch & Animal


Can you still talk about Bitch and The Exciting Conclusion?
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Postby Workaphobia » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:06 pm UTC

If your goal was to remind us how lucky we are to have xkcd by showing us the print alternative, you've succeeded. Now write the ESR in Cirque du Soleil strip.
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Postby Kin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:01 pm UTC

I believe I've been referred to as an ass, but too wussy to be worth called one, I think.


Anyhow.


Wow. I'm a fool, I hope, for being fooled that randy might be the only one to fool you with a sad "nope it's not a fool's joke" on April 1st just because people would think (and I did at first- before this idea struck) that "Haha it's April 1st...It must be a joke".


The whole list totally passed off as a potential interpretation of their list, if they were to have one.
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Postby Berge » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:02 pm UTC

I thought the red text was a filter at first, but now I get the feeling the Great One walks amongst us. And he's carrying a red pen...
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Postby warriorness » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:05 pm UTC

mikekearn wrote:"Objectionable words such as...Belgium..."


I stopped reading in the middle of the comic to go post about this reference. What time was this strip posted, by the way? I went to bed at 3 AM and nothing then - but then again, it's not a monday/wednesday/friday strip either so what's a little bit of time lag :\

And yeah, this really is a shame. xkcd was my favorite webcomic! Now all I have left is Dinosaur Comics...

EDIT: Also, since it's not a joke, there must be a good reason for the fact that http://xkcd.com/c243.html doesn't exist. Is it because it's more of an announcement than an actual strip?
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Postby lanicita » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:49 pm UTC

Yay for syndication which is unfortunately not an April Fools, for it brought us an extra comic!

We'll be better off without the mention of Belgium anyway.
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Postby Ren » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:51 pm UTC

Berge wrote:I thought the red text was a filter at first, but now I get the feeling the Great One walks amongst us. And he's carrying a red pen...


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Postby Silverbolt » Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:11 pm UTC

A neutral shade of black. wrote:
The Editor wrote:Look, it's a pyramid of sorrow:

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Question: is it a pyramid if it's lopsided?

More importantly, is it a pyramid if it isn't in three dimensions?

I guess that should have been "Questions," eh?


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Postby Your.Master » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:15 pm UTC

A neutral shade of black. wrote:
The Editor wrote:Look, it's a pyramid of sorrow:

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Question: is it a pyramid if it's lopsided?

More importantly, is it a pyramid if it isn't in three dimensions?

I guess that should have been "Questions," eh?


It's not lopsided, it's just that your monitor is shifted by 3/4 Pi. And you think the glyphs represent frowns oriented vertically in a certain manner. Shame on you for such unfounded assumptions.
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Postby Tawnos » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

Only shame is that RLC did this a year or two ago :-\
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Postby jonas » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:51 pm UTC

warriorness wrote:
mikekearn wrote:EDIT: Also, since it's not a joke, there must be a good reason for the fact that http://xkcd.com/c243.html doesn't exist. Is it because it's more of an announcement than an actual strip?


I think that's because it's the last strip so http://xkcd.com/ is a permanent address to it.
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Postby ohki » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:20 pm UTC

So, if you leave those things out. Essentially you'll be publishing an unrelated strip with the name XKCD, right? What do you plan on changing this strips name to?

I see what you did there >.> I wish it was a joke =(.
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Postby Yoshimo » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

You are absolutely brilliant.
That's all I have to say.
Apart from how much of a git you are for selling out. =(
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Postby warriorness » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:09 pm UTC

jonas wrote:
warriorness wrote:EDIT: Also, since it's not a joke, there must be a good reason for the fact that http://xkcd.com/c243.html doesn't exist. Is it because it's more of an announcement than an actual strip?


I think that's because it's the last strip so http://xkcd.com/ is a permanent address to it.


No. xkcd.com always displays the latest comic, but there's also always a "c###.html" link as well. There is none for this.

EDIT: Also, it doesn't show in the archive.
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Postby flashfrozen » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:11 pm UTC

when I first read this I cried (then I relized it's the first ) lol.
Then I realised
a) It's not a joke
b) How bad my grammar is.
Then I cried.
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Postby tloicto » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:30 pm UTC

At least they aren't taking away the raptor avoidance tips. Without them more people might suffer the fate of Dresden Codak in the future. :(
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Postby Gordon » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:41 pm UTC

If Randy was going to pull an April Fools joke don't you think he would have done something along the lines of making a fake obituary saying how he died from a vicious raptor attack?
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Postby Kin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:46 pm UTC

First I laughed...Then the posts here made me cry...Then I recovered from my "stupidity"...Now I cry much more.


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Postby lanicita » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:48 pm UTC

flashfrozen wrote:when I first read this I cried (then I relized it's the first ) lol.
Then I realised
a) It's not a joke
b) How bad my grammar is.
Then I cried.


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Postby Kin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:49 pm UTC

How can people find love in this world, Now tainted with change. Nooooo! Change! Blaahhh!!!!







Er. By the way, it will still be here?
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Postby Scheaume » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:54 pm UTC

flashfrozen wrote:b) How bad my grammar is.


grammar != spelling
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Postby Athelstan » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:59 pm UTC

Teledildonics!

Damn you! I saw that years ago as a joke, and I've been working so hard to get it out of my head. Now there it is again, to crop up and mess with my head over and over again for months.

Honestly, xkcd is the best. Profound and funny unlike any other. Thank you.
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Postby Silverbolt » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:02 pm UTC

'tis past 1 AM in my time-zone now and therefore I am immune to April First jokes. I now see it all clearly.

...ewwwww!

too bad derez no april first jokez their lol
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Postby Stig Hemmer » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:14 pm UTC

Mr.Red, please write your own notes instead of graffitiing on others'. :x

Also, stop repeating yourself.
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Postby Kin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:38 pm UTC

Wikipedia editors claim this is a joke!!


Hmm...


If only the idiot had kept his mouth close.
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Postby Shale » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:45 pm UTC

They say the same thing about Uncyclopedia. Philistines.
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Postby Arancaytar » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:47 pm UTC

You had me through most the second paragraph. Right until the DRM part.

I mean, honestly.

Yeah? Well this is an honest syndication. No jokes.

Also, we will not be silenced.

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Postby FlyingCow371 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:03 am UTC

April first is a silly day. I enjoyed the extra comic, though. The DRM part cast doubt onto the legitimacy of this announcement, then the ridiculous list of things that would be prohibited (especially sword fights between white people...I don't really see ethnicity/race being expressed in a stick figure comic) and the claim that newspapers are the future ended any doubt for me. It would be kinda funny (mean to the people who believe this or are unsure, though) to have a late monday update or even no monday update...there would be much panicking. Which would, of course, be expected, as the syndication is real.
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Postby rurouniyuudai85 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:09 am UTC

this comic was scary until i realized it was april 1st and noticed the more ridiculous restrictions (like banning the word belgium)

Not just the word; the country, too.
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Postby william » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:14 am UTC

rurouniyuudai85 wrote:this comic was scary until i realized it was april 1st and noticed the more ridiculous restrictions (like banning the word belgium)

Except, you know, that it's really happening. Haven't you read all the red text?
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Postby Peshmerga » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:19 am UTC

Guys, I think the red ink is serious. He's got that look about him.
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Postby Kin » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:22 am UTC

Fuck. That. Shit.




I don't even see bloody red ink!

Rarwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Now I is the manifestation of sad anger. :'( :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Adlai » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:24 am UTC

Funny thing, Mr. Red: The UFS website lists nothing about our beloved author's claim (http://www.unitedfeatures.com/ufsapp/press.do), nor is XKCD listed in the comics page of their website (http://www.unitedfeatures.com/ufsapp/vi ... o?typeId=2)

Give me an excuse, Red Pen. Please. I want to know. Really.

If Randall just accepted, you think they've already added his name?
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Postby Peshmerga » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:26 am UTC

Adlai the disgruntled inventor found demanding items in South Window?
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Postby space_raptor » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:40 am UTC

I personally work for UFS, so let me reassure everyone that this is a joke. We would have no problem with one of our artists making Star Trek jokes. We are not fascists.

Also, we would not let one of our artists make a public statement on his website about our contract, especially with a misspelled word.

Additionally, it has come to our attention that some of Randall's more colorful... associates, shall we say, are being investigated secretly under the provisions of the Patriot Act. I have it on good authority that they will soon be receiving a visit from our friends in Homeland Security. Of course, I am not really at liberty to say more.

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Postby warriorness » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:50 am UTC

space_raptor wrote:I personally work for UFS, so let me reassure everyone that this is a joke. We would have no problem with one of our artists making Star Trek jokes. We are not fascists.

Also, we would not let one of our artists make a public statement on his website about our contract, especially with a misspelled word.

Additionally, it has come to our attention that some of Randall's more colorful... associates, shall we say, are being investigated secretly under the provisions of the Patriot Act. I have it on good authority that they will soon be receiving a visit from our friends in Homeland Security. Of course, I am not really at liberty to say more.

Rest assured, friends, this is all just a hoax.


I'm personally having a hard time believing your post, let alone the front page. Homeland Security?!

(Also, the misspelled word is "recieved", just so other people don't have to go looking for it)
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Postby roxormancer » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:21 am UTC

i only caught this strip because i went to check the forums. its not in the rss feed. wonder if my local papers will get this comic because obviously its true and not an april fools joke. Mr. Red Ink tells me so and i believe everything mysteriously written notes say.
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Postby RealGrouchy » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:35 am UTC

LilyoftheShadow wrote:<_< Way to give me a heart attack. You should know I never look at the calender.

Excellent. Then for you, we shall choose a random day to prank you by claiming that it is April 1st.

The prank will likely be something like trying to convince you that there are three "l"s in "gullible", or that "calendar" is spelled with two "a"s.

That's right. We're going to go Belgium on your ass!

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Postby Kin » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:01 am UTC

Is mr.red pen a mod presumingly editing posts in red?
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Postby Solt » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:34 am UTC

Finally, I no longer have to be ashamed to be an XKCD reader, thanks to these changes.

Thank you, Red Text Man.
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