0498: "Secretary: Part 5"

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0498: "Secretary: Part 5"

Postby Cbaar » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:30 am UTC

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http://xkcd.com/498

Titletext: And they choose Al Gore as Internet Secretary.

"Well, I never did give them my name..."
Good move, Black Hat.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby TheHand » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:32 am UTC

I stunning and patriotic visual display!

What action, what action!

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby JorickHorn » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:32 am UTC

epic.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby theonetruebix » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:32 am UTC

*blink*

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby yadumey » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:33 am UTC

yadumey wrote:Part 1: Epic
Part 2: Epic
Part 3: Oh me yarm Epic
Part 4: Wharrgarbl?!?

Part 5: omgwtfepic

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Delass » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:34 am UTC

Damn, I clicked refresh, nothing there. Made my post, and checked again, and yours was there before mine. Alas, I deleted mine.

Anyway, at minute 18 of hitting refresh the "The comic will be up shortly" changed to "The comic will be up shortly!" at 9:28 it changed to "The comic will be up shortly! (within the hour)" I wonder if the delay was caused by all the refreshing/traffic of the page. At 10:08 the xkcd website crashed.

Worth the wait, though.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby 1337geek » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:34 am UTC

Okay, this one DEFINITELY made up for the last one. Love it!
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby includemaliciousintent » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:34 am UTC

Squee! *dives into the new ballpit and is patrioticly happy* Happy Halloween everyone! And vote this Tuesday. ^^
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby slamadoca » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:34 am UTC

He did! He used the playpen balls!

This epic cycle has come to a brilliant close!

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby philsov » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:34 am UTC

And just when I thought Black Hat man had become a trite one-dimensional character he goes and shows what it really means to be a grown up to those senators.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Benson » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:35 am UTC

Epic. Probably even worth reloading an hour and a half for...

Yay for ball pits!

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby DustinErnst » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:35 am UTC

Quickly, assuming that we're filling it waist deep, what is the volume of the space, how many balls would it take the fill it, and how much would it cost for hat guy to do his task? (Bonus points awarded for other fun numbers!)

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby saywhatman » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:35 am UTC

*sighs* epic......complete epicness. Worth the wait.




SO EPIC

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Cooley » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:36 am UTC

An epic end to an epic series.

Well done, Randall.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby madhollywood » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:36 am UTC

An unorthodox move indeed. Pretty epic comic!

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby videogamesizzle » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:37 am UTC

wow. pretty cool.

xkcd: the only webcomic that can start with a battle between bloggers, trolls, and disgruntled political candidates, and end with a ball pit in the Rotunda.

brilliant.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Lyra Ngalia » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:37 am UTC

"I'm a submarine!"

I laughed. This was a great end.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby krynd » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:38 am UTC

Even though he didn't give them his name, the reporters found his apartment. Then again, moving isn't so bad, is it?

PS: Epic comic Randall. Funnily enough, my computer crashed right before the timestamp says the comic was loaded. The anticipation killed me, almost as much as we all thought the Cloud had killed you. Apologies mate.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby 1337geek » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:40 am UTC

Okay, can we please get a comment that DOESN'T use the word EPIC?
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby ohnoesmilk » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:40 am UTC

That. Was. Amazing.

In so many ways.

So worth the wait. Made my entire night.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Delass » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:40 am UTC

DustinErnst wrote:Quickly, assuming that we're filling it waist deep, what is the volume of the space, how many balls would it take the fill it, and how much would it cost for hat guy to do his task? (Bonus points awarded for other fun numbers!)

If its waist deep, then the one jumping from the balcony might be a little upset.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby glasnt » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:40 am UTC

OMFGOMFGOMFG

THAT WAS SO FUCKING AWESOME

I can't describe it any other way except in caps.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby caje » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:42 am UTC

Very nice.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Carnildo » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:44 am UTC

1337geek wrote:Okay, can we please get a comment that DOESN'T use the word EPIC?


This comic was totally epoch!

(sorry)

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby 1337geek » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:46 am UTC

Carnildo wrote:
1337geek wrote:Okay, can we please get a comment that DOESN'T use the word EPIC?


This comic was totally epoch!

(sorry)

hehe
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby alchemistique » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:47 am UTC

BEST. COMIC. EVER.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Arquilus » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:47 am UTC

Maybe it was from the anticipation building up, but I have to say this was the weakest strip in the series. I laughed a bit, but nothing compared to the other 4.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Shadic » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:48 am UTC

That was... Awesome.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby AltoidAddict » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:49 am UTC

For a minute, I thought he was about to get out-classholed. But then it turned out to be awesome.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby phlip » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:52 am UTC

That's the second greatest story arc I've ever seen!

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby theonetruebix » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:52 am UTC

Arquilus wrote:Maybe it was from the anticipation building up, but I have to say this was the weakest strip in the series. I laughed a bit, but nothing compared to the other 4.

Piffle. I definitely had a delayed reaction, but that was only because my brain farted and didn't remember "Grownups" until about ten seconds later. Then, win.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby pyroman » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:53 am UTC

epic. personally i liked the 4th one the best but you know.
anyways... it would appear dustin did a little nerd sniping and i took the bait.
DustinErnst wrote:Quickly, assuming that we're filling it waist deep, what is the volume of the space, how many balls would it take the fill it, and how much would it cost for hat guy to do his task? (Bonus points awarded for other fun numbers!)


the rotunda has a area of 1398 square feet which means assuming a 1.675 in radius on the balls with 67% packing efficiency it filling it to 3 feet deep it would take 246,668 balls.

just a little fyi more info to come when after i get some sleep and go to my 5 classes tomorrow.... = /
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby sje46 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:53 am UTC

Carnildo wrote:
1337geek wrote:Okay, can we please get a comment that DOESN'T use the word EPIC?


This comic was totally epoch!

(sorry)

Man, I was just about to say that.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby DarkKnightJared » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:57 am UTC

I would have thought that Doctorrow and Tron Paul would have had more of a vital role, considering close to half of the story featured them, but still pretty good. :)

Makes me wonder what would really happen if someone tried that. What would their reaction be?

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby cyberia » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:59 am UTC

Best. Anything. Ever.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Chai Kovsky » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:03 am UTC

I have the image of senators playing with playpen balls and I'm just like "awwwww." I never thought senators could be cute.

The inclusion of both red and blue playpen balls say "bipartisanship" so wonderfully, don't you think?
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby telkanuru » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:03 am UTC

sje46 wrote:
Carnildo wrote:
1337geek wrote:Okay, can we please get a comment that DOESN'T use the word EPIC?


This comic was totally epoch!

(sorry)

Man, I was just about to say that.

Damn, me too.
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:03 am UTC

</EPIC WIN>

I don't care that that's not valid markup D:
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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby Not an Evil Robot » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:04 am UTC

now to make real life imitate xkcd.

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Re: Secretary: Part 5

Postby roc314 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:06 am UTC

So who wants to go pull a Guy Fawkes with me, except with plastic balls instead of dynamite? And in the USA, not the UK.
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