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xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby william » Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:52 am UTC

Yesterday I was at a math competition, and one of the people competing there was wearing a "No Raptors" shirt.

If you have any sightings of xkcd or xkcd-related stuff, put it here!
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Postby Daem0hn » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:01 am UTC

i teach first year electrical engineering labs and one of the guys i teach was wearing a no raptors shirt, although not during my class, i just saw him walking around the other day.
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Postby Vaniver » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:28 am UTC

I know at least 5 people who read xkcd, and at least two of them have shirts.
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Postby tarkadal » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:01 am UTC

I was wearing my "Just Shy" t-shirt for the first time last weekend, in Fremantle some guy came up to me and said, "Nice xkcd shirt!".

Then he ran off without further conversation, as it was in the middle of the buskers festival, but at least the shirt actually works!
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Postby spacermase » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:29 pm UTC

One of the Philosophy profs at my school has a bunch of them up on his door (he even credited them to the website).
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Postby peace » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:41 pm UTC

i havent been on the lookout, but im sure at least one kid here has the no raptors shirt
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Postby 3.14159265... » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:43 pm UTC

I introduced xkcd to a buncha ppl, and it has been a frequenct for presentations. Btw mods, is that cool, to just refrence it, or does Randal want money for it kinda thing?
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Postby fynch » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:23 pm UTC

I was at a speech meet about a month ago and saw one school wearing a shirt with a stick figure on the back... I did a double take... It wasnt xkcd. Sad.

At another one I heard someone being referred to as "Tegan"... I thought of hermaj.

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Postby hermaj » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:11 am UTC

Yay! :D:D

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Postby Akira » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:17 am UTC

T_T nobody here is intelligent enough to understand xkcd, much less think to promote it. I had someone stare at my printout of the bianary sudoku one, and they're like... "I don't get it."

T_T It made me cry.
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Postby JuliaGlass » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:33 am UTC

Akira wrote:T_T nobody here is intelligent enough to understand xkcd, much less think to promote it. I had someone stare at my printout of the bianary sudoku one, and they're like... "I don't get it."

T_T It made me cry.


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Postby Pathway » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:42 am UTC

3.14159265... wrote:I introduced xkcd to a buncha ppl, and it has been a frequenct for presentations. Btw mods, is that cool, to just refrence it, or does Randal want money for it kinda thing?


It's under a Creative Commons license so as long as you make no money off of it, it's probably cool.

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Postby Mister_Penguin » Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:20 am UTC

I see them posted on doors quite frequently. Of course, I spend a lot of time in the UW CS and Math buildings.
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Postby Emmaskillz » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:47 am UTC

I have some of the comics set to change every 5 mins on the desktop of my school laptop and I always get people looking over my shoulder to read them. Some guys get them, but there are so many dumb blondes going 'I don't get it" it just hurts me. Isn't that weird though, it's only a few guys that get them, nobody else does.

Also one of the computer technicians at my school reads xkcd and we have conversations about it. My bf introduced it to me. Nerds :D

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Postby cmacis » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:57 pm UTC

I walked past somebody with the no raptors t-shirt today. At leeds Uni if you're reading. I would have pointed and said "no raptors", but I only realised after walking past.
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Postby the_padawan » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:40 pm UTC

I saw a band yesterday - the bassist was wearing a no rapters shirt.

The band was awesome too. I'll give them some free promo:

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Postby Girl™ » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:00 am UTC

There's a guy living in my building whose license place says "XKCD". :O
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Postby Gilligan » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:49 am UTC

Currently I am attending a public high school in Florida. So the odds of me meeting anyone who reads xkcd is about as slim as me winning the lottery without buying a lottery ticket.
However I'll be living in Charleston, South Carolina at the Navy Nuclear Power School there in about six months. So, I'm hoping to be in nerd utopia in about the same length of time.
But I'm yet to buy a shirt :( I need to get on that bandwagon.
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Postby kcr » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:30 am UTC

In a science classroom at my school (I know there are some physics class there, but not sure what else), someone put the centrifugal force comic up on the board.

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Postby fynch » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:17 am UTC

Hey I got a real one this time.... I got to state for speech and we were talking about how geeky our category was and this one guy said he was 100% man. We gradually got geekier and geekier... so I'm like: Do any of y'all read xkcd... and the 100% man said: I guess I am 98% man.


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Postby tendays » Mon May 14, 2007 1:22 pm UTC

^Bump :-)

I saw a guy with the "Just shy" tee-shirt at the institute where I work (in Lisbon .. IST...) !

I was really surprised :-) If that's you, reply ! :-)

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Postby Marten (the great) » Mon May 14, 2007 1:45 pm UTC

There are dozens of individual comics posted on various professor's doors and bulletin boards in our math building at wooster.

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Postby Sandry » Mon May 14, 2007 5:38 pm UTC

Yesterday was Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum (off the Forest Hills stop near Boston), and I am 98% sure that I saw, from across a group of morris dancers, a raptor shirt.

Of course I've come across that shirt and the sudo shirt fairly often in this neck of the woods. I love living in a city chock full o' geeks.
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Postby mr_snafleburger » Mon May 14, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

Not exactly a sighting, but the first xkcder im met I had this exact conversation with.
http://xkcd.com/c44.html

'i love you'
" i love you more"
'....yeah'

Neither of us knew the other read the comic, so it was quite a risk
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Postby rachel » Mon May 14, 2007 7:55 pm UTC

Gilligan wrote:Currently I am attending a public high school in Florida. So the odds of me meeting anyone who reads xkcd is about as slim as me winning the lottery without buying a lottery ticket.
However I'll be living in Charleston, South Carolina at the Navy Nuclear Power School there in about six months. So, I'm hoping to be in nerd utopia in about the same length of time.
But I'm yet to buy a shirt :( I need to get on that bandwagon.



Firstly, you are moving to Charleston and that is exciting because I live in Summerville! That is amazing, I didn't know people actually came here. Although I suppose you've got no choice really?


Anyway, the only people I know that read xkcd is the one person I introduced it to, so the odds of me spotting an xkcd shirt are very slim. It's not happened yet, so there you go. I'm still waiting, though.
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Postby Messiah » Tue May 15, 2007 12:16 am UTC

mr_snafleburger wrote:Not exactly a sighting, but the first xkcder im met I had this exact conversation with.
http://xkcd.com/c44.html

'i love you'
" i love you more"
'....yeah'

Neither of us knew the other read the comic, so it was quite a risk

Were they of the opposite sex? Or do you just go around professing your love to random people, in the hopes they read xkcd and know the proper reply.

Girlâ„¢ wrote:There's a guy living in my building whose license place says "XKCD". :O

You don't live with Randall, do you?

I'm yet to find another xkcd-er over here. Are they many (or any) people on the fora from BrisVegas?
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Postby mr_snafleburger » Tue May 15, 2007 6:03 am UTC

Messiah wrote:
mr_snafleburger wrote:Not exactly a sighting, but the first xkcder im met I had this exact conversation with.
http://xkcd.com/c44.html

'i love you'
" i love you more"
'....yeah'

Neither of us knew the other read the comic, so it was quite a risk

Were they of the opposite sex? Or do you just go around professing your love to random people, in the hopes they read xkcd and know the proper reply.


It was an opposite sex person, who is now my gf, at the time it was playful banter.
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Postby __Kit » Tue May 15, 2007 6:13 am UTC

T_T nobody here is intelligent enough to understand xkcd, much less think to promote it. I had someone stare at my printout of the bianary sudoku one, and they're like... "I don't get it."

T_T It made me cry.


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Postby Messiah » Tue May 15, 2007 6:16 am UTC

mr_snafleburger wrote:It was an opposite sex person, who is now my gf, at the time it was playful banter.

That's geek chic. Very hot.
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue May 15, 2007 5:14 pm UTC

"Barrel Lad was here" is now in every bathroom stall I have been able to place it in (all of them except female and 6th-Form only rooms... I should be able to do those anyway), in the hope somebody understands it.
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Postby boccadice » Wed May 16, 2007 1:06 am UTC

Messiah wrote:I'm yet to find another xkcd-er over here. Are they many (or any) people on the fora from BrisVegas?


Gidday Messiah! BrisVegas here too!!

The only people I know who read xkcd are my geeky family, sister in San Fran and my dad, the skeptic, who lives in a motorhome somewhere on the road, currently in central Qld!

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Postby Girl™ » Wed May 16, 2007 3:03 pm UTC

Messiah wrote:
Girlâ„¢ wrote:There's a guy living in my building whose license place says "XKCD". :O

You don't live with Randall, do you?


Yes. XD I should have known this forum was too smart to take the bait.
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Postby Werdnum » Fri May 18, 2007 9:09 am UTC

A desk in my chem class has written on it:

"This graffiti is fleeting human contact. Both of us lost, but for a moment, we're lost together. I wonder who you are"

I know this because my mate, another xkcd reader, accused me of it.

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Postby GhostWolfe » Fri May 18, 2007 10:18 am UTC

boccadice wrote:
Messiah wrote:I'm yet to find another xkcd-er over here. Are they many (or any) people on the fora from BrisVegas?


Gidday Messiah! BrisVegas here too!!

The only people I know who read xkcd are my geeky family, sister in San Fran and my dad, the skeptic, who lives in a motorhome somewhere on the road, currently in central Qld!

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Fri May 18, 2007 5:19 pm UTC

I was at a local Cajun restaurant and the bartender had this tattooed on her arm:

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It's dopamine

I asked her if she had heard of xkcd. She said she did not, so I told her to check it out.
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat May 26, 2007 1:28 pm UTC

Well, if the internet is my hometown, SeriesofTubes.net read xkcd, or have had it brought to their attnetion.
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Postby Radio Free Eurasia » Sat May 26, 2007 5:33 pm UTC

So I was just reading my brother's blog and he referenced a comic in the midst of his esoteric ramblings.

http://www.brunchma.com/~acsumama/blog/ ... 0344693921
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Postby Drake Zure » Sat May 26, 2007 6:59 pm UTC

Eurasia, i debate your signature, insofar as Nixon had many souls, since he was in the habit of stealing them from small children, nuns, and puppy dogs.
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Postby Radio Free Eurasia » Sat May 26, 2007 7:17 pm UTC

Drake Zure wrote:Eurasia, i debate your signature, insofar as Nixon had many souls, since he was in the habit of stealing them from small children, nuns, and puppy dogs.


He sold poisoned milk to schoolchildren.

And you'll have to take it up with Neil Young.
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Postby Ended » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:21 pm UTC

I passed someone wearing the 'Stand back: I'm going to try Science' t-shirt this morning! I would have said, 'hey dude, cool t-shirt', but y'know...I was running late for an exam :(
But I salute you, t-shirt dude!
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