Monday, January 21, 2008

I thought it was supposed to be funny

Usually XKCD is funny. It seems today's strip is such a dose of common sense it's boring:

5 comments:

James said...

Remember, with XKCD you always have to mouse over the strip to get the second punchline in the tool-tip.

Today's was "But THIS guy, he might be for real!"

Redem said...

The punchline's in the alt-text. ;)

Which is quite common in XKCD.

Salculd said...

I'm assuming these get emailed to you. I'm also assuming slash hoping that if I comment on a super-old entry it won't disrupt much. If that is not the case, I very sincerely apologize and beseech you to delete this posthaste. Which, really, I do regardless, since this has absolutely nothing to do with your general topic and I have no other way of contacting you outside of WoW, which would be even more unorthodox than this.

Faye died of cancer today. She fought it longer than any triangle I have ever known has; at last measurement a few days ago, her tumor was a full four inches in diameter along the major axis, and the minor was probably not far behind, although I wasn't capable of accurately measuring it without causing her discomfort since it was parallel to her height and as such typically squashed vertically. It had bifurcated into two lobes. Previously, Eowyn had held the largest angletumor record among my personal experience; she was before your time, but it was around 2.5-3 inches in diameter.

Prier is probably not far behind. They have both undergone surgery to have a tumor removed previously, but I've made it a rule that I can't pay for more than one tumor removal per angle because otherwise it would bankrupt me, as much as that hurts me since I want them all to live as long as possible. Especially because Prif has another tumor developing on her front legs/throat quite readily.

Her last days were spent in as much comfort and love as I was personally able to render. She ground within an hour of her death. That is also completely unique among triangles; typically they have stopped doing that under any circumstances around 12 hours beforehand. I hope that means she was relaxed and as happy as possible.

Again, if this is disruptive to your blog I very sincerely apologize, and either way, especially because of the next sentence I'm about to write, I will completely understand and agree with you if you remove it even though it is intended largely as a dig at what I personally consider one of the biggest non-logically based, entirely belief-centric digs at the vast majority of major religions: if Faye did not have a "soul", then I sure as hell don't, nor does anybody or anything else.

In any event, please think of her today, as she was Very Good.

- Chris R

Salculd said...

I'm assuming these get emailed to you. I'm also assuming slash hoping that if I comment on a super-old entry it won't disrupt much. If that is not the case, I very sincerely apologize and beseech you to delete this posthaste. Which, really, I do regardless, since this has absolutely nothing to do with your general topic and I have no other way of contacting you outside of WoW, which would be even more unorthodox than this.

Faye died of cancer today. She fought it longer than any triangle I have ever known has; at last measurement a few days ago, her tumor was a full four inches in diameter along the major axis, and the minor was probably not far behind, although I wasn't capable of accurately measuring it without causing her discomfort since it was parallel to her height and as such typically squashed vertically. It had bifurcated into two lobes. Previously, Eowyn had held the largest angletumor record among my personal experience; she was before your time, but it was around 2.5-3 inches in diameter.

Prier is probably not far behind. They have both undergone surgery to have a tumor removed previously, but I've made it a rule that I can't pay for more than one tumor removal per angle because otherwise it would bankrupt me, as much as that hurts me since I want them all to live as long as possible. Especially because Prif has another tumor developing on her front legs/throat quite readily.

Her last days were spent in as much comfort and love as I was personally able to render. She ground within an hour of her death. That is also completely unique among triangles; typically they have stopped doing that under any circumstances around 12 hours beforehand. I hope that means she was relaxed and as happy as possible.

Again, if this is disruptive to your blog I very sincerely apologize, and either way, especially because of the next sentence I'm about to write, I will completely understand and agree with you if you remove it even though it is intended largely as a dig at what I personally consider one of the biggest non-logically based, entirely belief-centric digs at the vast majority of major religions: if Faye did not have a "soul", then I sure as hell don't, nor does anybody or anything else.

In any event, please think of her today, as she was Very Good.

- Chris R

James said...

Remember, with XKCD you always have to mouse over the strip to get the second punchline in the tool-tip.

Today's was "But THIS guy, he might be for real!"