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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby sje46 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:03 am UTC

AtomLamp wrote:I met this guy at the San Diego Comic Con 2010, with a "[Citations Needed]" sign, I didn't recognize it at first, but we had an extremely short chat outside of the bathrooms while I was waiting for my friends and he was waiting for, I'm assuming his little sisters >.>... Anyways, I haven't been able to read the xkcd comics without thinking of him, so this post is partly me trying to reach out to him xD, my life is so trivial. I'm not trying to turn this into a craigslist missed connections post >> but it looks like at it's core, that's what this is; sorry for that, xkcd. We didn't exchange names or anything so... this is just totally out there xD If you read this, I'd be extremely surprised, and overjoyed if you'd respond too. :'D Oh, I was that chick with the mask if the chat outside of the bathrooms didn't ring a bell... Also, I had a sign which said "The Game" ... Alright... Post over... Now. :D

I think that was me! You were this person, right?
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I apologize for messing with your heart. I did not go to Comic Con. In fact, no one has...not in twelve years. Don't you remember what happened? The blood, the screams, the clouds? It seems you have invented a fantastical world to deal with the pain of having seen your love ones die with their skin melting off. It is quite possible that this mysterious knight in shining armor archtype represents your need for companionship in bleak new world, and "[citation needed]" is a sign, both literally and symbologically, from your unconscious, trying to convince you to wake, AtomLamp, to reality. Wake up, Atomlamp. We have work to do. Wake up.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Dasboard » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:33 pm UTC

I don't think that was really nessecary.
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Postby suffer-cait » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:19 pm UTC

probably not, but i liked it.
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Postby Dasboard » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:21 am UTC

Me too.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby AtomLamp » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:54 am UTC

I apologize for messing with your heart. I did not go to Comic Con. In fact, no one has...not in twelve years. Don't you remember what happened? The blood, the screams, the clouds? It seems you have invented a fantastical world to deal with the pain of having seen your love ones die with their skin melting off. It is quite possible that this mysterious knight in shining armor archtype represents your need for companionship in bleak new world, and "[citation needed]" is a sign, both literally and symbologically, from your unconscious, trying to convince you to wake, AtomLamp, to reality. Wake up, Atomlamp. We have work to do. Wake up.


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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby ^_^ » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:05 am UTC

Generally encounter the occasional xkcd shirt around my university (UQ, Australia). Saw a guy wearing the 'Science. It works, bitches.' shirt the other day, probably my favourite of them all :D I commend you on your fine choice in clothing, good sir!

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby animeHrmIne » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:49 am UTC

I was in Biology today (yesterday, technically), and my teacher told us to go to this site before next class. Funny thing is, I'd expect my teacher to do something like this (he spent the last half of the first day showing us a Halo montage he made), but it was odd seeing it just out in the world like that.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Zentropy » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:23 am UTC

I'm not pretentious enough to think this deserves its own topic. I'm glad I read the sticky first.

But yeah, if she didn't before, Summer Glau now knows about her existence in the xkcd universe.

Big picture ahead.

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(Bleh, don't know how to embed it without making it huge. Hope you're rolling Linkification + TTI.)

Happened at Fan Expo Canada '10, August 29th, 2010. She's fantastic, didn't have time to read it all but laughed a bit.

Pictured: "The Race", parts I-IV and "Action Movies".

Edit: fixed picture (sort of) and stuff.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Mike_Bson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:46 pm UTC

Nothing much, but my brother's friend said,''Wow, that's a nice ass-car.''

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Raeluna » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:56 pm UTC

I saw an XKCD themed wedding cake, based off the "My normal approach is useless here" comic. If I can find the picture again I shall post it, as it was awesome.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Dasboard » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:33 pm UTC

Yes. I saw that too, somewher eon the internet. I was sitting with some people some of them with laptops, and one them scrolls over a huge page full of images and stuff, untill I'm suddenly like "Hey, that's XKCD" and I pointed out it's existance, of which they were not aware until I pointed it out.

Anyway, long story short: I saw that too.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby ConMan » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:27 am UTC

This one? http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/xkcd-comic- ... -09-05.htm

In a bit of recursive fun, I saw this link in an image in someone's sig on this forum that linked to their twitter feed. And yes, it is an awesome cake.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Dasboard » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:46 am UTC

Not the site I saw it on. ( That wasn't a cake-only site but more like a "random images from the internet site" )

But yes, best cake ever so far.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Gerino » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:20 pm UTC

Some time ago, on a board in the CS/Math department at uni, used usually to leave questions for people to answer (as in "How do I transform this-and-that in OpenGL?"), there was nicely reproduced "someone is wrong on the internet!" comic, along with alt-text.

More recent, and much nicer sighting, was this most beautiful girl in "my usual approach is useless here" t-shirt, having lunch with coworkers(?) table next to us :)

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Dasboard » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:48 pm UTC

I saw guy with the Tech support shirt at a concert friday.

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I wanted to say hi, but I was waiting in line to pick up my backpack, and by the time I got it, he was gone. :( So yeah, if you happen to be this guy, hai!
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XKCD: The Movie (Poster) (Cracked Photoshop Results)

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Postby Sir_Elderberry » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:56 pm UTC

I have to say, the TVTropes one was my favorite.
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Re: XKCD: The Movie (Poster) (Cracked Photoshop Results)

Postby ++$_ » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:12 pm UTC

They pressed my Berserk Button:
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For the love of all that's holy, can you check your GODDAMN SPELLING? I mean, seriously. The word "definitely" does not have an A anywhere in it. No A at all! It's not that hard, people.
Yeah, the TVTropes one is pretty good. I like the Snopes one too.

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Re: XKCD: The Movie (Poster) (Cracked Photoshop Results)

Postby SummerGlauFan » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:14 pm UTC

So, if they do the "Anatomy" one, would it be the first Pixar film to be rated R?
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Re: XKCD: The Movie (Poster) (Cracked Photoshop Results)

Postby Icalasari » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:42 pm UTC

++$_ wrote:They pressed my Berserk Button:
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For the love of all that's holy, can you check your GODDAMN SPELLING? I mean, seriously. The word "definitely" does not have an A anywhere in it. No A at all! It's not that hard, people.
Yeah, the TVTropes one is pretty good. I like the Snopes one too.


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Sorry. It is one of those words that I never get right. And my iPhone (the wifi here sucks and refuses to let my laptop connect) has a failure of a spell check, so I leave it disabled


Yeah, for once they did a decent job with selecting number 1. They always seem to pick one that virtually nobody thinks should win for #1. It isn't that the selections suck, it's just that almost everyone agrees that a different number should have won

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Re: XKCD: The Movie (Poster) (Cracked Photoshop Results)

Postby ++$_ » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:32 pm UTC

Icalasari wrote:
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Sorry. It is one of those words that I never get right. And my iPhone (the wifi here sucks and refuses to let my laptop connect) has a failure of a spell check, so I leave it disabled
Unless I'm very much mistaken, this falls into the category of "things that are entirely someone else's fault." Unless you are Kytromal.

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Re: XKCD: The Movie (Poster) (Cracked Photoshop Results)

Postby Icalasari » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:36 am UTC

++$_ wrote:
Icalasari wrote:
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Sorry. It is one of those words that I never get right. And my iPhone (the wifi here sucks and refuses to let my laptop connect) has a failure of a spell check, so I leave it disabled
Unless I'm very much mistaken, this falls into the category of "things that are entirely someone else's fault." Unless you are Kytromal.


I was just saying that it is a word I usually get wrong and that, at the time, I had no access to a spellchecker. So no blame shift there

This post made with the assumption that your post was taking a jab at me

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby ++$_ » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:10 am UTC

I wasn't intending to take a jab at you at any point. I was just annoyed by the typo in one of their posters (which, you know, presumably went through editing and stuff).

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby ConMan » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:33 pm UTC

The other week, I was unfortunate enough to accidentally see a few minutes of the Australian "Beauty and the Geek". In those few minutes, one of the geeks was impressing one of the beauties with some astronomy, while wearing what appeared to be a "No Raptors" T-shirt. (And he had a Yoshi plushie, too.)
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Postby katethegreat » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:33 am UTC

My physics teacher included the sohcahtoa comic on our last test XD

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby PHDrillSergeant » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:52 pm UTC

A friend and I left this on the whiteboard after taking our final last night.

We added some stuff (like wikileaks next to the CIA).

I also apologize for the horrible image stitching.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/402/electromagneticspectrum.jpg

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Postby Mapar » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:50 pm UTC

PHDrillSergeant wrote:A friend and I left this on the whiteboard after taking our final last night.

We added some stuff (like wikileaks next to the CIA).

I also apologize for the horrible image stitching.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/402/electromagneticspectrum.jpg

That's pretty awesome. We did something similar in class a few years ago, to pull a "prank", in the loose sense of the word, on a history teacher who was obsessed with time-lines and diagrams. He found it funny :)
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Ghosty » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:36 pm UTC

Does online stuff count?

I was reading this comic:

http://xkcd.com/533/

So I decided to take a look at the laptop model, when I noticed something unmistakable...

http://i53.tinypic.com/s2y2qq.jpg

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby ritvax » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:37 pm UTC

Questonable Content character Marigold is wearing an XKCD shirt today...

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1852

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Box Boy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:39 pm UTC

My English teacher handed out sheets with the "My hobby: Answering casual questions in iambic Pentameter" comic on them yesterday while we were covering Shakespeare's non-play related work.

It was rather fun to realise three other people knew where it was from.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby darknut » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:20 am UTC

ritvax wrote:Questonable Content character Marigold is wearing an XKCD shirt today...

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1852

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not the first time she has worn that shirt
and not the only time xkcd has shown up
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Postby Akira » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:10 pm UTC

Hah! Now I can tell someone who cares:

One of the science profs, on the door to he new office in the new science building, has no less than four xkcd comics taped to her door, including Science Montage and The Difference. I giggle every time I walk by the door, but she never has office hours when I'm getting out of astronomy or I'd drop by and say "Hi, I like your comics."
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:35 am UTC

Recently Walmart has been doing a series of commercials that reminds me of this comic, especially the game we played here in the fora.

Some examples:

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby animeHrmIne » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:11 am UTC

At the state-level GPML Math Competition in Missouri last weekend, before the answers to the tie-breaker questions were shown, three xkcd comics were on the projector, including one of my favorites, Certainty.
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby torrie » Sun May 08, 2011 8:58 pm UTC

The Dutch newspaper NRC cloned shamelesly xkcd 882 (http://xkcd.com/882/)

Pretty sure they didn't ask xkcd permission to do that.

Article is here:
http://i.imgur.com/piYw9.jpg

For non dutch speakers:
The article is about medical research, which is, according to the article, not always done properly.

The cartoon is about a scientist, who tries to find a link between candies and ADHD. (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
After someone suggests there may be only a link with a certain color of candy, different colors are tested.
Conclusion of the research: There is a link between red candies and ADHD

(via geenstijl (dutch): http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2011/05/nrc_kopieert_xkcd_cartoon_heeft.html)

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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby Hawknc » Tue May 10, 2011 12:27 pm UTC

The wonderful Australian ABC show Hungry Beast has a climate scientist sketch, starring real climate scientists, one of which wears a "SCIENCE: It works, bitches!" t-shirt.

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Postby JoeyJo0 » Tue May 10, 2011 5:17 pm UTC

I've met a guy at Graspop 2010(A metal festival) wearing a 'sudo make me a sandwhich' shirt.
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Postby Joeldi » Wed May 11, 2011 11:41 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:The wonderful Australian ABC show Hungry Beast has a climate scientist sketch, starring real climate scientists, one of which wears a "SCIENCE: It works, bitches!" t-shirt.


Came here to post that, but you beat me to it.

I can add that it's the last shot in the clip and it's a lingering shot, so someone out there wanted to emphasise the XKCDness.

EDIT: How DID you find that a full 24 hours before the show aired? Does iView put things up early? Or did you work on the show?
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Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Postby DavidSpencer » Sun May 29, 2011 1:03 pm UTC

Zombie Marie Curie was quoted in my paper, in reference to John Edwards and "trying to be great".

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Postby Hawknc » Sun May 29, 2011 1:11 pm UTC

Joeldi wrote:EDIT: How DID you find that a full 24 hours before the show aired? Does iView put things up early? Or did you work on the show?

Heh, I completely missed this edit first time around, sorry! The sketch itself was uploaded prior to the episode airing, and I was linked to it by someone on my Twitter feed who works at the ABC.


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