Jul
28
2014
1

xkcd might have a point, here.

I have to admit: the sketch and the photo do match up fairly well.

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Apr
07
2014
2

I hadn’t realized Randall Munroe was a CS Lewis fan.

That’ll teach me to make assumptions.

Moe Lane

PS: The forums seem to think that this is  The Magician’s Nephew reference, too.

Sep
04
2013
1

This xkcd comic counsels against anthropomorphizing nature.

Because, really: by any standard of sentient-species morality and/or ethics nature is just plain awful.

Mind you, this guy is (reluctantly) calling BS on the XKCD strip in question.  He says that the strip anthropomorphizes science, instead; and as God is my witness I didn’t see that until after I wrote the title to my post.

Moe Lane

Jul
08
2013
5

Ayup, we have.

Which is a shame.

I would have liked to have seen Bigfoot.  I enjoy cryptozoology: it’s refreshingly free of conspiracy theories about international Jewish plots.

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Jun
19
2013
5

Oh dear God this is funny.

Click through: I refuse to spoil the joke.  Then again, it’s xkcd, so you’ve probably already read it. And laughed.

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May
28
2013
4

Obligatory xkcd comic.

For the life of me, I don’t get why Randall Munroe visibly does not care if he gets hotlinked. Isn’t that, like, rude or something?  I just can’t make myself do it.

insight

Still: this is a very good point.

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Dec
18
2012
2

One additional wrinkle to xkcd’s latest “What If…”

they’re fairly sure that Jesus was not actually born on December 25th.  In all probability, shepherds wouldn’t have had flocks out in the fields at that time of year.

Moe Lane

PS: Apparently, the question of whether or not the ancient Romans had a religious holiday on December 25, and whether it was or was not a Mithraic one, is a matter of some dispute that has not quite reached the level of ‘academics fighting each other with knives.’  You learn something new every day…

Oct
17
2012
6

#rsrh xkcd manages a genuinely nonpartisan political strip…

…that’s exceedingly interesting, and neatly deflates the “Well, Candidate X can’t win because of [insert random bit of historical trivia here]” arguments that we get a lot.  Well-played, although there’s a typo for 1800 and the forums are right: 1996 IS a slight stretch. Forgivable, to be sure.

 

 

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Jul
14
2012
3

#rsrh xkcd gets the political blogosphere again.

Although I don’t know if Randall intended to, this time:

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May
28
2012
2

…Ow.

Wait, what?

I mean, everybody knows that you can’t synchronize Narnian time.  Don’t laugh; Randall Munroe’s probably getting flack for that in the forums… nope, they’re instead standing up for the year 1958.  Which was… a surprisingly good year for B-films.

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