No . . . no, we’re not going to actually do it. It’s okay, though, to to thank Randall for the earworm.
Image note: Detail of xkcd #1981, by Randall Munroe, 16 April 2018.
“I’m excited about the proposal to add a ‘brontosaurus’ emoji codepoint because it has the potential to bring together a half-dozen different groups of pedantic people into a single glorious internet argument.”
Image note: Detail of xkcd #1726 by Randall Munroe, 28 August 2016.
xkcd #1680, ladies and gentlemen, by Randall Munroe. You’ll have to click to find out what else it does.
It does occur to me that the harder I look around for an excuse to post a stick-figure drawing of Napoleon with an octopus on his head, the longer I forget one never actually needs an excuse to post a stick-figure drawing of Napoleon with an octopus on his head.
Courtesy the inimitable Randall Munroe and xkcd, your one-stop shop for stick-figure absurdity of all kinds.
Image note: Detail of xkcd #1510, by Randall Munroe, 9 April 2015.
Then again, well, okay, you know how one of the fun things about xkcd is that Randall Munroe occasionally tries out new ways of presenting stick-figure cartoons? Yeah.
Two words: Two parts.
I know, I know. It seems like a little thing.
Munroe, Randall. xkcd #1506. 31 March 2015.
Image note: Detail of xkcd #1495 by Randall Munroe.
And sometimes someone asks the question, anyway.
And I have a punch line, certes, ne’er to be spoken. Written. Whatever. You’re welcome.
Munroe, Randall. xkcd #1464. 26 December 2014.
Oh, and, you know, one of these days, you’re going to need something out of your own damn Documents folder, so stop doing this to yourself, too.
Munroe, Randall. “Documents”. xkcd #1459. 11 December 2014.
Jokes can be dangerous.
No, really, think of it this way: Sure, you just started with a harmless joke about the Slide Mountain Ocean, and a fine joke it is. But how long before they work intercontinental Red Rover into the Kansas high school science curriculum?
What? Six thousand years is a helluvalot less than four and a half billion.
Detail of xkcd #1449, by Randall Monroe, 18 November 2014.
Or maybe I’m just missing something obvious. Someone, enlighten me, please.
I mean, some jokes don’t work because the response is obvious, and in this case the first thing to mind is so obvious that it verges on pedantic. So it’s likely I’m missing something.
But what, exactly, is it?
Nonetheless, many thanks to Randall Munroe, who shares his comics with the world for free, and allows others to distribute them—even if that practice results in occasional criticism. xkcd is an excellent comic, and well worth your time.