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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Funny how prayers get fast-tracked this time of year

The past few days have been brutal. The only saving grace to the ordeal was the fact that no matter where I was (in bed, in the bathroom... in the bathroom) I had my new iPad and a good WiFi signal.

A short while ago a friend clued me in to a snarky comic strip called XKCD that is a nice mix of tech, sarcasm, math and hip. I immediately bookmarked it and resolved to plow through the archives the next time I had some time on my hands.

Heh, heh... funny how prayers get fast-tracked this time of year.

So, a big chunk of that downtime I logged this week in the smallest room of the house was spent reading through the archives of this strip. I should begin by saying that everyone's sense of humor is different, so this may not be for everyone.  But if you like to be challenged and occasionally hit over the head by the obscurely obvious... then this strip is for you.

Here are a few samples that made me laugh out loud (a decidedly creepy thing to hear from the other side of the bathroom door, I'm sure): 

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 Brain worms

Cemetery

Interdisciplinary

Incision

Pore strips
 

Southern half

Study

Time machine

Toot

Trimester

We get it

Workaround

I don't wish on anyone the kind of free time I've had over the past few days.  But trust me when I say that XKCD is worth bookmarking and making a part of your online routine.

Posted by David Bogner on September 16, 2010 | Permalink

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XKCD has been one of my favorites for years. I'm even relieved a bit when I don't get one, because it means I'm not *that* geeky.

But I would definitely recommend viewing the cartoons on the actual site, instead of here. One of the best parts is the "mouseover" text you see when hovering your cursor over the cartoon. Even more fun!

Posted by: Dave (Balashon) | Sep 16, 2010 1:01:17 PM

Here's one of his only comics which mentions Israel. Quite funny too :)
http://www.xkcd.com/787/

and two of my other favorites:
http://www.xkcd.com/679/
http://www.xkcd.com/612/

Posted by: Av Klein | Sep 16, 2010 1:12:32 PM

Funny! Just last week I removed xkcd from my RSS reader because, I'm honest, I did not understand them always. Probably a language thing. Your selection though was quite funny.

Posted by: Kurt | Sep 16, 2010 1:38:04 PM

Refuah Shelaima and G'mar Chatima tova. Thanks for the pick-me-up!

Posted by: Aharon | Sep 16, 2010 3:38:45 PM

I've got about a half-dozen XKCD strips hanging in my cubicle. If I ever interview an underling, the first thing I'll do is show them to him/her. If he/she gets them, he/she gets the job. I second Dave's comments on the "mouseover" text (which occasionally is essential for figuring out the joke).

Posted by: efrex | Sep 16, 2010 5:37:52 PM

The one on the graveyard is a scream!
Thanks, I'm bookmarking.....

Posted by: rickismom | Sep 16, 2010 10:56:01 PM

The one on the graveyard is a scream!
Thanks, I'm bookmarking.....

Posted by: rickismom | Sep 16, 2010 10:56:01 PM

This is on my daily read (although they don't come out every day). I agree with Dave (Balashon), the mouseover text adds an extra dimension to the fun. :-)

Posted by: JDMDad | Sep 17, 2010 1:11:28 AM

I check them daily and find a little of the bile of disappointment when there's nothing new.

MC

Posted by: mostly cajun | Sep 17, 2010 2:45:55 PM

Mostly Cajun - They're updated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. So I can see why you'd be disappointed if you check daily...

Posted by: Dave (Balashon) | Sep 18, 2010 10:44:05 PM

Since I'm not to smart about these kinds of things, I was happy to get some of the stuff you put up (and I like the Israel one linked to Av Klien. But what exactly does XKCD stand for anyway?

And I hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: Baila | Sep 18, 2010 11:04:31 PM

HAH!! great comic, was about to leave the 787 one about the sattelite check in here as a link, but i see Av did it already

Posted by: Brad | Sep 28, 2010 8:17:01 PM

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