Died in a Blogging Accident has lived up to its name and died... in a blogging accident. That is to say it has concluded. You can still re-live the magic by clicking here to start at chapter 1. For genuine criticism of XKCD, please click the top link to the right (XKCD Isn't Funny).

Friday, June 7, 2013

1220-1222: So Bad it's Meta

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1220 - Randall is being meta by pointing out how much he hates meta-ness. It would be good if it was actually funny. But no. D

1221 - Ugh, it's not that I don't understand the references here. It's just not even funny when you do. It's not even anything. This comic has no right to exist. It's wasting precious pixels on my screen. F-

1222 - I think I understand what he's getting at (Randall, get out of my head!) But it seems so needlessly negative, and yes, smug. Randall presents a problem, but offers no solution. How the mighty have fallen, since 267. D-

Bingo time!

Oh boy, we haven't done this in a while. It would be a most special thread for this inaugural bingo. So let's have a look at the 2-page obnoxiousness-fest that is the thread for 1221.

B1 (I signed up just to say...) - This square comes courtesy of new user A42, who made this post:
"I made an account here just to say, EEEEEEEEEE, Randall referenced A Wrinkle In Time!"
...which also counts as a B2 and a B3.

I2 (Language/grammar) - We had a long and pointless flame-war about the dot that appears after an abbreviation like Mrs. (yes, really!) It was m_dow who fired the first shot.

N3 (Get out of my head, Randall!): Yes, it is.

G4 (Off-topic argument) - that argument about grammar was indeed off-topic.

O5 (Explaining the joke): Too many examples to link to. But for a comic like this, it was inevitable.

See you next week with more bingo.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

xkcdsucks vs xkcd-sucks meta-review

By popular demand* here is the definitive unbiased comparison between xkcd's leading hate-blogs.

xkcdsucks (A.K.A. "No-hypen")

The lead 'reviewer' on this blog can't even be bothered to pump out shitty one-line reviews once a week, leaving the comment threads to wither and die. Once a comment thread turns 2 weeks old, that's it. It can't be posted in anymore. It's clear that people only prefer it out of habit, and failing to update their bookmarks.


xkcd-sucks (A.K.A. "Hypen")

Updated every week with content from yours truly. I may even do other features, like Forum-watch and Bingo if there's demand for it. Best of all, if I stop posting for any reason (although really there's not much chance of that happening), the comment threads will work indefinitely.


*One guy requested it, and I think he was joking