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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.

17 comments:

  1. I was going to give a C to 1223, but that seemed far too generous for a strip with no art and no joke.

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    1. This grading system is beneath you. It's been done. Nobody respects an echo. You need to do your own thing, man. You need to forge your own path. Reach for percentile grading and learn to respect your work. Learn to respect yourself.

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    2. Ooh, you have just given me a horrible idea.

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  2. Jon Levi, shame on you for cheating at bingo. I am unsubscribing to this blag.

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  3. Judging from the forum thread for 1222, the greatest worry of your average xkcd fan is the burden that they feel for possessing such staggering intellect, apparently. If only we mere mortals could know what it's like to be them.

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    1. Maybe then we'd finally be able to understand some of xkcd's hilarious physics jokes.

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  4. Your columns are labeled BINGO and your rows 12345. I want an explanation.

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    1. LOL loser who has never played Bingo detected

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    2. It's you who are a loser :(

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  5. Could someone please tell me what the point is of 1227? I read the entire thing, and I can't find it.

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    1. I couldn't be fucked reading the whole thing because it's boring, but skimming a few of the passages the point seems to be that stuff that people say today relating to the decay of society was also said a few lifetimes ago.

      The gracious view of this would be that it's irony, making a tired old point by repeating a series of tired old opinions. I have, however, little doubt that we are in reality expected to find it highly insightful.

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  6. Is your clock broken? I think next week might have been a couple of weeks ago.

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    1. My cock is on British Summer Time. And it works just fine, thanks.

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  7. So nodash has posted three updates since this one went up, and you've posted zero. What's your excuse, Jon Levi?

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    1. I've been working on my horrible idea.

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