Love XKCD

Only XKCD could be this geeky.

The problem with going so deeply nerdy is so few people share the humor with you.  I wear this shirt to work out all the time and I can't remember anyone ever getting the joke.

 

  • http://thecivillibertarian.blogspot.com/ Frankenstein Government

    You are right. I flunked. Time to surf.

  • http://thecivillibertarian.blogspot.com/ Frankenstein Government

    Good gawd. I found it on wiki.

  • Kresh

    I got the joke. Damned clever, especially the alt text, or is it the mouseover text?

  • http://fefaef hello123

    Beach house. "GuoEr, see what I bought for you." XiaoXiRan holding a bunch of ten, beamed at lying in bed,Replica louis vuitton he has already been used to the no one response of lonely. "Sweet?" For two years, he won't forget this is ChengGuo favorite flowers, will not forget the meaning of the ten is the thoughts of love, the more won't forget this missing not to him. XiaoXiRan carefully put HuaCha good, he also love this kind of flower, the meaning of the love it. All say missing is to people far away, but he is someone who is near at hand, because her heart in the horizon. XiaoXiRan eyeful tender feelings at ChengGuo, spoil addicted to stroke her hair. louis vuitton handbags A seven feet tall in the face of favorite person only, just can have this kind of gentle. "Well, yesterday I on television and learn a new food, and then you have to try, to carry my some opinions, I know you of the mouth diao, I was afraid you will not like!" From the bathroom he call a basin of water. "GuoEr, I help you wipe your face." Through the warm towel, his hand one inch spread from ChengGuo face across. Sometimes can come in contact with the fingertips ChengGuo skin, and this feeling like current shock as the IP his soul. He sent a little, so a bit, in front of his will is a box of ashes. After XiaoXiRan wipe, and patient help ChengGuo massage. Well, today this fruit still next to his schedule around, no matter use what means this is the results, no matter the outcome is caused by the who. All of this is from two years ago to the car accident, the car accident let ChengGuo became a vegetable. From that moment XiaoXiRan began to take care of ChengGuo wholeheartedly, he forgot his was a wounded man, forget his heart has been an impossible to fill the abyss. "Heavy fruit." XuMu pupil voice and from downstairs, come over, so light penetration. She is the most afraid to face the reality person, she always thought that so long as he like before that with a "heavy fruit", someone will respond to her cheap replica handbags, call her with a "herding goats.when he", all can want to the same, nothing had happened, what also met. "Animal husbandry pupil, a person." XiaoXiRan looked up XuMu pupil to Freshwater pearl necklace greet, with his eyes never can be from the ChengGuo away. "The company really busy recently said the peak, he can't walk away." XuMu pupil look at XiaoXiRan, two years of each day he is spent like this. In fact two years time is not long, and when you walk across the two chun xia qiu dong, across the two years, on the past. But if one day after day after day do the same, looking forward to the same desires, and this thing is you take and happiness that have nothing to do, this desire emotion is a no deadline will wish, then his life did not have time this concept, they don't have a long and not long problem. "Animal husbandry of them, if don't always too busy running around, you want to know how to make a phone call GuoEr......." "I want to see the moment she woke up." No matter how busy XuMu pupil, * * * she will run back to see ChengGuo, looking forward to her to like TV as the vegetable, may miraculously woke up, but XuMu pupil heart than who all know. Miracles happen, is the odds were things deserved fashion tote bags to be called the miracle. But she always think experiencing many difficulties, miracles can happen is her, even if only for a time. "He ran. Did you ever think later." "I'll be with her." XiaoXiRan hold ChengGuo hand. XuMu hesitated for a moment, the pupil "have you thought about GuoEr will always......freshwater pearl earrings never wake up not to come over." Most would not say words in reality will also before to failure. XiaoXiRan didn't answer.

  • steve

    Easy peasy. Bet all my coworkers would get them to. But then I guess engineering practically gaurantees nerdiness.

  • marco73

    The show Big Bang Theory opened up a whole pile of fans to Schrodingers cat, by relating the theory to the potential relationship between 2 of the show's characters.
    Surprised people at the gym don't think you are a Sheldon Cooper fan.

  • Mike H

    I understand that most Americans have never heard of it, and that I live in a bubble, but I find it shocking that not a single person has ever said anything. Schrodinger's cat is reasonable well known, as scientific thought experiments go.

  • http://dullgeek.blogspot.com dullgeek

    Yeah, xkcd is nerdy. But it's market is the internet. Still plenty of people out at the tail end of the distribution that get the joke.

  • Evil Red Scandi

    XKCD is just made of awesome.

  • ParatrooperJJ

    Got it.

  • Kip Condor

    This is a perfect example of why xkcd sucks so hard. There's zero humor or humanity in that panel - its only value lies in stroking nerds' egos by making them feel like they "get" a reference that is obvious to any half-educated person.

    It's so formulaic - think of a word that has a specific technical meaning in science or math or coding, and pretend to apply it in a more mundane context. Toss in a couple of stick figures and hilarity completely fails to ensue. The majority of strips that I recall seeing rely on this simple, lame gimmick.

  • Hasdrubal

    I couldn't help but snort this afternoon, having read your comment on the Schrödinger's Cat t-shirt this morning and then running across the line "Erwin Schrödinger meets the Dow" in a link via Marginal Revolution this afternoon: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/islands-at-speed-of-light.html

  • mishu

    Occasionally, I need to go here once in a while to get what's going on at xkcd.

    Explain xkcd

  • astonerii

    I at least got a tiny bit of the joke. I understodd it was likely a quantum physics joke, but never actually read about the cat before.

  • happyjuggler0

    I wouldn't have understood the cat t-shirt until a few months ago, which is when I saw this NOVA episode on Hugh Everett's son (of Eels fame) who sought out some physicists to learn about his father Hugh. The famous "cat experiment" was explained.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/manyworlds/

  • sam

    There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who grok xkcd and those who don't.

  • Smock Puppet, Piloting The Economic Seas Betwixt Scilla and Charybdis

    Bask in the pleasure of knowing that YOU get the joke.

    It's kind of like this check he supposedly wrote -- right down to the entry in the memo field.

    Which is apparently also tied to this situation, wherein I believe Verizon employees failed to grasp the difference between ".002 cents" and ".002 dollars"... Something like that.

  • Smock Puppet, Piloting The Economic Seas Betwixt Scilla and Charybdis

    >>> Bask in the pleasure of knowing that YOU get the joke.

    ...and Kip doesn't.

  • John O.

    Reminds me of a joke:
    The physicist Werner Heisenberg was driving down the highway when he gets pulled over by a cop. The cop walks over and says, "Hey, buddy, do you know how fast you were going?" Heisenberg says, "No, but I can tell you where I am."

  • Sam L.

    I really liked the Alderaan weather forecast tee.

  • jay

    I have this t-shirt.

    VERY few people have commented on it, but occasionally it gets a chuckle

  • jay
  • epobirs

    It's sad that you can graduate high school and not get that joke. Good thing I dropped out to have more time for reading science fiction.

    For those who got the joke, check out 'Quarantine' by Greg Egan. For those who didn't get the joke, check out 'Quarantine' by Greg Egan.

    http://www.amazon.com/Quarantine-Greg-Egan/dp/0061054232/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320124912&sr=1-1-catcorr