History Webcomic / XKCD

15th Jun '18 8:01:06 PM Malady
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* JumpingTheShark: Played with in-universe in [[http://xkcd.com/460/ this strip's]] AltText.

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* JumpingTheShark: Played with in-universe InUniverse in [[http://xkcd.com/460/ this strip's]] AltText.



* OlderThanTheyThink: ({{In-Universe}}) With the rapid pace of technology and information, everyone assumes that conversation is dying, newspapers are becoming sensationalist garbage, the sanctity of marriage is being threatened, society is collapsing, and things were [[NostalgiaFilter better in the old days]]. [[http://xkcd.com/1227/ This comic]] shows that people have been believing this for over a century.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: ({{In-Universe}}) InUniverse. With the rapid pace of technology and information, everyone assumes that conversation is dying, newspapers are becoming sensationalist garbage, the sanctity of marriage is being threatened, society is collapsing, and things were [[NostalgiaFilter better in the old days]]. [[http://xkcd.com/1227/ This comic]] shows that people have been believing this for over a century.
15th Jun '18 8:00:26 PM Malady
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* DarkerAndEdgier : Played with in-universe by [[http://xkcd.com/633/ Harriet the Spy]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier : Played with in-universe InUniverse by [[http://xkcd.com/633/ Harriet the Spy]]



* FetishRetardant: In-universe, the ''PowerRangers'' theme [[http://xkcd.com/400/ is this.]]

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* FetishRetardant: In-universe, InUniverse, the ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' theme [[http://xkcd.com/400/ is this.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[http://www.xkcd.com/730/ "I just caught myself idly trying to work out what that resistor mass would actually be, and realized I had self-nerd-sniped."]] In-universe, [[http://www.xkcd.com/729/ the strip just before that one.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[http://www.xkcd.com/730/ "I just caught myself idly trying to work out what that resistor mass would actually be, and realized I had self-nerd-sniped."]] In-universe, InUniverse, [[http://www.xkcd.com/729/ the strip just before that one.]]



* NightmareFuel: Velociraptors, {{in-universe}}.

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* NightmareFuel: Velociraptors, {{in-universe}}.InUniverse.
9th Jun '18 6:04:42 PM WaveSwallow
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* {{Touche}}: [[https://www.xkcd.com/433/ When Black Hat goes to confront Danish]], she blows up the mines she planted under his car. Black Hat had already found the mines and put them in her garage. Her response: "Touché".
22nd Apr '18 5:02:20 AM fruitstripegum
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** [[https://xkcd.com/1980/ This one]] references ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''.
20th Mar '18 9:28:13 AM XFllo
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* SoulCrushingDeskJob: The strip "Academia vs. Business" contrasts academia and business with their reaction to solving a seemingly impossible programming problem; the professor is amazed and sees this as a revolution in queuing theory, the boss just gives the programmer another issue that is insultingly easy in comparison.
19th Mar '18 12:32:06 PM eroock
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* BrainsAndBondage: [[http://xkcd.com/1039/ Chemists pick the worst safewords.]]
12th Mar '18 11:31:10 AM Penk
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** Invoked and [[NameDrop namedropped]] in [[https://xkcd.com/1432/ this comic]].
9th Mar '18 2:34:42 PM Mitchz95
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* LeeroyJenkins: In [[https://xkcd.com/1112/ "Think Logically"]], an amateur TabletopGame/{{Chess}} plaeyr assumes that since the goal of the game is to checkmate the enemy king, constantly moving your pieces towards the king is the only sensible strategy.

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* LeeroyJenkins: In [[https://xkcd.com/1112/ "Think Logically"]], an amateur TabletopGame/{{Chess}} plaeyr player assumes that since the goal of the game is to checkmate the enemy king, constantly moving your pieces towards the king is the only sensible strategy.



* NverMyFault: The amateur TabletopGame/{{Chess}} player in [[https://xkcd.com/1112/ "Think Logically"]] attributes being beaten by a more experienced player to Chess being a badly-designed game.

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* NverMyFault: NeverMyFault: The amateur TabletopGame/{{Chess}} player in [[https://xkcd.com/1112/ "Think Logically"]] attributes being beaten by a more experienced player to Chess being a badly-designed game.
9th Mar '18 2:18:25 PM Astaroth
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* LeeroyJenkins: In [[https://xkcd.com/1112/ "Think Logically"]], an amateur TabletopGame/{{Chess}} plaeyr assumes that since the goal of the game is to checkmate the enemy king, constantly moving your pieces towards the king is the only sensible strategy.


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* NverMyFault: The amateur TabletopGame/{{Chess}} player in [[https://xkcd.com/1112/ "Think Logically"]] attributes being beaten by a more experienced player to Chess being a badly-designed game.
9th Mar '18 1:49:17 AM Astaroth
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* SillyWill: [[https://xkcd.com/1941/ "Dying Gift"]] is about a dying man who pranks his loved ones by bequeathing them ridiculous things that will be as difficult as possible to put into storage.
-->'''AltText''': "And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours."
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