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XKCD: It's more than a comic:

 576 Tangent 128, Fri, 14th Aug '09 7:41:59 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
623

I almost didn't get this one. Then I realized I was just a year or two too young for it to be a defining part of my childhood. It was the Amazon for me.
Conversation is a contact sport.
(srahc 84) eltit
Yeah, I never played Oregon Trail. However, I read some book where the characters played it and I was like "damn, I want to play that". I didn't realize at the time that it actually existed, of course.
I guess it is.
Uncle George
I know the game out of Popcultural Osmosis and Memetic Mutation.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
 579 Tzetze, Sun, 16th Aug '09 10:52:30 AM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
I played it a couple times. Generally I was always killed by frostbite. At least I didn't overload on ammo like in the comic.

All my classmates always just played it for the shooting minigame, of course. Damn schools exposing our children to evil FPSs.

edited 16th Aug '09 10:53:26 AM by Tzetze

Viceroy
A shame there wasn't a joke, instead of a poor, ineffective chart that didn't build on the game and a mere reference in the alt text.
The promises of children are worth less than the children themselves.
Uncle George
624

I liked it.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
 582 Kinkajou, Mon, 17th Aug '09 8:18:15 AM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
Combine the popularity of Social Networking with The Internet Is for Porn and you have a very descriptive strip.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 583 Tangent 128, Mon, 17th Aug '09 9:20:47 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
@Lostman: I guess it depends on whether you think Fridge Logic is funny. The whole "mostly children and adolescents packing nothing but bullets for hunting" counts as building on the game, I'd think.
Conversation is a contact sport.
Okay, the "RSS&M" pun was quite funny.
 
Indeed
625 is up.

edited 19th Aug '09 11:08:25 AM by jaimeastorga2000

 586 Fighteer, Wed, 19th Aug '09 11:34:12 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
It's funny because my wife frequently teases me about my bookshelves full of science fiction and fantasy novel series that I dust off and read once in a blue moon. Ironically, she has an entire shelf full of books that she never reads at all.

Neoclassicism, AKA the Tinkerbell school of economics.
 587 Kinkajou, Thu, 20th Aug '09 2:03:09 AM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
It helps some people keep thier insanity.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 588 GG Crono, Fri, 21st Aug '09 8:40:25 AM from Waterbury, Connecticut
The Torterra Moves!
http://www.xkcd.com/626/

Excuse me while I LOL. XD

edited 21st Aug '09 8:41:06 AM by GG Crono

"Honesty is the best policy but insanity is a better defense."
(srahc 84) eltit
My god, that is terrible. That's Irregular Webcomic!-level bad punnery.
I guess it is.
Oh man, I loved 626. Probably the best one since 599. Yeah, it is a pun, but unlike some of Randall's puns the setup is actually believable. And, despite the unoriginality of mocking David Caruso & CSI Miami, it somehow never gets old for me.
Exits, pursued by a bear.
Viceroy
If only he hadn't shoe-horned in an unneccessary reference (bordering on meme territory) this might have been something. Must he throw in references as if his humor depended on it?
The promises of children are worth less than the children themselves.
ALMSIVI
I sort of agree with Mr. Lostman here. I thought the pun was funny, but I didn't like the reference.

edited 21st Aug '09 11:12:55 AM by Lucky Revenant

 594 Zyxzy, Fri, 21st Aug '09 11:45:51 AM from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
Yeah, the pun could've stood on its own.
 595 Fawriel, Fri, 21st Aug '09 11:53:02 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
I disagree! There needed to be something to fill that void, and that glasses thing was as good a lead-in as any. It even makes just as much sense without thinking of it as a reference. It's like, "whoa there, guys, prepare to be frikkin AMAAAAAZED!" and then, lame pun, and BAM. ... I mean, seriously, the pun would've just been "heh silly" without that.
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
It's nerdy of me to say so, but it needs to be said that the priority dispute wouldn't have happened if Newton hadn't sat on his results for ten years.
I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
 597 Zyxzy, Fri, 21st Aug '09 11:57:42 AM from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
Yes, Faw, but I can't help but think the "epic one-liner" is a suboptimal choice.
(weaving)
You know, if I remember correctly, Newton didn't actually use the term "derivative". That term was invented by Leibniz.

edited 22nd Aug '09 5:48:16 AM by WilliamWideWeb

SHIKI is dead.
(srahc 84) eltit
@Nornagest: That's exactly what everyone is saying in the xkcd forums. tongue
I guess it is.
Was?
Flowcharty goodness.

I liked this well enough. It got a solid chuckle out of me. Funny enough to go on the flow-chart flow-chart me and my roommate have been working on in the living room.

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