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XKCD: It's more than a comic:

Uncle George
Also, the joke is, that the titular knight, in the book, attacked windmills, because "they might be giants" (and yes, the band took their name from that).
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
And so... 4 pages in 900 got to be everything the Quixote is known for

 53 Madrugada, Tue, 17th Mar '09 6:12:35 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Also, Picasso did a drawing of him.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
The Good Troper
@ Noimporta: Hey, how many other characters from that time are known for anything at all? How many characters today are the same way?

Mathematics Is A Language.
Uncle George
Well, he also thought a farmer girl was a princess, thought a piece of scrap was a holy artefact, had a fat servant who was a bit of an idiot, read too many romantic stories about knights, and rode a horse called Roianante.

The point about the windmills here was to explain the comic strip to out friend here who didn't know the book *
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
Planescape Hijack
I've read it in its entirety.

It's quite good! Little known fact: Don Quixote is actually kind of a dick.
Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
Dude, there are tons of euphemisms for the male sexual organ.

Incidentally, there are also tons of euphemisms for just about anything sexual, as well as just about anything related to drugs, as well as just about everything related to criminal activity.
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 58 Bobby G, Tue, 17th Mar '09 10:48:38 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
...what does that have to do with Don Quixote being a dick?
Uncle George
Yeah, dick in this context means "unpleasant person who thinks too much of themselves"

But hey, 23 Skidoo hepcats.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
Dangit, I wrote myself into a position that I can't find a funny joke to respond.
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Uncle George
Let me, instead, make a post in slang terms that are numbers.

2-6 man, roll some 420, but be 20-20 for for the 5-0, else I got 5150 on yo ass, and that's gon be a 187.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
The Good Troper
I don't think anyone who has read Don Quixote could possibly miss his dickishness. In fairness, he gets the crap beat out of him enough times to compensate.
Mathematics Is A Language.
 63 Meta Four, Tue, 17th Mar '09 2:39:49 PM from the house of bread and battle
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCAL
I heard that after the comic about the porn site with girls playing guitar in the shower, one of the fans (or maybe it was R. Munroe himself) actually made that website for real.

And then there's the incident recounted in the first two posts of this very thread, where R. Munroe made a joke about Wikipedia's "In popular culture", and some fan proceeded to add Munroe's nonsense to Wikipedia's "Wood" article.

I'm curious about how many other times this has happened.
What about the YouTube comments comic?

Also, nice new avatar, Meta4.
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 65 Tangent 128, Tue, 17th Mar '09 3:44:56 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
I think it was a Dinosaur Comics rant that mentioned how a sufficiently popular webcomic artist gains the ability to manipulate reality.

I think there's some trope fodder in there...
Conversation is a contact sport.
Math guy
Fred Gallagher's remix.
Pronounced "shy guy."

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 67 Haven, Tue, 17th Mar '09 6:02:02 PM from Radiance
Planescape Hijack
C Trombley:
I don't think anyone who has read Don Quixote could possibly miss his dickishness. In fairness, he gets the crap beat out of him enough times to compensate.

Right, but The Theme Park Version is more "lovable buffoon", less "kind of a dick". Even the Lord Error-Prone part is underemphasized.

edited 17th Mar '09 6:03:56 PM by Haven

Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
The Good Troper
I certainly found him to be lovable. I blame the romantics for The Theme Park Version. They seemed to take a perverse pleasure in simplifying complex dynamics - they did the same to Paradise Lost.
Mathematics Is A Language.
Queen of Filks
Ehh, all I know is the musical. I enjoy it, especially in French. I don't feel a need to read the book, but I expect he'd be rather a jerk - it is a Deconstruction, after all. I like his chivalry in the musical, though. waii

 70 Tangent 128, Tue, 17th Mar '09 8:26:04 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
From stick figures to classic Iberian literature in 3 pages. tongue

edited 17th Mar '09 8:26:14 PM by Tangent128

Conversation is a contact sport.
 71 Meta Four, Wed, 18th Mar '09 9:05:32 AM from the house of bread and battle
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCAL
Quoth Tangent 128:
I think it was a Dinosaur Comics rant that mentioned how a sufficiently popular webcomic artist gains the ability to manipulate reality.

I think there's some trope fodder in there...

My thinking is that Randall Munroe is in fact a Chessmaster, and xkcd is secretly a scheme to make every nerd on the planet do his bidding. He starts by altering Wikipedia articles via his fans, then sometime in 2011 he'll put up a comic about Black Hat Guy hacking the White House, and within 24 hours Munroe will be President of the US.
 72 Tangent 128, Fri, 1st May '09 10:15:47 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
Today's just particularly amused me. Especially the Alt Text.
Conversation is a contact sport.
 73 Brickman, Fri, 1st May '09 4:06:06 PM from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Best he's had in a long time. Possibly in the top ten ever. Not that quality's been slack, but this one's just above and beyond the normal quality.
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
Yes, that strip was the best. I laughed HARD.

edited 1st May '09 6:11:04 PM by Eriksson

 
Setting up a script like that is actually a pretty cool idea. It's too bad that a couple thousand XKCD fans will have thought the same thing.

...hmm. Maybe there's an opportunity here.
I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
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