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09:18:15 AM Nov 17th 2014
http://xkcd.com/1446/ ...does this fall under Real Life Writes The Plot? After all, it obviously was drawn in real time to match the actual Rosetta news. Maybe Loosely Based On A True Story? Or even Roman a Clef? :-)
11:16:23 AM Dec 24th 2013
I have no idea what trope this would be, but it definitely deserves a mention somewhere on this page.

Comic #1237 features a QR code as part of the joke. If you actually scan that QR code, you get a URL leading to an altered version of the comic.
02:31:43 PM May 29th 2013
I'm mildly surprised no-one's found a trope or two for #1190 yet. Possibly the world's slowest animation, updated at the rate of one frame an hour. http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ will give you the story to date, as well as the inevitable Wiki: http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/
06:01:52 PM Jul 20th 2013
To be honest, I'm surprised there isn't a separate tropes page for 1190.
07:18:30 AM Aug 6th 2013
One should be made. No doubt about it.
07:25:09 AM Aug 6th 2013
Actually, I'll start one if there's no objections.
12:23:39 PM Feb 14th 2013
It might be good to make clear that xkcd = 42 if you're using a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, ..., z=26 (24+3+4+11 = 42) and not trying to somehow get a value using Roman numerals.
01:05:50 AM Sep 28th 2012
Which strip is the page image on Mutually Fictional from?
04:10:22 AM Oct 20th 2012
http://xkcd.com/372/ , though you probably figured that one out by now - just posting this here to save any other would-be question answerers the trouble.
10:10:08 PM Aug 11th 2012
Just want to check before I post: I think the conclusion of What If? #1 is actually a case of Gretzky Has the Ball:

A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base.

Munroe cites 6.08(b), but if you check the rule text, you see that "[t]he batter becomes a runner and is entitled to first base without liability to be put out (provided he advances to and touches first base) when—"

(b) He is touched by a pitched ball which he is not attempting to hit unless (1) The ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or (2) The batter makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball; [...]

In the scenario described, when the batter is struck, first, the ball is in the strike zone, and second, he (not having seen it coming) has made no attempt to avoid being touched by it.

No — the actual rule that applies is 7.05(h), which states that "[e]ach runner including the batter-runner may, without liability to be put out, advance—"

(h) One base, if a ball, pitched to the batter, or thrown by the pitcher from his position on the pitcher’s plate to a base to catch a runner, goes into a stand or a bench, or over or through a field fence or backstop. The ball is dead[.]
11:00:31 AM Feb 13th 2012
As the xkcd page keeps getting bigger, we're running into a bit of a Weblinks Are Not Examples problem. Just a reminder, but I'm hoping some tropers will help clean this up.
10:43:21 AM Nov 21st 2011
http://xkcd.com/980/ How do i save the full image where i can see every bit of text there without looking all blurry?
11:12:14 AM Nov 21st 2011
If you click onto the image, it leads you to http://xkcd.com/980/huge/ . No idea how this is with other browsers, but mine (Safari 5.1.1, Mac-version) allows me then to zoom in.
04:12:39 PM Nov 21st 2011
Just out of curiosity, what do you want to save the full image for?
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