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MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby Flying Betty » Wed Apr 21, 0:18 2010

http://xkcd.com/730/
For serious. Any self respecting EE should be on the floor in hysterics.
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby lizpoona » Wed Apr 21, 0:31 2010

haha. Even for a non-EE, it's pretty hilarious.
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby lillerina » Wed Apr 21, 2:09 2010

I haven't done electronics since high school, and I found it hilarious. I also loved the mouse-over text.
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby spacefem » Wed Apr 21, 5:36 2010

I love it. especially the bit about the "actual sandal" for the flip flop.

anyway I too completely heart xkcd, it's brilliant. and oddly feminist, every notice that? stuff like this comes up every so often that just makes me want to hug the whole comic: http://xkcd.com/714/

I was on the xkcd forum for a while, but it's mostly hopeless romantics.
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby deanimal » Wed Apr 21, 9:40 2010

I have definitely noticed how feminist xkcd is! He throws women in all the time, even as total non-love-interests for the males; it seems like he picks the gender of the characters almost at random (not quite 50%...). He makes comics like the one Spacefem pointed out. He references cunnilingus ALL THE TIME (that has to be feminist). In fact, an alternate domain for xkcd.com is http://cu.nniling.us/ (weird, right?).

I love that the main character is a woman in this comic: http://xkcd.com/726/ , it reminded me of Lady Spacefem.

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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby Tookie » Wed Apr 21, 12:01 2010

See, I was all "woo xkcd is totally rocking the feminism" and then I read 717 and it's just left a bad taste in my mouth since.
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby The Other Lizard » Wed Apr 21, 12:18 2010

Tookie wrote:See, I was all "woo xkcd is totally rocking the feminism" and then I read 717 and it's just left a bad taste in my mouth since.


Why do you think that's anti-feminist? It certainly isn't feminist, but that is, legitimately, a fantasy that some men have. Or at least, pop culture (including porn) would like us to think that it is. It's making fun of that fantasy, and of inspector gadget. The fantasy objectifies women, but that is sort of the definition of "fantasy".
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby Tookie » Wed Apr 21, 12:34 2010

The satire fell flat for me, which is saying a lot, given that I usually have a good sense of humour about that kind of thing. I don't know, maybe I was just in a bad mood when I read it the first time, but it just felt sleazy, not funny, and that's stuck with me.
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby Zeph » Wed Apr 21, 12:42 2010

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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby spacefem » Thu Apr 22, 1:56 2010

another fave is the "Friends" one: http://xkcd.com/513/

totally calls out the so-called "nice guys" for being manipulative and disrespectful. 'bout time someone did.
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby rowan » Thu Apr 22, 13:02 2010

That circuit diagram rocks! Ahahahaha.

(and 717 too. And others.)
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby Flying Betty » Sat Apr 24, 1:58 2010

The sad part about the "Friends" one is how many of the commenters were taking it the wrong way. The forum thread was full of people going "Yeah! About time those bitches wised up!" interspersed with the occasional facepalm. It was hilarious and painful at the same time. (If you want to xkcd forum, stay the hell away from the comic threads)

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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby vex » Sat Apr 24, 7:58 2010

spacefem wrote:another fave is the "Friends" one: http://xkcd.com/513/

totally calls out the so-called "nice guys" for being manipulative and disrespectful. 'bout time someone did.


That one is brilliant, although leaves me feeling deeply, deeply saddened bout the state of gender relations in osme friendship groups.

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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby monk » Sat Apr 24, 10:10 2010

spacefem wrote:I was on the xkcd forum for a while, but it's mostly hopeless romantics.
Really? I would think it would be full of cynics. Or maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean about romantics?
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Re: MLP: Holy shit do I *heart* xkcd

Postby The Other Lizard » Sat Apr 24, 15:58 2010

This one is my mantra during exams: http://xkcd.com/451/
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