xkcd does it again.
>>120274907What are his best comics?
>>120274907I feel like if the art was better and the comic was larger (so the words were more spread out) it might actually be enjoyable.Who is that one words-words-words guy who puts much more effort into his art? If that guy did this comic it would be better.
>>120275532Should have ended after the first sentence in the third panel.
>>120274907Only thing I ever liked of his was the timelapse and game comic.
>>120274907Okay, normally I think they aren't that bad and people are too sensitive, but there are literally no jokes here and just>look at how smart I am>I use big words and know geography
>>120275626It's amazing how much improvement there can be, by just removing elements.
>>120274907>it's a giantess fetish episode
>>120274907>>120275971Is it even supposed to be funny, though? This comes across more like, "Look how cool/interesting this is."
>>120276068Yeah, the only "joke" is that if it was realistic, it would be boring and/or deadly. Just a fun thing to think about.
It's an interesting way to visualize how high mount Everest is and how deep those ocean trenches are.
>>120275432shut up, faggot. we all know you were just fishing for THIS one.
>>120275971The best XCKDs are the thought experiments and landscapes, though. It's not usually a comedy strip, even if it does usually take a lighthearted tone.
I liked this back in middle school but just kind of roll my eyes at it nowadays. Is this what getting old is like or did I finally get some taste?
>>120276979>or did I finally get some taste?You're on /co/.
>>120276016/d/ would honestly coom to this if all the stick figures were female.
>>120274907haha sience funyI had a really awful, easily angered math/theology teacher with a smug holier-than-thou attitude in high school. One day she put on the projector to share something lesson related on her computer screen and one of the tabs on her web browser was xkcd. I found the target audience for this shit.
>>120274907I didn't realise storm clouds were this high.
>>120278308That's absolutely the target audience, I've known at least one, I think several college professors that had xkcd strips on their office doors.
>>120278342This one is in all the geography hallways.
>>120278286Fuck beer? Fuck you. Beer is the drink of choice of the Founding Fathers, Winston, Churchill, Karl Marx, Adolf Hitler, Australia and every other hero--misguided or not. If you hate beer, you hate free thought.
>>120278425>Have you seen the 1909 Cahill Map? It's based
>>120278308>haha sience funyis it even trying to tell a joke though? it just seems like neat way of showing scale
>>120278493Hitler was a teetotaler
>>120278493It's easy to hate beer if you've only been exposed to like, shitty pale American lagers. I think a lot of people who dismiss beer either fall into that camp, or just aren't big on alcohol in general.
>>120274907>be careful not to stand on citieshaha imagine being a tiny person living in one of those cities when a group of cute girls visits
>>120276894It's funny to think red hats become skull masks when you steal elections.
>>120278425And as someone who works in geography, the answers are:A: all projections are an inherent compromise of shape, area, and distance, because the Earth is neither flat nor perfectly flattenable. So they all suck, just in different ways to disagrees.B: Geographic fields barely work in any of these projections, because they barely look at world maps. They're basically for illustrating world knowledge for nongeographers; illustrative, but produced after the analysis is done. And that's if they're even producing something to put on a world map; the large majority are concerned with which projection will best show, say, Gulf of Mexico fisheries, or some other more local issue. There are hundreds more projections better optimized for showing sections of the earth.C. That said, we like rounded edges, so something like Robinson is probably the most preferred world map.D. Seriously, fuck Gall-Peters. It's not what it tries to do (show true area at the expense of shape and distance) is necessarily bad, and other maps do it. It's that the people who support it are smug assholes about who are sure they have the One Correct Map. And it still isn't great at what it tries to do, because it fucks up shape so much that it distracts whatever information the map would be trying to convey, because it doesn't 'look right.'E. Of the 4 geography departments I've either learned in or visited, coastal and midwest, probably 70% of the professors are white guys married to Asian women.
>>120278532The butterfly ones are fun, but when trying to actually communicate information they're a bad choice because the shape distracts from the message.
>>120276618This mofo clearly has never had a stout before.When I started drinking beer, I expected it to be an "acquired taste," but I found that I like the taste from the start. It probably helped that my first drink was a red ale at a nice pub and not a Bud Lite with some dudebros.
>>120278615I guarantee most of the people who support Gall-Peters are people who only know it from West Wing
>>120275971The joke is the absurdity of what being in a world 10k times to small would be like.
>>120276618it would've been better if it was the original discovery of beer and the guy just refused to admit he fucked up by storing grains for too long under water."NO, THE WATER IS PERFECTLY FINE"> dies of alcohol poisoning
this one's stupid, but I like stupid
>>120279557I really dislike black hat guy
>>120279574you are supposed to, he's a dick
>>120279600except when he's not, of course
>>120274907Wtf I didn't know xkcd was a macrophilia chad
>>120278865To be that guy, we probably discovered ciders long before beer, and started applying the fruit fermentation process to as many things as we could get our hands on
>>120275453Rowntree, with Subnormality. His comics got so big and elaborate that they basically would have to be a poster on the wall before you could process them. The fit-to-width view is too tiny, and you can't read his esoteric layouts through the keyhole-sized view the zoomed in version gives you. I had to stop reading it.
>>120278493>>120278542you're both wrong. He wasn't a big drinker and discouraged overconsumption of alcohol, but he did drink red wine occasionally.
>>120279574i want to be the black hat guy
>>120279822it was reasonable up to a certain point but then he started doubling down just to epically own the haters, that's when it got unbearable
>>120274907>WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS
>>120280008I don't know about this. People who hated the layout being impossible? What did they say?
>>120280009Fucking literally. The most boring “comic” I’ve read in a long time. It really stretches the boundaries of what a comic is considering the stick figures are largely supplementary
>>120280035people kept complaining that his comics were too wordy and convoluted so he made them even more so, there's not a whole lot more to iti mean, this is the "constellation of trolls" guy we're talking about
>>120275532>>120275626gave it a go
>>120278308They taught both mathematics and theology?
>>120280157a lot of high school teachers pull double or triple duty, especially when it comes to niche subjects (for high school)
>>120274907I legitimately laughed at the "death zone" thing. Especially how it's just hidden there among the other, more reasonable rules.
>>120274907>the guy getting zapped is walking on water
>>120279609This is dobson tier.
>>120278615Is there another reason that Gall-Peters is bad because it "doesn't look right" because that's the point of sacrificing shape and distance for true area. Even if it looks wrong , Why does it not set out for what it tries to do?
>>120274907Why didnt he learn to draw?
>>120280594Humans are bad at comparing the area of objects when they're of different shape.For example in pic related both triangles have the same area but it's difficult to tell by looking at them.So Gall Peters doesn't provide helpful visual information, while also ruining the information that other projections *do* provide.
>>120280878Even identical objects might appear to have different area.
>>120275971Wtf is a 'big word' in the picture to you?
>>120277040>getting old is like or did I finally get some tasteso neither, uh
>>120280925>identical objectsi traced the curve outline in paint and this shit doesn't match
>>120281241it's a VERY potent illusion :^)
>>120279609So...Joanna is now just there in the dudes life? Like a kind of companion?Who knew that women stick around when you disrespect them.
>>120281556She'll die in a week
>>120281556randall's pretty big into the "incredibly contrived setup for mediocre payoff" thinglike that one about the girl who locked herself in her home for the entirety of 2020 to avoid spoilers for a movie and golly gee can you guess what the punchline is
>>120281241I overlayed the two on top each other and they do match.
>>120278615Gonna change majors to Geography nowGod I want an asian gf
>>120279822>>120280008>>120280086He really does seem like a failed writer who lucked into developing his art just enough to get some cred on Cracked, of all places
>>120281241They're identical if you rotate the top one slightly. I tested this in GIMP and they matched perfectly.
>>120276894Can someone explain why are americans like this?I mean, I get why third world countries act retarded, because, education problems and shit, but isn't burgerland supposed to be a first world country? How do people get this retarded there
>>120283152>isn't burgerland supposed to be a first world countryOn paper, yes. In practice, oh my no. America's educational system is a complete and utter joke, even before the weekly school shootings started.
>>120283152Their history as a nation is "newer" then pretty much anywhere else, so they basically have to give a lot more meaning to what they do have then they really should. They worship their flag to such a degree that would be considered sacrilegious in any other country, and that's not even going into The Pledge of Allegiance. Let that stew for a century or so, then you get a guy who has evangelical pastors saying "he was sent to us" and "he wears the armor of God", not to mention sometimes saying that whoever he's running against is the literal fucking Antichrist.Combined that with the fact that the USA was founded by Puritans, and all the bullshit they had with tele-evangelists and cults, and stuff like QAnon is all too easy
>>120280009What social media dies ti a zoomer
>>120283152Starting stock was religious extremists who even when they got here couldn't stop killing each other over whose version of god was better. Then we went through a few phases of getting into science but those were always short lived and the science minded folk always get out produced by the fanatics. Also since America is so naturally rich in resources, space and clean water there is very little selection pressure for intelligence so it becomes a race to the bottom where those who produce the most offspring can do so without much fear of them dying off. Creating a trend where most of the nation is low IQ morons who can't spell to save their lives and think that Jesus died on the cross to make us rich, protect gun rights, persecute minorities and homos, and fight socialism. Thankfully this vast swath of morons has the luxury of living in a nation that also brain drains the rest of the world resulting in an intellectual elite who control 99% of the wealth and live like god-kings among the groveling religionfags.
>>120283398>Their history as a nation is "newer" then pretty much anywhere elseThe US's government is older than almost all in Europe, dating back to 1789. The problem is not that US history is new. It's that we don't appreciate the history of the countries that came before us like Europe.
>>120283152It's the third most populated country, theres going to be plenty of nuts
>>120283710Anon used nation for a reason
>>120283749That's not even remotely correct. Like, you can Google that shit.
>>120278548I like pale lagers because they are refreshing and weak enough that I can drink a lot it over a longish period of time. I don't really get the fascination with stouts and other strong flavored beers. They're okay, but too sweet/strong flavored and get in the way of food's flavor.
>>120283152Education is trash.However, you're looking at republicans in this picture/video, the republican party specifically caters to the least educated demographic in the nation. So not only is education trash, but you're looking at the trashiest of trash.
>>120283916https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population>3 United States[d] 330,990,379 4.22%
>>120274907its a special country for special people
>>120283398>Their history as a nation is "newer" then pretty much anywhere elseI mean, you don't exactly see Australians doing this crap.
>>120279609"Lady, gentleman - we're going to play a little game...."
>>120282194>like that one about the girl who locked herself in her home for the entirety of 2020 to avoid spoilers for a movie and golly gee can you guess what the punchline isUh - no, actually I can't
>>120283916It is actually and surprisingly true.
>>120283916love to see a smugly confident retard, really brightens my day
>>120284456Again, Australia wasn't founded by Puritans
>>120283152First World Country on paper but America's Education is garbage.It basically consists of angry upset boomers and young bright eyed millennials trying to string coddled retards through lesson plans and school shootings. The curriculum consists of textbooks written 30 years ago and never updated and memorization of facts but never a deeper understanding of context.
>>120284710i assure you, you're overthinking it
>>120275432That one with the huge world that you could scroll around in by clicking and dragging.
>>120278425MERCATOR CHADS WWA>>120278615fuck you, sailor here, mercator or bustFUCK YOU
>>120285611I sincerely doubt you use world maps for navigation
I still quite like Time, and I think What If? is probably one of the most fun series to read while bored. That being said he misses the mark about the same amount of time he hits it.
>>120283970Just drink pilsner dude
>>120283398Protestantism is a hell of a drug