Four Disparate Consonants about Math, Romance and Physics

I’m going to make the assumption that nearly everyone who reads this comic probably reads XKCD, a webcomic by Randall Monroe. It’s a heady assumption, I know, but work with me here.

Nothing makes sense without context, so if some kind soul could link the referenced XKCD comics within today’s PCW comic, in the comment field below, I’d be much obliged.


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  • hariReply
    March 10, 2008 at 1:08 am

    xkcd is an assault on everything I value – good art, good humour and talent/hard work.

    It depresses me that something as crappy as xkcd has become so popular.

  • JRSoftyReply
    March 10, 2008 at 1:45 am

    I just started reading XKCD a couple of days ago. I really do like it mostly because it is an assault on a lot of different aspects.

    However, Krishna from what I’ve read of the comic you referenced about three different ones. I’m not sure which one you were trying to talk about.

  • krishnaReply
    March 10, 2008 at 7:40 am

    hi JR – those would be the comics that discuss the Poisson Distribution, the QH effect and the Drake Equation – those are all comics within the XKCD archives…

  • DaleReply
    March 10, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Drake Equation xkcd link:

  • IanReply
    March 10, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I believe these are the ones you’re looking for:
    Drake Equation:

  • krishnaReply
    March 10, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    thanks, Dale and Ian!

  • torinReply
    March 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    For those going through the xkcd archives for the first time, make sure you hover over all the comics, each one has a great tooltip explaining something about it.

  • Kreg SteppeReply
    March 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Come on Hari, your comment is a little harsh don’t you think? XKCD isn’t about the art as much as it is the writing. It is good, and sharp.

    • JefbotFan#300Reply
      September 15, 2009 at 6:30 am

      i agree with u…..i love xkcd….even though i cant understand some of it…

  • hariReply
    March 11, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Kreg, I found most of the jokes insipid and lame myself. I mean, if it’s not about the art, then the writing better be damn good and funny!

    I am a fan of “geeky” humour myself and I admire KMS’s shart wit and humour, but

    Stick figures + Obscure references and lame dialogues = not funny…

    This single strip by KMS about XKCD is 1000 times better than all the xkcd comics put together. :)

  • Joe MillsReply
    February 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Your silly little opinion which was presented as if it were fact…
    …has been duly noted, and duly ignored.

    also, xkcd isn’t capialized.

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