Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Comic 563: Awww yeah

I liked this comic well enough. It wasn't great, but it's much better than most nowadays.

Carl's problem with it is that it's creepy. There's nothing wrong with a creepy comic.* Creepiness isn't exactly new to xkcd. There have been plenty of creepy, funny comics in the past. This comic had math and a dirty joke, what more do you need? Oh, more funny? Well screw you, they can't all be this funny.
Again, I think Carl is just trying to find things to hate.

Not that I think we should be giving Randall a break, he's still pretty awful.

*Granted, this is one of my favorite comics, so maybe take that with a grain of salt.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Comic 560: Who cares? Me cares, that's who

For someone on the internet, Carl certainly doesn't like advancements in technology. What's with the Lithium-ion hate? You don't like a pocket sized phone, under 40lbs laptops, and ...pacemakers? Rather than reasons why this xkcd sucked it big time, we got a rant about why we shouldn't care about Li-ion batteries. It seems like Carl just wants to hate xkcd, regardless of reasons.

I much prefer hating this comic for good reasons. Like why does Randal want to have a poor quality pacemaker put inside him at the beginning of his life? And why exactly does he want one of those giant brick phones anyway? Plus the fact that this comic is void of a joke.

Of course Carl decided to just ignore the point of the comic, which is that tiny R/C helicopters rule. Randall wants to have been able to enjoy them as a kid. I remember the crappy toys I had, and when I see all the awesome toys available for kids today
I look back on the crap I had.

And then this:
"Ok i'm sorry to harp on it but seriously: Why not say "my life would be better if I were really rich" ? You could buy a businessman phone if you felt like it in the late 80s, it would just be expensive and a waste of money. You could have a pacemaker installed, too, but i don't know why you would. Why not "my life would have been better if lithium batteries had been used in different products at first, targeted at a younger demographic""
That's your suggestion for a better comic? Okay, let's see how that would go.

Wow. Hilarious. Go back to pointing out the suckiness of xkcd and leave the sucky comics to Randall.