Friday, January 22, 2010

We have Neither a Motto Nor a Mascot

xkcd # NA, xkcdsucks# 364, xkcdsucks: Overrated # 9.

Reading this post was like watching one of those Gollum/Smeagol conversations in the LotR movies. I thought xkcdsucks still had some journalistic/blogtastic/general integrity left, but now I guess not.

The story's kinda funny I guess, if you like those kind of stories. The internet is a notoriously bad place to understand tone, but the argument came of as one of those sarchastic arguments that's supposed to be funny that just digresses into a slew of Napoleon Dynamite-level jokes and references made by people that people that annoy everybody else. Blah blah blah, Sean Connery... Scottish people.

Overall, lower quality that normal for xkcdsucks, the kind that would make me disregard the blog as a sad and pathetic place for people who have nothing better to do than complain about xkcd. And that's not what xkcdsucks is about, or usually is. I love xkcd, but I understand its flaws and shortcomings, and xkcdsucks is there talk about these. The over used themes, the bad jokes, the "what the heck" moments, the list just goes on and on. Carl's blog usually gets the job done complaining about these without becoming petty. This was just a sigh and move on moment.

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