Monday, 23 March 2009

Hey Carl, Let Me Guest Blog

COMIC #599: No Joke Intended

It must be said that if trolling was the intention of this latest comic, then CONSIDER ME MOTHERFUCKING TROLL'D, RANDY, YOU FUCK.

In a suitably Carl-esque style, I want to relish ripping this one apart, piece by piece.

THE ART:
Well, well, well. As commentor luckykaa mentioned in the previous post: "Hell, why even bother drawing it? At best this is a twitter comment." and I could not agree more. The art is pretty unecessary, and it seems that Randall seems to think so too - just look at that 2nd panel.

Beret guy looks more like he's holding his head on than facepalming.

This, however, is what we've come to expect from Randall now, I won't carry on battering the drawings, because Carl does that plenty himself.

Overall message:
Randall is often made fun of in this blog for attempting to seem all "high and mighty", as it were, and until now, I've believed him to be innocent of this misdeed, but it seems clear to me now that his ego has gone too far this time. Frequent commentor poore noted the fact that the second panel is completely unecessary.
Unecessary as it may be, it shows us that Randall is now a fully-fledged wanker. I shall explain:

He EXPECTS people to be baffled hours later by his incorrect usage of "no pun intended" rather than just fleetingly bemused.

I mean, come on, if Beret guy was any average guy, after three hours, a nonsensical usage of "no pun intended" after a few impressive-sounding words would have faded entirely from memory. Randall seems to be having an "aren't I so clever!!" moment here, and not realizing that normal people have lives, and girlfriends and shit like that.

The Alt-Text:
FUCKING RAAAAAAAAAAAAGE.

OH GOD I RAGED.

IT IS NOT SPELLED DAMMIT.

IT IS A CONTRACTION OF "DAMN" AND "IT".

THEREFORE - DAMNIT.

NO MATTER WHAT BLINK-182 TOLD YOU.

RANDALL I HATE YOU SO MUCH.

Yes, this whole post is really just a build up to that rage about the alt-text.
So shoot me.

16 comments:

  1. For fuck's sake, man, "dammit" is even on dictionary.com. At least find decent things to rage about.

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  2. I've got to agree with Randall here. Despite the counter-intuitiveness implicit in a contraction of "damn" and "it" being spelled "dammit," it is indeed so. It also doesn't bug me in the least. The "genius"/"ingenious" split does, though. Why is the adjective form of "genius" spelled with an "o" when the noun form has none? Fucking annoying.

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  3. Dan, I'm going to disagree with you here. "Damn it" is two words. You cannot combine them into one word. "Damnit" is just wrong.

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  4. I left you a comment over at Carl's blog, Dan! I guess just fyi.

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  5. What is the point of this blog if you aren´t going to bash xkcd sucks but rather xkcd? We have that blog already, whe want one who bashes xkcd sucks.

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  6. Cuddlefish 3: This was posted here because I couldn't figure out a way of e-mailing him the links I threw in. I would attempt to maintain the proper xkcd sucks sucks, but I agree too much with Carl & Rob too often.
    I may attempt on the next post, just for you.

    Vlad: Wut?

    Everyone else: Full reply to all your complaints at the official blog.

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  7. yeah seriously, swing and a miss on the "damnit" call

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  8. I'm pretty sure he is supposed to be holding his head in this one, not facepalming. Y'know, to be thoughtful.

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  9. Why can't the people behind XKCD sucks get the damm comment threads going earlier? This is ridiculous. XKCD is terminally sucky these days and we want to bitch about it, but the current post is still for a 3 day old strip. Put some placeholder posts up earlier guys and XKCD sucks won't suck as much.

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  11. Actually, it really is dammit. Not damn it, or damnit.

    Really.

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  12. It really is dammit.

    But I can't find the comic you're talking about.

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  13. "Carl Wheeler is a man who is out of ideas, so he is just writing comic critiques that include as many capital letters as possible"

    Number of completely capitalised words above: 44

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  14. It's spelled "dammit" to show frustration, but "damn it" means you are actually pleading with God to literally damn something and send it to Hell or whatever he does.

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  15. wow... fail.
    The whole damnit/dammit thing... Randal is correct and your one of the "most literate" being trolled here.. EVEN after he told you it was a troll...

    Also.. side point.. if your exasperated and confused.. you don't generally face palm while you try to think, you... hold your face adopting the thinking pose.

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