I wish I could quit you, xkcd.
June 6, 2007 12:17 PM   Subscribe

The Electromagnetic Spectrum via
posted by lazaruslong (30 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I know some may be dismayed at the single link XKCD post, but I really just think this is too awesome not to share.

And just in case you missed it last time, xkcd's wonderful Map of the Internet.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:18 PM on June 6, 2007


Funny.
I especially like the "Aliens" and "SETI" bandwidths.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:24 PM on June 6, 2007


Potato?
posted by Artw at 12:26 PM on June 6, 2007


Smile of the Week
posted by jaronson at 12:27 PM on June 6, 2007


Remember when people on reddit started premptively linking to future xkcd comics? That was awesome.

Mind you, this is a great comic.
posted by chunking express at 12:37 PM on June 6, 2007


When linking to xkcd, you should really link to the page instead of the image. The tooltip pop-up text is often the best part of the joke :)
posted by utsutsu at 12:39 PM on June 6, 2007


Wonderful! I love his view on Youtube also.
posted by rongorongo at 12:41 PM on June 6, 2007


I liked the power of one comic.
posted by chunking express at 12:43 PM on June 6, 2007


More permalink.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:53 PM on June 6, 2007


It's not via xkcd, it is xkcd.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:57 PM on June 6, 2007


Sulawesi, home of the famed Bugi which some credit as the origin of the term bogeymen, is a strange place, but I think the taxonomy there is not quite accurate.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:01 PM on June 6, 2007


Nice, that's going up in my lab.
posted by pombe at 1:11 PM on June 6, 2007


Thus it begins. I was wondering when it would.
posted by sidereal at 1:27 PM on June 6, 2007


OK so does the "Q" line mean anything? And why is "potato" placed where it is? shouldn't it be down near "microwaves" instead? (typical potato (wave)length = 15cm)
posted by jepler at 1:32 PM on June 6, 2007


Tampax? Depends? Uncalled for! But funny.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 1:35 PM on June 6, 2007


The octarine really made it for me.
The thing I love about xkcd is that it's the epitome of an engineer joke, where the order and accuracy itself is funny. It's like the Buster Keaton of webcomics, graceful and awesome, and at least as much about the form as the content.
posted by duende at 1:40 PM on June 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


FHF. Rock.
posted by eriko at 1:51 PM on June 6, 2007


OK so does the "Q" line mean anything?

Gallons squared per coulomb, duh.
posted by quite unimportant at 1:58 PM on June 6, 2007


I wish I got the FHF thing ("Fricken' High Frequency"?)
posted by straight at 2:15 PM on June 6, 2007


This is funny.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:38 PM on June 6, 2007


When I first saw the title I read it as The Electromagnetic Spetum. Needless to say, I was expecting something else. This was hilarious though.

"106.3 The Frightened Squirrel"
posted by mindless progress at 3:26 PM on June 6, 2007


Lol.
posted by autodidact at 4:05 PM on June 6, 2007


I'm no scientist, but I have doubts about the accuracy of this.
posted by Bonzai at 4:24 PM on June 6, 2007


Superman's Heat Vision
Jack Black's Heat Vision


Made me laugh. As did Sinister Google Projects. (because you know they are Gamma ray producers.)
posted by quin at 5:56 PM on June 6, 2007


And why is "potato" placed where it is? shouldn't it be down near "microwaves" instead? (typical potato (wave)length = 15cm)
Indeed. I'm such a big nerd that this totally ruined the funny for me.
posted by exogenous at 7:39 PM on June 6, 2007


Duh, it's the potato's de Broglie wavelength.
If the potato is moving very slowly.
posted by Mapes at 8:49 PM on June 6, 2007


These are great. Thanks.
posted by orthogonality at 12:12 AM on June 7, 2007


Since we're talking xkcd, the latest blag entry is a chuckle and a half as well.
posted by lifeless at 1:40 AM on June 7, 2007


Moreover, xkcd definitely has to get an oversized, overpriced hardcover strip collection published at some point. It would be the just the right dose of awesome that my bookshelf desperately needs.
posted by lifeless at 1:47 AM on June 7, 2007


orthogonality, shortly after that one Cory Doctorow showed up to talk at ETech dressed like this.
posted by markr at 2:20 AM on June 7, 2007


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