So I think I am now going to be encouraging people to move on over to the xkcd:could be better! message board and post there rather than here. It's more conducive to the sort of thing we're trying to get at here.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

560: Lithium Batteries

here is your template:

now go team go!

My own bizarre, Toothpaste-for-dinner-esqe attempt is here.

20 comments:

  1. NO WONDER THIS MADE NO SENSE TO ME I DIDN'T EVEN READ THE DAMN COMIC

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  2. carl you attempt makes me want to create xkcdcouldbebettercouldbebetter.

    =)

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  3. My attempt: http://i43.tinypic.com/35l7z4k.jpg

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  4. You can read the (extremely gross) alt-text here: http://www.plurk.com/p/l0yrm

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  5. Yet again, I find these edited versions to be truly funny, where the originals have sucked.

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  6. Very tasteless, but my entry is here: http://i39.tinypic.com/mjb9t3.jpg

    --J

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  7. Well... I tried
    http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6937/560blank.jpg

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  8. LOL, I got epic news for you. Randall hated my comic so much, he banned me from his Plurk! Guess he doesn't take criticism very well!

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  9. Here's my attempt (an alternate history of the lithium battery):

    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/an_ewt/PuritanScience.jpg?t=1238022135

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  10. Name should not be emptyMarch 25, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    I'm not entirely certain that you know what the word better means. I mean yeah, xkcd has struck out a bit lately on some of the strips, but none of them are that bad.

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  11. So you don't think it could be better?

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  12. Name should not be emptyMarch 26, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    Yes. That is exactly what I said.

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  13. Jesus. Now we know why Randall's famous and none of you are. These comics are absolute shit. You call yourself an experienced humor analyst but your comics are the worst of all of them, Carl.

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  14. HAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

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  15. I am inclined to agree with the cock-sucker. A few of these comics gave me a chuckle, but, for the most part, they suck. (But, seriously? A popularity as quality argument? Idiot.)

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  16. Ahahahahah rayyyyyyy. I enjoyed that.

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  17. For the record, I never expressly stated that Randall's comics were good just because he's popular. Hell, I didn't even use the word popular. I said famous. Hitler's famous, doesn't mean I like him.
    I know Randall's comics are far better than any of these, though.

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  18. Blank slate for latest -
    http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6735/xkcd561blank.jpg

    My effort -
    http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6324/xkcd561rework.jpg

    Isn't xkcd fun!?

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  19. Yes, well, saying that these comics aren't good and then saying that because of that you can see why Randall is famous and these are not certainly implies that you think Randall's comics are good. At the very least, it makes your statement confusing. (Also, famous and popular are pretty much the same thing. And if you think otherwise, I'll have to pull out the word infamous and then we'll have to have a long drawn out argument over connotation. Let's not do that.)

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