X is for xkcd

You cannot change the laws of physics,

xkcd is a comic strip by Randall Munroe that addresses issues that either 1) I have thought of but wish I had said better, or 2) hadn’t thought of, but wish I had. He describes xkcd as “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”


I mean, I’ve BEEN to this meeting. Totally exhausting. Haven’t you?

xkcd updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. “Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).”


I HAVE been known to interrupt myself, interrupt myself like that, I have. Indeed.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. So “This means you’re free to copy and reuse any of my drawings (noncommercially) as long as you tell people where they’re from.”


This reminds me of a song called Star Trekkin’ by The Firm. No, not THAT The Firm. You should take a listen. Scotty is saying “You cannot change the laws of physics.”


Romeo was a bit of a butthead.

I’m pretty sure that the first time I was actively aware of xkcd was from this now classic, and somewhat profane – you WERE warned – explanation of the First Amendment.


Finally, separated by a common language uses it as well.

ABC Wednesday – Round 18

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

18 thoughts on “X is for xkcd”

  1. I like the last three captions the best,
    very funny ,thanks for sharing Roger.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  2. addressing Melody on her intro to X this week
    LOVEly intoduction to X! I wish someone could tell me how to rectify my not being able to leave comments on ABC Wednesday and any other blog site that has that way of leaving comments. I’ve followed direction by wiping all cookies- that accomplishes nothing. So- anybody who has a solution, I’d like to hear it http://nonniesobservations.blogspot.com

  3. I don’t know what xkcd. means! Sometimes I think that my brains are leaving me in the lurch.
    Anyway you always teach us something new.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  4. Fun strips… reading them for the first time.
    I am full of awe for how much you know and thanks for sharing all that you know! Happy ABCW!

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