In Popular Culture

Today’s xkcd once again proves that Randall Munroe commands an army. From the alt text of a comic predicting the existence of an “In Popular Culture” article springs that Wikipedia page. Amusing, and soon to be speedy-deleted.

It might be said at this point that xkcd itself has entered popular culture, at least in certain demographics. Which brings me to my point, one I’ve been meaning to make for a while now. Here goes:

To anyone who feels the urge to quote xkcd:

Please do not begin with, “oh, this is like that one xkcd where…!”

I hear this more and more often, and it’s insanely irking. It’s probably just me, but this is my blog, so I get to complain about it here. Might I suggest that you discreetly make the reference in an indirect way, such as spontaneously screaming nonstop about velociraptors at the top of your voice. If your reference is wise, people will laugh. They will then either recognize or not recognize the reference, and everyone will then go on their separate ways. This makes life easy.

Thank you for your time.

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