Because the driver would hear the honking noise and think it was actually happening in real life. This would make him very confused.
I am going to ignore the dependent clause masquerading as a sentence in the above explanation in order to point out that this particular edition of XKCD is really, really weird. It’s even weird for XKCD guy. Also, it doesn’t make any sense. I even went to xkcd.com to check out the alt text, but it was no help at all. In fact, it managed to convince me that XKCD guy has finally lost it. I bet the next one is about torturing kittens or beheading that smart-ass girl who’s always showing him up or becoming a libertarian or something.
The man in the hat wishes to sell Viagra to the other males in line for a full-body x-ray (in order to make their penises look bigger).
Obscure technology reference is combined with male insecurity about penis size.
In the above explanation, TDI have failed not only to construct a sentence (“obscure technology reference” is just begging for an article), but also to acknowledge the fact that this particular edition of XKCD is actually kind of funny.
A series of pornographic film clichés meet in a room through a well-thought-out series of wacky occurrences. Rather than all fucking each other (what was expected) they instead play a geek board game (unexpected therefor humorous).
The Reader is drawn in by the concept of sex, and is then delited to see a reference to geek subculture.
I didn’t even realize that it was possible not to know how to spell “delighted.”
A man, the Author, attempts to use a pore-cleansing strip to alleviate his facial acne. In a humorous twist the cosmetic strip is too sticky and therefor rips his skull from his head. This is funny because it could not actually happen.
The Author is using the stereotype that geeks, his audience, typically have acne on their faces. The acne is not a reaction to the geekiness, but a cause for it. When one has an unattractive or different outward appearance, it can be more difficult to gain acceptance into traditional social circles. It is for this reason that counter-cultures exist - to give the fat, ugly and stupid a place to feel welcome.
I don’t know, TDI. I’m not entirely sure that the joke here is that geeks have acne. I think the joke may actually be that while watching commercials for pore strips, XKCD guy has a resulting thought process that is kind of unique: rather than becoming enticed to go buy some pore strips like a normal person, XKCD guy imagines outrageous scenarios that might ensue if pore strip use went horribly wrong. There’s nothing wrong with thinking things like that - we all do it once in a while. No, the problem with this particular edition of XKCD is that XKCD guy is operating under the deeply flawed assumption that his personal mental ramblings are actually funny. They’re not.
Also, I really need to get some pore strips. Thanks for reminding me.
The Author saw the film Inception and it confused him. He decided to make a comic strip about himself and a squirrel as most visual learners tend to do when frustrated.
Don’t you think people who reference Inception should be required to point out that they’re referencing Inception? I mean SOME of us are trapped in our home towns all summer where the only people we know are our family, and all of our cousins want to see Despicable Me, so we haven’t gotten around to seeing Inception yet because the thought of going alone is just a LITTLE to lame to bear. So, you know, we don’t get the reference…
Because the word “Savannah” sounds like “savanna” a female student incorrectly assumes that her professor is mocking her gender (those that descended from the savanna regions of Africa). Actually, he was simply stating that her parents, who reside in Savannah, Georgia raised her poorly.
The point of this comic, other than to introduce the world to another hilarious pun, is to let all women know that they should stop running their mouths off all of the time and think long-and-hard before attempting to form any opinions.
I guess I shouldn’t have taken all that calculus (or formed any of those opinions I have) then.
UPDATE: Why does the girl in this particular edition of XKCD have a wang?