1097: A Hypochondriac's Nightmare

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A hypochondriac is a person who is obsessively worried about their health. This is a hypochondriac's nightmare because he always was expecting to die due to a disease, but instead he dies by slipping on a banana and falling into an airplane engine. [[Cueball]] is hating himself for wasting so many hours on {{w|WebMD}} (an online health symptom reference) worrying about a rash on his arm because he now knows how he dies.
 
A hypochondriac is a person who is obsessively worried about their health. This is a hypochondriac's nightmare because he always was expecting to die due to a disease, but instead he dies by slipping on a banana and falling into an airplane engine. [[Cueball]] is hating himself for wasting so many hours on {{w|WebMD}} (an online health symptom reference) worrying about a rash on his arm because he now knows how he dies.
  
The title text is pondering what it would be like if it turned out that death mites killed him before he got shredded. This is proving that [[Cueball]] is a major hypochondriac.
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The title text is Cueball pondering what it would be like if it turned out that death mites killed him. It is not known if he is thinking this as he is slipping on the banana peel, or in a different time and place.
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==

Revision as of 12:36, 20 August 2012

A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare
BUT WHAT IF I REASSURE MYSELF WITH A JOKE AND THEN DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE RASH AND IT TURNS OUT TO BE DEATH MITES AND I COULD HAVE CAUGHT IT
Title text: BUT WHAT IF I REASSURE MYSELF WITH A JOKE AND THEN DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE RASH AND IT TURNS OUT TO BE DEATH MITES AND I COULD HAVE CAUGHT IT

Explanation

A hypochondriac is a person who is obsessively worried about their health. This is a hypochondriac's nightmare because he always was expecting to die due to a disease, but instead he dies by slipping on a banana and falling into an airplane engine. Cueball is hating himself for wasting so many hours on WebMD (an online health symptom reference) worrying about a rash on his arm because he now knows how he dies.

The title text is Cueball pondering what it would be like if it turned out that death mites killed him. It is not known if he is thinking this as he is slipping on the banana peel, or in a different time and place.

Trivia

  • Hypochondriac is wrongly spelled as Hypochrondiac in this comic.
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Discussion

  • I am not sure that hypochondriac is spelled hypochrondiac. According to the dictionary it is hypochondriac. I wonder if RM will fix this.  greptalk
    • I think hypochondriac is the right spelling (according to Google and Wikipedia)
    • Is it possible that the spelling of hypochrondiac is on purpose? The timing of the banana and jet engine versus the death mites? Altor (talk) 12:46, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
      • I doubt that it was intended, as I would think there would still be the r in driac. It has not been changed as of now, so I can't be sure. #TEBOWTIME 14:19, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
        • Corrected to proper spelling by RM as of 9/21/12 [1]Maybe we should as well. --Shine (talk) 17:32, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
      • Moved page and 1097 redirect to new spelling...--B. P. (talk) 22:40, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
  • What are "death mites"?
    • A Mite is a small arthropod that aren't particularly dangerous to humans, at worst causing allergic reactions. I guess "death mites" is another joke on hypochondriacs. Buggz (talk) 11:11, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I feel like a Hypochondriac's nightmare would be dying from a disease that they detected at the earilest stage, but could do absolutely nothing about. #TEBOWTIME 10:33, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Don't you think the Title Text is more suggesting that Randal has a rash and he made the comic to calm himself down, but then it turns out that he has death mites in real life?
    • Using the context clues, it's safe to assume that Cueball is thinking the title-text. #TEBOWTIME 13:24, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Note that banana peels aren't actually slippery (though they are portrayed as such in media), and haven't been since the Gros Michel cultivar (think "breed") was wiped out (by Panama Disease, a fungus) and replaced with the Cavendish. 75.103.23.206 22:50, 26 December 2012 (UTC)


Banana peels are slippery if you crush them, like by stepping on them. 184.66.160.91 01:56, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
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