Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
|I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards|
Title text: Both the skateboards I owned were pretty cheap and broke from heavy use; I'm gonna get a really nice one if I move to the city.
Randall is trying to say that chicks dig electric skateboards. And that going from any Point A to any Point B, the male rider of an electric skateboard will inevitably gather a gaggle of said chicks during the trip.
Specifically, these chicks appear to be all the major recurring female characters: Megan, Ponytail, and rather uncharacteristically Danish.
There is a future series of electric skateboard related comics beginning with: 577: The Race: Part 1.
- How Electric Skateboards Work:
- [A person is standing on a skateboard, next to a sign that says "Point A" and pushes a button.]
- [He skates.]
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- [He stops, with a sign saying "Point B" to his right and a group of chicks (labeled "chicks") to his left.]
I can hardly believe that Randall yet had any thougt of Danish, as he introduced her in 377: Journal 2. It's just a "chic", like "Megan-2", who only just happens to have a little longer hair. –St.nerol (talk) 08:53, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
- We know Randall likes electric skateboards. And most of his early comics are not on a deeper sarcasm. This was just a fun comic. --Dgbrt (talk) 22:13, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Do you really want a longer explanation, if there's nothing more to explain? –St.nerol (talk) 13:23, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- Your link to bitches is definitively wrong. I am sure it is related to this song: Chicks DigIt by Chris Cagle. The video was performed at a skate park and he tries to impress females, because the "chicks dig it". What do you think?--Dgbrt (talk) 16:49, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- Randalls arrows pointing towards "chicks" is probably not referencing anything else than the chicks. It's just a word. I don't know who linked to the "biches love X" meme, but I am quite sure it was just for the fun of it, and nothing more. :) –St.nerol (talk) 18:12, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- I was just checking the early history of this explain and this "bitches" are from "Revision as of 20:04, 17 September 2012 by Lcarsos". Maybe I did misunderstood you but this explain still does need some polish. So I will work on this soon.--Dgbrt (talk) 18:52, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- I feel that the connections are too vague for the conclusion that the comic was inspired by the "Chicks dig it"-song. The comic doesn't use the phrase "chicks dig it", and the song doesn't seem to touch upon skateboarding.
- I don't think the comic has anything to do with the "bitches love X"-meme either, I think lcarsos only linked to it because it humorously related to the topic (like the song). I suggest that we have those two things somehow linked from the explanation or trivia without any claims that the comic was inspired by or references them. ––St.nerol (talk) 00:18, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
I did remove the "bitches" last week and now I found a proper sentence for the title text. The "incomplete" tag is removed.--Dgbrt (talk) 12:50, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
- Often it feels like explanations of self-evident stuff just describes or repeats the stuff concerned... Secondly, how about: "I suggest that we have those two things somehow linked from the explanation or trivia without any claims that the comic was inspired by or references them." ––St.nerol (talk) 22:24, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
- Please never edit posts by other people! Ok? --Dgbrt (talk) 22:29, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
- Hey, I didn't edit your post, I indented it, only to help people follow the conversation. I assumed it was a reply, since you were talking about the "bitches"-meme. Sorry if I misinterpreted. Why did you remove "bitches love X"? –St.nerol (talk) 12:00, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Is it Cueball or Randall talking in the title text? I always thought of it as Randall's side note, rather than the characters in the comic saying it. Alcatraz ii
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