13: Canyon

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Revision as of 11:00, 31 December 2012 by St.nerol (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Canyon
They're standing at the lip of the canyon, which isn't clear at all.
Title text: They're standing at the lip of the canyon, which isn't clear at all.

Explanation

This is one of the early comics which explores a theme xkcd returns to often: the wonder around us, if we would just look. "Now" is the least boring time it could be, as they stand on an alien world over an amazing landscape. How could you want it to be any time but now?

Trivia

Transcript

[Two men are standing at some kind of cliff edge]
Man 1: What time is it?
[Man 2 looks at watch in silence]
Man 2: Now.
[Full scene is revealed: the men are standing at the edge of a huge canyon in a rocky, barren landscape. A pock-marked moon and a ringed planet are visible in the burgundy-coloured sky]
Man 1: That's a pretty boring answer.
Man 2: Is not.
Man 2: It's the least boring answer imaginable.
comment.png add a comment!

Discussion

Lined paper, why was this comic drawn on lined paper? Blegh. Davidy22[talk] 14:09, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Most early xkcd comics were literally scans of doodles that Randall drew in his (presumably) graph paper notebook while bored in class(?). Zowayix (talk) 21:25, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
An often used phrase is "The future is now", in reference to futuristic gadgets etc that one can see in todays world... what more furistic is an alien-planet vista with two humans in it?Squirreltape (talk) 23:32, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox

It seems you are using noscript, which is stopping our project wonderful ads from working. Explain xkcd uses ads to pay for bandwidth, and we manually approve all our advertisers, and our ads are restricted to unobtrusive images and slow animated GIFs. If you found this site helpful, please consider whitelisting us.

Want to advertise with us, or donate to us with Paypal or Bitcoin?