15: Just Alerting You

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Just Alerting You
Just thought you should know
Title text: Just thought you should know

Explanation

This comic shows Megan riding a dinosaur. It is arguably her first appearance in XKCD.

Transcript

[Megan is standing on top of a dinosaur (Brontosaurus?) and holding reins to the dinosaur's head.]
Megan: Before you talk to me, I should warn you: I am kind of strange

Trivia


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Discussion

I think you mean an Apatosaurus. See xkcd 636 for the difference.

The comic is funny because she is telling you she is strange but it should have been very ovious that she is strange because while most people travel by car or walking she rides a dinosaur which is not very common. Unsigned comment added by 72.38.90.50.

She could be telling the dinosaur that she's strange. OTOH, since she seems to be riding it, she probably isn't introducing herself to it. gijobarts (talk) 00:56, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

She must be Eve.22:26, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

As of 2015 it is now generally accepted that Brontosaurus was a valid genus in its own right, separate and distinct from Apatosaurus. Given that Brontosaurus has long been more popular than Apatosaurus, perhaps the explanation should be updated to stated that Megan(?) is riding a Brontosaurus. 108.162.249.183 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Is the incomplete tag really necessary? "Short" and "incomplete" are two different things. There is not really much to this comic - a single figure riding a dinosaur with some simple caption that does to contain any technical stuff or obscure references that'd need explaining. I think it is neither needed nor desirable to make the explanation longer for sake of being longer. If someone feels like this page is legitimately incomplete, feel free to add the tag back, with a better text pointing out to specific areas that need to be explained, not just "too short". Jaalenja (talk) 10:46, 23 March 2017 (UTC)