1903: Bun Trend

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In this comic, [[Beret Guy]] takes his bun shenanigans to the state government, reporting to the governor that the number of buns around the capitol has shown a rapid increase. The governor is understandably disconcerted then finally comes to grasp that White hat is talking about rabbits, lots of which can be seen if he would just go outside (by the way, there is ''small'' one '''RIGHT NOW'''!).
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In this comic, [[Beret Guy]] takes his bun shenanigans to the state government, reporting to the governor that the number of buns around the capitol has shown a rapid increase. The governor is understandably disconcerted then finally comes to grasp that Beret Guy is talking about rabbits, lots of which can be seen if he would just go outside (by the way, there is ''small'' one '''RIGHT NOW'''!).
  
The governor finally takes appropriate action by calling security and White hat confronts his fate with poise and honor.
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The governor finally takes appropriate action by calling security and Beret Guy confronts his fate with poise and honor.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:42, 16 October 2017

Bun Trend
Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."
Title text: Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."

Explanation

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In this comic, Beret Guy takes his bun shenanigans to the state government, reporting to the governor that the number of buns around the capitol has shown a rapid increase. The governor is understandably disconcerted then finally comes to grasp that Beret Guy is talking about rabbits, lots of which can be seen if he would just go outside (by the way, there is small one RIGHT NOW!).

The governor finally takes appropriate action by calling security and Beret Guy confronts his fate with poise and honor.

Transcript

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Beret Guy: Good morning Governor, our tracking systems show a rapid increase in the number of buns around the Capitol.
Hairy: Buns?
Beret Guy: Yes; there's been a long-term upward trend, but it has accelerated recently.
Hairy: The trend in... rabbits.
Beret Guy: Yes.
Hairy: So... so what?
Beret Guy: So if you want to see some buns, there are lots of them outside!
Beret Guy: Ooh!
Beret Guy: There's a small one right now!
Hairy (offscreen): Do you... actually work for me?
Beret Guy: Almost certainly. We had an election, right? I wrote my name in on the thing.
Hairy (offscreen): Security?
Beret Guy: It's been an honor to serve.
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Discussion

Outside of xkcd comics, who has actually heard the term "bun" used to describe rabbits? I have never heard it ouside of this comic and I do not like it. 108.162.237.112 22:09, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

I take it you've never been on /r/Zootopia then.--108.162.229.148 10:30, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Bread product ≠ rabbit - Subject says it all. 141.101.107.168 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Yes, as to the trivia, I find it ridiculous that they might *not* be rabbits, per the diagram and reference to a small one, etc. I would correct this insanity had I more time.
Jacky720 forgot to sign this comment. :) NiceGuy1 (talk) 19:00, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Other Bun comics include 1682 and 1871 - maybe we should start a category? --AnotherAnonymous (talk) 14:58, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

We can just link to the other "bun" comics for now—we can create a category when more pop up. RamenChef (talk) 18:21, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
204 already mixed politics and rabbits. Andcoz (talk)

Sure sure, everyone thinks they're harmless, until one picks up a switchblade and an attitude. DevAudio (talk) 15:32, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Only Monty Python understood their potential danger. NiceGuy1 (talk) 18:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Is it true that Bun trends are increasing? 162.158.69.223

The long-awaited game Overgrowth was officially released on Steam today. It has been most succinctly described as a "Bunny Brawler". Coincidence? I think not!

Is the {beep} a reference to the bun alert (which beret guy has installed)? 162.158.63.226 23:35, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

I guess that {beep} is definitely a reference to the bun alert, and that the "recent acceleration in numbers" is only an observed trend due to more users reporting buns over the app, not an actual increase in numbers. 108.162.216.34 00:05, 17 October 2017 (UTC)


Good morning, Governor. Our tracking systems show a rapid increase in the number of buns featured on xkcd.

There's been a long-term upward trend, but it has accelerated recently.

So if you want to see comics about buns, there are lots of them there!

Ooh!

There's a new one right now!

It's been an honor to comment.

PotatoGod (talk) 01:57, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Our tracking systems show a rapid rabbit increase in the number of buns featured on xkcd.
FTFY Ruffy314 (talk) 19:45, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Current incomplete explanation is "Created by Randall Munroe". Seriously? Is this accurate or is somebody goofing around? If true I'd say that makes the explanation automatically complete, LOL! Except I wouldn't want to be the one to remove this special occurance. From the looks of the comments, looks like in previous versions of the explanation someone AGAIN confused this terminology with a bread roll. If only there were previous comics which referred to rabbits as "buns"... :) Or if there was a rabbit IN the comic. Or if someone, like this governor for example, made the connection between rabbits and the term "buns". LOL! NiceGuy1 (talk) 03:35, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Maybe Randall finally found out about the site and somehow contributed... who knows? --JayRulesXKCD what's up? 12:34, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
As far as I gather, Randall has been aware of this site for ages, but doesn't actually say anything or declare himself anyway. He might enjoy watching people discussing and arguing about what he might mean. :) I've seen people declare with certainty that they know he knows, I give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they've seen evidence of this and aren't merely assuming themselves. Of course, now the explanation says it's by a Velociraptor. I equally believe this means A) Someone IS goofing around, and "Randall Monroe" is one of the goofs, or B) It's actually Randall, and HE'S goofing around (we all know his like for random velociraptors, and I could totally see him amusing himself this way), perhaps he changed it because I called attention to it. :) NiceGuy1 (talk) 18:47, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Speaking as an Aussie, an increase in rabbits can cause a major environmental disaster. Be careful of a bun-megadon! Remember that they're not a good thing in environments they didn't evolve in. I think over here in Oz, we actually do get rabbit increase reports. 108.162.250.53 12:35, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Someone say how is this incomplete? The velociraptor thing is NOT amusingCattail is da best (talk) 04:24, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Sightings observed

The concept of a service for spotting buns is not that unlikely. When I went to secondary school, a kid from my class was an ornithology buff. He received text messages when certain birds were spotted, including location and information on whether the bird(s) was only passing. This was in the pre-app era. Today a quick google search show that there are a few worldwide spotting apps, where ornithologists can log and share sightings of birds. Eg. BirdsEye

--162.158.134.100 08:52, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

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