Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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, and many Internet nerds
, feel an irrepressible
pull to correct people who are wrong on the Internet. The comic has no mention to trolls
, but anyway Cueball could be advised that many of these people are simply trolling. This advice assumes Cueball is not intelligent enough to distinguish between ignorance and trolling.
In 955: Neutrinos another incarnation of Cueball is cured of a similar disease.
- [Cueball is behind a computer.]
- Voice outside frame: Are you coming to bed?
- Cueball: I can't. This is important.
- Voice: What?
- Cueball: Someone is WRONG on the internet.
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Doesn't look like anyone's touched this during its spotlight as the Incomplete Article of the Day. But really, what else can we say? 220.127.116.11 03:06, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Maybe how deeply compelling the "need" to fix something wrong on the Internet is? It's not just a plain correction.... it gnaws at you...18.104.22.168 03:17, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Tried to flesh out/improve the analysis. Still needs some editing for clarity [I'm not sure how formal the tone of this wiki is supposed to be?] but hopefully it's an improvement on the previous edit. 22.214.171.124 17:47, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
I think its good. Hits on all the points, unless anyone sees differently I think it adequately explains the comic. I think all the editing from here is flow and stylistic stuff. And that's minimal. --Lackadaisical (talk) 20:22, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
It's a Cunningham's law reference, guys, that's it. 126.96.36.199 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
The title "Duty Calls" has a double meaning. One that Cueball needs to go "fix" the internet and that he needs to "be" with his S/O. 188.8.131.52 21:04, 26 August 2015 (UTC) 127.0.0.1 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
I think this explanation misses the case when someone is factually wrong on the internet, and doesn't just have a different opinion. For example, when someone on Facebook "discovers" that the Mercator map projection is "wrong" and that the "true" one is Gall-Peters (true story), I believe even Randall would feel the need to say something. But of course, the border between factual errors and arguing is very thin... 184.108.40.206 09:50, 8 June 2017 (UTC)