Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Title text: I felt so clever when I found a way to game the Fitocracy system by incorporating a set of easy but high-scoring activities into my regular schedule. Took me a bit to realize I'd been tricked into setting up a daily exercise routine.
Stick figures having sex! Against a wall! Over a couch! In some sort of high flying sex swing! Fitocracy is a web site that turns workouts into a social game by awarding points, badges, levels and all sorts of other Gamification. However, according to this cartoon, Fitocracy does not consider sex to be an activity acceptable for its site, despite the high flying nature of Cueball and Megan's sexual workout.
- [A couple has sex up against a wall.]
- [A couple has sex standing in an armchair.]
- [A couple has sex in a swing, swaying above a table with a flower vase on it.]
- [Screenshot of Fitocracy. In the text field marked "log your workout for today," the user has filled in "sex," and the site has returned the message "activity not found."]
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- [The couple is standing in front of the computer; one person is at the keyboard, the other standing back wearing a towel.]
- Megan: Come on! That was like two hours of cardio!
- Cueball: Hmm, let's see ... the part on the dresser was KIND of like skiiing ...
Well it's probably supposed to be a family-friendly site. That, and sex with an automatic toy could be technically be called sex, but it's not very strenuous. Davidy²²[talk] 09:07, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, technically sex is the most family-friendly activity existing as it creates children and therefore families. But you are right, they should probably include more specific categories. In my mind there is a scoring matrix of positions, "speed", and weather you are the more active or more passive part in the position...
220.127.116.11 21:43, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
- "family-friendly" applies to whether the subject material is age-appropriate (or accessible/physically safe/etc), typically, for families with young children. Most of the sorts of activities that result in having children are not "family-friendly" on that basis. I had never considered the potential irony of that before, though... Tryc (talk) 19:18, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
This is not incredibly relevant, but I would like it to be known that on the mobile app of XKCD, this comic image is replaced by one of the five-minute comics 18.104.22.168 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)