Talk:1900: Jet Lag

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I am very, very disappointed that this space does not yet contain a list of all the wiki articles he could have been reading according to the title text. Are we all still boggling at the list of cancelled skyscrapers? --Angel (talk) 13:52, 9 October 2017 (UTC) (No exact match found) (78 articles referenced. Have fun!)

I corrected "Jet Lag is a psychological condition" to "Jet Lag is a physiological condition". I'll assume that was a typo, as one's body suddenly finding itself on the wrong side of the planet is definitely not a psychosomatic illness. 23:54, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Also… is Hairy supposed to represent Randall here? Unless I'm confused, he was in the UK a couple of days ago [though he'd have been travelling in the wrong direction to be waking up at 3pm], so could justify jet-lag (and could be just my perception but it seems this comic was posted later than usual, as if he overslept) --Angel (talk) 14:45, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

"rare comic featuring Randall", really? Just about EVERY comic features Randall, LOL! Some to a greater degree than others, but come on! This is a rare comic where Randall isn't represented by Cueball, though. As a fellow night owl in the Eastern time zone, I have additional insight: England is 5 hours ahead of us, so if this is Randall in the U.K., this is 10am our time, which would be somewhat late by Normal People standards. The other way around means he's waking up at 8pm U.K. time, which seems like even more messed up than usual. :) What's funny to me is that this weekend I've had to adjust to a normal schedule to accommodate attending events with normal people, and I've been waking up at 10am all weekend, LOL! NiceGuy1 (talk) 04:04, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Agree. It is not him in the comic just because he refers to himself in the caption/title text, so removed this. --Kynde (talk) 13:36, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
Oh, I feel this is most certainly Randall, but not that much more certainly than 99% of the comics, that it isn't explicitly declared, but very strongly implied. After all, we can very easily figure out Randall's inspiration for this one. I was questioning calling it "rare", it really isn't. And again, what IS rare is for him to have Hairy represent him instead of Cueball. NiceGuy1 (talk) 03:43, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Randall's schedule in the UK

The trivia section says that Randall's last event in the UK was on 2nd October. It was actually later than this - I went to see him talking in Ely (near Cambridge) on 5th October: I don't know if he had further dates after this, or not. 10:16, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Correct the trivia based on this info. --Kynde (talk) 13:36, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Added the title text in the transcript. --JayRulesXKCD what's up? 12:20, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Is the title text really necessary in the transcript? Typically the transcript is used so that the hand written text of the comic is readable to search engines and other programs (such as programs that read text for the visually impaired). Additionally the title text is in a program readable text with the comic, and it's not typically included in the transcript. Therefore I'm going to remove it from the transcript for now. 16:59, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
No. We never ever write the title text in the transcript. Can see it has already been deleted. --Kynde (talk) 13:36, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

I misread "Maritime" as "Marmite", and my mind boggled as to how there could be enough of these to warrant an article. Or even what one was... 11:44, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Not Marmite, but close... :
Do we have a list of all the cartoons in which Randall appears as himself?

I ask because this is the first time I've seen what could be a self-portrait?!? 20:13, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes we have, but this one should not be included, as this is no more Randall than so many other comics where he expresses his own opinion/experiences in the title text. The list is here: Comic featuring Randall. --Kynde (talk) 10:51, 12 October 2017 (UTC)