Talk:446: In Popular Culture
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An example of a source which provides both good and bad pop culture references is xkcd, a webcomic that deals with subjects from obscure mathematics to ball pits. Some appropriate times that Wikipedia references xkcd are as follows:
- xkcd author Randall Munroe loves the Python programming language. He wrote a strip that implies using Python is so easy that if there were a module called antigravity, then you could just import antigravity and be flying in five minutes. So for Python 3, they actually added this module, which humorously acknowledges the notion by opening a web browser and navigating to the strip in question.
- Sean Tevis decided to promote his tech credentials by running an ad in an xkcd style during his 2008 State House race. It attracted attention from sources who wouldn't ordinarily be interested in such a race, and the campaign received over $100,000 from online donations.
On the other hand, xkcd routinely mentions dozens of other subjects without the reference impacting popular perception of the subject. Examples here would, sadly, basically be nose-beans, but at any given time there will usually be a few on special:WhatLinksHere/xkcd.
Thought this was worth sharing. 126.96.36.199 18:05, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia has an "in popular culture" article with an "in popular culture" section that references this comic's title text.
BRACE YOURSELVES FOR BLOGOSPHERICAL IMPLOSION Just some random derp 19:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)