2247: Weird Hill

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Weird Hill
I'm compromising by picking a weird hill to lie on.
Title text: I'm compromising by picking a weird hill to lie on.


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This comic is a joke about the expression "A weird hill to die on" which is an opinion on an issue that you'll fight for despite it being pointless or a waste of time. Beret Guy interrupts Cueball arguing over something online, and, pulling him away from the argument, asks why he should pick a weird hill to die on (fight over an opinion online) when he could pick a soft hill to lie on, going out into nature and relaxing.

A hill to die on is an issue you are willing to fight someone to the death over. Many of these issues are minor and would be considered weird. Instead you should go outside and sit on a hill.


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[Cueball sitting on a chair in front of a computer and Beret Guy pulling the chair back]
Beret Guy: Why pick a weird hill to die on...
[Cueball and Beret Guy leaving the room]
[Cueball and Beret Guy climbing a hill]
[Cueball and Beret Guy lying down at the top of a hill]
Beret Guy: ... when you could pick a soft hill to lie on?
Cueball: This is nice.

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(obligatory comment about how the explanation I made was my first) but seriously, first time actually doing something after a long time checking here for comics I didn't get. Hope it's good. 06:55, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Maybe there should also be a comparison between this and https://xkcd.com/386/? Baldrickk (talk) 13:45, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure a comparison is in order, but this could easily be a sequel to 386 16:34, 27 December 2019 (UTC) Sam

As I have the mediator personality type (INFP) but I'm also something of a chaotic neutral, I can confirm that there are points where I've found a weird metaphoric hill to lie on... quite comfortably too. 16:34, 27 December 2019 (UTC) Sam

Is the expression "weird hill to die on" or "hill to die on" (as the link indicates)? 04:04, 2 January 2020 (UTC)loosenut

I'm VERY sure the expression is "hill to die on", I usually hear it as "Is this the hill you wanna die on?". He's just describing this one as a weird choice. That link leads to an article simply titled "hill to die on". NiceGuy1 (talk) 07:11, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Should it be mentioned that this comic is similar to 438 and 14? 18:47, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

I'd rather pick a soft hill to die on