A Smarter Planet
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These comics were created as a special request for the blog A Smarter Planet, rather than the regular three-a-week schedule for xkcd's home site.
The first of these two strips references a commonly-cited statistic usually used to draw attention to deforestation, but Cueball misunderstands its true importance.
The second strip is a reference to the stereotype of doctors' handwriting being illegible. Also, the prescription number is given as "THX1138", which is also the name of the first film directed by George Lucas of Star Wars fame.
- They say that 400 years ago a squirrel could go from the Atlantic to the Mississippi without touching the ground.
- [Cueball speaking to an audience, under a banner labeled "Conservation Society".]
- Cueball [pointing to a diagram of a helicopter-like device carrying a squirrel]: Which is why I've developed the aerial squirrel transit pod.
- Audience member: Okay, back up.
- Good news: Doctors are finally learning to use modern security tools.
- Doctor: No need for phone verification. I've digitally signed it.
- Bad news: They've somehow learned to type with terrible handwriting.
- [The document given to the patient by the doctor]: Prescription THX1138 RSA fingerprint: [unintelligible characters]