Talk:1176: Those Not Present

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Seems pretty straight forward. The more a group talks badly of a person who's not present, a bad habit, the less Munroe wants to be associated with it. Therefore, he slowly scoots away, until he eventually reaches an other group, who, hopefully, won't have said bad habit. 05:28, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

I don't think there's much more to say about this one. Alpha (talk) 06:39, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
There's much more to say about it, actually. The comic is pointing out that it is the nature of groups to talk about those not present. The scooting from one to another (doing the same thing, even when the subject is something like squid), is to show that there's no escape from gossip. 15:56, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

One can make assuptions about the age of those in the first group because of the shape of the beverage vessels. A wine or champagne glass might be used for it's name sake. Suggesting that they are older than the legal drinking age. Though the conversation seems like one expected in high school or college. -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~) Is this actually this simple or are we missing something? Maybe it's just a bit crappy? 14:03, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

I was actually expecting it to proceed to some sort of equilibrium situation where the various groups slowly force him into some stationary position at a distance from each group relative to their various levels of behind the back talking.Schmammel (talk) 15:22, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
I was expecting the same thing--Dangerkeith3000 (talk) 16:08, 20 February 2013 (UTC)