Talk:1202: Girls and Boys

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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I figured it was a poem. Turns out it is, of a sort."girls+go+to"+"to+get+more" 04:50, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

The original poem is "Boys go to Jupiter, to get more stupider, girls go to college, to get more knowledge. 03:23, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

I thought of Men are from Mars Women are from Venus by John Gray and the response Men Are from Earth. Women Are from Earth: Deal with It by Gorge Carlin. If only the sexes could work together we could go to Jupiter. -- 08:12, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

This is wonderful and I think in the same spirit as the comic. Stop the 'sex war' jokes and admit that both boys and girls want knowledge. And to arrive to Jupiter. 14:02, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
Both of you need to read some feminist literature (real feminist, not pop-feminist). 18:03, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
For example?-- 01:26, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
Anything by "bell hooks" (it's a pen name, and it is all lowercase) 19:16, 23 April 2013 (UTC) 16:06, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Why would anyone need or even want to read anything like this‽ 20:04, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

I would interpret differently the two last pictures: as girls and boys SEPARATLY go to college to get knowledge, Girls and boys TOGETHER go to Jupiter, meaning when a boy and girl interact, they generally act stupid... (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I cannot imagine the author of XKCD using going to Jupiter as an example of doing something stupid. Absolutely improbable IMHO. 14:02, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
isnt thw rocket quite phallic? girlsnand boysngo to colledge to getmore....ehm... knowledge? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
No, is only a rocket. But, thinking about your comment like it was a response from a rorschach test, well, it tell us something about yourself Chris-l (talk) 15:22, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
It tells us that he's drunk. 18:03, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
For rockets it's the aerodynamic, but some towers make you thinking, especially if some mayors compete who has it bigger ... I mean who has bigger tower in their city. -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:34, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
After reading the discussion here, I actually support the sexual innuendo explanation. Consider what you learn with american college movies, xkcd's tendency to subvert ideas (remember it's a child's chanting) and the rocket analogy. Also, the title text may have the purpose of correcting the reader's dirty mind. 02:09, 6 March 2014 (UTC) 11:26, 22 April 2013 (UTC)Sometimes a rocket is just a rocket.
Looks to me like a typical Titan rocket. Zelmo (talk) 14:15, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

I wish today's comic made me laugh. 14:30, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
"Go to Jupiter to get knowledge" is a reference to the movie 2001. Also, I remember hearing the poem as "GIRLS, go to COLL,ege so THEY can get, KNOW,ledge, BOYS, go to JUpiter so THEY, can get STUpider" which avoids the "more stupider" construction. 17:57, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
knowledge or no knowledge, I don't want to go TO Jupiter. Near Jupiter, maybe. Ganymede? ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Not TOO near Jupiter either. Io is particularly unhospitable. Europe? -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:34, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Frankly, I am thanfull Mr. Munroe made this. This taunt, while never directly aimed at myself, was an irritant to me, a knowledge-lover. This comic reconciles the genders and deconstructs the taunt. (Of course, from what I had seen in my life, most school-age boys, even the adolescent ones, WOULD prefer getting stupider, what with their real-life trolling and immature behaviour.) Greyson (talk) 12:03, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
Nah, most boys wouldn't like to be stupider, they are perfectly satisfied with how stupid they are :-) -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:34, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

By the way, I first head of the taunt (but with the clauses reversed) in Hey Arnold! Greyson (talk) 12:05, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Girls think going to Jupiter is stupid? Typical. XY FTW :P 12:25, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Hmmm, I saw the rocket blasting off as sexual inuendo. And the alt text/pop up reference about going to Jupiter to get more knowledge I took as gaining carnal knowledge. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Currently the explanation says that '.. human beings arn't yet even capable of going to Mars.' This is patently false - it confuses ability with desire. I'm going to change the wording on that. 18:08, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

A manned mission to Jupiter would actually be pretty stupid since it's made of gas. They're better off going to one of the moons. Europa, maybe, or Ganymede. Jake (talk) 15:51, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Oy. There is some serious overthink going on here. Orazor (talk) 12:42, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Why would you visit a gas giant with crippling gravity? The only thing stupider than going to Jupiter, is going to the sun, which is no fun. -- 00:02, 26 September 2014 (UTC)