Talk:1346: Career

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Revision as of 15:14, 26 March 2014 by Dangerkeith3000 (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Come on ... those tasks can't be random ... someone find out what is Randal referring to ... isn't Luke Skywalker doing something wiht dryer traps at start of fourth movie? -- Hkmaly (talk) 11:10, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

The answer to your question may depend upon which movie you think is the "fourth movie" (4th episode? 4th movie produced? If it's 4th movie produced, do you count the Holiday Special? Also, should anyone, anywhere, for any reason ever count the Holiday Special?) -- Brettpeirce (talk) 12:25, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Im sure he is refering to The Phantom Menace, and the comic could describe Anakin, however im not sure what "lump of slight soft wax" would refer to. Spongebog (talk) 14:49, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
I believe Hkmaly is referring to Episode IV. However, I think he's reading too much into this, and the tasks really are random. You simply can't connect them in a way that makes sense. NealCruco (talk) 16:38, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I was refering to Episode IV. Hint: I mentioned Luke Skywalker next. What Holiday Special? -- Hkmaly (talk) 11:11, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
If you don't know about the Holiday Special...consider yourself lucky.--Dangerkeith3000 (talk) 15:14, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I wouldn't say "it's impossible that anyone would pay someone for peeling lint from dryer traps" as someone in the commercial laundry mats has to do it at some point...

Sure, but that's surely not the worker's only task. No one will pay someone just to peel lint. NealCruco (talk) 16:38, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

If you had enough lint to remove you may need to hire more than one person to do it. If I needed lint peeled I would pay a reasonable wage for someone to do it. 18:46, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Do you think Randall would draw some cartoon just to mess with the people here at explainxkcd? I know I would! Bigfatbernie (talk) 19:01, 24 March 2014 (UTC) (talk)

biting into soft wax could also be stated as 'leaving an impression' (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I can see why peeling lint is fun (at least for 5 minutes) as it's soft and it feels good and you can play around with it and its a rather relaxing task. The light saber stuff obviously is fun, too. But I really don't see why anyone would want to bite into a lump of slightly soft wax. Does anyone do that in real life? Sounds pretty disgusting to me. -- 19:53, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't think it's random at all... work my up from the bottom, to cutting edge science, resulting in amazing breathroughs, then come back to leave a lasting impression108.162.221.28 19:54, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

The prior comic was about sleeping. Is this one actually about dreaming? The "dream" job tasks sound like the random events one might encounter in a dream. Pondy

Biting into wax is actually pretty stimulating to the teeth, and is quite entertaining. Try biting that soft wax they put around cheese. 23:39, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

I think this should be mentioned in the explanation. "Dream" cam mean an aspiration or goal or something of unreal excellence to HR people and to Cueball it means a succession of images passing through the mind during sleep. 22:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Lightsaber handles certainly do exist right now (, and you can put lightsaber handles up to any and all kinds of objects. You can even switch them on, or at least flick a switch ... it's the next part that sadly doesn't exist -- the actual lightsaber. Putting a lightsaber handle up to objects and flicking a switch would get pretty boring pretty fast though since the crucial lightsaber part is missing... 20:14, 25 March 2014 (UTC)larK

I think that he is talking literally about jobs that you dream about. Because dreams can be random and make no sense or have any logical timeline, he is describing what cueball is dreaming about. --Sirkha (talk) 04:40, 26 March 2014 (UTC)----

That make sense, but doesn't match the text below (I'm never sure how realistic to be). -- Hkmaly (talk) 11:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)