Talk:1544: Margaret

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Mister God, This Is Anna

I though it was Anna, not Margaret... but it turns out that Mister God, This Is Anna is a different book... --JakubNarebski (talk) 13:13, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Judy Blume

The text in the comic comprises titles of Judy Blume's novels:

  • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  • Then Again, Maybe I Won't
  • The Pain and the Great One

the the

Why the double "the the" in the Title text? Maybe it's supposed to be "thee"?

Look out! It's an anacoluthon! ImVeryAngryItsNotButter (talk) 15:30, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Maybe it's a typo? ;) 12:05, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Maybe it's supposed to be 'the The Great One' 14:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Another take on a rarely-used joke

I've seen this threat/insult God line used before, but rarely, and never in this manner.

In one episode of the sitcom One Foot In The Grave, the grumpy old man protagonist is incapacitated. Upon waking up in hospital he finds a bearded patient in a white gown looking down upon him, and for a few seconds believes himself to be dead. He speaks three lines: 'Oh, it's you.' Then in a much angrier tone 'I've been waiting to see you for a very long time.' He then proceeds to grab the patient around the neck and attempt to throttle him while screaming in anger about every misfortune and annoyance in life.

One episode of The Outer Limits features a very old man who has spent his entire life fighting to survive - with such determination and success that he almost overturns the supernatural structure of nature, which should prohibit immortality. At episode's end he finally loses, having resorted to every trick fair and foul in his quest to live another day. In the final shot a mysterious dark approaches to collect his soul - and the ghost of the man is seen, brandishing an IV pole as an improvised weapon as he screams the final line at the oncoming cloud: "Here I am, Death. I'm ready for you. Are you ready for me?"

The final (non-revival) episode of Red Dwarf ends with Death himself coming to collect the supreme coward Rimmer, incarnate as the traditional black-robed figure with a scythe. Rimmer knees him in the groin mid-sentence and flees. 15:31, 29 June 2015 (UTC)


Margaret is kinda hot. Is it normal to be sexually attracted to an xkcd character ? 14:09, 29 June 2015 (UTC) See also title text of comic 1354: Heartbleed Explanation


This is almost an exact quote from the end of transformers age of extinction... Optimus prime rhetorically asks his makers of they are scared, then follows with you should be because I'm coming for you

stirring the pot

Ooh, ooh, let's say that the "second Megan" in 1496: Art Project was this Margaret girl! I'm sure everyone can agree to that!!! Djbrasier (talk) 15:24, 29 June 2015 (UTC)