Talk:2005: Attention Span

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Do you think the book being referenced is a Dragon Lance book? 04:33, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Sounds like a Wheel of Time omnibus, if such a thing actually exists. 16:29, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Orbit could be one of the alternate art covers of one of the Dark Sword books, or is that too deep a cut even for Randall? 22:43, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

The comic contains a hyperlink to what appears to be exactly the kind of article Cueball apparently "just finished reading", or at least my mobile reader is picking up a hyperlink. I've added a small note about this; I'm not linking the article directly for personal reasons. 05:51, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

I linked it. If it's linked in the original then it should be here, too. Maybe it belongs more to the trivia section, I don't know, but it definitely has to be shown here somewhere. On a side node: did Randall ever do something like that before? Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 06:53, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Linking other content behind the image? Yes, I think he did it several times before. The only actual comic I remember, however, is 351: Trolling. --YMS (talk) 09:17, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Considering that the link contains a link to this I believe that omission is no an option 09:51, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
1723: Meteorite Identification, 1506: xkcloud, 1572: xkcd Survey... just to name a few more. Herobrine (talk) 09:55, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Ah, very well :) The difference between those three and this one and 351 is that in the latter the link is "hidden". The others say "Click here" either directly or in alt-text. And in xkcloud it isn't an external link. Whatever. Maybe we should consider making a category of them? Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 11:04, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

I must admit to never having watch the seminal movie Surf ninjas but wikipedia tells me there is not only a novelisation, by A L Singer (Peter Lerangis) but also the screenplay. -- Arachrah (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I once advanced the theory that Sodor is the future of Mordor after the machines won and evolved into trains. 12:46, 11 June 2018 (UTC) Jedman67

Sounds like Mieville's Railsea. 16:29, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Dragonsbane isn't nearly long enough to meet the thickness requirement -- 17:17, 11 June 2018 (UTC)RyanR

Does anyone feel like the punchline is misplaced? Start with claim that he has no attn span any more, then she lists various overly long works he clearly does read while he protests and defends, then he concludes with punchline "no attn span for anything good." In fact, she should probably deliver the line, after discovering what he has on his bookshelf. 20:25, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

The key here was diminishing attention span with age, so he indicated "...for anything good ANYMORE." The joke is that this isn't something that changed. 22:13, 11 June 2018 (UTC)