Talk:2096: Mattresses

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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I wonder if the fact that it's unclear is in intentional, or if it was somehow a mistake Zachweix (talk) 13:46, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Is it just me, or has the image got some graphical artefacts?Cyclic3 (talk)

It's not just you! 13:52, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I see it too, I saved a picture in case he fixes it Catnerd8695 (talk) 14:09, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Both "1x" and 2x versions are black and white, not grayscale, causing artifacts. The 2x image, being larger, have less artifacts. Maybe it's caused by some kind of bug, otherwise, if it was intentional, both versions would look similar.

Maybe Randall is having problems with his computer and had to scan the comic with a far less capable software tool than usual. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 14:15, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

How does one contact him to let him know that he messed up when saving/editing/uploading/whatevering this comic? Fabian42 (talk) 14:16, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Also, does he actually have a podcast? Fabian42 (talk) 14:18, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I thought it might be a pun based on "new years resolution" but that would've been a couple of comics ago. Came here to see if anyone could explain it as there is normally reason behind his madness.-- 14:29, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

It's a 2-bit png, haven't seen one of those for over a decade 14:31, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

So you mean the only difference is that it has no greyscales? Fabian42 (talk) 14:36, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Maybe we should pre-emptively add the original image to the trivia section. Blacksilver (talk) 15:07, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I don't think so. If it stays, nobody will get notified of it and it might stay there for a very long time. And even if it changes, it will be wrong to say something like "it originally looked like this" until that actually happened. Fabian42 (talk) 15:10, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Just a thought, it's not on purpose, is it? Something to do with the quality of the mattress vs. the quality of the image? 15:09, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I think this refers to the fact that casper mattresses, meundies and are heavy advertisers on many podcasts, and that podcast advertising is often made by the host and mixed with actual podcast content.


Next week there is actually a "flooring" fair in Hannover. Pretty fitting to the title text, but not very fitting to my plans for using trains, because that messes up their departure times.

German website for it: Fabian42 (talk) 15:18, 9 January 2019 (UTC)