Talk:2103: Midcontinent Rift System

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Revision as of 12:45, 26 January 2019 by (talk)
Jump to: navigation, search

Needs an explanation of the rift system itself. What is it? When did it form? How did conservatives feel about it at the time? (It’s definitely not a reference to Palladium Rifts, which would be a whole different thing!) ProphetZarquon (talk) 16:12, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

If Black Hat runs, I vote for him. 15:15, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Has anyone else thought of all the new beach front property that would be created? Lex Luthor would be proud. 15:32, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

I have always thought the US ought to have a large shallow inland sea.
ProphetZarquon (talk) 15:38, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

It is unclear why would anyone vote for such a thing, but people directly affected (the Midwest) are likely to vote against Black Hat.

In the interests of accuracy, it should be noted that 2016 showed that it being unclear why anyone would vote for a thing doesn’t stop them from doing so, eagerly. Even when they are are going to be directly affected very adversely. 18:00, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Actually we ended up with a large shallow outlandish president instead. 18:31, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

The reason why people vote to abandon European Union in BRexit is obvious: they think that institutions of European Union would create laws, decisions etc which would hurt them even worse than BRexit. Now, you may not agree with this, but you can’t say it’s completely unfathomable. – Hkmaly (talk) 23:55, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

There is an North American Midcontinent Rift as described at the start of the comic. See for example or the Wikipedia page about it. Someone much more knowledgeable about geology than I am probably ought to update the explanation. D Gary Grady (talk) 02:39, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

I was thinking the giant crowbar is just an illustration trick, and it would be likely done with explosives or something. 12:45, 26 January 2019 (UTC)