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Another XKCD Ripoff

By Shamus
on Wednesday May 6, 2009
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I don’t know why, but here is another one. With apologies to Randall Munroe.

Fine! No more rhymes if you feel so strongly about it.

Comments (32)

  1. food4worms says:

    Thanks for the tool tip!

  2. Doug Brown says:

    You’ve made the rule, but I’m inclined to flout it?

  3. yd says:

    It’s great. Rip him off all you want.

  4. I remember being actually 106 miles from Chicago and be so happy I could use that line! Sadly, the woman I was with had never seen the movie…

  5. R4byde says:

    What line? From which film? Help me out, I’m clueless as to what this is referencing.

  6. gahazakul says:

    The Blues Brothers. Towards the end of the film after the final performance, directly following the confrontation with Carrie Fisher.

    Shame on you.

  7. Jeremiah says:

    For any interested there’s a whole thread on the xkcd forum about editing xkcd comics. The original idea was to make them worse, but there are just as many hilarious posts as worse ones.


  8. Sitte says:

    See also: mixing people’s metaphors for them.

    “When the going gets tough,”

    “…the tough make lemonade!”

  9. Bourne says:

    Stop making these, you smarmy cuntwacker

  10. Ambience 327 says:

    Having never seen the Blues Brothers, I still recognized the character and the quote just based on the hat. :)

    For me, the best part was the alt text – I could hear Vizzinni “argh”ing in frustration as much as he did for the original line!

  11. Rutskarn says:

    I love that movie so damn much.

    So damn much.

    Bourne: It’s possible I’m missing something. Granted, this might just be the identity of the fiend who did purposefully, and with Pan-like malice, urinate into your morning repast.

  12. FireStomp says:

    I’m on the receiving end of this so often it’s made me want to just start quoting German films so that NOBODY will be able to get it.

  13. Bret says:

    Make Munroe suffer all you like.

    We all hate and envy him anyway.

    Freaking independent wage earning ex-nasa #&$*.

  14. BarGamer says:

    Also recognized the character, but did not see movie. ^^;

  15. SatansBestBuddy says:

    I dun ged it…

    After reading a few comments, all I can really say is I only ever saw Blues Brothers 2, and didn’t like it enough to look for the first.

  16. AFAB says:

    This is the one where the try to save an orphanage while getting chased by legalized neo-nazis, the national guard, a dozen cops, and met Ray Charles wielding a shotgun…right?

  17. Catbunny says:

    Seriously, the first movie is MUCH better.

    … Hit it!

  18. Harvey says:

    The first movie… it isn’t “better” so much as “infinitely more quotable”

    Anyway, the worst part about doing movie quote set-ups is when your buddy flubs the line, or misses the cue, or both.

  19. Vladius says:

    Anakin? Is that you?

  20. R4byde says:

    The Blues Brothers. Towards the end of the film after the final performance, directly following the confrontation with Carrie Fisher.

    Shame on you

    Oh sorry, I feel shamed.*slinks away to the wikipedia to check who Carrie Fisher is*

    EDIT: OH! THAT Carrie Fisher!

  21. Bret says:

    Those of you who haven’t watched Blues Brothers:


    It’s nothing but witty dialogue, car chases, and blues music.

    It’s basically the perfect movie.

  22. Mark says:

    No offense, but I had no idea it was possible to make an xkcd-esque comic even worse than regular xkcd.

    • Shamus says:

      I don’t know where people got the idea that you could go around saying obviously insulting things to people as long as you said “no offense” first.

      It’s really okay if you don’t like the comic. It’s also okay if other people do.


  23. Ell Jay says:

    No offense, #23, but your simian countenance suggests a heritage unusually rich in species diversity.

    • Shamus says:

      I usually try to be a good sport about criticism, but this “your comic sucks” isn’t constructive or clever. It’s just pointless rudeness and thread jacking, and it’s uncalled for.

      Sometimes if a street musician is playing a song you hate it’s better to just walk on by rather than stopping and booing. I don’t really care if you like my stick-figure XKCD ripoff or not. I had fun making it, which is more or less what this site is about.

  24. Flunkmaster Chex says:

    Alright, fine. I don’t like stick figure comics because they’re lazy. That’s what I should have said.

  25. Mark says:

    Sorry, I’ve been off with flu the whole week and the walls are starting to close in. Bitching on the internet is my release.

  26. Jeysie says:

    @Flunkmaster Chex: A comic can still be cleverly written even if it’s done with stick figures, so I don’t see what’s so inherently lazy about stick figure comics. Surely it matters more whether the writer’s good at the jokes/storyline, doesn’t it?

  27. Flunkmaster Chex says:

    If all you want to do is write, don’t make a comic, or have someone else draw it for you.

  28. Moridin says:

    It tells a lot about xkcd that people like you and David Morgan-Mar do ripoffs about it.

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