15: Just Alerting You

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Just Alerting You
Just thought you should know
Title text: Just thought you should know

[edit] Explanation

This comic arguably introduces Megan, riding an Apatosaurus (popular and former scientific name Brontosaurus). Megan later rides an Apatosaurus in 650: Nowhere. The dinosaur genus is also mentioned in 460: Paleontology and 636: Brontosaurus.

[edit] Transcript

[Megan is standing on top of a dinosaur and holding reins to the dinosaur's head.]
Megan: Before you talk to me, I should warn you: I am kind of strange

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the fourteenth comic originally posted on livejournal. The previous was 11: Barrel - Part 2. The next was 16: Monty Python -- Enough. View archive here.
  • Original Randall quote: "I bet she's cool. I mean, she has a dinosaur!"
  • The comic was as the first comic released on a Sunday. Randall mentioned this on livejournal: "Just Alerting You (Monday's drawing)".
    • Only one other comic was posted on a Sunday with no apparent reasons over the next 1500 comics (as of when this was posted April 20th 2015). That was 152: Hamster Ball.
    • The so far third and last comic to be posted on a Sunday was 1037: Umwelt, but that was on April the 1st as it was an April Fools comic.

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I think you mean an Apatosaurus. See xkcd 636 for the difference. The comic is funny because she is telling you she is strange but it should have been very ovious that she is strange because while most people travel by car or walking she rides a dinosaur which is not very common. Unsigned comment added by

She could be telling the dinosaur that she's strange. OTOH, since she seems to be riding it, she probably isn't introducing herself to it. gijobarts (talk) 00:56, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
She must be Eve.22:26, 9 September 2014 (UTC)~~
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