Title text: A tribute to Buttercup Festival
A Zeppelin is a type of rigid dirigible aircraft, used in the early part of the 20th century for commercial airline traffic. They were well known for being the most luxurious, comfortable air travel of the time. The Hindenburg disaster, as well as World War II, led to the end of their use as commercial airliners. Also associated with the Zeppelin name is a particular design of wristwatches, notable for having the word "Zeppelin" at the top of the dial, at or under where the number 12 would be. In this comic, Randall makes the joke that since the hour hand of the watch is pointing to the word Zeppelin, it is time for a Zeppelin to appear in the sky.
The title text refers to the webcomic Buttercup Festival, which, at the time of this comic, was defunct. It was later revived by the author. It is not clear exactly how this xkcd comic is a tribute to Buttercup Festival.
- What time is it?
- [Picture of a Zeppelin style watch, indicating the time about 12:13 o'clock.]
- [Figures look up at the sky.]
- [A huge Zeppelin is visible in the sky.]