Talk:1261: Shake That

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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[Removed] 08:31, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Removed an unconstructive and misleading comment. R3TRI8UTI0N (talk) 00:40, 29 March 2023 (UTC)

Hey, it's not the worst xkcd ever. What about the early xkcd strips, where most of them were just sketches or drawings? GameZone (talk) 08:37, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Surely "Worst. xkcd. Ever!" No? Turning to the explanation, I like the phase lag explanation. Never thought of sexual exhibitionism in those terms before.-- 08:46, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

The explanation is definitely pushing this strip up. -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:30, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Hugely impressed by the explanation. I would never have thought you could write so much about such a dry comic. --Mynotoar (talk) 09:34, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

This explanation makes me so happy. Make an account, anonymous user at IP and come collect your praise for such a great explanation! --Jeff (talk) 15:27, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps the XKCD website was hacked? ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Truly stunning explanation. Come and collect your internets. 20:49, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Haha, PHASE LAG cracked me up. Props for the explanation; I didn't understand the comic at all. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

+++1 for the whole *phase lag* line! (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

To the nay-sayers: "[XKCD is] A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." Quit with the downers, man, and get with the groove!

(Also, it'd probably be a general rule that, paid-for bodysculpting aside, a girls breasts and/or buttocks have a good chance of being like those of her mother. Thus she 'gives you'(/her) that big butt (not a universally desirable feature amongst womankind) or set of boobies that the DJ/MC/whoever is probably after encouraging the physical highlighting of. But that's a boring (and only half right) detail about the explanation. All praise to the current version, and don't add any more to it on my account.) 19:17, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Interpreting a "yo mama" line literally was also done in 502: Dark Flow; that connection may give this one similar poignance... 19:24, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Female breast endowment genes don't express in men. Therefore, although a woman's breast size will about equally correlate (on average) with her maternal grandmother as with her paternal grandmother, it is most definitely more correlated with her mother's bust size than her father's. I'm trying to find a way to add that to the explanation too, but can't find the right pithy phrasing. Djbrasier (talk) 20:20, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

This is now my favorite description -- 21:04, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Moved out of main explanation, and here, since it is tangential: While the line is used in a male-watching-female context, there is nothing to preclude the reverse, or indeed any alternative sexual orientation and fetishes. It is, however, an applicable one if he/she considers his/her body as something given to her by her mother. This is not entirely spurious a consideration either. Aside from the fact that each human child starts off as an egg in the mother's body, with only a small percentage (at an atomic mass accounting level) of mass inherited from the father, almost all the anabolic material responsible for conferring the birth mass of a baby is obtained through the mother - and from the nutrients she processes. Additionally, female breast size genes don't generally affect bust size in men. Therefore, although a woman's breast size will about equally correlate (on average) with her maternal grandmother as with her paternal grandmother, it is most definitely more correlated with her mother's bust size than her father's. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

小撸怡情,大撸伤身,强撸灰飛煙滅 -- GorgeousY (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It's Chinese, Google translate shows this: "Small line and cheer, great line and beverages, strong line and ashes". This site is English so we don't need different languages without an explain. This here is just spam! --Dgbrt (talk) 19:14, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Google translate is horribly imperfect. He seems to be repeating an often made and coherent comment on character. We have little right to censor his speech, although we really should provide appropriate channels for foreign-language visitors. I'll look into that. Davidy²²[talk] 19:42, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
You are correct, Google translate is horrible. It just gives a first hint what the meaning could be. In my opinion this is still spam. --Dgbrt (talk) 22:25, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Spam is when a deliberate effort is made to deface the page by putting up gibberish. He's quoting a relevant Chinese semi-meme, that's not spam. We're just not providing him an appropriate outlet for his post. SlashMe wasn't spamming your talk page when he posted in German there, even if the majority of users don't know what you two said, me included. The solution would be alternate language support, not censorship. Davidy²²[talk] 23:33, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
The line could possibly mean "masturbate rarely and enjoy, masturbate often and hurt your body, masturbate strongly (too often?) and turn into ashes". 06:01, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Where did the PHASE LAG went? :-( It was the best part of the explanation... 14:52, 6 September 2014 (UTC) tralala

Lackluster strip is totally compensated for by stellar explanation. 18:12, 1 October 2021 (UTC)