Talk:68: Five Thirty

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Do we need to attempt to explain any of them? --Quicksilver (talk) 14:33, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Sure, the name of this site is explainxkcd.--Dgbrt (talk) 19:33, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Well then this sort of thing merits an incomplete tag, not pages for which the grammar is slightly off! There should be a tag for explanations that do not explain enough (Incomplete) that is separate from that for copy-edits and such. Blow me if many pages marked Incomplete are far more complete than this one. --Quicksilver (talk) 21:39, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Here's my attempt at a partial explanation: I always thought panel 10 (if you read it left to right, top to bottom) was making a joke on how both of the things said were irrational, "My hair is bleeding" for the obvious reasons, and "√3" as it's an irrational number. Panel 9 could be the guy's friend trying to cut his hair with bullets because it's more "manly" than going to the barber. RoseEmanuel (talk)

Just pointing out that when discussing the eighth (as well as the second, fifth, and eleventh) panel, it makes no diference whether you'r reading left to right or right to left (as long as your going side to side, top to bottom). if going top to bottom, side to side, this is true for the fifth through eighth panels.

Is it just me or couldn't the title "Comics from 5:30" also be deemed a panel (considering it's boxed in)? In which case I really have no idea what Mr Munroe's preferences are...

Does Mr.Munroe (or Dr.Munroe?) ever watch this? I bet he's smiling at his own genius (well deserved, of course) of making his fans quarrel over the random ideas he had. Just like black hat. (I do want to conspire and say he has an account with a pseudonym just to throw us off, if we ever came close to the truth. ) And yes, I do wear tin foil hats too. Duh! /s 21:22, 8 April 2014 (UTC)BK201

The first stick figure in Panel #5 seems to have three arms --gg109 10:26, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

  I though he was just waving his arm frantically, taking into account he was cursing frantically aswell Brackeel (talk) 05:34, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

The panel 5 figures appear to have hands, unlike regular figures, just as a clock has hands, and their hands appear stretched similar to the hands of a clock. Perhaps because daylight savings adds an extra hour the one figure got an extra hand, which appears about an hour in distance from the presumed original hand. The shitshitshit could be explained as onomatopoeia for a clock ticking sound. 09:52, 14 February 2016 (UTC)B Bandit

I thought the left one was flossing. also SHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITDAYLIGHTSAVINGSSHITSHITSHITSHITSH -- Z1mp0st0rz (talk) 15:17, 19 April 2024 (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Panel 11 - is He doing a kegstand? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

For some reason, I really like this strip. The complete chaos appeals to a part of me and made me laugh uncontrollably the first time that I saw this. This and Shrodener's comic appeal to the nihilist in me, having chaos+swearing=pants-shitting hilarity. That is why my username ends in 68. RedHatGuy68 (talk)

Panel 8: could the figure on the right hope that becoming a mermaid makes one gay so that his friend, now a presumably gorgeous (and female in body) mermaid, could be attracted to him? 16:55, 26 July 2016 (UTC) (talk) 16:48, 26 July 2016 (UTC) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

How did anybody decide who's Cueball and who's "Friend"? I find it especially questionable to call someone "friend" who points a gun to your head. Fabian42 (talk) 14:35, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Has anyone considered that the title of the comic and the alt text combine to make 538, the stat website of which Randall is a huge fan? 23:09, 8 April 2020 (UTC) Jury

I think panel 10 could be a reference to power edd. Added. Knit cap (talk) 12:23, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

you're probably thinking of the episode 'matt sucks', 'cause at the end of that episode, after a misfire with the stake gun, edd and tom are pinned to the wall (obvs dead, 'cause they've been stabbed a whole ton), and tom's hair bleeds. however, in the episode 'poweredd', tom's hair does not bleed. -lance 19:23, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
True. I only realised that about half an hour or so after I wrote that comment, then I forgot to correct myself. Knit cap (talk) 11:51, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

I always thought the 10th panel (reading left-to-right and then top-to-bottom) could be a pun, with 'root three' sounding like 'root-free', i.e. Cueball's hair is bleeding because it doesn't have roots connecting it to the scalp. 15:30, 26 August 2023 (UTC)

Isn't Jack Black such a good actor? (insert Bowser emoticon here) Z1mp0st0rz (talk) 19:59, 18 April 2024 (UTC)