Talk:915: Connoisseur

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Well he's right about fonts. I am hooked on Operator Mono, which costs like $200-300 if you purchase it legitimately 😗 ... -- 08:51, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Let's face it: every wine connoisseur is an alcoholic. You have to drink a lot of wine over a long period of time to begin distinguishing all wine-types, flavors etc. Rule of nature. No discussion. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I hope you were drunk at least when you said this 🍻 -- 08:51, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
This is (I think) the second and third time I have seen emojis on this site, and I have obsessively used and edited this site for months. Not a thing to be proud of.
Actually, serious wine tasters spit out their drinks for exactly that reason. Amateurs... not so much. 22:00, 29 October 2021 (UTC)
Spitters are quitters. If you can't handle a little bit of alcohol, why even bother at all? 10:09, 4 December 2023 (UTC)

Beanie (talk) 11:11, 4 May 2021 (UTC) This is one of those xkcd comics that I'm just constantly linking back to as an image retort. I love Randall. Davidy²²[talk] 01:28, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

I expanded the explanation and removed the incomplete tag. 14:47, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

The current incomplete tag asks why voice 1 calls Joe Biden "the man" and voice 2 calls him J.B. As far as I can see, there is no deeper/cryptic meaning to the choice of these words, other than possible space saving. Both 'J.B.' and 'the man' are shorter than 'Joe Biden'. I personally don't believe that this requires any further explanation, but I will leave the incomplete tag for now. If there are no updates to the page or additional discussion here, I will remove the incomplete tag in due course. --Pudder (talk) 13:06, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

The stars are named Joe Biden, though. Hmmmm... RedHatGuy68 (talk) 05:20, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

This could be another 242 reference; the explanation to 903: Extended Mind describes Randall's use of 242 as an old inside joke, ãnd 242 also appears in 688: Self-Description. Pelosujamo (talk) 20:07, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

How can it be a reference to 1051 if it came before 1051162.158.63.106

I don't see how there is a reference between these to comics anyway. especially regarding canadian surealist porn. Closest thing in there is Autoerotic Asphyxiation... I'm gonna delete that there is this reference Lupo (talk) 18:48, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Upon looking at it again to reread it, I notice, that the reference is not in the comic, but the explanation, as canadian surrealist porn is not a wikipedia link, but 3 of them for canada, surrealism and porn, which is basically the title text from 1051. Gonna delete it anyway, as it has no relevance. Lupo (talk) 18:50, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

All of us are connoisseurs of Randall Monroe eating a sandwich while drawing more comics.

That's what I was thinking as well. Us two connoisseurs have similar tastes. :P 02:47, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

canadian surrealist porn ughghghghg title text

Me too... it's three separate links... Wilh3lm (talk) 15:17, 6 December 2023 (UTC)

Should change "a statement most wine enthusiasts passionately agree with" to "an opinion held by stereotypical wine snobs" because most wine enthusiasts know you can find joy in the right $20 bottle. 00:37, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Go ahead and do it then? QoopyQoopy (talk) 00:59, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Doing blind taste tests even the most expert wine connoisseurs can't tell the difference between red wine and white wine, never mind slight differences between different cultivars. It's all just a performance. -- The Cat Lady (talk) 13:05, 22 August 2021 (UTC)

This isn't quite true, actually---what the well-known study actually found is that people with moderate wine-tasting experience, when given white wine dyed to appear red and asked to describe it using words picked from a list, were more likely to pick words usually applied to red wine (compared to when they were given undyed white wine). (This essay has a nice discussion.) This seems to me like at best very slight evidence for wine tasting being "a performance"---senses interact in weird ways, especially in bizarre setups like this one.-- 06:57, 11 May 2023 (UTC)
There ought to be a follow-up study. I want to know what happens if you dye red wine white! 09:57, 11 May 2023 (UTC)

Just curious: did anyone not immediately do a web search to see if Canadian Surrealist Porn is a thing? (It doesn't seem to be, all the hits are either to this comic or to references to this comic.) Nitpicking (talk) 22:50, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

I do take a funny sense of satisfaction in Joe Biden being VP at the time of this comic's publishing and now being President. I don't know why; I don't even like the man's politics. I suppose I just like an XKCD comic suddenly becoming extra relevant beyond its initial circumstances. 02:47, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

Just you wait until he makes the sandwich America's national food... --Account (talk) 23:05, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

It looks like Cueball spilled his drink in the last panel Firestar233 (talk) 05:33, 31 October 2023 (UTC)