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In this serious comic, Randall urges his American viewership to vote, and states that he will vote for Hillary Clinton, the democratic nominee in the 2016 United States Presidential election. (And the rest of his viewers from abroad can spread the word by sharing this comic on-line).
The "H" with an arrow is Clinton's campaign logo, and "I'm with her" is a slogan widely used by her supporters. He then lists tips to help you cast your vote. This suggests he is invested in the election.
The Ponytail character seems to be Joanna from 322: Pix Plz, and the Cueball on the chair is from 303: Compiling. The Hairbun sitting on the top-right part of the 'H' may be the 'Old Days' programmer from the previous comic, 1755: Old Days.
All the information on the bottom half of the comic includes sites, numbers, info, etc that will help US voters to vote, regardless of for whom they will vote for. Including this information helps voters because every election many voters don't vote because they feel they don't know how or that it isn't worth it. It seems like Randall doesn't want the US election to have some of the same problems that the Brexit vote had (where many voters opposed to exiting the EU didn't vote for one reason or another).
The websites are:
- iwillvote.com (for looking up polling location, ID requirements, etc.)
- drive2vote.org (for voters in Douglas or Sarpy County, Nebraska, who need a ride to the polls from Warren Buffett or his friends)
- civicinnovation.com(a website which "gives you a list of the top 10 highest-impact potential voters in your address book to get in touch with -- based on the likelihood that they support progressive candidates, and that they live in states with the most competitive races")
The comic features a total of: 1 Black Hat, 1 Blondie, 2 Cueballs, 1 Beret Guy, 1 White Hat, 1 Hairbun, 1 Science Girl, 1 Ponytail, and 2 Megans (or maybe the kite "Megan" with the longer hair whom Black Hat is looking at represents his girlfriend Danish, although so far it has mainly been Megan who did the kiting.)
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Image of xkcd characters surrounding a large logo for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Caption: I'm with her.
How to help
Get a ride to the polls-- drive2vote.org
If you're having problems voting-- 866-OUR-VOTE
Experimental social turnout project-- civicinnovation.com App Store: VoteWithMe
Reminder: If you're in line when the polls close, they have to let you vote.
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Found the joke
It turns out that this comic was funny in hindsight. 184.108.40.206 08:50, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
- Ha ha ;-) But I think that most of those that rooted for Randall and Hillary fails to see the funny part now, especially Randall, but probably also several of those that actually voted for Trump in a protest either against the system of Hillary personally... --Kynde (talk) 14:29, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Today was the first time I saw it, and yes, I guffawed, though definitely from a schadenfreude perspective. Not that I cared who would win, the second most hated person in America or the first most hated person in American (and, in retrospect, those titles were interchangeable), but it is ~always~ funny to see those that either beg for more gov't or those that note that ~their particular~ reason for wanting more gov't is justification to force those ideas onto those who disagree get what they wanted/justified handed to them in spades.220.127.116.11 01:09, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
This 'sad comics' list is utterly ludicrous, and really should just be removed altogether. It's headed by many bullet points of meaningless blather. And the content is just stupid. Funny gag about a notification bar in a flag being seen as a Randall making a flag for a conspiratorial three-state independence move? Comic about random funny security mishmashes (and clearly about border enforcements and laptop passwords - a very old issue) being seen as comments on Trump's presidency? Just a population distribution map being seen as Randall being 'still sad about election results'? A frigging bunch of funny emoji ideas being seen as SECRET REFERENCES to US politics, and not just the dumb things they very very obviously are? A comic about unnecessary reviews being seen as reference to nuclear war? New Year is.. maybe sad, kind of? But pretty spurious. A comic about focus being seen as political commentary. Every freaking comic here is somehow linked to Trump. Most for no reason whatsoever.
- The only person wasting time here is me, for some reason pointing out the utter meaninglessness and ridiculousness of this list. I'll go prune it now. --18.104.22.168 00:38, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
- I reverted the edit that took an axe to the 'Sadness' section, as it seemed needlessly antagonistic. The section may need some culling or re-presenting, but it should be done in a more dispassionate way. For the most part, perhaps simply putting a statement at the top of the section noting that it represents speculative interpretation would suffice? (Also, for an edit that purported to be fixing spelling and grammar, it was somewhat rife with typos and grammatical errors.)22.214.171.124 09:44, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
A) Why does the sad comics list exist (see comment above)?
B) If it did have a reasonable argument for existing, why is it in here and not in its own category?
C) If it should not have its own category, wouldn't it be more reasonable to put it in a table?
D) How the hell are vomiting emojis supposed to represent a significant connection to Trump?
E) A flag with 3 stars. Definitely connected to the Trump election/inauguration.
F) The list is just stupid in general. Halo422 (talk) 14:25, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
This utterly ludicrous 'sad comics' list only exist because just one single editor likes and maintains it. Of course it's NOT a trivia belonging to this comic which was released BEFORE the election. Randall just shows his choice to vote and he further provides some hints how to vote. So in general the entire trivia should be removed because it doesn't explain anything of this particular comic. AND if all that mentioned sad comics are really sad is highly questionable, but more worse that's also mentioned all over at the other comic explanations and nobody had criticized this before.--Dgbrt (talk) 21:20, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok, not American-from-US, and frankly finding Trump amusing (Nobel!! Ha!) Anyway....why, in the comment, is Danish or possibly Megan "setting up the kite for black hat"? She's a competent and confident woman, whichever she is, and if she's setting up a kite she probably intends to fly it herself. Black Hat is just there to applaud. 126.96.36.199 07:39, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
I've moved entries from 2016 to a sub-page mentioned at the top, I removed the mentioning of "trolls" because a moderator always has to be polite. Nevertheless there are at least four major issues here to be solved (maybe more):
- The transcript is not standard.
- The table at the explanation is bad layout.
- The title text is bad explained, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel is irrelevant here but Barack Obama's famous speech "Yes, we can" has to be mentioned.
- The "Sad comics" section at trivia doesn't belong to this comic.
I am happy about any input here at the discussion or even more at the explanation. --Dgbrt (talk) 21:27, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
- I've squeezed the "Sad comics" section, but that's a preliminary solution. We can delete that irrelevant content, but maybe there is a better place for this. Most referenced comics are not actually sad, but maybe we should preserve a reference at this trivia to other comics, entitled by a less sad, whining, header. --Dgbrt (talk) 21:52, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
- Sad comics tivia moved to Sad comics. --Kynde (talk) 13:51, 2 November 2018 (UTC)