Talk:1860: Communicating

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Joke's on Alice, Humpty Dumpty doesn't have any stuff! 12:01, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

I took this to be a critique of deconstruction and other similarly ridiculous approaches to hermeneutics/semiotics. 00:15, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Isn't this Science Girl, and not necessarily "Alice"? Although they could be one and the same, in this comic and all comics? JohnHawkinson (talk) 16:45, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I agree that this is Science Girl, but she could be playing the role of Alice, or alternatively she could be merely visiting the Looking Glass world as Alice also did. -- 17:13, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

I've heard that the nursery rhyme never makes explicit that Humpty is an egg. 18:36, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

It’s my understanding that the original nursery rhyme was a riddle where the question was “What is Humpty Dumpty?” and the answer is “an Egg.” Rylon (talk) 21:51, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
If that is the case, then the riddle is nearly as bad as "Words that end in -gry." OriginalName (talk) 04:08, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

I took this to mean politicians stating false things then equivocating by saying the words they used mean something different from what the traditional meaning the listeners assumed they meant were. Maybe I just watch too much late night TV tho. Djbrasier (talk) 19:44, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Can't you children discuss in a nonpartisan matter instead of turning literally everything into politics? Maybe you should have voted instead of gathering in mass pro-illegal-immigrant protests. -- 23:42, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
The comic's subject matter is applicable to many things, but that doesn't mean it's about those things. 04:33, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
Djbrasier's comment was nonpartisan. ~ Quackslikeaduck (talk) 11:37, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

I agree - this reminded me of how politicians especially Trump claim their meaning after people react.

I think this might be the first time I've seen Randall draw a facial expression in one of his comics. Surely this can't be the only one, right? -- 18:03, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

I wasn't able to finish, I got up to 1516. Here's a list of comics which include expressions by humans. 1, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 23, 24, 38, 39, 46, 53, 57, 67, 68, 78, 93, 109, 110, 119, 130, 133, 135, 142, 143, 160, 380, 463, 824, 902. Also 778 if a detailed skull is a facial expression, 1004 if that's Joker's face and not make up, 1256, 1393, if the ghostly afterlife is just a phase of being human and if ghosts have faces. I also have comics that include animals, didn't think that was in the spirit of the question but most of the animals in xkcd have faces.
Time for a new list of comics with facial expressions! 12:36, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

This reminds me of Samantha Bee's "Semantic Vortex" on the June 21 episode of Full Frontal. 18:02, 9 July 2017 (UTC)