Talk:2478: Alien Visitors 2

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Sorry for intruding, I am just delighted that I am early 14:02, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

"Maybe we shouldn't stand right under it." This line might (inadvertently?) reference the common alien-movie fail in which massive spacecraft hover at low altitude over human populations without obliterating them and their infrastructure. It might also be bathroom humor. 15:56, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

I'm with the original explanation. The aliens just don't seem very advanced, so they're worried that the spaceships are poorly constructed and pieces might fall off, or the entire ship might just drop. Barmar (talk) 16:19, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
You are probably correct with respect to Randall's intentions. The situation, though, brings to my mind Turtledove's Worldwar series, in which "The Race" had very advanced technology (hence little risk of spaceships crashing on their own) but had, at least initially, a poor opinion about human technologies and their advancement. 18:31, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

To the individual who made a callback to Capri Sun--bless you. 19:11, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Need a category for this recurring comic: Category:Alien Visitors. 00:33, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

Doesn’t the United States still add lead to gasoline used for piston airplane engines, and also high octane race car fuel? 03:28, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

Very limited niche use remains, phased out of major applications. 08:52, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

An honorary mention might be made to Thomas Midgley Jr., who helped to make both TEL and CFCs widely used. (Though didn't get the chance to widely promote his bed-lift before it also proved unsafe.) 08:52, 19 June 2021 (UTC)