Monday, July 7, 2008

You got me...

Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd, ...Randall Munroe
image via Wikimedia Commons
So, today's xkcd consists of a drawing of the Wood article in Wikipedia, but cut away to show only the lede, and the bottom, which is a large "in popular culture" section, with such gems as "In episode 7 of Firefly, "Jaynestown", Jayne is given a wooden rain stick by a villager", among others.

Wikipedia is big enough time that it now gets mocked in cartoons on a regular basis (in xkcd's case, lovingly... I think. :) )

Random questions:

Does anyone not think this is one of the funniest Firefly episodes? :) (it goes without saying that I expect most of my readership (all 3 of you) to have seen all the Firefly episodes)

Does Randall Munroe not actually like "in popular culture" sections? Or, is he annoyed that Wood doesn't have one? :) (It goes without saying that it doesn't have one, actually)

Was I the only xkcd reader to go check if Wood actually had an "In popular culture" section? (It goes without saying that I did go check)

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4 comments:

Tracy Poff said...

Funny it was, but IIRC it was in "Our Mrs. Reynolds" that Jayne was given the rain stick.

Lar said...

You're right! Clearly you're a better Firefly fan than me. My excuse is I've only watched the episodes 3 or 4 times each and I'm old. :)

Justin (koavf) said...

No, you were not. (Get it before it's archived.)

-JAK

MessedRocker said...

I checked for an in-pop-culture section, too.