A Moving Comic

Cidu Bill on Dec 21st 2008

In fact, I’m moving it right into Arlo Territory

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Okay, if she’s the one not moving, why is she complaining? If he’s the one not moving… okay, I’m having trouble with the logistics of that one. The alt-text, “I’m leaving you for your twin. He’s more mature than you by now,” only adds an additional layer of confusion.

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12 Responses to “A Moving Comic”

  1. Kamino Neko Dec 21st 2008 at 12:12 am 1

    It’s a relativity joke. She’s not moving, he is, therefor they have different time-frames, so it couldn’t be simultaneous.

    The alt text is a reference to the Twin Paradox. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_paradox

  2. farmerjoe Dec 21st 2008 at 12:33 am 2

    Kamino Neko has it, It was a CIDU, even with the alt text, so I went to the XKCD forum and read that it’s about relativity. Then it was an LOL for me without further explanation.
    I’m glad you’re including the alt-text by default now, in this particular case it’s a huge clue to the gag.

  3. Frank Dec 21st 2008 at 03:28 am 3

    If it moves, salute it. If it doesn’t, paint it.

  4. Powers Dec 21st 2008 at 11:03 am 4

    I feel dumb now that I didn’t get the relativity reference. I’m familiar with the twin paradox, so I’m hoping it was just slightly opaque writing on the artist’s fault.

  5. Ian Osmond Dec 21st 2008 at 01:43 pm 5

    This is another case of, “If it’s an XKCD CDIU, go back to school for another PhD and try again.”

    I happen to LOVE XKCD, since, in my life, it’s really the only place that all the weird bits of particle physics, relativity, computer theory, and higher mathematics are relevant. I mean, I’m a bartender — it’s not like concepts of Big O notation of algorithm optimization and Turing-complete universe-simulating computers built out of stones on an infinite plane come into play at work that often . . .

  6. Charlene Dec 21st 2008 at 01:44 pm 6

    Some guys (the same ones who loudly denounce women who fake it) complain about women who don’t move around during sex. But for a lot of us women, moving around makes orgasm impossible. We have to stay still to enjoy it.

    So they don’t want us to fake the orgasm but they want us to do something that may prevent us from having one simply because it turns him on. If we don’t, we’re being “mean” and “cold”. (I have a feeling these guys learned everything they know about sex from porn. “If it turns on a guy, it’s sex. If it doesn’t, it isn’t. It’s all about the guy.”)

    The xkcd writer is pretty good at skewering these twits.

  7. Charlene Dec 21st 2008 at 01:47 pm 7

    I should add that the mentality is fine for porn - after all, that’s what porn’s for - but not so much in real life. There are guys, though, who think that porn is realistic. I’m not sure why.

  8. Winter Wallaby Dec 21st 2008 at 02:09 pm 8

    Powers, I think this comic is a more than “slightly” opaque. I have a Ph.D. in physics, and I didn’t get this one. Once I heard it was a relativity joke, the rest fell into place, but until then, it was a mystery.

  9. Adam! Dec 21st 2008 at 08:55 pm 9

    This is the funniest xkcd I have ever read.

  10. Brent Dec 21st 2008 at 11:15 pm 10

    @ Charlene: There’s a difference between still (not thrashing about like a porn star having a seizure) and still (like a corpse). I have a friend who’s lived in Japan for almost a decade now and he’s decided to stop dating Japanese women (or at least ask out mostly non-Japanese) because he’s found a lot of them want nothing but to just quietly lie flat and still, providing all the feedback of a dead fish (in fact, this completely passive Japanese sexual ideal has a name, maguro-onna… literally, tuna-woman).

  11. Bleu Mune Dec 22nd 2008 at 11:06 am 11

    My friend “Derek” dated a girl who not only wouldn’t move or make a noise during sex or when receiving oral, but - immediately upon climaxing - she would insist on several minutes of total quiet and inactivity and non-touching so that she could “bask” in it. When she was finally ready, things could continue - if he had any interest left by that time.

    By the way… I thought that was all kind of awesome because in every other relationship or friendship he had, Derek was always the biggest selfish jerk in the room.

    And one last note… some of us women have a hard time finishing when we have to be still or quiet. And with my current partner - who I have some bizarrely intense chemistry with - sometimes I even wonder if I’m having a seizure. I just pray I never permanently injure him. :)

  12. Matthew Dec 23rd 2008 at 01:07 pm 12

    Go for even more, Mune! (I have obviously been spending my time on the wrong comment pages.)

    No one should ever be still or quiet–except as an occasional change of pace or if one’s parents or children are in an adjoining (or worse, the same) room. (Or in the front seat.)

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