0631: "Anatomy Text"

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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby SEE » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:07 am UTC

cannedmilkman wrote:This comic reminded me of a question I had forgotten about until recently.

Everybody accepts that all else being equal, taller fathers have taller daughters and fatter mothers have fatter sons, etc.

But what about genitalia? Does a father with a big penis have a daughter with a big vaginal cavity or is it "tighter" because there are bigger labia? Same question applies in reverse for mothers and their sons.

The cross-sex analogue of the penis is the clitoris; the analogue of the labia minora is the foreskin; the analogue of the labia majora is the scrotum. Insofar as a father's genes for a large penis would influence a daughter, it would promote a larger clitoris; it would have no obvious effect on the vaginal canal.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby nickjbor » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:36 am UTC

Wow, best XKCD ever.

BTW am I the only one not surprised that there are 6 different "pictures" on Wikipedia's article on the Vulva?
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby VectorZero » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:40 am UTC

Oh, that's where the clitoris is!
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:48 am UTC

VectorZero wrote:Oh, that's where the clitoris is!

Your above statement, in combination with your current avatar, increases the hilarty ensued by myself at this point in time.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby DarthDaver » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:11 am UTC

All I know about wikipedia pictures is that programming in c++ always leads to sex.
Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deckc ... sition.jpg
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby lulzfish » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:24 am UTC

DarthDaver wrote:All I know about wikipedia pictures is that programming in c++ always leads to sex.
Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deckc ... sition.jpg


In my experience, C++ programming has a 0% chance of leading to sex +/- 0.1%
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby DBPZ » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:44 am UTC

You! Do you know how many of us do this in office????
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Tsunoba » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:26 am UTC

XD

...I am SO GLAD I decided to check this before going to bed, instead of waiting until I was at school tomorrow later today.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby starabo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:33 am UTC

VectorZero wrote:Oh, that's where the clitoris is!


*snigger*

As a side note, there does seem to be an abnormally large amount of burning cheese on this comic.... could be painful considering the topic.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Auwolf » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:36 am UTC

Tsunoba wrote:XD

...I am SO GLAD I decided to check this before going to bed, instead of waiting until I was at school tomorrow later today.



I was one of the people who checked it during school...

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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby kaotik4266 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:43 am UTC

Auwolf wrote:
Tsunoba wrote:XD

...I am SO GLAD I decided to check this before going to bed, instead of waiting until I was at school tomorrow later today.



I was one of the people who checked it during school...


xkcd is blocked at my school. I wonder why? :D
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Ivora » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:12 am UTC

OH MY GOD! NUDITY! :shock:

To which I'm totally desensitized to since I was 9. :|
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby eSOANEM » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:34 am UTC

lulzfish wrote:
DarthDaver wrote:All I know about wikipedia pictures is that programming in c++ always leads to sex.
Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deckc ... sition.jpg


In my experience, C++ programming has a 0% chance of leading to sex +/- 0.1%


It can have a -0.1% chance? Ye gods, what has happened to the laws of probability?!
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby logixoul » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:47 am UTC

Babamthegrunt wrote:I still don't exactly get what happened in that comic >.<

Me neither.
Megan was lying on a table in the restaurant and her friend was taking pictures of her genitalia for Wikipedia anatomy pages because they are Wikipedians? Then the owner/a waiter/a visitor.. comes and sees them? Nah.. doesn't make sense.

This is certainly the first time I fail to get a xkcd even after research.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby littlelj » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:52 am UTC

Damn you, Randall. NSFW!

I chortled though.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby cecikierk » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:25 am UTC

I guess it's funny from a shocking prospective rather than the punchline prospective
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Dobblesworth » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:56 am UTC

Am I the only one who saw Plate 18's title as a little bit of a pun on its contents?
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:07 am UTC

cecikierk wrote:I guess it's funny from a shocking prospective rather than the punchline prospective


Is that an euphemism for "Well, it sucked"?
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Chfan » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:07 am UTC

Just no. No. Didn't really find it funny or clever, just kind of for shock value.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby ThemePark » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:42 am UTC

DBPZ wrote:You! Do you know how many of us do this in office????

You take pictures of each others genitals in your office?

Where is this office located? And are you hiring?

And in other news:
http://mtyourmind.10001mb.com/2009/0126/

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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Kaijyuu » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:15 pm UTC

Number of people getting fired because of the graphic nature of this comic when visiting a generally safe for work website...
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby TizzyFoe » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:21 pm UTC

I read this comic at work. Go thing no one was looking. No warning or anything, thanks.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Random832 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:36 pm UTC

Every now and then I am reminded of why I don't read the comic at work.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby lihan161051 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:46 pm UTC

cephalopod9 wrote:
WontonSoup wrote:Wow, wtf. Never expected XKCD to get THIS graphic...
Ummmm http://xkcd.com/136/

More implied, though, and it seems indirect references don't usually qualify as NSFW.

(Although the waveform plots are probably accurate.)
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby cburke » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:47 pm UTC

So that's what a stick figure looks like in extreme closeup.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby marsman57 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:14 pm UTC

Unlike most, I did not come to post about how graphic this is, but instead I wanted to just note that this was not funny or thought provoking in the least. Randall is losing his touch I think.

DarthDaver wrote:All I know about wikipedia pictures is that programming in c++ always leads to sex.
Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deckc ... sition.jpg


Example of something much funnier that today's xkcd.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby cparker15 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:29 pm UTC

Phew, that was close! It's a good thing most people around me in my open office environment are at a meeting!

/me shakes his fist at Randall.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Aelfyre » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:37 pm UTC

holy shit.. i guess that's the last time i read this fucking comic at work. i'm out.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby skay » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:44 pm UTC

I like the font in the diagrams, and now I have to check for in previous columns to see if he's used it before.

I went to see what font shows up by default on my browser. The 'a' is the same, but the 'g' is not.

also, I am not good enough to name the font he is imitating, if he is.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby Agent Foxtrot » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:49 pm UTC

Delayed reaction... I didn't laugh for about 5 minutes, now I can't stop cracking up!

Unrelated, but now we know that Megan keeps it clean-shaven. :shock:
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby godjenta » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:53 pm UTC

westrim wrote:I do believe we have here a return to form for Randall. I wonder how the haters will try to justify their feelings now.
"I got fired for looking at this at work today, I hope you're happy!"
"How DARE you distribute this filth!"
"You drew the labia minora/areola/something wrong, you hack!" (Labia is in spellcheck but not minora or areola? Huh.)
"Wheres the tripod, huh?"
... Okay, I'll stop now.

Are you sure? If so you must have a lousy imagination. http://xkcdsucks.blogspot.com/2009/09/comic-631-what-fuck.html. It's basically "jesus, Randall, what is this obsession with sex?", "the joke seems like a poor excuse to draw naked people" and "xkcd jumped the shark". Honestly, though, I sort of agree with it, even though they exaggerate a bit. I mean, I see the joke, and it is kind of funny. It's not the fact that it isn't hilarious that bothers me - Randall is also allowed a few mistakes now and then. However, I can't really identify with the premise of the joke. (I know the sentence doesn't make all that much sense, I'm sorry. Not a native speaker.) I don't spend all that much time viewing nude photos on Wikipedia, and a bit after I chuckled at the joke, I was really more unsettled that Randall spent so much time viewing nude photos that he was able to spot trends in them. So yeah. This comic wasn't one of my favorites.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby darsfog » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:00 pm UTC

Hello,

Long time reader, first time poster.

I use google reader to view this and i do attend to agree that a warning would have been nice. However, i do find it funny, but it wasn't until i read the alt-text that i fully understood what was going on, since i do not use Wikipedia for porn.

Now for everybody freaking out about this. I think you all need to chill. For one, you won't get fired over a little comic. IF someone does tell on you. When the IT people come to do their sweeps and scans on all the 'sites' you visited, they will noticed no porn sites. If they happen to come across this comic page in the history, they will most likely laugh because they too have seen the picture. And then go and report that they found nothing and the person who reported you would proably get in trouble.

How do i know this??? Because i for one work in that part of my IT branch. If reports of misuse happens, than i go and investigate.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby EhloVader » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:04 pm UTC

steewi wrote:I checked this at work. And my supervisor walked past just after I scrolled past it. Phew! Close call...


Today and tomorrow are going to be rough days... with a NSFW xkcd my iGoogle home page has become a bit raunchy. :oops:

Still won't beat the day I had to work on a colleagues computer, to try and stop porn pop ups due to what he insisted must have been a "drive by install" sort of situation. :P

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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby silence9123 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:06 pm UTC

Went to look xkcd on my break at job. This is the last time I'm checking the site from the job. A bit disapointed at xkcd... The joke was good but inapropriate. We receive clients that can get a glimpse at the content of my screen.

Would have appreciated some kind of a warning... like "mature content" and then a big arrow pointing down to make people scroll down with their browser or something like that.

Don't think I'm the only one thinking that.

I have been a fan of xkcd since the beginning and I have to say : Keep on the good work Randall ! ...but please try to keep this at a decent level.

Unfortunatly, until this strip is removed or modified, I will stop recommending this site.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby BlueEyedGreen » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:10 pm UTC

Hahaha, I L'd O L.
Also, the nudity is great! Not for, shall we say, any carnal reason, but because I get tired of how nudity is treated in North American society. It's a nipple on a female (interesting how male nipples are okay, though): we all know what it looks like and where it is. Can we as a society move on?
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby FreeSkier84 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:14 pm UTC

I think this comic stemmed from this link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Human ... contention

which was a popular link going around last week. Maybe Randal isn't as perverted as you all might think?
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby formerJIM33333 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:21 pm UTC

Damn you, Randall! This site's gonna be hard to recommend to people with content like that. Either that, or I'll have to warn people not to go into certain comics.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby silence9123 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:25 pm UTC

formerJIM33333 wrote:Damn you, Randall! This site's gonna be hard to recommend to people with content like that. Either that, or I'll have to warn people not to go into certain comics.

Agreed.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby witsd » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:32 pm UTC

Just choose your TGI Friday carefully – you'd probably catch something if you used my local one.
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Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Postby sweet_concorde » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:37 pm UTC

Hey, what are you doing looking at comics when you should be working?
*cracks whip*

...does this mean...?
*searches google images*
*posts picture of breast*
*tee hee*

Spoiler:
bunch of perverts

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