May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1089: Internal Monologue


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The scene is a party. Two stick figures face each other talking. The one on the right holds a drink. The entire monologue is in the thought bubble of the one on the left.

Thinker: Am I smiling enough? Should I be leaning on something? Where should my hands go? I hope he doesn’t ask me what his name is. I’ve said “yeah” too much; what are some other agreeing words? Oh crap, his story just got sad, stop smiling, stop smiling!

Hovertext: Oh right, eye contact. Ok, good, holding the eye contact … holding … still holding … ok, too long! Getting weird! Quick, look thoughtfully into space and nod. Oh, dammit, said “yeah” again!