May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1014: Car Problems (described)

A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.


Panel One: A stick figure with dark hair holds a pointer and indicates a pulled down projector screen with it. The screen has an image of a blue car. Looking at the screen are three other stick figures–one wears a black hat and lounges on a comfy chair. To the right of the chair is a stick figure with long dark hair and to the left is a stick figure with no embellishments.

Person One: Attention, please. – This is a photo of my car as of two weeks ago.

Panel Two: Close up of first stick figure, now pointing at a projection of the same blue car in flames.

Person One: And this is my car as I found it this morning. – Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this picture?

Panel Three: The other three figures lean forward a little as they contemplate the burning car.

Panel Four: Similar to Panel One, but the first stick figure has lowered the pointer.

Unembellished Figure: The white balance, for one.

Long, dark haired Figure: Focus is a bit too close.

Black Hat Guy: The chromatic aberration suggests you bought your camera because it had “the most megapixels.”

Panel Five: Similar scene as before, but the first figure has swung the arm holding the pointer up to point at the projection again.

Person One:The car is on fire!

Off-panel: Maybe you should use the insurance money to get a better camera.

Off-panel: Yeah.

Hover text: Or if you replace your car, we’ll be happy to set it on fire again so you can take another crack at getting that shot.

Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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