May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1030: Keyed (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.









Panel One: Drawing of two stick figures walking along together. The one on the left has a ponytail.

Person 1: I broke up with him yesterday.

Person 2: That weird guy with the beret? – Did he take it OK?

Panel Two: A stick figure wearing a beret is kneeling next to a car with a key painted on the side and holding a paintbrush.

Person 1 (off panel): He seemed upset. He went out to my car–

Person 2 (off panel): Uh oh.

Person 1 (off panel): –and spent the whole night painting a really detailed key on the side.

Person 2: (off panel): . . .wait, what?

Panel Three: The stick figure wearing a beret stands holding a dripping paintbrush.

Person 1 (off panel): Then he woke me up to ask what I thought of it.  He looked really proud.

Panel Four: The two figures from the first panel are standing and talking. The one with a ponytail is now on the right and the other figure has hand to head in bemusement.

Person 2: I . . . is he playing revenge mind games?

Person 1: I genuinely can’t tell if he remembers that we broke up.

Hover text:  I was sure he was just getting revenge, but then he did the same thing to Carrie Underwood. Then he mailed me a scone. I think I’m giving up dating.


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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