May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1038: Fountain (described)

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

I’m visiting Newport News, VA next week, where I’ll be speaking at CNU, my old school. If you want to come, reserve a seat here!



Panel One: A stick figure holding a long, thin object is standing in silhouette in front of a large, decorative fountain with three tall jets of water. The fountain jets shoot up several feet, arcing over at the top to form plumes of spray in front of a dark blue sky.

Panel Two: The stick figure is splashing across the fountain. The long, thin object is an umbrella.

Panel Three: The figure is standing right next to one of the large jets of water.

Panel Four: With a click, the figure opens the umbrella.

Panel Five: The figure swings the open umbrella overhead with a “fwoop” and holds it over the jet of water.

Panel Six: A small wave is formed where the figure was standing and water drips from the disappearing legs of the figure as he is pulled out of frame  by the jet of water. The word “Wheeeee!” follows up one side of the panel.

Hover text: Implausible, did you say? Sorry, couldn’t quite hear you from all the way up heeeeeeeeere!


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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