May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1045: Constraints (described)

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











Panel One: A stick figure is sitting in a chair at a desk with a computer screen. The stick figure has one hand raised, pointing at the screen. Another stick figure with shoulder-length dark hair is standing behind the chair.

Person 1: I don’t get why authors and comedians spend so much energy trying to be clever on Twitter. Couldn’t they put that creativity into more books and scripts?–Is there something they like about the 140-character format?

Panel Two: Same as Panel One, except Person 1 now has both hands on the keyboard.

Person 2: Yeah. Writers working under tight restrictions produce novel material–like, for example, epigrams employing backward alphabetization.

Panel Three: Close-up of Person 1 seated at the desk.

Person 1: . . .Whoa.

Hover text: [title-text similarly alphabetized]


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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