May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1051: Visited (described)

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


Scene: Close up of a computer screen displaying a Wikipedia page. Some of the hyper links are blue and some are purple, indicating that they have been clicked at some point. Square brackets indicate hyperlinks

Screen: (in media res) and was a pioneer of literary [social realism-blue].

He was born in [Dos Hermanas-blue] in the [Andalusia-blue] region of [Spain-blue] (not to be confused with [Andalasia-purple] the kingdom in Disney’s [Enchanted-purple]), which is also the hometown of [Macarena-purple] band [Los Del Rio-purple].

His [third novel-blue], set during the [Burmese-Siamese War-blue], marked the start of a lifelong interest in the [history of Southeast Asia-blue]. He spent his later years in [Thailand-blue], writing his final novels just a few blocks from the hotel where actor [David Carradine-purple] died of [autoerotic asphyxiation-purple].

Caption: If I go for a while withou clearing my browser history, I start getting embarrassed by which words on Wikipedia show up in purple.

Hover text: I hate when I read something like “… tension among the BASE jumpers nearly led to wingsuit combat …,” and I get excited because “wingsuit combat” is underlined, only to find that it’s just separate links to the “wingsuit” and “combat” articles.


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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