May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1057: Klout (described)

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


Panel One: Drawing of a stick figure standing, facing forward.

Person 1: I’d like to ask a favor. – If someday, in the future, we meet in person,

Panel Two: Same as Panel One, but zoomed out slightly.

Person 1: And if, as of that day, I’ve interacted with Klout in any way except to opt out, – I want you to punch me in the face without warning.

Panel Three: Close up on the stick figure’s face.

Person 1: This may sound like a joke, so let me be clear: I am dead serious. – Ignore anything I say retracting this. – Thank you.

Hover text: Though please do confirm that it’s actually *me* on Klout first, and not one of my friends trying to get me punched. The great thing about this douchebag deadman switch is that I will never dare trigger it.


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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