Stick Men Make Me Laugh

I don’t know what it is about stick man comic figures but they crack me up. Maybe its their lean sinewy physique mixed with their sharp edged humour or maybe it’s because I think I could actually draw them…maybe…probably not… but they represent the closest chance I could ever have to becoming an artist. I can draw lines and circles. Just not as good as the guy who created xkcd.com  I came across this site somewhere in cyber space.  Oh, I remember now,  it was at the very end of the internet that I found it. I was intrigued and so had to dig a little deeper. This is what I found:

What does XKCD stand for?  It’s not actually an acronym. It’s just a word with no phonetic pronunciation — a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings.

Who are you?  I’m just this guy, you know? I’m a CNU graduate with a degree in physics. Before starting xkcd, I worked on robots at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia. As of June 2007 I live in Massachusetts. In my spare time I climb things, open strange doors, and go to goth clubs dressed as a frat guy so I can stand around and look terribly uncomfortable. At frat parties I do the same thing, but the other way around.

Hmm. Funny and smart. A great (although sometimes dangerous) combination. So I dug a little deeper, and a little deeper, and a little deeper until his site had pretty much swallowed up a good chunk of my day.  The most productive chunk I might add.  I couldn’t stop clicking on to the next comic and then the next one and so on and so on. Now, I would love you to visit the site yourself but in case you are short on time today, here are a few of my favourite sketches from Mr. DegreeInPhysics. Hope they make you giggle.

Have a great Canada Day long weekend everyone. Have fun and stay safe!

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