I
think we all need at least one really nice positive thing about the
entertainment business every single day of the year, including weekends.
Sometimes it may be something simple, like a video that showcases
something fun and sometimes it may be a movie poster that embraces the
aesthetic we all want Hollywood to aspire to. Sometimes it may be a
long-winded diatribe. Sometimes it’ll be from the staff and extended
family of CHUD.com. Maybe even you readers can get in on it. So, take
this to the bank. Every day, you will get a little bit of positivity
from one column a day here. Take it with you. Maybe it’ll help you
through a bad day or give folks some fun things to hunt down in their
busy celluloid digesting day.


9.16.10
By Renn Brown (Author Page, Facebook Page, Twitter Page)

What I’m Thankful For:

XKCD (web comic)



There are select few web-comics I have the patience to check routinely (even ported in through RSS- likely future the next topic for a “Thankful” from me), but XKCD is a much click every single day.

The strip is consistently hilarious and is equally likely to make a Schrodinger’s Cat joke as it is to make an eye-laster-shooting cat joke like the one above. The comic tends towards the nerdier side of things, as high-level physics, computer coding, statistics interpretation, and even biology are very frequent topics. The style has evolved from pencil-drawn stick figures on scanned graph paper to the more sophisticated, varied format stick-figure style employed these days.

You may remember the Look At This Now: Movie (and Oscar) Infographics piece from several months ago- XKCD is responsible for the best graphic included in that article- the Movie Narrative Timeline Chart, of which I’m proud to have a full-sized copy framed on my wall.

If you can stand Google’ing the occasion esoteric scientific concept to understand a joke, then XKCD should be something you check out on the regular.





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