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The Best XKCD Comics of All Time

Updated on January 26, 2017

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They'd use that Futurama episode with Fry's dog, but even spambots cry at that.
They'd use that Futurama episode with Fry's dog, but even spambots cry at that. | Source

XKCD is famous for producing perhaps the most popular, funniest, and downright best webcomics. The webcomics appeal to nerds and geeks and particularly focus on computer science.

The comics cover a range of topics which include dinosaurs, love, programming, a number of internet memes, as well as popular websites such as Facebook.

If you're a fan of XKCD, you already know why these comics are awesome. You may not have seen each and every XKCD comic, so here's a quick guide to the best of XKCD.

Over the years of being a fan of XKCD, I've chosen several of my personal favorites. I've decided that instead of bitterly keeping this collection to myself, I would share which comics I feel are awesome. I've even included the hover text.

If you have a few favorite comics you would like included, feel free to comment below and share.

Trimester

Hover: Also, it's not like anyone actually calls up the Nobel committee to double-check things.
Hover: Also, it's not like anyone actually calls up the Nobel committee to double-check things. | Source

Couple

Hover: Facebook defines relationships. 'Yeah, we would have broken up last night, but the net connection was down.'
Hover: Facebook defines relationships. 'Yeah, we would have broken up last night, but the net connection was down.' | Source

A-Minus-Minus

Hover: You can do this one in every thirty times and still have 97% positive feedback.
Hover: You can do this one in every thirty times and still have 97% positive feedback. | Source

Estimation

Hover: They could say "the connection is probably lost," but it's more fun to do naïve time-averaging to give you hope that if you wait around for 1,163 hours, it will finally finish.
Hover: They could say "the connection is probably lost," but it's more fun to do naïve time-averaging to give you hope that if you wait around for 1,163 hours, it will finally finish. | Source

Valentine - Heart

Hover: Just pretend you're kidding.
Hover: Just pretend you're kidding. | Source

Why Do You Love Me?

Opening dialogue by Scott
Opening dialogue by Scott | Source

Tech Support Cheat Sheet

Hover: 'Hey Megan, it's your father. How do I print out a flowchart?'
Hover: 'Hey Megan, it's your father. How do I print out a flowchart?' | Source

Science Montage

Hover: The rat's perturbed; it must sense nanobots! Code grey! We have a Helvetica scenario!
Hover: The rat's perturbed; it must sense nanobots! Code grey! We have a Helvetica scenario! | Source

Lease

You should talk to the girl down the hall; I think you'd like her. Lemme know if you find out why she's ordering all those colored plastic balls.
You should talk to the girl down the hall; I think you'd like her. Lemme know if you find out why she's ordering all those colored plastic balls. | Source

How it Works

It's pi plus C, of course.
It's pi plus C, of course. | Source

Compiling

Hover: 'Are you stealing those LCDs?' 'Yeah, but I'm doing it while my code compiles.'
Hover: 'Are you stealing those LCDs?' 'Yeah, but I'm doing it while my code compiles.' | Source

Sandwich

Hover: Proper Use Policy apparently means Simon Says.
Hover: Proper Use Policy apparently means Simon Says. | Source

Wikipedian Protester

Hover: SEMI-PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION
Hover: SEMI-PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION | Source

Coupon Code

Hover: This also guarantees he won't be one of the ones to get a bobcat.
Hover: This also guarantees he won't be one of the ones to get a bobcat. | Source

Convincing

Hover: And if you labeled your axes, I could tell you exactly how MUCH better.
Hover: And if you labeled your axes, I could tell you exactly how MUCH better. | Source

Falling Asleep

Hover: Sweet unintersecting dreams!
Hover: Sweet unintersecting dreams! | Source

Like these comics? Love them? (You should, they're absolutely hilarious!) Which is your favorite? Have something to say or know of another funny XKCD comic that should be included? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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      akshay 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these. I particularly loved this one:

      http://xkcd.com/416/

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      HBR 

      5 years ago

      You definitely missed one, it's on the door to every server room in the country:

      http://xkcd.tumblr.com/post/405819857/devotion-to-...

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      Tammy 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      How cute! I have seen these cartoons in random areas but I didn't know they were a series. As a lover of English, the one with the man holding up the sign "Citation Needed" is the cutest of all. Thanks so much for a morning chuckle. These are cute and trendy.

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      Sondra 

      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hahah I didn't think I was a geek or a nerd, or even into computer science, but these were KILLER! I've never heard of XKCD but I will look into it more :) Thanks Melbel.

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      BlissfulWriter 

      6 years ago

      Yes, I've seen them and like XKCD. I also like PHDComics.com (comic by a graduate student poking fun at graduate students and academia)

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      Melanie Palen 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      I'm glad I was able to show you XKCD comics! They are hilarious!

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for the introduction. It's great.

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