Monday, August 25, 2008

XKCD Google Related Comics

I just read the X girls Y cups comic on xkcd and it's a comic that makes reference to Google search results. Go read the comic now if you haven't already.
The title tag reads "Also no results: 1girl10000cups, 2girls(5+3i)cups, 65536girls65536cups, or 3frenchhens2turtledoves1cup." When I checked this morning, there were 142 results for 1girl10000cups, 2430 results for 2girls(5+3i)cups, 141 results for 65536girls65536cups and 63 results for 3frenchhens2turtledoves1cup. I'm not complaining; I realize that this is inevitable. It's just interesting how xkcd can influence the Internet. Most of the Google results relate to the comic in some way, except for the 2girls(5+3i)cups results. A lot of those results relate to the 2girls1cup video, which you do not want to watch.
This isn't the first time that xkcd made reference to the Internet and influenced change the Internet. A good example is Rule 34 which invents electric guitar in the shower porn and suggests as the domain name. I understand that it was less than a month before the website was setup and running with, presumably, user submitted photos. Another example is the
In Popular Culture comic which posits that the internet would implode if In Popular Culture had its own In Popular Culture section on Wikipedia. It turns out that Popular Culture already included a Popular Culture in Popular Culture section and the Internet has not imploded.
I know that I've missed a few more examples and I know that there will be more. I will try to update with more examples as they come up.

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