xkcd Phishing Cartoon

Funny. The mouseover is the best part.

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 3:59 PM • 9 Comments

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Clive RobinsonJune 18, 2016 12:38 AM

The XKCD that gave me the most to think about recently is,

http://xkcd.com/1686/

I'm also old enough --just-- to remember the words of the P.F.Sloan protest song "Eve of Destruction"...

    The eastern world it is exploding, violence flaring, bullets loading.
    You're old enough to kill but not for voting...

As was once observed by Alphonse Karr, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" more frequently said as,

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Clive RobinsonJune 18, 2016 1:03 AM

@ All

If you can not get the "mouse-over" on your --usually-- mobile device change the URL so the server name is prefaced by 'm.'.

http://m.xkcd.com/1694/

For some arcane reason of Internet lore you are "expected" to know / guess this, so nobody normaly tells you... No doubt it will become a standard "trick question" on the Internet "Driving Licence Exam" politicos say as a stock answer when they have not the whit to say something of sense...

Clive RobinsonJune 18, 2016 1:19 AM

And of course, as normal there is a purpose made cartoon, but you can never remember/find the link untill after you give up and post...

Then, immediately afterwards you find it...

http://m.xkcd.com/1683/

CallMeLateForSupperJune 18, 2016 2:02 PM

While snickering at this cartoon, I remembered the several Monty Python pokes at British bureaucracy - e.g. the Ministry of Silly Walks - and began laughing. In the midst of *that*, the ancient and lethally funny British radio program, The Goon Show - to be precise, a particular skit about a man's seeking official permission to knock down an interior wall of his loo (bathroom; toilet) - began playing in my head, rendering me a basket case. Over-active sense of humor.

MaxJune 18, 2016 6:44 PM

I didn't know XKCD had mouseover text. Now I have to reread them all. Dang.

WaelJune 19, 2016 8:17 PM

@Clive Robinson,

but you can never remember/find the link untill after you give up and post...

Bad luck, I guess :)

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