School

Just a note: thank you to everyone who made it to the events. We raised enough money to build a school!  It’ll be in the Salavan Province, on Road No. 13 South.  We’re not going to torment the kids’ ability to learn phonetics by calling it The XKCD School, but we will be writing a dedication which will go on a plaque.  You guys made this happen — does anyone have any suggestions for what it should say?

Also, I’m currently happily hiding out for a while working on drawing and other projects, but I’ll hopefully be doing some less fundraise-y free signing events around Boston in the next month or two.  I’ll let you know once we have any places or dates!

230 replies on “School”

  1. > “e^(i*pi) – 1 = 0?
    Euler is rolling over in his grave. Didn’t you mean
    “e^(i*0) – 1 = 0?
    ?
    Balto

    Nope. What he said is right.

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  2. +1

    “This is the best school in the history of the world [citation needed]” -Wikipedia

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  3. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

    – Robert Maynard Hutchins

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  4. “Wanting something does not make it real. Chasing something- that is what makes it real. Beyond these doors lies the opportunity to learn far more than you will be taught. Only so much can be shown; you must find the rest.

    These halls are dedicated to the dreamers, the seekers, and the learners. They do not hold everything, but they hold much.

    Do you not see it? Keep looking.”

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  5. “There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge, that is curiosity.
    There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others, that is vanity.
    There are those who seek knowledge in order to
    serve, that is love.”
    -Bernard of Clairvaux

    i’ve always liked this one…

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  6. +1 for the suggestion:
    “This is the best school in the history of the world [citation needed]” -Wikipedia

    I also agree that a fountain like the post below should be built. Congrats on raising enough money!

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  7. “It’s Noodling” – Spam bot filter

    “I reject Reality and substitute my own” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

    “Stand back! I’m going to try SCIENCE!!” – XKCD

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  8. The only “dumb question” is the one you don’t ask. If you are brave enough to ask, you may discover that at least half the other people wanted an answer to that question too … but were afraid to be perceived as dumb.

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  9. I love the whole world and all its mysteries (boom de yada, boom de yada, boom de yada, boom de yada)

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  10. “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

    Carl Sagan

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  11. +1 for the Chris above, who altered and extended the ‘maybe wanting something enough does make it real’ quote. Brilliant quote, and should definitely be at least -considered-. Along with a Saganism.

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  12. OH SNAP YOU GUYS WE BUILT A SCHOOL

    CRAZY I KNOW IT’S LIKE WHAAAAAAAAT

    Anyways you’re here to learn some math, english and assorted collection of subjects SO GET TO IT YOU WHIPPERSNAPPERS.

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  13. “There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you. We teach you to meet this wave with a vengeance.”

    “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. Start doubting.”

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  14. +1

    “This is the best school in the history of the world [citation needed]” -Wikipedia

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  15. “There’s swords, you like it, Honest!”

    That would catch attention, so you could put somthing with a little more uh… meaning?

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  16. While the plaque’s message has already been chosen, I just thought I’d share a short passage of priceless wisdom gleaned off of Google Translation:

    “I like beans, the magical fruit eating to eat, the more you motherfucker! Butt to the bundle.”

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  17. How about just “This is a school. We felt like making it.” dont make it look like a prison

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  18. All the world’s a webcomic, and all the characters merely penmarks. They have their exits and their entrances; And one scribble in its time plays many parts.

    or

    printf(“insert witty comment here”);

    or

    printf(“insert witty comment here”)

    syntax error line 303

    NOTE: 303 is a web comic number

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  19. +1 for:

    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

    Carl Sagan

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