XKCD spoofs audiophiles

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If you haven’t already heard of XKCD, head over to their website and spend the rest of 2010 laughing your ass off to old comic strips. This stick figure webcomic has been providing geeks with funny breaks from reality three times a weeks for years now, so chances are you have heard of them and even check the site when there’s a new strip out. Either way, today’s comic touches on the subject of audiophiles, a subject that is near to users of ABi in one way or another. I got a good laugh out of it, so hopefully you will too.


JSV on December 31, 2010 11:58 PM

I have no merit. Thanks CTRL C-V

How many audiophiles does it takes to change a lightbulb?

-One to tell all the others that they should be using HIS light bulb, which blows away all the competition. Worth fifteen times the price he paid, the light caused him to deposit his jaw somewhere in the room where he first witnessed the light of this amazing bulb. He also requests if anyone should find his jaw that he would be grateful for its prompt return as he hasn’t been able to eat any solid food ever since.

-Three to argue about bulb’s placement in the room for maximum light dispersion.

-Six to insist that the bulb would render superior light if powered by the Phallic Serpent $2500 power cord.

-Two to insist that light bulbs are old technology and introduce distortion into the spectrum of light.

-Four to declare that a light bulb is no substitute for “real” light, and to greater appreciate the light the bulb provides one must also go out and absorb as much “real” light as possible.

-Three to ask why there are so many used light bulbs on the market.

-Two to suggest a power regenerator may stabilize the bulb’s output and provide for greater enjoyment of the light eminating from it.

-Twelve to argue the chain of hierarchy in delivery of the optimum output of light from the bulb.

-One to design a custom stabilizing harness for the bulb, fabricated from polished steel and burled Bubinga wood to assure the bulb will be held in place and be immune to all vibrations…. in great style. Filled with lead shot, of course.

-Four to suggest doing several A/B/A comparisons of different bulbs before deciding upon one.

-Six to quote the recent bulb shootout in The Absolute Light that declared that Home Depot bulbs are every bit as good as NOS GE bulbs.

-Three to decry that it’s all snake oil, and point out that the rest of the bunch are all whackos and the world is coming to an end anyway.

Confispect on January 1, 2011 12:15 AM


alabama hotpocket on January 1, 2011 1:07 AM

I lol’d. Audiophilism is a humorous mental condition.

Andre on January 1, 2011 3:42 AM

lol…. Happy New Year!

Ian Revereza on January 1, 2011 4:23 AM

A bit lengthy but totally awesome lol.

Nathan Korth on January 2, 2011 8:45 PM

Actually, you could spend the rest of 2011 laughing your ass off, too!

SoulSyde on January 3, 2011 6:18 PM

@JSV, pure brilliance. I see that you’re a member of Head-Fi as well. ; )

JSV on January 3, 2011 10:02 PM


Nope. Once in a while I check some stuff on head-fi, but I’m no member.

And like I said, I have no merit for the joke above. I just googled about “audiophiles light bulb” and copy-pasted here the first result I found, because I tought it would fit well with the comic strip.

Lucien Dominick G. Tiojanco on January 3, 2011 10:13 PM

And people ask why I’d rather purchase audio CD’s instead of just illegally downloading MP3′s…

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