A Comic Not Everyone Will “Get”


  1. Steve Laniel Jan 28

    Wow. Did that actually get published in Foxtrot? I’m surprised they’d mention something so obscure in a relatively major comic.

  2. Steve Laniel Jan 28

    Huh. I guess so. Though some googling suggests this may be a repeat.

  3. adamg Jan 28

    Foxtrot has been consistently geeky like that for years.

  4. Hari Jan 28

    Ok I confess.. I am not much of a Linux user.

    What is the joke about?

  5. Adam Rosi-Kessel Jan 28

    It’s not that funny if you have to explain it. Basically, the core of linux is the “kernel.” Sometimes, when things really go awry, you get a “kernel panic” type error. So it’s a pun on the linux “kernel” and popcorn “kernels.” See, now I’ve killed all the humor.

  6. Jamie Jan 28

    I think kernel panics are much more well-known now that the Mac OS is a Unix variant.

  7. Charles Jan 28

    This humor doesn’t come close to Dilbert. Dilbert has remained brilliant for so long now, I don’t know how the writer/artist does it, but he’s a genius.

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