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No. 80: The Principle of Explosion

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The Principle of Explosion

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Strip by: ncrecc

Rob: If you assume my mom's phone number, you can derive anything. It's called the principle of explosion.
Friend: Lemme try.
{Friend scribbles on a piece of paper, set upon a table to the right of Panel 1}
{Friend comes back to Rob, showing the paper to him while holding a phone}
Friend: I started with your mom's phone number and derived your mom's phone number!
Rob: That's not how it works.
{Friend goes on his phone, as Rob takes the paper}
Friend: Mrs. Lenhart?
Rob: Wait, this is her number! How-
Friend: Hi, I'm a friend – why, yes, I did get your number!
Rob: MOM!
Friend: It's the principle of explosion!

The author writes:

Am I really the first person here to submit an xkcd parody? Anyways, this was kind of fun. I love how increasingly blind Rob gets. Expect more strips in the "xkcd for Morons" series!

Original strip: xkcd #704