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Geekiest. Punchline. Ever.

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 18 years ago, in 2006, on the World Wide Web.

Well, maybe not as geeky as It’s a Gandalf hat! But it’s up there, and it involves more work. Here’s today’s FoxTrot:

Jason Fox performs a tap dance for all but the final panel. In the final panel, his friend asks him, “So are they gonna let you in the talent show?” Jason replies “Nah, one of the judges knew Morse code.”

Here’s the spoiler, for those who want instant gratification. Code the short taps as dots and the long taps as dashes. You get the following sequence:

... --- -- . -.. .- -.-- .. .-- .. .-.. .-.. .-. ..- .-.. . -.-- --- ..- .- .-.. .-..

Using International Morse Code, with word breaks inserted at the appropriate points, the taps actually do spell out:


And that’s why I love FoxTrot.

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  1. Steve

    Hmm … it’s clever, but a bit of a letdown once you get the translation.

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