The artwork makes “Dilbert” look like a masterpiece. But the content? Spectacular. xkcd is an online comic. The unpronounceable title doesn’t mean anything; author Randall Munroe, who formerly worked at NASA, uses his geeky eye to look at love and life — especially online or geeky life. Frequently the joke relies on advanced knowledge of mathematics, programming languages, or unix-based computers, and if you get the joke, you’ll probably laugh. And enough do that he and his roommate make a living from it. The comic’s attitude is well summarized by the “Warning” that appears on each page: “Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).” Tip: “hover” your mouse over each comic (including the one below) for a pop-up extra joke or inside comment.

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