Update: Some time after I wrote this rant, Randall went back and fixed the comic. A small victory for the Society for Spelling "Russell" Correctly. Yay!
The latest xkcd pushed one of my flame buttons:
Here's my responding post on the xkcd forum:
Re: "Fetishes" discussion Post by bjimba on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:01 am UTC Et tu, Randall? Or should I say Randal? 95% of the people named Russell spell it with two L's, yet the rest of the world blindly goes on spelling it with one. What's up with that? Leon Russell. Bill Russell. Rosalind Russell. BERTRAND RUSSELL. Gail Russell. Kimberly Russell. Jane Russell. Ken Russell. Kurt Russell. Brian Russell. (He was my uncle. He was Potlatch the cook in "Charlie and the Lonesome Cougar".) Lillian Russell. Nipsey Russell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russel I've been fighting this battle for 51 years. Can you tell? Sincerely, Jim "bjimba" Russell. With two L's. http://bjimba.blogspot.com
Of course, aside from that, I love the concept of this comic. After all, I am a B.S. in Math.