XKCD's "We Love the Internet" reenacted with Lessig, Gaiman, Nielsen Haydens, Schneier, and many others!

The incomparable Olga Nunes has released the latest and greatest iteration of the net's appreciation for Discovery Channel's "Boom-De-Yadda" commercial, reinacting the XKCD version with "Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Jason Kottke, Google Zurich, Hank Green, MC Frontalot, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Mr. Toast, Miss Cellania, Team Genius, Phil Plait, Allan Amato, Maddy Gaiman, Charissa Gilreath, Belinda Casas, Chuck Martinez, Jeremy James, Joanna Gaunder, Lee Israel & Octavio Coleman Esq. of The Jejune Institute."

We Love xkcd (via Making Light)


  1. Brilliant! Cross this off my list of “things too wonderful to not-exist (that I must therefore at some point create)”

  2. Sorry to be a downer, but there really isn’t a facepalm big enough to adequately convey my opinion.
    I like XKCD but this is embarrassing.

  3. Can any nice person fill those of us whose geek-credentials show some marks of forgery in on who’s who?

    I recognize Neil Gaiman, Cory, and I assume Lawrence Lessig, but don’t know any of the others.

  4. Who I’ve got so far:

    Cory Doctorow with the goggles and cloak, “I love the blogosphere”.

    Phil “Bad Astronomer” Plait is the guy with the picture of Saturn with the post-it, “I love the whole world”.

    Bruce Schneier is the bearded guy, “I love cryptography”.

    Neil Gaiman, quiet bookcase guy, “I love the mystery”.

    The Nielsen Haydens are the couple with the flag, “We love collections”.

    I think Wil Wheaton is the guy in the park, “The future’s pretty cool”.

    Muppetophile looks familiar, but I can’t place him, either.

    1. The Nielsen Haydens are the couple with the flag, “We love collections”.

      Elections, actually.

      The guy with the Muppets is credited as Team Genius, but I think he’s Todd Michael Rogers.

  5. Neil and Maddy Gaiman on the trampoline. I think he says “I love her sister” rather than “I love your sister”.

  6. @Pantograph #8
    Yes it is (embarrassing, weird, childish), but it is done in a way which I find irresistibly charming.
    Done in the SPIRIT of XKCD and with the kind of silly joy we should all try embrace.


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