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by astralica
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1257: "Monster"
Replies: 84
Views: 19980

Re: 1257: "Monster"

How long does it need to skeletonize a cow?



I recall once reading a description of a comic drawn by Gary Larson in which Larson said that he always thought that it was strange that the cow was standard unit for this sort of thing.
by astralica
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"
Replies: 74
Views: 17538

Re: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"

...Randall's idea... THANK YOU. I was going mad trying to find the comic that I was thinking. I flipped through 2.5 years of Bloom County comics on the internet in an obsessive frenzy to find the one of which I was thinking. A Dilbert comic, the whole time? That was the next most likely. (Based on ...
by astralica
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"
Replies: 74
Views: 17538

Re: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"

...reference to...a Bloom County comic... Milo and Oliver are the two conversing, if I remember correctly. Does this ring a bell to anyone else? It was definitely Oliver and Binkley. I just searched an online archive of all of 1987. No luck, yet. Still looking. Please, I can't be the ONLY XKCD read...
by astralica
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"
Replies: 74
Views: 17538

Re: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"

I am CERTAIN that the layout and conversation in this comic is a reference to something else. A Bloom County comic, if I am not mistaken. (Bloom County was a political cartoon from the '80s by Berkeley Breathed.) Milo and Oliver are the two conversing, if I remember correctly. Frustratingly, my know...
by astralica
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 40215

Re: Swine Flu

Bad flu epidemics can hit young adults hardest because they provoke their powerful immune systems into overreaction, so to stay healthy spend the next few weeks drunk and sleep-deprived to keep yours suppressed. ...so the young are allergic to the flu? That makes sense. Thankfully, it is exam week a...
by astralica
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40762

Re: "Sierpinski Valentine" Discussion

Aw, I appreciate this comic. My only question is: how many hours did it take to make?
by astralica
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0473: "Still Raw"
Replies: 238
Views: 41619

Re: "Still Raw" Discussion

I have maintained that Pluto should never have been a planet for a few years now. Pluto is really not at all like a planet. More like a comet. If you brought it closer to the sun, it would have a tail. Why kind of planet has a tail? It was never a planet. That's a definition. How can people argue th...
by astralica
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 27400

Re: Making Rules

You know, I always had about the same reaction as Munroe.
And why wouldn't I punch back?

I was not hitting you because I saw some car which made it allowed.
I just hitting you.
Just because I can.
by astralica
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83935

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

I believe that I started playing in elementary school when one of my older brother's friends introduced me to the game. I had been winning for years. ...until this year I started losing again about 4 months ago. I lost about every two weeks after that. Then some idiot made a facebook group. And all ...
by astralica
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 55557

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

BEST COMIC EVER. It reminds me of something that I might try to do, being blessed with superhuman empathy and all. I made a point of proving to the guy that currently dates my exgirlfriend that he will never know her as well as I knew her. With a little luck his terrible sense of inadequacy will dri...
by astralica
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 24070

Re: "Couple" discussion

In the end, it seems that relationship definitions only matter to those not in the relationship. I don't care if he's officially my boyfriend or not; that won't change how I feel. If you are not going dating other people, then, I suspect, that he is your boyfriend. If you are exclusively dating one...
by astralica
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 24070

Re: "Couple" discussion

I lol'ed. It is so very. So pitiful. But so true. I have been there on several occasions. I have been in the unhappy space between being "single" and "loved" trying to decipher the implications of my ex changing our status from "in a relationship" to "in an open re...
by astralica
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0347: "Brick Archway"
Replies: 100
Views: 22193

Re: "Brick Archway" Discussion

Ouch. That hurts.
Breakout was always my favorite game.
I loved it even more than PacMan.
I loved it even more than Tetris.
Even the Super Mario clone was not more fun to play than Breakout.

Oh Breakout, I miss you so much!
by astralica
Mon May 14, 2007 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0261: "Regarding Mussolini"
Replies: 100
Views: 32700

I have been unaware of Godwin's Law until today, but I have seen it in practice many times. There was an issue on the banjohangout (a forum that I frequent) in which the moderators were compared to Nazis. One would think that if anyone was going to be able to resist Godwin's Law it would be the banj...
by astralica
Sun May 13, 2007 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0260: "The Glass Necklace"
Replies: 179
Views: 78790

Honestly, I found it to be terribly romantic. Anything which takes that much planning to produce would be, as would anything that requires so much power to be created. Think about what that says. Unfortunately, one could simply buy one, a solution that still makes a pretty statement but is not near ...

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