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by arbivark
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"
Replies: 67
Views: 13211

Re: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"

for me this comic is funnier because i've seen randall play with trebuchets. well the other one might have been a ballista.
by arbivark
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 16131

Re: 1073: "Weekend"

I mean, come on, do the days of the week really exist? Makes you wonder how much information is, in reality, a mere figment of the human consensus... of course they do. as surely as the sun and moon exist. next you'll be telling us there's no woden, thor, or frea. has garfield brought this up befor...
by arbivark
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0935: “Missed Connections”
Replies: 80
Views: 25002

Re: 0935: “Missed Connections”

11. If I just stole it, why am I on the hood instead of driving it the normal way? because you are trying to reach into the engine to unstick the throttle. http://blog.epromos.com/images/weinermobile-crash.jpg violent j is one half of icp, who are followed by juggalos and juggalettes. my house had a...
by arbivark
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 61749

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

Okay, we'll start with the coal that's probably fuelling your computer right now that's right, but it gave me a very steampunk image. i turn 51 in a couple of weeks, ready to start part II of my life, pre-singularity anyways, if i can base that on my grandmother, who lived to be 99. on the other ha...
by arbivark
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 43569

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

http://aarbi.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/funny-pictures-gifs-awesome-octopus.gif?w=300&h=225 don't know if a gif will display here http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/mimic+octopus/page/2/1481815843 if i could find an 8sided skilllet, i could make octopie. edit: octopi is a correct variant. it began a...
by arbivark
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0925: "Cell Phones"
Replies: 98
Views: 25086

Re: 0925: "Cell Phones"

<color=green> So if you're thinking about buying a cell phone, it's safe to assume you already have cancer.Crap. </color> I'm thinking about buying a cellphone. I applied for a job last week, but I haven't gotten it, because I didnt leave them a working number,and I doubt they'll think to email like...
by arbivark
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0923: "Strunk and White"
Replies: 94
Views: 23327

Re: 0923: "Strunk and White"

I'm a fan of google, but one beef i have with their search engine is that it doesn't distinguish punctuation, so it treats strunk/white as strunkwhite, which is something else entirely. Ahem. Strunk and White: It was Jimmy's first semester at Yale, and he didn't know New Haven's streets as well as h...
by arbivark
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0913: "Core"
Replies: 95
Views: 17951

Re: 0913: "Core"

http://www.starwrecked.com/Star-Trek-ac ... decker.htm

someday i'll get netflix and spend a weekend having a wil wheaton's bad old movies marathon.
if you already have netflix, i recommend this.
by arbivark
Tue May 31, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0905: "Homeownership"
Replies: 84
Views: 17642

Re: 0905: "Homeownership"

my first house, that i bought at $150/mo, literally fell apart. it was cheaper to drive away than to repair it. my second house, i paid cash for when i moved to this town, by working in a warehouse for a year and saving every other paycheck. if the eviction tomorrow goes ok, i should actually see po...
by arbivark
Sat May 21, 2011 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0901: "Temperature"
Replies: 114
Views: 25288

Re: 0901: "Temperature"

as moore's law marches on and the singularity gets nearer, sensors get smarter and cheaper. an oral thermometer these days could do much more than measuring temperature. it could monitor body chemistry, detect cancers and diseases, and be sarcastic. anybody care to join me in doing a feasibility stu...
by arbivark
Fri May 06, 2011 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 111
Views: 20241

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

Shaka, when the walls fell. Temba, his arms wide! Darmok and Jalad on the ocean.
by arbivark
Mon May 02, 2011 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 221
Views: 75754

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Adventures space adventures, a few years ago, was taking reservations for a trip around the moon. they've sent about 7 people into space. 20 million for the first ones, $100,000 for the near earth trips planned on armadillo aerospace rockets. so the prices are comi...
by arbivark
Mon May 02, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 221
Views: 75754

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

another world is the only soap i ever watched (ok a few eps of passions.) astronauts are not a statically typical population. they probably get better medical care and mostly have active social lives. if the singularity is near, the data for post-2020 could change significantly; past performance is ...
by arbivark
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"
Replies: 58
Views: 31793

Re: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"

It's rare that i dont get an xkcd at all, and this was one of those. it's common that the comics contain nuances i miss, so i still come here anyway to check. statistics was so dull i dropped it two weeks in. it is a handy set of tools that i regret not knowing. once the joke was explained, i chortl...
by arbivark
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 53339

Re: 0889: Turtles

nothing yet at xkcdexplained.com
i found out yesterday that the galapagos islands aren't anywhere near where i though they were,and that there was an anti-tortoise genocide there at one time.
the comic made plenty of sense to me. but then i'm drunk.
by arbivark
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 44209

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

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by arbivark
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 44209

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

this was a get out of my head randall moment. i've been playing the craigslist game, trying to rent out a room. Own room, nice house. $300/mo includes basic utilities, internet. Direct TV would be extra. East Washington St location. No pets. No smoking, no drunks. Vegetarians get first preference. L...
by arbivark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0885: "Recycling"
Replies: 59
Views: 13964

Re: 0885: "Recycling"

i have worked at a recycling company,and i own and run a small recycling company, but all that really means these days is that i dumpster dive. we dont learn much about you from your stuff if you are doing it right. maybe a hmm that's interesting if you have exotic canned goods from mongolia or some...
by arbivark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cory Doctorow's new book
Replies: 7
Views: 2590

Re: Cory Doctorow's new book

So, Cory Doctorow has a new book out, self published, etc. I would post a link but I'm a noob. My point is, go to his website, check out the hardcover edition of "With a Little Help." Notice the familiar bespectacled stick figure sporting a red cape who decorates said cover? Thought that ...
by arbivark
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 44429

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

edit: on never mind, ninja'd. As far as I know, Irukandji syndrome is the worth pain ever, most sufferers beg for death after suffering it. it's not from the pain, which is bad. it's from one of the other symptoms of the sting, sometimes described as a sense of impending doom. so the begging for dea...
by arbivark
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 63716

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Once upon a time, at an anarchist commune in missouri, i knew a guy named fred. fred rogers.
Last i heard, he was in jail for child molesting. (dunno if he was guilty or not.)

- pussycat brentwood (which i think works fine, given that i'd probably be in campy gay fetish porn)
by arbivark
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 50279

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

it took me awhile to get this one, partly because i'd never heard of three wolf moon shirt. http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Three-Wolf-Short-Sleeve/dp/B002HJ377A http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Wolf_Moon i thought it might have something to do with that large moon outside (that i cant see becaus e...
by arbivark
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0874: "Time Management"
Replies: 56
Views: 12568

Re: 0874: "Time Management"

I have what may be a unique system. I use a webcomic to organize my productivity, or lack thereof. I also have a nonpublic blog for making lists. It doesn't especially work as a webcomic, or as a time management system, but it's all i've been able to stick with. http://www.stripcreator.com/comics/ar...
by arbivark
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 27642

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

this sort of thing is why i never really got into gaming. the kills in chess are sufficiently abstract that they don't bother me, but they don't make a lot of games for vegetarians. grew up during vietnam and in a violent family, don't need extra simulated violence in my life.
by arbivark
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0870: "Advertising"
Replies: 168
Views: 25779

Re: 0870: "Advertising"

if a candidate for prosecutor or attorney general wanted my vote, what would probably work is to promise to prosecute the ones that say "free!" in the ads where it really isn't free. chances are your state has some kind of consumer truth in advertising regulation. if enough of us starting ...
by arbivark
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 22559

Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

good comic, but i laughed out loud 3 times in this thread.
wish i could sleep.
by arbivark
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0868: "Nolan Chart"
Replies: 120
Views: 174890

Re: 0868: "Nolan Chart"

I knew dave nolan.Not well,but we'd met.
Image
by arbivark
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0864: "Flying Cars"
Replies: 117
Views: 21340

Re: 0864: "Flying Cars"

savanik wrote:What need do we have for flying cars when we no longer need to... fly?
Getting groceries? Food delivered to house.

Yeah, but imagine pizza girl had a flying car.
by arbivark
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0863: "Major in the Universe"
Replies: 108
Views: 21854

Re: 0863: "Major in the Universe"

http://www.gladwell.com/archive.html he wrote for the new yorker, clever literate stuff about ketchup and dogs. now does books. they are readable. steven levitt is the coauthor of freakonomics and superfreakonomics, and blogs for the new york times. i was reading that blog before i came here, with Q...
by arbivark
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 50684

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

In E=mc2, David Bodanis took the life's work of one of history's greatest geniuses and made it "astonishingly understandable" (Parade) to the everyday reader. Now he takes the reader through an average day in and around an average house, showing us the fascinating science beneath the surf...
by arbivark
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"
Replies: 108
Views: 23383

Re: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"

stopped by (from 1960) to say that there's a trochee chart in the blag. also check out this ninja mermaid pirate narwhal picture. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ddm6SCZ48lA/TUj7GmNwj9I/AAAAAAAAAOY/unJ7gbNHB-Q/s400/20110130.gif i wonder if anyone makes vegetarian scapple. oh, good http://vegetarian.about....
by arbivark
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 39811

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

It's a correlation does not equal causation joke. To people missing the joke, and missing why a search on a large database of "material" might correlate sexual arousal with lots of vowels in a row, think OH OOOOOH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEAAAAAAAAAAH! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
by arbivark
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 33922

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

i like her song dinosaur. i think it's about me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sExHkPPYhRo
by arbivark
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 42161

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Yay, solipsism. I know what that is. perhaps I could interest you in preregistering for this year's solipsist's convention? It would interesting if this year there were two of us. Some years I'm too busy, and don't go, but wonder how it turned out. protip: some hotels give room discounts if you are...
by arbivark
Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 25457

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

the least we can do dad does a bit of trolling now and then too. [post may get edited later for picture of ferret/weasel] http://k2.okccdn.com/php/load_okc_image.php/images/16/150x150/558x800/65535x65535/65535x65535/0/12174918059061181384.jpeg ferret at right, me in hoodie. there were a lot more of ...
by arbivark
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 85933

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Fucking magnates. How do they work? now that was funny. aside to somebody: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youssef_Agnaw <dogmatic libertarian rant mode on> "eventually, arguing that these things work means arguing that modern capitalism isn't that ruthlessly profit-focused." 4 pages of post...
by arbivark
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 81905

Re: 0806: Tech Support

two things. possibly 3. 1-744-226-1337 somebody call that number and explain to the puzzled old lady why she's getting these odd tech support calls, and offer to buy the number from her. bonus points if she's already a tech support ninja. shibbo1337 - make it so! we know, from history, that xkcd is ...
by arbivark
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0805: "Paradise City"
Replies: 144
Views: 38292

Re: 0805: Paradise City

reminds me of a different song: Well sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River To the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols But empty pop bottles was all we would kill. And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Do...

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