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by Shmuel
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 40714

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

The link seems dead Oops. Sorry! I had thought SoundCloud's "private" setting was the same as YouTube's "unlisted"; that is, that if you had the URL, you could hear it. I just set it to "public" instead. I just love the file name: "tmnt-trochaic-vs-iambic" Th...
by Shmuel
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 40714

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

dp2 wrote:Maybe so, but they certainly aren't being sung as trochees, with the odd syllables emphasized.

Sure they are!

Here, have a demonstration. First time through is sung as per the original, with trochaic stresses; second time is forced into iambic stresses.
by Shmuel
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107234
Views: 50089499

Re: 1190: "Time"

Some grumpy editor removed the "current" template from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xkcd though it was totally accurate. Said editor was entirely correct in doing so. The main purpose of the Current tag is to add information pertaining to a newsworthy event to the Current Events category,...
by Shmuel
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 29370

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

Ermmm ... fail. Unless you lived in a very remote part of the US, you had touchtone service. And even if you did, most voice mail systems today ( and all current modems ) can handle pulse dialing. I was born in 1961. Our house was upgraded to touchtone service ( and we got a replacement phone ) whi...
by Shmuel
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 69984

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Should you be unfamiliar with the standard way of generating one's porn name, this link should help. Being entirely unfamiliar with the context, I have to ask: is the algorithm described some kind of in-joke and/or urban legend, or is it actually used in real life? The algorithm described is indeed...
by Shmuel
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 49805

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

Beg to differ with those who didn't find this funny or xkcd-esque. Reader, I LOL'd. And immediately forwarded it to a friend.
by Shmuel
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 35235

Re: 0818: "Illness"

kestasjk wrote:Does everyone else know what the illness is? I'm probably not the only person who's going to come here wondering about this

I would assume that if he wanted us to know, he'd have been more specific.
by Shmuel
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 34833

Re: " Literally " Discussion

The sad thing is, the antagonist here has been driven crazy on false grounds. Contrary to popular misconception, "literally" can also be used as a hyperbolic intensifier, and has been so used for centuries by writers of excellent repute.
by Shmuel
Fri May 08, 2009 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 18732

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

How fitting for a week of Firefly Fanboi Fapping from Randall, that it ends with a typo... (should be 'cancelled'). FA IL. "Canceled" and "cancelled" are equally valid spellings, though the one-l version is more common in the U.S., and the two-l spelling is more common in the U....
by Shmuel
Fri May 08, 2009 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 18732

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

I hope this isn't the last of the race series. I want to see an epilogue where River wears her puffy dress. Wasn't that Kaylee? You mean Jewel, and I don't think so. It's been a while since I've watched Fire Fly, but the puffy dress was from the episode where River was at that ball. Nope. That was ...
by Shmuel
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0549: "Westley's a Dick"
Replies: 126
Views: 33496

Re: "Westley's a Dick" discussion

Loved the movie, loved the book, loved the comic. :)
by Shmuel
Wed May 23, 2007 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0266: "Choices: Part 3"
Replies: 58
Views: 14307

Maybe it's just me, but I saw this installment before the first two, without realizing that it was part of a series... and I initially took it as a sperm/egg meeting.

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