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by Domovoi
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72747

Re: " One Two" Discussion

Finally, I see you find my speech ways amusing. That's all well and good, it's comforting to mock someone you feel has offended you (this very thread provides ample proof). Oh, you haven't offended me. I just think you're a pretentious idiot. Take note however, that "acumen" and "dis...
by Domovoi
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72747

Re: " One Two" Discussion

Who's up for a rousing game of "Spot the anthropologists in the thread"? I'm up for a rousing game of "avoiding all the trolls here and buggering off to a more enlightened thread." "Pish! People who don't agree with me? No unending stream of praise for the things I find enj...
by Domovoi
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72747

Re: " One Two" Discussion

You know, I used to think that XKCD attracted people of higher than average intellect. Regardless of how reading this thread affected my conception, I now know that the nature of the comic has no bearing on the ability of its readers to distinguish seriousness from jest. The thing is, insulting peo...
by Domovoi
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72747

Re: " One Two" Discussion

Way to accuse people of not being real scientists, mr. T-shirt salesman.
by Domovoi
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30921

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

It's funny because Randall has been doing the exact same thing ladder guy is doing dozens of times in his own comics. Hypocrisy or extremely veiled self-criticism? You decide!
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 34814

Re: "Collections" Discussion

Guess what! Maybe you are exaggerating the evils of DRM? After all, why should the other guy always be wrong about this? You may be correct. As I suggested, here is Article 11 of the 1996 WIPO treaty: Contracting Parties shall provide adequate legal protection and effective legal remedies against t...
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 34814

Re: "Collections" Discussion

Guess what! Maybe you are exaggerating the evils of DRM? After all, why should the other guy always be wrong about this?
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 34814

Re: "Collections" Discussion

The whole e-book thing is just strange to me. With other media it's different, because you never interact directly with the medium itself; there's always been a machine of some kind involved. But books are... well, BOOKS. Which are also just devices you interact with to experience the story, except...
by Domovoi
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 37399

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

That's exactly the point... it *could be one* No, that's actually not the point. He's not saying that it's a D&D manual because it -could- contain the stuff you'd find in a D&D manual, he's saying that it's a D&D because it -does- contain the stuff you'd find in a D&D manual. Except...
by Domovoi
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 37399

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

tahrey wrote:Glossolatia ... may be a genuine mistake ... or another example of the characters not being 100% perfect, the (presumably) female one pronouncing this rarely-heard word wrong.


Randall intentionally misspelled it to make the characters more realistic? Er, right..
by Domovoi
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 37399

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

Not only is 'glossolatia' not a word, 'glossolalia' isn't something written down. Also: stop editing wikipedia for god's sake.
by Domovoi
Fri May 29, 2009 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 57445

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

by Domovoi
Mon May 25, 2009 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 35435

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

sje46 wrote:A comic doesn't need a punchline to be good.


Correct. This one, however, does, because it isn't good as it is.
by Domovoi
Mon May 25, 2009 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 35435

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

However, I totally think this joke is missing a punchline. All the build up, then nothing. I'm starting to suspect that Randel is no longer American, he has spent too long on the internet and his humor has evolved (an unamerican thing to do :P), so as i keep finding his comics funnier and funnier, ...
by Domovoi
Fri May 08, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 18954

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

YenTheFirst wrote:Merely referencing something does not make a comic good.


This, with a vengeance.
by Domovoi
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78977

Re: "Parking" Discussion

It's been some years, but ran into this situation. Parked in the spot next to them and kicked the car door to dent it in. I was in my friends car, it was dented up in the process, never got to borrow it again. And then it turns out that he had to park that way because the guy next to him parked lik...
by Domovoi
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 25618

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

There isn't such a thing about lying to yourself about emotions; there's no such thing as a "fake emotion". If you "force" yourself to feel a certain way, that's the way you really will end up feeling. You can consciously change your level of happiness of you try. As to the actu...
by Domovoi
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 25618

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

Oh, come on now! Reality is fascinating! :) Mind-blowingly fascinating. All you have to do is look at the world with a sense of wonder. In other words, lie to yourself. Wow. Am I the only one here whose life doesn't suck? Seriously... I'm not saying it sucks, I'm saying it's nothing special. And I'...
by Domovoi
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 25618

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

Oh, come on now! Reality is fascinating! :) Mind-blowingly fascinating. All you have to do is look at the world with a sense of wonder. In other words, lie to yourself. Wow. Am I the only one here whose life doesn't suck? Seriously... I'm not saying it sucks, I'm saying it's nothing special. And I'...
by Domovoi
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 25618

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

Interactive Civilian wrote:Oh, come on now! Reality is fascinating! :) Mind-blowingly fascinating. All you have to do is look at the world with a sense of wonder.


In other words, lie to yourself.
by Domovoi
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0517: "Marshmallow Gun"
Replies: 118
Views: 28795

Re: "Marshmallow Gun" Discussion

People complain because they expect the person they are complaining to / about will give them something to appease them (shut them up). And people post "Get out of my head, Randall!" because they think Randall will read it and love that they think like he does, so he'll call them up and h...
by Domovoi
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0517: "Marshmallow Gun"
Replies: 118
Views: 28795

Re: "Marshmallow Gun" Discussion

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Yeah, let's not allow any criticism whatsoever. If chasington doesn't like xkcd anymore that's fine but I don't think he's accomplishing anything by announcing it to the world. As if Randall's going to swoop down and get on his knees and b...
by Domovoi
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0517: "Marshmallow Gun"
Replies: 118
Views: 28795

Re: "Marshmallow Gun" Discussion

Mediocre? Dude, don´t you think perhaps you just have become one of those regular common boring persons who do not laugh at the logical but complicated things??? I think that´s the most probable reason why you don´t find this funny and not xkcd not being funny anymore. People just laugh at differen...
by Domovoi
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0517: "Marshmallow Gun"
Replies: 118
Views: 28795

Re: "Marshmallow Gun" Discussion

Yeah you're not funny anymore. This was a long setup for a really mediocre joke. I'm sorry to say this, but I'm taking you off my bookmarks. So show us your consistently hilarious and cutting-edge 500+ issue webcomic. Because you're only allowed to dislike something if you can create something bett...
by Domovoi
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 223673

Re: "Friends" Discussion

'll never forget one day we were standing there and she had her phone in her back pocket, all of sudden it started vibrating and she goes, "Ohh, I'm vibrating," and after checking the message she looks at me and kind of winks saying, "But I don't need a vibrator, I've got a boyfriend...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66858

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Idiot furries claiming "you don't understand us", thinking no one could POSSIBLY understand you AND dislike you. IMPOSSIBLE. and Your quasi-intellectual bullshit and your nauseatingly asinine persecution complex pretty much sum things up. And with that, I'm signing off. XKCD stopped being...
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66858

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Wow. It's something I've kept hidden for years. I was afraid I'd get ridiculed, or worse, if anyone found out how I feel about this, but this comic finally gave me the courage to just come out and admit it:

Yes, I have an incredible aversion against furries.
by Domovoi
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0469: "Improvised"
Replies: 89
Views: 24026

Re: "Improvised" Discussion

Am I the only one that didn't find this comic funny? Nope. I'm a big SW fan, but this easily ranks as one of the worst comics for me. None of the responses seemed clever or funny. Lame, but can't win 'em all, I guess. Wasn't the lines being lame the point? So the comedy in the comic is that there i...
by Domovoi
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0470: "The End Is Not For A While"
Replies: 140
Views: 28028

Re: "The End is Not for a While"

le_sacre wrote:cf. simpsons, episode 3x02, "mr. lisa goes to washington."

these are the signs carried by the crowds outside the Clinton white house. sigh... those were the days.


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by Domovoi
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0469: "Improvised"
Replies: 89
Views: 24026

Re: "Improvised" Discussion

Doodle77 wrote:Am I the only one that didn't find this comic funny?


Nope. I'm a big SW fan, but this easily ranks as one of the worst comics for me. None of the responses seemed clever or funny. Lame, but can't win 'em all, I guess.
by Domovoi
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

As an aside, for a comic about language, I'm seeing surprisingly little comics about language, and surprisingly many spelling errors and sloppiness, language-wise. That'll be "few comics", I imagine, not "little comics." Ah yes, obviously that error immediately invalidates the f...
by Domovoi
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

I can't imagine that 2G1C is more disgusting than a video I saw about 15 years ago. It was of a young asian woman, who looked completely stoned, making herself throw up in a bowl and then re-eating it. Vile. Then I don't think you completely understand what the 2g1c is about, because it's exactly t...
by Domovoi
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

tradiuz wrote:Am I the only one who can watch 2girls while eating rocky road ice cream?


True story: when I first saw 2girls, it was a flash video and the (paused) player showed a frame from the video, namely the titular cup, and I honest to god thought it was a chocolate sorbet.

It even looked kind of tasty.
by Domovoi
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

Hmm, methinks a few people got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I find the concept of applying statistical or other scientific methods to memes or other cultural ephemera a subject with plenty of humorous potential. It has a fairly good pedigree, from a David Attenborough impressionist na...
by Domovoi
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

I also do not know what this is referring to unless it is cup sizes, but am now too scared to google it. Is anyone able to ungraphically explain this? No details or specifics just general direction please. It's footage of a girl bringing her inner self to the attention of another girl. They consume...
by Domovoi
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

Am I a nerd if I instantly recognized 65536 as being 2^16? Or did everyone do that? :? I think anyone who ever did something with 16 bit integers would have gotten that. Of course, that probably qualifies them as nerds too. Let me be the first to point out that "Girls" is on the Y axis an...
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0466: "Moving"
Replies: 165
Views: 32085

Re: Moving

I have a bunch of unused WAP's lying around... If I knew how, I'd set one of them up as a separate network called 'linksys' with no protection, which automatically uploads 100 gigs of horse porn to whoever connects to it. Could be a neat way to prank pranksters.
by Domovoi
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0461: "Google Maps"
Replies: 146
Views: 37451

Re: "Google Maps" Discussion

I can't believe that the GPS-loving XKCDians still rely on something like printed directions.

I'm also baffled by how many people hear have been steered wrong by their navigation systems. I mean, I regularly have to drive to the tiniest hellholes, and TomTom never once steered me wrong.
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 40368

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

Gah, I thought I'd read a few more 'offended' posts, but when I looked back over the thread the only one had been the one by hawk1106. Not to single you out, but that's kind of what I was getting at. I'm noticing that a lot of atheists (I have no idea if you're one, by the way) have this idea that ...
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 40368

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

I object to your not distinguishing between 'the Romans' and 'a bunch of Roman rulers in that area from 2000 years ago.' It's as if all us Romans had a personal hand in the matter of oppressing Israel back then. :P Well now I seem like a hypocrite don't I :)? Nah, I just thought it was amusing. It'...

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