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by wvoelcker
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 34911

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

In the UK there were billboard ads a few years ago, for a certain brand of crisps (US translation, for those not in the know: this word refers to what you know as potato chips), that made a big claim that a packet of these crisps had less salt than a slice a bread. I was just really shocked at the ...
by wvoelcker
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 34911

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

But soda is particularly unhealthy, when taken in large quantities. So are candy in large quantities, and living on a diet consisting primarily of meat, and smoking, among other things. Meat is perfectly healthy. http://www.biblelife.org/stefansson1.htm The entire concept of "healthy" and...
by wvoelcker
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 34911

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

In the UK there were billboard ads a few years ago, for a certain brand of crisps (US translation, for those not in the know: this word refers to what you know as potato chips), that made a big claim that a packet of these crisps had less salt than a slice a bread. I was just really shocked at the a...
by wvoelcker
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1025:"Rock Tumbler"
Replies: 50
Views: 20044

Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

On the other hand, I've always been a fan of appending the phrase "The Musical" onto the end of other phrases.
by wvoelcker
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 40641

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

Just out of curiosity, do you pronounce it 'dik*shun*ree' like in "Look Around You"? Many of us Brits do, yes. I guess the Received Pronunciation (the "Queen's English") might ennunciate the "ary" bit more clearly but many of us common folk would pronounce "tion&q...
by wvoelcker
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0959: "Caroling"
Replies: 69
Views: 28097

Re: 0959: "Caroling"

I, for what it's worth, would quite like to see some more excerpts from "A Christmas Carol" featuring Black Hat Guy.
by wvoelcker
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0877: "Beauty"
Replies: 91
Views: 21209

Re: 0877: "Beauty"

I think we missed a trick by not naming the heaviest quarks Truth and Beauty. After such a good start. This would, of course, imply those two were opposites ;) I'm with whoever used the phrase "eye of the beholder". And we need to define beauty; if art is beautiful, and so are intricate m...

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