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by DevilsAdvocate
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 29467

Re: 0945: "I'm Sorry"

"Why? It wasn't your fault."
"Excellent. If you believe that, I'm certain the jury will too."
by DevilsAdvocate
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39799

Re: 891: Movie Ages

If you are younger than 20... there are episodes of the Simpsons that aired before you were born. See, that format doesn't quite work so well. That might be scary to, say, 35-year-olds to realize that people who were born after The Simpsons premiered are now 19, but to the 19-year-olds themselves ,...
by DevilsAdvocate
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39799

Re: 891: Movie Ages

I'm in the "over 35" crowd, and I'd like to thank Randall for making me feel younger . " Jurassic Park came out only 18 years ago? I thought it was more like 25." Although I did think it was a tad lazy of him to stop at 35. I would have like to have seen "115: Did you realiz...
by DevilsAdvocate
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 43125

Re: 0852: "Local g"

"Who are you and how did you get up here?"
"I'm a pole vaulter. And, I'm a pole vaulter."

(Apologies to Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker and Leslie Nielsen.)
by DevilsAdvocate
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102074

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

One common wrong explanation that annoys me is, when talking about humidity and evaporation and condensation, "warm air holds more water vapor than cool air." No. Somewhat better would be to say that a given volume of empty space can hold more warm water vapor than cool water vapor. A give...
by DevilsAdvocate
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 54090

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Another one which trips up novice grammar police is "just deserts," as in "The thief received his just deserts when the cell phone he had just stolen rang, exposing his hiding place." Low-level pedants know the difference between deserts (arid regions of land) and desserts (sweet...
by DevilsAdvocate
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411976

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi. It was the "Effect an Effect" comic which got me to register.

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