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by thesingingaccountant
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"
Replies: 50
Views: 22292

Re: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"

Okay, I own my incompetence. What the HELL is "Hot and Cold Music"?! I figured out everything else. This will break me.
by thesingingaccountant
Mon May 19, 2014 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1370: "President"
Replies: 68
Views: 17883

Re: 1370: "President"

With a response from the little girl like that, I'd have gone a different way. The prompt was clearly ridiculous, but the response was acidly smug, self-righteous, instantly unlikeable, and does nothing to say why Internet-raised candidates would actually be good at the job. If her go-to mode of de...
by thesingingaccountant
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1333: First Date
Replies: 117
Views: 28120

Re: 1333: First Date

With all the discussion of Pokémon, I think we are neglecting the important thing, the horribly dystopian vision of a world where someone can be taken over like this. "You're being controlled by Twitch, aren't you?" he realizes with growing horror. "It's-" - but there is no poin...
by thesingingaccountant
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1324:"Weather"
Replies: 76
Views: 18697

Re: 1324:"Weather"

I think the crux of the joke in this comic is that people use inane comments about the weather as small talk far more frequently than any other subject. Sure, for any given "how 'bout that fill-in-the-blank?" there's at least one expert on it who's going to want to geek out when he hears i...
by thesingingaccountant
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1311: "2014"
Replies: 40
Views: 11044

Re: 1311: "2014"

"Petting party"? Is that as dirty as it sounds? Yes. Most colleges of that time taught agricultural science since most of the jobs were agricultural. They ended up having a lot of, what we would call "petting zoos," spontaneously whenever there was enough variety of livestock an...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1276: "Angular Size"
Replies: 98
Views: 26732

Re: 1276: "Angular Size"

As far as I've ever known, it's called a soccer pitch, not a soccer field. Just like in rugby. Hey -- what's the difference between a British Soccer Field, a USA Soccer Field, and for that matter a Brazilian Soccer Field? :twisted: Their names. None of them exist. The British and Brazilians call it ...
by thesingingaccountant
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 40509

Re: 1274: Open Letter

Maybe whatever conspiratorial forces are at work want this sort of mess. It certainly grabs the headlines, overshadowing - for a time - NSA revelations (which might be a real threat to them). It also feeds the two-party narrative, keeping more people fighting for Democrats or Republicans (tastes gr...
by thesingingaccountant
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"
Replies: 118
Views: 26153

Re: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"

I could see myself embracing any of the given opinions except that of the crypto-nut (which is one of the many reasons why I chose the guy I did to be my husband). Which opinion I might hold on any given day depends largely on the mood I'm in, but you'll probably hear from the philosopher a bit less...
by thesingingaccountant
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0907: "Ages"
Replies: 87
Views: 24423

Re: 0907: "Ages"

It just occurred to me that I am 33, and thus far, this timeline has corresponded very closely to my life (including the alt-text). Retrograde GOOMHR.
by thesingingaccountant
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 33363

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

If you download this file, Uncle Sam mails you a bobcat.
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1225: "Ice Sheets"
Replies: 68
Views: 13404

Re: 1225: "Ice Sheets"

I'm a bit confused. Is Randall trying to make some sort of environmentalist point here? If so, I missed it by a mile. Or is he just sharing data he found interesting? All four locations would be improved dramatically were the ice to suddenly return. Mind you, I hate the cold... Agreed, on both points.
by thesingingaccountant
Tue May 28, 2013 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1217: "Cells"
Replies: 57
Views: 30821

Re: 1217: "Cells"

Reading comic 1217 reminded me of an old question I had, how many times have injuries inflicted by guns cures cancer? In the United States in 2008 there were 78,622 non-fatal firearm injuries (1). The total population of the United States that year was 304,059,724 according to the US census burrow,...
by thesingingaccountant
Tue May 28, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1217: "Cells"
Replies: 57
Views: 30821

Re: 1217: "Cells"

I think we have the beginning of a new meme here. That cancer lab really needs to get the funding for proton guns instead of handguns. Have you ever tried to carry a proton pack all day? Those buggers weigh 30-35 pounds? handguns are far easier to carry on a daily basis. And here I was feeling sorr...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri May 24, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 22202

Re: 1215: Insight

I'd wager the core difference between a pollyanna and a nervous nelly on this issue is their view of the rest of humanity: both whether the general consensus on where the world should be moved with our new levers coincides with that person's own thoughts on the matter, and whether the general popul...
by thesingingaccountant
Thu May 23, 2013 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 22202

Re: 1215: Insight

Maybe before we rush to adopt pithy sentences from XKCD, we should stop to consider the consequences of blithely giving this comic such a central position in our lives. Maybe before we rush to adopt recursion, we should stop to consider the consequences of blithely giving this comic such a central ...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1198: "Geologist"
Replies: 44
Views: 11529

1198: "Geologist"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/geologist.png http://xkcd.com/1198/ Title-text: "'It seems like it's still alive, Professor.' 'Yeah, a big one like this can keep running around for a few billion years after you remove the head.'" I should've paid more attention in eighth grade geology. I had ...
by thesingingaccountant
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29091

Re: 1163: "Debugger"

This is far too existential for me to grasp today, yet I can't seem to let it be... And I have no clue what I've done with my Super Soaker...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 26080

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

I fucking hate spiders. Thank God we finally found a use for those creepy little bastards. Besides keeping the insects from overrunning the planet, of course.

And yes, the alt-text was brilliantly amusing. :-D
by thesingingaccountant
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85197

Re: 1127: "Congress"

You suggest a direct democracy, which is a system in which 51% of the population is able to enforce their will on the other 49%. Interestingly, this sort of system inherently disadvantages minorities, and results in a mob-rule situation. This is abhorrent to any lover of liberty, such as myself. On...
by thesingingaccountant
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85197

Re: 1127: "Congress"

... What causes poverty? Do medicaid, food stamps, and housing assistance actually have a causal relationship with escaping poverty? I'm not saying those are bad programs, but I'm suspicious of the claim that more people are getting *into* poverty because it's harder to get food stamps. I think it ...
by thesingingaccountant
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85197

Re: 1127: "Congress"

We've reached an age where technology will allow us to have an absolute democracy - who's with me? I am. Here's a good start: http://ni4d.us/ Yay. Tyranny by mob rule. Sounds so much better than tyranny by oligarchs. It seems to me that you may have committed a logical fallacy--the bifurcation. If ...
by thesingingaccountant
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85197

Re: 1127: "Congress"

... I always figured the difference between D & R is that the D's want to take my money and give to poor people. The R's want to take my money and give to business'. ... I do not entirely agree with that assessment. Yes, they want to take your money, but they're not giving what they take to the...
by thesingingaccountant
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85197

Re: 1127: "Congress"

CasualSax wrote:We've reached an age where technology will allow us to have an absolute democracy - who's with me?


I am.

Here's a good start: http://ni4d.us/
by thesingingaccountant
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85197

Re: 1127: "Congress"

So, to me, it's somewhat amusing that we still use two different colors to represent them. See http://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection2012 which shows why someone like me (who is way to the left and below Stein) also find it hard to distinguish between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. I realize there ...
by thesingingaccountant
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85197

Re: 1127: "Congress"

I don't really know what to make of this? What's the message here? No clue whatsoever. I figure Randall was trying to make a point, but it's apparently a bit too obscure for me. I personally am of the opinion that there is no significant difference between the two major political parties in the US....
by thesingingaccountant
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 25319

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The world is going batshit crazy. Has been for some time now. The psychotic weather is just one aspect of the descent into madness. On the plus side, it's not even slightly boring. Have you ever read the instructions on a packet of toothpicks? Negatory. I...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 25319

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The world is going batshit crazy. Has been for some time now. The psychotic weather is just one aspect of the descent into madness. On the plus side, it's not even slightly boring.
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 51694

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

I've gotten a bigger laugh out of reading the forum thread related to this comic than I got from reading the comic itself. But then, I'm that end user that tech support people fantasize about stabbing.



Black goats. :-D
by thesingingaccountant
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1082: “Geology”
Replies: 66
Views: 21304

Re: 1082: “Geology”

Personally, I'm not so turned on by geology. I'm more into folks who have good chemistry. (Yes, I know that was pretty terrible. No worse than the title-text pun.) "plug and abandon" is one that comes to mind... Seriously?! They USE that term in a professional context?! That's just awful.
by thesingingaccountant
Wed May 30, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1062: "Budget News"
Replies: 36
Views: 14094

Re: 1062: "Budget News"

I will vote, no questions asked, for any candidate who describes themselves as 'more of a deficit sugar glider.'


Sugar gliders are possibly the cutest animals EVER. Nevertheless, I still intend to vote for Howard the Duck.
by thesingingaccountant
Mon May 21, 2012 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21365

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

It seems to me that Randall has perhaps begun a series on oneupsmanship... First Klout, and now this. I think he's trying to influence his readership to engage in healthy competition and search for new ways to improve upon itself, yes?
by thesingingaccountant
Mon May 07, 2012 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 65024

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Guess what I'm doing? I'm pursuing a B.A. in music. You wanna talk about terrible majors? This, friends and neighbors, is a terrible major. What I'd eventually like to do is sing for a living. Sadly, female vocalists are a dime a dozen, and getting a B.A. in music won't increase my odds of establis...
by thesingingaccountant
Mon May 07, 2012 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 65024

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

... am I the only one who hadn't heard of the Elements song but has seen Pirates of Penzance? Negative. Did anyone else imagine Levar Burton singing this tune? (Obscure ST:TNG reference.) This comic, while making me chuckle, also made me think pretty hard. I earned myself a B.B.A. in accounting in ...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri May 04, 2012 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1051: "Visited"
Replies: 66
Views: 21918

Re: 1051: "Visited"

That image is just begging for "Ride of the Valkyries" to accompany it. Or something from Queen. Perhaps the music that accompanies "2001: A Space Odyssey"? (Sorry, can't remember the title of the work itself...) Also, did no one else notice "embarrassd"? Typos aside, ...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 20662

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only person left who cares not one whit for online reviews of anything . I buy very little, and my tastes are (unfortunately) rather limited, so it's pretty useless for me to consider other people's opinions of things, especially books and movies. Still, I've...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 40527

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

SirMustapha wrote:Thank you for explaining the joke in the alt text, Randall. I would never get it otherwise.

(NOTE: This is completely sarcastic)


So.

It has come to this.

(honk, honk)
by thesingingaccountant
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 39880

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

SirMustapha wrote:Friday, on xkcd: How to Draw Stick Figures, and How Hard It Is to Connect Heads to Necks.


So.

It has come to this.
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1024: "Error Code Monkey"
Replies: 99
Views: 41311

Re: 1024: "Error Code"

I can't believe I just caught this... Nor can I believe that I'm the first to do so. Title Text: It has a section on the motherboard beep codes that lists, for the beep pattern, a song that links up well with it. Sorry to be a pain, Al, but you reproduced the title-text incorrectly. It should read a...
by thesingingaccountant
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1024: "Error Code Monkey"
Replies: 99
Views: 41311

Re: 1024: "Error Code"

I LOVE this comic. Every self-help book and owner's manual should be filled with pictures like this one. **EDIT: I guess I expected something a little more flashy and cool for the big 1024 milestone, but now that I think about it, this is perfect. It's a fantastic example of Randall's art and a love...
by thesingingaccountant
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1023: "Late-Night BS"
Replies: 73
Views: 19924

Re: 1023: "Late-Night PBS"

This hasn't happened to me so much with TV, but definitely with radio. I actually incorporated a radio quiz show into a dream once. *nostalgic sigh* I miss Carmen Sandiego... And Mr. Rogers... And especially Bob Ross. My mother has a few VHS tapes of episodes of Bob's show that she recorded off the ...

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