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by Ronsonic
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 30913

Re: #1042: "Never"

Hi Randall! I see you've met my ex-wife. :lol: And one of my ex-g/f's. Lesson learned: to be insanely hot, you've first got to be insane. We've all met her. She smashed a bottle off one of my friend's head once. She's from Louisiana and seems normal until she drinks. She got me into a New Years Eve...
by Ronsonic
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 30913

Re: #1042: "Never"

"or whom I build a life with" Am I wrong? I think I am. You're not wrong, technically, except that few people actually talk like that, and the ones who do probably wouldn't end their sentence with a preposition like you just did. That is a thing which up with we cannot put. Churchill repu...
by Ronsonic
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1030: "Keyed"
Replies: 108
Views: 28258

Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Despite having never felt the urge to key a car, I wanna be beret guy.
by Ronsonic
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 25210

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

webdude wrote:A webcomic catchphrase is one thing. If a candidate says, "so, it has come to this" at the next Republican debate, we'll know the phrase has hit the big time.


White phone for Mr. Gingrich. Mr Newt Gingrich, please pick up the white phone.
by Ronsonic
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 19492

Re: 1019: "First Post"

Of course this plan fails when your hired college kids succumb and start racing each other to post "FIRST!!!!!!11"
by Ronsonic
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 35550

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

hyplar2000 wrote:We have to use the Mint Jelly!! :mrgreen:



This!
by Ronsonic
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 76498

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Pfhorrest wrote:Also: Germany was until recently regulating what kind of names people could have? Man, and I thought the Nazis lost power there like 70+ years ago....


They aren't Nazis anymore, but they are and will remain German.
by Ronsonic
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 64537

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

This whole thread is about a concept which for me is rather emotionally charged. Perhaps because of my Asperger syndrome, I become easily overwhelmed. Also, I have a rather short attention span for things such as grocery stores, and I have a very low tolerance for what I consider stupid behavior. I...
by Ronsonic
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 35550

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

I love the word "Sheeple." It saves me so much time, because the moment I hear it I know I am safe in not listening further. Libertarians are generally the worst abusers of it (there is no distinction between use and abuse with this one) but I've heard it from all the other irrelevant fact...
by Ronsonic
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 40536

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

Angrist wrote:Is it sad that I just want to yell "Front Sight!" at the guy shooting?


Stance, grip, sight, squeeze!
Stance, grip, sight, squeeze!
Stance, grip, sight, squeeze!
Stance, grip, sight, squeeze!
Stance, grip, sight, squeeze!
Stance, grip, sight, squeeze!
Stance, grip, sight, squeeze!
by Ronsonic
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 40536

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

Does he come running to see if someone's making a dubious criticism of the plural form "octopi"? A man writes to an exotic animal supplier: Dear Sir, Please send me two mongeese mongooses mongi a mongoose. P.S. Dammit - send me two. Please send me a mongoose and another one.
by Ronsonic
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 76498

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Beyond the Idiocracy-like product names there are options like Cosmolene and Linolea. Some years ago there was a study that, according to the headlines, showed widespread racism in hiring. The study used a bunch of recent college graduate resumes off the internet and randomly matched them to racial...
by Ronsonic
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 76498

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Oh, and another thing ....

I do believe that girls should have to pick their own stripper/porn names when they grow up and not be given them at birth.
by Ronsonic
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 76498

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Beyond the Idiocracy-like product names there are options like Cosmolene and Linolea. Some years ago there was a study that, according to the headlines, showed widespread racism in hiring. The study used a bunch of recent college graduate resumes off the internet and randomly matched them to raciall...
by Ronsonic
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 16485

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

Did anyone else immediately think of Audie Murphy? When they made a movie of his life, they actually did portray some of his accomplishments as less than what they really were, to make it more believable for audiences. Audie Murphy was a certifiable badass and a damn good actor. One of the few to e...
by Ronsonic
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0999: "Cougars"
Replies: 65
Views: 20295

Re: 0999: "Cougars"

"If you're lying in bed tonight and you see yellow eyes glinting in your window, are you being stalked by a puma, a mountain lion, a panther, a catamount, or a cougar? Trick question--in North America, they're all names for the same species, Puma concolor!" Would someone please explain thi...
by Ronsonic
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 20300

Re: How do people get all these coins?

The thing that puzzles me is how individuals end up with vast piles of coins. Businesses I understand - but they have cash management services from their banks. I can imagine an eight-year-old saving pennies, but an adult? I am mostly cashless, these days. But in years past I would just take the od...
by Ronsonic
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 64537

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

This was also done in the movie Repo Man. I thought it was a brilliant part of the movie. It really made the movie seem a bit strange, and that definitely went along with the rest of the film. I had seen Repo Man before hearing about that No Frills brand, but it seems like that might have been wher...
by Ronsonic
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0987: "Potential"
Replies: 42
Views: 14997

Re: 0987: "Potential"

This was simply the best alt-text ever. Three internets!!!!!
by Ronsonic
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 99943

Re: 0980: "Money"

roderik wrote:what? a low end bike costs $180?
strange, I thought those cost at least a quarter of that price.


Low end bike, not "bicycle shaped object."

Yeah, I'm a bike snob.
by Ronsonic
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 80682

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

I do hardware, not software and this sort of thing happens to me all the time.

My favorite is when the only result is my customer asking around on forums about some obscure electro-musical implement before he brought the thing to me.
by Ronsonic
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 57147

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

How is it that these threads never go a full page before someone posts that the latest strip further proves what a douche / snob / a--hole / d--k / jerk Randall is? I'd think it was time to stop reading the things and just move on in life. Having typed it, JMOIL might be a useful standard internets ...
by Ronsonic
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 35428

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

Okay, the repeat email addy thing is a PITA and yeah, I look twice and then copy/paste. But the one that pisses me off is the enter credit card number field. How in the hell is it that it cannot parse spaces! The spaces are there on the card - Yes, I can dig through and check myself on a 16 digit nu...
by Ronsonic
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 37148

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

It is no surprise that the conspirati can't grasp the most important fact of conspiracy theory in America. It is even overlooked by all the very alert minds on this forum. This is a country in which the president himself cannot get a blowjob under the desk without it being on the nine o'clock news....
by Ronsonic
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 37148

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Yes I have seen Dr. Strangelove. Multiple times for classes (Physics in high school and Humor in college). It was weird to see the "floridating the water" thing associated with a...I'm searching for the word...but I've always known it to be a fundamentalist hippie thing, same as the peopl...
by Ronsonic
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 37148

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

It is no surprise that the conspirati can't grasp the most important fact of conspiracy theory in America. It is even overlooked by all the very alert minds on this forum. This is a country in which the president himself cannot get a blowjob under the desk without it being on the nine o'clock news. ...
by Ronsonic
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0037: "Hyphen"
Replies: 77
Views: 32569

Re:

Adjective ass-noun.
by Ronsonic
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 57968

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

.... occasionally you get someone who reaches the end, then pauses to decide whether to go left or right. Or scratch their ear, or just catch their breath after the exhilarating ride. I'm always behind someone like that on escalators. ALWAYS. Maximum amusement is a large family regrouping at the to...
by Ronsonic
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 26798

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

which is why I've been forced (by at least a minimal desire to "get along"...) to say, "I'm sorry to hear that"... which is just dumb, me having to do that. Sheesh. Never mind that "I'm sorry to hear that" translates to "I wish you hadn't told me." I blame la...
by Ronsonic
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 20638

Re: 0929: "Speculation"

Save the skeet!

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