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by Kartoffelkopf
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25809

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

>2011
>drinking fountains
ISHYGDDT.
by Kartoffelkopf
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65851

Re: 988: "Tradition"

Fairytale of New York (uncensored, of course) is also popular here in Australia, although I don't know if they play it on the radio so much as on TV. It's funny that Jingle Bells isn't on there. It's interesting that Jingle Bells is known to most people in the US but how few know that there is 4 ver...
by Kartoffelkopf
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0981: "Porn Folder"
Replies: 72
Views: 31961

Re: 0981: "Porn Folder"

As a mechanophile, this thread, erm, intrigues me.
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139670

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

What if you like Australia-centered upside-down maps?
by Kartoffelkopf
Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58324

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

curmudgeon wrote:Not Apple user or fan. Had to have beach ball explained.
Would not have liked Jobs as a person or a boss.

Are you a salarian?
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 321133

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

My passwords nowadays generally consist of a historical battle and the year it was fought in. This is easy for me to remember and helps with remembering dates too. To come up with a new password: Pick a battle, say, Waterloo Look up the year it was fought in (even if you think you know, do it just t...
by Kartoffelkopf
Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 31119

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

This would be a perfect mod. I generally try to avoid killing people in games that allow you to avoid detection for just this reason. I always think about things like that to try to make the game seem more realistic to myself. (sometimes I feel evil and think things like: "hah, this guy's dog ...
by Kartoffelkopf
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"
Replies: 116
Views: 28326

Re: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"

I had delayed getting my wisdom teeth removed for a while, but finally went in for the operation under IV sedation. I was to have all four of them removed. It was great, I fell into a deep sleep... ...and then, I dreamed. I dreamed that I was in a gymnasium with many school children, and some...thin...
by Kartoffelkopf
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 42475

Re: 0855: "1999"

I don't remember how many years it was since I visited Zombocom, but maybe I should go back...

FrobozzWizard wrote:As fun as zombocom is, it's worth remembering that it also has a nemesis: obmoz(.)com

I'm okay with this.
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 58462

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

What's next, all the possible moves in GTNW? Randall = WOPR? Why not play it for yourself and report your findings? :lol: Of course, the only winning move is- *shot* http://biphome.spray.se/dread/connect5.html FUCK. THIS. GAME. I'm glad there's at least the occasional WOPR reference. I can't believ...
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199719

Re: Personal "Eureka!" moments

This seems to happen to me quite a lot. Today a text came in on someone's phone during a meeting, and it made the Beep Beep Beep, Beeeep Beeeep, Beep Beep Beep noise. I've heard that noise goodness knows how many times and thought nothing much of it. Today however, the Eureka moment struck. The lim...
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34554

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

I can just imagine all the complaints about the downfall of society that have been said in ages past. In "Wealth of Nations", people were complaining that education was declining rapidly due to poor standards. I'm sure many playwrights would complain about how the Theatre Industry was chu...
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761077

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

LUBE MOBILE WILL COME TO YOU! CALL 13-30-32! THAT'S 13-30-32! I think you mean firdeen firdee firdee two, followed by a face that's probably meant to be serious or tough but makes the kid look like he's about to burp or something. I'm quite above bastardising my spelling to approximate the pathetic...
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0760: "Moria"
Replies: 113
Views: 26377

Re: Re:

...raised insightful discussion about comparisons between Middle-Earth and the real world, just like JRR intended. As for any inner meaning or 'message', it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical. I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and al...
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761077

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

How about the commercials that make you remember their phone number forever? (Actually can't remember any right now.) Or the stupid jingles you start unwillingly singing along to? Or commercials that do both, putting the phone number in the stupid jingle. 1-800-SAFE-AUTO pick up the phone the call ...
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 32442

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

Another tune that works is the Australian national anthem. Of course, it works the other way around too, so I always end up trying to sing the anthem to the tune of Gilligan's island :) I present the East German national anthem and the song from which the current German national anthem is derived ....
by Kartoffelkopf
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 179949

Re: Making the world a weirder place

Dimetrodon wrote:"Zalgo Club" (I'm really proud of the poster I did for this one)

Requesting picture now.
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25142

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

My brother's girlfriend used to put on a top twenty station at work. Unfortunately (while not at all musical) I have an excellent audio memory, so I had the "AUGH" moment identifying from which older song they had lifted a sample and looped to stand in for their lack of musical talent. Th...
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25142

Re: "Sample" discussion (#780)

[DATA EXPUNGED]
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25142

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

I've had the opposite effect: when I'm listening to music and a sound nearby occurs in perfect timing with the song, so I think it's part of it. Then I'm disappointed when I rewind and find out that it is not, in fact, part of the song. As a fan of industrial music, I love sirens and samples in song...
by Kartoffelkopf
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29999

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

I think people are looking too hard into this one. This is simply a humorous recreation of a WWII soldier writing a letter to a 'loved one' from the battlefield. Cordelia is an old fashioned name. Green Berets were the name of an elite special forces unit. This. Come on, guys, there is no reference.
by Kartoffelkopf
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56617

Re: "1996" Discussion

-snip- System requirements for Encarta 96. -snip- I distinctly remember requiring the CD to be in the drive. In fact, I think it came on two CD-ROMs, so if you wanted to flip through you'd need to do a lot of disc changing. Same with pretty much all CD based games - extra storage space was the majo...
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56617

Re: "1996" Discussion

Looking through old computer advertisements are always hilarious. I find it really amazing that it's been 20 years since the 90s. Now I feel old. :( I uploaded this photo to Facebook a few weeks back, because I'm the sort who uploads photos about random stuff lying around my room. http://sphotos.ak....
by Kartoffelkopf
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0760: "Moria"
Replies: 113
Views: 26377

Re: Re:

Was thinking about Dwarf Fortress immediatly after reading the comic. I like the idea of turning it into a BP comic tho. Huh. I immediately thought "Minecraft". Everyone else is thinking "Dwarf Fortress". What's up with that? Minecraft is fine too, but you can always get out of ...
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 59937

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

As an Australian and politics student I am appalled that Randall did not include Australia as part of Asia.
by Kartoffelkopf
Sat May 08, 2010 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 20200

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

I've always spelled it 'yoghurt', never seen 'yogurt' unless it was a typo. Is this some strange American thing?
by Kartoffelkopf
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45744

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

Zrana wrote:
I start new letters/characters at the top the vast majority of the time, so I'm also joing this came for how to right a slash.

*slow clap*
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 32239

Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

To those who were earlier complaining that LOTR is before Beyonce's time period, I would make the argument that if Star Wars was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, LOTR is a long time into the future and very close to home. Actually, the Middle-Earth mythos was written to be like an early h...
by Kartoffelkopf
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 221981

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

This comic didn't make me sad, though it reminded me of WALL-E, one of my favourite movies.

I don't know any of the backstory behind this though, and throughout the whole comic I was just like 'hmph it's just a robot, it doesn't have feelings'
Overall, a good idea, though a bit cliché.
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 31877

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

Back when I liked mainstream music, I used Pandora. Then they restricted it to US-only, and I was cold and alone until I found last.fm Then they made last.fm pay radio after 25 free tracks for everyone outside of the UK, Germany and US (because they weren't getting enough money advertising in those ...
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 84722

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

When I was a young girl [my father did not take me to see a marching band] my first foray into my own webpage was not on geocities but on Freewebs, which worked much the same. I still ran into tonnes of horrible geocities sites. I still do on occasion, though they are actually good now. There are a ...
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290858

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

Mr. Potatohead, if what you're talking about is not some Raggedy Ann cartoon, and it seems unlikely it is, then I'm afraid I can't help you. But I might recall something about a cartoon that may or may not have existed that seems similar. The scene is basically two toys in a garbage dump being all ...
by Kartoffelkopf
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35688

Re: "The Search" Discussion

mckenzee wrote:<snipped ant poem>

awesome


This strip, and the discussion surrounding it, is intensely interesting. Those pictures from Hubble someone posted blew my mind. We definitely need a reality check like that every so often.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go write a story about ants.
by Kartoffelkopf
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0632: "Suspicion"
Replies: 112
Views: 38031

Re: "Suspicion" Discussion

I enjoyed. Not without problems, since the second panel does telegraph the joke. But it's a good joke! And even though it's about a relationship, there's no nudity! But I still wonder...why didn't they use this method? Incidentally, I HAVE been on a site that used that. I didn't cry, but I answered...
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 176
Views: 56874

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

This comic is so true...same with the alt-text.
by Kartoffelkopf
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 187011

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Yeah, watch: I think Hitler was right. (most certainly does not think Hitler was right) erm the idea of trolling is to appear genuine laughingelfman.jpg I dislike 4chan and /b/ as much as everyone else. But i feel like no matter how evil /b/ is, i want to think it has contributed to the internet cu...
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valkyrie
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Valkyrie

Haven't seen it, but there's tonnes of hype. I'm not really interested in seeing it.

Apparently, there was an older movie called 'Operation Valkyrie' as well. Maybe that had to do with the name change?
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290858

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

There was a movie I saw a long time ago when I was a lot younger and it was a cartoon movie involving a teddy-bear and a doll who somehow become separated from their owner and have to get back home. The only part I remember is when the teddy bear (who I believe was called 'Teddy') dances behind a bo...
by Kartoffelkopf
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)
Replies: 79
Views: 14152

Re: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)

This was the greatest show I ever watched on CN, pity I saw only a few episodes and they repeated that one about the blind archers at the well like five times a week

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