Search found 20 matches

by Splooge169
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 39655

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

List of terrible geology puns: "You breccia." "Of quartz you may." "Bull schist." "You better calm down. You're started to look like a real ash hole. Wouldn't want you going all rhyolitic on us." Really, really terrible geology puns: *while holding pencil* &q...
by Splooge169
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0185: "Wikifriends"
Replies: 121
Views: 29358

Re: "wiki friends" disucssion

I've run into many people (nearly everyone I've talked to about it!) who say they disliked WALL-E, left early, or even fell asleep during it. I don't care, I've seen it 4 times and still love it! GreaterSteven has a point about ignoring hype, too. I resisted the Harry Potter craze until well after t...
by Splooge169
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48495

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

gormster wrote:


Oh my god, win. On multiple levels. (Why? Figure out the actual answer, and it says so much more.)


All I can see is the obvious, inappropriate answer. What is the real answer? I must know!
by Splooge169
Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 36407

Re: "Listen to Yourself" Discussion

vrazix wrote:aha. alt text is brilliant.

anyway, i've been saying for months that the nadir of intelligence resides in youtube comments. i regularly go on there to remind myself how brilliant i really am.

fixed
by Splooge169
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0470: "The End Is Not For A While"
Replies: 140
Views: 28037

Re: "The End is Not for a While"

scowdich wrote:
SneakyMongo wrote:My picket sign will say "Vacuums were once horse-drawn" or "Champaign is English"
Fix'd.


Fixed.
by Splooge169
Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 45810

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

Tropical Storm Fay has now made four landfalls in Florida. The comic clearly shows four landfalls for Hurricane Screw-it-Let's-Just-Trash-Florida-Again. Coincidence?
by Splooge169
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 87980

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

I always thought the commercial went "HOOM de yada." But either way, it has a feel-good Kum-bi-yah vibe to it. Good stuff.
by Splooge169
Tue May 13, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favourite Erroneous "Proofs"
Replies: 194
Views: 43477

Goofy proofy

Hey, those last two are repeats. My favorite is from Uncyclopedia , and is different from the one stated on page 2 of this topic: 2 = 0 Euler's Theorem: e i*pi = -1 Square both sides: e 2i*pi = 1 Take the natural log: 2i*pi = 0 Since we know both pi and i are non-zero, 2 must equal 0.
by Splooge169
Mon May 12, 2008 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Losing my mind. (Homework)
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Re: Losing my mind. (Homework)

I just wanted to thank you for posting that fun math question. I got as far as 16b2 - 89b + 100 = 0, then had trouble factoring. The quadratic formula sliced right through it, though. Anyway, I enjoyed solving it. Thanks!
by Splooge169
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 43678

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Kni7es wrote:And all I could think was,

"They see me rollin'... they hatin'...."

And then you realized that nobody would remember that song if it weren't for Weird Al's "White & Nerdy."

Edit: Is that really what an ampersand looks like here?
by Splooge169
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 29911

Re: "Venting" Discussion

It's rather a pity that you used "it's" where it should have been "its" on several occasions... It probably would have been a good idea to include a reference to the xkcd strip as well. Thank you, scarlet, I also feel that this error reduced the effectiveness of the rant. But a ...
by Splooge169
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 120304

Re: "Chess Photo" Discussion


That page is what first lead me to the universe that is xkcd, and I have been happily addicted ever since.
by Splooge169
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 74628

Reno Rhymes

Here goes... I once shot a man in Reno for the Oracle at Delphi I once shot a man in Reno 'cause he was a Gemini I once shot a man in Reno to watch his body ossify I once shot a man in Reno to make my powers magnify (There can be only one!) EDIT: according to Wikipedia, "The name Delphi is pron...
by Splooge169
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0210: "90's Flowchart"
Replies: 45
Views: 21836

Re: "90's Flowchart" Discussion

This thread can't die, because nobody explained what "applied Markov chains" are! The Wikipedia page was too symbol-strewn for me to make sense of it. Does the alt-text mean that you can sort-of predict what word a lyric will end with, given the previous verses? Or that you can maybe predi...
by Splooge169
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0148: "Mispronouncing"
Replies: 42
Views: 19894

Re: "Mispronouncing" Discossion

I love switching the initial sounds of a two-word phrase, like riper snifle or locket rauncher (I distracted my Halo opponents with those). I also indulge in the Mexican food jokes - I like my toasty-toes with queezo dip. And I can't resist some relevant cop pulture references here: Peter from Famil...
by Splooge169
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?
Replies: 41
Views: 6088

Okay, thank you, I misread a bunch of the earlier material, then tried to figure out what an "apothem" was without looking it up. So I want to ignore the vertices and instead find the shortest distance from each side to the center of the shape (I'm guessing that is the apothem). But still,...
by Splooge169
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics behind a card trick?
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: Mathematics behind a card trick?

The version I know requires all piles to stop at ten, with all face cards being equal to 10. At the very end, you add 19 to the sum of the revealed cards to get the answer. I was so facinated with this trick that I sketched it out to see how it worked, and the reasons are the same as those posted ab...
by Splooge169
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basic question
Replies: 14
Views: 3475

Re: Basic question

Either Wendys or What-A-Burger has a number posted for "ways you can order a burger," and Sonic claims a specific number in the millions for "ways you can order a drink." I love thinking about this kind of stuff.
by Splooge169
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?
Replies: 41
Views: 6088

Re: Why is the derivative of the volume of a sphere its area?

I'm glad I found this thread, because I too wondered why this worked for circles/spheres. I want to make sure I have understood everything posted so far. I can take any regular polygon, measure the distance from center to vertex ("apothem," someone said), and the perimeter will be the deri...
by Splooge169
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380277

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello, I'm completely new to any form of web forum, so I don't assume I'll post here often. (I just remembered that I have an account on the Adult Swim forum that I have never posted from. This right now is my very first post, ever, anywhere.) I am a 24-year-old male geek/nerd currently living withi...

Go to advanced search