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by SimonMoon5
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"
Replies: 43
Views: 26433

Re: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"

But how many fireflies are there on the planet Earth? And how many planet Earths worth of fireflies would we need, in order to achieve the brightness of the Sun?
by SimonMoon5
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 168335

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I have balloons and strings that want to grow up to be balloons. And Megan is in a tree with a duck on her head.
by SimonMoon5
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1615: "Red Car"
Replies: 73
Views: 14744

Re: 1615: "Red Car"

Nah, it's simpler than that.

A car that doesn't exist is compensating for a penis that does exist.

Which really doesn't say much at all.
by SimonMoon5
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 23345

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Anyone else notice that it's not going to be above 52 degrees Fahrenheit in the next million years, according to the forecast? If that's correct, I say bring on the attack of the flying saucers! For me, 100+ degrees Fahrenheit is tolerable. It's only when it gets to around 110+ degrees Fahrenheit th...
by SimonMoon5
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 27723

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

I'm amazed that the guy in the comic doesn't know how many days there are in October? Doesn't he celebrate holidays?

After all, Christmas is December 25th. And DEC 25 = OCT 31, so it's the same thing as October 31st, so October must have 31 days.

Also, Halloween.
by SimonMoon5
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 17166

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

When do Frankenstein and The Doctor hop in the TARDIS? Well, if we're accepting popular mistakes as "correct", then you can't call him "the Doctor," you have to call him "Doctor Who". Then, the two of them (Doctor Who and Frankenstein) can team up with Shazam. Those ar...
by SimonMoon5
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1575: "Footprints"
Replies: 89
Views: 16567

Re: 1575: "Footprints"

The part that confused me the most at first: I thought there had only been *one* Twilight Zone movie... Oh... I misread it. When I saw the word "Twilight" and the word "movie", I automatically put in the word "Zone" in between. It's not like there could be anything else...
by SimonMoon5
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"
Replies: 41
Views: 13005

Re: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"

rmsgrey wrote:Maybe beret guy started with a similar, less unambitious syllogism:
1) I am good with numbers
2) The universe is made of numbers
3) Therefore, I can make the universe do whatever I want


Well, it worked (sort of) for Adric with his "block transfer computations".
by SimonMoon5
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 15520

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

If we had an index file, we could look it up in the index file.
by SimonMoon5
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 26595

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

ORLY? From the day it came out, we've been arguing over what "the pompitus of love" actually means. Here's the Straight Dope on that: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/972/in-steve-millers-the-joker-what-is-the-pompatus-of-love The lyrics as I read them: I can't even tell her And d...
by SimonMoon5
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 21847

Re: 1470: "Kix"

The best cereal-- judging solely by the comedy value of the TV commercials-- was Nut & Honey Crunch. (A quick search suggests that it doesn't exist anymore, but it was a cereal of the 80's.) Someone would ask another character, "What do you want for breakfast?" and the reply would be &...
by SimonMoon5
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 20703

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

It should probably be an alien language and therefor not recognizable at all to viewers. Except that after a certain point, all aliens in Stargate speak English. Sure, they have some language difficulties with the first alien races they meet, but after that, everybody speaks English. It isn't until...
by SimonMoon5
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 20399

Re: 1429: Data

Pfhorrest wrote:Octopii.
Octopodes.
Octopuses.
Octopodiis?


Very few bus drivers are good at driving bi.
by SimonMoon5
Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1376: "Jump"
Replies: 62
Views: 13115

Re: 1376: "Jump"

My flying dreams often involve me not wanting to land simply because I'm not sure how I started flying in the first place, so if I land, I might not be able to fly again. A recent dream had me simply gliding in the winds instead, so on a windy day, I could jump out the window and fly wherever I want...
by SimonMoon5
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 86181

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

Can anyone confirm that submissions are being incorporated at all? I've seen no evidence personally that any of the paths have gotten longer. Maybe it's an April Fool's joke on those submitting suggestions? I've submitted dozens of suggestions. I have seen exactly one incorporated. If you see the &...
by SimonMoon5
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 90956

Re: 1321: "Cold"

pixeldigger wrote:but i don't WANt to wear any clothes!


Agreed. If I *have* to wear clothes because of the temperature, then it's too cold.

My house stays at 75 F.
by SimonMoon5
Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1318: "Actually"
Replies: 76
Views: 15868

Re: 1318: "Actually"

I remember my ex saying something about how, to avoid sounding too nerdy, it's wise to avoid any sentence that starts with "Well, actually..."
by SimonMoon5
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 22508

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

"So, God, .... how is a raven like a writing desk? " According to my copy of The Annotated Alice , a few answers have been written for that. The best one is: "The notes for which both are noted are not noted for being musical notes." The answers I've always heard have been: (1) ...
by SimonMoon5
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"
Replies: 201
Views: 45033

Re: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"

dacaldar wrote:Why isn't the dog a stick-dog?


Is the implication that dogs are higher-dimensional beings than people?
by SimonMoon5
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 45049

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Tying this back to "Doctor Who," what about the word TARDIS or Tardis or even tardis?

People on Doctor Who fan forums tend to be obsessed with making sure that the word is always in all caps: TARDIS, even when talking about someone else's tardis.
by SimonMoon5
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 45049

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Also, referring to The Doctor (character) as "Doctor Who" is about the same level of ignorance as mixing up Vulcans and Klingons. And despite this fact, there are often long and tedious arguments in Doctor Who fan forums about whether or not his name is "Doctor Who." I usually s...
by SimonMoon5
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1191: "The Past"
Replies: 85
Views: 17238

Re: 1191: "The Past"

Reminds me of an idea I had when I learned one of the "multiple universes" theories that allowed time travel simply bifurcated at the point of arriving in the past - one path (the one you came from) stays the same, the other (the one you arrived in) can be wildly different. Kill your gran...
by SimonMoon5
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1120: "Blurring the Line"
Replies: 74
Views: 20743

Re: 1120 : "Blurring the Line"

I can't help but wonder, what movie, that is a movie about a movie, is WHG talking about? You have "alan smithee's" Burn Hollywood Burn. Then there's Tropic Thunder. Get Shorty Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. And many more I was guessing "Last Action Hero," but maybe that's just...
by SimonMoon5
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 10975

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

What about using Squishy Baff?
by SimonMoon5
Wed May 02, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85535

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

As someone who teaches math at a college level but often has to teach remedial classes to students (meaning teaching college students math classes that they were expected to learn in high school or earlier), I often am distressed by the students that think that they don't need to do arithmetic in th...

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