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by TheAbstractor
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1629: "Tools"
Replies: 22
Views: 6204

Re: 1629: "Tools"

Just like grandmother during the war.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xrfbKTG_xE
by TheAbstractor
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 26509

Re: 1501: Mysteries

Here, now Randall won't sleep all weekend.

http://science-frontiers.com/sfonline.htm
by TheAbstractor
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1483: "Quotative Like"
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: 1483: "Quotative Like"

God was like, "Let there be light", and there was light. This is actually not too far off from how Hebrew works. The word את ("ath") (in e.g. Genesis 1:1 בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ׃) marks the beginning of the objective noun or clause. "In the beginning/ formed/ God...
by TheAbstractor
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:54 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0122: "Lava Lamp"
Replies: 34
Views: 15484

Re: What-If 0122: "Lava Lamp"

"Sapphire Window" would make a great name for a psychedelic rock band.

That is all.
by TheAbstractor
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1459: "Documents"
Replies: 52
Views: 14646

Re: 1459: "Documents"

Also Protip: Never do e-Discovery doc review for a living, since it entails doing this for a living, 40-50+ hours a week*, except every document you open is more likely than not going to contain 100+ pages of stultifying, byzantine business jargon that you're expected to understand and legally evalu...
by TheAbstractor
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1257: "Monster"
Replies: 84
Views: 20016

Re: 1257: "Monster"

Reminds me of this kids' book, if you're familar with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Dogzilla-digest-D ... s=dogzilla
by TheAbstractor
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152791

Re: 1193: Externalities

So basically, the viewers of this webcomic just paid over $30k . . . to see a cartoon dog get bigger. Mind blown. I wonder how far you could go with the concept, e.g. start a "Kickstarter Channel" which airs content voted on, formed on input, and funded by the viewers. So instead of "...
by TheAbstractor
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:55 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0009: "Soul Mates"
Replies: 58
Views: 32699

Re: What-if 0009: Soul Mates

First we need to hear a story from the Midrash: A Roman matron was discussing Jewish belief with Rabbi Yossi ben Halafta. "Okay," she says, "I get the part about G-d creating heaven and earth. But once He got that down, what has He been doing since?" "Since then," Rabb...
by TheAbstractor
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 18016

Re: 1073: "Weekend"

Rabbi Eliezar is way ahead of you.
by TheAbstractor
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: "Percentage Points"
Replies: 85
Views: 25655

Re: 0985: "Percentage Points"

In other news, Senator Grayton also came under fire for proposing reparations by the African-American community to former slaveowners, fighting the child drug epidemic by administering ibogaine to all K-12 public school students and replacing the federal bureaucracy with a system of state-sponsored ...
by TheAbstractor
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0982: "Set Theory"
Replies: 55
Views: 15239

Re: 0982: "Set Theory"

Much like how Vin Diesel once solved Fermat's Last Theorem by pistol-whipping a mathematician.
by TheAbstractor
Wed May 25, 2011 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 186943

Re: #903: Extended Mind

I started with "Kicked in the Nuts" (the satirical short film produced by Family Guy writer and voice Mike Henry) and ended up in a feedback loop between "Mathematics", "Quantity" and "Property (philosophy)". Today - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:10 AM Property (p...
by TheAbstractor
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0885: "Recycling"
Replies: 59
Views: 15415

Re: 0885: "Recycling"

I wouldn't worry, Randall. I hear they're not too bright down there.

/ducks
by TheAbstractor
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91953

Re: "Password Reuse" discussion (#792)

existentialpanda wrote:Looks like Hat Guy's having a bad day.


He's still not over the lackluster response by the general public to his comedy routine.
by TheAbstractor
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 30011

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

sourmìlk wrote:Can somebody explain the reference? I feel like I'm rather uncultured for missing it :/


My first thought was that it was a parody of the Sullivan Ballou Letter from the Civil War era.
by TheAbstractor
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45778

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

skine wrote:
aurumelectrum13 wrote:Help! The comic isn't showing up!

You must be going to http:\\xkcd.com\

Edit: Actually, this still works just fine in Firefox.


Chrome fixes it too.
by TheAbstractor
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 75665

Re: "Hell" Discussion

Puck's Peak on pogo.com is actually like this, at least in the higher levels. The trick is to lay something flat in the middle of the concave surface at the start of the game. And to be an 8 year old kid who'd actually find this kind of game challenging. (Pogo's multi-player Monopoly, on the other ...
by TheAbstractor
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 222048

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

This is a potential first: a typo in the alt-text?
by TheAbstractor
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 26464

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

PhantomPhanatic wrote:If he was smart he'd reach for the laptop and throw it in the opposite direction so he could reach the door before he passed out.


Reading that immediately made me think of Zork Zero.
by TheAbstractor
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 26394

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Heh, reminds me of William Corliss' site. Worst design ever. Most fascinating content ever.

Maybe Randall's next comic came be about how demons/aliens/time-travelers use crap websites to hide their secrets from us mere mortals.
by TheAbstractor
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32598

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

So "play" and "game" are meant as puns, being used as they are in popular culture? Might've worked better if the 1st block said "analyze relationships" or "analyze long-term relationships" or "analyze monogamy". But then it would've had a "wah w...
by TheAbstractor
Fri May 22, 2009 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 20590

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

Holy crap! Did you just make a "Square One" reference?

XKCD is now officially the greatest comic strip in the universe.
by TheAbstractor
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 40408

Re: Swine Flu

A disease of unknown origin and mysterious means of transmission, causing fevered, delirious inactivity across large sectors of the population?

[Insert "twitter, not swine flu" punchline here]
by TheAbstractor
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 26291

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

File this under "jokes 90% of the population, and 99% over 60 or under 20 wouldn't understand."

Aww hell . . . just file all of XKCD under that.
by TheAbstractor
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 63322

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

Good, now someone try "<y> chick(s), <x> dick(s)".
by TheAbstractor
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0444: "Macgyver Gets Lazy"
Replies: 91
Views: 23629

Re: "Macgyver Gets Lazy" Discussion

FYI: Burn Notice is the new MacGyver. And Michael Westen isn't afraid to use a gun AND duct tape to get the job done.

/with homemade C4 explosives when needed.
by TheAbstractor
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0443: "Know Your Vines"
Replies: 167
Views: 31932

Re: "Know Your Vines" Discussion

TMI, Randall. TMI.
by TheAbstractor
Wed May 28, 2008 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0429: "Fantasy"
Replies: 81
Views: 18988

Re: "Fantasy" Discussion

Best one in awhile, and that's saying something.

Has Randall ever thought of marketing Valentine's Day cards?
by TheAbstractor
Fri May 09, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0421: "Making Hash Browns"
Replies: 122
Views: 36938

Re: "Making Hash Browns" Discussion

These are hash browns . These are the quintessential Platonic form of hash browns. This is the food that Americans are willing to make a 5 mile drive for at 2:00AM, while drunk and stoned, risking death, injury, and criminal prosecution in order to eat. For those of you outside the US, when you vis...
by TheAbstractor
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 44321

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

vodka.cobra wrote:I'm predicting a sequel in which the father and daughter meet.


If they met and held each other, couldn't they equal each other out and stay still, especially if the (smaller) baby is falling at a steeper angle.

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