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by mikrit
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:
AP on coincidence wrote:My computer is in a network which is not connected to the thing called Internet.
No problem, there's a red switch on the balthabike. It uses the whirly things to connect to a secret organ on the moon so we can communicate.
Jose

That's a coincidence. I, too, have a secret organ
Spoiler:
in my pants.
by mikrit
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Just a quick blindpost to let you know that the Horrible Carpenter from Hell did sue me. I'll admit that the man has guts, but it seems that he has no brains. If I do lose the case, I can afford to pay the limited amount. If I win, on the other hand, there is a real chance that I can get much more m...
by mikrit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103671
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi mikrit! Suddenly I find myself wondering what Google Translate would call a "short-term home". Well, all right. That's a word-for-word translation. "Korttidshem". Short-time home. Let's call it a boarding-house for children and young adults with disabilities. It's managed and...
by mikrit
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Mom is surprisingly healthy, and my twin nieces have graduated from law school (that's probably not the correct English terminology). That sentence looks perfect. It is all Happy-Happy/Joy-Joy. Please, come back and tell us more. Did you see svenman's French/German Castles? Hi, Zooman and addams! I...
by mikrit
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, I fell down in the basement again, but I want to wish my dear friends in the OTT a happy Valentine's day. I am a bit late in my own time zone, but I figure it's still Feb. 14 in some parts of the world. Calendars are just a social construction anyway, right? Life isn't too bad here, we have fi...
by mikrit
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey, I found an ottifiable OtherOtherComic. But it's a do-it-yourself since I feel lazy.

Instructions: go to http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/one-letter and replace "mathematician" by "OTTer". The joke will change meaning, but it still works.
by mikrit
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hooray, new Yappo recordings! Steakish story, mikrit! Rather ironic, though. Would you agree that it could be described as a parody? Thanks! Yeah, I suppose so. I have been trying to figure out how ggh can be so good at decyphering things like proto-Beanish, and I have come up with two theories: 1) ...
by mikrit
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for kind words, ggh and SBN and others. I am still trying to ketch up to the present, so I am not quite up to date on recent newpages, but here is some random stuff I want to share. Sometimes, when I see a person in real life, I think "Oh, xe looks exactly like this-or-that fictional cha...
by mikrit
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103671
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting a completely off-topic I-feel-so-sorry-for-myself rant: The carpenter/painter who is working at my cottage turned out to be a motherch*rping steambottlish son-of-a-hillbully who never seems to get finished and is offended by the slightest criticism, Randammit! And I needed to write that...
by mikrit
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

On newpage 2477, Sorry my explanation wasn't very explainy. By linking to the double dactyl I had posted in proto-beanish, I was trying to say in a sneaky way that I knew that it was taixzo because I could read (and sorta badly write) proto-beanish. I had a little fun, once I could read it. I correc...
by mikrit
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103671
Views: 25304449

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wowsome walk descriptions, ggh! For http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/Pictures/620xAny/2/0/8/28208_poppadom.gif Reckon I'll get away with that? Poppadom? Papadum? Po...OH I GET IT I GET IT VITSSÅGEN, JA! http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=39451 I was going "Waffles? Pancakes? Is that maple s...
by mikrit
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103671
Views: 25304449

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just blindposting to say I've reached Beacon Ginger (nice color) in my ketch-up, and I have listened to some Yappo music - thanks for posting the link, Laura!
by mikrit
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time" (Sand garden: the song)

My neoblitz has taken me to the beginning of April 2016... oh, I am sorry for the heresy. I mean I am in the 2460s. I have admired taixzo's skill in making Sand Garden, and I have enjoyed your screenshots and narratives. About when I ought to molpy down today, the Muse grabbed me and said "Not ...
by mikrit
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Don't say that! The idea of lost unmatched parens out there might bug BlitzGirl so much that she'll decide to go searching in the past to find and correct them. We want her in the present. Here, have a bunch of closed parens to get everyone's mind off of it: ()()()()...
by mikrit
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 25304449

Re: 1190: "Time"

On page 2441, New OtherComic . OTTer Bot - a cautionary tale http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51005&mode=view Thanks to mikrit for the beanie. Redundant: 1646 - OtterBot.png ?em eveileb on uoy yhw,tnadnuder saw diaS Balthasar_1.png Ah yes: the beanie of Morris dancer #2. I'd recognize...
by mikrit
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I have started a neoblitz through the last year. I am now at Jan 6, and Tallbean and Shortbean are going down in the elevator again, just armed with little sticks (or laptop computers seen from the side). Meanwhile, submarine bots are building a wall. I don't know why I post this, but I am sitting i...
by mikrit
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh dear. I hope you are still all right in NZ. Sending my best antipodal wishes. Darn, I am posting this on a new phone that I haven't figured out yet. The spellchecker tries to change every English word to a Swedish word with a few similar letters. "Wishes" becomes "Widgren", fo...
by mikrit
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: PUNSAW THE OLDPICES... WITH YOUR REDUNDABIKES

Look, they combined the mirror and the tripod into a giant matchstick. Yeah, that was how I saw it, too. Or maybe a karaoke microphone. There was a "cultural week" in Gothenburg some years ago (as opposed to the 51 uncultured ones.). And someone had coreographed a ballet for three excavat...
by mikrit
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That's what she said! (Well, a fellow can dream, right?)

I think the Beanish characters for "yes" look a bit like the proto-Beanish word on the side of the mysterybot. But I guess that's coincidence. Why write "yes" on a robot? In fact, why write anything in a robot society?
by mikrit
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

She said:
- It is Easter. Shall I draw a funny face with my pencil on your ostrich egg?
by mikrit
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

- Mirror, mirror, in my hand! Who is the beaniest in this land? - It is no longer you, Tallbeanie. The young woman they call Rosetta has grown in wisdom and insights, year by year. Yesterday she defended her thesis, "Oceanography in a Changing World", and graduated summa cum laude. She is ...
by mikrit
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mrob27 wrote:Anyone care to guess what Slendo Man is after under the elevator platform?

I thought he was retrieving his hidden stash of pr0n, but in the latest frame it looks too elliptical to be pr0nographic.

So I guess it's a bag, suitable for RUNNING.
by mikrit
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:In related news.

For a moment there, I thought the headline would be:

Air Force grants BU researcher $1.85M to study hidden messages in epilogue sequence.
by mikrit
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

They are used when the vehicle competes on a racing track with Ben Hur, and will slash his wooden wheels to splinters. *Evil laugh.*
by mikrit
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe the released the dam rope suddenly, and then the elevator started swinging left and right, as it was raising. However, we only see the elevator at ONG times, so if the elevator swinging has the same frequency as the ONGs, we would have a resonance that makes us see the elevator only in the lef...
by mikrit
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

MistyCat wrote:What would you have done if you hadn't been afraid?

I'll go for the nostalgic approach: back in 1987 or thereabouts, I knew a beautiful girl who I would have tried to kiss.
by mikrit
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So, Laura Mae, Google tells me that you work at a Modular Force Field System? That sounds very Star Trekish. - We need more Modular Force, Lt Junebug! - The System Field cannot take it anymore, Mr Spock. - Well, just find a way, Lieutenant. And who told you that you could bring your feline symbiont ...
by mikrit
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks, mrob. (Ha ha! Alarming! Giggle!)

For secondary decree: yes, I can see the tail in your signature, but I didn't see that it was a tail until you said so; I saw it as a decorative abstract swirl. Sorry. But now that I know, I can't unsee the tail.
by mikrit
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: KEEP CALM AND CH*RP ON

In RELATED news, research indicates nobody knows how the sea works. Not much Time to post due to Outside, but I did want to leave this for ucim: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=42487 Molpy on! But it was Link you quoted. And I read the article very carefully and haven't found a single p...
by mikrit
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

New warming-up exercise in my choir: block one nostril and breath in, unblock it and block the other, then sing the word "ONG" nasally on a single tone. Repeat with the nostrils in opposite order.

We should do this together on our next OTT meetup.
by mikrit
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 17060

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

We get an extra week this year! That's easy to memorize (for the current century) using the following verse: 53 weeks hath 2004, and 2009, and 2015, 2020, 2026, 2032, 2037 and 2043, and 2048 and 2054, and 2060, 2065, 2071, 2076, 2082, 2088 and 2093, and 2099. Please note the beautiful rhyme scheme,...
by mikrit
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: COULD REDUNDANCY _BE_ ANY MORE ROUNDABOUT?

The door on the far side is open, and says "CHINA POST / 中国邮政 ", and on the near side "TSOP ANIHC / 政邮国中 ", because in Chinese things on the sides of vehicles are written front-to-back. The logo is reversed but the individual glyphs (Chinese and Roman) are not… That's weird. It ...
by mikrit
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The sign means: "Store roundabout traffic signs here", but there was an imported ruler-disposing robot that couldn't read protobeanish. The mistake will eventually destroy civilization. By the way, the Wikipedia article on Roundabout is extremely long and detailed, with a cute animated tra...
by mikrit
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Time After Time: t-1_0291

ETA by mscha: I don't understand what the camera is doing. (First moving away from the yellow thingies towards nothing, then reversing course.) And the black-and-white camerabeanie doesn't follow the elevator, but keeps filming the burbulent water. That's ominous, as if something more is waiting to...
by mikrit
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh: Congratulations, New Zealand! SBN: Very cute wolpies. I'm glad you didn't go for the scary Hound of the Baskervilles look with fluorescent fangs and whatnot. The molpiness that wants to be free reminded me of an old limerick by Morris Bishop in the  Penguin Book of Limericks , compiled by O. Pa...
by mikrit
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The robot ONGs suddenly remind me of the end, sorry, the *nd of when Wallace and Gromit go to the moon. I'll spoiler it if you haven't seen that (in which case, do it now!).
Spoiler:
The little robot wants to make a pair of skis of the yellow rulers.
by mikrit
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 17060

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

When I was a kid in the 1960s and 1970s, Halloween was not a thing in Sweden. All Hallows' Eve, yes, with candles at graveyards, very solemn, but no Halloween stuff. But kids used to dress up like witches on Easter and go around begging for candy or coins. Some years ago, I found an old, Swedish Don...
by mikrit
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ED: Nope, it's fyrtiotvå in Swedish, although I admit that is is pronounced as if it were spelled førtitvå. That makes everything kristall klear, ja? For decree: In 1926 a group of explorers, with a base camp at 51° 5′ 24″ N, 0° 6′ 25.2″ E, managed to find an important artefact. The one who made the...
by mikrit
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Førtito is apparently a place in Norway. Ah, yes, there is a Førtito Bar & Bowling in Sarpsborg, Norway. But also, førtito means forty-two in Norwegian , according to Google Translate. So we are both right - the usual outcome in this friendly thread. (Well, Dutch and Norwegian are functionally ...
by mikrit
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Decree: Obscure book references. Users browsing this forum: Eoink, førtito , mscha, peregrine_crow, ps.02, slinches, Yahoo [Bot] and 29 guests Hm, could førtito be Dutch for fortytwo, the answer to you-know-what in a certain book hexalogy. (Or pentalogy?) Anyway, whoever put the very long yellow ru...

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