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by mturyn
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54350

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

I wanted to go live with the Scrubbs, whom I always assumed were being painted over-nastily. And, for that matter, I should probably have enjoyed the company and opinions of Vita Sackville-Baggins, and her notional cousin Rebecca Baggins. Note: I liked the first book until the leo[?---please decline...
by mturyn
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65352

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

"White people come to me and ask me about Coyote, they're very interested. I don't know why; I tell them, 'He was mean: he did things to hurt people because he liked stirring up trouble.'"---a Navajo source. That's probably mangled , and I can't remember or find the text, but it brings hom...
by mturyn
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40416

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

I hesitate to say this, because a good number of you will assume that this completely reflects my tastes, but it's more about comedy: I was expecting to see 'Hot, Drunk, Co-eds Pix' or some such included in the set...as the sole element common to the two largest subsets (that is, instead of the coll...
by mturyn
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40460

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

I've read the claim that the artist who first drew the Pilgrims as wearing buckled hats and shoes was a Nineteenth Century person who drew them in Eighteenth Century clothing for that Olde Tyme effect...reminds me of the claim that the ancient Greeks and Romans encountered seedy tour guides ready to...
by mturyn
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 60322

Re: Honor Societies

The Tautology Society's anthem? "We 're Here Because We 're Here Because We 're Here"---the tune is Auld Lang Syne, you can guess the lyrics---a song that annoyed my father during the Second World War, and to which he responded, 'No, it's because we're not anywhere else.'
by mturyn
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127592

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Well, there's always money, and maybe power, in telling the ones with money and power that they 'deserve' to be there, whether it's because of genetically-propagated intelligence, the Market [cue angelic choir], the Will of God, their position in the vanguard Party advancing an inevitable History, b...
by mturyn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 43853

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

There's something similar, if sadder, involving cyborgs near the end of Richard Lupoff's Space War Blues ---I don't think it was in With the Bentfin Boomer Boys on Little Old New Alabama ,the original story on which it was based, but I won't waste even a self-referential opportunity to type that tit...
by mturyn
Mon May 11, 2009 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0582: "Brakes"
Replies: 103
Views: 30639

Re: "Brakes" Discussion

Could you make the noise for us? -- Aiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeee! Sounds like you're falling off a cliff. [Laughter] (Non-listeners: Tom and Ray, the hosts, often request callers to imitate the noise their car is making in its distress, frequently with funny results.) We once won membership in a group lunc...
by mturyn
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 70072

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

[...] Σ Ψ + ( x )| 69 > + Ψ - ( x )| 71 > That sounds like one super position, Xyros. Fun fact: Schrodinger developed his imaginary diffusion equation whilst on a week-end getaway with his mistress, supposedly slipping pearls into his ears when he wanted absolute quite in which to work...or maybe t...
by mturyn
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0550: "Density"
Replies: 184
Views: 66536

Re: "Density" Discussion

He kiss you so cash in Spaaarta, he's a pretty cool guy, is loooong and not afraiding trick with dramatic hamster....
by mturyn
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 70072

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

Every time I pass by an instance of Cambridge's 1369 Coffee House, I think in quick succession 'Square' and 'Unlucky sex'.
by mturyn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 25919

Warning to aether.

by aether on Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:24 pm UTC
The alt-text to this one was so awesome that I jizzed in my pants. [....]


Careful: if you lied about that happening, you'll ignite the ethanol.
by mturyn
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 25919

Utah wives

>Multiple wives? They could kiss, right?

I recall hearing a "This American Life" segment about a polygamous C.o.J.C.o.L.D.S. offshoort that itself schismed over the issue of "three in a bed".
by mturyn
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 25919

It's '2010'...

...in order to imply that the searcher is dim . On a related note, I wouldn't call Sarah Palin "down"; she's popular enough in some circles to be able to support her entire clan on speaking engagements in front of rich men's shill-and-suck-up societies---excuse me, "conservative think...
by mturyn
Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0517: "Marshmallow Gun"
Replies: 118
Views: 29191

Re: "Marshmallow Gun" Discussion

Maybe the whole thing is _actually_ about debugging JavaScript...mind you , I wasn't fond of "Ghostbusters"...for that matter, "Jaws" was never my speed and I don't like "Star Wars".
by mturyn
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 115863

Re: "Online Communities" Discussion

I tried searching for this in this thread but didn't find it, so my apologies if this is an old question: are the multiple cyclic graphs around "The Wikipedia Project" a reference to the way the Caribbean looks in "Star Trek: First Contact" after the Borg suddenly had assimilated...
by mturyn
Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0243: "Appropriate Term"
Replies: 89
Views: 42419

Re: "Appropriate Term" discussion

I have thought in the past that some males may acquire precisely the wrong habits from using these before they've encountered any real clitorides (or 'clitorises' if you prefere, I'm more concerned with the point than the plurals-formation)....
by mturyn
Thu May 15, 2008 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0085: "Paths"
Replies: 20
Views: 11525

Hystere[sis|ria]

I have an additional difficulty, a psychological one: I both intensely want to optimise, and also "wear out" paths I've used too many times, so I have to add an history-dependent piece to the equation.... Fortunately, for very short paths I can just grit my teeth and bear the repetition, a...

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