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by Durandal_1707
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2078: "Popper"
Replies: 19
Views: 4812

Re: 2078: "Popper"

^ Wow, he didn't like to write pieces that didn't involve the cello, did he? :D
by Durandal_1707
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 22008

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Never having had Turkish delight or even bothered looking up what it is, I've imagined it as something like baklava, which I also think is really overrated. Wat I will fight you. Lemon flavored sweets and desserts are amazing. Lemon Cheesecake, Lemon Tart, Lemon buns (like cinnamon rolls but with l...
by Durandal_1707
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1979: "History"
Replies: 45
Views: 12879

Re: 1979: "History"

I'd write up a punchy little narrative about it sensationalizing all the crazy bits, but I'm really tired and I need to get up in the morning, so sadly I haven't got time right now. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow if I end up having some free time. ;) Please do! I finding interestingly-written historical...
by Durandal_1707
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1979: "History"
Replies: 45
Views: 12879

Re: 1979: "History"

So, are Americans typically familiar with Garfield at all? I could barely tell you anything about him. They should be. The story of Garfield—and not just the assassination, but the whole political situation leading up to it, as well as the aftermath—has got to be one of the most utterly bizarre ser...
by Durandal_1707
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 26721

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

I'm curious what you'd think of Australian root beer. It's not too popular in the US, because it doesn't taste like root beer. It tastes like—guess what!—licorice. https://www.amazon.com/Bundaberg-Root-Beer-4-pack/dp/B00HGGW69O/ref=sr_1_1_a_it/167-3472595-9524618?ie=UTF8&qid=1489714251&sr=8...
by Durandal_1707
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 26721

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Brown is missing Root Beer flavor. Though I understand this tastes like medicine flavor in certain countries, sort of like how cherry flavor equates to medicine flavor in the US. (European speaking) I disagree. Root beer isn't fit for human consumption at all. I have never had medicine that tasted ...
by Durandal_1707
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 26721

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Plasma Mongoose wrote:Jaffas, orange jelly snakes are great.

Indeed.

Image
by Durandal_1707
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 26721

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

For the first time ever, Randall is horribly, objectively wrong. While black liquorice itself isn't necessarily the best, the flavor, when used to make anise cookies (or anisette if you're Italian,) is the best thing in the world. (Yes, I know liquorice and anise are separate herbs, but the taste i...
by Durandal_1707
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 26721

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

By ranking black licorice so low, I can only assume the chart refers to jelly bean flavors, not to the foods themselves (this would also explain why popcorn is so low). Jelly beans often screw up the licorice flavor. Real black licorice, preferably the kind that's made in Australia, is the food of t...
by Durandal_1707
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:16 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 17988

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

Hey, I caught a typo! "Deinstitutionalization," not "deinsitutionalization." As written, it would only have been 21 letters, not 22.
by Durandal_1707
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:59 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0149: "Pizza Bird"
Replies: 57
Views: 30214

Re: What-If 0149: "Pizza Bird"

I feel like there'd be a risk of the bird adding... extra toppings to the pizza if it carried it in the fashion illustrated above.
by Durandal_1707
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1636: "xkcd Stack"
Replies: 37
Views: 9900

Re: 1636: xkcd Stack

My eye was instantly drawn to the HyperCard reference as well. Props to Randall for that.
by Durandal_1707
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1629: "Tools"
Replies: 22
Views: 5960

Re: 1629: "Tools"

By the raging fury of the sky demon, you ask too many questions. You have seen, you have admired. Be satisfied and ask no more!
by Durandal_1707
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"
Replies: 41
Views: 11425

Re: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"

"You know, I think there might be some logistical flaws in this plan.

We're adding unnecessary weight with the parachute, when our terminal velocity is non-lethal."
by Durandal_1707
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1482: "#NowPlaying"
Replies: 89
Views: 15978

Re: 1482: "#NowPlaying"

It looks kind of like the motive that keeps showing up all over the last movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 to me (in the right key too), but those pesky extra "A"s at the end are making it hard to place. edit: Actually, it could work right at the end, if you counted the E-A-E-A-E-A th...
by Durandal_1707
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 20472

Re: 1429: Data

Kirk and Picard are more popular than Spock? That can't be right.
by Durandal_1707
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1340: "Unique Date"
Replies: 140
Views: 31848

Re: 1340: "Unique Date"

I find it amusing that Randall did this comic on Mario Day (Mar10).
by Durandal_1707
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 91295

Re: 1321: "Cold"

Okay, obligatory response to the thread: While we're at it, it's aluminium not aluminum... Aluminium always kind of bothers me, though, because it seems really poorly thought out. Yes, metals are supposed to end in -ium, and aluminum doesn't. That's because it was originally supposed to be alumium, ...
by Durandal_1707
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 91295

Re: 1321: "Cold"

I just wanted to say, Randall, thanks for this comic. My favorite xkcd in some time, and addresses a major pet peeve of mine. Bravo.
by Durandal_1707
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1283: "Headlines"
Replies: 58
Views: 18488

Re: 1283: "Headlines"

Haha, this is the funniest xkcd comic in ages. Well done!
by Durandal_1707
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:24 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"
Replies: 58
Views: 23948

Re: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"

Wait, if the Death Zone is above "all but the highest mountains", then that means the very highest mountains go into it.

So how do people manage to climb Everest and not die of asphyxiation?
by Durandal_1707
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 50090

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

A $50 bet with a 1-in-36 chance of winning? And never having to pay off if he loses? Clever, isn't he? The odds are far better than that; the guy on the left neglected to factor in the probability that the sun would just suddenly go nova five billion years early. I'm not sure what the odds of that ...

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