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by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 64517

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I use to think like this too. And then I became a scientist, and I have to write lab notebooks. Legibly. I've had to re-teach myself to write. Many of my lab-mates are in a similar situation. One writes in all capital letters, as it's the only way you can read his hand writing. Another switched to ...
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Let's take a moment to discuss how drastically mis-calibrated your sense of what's "serious" is. No, let's not. You carry on using your god powers to deliver poetic justice to the people you don't like, and I carry on being the butt of your jokes. And I apologise for taking so long to und...
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

It wasn't revenge. So Randall is your God? Because, you know, I thought I was being completely over the top. It was something Belial thought would be funny, so he did it. You know, like most of what moderators do with sigs and titles. There are lots of things I think will be funny. Most of them tur...
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Perhaps you should read the rest of my post. Oh, you're sad that I "didn't read your post", right? That I "didn't understand your metaphor", right? But I'm only doing what some of the geniuses here love doing: being thick, deliberately misinterpreting things, using low attacks a...
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 64517

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

So if you read a, b, or c into the comic -- if you think Randall is judging people who aren't good at math, or if you think "Miss Lenhart" failed in her putative teaching role, I believe you are bringing some of your own issues to bear. Please deal with them in a more appropriate place . ...
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Weeks wrote:It's a joke man, I'm sure you'll get your sig back someday.


It's only a "joke" in the sense that interrupting Abbott & Costello by saying "oooh, Who, What and I Don't Know are the names of the players!!" is a "joke".
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

EDIT: And yeah, this is coming from a guy who compared your (SirMustapha) posts with squatting over a computer and shitting all over the keyboard. You're being an immature twit. ... so you're using your own personal standards to judge your own personal standards? Wow. You just shook my world there....
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Are you suggesting artists shouldn't create art the reflects their personal emotions while also still making a living off said art? "Reflect" = one thing. "Exploit" = other thing. What is so difficult to understand about this? I think SirMustapha should stop using his sig (and t...
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Last time I checked, the stuff in the store wasn't. Y'all are misrepresenting his argument by making a thing out of the links to his site. It's pretty unbelievable that, in a forum about such an allegedly "genius" comic, someone has to come here and make that statement. But I guess there'...
by SirMustapha
Wed May 02, 2012 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 64517

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I'm surprised at the amount of controversy this comic has brought: I thought there would be a lot more yes-saying, since the comic defends one of its biggest never-to-be-touched paragons of perfection that is maths. I think there are definitely very relevant questions raised by the comic, but it's t...
by SirMustapha
Tue May 01, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I mean, I guess I can respect the whole 'hold an antagonistic opinion in the face of opposition' thing, but your opinion on this subject is, literally--and yes, I'm using the word 'literally' literally --shit. It is a heaping pile of steaming, fresh-from-the-large-intestine, frothing-with-fecal-bac...
by SirMustapha
Tue May 01, 2012 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:
Schadenfreude wrote:gruff but generally coherent

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by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Based on a single ridiculously stupid argument of yours, I do a bit of reductio ad absurdum to "conclude" that obviously you must not feel bad when a loved one is suffering, because that's the implication of your poor logic. Oooooh, yeah, sure. Sure. It can't possibly be that you're delib...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I'm pretty sure that "YMMV" is a TV Tropes invention. [citation needed] Yeah, it comes from the EPA estimated mileage for vehicles (and subsequent reporting requirements for manufacturers) - which, if I recall correctly, began in the late 70s or early 80s. That's definitely where the phra...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 103806

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

This isn't a car or a ship, where I'm saying "if you think the F-22 raptor is poorly designed then make a better one in your garage out of garbage cans and toothpaste". This is a webcomic , one with stick figures at that. This isn't a orchestra piece that takes years of experience to mast...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 103806

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

One of the core differences here is that it's a single comic criticizing Ayn Rand, while you come to criticize Randal every week for some reason. The repetitiveness of your actions is what gets to people. Especially when Randal happens to produce a comic which by most standards would be considered ...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

self-pitying attitude at the expense of someone else's suffering No, this comic was about his own emotions as a result of his wife's cancer. I see no contradiction there. What I find abhorrent is that you allegedly feel no emotional effects from the suffering of a loved one. How did you come to tha...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 103806

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

You're not condemned for being harsh to him, you're condemned by people who disagree with you, because they disagree with you. It just so happens that those two things intersect a lot. Honestly I respect your criticisms, but you do tend to write them in insulting ways; you're free to do so, of cour...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

The music is gratis mostly terrible ftfy. And of course, YMMV. Which amounts to "The music may or may not be mostly terrible". Except that you used TV Tropes lingo, therefore making you automatically wrong. Gee, thank you! All my music ceased to exist thanks to that logical impossibility....
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Don't flatter yourself. The fact that your name is mentioned in a number of posts does not make the discussion entirely about you. Come on, I know this thread is about me (I'm so vain). You doubt it? Look at the post I'm going to reply. ------- I mean, to criticize the creator of a webcomic for usi...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 103806

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

If you think Randall is doing a terrible job, make your own webcomic and do a better job. If you think Twilight is terrible, why don't you become a published novelist and show how it should be done? I don't get this whole attitude that one must be talented in a field in order to be able to criticiz...
by SirMustapha
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Y'know, SirM, your undying obsession with nitpicking xkcd comics (and using pop psychology on its author) is starting to get kind of creepy. Creepy? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/milk.png THAT is creepy. Also, creepy is the fact that the focus of the whole thread seems to have shifted from "Canc...
by SirMustapha
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Well, if we don't feed the troll, then who will? Honestly, SirMustapha, when I first started reading these forums I assumed you were a random jerkface troll. As I continued to read more of your posts, I realized that, while you certainly are a troll, you are a most uncommon breed. You actually beli...
by SirMustapha
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

So he should quit his job and stop earning money out of respect. Right. But judging by his "emotion" graph, "earning money to pay my bills" was never a problem for him either, so I guess, I don't know, he has alternate sources of income. Besides, with the kinds of fans he has, h...
by SirMustapha
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 46083

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I'm always astounded when comics like these show up. They always balance between exploitative and sympathy-whoring , and I suppose that kind of attitude only manages to resonate with the truly sycophantic. So the cancer case took up virtually all of Randall's emotions during half a year, and he stil...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1046: "Skynet"
Replies: 86
Views: 23312

Re: 1046: Skynet

Comic is pretty fun and clever. Troll gimmick on alt text is old and stupid. Not bothering to elaborate right now.
by SirMustapha
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 49735

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

gruene wrote:This is extremely funny for people who follow politics regularly.


Yes, because all of them think exactly like you. For real.
by SirMustapha
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 28624

Re: #1042: "Never"

Is it sad that so many forum topics since Kerning has had someone make a negative comment about the kerning of the comic, while so few of the topics before Kerning did? It's really a shame that Randall's kerning has gotten so much worse since he made a comic about it. There were some serious proble...
by SirMustapha
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy?
Replies: 26
Views: 17526

Re: Happy?

The failure of that song is that it was meant not to be heard as a happy song Seriously? Perhaps they shouldn't have made every single element about that song sugar-filled. :D That was intentional. "Shiny happy people" was a mistranslation of a Chinese propaganda pamphlet (if memory serve...
by SirMustapha
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"
Replies: 68
Views: 16947

Re: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"

SpringLoaded12 wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:Sex, lawl.

Oh how the mighty have fallen XD


I've been told that brevity is the soul of wit.
by SirMustapha
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"
Replies: 68
Views: 16947

Re: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"

Sex, lawl.
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy?
Replies: 26
Views: 17526

Re: Happy?

REM - Shiny Happy People I cannot think of a song with a higher lyrical density of positive words than this. Notably features the chick from the B-52s as a guest vocalist. The failure of that song is that it was meant not to be heard as a happy song. Instead I recommend Me in Honey , which also fea...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 164
Views: 57738

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

DragonHawk wrote:Cool comic. I love things that help us grok scale.


Rebecca Black GROKS the days of the week.
by SirMustapha
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy?
Replies: 26
Views: 17526

Re: Happy?

I realised I sounded a lot less facetious than I intended on my last post. Whoops. But yeah, your case is a slightly smaller travesty. It's certainly far less bad than when I saw a reduced version of Pink Floyd's Echoes, without the "noise bit in the middle". Damn philistines.
by SirMustapha
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1038: "Fountain"
Replies: 78
Views: 17790

Re: 1038: "Fountain"

kleingordon wrote:I love the art in the first panel. I don't know much about drawing, but that seems like it's difficult to do well.


Difficult only if you're a less than mediocre artist. But it is good nonetheless.

The next Darwin Awards will be interesting.
by SirMustapha
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy?
Replies: 26
Views: 17526

Re: Happy?

Most songs by the B-52's. The Truth was Said. That band is so consistently and spontaneously enjoyable that it almost convinces me they were involved in some sort of witchcraft. Also, Daisy Click Clack by Stereolab (a song that gleefully erases the line between "cheesy" and "joyful&q...
by SirMustapha
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 261492

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

And instead of drawing random crap, Randall drew A LOT of random crap.
by SirMustapha
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 26485

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

When you accuse nerds of being elitist, claiming that you are a "regular people" yourself, you are engaging in reverse elitism. For some time now you have talked as if your ethnicity is better than nerd ethnicity. I find it vaguely irritating that you continue to do this on a nerd forum. ...
by SirMustapha
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 26485

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

good, you understood the point then. being "regular" can be elitism just as much as being "not regular" can, if you go out of your way to make a point about the "regular" bit. Okay, I confess, I have no freaking idea what you're trying to say. And I don't really care. ...
by SirMustapha
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 26485

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

StClair wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:I don't know. I consider myself part of the "regular people".

You don't fool me. You're really a pink cartoon rabbit.


Purple kangaroo, man.

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