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by pueben
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1021: "Business cat"
Replies: 70
Views: 26717

Re: 1021: "Business Plan"

My immediate response:

Image
I'LL TAKE EIGHT!
by pueben
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33377

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

Since he's alive, it's technically vivisection. :!:
by pueben
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 69970

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

Euroshopper is all right. You get what you pay for. :) Here's the Swedish version, also with quite a classy design, if I may say so myself: http://fredrikedin.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/blavitt.jpg - and then they even started selling kitchenware, showing that someone on that company's payroll must...
by pueben
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: "Percentage Points"
Replies: 85
Views: 25634

Re: 0985: "Percentage Points"

Ah! I've been wondering for years now how to properly make that distinction in English (though apparently not enough to look it up). Thank you!
by pueben
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Lord of the Flies limericks
Replies: 5
Views: 3058

Re: Lord of the Flies limericks

[quote=greengiant]There once were some boys in dire peril, Their cohorts had all become feral. They chased them with spears, It ended in tears. You'd never have thought they were British.[/quote] Nope. The last line has to rhyme with the two first lines. Like James Joyce's limmerick about Portrait :...
by pueben
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0037: "Hyphen"
Replies: 77
Views: 44515

Re: 0037: "Hyphen"

http://i56.tinypic.com/muyb9w.jpg :D From The Unicorn from the Stars (1908). The edition in my book-shelf actually uses a hyphen: ass-car is written twice in the first act alone. I took a camera-picture, but the card-reader in my lap-top seems to be broken to-day, and I can't find my camera-cable.
by pueben
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: José Saramago deserves a thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Re: José Saramago deserves a thread

He's one of my favorites, too. I think I've read almost every book of his that has been translated to English or Swedish. I think my two favorites are The History of the Siege of Lisbon and The Tale of the Unknown Island -- but if you asked me tomorrow I might say something else. The first one is so...
by pueben
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 58294

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

This was great. Wonderful idea. I'd love to see how this would turn out in different languages, and what other people are concerned about, since this stuff is mostly U.S.- and U.K.-related.
by pueben
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 29356

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

This is sort of fun to view from a Canetti perspective. Disgust at collective killing is of very recent date and should not be over-estimated. Today everyone takes part in public executions through the newspapers. Like everything else, however, it is more comfortable than it was. We sit peacefully a...
by pueben
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How to read literature like an English Professor
Replies: 13
Views: 4047

Re: How to read literature like an English Professor

So which books were recommended? Would you mind posting it? (Unless it's an epic list.) Is it just stuff from the usual cannon, or are there some fresh suggestions?
by pueben
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 26325

Re: "Lease" Discussion

I hope I grow up like that! Love, love, love Legos. I only wish real life people could live like XKCD characters; the world would be so much more fun, and probaly bouncier! Ex -act-ly! It's just like this classic: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/grownups.png Both these strips really speak to me. It's l...
by pueben
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36527

Re: "Wings" Discussion

Hooray for a modern day Daedalus! First person to claim this is Icarus gets stabbed in the face. Daedalus came up with the wing idea, his son Icarus was the retard that tempted fate and drowned. Well, I suppose either would be appropriate here as the guy did get his wings melted.... Hmm, it ain't e...
by pueben
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0135: "Substitute"
Replies: 84
Views: 67998

Re: "Substitute" discussion

Thanks to all those affluent in free time who have actually made this strip a whole lot more funny than it originally was...and it wasn't bad to begin with.
by pueben
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 35095

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

This was one of the best xkcds I've seen in a long time.
by pueben
Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 65205

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

Finnegans Wake is on the asymptote.
My thoughts exactly.

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