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by Scorpio3002
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 61
Views: 8986

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

As a Wisconsinite, I think I can safely say that the UP is basically Wisconsin anyway.
by Scorpio3002
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 7031

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

Randall took a big risk, viewing it from the midwest. I imagine flights and hotels were involved. Glad it worked out for him. I spent 13 hours in the car that day, my copilot glued to the weather reports before we realized that nobody could give us a definite forecast, so I just picked a random town...
by Scorpio3002
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1199: "Silence"
Replies: 107
Views: 15893

Re: 1199: "Silence"

Oh hey, a 4'33'' joke. How original.
by Scorpio3002
Mon May 07, 2012 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 58856

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Myself a music major, I just cannot stop from noticing
That music is unrespresented, even though the goal's to sing
The comic's words in correspondence to a certain patter song,
But then again a music majors' used to being trodden on.
by Scorpio3002
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1023: "Late-Night BS"
Replies: 73
Views: 18119

Re: 1023: "Late-Night PBS"

Would the graves in Cambodia be marked with crosses? Really don't think Christianity was too big at the time (though Pol Pot would certainly have targeted it if it were).
by Scorpio3002
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 63190

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

SW15243 wrote:I think my porn name tops all of yours, I'm afraid:
"Woody Scurfield"
Yeah, really.


Jake Black-oak, bitches.
by Scorpio3002
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0863: "Major in the Universe"
Replies: 108
Views: 21597

Re: 0863: "Major in the Universe"

I was in a philosophy course called "Technology and the human condition." At one point in it, everyone in class was told to stand up. The professor then gave us the hypothetical scenario where a technology had been invented that would allow people to live as long as they wanted with no sig...
by Scorpio3002
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 37316

Re: 0852: "Local g"

space_raptor wrote:I gotta say, the comic could have done without the very last panel. Kinda ruins the joke.


Agreed. In fact, I'm pretty sure the joke would be clear enough without the last four panels.
by Scorpio3002
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 42780

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

They're jobs were so awesome that there's an entire opera written about them.
by Scorpio3002
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 31798

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

Just a helpful reminder to spring forward tonight, everybody.
by Scorpio3002
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 42565

Re: "I Am" Discussion

ZzzzSleep wrote:"I am Spartacus.... and this is my counterpart R2-D2"


I'm Spartacus, and that's my counterpart!
by Scorpio3002
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 42565

Re: "I Am" Discussion

"I'm Rick James, bitch! And this is my counterpart, R2-D2." I would just like to say that although I found the strip itself unfunny, it has spawned a hilarious discussion thread. From Lareth's terrific interpretation of the comic as an attempt at a new meme to the internet-argument by peop...
by Scorpio3002
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 42565

Re: "I Am" Discussion

Just though of another: "My name's Forest, Forest Gump. And this is my counterpart, R2-D2." And another, from Pulp Fiction: "I'm Mr. Wolf, and I solve problems. And this is my counterpart, R2-D2." And of course: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, and this is my counterpart R2...
by Scorpio3002
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 42565

Re: "I Am" Discussion

Lareth wrote:Or possibly Randall was trying to start a new meme. Just attach "And this is my counterpart, R2-D2" to the end of any self-introduction.


I am vengeance. I am the night. I. Am. BATMAN!

And this is my counterpart, R2-D2.
by Scorpio3002
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 42565

Re: "I Am" Discussion

I like the bold to emphasize LORD since everything else is already in caps.
by Scorpio3002
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0708: "Sex Dice"
Replies: 93
Views: 32726

Re: "Sex Dice" discusion

Questions that occur to me after reading this comic: What class/level is the player where they're rolling 2d6 for damage? (Honest question. I don't play enough to know that kind of thing.) Most likely is a melee class with greatsword. Other candidates are a low level wizard casting flaming sphere, ...
by Scorpio3002
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0700: "Complexion"
Replies: 93
Views: 28938

Re: "Complexion" Discussion

This could be Randall's best punchline ever.
by Scorpio3002
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 30369

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

Greedo shot himself.

Poorly.
by Scorpio3002
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 30369

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

The problem with Randall's theory is that there is no limit to the extremity of claims.

"The two planes were actually alien spacecrafts."

There, I just shifted where the truth lies. Soon, another poster will further demonstrate my point by coming up with an even more extreme claim.
by Scorpio3002
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 53344

Re: "Scary" Discussion

In one of my psychology courses, we discussed the notion of generations (or "Cohorts", as is the proper sciency term). We talked about some of the historical markers of our generation; the earliest was Columbine . Think about that for a minute: think about what the word "Columbine&quo...
by Scorpio3002
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 67039

Re: "Alternative Energy Revolution" Discussion

You know, it's funny. I'm a vocal performance major, and when this comic first came out, I was learning a set of four songs by Jacques Ibert called "4 Chanson de Don Quichotte " ("Key-sho-tuh" is French for Quixote, apparently). This Friday, I'll actually be performing one of the...
by Scorpio3002
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 69197

Re: "Reno Rhymes" Discussion

One time, not too long ago in Reno,
I shot a man, simply to watch him die,
Then wrote in iambic pentameter
About how I was clueless as to why.
by Scorpio3002
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 76172

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

I once started a conversation with a girl because we missed the same two stops on the bus, going to the same place. So, sine we were going to the same place from the same illogical location, it looked like I was following her home. So I started up a conversation. WE talked until we got back. I don'...
by Scorpio3002
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 76172

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

now I think I know what it feels like to have Randall in my head. Congrats, Scorpio. Glad to know that a story like this can exist and that you found her; and she, you. I'd love to ask for details, but probably shouldn't, as it'd most likely become a Densha Otoko on these forums. I'll just assume t...
by Scorpio3002
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 76172

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

I met a girl once that I really liked. We became friends, and I gradually developed a crush on her. EIGHT YEARS LATER , she finally got tired of waiting for me to make a move, and made it obvious that she has feelings for me. I had literally no idea that she felt the same way I did. Knowing what I k...
by Scorpio3002
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 27605

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Is there any evidence that Beret Guy is actually a guy? I've always assumed that she was a girl, for some reason.

"Hey, I found squirrels!" just sounds better in a girls voice, to me.
by Scorpio3002
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 26919

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

You know, as an opera singer, every time I'm at a gathering this large, where at least a half-dozen conversations are going on at once, I think of Mozart. There is a certain harmony to such gatherings, and Wolfgang was a master of adapting it into music. At one point in The Marriage of Figarro, ther...
by Scorpio3002
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 40469

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

Faranya wrote:So...what hapens when you cross two arc-welding arcs?


Try to imagine all life ending instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
by Scorpio3002
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 40469

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

...We really are useless, as a gender. They still need someone to open jars for them... Hopefully... :( Pandora managed it just fine. And just so that I don't get a dozen people correcting me, it was a jar in the original Greek. It wasn't until the renaissance that it was changed to "box".
by Scorpio3002
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 18484

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

This comic is incredibly applicable to me. If, at any time during the day, I find I'm unable to access the internet, I go completely ballistic. I keep /etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart 'ing and rebooting my router, and so on, even though I know that won't do much good (but hey, it keeps me busy!). The p...
by Scorpio3002
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 18484

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

As you age, your hearing changes. Anecdotally, my upper hearing limit has gone from approx. 19khz to about 16khz. oddly enough, mine has gone from about 21.5kHz in 1998 up to about 23kHz now. my ears are also a lot more sensitive to differences in frequency and volume than they used to be. i have n...
by Scorpio3002
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 18484

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

Once, I was in a philosophy course called Technology and the Human Condition. One of the requirements of the course was that we spend an entire week on what the professor called a "Media Fast". No internet, no television, no radio, no recorded music, no telephone, nothing. It probably woul...
by Scorpio3002
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 18091

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

In reality, it would be nearly impossible to condition this sort of thing, as it involves an extremely specific response to an extremely broad stimulus. Any attempt to produce a conditioned response such as the one shown here (shut-down of speech centers) would likely cause the child to associate t...
by Scorpio3002
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 18091

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Yeah, but we're still using keyboards ? After the Internet Explorer v63 bug, the survivors eschewed direct mental interfaces. Hahahahaha! Direct mental interface with anything that connects to the internet... Wow... Imagine the trouble you could get into if you weren't careful about reading user ag...
by Scorpio3002
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 18091

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Psychology minor here. I thought the strip was hilarious, but there seem to be a lot of people who are taking this science-fiction trope a little too seriously. To all the people who want to look up how to do this for real: the situation in this strip would be difficult to call plausible, and is onl...
by Scorpio3002
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0530: "I'm An Idiot"
Replies: 123
Views: 31712

Re: "I'm An Idiot" Discussion

A similar thing happened to me when I was naught but a young lad. School bus dropped me off, Dad was out of town, Mom wouldn't be home until late, so I was alone until 9pm. Garage door was frozen shut, spare key wasn't in its usual spot. All this was in a BLIZZARD , by the way. 13 inches of snow (an...
by Scorpio3002
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 73161

Re: "Piano" Discussion

As a music major, I am surrounded by people who insist on being called Pee-ANNE-ists ("You don't call them v-EYE-oh-linists! OrGANists! CONductors!"). Hence, although I had heard this joke long ago, it has been lost on me.
by Scorpio3002
Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0521: "2008 Christmas Special"
Replies: 203
Views: 46705

Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

As someone who majored in liberal arts, I feel disgusted that I was forced to learn about math on Christmas day thanks to Randall's comic. I was about to post and ask why 1 was not a prime number, then decided it was probably better to look it up on wikipedia first, and suddenly my brain was tainte...
by Scorpio3002
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 208218

Re: "Friends" Discussion

Although this is almost identical to a relationship that I was in, I can defend myself with the following facts: 1) The friendship/crush began in elementary school. What was I gonna do, ask her to go to lunch with me? 2) Although I hoped the friendship would develop into a relationship, it was never...

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