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by Gero
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 69294

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

I'd kill Thomas Midgley, Jr. if I had this opportunity. The guy who gave us both leaded gas and cfcs. No telling how many people he killed, and if the human race will even survive his atrocities.
by Gero
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0757: "Toot"
Replies: 103
Views: 22975

Re: "Toot" discussion (#757)

I've gone deaf from vuvuzela damage to my ears. One measly insignificant little soccer tournament and the whole world has the dam things. It's NOT a cultural icon, it's a dam plastic horn that was invented inside of the last decade. Cultural icons are made over generations. Now it's even in my dam p...
by Gero
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 30328

Re: "Study" discussion

Hey it's been ages since I had to come here to understand any joke or text. Turns out I wouldn't know what poison ivy juice is called cause we don't have poison ivy where I live.
by Gero
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37321

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

me: "well, actually I think it's commercialized and just stupid and loses the gist of it" she: "well, good we have the same opinion on that" Whao! Quite lucky! I guess your scientific analysis looks significantly different from the comic's? Femaref I hope one day I'm as lucky as...
by Gero
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 220561

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

Now we just need to mourn all the engines and plating and everything else Nasa discards once they've served their purpose. What you don't celebrate space-junk day annually? BTW '@marsroverdriver' is exactly that; one of the team at JPL who drives the rovers. That is one helluva sweet gig to lose. A...
by Gero
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 220561

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

This is so dam depressing! Awwwwwww Poor little robot. What would robots use for tears? Cause this just breaks my little robot heart. His head does remind of WALL-E and Johnny 5's doesn't it? I mean sort of vaguely similar enough to make you sad. The whole be a good rover theme is really gut-wrenchi...
by Gero
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 18678

Re: "Date" Discussion

root wrote:alt-text: Well, the kid's definitely getting the biology geek phenotype.


That's one of my phenotypes too. The gene for it must be recessive cause neither my parents show even a little.
by Gero
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 79558

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

I was extremely lucky to not have had time to check out XKCD today at work like usual. I would have been fired otherwise.

Also, I didn't laugh.
by Gero
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 55733

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

This equals truth!
by Gero
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 58803

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

I really thought that Newton in the 3rd panel was wearing a coonskin hat and I had to double check that the comic wasn't about Daniel Boone... I saw the same thing and thought Mullet - "Whao! Newton and McGuyver had the same haircut? Go figure!?" McGuyver: "This is not the greatest h...
by Gero
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0617: "Understocked"
Replies: 115
Views: 22767

Re: "Understocked" Discussion

Different types of drink comes from different places and therefore can be expected to have different kinds of impurities. It's assumed that the more expensive, the less impurities, although cane spirit is assumed to have very little impurities ever. That is why it's supposed to give the least hangov...
by Gero
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 25899

Re: "Lease" Discussion

Self-referencing alt text FTW baybee! Yea!

Excelent :D
by Gero
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0612: "Estimation"
Replies: 109
Views: 27286

Re: "Estimation" Discussion

Great one. I laffed. I also call them Microsoft minutes. I've always told my my customers stuff like that. "Look sir, your pc will be ready as soon as this process finishes in 15 Microsoft minutes. So it could be anything between a few seconds and infinity. But lets keep hope alive that it happ...
by Gero
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0605: "Extrapolating"
Replies: 100
Views: 26461

Re: "Extrapolating" discussion

I like the contemplative look the bride has in this comic. I know! and he does it with s stick figure!?! She doesn't even have a face to look contemplative with, yet she does! Amazing. My first response was laughter. Then I looked at the alt text and all I could think was "Oh no, you didn't!&q...
by Gero
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125800

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Wikipedia says that education is negatively correlated with number of children , but White Hat Man's main point seems to be about IQ and education rates in general, not birth rates. Wikipedia does report 3 IQ point gain per decade, and I'd imagine education is growing similarly well. So how does on...
by Gero
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32034

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

So, I think we can all conclude from this that: Love = Global Thermonuclear War Which means that all the hippies in the world asking for everybody to love each other... Actually you have it wrong. On a scale of Psychological damage: A good solid War < Protracted game of Brokean Ultracricket < Love
by Gero
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 43491

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

Welcome to the end of the human race. Sexbots. Futurama - a stern warning of thing to come. Warning now also repeated on xkcd. hehe The rule says that all the accomplished of man was in order to impress the opposite sex. And in some cases, the same sex. Point is that if you have a sex bot you don't...
by Gero
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 37393

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

I would have guessed something Star Trek too after the first few windows. Maybe a Klingon encyclopaedia or such. druids and dicotyledons sounds good, but ims sure there's other good options too. how about prisons and pterodactyls? also got potential, but no. people would say lets play a round of p&a...
by Gero
Wed May 13, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 43062

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Pun on the word reproduce. Hmmm. Can't blame you, it looked like it has a lot of potential. Pitty. Groan
by Gero
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39756

Re: Swine Flu

And on the Slartibartfast theme: Don't panic Also, episode from scrubs: I've been involved in every media induced panic including ebola, toilet snakes, bird flu, dog flu, swine flu and pretty much every other flu that you can't get unless you actually fornicate with the animal it's named for. And as...
by Gero
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68136

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

Still reminds me of this

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We all know what's going to happen next.
by Gero
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68136

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

I'm walking into a weapons vendor today to buy a crossbow, and I'll loudly proclaim I'm glad I got it before Tuesday. And if anybody asks why, I'll just say: "Well it's for the effects of Higgs excitation of course. Didn't you do the math?"
by Gero
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78971

Re: "Parking" Discussion

That wasn't intended as a troll, it was meant to show, by the use of Sout Park, how it's bad to be so self-righteous and think you're better than people who park wrong. Go watch the South Park and understand it applies here.
by Gero
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78971

Re: "Parking" Discussion

Oh me yarm I just realised! This is SMUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know what that leads to? Global laming! When people drive hybrids, small cars, key's other's for parking wrong, whatever, they spew tons of self-satisfied garbage into the air. Thanx to your gay little comic, this is now the smuggiest corner...
by Gero
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78971

Re: "Parking" Discussion

Leaving a note or a copy of this comic is a great idea, but as far as keying or vandalizing a poorly parked car you are even worse of an asshole than the person parking. I quite agree. I was just about to comment on the unusual amount of self-righteousness in this thread. Damaging someone else's pr...
by Gero
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78971

Re: "Parking" Discussion

I would think that a saws-all or an angle grinder would work far more efficiently than a cutting torch, but maybe I'm over thinking the problem. I'm guessing efficiency wasn't really the point. It was all about the passion that went into the job and that made no amount of trouble too much. You know...
by Gero
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 18009

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

I know how you feel. I own a PicooZ myself. Exchange rate means very few are affordable though, luckily or unluckily for me.
by Gero
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 39634

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Narf. Everything I said was said by someone else before me in the thread. But worse, it was said better.

"...it's a troll that works best on the most literate" ---- how bout that. trolling your own forum intentionally?
by Gero
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49090

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

Tahrey, being a smarass only works if you can pull it off. Correcting grammar that was left wrong on purpose as a rhetorical device is usually not effective in this. The point of the chainsaw warning is that it was put there for Americans. So notwithstanding your protest, Ralith's argument still hol...
by Gero
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49090

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

This just makes me think what I've been thinking for the past year or two, "People are Stupid." Men in Black was right now that I think about it. "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals" And that is why democracy is such a screw-up. All the smart persons ...
by Gero
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0555: "Two Mirrors"
Replies: 134
Views: 40801

Re: "Two Mirrors"

I never knew Bloody Mary was a British thing, the kids in my elementary school would do this all the time (except instead of using the term "Bloody Mary", we would say "Candyman" for some reason...?). There was a horror movie called Candyman where a murderous guy with a hook han...
by Gero
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 25949

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

I had a friend die in a keyboard related accident while their code was compiling... Not cool Randall, Not funny, Not a good comic. Oh me yarm! Sje is contagious! Run for your lives! On a related note, can we have a troll block for posts containing the sentence "Not cool, Not funny, Not a good ...
by Gero
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 25949

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Cecil wrote:And damn you Randall for including that last panel. Now I can't send this great comic out to anybody at work!


Agreed! Great laugh, pity about the last panel hehehe. But that was funny too!
by Gero
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 51431

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

Great joke! Anybody ever heard the story about the bigmouth frog that swallowed himself? This is like making statistics swallow itself. Too kewl.
by Gero
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0549: "Westley's a Dick"
Replies: 126
Views: 33888

Re: "Westley's a Dick" discussion

SecondTalon wrote:... and now that I've explained it, I no longer find it funny.


Me either. Narf :( Much like the way the magic of the Mississippi river was lost to Mark Twain once he'd learned to navigate it. Only more esoteric and lamer. Double narf. I giggled a little when I first saw it though.
by Gero
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30359

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

xhable wrote:I hate you, the kindle is never going to come out in the UK. I have to use my stupid laptop instead. :|


I think some one already mentioned this, but don't panic.
by Gero
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30359

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

It would of course have had the words "Don't Panic" in large friendly letters on the front, not Hitch-hikers guide.

MiB24601 wrote:Oh, if only the voice of the Kindle 2 was Stephen Fry. Wouldn't that be great?


Rather Jeremy Irons: "I know that your powers of retention........!!!!!"
by Gero
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 15550

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

Hehe. good one.

Also sje you got a postcount of 1600 plus by posting not kewl not funny bla bla bla in every thread here? whao. godda admire that persistence.
by Gero
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0542: "Cover-Up"
Replies: 113
Views: 24897

Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

chuckstudios wrote:Title text: Man, this trick has saved me so many times.


So he regularly has blood on other people's ceilings? What is his hobby?
by Gero
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 52679

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

(:)) looks like a double chin, or maybe exaggerated like Dino comics says. You never know. (:]) might be a solution, but :] doesn't really look like a smile does it. More like a sardonic, sarcastic or condescending smile. Something with malice anyway. I don't know. Just avoid it is probably the best...

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