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by SW15243
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 24132

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

Noah, I'm half drunk and slathered in every bodily fluid there is... so yeah... this is about as Pirate Kingy as I'm going to get so brief away.
by SW15243
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 92672

1133: "Up Goer Five"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/up_goer_five.png Title text: "Another thing that is a bad problem is if you're flying toward space and the parts start to fall off your space car in the wrong order. If that happens, it means you won't go to space today, or maybe ever." I'm more curious where h...
by SW15243
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 19370

Re: 1100:" Vows"

This is...amazing. Although I fear I may be one of the few football fans who reads XKCD, haha. I kid, I kid. (Go 9ers!)
by SW15243
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55088

Re: 1078: "Knights"

Besides the historical context of the joke it's funny because he ignores classical chess rules and replaces pawns with archers. If people could customize their chessboard I think the game would be popular with more people and teach better strategy. If people could customize their chessboard then yo...
by SW15243
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55088

Re: 1078: "Knights"

Yeah after skimming that Wiki article, this battle was the first to make predominant use of longbowman. But ... so what? If there is something funny, insightful, or otherwise worthwhile about this comic, I'm not seeing it. Yeah, okay. But then it's not really a 'gambit' is it? It's sort of like the...
by SW15243
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55088

1078: "Knights"

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Title Text: 1. Ne3 ... ↘↘↘ 2. Nc3 ... ↘↘↘ 0-1

Yeah, so this one? Way over my head. Anyone?
by SW15243
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 38394

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Ah! After ten thousand years I'm free! It's time to conquer earth!
by SW15243
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 42989

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

Venetian Road wrote:I wonder how they contacted Etymology Man anyway. Is there some hero hotline I don't know about?

There's a spotlight with the word 'octopi' on it. Forces him to come running.
by SW15243
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 39201

0974: "The General Problem"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_general_problem.png http://xkcd.com/974 Alt Text: I find that when someone's taking time to do something right in the present, they're a perfectionist with no ability to prioritize, whereas when someone took time to do something right in the past, they're a master ar...
by SW15243
Mon May 30, 2011 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0905: "Homeownership"
Replies: 84
Views: 20429

Re: 0905: "Homeownership"

There's a comic he did awhile ago about a guy trying to get a mortgage or something similar which had more or less the same punchline. I can't be assed to go find it, but I feel like it might be the same guy.
by SW15243
Wed May 04, 2011 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0894: "Progeny"
Replies: 97
Views: 18612

Re: 0893: Progeny

Not really funny, kinda made me think a bit though.

Incidentally it's comic number 894, not 893
by SW15243
Wed May 04, 2011 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89467

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

Doesn't anyone else consider microscopic ecosystems "another world?" We all walk on those every day... No. Smaller? Lame. Behold, evidence! http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c47/JenGov/BeholdEvidence.jpg I suppose now's a good time to point out that yes, I am an English major.
by SW15243
Mon May 02, 2011 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89467

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

There's a 5% chance that all of the people who walked on the moon will be dead by 2022? I'll need to check the math on that. (Actuary here). Oh, it's not mathematically sound to use a normal approximation with only 9 people. I thought that '5th percentile' meant that the so-called 'weakest' 5 perce...
by SW15243
Mon May 02, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89467

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

A_of_s_t wrote:I guess this thread is the winner.

I shall celebrate my so-called victory with quiet dignity.
by SW15243
Mon May 02, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89467

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

I think the chart is just in reference to people who have already walked on the moon. As in, they'll all be dead pretty quick here. Yeah, but it also seems (pessimistically) implying no one will go to the moon / Mars in the next 30 years... In this day and age it's 100x easier to send a robot, is t...
by SW15243
Mon May 02, 2011 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89467

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

I think the chart is just in reference to people who have already walked on the moon. As in, they'll all be dead pretty quick here.
by SW15243
Mon May 02, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89467

0893: "65 Years"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/65_years.png Alt Text: "The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space--each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational deci...
by SW15243
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39194

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Far sooner though: The date that young people respond to your panic with "Who's Kurt Cobain?" Well, are you gonna tell us? :D Don't even joke about that. That's not funny. I... I actually don't know who that is. I've heard the name, but I've never bothered to google it or anything. Edit: ...
by SW15243
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39194

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Calumnia wrote:
SW15243 wrote:Far sooner though: The date that young people respond to your panic with "Who's Kurt Cobain?"

Well, are you gonna tell us? :D

Don't even joke about that. That's not funny.
by SW15243
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39194

Re: 891: Movie Ages

In November of this year, Freddie Mercury will have been dead for twenty years. That one scares me more than anything. Also, I await, cringing, the day that Kurt Cobain has been dead for longer than he was alive. We've got a little less than a decade (By a couple days). Far sooner though: The date t...
by SW15243
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29766

Re: 0890: Etymology

Wait wait WAIT. "It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs." Wait wait WAIT. A parsec is a unit of distance, not time. What gives, Mr. Munroe? I remember watching it with him, and when we reached the part where Han Solo brags that the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel...
by SW15243
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29766

Re: 0890: Etymology

I watched all 6 Star Wars movies with some friends on Friday night / well into Saturday morning.
Could Randall secretly be one of the people in my Creative Writing class?!

No. No he could not.
by SW15243
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 57196

0887: "Future Timeline"

Image omitted for lengthiness

Alt-text: "Not shown: the approximately 30,000 identical, vaguely hysterical articles titled "WHITE PEOPLE IN [THE US/BRITAIN] TO BECOME MINORITY BY [YEAR]!", which came up for basically any year I put in."

Goodness gracious, that's a lot to read!
by SW15243
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70736

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

I think my porn name tops all of yours, I'm afraid:
"Woody Scurfield"
Yeah, really.
by SW15243
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 58305

Re: 0859: "("

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by SW15243
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35322

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

When life gives you lemons, make sure to kidnap someone more valuable next time.
by SW15243
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 41988

Re: 0855: "1999"

Is...is Zombocom really that old? God, I haven't been to it in forever.
Welcome to Zombocom! This is Zombocom!
by SW15243
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 44900

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Hipster solipsist: They're a pretty obscure band, you probably haven't imagined them yet.
by SW15243
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21936

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

I think this is the first XKCD that elicited an honest to God laugh from me as opposed to a smile or whatever, which is weird because as much as I like this one (The alt-text did it for me) I don't think it's the funniest XKCD ever. [sarcasm] Also, get out of my head, Randall. I just broke up with a...
by SW15243
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0831: "Weather Radar"
Replies: 112
Views: 32071

Re: 0831: "Weather Radar"

My MP3 player seems to think I'll cream myself if it plays 'Point to Prove' by Theory of a Deadman. Not that it's a bad song, per se, but I listen to music more of the 'ear shattering heavy metal' variety. My MP3 player is turning into a hipster - 'No, man, you seriously have to check out this one b...
by SW15243
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0816: "Applied Math"
Replies: 88
Views: 28146

Re: 0816: Applied Math

I was under the impression that The Art of Computer Programming was in italics because the writer was referring to the very foundations of computer programming, and thus, based on the gravity of this revelation, was using italics for emphasis! I see now that it's a book. Also, I know what the deal i...
by SW15243
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 30125

Re: 0813: One-Liners

There's been a lot of typos in recent comics. Maybe Randal is purposely placing them? A hidden message? Or am I giving him far too much credit? You are giving him far too much credit. I love XKCD to death but sometimes people seem to think that everything he does is all part of some giant, obsessiv...
by SW15243
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31073

Re: 0812: Glass

Singulaire wrote: ...reality being dependent on observation...

I'm an English major.
Short version: Earth has draw distance?
And, more importantly, can we use quantum mechanics to finally answer the 'if a tree falls in the forest' question?
by SW15243
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 24411

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

drjamesaustin wrote:Well, I got the 'golden hammer' bit - what I don't understand is where Wolf Blitzer fits in. I mean, I know who he is - but is there any particular reason why either BHG or Randall Munroe should take an interest in him or his boathouse?

I suspect his boat is nice.
by SW15243
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 24411

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

I suppose the phrase, "When all you have is a hammer, everything is AWESOME!!!." isn't as common as I (And, apparently, Randall) thought. Oh well, I laughed.
by SW15243
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0798: "Adjectives"
Replies: 97
Views: 26559

Re: "Adjectives" Discussion (#798)

This year's Merlot has a subtle, herbal aftertaste that's exquisite as shit.
Spoiler:
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by SW15243
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 20573

Re: "Bad Ex" Discussion

Blast, foiled by my router hiccuping. Oh well, maybe next time. Like I said in my thread though, I was expecting a Scott Pilgrim joke. I like this better, though. That being said, the mention of of California being experimental went over my head (I'm Canadian, and I don't watch the news), anyone car...
by SW15243
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 31891

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

EDIT: anyone got a video of House of the Rising Sun to the tune of Amazing Grace? I saw some videos of the other way around, and the religious stuff was so in my face it made me sick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDE4URgxVas Bad quality, but it was the first one I found. EDIT: Also, just because ...
by SW15243
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0787: "Orbiter"
Replies: 86
Views: 25432

Re: "Orbiter" discussion (#787)

Whenever I hear anything about Oklahoma I'm reminded of a standup routine by a guy named Anthony Clark from awhile back.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODiNmWr5Gw
by SW15243
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40023

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

Not gonna lie, saw the "Period Speech" title and expected a prepubescent girl at a podium.
Not sure if I'm disappointed or not.
Makes me sound like a pedophile...

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