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by Pi is exactly three
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 14928

Re: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

Is "Kevin Kostner" a typo, or a joke I'm not getting? Joke you're not getting. Kevin Kostner played in a movie called "Waterworld". The plot was simple. After massive global warming, the world was somehow covered in so much water that all humans are forced to sail to and from ci...
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 14928

Re: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

Is "Kevin Kostner" a typo, or a joke I'm not getting?
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 31391

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

It's only when three doors are involved that people form a mental block. The way I make sense of the three-door version is: you pick a door at random, so the probability of the prize being behind it is 1/3. There's a probability of 0 that the prize is behind the door that Monty opens. Since the pro...
by Pi is exactly three
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 23258

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

Well, I wish I had known of this curse BEFORE I chose my forum username...
by Pi is exactly three
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 740
Views: 217508

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

No,it doesn't, but I found that two-part episode in the IMDB listing, watched it on Youtube, and you are correct! As soon as I saw the docks and the fog I knew it was the right show. However, it has not worn well. Laboured slapstick and really thin humour. Don't know how long it took US shows to be ...
by Pi is exactly three
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 740
Views: 217508

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

I've been an avid moviegoer since I was 6 or 7 (so 50 years now!), and I'm trying to track down films that I saw as a kid but never seem to have surfaced since. Mostly there's just a single scene that's stuck in my memory, but hopefully you geniuses can help out. They're all films that I would have ...
by Pi is exactly three
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104877
Views: 29918908

Re: 1190: "Time"

*Herd? Flock? Bevy? What do you call a caboodle of cats???? Clowder. Seriously??? *quick Google check* Well, I'll be damned! I learned a cool new word. :D The Big Bang Theory S4E03, "The Zazzy Substitution": Sheldon: Clowder. Leonard: What? Sheldon: A group of cats is a clowder. Or a glar...
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 62434

Re: 1127: "Congress"

It's pretty, but I'm not sure what to make of the graphical representation. (When it loaded, my first thought was "Man 'O War tentacles"). And it's HUGE, I can't see the whole width even on a 24" HD screen. Quite a few grammar/spelling errors though. If Randall wants to fix them then ...
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1119: "Undoing"
Replies: 121
Views: 20392

Re: 1119: "Undoing"

WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT!
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1024: "Error Code Monkey"
Replies: 99
Views: 35585

Re: 1024: Error Code

Wow. That's gorgeous.
by Pi is exactly three
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 41314

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Happy 1000, Randall. You are the only person in many years to reduce this jaded soul to helpless tears of laughter (panel 3 of the eBay bobcat was where I completely lost it). Elsewhere in spacetime, a UK clothing company ran a TV ad just before Christmas offering 1000 gifts each under £10. Screen g...
by Pi is exactly three
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 31642

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

So that's two title-text spelling mistakes in a row - "propoganda" on Monday, "demoliton" today. I will be watching out for Friday's and subsequent errors, because clearly these "highlighted" words are going to somehow form a secret message exposing the REAL conspiracy.
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 51384

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

it would have been funny for someone to say "No More Jobs at Apple, however, CEO position available." back when he resigned. This one was doing the rounds on Twitter at the time, although I believe it is from Sickipedia rather than a genuine headline... ''Cook promises to improve Apple tu...
by Pi is exactly three
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"
Replies: 56
Views: 10846

Re: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"

Typo in the title text that the first poster (subconsciously?) fixed in the thread start: "Time to start shopping professional dive lights." I sometimes suffer buyer's paralysis over features I'll probably never use. Just put off buying the Samsung Galaxy S II when I found out the initial ...
by Pi is exactly three
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0888: "Heaven"
Replies: 131
Views: 28669

Re: 0888: Heaven

So, sex is like fitting together oddly-shaped objects?
by Pi is exactly three
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0885: "Recycling"
Replies: 59
Views: 12897

Re: 0885: "Recycling"

They don't know where I live - any paper with my address on (mostly junk mail) goes in the recycling bag after I've torn off the bit with my address. I'm (possibly overly) paranoid about identity theft. My council does mixed recycling (everything now goes in the one sack, whereas we used to have to ...
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 37180

Re: 0880: "Headache"

I'm only willing to visit placid lakes, salt flats, and painting exhibits until the world's 3D technology improves.

The problem with visiting placid lakes is that you get eaten by an unfeasibly large crocodile.
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 23985

Re: 0813: One-Liners

kopratic wrote:Regarding the typo, I'm pretty sure the OP made that typo

No, he didn't.
kopratic wrote:Either that or it was corrected before I read the comic.

Yes, it was.
by Pi is exactly three
Sun May 23, 2010 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1006
Views: 217744

Re: Recommend one artist

Reachback , energetic pop rockers. This is their video entry for the Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition, where the winner gets to play at a major festival. From there you can get to their Myspace page which has a couple more of their original songs and, for those of you from a certain thread down-for...
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 23757

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

diagonal_mambo wrote:Alt-text actually reads:
I'm assuming the first draft was "all the X-7 in the lab"...

I think it's a misprint for:

"Let's get dinner after we promptly destroy all the X-7 toxin we've manufactured."
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 19014

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

Giant Speck wrote:I hate time travel. :|

Me too. That's why, next month, I stopped doing it.


phlip wrote:Also: anyone who hasn't read By His Bootstraps and —All You Zombies— should do so.

And "The Man Who Folded Himself" by David Gerrold.
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0711: "Seismograph"
Replies: 83
Views: 15603

Re: "Seismograph" Discussion

RogueCynic wrote:therefore pi is exactly three.

Someone called?
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0698: "You Hang Up First"
Replies: 61
Views: 12140

Re: "You Hang Up First" Discussion

helo darqness wrote:Is it me, or wasnt there another XKCD where she says "no you hang up" and he goes "ok" and just hangs up. And shes all flustered and calls back and asks why he hung up?

According to OhNoRobot, the only other xkcd with the phrase "hang up" is this one.
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0683: "Science Montage"
Replies: 85
Views: 48011

Re: "Science Montage" Discussion

SunDawg wrote:In the second panel of movie-science, one of the rats is on the girl's head.

She also has another rat in one hand - although I suppose it's possible she's using a mouse...

With the other hand, she appears to be wielding the Doctor's sonic screwdriver.

Oh, and Happy New Year everyone!
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 31019

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

You want bad? "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" This one completely passed me by when it was released in 1984, but a few years ago I saw the DVD in the bargain bin at my favourite science fiction emporium. Cool title, only a fiver, how can you go wrong with a cas...
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 30192

Re: "The Search" Discussion

if something was to communicate in an entirely chemical form Oh God, this reminds me of the time I tackled John Norman's utterly dreadful Gor series (look, I was 17, I didn't know any better, OK?). Gor was ruled by the Priest-Kings, insectoid creatures that communicated by emitting complex sequence...
by Pi is exactly three
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 201
Views: 76765

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Doing a google search for "Locke wordpress" yields a flurry of bogus pages that try to mimic windows anti virus software, then try to get you to install a package. Hope nobody falls for it! We had a near miss at work yesterday. I was called to someone's office - the girl had found her way...
by Pi is exactly three
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 201
Views: 76765

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Hey, I found a hidden message in http://www.xkcd.com/617/ :D http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/files/2826003_bsjqc/hidden_message.png but I can't seem to make the image tag work so here's a link instead http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqqTj6i Edit: hmmm, I tried a different picture hosting site and n...
by Pi is exactly three
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 201
Views: 76765

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

I mourn the triumph of forums over Usenet. Usenet was specifically designed to facilitate distributed conversations. I find the forum paradigm much less user-friendly. That squirrel spells SEX. http://danke.h4xmb.com/test/squirrelsex.PNG I'm sure you can find hidden messages in a lot of Randall's wo...
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 25242

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

On the "american" thing: 3rd Anyone living on the continent is an American. Only ignorant ass-hats who live in the United States of America have the hubris to call themselves Americans as if they owned the whole of the continent. I think I have to dispute this point. Speaking as a Brit, i...
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 25242

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Gleep! I typed L O L and it turned into "This cheese is burning me"! Is this some sort of inside joke? *Googles* *is still confused* *is xkcd neophyte* 1. Yes. Yes it is. 2. The Preview button is your friend. xkcd has many traps for the unwary. 3. Clearly, you have already worked out one ...
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 70762

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Michael of Lucan wrote:I have travelled from 1952 to tell you that it's a reference to a picture in one of Kurt Vonnegut's books.
I thank you for your prompt explanation, and defer to you as the new leader of the Council of Elders.
by Pi is exactly three
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 70762

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1846/capturebsu.jpg I already told you you what this is, on the previous page- a tiny stick-figure guy has shoved his head up there! Also, can someone explain the Kurt Vonnegut reference? It's been about 30 years since I read anything of his and I'm a bit rusty.
by Pi is exactly three
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 70762

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

As if further proof were needed that I'm weird...

When I look at the bottom of panel 2, I see a tiny little stick figure shoving his head up Megan's anus.
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 24103

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

I have travelled from the year 1962 to say: Am I really the oldest one reading this strip?! No, at the time of writing you only qualify for a bronze. Actually, I would be astonished if I really am the oldest. We've just done an age poll on the Questionable Content forum and three people were over 70.
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 24103

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

Council of Elders: Pi is exactly three - 1955r XbHW_TestEngr - 1960 dharmamama - 1965 ipsos - 1972 Klvino - ? Kailen/ThemePark - 1979 The Council is in session. First order of business will be... You know, it feels really inappropriate to be (apparently) the senior member of the Council of Elders w...
by Pi is exactly three
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 24103

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

fealuinix wrote:I've traveled here from the year 1982 to say this:
I feel old now

I have travelled here from the year 1955 to say "You youngsters have some catching up to do..."
by Pi is exactly three
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 40243

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

There's a variation which works 100% of the time but is easier for the mark to figure out how it's done. (And fails completely if they've seen the episode of Columbo which featured it...) You: "Pick a number from 1 to 4." Them: "1" You: "Look under the phone." They do, ...
by Pi is exactly three
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 48020

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

The first word of the theme song of CSI: Miami is "yeah". The main character always does a silly one-liner, puts on his sun-glasses, and then the theme song starts. Ah, right, The Who theme. Didn't get that joke until now because Miami is the one CSI I won't watch, thanks to Caruso. If I ...
by Pi is exactly three
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0595: "Android Girlfriend"
Replies: 120
Views: 22529

Re: "Android Girlfriend" Discussion

poxic wrote:Bonus points to anyone who actually knows the source of said concept.

Episode 1.07 of Twin Peaks - Audrey's "audition" as a hostess at One Eyed Jacks (unless David Lynch pinched the idea from somewhere else).

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