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by TomTAC
Mon May 25, 2015 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 48911

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

There is probably more than one reason why there is not a section for <<"Barack Hussein Obama" and some similar names>>.

One of which would be the rankings might be too obvious.

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(plus I'd like to see the "Khan" tree. Chaka is my favorite there.)
by TomTAC
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 22632

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

Title: "Due to their proximity across the channel, there's long been tension between North Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Southern Ireland." What nonsense, the Channel would be the sea between Portugal and Japan. That probably IS a channel. But when Eurasia flipped, it ...
by TomTAC
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 22632

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

I would ---- HATE ---- to be on Aruba right now ... Aruba has a lot of beaches on the SW side, so to keep the sharks away from the people, they established a "Shark Feed" on the NE side; that is, they dump garbage and chum and stuff there, and the sharks go there when they get hungry. But ...
by TomTAC
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 22632

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

There are two little islands, about a mile apart and straddling the International Date Line, almost exactly halfway between Russia and Alaska. Four possibilities: 1) They moved with Alaska. 2) They moved with Siberia. Or not so good: 3) They are STILL halfway between them, in the warm tropical Atlan...
by TomTAC
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 22632

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

Sinai is missing. (The tiny chunk shown as part of Egypt seems to only be the part west of the Suez Canal.) Dang, I was going to say something about how useless the Suez Canal is going to be, but why bother if Sinai is missing. The Panama Canal would still be of some use, but not at the rates they c...
by TomTAC
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 36593

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

As a Doom player, I was initially disappointed that Phobos and Deimos weren't on here, but then I remembered that they are "small rocks": 1,500 km^2 and 500 km^2. By comparison, the smallest labelled bodies on the chart are Miranda and Vesta, at 700,000 km^2 and 800,000 km^2. I had notice...
by TomTAC
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1352: "Cosmologist on a Tire Swing"
Replies: 87
Views: 24275

Re: 1352: "Cosmologist on a Tire Swing"

My explanation for all those holes in the ground . . . The tire swings go faster and faster. That is what the cosmologist said. Eventually, they go so fast that the tree, to which the tire swing is attached, gets ripped out of the ground. (And kills the cosmologist.) (Tragic, but on the other hand s...
by TomTAC
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1308: "Christmas Lights"
Replies: 42
Views: 19569

Re: 1308: "Christmas Lights"

Living in the Southern Hemisphere, it took a little while to get the idea of 'fire' for the big spectrum. The idea of fireplace at Christmas just doesn't 'click' to me. Then you're excused. My brother-in-law's family in South America sent a video of their Christmas once. The most memorable scene wa...
by TomTAC
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"
Replies: 89
Views: 61922

Re: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"

The punch line ... I hate the video ads, too. I am using a TEXT INTERFACE (basically). Someone posts 300 ascii characters, I use a little over 300 bytes of bandwidth to receive it. Then, okay, there is an avatar icon with the message. Ninety-eight kilobits, or twelve kilobytes, that's okay for a pic...
by TomTAC
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0070: "The Constant Groundskeeper"
Replies: 26
Views: 8214

Re: What-If 0070: "The Constant Groundskeeper"

regarding Pope Francis...
Arg! I didn't see Randall's hovertext statement until just one minute too late. He already noted that. (and my post hasn't been approved yet, so I can't add this as a reply.
by TomTAC
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0070: "The Constant Groundskeeper"
Replies: 26
Views: 8214

Re: What-If 0070: "The Constant Groundskeeper"

Djehutynakht wrote: Pope Francis taking over the mowing completely won this comic for me. That is a great drawing, and I am thinking of putting it up at my work area. Maybe my boss will take a hint. When I saw the assertion that you would be able to keep about half of it neatly trimmed. , of course...

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