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by pbnjstowell
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 37376

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

The rhyme I remember from when I was a kid goes "Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider."
by pbnjstowell
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1136: "Broken Mirror"
Replies: 45
Views: 10724

1136: "Broken Mirror"

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'I see you are in this mood again.' 'I am always in this mood.'

So is BHG a fatalist?

I have to say, I'm more like the roommate.
by pbnjstowell
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 659090

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

My favorite was the lemonade stand.
And I think I found Tom Sawyer.
And a huge jellyfish in the sky. What?

Also... Trackpad burn!
by pbnjstowell
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1109: "Refrigerator"
Replies: 135
Views: 31670

Re: 1109: "Refrigerator"

What if the shelf/conveyer belts went all the way across to a bin on the outside ? Through those flappy plastic curtains like they have on luggage claim carousels - upgraded for more efficient temperature regulation. Or maybe doors on the side could just open while the conveyer belt was working... y...
by pbnjstowell
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 23644

Re: 1093: "Forget"

I feel so... old.

I bought an Everyman's Cyclopedia set from 1912 at an estate sale a few years back. It's a fascinating historical perspective: What was important enough to remember 100 years ago?
by pbnjstowell
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1085: "ContextBot"
Replies: 39
Views: 15167

Re: 1085: "ContextBot"

Vaguetweet: "Ouch."

(That hot lemon-scented towel at the dentist was not intended for eye wiping.)
by pbnjstowell
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 41037

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

I live on a whale's eyebrow!

Elrieve wrote:I don't think I've ever known of anyone else who's read The Way Things Work. A+, sir.

I have read it too. I was tickled to see it :)
by pbnjstowell
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 45283

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

If small planets are fairly common, does that mean we can reinstate Pluto as a planet again?
by pbnjstowell
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 19040

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

I've recently become afraid of the dark again once I started imagining that weeping angels were right behind me. Then I read your comment, my chest tightened up a bit, and I compulsively scanned my yard out my window to make sure I didn't have any new statues watching me. This is why I shut my curt...
by pbnjstowell
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 65045

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

I wear a black hat now. Black hats are cool.
by pbnjstowell
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 65045

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

That leaves the question of the others though, such as Eva Braun. Did she kill herself before BHG arrived? After? Did BHG just kill her too? Was it entirely unrelated? ...On the other hand, I notice we're treating a time machine like a teleportation device again... It was a TARDIS! And Eva had been...
by pbnjstowell
Mon May 28, 2012 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 42438

Re: 1061: "EST"

Aw darn. I was born in the month-that-must-not-be-named.
Is it still assigned an ordinal number? (That could really make filling out forms difficult.)

At least we're synched with Narnia. Now, if I could just find a way to get there...
by pbnjstowell
Mon May 07, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 60203

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

No reference to linguistics?!

I shoulda just majored in everything.
by pbnjstowell
Wed May 02, 2012 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 78610

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

My husband and I teach a swing dance class. One thing we warn our students is that they're not going to remember any of the moves they learned this week... but they will remember the potential for movement. If they practice or come to class enough, they will start to memorize the moves and they won'...
by pbnjstowell
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 31662

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

I miss the runny centers. :(
by pbnjstowell
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 43295

Re: 1028: "Communication"

Is it just late, or are you guys making less sense than normal on purpose?
by pbnjstowell
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 246761

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

I like BHG's girlfriend.

And Noodly-hair is an ass. He totally deserved it... and I think that's the point.
by pbnjstowell
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 24000

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

Never looking at Orion the same again.

Also, isn't the small hips with wide shoulders thing supposed to be sexy on a guy? It'd probably be better if he had a head on his shoulders though.
by pbnjstowell
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"
Replies: 99
Views: 24759

Re: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"

My husband just informed me that he'd probably be the one to staple his hand to his face.

And I haven't given him a jar of hammers (yet)... but one year I gave him a good kitchen knife for V-day. (The handle was red!)

PS.
Quicksilver wrote:The only winning move is not to play.

How about a nice game of tic tac toe?
by pbnjstowell
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 24540

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

...And it's not like analog photos do not have problems. Take an analog and a digital camera and make a photo almost directly into the setting sun. Tell me which one looks better. Or just take your 35 mm film of those sunsets to Costco to be developed, and see how fast they can ruin your photos for...
by pbnjstowell
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 40117

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

Come on, you guys. It's Adamology Man he's referring to. (Sounds closer to etym- and entom- than eti- does.)

...Says the linguist who loves etymology, and worked for an entomologist for a couple years after college.
by pbnjstowell
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 75670

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

blazemongr wrote:The best names always seem to come from the Discworld books in general, and Lancre in particular. Saccharista is one of my favorites... although the best names always belong to minor characters.


My favorites are his troll's names. :)
by pbnjstowell
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 75670

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

GOOMHR! I'm trying to name my kid something stupid too! (I'm just kidding.) I have an ancestor a few generations back named Orange... a roommate named Nyla, because her parents were from NY and LA... and another roommate named Sprice, because she was a S(ur)prise. Also... yes, I read the books-that-...
by pbnjstowell
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1010: "Etymology-Man"
Replies: 84
Views: 25544

Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Dang. I could see where I would end up being Etymology-Man. (Except the part where I'm a woman.) But hopefully not during a tsunami/tidal wave/influx of water. Also, it's the shadowy innards of his cape. Also also, liquid nitrogen being taken to a different floor in the science building for a class ...
by pbnjstowell
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 16352

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

Are you sure you're on the right forum? No, but is 80% confidence good enough? I don't want tvtrope links banned outright, I just want them to carry a minor cost in exchange for the potential hours wasted by people following those links. I also want to be entertained, and my suggestion would hopefu...
by pbnjstowell
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 241
Views: 80923

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

penguinoid wrote:Am I the only person disappointed that "Global Thermonuclear War" was unaccountably left out?

I was also disappointed. :(


@shirosuzume I've heard of Mao too! But I thought the same thing, only for my group of friends in Washington State in about 1997.
by pbnjstowell
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0999: "Cougars"
Replies: 65
Views: 19700

Re: 0999: "Cougars"

Hopefully my kids will inherit my love of learning and sharing knowledge about the world. :) Also, though cougars are usually solitary creatures, a farmer/hunter in my area caught some amazing night-photos of a cougar family reunion - most likely mother and daughters with their litters. http://www.w...
by pbnjstowell
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 19783

Re: 0995: "Coin Star"

If they're those really cheap, waxy chocolate coins, I'll gladly donate them to charity.

Or use them to ruin Coinstar machines.
by pbnjstowell
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 20485

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

larvacea wrote: ...chocolate-themed space elevators...


Didn't Willy Wonka have a space elevator?
by pbnjstowell
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 20485

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

Does it have to be chocolate?

The liquify-and-drink problem would be easy to solve if it was eggnog.
by pbnjstowell
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 63722

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

There's a brand of first-aid type products that this makes me think of. The packaging is white with minimal coloring and text, and all packages are the same shape. On the front of each product, it says "Help, I have a blister" or "Help, I have a headache" or "Help, I cut mys...
by pbnjstowell
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 34687

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

zae wrote:
Oktalist wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
pbnjstowell wrote:And the raw meat never goes in with the veggies.

I can't figure out why this would matter.

Ever eaten raw meat?


Steak tartare, Korean yukhoe, Japanese basashi.
Raw meat can be quite delicious.


Depends on the raw meat.
I don't really want hamburger juices soaked into my celery.
by pbnjstowell
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 34687

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

I have a lovely collection of reusable bags hanging from my pantry door. And they usually stay there unless I need to haul something out to the car. But I use my plastic grocery bags for trash bags, so I don't feel too bad. But still... it's frustrating to have something like this be part of your jo...
by pbnjstowell
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 60969

Re: 988: "Tradition"

At my work, it's radio or nothing. Even though I own an mp3 player. And because of the unfortunate location of my office in relation to the only good radio station in the area, and the cheapness of my radio (or me), I have to listen to the Christmas Station (top 40's during the rest of the year) or ...
by pbnjstowell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 60969

Re: 988: "Tradition"

I got kinda burned out on Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer . I wish the local Christmas station would play I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas and Christmas in Killarney and Mele Kalikimaka . Those were some of the baby-boomer-ish era favorites my parents exposed me to as a kid. Oh, and The Chimne...
by pbnjstowell
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 22975

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

Now I have to pee again. Another thought is why is urine excreted separately to faeces? if urine was excreted directly into the intestines, some water could be reclaimed, and it might be a more efficient system, but then I guess it's also possible the the bowels would reabsorb substances that were s...
by pbnjstowell
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 22975

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

Try being pregnant. Some days, I do feel like I'm peeing and drinking constantly. Body needs more water -> drink more -> body processing more water -> pee more. And, repeat... for nine months. I think that's about as close as I'll come to replicating the experiment. Trust me. It's no picnic.
by pbnjstowell
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 22167

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

White Hat Guy?
by pbnjstowell
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 33188

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

Do Klingons have a word for cheque? Not to my knowledge. We use Huch chaw' ( lit. "money permit") to describe what you call a "credit card", but I think it'd nicely describe your "cheques" as well. One could perhaps also call them Huch 'echletmey ("money cards&quo...
by pbnjstowell
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 33188

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

Evolving languages are silly. All these alternate spellings because we're borrowing from one another!

Maybe we should just start using Esperanto. Or Klingon. Do Klingons have a word for cheque?

(Esperanto does.)

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