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by AverageWriter
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 40
Views: 3566

Re: 2006: "Customer Attention"

Those price rates are actually pretty tempting. If a company actually offered that, I think I'd take them up on that offer. $500 a day to post on social media and forums and such? Yes please.
by AverageWriter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 5833

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

Not entirely sure about the rest of that New Yorker article, but I can say that it's being blatantly dishonest about Henry. The episode where he is walled up is only a smaller part of a larger story arc that finishes with Henry To The Rescue, where they restart his boiler, put his tracks back and he...
by AverageWriter
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"
Replies: 94
Views: 19284

Re: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"

Speising is right.


No, he isn't.

They took the almanac, preventing the sci-fi future from existing, thus dooming us to... this.
by AverageWriter
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"
Replies: 94
Views: 19284

Re: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"

I know it's just a movie, but I know why we don't have all the great stuff pictured in Back to the Future Part II. Simple economics tells us that nature abhors a vacuum. In a nutshell, even when something seems simple on the outset, it may have very complex undercurrents. Biff Tannen used an illicit...
by AverageWriter
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"
Replies: 46
Views: 8963

Re: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"

"Why use rockets when you can use helium balloons?"


Why did you think a big balloon would stop people?
by AverageWriter
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 40748

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

I dare you to name any weapon that was banned and never used again because it was too destructive. Weaponized Hemorrhagic Fever. The use of biological warfare itself has been banned for a while, but in particular the THINGS that man bred in labs... WHF is something that's never (to anyone's knowled...
by AverageWriter
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 40748

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

I see it as a perceptual thing, myself. If what we routinely see is people doing nothing but completely idiotic things, all the time, we are going to eventually come to the mindset that, yes, the general populace is composed of idiots. We get up in the morning and get in our cars to go to work- what...
by AverageWriter
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133872

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

If I do recall, Dave, a group of folks wanted to debunk the debunk the debunking and provide photographic firsthand evidence of the melting ice... but then got stuck in the rapidly expanding ice, and then the group of bold rescuers sent to rescue them got stuck, too...
by AverageWriter
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133872

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

First it was "global cooling". Then it was "global warming." Now we're moving into "global climate change" (not committing to either, but whatever it is it's our fault and you & your kids & your grandkids have to pay for it). I'm all for analyzing facts, but bo...
by AverageWriter
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133872

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I was about to post a certain relevant XKCD strip here, but for some reason it kept getting flagged as spam? Yeah, we don't like people who post XKCD comics on this forum. Too incestuous. See the forum rules for details. The only thing I found in the rules was the mention of not being allowed to po...
by AverageWriter
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133872

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I wonder, do you anti-science bigots have message board where you coordinate that kind of action? Is this some kind of paid campaign by lobbyists to make it look like climate change is not a near universally accepted fact? And there we go again- calling someone who might disagree with you a "b...
by AverageWriter
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133872

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I'm not scientific enough to seriously understand everything behind climate change, but I will say this- It seems that entering a forum and calling someone you disagree with a "cretin" and a "scum feeder" doesn't seem the best way to engage in legitimate debate. Aren't we better ...
by AverageWriter
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 128
Views: 47442

Re: 1335: "Now"

I am dismayed that so few people are concerned with the fact that my home state has mysteriously vanished into the sea.

Do not let the prophecy fulfill itself!

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