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by Old Bruce
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 3315

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

If you were really (like) beret guy, you would be happy to invite each other over for crumpet hunting. Sue can tag along. I don't know anything about law degrees though; do you need those for heating the crumpets? When the temperature is more than one law degree you can heat torts. Only in English ...
by Old Bruce
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 3315

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

Morgan Wick wrote:Is this the same company as this comic?

Or for that matter, this one?


You missed this one, I include it because I figure I could handle the technology involved.
by Old Bruce
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 9785

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

The thing about Arsenal is that they always try to walk it in. Hooray. He's kicked the ball. Now the ball's over there. That man has it now. That's an interesting development. Maybe he'll kick the ball. He has indeed and apparently that deserves a round of applause. I'm afraid they'll find out I do...
by Old Bruce
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 8217

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Should it not be Some Dakota and More Dakota?
by Old Bruce
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 10418

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

In my family the apple of choice is the Gravenstein apple followed by the Newton apple. Yes these were grown in our back yard and I have only seen the Gravenstein apple for sale once several years ago.
by Old Bruce
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1758: "Astrophysics"
Replies: 52
Views: 7065

Re: 1758: "Astrophysics"

To the best of my knowledge, other than the original script, it's not written anywhere. Hint (probably useless :( ) King Biscuit Flower Hour. Pedant on: King Biscuit Flour Hour. An hour of live radio concerts presented by King Biscuit Flour mills. I don't know if it is Flour which is used to make K...
by Old Bruce
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1758: "Astrophysics"
Replies: 52
Views: 7065

Re: 1758: "Astrophysics"

To the best of my knowledge, other than the original script, it's not written anywhere. Hint (probably useless :( ) King Biscuit Flower Hour. Pedant on: King Biscuit Flour Hour. An hour of live radio concerts presented by King Biscuit Flour mills. I don't know if it is Flour which is used to make K...
by Old Bruce
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 58489

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

It just occurred to me: the arrow is pointing to the right. England is to the right of America. "Her" is referring to QE2. The voters actually want to return to being a British Colony, hence not voting for Republic ans. It all makes sense now. Okay, makes sense to me. I guess... Oops, I j...
by Old Bruce
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 58489

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

.... ... Ok. Everyone who's mad about this comic, line up over there, and we'll issue you your money back in triplicate . If I pretend about being mad can I get the money in Euros and Mexican Pesos? I have an extremely poorly thought out plan to short the GB Pound. Also where is the "over ther...
by Old Bruce
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 58489

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

... Ok. Everyone who's mad about this comic, line up over there, and we'll issue you your money back in triplicate . If I pretend about being mad can I get the money in Euros and Mexican Pesos? I have an extremely poorly thought out plan to short the GB Pound. Also where is the "over there&quo...
by Old Bruce
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 6369

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

I am still waiting for Disney's "Oedipus Rex".
by Old Bruce
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 6845

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

cellocgw wrote:
Old Bruce wrote:
colonel_hack wrote:
heuristically_alone wrote:One of my favorite things that comic cartoonists do is recurring elements.

Clams got hands!

Wasn't it originally "Clams got legs!" ?


Clams got legs...
And they know how to use them,


Well, there are worse songs to get stuck in my head. :>
by Old Bruce
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 6845

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

colonel_hack wrote:
heuristically_alone wrote:One of my favorite things that comic cartoonists do is recurring elements.

Clams got hands!

Wasn't it originally "Clams got legs!" ?
by Old Bruce
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"
Replies: 43
Views: 5633

Re: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"

Alt-text: "Whenever you see a video of birds doing something weird, remember: Birds are a small subset of dinosaurs, so the weirdness of birds is a small subset of the weirdness of dinosaurs." I guess that means dinosaurs didn't stick their heads in the sand when startled or threatened. D...
by Old Bruce
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1745: "Record Scratch"
Replies: 45
Views: 6830

Re: 1745: "Record Scratch"

The start of the Beatles recording career is closer to the start of WW I than today. Four years from now you will be able to say "the Beatles career is closer to World War One than it is to today".
by Old Bruce
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1742: "Will It Work"
Replies: 50
Views: 6954

Re: 1742: "Will It Work"

Tyndmyr wrote:...
Just following some guide, that leaves out "obvious" twerking and hasn't been updated in several major releases, invariably results in heartburn.


I sure hope you meant tweeking.

damn that is hard spell.
by Old Bruce
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 53977

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

I don't remember hearing about "anthropogenic climate forcing" in the early '00's. I remember hearing about Anthropogenic Global Warming, or AGW for short. And as far back as the 1980's, "the greenhouse effect." Yes, I am that old. I recall hearing about the "Greenhouse eff...
by Old Bruce
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 10329

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme ... The only image I get for the Somme is a meat grinder filled with Tommys and run by English Officers, I always think of it as the first unpunished war crime by victors. But I too thought of no man's land as the strip of territory be...
by Old Bruce
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1698: "Theft Quadrants"
Replies: 21
Views: 4488

Re: 1698: "Theft Quadrants"

Imagine two alternate worlds. The first has the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and the TinyURL.com Domain Name more difficult to steal than either the crown jewels or the launch codes. This is not an impossible to imagine world, it only requires one or more individuals with more money than Croesus and the...

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