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by qvxb
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 59
Views: 2031

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

According to the CPI calculator, 5¢ in 1930 dollars, the usual price for apples sold by unemployed Depression era Americans (and future FDR voters) is 75¢ today. Selling them for $1.00 each avoids having to make change. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl Some panhandled. https://www.youtube.com/...
by qvxb
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2017: "Stargazing 2"
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: 2017: "Stargazing 2"

Good thing we weren't the winning bidder on eBay for those Stinger missiles.
by qvxb
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2015: New Phone Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2319

Re: 2015: New Phone Thread

It's not really a phone if it doesn't have a dial.
by qvxb
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2014: "JWST Delays"
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: 2014: "JWST Delays"

It's tough when there are no WWII German rocket scientists left or when your scientists are busy reading Dilbert and xkcd.
by qvxb
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 2448

Re: 2013: "Rock"

The last thing the rock heard was the Monkees' "Steppin' Stone".
by qvxb
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2012: "Thorough Analysis"
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: 2012: "Thorough Analysis"

The wooshing you hear is the sound of the souls of grad students who did the research being sucked from their bodies.
by qvxb
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2011: "Newton's Trajectories"
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: 2011: "Newton's Trajectories"

It may not be either/or but both, as in the Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror".
by qvxb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2010: "Update Notes"
Replies: 13
Views: 1510

Re: 2010: "Update Notes"

zjxs wrote:
qvxb wrote:Use Morse code. Or telegrams.


Telegram is banned in many countries.


I was referring to the telegram of Western Union.
by qvxb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2010: "Update Notes"
Replies: 13
Views: 1510

Re: 2010: "Update Notes"

Use Morse code. Or telegrams.
by qvxb
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

Speaking of Body Heat, Kathleen Turner is about 10000 K.
by qvxb
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 2181

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

The song "Roundabout" by Yes will not help you understand this cartoon.
by qvxb
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 39
Views: 2263

Re: 2006: "Customer Attention"

If you have 1000 or more loyalty points, we won't tell anyone about those pictures of leather-corseted grandmothers on your phone.
by qvxb
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2004: "Sun and Earth"
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: 2004: "Sun and Earth"

When there is actual danger, you will hear a deep, booming voice saying "Na, na na, na. Na, na, na, na. Hey, hey, goodbye."
by qvxb
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 68
Views: 3915

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

Add Stormy Daniels to the list.
by qvxb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 26
Views: 2387

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

The 2000 indicates that personnel who assemble the phones were not born before that year.
by qvxb
Wed May 30, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1999: "Selection Effect"
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: 1999: "Selection Effect"

Ponytail read the transcripts of the Nuremberg Trials.
by qvxb
Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 4737

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

GDPR was the title of the 1976 disco hit by The Village Persons, a group of three men and a woman that portrayed upper middle class professionals. They were a liability lawyer, a banker and money launderer, a real estate developer that built on toxic waste sites, and a female gynecologist and part-t...
by qvxb
Wed May 23, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1997: "Business Update"
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

Re: 1997: Business Update

The number of our investors is equal to the number of Trump voters.
by qvxb
Tue May 22, 2018 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1996: "Morning News"
Replies: 20
Views: 2235

Re: 1996: "Morning News"

Newspapers, bah! All you need is Rush, Sean, and Fox News.
by qvxb
Sat May 19, 2018 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 2996

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

Are they AARP members?
by qvxb
Thu May 17, 2018 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 4142

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

Where's the Gus Wilson of electronics?

http://www.gus-stories.org/gus1.htm
by qvxb
Mon May 14, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1993: "Fatal Crash Rate"
Replies: 26
Views: 2454

Re: 1993: Fatal Crash Rate

Has Randall acquired high levels of feline estrogenic compounds?
by qvxb
Fri May 11, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1992: "SafetySat"
Replies: 28
Views: 4008

Re: 1992: "SafetySat"

Should this comic also be posted on EDC Forums?
by qvxb
Wed May 09, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1991: "Research Areas by Size and Countedness"
Replies: 30
Views: 2707

Re: 1991: "Research Areas by Size and Countedness"

"Big Pharma" is very close to "Presidential History".
by qvxb
Mon May 07, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1990: "Driving Cars"
Replies: 86
Views: 6281

Re: 1990: "Driving Cars"

Cueball,

Listen to the following Beach Boys' songs

409
Little Deuce Coupe
Shut Down
Fun, Fun, Fun

Repeat until feeling of dread subsides
by qvxb
Fri May 04, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 110
Views: 7560

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

This comic is based on an unused Seinfeld script.
by qvxb
Wed May 02, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1988: "Containers"
Replies: 17
Views: 3131

Re: 1988: "Containers"

Come men and women
Throughout the land
Don't try to comprehend
What you don't understand
Programming languages are
Beyond your command
Your powers of learning are fading
So get out your glue gun
To achieve your plan
It's your approach
That needs changin'

Thanks and apologies to Bob Dylan
by qvxb
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1985: "Meteorologist"
Replies: 54
Views: 6719

Re: 1985: "Meteorologist"

Channel 4 just hired Stormy Daniels to be their new weatherperson. She edged out Jenny McCarthy for the position.

Be sure to check out the new "Big Blow" hurricane coverage.
by qvxb
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 6469

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

Some posters inadvertently irritate people by, for example, using "Sieg heil!" as a synonym for "Gesundheit!"
by qvxb
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1983: "Clutter"
Replies: 28
Views: 4024

Re: 1983: "Clutter"

Eventually there will be a big vertical drop then the line will continue horizontally.

The notation will be "Rosebud, broken snow globe, other assorted junk", in a different printing style than previous entries.
by qvxb
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 3689

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things."

As good a course of action today as it was two thousand years ago.
by qvxb
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 10378

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Some feel the best Turkish Delight is the Mauser brand.
by qvxb
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1977: "Paperwork"
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

Re: 1977: "Paperwork"

"Never release your tax return. Build a wall instead." - D. Trump
by qvxb
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 4570

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

Autogyros carried the mail in the 1930s.

http://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2015/04/ ... -mail.html

It was developed by Juan de la Cierva. Cierva died in the crash of a KLM airliner in 1936. He was honored on Spanish stamps in 1939.
by qvxb
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 6015

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Lights at ends of tunnels were observed by Presidents and generals in Vietnam 50 years ago.
by qvxb
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 8250

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

Imagine this comic as a Seinfeld episode.
by qvxb
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 36
Views: 4939

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

Randall, please fix the link in the comic. People's egos are at stake!
by qvxb
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 6531

Re: 1935: "2018"

Presidential elections are held in leap years to allow the maximum amount of time to decide who is the best candidate.
by qvxb
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1933: "Santa Facts"
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

Re: 1933: "Santa Facts"

Nothing about Mrs. Claus? Are they still together or did she leave him when she found out he brought Apollonia Kotero a sex shooter in 1984? Rumor is he said to her "Come on and kiss the gun".

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