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by helo darqness
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1701: "Speed and Danger"
Replies: 62
Views: 7210

Re: 1701: "Speed and Danger"

I feel like the alt text is just an unattributed Mitch Hedberg nod..

“I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide...”
by helo darqness
Mon May 25, 2015 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 38002

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Chuq wrote:Disappointed - missed opportunity for Gary Oldman vs Gary Newman



Christopher Reeves
Christopher Walken


Also, there are serious look alikes....

WIll Farrell
Chad Smith


Ben Kingsley
Patrick Stewart
by helo darqness
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"
Replies: 87
Views: 27334

Re: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"

You know if you guys made the lines wider / broader, you'd get everything in.

I'm half joking but really
by helo darqness
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1430: "Proteins"
Replies: 81
Views: 12759

Re: 1430: Proteins

You guys should see this. It's free on Netflix. http://www.greenfusefilms.com/images/BTFPoster0809WEB2SM.jpg It's about the scientific, mathematical, biological and practical applications for origami. It does touch an the artistic aspect of it too, but origami is everywhere, from how to get an airba...
by helo darqness
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:59 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"
Replies: 87
Views: 27334

Re: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"

Okay, I'm probably going to get laughed at for this for asking such a stupid question. But if satellites count, why not the moon? If one stood on the moon, in the right position, wouldn't they be over all of the States at once, or could at least within a few hours (because of rotation and orbits) ha...
by helo darqness
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:21 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0106: "Ink Molecules"
Replies: 43
Views: 8781

Re: What-If 106: "Ink Molecules"

It wouldn't surprise me if HP started secretly depleting global cephalopod populations to keep ink prices artificially high. Everyone should stop printing in protest. Or rather, start printing, and then stop. Xerox has patented inkless printing. I'm not sure how far along in development and usage i...
by helo darqness
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 35217

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

I'm a bit put off by this one. When I say, and I believe when most people say that others are stupid, they aren't referring to booksmarts or philosophical or ideological beliefs. Though many say it, I don't think this is one of those, "LOL PEOPLE WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION ARE STUPID" ...
by helo darqness
Wed May 14, 2014 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1368: "One Of The"
Replies: 91
Views: 18057

Re: 1368: "One Of The"

The thing I hate about this is when they say something like, "one of the most expensive construction projects" or something, I inevitably and immediately want to know the superlative THE most. It drives me fucking nuts.
by helo darqness
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:15 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0084: "Paint the Earth"
Replies: 47
Views: 14578

Re: What-If 0084: "Paint the Earth"

I'm not an engineer, nor am I a computer scientist, and as bad as math as you think someone may be, I promise you I am far worse at it, but what I can tell you is that in todays world, a gallon of interior paint, and most exterior paints are designed to cover 400 square feet on average, not 300. Qua...
by helo darqness
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:43 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0050: "Extreme Boating"
Replies: 110
Views: 23784

Re: What-If 0050: "Extreme Boating"

Doesn't he mean liquid Tungsten is so hot that it would freeze Lava, not the other way around?
by helo darqness
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 267
Views: 49616

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

Yeah, I like this one. This was a bad year for me. Skin Cancer, lymph node removal and an adrenal tumor, which I just got removed. Writing this in hospital bed at the moment. And a brain tumor a few years ago. I like this one, even though I got no gal. Surviving through this solo.
by helo darqness
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 639582

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

There is an AWFUL a lot of white space and black space here that seems to be unused. Did anyone check to see if there are any hidden easter eggs or messages embedded somehow? Not quite sure how to phrase this, but I think there is more than we can initially see. Did anyone check?
by helo darqness
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 113628

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

This is old, I know. But new to me. There are still images of these maps, but the animation makes it better...

http://www.graflexdirections.com/projec ... index.html (wish this was a GIF)
by helo darqness
Tue May 08, 2012 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 52519

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Here's a great cover/performance one of my Facebook Friends posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7lVAATq8MM
by helo darqness
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 164
Views: 56717

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Just to the left of the Titanic lines is an unnamed white line. Anyone know what that is?
by helo darqness
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 31345

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

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by helo darqness
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: No more m.xkcd?
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: No more m.xkcd?

Works just fine for me (Droid X webkit browser). What device/browser are you trying to view it with? <obligitory clear cache/cookies> Funny how stuff works. I hadn't tried it on my Android for over a month because for several months it wasnt working. I am an idiot for not checking before posting be...
by helo darqness
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: No more m.xkcd?
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

No more m.xkcd?

I've been meaning to bring this up for a while, but m.xkcd.com no longer seems to work for me. It did before and was great, almost better than the desktop site. So was the mobile site terminated? Thanks
by helo darqness
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0912: "Manual Override"
Replies: 104
Views: 22298

Re: 0912: "Manual Override"

In terms of the grieving process, it's probably just about the worst possible time to find the wreck. Please elaborate. It has been 2 years. Grieve on, but its been 2 years. Why is it the worst time to find the wreck? oh, the anniversary? That is valid, I suppose, but I am very happy they found the...
by helo darqness
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0912: "Manual Override"
Replies: 104
Views: 22298

Re: 0912: "Manual Override"

But they know what happened now, or almost anyway. So, it's now okay to be cheeky about it.
by helo darqness
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: XK.CD short URL
Replies: 9
Views: 8056

Re: XK.CD short URL

I am suggesting you have a 2nd URL.
by helo darqness
Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: XK.CD short URL
Replies: 9
Views: 8056

XK.CD short URL

I know that the links are short, but the image URLS are longer, and since URL shorteners are all the rage these days, anyone up for creating a short url for xkcd. I seem to get conflicting reports on domain restrictions. XK.CD is too short depending on who you look at. Im not too well versed in this...
by helo darqness
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 29909

Re: 0818: "Illness"

This one didn't make any sense. What is this a reference to?
by helo darqness
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 19852

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

i always assumed his name was gary
by helo darqness
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 36750

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

I always joked that they should do a sketch where his producer screams at him.

"FRED! EVERY FUCKING DAY FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS YOU HAVE COME INTO WORK UNPREPARED! DO YOU HAVE ANY FUCKING IDEA HOW EXPENSIVE RAW FILM STOCK IS?! CHANGE YOUR FUCKING SHOES AND SWEATER BEFORE THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!"
by helo darqness
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 38448

Re: Inception

Just saw this today and thought it was amazing. Really well done, very very deep (not necessarily in meaning, but overall as a movie). One thing that I noticed though was that Ariadne's totem was never brought up again after she made it. Not a huge problem, since no one but Cobb ever used their...
by helo darqness
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 39198

Re: "Dilution" discussion

Im reminded of Tim Minchin's brilliant beat poem on skepticism-religious/homeopathic bullshit: http://podblack.com/2008/12/little-kitten-lyrics-to-tim-minchins-storm/ one bit from it: And try as hard as I like, A small crack appears In my diplomacy-dike. “By definition”, I begin “Alternative Medicin...
by helo darqness
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 21126

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

best ever
Image
by helo darqness
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0758: "Raptor Fences"
Replies: 72
Views: 13502

Re: "Raptor Fences" discussion (#758)

I actually had an idea for a movie called Honey, I Blew Up The Vengence, where Rick Morannis is a terrorist who shrinks himself down to a tiny fleck of flesh an runs around fucking shit up everywhere, terrorizing the city. But hes so small nobody can see him.
by helo darqness
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 19808

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

This alt text is so good, its now quoted (citation included) as my facebook status.
by helo darqness
Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Professionals and why I'm not one.
Replies: 15
Views: 1743

Re: Professionals and why I'm not one.

This may not be what you are looking for but I define professional as a paid expert in a specified field.

expert would be someone who has formal training (not self-taught) and has some credentials to verify their ability to perform in that field.
by helo darqness
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life imitates XKCD; very cool stuff...
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

Re: Life imitates XKCD; very cool stuff...

Jessica wrote:I believe they mean cook, not boil. Because the lower boil temp means that it takes longer to cook. I wonder if they're going softboiled or hardboiled.


Maybe they just mean boil water...
by helo darqness
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life imitates XKCD; very cool stuff...
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

Life imitates XKCD; very cool stuff...

earth.jpg
heightanddepthtf1.png
The user Wolfticket made this merging; Science Friday made one of their own. (The pics are big, but nothing you cant handle)
by helo darqness
Mon May 10, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0738: "Incision"
Replies: 42
Views: 14084

Re: "Incision" Discussion

makes me think of the video "Knives Out" for Radiohead
by helo darqness
Fri May 07, 2010 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 15490

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

A couple years ago, I was cleaning out my mother's pantry for her. I found some Progresso soup. Im not sure how old it was but it preceeding the Nutrition Facts Label...there was a point when foods werent required for that... So it was probably 20 years old. I can do better. My dad owned a chemical ...
by helo darqness
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Font
Replies: 2
Views: 18356

XKCD Font

What font does Randall use for his text...is it written by hand or is there a font he uses?
by helo darqness
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 84243

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

sometimes xkcd lowers my self-esteem, as comics like this are so esoteric, i feel completely out of the loop and uneducated.
by helo darqness
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 59256

Re: "Hell" Discussion

No. Randal got this one wrong. Hell, in the Katamari Universe is the Rose level in We Love Katamari. Im not saying more. Either you know it or you dont. And if you don't, you are lucky. No, wait. Hell is collaboratively playing several games for weeks on end with my friends PSP and the memory card f...
by helo darqness
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 43838

Re: Numbers

Its really bugging me that this thread isnt titled "Numbers" Discussion.

Jesus. For consistency's sake, change it!
by helo darqness
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0700: "Complexion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26453

Re: "Complexion" Discussion

This isnt a batman reference, this is clearly a semiotic analysis of samuel johnsons' 1759 masterpiece Rasselas, showing the dichotomy of affluence and poverty, and the acne is a representation of the pain we must show the world, making our humility and vulnerability known. totally hope so, but im g...

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