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by willpellmn
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 27965

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Huh, first to reply? (Nope!)

I for one like caramel much better than chocolate. And I'm saddened that he thinks Orange and Creamsickle are the only orange colors. What about Peach and Mango? (I don't like either of those, but they deserve inclusion.)
by willpellmn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 85474

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

I saw no way to get out of the initial area. You go up the ramp, grab a coin, go over "insert coins here", grab another coin, and that's it. The coins respawn, but I didn't see any point to it.
by willpellmn
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23936

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

"This upside-down map will change your perspective on the world!"

No, actually, it won't. I am disappointed that a person as smart as Randall pays attention to this sort of twaddle.
by willpellmn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 25172

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

I'm a little bit surprised there wasn't a 'Black Hole Sun' reference throw in there somewhere. I came here specifically to provide one. "Black hole moon, please come soon, to wash away the rain Black hole moon, sometime soon, won't you come?" "No." "Oh, okay then." (Go...
by willpellmn
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0123: "Fairy Demographics"
Replies: 25
Views: 11970

Re: What-If 0123: "Fairy Demographics"

Best What-If Ever (with the alternate-universe one as an honorable mention on the Top 10 list, since it's not really comparable to the others). "A fairy is created by every[2] newborn baby." Minus a small percentage for those people who just go their entire lives without ever laughing. (I'...
by willpellmn
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1426: "Reduce your payment"
Replies: 35
Views: 13937

Re: 1426: "Reduce your payment"

But was the weird trick discovered by a mom, and do car companies hope you don't know it?

I was a mattress tag once, but then I found out I was being ripped off.
by willpellmn
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1403: "Thesis Defense"
Replies: 52
Views: 20393

Re: 1403: "Thesis Defense"

Literal LOL. Funniest one in a long time. He's done plenty of clever and cute bits, but two things have been missing for a few weeks at least - flat-out gut-busting humor (check) and magnificently beautiful panoramas of inspiration (whose rarity is understandable, as they are doubtless more work to ...
by willpellmn
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0106: "Ink Molecules"
Replies: 43
Views: 12858

What-If 0106: "Ink Molecules"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/106

Who exactly are these people who don't like the word "moist"? I think it's a great word; sounds almost exactly like what it describes. C'mon, baby, gimme a big moist kiss.
by willpellmn
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:01 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0100: "WWII Films"
Replies: 43
Views: 39474

Re: What-If 0100: "WWII Films"

I would almost certainly watch Michael Bay's Sister Act 3: Mother Superior Firepower. More seriously (though not by much), I seriously question how you can count the Anglo-Zanzibar conflict as a "war" if it lasted less than an hour. That sounds much more like a "battle" to me. ED...
by willpellmn
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1374: "Urn"
Replies: 91
Views: 17995

Re: 1374: "Urn"

I wouldn't mind a replacement for this drawing.....
by willpellmn
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"
Replies: 76
Views: 19375

Re: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"

Why is the sign not pointing straight up?

orthogon wrote:(because of the squaw on the hippopotamus.)


Whaaaaat? Please explain this baffling (and racially insensitive, not that I care) figure of speech.
by willpellmn
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:14 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 28591

Re: What-if #0094: Billion-Story Building

I like the alternate elevator proposals, though I don't really get how the "roller coaster" would work. In general, while the idea is pretty ludicrous from a science-fiction perspective, I could totally see it being used for fantasy. Maybe when she reaches her angsty teen years, Keira can ...
by willpellmn
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1362 - "Morse Code"
Replies: 31
Views: 13887

1362 - "Morse Code"

Image

Title text: Oh, because Facebook has worked out SO WELL for everyone.

Hm. So this is what it feels like to post the comic thread.....
by willpellmn
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"
Replies: 95
Views: 24627

Re: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"

Saw the spoonful of viruses and all I could think was, "A spoon-full of sugar helps the medicine go down...."
by willpellmn
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"
Replies: 89
Views: 63569

Re: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"

*chokes up* That was beautiful.
by willpellmn
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:31 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"
Replies: 69
Views: 40193

Re: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"

This was far and away the best XKCD of any variety for weeks, perhaps months. I laughed so hard I thought my eyeballs would explode.
by willpellmn
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1297: "Oort Cloud"
Replies: 44
Views: 13480

Re: 1196: "Oort Cloud"

I don't get it.
by willpellmn
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0069: "Facebook of the Dead"
Replies: 38
Views: 14877

Re: What-If 0069: "Facebook of the Dead"

A pity that What-If 69 had to be devoted to this morbid subject matter and couldn't be about something prurient.

The two graphs have no alt-text, was that intentional?
by willpellmn
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1272: "Shadowfacts"
Replies: 101
Views: 23904

Re: 1272: "Shadowfacts"

Okay, a pretty dumb comic today, but an excuse for Randal to have fun drawing a nice picture of Gandalf and a horse. I'll take that trade quite happily. :mrgreen:
by willpellmn
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:58 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"
Replies: 102
Views: 39051

Re: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"

Which is why you never cross the street or do anything else that might possibly kill you, right? I would only fear to cross the street if cars were invisible. No car is so fast that I couldn't see and hear it coming and try to get out of the way. The future may be unknowable, but it is not unpredic...
by willpellmn
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:25 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"
Replies: 102
Views: 39051

Re: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"

If we see Twitter activity winding down in 2018, then will that be evidence in favor of the Doomsday argument? And if so, does it suggest that humanity has only two centuries left? Probably not. But it depends which statisticians you ask. And this is exactly why I believe that statistics is bullshi...
by willpellmn
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 34033

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Yeah, eating arthropods of any variety has never sat right with me. Especially after I read "Cold War in a Country Garden", where the shrunken human characters get into the habit of barbecuing insects to survive. Reminds me of a blooper-clip show I once saw where a chef on a cooking show p...
by willpellmn
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1264: "Slideshow"
Replies: 79
Views: 24099

Re: 1264: "Slideshow"

I... don't really get what's so bad about that style of slideshow? +1. But some sites implement a slideshow that seems to just slightly zoom and arbitrarily pan images (similar to this comic) with no concern for their content, not only defeating the purpose but enraging viewers to the point of foam...
by willpellmn
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1259: "Bee Orchid"
Replies: 96
Views: 27502

Re: 1259: "Bee Orchid"

A flower can't figure out how to escape its evolutionary dead end? This looks like a job for...SENTIENCE!
by willpellmn
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0060: "Signs of Life"
Replies: 71
Views: 40605

Re: What-if 0060: "Signs of Life"

Who is this Borislav?
by willpellmn
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 38637

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

I can see it being somewhat reasonable to get some public input before going back to the tradition of naming everything after the Greek and Roman gods...taking suggestions from the public is certainly fine, and even voting on them to determine relative popularity could be useful. But I really believ...
by willpellmn
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1251: "Anti-Glass"
Replies: 147
Views: 29764

Re: 1251: "Anti-Glass"

I guess I'm going to have to be the guy who says "Google glasses are awesome and you should all quit overreacting". Privacy is not that important in the grand scheme of things, compared to the upsides of wearable computing. You might as well complain about the "borg-like-ness" of...
by willpellmn
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:35 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0057: "Dropping a Mountain"
Replies: 61
Views: 20127

Re: What-If 0057: "Dropping a Mountain"

So the What-Ifs officially have continuity now....
by willpellmn
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 39389

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

Quicksilver wrote:People simply need to learn to not care about what people think of them and their opinions.


Like racists? And sexual harassers?
by willpellmn
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1235: "Settled"
Replies: 233
Views: 41413

Re: 1235: "Settled"

Can't agree with this one, Randall. After seeing some admitted fakes with movie-quality VFX on YouTube, I've come to the conclusion that I cannot be convinced that *anything* improbable-seeming is real by videographic evidence anymore. There's just too much Photoshop out there for photography to pro...
by willpellmn
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:52 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0049: "Sunless Earth"
Replies: 69
Views: 24249

Re: What-If 0049: "Sunless Earth"

Oh, come ON Randall! All that talk about the upside, and you're not even going to consider the possibility that we could come up with an alternate method of heating the portions of the earth we live on (and possibly some nature preserves if we feel like starting to care about the wilderness all of a...
by willpellmn
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46165

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Took a moment for this one to dawn on me, but I was amused. (Yes this exactly the same thing Magnanimous already said; doesn't make it wrong.) Also, to finish clearing up any confusion among readers even less knowledgeable than I - the reason A Wrinkle in Time is being referenced in the alt-text is ...
by willpellmn
Fri May 24, 2013 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"
Replies: 73
Views: 18635

Re: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"

I grew up instinctively accepting "sticks and stones", I still believe it's true on a gut level, and I think this is the first time since my early teenage that I've ever seen any evidence that anyone but me had ever heard of it. Granted, Randal is siding with the people who I always end up...
by willpellmn
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1204: "Detail"
Replies: 76
Views: 17563

Re: 1204: "Detail"

I'm not familiar with Google Earth per se, but it's essentially a twin to Google Maps, which I absolutely love. "Walking" around town with Street view, either in my home city or in one I'll probably never visit, is just a magnificent way to kill a half-hour or so and marvel at the rich var...
by willpellmn
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 41696

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

Why Jupiter specifically? Mercury's closer and you don't have to fly through the asteroid belt. Other than that, great comic. Simple, inspirational, and fun to look at. :mrgreen: In before gender-essentialist "innate differences" temper tantrums! *sigh* I need to show this one to my daught...
by willpellmn
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0041: "Go West"
Replies: 30
Views: 12646

Re: What-If 0041: "Go West"

Since the US population is apparently migrating westward 525960 times as fast as the continent, let's speculate about how long it will take for their accumulated mass to tip the tectonic plate a visible distance to the side. Given the rate at which trailer park residents reproduce, it shouldn't take...
by willpellmn
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0561: "Well"
Replies: 187
Views: 54033

Re: 0561: "Well"

I for one cannot claim to have felt love for a human being during my adult life, unless you count a brief infatuation with a coworker (and I do mean brief - thirty seconds tops to go from intense longing to bitter resignation). I have since confirmed that I can feel love, but not for a person...only...
by willpellmn
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 60345

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

So, Randal is a believer in Soft Water , eh? Also, Randall, do you suppose we could get an archive of these now that they've been on for almost half a year? We're well past the point at which browsing is highly practical. (The search engine might still work, not sure, but I still think a list is mor...
by willpellmn
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 23559

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

The alt-text is pure fridge brilliance.
by willpellmn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 50237

Re: 1143:"Location"

I had assumed that this was a Smallville reference - glowing green objects in the backyard = meteor rocks, the friends want to come over and get superpowers.

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