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by Eshru
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 3659

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

Stuff like this is why I love my cell number. I was living briefly in Louisiana and switched providers for a new phone and swapped my number. Ever since moving back it is very easy to weed out the unwanted calls, it's everything that starts 985.
by Eshru
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 3093

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

"Irony" and "literally" are frequent candidates for the "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means" award. It's literally ironic that...[fill in here, best response wins something] ...the literal definition of literally is figuratively t...
by Eshru
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 40
Views: 6977

Re: 2006: "Customer Attention"

{snip} That's...not going to be easy to fix. No stadiums. No more city funds being ransacked to build them, no more giant concrete wasteland for parking, no giant building to condition the air of, no more travel as there isnt a home court advantage without a live crowd so no reason the players can'...
by Eshru
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 40
Views: 6977

Re: 2006: "Customer Attention"

karhell wrote:
freezeblade wrote:
article wrote:[...]carbonated alcohol-free wine[...]

Wat.

I imagined it as that tasty sparkling cider stuff?
by Eshru
Mon May 28, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 8500

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

ucim wrote:
sardia wrote:What is xkcds privacy policy?
https://www.xkcd.com/792/

Jose

Relevant more than ever after recending that pledge to not do evil.
by Eshru
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"
Replies: 23
Views: 5620

Re: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"

I'm sure there is a list of hey we'll pay you x if there is time to air this ads.
by Eshru
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 6558

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

da Doctah wrote:They always say that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.

Problem for me is that life keeps giving me onions and trying to make me believe they're lemons.

When life gives me lemons I make lemonade apples, or if I'm feeling particularly uppity, lemonade apple pie.
by Eshru
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 8177

Re: 1935: "2018"

And four 25 day months per season to boot! And we can move seasons back to wherever their names suggest they ought to while we're at it. Edit: 5 day weeks alternating 3 and 4 workdays per week in a 4/3/4/3/4 pattern except in one season where we have a 3/4/3/4/3 pattern. This keeps the days worked/o...
by Eshru
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"
Replies: 12
Views: 3058

Re: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"

Ask your doctor if Autometalogolex is right for you. The most common side effects are headache, delirium, and suddenly needing a good stiff drink. "Do not drink alcohol while taking Autometalogolex. Do not take Autometalogolex if you are allergic to recursion, redundancy, or recursion." O...
by Eshru
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1933: "Santa Facts"
Replies: 18
Views: 4066

Re: 1933: "Santa Facts"

Ok so compromise: it's a Delibird evolution with the aforementioned moveset.
by Eshru
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1933: "Santa Facts"
Replies: 18
Views: 4066

Re: 1933: "Santa Facts"

Santa is now a Pokémon! Someone needs to write out the rest of his stat block. (Also his movelist.) It's just Lugia I think HP: 130 Attack: 90 Defense: 110 Sp.Atk: 90 Sp.Def: 110 Speed: 160 Only Jolly nature, luckily this works well to boost his speed higher. Also means he likes dry sweets, informs...
by Eshru
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 5560

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Muswell wrote:(as birds of the family anatidae will take action to prevent a 100 average; they take statistics very seriously).

Relevant: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpRHrAh3pk
by Eshru
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 14057

Re: 1849: "Decades"

I'm sure that in 3 years we will have the... 8-) hindsight to answer the question of what to call these decades.
by Eshru
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1844: "Voting Systems"
Replies: 83
Views: 11451

Re: 1844: "Voting Systems"

I still think the most honest voting system is the "one dollar, one vote" - sure, you can literally buy an election under it, but it probably costs more than doing so under the current system - and the money spent ends up in the treasury rather than in private hands... A scaling, maybe lo...
by Eshru
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1844: "Voting Systems"
Replies: 83
Views: 11451

Re: 1844: "Voting Systems"

This comic got me lost on Wikipedia reading about voting systems again, and I find myself wondering if anyone has ever come up with and named an idea I've rolled around in my head for a while now. The idea is that every individual gets a vote on each decision made by an office , like in a direct de...
by Eshru
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 9227

Re: 1815: "Flag"

Whizbang wrote:I give this flag three stars.

Three out of HOW MANY!?
by Eshru
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1807: "Listening"
Replies: 47
Views: 22958

Re: 1807: "Listening"

Something I came across today that reminded me of this comic...
by Eshru
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1774: "Adjective Foods"
Replies: 64
Views: 10136

Re: 1774: "Adjective Foods"

I would expect something called Philedelphia to be a key ingredient in making cheesesteak sandwiches. *hides*
by Eshru
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1774: "Adjective Foods"
Replies: 64
Views: 10136

Re: 1774: "Adjective Foods"

Not sure about the US, but I can tell you about germany: as soon as some variant of "flavour" appears in the name, it's not the real deal. Not sure which comedian it was (Steven Wright? Mitch Hedberg?) who pointed out the absurdity of the term "artificial color". You mean this i...
by Eshru
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 17220

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

The best apples I've had are lemonade apples, which taste about like you'd expect (about 70% of the time) and are available here (Chicago) for all of a month.

Those along with cotton candy grapes are two of science's greatest achievements.
by Eshru
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 12564

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

Left one open because it was particularly entertaining. Town I grew up in... The catbus owner was arrested for driving drunk people home requiring no payment from them (but accepting hella tips) the local taxi company raised hell for over a year. Also hi Addams! POV issues I really don't like the pa...
by Eshru
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0148: "Eat the Sun"
Replies: 40
Views: 21543

Re: What-If 0148: "Eat the Sun"

They're likely to be illegal here, actually. The 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act contains a section highlighting that a confectionery product with a non-nutritive object, partially or totally embedded within it[...] ...so they'd only be legal if all the stuff inside was edible. No candy w...
by Eshru
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 7613

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

I'd watch the hell out of Batman and Hobbes and I don't even like Batman.

Too bad Hobbes and Silent Bob are on the same side of the matchmaking, or else we'd have the makings of a film with one line of dialogue.
by Eshru
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 16498

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Assuming the first panel is a common toast, I've never come across it. I clearly need to attend more weddings. My first (and no longer only) encounter with the toast in question was the movie "Boiler Room" which I suggest to just about anyone as a good movie to watch. Edit: Maybe it was 2...
by Eshru
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1644: "Stargazing"
Replies: 40
Views: 10590

Re: 1644: "Stargazing"

rhomboidal wrote:I think the correct term here is "ass-tronomer."

I thought it was skientest
by Eshru
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1635: "Birdsong"
Replies: 40
Views: 8833

Re: 1635: "Birdsong"

I wonder, is Randall commenting on his attempts to reprogram us into more absurdist comedy, or...


Lol

Kidding aside I enjoyed the comic and the lesson of the birds we need to capture and mass breed.
by Eshru
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1628: Magnus
Replies: 27
Views: 6220

Re: 1628: Magnus

Finally we can find out whether it was the 98 bulls or the 98 red wings who are better at StarCraft.
by Eshru
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 10699

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

If Amazon was delivering packages to the moon same day, they'd build a space elevator, duh.
by Eshru
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13762

Re: 1624: 2016

The aughts wouldn't work for us - aught (or at least the dialect form owt ) is to nought what anything is to nothing . It's not the eighteen-anythings, it's the eighteen-nothings. If anything, to me (and I suspect other self-centered residents of the Americas) it's more the eighteen-whatever's (sug...
by Eshru
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1620: "Christmas Settings"
Replies: 36
Views: 8791

Re: 1620: Christmas Settings

The pores of your skin one might be the creepiest thing I've read in years. I like it.

Edit: Item for debate - did she trip on purpose to troll the universe? I like to think so.
by Eshru
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1616: "Lunch"
Replies: 71
Views: 16445

Re: 1616: "Lunch"

Favorite pizza toppings? Let's descend into that brand of madness, shall we?

Pepperoni (or bacon), jalepeños and pineapple.

Salty, spicy and sweet. The bread/sauce/cheese covers umami well.

I'm down to 3/4 of a large pizza these days.
by Eshru
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 12442

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

The only one here that bothers me is skittles and avocados... Just no.
by Eshru
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1593: "Play by Play"
Replies: 66
Views: 12248

Re: 1593: "Play by Play"

Thank you Jackpot777. I know enough about sports to mix the rules. One question I ask during American football games is "Why don't they call traveling?". As to the"Back to the Future" reference, the Halloween comet is going to crush the earth to fix the paradox of the Cubs not w...
by Eshru
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1593: "Play by Play"
Replies: 66
Views: 12248

Re: 1593: "Play by Play"

Made me think of this... Hehe
by Eshru
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1578: Squirrelphone
Replies: 38
Views: 8542

Re: 1578: Squirrelphone

cellocgw wrote:
Eshru wrote:Ever have a pay phone ring while you're nearby? Yeah I don't answer those either.


Say whut? You from the '80s ? :twisted:
NewEnglandTelephone/NYNEX/[something]/Verizon ripped out every last payphone long ago.

I swear I parked next to one the other day, I'll have to go look.
by Eshru
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1578: Squirrelphone
Replies: 38
Views: 8542

Re: 1578: Squirrelphone

Ever have a pay phone ring while you're nearby? Yeah I don't answer those either.
by Eshru
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 45173

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

I could care less. But I don't care enough to make the effort to go full not caring. When responding to the sort of person who likes to correct things I have more than once said: "I could care less, but that would require effort on my part." The look of getting ready to correct me and the...
by Eshru
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1560: "Bubblegum"
Replies: 28
Views: 7109

Re: 1560: "Bubblegum"

I'm here to kick ass and sing Air Supply lyrics... And I'm all outta love.
by Eshru
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 116699

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Shouldn't vacuum be spelt vacwm? Isn't that the point of that letter? No. The "uu" in Latin "vacuum" is not a digraph, but two consecutive "u" vowels belonging to separate syllables. It's also distinct from Latin ū (a single long u). The digraph VV/uu which became the ...
by Eshru
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 116699

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Shouldn't vacuum be spelt vacwm? Isn't that the point of that letter? 49 8 Dog cat llama giraffe horse Obfuscation was the first 'random' word. Damp was another. Phone auticorrect made the mashing fail. Edit: Disappointed that hot dog wasn't on the sandwich list to frustrate John Hodgman. Edit2: Fle...

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