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by iChef
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman catches falling girl in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Woman catches falling girl in China

I figured 10 Ft. per story and converted to meters, so I'm dropping from a higher building. Still an amazing catch.

And even though they both hit the ground I think this falls under the infield fly rule, so the kid is still out and the runners need to tag up on their bases.
by iChef
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Petty Homophobic Bigotry by Bay Primary School, Bridlington
Replies: 44
Views: 5915

Re: Petty Homophobic Bigotry by Bay Primary School, Bridling

I can see how both sides aren't quite right. I doubt elementary aged students are going to take the morals of an opera to heart, or even fully understand what's going on up on the stage. The writer doesn't seem to totally grasp what's appropriate of the kids either. When I was in elementary school I...
by iChef
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman catches falling girl in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Woman catches falling girl in China

Copy of the AP story on Yahoo. http://news.yahoo.com/reports-woman-catches-toddler-fell-10-stories-110342299.html Basically the girl was left in a 10 story building, fell out a window. A woman from across the street saw her on the edge and ran over to catch her as she fell. Pretty heroic stuff. The ...
by iChef
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 30023

Re: 0916: Unpickable

This is like nerd sniping with an orbital kinetic energy weapon.
by iChef
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies
Replies: 69
Views: 13785

Re: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies

Yeah that was exactly my point. Withdraw from high dose methadone also takes from 2 weeks up to and over a month for some people and is worse than heroin withdraw. I don't know how clinics work in Russia, but here in the States if it came down to it I would rather go to the methadone clinic (which I...
by iChef
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies
Replies: 69
Views: 13785

Re: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies

As an ex-junkie I can't imagine why these people are doing this to themselves. Yeah withdraws are a bitch, but after a week or so you are at least able to slightly function. Even in my worst low I can't think of shooting something that will make your skin rot off. When my friends and I were really h...
by iChef
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Anchovies are available without a pizza!
Replies: 10
Views: 2658

Re: Anchovies are available without a pizza!

Pizza???? Why don't you just put Caesar dressing in a centrifuge, take the anchovy particles and press them into cakes??? It's much more convenient. You don't have to spend all that time chopping them up.
by iChef
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0913: "Core"
Replies: 95
Views: 21280

Re: 0913: "Core"

After reading the title I was hoping the comic would be about that documentary they made a few years back where scientists traveled to the core of the Earth.
by iChef
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anthony Weiner
Replies: 95
Views: 11460

Re: Anthony Weiner

This is another reason I'm amazed we won the Cold War. Russian politicians would never flake our like our sissies (on both sides of the isle, not to mention pro athletes Mr. Farve) I can just see Vladimir Putin right now "da that's my penis, I send to over 100 women weekly" Right before he...
by iChef
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wasting my Life / Heading for a Dead End Career
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Re: Wasting my Life / Heading for a Dead End Career

Take a year off, go work some REAL shitty jobs and see how easy college is. In the big picture tanking a couple years isn't the end of the road. You can always go back at it, you've got plenty of time. If you are anywhere near MI in the US come work in the kitchen with me :twisted: You can start tak...
by iChef
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A/C quit working
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: A/C quit working

Does your car make any noises when you turn on the A/C? I would suspect if you went right from Great A/C to nothing it's your compressor. Try getting under the car and turning the compressor wheel with your hand after you loosen the belt. If it doesn't turn freely then it is seized and you need a ne...
by iChef
Tue May 31, 2011 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
Replies: 26
Views: 3534

Re: How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory

Is anyone else willing to go get some turbans and follow this guy around for a couple weeks with me. I say about a dozen of us get turbans, fezzes, hijabs, some rayban sunglasses and dress up as various Middle Eastern stereo types and just kind of show up where ol' Rog likes to hang out. Should be g...
by iChef
Fri May 27, 2011 3:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chuck Palahniuk Book On Trial In Turkey
Replies: 25
Views: 3266

Re: Chuck Palahniuk Book On Trial In Turkey

Last weekend I was reading this awesome book. It's kinda long so I'll just go over some of the good parts. The beginning was pretty boring, but after a few chapter there is this huge war. The hero in the was was a total badass. He slaughtered the opposing army and even mutilated the bodies of his en...
by iChef
Fri May 27, 2011 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Tornado damage
Replies: 37
Views: 5674

Re: Tornado damage

Here is the US almost all of our houses are wood frame. If you want to build something tornado resistant your best bet is reinforced concrete. I have no idea how much that would cost compared to a regular frame house. Really when you are talking an F5 tornado your best protection is prayers and a go...
by iChef
Fri May 27, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming an MC: What do I do?
Replies: 9
Views: 2113

Re: Becoming an MC: What do I do?

I recommend parachute pants. But seriously your best bet for a job like this is find someone who is doing exactly what you want to do and tag along with them. Go to the shows they host talk to these people and see what makes it all happen. I've done some hosting of rock shows in the past, but that w...
by iChef
Fri May 27, 2011 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why we shouldn't ban guns...
Replies: 201
Views: 31340

Re: Why we shouldn't ban guns...

Depends, if it is William, sure he seems like a decent guy as long as he brings over some beer. We could have a cook-out and play ping-pong and lawn darts. If it Charles screw that I'm getting my .45.
by iChef
Thu May 26, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...
Replies: 236
Views: 20755

Re: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...

Lets all hold our fire until we see how the civil suit plays out. This was a jury trial, not the system protecting their own, and the jury didn't see enough evidence to convict. I agree it looks fishy as hell. I certainly hope that the civil trial goes the other way if indeed this guy did commit the...
by iChef
Tue May 24, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD community as teenage statist representional
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: XKCD community as teenage statist representional

I have a feeling the stats look a little more like 18 - 30 years old There are people outside of this but it seems there are few high schoolers and a strong representation of college age/recent gradates. From discussions I've seen on the fora there are at least 582 major genders represented here. I'...
by iChef
Tue May 24, 2011 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Soul Mates from Frequencies
Replies: 8
Views: 4786

Re: Soul Mates from Frequencies

I don't think you've done your research very well Xanthir. By your definition it is completely possible to experience constructive interference. This is especially true when around people you may consider your soulmate as Batkram described. My girlfriend and I often share the same space at the same ...
by iChef
Thu May 19, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police can enter without a warrant if they feel like it
Replies: 117
Views: 10518

Re: Police can enter without a warrant if they feel like it

Here's a good one for this topic. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/03/derek_copp_is_name_of_grand_va.html I live not very far from where this happened so let me fill in a couple blanks. This 20 year old college student was living with a guy that sold weed. Not huge amounts he wa...
by iChef
Fri May 13, 2011 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Florida bans sex
Replies: 20
Views: 3581

Re: Florida bans sex

Does this mean if someone in Florida wants to get his wife/girlfriend pregnant he has to go to the vet and be manually stimulated into a vial?
by iChef
Wed May 04, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical FDA debate
Replies: 48
Views: 6897

Re: Hypothetical FDA debate

I'm a little curious on where the cut off is for saving a life. Let's say we have a new drug for treating eyebrow cancer. Untreated your average eyebrow cancer patient only lives another 5 years. In this study we are going to give our new drug (Ojopelocil) to 100 patients. The results were: 2 patien...
by iChef
Wed May 04, 2011 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Algorithm identifies double entendres - That's What She Said
Replies: 33
Views: 4595

Re: Algorithm identifies double entendres - That's What She

Since there is no English word for penis I say we elect one. I propose fleischamer. It sounds cool and isn't offensive sounding so it is good when you need a technical name.
by iChef
Tue May 03, 2011 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 67
Views: 10937

Re: Renewable Energy

e, does your truck's battery really only have a 20,000 mile life span??? That seems very low for 1,600. That would mean going through 10 or more batteries in the life of the vehicle. I am looking forward to buying an electric car in the next few years once more of them have been on the road longer a...
by iChef
Tue May 03, 2011 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where was Osama bin Laden hiding?
Replies: 26
Views: 3739

Re: Where was Osama bin Laden hiding?

I wonder who owns the house that he was found in. It seems that after the damage is cleaned up the value on the place would sky rocket. You could even turn it into a hotel for tourists. I would pay big bucks to go spend a couple weeks in the scenic mountains of Pakistan. Go hiking and falcon hunting...
by iChef
Tue May 03, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85956

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

One thing about this operation I'd like to note is that the US has had this plan on the shelf since the late 90's. Bill Clinton wanted to do basically this exact same thing then, but the Pentagon and CIA weren't will to get off their asses and get their hands dirty. That is one reason why we on;y di...
by iChef
Mon May 02, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where was Osama bin Laden hiding?
Replies: 26
Views: 3739

Re: Where was Osama bin Laden hiding?

Given the circumstances I would say Pakistan is a fairly good democracy. Look at what the US was like 60 years into our history. Or for that matter look how many hundreds of years it took the United Kingdom to form their current government. I'd say the are a democracy in progress. They were able to ...
by iChef
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall Munroe nominated for Hugo
Replies: 50
Views: 4568

Re: Randall Munroe nominated for Hugo

Holy derailed thread Batman. The Grammar Bolshevik is right. This isn't an argument about the artistic merits of XKCD, it's about its relation to the Hugo award which in turn is a SCIENCE FICTION AWARD. XKCD belongs in the fan work section because it is not a science fiction comic, but some of the c...
by iChef
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Passover
Replies: 27
Views: 3235

Re: Passover

A few years ago I experienced an awesome Seder dinner. While personally I am more Catholic than the pope, I had some Jewish friends that lived in the same building invite me over. It was pretty awesome, especially as I am a big fan of things like horseradish and lamb. It seems like Jews and Catholic...
by iChef
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 60088

Re: 0889: Turtles

I dunno turtles have it pretty rough. You have to live in a sewer. There are all these guys in purple pajamas try to kill you led by a crazy man covered in blades. The only thing you can ever eat is pizza delivery due to living in said sewer. I think being a turtle is probably tougher than it sounds...
by iChef
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 48631

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

That's a great deal on the Death Star. How much is insurance I heard those pesky rebel kids next door are quite a pain.
by iChef
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0885: "Recycling"
Replies: 59
Views: 15109

Re: 0885: "Recycling"

I wouldn't worry about a bit of juice in a bottle. You have no idea the kind of weird crap people recycle. On the magazine line you find porn. Tons of porn, not just Playboy and Penthouse either. Sick Twisted porn that no one ever thought existed. Stuff like middle aged amputee latina babes and the ...
by iChef
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Food science - beaver anal sacs
Replies: 22
Views: 7930

Re: Food science - beaver anal sacs

Hey p1t1o I think you messed up the quoting. I will gladly partake of moldy corn that tastes like vanilla. After years of culinary school with some chef from all over the world and trips to Mexico there isn't much I won't eat. Well aside from Vegemite, sorry Aussies, but screw Vegemite. I would rath...
by iChef
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Food science - beaver anal sacs
Replies: 22
Views: 7930

Re: Food science - beaver ar*e

This is what you get when customers demand "all natural flavoring" instead of "chemicals" in their food. Also the idea that foods that are highly sought after should be plentiful and cheap. Real vanilla is expensive. These two trends are what gives rise to people eating "Chi...
by iChef
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The BIG Thread. (Real Big Things)
Replies: 82
Views: 31224

Re: The BIG Thread. (Real Big Things)

http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/ve/5856/GreatLakes.A2003260.1830.500m.jpg I present to you 1/5 of the world's fresh water, all pretty much in one place (on an Earth wide scale). Having what is for all purposes a freshwater ocean in your back yard is awesome. You can go to the beach and go swimming wi...
by iChef
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Britney doesn't write own songs, songwriter says "Duh"
Replies: 49
Views: 6489

Re: Britney doesn't write own songs, songwriter says "Duh"

I heard a horrible ugly rumor that the Monkees didn't play their own instruments and Neil Diamond wrote their songs. It's terrible what the press does to modern musicians in this day and age.
by iChef
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 84209

Re: 0882: "Significant"

This is amazing. I'm going to go cut a sliver off a green jelly bean and dissolve it in a 55 gallon drum of water. Who wants to buy my new miracle acne medicine?? It is guaranteed to work 95% better than the leading acne medication by SCIENCE!!!!!!!!!
by iChef
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An Open Appeal to Mr. Munroe (and anyone else reading)
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: An Open Appeal to Mr. Munroe (and anyone else reading)

You're about 20 years too late. Almost all bands are doing promotion for themselves now. For any major label to pick you up you need to already have a network of fans, merchandising ideas, a well done album and things like that that they can promote on a large scale. The industry doesn't work like i...
by iChef
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Empty Space
Replies: 19
Views: 2898

Re: Empty Space

I'd say at least a couple hundred thousand. That would be enough to build the giant monument and statue dedicated to me and have a really impressive effect gathered around my monument chanting my name and singing praises. Oh and maybe a dozen or so more so we could play air hockey and have some beer...
by iChef
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36589

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

You have to be more careful with oil lamps. Usually I keep a stopper in the end so the oil doesn't spill out like that. That could be dangerous and start a fire.

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