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by Domovoi
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0317: "That Lovin' Feelin'"
Replies: 66
Views: 17031

Because every comic there will be someone stating it. It gets old, fast. Every comic has people stating that they love it, too. And every comic has people getting defensive when someone states that he or she dislikes it. That gets old, too. But that's not a problem? Yah. That. Worse, actually. You ...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0318: "Nostalgia"
Replies: 144
Views: 33603

TheKhakinator wrote:You're going to explain, RIGHT NOW, how it's possible to have an animated JPG.


It's just a GIF, only they renamed the extension to .JPG.
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0318: "Nostalgia"
Replies: 144
Views: 33603

rwald wrote:Somewhere on the Interweb, I once saw a page that had the Goatse guy shitting primes...first the 2 came out, then 3, 5, and so on. No way I'm googling for it, though; if you really want to see it, it's probably there somewhere.


That... Yes. That's so obscure that I need to see it.
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0318: "Nostalgia"
Replies: 144
Views: 33603

Chipersoft wrote:
pwill wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:Wow, why are all Randall's comics these days copies of his older ones?


Yeah, you got me, but you also just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.

YOU BASTARD! One year running, an entire year, and you made me lose.


You never saw that one guy's signature on these forums?
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0317: "That Lovin' Feelin'"
Replies: 66
Views: 17031

Man, tough crowd. They can't all be home runs, folks. Or, if you prefer, you don't prove Fermat's last theorem every day. Sometimes you just do some fuel/weight/payload calculations. :) Nothing wrong with saying that you didn't like a comic, is there? Why do people get so defensive whenever somebod...
by Domovoi
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0313: "Insomnia"
Replies: 167
Views: 38216

serviett wrote:I sleep outside every night, on the porch, with a little roof over me. It is the most wonderful thing ever.


It's all fun and games until a hobo creeps into your garden and kills you in your sleep.
by Domovoi
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0317: "That Lovin' Feelin'"
Replies: 66
Views: 17031

Angry Rooster wrote:
Domovoi wrote:Sex is a battle, love is a war. And we all know that war is just an endless continuation of battles.


I thought it was, "Love is a Battlefield."


Seeing how the only purpose for battlefields is to do battle on them, that works for me too.
by Domovoi
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0317: "That Lovin' Feelin'"
Replies: 66
Views: 17031

kirkjerk wrote:Why isn't there an automated system for generating the appropriate thread here when the comic is published?


I've been wondering about that, too. We're geeks, after all. Automation ftw.
by Domovoi
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0317: "That Lovin' Feelin'"
Replies: 66
Views: 17031

aetherson wrote:You'd be surprised how well that song actually works...(not the part about the sister, just the actual song, sung slightly off key)
Yeah, good times....


Works? Works for what?

Nyarlathotep wrote:Romance =/= sex.


Sex is a battle, love is a war. And we all know that war is just an endless continuation of battles.
by Domovoi
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 178519

Why does the protagonist suddenly have hair when he is having sex?
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why I'll never use a teleportation device.
Replies: 79
Views: 5971

So i'd happily be destroyed and reformed because i know i'm just an (near)infinatly complex configuration of chemicals. And the same configureation anywhere else would still be me. Weird. Because it'd be completely pointless for me. If I wanted to go to Mars, and had to kill myself and create a com...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why I'll never use a teleportation device.
Replies: 79
Views: 5971

A complicated analogy I thought up about this while I should have been working is the following: Suppose a movie, of which only one reel exists, is playing. People are watching it in a theatre. If people watch it long enough, they'll see that it has a happy ending. Then, halfway, a magical man pause...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why I'll never use a teleportation device.
Replies: 79
Views: 5971

Why I'll never use a teleportation device.

Ever heard those stories about how people back in the nineteenth century were afraid to use escalators, and how attendants waited near the destination with quicksalt and such? I always laughed at the notion, wondering why people would be so terrified of a simple set of moving platforms. But, I've de...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28187

Maybe you both just think that you're colourblind. I've always wondered if you could convince people with perfectly normal vision that they have some sort of visual impairment, leading them to believe that they see the world differently than others while they actually see it exactly the same way as...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28187

I am also red-green colour blind and I can read this just fine. In fact I used to own that exact shirt, I have no idea where it went though. Maybe you just -think- that you're colourblind? No, he's quite right... I'm colorblind too and can read the shirt just fine. In fact, I think even someone wit...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28187

Re: did I reinvent the lamest Braille joke in the world

This joke always inadvertently manifests itself every time I see the sign in front of the urinals at our church. It reads "Now please wash your hands" and has what is presumably the same written in Braille below it; the positioning means that any blind Braille-reader who successfully find...
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28187

Wilibus wrote:I am also red-green colour blind and I can read this just fine. In fact I used to own that exact shirt, I have no idea where it went though.


Maybe you just -think- that you're colourblind?
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28187

What? When you stick a "0" on upside down it looks like !P? Numbers in braille are a number sign http://www.mrphlip.com/braille.php/~47.png followed by the letters A-J for 1-9 and 0. So 0 is the number sign followed by J. The number sign, upside down, matches P, and the letter J, upside d...
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28187

I learned the Braille alphabet a few years back (though I never learned the contractions). I was looking at the elevator buttons in a shopping centre at one point, and one of them said "!P". "What's that?" I wondered, "Parking level? Why the exclamation mark?" Eventual...
by Domovoi
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0312: "With Apologies to Robert Frost"
Replies: 65
Views: 23554

My personal favorite is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. For reasons unknown to me, perhaps because it feels sort of uncanny. On the subject of parody poems, some chemistry: Distilling by Drops on a Friday Evening What drops these are, I think I know Although they're coming very slow. They do ...
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

I went for a ride today (I've gone every weekday this week, It's wednesday today.) and pushed my bike over a concrete block in the river. Just now I've found my leg covered in mud. Yay adventure! For a moment there, I thought you had an artificial leg, and that it had detatched and fell in the rive...
by Domovoi
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0312: "With Apologies to Robert Frost"
Replies: 65
Views: 23554

Fire and Ice is my favorite (non-humorous) poem ever, hands-down. Nothing Gold Can Stay is pretty cool, too, but Fire and Ice is so simple and clear. That said, this is a pretty ingenious rewrite. "Fire and Ice" is one of my favorites too, and Randall really got the rhyme scheme down, tho...
by Domovoi
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83289

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by Domovoi
Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0311: "Action Movies"
Replies: 196
Views: 64273

madjo wrote:I think that noone would count "Yippee kay yay" as a valid sentence.


"Yippee kay yay, motherfucker" however, is perfectly valid.
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

Well, Domo, you were saying nothing exciting ever happens, even if you later revised that to "almost" never. I just had to point out excitement exists everywhere, all the time, even in this thread. But that's not very important. I meant for me . I'm not saying that my views apply to every...
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0310: "Commitment"
Replies: 119
Views: 32703

I would find it hilarious if Elfenmaedchen and Edna turned out to be getting married to each other tomorrow. I agree. What if neither realised the other also had an account here, and didn't know the other's nickname? "Hey honey. Anything interesting on the internet?" "Somebody on a f...
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0310: "Commitment"
Replies: 119
Views: 32703

predatormc wrote:Is it just me, or is the the arch/arbor a giant electromagnet?


I was thinking the exact same thing. Odd.
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18253

Re: does anyone read this? the font is way too small...

ok wrote:I didn't like the pastor though, the one in "Names" was much better.

-
ok


What pastor?
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0310: "Commitment"
Replies: 119
Views: 32703

Re: "Commitment" Discussion

Excellent comic. Another tired old statement about what love is, twisted and discarded to provide an unhappy ending. Loved it!
by Domovoi
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

I'm back from the beach. As expected, there was nobody there, nor did anything unexpected happen, like a giant amphibious machine rising out of the water as some evil mastermind decided to send his underwater minions out to attack us surface dwellers. I saw a boat in the distance, though. At least, ...
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

And what you are is silly. You keep saying you know what will happen, but you don't! You assume you know, so as to give yourself a reason to not go. How can you know until you try? I have tried. Where did I say I haven't? I'm not just pulling my opinion on these matters out of the air, you know. Bu...
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

I don't speak for xkcdism, but I hope you're a troll, because I don't have enough pity for you if you're for real. In that case it's a good thing I'm not asking for any. There really isn't anything in life you wonder about? Something that amazes you? Perhaps you have too high expectations of advent...
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

Nothing exciting or unexpected ever happens and even if it does it it will kill you or at least be disappointing. That's a pretty good summation, yeah. I'd suggest a few tweaks though: "Exciting and unexpected things rarely happen, and when they do, they'll kill you, be disappointing, or unple...
by Domovoi
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

Anyway, domo, I can't believe you are incapable of having adventures. Everyone can have an adventure. It's all in how we as individuals define the term. You simply need to find your definition. I think that's the problem. My definition of 'adventure' is something exciting and unexpected. The proble...
by Domovoi
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:If we care to be picky:

Arriving seaside,
You realize you are alone.
The adventure ends.


I applaud your use of the word 'seaside'. Bravo.
by Domovoi
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

hmmm, you have one two many syllables on the first and last line... fixed: You go to the beach. There is nobody else there. End of adventure. I don't know. I prefer verbs in my sentences. And wether the adventure starts with going to the beach or arriving there is debatable. Edit: I can't believe I...
by Domovoi
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

I completely agree with adventure being a state of mind. My entire life is an adventure, the big things and the little, just because that's how I look at it. Well, then I'm screw ing myself. Fixed for accuracy. In an involuntary way, sure, absolutely. I'd love to be able to experience joy and excit...
by Domovoi
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

Darcey wrote:I completely agree with adventure being a state of mind. My entire life is an adventure, the big things and the little, just because that's how I look at it.


Well, then I'm screwed.
by Domovoi
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51434

Yeah, see, those things just don't do it for me. I guess I must be clinically depressed or something, because I just can't find enjoyment in any of these trivial things that people keep bringing up as wonderful experiences.
by Domovoi
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18253

Endorfun got a lot of bad reviews back in the day, probably because it's highly touted 'feature' of subliminal, endorfin-releasing messages was nonsense, but all in all the puzzle game itself was actually pretty fun. Also, with just a puzzle game like that they would probably never have gotten that ...

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