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by libra
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 40312

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

IIRC, the term "Holy Spirit" ( not "Holy Ghost") means "sacred breath." The Spirit manifested during Pentecost as a flame appearing on the foreheads of those who witnessed Christ's return, especially after Thomas poked his fingers into the wounds in Christ's body and pe...
by libra
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 30594

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

I've been places, seen things, met people throughout my life that my younger self never even imagined I'd do. So when the time comes for me to move on to some other Great Experiment, the words you're least likely to hear me say will be "I should have tried so much harder to look for a nice wife...
by libra
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 26589

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

Spoffin wrote:Real programmers use a magnetised needle and a steady hand

I see an image of Captain Picard poking at the back of Data's head with a rusty nail in part two of "Time's Arrow" when I hear people saying that.
by libra
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0455: "Hats"
Replies: 163
Views: 43023

Re: "Hats" discussion

Normal people only seem to bump into other normal people. Black Hat gets to meet weirdoes wherever he goes.

Black Hat Guy has all the fun. :)
by libra
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33175

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

I'll just grab my black hat.
by libra
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33175

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

And the reason why I never demanded that she change her lifestyle was very simple. What could I have gained from changing the woman I love? I had her, in the palm of my hand. I had never held a life in so tender a grasp in my life before. And again ... she knew this. Severing the ties was an act aim...
by libra
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33175

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

Two complications. First, she was the one calling the shots on the sleeping with people. Second, she was the one with the traditional upbringing, all wanting to stay a virgin until we were married - oh, and I had to stay celibate, too, or the show was over. So, basically, she was saying no, not befo...
by libra
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33175

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

As for my relationship breakup, this had been coming for months. She first started tugging at the reins back in January. I thought we'd sorted it out when we got together in person later that month, but then someone new came along and her eyes began a-wandering all over again. The problem with the r...
by libra
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33175

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

For once, Randall has been in my head. However, I'm not going to be held responsible for any psychiatric bills he may have incurred from that brief sojourn. In the case of my romantic breakup, I was the one who did the breaking up when it became quite clear to me that my then soon-to-be-my-ex was pu...
by libra
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0431: "Delivery"
Replies: 77
Views: 17401

Re: "Delivery" Discussion

For those of you that don't know, Lilah of Ctrl-Alt-Del miscarried in today's strip... a sad time for us all. Erm, not to seem overly cruel and callous, but ... you're announcing the CAD plot development as if it was sad news about a miscarriage happening to a member of the UK's Royal family. I've ...
by libra
Wed May 28, 2008 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0429: "Fantasy"
Replies: 81
Views: 18686

Re: "Fantasy" Discussion

Somehow, I was expecting the dreamer's head to burst into flames in the final panel ...
by libra
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 41407

Re: "Unscientific" Discussion

On the origins of the word "zombie", by the way, there are several possible candidates: nzambi - Kongo word for "god", and also "ghost"; jumbi - West Indian term for a dead man's spirit; zonbi - Bantu origin word adopted in the late 1800s by Creole-speaking peoples; nzu...
by libra
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 41407

Re: "Unscientific" Discussion

That Zombie brain-eating thing is actually just a myth... Zombies don't eat brains unless commanded to by their Zombie-master... Traditional zombies don't eat at all . The bokor creating them stitches their mouths shut, because if a zombie does eat anything (piece of brain, salt, consecrated wafer)...
by libra
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0396: "The Ring"
Replies: 90
Views: 22554

Re: "The Ring" Discussion

Good luck for the girl trying to squeeze out of the screen of an iPhone.

Now the floodgates have been opened ... Imagine showing the killer video on a big screen in the centre of town, like Times Square or the heart of Tokyo, or on the display on Superbowl Day.
by libra
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Just Went Mainstream ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: XKCD Just Went Mainstream ...

I don't know if they intended to include XKCD under a phrase synonymous with old skool corporal punishment in schools, but I'm sure they meant well ... Have you read much 2000AD? Because that sounds exactly like the kind of thing they would enjoy doing. I miss 200AD, I think my collection ends at 1...
by libra
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 44881

Re: Ultimate Game

He's gone to that big roleplaying table in the sky. Thank you for everything Mr. Gygax. If it weren't for you I might have a life instead I have a 12th lvl Elven Ranger :) Nice touch dying on GM's day. March Forth! Not so much a nice touch ... more an ironic one, seeing as he passed the day after h...
by libra
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Just Went Mainstream ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: XKCD Just Went Mainstream ...

2000AD is a British science fiction - themed comic that has been in circulation since 1977. There was a dreadful movie adaptation of its most iconic character, Judge Dredd made in 1994, starring Sly Stallone. Those who'd made the movie had had no idea of who, or what, Judge Dredd was. A number of au...
by libra
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Just Went Mainstream ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

XKCD Just Went Mainstream ...

... or at least, it's now reached a wider audience than before. Judge Dredd Megazine issue 269, the monthly companion to the comic 2000AD, mentions XKCD on p. 49 in an article discussing online comics, in the sidebar titled "Six Of The Best". I don't know if they intended to include XKCD u...
by libra
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 82854

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Ok, this is weird, my friends and I just started playing the game a couple weeks ago. You're winning the game as long as you're not thinking about the game, and as soon as you think about it, you lose, and you have to announce your loss to everyone present, thereby making *them* lose too. Or is thi...
by libra
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44697

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

This comic reminded me something: I rarely remember my dreams, but the ones that I do recall are very, very strange... I even had a nightmare about a criticality accident ! (how many people could say that ?) I often dream of things like nukes being dropped, way off in the distance. Flashes light th...
by libra
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 105952

Responses to Fear

Depictions such as this provoke fear responses in many who have experienced the situation first hand. Sadness, grief in those for whom the story had a very grim alternative ending. Intensity of emotion, certainly. If there is one thing I have noticed, it's that people who can't cope with such emotio...
by libra
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0376: "Bug"
Replies: 97
Views: 35480

Re: 'Bug' discussion

You know when someone cracks a joke in front of a cop or Man in Black, and instead of laughing along because they actually get the joke, they extract maximum sadistic pleasure out of cold dead staring you into silence instead?

*cold dead stare*
by libra
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 43141

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

Last I heard in my World Civilizations to the 1500s class was that there are currently 2 types of Buddhism right now. On deifies 'The Buddha' and his primary followers and anyone that did a particular amount of good in the local society at the time, and the other is just a structure on how to view ...
by libra
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 43141

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

*cough* If I may intercede here briefly. I'm not going to stand in either the Scientist camp, the Superstitionist camp nor the Religionist camp. As far as I can tell, all three sides are equally rabid and intransigent. Here, now, I'm a poet. I'd like to point out something to everyone here regarding...
by libra
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22307

Re: "Flies" Discussion

Beats me why nobody here has ever designed an electronic kettle which constantly monitors the water's temperature and progress towards boiling with periodic verbal status reports, e.g. "Duration one minute. Water temp approaching 78 degrees and rising" ... "Duration one minute 45. Wat...
by libra
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22189

Re: "Network" Discussion

immanentize the eschaton ⋅ You shouldn't verb. Gerundheit. ⋅ Although the word immanent does exist, it doesn't make sense. Did you mean imminent? ⋅ Why not say something like "unleash the apocalypse"? At least I wouldn't have had to look up the words then. ht...
by libra
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 49018

One more submission today

One last one, and I am out of here:- Look Through My Thighs - Phil Collins There are things in life you'll learn and In time you'll see Cause out there somewhere It's all waiting If you keep believing So don't run, don't hide It will be all right You'll see, trust me I'll be there watching over you ...
by libra
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 49018

Re: "Thighs" Discussion

Also, "Close My Thighs" - Mariah Carey: I was a wayward child With the weight of the world That I held deep inside Life was a winding road And I learned many things Little ones shouldn't know But I closed my thighs Steadied my feet on the ground Raised my head to the sky And though time's ...
by libra
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 49018

Re: "Thighs" Discussion

Spanish Thighs - Engelbert Humperdinck Blue Spanish thighs Teardrops are falling from your Spanish thighs Please please don't cry, This is just adios and not good-bye Soon I'll return, Bringing you all the love your heart can hold Please say "Si Si" say you and your Spanish thighs will wai...
by libra
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0329: "Turing Test"
Replies: 120
Views: 65494

Re: "Turing Test" Discussion

Balsamic wrote:I think my friend's initial response puts it best: "what if the person's just dumb?"

Or a politician ...
by libra
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2374405

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Greetings.

I'm Alex. I live in the UK, and I'm a fan of XKCD. I look forward to enjoying my stay here.

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