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by histrion
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/039d849c96bcf5a3db4c9ad70f6118f092df7380fd237c56becd414dd37a590f.png Definitely dialogue :-) I'm imagining someone who came across "Time" for the first, er, time at this frame, and read the alt-text, without realizing it was a single frame in a continually...
by histrion
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:Will this be the first full length feature film which has been analysed frame by frame?


Depends - are we counting the fictional film professor in The Freshman who was obsessed with The Godfather?
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's a question I'm pondering: I'm sure Randall has the entire sequence of images planned, but do you think he's got them all already drawn? I'd lean towards yes, but then I've never tried to draw a strip on a regular basis.
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hourglasses don't usually contain water, tides, trebuchets, poles, or rope. (Or people, who would likely not survive the first turning of said hourglass). People usually have faces. I suspect an examination of the length and breadth of xkcd would turn up a lot of unrealistic moments. (Depending on ...
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Mikeski wrote:There's never really been much for ripples or waves on the water, either. A few frames with a one-pixel difference, IIRC. So the air must be pretty still.


Maybe they're actually in a giant hourglass. (Has anyone else suggested that yet?)
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

udscbt wrote:
Caswallon wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the complete and total lack of wind? The flags have not moved one pixel since being erected.

I actually think that those are plastic flags.


Maybe they're eighth notes, and M&C are now building staves.
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't explain this, but for some reason the current slide...
Image
...is so much more amusing because of those little flags behind Megan.
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

D/G/BONG...
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eutychus wrote:This is beginning to look like the setup for a trapeze act.


That's what she said.
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

It suddenly occurs to me that Randall has set up an awful/wonderful precedent. From now on, everyone's going to be half-expecting his strips to launch into week-long auto-updates.
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107488
Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, it's not Roman numerals. They might be going for old-style tally marks...
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

cmyk wrote:I predict it'll only be a matter of Time before somebody reenacts this entire comic with still photography.


If we're lucky, they'll hold up signs for speech balloons rather than adding the speech in post.
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

kryton wrote:Unreasonable to expect the other pair of vertical posts will also get a crossbeam next?


You may be inclined to think so; I couldn't possibly comment.
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

Or a piece of chocolate cake, an ice-cream cone, a pickle, a slice of swiss cheese, a slice of salami, a lollipop, a piece of cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake, a slice of watermelon, and a very, very hungry caterpillar Ten newpix later, he had a stomachache. (I'm very acquainted with that book, sin...
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, Higgs-Boson, your Darkwing Duck reference does not go unappreciated.

In line with my suspension bridge theory, perhaps they're going to start work on a scale model of St. Canard?
by histrion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

I suspect she's building a suspension bridge to hoist and/or support the existing castle structure as the water level continues to rise. I don't know why I suspect that, considering that the "Can't-Build-Any-Higher-Challenge" is logically the more likely explanation, but I'm going with my ...
by histrion
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

Shepherdess wrote:What's the official stance on paradoxes?


I bet there are two contradictory official stances.
by histrion
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

partingLance wrote:I still wonder about comics prior to the One True, but perhaps I can think of those as so many John the Baptists (Johns the Baptist?)).


I find myself using the theology of the Church of Last Thursday as a sort of conceptual reference point.
by histrion
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107488
Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm beginning to think we're going to find out this whole sand-castle-building story has been happening, not on a beach, but on a slowly sinking boat, and Megan and Cueball are merely passing time until their deaths.
by histrion
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

JTL wrote:I was surprised there wasn't an animated gif of the recursive castles, so with a little spare time at work I made this!
Damn, can't post images...

img844.imageshack.us/img844/9355/xkcd.gif


It looks like it's speeding up as it goes. I know it isn't but aaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
by histrion
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

bigcrag92 wrote:
thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter

Gaelic: ag fanacht


Esperanto: atendado
by histrion
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107488
Views: 53417196

Re: 1190: "Time"

htom wrote:At least it's a presentation without PowerPoint.


This sort of recursion lends itself better to Prezi's zooming style anyway.
by histrion
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism
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Views: 8510

Re: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism

Except it probably doesn't anymore. Twenty years ago, only the crackpot minority who would be interested in this bill would have heard about the effort and approved. But today, a few blog posts and a few retweets and a lot of sensible people are sitting up saying "Good Lord, who is setting pol...

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