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by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Psst! Blitzgirl! I've journeyed from the future to warn you - in about ten pages you're going to run into a bunch of Holy Grail quotes. I just want to reassure you... it'll pass. The Spanish Inquisition keeps popping up because nobody ever seems to expect it, but the unladen swallow thing will be s...
by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

elementropy wrote:
mscha wrote:(snip)
Or it's hydrophobic sand.

I got a very different image in my head when I read that...pretty scary.
Anyone else thinking about Old Yeller?


You're thinking Black Hat shot the dog and buried him on the beach?
by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm having this inane thought that Cueball is going to crouch down on the platform to try to hide, and then dump the contents of that bucket on Megan. Oh, hey - my 100th fora post! This deserves a graphic! OH NO! That pic brings bad memories of this Well, I don't know you personally, of course, but...
by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm having this inane thought that Cueball is going to crouch down on the platform to try to hide, and then dump the contents of that bucket on Megan.

Oh, hey - my 100th fora post! This deserves a graphic!
by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 271 out of 330 pages. The Scaffolding. NP 472. <...snip...> Believe me, I am not all that powerful - I would have finished my Quest by now, surely. I suppose I will just Wait for It and see. <...snip...> Unfortunately it has evolved to the point where it matters not how you view you...
by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This is your The Other Comic tri-weekly reminder, reminding you that The Other Comic has updated. And it's definitely one of the bookmark-worthiest ones, IMHO. Though some people in the discussion thread would appear to disagree. No, I have to disagree. I think you're wrong in that we would disagre...
by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Elmach wrote:This is your The Other Comic tri-weekly reminder, reminding you that The Other Comic has updated.


And it's definitely one of the bookmark-worthiest ones, IMHO. Though some people in the discussion thread would appear to disagree.
by histrion
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1199: "Silence"
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Re: 1199: "Silence"

Scorpio3002 wrote:Oh hey, a 4'33'' joke. How original.


Uh... Yeah, isn't that meme totally played out?</sarcasm>
by histrion
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ZombieLion wrote:What does one call a group of Knights Temporal? Watch doesn't seem fitting when they're not on watch.


So we're looking for a collective noun for Knights Temporal... how about a week?

Or maybe a boogie?
by histrion
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107494
Views: 53541342

Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoiler:
Image


Ninja'd.
by histrion
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BONG...

Image
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:
histrion wrote:
kryton wrote:River Song
River Phoenix
The Perl is in The river.


The only water in the One True Comic is the river.

What is in the sea?


A lot of pointers.
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53541342

Re: 1190: "Time"

kryton wrote:River Song
River Phoenix
The Perl is in The river.


The only water in the One True Comic is the river.
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

partingLance wrote:1. Howbeit that I mortgaged mine some years2 ago, and am currently staring foreclosure in the face.
2. If you'll forgive the lapse into Outsider time units.


The important thing is: fixed or variable APR? If it was fixed, I hope you didn't take anything higher than 0.0007% per Longpix.
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

color1.jpg I think the color version is less bleak. That's marvelous. However, upon a few moments' reflection, I find eerily disturbing the use of anything besides the Two True Colors of White (emptiness) and Black (recycled pixels from oldcomix). You're going to really hate the live action version...
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

wizpretz wrote:I think it should be mandatory that all Newpixians adopt the Uberman sleep schedule.


I've thought about toying with that, but worry that (1) I'm too old, and (2) it might not work well with my job, where I don't really have a good napping place (except for my car when the weather's amenable).
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107494
Views: 53541342

Re: 1190: "Time"

BONG:
Image
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53541342

Re: 1190: "Time"

Perhaps the ladder is a drunk filter. If you can't make it up the ladder, you're too inebried* to join the party. * Inebried: When you're too inebriated to say, "Inebriated." It's at things-that-are-on-my-side-for-600-Alex's like these that I wish this forum had a vote-up or "like&qu...
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

color1.jpg I think the color version is less bleak. That's marvelous. Something just occurred to me: Wouldn't most of us agree that construction of the [tiki hut | observation deck | poop deck | tower of Babel] seems to have been fairly well planned? The solid planting of the posts, the length of t...
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

cmyk wrote:That sure as hell is one phallic whistle that means some serious fuckin' biznass. Does it come in pink?


It's so phallic it can come in whatever it wants.

SBN wrote:Is it flexing, or is it unstable? We didn't see blurgits other times that they climbed the ladder.


I think you mean agitrons.
by histrion
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

There is a grave matter, a matter which I hesitate to mention, but which I am obligated to reveal. Dieu Le temps n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume Château de Sable. The Order of the Knights Temporal, long believed the most staunch and sacred defenders of Time, ...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://i.imgur.com/p1ZMJrt.jpg I can't find any movies in that diagram with the special detail 'Time travel in the nude'. In fact, I'm not sure exactly what should indicate that. Is it the unbroken line (implying that any nude time travel necessarily provokes more-than-global scale events) the colo...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Angelastic wrote:I just remembered this song; at the time, it was thought that it was written for a Masters of Song Fu challenge to write a song using exactly ten distinct words, but we now know it is about the One True Comic. Time is love… Time is life.


Philip Glass is a loaf of bread! NO CHANGE!
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the current interpretations of Time are suffering from a major fundamental defect. You see, most people perceive Time as proceeding linearly from cause to effect, for example: The sea was rising, so Megan built a dike. In reality, however, it's more of a great big ball of ...wibbly wobbly.....
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It sure would be nice if there was a thread devoted to discussing the meanings and interpretations of the XKCD comic 'Time', perhaps in addition to this thread. In all seriousness, does it seem like the enthusiasm level in this thread started to slide a bit when Newpix gave way to Longpix 1 , or is...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Roia wrote:Perhaps we should all put stuff in our signatures for Blitzgirl to read, so she has lots of encouragement. That way she won't get disheartened back in the past.


Capital idea, just capital!
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This knight temporal biz sounds fun. At the risk of forming an unstable loop of virtual time, let me initiate the ceremony here in the past, that I may time-travel from the future to finish the job, and become a member of the Knights Temporal. 1st shoulder: Flumen parvus est. 2nd shoulder: Mare mag...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

There is a grave matter, a matter which I hesitate to mention, but which I am obligated to reveal. Dieu Le temps n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume Château de Sable. The Order of the Knights Temporal, long believed the most staunch and sacred defenders of Time, ...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

There is a grave matter, a matter which I hesitate to mention, but which I am obligated to reveal. Dieu Le temps n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume Château de Sable. The Order of the Knights Temporal, long believed the most staunch and sacred defenders of Time, ...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107494
Views: 53541342

Re: 1190: "Time"

This knight temporal biz sounds fun. At the risk of forming an unstable loop of virtual time, let me initiate the ceremony here in the past, that I may time-travel from the future to finish the job, and become a member of the Knights Temporal. 1st shoulder: Flumen parvus est. 2nd shoulder: Mare mag...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The way Megan talks, it suggests that because the sea is bigger, it is more prone to change than the small river. Does this just show that she doesn't really know what she's talking about, or is there some kind of process here which we don't understand? Assuming Randall's supplying her dialogue, I'...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SinusPi wrote:
Ruger9x19 wrote:Clearly the river represents Cueball's penis, and the sea is Megan's vagina.

And the river is small, while the sea is big? Bleh...


Not optimal, perhaps, but in lieu of antibiotics it's better than the opposite state of affairs.1

1Heh. Affairs.
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ruger9x19 wrote:Clearly the river represents Cueball's penis, and the sea is Megan's vagina.


Yikes - does that mean the OTC will be running for 40 Outside weeks?
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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. If if turns out I was right about the boat thing that many pages ago, I'm going to...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoiler:
Magdiragdag wrote:Image


This is the most tantalizing development we've had in a while.
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Whizbang wrote:Maybe the sea is just waking up a little early instead of waiting for the alarm clock like it always does. They were making it a nice little surprise and now it's been ruined because the see is restless.


Let's leave the Vatican out of this. Dude's only been installed for, what, a month or two?
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Not this fast... A commentary on global warming? I was tempted to point out AGAIN that I feel watched, sensing The Time Lord's spies everywhere. Then I remembered: We wait, observe, and interpret. And from time to time, we even may have got it right. an infinite number of followers at an infini...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:21 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

We are faithful to the OTC and it's Divine influence, but we hold ourselves to be outside any of the formal religions of the OTC. Thusly, we are open to all members 1 of such religions, 2 provided they resist the temptation to separate our order by Creedish differences. This is entirely in keep...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:10 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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We are faithful to the OTC and it's Divine influence, but we hold ourselves to be outside any of the formal religions of the OTC. Thusly, we are open to all members 1 of such religions, 2 provided they resist the temptation to separate our order by Creedish differences. This is entirely in keeping ...
by histrion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Flotter wrote:Come on, build more!

And also, contrary to what I said before, I am not a Sandmason.


But are you a member of the Brotherhood of Silicon Dioxide Cutters?

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