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by Faranya
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 46672

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Let's take comic 716 for instance. The man in the comic is not an actor on set of a time-travel based movie, he is a real person in a reality where time travel is possible. The man in comic 716 is actually fictional. Point taken, but within the context of the comic,he is the man being portrayed, no...
by Faranya
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 46672

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

None of that addresses the salient point: if they were all porn actors arriving for the first time to a set, they wouldn't be already acting their roles. If they were strippers, though, they would be. Nothing about this strip conveys that they're porn actors, and even if it did, it still wouldn't m...
by Faranya
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 46672

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Switch31 wrote:I feel like one problem is that the strip doesn't make sense if you don't know what Agricola is...I don't know, it just seems like its missing a punchline.

That's because the punchline was the entire last two panels. Not a line.
by Faranya
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 82444

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

If you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, that's very, very, very probably your own damn fault.[citation needed] People keep telling me this and I have yet to find a reason to believe it is remotely true. Well, it depends highly on how much is contained in those paychecks. If you are making six figure...
by Faranya
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0777: "Pore Strips"
Replies: 71
Views: 23166

Re: "Pore Strips" discussion (#777)

Plasma Man wrote:This is unusually gross for an xkcd, but I thought it was funny. I'm now wondering about the skeletal structure in the rest of the stick figure.

I'm pretty sure we can see the rest of it already.
by Faranya
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0777: "Pore Strips"
Replies: 71
Views: 23166

Re: "Pore Strips" discussion (#777)

lol My roommate uses these like every day and on occasion when I'm bored I'll try one just because I'm fascinated by the results... I like to hold my skull and pretend I'm Shakespeare. I was always convinced that that scene from Hamlet, was proof that Hamlet was completely insane and most of the pe...
by Faranya
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25535

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

Mike_Bson wrote:
EvlDragonMonkey wrote:
TheSoberPirate wrote:So, pretty good, right? I mean, as long as the rabbit is a former Nazi who likes to help keep child molesters out of jail? :D

Oh...I made myself sad.


Sigh, nobody ever gets my obscure references.

The. . . pope?

Obscure pope.
by Faranya
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25535

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

t-note wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:What? You folks don't know what ICT is? You must be TROLLS, all of you!

Yes, I am, and if you cross the bridge I will eat you.


You are an awful troll. You don't warn people before you eat them. They might come back with a gruff billy goat.
by Faranya
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25535

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

Maybe it was a transforming half-alien squirrel girl ? I call this forum ICT because IXCT looks like "ichthys" and confuses me. The troll would be the guy posting just above my previous post. Ehh... do you mean XKCD? IXCT - Individual XKCD Comic Threads What are you talking about? IXCT lo...
by Faranya
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25535

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

RockoTDF wrote:Forgive me for being pendantic, but sane vs. insane is a legal concept and has nothing to do with psychiatry or clinical psychology.


I suppose I could take your word for it...but it's not like you're a squirrel or anything.
by Faranya
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 82444

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Hmm...I don't get her rant at all...nor do I get his origional assertion as she heard it...

In short, I don't understand what the hell they are going on about.
by Faranya
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185932

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

So, where's the poetry? These verses are pretty different from random snippets like "four corners of the earth." It's a pretty direct statement that the sky is a dome (and there is water surrounding the sky apparently), and the earth is beneath it, hence, the earth is flat (and the atmosp...
by Faranya
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185932

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

I'm an agnostic, and I was hoping to get jabbed at. I find the fighting of these details rather silly. I'm on the I don't think its really knowable side.I intend on being good because its good, and if I have trouble when i die, well I suppose I'll burn that bridge when I come to it. I know, I enjoy...
by Faranya
Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40063

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

Here in my country we have a problem with Australian Possums http://www.richard-seaman.com/Mammals/Australia/index.html eating all our trees. Every now and then some thoughtful Kiwi suggests to the government "Why don't you pay us to kill all the dirty rotten Aussie Barstards?" The govern...
by Faranya
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 64
Views: 24928

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

Hmmm.. So for nobody's suggested that this is the Michael Bay version of Frogger? ...what? Why would anyone suggest that? Having an explosion doesn't automatically make this a Michael Bay version. Yeah, you call that an explosion? Michael Bay would have crammed at least 3 more into the fifth panel.
by Faranya
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 64
Views: 24928

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

Tiem wrote:Why is the one guy (or girl) saying "Mom!" in the lower right corner? Are they implying that their mother was involved in the crash? :?


Or it is a child who, having just witnessed a horrible crash, is seeking comfort from their mother.
by Faranya
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40063

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

Yeah, 900-1300 sounds close enough. And 1600-2000 sounds close enough as well. I could see someone mistaking them 400 years hence. Really? To me, the Beowulf and the Chaucer sound completely different. The Old English of Beowulf sounds like another language; Chaucer's Middle English sounds like 'no...
by Faranya
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40063

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

That's cool. I can imagine our distant progeny latching onto the 'pirates vs. ninja' craze and assuming they represented political parties. (Although, I've always wondered why anyone would think that a pirate could defeat an assassin who has martial arts training, but I'm just a historian...) Firea...
by Faranya
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40063

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

does anyone else think "you" is the most jarring word in this comic? Yeah, with the way things are going in society, nobody will be that formal by the 21st century. In fact, I predict that within the next 500 years "you" will disappear from the dialect entirely, leaving only &qu...
by Faranya
Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 29035

Re: "All the Girls" Discussion (#770)

People don't dislike this comic because he's showing emotion. There are plenty of emotional serious comics that were, justifiably, well-received. They dislike this comic because it's bad. Stop rationalizing away the fact your pin-up boy boy Randall made a bad comic. Deal so long as you stop trying ...
by Faranya
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 29035

Re: "All the Girls" Discussion (#770)

I immediately wondered how many women fell into the category of "love him back" since she is just his favorite...
by Faranya
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29767

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

atomfullerene wrote:....war never changes


Wait, yes it does. It changes quite substantially over time.
by Faranya
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 43894

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

I suppose he's famous in America, but it would be nice if Randall didn't write strips that catered purely to an American audience. Oh fuck off. Note the irony, at least in this thread: Is that something Mr. Rogers would have said? That depends...we're still talking about Mr. Fred "Mr. Rogers&q...
by Faranya
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 43894

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

Well, except for the whole being a sniper and shooting people in the head at 1500 meters thing. Yes, I know that's an urban legend. Even so...it's nice to believe in. That is still better than it could have been. Could have been one of the guys who had to do the up close and personal fighting...and...
by Faranya
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72791

Re: "One Two" Discussion

[quote='XbHW_TestEngr']Also, I've noticed that Math/Physics/EE building(s) are at the opposite end of the campus from the "Arts" (dance, music, theater, ceramics) building(s). I think it is a grand scheme to prevent cross-breeding between the groups.[/quote] Pfft, our entire Engineering fa...
by Faranya
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50735

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

tlbs wrote:All good anti-homeopathic discussion aside, no one has mentioned a very important aspect of the comic.
Was this dilution to be administered orally, or vaginally?


That the beauty of it being homeopathic: It doesn't matter!
by Faranya
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50735

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

We have women up for stoning, over-the-counter pills you can buy which can kill you and more problems to report on than ever and this webcomic attacks one of the more harmless questionable medicines out there. Sorry, but I have to disagree. Making money on the selling of false hope to people who ar...
by Faranya
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72791

Re: "One Two" Discussion

I like the alt-text, because it reminds me of a friend of mine who was talking anthropology and psychology at the same time. He hated anthropology, because according to him the anthropologists would say things suggesting that they cannot know why people do what they do (or did), while the psychologi...
by Faranya
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26458

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

Prokaryote wrote:I don't think "a simile is like a metaphor" is a simile, or at least is not a very good one


It is a simile, but you have piqued my interest. How does one determine the quality of a simile?
by Faranya
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 27716

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

HA! If only Kindle books were actually that cheap. More like "Hardcover: $17.99. Kindle Edition: $17.98." This might be a male of good breeding and manners who's spent a moderate amount of time subject to direct ultraviolet radiation, but: The cost of physically printing and shipping a bo...
by Faranya
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 30342

Re: "Study" discussion

Minerva wrote:HI GLASNT

It was on OCAU.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... 917028.htm

PS: Hi Joee.


Damn, that sounds like a good job. Where else could I get paid $40 /hr to stand around all day and criticize doctors (in training)?
by Faranya
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 36437

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

See, my definition of "nerd" was always someone who, although being very smart, lacked an appropriate level of social skills (thus being considered awkward) as opposed to a geek, who was just someone with an excessive knowledge of one particular field (by definition, a wine connoisseur wou...
by Faranya
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 74526

Re: "Hell" Discussion

Aww, I thought I might finally have the first post, but alas slow internet conspired against me...

But I'm sure there is a way to make that work, right?
by Faranya
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37356

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

To all the "This is so sad" comments...

How is him ending an unhappy relationship any more sad than a sappy Valentine full of empty words with no emotion behind them?
by Faranya
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0692: "Dirty Harry"
Replies: 93
Views: 21297

Re: "Dirty Harry" Discussion

And does anybody else find it incredibly disconcerting that Rain Man, who is autistic , is being threatened? What kind of sicko would threaten to kill an autistic person?! Which raises the even deeper question: what the hell is Rain Man doing with a shotgun? There you go. What kind of person would ...
by Faranya
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0692: "Dirty Harry"
Replies: 93
Views: 21297

Re: "Dirty Harry" Discussion

QuineQuine wrote:Energy weapons? Is there another kind?


Yes...the kind that use matter as ammunition instead.

Unless you want to use matter and energy interchangeably...
by Faranya
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0691: "MicroSD"
Replies: 140
Views: 37158

Re: "MicroSD" Discussion

How many angels can fit on the head of a pin? Well...you've got 16GB in a microSD, and after the 20 seconds of effort, I found and angel .gif at 18k. So, you could fit... (16 gigabytes) / (18 kilobytes) = 932 067.556 Angels on a microSD. Now, the area of a microSD is: (17.8 cm) * (12.7 cm) = 0.02260...
by Faranya
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30937

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

Yeah, I usually try to use names too. Instead of saying "My girlfriend", I'll say "Rebecca". Partially because, as implied in the comic, I always tend to take special note when someone is constantly spouting off "My girlfriend". I'm either thinking "You're way too...
by Faranya
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30937

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

Wait, I'm confused...how else am I supposed to refer to her around people who don't actually know her?
by Faranya
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0683: "Science Montage"
Replies: 85
Views: 52877

Re: "Science Montage" Discussion

The definition that I know, is that THE decade changes when XXX0 years have passed since the (alleged) birth of Jesus. That would mean the new decade starts January 1 2012: Our calendar starts in the year one, so the tenth year is 11, the 2010th year is 2011, which means a decade passes at the END ...

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