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by Sprocket
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453344

Re: Questions For The World

grrr…. I got a letter in November from my company and I thought it was just telling us "we have aetna now" and it came with something that said "use this as your temporary insurance card" and I didn't read any of it, I thought it was just telling us that it changed back to aetna ...
by Sprocket
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33914

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

so Randall is just writing comics for himself now.
by Sprocket
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1745409

Re: Today I Learned

Power is a difficult thing to manage. It's a very difficult thing to put back once its been given out, or take from those who wield it and give to those who don't.
by Sprocket
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1745409

Re: Today I Learned

Cops are terrible. Seriously. Even if only one in ten cops are terrible, that one person wields more power than any human should, and the other cops protect him, and allow his bad behavior to continue. And one in every ten cops is a lot of cops.
by Sprocket
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Racism: it's a thing
Replies: 25
Views: 6671

Re: Racism: it's a thing

"Man if your name had been Amir, we wouldn't have invited you to this interview, but now that you're here, you're seem alright for a guy whose name should be Amir."
by Sprocket
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What PIE do you like best?
Replies: 46
Views: 17119

Re: What PIE do you like best?

Apple pie is best pie.
by Sprocket
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1829348

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I really need to download some simple art program to my work computer to make these things again. Why don't Macs come with a little crappy art program like PCs do?
by Sprocket
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3030044

Re: Post your boat race.

art-in-the-third-dimension.gif
by Sprocket
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1829348

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

http://xkcd.com/647/ http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=46761&mode=view ("This comic" clearly refers to the original, and the child is about 5 years 1 month old. Time flies.) 647SW.png <3 You are my new best friend. 1453 http://i.imgur.com/xuja729.png Alt: ....and here's the ...
by Sprocket
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"
Replies: 200
Views: 66803

Re: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"

I like that it's a useless machine. ^_^
by Sprocket
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:03 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 139858

Re: The "What-If?" Book

Colbert Bump, Bitches! Interesting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times_Best_Seller_list "In 1983, author William Peter Blatty sued The New York Times for $6 million, claiming that his latest book, Legion (filmed as The Exorcist III), had not been included in the list due to either n...
by Sprocket
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are You a TEDhed? / What Should I Be When I Grow Up?
Replies: 17
Views: 5554

Re: Are You a TEDhed? / What Should I Be When I Grow Up?

Good luck. If you find an answer, let me know. <3
by Sprocket
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178011

Re: What are you listening to?

I am turned off when Zach Condon speaks French.
by Sprocket
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 20738

Re: 1429: Data

This is my new cell phone, the data are very fast on this Android.
by Sprocket
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 139858

Re: The "What-If?" Book

He was SOOOOO nervous on Colbert! It was super-awk. But if I found myself in an interview with Colbert, I'd probably crap my pants, cry, and just be like "Fuck my book. You're Stephen Colbert!" And then I'd shake his hand, and my brain would explode out of my head, and I'd collapse on the ...
by Sprocket
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Colbert Report comes to a close
Replies: 6
Views: 10246

Re: The Colbert Report comes to a close

Oh me yarm That was the most awkward Colbert interview I think I've ever seen. Poor Randy.
by Sprocket
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Parson of Interest
Replies: 63
Views: 31134

Re: Parson of Interest

I haven't seen this show, but I went to elementary school with a kid who writes for it (Lucas O'Connor). I friended him on Facebook a few months ago, and learned he was a writer. Wacky.
by Sprocket
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1394: Superm*n
Replies: 82
Views: 16310

Re: 1394: Superm*n

Where did Cory Doctorow leave his goggles!?
by Sprocket
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1383: Magic Words
Replies: 47
Views: 20828

Re: 1383: Magic Words

YES!
by Sprocket
Fri May 23, 2014 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1372: "Smartwatches"
Replies: 41
Views: 17579

Re: 1372: "Smartwatches"

I feel like there should be some blood in this picture.
Maybe the person putting it together's blood, all those sharp edges would be hard to work around, but more so the blood of the poor Franken-device itself.
by Sprocket
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)
Replies: 32
Views: 18910

Re: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)

Anyone out there still watching?
by Sprocket
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: How I Sweat Your Mother
Replies: 87
Views: 31431

Re: How I Sweat you Mother

Ok wtf. they completely missed their own point. This was supposed to be a story about getting over that torch you carry for the one that got away, and finding happiness in someone better. Apparently that was never even their intention, but the completely pulled the impact and joy out of their ultima...
by Sprocket
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 44258

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

I'm confused about which part of this I'm supposed to find funny, there are too many layers of funny and horrible. I'm not sure which parts to laugh about and which parts to cry about. Maybe I can find a buzz feed quiz to tell me how I should feel about this comic. Thank god I have the internet. How...
by Sprocket
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1346: "Career"
Replies: 55
Views: 15825

Re: 1346: "Career"

Film director.
by Sprocket
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 611700

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Game Night at the Asylum! Fri, March 21, 7pm – 11pm Monthly on the third Friday Where Artisan's Asylum: Social Area Created by briancj@g.artisansasylum.com Description Come down to the Asylum, and play some games! The Asylum has a number of board games, and players are encouraged to bring their own...
by Sprocket
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1342: "Ancient Stars"
Replies: 76
Views: 17641

Re: 1342: "Ancient Stars"

I think the misunderstanding is mostly about really getting how fast light travels. This reminds me of that one time we were told over and over again in elementary schoole that Columbus discovered America, then tell us in Junior High that that's not, technically, true. I reference this all the damn ...
by Sprocket
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2149
Views: 738337

Re: Something on Youtube

A bit of our internet history

Ben Bernanke

In case any of you haven't seen it.
by Sprocket
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912719

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

What made you decide not to pursue your dream of becoming a paleontologist? I ran into Sandry the other day. Sandry is cool people. Are you in this area? I haven't run into Sandry in frvrs. I bumped into Matt Smith on Bourbon Street last Saturday and got to fistbump him. :D <swoons like a fangirl> j...
by Sprocket
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:14 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 611700

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Djehutynakht wrote:I just had a random idea that this summer at the Revere Sandcastle Competition an xkcd contingent should get together and recreate the Time Sandcastle in real life.

That would be really awesome.
by Sprocket
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430750

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

If you're playing, you only need to know you. Not using magic? Then who gives a shit about magic rules. Only using guns? Then screw the sword dueling rules. That sort of thing. I just tend to be the person in a D&D game who doesn't actually ever remember the details of my attacks and how many d...
by Sprocket
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 366328

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Yakk wrote:Well, the new season will be a bit purple.

As opposed to blue?
by Sprocket
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430750

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

What clockworkmonk said. I love Apocalypse World, as well as most games I've played that are based on the engine (notably Dungeon World & Monsterhearts). 'Course, I'm unashamedly a huge Vincent Baker fan. I enjoy all of his games a lot. In addition to what clockworkmonk said about Apocalypse Wo...
by Sprocket
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430750

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I have yet to do the Path Finder thing, but I'm curious about it and some other RPGs I've only recently stumbled upon. Anyone play Apocalypse World?
by Sprocket
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 366328

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZY43QSx3Fk Commentary: -0:04: Shadow of the future. -0:12: feast of crows -0:15: champions -0:18: the English empire problem -0:19: ? -0:21: ? -0:24: sacrifices must be made -0:28: wise council -0:31: ? -0:33: musical chairs -0:39: scary -0:45: foreshadow -0...
by Sprocket
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 108755

Re: Community

I don't want to ignore season four completely. Most of it was terrible, though. I still have respect for character continuity.
by Sprocket
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92598

Re: 1321: "Cold"

Maybe I'm bigoted, but I always expect ignorance to come from the mouths of people wearing pom-pom beanies. At least I've stopped carrying that pair of pruning shears with me everywhere in winter. That's interesting because when I see people wearing black beanies, I assume they are an insufferable ...
by Sprocket
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92598

Re: 1321: "Cold"

This alt-text definitely turned me on. It'd been awhile.

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