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by Arky
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51614827

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Thanks, everyone! :D I'm glad you like it!

If the One True Comic veers off in a Loop now, I will be extremely miffed by never finding out what LaPetite was doing...


Randall would need to create a second comic to tell her story. Time 2: Electric Boogaloo!
by Arky
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51614827

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ready to see what I spent my morning doing? Here you go! It's a Present Present from me to you! All of Time was worth it for that. Legen-wait-for-it-dary. (And not before time, because we're only just removed from the trauma of The Fade only to encounter the possibility that the OTC is reaching the...
by Arky
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"
Replies: 76
Views: 26752

Re: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"

Djehutynakht wrote:Just purely given the title, I must wonder if this has anything to do with the Time thread and the slowly fading comic.


If that title is not an intentional troll it is one of the greatest unintentional trolls I've ever seen....
by Arky
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51614827

Re: 1190: "Time"

There's something entering the frame on the left! (This totally totally can't be it. It just can't be.) Welcome BlitzGirl! You seem to have arrived in the Now just like the Great Prophet Zarquon arriving at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, although that Restaurant does survive to serve pat...
by Arky
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51614827

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another long-time lurker breaking cover here... I didn't register to post in this thread but I did retrieve my password for the first time in ages if it helps... have been following the One True Comic (and this thread) for an Outside month! Just wanting to add my voice to those hoping that it doesn'...
by Arky
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 49864

Re: 1143:"Location"

Ingress is apparently an ARG. I guess the joke, such as it is, is that there's markers for the game on this guy's property and they want to go "check in" there or however the game is played. This may be the most niche joke in the history of XKCD, which is saying something given all the obs...
by Arky
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 51670

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

Shay Guy wrote:Newton Pulsifer, eat your heart out.


Until this guy's server also picks up Radio Pyongyang, Newt still has one over him.
by Arky
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39400

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Tova wrote:
coredumperror wrote:I believe the joke is based on the pick-up line "If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put u and I together."


Great. Now I understand the comic, and wish I didn't.


Seconded.
by Arky
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39400

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Vowels are stupid. We should just get consonant/vowel combinations like the Japanese. So much cooler to ask a question by adding a sound to the end of a sentence, ka? Soo des ne. Sou desu ne. The u sound in desu is downplayed but it's still there. です. JSL pisses me the fuck off. It's おう. Not おお. Sp...
by Arky
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39400

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

neoliminal wrote:Vowels are stupid.

We should just get consonant/vowel combinations like the Japanese. So much cooler to ask a question by adding a sound to the end of a sentence, ka?


Soo des ne.
by Arky
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39400

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

I feel like I'm missing the joke here.

It would be funnier if heartbeat was an anagram of alphabet. Or if it would be except for a c/k difference...
by Arky
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 45927

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

I hardly ever sms in English, so I suspect mine was put there as a deliberate default value: "I am a beautiful person." Starting with some other words, it seems to have a good chance to go into a l loop of "a good idea to have a good idea...". Huh. Mine also gave me "I am a...
by Arky
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 45927

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

I hardly ever sms in English, so I suspect mine was put there as a deliberate default value: "I am a beautiful person." Starting with some other words, it seems to have a good chance to go into a l loop of "a good idea to have a good idea...". Huh. Mine also gave me "I am a...
by Arky
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1066: "Laundry"
Replies: 50
Views: 17564

Re: 1066: "Laundry"

I'm many years out of the education system, but living solo, and I'd say I'm permanently between weeks 2 and 3 on that list. Who has a designated folding area? But sometimes the dresser/wardrobe does get cut out of the loop as well, especially for stuff like underwear where if I delayed doing the la...
by Arky
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 21116

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

I want to know the units for this. HOW MANY FEAR?! The unit of Fear is the Ailes. The same units are also used for Uncertainty and Doubt, which are interchangeable with Fear. Before the Ailes was adopted as the S.I. unit, it was known by many different names around the world such as the Howard or t...
by Arky
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 21116

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

Plasma Mongoose wrote:I wonder if this graph also applies to someone's back-door.


Only if it is you approaching someone else's back door, and only if you replace "embarassment" with "excitement".
by Arky
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 21116

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

I regularly get spooked by the motion-sensing driveway light until I realize I'm the one who triggered it. Or ARE you? Maybe it was triggered just before you came within the proximity sensor range by someone hiding behind that bush over there. Perhaps you should put a line down on your driveway, co...
by Arky
Mon May 28, 2012 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 45032

Re: 1061: "EST"

FCN wrote:Started out in high nerd. Ended up "And everyone has to wear their underwear outside of their pants, so we can check."


This is my new favourite description of XKCD's sense of humor.
by Arky
Mon May 07, 2012 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 64991

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

MitraSmit wrote:"Why anyone who wants a job would study lit's a mystery"
Am I reading this wrong, or is this a terrible mistake?


Reading it wrong, I assume. It's not the smoothest phrasing ever, but that's song writing for you.
by Arky
Mon May 07, 2012 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 64991

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Best XKCD in ages. Add it to the list of greatest hits at the bottom (it needs a representative from the last 322 strips anyway).
by Arky
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 59375

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

I remembered the Burns list so I got that it was a parody of that, but it's still just not funny. At all. It's not a parody to just do a version of the Burns list stripped of any humour or bite. It's Randall going "What if I did one of these parody lists that <i>completely misses the point?</i>...
by Arky
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 43499

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

It's a correlation does not equal causation joke. To people missing the joke, and missing why a search on a large database of "material" might correlate sexual arousal with lots of vowels in a row, think OH OOOOOH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEAAAAAAAAAAH! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
by Arky
Wed May 26, 2010 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 48767

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

I assume the alt-text is a ref to doing' the ron ron ron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqgtsai2aKY

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