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by mathmannix
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 22455

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

And on boxes of frozen pizza, they actually print "Take the pizza out of the box & plastic before heating". It amazes me to imagine people who actually benefit from such advice. Well... I have gotten in trouble from my wife for omitting to remove the pizza from the cardboard circle be...
by mathmannix
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"
Replies: 50
Views: 18498

Re: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"

I don't like the Wandboy subtitles in general, but I really hate the one for the 6th book/movie. I mean, the whole point of the title was that it had a misleading word in it... it was set up for expectations that there was an actual prince, but Professor Snape was the half-blood son of a muggle fath...
by mathmannix
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Letters in a Sentence
Replies: 180
Views: 24408

Re: Three Letters in a Sentence

The prophet Habbakuk's son nabbed a cabbage from his father's garden for his kebab, badly stubbing his toe in the process and calling out "Abba!" (which, in Aramaic, is "father".)

yxyax
by mathmannix
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774708

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

jestingrabbit wrote:Its clear and present danger.

Ahh, thanks! That was really starting to bug me.
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774708

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'll start off with my opinions, which I am fairly certain nobody else here agrees with, just to get them out of the way. Like I said, you probably disagree, and I really don't need to hear any insults to my intelligence or whatever. I stand by my opinions. Anyway, I believe George W. Bush is a grea...
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1560: "Bubblegum"
Replies: 28
Views: 6338

Re: 1560: "Bubblegum"

While risking showing my age, I think the cartoon refers to Duke Nukem 3D. Hey kid, have you heard they're making a new film called Ghostbusters? Can't wait to see the comedy duo of Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in action... First of all, I have seen many movies made in 1988*, but not They Live...
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"
Replies: 53
Views: 12430

Re: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"

So... in all seriousness, why does a phase diagram for water look like this? (Or like this:) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Phase_diagram_of_water.svg/285px-Phase_diagram_of_water.svg.png As I understand it (not a scientist), water is [a rare substance / unique in the univ...
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0139: "Jupiter Descending"
Replies: 30
Views: 14563

Re: What-if 0139: Jupiter Descending

So... who's Ada?
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1931
Views: 375212

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Aiwendil wrote:But when it's just chopping off parts of words and mashing them together, it just seems pointless and puerile.

Pointile!
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 6347

Re: Jurassic World

You know the drill: Jurassic 2: Electric Boogaloo More like Jurassic 5: The Final Frontier (I can't think of any other named 5th 4th sequels - which in themselves are rare - obviously not counting Star Wars. Although apparently Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Ice Age 5, and Rambo 5 are all coming out e...
by mathmannix
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words before their meanings were changed by pop culture
Replies: 16
Views: 7559

Re: Words before their meanings were changed by pop culture

You're looking for words that haven't just changed overtime, but specifically have changed due to popular culture? A lot of people (well, my parents at least) blame video games for "versing". I don't know how common it is/was to say that someone writing poetry is/was "versing", ...
by mathmannix
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 6347

Re: Jurassic World

They're probably saving that for the sequel. Jurassic Army? Jurassic War?
by mathmannix
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney Film with Aggregate Best Original Music
Replies: 27
Views: 4145

Re: Disney Film with Aggregate Best Original Music

I presume the OP just forgot to include Sleeping Beauty (and it would erase all the current votes to add it now), but I don't think its music is as good as Robin Hood or Mary Poppins.
by mathmannix
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1560: "Bubblegum"
Replies: 28
Views: 6338

Re: 1560: "Bubblegum"

Grammatically, I think compound words are each one word, whether they are the obvious combined type ("bubblegum", "mailman"), the hyphenated type ("six-pack", "mother-in-law"), or even the kind with the space in it ("bubble gum", "seat belt"...
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney Film with Aggregate Best Original Music
Replies: 27
Views: 4145

Re: Disney Film with Aggregate Best Original Music

Mary Poppins is great because Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are absolutely amazing performers (sing, dance, acting... everything). But as far as "aggregate music", it really isn't either actor's / actress's best work IMO. Furthermore, the collection of songs are more or less a giant hod...
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 12420

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

This is Jack, who the house that the grain that the rat that the cat that the dog that the cow with the crumpled horn tossed chased caught nibbled lay in was built by. And THAT, Mister Chomsky, is why you DO have to account for stack limits in your model. This is Jack, who the house that the grain ...
by mathmannix
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1556: "The Sky"
Replies: 53
Views: 12262

Re: 1556: "The Sky"

mscha wrote:Someone somewhere apparently asked for an updating sky.
Here it is: http://xkcd1556.mscha.org/

Ooh, today there's a giraffe too!
Spoiler:
Image
by mathmannix
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Court ruled a woman's breast assualted a police's arm
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: Court ruled a woman's breast assualted a police's arm

Isn't it assault if it's just a threat (like she menacingly heaved her breast in the direction of the officer), but battery if there was malicious contact?
by mathmannix
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14125
Views: 1973530

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Meh. I support the death penalty, but I neither think the manner of execution should be needlessly horrific, nor needlessly painless. Really, whatever method is reasonably quick, reliable, and cost-effective is fine with me. But making sure people are comfortable as you kill them? That's like giving...
by mathmannix
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 12420

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

kalira wrote:Must state for the record, though, that I parsed the comic just fine, and didn't even notice the "wrongways" quotation marks until they were mentioned here.

Great, now I cannot unsee them.
by mathmannix
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13250
Views: 1277334

Re: Today I Learned

and no, I'm not talking about the tomato vegetable/fruit "controversy", because a) everyone knows the biological classification and b) people doing that are clearly using the culinary definitions of vegetable and fruit. or the legal definition, as affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Nix...
by mathmannix
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0138: "Jupiter Submarine"
Replies: 33
Views: 16245

Re: What-If 0138: Jupiter Submarine

Eshru wrote:I wish subaerine fit on a license plate.

Sorry, it's the other way around.
by mathmannix
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774708

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And a much better President than Carter. How so? Well, leaving aside my own personal opinions, looking at the Wikipedia article Historical rankings of Presidents of the United States , Bush (Sr.) beats Carter 10 polls to 3, with a significant aggregate difference of 5 places. Although in the Siena ...
by mathmannix
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 33404

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Steve the Pocket wrote:Pumpkin Spice Illuminati
Pumpkin Spice Illuminati
Pumpkin Spice Illuminati
Judging coffee drinkers! Every fall!


:D

"Every autumn" works better...
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774708

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He has experience when it comes to being bankrupt and somehow screwing the lenders instead while he he gets rich and laughs. That makes him perfect for the job President. wouldn't the best president just be another president? They have the most experience on how to leverage executive power New pres...
by mathmannix
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 6347

Re: Jurassic World

Actually, I still think there was human DNA in the I. rex. They just didn't mention it in the movie...
by mathmannix
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: sum and product of natural number
Replies: 9
Views: 2493

Re: sum and product of natural number

I'm trying to work it out and struggling even with simple cases like (2,3) or (3,3). But it seems to be like the xkcd hardest logic puzzle in the world, where you have a chain of "I know that he knows that I know..." that eventually collapses? Somehow?
by mathmannix
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8624
Views: 1435984

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Burkitt wrote:Image

Where I thought you were going with that:

Image
Alt text: if you thought knowing the Spice Girls made you old...
by mathmannix
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 20888

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Paul McCartney, "Live and Let Die": "In this ever changing world in which we live in". When you were young and your heart was an open book, you used to say: 'Live and let live,' (You know you did. You know you did. You know you di-id.) but if this ever-changing world in which we...
by mathmannix
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 9311

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

Wait, am I thinking of the wrong musical group? I though there were only four of them. You know: John, Paul, George, and Zeppo. Now you're just confused: that's Matthew, Mark, Spring, and North. This comic is referring to the band with Michael, Tito, Marsha, Greg, and --- Coast Guard? Yeah Coast Gu...
by mathmannix
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774708

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm pretty sure all crops are genetically modified. Apples, watermelons, bananas, corn, carrots... not to mention cows, pigs, and chickens... all very different from their "natural" states two thousand years ago... or 50 years ago in many cases. OK, so scientists can do it faster in labs n...
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.
Replies: 41
Views: 9465

Re: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.

I would imagine a test on omniscience would have something to do with the speed of light. If a God is all-knowing, then it would know about things before the information could travel the given distance. For instance, send a statlite to the other end of the solar system, or even just a few light-min...
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 23299

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

I do wonder if the question was inspired by the New Horizons comic , or if it was the other way around? If Randall went back in time and retroactively made a comic about Robin's question? I find it unlikely, but it could have happened [1] [1] It really, really couldn't Well, it's not like we know h...
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.
Replies: 41
Views: 9465

Re: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.

Jorpho wrote:it would come down to asking things that only God would know

like "how many fingers?"
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.
Replies: 41
Views: 9465

Re: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.

brenok wrote:
notzeb wrote:Permanently grant me immortality

How exactly do you test this one?

Yeah, so if anybody comes up to you and tells you they are a god, that's the first one you want them to tell you they just granted? Good luck with that.
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 23299

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

Eh. The What-If seems anticlimactic, but I guess that's what happens when you let expectations build up for almost three months.

I do wonder if the question was inspired by the New Horizons comic, or if it was the other way around?
by mathmannix
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1550: "Episode VII"
Replies: 60
Views: 9369

Re: 1550: "Episode VII"

Here i was frantically trying to find out what this was all about, only to find out that this references a scene which never actually happened? (except in a deleted scene) How come everybody seems to know it? What are you talking about? The comic, which comes from the line Luke says in the movie (n...
by mathmannix
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1550: "Episode VII"
Replies: 60
Views: 9369

Re: 1550: "Episode VII"

arkoenig wrote:
wayne wrote:**twitch**
**twitch**

parsecs

**twitch**

used as a measure of time

**twitch**

like light-years

**twitch**


Of course a light year is a measure of time. It has 2/3 the calories of a regular year.

but a diet year has just one calorie!
by mathmannix
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1550: "Episode VII"
Replies: 60
Views: 9369

Re: 1550: "Episode VII"

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by mathmannix
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14125
Views: 1973530

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Djehutynakht wrote:I expect the movie within two years.

With the special effects available, I will be very disappointed if it doesn't star Gregory Peck.

EDIT: okay, his grandson Ethan looks kind of like him. Maybe...

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