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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:24 am UTC
by KarMann
azule wrote:What is the song, ChronosDragon?

It's called "We Belong", oddly enough. By Pat Benatar, 1984.
YouTube link

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:33 am UTC
by Angelastic
azule wrote:And her buttmongery?

That is correct, right?[

It's like buttmongery, but more so.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:38 am UTC
by KarMann
Angelastic wrote:
azule wrote:And her buttmongery?

That is correct, right?

It's like buttmongery, but more so.

That was a comparatively bad pun.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:44 am UTC
by azule
I don't know the pun.

I was thinking buttmongeryer.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:02 am UTC
by azule
SPONGE
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:00 am UTC
by KarMann
PURR-LONGGG!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:01 am UTC
by Flado
ucim wrote:If there be any who, having done all these things and reached the Present Time, are ready for coronation, step forward now. And those who are still on Pilgrimage and have reached this point, let them also step forward and be acknowledged as True Pilgrims of Time, to be crowned upon completion of their Quest.

* steps forward *

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:06 am UTC
by higgs-boson
And here's our weekly reminder: What If... (#44): High Throw

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:10 am UTC
by KarMann
higgs-boson wrote:And here's our weekly reminder: What If... (#44): High Throw

Dammit! I was finally going to get to that on time for once. :P

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:13 am UTC
by Red Hal

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:16 am UTC
by KarMann
higgs-boson wrote:And here's our weekly reminder: What If... (#44): High Throw

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i just came in to get a glass of water let me down
Well, at least now we know why Cueball was worrying about "our rope [not being] strong enough" in his sleep.

Edit: Added alt-text because XonqNopp's got a point. But I wonder how full that glass is.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:20 am UTC
by Red Hal
And now we know he is left-handed.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:24 am UTC
by descor
Red Hal wrote:And now we know he is left-handed.

Weird, I saw that as right handed!

Is this one of those optical illusions where you see what you expect to see?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:24 am UTC
by higgs-boson
KarMann wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:And here's our weekly reminder: What If... (#44): High Throw

Dammit! I was finally going to get to that on time for once. :P

And if you thought of "newpix" as a strange choice of unit... ask the local* giraffes. Oh dear.

KarMann wrote:Well, at least now we know why Cueball was worrying about "our rope [not being] strong enough" in his sleep.

Ah, excellent observation. How much Outside references may we have missed?

Red Hal wrote:And now we know he is left-handed.

This I did not get.

*I have no idea where TL Randall gets that much stable* giraffes from.
*Not yet defined.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:25 am UTC
by Flado
edfel wrote:... snip ...
c- earth (nowadays), that would explain the Ikea (see 4)
... snip ...
4) Are there cats where they are? (At least there are hats)
... snip ...

I see your 4 and double 3.
Also: no cats at Ikea, maybe. Hats, sure.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:28 am UTC
by XonqNopp
KarMann wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:And here's our weekly reminder: What If... (#44): High Throw

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Well, at least now we know why Cueball was worrying about "our rope [not being] strong enough" in his sleep.

This pic is much more worth with its title-text :mrgreen:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:29 am UTC
by DavidRa
descor wrote:
Red Hal wrote:And now we know he is left-handed.

Weird, I saw that as right handed!

Is this one of those optical illusions where you see what you expect to see?

Oi, I was going to say that, but I spent too much time checking and rechecking the ALT text for the images. So yes, I think you see what you expect (and it follows therefore, that Red Hal is sinister).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:32 am UTC
by KarMann
higgs-boson wrote:*I have no idea where TL Randall gets that much stable* giraffes from.
*Not yet defined.

From a giraffe stable, obviously.

Added: I saw that Cueball as right-handed too, but I was also quite aware that you couldn't really tell either way from that drawing.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:47 am UTC
by higgs-boson
XonqNopp wrote:
KarMann wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:And here's our weekly reminder: What If... (#44): High Throw

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Well, at least now we know why Cueball was worrying about "our rope [not being] strong enough" in his sleep.

This pic is much more worth with its title-text :mrgreen:

Uh... If there isn't any kind of cable brake or hoist involved...
Megan is heavier than Cueball. Well, she certainly does not show it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:56 am UTC
by Swein
higgs-boson wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:
KarMann wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:And here's our weekly reminder: What If... (#44): High Throw

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Well, at least now we know why Cueball was worrying about "our rope [not being] strong enough" in his sleep.

This pic is much more worth with its title-text :mrgreen:

Uh... If there isn't any kind of cable brake or hoist involved...
Megan is heavier than Cueball. Well, she certainly does not show it.


Well, she's got hair. Maybe that's enough to compensate for his ball ...
Apart from that they are pretty skinny, both of them.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:07 am UTC
by Latent22
ROLLONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:07 am UTC
by Angelastic
Swein wrote:Well, she's got hair. Maybe that's enough to compensate for his ball ...
Apart from that they are pretty skinny, both of them.

They're two-dimensional, so I guess they shouldn't have any mass unless they're made of singularity (I wonder if they have a pet DogCow.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:34 am UTC
by Bytes
Hello all, it's been a long time.
Bank holiday weekend took over me somewhat, but I've been keeping an eye on the book of Aubron (swish new outside timer by the way, nice work Aubron).
Anything else I should know, are hats still in fashion, or have we moved onto feather boas? If we have I'm screwed on account of having no neck...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:01 am UTC
by KarMann
DURONG DURONGGG!!
Spoiler:
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Oops, oldhash. :oops:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:01 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
ROLLING ALONG:
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Edit: KarMann, you have the wrong newpix hash. :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:02 am UTC
by Eutychus
Dunes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:05 am UTC
by KarMann
BlitzGirl wrote:ROLLING ALONG:
Spoiler:
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Edit: KarMann, you have the wrong newpix hash. :wink:

Au contraire, ma soeur; I have exactly the right oldpix hash.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:06 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
That is true!

...Does that count as a ninja'd from the future?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:11 am UTC
by Bytes
Blitz have you always had that feather boa...?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:11 am UTC
by KarMann
BlitzGirl wrote:That is true!

...Does that count as a ninja'd from the future?

I think it's more of a self-ninjaed. That's how sneaky I am; I can't even see myself coming!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
That is sneaky indeed! Must be the hat.

Bytes: I was gifted the optional boa by buffygirl when she also added to my hat, upon my arrival to the future. :D

mathrec wrote:I would be honored to be a Knight Temporal, and doubly honored to be knighted by BlitzGirl.

Sure, we could use more Knights around here!

I, BlitzGirl, Knight Temporal of the One True Comic, bestow upon thee, mathrec, the Knighthood Temporal, in recognition of keen Time-related Sudoku-craft, brilliant parody of Bohemian Rhapsody, and the bravery to boom de yada while strapped to a centrifuge. Arise, and continue Waiting for it!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:25 am UTC
by Red Hal
DavidRa wrote: (and it follows therefore, that Red Hal is sinister).
I prefer to think of myself as winstral1.



1Derived (by me) from the Old English winstre, and one of the rare cases of a word associated with the concept of left having positive rather than negative connotations (compare sinister/dexter, gauche/droit, et c.).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:39 am UTC
by XonqNopp
Just checked the beginning of the OTT for the newpix plugin and I was wondering... Is anyone here still guessing that this comic has something to do with Lord Randall and His family? Whether good or bad news?? Or did he only burn His brain out and tried to make a world work-decrease by catching the attention of His readers for more than (3x1min+10min)/week??

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:42 am UTC
by Swein
Dramaturgically, now would be the right time for a quick fade over to the sandcastle, where we can see LaPetite struggling among the waves in a crumbling castle, and then quickly back to the long journey.

Red Hal wrote:
DavidRa wrote: (and it follows therefore, that Red Hal is sinister).
I prefer to think of myself as winstral1.


1Derived (by me) from the Old English winstre, and one of the rare cases of a word associated with the concept of left having positive rather than negative connotations (compare sinister/dexter, gauche/droit, et c.).


What are the positive associations with winstre (obviously related to the norse venstre)?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:43 am UTC
by jdj42
Ready for the most immature joke in this page? Are you? Are you, motherfucker?
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If it was up your butt you'd know.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:49 am UTC
by Red Hal
Swein wrote:What are the positive associations with winstre (obviously related to the norse venstre)?
The suffix. Compare, as you rightly pointed out, the Norse (actually vinstre), the Swedish vänster, and the Danish venstre . The suffixes -tre/ter indicate something "better" or "more auspicious". The word occurred to me after reading this article in the Oxford University Press's blog.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:56 am UTC
by higgs-boson
jdj42 wrote:Ready for the most immature joke in this page? Are you? Are you, motherfucker? [...]

Language, Atherton.

Red Hal wrote:
Swein wrote:What are the positive associations with winstre (obviously related to the norse venstre)?
The suffix. Compare, as you rightly pointed out, the Norse (actually vinstre), the Swedish vänster, and the Danish venstre . The suffixes -tre/ter indicate something "better" or "more auspicious". The word occurred to me after reading this article in the Oxford University Press's blog.

But... sinister shares the suffix. Better than sin? Sounds entertaining.

On an additional side note: Are there any references to 99 balloons beside that German New Wave song

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:59 am UTC
by KarMann
Looks like more server problems; that's why I ended up posting the oldhash before. My server hadn't gotten the last two before I noticed, and I'm having trouble getting the connection to behave, and not getting the NewPix in the web page either. :P :evil: FWIW, servers c3, c4, and c5 seem to be problematic, so far.

Added: All my c.xkcd.com servers, too; 107.6.97.{99,101,102} :cry:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:59 am UTC
by Red Hal
Sinister did have positive connotations for the Romans, but that has been overshadowed by the modern meaning of the word.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:00 am UTC
by Red Hal
@Higgs-boson: Sinister did have positive connotations for the Romans, but that has been overshadowed by the modern meaning of the word.