sje46 wrote:PatrickRsGhost wrote:How does burning cheese figure into Ghostbusters? I don't remember them talking about burning cheese. Marshmallows, yes. Giant Twinkies, yes. But no burning cheese.
El oh el. You're kidding, right?
[edit: this paragraph snook into the sje64 quote:]
When lurking/contributing on these forums, I would occasionally see someone post "lol". I failed to see the relevance, and assumed that it was some internet meme. However, Google was unable to do anything but point me back to the xkcd forums. My original comment for the comic said l-o-l, without the hyphens. Reviewing my post, I suddenly realized where "lol" came from; apparently it is Randal's belief that l-o-l is too uncultured for this forum, so he censored it by replacing the 3-character string with lol.
moody7277 wrote:Dobblesworth wrote:The logistics of the second half seem rather odd anyway - the angles they're firing at in the middle lower panel were seriously inaccurate if they were aiming to hit one-another if they produced those parabolas and the intersect about 20 metres skyward.
I agree with you on their bad aim, but the trajectories are most definitely not parabolas. Neglecting air resistance with marshmellows = epic miss. Seems to me you'd either want to aim so that air resistance make the marshmellows stop directly over the target and they rain down, or as in the first half you use a low, fast trajectory.
You will find that depending on the freshness of the marshmallows, they can decelerate quite quickly. From my observations, if a marshmallow has just the right mixture of firm and airy, it will loose speed exponentially, creating the opportunity to surprise someone by having the marshmallow drop on top of them unexpectedly, even if they were watching you fire.
However, I suspect that they had lost their proper judgment (as playing with marshmallow guns tends to make you do), and simply kept their finger on the trigger as they adjusted their aim; at the point seen they are not really expecting to hit each other.
Chasington wrote:This isn't the only one I don't find funny. I'm not sure if he's out of ideas, writing too many too often, or if I am just not finding his jokes funny anymore, but the bottom line is they aren't funny to me. Most of his comics just seem to be references to things in hopes of people going "yeah I get that reference too, that's awesome!", without any actual joke. Then, I remember old comics like say... the old one about stepping on the floor tiles in a certain pattern and I remember having that same reaction, which makes me think I'm just tired of his comics.
I do agree that he seems to be in a bit of *growing* a slump ever since Secretary. I still enjoy most of the comics, but there is a *growing* amount that I don't really find amusing. He's just having a bad month. It all pales after Secretary. I'll get to yell "Randall, get out of my head!" again soon. </optimism>
vviipp wrote:If I had one of them marshmellow guns, I'd probably be using some creepy Homestar Runner quotes (which would also be outdated).
Doesn't that just mean saying "marshmallows" in a weird voice?