0640: "Tornado Hunter"

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0640: "Tornado Hunter"

Postby thezachperson31 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:00 am UTC

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Title text: The Fujita Scale was replaced by the Enhanced Fujita Scale in 2007, but I think 'EF-5' sounds stupid, so I vote we just use the new measurements for assigning numbers but still call them 'F-whatever'.

He's right, you are doing it wrong.

If you mount it on the hood, can you call it a headwind?
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion and HI GLASNT

Postby joee » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:01 am UTC

I wish I could've shot the stupid winds that have been coming through the past few days here

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Raptor Jesus » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:03 am UTC

U don't have a link.... I should win... lol
Nvm, link on comic haha

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:04 am UTC

Haha, this one was pretty good. I didn't read the title until after I read it, which was good otherwise I would have totally seen this coming.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby iamevn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:05 am UTC

anyone else have a flashback to this? http://xkcd.com/402/




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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby oxy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

First one in a while that I actually laughed out loud for.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Comic JK » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:08 am UTC

Yes, this is like 402 but with more violence. So, better.

Unusually dark ink drawing, I notice...did you get some new pens, Randall?
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:10 am UTC

Watch out, lads, he's got his mate onto us..

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@iamevn I fixed it as you quoted it -_-
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Storm » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:10 am UTC

I have to agree with the F-number scale with EF measurements.. even though pronounced it sounds the same.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby iamevn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:11 am UTC

glasnt wrote:Watch out, lads, he's got his mate onto us..

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby The TJ » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:11 am UTC

I see I'm not the only one who thought this when watching twister...

They should have given Helen Hunt a rifle.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Taku » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:16 am UTC

Wait, is that a saguaro in the background of the first panel? Saguaros only grow in Arizona/Northern Mexico and they don't get tornadoes there. </nitpicky>

Correction: Okay, so maybe the odd funnel cloud or microburst, but not a F3.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:17 am UTC

Safari Hat Guy (?) looks hot with a mo'.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby iamevn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:18 am UTC

Taku wrote:Wait, is that a saguaro in the background of the first panel? Saguaros only grow in Arizona/Northern Mexico and they don't get tornadoes there. </nitpicky>


its a fast car

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Taku » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:18 am UTC

iamevn wrote:
Taku wrote:Wait, is that a saguaro in the background of the first panel? Saguaros only grow in Arizona/Northern Mexico and they don't get tornadoes there. </nitpicky>


its a fast car


I would love a car that could get me from Arizona to Oklahoma in a panel.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby FCN » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:19 am UTC

iamevn wrote:anyone else have a flashback to this? http://xkcd.com/402/

Yeah, and to this. With the tornado up there, it could be a threesome.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby aeris92 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:24 am UTC

Omegaton wrote:Haha, this one was pretty good. I didn't read the title until after I read it, which was good otherwise I would have totally seen this coming.


so its funny cause he "hunts" tornadoes? really?

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Simon17 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:38 am UTC

Pretty funny idea.
A few points:

Tornado in the desert?
Road hunting is usually illegal.
Mount it on the hood? What the hell?
I've never heard it called "tornado hunting". It's usually storm chasing.
Did randy actually draw this? It looks... different.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Max2009 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:39 am UTC

Come warm yourself by my pile of burning cheese.
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Simon17 wrote:Pretty funny idea.
A few points:

Tornado in the desert?
Road hunting is usually illegal.
Mount it on the hood? What the hell?
I've never heard it called "tornado hunting". It's usually storm chasing.
Did randy actually draw this? It looks... different.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby The TJ » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:41 am UTC

Simon17 wrote:Pretty funny idea.
A few points:

Tornado in the desert?
Road hunting is usually illegal.
Mount it on the hood? What the hell?
I've never heard it called "tornado hunting". It's usually storm chasing.
Did randy actually draw this? It looks... different.
No cartoon breasts!


And yet no questions on how he shot AND KILLED a tornado.

And yes, no cartoony breasts. <=(
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby AislinKageno » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:41 am UTC

I immediately thought of 402 as well.

I don't think this is Hat Guy, though, shotguns are too tame for him.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby philsov » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:42 am UTC

I enjoy the teddy roosevelt mustache, personally.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Brooklynxman » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:45 am UTC

F-Yeah (tornado classification not curse). F-5 was way cooler.

Also epic pun in the op
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:47 am UTC

Indeed, the lines are much darker and thicker today. What's up with that?
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Simon17 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:51 am UTC

The TJ wrote:And yet no questions on how he shot AND KILLED a tornado.


Maybe because that's the joke!
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby VHBT » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:53 am UTC

I laughed at the comic, then again at the "headwind" pun. Nice job, Randall.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby The TJ » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:57 am UTC

Simon17 wrote:Maybe because that's the joke!


I'm just saying it's odd to nit-pick a comic in which a man shoots a tornado.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Simon17 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:58 am UTC

Max2009 wrote:It's called humor and creative license. Deal with it.


Ahh! How could I have been so stupid! Now I get it!

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Down623 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:04 am UTC

Simon17 wrote:Did randy actually draw this? It looks... different.

This is what I first thought. It seems a bit too thick and sloppy.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:08 am UTC

This is good. This is the kind of cheese burning xkcd I love. Although I did notice the comic style was a bit different - there's been a lot of variation in the past, however, too.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby rick020200 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:23 am UTC

"help me mount it on the hood"

Then, wouldn't it be an F-3-way?

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby boring bore » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:37 am UTC

When I saw this comic, I thought it was referencing the F3 version of the Panavia Tornado (which I did have to look up on my own). Then I read the alt-text. Oh.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby guyy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:38 am UTC

Aren't they called tornado chasers...?

I guess we need to call them hunters so they can gun down tornadoes for us.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby The TJ » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:39 am UTC

guyy wrote:Aren't they called tornado chasers...?

I guess we need to call them hunters so they can gun down tornadoes for us.


I can see that being made as a movie.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:44 am UTC

iamevn wrote:
glasnt wrote:Watch out, lads, he's got his mate onto us..

Crickey!

Hi joee!






BWAAAAAHHH!!!! GIANT PICTURE!!!
Wow, quoting the image made it bigger! I removed it from my quote, in case it grew even bigger.
Oh and the comic was kinda amusing. My thoughts were: "Haven't we already done tornadoes? Oh... now that's a wacky twist"
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:47 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Indeed, the lines are much darker and thicker today. What's up with that?

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby ysth » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:51 am UTC

glasnt wrote:Safari Hat Guy (?) looks hot with a mo'.
That's really a cigar.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Cynical Idealist » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:02 am UTC

iamevn wrote:
glasnt wrote:Watch out, lads, he's got his mate onto us..

[MASSIVE PICTURE OF DOOMY DOOM]

Crickey!

Hi joee!





BWAAAAAHHH!!!! GIANT PICTURE!!!


The original was replaced with a smaller version, could you edit the big one out of your post? It's stretching the forum :/
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby IDisposable » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:32 am UTC

Regarding the hover-text: but if we do it in hex, an Enhanced Fujita scale 15 would be an EF-F which is synonymous with windbags!

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby useless_kodama » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:36 am UTC

Well, I've heard of shooting the breeze...


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