0194: "Penises"

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0194: "Penises"

Postby hermaj » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:24 am UTC

This comic is being printed out, and is going straight on my bedroom door.

Also, I did not think I would ever begin a thread with this title. :D

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Postby Rocco » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:46 am UTC

Interesting factoid (I'm not making this up):

Thesis ---> Theses
Crisis ---> Crises
Penis ---> (you get the idea)

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Postby hermaj » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:48 am UTC

Yeah, I think Teaspoon (I hope it was Teaspoon, I will check after I have posted) mentioned something to that effect in the Fora thread in General. But I think either is accepted.

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Postby demeteloaf » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:02 am UTC

The title of this thread wins.

:)

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Postby sidd » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:03 am UTC

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Postby Lani » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:19 am UTC

You know why women are such bad judges of distance?


....'cause we're always being told |<------>| is 6 inches.

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Postby Netochka » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:24 am UTC

I have the biggest penis of anyone in this thread.

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Postby sidd » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:32 am UTC

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Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:40 am UTC

This is the internet; everyone here will have a consistent 9 incher.

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Postby rs180216 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:19 am UTC

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Postby aldimond » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:28 am UTC

People, we are largely scientists, engineers and non-USians! We should be boasting in SI units!
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Postby rs180216 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:44 am UTC

i was
i thought meters was implied

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Postby Verysillyman » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:44 am UTC

Is 20cm big enough? I am very concerned about this issue.

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Postby Alisto » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:02 am UTC

The comic character's statement of size makes me feel inadequate.

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Postby Peshmerga » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:08 am UTC

Mine is much, much bigger.

In case anyone is wondering; 8 inches.
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Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:13 am UTC

Talking about penises on XKCD is kind of like talking about your brand spanking new Nikes on an amputees support forum.

Read: They're never coming out of the box. Or into it, as it were.

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Postby dfoxfranke » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:29 am UTC

Has anyone ever noticed that the penis game is game-isomorphic to one-column Nim?

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Postby sketerpot » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:29 am UTC

In order to solve the contentious issue of penises, I propose that penises be treated as vectors -- that is, they have a magnitude and a direction. They can be added together to form a larger penis that may be pointing in a different direction, and they can be multiplied by scalars.

As a simple consequence of this model, it becomes possible to define all possible penises as linear combinations of three linearly independent penises. Any penis should then be described by a function p(t) : R -> R^3 which returns a triple of real coordinates specifying the size and orientation of the penis at any given time t relative to a standard basis of three orthogonal penises.

Aw hell, I just wanted an excuse to turn penises into a vector field.
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Postby hermaj » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:42 am UTC

You know, most people usually go the other way. :P

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Postby aldimond » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:47 am UTC

sketerpot wrote:In order to solve the contentious issue of penises, I propose that penises be treated as vectors -- that is, they have a magnitude and a direction. They can be added together to form a larger penis that may be pointing in a different direction, and they can be multiplied by scalars.

As a simple consequence of this model, it becomes possible to define all possible penises as linear combinations of three linearly independent penises. Any penis should then be described by a function p(t) : R -> R^3 which returns a triple of real coordinates specifying to size and orientation of the penis at any given time t relative to a standard basis of three orthogonal penises.

Aw hell, I just wanted an excuse to turn penises into a vector field.


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Postby Ace_NoOne » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:51 am UTC

I'm all with aldimond on this one - just brilliant, sketerpot!

PS: I never had an intention to post in here, but sketerpot's proposal was just too good to not comment on it. So hello to everyone!

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Postby Elise » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:19 am UTC

Skeeter

I dont even want to mention the visuals i got reading this. Something about penises expanding in three dimensions...in the frictionless and horizontal world...make it stop!!

You are the awesomeness by the way for doing that.
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Postby no-genius » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:22 am UTC

Haha "I have a penis *this* big"
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Postby ohki » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:50 am UTC

Saladin wrote:Talking about penises on XKCD is kind of like talking about your brand spanking new Nikes on an amputees support forum.

Read: They're never coming out of the box. Or into it, as it were.


Still laughing at this one.

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Postby william » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:30 am UTC

Somebody already said 'penes' so I don't really have much to add seeing as I never measured my penis.
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Postby no-genius » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:35 am UTC

I did. Would post it here, but theres not enough room!
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Postby Misc » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:37 am UTC

Mine is bigger and I am not even a male.

I think this comic title will attract lots of strange Googlers. Just saying. And yes, I made that word up.

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Postby no-genius » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:39 am UTC

Misc wrote:Mine is bigger and I am not even a male.

I think this comic title will attract lots of strange FWSEers. Just saying. And yes, I made that word up.


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Postby Hawknc » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:14 pm UTC

Further proof that adding "penis" to a discussion is an instant winner.

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Postby Verysillyman » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:48 pm UTC

What a filthy thread. I'm ashamed of the lot of you.

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Postby TheTankengine » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:04 pm UTC

I don't understand this comic.
I thought penises (penae?) were the basis of our culture, how are we supposed to move on from the very most important thing?
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Postby fjafjan » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:07 pm UTC

On this topic I have to mention a PA quote

"you know how they say some people only use 10% of their brain?"
"Yeah..."
"Well I only use 10% of my penis"

I find it hillarious
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Postby Verysillyman » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:24 pm UTC

"I wouldn't decline 9 inches from you - I just don't want to have to fuck you three times to get it"

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Postby thomasjmaccoll » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:22 pm UTC

====D----


that is all i have to add to this discussion... also i enjoyed this comic a lot :)
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Postby TheTankengine » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:51 pm UTC

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Postby Narsil » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:24 pm UTC

Saladin wrote:Talking about penises on XKCD is kind of like talking about your brand spanking new Nikes on an amputees support forum.

Read: They're never coming out of the box. Or into it, as it were.

You, sir, have just been sigged.
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Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:28 pm UTC

Narsil wrote:
Saladin wrote:Talking about penises on XKCD is kind of like talking about your brand spanking new Nikes on an amputees support forum.

Read: They're never coming out of the box. Or into it, as it were.

You, sir, have just been sigged.

You left out the best part!
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Postby Purple » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:46 pm UTC

You know after a certain point, any additional length is just a waste. And before you start in on me: Yes, my penis is only 4 inches, but some girls like it that wide. But I haven't met one who likes it sharpened to a point like mine is.


I would just like to note the irony of people getting defensive about their penises (that's the correct form; don't argue with me I'm an English major) in a thread about a comic satirizing the fixation on penis size in this culture. Maybe you all got that already and I'm just not in on the joke. But, seriously, if it were a thread calling everyone Nazis or racists y'all wouldn't get so defensive.

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Postby Ephphatha » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:08 pm UTC

I don't think their getting defensive so much as having fun exagerating.



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Postby Pau! » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:11 pm UTC

I have a tiny penis! Almost mitochondrial, even! When you get to this level, sex is more along the lines of vaginal acupuncture, in that I can stimulate a specific nerve at choice! It's really more of a mental experience.

Also, I third Skeeterpot's nomination as winner of the fora.
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