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I'm going on a date chosen by the Best Thing system

Postby xkcd » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:30 pm UTC

NEW THING:

http://xkcd.com/date

Basically I asked Andrea on a date, the actual details of the date to be chosen by the BestThing system.

This could end all sorts of ways! Uh-oh.

Try to submit silly stuff; it makes voting and reading more fun, and we have already taken a long walk on the beach so that one is covered.

Share the link! We have three weeks to get the entire internet to come vote and/or troll, either of which which should be fun!
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Postby Charodei » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:36 pm UTC

She sounds like a pretty cool woman, either being up for just about anything or having faith in the masses of the internet to come up with a decent (read two ways) idea. Good luck!
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Postby Shii » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:56 pm UTC

The suggestions people are making are marvelous. Please post a list of EVERYTHING that's been suggested when you close down the page, or at least e-mail it to me.
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Postby Penguin » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:40 pm UTC

Yes! Is it possible to generate the entire ranked list once the voting period ends, and post it for those of us who ran our date idea generation machines of doom dry years ago?
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Postby xade » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:03 am UTC

ok, just a brief observation about the options I've come across so far...

man, you're gunna get so laid...

(heh... the internet is dirty... )
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Postby Jesse » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:18 pm UTC

I'm annoyed at all the sex options, they're so unimaginative.

My favourite so far is "Raptor proof her home"
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Postby Tropylium » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:28 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:I'm annoyed at all the sex options, they're so unimaginative.


Yeah, seconded. Except maybe for the underwater one.
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Postby davean » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:48 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:I'm annoyed at all the sex options, they're so unimaginative.

My favourite so far is "Raptor proof her home"


So vote them down and add your own! It is within your power to fix this slight. If you come up with better ideas then sex, the sex ones go down and if you vote, your oppionion is heard.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:51 pm UTC

That is why I voting frantically, The skin is actually wearing off my fingers from the power of my voting.
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Postby davean » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:56 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:That is why I voting frantically, The skin is actually wearing off my fingers from the power of my voting.


Vote faster!
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Postby Jesse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:05 pm UTC

But I have to take breaks to add brilliant suggestions like a search party for Mel's Hole.
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Postby RealGrouchy » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:39 pm UTC

A lot of them seem to be inspred by Rob's pranks on http://www.cockeyed.com.

And I love it!

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US vending machines

Postby rhyme » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:00 am UTC

I don't know about Canadian quarters, but Australian 5c pieces work in at least one US vending machine in place of dimes.
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Postby Dwayne » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:32 am UTC

In related news, it looks like I've also got a first date scheduled for Saturday. And for me, it's a first date ever.

Ha ha ha! How AGREEABLE.
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Postby xkcd » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:36 am UTC

In related news, it looks like I've also got a first date scheduled for Saturday. And for me, it's a first date ever.

Yay! Enjoy yourself!
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Postby Verysillyman » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:53 am UTC

As I watched my suggestion rising up through the top twenty, I realised I have no way to prove it's mine. If there's a next time for a simliar competition, maybe you could have a signature option or something. I don't know how possible that is or if it would mess up everything else, but it'd make it easier for the winner to brag.
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Postby posiduck » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:22 am UTC

what was it?
blistering guitar solo
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Postby Verysillyman » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:40 am UTC

Going to a swanky bar, trying lame pick-up lines loudly and acting like they worked. It was coming first last time I checked, hence the concern about bragging rights.
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Postby RealGrouchy » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:36 pm UTC

I'm thinking that the top x ideas were all "combine the top x ideas into one superawesomemegadate!"

"...then sex."

- RG>
Jack Saladin wrote:etc., lock'd
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Postby Tropylium » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:37 pm UTC

I went and suggested "sexy foodfight in the elevator of a self-built underwater treehouse" at one point not as much as a serious suggestion but to highlight the problems with the "combine X Y Z" suggestions…

I think it would have been quite ironic if all of the top ideas had been combinations.

There was also a few "X, then #1" ideas which apparently weren't designed for reaching #1 at all (or maybe they were?)
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Postby Karen » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:52 am UTC

Recursive date. Awesome.
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When will we be told

Postby BassDude » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:12 pm UTC

Why haven't we been told what you're doing yet :?: and will there be photos, or at least a long detailed description? I'm tired of waiting :(
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Re: When will we be told

Postby Monar » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:24 pm UTC

BassDude wrote:Why haven't we been told what you're doing yet :?: and will there be photos, or at least a long detailed description? I'm tired of waiting :(


xkcd wrote:Sorry, Andrea and I have been out of touch for a while, I'm trying to reach her before I put up the "here's what's going on!" news, but things have been hectic.

:wink:
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Postby no-genius » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:58 pm UTC

Hehe, this thread is 1337! Edit: no, damn
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:05 pm UTC

Karen wrote:Recursive date. Awesome.


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