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by SimonSwift
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0503: "Terminology"
Replies: 292
Views: 47647

Re: Terminology

In Minnesota, everyone goes up north, which means anywhere that you might have a cabin. Often, it IS up north because there's rarely any civilization higher than the Twin Cities metro. But it is also somewhat frequent that someone will have a cabin in, say, Montana or North Dakota, where they're act...
by SimonSwift
Wed May 21, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 39563

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

Okay, but does anyone else actually live in Minnesota?

*crickets*


~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Wed May 14, 2008 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0423: "Finish Line"
Replies: 67
Views: 16299

Re: "Finish Line" discussion

Actually, my friends and I would occasionally do random games (not literally random, but we did the thing where you just fiddle with the control stick and then randomly press 'A' when you feel like it), and whenever it came up the course with Peach's castle in it (Royal Raceway? Curse me for forgett...
by SimonSwift
Wed May 07, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 35131

Re: "Jealousy" Discussion

I dig it.

I was going to say something more intelligent than that, but I got into the Post Reply screen and realized I was speechless.



~Siswi


It's almost like a shaggy dog story, in a unique format.
by SimonSwift
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0381: "Mobius Battle"
Replies: 122
Views: 34394

Re: "Mobius Battle" Discussion

The reference to Closer didn't really make sense to me either. Anyways, I love this strip to death. I didn't get it entirely at first, I thought it was two guys fighting back and forth, but then I realized that he was getting kicked to the other side. It's a guy fighting himself. Ingenious. ~D-Draw
by SimonSwift
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38351

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

Aw, Hal's in love. I actually have a Hal personal assistant on my desktop at the moment, mostly because I'm lazy. But this is why I never let him pilot my spaceship.


~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0372: "To Be Wanted"
Replies: 143
Views: 24845

Re: To Be Wanted Discussion

Wow. I absolutely love this comic. Just so many dimensions to it. It's a really deep thought, actually. While the comic itself stands alone, I particularly like the "or so I hope?" in the alt-text. Sort of one of those ambiguous things. The comic suggests the girl is wishing that a guy wou...
by SimonSwift
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 28877

Re: Your Mom discussion

While "Your Mom" jokes are often tiring nowadays, I find there is still humor left in "that's what she said."

Like, directly proceeding "Hit it harder!"
Or after "Give it to me."

Or something similar to that.

~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0365: "Slides"
Replies: 45
Views: 12248

Re: "Slides" Discussion

Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH? Pics or it didn't happen. The pics will be on slide 403, right after a comparative analysis of anti-cavity toothpastes. I lol'd. I also lol'd at the comic. Since I'm lazy, anyone care to tell everyone what SIGGRAPH is? ~Siswi In b...
by SimonSwift
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34218

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Hahaha. This comic really made me laugh. I think people are looking way too far into it...it's a joke like that "This Sign Has Sharp Edges" picture. The only purpose of the sign is to tell you that the sign is there. Which is funny... Same with the alt-text. It reminds me of parking ramps....
by SimonSwift
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 25154

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

Well, I can't say I dislike some good party time, unless everyone's being raving morons (there's a difference between being drunk and being damn stupid, and I like the former to a point--it runs in the genes; the latter is just annoying). However, I do distinctly remember a time when I met a girl at...
by SimonSwift
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22321

Re: "Flies" Discussion

One time, when I was something like eight years old or so, I attempted to prove my mother wrong by licking a metal pole when it was freezing cold out. Yeah, it turns out that urban myth actually works...Whoops.


~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 23708

Re: "Couple" discussion

To be honest, I've been in an "it's complicated" relationship before. It's when you're not technically going out, but you have something going on romantically. My deal was that my girlfriend and I had just broken up, but we still had feelings for each other, and we were still sometimes goi...
by SimonSwift
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0354: "Startling"
Replies: 159
Views: 25108

Re: "Startling" discussion

I often find myself hypnotically writing "2005" on things. It doesn't make any sense, it just seems like the year is always 2005. Not to mention if I see something happened in 2006, I'm thinking, "Oh, that's not too far away from now...Wait...that already happened...whoops." I th...
by SimonSwift
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0338: "Future"
Replies: 140
Views: 21935

Re: "Future" Discussion

I'm so addicted to these discussions. It's almost like a poem or a poetic painting. Everyone draws what they want to from the piece, and interprets in their own personal way, and makes it their own. It's the same with a lot of his sappy romance strips. The level of depth that such a simple three-fra...
by SimonSwift
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0338: "Future"
Replies: 140
Views: 21935

Re: "Future" Discussion

Very awesome. I like how poetic xkcd has gotten lately. I wonder if the man in the first frame was supposed to be the same guy as in the third panel. To me, it seems like that's what it would be. Partially because if it was "some other guy," the guy would probably have a hat, and not hair,...
by SimonSwift
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0337: "Post Office Showdown"
Replies: 155
Views: 28864

Re: "Post Office Showdown" Discussion

Eeny, Meeny, Minny, Mo... I chose you. I have so totally done this, and completely agree with his music choice. I should so change that to my music right now. I'm doing NaNoWriMo and my story plot goes something like this. I'm doing NaNoWriMo, too. Coolio. And Randall, get the hell out of my head.....
by SimonSwift
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0336: "Priorities"
Replies: 141
Views: 27103

Re: "Priorities" Discussion

Okay, I had a conversation with this girl last year from Colorado, who insisted that it made 100% sense that an 'F' would be given for a failing grade, and that an 'E' just doesn't make sense. As in "A, B, C, D, F" rather than "A, B, C, D, E" and despite anything I said ("T...
by SimonSwift
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0335: "Mattress"
Replies: 119
Views: 26613

Re: "Mattress" Discussion

On the matter of castles: Why wouldn't it be possible to alternate between oval shape up and oval shape to the side? This way, you have multiple layers, but it wouldn't be weak, because the system is as such where if there is a hole in one part, behind it is solid, and where it is solid, there is a ...
by SimonSwift
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0335: "Mattress"
Replies: 119
Views: 26613

Re: "Mattress" Discussion

...This is the most ingenious thing ever invented...Except I'm pretty sure I'd be kicking ass in Mario Kart underneath the bed instead. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em can be fun for a bit, but after your dude's head flies off too many times, you just get pissed off, and throw it at the wall. Of course, this phen...
by SimonSwift
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0334: "Wasteland"
Replies: 199
Views: 28721

Re: "Wasteland" discussion

I feel people are taking the negative side of this too much. I see it as more of a positive thing. But then again, right now I'm pretty much falling head-over-heels for a gal who loves me back, so that might affect my outlook on the situation... Nevertheless, what I got out of it was him sort of te...
by SimonSwift
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0334: "Wasteland"
Replies: 199
Views: 28721

Re: "Wasteland" discussion

As a sidenote, after reading this entire thread, I now feel like an ass for being one of the only ones in the whole thread who's actually happy with their relationship status...<_<

Love is a bitch, isn't it?

~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0334: "Wasteland"
Replies: 199
Views: 28721

Re: "Wasteland" discussion

I feel people are taking the negative side of this too much. I see it as more of a positive thing. But then again, right now I'm pretty much falling head-over-heels for a gal who loves me back, so that might affect my outlook on the situation... Nevertheless, what I got out of it was him sort of tes...
by SimonSwift
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0333: "Getting Out of Hand"
Replies: 107
Views: 22395

Re: Getting Out of Hand

Who else immediately went to Wikipedia to look up foreplay?


~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0332: "Gyroscopes"
Replies: 107
Views: 25979

Re: "Gyroscopes" Discussion

One time, I used a gyroscope and it shot somebody.


True story.


~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 49059

"I can open your thighs take you wonder by wonder over sideways and under on a magic carpet ride A whole new world!" Jesus Christ...You win the thread... Also, Every minute from this minute now, we can do what we like anywhere. I want so much to open your thighs. Because I need you to loo...
by SimonSwift
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 106175

Unfortunately, it gets more creepy in older ages again. For example, a one-hundred-year-old man dating anybody is pretty creepy, but if he's dating, say, a fifty-seven-year-old, that would just look wrong. Someone that young could easily be a daughter. Something must be done to fix this immediately....
by SimonSwift
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0302: "Names"
Replies: 131
Views: 30999

Aha! I got a good laugh out of this one. This has happened on numerous occasions for me. I sometimes don't get someone's name when I get their phone number for whatever reason (because I'm a chick magnet, mostly), and so, I end up having to call them and go, "Well, seeing as you were entered in...
by SimonSwift
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0300: "Facebook"
Replies: 159
Views: 49974

Has anybody been broken up with via Facebook?

Oh yeah. That's right.


Well, okay, it wasn't DIRECTLY via Facebook, but...Y'know...

Long story...



Nevermind.

~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0298: "Tesla Coil"
Replies: 99
Views: 36892

0298: "Tesla Coil"

"Tesla Coil" http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/tesla_coil.png http://xkcd.com/298/ Alt text:For scientists, this can be the hardest thing about dreams. A) Tesla Coils kick so much ass. B) It's true. Science doesn't exist. It's just a bunch of crazy phonies trying to convince people that flying'...
by SimonSwift
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 45012

Darcey wrote:What would happen if someone wrote "Erase this" on the board, then circled it and wrote "DNE" beneath it?


Apocalypse.

~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0294: "Bookstore"
Replies: 144
Views: 31202

So, at my local Barnes and Noble (bookstore), they used to put the manga section next to the graphic novels/comics section. Now, I know it was an honest mistake, but those are totally not the same groups of people. No offense to manga-readers here, but many of them tend to be fat, loud, and all-arou...
by SimonSwift
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0293: "RTFM"
Replies: 86
Views: 26143

"What the hell is a man page," I say to myself...So I google "man page". Quoth me, "Fucking Linux jokes!" :D Linux? man has very little to do with Linux. Young people these days with their GUI distributions and open-source software... In my time, we used just the comma...
by SimonSwift
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0293: "RTFM"
Replies: 86
Views: 26143

0293: "RTFM"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/rtfm.png http://xkcd.com/c293.html Alt Text: Life is too short for man pages, and occasionally much too short without them. All I have to say is that I laughed my ass off. As a sidenote, I think that it woud be a great novelty prank item to have toasters that stab people...
by SimonSwift
Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0292: "Goto"
Replies: 157
Views: 44580

:lol:

Oh shit, I should be nervous after this comic...I have some pretty awful coding habits...But hey, I'd beat the hell out of a velociraptor, mono-a-mono if it meant saving myself from restructuring my entire code.

<_<

~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0285: "Wikipedian Protester"
Replies: 116
Views: 40250

I totally Lol'd. Excellent. I think I'm going to have to start doing that in random crowds. It doesn't even have to be a political speech or a speech at all...What? It's a really cool-looking poster...

~Siswi
by SimonSwift
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0284: "Tape Measure"
Replies: 96
Views: 35272

Well, there needs to be some rules set up for this, now doesn't there? You can't choose your angle. That's unfair, because (a) you might as well just go straight down and be touching the ground the whole way and (b) where can the hand be on the tape measure? I say it's horizontal distance ONLY. You ...
by SimonSwift
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0279: "Pickup Lines"
Replies: 148
Views: 47102

You're so hot, you MUST be made by Intel.

~Siswi

As a sidenote, do people actually use pick-up lines? No offense, but I find that incredibly pathetic...:lol: I prefer using my own wit, thanks.
by SimonSwift
Thu May 24, 2007 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 39085

Cool! :D I liked this one. Especially the part where they said they made out...If I was a woman, I'd totally make out with myself. I mean...If I was also a woman...Except I was still here. And it was like a clone except a woman. But it wouldn't really be a clone, because it would be completely diffe...
by SimonSwift
Wed May 23, 2007 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 329346

Spaz Funbag wrote:wait - Firefly is geeky?

I thought that would be just "cultish" and maybe "insider-y"
Hm. Am I a geek by that definition?


I'd say it's geek cultish. In any case, I'm definitely a browncoat. But I'm admittedly a geek in many other matters, too, so...Meh.

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