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by purpleriot
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 58331

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

Hausdog wrote:I love how this comic paints Cyprus as less a Mediterranean island nation and more a sinister criminal organization.

I was thinking the same thing.

I like all the robot-related ones too, especially 2088: "Japan becomes all-robot country".
by purpleriot
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35881

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Rome wasn't built on rock and roll.
by purpleriot
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35881

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

madock345 wrote:Also: "If it looks like a duck, acts like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a well disguised bomb.


A rose is a rose is a bomb.

I have nothing to declare but war.
by purpleriot
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 43242

Re: 0852: "Local g"

At first thought the typo might be part of the joke. But then it wasn't. Oh well.
by purpleriot
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 51543

Re: 0851: "Na"

Oromis92 wrote: Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance

This was my first thought, even before Hey Jude. The title does make it quite obvious, especially the full one: Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na).
by purpleriot
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176275

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Turkey is a particularly confusing case, as it is partially in Europe and partially in Asia, like Russia is. Also, with regards to Mt Elbrus, I suppose that's because of the indecision among people about where Russia stops being in Europe and starts being in Asia. As Mt Elbrus is far west of the Ur...
by purpleriot
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176275

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

I often have this problem with the term "Europe" or "European", my job entails alot of work to do with the "European Union". For example, Turkey is not in the "European Union" but is in "Europe" and this sort of thing sometimes causes confusion. Sim...
by purpleriot
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176275

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

I often have this problem with the term "Europe" or "European", my job entails alot of work to do with the "European Union". For example, Turkey is not in the "European Union" but is in "Europe" and this sort of thing sometimes causes confusion. But...
by purpleriot
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176275

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

p1t1o wrote:
superglucose wrote:I missed fewer European nations than she got states.


Anyone else see my problem here?


Yes. Only after thinking about it for a good few minutes though.

If she got lots of states, superglucose missed lots of European nations. :P
by purpleriot
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176275

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

I'm impressed that they accurately labelled the British Isles as the British Isles, because as others have said in this thread, it is a pretty confusing setup. A pedantic point not brought up so far is that the yellow bit at the top of South America where they say "French, and I think Dutch and...
by purpleriot
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 40652

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

Sorry, I don't get it. It's lovely, but how does the title-text relate to the picture? So a universe doesn't need someone to observe it in order for it to exist. And both of them imagine the other imagening them. So overall that means, although they cannot observe if there is really someone imageni...

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