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by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0438: "Internet Argument"
Replies: 118
Views: 41709

Re: "Internet Arguement" Discussion

Too often in this comic, the women act as non-characters who only serve to contribute to the character development or other part of life of the men. This was why I liked Choices so much--finally, a story without men to balance all the ones without women. You're reading too much into it. Hair takes ...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0432: "Journal 4"
Replies: 115
Views: 28455

Re: "Journal 4" Discussion

I didn't think any other xkcd readers read cyanide and happiness. I wish that PBF would do any kind of update. It's been like two months. I don't read Cyanide and Happiness regularly, though I have seen quite a few of the strips (argh! stop giving me stuff to read, internet!). June 3's was pretty s...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0432: "Journal 4"
Replies: 115
Views: 28455

Re: "Journal 4" Discussion

Arg! CAD has that miscarriage story arc and now this mopey shit? Where can I find some goddamn comedy? Seriously, Dr. McNinja just punched Dracula in the face, and now he's hiding in a hall of mirrors in his moon base. And Faye has a concussion after a raccoon jumped out of the vent and scared her ...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Mon May 19, 2008 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0425: "Fortune Cookies"
Replies: 85
Views: 19146

Re: "Fortune Cookies" Discussion

Oddly, the first time I heard of this "in bed" game was last Tuesday from my mother.

And in regards to hymns "in bed" or whatever - In The Garden. Just... In The Garden.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0403: "Convincing pickup line"
Replies: 100
Views: 34476

Re: "Convincing pickup line" Discussion

I'd find the alt text to be a better pickup line than the one used in the comic itself, personally.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0400: "Important Life Lesson"
Replies: 242
Views: 50835

Re: "Important Life Lesson" Discussion

Yeah, I've got some songs that would do that. and yea i would have to agree that would probbally be the worst of em all. Even though mood wise i guess its not as bad as the lumberjack song or the starcraft sound track (yes i have both as well as many others. i need to pay close attention when ever ...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0396: "The Ring"
Replies: 90
Views: 22559

Re: "The Ring" Discussion

If I weren't moving 700-some miles today, I'd find some way to combine Never Gonna Give You Up and The Ring into some sort of ultimate trollroll (there's got to be some generic term for it...).
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 27599

Re: "Morning" Discussion

The second I read the second panel I stopped and looked for fake dead pixels. I was pleasantly surprised to see they were in color though. It's probably best that more people aren't getting this. I shudder to think what would happen if the MMORPG crowd spilled over into Life. If I had a nickel for e...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 44890

Re: Ultimate Game

dysaniak wrote:Definitely not too young. D&D can be played by anyone who can tell a story. It oughta be more popular.


Behold, the bearers of the ancient and dying ways!
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 44890

Re: Ultimate Game

I've never played D&D in my life and I got it, right down to the dedication. Though to be fair, I probably wouldn't have recognized the stick figure Gary before reading the alt text had I not read Tuesday's Order of the Stick (which actually made me tear up at the end, though I liked the double ...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44713

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

Actually, in regards to my previous admission of a lack of subconscious architectural creativity, I dreamt last night of a largish house with very nice furniture I'm fairly sure I've never been in. Also, I seem to recall having dreamt of the house before, but this may have been a false sense of deja...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How do other cultures perceive British vs. American English?
Replies: 49
Views: 8873

Re: How do other cultures perceive British vs. American English?

I know the Philippines favors American English, and I seem to recall that Japan does as well. It seems to me that most of the countries who were colonized picked up the version of English they were colonized by (and then altered it to their own nefarious wills - hence American English). If they were...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 201650

Re: Cool games on the interweb

Damn, links have been posted to Winterbells and Hapland (all three!). Not to mention Kingdom of Loathing and Nethack...*grumble gramble*. Well, that's okay. Let's see... From the fellow who brought you Hapland, there's Avoision (an avoid-the-moving-crap game), Day of the Bobteds , It's a Fact! (a pa...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44713

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

Another odd thing I've learned from my dreams: I (or at least my subconscious mind) am a crappy architect. Every single building I have ever dreamed about has had the exact same layout as a building I've been in in real life - usually a house I've lived in. Apparently my mind, which can come up with...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44713

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

It said, in barely legible scrawl: "Buy a tractor." It's so fun when people leave themselves messages from altered states of semiconciousness. "There are seven levels." :mrgreen: I tend to have awesome dreams...like, a woman floating in space decoding a message by kissing a sun,...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 818621

Re: Anime!

Oh, an anime thread. Whee. I like Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey). And the dub is almost good, except for Hermes (who in the dub sounds like a chain-smoking robot girl - while the rest is understandable if obnoxious, having him sound like a girl is just going too damn far ), and that episode where dif...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pronouncing Questionable Content: The ultimate challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 7226

Re: Pronouncing XKCD: The ultimate challenge

Oh, English should do the job just fine. I mean, ghoti.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9220677

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Z.A.K wrote:This is the internet, everyone is a 'he' until clarified :lol:


No, that's some sort of grammar thing, I think.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9220677

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Pandercolour wrote:
Vanishing Hitchhiker wrote:Just what I've always needed, a thread for random thoughts I've nowhere else to jot.

You, um, don't have a notepad? Something like that?


Actually, I do, but the quoted sentence was used more for the "poet and don't know it" aspect.

Also, I'm a she. So there, I suppose.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 53754

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

Before I was married, the only good one was "winchester psi". Now I've got "cunning penis charms", which I suppose are partly to blame. Lovely.

Username anagram: "his hitchhiking raven".

Nicole88 wrote:Ban Colic Elk

Nicole Black, eh? Safely generic enough, I suppose.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9220677

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Dude... my dad totally did this to me the other day. He told me his departure time from Dallas instead of his arrival time in Denver. >_< Dammit, don't jinx me, my dad's flying from Texas to Colorado in a couple weeks. Anyway, just what I've always needed, a thread for random thoughts I've nowhere ...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 53928

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

This hobby is related to another fun one. Going to a Music Major hang out and playing just "shave and a hair cut" on the piano, leaving off the "two bits" part. Inevitably this will drive one of them crazy enough that they will come to the piano and finish it off. Aw man, now I'...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68878

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Spider-man's a wuss and Batman is badass. QED, Batman wins.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68878

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

1) Gandalf could defeat all of the Jedi and Sith at once. Y'know, when I first saw this, I thought it said "could not defeat". Which made sense, so I left it alone. But this is just silly. There's a lot of Jedi and Sith (unless you mean from a very specific point in time during the Great ...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68878

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

3. I'm with you here, but with actual evidence. Superman is fast enough to go into the Future. At the final stage of the Flash Force's evolution, the subject is so fast that even when idle, they are constantly shifting dimensions. The sheer scale of the Flash's speed cannot be conceived. Superman's...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68878

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

I have this idea about Oceana doing its "two minutes hate" while at the same time, Europa (and Eurasia) is doing the same "two minutes hate" Given the topic at hand, this is probably some sort of trap, but somebody's got to spring it sooner or later... Surely you mean Oceania, E...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73108

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

"Life is Like a Boat" by Rie Fu would sound awesome in the voice of Cat Stevens, even though most of it's in Japanese. I can kinda imagine that in my head, and indeed it would be pretty damn cool. Hurrah! A fellow anonymous Internet drone concurs with me! (...especially the "and ever...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68878

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Well where do you think I get my information? 8) Well, I thought maybe XKCD. I mean, XKCD > The Internet (or at least the parts of it that aren't XKCD, to avoid a weird logic error), right? The fact that XKCD cites The Internet is merely circumstance :) Glad to see I wasn't the only person who thou...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 54495

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

so is the XKCD logo getting changed now, since he is wearing his black hat on it. Speaking of logos, I've been thinking that the little shortcut/favorite icon (or whatever you call the thing that shows up on the tabs and address bar) looks like our hat guy with his (future new) lady friend. And his...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68878

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Z.A.K wrote:
Vanishing Hitchhiker wrote:they'll just come to accept that I'm The Internet is always right.

Fix'd


Well where do you think I get my information? 8)
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68878

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Heh. Actually, I've been known to do the exact opposite - when someone in my family is wrong about something, I will not rest until I've gone on the Internet to present them with evidence of their error. It's the only way they'll learn! Maybe if I do it enough, they'll just come to accept that I'm a...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 151060

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Well, having decided not to read all twelve pages before posting, I still think the comic's more about gender than math - not gender and math. Math was just used as an example, because it would be just plain weird to suddenly toss in a comic about hunting or hairstyling or something decidedly unXKCD...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38346

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

What if it was Eddie, Heart of Gold's computer? "Hey fella, good luck, but we have science to do!" Yeah, let's bring in Eddie. He even has his own song to sing! "At the end of the storm is a golden sky..." :mrgreen: And now I have to go put together a playlist (or as the oldscho...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 34366

Re: "Redwall" discussion

Flatfooted Fox is probably what you're thinking of. I've never known anyone else who had heard of those books! :o And, I don't really remember much about reading the Redwall series, except that I had only read about twelve of them; that Brian Jacques' writing made me really hungry; and that Otter j...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73108

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

Well, I try to avoid seeing a digital clock go from n:59 to (n+1):59 (or (n-11):59). Wouldn't that be fairly easy? I mean, all the ones I have go from n:59 to (n+1):00 or (n-11):00 or (n-23):00. Fixed, and you'd think someone would have noticed that by now. Perhaps even me. I've got the same proble...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73108

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

gormster wrote:You shit. You thought we'd never see it, lost in all that text, didn't you? Well you were wrong.


What? Barbie? Bikini Bob? Pocket watch as a personal weapon? World of Warcraf-

Oh. Yes. That.

:mrgreen:

It's usually being reminded of stuff that reminds me of remembering.
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 34366

Re: "Redwall" discussion

I rather like those Redwall books, though my favorite kids' series were/are Hank the Cowdog and Wayside School (when I have kids, I'm stocking our bookshelves with those. and Magic School Bus). I also read a lot of detective series then, like Encyclopedia Brown, and Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys/Trixie Beld...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73108

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

If I'm listening to music, I have to walk in some kind of synchronization to the beat. If it's slow, then I walk in double time, and if it's fast... then I just walk fast. The left foot always has to represent the downbeat. Triple meter and meter-changing songs bother me because my internal metrono...
by Vanishing Hitchhiker
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73108

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

I've done two and four. Only for sidewalks, I'd sometimes have the variation of every step having to land on a crack. Let's see, what other xkcd do I do... Well, I try to avoid seeing a digital clock go from n:59 to (n+1):00 (or (n-11):00). It's some superstition I made up for myself when I was a ki...

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