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by webdude
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1647: Diacritics
Replies: 82
Views: 11730

Re: 1647: Diacritics

On the subject of the title text, does anybody else pronounce forte (in this context) with one syllable? I do, but then again I can never bring myself to ask for "a panini" either. Yep, me. It's not difficult to remember the correct pronunciation if you think of related words: forte', for...
by webdude
Wed May 20, 2015 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 23803

Re: 1527: "Humans"

I'm beat and a bit brainless now. What movie has/had pink humans?* And what's the reference to metal crowns poking through the skin? Helmets? No. Piercings? Doesn't seem to fit.
*I'd guess porn, but porn movies where the "actors" wear crowns? Say what?
by webdude
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33926

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

This acronym could be positive or negative; if you're busted making the negative, you could claim to be making the positive.

Positive Comment:

So Many Fine Women

Negative Comment:

So Many Fat Women
by webdude
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1435: "Presidential Alert"
Replies: 59
Views: 13410

Re: 1435: "Presidential Alert"

[/url] Title="When putting his kids to bed, after saying "Goodnight", Obama has to stop himself from saying "God bless you, and God bless the United States of America."'" Very funny one, but I was distracted after reading this by my realization that Randall's comics ne...
by webdude
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1435: "Presidential Alert"
Replies: 59
Views: 13410

Re: 1435: "Presidential Alert"

Wow. P o l itical Corr ectness is auto-edited to "Basic Human Decency"? Why? I missed that thread.
by webdude
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1435: "Presidential Alert"
Replies: 59
Views: 13410

Re: 1435: "Presidential Alert"

http://www.xkcd.com/1435 Title="When putting his kids to bed, after saying "Goodnight", Obama has to stop himself from saying "God bless you, and God bless the United States of America."'" Very funny one, but I was distracted after reading this by my realization that R...
by webdude
Thu May 08, 2014 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1365: "Inflation"
Replies: 56
Views: 28509

Re: 1365: "Inflation"

Come on and slam and welcome to... the early Universe? Of course, it could just be that we live in that short story "The Nine Billion Names of God," but the true name of god is BUGS BUNNY. Probably not. I just checked to be sure, and a bit more than 50% of the images I saw of Bugs Bunny w...
by webdude
Thu May 01, 2014 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1362 - "Morse Code"
Replies: 31
Views: 13735

Re: 1362 - "Morse Code"

Ole: Sven, Sven, Sven, Olav, Sven, Sven, Sven

Alf: Huh? What's that?

Ole: Norse code!
by webdude
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"
Replies: 89
Views: 62972

Re: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"

I laughed out loud. Thanks for the humor! To those who were enjoying the melancholy: yes, Randall could've kept it philosophical. As I progressed through the panels, I wondered if the kicker would be some comment on how much time, money and energy is wasted on ephemeral entertainments, or how this p...
by webdude
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1292: Pi vs. Tau
Replies: 124
Views: 32199

Re: 1292: Pi vs. Tau

Hmmm... Maybe I should've mentioned pau's rhyme, the LAU. What's a LAU, you ask? No, not a misspelled luau. LAU is what I came up with way before Terrans finally got around to establishing the NEO program. Most folks have trouble wrapping their heads around AUs. Why not express NEO distances in term...
by webdude
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1292: Pi vs. Tau
Replies: 124
Views: 32199

Re: 1292: Pi vs. Tau

DOUBLE ENTENDRE, ANYONE?

In Hawaiian, pau means finished. As in done, finito, case closed. As in the L.A. Lakers without Kobe? Pau.

Pau FTW!
by webdude
Tue May 28, 2013 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1217: "Cells"
Replies: 57
Views: 30704

Re: 1217: "Cells"

Reading comic 1217 reminded me of an old question I had, how many times have injuries inflicted by guns cures cancer? In the United States in 2008 there were 78,622 non-fatal firearm injuries (1). The total population of the United States that year was 304,059,724 according to the US census burrow,...
by webdude
Mon May 27, 2013 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1217: "Cells"
Replies: 57
Views: 30704

Re: 1217: "Cells"

Hmm, disconnected questions... I'll just have to ask them in scattershot fashion. How long did Randall consider this comic before he pulled the trigger? If I guessed, it would be a shot in the dark. If Mary Tyler Moore's 1960's TV character contracted the disease, would that have been Petri(e) dish ...
by webdude
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1204: "Detail"
Replies: 76
Views: 17206

Re: 1204: "Detail"

Well, it could have been worse! "Hey, who unbolted the mounting plate?" http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/NOAA-N%27_accident.jpg/320px-NOAA-N%27_accident.jpg The satellite wasn't a complete loss, Lockheed Martin agreed to cover around 30 million in repair expenses. ...
by webdude
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1204: "Detail"
Replies: 76
Views: 17206

Re: 1204: "Detail"

Next time I need to ascertain the mass of a log, I'll be sure to use a log scale. ------------ Years ago I saw a box - a large crate, actually, a bit bigger than a large refrigerator/freezer. It was on a wheeled platform, and was being VERY slowly and carefully guided down the rather steep sidewalk ...
by webdude
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 20878

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

My son loved Animorphs. He also read Everworld and Remnants. * Animorphs TV series: Screwed up by the network, which kept bouncing the show to different days and different time slots. Many shows need a full season or more to jell. To do that, they need to air for one or more seasons before the cast ...
by webdude
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 63894

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

Been a couple weeks since I laughed at an xkcd. The Panic Sort was damn funny! TY!
by webdude
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23084

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

"Even thyme is just H and time."

Y would you make such an element-ary era?
by webdude
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29596

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

So how is it different for one country to lay exclusive claim to the name properly applying to large continents? Does anybody call themselves Eurasian? If I was of Asian descent, then yes, I would call myself Eurasian. "Europe" covers a broad geographical area and range of people. Scandan...
by webdude
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29596

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Back on topic, only one person thought of "temple," which is where my mind went first, along with church, altar, pew, and wherever else the clergy, Catholic and otherwise, have had sex w/parishioners. Next time you're in church, think about that. Nave, narthex, sanctuary, vestibule, aisle,...
by webdude
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29596

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

In the context of countries (and things and people from countries), I will accept and use "America" and "American" in reference to the United States of America, as there are no other countries with "America" in their name, and no other good name for things from that co...
by webdude
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 29804

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

Rockford Files, 1974-1980 "This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message. I'll get back to you. [Beep]" Followed by a joke message. Despite what most kids think, we did not live in caves prior to their birth and then magically achieve civilization. I will also, as a publi...
by webdude
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 50603

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

If these are all "exoplanets," where are the commander or captain planets? Or is that "XO" planets, in which case, yowzaa, there's a whole lot of ballin' going on in the universe! Or maybe just a lot of coaches diagramming plays. If there are big XOplanets, are there big O planet...
by webdude
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 50478

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

W_A wrote:Many = 4
Many Many = 8
Lots = 16
A metric fuckton = a shitload of shitloads
A decent amount = 10-100
pi = Exactly three



Funny, but pi = exactly three? That's irrational!
by webdude
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 50478

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

Since u brung up word use, grammer is definately where it's at. Y should "couple" always mean to? Jus cuz a couplet ALWAYS BLOODY EQUALS TWO!! Did you'all freakin' skip larnin' 'bout Shakespeare an' poets? When you couple a train, you're joining cars. Two at a time. When you couple with yo...
by webdude
Wed May 30, 2012 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 45030

Re: 1061: "EST"

What happens if/when we finally become a space-based race? You're still going to need an external cycle of roughly 24 hours (give or take 25%) of light approximating Sol's spectrum in order to manage the sleep cycle. 24 hours? Not necessarily. I mentioned spelunking due to the early human chronobio...
by webdude
Tue May 29, 2012 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 45030

Re: 1061: "EST"

Criminy. Time is merely a way to describe event sequences, as observed. The observations will vary based on your observation point. On Earth, latitude, longitude, height/depth and local climate and weather vary your time sense (other factors include fatigue, activity enjoyment, pharmaceuticals, etc....
by webdude
Wed May 16, 2012 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 45767

Re: 1056: Felidae

awwwww, beaten again. Where's the polecat? That's mustelidae not Felidae. /quote] No, "Polecat" goes with "cougars." [No, not attractive milfs. Overweight, soused cougars on poles. Yikes!] What about the Cheshire Cat? Don't trust that smile! Randall omitted lots of other cats, i...
by webdude
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 20642

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

Secondary joke: I plugged in this lamp and my dog went rigid, spoke a sentence of perfect Akkadian, and then was hurled sideways through the picture window. Even worse, it's one of those lamps where the switch is on the cord. Long-time reader but I HAD to register to say that they already made that...
by webdude
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0687: "Dimensional Analysis"
Replies: 159
Views: 63531

Re: "Dimensional Analysis" discussion

I think the most interesting thing that article shows is the link to the Wiki article on Euler diagrams which proves my old suspicions that a majority of chairs are in fact animals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EulerDiagram.svg I am never sitting in a 4-legged chair again. (Currently in my 5-l...
by webdude
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 20642

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

Randall, are you dissing online reviews? That's ridiculous! Everything you read online is true, including blogs, webcomics, forum entries, and reviews. I know, because I read it somewhere.

:)
by webdude
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 40512

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

I don't like formals; the costumes are illogical. I'd go to a formal iff my date/escort/significant other was worth all that trouble. Tie clasps are fine, but stays, studs and cumbersome bunds? Ugh!
by webdude
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1030: "Keyed"
Replies: 108
Views: 30013

Re: 1030: "Keyed"

It could have been worse. He could have driven her car to the western end of Florida and left it there. Or the eastern end. You know, if he wanted to "Key" the car. I'm pretty sure the Florida Keys are at the southern end... Just leave it in georgia and say you started keying her car but ...
by webdude
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1030: "Keyed"
Replies: 108
Views: 30013

Re: 1030: "Keyed"

It could have been worse. He could have driven her car to the western end of Florida and left it there.
by webdude
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1025:"Rock Tumbler"
Replies: 50
Views: 20154

Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Oh. xkcd could do some creative catch and release of mice. I drove 10 miles out into the country to find a 'proper' place for a mouse a few times. That is, just, not practical when the neighbor is breeding mice.... Oh! Oh! One time I was chasing one with my hands. It ran into the sink and down the ...
by webdude
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1025:"Rock Tumbler"
Replies: 50
Views: 20154

Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Dot Tumblr Dot Com, on the other hand, would be an awful name for a band, if only because of how hard it would be to direct people to your band's website. The Polka Dot Band ... thepolka.band.com Angry Colon ... angry:.com Red Slash Band ... red/band.com Red Polka Dot Slash Colon Band ... redpolka....
by webdude
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1023: "Late-Night BS"
Replies: 73
Views: 19905

Re: 1023: "Late-Night PBS"

Sounds like the other PBS - the Pubescents' Brainwashing Syndicate. Still waaay better than watching late-night PMS.
by webdude
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 27846

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

A webcomic catchphrase is one thing. If a candidate says, "so, it has come to this" at the next Republican debate, we'll know the phrase has hit the big time. I'd love to see a bunch of candidates of whatever political persuasion, all befuddled, replying interminably to each other, "s...
by webdude
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1021: "Business cat"
Replies: 70
Views: 26407

Re: 1021: "Business Plan"

Oddly, if you came back a few hours later you'd probably find money in the jar and few loose feathers on the ground. Hmm, summer's coming, maybe a trip to Revere Beach is in order....... I still remember my visit to Pike's Market in Seattle. We didn't have time to actually go in, but while waiting ...
by webdude
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 21132

Re: 1019: "First Post"

...the news outlets have muddied the waters and are pushing narrative as the bald news. There was a question put by the New York Times recently, " Should The [New York] Times Be a Truth Vigilante? ". Basically, they woke up to the fact that they, along with every other major news outlet, ...

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