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by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 14957

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Title-text: West Norsussex is east of East Norwessex, but they're both far north of Middlesex and West Norwex.
So where is Gaysex?
by RAGBRAIvet
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1749: "Mushrooms"
Replies: 47
Views: 4320

Re: 1749: "Mushrooms"

"Evolutionarily"??  Is that even a word?
I guess it is now....
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 4757

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

Showsni wrote:Aaron Carter versus Shaq? Sounds like a pretty ultimate showdown.

Thank goodness for Google.  Shaq I know, but I had to look up Aaron Carter to first find out who he was and then learn what was the connection.
Doesn't seem that I was missing much, either.
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 4757

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

One of my favorite things that comic cartoonists do is recurring elements. Clams got hands! Wasn't it originally "Clams got legs!" ? Clams got legs... And they know how to use them, http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q137/comicsonthebrain/cotbart/BC2-ClamsGotLegsn.jpg After a few strips i...
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 6882

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

Coffee is overrated.  It's nothing more than dirty water anyway.
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0150: "Tatooine Rainbow"
Replies: 52
Views: 20659

Re: What-If 0150: "Tatooine Rainbow"

There is no need to worry about rainbows because there was never much rainfall on Tatooine in the first place.  This is why Luke was first seen with his Uncle Lars and Aunt Beroo on the moisture farm, worrying about the evaporators.
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1720: "Horses"
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: 1720: "Horses"

Excuse me, but with "3.5 horses in the computer" wouldn't that be the equus-valent of 350% of a horse's decision-making ability?
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 6571

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

I for one would welcome our new computer overlords if something like this should ever happen.
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 8853

Re: 1624: 2016

Some things that turn THIRTY in 2016: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson The Oprah Winfrey Show Pixar Studios ("Luxo Jr" was released in 1986) The "Challenger" disaster The Chernobyl disaster Ferris Bueller takes a day off Geraldo's career goes into the toilet when he finds nothing in Al...
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 8853

Re: 1624: 2016

There is one woman still receiving a pension as the surviving daughter of a Civil War veteran, and a handful of widows and children receiving pensions from their husband's or father's services in the Spanish-American War (1898).
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 8853

1624: 2016

Image

Alt: "Want to feel old? Wait."

Gerald Ford was president when "STAR WARS: A New Hope" (episode 4) was being filmed.
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 12267

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

"...the trees are on fire."

Reference to the 1975 movie "Rollerball"?

Image
(click the pic)
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1588: "Hardware Reductionism"
Replies: 32
Views: 6414

Re: 1588: "Hardware Reductionism"

How can you tell if someone is using an iPhone?

You can hear the brain cells screaming as they die.
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1580: "Travel Ghost"
Replies: 38
Views: 5592

Re: 1580: "Travel Ghost"

"Bike ghost". Makes me think of ghost bikes * . If you're unfamiliar with that rather morbid phenomenon: when a cyclist gets killed by a car, members of the cycling community often spray the bike white (or if the bike is still serviceable, procure instead a suitably disposable bicycle) an...
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1575: "Footprints"
Replies: 89
Views: 11030

Re: Can Randal's judgment for challenging content be learned

Simple. Just ask yourself, "What would Jesus Randal do?" You can't do what Jesus could do! You're the king of nothing, and he's the King of Jews! He knows every magic trick; you only know a few! He's a zombie wizard. who also knows kung-fu! But you can probably do most of what Randall cou...
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1575: "Footprints"
Replies: 89
Views: 11030

Re: 1575: "Footprints"

Jesus must have had tons of experience walking on sand, and it's well known he could walk on water... How ironic it as that he couldn't handle a combination of the two. There's a line from a song by Peter and Lou Berryman (of Madison, WI) called "Are You Drinking with Me, Jesus?" that goe...
by RAGBRAIvet
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 83561

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I can never spell definitely without looking it up. I always know it's either "definitely" or "definately", can never remember which, and almost always guess wrong. Even if I take into account that I always get it wrong and thus choose the option that seems wrong at the time, I ...
by RAGBRAIvet
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 83561

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I had trouble spelling my frequently misspelled word.... It's occasionally. Still can't spell it in this post :P Me too. Manoeuvre . Damn, had to resort to spellcheck yet again. "Unfortunately" was mine. My fingers always go faster than my brain when I type that one... That's an interesti...
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"
Replies: 50
Views: 16326

Re: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"

Hey! Those Tropical Boaters films aren't synonym titles at all! And the "Professor Whip" ones aren't any better. I really enjoyed the first "Synonym Movies" that Randall made a couple of weeks ago, but this sequel (oh, the irony!) is no where as good. Totally in agreement with y...
by RAGBRAIvet
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 15814

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Physician Forbidden Siberian-Sent and Accompanied by Amour Digit Of Precious Yellow Metal Rumbling Orb The Subject Does Not Exist A Third Time Attending to the Monarch's Clandestine Needs Crystalline Carbon is Eternal Exist As Well As Permit To Perish The Secret Snooper That Romanced The One Who Is ...
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon May 25, 2015 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 33371

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

"I'm staring at the "doctor" section, and I can't help but feel like I've forgotten someone." Doctor Brown (from the "Back to the Future" trilogy) . Doctor Evil. Doctor Frankenstein. Doctor Girlfriend. Doctor Jekyll. Doctor Kavorkian. Doctor Kildare. Doctor Kimble. Doct...
by RAGBRAIvet
Sat May 23, 2015 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1528: "Vodka"
Replies: 29
Views: 4788

Re: 1528: "Vodka"

tudza wrote:Could be potato, could be sugar, could be wheat.

It all depends on what's cheapest to ferment at the time.

Of course, if a particular distillery says they always make it out of a particular thing, they most likely do.

I think that there are some vodkas made from beets.
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon May 18, 2015 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"
Replies: 47
Views: 7494

Re: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"

This comic more than makes up for the massive fail of the prior one ("Emojic 8 Ball").
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1487 "Tornado"
Replies: 19
Views: 4070

Re: 1487 "Tornado"

If a tornado were to hit a junkyard
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how would you know?
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1471: "Gut Fauna"
Replies: 61
Views: 11849

Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

jimmosk wrote:"I don't know why / She swallowed that fly" has finally got its answer: on the advice of this physician.

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by RAGBRAIvet
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 14156

Re: 1470: "Kix"

JeromeWest wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:What's a Kix??


Silly rabbit - Kix are for trids.

The punchline to the joke was "Silly rabbi — kicks are for Trids."
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 8465

Re: 1469: "UV"

Why does this remind me of Sir Pterry Pratchett's "Discworld" when the owner of the 'Broken Drum' was introduced to the concept of "inn-sewer-ants" by Twoflower?
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 171
Views: 22229

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

My question would be: "Are the five helpless people philosophers who pose foolish questions like this? If so, can we put more in the trolley's path?" If not, throw the switch halfway, and derail the trolley before it hits anybody. If the questioner says I cannot do this, I suggest using t...
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1443: "Language Nerd"
Replies: 78
Views: 12418

Re: 1443: "Language Nerd"

The English language is constantly changing and evolving.
However, a brief view of historical usage will show that, as in nature, many of these evolutions lead to dead ends.
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 23257

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Another phrase we could do without is "It goes without saying".
So then why are you saying it?
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"
Replies: 60
Views: 10542

Re: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"

I have a T-shirt that I got from someplace like ThinkGeek or MentalFloss; it is black with a screenprint of the ubiquitous stick-on name tag that reads "Hello My Name Is _______" . In the blank space where one's name would go, as if it had been added with a Sharpie, is "Inigo Montoya;...
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 8096

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

keithl wrote:So, a Polynesian in a cave underground is Lava, and the skirt he/she wears is a Lava Lava Lava Lava?

I don't think the skirt needs to be capitalized.
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 8096

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

BlitzGirl wrote:Meteorology is nothing but a pseudoscience. Meteoronomy is where the real work is done.

Meteorology is the only occupation other than professional baseball where you can fail 70% of the time and still retain your job.
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1383: Magic Words
Replies: 47
Views: 16654

Re: 1383: Magic Words

It's because of comics like this one that I have this website bookmarked. Dunno, given all the poetry contests over at the 1190 thread, anyone who's ventured into OTTer land should have picked up on the idea :D . Plus now we all get that previous comment about "going metric" (foot -- mete...
by RAGBRAIvet
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1383: Magic Words
Replies: 47
Views: 16654

Re: 1383: Magic Words

It's because of comics like this one that I have this website bookmarked.
by RAGBRAIvet
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1382: Rocket Packs
Replies: 36
Views: 4680

Re: 1382: Rocket Packs

This
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKHz7wOjb9w&feature=kp
is cooler than either a jetpack *OR* a hoverboard.
by RAGBRAIvet
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1382: Rocket Packs
Replies: 36
Views: 4680

Re: 1382: Rocket Packs

Envelope Generator wrote:There was a promising propeller pack project but its development was cut short.

Along with the pilot, probably.....
by RAGBRAIvet
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1382: Rocket Packs
Replies: 36
Views: 4680

Re: 1382: Rocket Packs

da Doctah wrote:
HES wrote: Every year: 'It's <year>--I want my jetpack

Starting next year, this will be replaced by "Where's my hoverboard".

I was gonna say that!!!
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri May 23, 2014 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1372: "Smartwatches"
Replies: 41
Views: 13108

Re: 1372: "Smartwatches"

I miss the size and protective qualities of my flip phone. In 2010, when my LG VX8300 finally broke, I went to Verizon and asked what modern equivalent they had, because I didn't want to step up to a smartphone and data plan. The rep told me flat out, "get anoter VX8300 on eBay. I still have m...
by RAGBRAIvet
Fri May 23, 2014 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1372: "Smartwatches"
Replies: 41
Views: 13108

Re: 1372: "Smartwatches"

Congratulations, Randall, you can expect a visit from Apple's Design Protection Police for giving away the secret of the iPhone7.

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