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by scalziand
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 46
Views: 8491

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

BrianK wrote:Will Power from IndyCar seems like a good candidate.

And Scott Speed.

Caffeine wrote:Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal? He's won a few stages of grand tours and the GC in the Giro d'Italia.

Pierre Latour is the current leader of the young riders competition in le Tour de France, and a two time time-trial champion.
by scalziand
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 311681

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

The morning news just ran a story on passwords, and what sample password did they use?

CORRECTHORSEBATTERYSTAPLE
by scalziand
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 10683

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

The bike for locomoting from Albania to Azerbaijan should be a MotoCzysz
by scalziand
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 24826

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

higgs-boson wrote:And the first rule of the Tautology Club is the Tautology Club's first rule.


Not quite.

The first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club.

https://xkcd.com/703/
by scalziand
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1592: "Overthinking"
Replies: 26
Views: 6150

Re: 1592: "Overthinking"

orthogon wrote:
TheCycoONE wrote:Is this the first comic to use DOI codes?

I don't know, but the ability to insert footnotes into one's spoken dialogue is more the kind of weird superpower that you'd expect Beret Guy to possess.


I guess that's what you get for being struck by lightning.
by scalziand
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125976

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

For all the "cat" people, I took another option.

"cat" here:
by scalziand
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 38520

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

I'm surprised Randal missed the chance to link to the Mythbusters' 650 mph (0.29 kmps) rocket sled car crash, as a slow motion version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2KdwdMzxBg Was that meant to link to a slo-mo video of snow melting? Oops, that's some irony. :oops: Here's the intended video htt...
by scalziand
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 38520

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

I'm surprised Randal missed the chance to link to the Mythbusters' 650 mph (0.29 kmps) rocket sled car crash, as a slow motion version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2KdwdMzxBg

...

NEW HORIZONS HAS DISCOVERED ANOTHER MOON ORBITING YOUR CAR.


DAMMIT MOON MOON, STOP CHASING MY CAR.
by scalziand
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1507: “Metaball”
Replies: 33
Views: 8260

Re: 1507: “Metaball”

Neil_Boekend wrote:The ordinary metaball variety bores me now it is mainstream. I only play the multiball variety.


Personally, I prefer using the speedball tool.

Image
by scalziand
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"
Replies: 94
Views: 41293

Re: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"

Re moon mirrors, imagine these guys being slightly less friendly.
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Not shown: Statistics on guard raptor effectiveness.
by scalziand
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1403: "Thesis Defense"
Replies: 52
Views: 19356

Re: 1403: "Thesis Defense"

A True and Complete History of the Settlement and Development of the Castle AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGH
by scalziand
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 19347

Re: 1393: Timeghost

Time ghost is still less annoying than four sided TimeCube Ghost.
by scalziand
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"
Replies: 95
Views: 23314

Re: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"

I'm disappointed that Randal didn't consider that fact that viruses crystallize at high densities. Imagine a mountain sized crystal of virii.

Here's an example of a cold virus crystal.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC393501/
by scalziand
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"
Replies: 118
Views: 24597

Re: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"

I accidently the whole iceberg.
by scalziand
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0052: "Bouncy Balls"
Replies: 28
Views: 10208

Re: What-If 0052: "Bouncy Balls"

The whale link is just a pun-citation/cetacean.
by scalziand
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0052: "Bouncy Balls"
Replies: 28
Views: 10208

Re: What-If 0052: "Bouncy Balls"

SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS GOES 'BONK'.

cellocgw wrote:Or, in keeping with "turn it up to 11," consider the shift from bouncy balls to ever more dense balls, with same mass. Then what?



How about mouse balls? They're like ball bearings coated in rubber.
by scalziand
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48720536

Re: 1190: "Time"

Replace rocks with sand castles. Or something.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/a_bunch_of_rocks.png
http://xkcd.com/505/
by scalziand
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48720536

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've seen mention of the BTC string, but not what is below it. Is that new or have i just not looked that far down the page in a long time? BTC 14FHqYSgAi39CEJksUJJsK8JzJzyqFpLVk We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves. The algorithm is b...
by scalziand
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 24683

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

On a similar note, from last year during Irene: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hurricane_names.png Alt:After exhausting the OED, we started numbering them. When overlapping hurricanes formed at all points on the Earth's surface, and our scheme was foiled by Cantor diagonalization, we just decided to na...
by scalziand
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 10849

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

BAZINGA!
by scalziand
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 26764

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

This phrase is particularly useful in Tautology Club.

Also, the one the strip is about.
by scalziand
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 42207

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

I keep expecting Triangle-man to show up now.
by scalziand
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1010: "Etymology-Man"
Replies: 84
Views: 29131

Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Alsadius wrote:That is a surprisingly good point.

(Also, why do you assume he can fly? I just figured he jumped through a conveniently placed window)



I just figured that he was breaking through the frame of the panel in a 4th wall breaking manner.
by scalziand
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 32262

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

Wait Wait Don't taze me






...bro
by scalziand
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0960: "Subliminal"
Replies: 81
Views: 33608

Re: 0960: "Subliminal"

BILLY MAYS HERE FOR FEDEx..



oh, you mean Willie, not Billy Mays.
by scalziand
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0944: "Hurricane Names"
Replies: 101
Views: 26557

Re: 0944: "Hurricane Names"

Did Steve tell you that?
Whats he got to do with it?
What kind of hurricane name is Steve?

Steve.


Spoiler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbbxA8a_M_s
by scalziand
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 29372

Re: 0916: Unpickable

Sony must have a lot of shoeboxes.
by scalziand
Sun May 15, 2011 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 42638

Re: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"

Here's a slightly different take on falling sideways:
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http://countyoursheep.keenspot.com/d/20080804.html
by scalziand
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 44278

Re: 0842: "Mark"

I'm guessing the google trends for 'pen fifteen' are about to get interesting.

*And I completely miss the joke.
by scalziand
Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 27085

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Pfhorrest wrote:I recognize the librarian-type with the bun and glasses in the southeast, but I can't recall where from. Maybe that one night in Tijuana everyone keeps telling me about but I just can't remember myself...


I think that's supposed to be Mrs. Lenhart and her family.
by scalziand
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 38665

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

Yes, these things are true.

Still, a couple years ago a couple students created an arcade cabinet that would show the campus in first person. Unfortunately, such a thing is not accessible through the website.
by scalziand
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 29841

Re: "Study" discussion

mollie wrote:Heh. Urushiol is the number one Google search for the past hour.

Lies!

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Urushiol&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all
by scalziand
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 25267

Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion

Yes! Someone else who knows about the hazards that Old River Control poses! I keep trying to find a source that updates with the split of water going into the Atchafalaya vs Mississippi River, but it seems to not be posted anywhere online that I know about. It's kind of odd to think that if Old Rive...
by scalziand
Wed May 12, 2010 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 42446

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

I once wrote up an article in Uncyclopedia about "Port Manteau", a town in Louisiana with a suspicious similarity to New Orleans, a few accidents of history that kept it forever out of the center of attention, and its one widely recognized contribution to the rest of the world (I think yo...
by scalziand
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 22114

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

Plasma Man wrote:I wonder if the Google results for "I burned myself deep-frying Skittles" will go up now this comic has been posted.


I'm thinking more along the lines of "killed in a deep-frying skittle accident".
by scalziand
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0674: "Natural Parenting"
Replies: 100
Views: 23364

Re: "Natural Parenting" Discussion

Xutar wrote:Is it just me or does this comic also contain a terribad pun (besides the "mother of sampling bias" one)?
"Do what comes naturally"

Doin What Comes Naturally From Annie Get Your Gun?
Yeah, that was my first thought.

oh, and Baby!
by scalziand
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 25723

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

Reminds me of Emily.
by scalziand
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21021

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Taku wrote:
iamevn wrote:
Taku wrote:Wait, is that a saguaro in the background of the first panel? Saguaros only grow in Arizona/Northern Mexico and they don't get tornadoes there. </nitpicky>


its a fast car


I would love a car that could get me from Arizona to Oklahoma in a panel.


Would that make it a....

Panel van?
by scalziand
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0624: "Branding"
Replies: 86
Views: 20131

Re: "Branding" Discussion

Google trends results for github:
Image
by scalziand
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0598: "Porn"
Replies: 83
Views: 42393

Re: "Porn" Discussion

Shouldn't porn discussions go in Serious Business? :wink:

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