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by Scott
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 48482

With a set of Mr. Spock ears and some hinges you could be a logic gate.
by Scott
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20762

It's an acronym for the four biggest copying companies: Xerox, Kinkos, Canon, and Digital Equipment.

Xkcd himself thought it would be a good joke since comics, and art in general, are supposed to imitate or 'copy' real life.

You can trust me on this, he told me himself!
by Scott
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34892

"The best sex of your life" vs. "The same, but with monkeys"

Ok, not the hardest, but the funniest!

And I resisted the urge to report "finding her clitoris" vs. "thunder and lightning" as a duplicate.
by Scott
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0133: "Raven"
Replies: 18
Views: 10364

Usually I just claim to be stalking the other guy and move on.
by Scott
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So, how good is Guitar Hero [Music Knowledge]
Replies: 12
Views: 6552

I'm wishing I could get a band together with xkcd on guitar hero, me on karaoke revolution, belial and co. on dance dance revolution, and cowie on the bongo drums from Donkey Kong somethingorother. Yeah, that would be awesome...
by Scott
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0130: "Julia Stiles"
Replies: 44
Views: 36876

Jesster, MathNet was a parody of DragNet that ran as the final block of each Square One TV episode. If memory serves, there'd be one case per week, broken down into the Monday - Thursday episodes. Then there was no episode on Friday. The main characters were two detectives who worked for the math wi...
by Scott
Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696011

22/M/VA

Undergraduate degree = complete (foreign language)
Graduate degree = starting this autumn.

And I like to think I helped xkcd start his webcomic, in roughly the same way that Krista McAuliff was the first civilian in space: I was there for it, but didn't really accomplish anything.
by Scott
Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0117: "Pong"
Replies: 15
Views: 9446

I think that was just Pacman.
by Scott
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43602

Aside from really liking this comic (which I do!) I've found that it's even funnier when I picture Sean Connery saying Bond's lines. I'm not sure if Connery was Bond for Dr. No - it may have been Roger Moore, but Sean Connery's voice adds a new dimension of funny.
by Scott
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0117: "Pong"
Replies: 15
Views: 9446

Then one day Pacman jumps into one of the ghosts, and the ghost blows up. The other ghosts flee in terror.
by Scott
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0115: "Meerkat"
Replies: 12
Views: 7593

And here I thought all of Randy's characters had had their forearms removed, and that that was the explanation for the existential angst...
by Scott
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: number sequences
Replies: 8
Views: 7514

You are right, the number sequence does represent a clock. Take a look at the nearest digital clock you have, then look at the number of bars in the LCD display used to represent each number.
by Scott
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: number sequences
Replies: 8
Views: 7514

The chart represents a measuring system used by virtually everyone in the world every single day, though not all measuring tools would display it this way.
by Scott
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0115: "Meerkat"
Replies: 12
Views: 7593

0115: "Meerkat"

Is it just me, or are the figures in the background in the exact same poses as the characters from 'poisson distribution'?
by Scott
Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0114: "Computational Linguists"
Replies: 37
Views: 17256

The goth approach generally involves the assumption that NO ONE understands anyone else's pain, or anyone else at all, because people are self-absorbed and largely pointless. The emo kids are more along the lines of 'hey, other segments of society get special treatment for claiming special kinds of ...
by Scott
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0114: "Computational Linguists"
Replies: 37
Views: 17256

Ok, I wrote a paper on this (emo) for college, so maybe I can be of some help. A good working definition of emo culture is 'upper-middle class teens (mostly white males) who believe that just because they come from comfortable circumstances doesn't mean they don't have serious problems.' It's the id...
by Scott
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: number sequences
Replies: 8
Views: 7514

Hint #1: It's about time someone figured this out.
by Scott
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A contest!
Replies: 6
Views: 4918

To Kill a Mockingbird's Army?
by Scott
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things I want to say more often; also, Clark Gable.*
Replies: 16
Views: 8633

But when I was a lad, I served a term as office boy for an attorney's firm.
by Scott
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: number sequences
Replies: 8
Views: 7514

You are indeed squarely on the right track.
by Scott
Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: number sequences
Replies: 8
Views: 7514

number sequences

I found a pretty cool number sequence earlier today. Points to anyone who can tell me what this represents, reading left to right, top to bottom: 66 62 65 65 64 65 66 63 67 66 26 22 25 25 24 25 26 23 27 26 56 52 55 55 54 55 56 53 57 56 56 52 55 55 54 55 56 53 57 56 46 42 45 45 44 45 46 43 47 46 56 5...
by Scott
Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things I want to say more often; also, Clark Gable.*
Replies: 16
Views: 8633

I wish I could say this more often

No, I'm an orphan.
by Scott
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0109: "Spoiler Alert"
Replies: 23
Views: 12617

The Half-Citizen Matrix Club... So, Harry finds out he's the 'chosen one' who will lead a revolution against Lord Voldemort's evil mainframe. Finding out all he can about his adversary, Harry discovers that Voldemort's most prized posession is his childhood sled, while Dumbledore tries to convince h...
by Scott
Wed May 31, 2006 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0109: "Spoiler Alert"
Replies: 23
Views: 12617

Harry Potter
The Matrix
Citizen Kane
Fight Club
by Scott
Fri May 26, 2006 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44774

But oh, yes, I forgot the actual game part, which is to see how long a phrase you can think of that is unambiguous with its vowel sounds removed.
by Scott
Fri May 26, 2006 5:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44774

I don't know if this is an unconcious word game or a brain defect, but sometimes I hear all the vowels in words as schwas (the grammatical term for a breath of air between consonants that is not a clearly-articulated vowel). Sometimes I don't hear them at all. So someone will say something perfectly...
by Scott
Fri May 26, 2006 5:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parallel Universe
Replies: 16
Views: 8289

Lewd? I said toroid, not rhomboid.
by Scott
Thu May 25, 2006 7:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Minor obsessions
Replies: 103
Views: 11651

Mine is making sure that I fold my shirts into golden rectangles.
by Scott
Thu May 25, 2006 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parallel Universe
Replies: 16
Views: 8289

Wouldn't that be someone from a toroid dimension, as opposed to a parallel one?
by Scott
Tue May 23, 2006 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site-inspired Art
Replies: 22
Views: 13215

Very nice!
by Scott
Tue May 23, 2006 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site-inspired Art
Replies: 22
Views: 13215

He crafts his webcomic quite gently,
accepting our praise reticently.
If you question his style,
he thinks for awhile, then says
"Well, I write XKCDentally."
by Scott
Tue May 23, 2006 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parallel Universe
Replies: 16
Views: 8289

No, he's still just as awkward and full of sharp corners in the dark.
by Scott
Mon May 22, 2006 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Urban dead and the consumption of lives
Replies: 19
Views: 8942

Yay KOL! (Level 11 Turtle Tamer baby!)

There's also Adventure Quest, but it's terribly terribly...cute.
by Scott
Fri May 19, 2006 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A Work in Progress
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

The shoulders and head look nicely 3-dimensional, but I'm not sure about the arms and hands...

Generally, it's better than my own artwork though, so no criticism here.
by Scott
Fri May 12, 2006 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site-inspired Art
Replies: 22
Views: 13215

Haha, bravo!
by Scott
Thu May 11, 2006 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site-inspired Art
Replies: 22
Views: 13215

Yeah, that's what lack of sleep will do. But hey, the villanelle worked out, although I find that I got the final stanza a bit wrong: it's supposed to be abaa, not bbaa. Oh well.

Other people should try their hands at these!
by Scott
Thu May 04, 2006 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site-inspired Art
Replies: 22
Views: 13215

X marks the spot for the
Knife you used to
Cut out my heart.
Damn you!

Xerox this at
Kinko's,
Could you
Darling?

X-rated
Katamaris:
Certain
Destruction!
by Scott
Thu May 04, 2006 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site-inspired Art
Replies: 22
Views: 13215

xylophone kidnapper conquers dispepsia
xenophobe ketchup collecting dystopia

wonderful jujubees blissfully copulate
weird jeffersonian bandits corroborate

vile iambic atrocities bungee-jump
violent icicles angrily belly-up
by Scott
Thu May 04, 2006 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site-inspired Art
Replies: 22
Views: 13215

A villanelle!

What did we do before we bet our money on the massive might that has become the internet? Time was we had to go and get real friends to have an awesome night. Now AIM's a better bet. And hot, explicit, pulsing, wet; the adult triple x website that breeds within the internet. And drives us deeper int...
by Scott
Thu May 04, 2006 7:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Simple Plan
Replies: 8
Views: 7339

Taken in a Nietzchien context, perhaps the band is saying that none of us truly know our fellow man, except through the realm of society, which is imperfect because it is at least one and probably more layers removed from Kant's Kingdom of Nature. Or maybe I just like ascribing German philosophical ...

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