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by Kalos
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So if Mr Munroe says he cares about feminism...
Replies: 9
Views: 3672

So if Mr Munroe says he cares about feminism...

...why does he sell a Reddit coat of arms in his store?

It's one of the most unapologetically sexist, racist, and pro-pedophilia sites on the net.
by Kalos
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36562

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

Ehh, I think that already happened at least since comic 631. I would be inclined to agree with you, except that our esteemed author did a Q&A type thing (I think during his book launch) where he mentioned being dismayed at a lot of people not getting 631, and I don't think the community ever ca...
by Kalos
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36562

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

With this comic, xkcd has officially lost the right to claim that its detractors aren't smart/nerdy enough to "get it."
by Kalos
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30577

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

I didn't get a chance to read the other comments (late for work), but there's a flash game called "bang" that employs near-identically this concept except that it's a side-scroller. It first appeared on 4chan's /f/ on July 25, 2010.. Pardon the racy ads: http://swfchan.net/18/86260.shtml?...
by Kalos
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30577

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

Arancaytar wrote:
most of these people are Jack Thompson, and the remainder of these people have zero credibility at best,


Just the remainder?


I didn't want to imply that Jack Thompson's credibility was even as high as zero. He gets his own category.
by Kalos
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30577

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

The problem, though, is that FPSes and actually shooting people are perceived to be virtually the same thing. Only by the incredibly dumb. Clearly, you have never heard about discussions in media when somebody goes on a killing spree and someone discovers they had played CS, Half-Life, COD or the s...
by Kalos
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30577

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

If that is truly the case, then I stand corrected. I haven't shot before and I won't pretend that I have. Think about it, though - I'm just one of many who haven't. The people who haven't shot before would likely trivialize the action just as I have, and people who haven't actually killed someone b...
by Kalos
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30577

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

At the core, I think it's just a matter of becoming desensitized to the outcome of an easy action. Pressing the A button and pulling a trigger really aren't that far apart in terms of expending effort, whereas running a marathon takes a lot more than a flick of a finger. You probably shouldn't pret...
by Kalos
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30577

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

I'm not sure why nobody liked his FPS mod that does things that games already do today. Though I guess it could be because it doesn't add anything to the gameplay and would be a horrendously immersion-breaking experience unless the game already justified why you'd gain exposition of the people you m...
by Kalos
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 23565

Re: 0871: "Charity"

MrConor wrote:I don't know about that: recently, women matching a certain description have been portrayed as being characteristically obnoxious. A little bitter, maybe?


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/generally
by Kalos
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 23565

Re: 0871: "Charity"

I'm not sure what the hell Randall is trying to say here. At first glance, it seems as if he's saying that trying to be holier-than-thou to increase donations to charity is actually going to stop donations in their entirety, but then the alt-text seems to indicate that Randall sympathizes with the g...
by Kalos
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25210

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

And on this day, Mr Munroe adds "The Oatmeal" to the list of people who's jokes he rehashes in an inferior manner.
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

(Kung Pow is a movie, oh he who rages about improper word usage) This dish packs enough of a punch to be called Kung Pow. And people say my jokes are bad. Jokes are also never funny, blah blah blah, etc... I wrote that as a throwaway line at the end of my post summing up my feelings of this comic. ...
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

He didn't come to you. You came to him. But he came to him for Kung Pao chicken (Kung Pow is a movie, oh he who rages about improper word usage) and got Moo Goo Gai Pan instead. It may be perfectly good Moo Goo Gai Pan (in this case, it's not) but either way, it's not what he ordered. Summed up my ...
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

I'd prefer to believe that you aren't.
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

Your nerd rage sustains me. This is funny. The other stuff you said - not so much. Yeah, jokes are never funny after you explain them. In fact, it's a common problem bad comedians have in general, especially in the realm of webcomics. They try to immediately explain the joke right afterward so that...
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

It's a common application of written humor? No, it's and example of what happens when stupid people say things without thinking because they're imitating something they've heard in the past that other people laughed at, even though they don't understand why it was funny to start with, or that, in a...
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

I literally roll my eyes when people don't understand how to use words properly. I was applying literally to a scenario where the cause and effect I said to literally have happened is completely impossible, I assumed that the over-the-top nature of the events that I claimed to literally happen woul...
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

Singuhilarity wrote:
Kalos wrote:This comic literally made torrents of blood shoot out of my eyeballs.


I figuratively vomit every time someone says something like this.


I literally vomited while cleaning up the blood all over my computer. The torrents of it. It came from my eyeballs.
by Kalos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56303

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

I'm not religious, but this is still the worst thing I've ever read on the internet... and I've archive-binged Joy of Tech. Aside from awkwardly misquoting Shakespeare and engaging in some of the cheesiest purple prose to ever grace the hallowed halls of the internet, Randall then proceeds to have a...
by Kalos
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 28567

Re: 0807: Connected

...wow, never would I have thought that XKCD would start getting its inspiration from the whiny LiveJournal rants of frustrated 14 year-olds.
by Kalos
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34141

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

Jeez, I've heard of "nerd-rage" but never have I witnessed such a potent unleashing of it by liberal arts students until, this thread was made with their "oh I totally knew that already and can't appreciate the fact that when other people read old works of literature they're not as e...
by Kalos
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34141

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

Well, looks like Randall just took a Freshman literature class.
by Kalos
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38726

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

The only time I've had this happen is when people don't actually know what the address is, in which case your GPS is useless. Or if you're trying to get around some place like downtown Chicago, in which case good luck ever getting a decent signal. Your GPS will repeatedly tell you that you're in the...
by Kalos
Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 24720

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

Mainstream hip hop has already been doing this for years, the only people who are fooled are your doting grandmothers.
by Kalos
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 46437

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Is there some weird aspect about the board game that makes this joke funny? Or is settlers of C'tan just too mainstream for proper nerdism?
by Kalos
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 64
Views: 24825

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

This wasn't even that funny when Robot Chicken did the exact same joke. Feels like the alt text should have a sitcom laugh track after it. "I've heard of realism but this is RIDICULOUS!"
by Kalos
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28811

Re: "All the Girls" (#770)

Given that Randall almost exclusively uses appreciable height differences to convey that the shorter character is a child (or possibly teenager, but usually child) this comic is wholly unsettling. Given the fact that you don't know what the heck you're talking about this comic is fine. Selecting ra...
by Kalos
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28811

Re: "All the Girls" Discussion (#770)

Before I read the alt-text, I thought that the guy was actually implying that he had multiple girlfriends, but the one he's talking to is his current favorite. Which is a little funnier, I guess.
by Kalos
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28811

Re: "All the Girls" (#770)

If you think that any human a foot shorter than a man has to be a child, you clearly have never met a woman before. If you've never noticed that Randall Munroe portrays children and other younger members of the humanity as being appreciably shorter than the adults, and commonly draws adults with li...
by Kalos
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28811

Re: "All the Girls" (#770)

If you think that any human a foot shorter than a man has to be a child, you clearly have never met a woman before. If you've never noticed that Randall Munroe portrays children and other younger members of the humanity as being appreciably shorter than the adults, and commonly draws adults with li...
by Kalos
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28811

Re: "All the Girls" (#770)

So cynical. I thought xkcd was more optimistic and indulgent of humanity's foibles. What about something more romantic, like "I'll never leave you, regardless of whether she's with someone or not. I may do passive-aggressive bullshit until you leave me so I'm finally free to be with the one I ...
by Kalos
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29652

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

And it's all just a repeat of a joke that was already dated the first time Randall did it (in a much funnier way). Wait, so if he simply uses a common joke (as in 101) it's "dated", but when he uses a changed joke that's within 2 or 3 degrees of separation of a common joke, it's "jus...
by Kalos
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29652

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

I think people are looking too hard into this one. This is simply a humorous recreation of a WWII soldier writing a letter to a 'loved one' from the battlefield. Cordelia is an old fashioned name. Green Berets were the name of an elite special forces unit. Raspberry Beret was a song by Prince. And ...
by Kalos
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29652

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

Way to just rewrite xkcd #101.
by Kalos
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50631

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

2 for 2 comics of Randall making fun of something while proving his complete inability to understand it.
by Kalos
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72574

Re: " One Two" Discussion

In any case, speaking from a post-college vantage point, anybody who is a single, childless undergrad lacking significant external burdens (working full-time to pay their way through, primary caretaker for a sick parent) really has no effin' clue about just what "backbreaking workload" or...
by Kalos
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72574

Re: " One Two" Discussion

Ah yes, the guy who got fired from NASA and fell back on drawing stick figures and selling T-shirts themed with said stick figures is clearly in a position to comment on real scientists. Why are hard science majors always determined to dig at every other major anyway? You never see business majors t...
by Kalos
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 59147

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

How topical.
by Kalos
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 27498

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

You show those strawmen, Randall!

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