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by bruhinb
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 9520

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

This comic sounds like a reference to "Permutation City" ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permutation_City ), by Greg Egan. Which I highly recommend. ... That was my first thought reading this strip, too. My second thought was, "Greg Egan would be rolling over in his grave, if he were...
by bruhinb
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 15487

Re: 1624: 2016

donbock wrote:Twister (the game) turns 50 this year.


I'm so old that THIS is what I first thought of when I read the comic... leaving me in a kind of "wait. what?" moment until I figured out used Google to find out what Randall was really talking about.
by bruhinb
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26284

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

In the opening pages (3ff) of (Joseph) Campbell’s book Thou Art That, he tells an amusing yet profoundly important anecdote about a run-in with a hardnosed radio host who started off by saying that a myth is a lie. Campbell writes: So I replied with my definition of myth. “No, a myth is not a lie. ...
by bruhinb
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26284

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

CasualSax wrote:G.O.O.M.H.R.!

In a scene of Catch Me if You Can, the girl asks if he can make DiCaprio a sandwich. And they proceed to go at it. Because of this, my group of friends always take "making a sandwich" as "having sex."


Don't forget to synechdoche afterward.
by bruhinb
Wed May 12, 2010 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43048

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

"...and the blogosphere will implode."
by bruhinb
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 220302

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die."
by bruhinb
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 69394

Re: "Base System" discussion

Angrist wrote:Imagine the way the conversation would go:

Person 1: What base did you get to?
Person 2: I don't know.
Both: THIRD BASE!


Made of win!
by bruhinb
Tue May 20, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0425: "Fortune Cookies"
Replies: 85
Views: 19133

Re: "Fortune Cookies" Discussion

A one dinner, while all my friends were adding, "in bed," their cookies, I opened one that read, "You will sleep well, tonight."
by bruhinb
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 105957

Re: "Helping" Discussion

I've been reading xkcd for quite a while, but I only just joined the forum because this strip particularly touched me. I just wanted to say, "Awesome strip, dude! Been there, lived that." For those of you who don't get the strip: be glad you don't, and hope that never changes. There's noth...

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