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by pkcommando
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2103: "Midcontinent Rift System"
Replies: 28
Views: 2187

Re: 2103: "Midcontinent Rift System"

cellocgw wrote:// runs to buy hectares of farmland, to be re-sold as "about to be waterfront" homes.

Any plan endorsed by Lex Luthor is a plan I can get behind.
by pkcommando
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

addams wrote:
dubsola wrote:Fuck the egg. They should have done it with the big cow.
Nah...
The egg has eleggant simplicity.

FTFY
by pkcommando
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

There's also merch now.
by pkcommando
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2097: "Thor Tools"
Replies: 39
Views: 3313

Re: 2097: "Thor Tools"

Which would have better helped him aim for the head?

Also - where does the sonic screwdriver fit on this? Someone has to ask this. (Okay, maybe not, but it's being asked anyway.)
by pkcommando
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Apparently Just-Eat/UberEats/Deliveroo is contracted to provide passage across the English Channel . (Which one is it with the flying-mopeds ad on telly, ATM?) *facepalm* From article: On Wednesday, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government had "looked very carefully" at the ...
by pkcommando
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 712809

Re: Doctor Whom

My assumption at the time was that it was simply having a companion not played by Billie Piper that prompted the backlash. It's entirely possible that Freema Agyeman's appearance also played a part - personally, I preferred Martha to Rose - and still give her credit for being the only nuWho Compani...
by pkcommando
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2086: "History Department"
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

Re: 2086: "History Department"

Flumble wrote:What's happened in 2018 anyway?

You know, stuff. The usual.
by pkcommando
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2077: "Heist"
Replies: 40
Views: 5112

Re: 2077: "Heist"

At least it's one of the nicer heists and they didn't just kill/incapacitate him outright to get his key(card).
by pkcommando
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2071: "Indirect Detection"
Replies: 29
Views: 5843

Re: 2071: "Indirect Detection"

Two of my friends on Facebook frequently post self-affirming memes about how other people can't tear you down and cut those people out of your life and you're better than all those drama queens. One of them, I know the other side all too well. I know that SHE is the drama in everyone else's life, a...
by pkcommando
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8652
Views: 1697205

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

All credit for this really belongs to cellocgw

You're welcome, cellocgw

2066:
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Alt: There were actually some good reasons for those laws, but IMO they now do more harm than good. Which begs the question: If there's a ballot measure to strike them down, how can I resist the urge to take a picture of my "yes" vote?
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by pkcommando
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)


Just wait until you get a St Francis of Assisi - his Animal Swarm is practically a Game Breaker.
by pkcommando
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8652
Views: 1697205

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Since we haven't had one in a while. An old favorite of many here.

169:
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Alt: Black Hat Guy isn't joking.

"Slightly worse" and "high-octane Nightmare fuel" are synonyms, right?
by pkcommando
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 712809

Re: Doctor Whom

I do find it a bit odd that Sexy just decided to change her own desktop instead of waiting for the Doctor to ask for the change, though. It was the same as the 10-11 switch, too, though. 11 was locked out of the TARDIS while it was "rebuilding" (11's words) during Eleventh Hour and he had...
by pkcommando
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2056: Horror Movies
Replies: 57
Views: 8455

Re: 2056: Horror Movies

da Doctah wrote:Stand by the side of the road and watch a bunch of trucks and people in uniforms walk by. How is that fun?

Thank You! Someone else finally says it.
by pkcommando
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 9188

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

But why bother with such complicated concepts as AM or PM? The 6/6 standard is not simple enough. i offer you a much better 6/6 standard. in my standard there is no AM/PM, just the value. And the sun still rises at 6 and sets at 6. ... Because it's always 6. 6 all the time. Think of it: just the 6,...
by pkcommando
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 5328

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

How about a pre-assembled, fully glued, LEGO set?
by pkcommando
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 208644

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Anyhow. I wish brown sauce were a thing in the US, because if it's like Worcestershire sauce without actually *being* that, then maybe it is both vegetarian and actually interesting and worth putting on food. For the Boston-area, you can get brown sauce at any of the Irish markets: Greenhill's &...
by pkcommando
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4261
Views: 620758

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But are all members of the Russian military criminals?
by pkcommando
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

And if you buy a second lottery ticket, your odds of winning increase by 100%!
by pkcommando
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 7661

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Tungsten wrote:Panama!

That doesn't look like it will fit. It's 87 letters, starting with a 'J', and there's a 'Q' for the 85th, with an 'L' and an 'X' in the middle.
by pkcommando
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 6076

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

If you're in a situation like the comic, where the lightning bolt persists long enough to have an entire conversation about it, a call to your religious professional may be required, to see if there was an Armageddon scheduled. That's a paranoid conclusion. I think it's much more likely that you've...
by pkcommando
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2024: "Light Hacks"
Replies: 18
Views: 3625

Re: 2024: "Light Hacks"

Is he suggesting they have small Dyson spheres at Ikea, or just describing reflective lampshades? I don't know about Dyson Spheres (I didn't see any, on my first visit to one, just a couple of weeks ago), but they've definitely got a Hilbert Curve! You were probably looking in the Lighting section ...
by pkcommando
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2024: "Light Hacks"
Replies: 18
Views: 3625

Re: 2024: "Light Hacks"

Life Hack: Grocery stores let you take food home that you can eat later when you give them money.

Life Hack: You can avoid damaging your eyes by not staring directly into the sun.
by pkcommando
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 3827

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

In what way is this comic like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife?
by pkcommando
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 13367

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

dtilque wrote:My thought: just skip #2 through #7.

ETA: more thoughts: add billionaires who own their own spaceship company immediately after #8.

Then the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Champion. That title clearly deserves a much higher spot on the list.
by pkcommando
Wed May 30, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 7292

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

I have to admit, I would enjoy the coin purse squeeze feature.

As far as the first 6 hours goes, is that 6 hours of battery per charge, or 6 hours ever over the total life of the device?
by pkcommando
Mon May 21, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1996: "Morning News"
Replies: 20
Views: 4234

Re: 1996: "Morning News"

Twitter reactions in the story versus a couple pages of Letters to the Editor, usually written by the same group of busybodies and nutjobs. Not seeing the worseness.
by pkcommando
Wed May 16, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 7500

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

Now ... do I cut the red wire or the blue wire? First you have to have to bicker about it with your complete opposite best friend, going back and forth between red and blue, and one of you interrupting whoever's just about to cut the wire. Then and only then do you cut one without noticing which on...
by pkcommando
Wed May 16, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 7500

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

rhomboidal wrote:I certainly hope he never becomes a surgeon. :shock:

Eh, let Malpractice sort that out. But would he be better or worse than his Nintendo Surgeons?
by pkcommando
Tue May 15, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Lucifer in the Sky with Diamonds
Replies: 23
Views: 10370

Re: Lucifer in the Sky with Diamonds

Aaaaaaaannnnd that'stheendofLucifer. Some Foxwits have decided to axe this show. -As far as cliffhanger endings go, at least it wasn't as cliffhanger-y as it could be, or as bad as the showrunners made it sound: Chloe sees his Devil face and realizes he's been telling the truth all along as she ...
by pkcommando
Thu May 10, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Is that the comic with the red button bonus comic at the bottom?
by pkcommando
Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 18446

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

Panel 3 is a serious logic-fail. To Be Humongous wouldn't give you Honest, or was that part of the joke?
by pkcommando
Wed May 02, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

In other news,Play-Doh sucks as a shoplifting aid in more ways than one.

Before anyone brings it up - to be fair, he wouldn't have needed to use gloves if his plan had worked.
by pkcommando
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 11963

Re: 1986: River Border

It's basically stuff on bread, isn't it? Whereas pies are things in pastry*. Someone else can tell us what the difference between bread and pastry is. Yes, hello. I do believe that technically a pastry dough must contain shortening, whereas bread dough is made with oil. Pizza is definitely bread. I...
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1985: "Meteorologist"
Replies: 54
Views: 11939

Re: 1985: "Meteorologist"

Reminded me of when I learned the difference between "partly sunny" and "mostly cloudy" (not synonyms as I thought). The new NWS website actually has a glossary to help with translating this jargon: http://w1.weather.gov/glossary/ When I was in my mid-teens and one of my brother...
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8652
Views: 1697205

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

716:
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Alt: Dear Time Traveling Historians, I get that whatever's happening here is
supposed to be important, but GET OUT OF MY WAY AND LET ME WORK!!
"Great, now there'll never be a cure for cancer." "Nice going, Steve."
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 22467

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

How far to the right do you put those weirdos who insist on having their toilet paper hanging down on the back side of the roll, in the Under position?
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481307

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

My general rule of thumb is anything half as big as you can kill you. Did you just confess your Kryptonite Factor? You can only be killed by something that's exactly half your size? It's certainly a strange weakness, but it could have its advantages. "Silly you, that was only 49.3% of my size ...
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1604873

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Show off and make those folks ordering from the $1 menu feel the sting of jealousy as you order from -- the $2 menu.
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 7390

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

"Somewhat less than the total number of applies that have ever existed."

It was a sad day when I learned that you can't win a 'How Many [X] In This Jar?' contest by answering >1. I feel like I was cheated, but I'm not sure where to direct my complaints.

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