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by justalurkr
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 27843

Re: 1106: "ADD"

I really identified with this - but who wouldn't? We all have far too much on our plate these days, and life just gets more and more complicated. Please watch this delightful, thought-provoking TED video clip about a little girl who was thought to have ADD but fortunately was taken to a doctor who ...
by justalurkr
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 27843

Re: 1106: "ADD"

Wow, that's really weird that this comic should appear today. I suppose this should go into the SB help section of the forums but it's quite relevant to this. The time is 13:59. I have an appointment the other side of town at 14:00. The appointment was with an ADD specialist, evaluating my ability ...
by justalurkr
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 27843

Re: 1106: "ADD"

If you tied all the balloons together, could you go up with them?
by justalurkr
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 25720

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Ok, pet peeve time: I'm okay with people born in the US being called "americans", since there seems to be no better options. But c'mon guys, America is a frickin' continent , with 40-something countries. And guess what, most of them speak Spanish :wink: And the Spanish speaking population...
by justalurkr
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 25720

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

I'm struggling to think of something worse to add there than anything in the lines of "elementary school", "kindergarden", or "day-care center". Well, I think that depends on whether this is a Venn diagram situation where "felony" can overlap "sketchy,&q...
by justalurkr
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 25720

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Now I'm pondering whether there are any non -sketchy blank-fillers, or if some or all of the sentence renders anything sketchy? Does "Hey, baby" in and of itself condemn the question? Surely it's not sketchy based solely on the "sex" content? Would "box" be more or less...
by justalurkr
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 25720

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Dr. Diaphanous wrote:Hey baby, wanna come back to my sex?

Pickup line by a transphobic gay man?


Or a gentle remonstration to an easily distracted partner. Could go either way.
by justalurkr
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 420101

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Did anything happen in this thread that would make reading all 63 (so far) pages of it worth the time of a liberal arts major?
by justalurkr
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 21003

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

They even used the kinesiology parlor trick where you push down on someone's arm while they're standing on one leg (Video Explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piu75P8sxTo). I want the ceramic pendant in that video for what it says, which has a power all its own. Also, I can wear it more plac...
by justalurkr
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 21003

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

I'm probably to ignorant of science and English to fully understand this comic..? I'm inferring that you don't understand what is funny about this comic? I'm a native English speaker and have a fair understanding of both marketing and the science being abused, and I promise that understanding doesn...
by justalurkr
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 21003

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

The audacity of marketers cannot be overstated and can never be understated. As one of the people frequently tasked with bringing their promises into the realm of the real since 1986, I might be negatively biased.
by justalurkr
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1090: "Formal Languages"
Replies: 90
Views: 27315

Re: 1090: "Formal Languages"

I was a linguistics major in college, a programmer today, and fully aware of context-free grammars and what they are. And I *still* somehow didn't get this joke until it was explained. Guess I was looking for something deeper than a pun (though I do love me a good groan-worthy pun!). I've heard of ...
by justalurkr
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1090: "Formal Languages"
Replies: 90
Views: 27315

Re: 1090: "Formal Languages"

jpk wrote:Pun on "context-free grammar".

Anyone in the Cambridge/Somerville area up for a good lynch mob? 'Cause I could whip up a few torches, no problem.


Oh, I can make time to come in from Atlanta for this party.
by justalurkr
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1090: "Formal Languages"
Replies: 90
Views: 27315

Re: 1090: "Formal Languages"

One of the best things about xkcd is that it helps one to identify (with great alacrity) the kind of geek one is...not.

And here I thought "formal language" meant never splitting prepositions at the end of sentences.
by justalurkr
Fri May 11, 2012 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1054: "The Bacon"
Replies: 55
Views: 24391

Re: 1054: "The Bacon"

So, first reaction: if the bacon is a drug, there's less stress if you don't bring it home, but sell it somewhere and bring the dough home. Second reaction: oh, opioid = no stress. Plus, if duly prescribed by doctor, not illegal, which would eventually contribute to stress. Third reaction: for f#ck'...
by justalurkr
Mon May 07, 2012 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 58126

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Am trying not to crow about overlooking International Relations (UC Davis, 1984) but have a terrible suspicion it's lumped in with something else in the comic (hides SCUBA gear.)
by justalurkr
Fri May 04, 2012 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 74043

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I think the point is "proud". There's a big gap between proud and ashamed. You seem to be saying there's no shame in not knowing something; and in many cases that's completely true, nobody can be expected to know everything. But to then be proud of not knowing is perverse. Absolute knowle...
by justalurkr
Fri May 04, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1051: "Visited"
Replies: 66
Views: 20437

Re: 1051: "Visited"

Searched "novelist social realism andalusia burma" and got this forum :D

Followed by the third chapter of a novel.
by justalurkr
Thu May 03, 2012 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 74043

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Rereading the comic this morning, I realized that the artist left out the only high school teacher I would ever sneer at: the sophomore year English teacher who gave me an F on my explication of TS Eliot's poem with the line about measuring your life in coffee spoons. Dear Mr I Can't Remember Your N...
by justalurkr
Wed May 02, 2012 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 74043

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

It sounds like the kind of argument made by managers who always want to hire any College grad, when a degree isn't applicable or required, because it shows "they know how to learn and commit to something". Even though all it shows is that your parents had money, and you had 4-6 years to p...
by justalurkr
Wed May 02, 2012 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 74043

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

First: I will freely admit to choosing my college major based on how little math would be involved, with special emphasis on not needing to know calculus. I was (and am still) in no way proud of that. Second: Those who are proud of never having been asked to solve for X either haven't been in the wo...
by justalurkr
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 50774

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I am very glad to read that she's doing well.

Also, I can't stop running my eyes over the ebb and flow of what affects the artist's emotions, and how only Romance survives as a known quantity (not cancer related) for the future. Priorities get changed really hard by that experience.

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