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by fixer
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:Shouldn't that be 'Its actually retreated' (no apostrophe)?


Nope. Contractions for "it is" and "it has" receive an apostrophe. Possessives (its banks) do not.
by fixer
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Still digging for the car keys. I think she's digging in the wrong place, Indy.
by fixer
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

It's a cannon, isn't it?
by fixer
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

HAL9000 wrote:There a fortnight ever?


Yup.
by fixer
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Morning all. hwæt did I miss? hath the angry dome ended and been devoured by Magic? Did the raptors come? did i miss the second coming of the space Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer? or be it something more mundane? A Ferris wheel appeared unexpectedly in my neighborhood, so my boyfriend and I we...
by fixer
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Okay, somebody imported antigravity again.
by fixer
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

123Adz321 wrote:Image

Since nobody else have-did stake-did it yet


Wait for it.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Tass wrote:
Primis wrote:[img]


How many of your 1300 internets did you actually win with that .gif?


A bit over half. I think I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of #739 and I gave mine early on day 2.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Opiboble wrote:Haha, they fail!


At least they have the good sense to get out of the way!
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Hmmm, that trajectory looks a bit... vertical. Run away? Edit: looking again, they should be okay. may-did even hit the biggest tower. It has a little bit of forward momentum, but not much. If I remember my punkin chunkin correctly, it's liable to also come straight down, so the tallest turret is f...
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Anybody else think this new trajectory is a bit too steep?
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

I ken that (french be not my native wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff, but I ken it), but many others don't. I often have a problem describing the "u" sound, since it apparently doth not appear in english (though it doth in danish). it be almost as if using text in one wo...
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Beidah wrote:So, I don't want to read 3000 posts of this topic. hwæt happened to that cult/religion thing that be-did happening here?


Trebuchets became more interesting.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

k.bookbinder wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:Oh Cueball hwæt have you done? Never have the feeling of so many swung so quickly against a single stick werman.

They built it together, they tear it down together. Just as long as they be together!


I still don't see how they're going to find the car keys.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

jaycim wrote:
digimuzik wrote:Cueball be now officially horrified.


downtrodden guy


He has known Megan for quite a while now; I'm not sure what he was expecting.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

I've be-done lurking for a while now...finally joined the forum to mention that I took two hours this morning to create an Android app that woll notify you every Newpix. Should be live on Google Play shortly and I'll stake a link when it be. :) woll-did not setting an alarm for every half hour pret...
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

I'm not sure what happens when a mini-trebuchet misfires, but I'm betting it involves missing fingers.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

It's a treb. Yaaaaaay!

Also, good morning, all. Stand by a sec while I get the caffeine IV started.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins. What! Don't worry ladies, I'm here to save you! Can't be sacrificed if your not virgins, line up orderly. :D Sorry, dude, that ship has sailed . It's past Valinor and about to reach Mordor's east coast by now. You're assuming a round Middle-Earth here, I've s...
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

JordanTheProgrammer wrote:
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.


What! Don't worry ladies, I'm here to save you!
Can't be sacrificed if your not virgins, line up orderly. :D


Sorry, dude, that ship has sailed. It's past Valinor and about to reach Mordor's east coast by now.
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wolfram Alpha shows daily visitors history for XKCD; I don't see a spike recently. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=xkcd I have to assume there wouldn't be a traffic spike - why would there be? In all likelihood, "Time" has become an in-joke that's almost exclusive to forum goers (We'...
by fixer
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

As it turns out, this month is going to mark a major epoch in my life...and I'm going to end up remembering the Time.
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

I keep feeling like I should be posting, but either I'm too far behind and someone posts first what I would have posted, or I get insecure while typing and abandon the post....I am irrationally concerned with what the community as a whole thinks of my posts..... I feel the same way on every single ...
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

digimuzik wrote:
fixer wrote:I'm a geologist and on my second marriage. Do NOT ask me how I learned to take off my wedding rings while doing field work. (Hint: It involved a diamond and a rock hammer.)


So... how did you learn to take off your wedding rings while doing field work?

I may or mayn't follow directions.


:P
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8f30c75832821619584d49c74a41ace49b28502bd8cad34920060065dabe4760.png Totally looking for the car keys. :mrgreen: Yep. Concur. Or a wedding ring. Seriously, if you are on your honeymoon and decide to go digging in wet sand with your step-kids, when you take off your ...
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Remember those old times, when we were so happy to have reached newPage 100? Truly a darker era. Last time Megan left him part of the castle crumbled - his world began to fall apart. If that happens again, it's a much bigger world for him to put back together alone. Actually, the last time he fixed...
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

xspeedballx wrote:Turtle's all the way down...


How'd he get down there?
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

ugmhemhe wrote:Image


Totally looking for the car keys. :mrgreen:
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sheesh, I go away for less than 2 newpix and come back to umpteen pages of chatter.

I still think that Megan lost her car keys in the sand when she was lying down, and they are now buried under the highest turret of the first castle.
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Do you think that if anyone started reading the thread all the way through right now, if the posting count continued as it is, would that hypothetical person be able to reach the end? Ever? Sounds like a candidate for the next What-If? haha I think it's doable. I mean, we've been able to catch up s...
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whizbang wrote:Also, in honor of the flag being placed in the (presumed) original castle, I hereby name this day Randall Flagg Day.

Image


I think I'm gonna need more caffeine. I can't have seen this correctly.
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

rpgamer wrote:So you've all gone insane from lack of sleep, is that about the sum of things?


I think that's a pretty fair (and nicely concise) summation.
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Goggalor wrote:Maybe this new image will quell the religious talk for a while? I'm hoping so. I've started missing the hopeful speculation.
Also, damn the fact that there's a major development right before I decide to go to sleep.


I've decided that Randall hates sleep and doesn't want any of us to get any.
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yay! Just in time for bedtime! (Bed-newpix?)
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

TheMulattoMaker wrote:Wow...

...when I stumbled out of bed this morning, I had no idea I'd accidently a meme, let alone inadvertently a religion. :shock:


You, my dear sir, madame or neuter, have been sigged but good. :D
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

On another note, I think we've started a religion. I'm not sure whether to be horrified or amazed. It's not a religion, we've just been compulsively observing and discussing messages from Randall the Author of all Time for 140 newpix because it's interesting . A wiki is hardly a Bible is it? There ...
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

wud wrote:We should immediately begin transitioning to a 48 newpix clock.


How are we handling the Millenial Correction?
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

There is no harm in the attempt. If even one person from the Outside sees the light, it has been well worth the risk. I just finished Stephenson's Anathem and it's getting all conflated in my mind with this new religion of Time. Okay, it's also possible that the pain meds I'm on are contributing to...
by fixer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

And one of my fav frames is just after he knocks down part of the castle and then throws a bit of sand in the air. I interpret that as a moment of frustration, like "dammit, look what I did! now I have to f***in fix it!" I read it as, "Oh, carp. Megan is gonna KILL me! Better fix it ...
by fixer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106216
Views: 37900265

Re: 1190: "Time"

"you people" Good luck with that one :P I live in the south. I say y'all. I don't live in the south. I say y'all. I used to live in the south, now I no longer live in the south, and I say y'all. (as long as we're taking a survey) Some of my family used to live in the south, but migrated d...

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