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by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30883

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

For some bizarre reason, I'm reminded of those audio tour guides that talk you through the exhibits in a museum, but only with the entire world...
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 46842

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

But can you use the ducklings as the projectiles in a space fountain?
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0536: "Space Elevators"
Replies: 114
Views: 22607

Re: "Space Elevators" Discussion

The first thing I had to do, before I even checked the forums, was to google "space fountain".

XKCD makes us all smarter everyday. Hail Randal.
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 81061

Re: "Piano" Discussion

madAlric wrote:it's wordplay without the words.

pianist.


You beat me to it.
The moment I got the joke, I rushed to the forums hoping to explain it to everyone, but alas, I was too late.

Well done.
by SwissArmyAnts
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 20040

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

wait... what's wrong with battlestar galactica? Nothing, in fact Battlestar Galactica is the best show on television. Or at least it was. And it still is . Nothing blows my mind more than BSG fans saying the show started out great and dropped off, because imnsho, the show is just as good as it ever...
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 20040

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

wait... what's wrong with battlestar galactica? Nothing, in fact Battlestar Galactica is the best show on television. Or at least it was. Then the network got involved, saying that they wanted more standalone episodes like The Woman King (aka: Helo P.I. ) for newer viewers to get involved. Unfortun...
by SwissArmyAnts
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 52299

Re: "Egg Drop Failure" Discussion

The egg drop in my high school was restricted to paper and scotch tape, and you got more points the lighter it was. I didn't take physics, but a friend made (I think) the best one in class...a simple cone shape with frayed edges, and strips of paper packed down the front of the cone. I think it was...
by SwissArmyAnts
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 52299

Re: "Egg Drop Failure" Discussion

While I have done numerous egg drops, the best engineering-type contest I ever did was a mousetrap-car race. Of course, the counselors refused to tell any of the kids how the mousetrap was supposed to power the car, so almost everyone just sat around confused for the first half hour, or so. However,...
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0509: "Induced Current"
Replies: 86
Views: 16906

Re: "Induced Current" Discussion

FearfulFerret wrote:
EDIT: no, it can't be. The comic clearly shows the beret either being transparent ...


Yeah, I was wondering about that too.

It looks like it's been fix'd though, so it's all good.
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0509: "Induced Current"
Replies: 86
Views: 16906

Re: "Induced Current" Discussion

Well it took long enough...

Weird though, I was just talking to someone about the Van Allen belts and the Mythbusters.
Of course, it was actually a YouTube argument about the Apollo moon landings, but at least I have an excuse to say...

"RANDALL, GET OUT OF MY HEAD..."
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 62437

Re: "Drapes" Discussion

As a genuine, card-carrying Ginger-Kid myself, I totally get this one. Of course, while the upholstery doesn't match, the linens are spot on. Randall knows what I'm talking about.

:wink:
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22855

Re: Election

Freiberg wrote:
Pifreak94 wrote:Actually, http://xkcd.com/404

499th.


Wow. I never noticed that.

Please exchange this coupon for one (1) free internet.


Not so fast. 409 was a double comic.

http://xkcd.com/409/

Happy 500th, mothafockas!
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 35118

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Wow, I'm actually amazed that as many people know about Burma-shave signs as they did.

I've heard about them from my grandmother, but the only time I've actually seen one was on the island of Put-In-Bay, Ohio.
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 70088

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

I'm surprised he didn't mention 81.

Also

Randall, get out of my head.
I seriously just had a conversation about numerical representations of coital acts.
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 65261

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

TheHand wrote:Gulliver's Travels anyone?

Or maybe Shakespeare?

Yeah, I think Shakespeare takes the cake for the most words made up in a literary career, but since most of those words entered common usage, he's in the clear.
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 65261

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

Christopher Paolini, beware.
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 74670

Re: "Height" Discussion

Givenup wrote:i want to know how long its going to take the Cat to hit the group


Well, if the universe has positive curvature, and lots of mass, given enough time, it'll just hit Black Hat Man in the head.
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 74670

Re: "Height" Discussion

Holy crap, I plan to print this and turn it into a poster.

Also, I wish that the Falcon 1 was labeled, but good' nuff
by SwissArmyAnts
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 36875

Re: "Listen to Yourself" Discussion

I wonder if there's any way to apply this to the creators of crackpot sites as well. Sure, maybe those sites aren't as heavily trafficked as mainstream sites such as Youtube, but I think that it would still contribute to making the internet a better place. After all, many of the morons on the intern...
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 41014

Re: "Tones" Discussion

RANDALL!! FOR THE LAST TIMEGET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!!111!!!ONE!

Seriously, My boss, my mother and I do the same friggin' thing. And I thought it was just us.
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0478: "The Staple Madness"
Replies: 122
Views: 29124

Re: The Staple Madness

GodShapedBullet wrote:Incidentally, happy Talk Like A Pirate Day, everybody.


Yeah, I'm excited. Interestingly, it also happens to be Silly Hat Day at the elementary school where I work. Is it a coincidence that I have a very realistic Pirate hat that I'm always looking for excuses to wear? I think not.
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0478: "The Staple Madness"
Replies: 122
Views: 29124

Re: The Staple Madness

As wonderful as staple guns are, they are no substitute for staple hammers. I have one and I must confess that the temptation to misuse it in public is a force to be reckoned with.
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 30023

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

Needless to say, Randall needs to kindly get out of my head.

In an interesting coincidence, this is actually remarkably similar to how I accidentally caused the Valerie Plame Affair.
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0475: "Further Boomerang Difficulties"
Replies: 128
Views: 42423

Re: "Further Boomerang Difficulties" Discussion

Aura Nightbane wrote:meh, i was hoping for more on the LHC, but this was pretty funny as well.


Maybe he's in the lunar lander because the Earth's been consumed by a black hole.
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0474: "Turn-On"
Replies: 178
Views: 35193

Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Win for Randall and for physics! Hooray!
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0473: "Still Raw"
Replies: 238
Views: 41713

Re: "Still Raw" Discussion

Don't think of it as you losing a planet. Think of it as you gaining a dwarf planet. Two, actually, counting Charon. I don't know about this "Charon" of which you speak, but Wikipedia says there are actually four official dwarf planets now: Ceres, Eris, Pluto, and this one I've only just ...
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0473: "Still Raw"
Replies: 238
Views: 41713

Re: "Still Raw" Discussion

Actually, I hadn't heard of the "airplane on a treadmill" problem until now. Not to start an physics debate, but it would take off, wouldn't it, unless the plane was designed to reach it's takeoff speed by using it's wheels for propulsion. (I'm just looking for a straightforward explanatio...
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0465: "Quantum Teleportation"
Replies: 138
Views: 25419

Re: Quantum Teleportation

It would be so hard to get the box on the other end to the Bahamas though these days. A box with a single switch? Bomb anyone? Regardless, I want one :D Ahh but you can do what the newspapers say and ship it! But it begs the question, could you just regular teleport the other box to there? Who says...
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 41058

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

Man, if a kid taking some crackers home from mass is enough to raise the ire of the Catholic League, I can't imagine the ruckus that this is going to cause.

All I can say is that Randall is in for some hate mail...
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

I say! It's as if people here don't realize that you can have sex without removing the bra!

But the more important issue here is, Why do stick figure women (or confused stick figure men) need bras? Same dilemma as this comic.
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

That would be painful to wear. And sitting in a chair would be worse. But it's the chastity bra that guarantees the person who gets to see 'them' will have a decent intelligence. I like that feature... An intelligent man would fiddle with the rubiks cube for three minutes before cracking it. A man ...
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Of course, if you happen to have an improbability drive handy...
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Xeio wrote:I always used to cheat and take my cube apart and put it back together solved. Would that be cheating? :mrgreen:


I just peeled off the stickers.
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

That would be painful to wear. And sitting in a chair would be worse. But it's the chastity bra that guarantees the person who gets to see 'them' will have a decent intelligence. I like that feature... An intelligent man would fiddle with the rubiks cube for three minutes before cracking it. A man ...
by SwissArmyAnts
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

I can do it with one hand.
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0455: "Hats"
Replies: 163
Views: 43655

Re: "Hats" discussion

Black hat man:
"Some one divided by zero, didn't they?"
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 46582

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

Ronfar wrote:Unlike many other cities, New York has absolutely no natural disasters. All of its disasters are entirely man-made.


Well, there is the occasional super-blizzard, and I even recall a minor earthquake or two, but that's about it.
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0450: "The Sea"
Replies: 128
Views: 24936

Re: "The Sea" Discussion

Yeah, I first thought he was referring to shoes that would make him taller. I fail, but it's okay, because a lot of other people did too. Use a pump to drain the sea? That's ridiculous! Everybody knows that to steal an ocean you need a straw and a pickle jar (and a clubhouse basement to put it in). ...
by SwissArmyAnts
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0446: "In Popular Culture"
Replies: 144
Views: 45612

Re: In Popular Culture Discussion

Jayne gets his rainstick in episode 3, Our Mrs. Reynolds, not Jaynestown!!! Also, Jaynestown is episode 4! C'mon man! :D Fix'd! I don't think anyone's picked up on another error in this comic- The last note regarding "the 2004 Battlestar Galactica" is inherently flawed- there was no 2004 ...
by SwissArmyAnts
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0446: "In Popular Culture"
Replies: 144
Views: 45612

Re: In Popular Culture Discussion

TREE BARK!!! BILLY FRAKKIN' ADAMA DON'T USE NO TREE BARK!!!



sorry.

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