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by Kaelin
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 130144

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I saw a spurious correlations website before, but it'll be fun to see the results we get here.

I'm also going to borrow the results (if possible) for the Statistics classes I'm teaching.
by Kaelin
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 62562

1534: "Beer"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/beer.png title="Mmmm, this is such a positive experience! I feel no social pressure to enjoy it at all!" There were many things I did early in my life to fit in, typically very awkwardly. Drinking beer (thankfully) was not one of them. On the other hand, watchi...
by Kaelin
Mon May 25, 2015 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 51217

1529: "Bracket"

Image

title="I'm staring at the "doctor" section, and I can't help but feel like I've forgotten someone."

I'm staring at this bracket, and all I can see is how asymmetric and imbalanced it is.
by Kaelin
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 28713

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

You should get a drawing option if you keep trying. It'll come up when you are given a chance to pick a picture.
by Kaelin
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33902

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

So much fun when So many fucking ways an acronym almost makes sense.
Write the fucking words it's like so much harder on the bloody fucking hands, imdb.

(That's the best I can do.)

[EDIT: I like this version better since it intensifies the repetition swear.]
by Kaelin
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 74164

Re: 1431: Marriage

Awesome strip. I wish I realized this yesterday (college I work at had a seminar on the Loving case last night), but I will definitely helps put a lot of things in context for me.
by Kaelin
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1392: "Dominant Players"
Replies: 187
Views: 40061

Re: 1392: "Dominant Players"

Counting assumptions without accounting for the inherit complexity of each assumption is not a good idea. The perceived complexity unfortunately depends on the information and data we believe best represents the world. If one cherry-picks data that aligns with one's assumptions about the world, then...
by Kaelin
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1392: "Dominant Players"
Replies: 187
Views: 40061

Re: 1392: "Dominant Players"

While the graph seems to suggest otherwise, Kevin Garnett is still an active basketball player. I am also sad to see Garnett but not Tim Duncan, arguably the greatest Power Forward of all time (and who happens to have a better PER, more championships, and just a slightly lower WARP through 2011 that...
by Kaelin
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1336: "Transformers"
Replies: 40
Views: 11282

Re: 1336: "Transformers"

I got that Perry Bible Fellowship vibe, too. It's partly the art/color style, and partly seeing some action drawn out that's a synonym of the one you expect (although both meanings are pretty bizarre).
by Kaelin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 94982
Views: 7488360

Re: Count to a Million

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by Kaelin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 81383

1277: "Ayn Random"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ayn_random.png Alt text: "In a cavern deep below the Earth, Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Ann Druyan, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, and Duran Duran meet togther in the Secret Council of /(b[plurandy]+b ?){2}/i." Somehow potshots at Ayn Rand (and her adherents) never ...
by Kaelin
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 40448

Re: 1274: Open Letter

... and it's not complimentary to [Scientologists] to be added into this list of non-religious groups. Putting other criticisms of Scientology aside, you've failed to acknowledge the inclusion of Knights Templar, Knights of Malta, The Xionists, and The Vatican. The Freemasons possess a religious re...
by Kaelin
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 40835

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

I've taped this one on my office door. It's not the best comic Randall's written, but it's the best one related to the workplace (college, math dept.) that's relevant and appropriate enough to share. And what it lacks in immediate "ha ha" power it makes up for in staying power. Thank you, ...
by Kaelin
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1257: "Monster"
Replies: 84
Views: 19638

Re: 1257: "Monster"

Djehutynakht wrote:
rhomboidal wrote:This monster sounds familiar. I think Godzilla might've fought it/fucked it in the 19th sequel or thereabouts...


...that's a very interesting "either...or..."


George Carlin would like four minutes of your time (NSFW).
by Kaelin
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1255: "Columbus"
Replies: 93
Views: 24826

Re: 1255: "Columbus"

What's the smallest man-made object visible from space? We can take "visible from space" to mean "visible to the naked eye from the ISS when there aren't any clouds blocking the view". Could one of the ISS astronauts see a laser pointer at night if it was trained on the ISS? Whi...
by Kaelin
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 37935

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

jfoley31 wrote:No "Mole of Moles"?


We could definitely use a mole planet for the mole people.

Also, goldenpalace is not unappreciated, as they're somewhat notorious for paying boxers and others to wear a tattoo featuring their name.
by Kaelin
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 38649

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

I mostly agree with Patrik3 in that deliberately using poor grammar (not just willingly doing so, but doing so on purpose) can rank pretty high on the asshole meter. Because then you're not just carrying a prejudice against bad grammar users (or you wouldn't be reacting to the use of poor grammar), ...
by Kaelin
Sat May 25, 2013 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"
Replies: 73
Views: 18444

Re: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"

The "no one can make you feel inferior without your consent" plays to the same sentiment, but it does reveal a key word: consent. Children (the primary target of the preaching of the "sticks and stones" version) frequently aren't in a position to think critically and make the jud...
by Kaelin
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 30485

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

^ For some reason, over the course of this particular thread of thought, I ended up thinking of politicians, in terms of how they label themselves and the people whose interests they ostensibly want to serve.
by Kaelin
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472797

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

*peeks in* I'm dressing according to my gender*, so no. I might've identified as cross-dresser before, but only out of technicality: I am a man and the skirts I wore were not made for men. I suppose my story is somewhat similar. I mean, I feel that I'm male (if I'm anything), but I don't respect/reg...
by Kaelin
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 39821

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

I've used the Fire-banishing order and never had a problem making it come out right.
by Kaelin
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 67500

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

87/100

I, too, am glad to have a word to describe something bothering me. I mean, it bothered me in the comic, but I still had to look up the word... :oops:
by Kaelin
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 32955

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

Wait Wait itself actually does headlines like these from time to time, although they center around the news stories rather than Carl....
by Kaelin
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65210

Re: 988: "Tradition"

This is truly the one time (or at least the first time in a long time) that I have had to say: "Randall, get out of my head." And given the era these songs were born in, it's not a surprise they are so sterile. Also, I have been made freshly disaffected with any sort of holiday celebration...
by Kaelin
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138103

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

Holy crap, another SH fan (two posts ago).

Robinson, Winkel-Tripel, and Hobo-Dyer basically look fine to me. I don't exactly fit their personalities, though (especially the second).

Fun strip, anyway.
by Kaelin
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 28848

Re: 0963: "X11"

I'm going nuts trying to figure out why he picked nineteen years, instead of some more natural-seeming number. [I'm going to start with this quote's concern and sort of drift from there.] It was set as the period of time that it was believed to take for half of those of voting age (or perhaps half ...
by Kaelin
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0870: "Advertising"
Replies: 168
Views: 29981

Re: 0870: "Advertising"

If there is anything more annoying in advertising than mathematically misleading statements, it is when advertising makes up cutesy fake math-ish/science-ish sounding terms to describe their product/service, or applying math/science terms to something they cannot be applied to. Not only is it awful,...
by Kaelin
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56304

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

Just remember that science also says that you are nothing more than a vat of chemicals and that there is no ultimate purpose to your life. We are physically made up an collection of chemicals, and there is no demonstrable God-given ultimate purpose in life. However, science does not preclude the id...
by Kaelin
Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"
Replies: 96
Views: 26217

Re: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"

I had to face this dark reality one day when I was vacuuming my parent's bedroom and stumbled upon a condom wrapper. A lambskin condom wrapper.
by Kaelin
Wed May 05, 2010 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0736: "Cemetery"
Replies: 52
Views: 14814

Re: "Cemetery" discusstion

Thank you for the sympathy. Still, she's 91 and has been dealing with significant health problems (starting with a quad bypass 16 years ago) and been hospitalized many times since, and each time she's fended off death (on at least a couple occasions her prognosis was not good). Even before getting s...
by Kaelin
Wed May 05, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0736: "Cemetery"
Replies: 52
Views: 14814

Re: "Cemetery" discusstion

My grandmother got ill last week, and my mom seems certain she's going to die in her sleep tonight.

Still, I smiled when I read this comic.
by Kaelin
Mon May 11, 2009 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0582: "Brakes"
Replies: 103
Views: 30056

Re: "Brakes" Discussion

I'm more of a "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" listener, but it's another well-played comic. The alt-text sentence doesn't read so smoothly, though.
by Kaelin
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22436

Re: Election

Why did Randall use <NAME> the <OCCUPATION> instead of Joe the Plumber? Was there some legal thing there? I can't imagine there was. Skip to 3:06 here Or if you'd rather just read and get to the point... These titles were *all* used at some point in a speech by Sarah Palin: Joe the Plumber Ed the D...
by Kaelin
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66762

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

There's so much going on here, I'll just react to what I remember. 1) It's reasonable to believe most people (or at least Western males) have a proclivity/fetish/paraphilia. I mean, just consider how many males consume (or desire to consume) porn, even "normal" porn [a Kinsey report from b...

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