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by Sufimoru
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 59615

Re: "Lego" Discussion

But the thing I'm wondering the most about is the alt text... Why ask for Grandpa when the comic just implied that the house is gone after disassembly? The way I see it makes the comic and alt-text chronologically jumbled, but seems to make sense. Chronologically-speaking, the alt-text happened jus...
by Sufimoru
Sun May 11, 2008 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0421: "Making Hash Browns"
Replies: 122
Views: 36899

Re: "Making Hash Browns" Discussion

(How has this not been said already...?)

So, to make hash browns, you...

Have a friend ready to catch them,
keep both spare gasoline and spare potatoes nearby,
light a tennis racquet on fire,
toss up a potato,
and then you serve.
by Sufimoru
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18580

faranim wrote:They probably wouldn't do so well on Supermarket Sweep

Hopefully I'm not the only person who remembers this show.

I wish that show were still on the air so that I could try to get on it.

I work retail and my mind is a steel trap for useless product information.
by Sufimoru
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0307: "Excessive Quotation"
Replies: 80
Views: 26325

I personally feel this one in particular is reusing the "Monty Python-- Enough" joke, with less surrealism and more violence. I also will admit that I thought the graph paper comics had a certain charm about them, perhaps simply because they were on graph paper. I still enjoy xkcd, but thi...
by Sufimoru
Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Conservapedia, awesome
Replies: 52
Views: 8027

Hmm. The exact number was apparently taken down since I last saw the page, but it leaves "far more intelligent" up.

http://transsexual.org/cherish.html

Granted the entire site is very pro-trans, but hey, doesn't change the fact that it's been suggested.
by Sufimoru
Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Conservapedia, awesome
Replies: 52
Views: 8027

Homosexuals, from what I have observed, tend to have a reasonably high IQ as a whole. Of course, there are, for lack of a better word, dumb homosexuals, and also smart heterosexuals, but what my point is that we tend to generally be smarter. As such, I've also observed that smarter people tend to h...
by Sufimoru
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 115732

I finally got my poster. I ordered it right away, but had it shipped to my old address. Upon receiving it, it was so curled that it was vaguely reminescent of a pirate map. I have since decided it is best kept in the cardboard tube to preserve this quality. I have also decided to run a Pirates of th...
by Sufimoru
Thu May 24, 2007 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 39559

Good job. Way to take control of your life. I honestly can't tell if that's sarcasm or not (Curse you, sarcasm wave-dampering internet), but I assume it is. So, I'll defend my situation rationally. In my now previous job, I worked retail for a drugstore. I had transferred to that store from another...
by Sufimoru
Thu May 24, 2007 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 39559

Randall! I pre-empted this comic and did something spontaneous! I quit my job! Without anything lined up! While only having enough funds for approximately 2-3 months! Without any college education and in a poor job market! ... Good lord am I frightened, but I was sick of being an emotional wreck and...
by Sufimoru
Tue May 01, 2007 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Satanism in Pan's Labyrinth and Narnia!
Replies: 24
Views: 6142

What Mr. Stewart fails to realize is that Pan resembles Satan because, in order to ostracize those that hadn't converted to Christianity yet (Mostly living in rural areas), urban Romans demonized popular gods, calling them the idols of "pagani," countrymen or peasants . In other words, Pan...
by Sufimoru
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0250: "Snopes"
Replies: 47
Views: 17790

My roommate and I keep a fairly open apartment (Either of us can go into the other's room in most cases, and we're always within loud talking distance if the door's open), but we'll still send IMs to each other as often as we verbally speak. As I read this topic, she attempted to send a picture, at ...
by Sufimoru
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minimum Wages War On Economy
Replies: 103
Views: 13415

Okay, Fjafjan, let's take those words out of my mouth. Let's first of all make it clear that I don't object to the idea of minimum wage, as evidenced here: And we certainly can't do away with minimum wage because businesses screw over the working class enough as it is. And, especially in areas where...
by Sufimoru
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minimum Wages War On Economy
Replies: 103
Views: 13415

Gelsamel wrote:Wasn't 45c worth a lot more back then?

What does the graph of the relative values look like?

My argument is that it's in part because of this that 45 cents isn't worth what it's used to.
by Sufimoru
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tipping, Gratuity, Charity, what's fair or not fair?
Replies: 195
Views: 13046

Correction: Through legal wages, it is impossible to make less than $5.15/hour. Self-employed don't make wages. Technically, I suppose a low salary with long hours could get less than minimum wage, too.

Most states have a higher minimum wage, averaging at $6.something.
by Sufimoru
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minimum Wages War On Economy
Replies: 103
Views: 13415

So in the meantime we're slowly destroying middle class by making lower class equal to middle. Anything wrong with that? The majority of our current economy functions on an existing middle class, because upper middle and upper classes make up too little of the population and working/lower classes c...
by Sufimoru
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minimum Wages War On Economy
Replies: 103
Views: 13415

Minimum Wages War On Economy

(Forgive the pun.) So, a long time ago (Like the 1930s and prior), we had these big bad evil guys working kids for pennies a week, and for that matter, working adults for pennies. And they were working them hard , like 60, 80 hours a week, and not compensating for it. And with those pennies even the...
by Sufimoru
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tipping, Gratuity, Charity, what's fair or not fair?
Replies: 195
Views: 13046

They're still taxed at minimum wage rates, too, and if they don't make enough tips to cover that, they have to claim exactly what they made. Federal wage laws say that if someone claiming tip credit (Making $30 or more a month from non-wage sources) is making less than minimum wage after tips and w...
by Sufimoru
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your handwriting!
Replies: 330
Views: 128111

Found an old image that had some handwriting on it (And a drawing!): http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6836/wizardov4.jpg That picture's about a year old and my handwriting has been gradually but consistently getting cleaner over the past two years or so. Unfortunately, I don't have a scanner so I ca...
by Sufimoru
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436671

Instead of the OP's intercept (which encourages the 2-handed mega-damage fighter, and is insanely reliable: doing 60 to 100 damage per attack is quite reasonable for some fighter builds, and a DC of 60 to 100 isn't right), mine gives the creature a chance to prevent it. As was pointed out, the DC w...
by Sufimoru
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436671

This fighter you are describing sounds a lot like a warrior from WOW, especially the abilities. I had a fighter only to level 6, due to the -3 level adjustment of being a half dragon, and he was the most impressive person in our group. We also had rangers, rogues, a cleric, and a mage. But in terms...
by Sufimoru
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 45
Views: 6168

My store got in some chocolate crosses for easter.

Half of these were white chocolate, the best kind of chocolate.

They sold terribly because kids don't want a cross, they want a bunny.

I am going to get so fat...
by Sufimoru
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436671

The problem with saving throws is there's only two options: Good (+2 to +12) and bad (+0 to +6). Fighter had one strong and two weak when most classes have two strong (Curious exceptions: Barbarian, paladin, rogue, sorceror, and wizard have also have one but have enough to balance it out, and monk h...
by Sufimoru
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436671

To reiterate on why I felt the need to improve the fighter, all the big DnD nerds say fighter is horribly weak past 10th level, because the bonus feats are just not enough to keep up. I felt a bit of dissent about the way they tried to "fix" the fighter-- By turning it into the Warblade, a...
by Sufimoru
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436671

So since there are DnD nerds here...

First and foremost, let me say that I post this here for two reasons: Reason the first: A real D&D forum would tear this to pieces if they paid any attention to it at all. It lacks refinement. Reason B: You guys are crazy enough to come up with some good feedback and suggestions. After seeing a ...
by Sufimoru
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 74438

Hmm. I know I've already gone, but just wanted to throw a cool one out there. It's from an item called Shosuro's Mask from Legend of the Five Rings: The ability to appear to be whoever the person viewing you most expects to see. So if you're walking into a classified base? The guards see you as som...
by Sufimoru
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 70926

To the poster above who complained about perpendicular grains in tiles, we do that because if you put them all going the same direction, it becomes a lot more obvious when you screw up (which I'm sure would bother you a lot more). Actually, I complained about the fact that they did mess up in sever...
by Sufimoru
Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 70926

I did the floor tile bit in high school, then stopped for a while. Then I moved out. My apartment has wood grain tiles that are about 8 or 9 inches square. For the most part, they're perpendicular to the four surrounding tiles, but there are a number of exceptions (Silly carpenters). I must have lin...
by Sufimoru
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student punished for spaghetti beliefs
Replies: 15
Views: 6014

What could possibly be disruptive about full pirate regalia?

As long as he avoids the sword, hook hand, and bandana (Which out of dress code), there shouldn't be a problem.
by Sufimoru
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Remind me to never go to Kentucky...
Replies: 30
Views: 8539

Belial, haven't you ever heard of bronchocarrots?

Also, if I ever have $28 million to spare, I'm opening up an evolution museum across the street just to show them what for.
by Sufimoru
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Disgustingly blatant racism
Replies: 37
Views: 8444

Lani, everything I hear about Austin suggests to me that it is some kind of bizarro world. In that part of Texas, democrats outnumber republicans, everything is not four times the normal size, IHOP is better than Denny's, so on and so forth. For the article, sad, but true. Having grown up in Florida...
by Sufimoru
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being Very Tall/Short
Replies: 84
Views: 15996

About 186 cm (As low as 180 if I really slouch. My posture can be terrible at times). That's in the 6'2" range. That's about 25 cm too tall for what I would like, and about 10 cm above what I'd consider acceptable. The nice part? I have a high reach and can see a bit more than most people. That...
by Sufimoru
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2151
Views: 748257

The Aussies here may recognize this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEBUboAbhHY&NRj Children See, Children Do. You KNOW it's a well-made commercial when it makes you cry even after seeing it several times. And on a creepier note... Well, I'll just quote a comment. 'This is from the movie &qu...
by Sufimoru
Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A moral dilemma
Replies: 71
Views: 9989

Yes because telling someone what they are is SO aggressive. ... Actually, come to think of it, it is. You could take something that isn't meant to be insulting and describes somebody, and when you call someone that, particularly by exclaiming it, it becomes insulting. "Old man! Wait a second! Y...
by Sufimoru
Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you've heard people say in their sleep?
Replies: 76
Views: 13507

Sometimes when I'm just hovering between sleep and waking I say things. I don't know, words pop into my head and I feel compelled to say them. I can't give you an offhand example, but it's weird. When im half awake half asleep I get some CRAZY dellusions, but as yours, I mostly forget about them Na...
by Sufimoru
Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A moral dilemma
Replies: 71
Views: 9989

A moral dilemma

I work retail, and today I noticed a new toy we have. It's a keychain with an egg-shaped piece of plastic at the end. When you open it, gears whirr and little figures move for a few brief seconds much to the amusement of children and people who really enjoy cute things. There are four kinds, and the...
by Sufimoru
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Truth
Replies: 121
Views: 35020

Re: The Truth

And a plane on a treadmill of infinite length matching the speed of the wheels will take off. Wrong in at least one case. The treadmill is not running, but it is matching the speed of the plane. Also, the Truth... Is a wonderful book. It's about newspapers! And it's by Terry Pratchett and anything ...
by Sufimoru
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I come to you all with yet another problem.
Replies: 111
Views: 19422

the internet is setting us up ^ and i doubt a date where we sit in a dorm room playing wii/program in c/do math/sit in a corner of the room and masturbate while crying with my roommate screaming "What the Hell!!!" would be a good date, though the last would leave a lasting impression on h...
by Sufimoru
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483509

thefiddler wrote:Lynne Truss is my hero! She's hilarious. :D

By the time she was thinking "Surely there should be an apostrophe on that bus?" I fell in love.

I'd be buying more of her work if it weren't for the fact that I have too many books to read right now.
by Sufimoru
Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483509

A bookstore near me recently closed so I bought far too many clearance books and have quite a bit ahead of me. Currently reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. On the List to Read What's the Matter with Kansas? by Thomas Frank Going Postal , The Last Continent , Equal Rites , Jingo , and Er...
by Sufimoru
Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dinosaur Template in Word 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

william wrote:Does it have T-Rex, Utahraptor, and Dromiceiomimus?

T-Rex yes, Utahraptor arguably, and no Dromiceiomimus. D:

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