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by htom
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: CROUCHING ONG, HIDDEN MEOWLPY

... ETA: now I realized something: "htom" is "moth" backwards. Coincidence? I've been talking about moths on pre-previous page... Coincidence. I used to use MOTH for "my own two hands" when typing my own memos for the typist. When my name was shifted from Tom to HTom, ...
by htom
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Joyous 5000, mscha and bots! There are some splendid celebratory posts. I must relearn this language, it's grown. Was there a second Madness? If I blitz I will discover .... Pseudo-Confucius says: When I am the superior person, I try to teach those below; when I am the inferior person, I try to lear...
by htom
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

@balthasar_s -- Definitely the foundation of a presentation. People also bring their own history of participation in other threads. This may shape their reactions to things that happen in the thread, e.g., someone who was a moderator in a forum where strong moderation (deletion, banning) was used wi...
by htom
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

(Per Page Pope Decree A ) I believe I've mentioned htom before as someone I haven't seen in a while: ---------For A Lost One---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------htom, Baker of Breads And Maker of Salsa ------...
by htom
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104878
Views: 29920975

Another OTT?

Wandering in the basement, eh? OK. The OTC and OTT are unlikely to be repeated. I can see how they could be, a different cartoon series, a different artist, a different group of users, coming together to discuss what is happening. I have seen very similar things happen to some blogging communities. ...
by htom
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:It's cari.j.elliot and htom! Welcome back! Welcome home!


It is surprising how home-like this feels. Thank you!
by htom
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, hello? Long ago, about half way through the OTC, I was here. A family crisis took me away. It was all well resolved, but in the flurry of subsequent real life, and the grand reveal that someone dumped on me, I never wandered back. I see very familiar names ... and will attempt to hang around. No...
by htom
Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

My attachment to Outside has been beyond sticky. This is a blind post, I've got about fifty pages to ketchup starting tomorrow. Wait for it.
by htom
Sat May 25, 2013 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
kenmelken wrote:(I'm suddenly busier on the [heresy] Outside [/heresy] because I'm ENGAGED!!!)

Congratuations! Image

To someone from Outside?! Quick, grab him before he leaves again!

(Seriously, congratulations!)
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Charter for a quest: Have any of you wordsmiths thought to capture the special vocabulary of this world on a page? I'd seriously appreciate all of the neologisms in one place. Perhaps it's been done and I missed it. But I miss it in any case. A dictionary of the OTC (Edit: OTT, actually). For poste...
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It's been a while since we've worked on the Jabberwocky poem (as Lewis Carrol is one of my favorites, I'm quite interested in this topic). Sorry I've been absent from this discussion that I started! I got caught up with Real Life issues starting in the middle of the afternoo...
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apologies for going not only OT but outside the True World, but: hey BlitzGirl wanted to make sure you and your family/friends were not near that bridge that collapsed yesterday. That must be leading to some ugly traffic patterns today. She was south of Seattle, and the bridge is north, but then ag...
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The coming hectonewpix is going to be very busy; I'll probably have to do a giant salsa Tuesday and Wednesday (Outsider references.) Now I hear coma calling.

Edit: 28,001 posts in the OTT! 701 pages!
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm wondering if in their world grapes ferment on the vine. They seem to be consuming many of them.
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[Scene 7: exterior, morning] Sounds of birds twittering, the slight rustling of people in their tents waking up. <longsnip> My reaction is a combination of awe and laughter. Well done! Much laughing, indeed. (I was reminded of that old joke about Barbie and Ken and ... never mind.) The Hills. From ...
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104878
Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

ChronosDragon wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Oooh, I like mope of molpies too! Considering I am the Mopey Molpy Mome. :D


I personally can't decide between a mope of molpies and a pancreas of molpies. Which is more whimsical?? :o


A stirfry of molpies, because they jump about.
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Good point. A cable wouldn't stick out that left end stiffly, so it is clearly neither a wire nor cable. Something stiff. That's what She said! This depends on the cable. Fifty-two shielded twisted pairs in a shielded poly sheath is "flexible", but you almost need to use a conduit bender ...
by htom
Fri May 24, 2013 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Alright. I did a Sestina. It wasn't easy, but damn if if was fun. I went for the 11 syllables per line rule as well, though apparently that isn't mandatory. Suffice to say I did a lot of counting on my fingers: In Time we heed certain creeds: the sea is big Revealed by our prophets: the river is sm...
by htom
Thu May 23, 2013 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Does a Bacon number restrict it to movies, or are plays allowed? Because if so, I have a Bacon number of 2. Movies only, no stage, radio, television, ... at least as I understand it. Acting only, no lines needed. "Acting" as in seen in the movie; "appearing" might be a better wo...
by htom
Thu May 23, 2013 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

Azule -- Not the story I was thinking it would be, which is excellent writing by you. At first your statement confused me. I now take it to mean that you probably expected a different direction for the story, either based on my previous "romp" or on my normal posting style. I'll take it a...
by htom
Thu May 23, 2013 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104878
Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

Re: Erdős numbers. I don't think the wider world would accept the premise that "publishing" here counts for the purpose. Sorry. By that calculation, so would emails, likely. I've corresponded with a person Erdős 1, but wouldn't think to call myself a 2... LOL. Clearly the wider world woul...
by htom
Tue May 21, 2013 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time" - "The Story of NewPixBot"

Part the Previous of the Story of NewPixBot. Many months later there has been thousands of photos taken, but the mystery continues. The couple's movement is more obvious now, for the most part. They have built sandcastles. They have left this area. NewPixBot has followed them pretty well. On th...
by htom
Tue May 21, 2013 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:My heart goes out to all the people in Oklahoma and the aftermath of today's devastating tornado. I had to stop watching it on TV because it's just too upsetting.


Moore has been hit by a Force 5 twice in the last fifteen years. I am not even going to start watching.
by htom
Tue May 21, 2013 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketchuping: StarWars: Earthling on Mars and Angelastic -- don't worry about it. If you're interested, look for a version of #4 that's the original release in plot, if there is one anymore. I'm convinced the OTC is a story told by a man who has shown himself a master storyteller or a puzzle created b...
by htom
Mon May 20, 2013 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> As I was leaving, I had an idea for a restaurant: The Bread Bar. Like those places that are nothing but a salad bar, this place would just have slices of different breads. Sourdoughs, Whole Wheats, Ryes, Brioche, French, Italian, Nordic, ... a little good butter, some good olive oil, beer, w...
by htom
Mon May 20, 2013 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

NewParse,NewData,NewFeature,NewWords Now each frame/newpix has it's own page. (Accessible from forum navigator ) New & notable words of each newpix are listed on the newpix pages. NewPix Example: Molpy A great tool. Will use many times. spoiler conversation Dealing with the scrollin...
by htom
Sun May 19, 2013 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Now all we need is a way to nest spoilers properly (but without everybody (including lurkers and passers by) installing a script, I don't see this happening :() The only way then is fixing the phpBB BBCode parser. But I doubt the One True Webmaster davean would let us do tha...
by htom
Sun May 19, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104878
Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Ahh! Spoiler again.
How many will I see?
Page 92

This one.
Unfortunately, Phaelin hasn't logged in since 1 April, so no chance that this will be fixed. :(


If a bunch of us traveled back to there and reported it to the mods? Some small number? (I haven't.)
by htom
Sun May 19, 2013 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

MORESTUFFONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/372c6ec844347c8dc5ae1a4fbc99444e1068d04c40b7f15a6db4b2c07ae0cdd5.png Did the raptorfly move or are Megball just kicking up dust? it's probably mosquitoes. man I hate mosquitoes. I think you mean mosquitosaurs. Mosquitoes wouldn't quite show up on the un...
by htom
Sun May 19, 2013 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104878
Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

We'll be zooming out all through the day. Tomorrow, we will zoom-in on another part of the beach, where Cueball is just starting to work on a brand new sand castle. He'll be building it for at least 2-3 days. Then another zoom-out. Next week: nightfall. The comic will be pitch black for the whole w...
by htom
Sun May 19, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104878
Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know how to Didacticalize things Following rules is Too much work for a Waiter What's wrong with good ol' A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B Do others of you find Didactyls aren't torture note: spelling?? I wouldn't call them torture, but my attempts have all been abandoned, unpublished. A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B becom...
by htom
Sun May 19, 2013 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote:A Molpy is a Frog!!!


I fear that the frog was to be some Molpy's lunch!
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

Grr. Trying to make a ketchup post but when I preview it appears to be rearranged all over the place - quotes off to the side in little tiny colored letters. :? blargh. Can't even come up with a intelligible edit. Mebbe I'll just read along silently today! But I wanted to know about the baking cont...
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This owns the word "bacon" in NZ, and I suspect in the UK: Picture 29.png but if you want it in the States, I understand you must ask for Canadian bacon. Actually if you want what's in the picture in the U.S., you'd better ask for "a boneless pork chop, cured, horizontally sliced thi...
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

(2) A six-syllable word with accent (if any) on the first and fourth syllable (such as intraabdominal or sesquipedalian); Vatican Milliner Yes! And if you can find a good three-syllable synonym for "perfect", you can use the whole "Vatican Milliner's [Perfect]...
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Otherothercomic stuff
Spoiler:
Girl Genius is going to be a keeper, I suspect. I'll look at the others later.
Coma calls, bakers have to get up early.
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

...I was quite surprised to find that a chicken & chips (or maybe turkey leg and chips) stall at a theme park I went to in the US was actually selling chicken turkey dinosaur and chippies. Who eats dinosaur with chippies? Dinosaur and chips is just like fish and chips; it entails hot ch...
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Lucia wrote:Hi people. How's the waiting?


Peaceful. My wife says there are delicious smells (baking for a contest tomorrow.)
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

...I was quite surprised to find that a chicken & chips (or maybe turkey leg and chips) stall at a theme park I went to in the US was actually selling chicken turkey dinosaur and chippies. Who eats dinosaur with chippies? Dinosaur and chips is just like fish and chips; it entails hot chips. Thi...
by htom
Sat May 18, 2013 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104878
Views: 29920975

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm wondering what the sea is supposed to be tasting better than. I'm thinking ChronosDragon had it right: HuhONG? So Cueball was intentionally tasting it earlier? Also, cue discussion of pollution. Maybe they're not as clueless as we thought. If the sea was receiving a large input of freshwater, t...

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