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by treadman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1490: "Atoms"
Replies: 92
Views: 17429

Re: 1490: "Atoms"

chaoric wrote:The "form" bothers me... I'll just not look at it again and pretend it was fixed (until it actually is fixed).

This was a running joke in my family at Christmas. "To: Mom, Form: Dad"
by treadman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1376: "Jump"
Replies: 62
Views: 11973

Re: 1376: "Jump"

For me, this type of dream starts with skiing or bicycling or something similar. I'll get some air hitting a jump and then I realize that the land is sloping down so much that my jump is going to be quite a flight. It's scary but exhilarating. Another dream I have that's along these same lines, (tha...
by treadman
Wed May 22, 2013 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Possibly these trees are Ent-like creatures. It does look like this one is looking at Megan and Cueball.

Or perhaps they will start throwing apples. :)
by treadman
Wed May 08, 2013 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Updated version of the map, now on the wiki (see "Mapping") Direct link to svg : http://images.wikia.com/xkcd-time/images/5/50/Time-Map.svg I don't remember who made the panorama of the first journey (where we see the shore line), or the image where with the forking as a series of horizon...
by treadman
Mon May 06, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are we still discussing this?? ETA: also, I kinda like the wallposts, seeing as I don't read it all they help scoop out the best bits as people catch up. Not completely sure if there is a consensus, but from what I've seen, I'd recommend. Clearly label Blitzposts as such. Don't make...
by treadman
Mon May 06, 2013 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

No, Megan, Cueball is the one that's supposed to make the dumb remarks! I think she meant empty as in devoid of trees, vegetation, and people, such as would produce the debris that fills their river when it grows larger. That would be a hypothesis as to why this one is not filled with debris, thoug...
by treadman
Sat May 04, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

ELLAFITZGONG ... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/a28096c8ae87fd1e61d4a172766047db6f1ffc869b631a987aa24d96b9e29256.png Edit: It's not much farther from home than ours at its driest. Huh? That is one strange¹ river they have there, if it is significantly further away when it's dry... ¹: and small Wh...
by treadman
Sat May 04, 2013 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball caught up with and passed Megan! Could that mean something1?

1: Ok. That's a stretch. I'll try to refrain from doomsaying without a bit more to go on.
by treadman
Sat May 04, 2013 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

HAL9000 wrote:I would like to request that everyone who has a wall of replies after a ketchup put the wall inside a spoiler so I don't have to scroll down as much. It's starting to get on my nerves a bit.

[ketchup]

Spoiler:
Wait for it.:D
[/ketchup]
by treadman
Sat May 04, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:
Spoiler:
Image
They're walking off the frame! The next newpix must be the last one1.

1. Merely a Cult-of-Doom-style humorous comment.
by treadman
Fri May 03, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Back to (B/D/G)ONG! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/27bee12d53da588ffc55e48e2650c73ff242a369049d0c2eee408b76016f743a.png Interesting conversation.......... See? If this isn't proof that Randall has read the OTT in the past hour, I don't know what is. http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animate...
by treadman
Fri May 03, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is the first time that the word "wait" has appeared in the dialog, right? When the congregation is doing the litany, there should be an audible gasp or something at that point.
by treadman
Thu May 02, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Everybody stand back! Do these heretic dates on every message annoy you? Would you like them to be in the OTU (One Time Unit)? I have a solution for you: the Newpix Convertor! Install GreaseMonkey or equivalent if you didn't already (it works at least on Firefox's GreaseMonkey and on Chrome's Tampe...
by treadman
Thu May 02, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:<snip>
(More arguments for those – myself excluded – who believe that Randall reads the forum and makes the next newpic on the basis of what we say.)
<snip>

For some reason, this comment made me think of Gary Larson's "God at His computer"
by treadman
Thu May 02, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Reka wrote:What is it with Megan and the non sequiturs?


Yes.
by treadman
Wed May 01, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have decided to simply live in the newpix. Whatever Loopist leanings I had in the past, I gave up after the The Great Loopist Tease of 997-1000. I'm still an Iterative Loopist. What you call the Tease, I call the Second Iteration. In that one, they didn't build anything. Think of the Iterations l...
by treadman
Wed May 01, 2013 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

I officially don't know where this comic is going. Hmm… No one (of us) knows. Well, we know it's going to the future, dragging us along in its wake. Maybe it's going to the Past. Somehow. I have decided to simply live in the newpix. Whatever Loopist leanings I had in the past, I gave up after the T...
by treadman
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Let me add to this relative awfulness with:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Baggage
The Bag at the End of the Universe
Bags, the Universe and Everything
So Long and Thanks for All the Bags
Mostly Bagless
by treadman
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Have any loopists postulated lately that our intrepid builders, now hikers, are going to reach the edge of another sea, where they will sit for a while before building a castle together?
by treadman
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

John Keats wrote:...
That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
And with thee fade away
...

However this turns out, it has truly been a pleasure immersing with all of you in the OTC. Cheers, everyone!
by treadman
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just checked in to say, thanks for the hat, buffygirl. Now my head is warm. (Though I'm not 100% sure what the thing I'm holding is. A keyboard?) Everyone please feel free to continue pronouncing Hyundai and other brand names the way they are pronounced in ads in your country/region. They differ be...
by treadman
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is wire one syllable ? Can be one or two; it depends on your accent. (Sometimes a triphthong) May I address, and possibly settle, this issue? It's been a pet peeve of mine ever since second grade (plus or minus, I don't recall exactly) when the teacher was introducing us to ...
by treadman
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is wire one syllable ? Can be one or two; it depends on your accent. (Sometimes a triphthong) May I address, and possibly settle, this issue? It's been a pet peeve of mine ever since second grade (plus or minus, I don't recall exactly) when the teacher was introducing us to ...
by treadman
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

_it_ wrote:Also, I'm really glad everyone has waited for me. I would have been disappointed if I missed it me everything.

Cousin! We've been waiting for you.
by treadman
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

I must confess that I've been questioning my beliefs as to Time. I did try to start a period enlightenment back on NP 223, but I fear that is the wrong path. Truthfully I think it is incorrect to believe that the One True Comic exists outside of the influence of Lord Randall. And yet, the devotion ...
by treadman
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

StratPlayer wrote:And yet...

358 pages with nary a flame war! That's gotta count for something...

Yes! Conversations that might have devolved into a flame war on other fora, have been thoughtfully debated here. How refreshing. :)
by treadman
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

thirds wrote:Chances the last frame is Cueball sitting up in bed turning off his alarm?

With Suzanne Pleshette next to him?
by treadman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, the castle was built by Cueball, and the dike (NOT dyke! Different thing entirely!) by Megan. Just sayin'. Yes, please. If you're trying to be funny, than fine. Crude humor, but fine. If you don't know how to spell dike, then this lesson might save you some embarrassment in some future time. ...
by treadman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sea level rise, and castle crumbling, since just after the sea wall collapsed, some 16newpix ago. Time_sea_level_rise_20130417_1100.png (As always, red removed, green added.) Why is the castle being under cut by the under current when Megan's Nub wasn't? Difference in construction. The sandcastle w...
by treadman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sciscitor wrote:Just an attempt to resolve the dimensinality puzzle.
<snip>
... the function of a dyke to keep the tide at bay ...
<snip>


I still think, in general, Megan likes men.
by treadman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

I applaud Blitzgirl for her tireless effort in clearly delineating each Period of Time. I would like to propose that Time can also be divided into two Eras--The Castle Era and the Scaffolding Era. The two era are distinct not only in terms of building materials but also, I think, of mood. In the Ca...
by treadman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Litany update, if it please you, Oh great Omelette elemtropy: The Litany of The Waits : Leader: Later! People : Bye! Leader: Wanna swim? People : Yeah! Leader: Pffthh People : *cough* Leader: You ok? People : Just got some in my mouth. Leader: Any idea where the river is now? People : Still pretty ...
by treadman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Litany update, if it please you, Oh great Omelette elemtropy: The Litany of The Waits : Leader: Later! People : Bye! Leader: Wanna swim? People : Yeah! Leader: Pffthh People : *cough* Leader: You ok? People : Just got some in my mouth. Leader: Any idea where the river is now? People : Still pretty ...
by treadman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

StormAngel wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:/^(B|D|G)ONG$/
They appear to be sitting in a rather similar pose as one from near the beginning of time, see for example Frame #6


Perhaps now is the time for the infinite loop. In the beginning the field of view zoomed out. Now if it zooms in, it could start from the beginning again.
by treadman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

So here is the litany as I designed it: The Litany of The Waits : Leader: Later! People : Bye! Leader: Wanna swim? People : Yeah! Leader: Pffthh People : *cough* Leader: You ok? People : Just got some in my mouth. Leader: Any idea where the river is now? People : Still pretty far out. It's actu...
by treadman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

The psalm has been updated <snip> Leader: How big? People: I don't know. Leader: (silence) People: Does it Rain on the Sea? Leader: I don't know, if it does it seems like a waste. It seems like the leader should be asking the questions. The people should always answer, "I don't know".
by treadman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

Imagine doing this with Time. Damn! I'd forgotten about that one! That's all about this comic and it's out-of-control needle-pulling thing! We've ALL made an extreme sport out of Waiting and there indeed IS, "too much Time, PERIOD"! Now I have an image in my head of an arena full of peopl...
by treadman
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> He did start up his own discussion. Topic: Discuss whether or not this thread is discussing the meaning and interpretations of the XKCD comic 'Time'. I think we may need to discuss whether it is a worthwhile use of our time to discuss whether this thread is discussing the meaning of the comi...
by treadman
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

It sure would be nice if there was a thread devoted to discussing the meanings and interpretations of the XKCD comic 'Time', perhaps in addition to this thread. There is a wiki , with a whole page about such things! The wiki and this thread provide a place to join in clubby, posturing granfallooner...
by treadman
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106317
Views: 39100001

Re: 1190: "Time"

WeWanttheFunk wrote:The sporadic use of themes was common to the two comics; xkcd's "My hobby" bringing the same kind of re-occurring delight as The Far Side's "trouble brewing"...

Yes! The skydiving school next to the crocodile farm!

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