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by Ezzthetic
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176019

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

So listing Tasmania as if it's a country like New Zealand, when it's actually part of Australia, is part of the joke?
by Ezzthetic
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 59888

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

Did JFK own a globe?

Yes he did.

It's called "being President of the Unted State of America".
by Ezzthetic
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 30690

Re: "Study" discussion

Gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion ...
by Ezzthetic
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 35731

Re: "Literally" Discussion

This reminds me of the "refute/refute" debate; technically "refute" means "show to be false", ordinary folk, and especially politicians, are notorious for "refuting accusations" where it means "to deny". True. They should say "rebut", not ...
by Ezzthetic
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 35731

Re: "Literally" Discussion

I have a different problem.

I tend to assume people are speaking figuratively when they are speaking literally.

On the other hand, people tend to assume I'm speaking literally when I am speaking figuratively.
by Ezzthetic
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 52554

Re: Numbers

Well, better than the reverse, I guess.

Not if you're Jeffrey Dahmer.
by Ezzthetic
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 53065

Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

Funny thing is, for once I actually got the joke without having to Google it.

But then I read the title as "A Steroid".
by Ezzthetic
Fri May 15, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 43417

Re: "CNR" Discussion

That's a joke we used to make in support quite a lot.

The other one was "Programming is like sex - one little mistake, and you support it for years."
by Ezzthetic
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 35026

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Being from the Land of Aus, I shouldn't have gotten the Burma Shave reference, since I don't think it was ever marketed here. However, I read Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 Days a few years ago, and one of the exercises was to write an applet that showed a Burma Shave poem in sequential slides. So I fi...

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