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by WilliamLehnsherr
Thu May 11, 2017 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 14503

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

A grilled chicken sandwich is certainly not a hamburger in any sense. How do you defined grilled chicken between two halves of a bun, with LTO, etc? I've never heard that called anything but a grilled chicken sandwich. Likewise, take any sandwich filling that you would put between bread, and put it...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1095548

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Dammit, America. Why do you always do this?
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon May 02, 2016 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1674: "Adult"
Replies: 40
Views: 10260

Re: 1674: "Adult"

humanalien wrote:Oh. I think I just got it! In the last panel, his will is being read aloud. After he died. Wow, I can be slow sometimes.


Alright, now it all makes sense.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6561
Views: 1045656

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Whoa up there. I was just pointing out that I have no problem with him and the officer sharing a prison cell for a while; the officer for abuse of authority, battery and assault with a deadly weapon, and the citizen for fleeing/evading and perjury. I think they'd make fine company, learn a great de...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1627: "Woosh"
Replies: 26
Views: 7589

Re: 1627: "Woosh"

or "Woosh - ass-pun intended".

Am I doing it right?
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1627: "Woosh"
Replies: 26
Views: 7589

Re: 1627: "Woosh"

faraway wrote:This is basically the same joke as comic 559, isn't it?


Only if your definition of "same" is very broad.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Gates owns the book "What if?"
Replies: 11
Views: 7527

Re: Bill Gates owns the book "What if?"

I didn't think the title meant Gates' owns the rights. I knew it exactly what it meant. True story. Do I get a "not confused by the ambiguity" medal?
by WilliamLehnsherr
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1627: "Woosh"
Replies: 26
Views: 7589

Re: 1627: "Woosh"

Guys, why aren't we focusing on the bigger issue: why is everyone acting like it's real?
by WilliamLehnsherr
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 27104

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

dg61 wrote:ISIS _is_ a state; it may not be a legitimate or rational one; or even one anyone thinks well of, but according to the most commonly used definitions of a state it is in fact one.


Except for the "recognised as a State by other States" definition (i.e. the one that matters).
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 26262

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

This thread is seriously the first time I've ever heard of this knuckle counting technique. Took me a while to figure out how it works (because I'm stupid).
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 26262

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

I've always said "30 days has September..." Of course, it's September that has 30 days. 30 days don't possess September, yet... hath is just an older form of has , isn't it? Do you mean have ? I thought hath was the inverse of has/have. As in I have a laptop (I am in possession of it), an...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)



The weather's turning into the mafia it seems, killing those who don't show enough respect.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 26262

1595: "30 Days Hath September"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/30_days_hath_september.png Alt text: There's a cool mental calculation hack I recently learned for this: If you open the calendar app on your phone or computer, the highest-numbered box along the bottom is equal to the number of days in the month! I've always said "...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ei <-> ie: English speciality?
Replies: 24
Views: 9505

Re: ei <-> ie: English speciality?

Great thread, spiesing.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Slang Density
Replies: 4
Views: 4146

Re: Slang Density

Surely not all of those are unique to Australia? Sickie, ciggie, spag bol, copper, to name a few. Or, maybe as an Australian I'm just used to them and don't realise how weird they are.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words before their meanings were changed by pop culture
Replies: 16
Views: 8487

Re: Words before their meanings were changed by pop culture

You're looking for words that haven't just changed overtime, but specifically have changed due to popular culture? A lot of people (well, my parents at least) blame video games for "versing". I don't know how common it is/was to say that someone writing poetry is/was "versing", b...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1548: "90s Kid"
Replies: 32
Views: 9207

Re: 1548: "90s Kid"

I find the phrase "median age at first birth" misleading. My age at first birth was 0. Me too. We should start a club. Anyone else annoyed at 90's rather than '90s? I prefer 90s, myself. No apostrophe anywhere. I think 90's is the most common, even though I naturally think "90 is wha...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Racial Identity (Rachel Dolezal's resignation)
Replies: 87
Views: 16098

Re: Racial Identity (Rachel Dolezal's resignation)

Well in a population genetic sense, being black is generally equated with having recent Sub-Saharan African ancestry. The landscape of human genetic variation is too complex to be characterized into races in any rigorous sense, but geographic groupings like this can be useful in studying the distri...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

KnightExemplar wrote:Personally speaking, I never say "12am". I instead say "12 Midnight" or "12 Noon".


I always say 12am and 12pm. It makes me to feel smarter than people when they get confused and I have to elaborate.

I am a very sad person.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Sun May 31, 2015 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A (annoying) habit
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

A (annoying) habit

I'm always thrown off whenever someone doesn't take into account a word in brackets when deciding whether to use "a" or "an". But am I in the minority in thinking the title of this thread should be "An (annoying) habit"? I'm not interested so much in whether there is a ...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri May 15, 2015 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 28147

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

I asked "What picture will appear when I press ask?"

A lightbulb and tie, apparently. I can't confirm the accuracy of this answer.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri May 01, 2015 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1519: “Venus”
Replies: 39
Views: 7527

Re: 1519: “Venus”

I try to take into account double negatives when I reply to a question, but "yes, I do not" doesn't sound right.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Don't Eurovision acts always in some way try to reflect their country's culture? I'm already cringing at the thought of a bunch of white guys in khaki singing about the beach and beer to the sound of 70s pub rock with didgeridoos thrown in as a superficial acknowledgement of Indigenous Australians. ...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 18352

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

So instead of making two large rooms with stalls and sinks grouped together, turn it into a hall connecting to a bunch of small bathrooms with their own sink and toilet (and maybe a couple larger ones for handicap people). Annoyingly, it's not uncommon for them to still be segregated. There'll be a...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1468: "Worrying"
Replies: 50
Views: 12034

Re: 1468: "Worrying"

Yeah, it's always bothered me how movies downplay how serious getting knocked out is yet seem to think nosebleeds are the worst thing in the world. There's a lot of other things, but those two bother me and are mentioned in the comic. So yay me for sticking to the topic (I'm sure movies would depict...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1466: "Phone Checking"
Replies: 23
Views: 6805

Re: 1466: "Phone Checking"

What do we bite?
by WilliamLehnsherr
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Yeah, Labor really screwed themselves over, but a foreign billionaire mobilising his multimedia empire to report incredibly biased news in favour of one party and ruthlessly attack another didn't exactly help. I thought he was Australian? Because everything after the comma is kind of how we think o...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sydney Siege
Replies: 56
Views: 12898

Re: Sydney Siege

It's probably been mentioned already, but the guy was out on bail when this happened. Dammit. I thought the all muslims are terrorist crowd would be bad, now I'm going to have to hear from the tough on crime crowd. "What? Why wasn't he in prison? Why didn't the judge granting bail consider use ...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sydney Siege
Replies: 56
Views: 12898

Re: Sydney Siege

It's sad two hostages died.

It's also a shame the hostage taker died. Now we can't question him.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sydney Siege
Replies: 56
Views: 12898

Re: Sydney Siege

In the meantime, we have this circulating. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10847767_597250107045149_6663815722266914485_n.jpg?oh=3072c514df80c633ce303b76f18f83e5&oe=55021F77&__gda__=1426931371_a96fc68b3009179080feb4995936346a I think we should let these people...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 32257

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

Carlington wrote:SMH (shaking my head)


I don't care what the rest of the world thinks, SMH = Sydney Morning Herald. First time I saw it used for shaking my head I was so confused.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sydney Siege
Replies: 56
Views: 12898

Re: Sydney Siege

The Daily Telegraph... The Fox News of Australia...

Hopefully everyone will be alright. It doesn't look like they'll be free today, but I'm being optimistic.

The "all muslims are terrorists" crowd has been having a ball with this, which is an additional downside.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 32257

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

I don't get it. Urban dictionary says "Smoke More Fucking Weed" which makes sense... Smoke more fucking weed an acronym almost makes sense. That doesn't make sense. I presume the joke is on people who add on to existing abbreviations (if they're not just making their own up from scratch)....
by WilliamLehnsherr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 32257

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

Oh, internet abbreviations... I hate when my forum browsing is interrupted because I have to google what the hell "TAIS", "SIFLI", or "IANANNHOIA" mean. There are too many of them, and most of them are unnecessary. Unless you're able to cash in the nanoseconds saved by ...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1013
Views: 176370

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
Out of coincidence, but not out of coincidence, I used the Chinese man's DNA, but not the Korean woman's DNA.
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Switzerland, civilized? That's a joke, right? No. I don't think they are Joking. What did you see in Switzerland that was UnCivil? Be sure to compare to Reality not some Pipe Dream you may be having. That is a small nation perched on precarious property. It's civil. Kids kidnapped and sold into sla...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of AdBlock
Replies: 639
Views: 126478

Re: Ethics of AdBlock

I have family who immediately mute the TV or leave the room once commercials start. Should this be considered unethical? I was wondering that too. I think a difference is that the show's producers don't lose any money by you leaving the room, as they don't know you're not watching. Which leads me t...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Sometimes, I really wish news like these are just fake Onion-like stuff. First, as Diadem put perfectly: Mobile? Really? Second: if 5 years old can't make "pew pew" sounds without triggering a minor crisis, something is horribly, horribly wrong. It's not pronounced the same. They stress t...
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

As it's being removed, I imagine it's thinking "argh, my babies. Don't take me away from my babies".
by WilliamLehnsherr
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522799

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The only kind of film that could be made from Tetris is a porn film. People in body paint fucking each other in all kinds of crazy angels... Then having parts of their body disappear when they all stand in a line...

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