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by mdog
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 57
Views: 12452

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

Please explain? I don't get this one at all Hey, maybe protons only decay when they want to. Oooohhh. Consciousness among the bosons. But protons are fermions. Or do you mean the hydrogen atom or water molecule? No, sadly, I actually meant "baryons". Thanks for the catch. It was late, and...
by mdog
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 57
Views: 12452

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine" Postby lorb » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:02 am UTC Please explain? I don't get this one at all Now you know what it felt like back in the day. After a while, no one got it. Bizarrely I was connected to almost all parties. Lived in Cleveland, got started in Brookhaven, did po...
by mdog
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1128: "Fifty Shades"
Replies: 41
Views: 12969

Re: 1128: "Fifty Shades"

Beltayn wrote:
Aiwendil wrote:
To be fair, I don't think anyone under the age of 70 ever read Ivanhoe.


I have read Ivanhoe. I am under the age of 70.



WAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT... Ivanhoe was a BOOK?

*Mind Blown*


Deep breath. It is ok. Amazon has available a Kindle version of the original Classic Comic version. True!
by mdog
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1128: "Fifty Shades"
Replies: 41
Views: 12969

Re: 1128: "Fifty Shades"

To be fair, I don't think anyone under the age of 50 has ever read Ivanhoe. To be fair, I don't think anyone under the age of 70 ever read Ivanhoe. I have read it, as well as several other Scott novels. So neither claim is true. However, I am willing to admit that I am in the minority. I apologize ...
by mdog
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1128: "Fifty Shades"
Replies: 41
Views: 12969

Re: 1128: "Fifty Shades"

LOL! Are you SURE we aren't soul mates, Randall? Wish Bone references!? To be fair, I don't think anyone under the age of 50 has ever read Ivanhoe. To be fair, I don't think anyone under the age of 70 ever read Ivanhoe. We (that is, those of us barely under 70) (Hard to imagine? Think: a wormhole i...
by mdog
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1120: "Blurring the Line"
Replies: 74
Views: 20856

Re: 1120 : "Blurring the Line"

Egwene wrote:Can someone please tell me what a basketball has to do with anything?
I just don't get it and it makes me feel stupid.


Michael Jordan. Panel 3. Basketball player.

This comment is not recursive. By the time of its post, however, it is redundant. Comments passing in the night.
by mdog
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50511

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Thank you, Randall, for giving us pause, laughter, and sometimes tears; for making all our lives richer.
by mdog
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0984: "Space Launch System"
Replies: 94
Views: 25069

Re: 0984: "Space Launch System"

I'm sure this thread will get into discussions about Nazis and rocket engineering soon enough. In the meantime, title-text provided a good laugh and a good memory of Shania Twain's song. If you're not familiar with it, here are the lyrics: http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/shania-twain-lyrics/that-don_t...
by mdog
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0907: "Ages"
Replies: 87
Views: 24471

Re: 0907: "Ages"

One too many ages; the limit is seven. Why? I assume ysth is referring to the Seven Ages of Man (though this may just be my English major-ishness coming through): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_world's_a_stage Or, maybe Elvis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edRnjGPJGo0&feature=related at ...
by mdog
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0907: "Ages"
Replies: 87
Views: 24471

Re: 0907: "Ages"

I'm still "Everything is Exciting!" yet I'm apparently in the 'Woo College" category. I must be doing it wrong. No, exactly correct! This from someone almost, but not quite yet, off the chart. Just came back to mildly suggest staying exactly where you are. Good way to live life. As R...
by mdog
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 30186

Re: 0813: "One-Liners"

Ripostes... in one line... my vote:

The Operative: Are you willing to die for your beliefs?
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I am...
[They draw. Mal fires first, and the Operative is forced to take cover]
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: 'Course, that ain't exactly plan A.
by mdog
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 30186

Re: 0813: "One-Liners"

Re: Maybe it's just me, but: by SlyReaper » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:23 pm UTC westrim wrote: cellocgw wrote: I never heard of cliched movie quotes being called "one-liners." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-liner_joke http://www.thefreedictionary.com/One-liners And, yet, all sorts of netblogge...
by mdog
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 29286

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

...and secondly, the word is bathyscaphe . So it doesn't rhyme. Etymology aside, either spelling seems quite acceptable. FWIW, I suspect that "bathyscape" is far more common in (American) English. Besides, it seems to me that the "rhyme" here is primarily associated with the vow...
by mdog
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 28967

Re: "Static" Discussion

I'm a little confused about who's talking since it seems like the people might be switching places, but I can't tell. It looks like it in the 3rd panel they switched position - but I think it's only sloppy drawing... The second panel is actually quite ingenious... In a sense, it could only be drawn...
by mdog
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 29987

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

My boss once observed, "It is possible to travel through time, but only in one direction, and at a constant speed." I'm not so sure, though. Yesterday I laid down on the couch and shut my eyes, and when I opened them a minute later I had traveled two hours into the future! Really? Last ni...

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