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by PayasYouDraw
Sat May 09, 2015 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”
Replies: 96
Views: 20618

Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

So why wasn't Megan transported to Avalon/Helheim via the portal when she removed the sword?
by PayasYouDraw
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1511: "Spice Girl
Replies: 70
Views: 15898

Re: 1511: "Spice Girl

Is this the Great Girlband War? I'd be on Girls Aloud's side. Korea would kick arse in this war, by sheer numbers alone. Some of them even get machine-guns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_lSP8Vc3o&feature=youtu.be&t=190 But we have FTL space orbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGkpoGZO...
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1511: "Spice Girl
Replies: 70
Views: 15898

Re: 1511: "Spice Girl

Is this the Great Girlband War?

I'd be on Girls Aloud's side.
by PayasYouDraw
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23646

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

I really enjoyed this one.

Looks like my London-Gibraltar flights won't be much longer than they are now, though they will be trans-polar.
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 37990

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

I started with our heroes building a rocket, and then amused myself with endless chessboards, until I moved a bit and now all I get is "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE".
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1415: "Ballooning"
Replies: 48
Views: 12662

Re: 1415: "Ballooning"

The song doesn't limit to male spiders. Thus he must also do what female spiders can. Just don't try to milk a cowboy (unless you're into that sort of thing). The Easter Bunny can lay eggs. Therefore Spider-Man is the Easter Bunny. (I'm not sure I've quite got the hang of this syllogism thing....) ...
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 22448

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

I'm pretty sure I first encountered "tsunami" in the 1980s. Possibly in a history book for children... As for suddenly popular words, µg/l, or ugl (pronounced "uggle") in my country, referring to the number of micrograms alcohol in one's blood. Although most people still don't g...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 22448

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

In Formula 1, EVERY driver started saying "for sure" instead of "yes" a couple of years ago, and they're still going. I'm not sure if the F1 "for sure" is applicable to every situation where "yes" would do, but it is widespread as a term of agreement or confi...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 41539

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Or in Santa Barbara is a street spelled San Roque, pronounced by all the locals as "sæn ROW-kee", even though it should be "sahn roh-KAY". (Or my dad, who believes he speaks Spanish, but insists that the name of the street is "san ROHK"). Or tourists who pronounce Gole...
by PayasYouDraw
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 41539

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Japanese speakers are in no position to criticise, given the butchering they do on English words to adapt them to Japanese, especially when the letters L and R are involved.
by PayasYouDraw
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 41539

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

The one I found didn't quite fit was Royal Flying Doctor Service, as in my dialect Royal is really only one syllable. I had to stretch it out to ro-yal (or possibly, Roy Al) to make it fit the song. I couldn't make "San Diego City Council" fit, until I realized English speakers can't prono...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 14795

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

California is long and skinny!? Ha! (said the Chilean) (cf. #1398) We went through a lot of atlades (is that the correct plural of atlas?) a few years ago trying to find some country or other well-defined region whose geographic center wasn't actually in the country. Chile is far enough from round ...
by PayasYouDraw
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 21074

Re: 1409: "Query"

And yet you don't mind the nonstevenicity being hard-coded? Clearly the anti-Steve movement is even more widespread than I feared. Its already started elsewhere: http://www.stevessence.com/2011/10/19/anti-steve-protests/ Eee gads - I just started reading that site, then I stopped pronto. "They...
by PayasYouDraw
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:32 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 106772

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

I'm with bachaddict, I don't think Randal quite answered the question that was asked. He was focused on the value in the box and not the cost of getting it there. If every human destroyed everything they owned (including themselves) and a tiny sample of each mess was added to the box, it would then...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 92
Views: 25552

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

So which are worst on average, the boy hurricanes or the girl hurricanes?
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 41643

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

Needs a Sinclair joystick connector too.
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 41643

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

No 240V AC connector?
by PayasYouDraw
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73226

Re: 0207: "What xkcd Means"

I'm with you on that one Charlie. :D
by PayasYouDraw
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73226

Re: 0207: "What xkcd Means"

So many things in this thread that I do. OK in the comic the only one I do is No.4, but only when I'm not walking in racing lines . No.1 is not really possible where I live, and would definitely be illegal anyway. (Also, does it rely on being able to turn right on red which I understand is allowed i...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1401: "New"
Replies: 61
Views: 15407

Re: 1401: "New"

Maybe it would have been funnier if Cueball had asked, "New headcanon?" and been greeted with BHG's headcannon?

Like orthogon above, I just read headcannon and, not having head anything like that before, was not at all surprised to see a cannon on his head.
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"
Replies: 25
Views: 10276

Re: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"

I don't think I've ever seen an xkcd with a photograph in it.
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1398: "Snake facts"
Replies: 144
Views: 31267

Re: 1398: "Snake facts"

Hey!! How did you get from Not believing in your Own soul to Not believing in the Imaginary friends of Mosses'? Two very different things. Mosses is like The Lord of The Rings. Either you like the story, find it believable or not. Mosses? Like Kate Moss and Stirling Moss? Or the green stuff that gr...
by PayasYouDraw
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1397: "Luke"
Replies: 39
Views: 10669

Re: 1397: "Luke"

*That makes another, totally illogical double standard. Guys can't be having lots of sex with girls while girls aren't having any with guys. Clearly, lots of guys doing a small group of slags. Keep in mind, this is a kid who's just discovered that his first-ever sexual encounter involved his sister...
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1397: "Luke"
Replies: 39
Views: 10669

Re: 1397: "Luke"

Flumble wrote: most artificial vaginas are still unpowered.


Which now makes me wonder what niche products Randall is familiar with. :shock:
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1397: "Luke"
Replies: 39
Views: 10669

Re: 1397: "Luke"

Keep in mind, this is a kid who's just discovered that his first-ever sexual encounter involved his sister! It shouldn't be surprising that he's exploring some, er, safer options! :D Is that ever established? Sure it's the first we see on screen, but I'm sure he and his mates on Tatooine must have ...
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1397: "Luke"
Replies: 39
Views: 10669

Re: 1397: "Luke"

Keep in mind, this is a kid who's just discovered that his first-ever sexual encounter involved his sister! It shouldn't be surprising that he's exploring some, er, safer options! :D Is that ever established? Sure it's the first we see on screen, but I'm sure he and his mates on Tatooine must have ...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1395: "Power Cord"
Replies: 38
Views: 10439

Re: 1395: "Power Cord"

Will my soup cable work this way or will I have to buy yet another cable.
by PayasYouDraw
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:49 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"
Replies: 32
Views: 9220

Re: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"

But at home we have a convection heater and an electric radiator (it's full of oil or something). I suspect the latter is more efficient as the heating element must be smaller, but I can't be sure. Heating based on electric resistance is basically 100% efficient. All the energy input has to go some...
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1394: Superm*n
Replies: 82
Views: 16329

Re: 1394: Superm*n

The asterisk means "Any number of the preceding character or pattern." In this case, it was just the letter "m". You can apply the same thing to a class (e.g. [0-9a-zA-Z]* would match an empty string or any length of alphanumeric characters, until the end of the string or a non-...
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1394: Superm*n
Replies: 82
Views: 16329

Re: 1394: Superm*n

gormster wrote:Matches:

Supern
Supermn
Supermmn
Supermmmmmmmmn

Does not match:

Superman
Supermoon


How does that even work?
by PayasYouDraw
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:46 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"
Replies: 32
Views: 9220

Re: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"

As a side note, I'd like to put a plug in for using open refrigerators as heaters. If you insist on using electricity for heating, then opening your fridge produces less entropy per joule of heat produced than a resistance element would. I'm in favor of delaying the inevitable heat death of the uni...
by PayasYouDraw
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 19981

Re: 1393: Timeghost

We're getting close to all of Back to the Future being set in the past too. That's been my standard "dear $deity we're getting old" comparison for some time. In 2000, we crossed the "'the future' is closer to now than 'the present' in Back to the Future" mark. That was frighteni...
by PayasYouDraw
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 19981

Re: 1393: Timeghost

We're getting close to all of Back to the Future being set in the past too.

What I want to know is what a timeghost was before it died.
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1392: "Dominant Players"
Replies: 187
Views: 40113

Re: 1392: "Dominant Players"

I agree, chess is not a sport. It is a game, and a great game, but there is no physical skill involved and as such remains a game.
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1392: "Dominant Players"
Replies: 187
Views: 40113

Re: 1392: "Dominant Players"

Are there any jokes in this? I'm afraid I don't know enough about chess to know if there are any in there. I don't really know anything about basketball either.

I'd love this for sports I actually know about or even actually follow.
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47242

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

speising wrote:yeah, a big conspicuous camera pointed at the number plates should deter gas theft, shouldn't it?


I was just assuming the cashier would have working eyes.
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47242

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

There has been more then one cashier who has died when trying to prevent people from stealing gas. And even more people lost/lose a lot of money from being forced to cover the cost of gas and goes (because if they didn't they'd lose their job). (this still happens at restaurants. Even though it's i...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47242

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

That's true. Intelligence and knowledge aren't the same kind of unstupid. Although, an IQ test usually tests for both. For example there are often anagram puzzles in the form of "which country name can be spelled with the letters CEALIND, TARSILAUA, RASTIUA" and so on, which would require...
by PayasYouDraw
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 23029

Re: 1384: Krypton

Pfhorrest wrote:
speising wrote:there are also theories that some biblical years are moon years, aka months. that would make methusalahs 969 years more reasonable.

But it would make Moses only six when he lead the exodus.


Maybe that episode of the Rugrats was more accurate than I thought.
by PayasYouDraw
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 23029

Re: 1384: Krypton

Also, the Pharaoh at the time of Moses' birth was certainly not the same Pharaoh when Moses, at age 80, led the Hebrews out of Egypt at the start of the Exodus. Cool, so Moses was at the top of his game at 80, whereas JC was all youthful exuberance but died tragically at 33. Kind of Mick Jagger vs ...

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