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by Introbulus
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1587: "Food Rule"
Replies: 86
Views: 11879

Re: 1587: "Food Rule"

I'm almost certain that a squid, like an octopus, would leave behind a ghost. And I don't mean like, a Squid or Octopus ghost, but literally a traditional sheet style ghost. I mean, look at a squid: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1054155/images/o-BOMB-IN-SQUID-facebook.jpg Now look at a ghost: https://pi...
by Introbulus
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1493: “Meeting”
Replies: 29
Views: 9653

Re: 1493: “Meeting”

Hang on a minute, the woman with the blonde ponytail is immortal? And beret guy too? This…this changes everything! No, unfortunately this only refers to the inextollable and inevitable intangibility of a business and its inability to be embodied in a physical form. Unless they finished R&D on t...
by Introbulus
Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"
Replies: 94
Views: 38512

Re: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"

Wait, I'm confused. The normal world of "What-if?" contains pitchers with nuclear-explosive arms, massive raindrops that encompass entire years worth of rainfall, giants that fell the worlds' only supply of wood, a metal box that flies across and obliterates the entire world... And we're s...
by Introbulus
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"
Replies: 48
Views: 15842

Re: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"

Incidentally, when I first saw the title, I thought of a funnier idea: the root of the word "salary" is salt , as in NaCl (the stuff used in food). Essentially, it comes from some Romans at some point getting salt as their wage... no idea how that worked out specifically. We weren't liter...
by Introbulus
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"
Replies: 48
Views: 15842

Re: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"

This What-if definitely reminds me of Scrooge McDuck, and reminds me of a huge problem I've had for a long time with the way people tend to calculate his net worth - false assumptions on what type of money is kept in his Money Bin. First off, while his money bin CAN function as a home, and does func...
by Introbulus
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1440: Geese
Replies: 52
Views: 10861

Re: 1440: Geese

Of course, the real reason those geese explode is because they're on a gluten-free diet.

Somebody should've told them that birds aren't supposed to eat rice.*

*That's actually a myth
by Introbulus
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1437: "Higgs Boson"
Replies: 31
Views: 11999

Re: 1437: "Higgs Boson"

I'd just like to point out that it is really difficult to find a picture of Death dressed as a clown due to the number of scary clowns that there are in different forms of media. And I hate scary clowns. So for my own sanity, please have this MS Paint drawing of a scary death clown. http://i.imgur.c...
by Introbulus
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1435: "Presidential Alert"
Replies: 59
Views: 12067

Re: 1435: "Presidential Alert"

This one is strongly overlapping with my sincere desire to be watching a football and see the following: Ref: Sorry. I just haven't thrown a flag all game and wanted some attention. You can go back to the game now, everything's fine. I can virtually guarantee you this will never happen in a Footbal...
by Introbulus
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1436: "Orb Hammer"
Replies: 46
Views: 10519

Re: 1436: "Orb Hammer"

Oh HELL no, we do not spread science illiteracy here. This is how it is, and I feel dirty having to post this. Don't be silly. The moon is only out at night - everybody knows that. The problem is that sometimes the sun comes out at night and tries to the moon out. People get so confused by this err...
by Introbulus
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1436: "Orb Hammer"
Replies: 46
Views: 10519

Re: 1436: "Orb Hammer"

Xenomortis wrote:
Klear wrote:Everything is weird when described like this. I'd even say that the Apollo program sounds less weird like that than most of our everyday lives.

I totally agree.


And let's not forget this one.

If your up-goer cannot pick up your hammer you will not go to space today.
by Introbulus
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0116: "No-Rules NASCAR"
Replies: 60
Views: 18414

Re: What-If 0116: "No-Rules NASCAR"

Q: What strategy would win? A: About 90 minutes. Site format: What if X happened? Question posed: How do I win Nascar? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think he answered appropriately for that matter - if the goal is to complete the track in the fastes...
by Introbulus
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1434: "Where Do Birds Go"
Replies: 61
Views: 16414

Re: 1434: "Where Do Birds Go"

As somoene who lived in a forest for 22 years of his life (By the way, trees falling are hella loud ), birds typically go back to their nests where the leaf coverage is usually quite adequate to keep them dry. When they're further away, they tend to rush to any coverage with an underhang they can fi...
by Introbulus
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1426: "Reduce your payment"
Replies: 35
Views: 12328

Re: 1426: "Reduce your payment"

Oh yeah...people pay off loans that don't have anything to do with school.

Spoiler:
I will probably be paid off on that particular loan in 3 years, AKA when I turn 30. :(
by Introbulus
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"
Replies: 32
Views: 10996

Re: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"

Of coures, the boring answer is that Cueball needs to be part of a demolition team.

Or drive a Monster Truck.

But I think we all know, as an intellectual, what his real calling in life should be.






Quantum Physicist.
by Introbulus
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0114: "Antimatter"
Replies: 52
Views: 14728

Re: What-If 0114: "Antimatter"

I like these What-Ifs with remarkably clandestine doomsday scenarios. They make me feel slightly more secure, in a universe where everything is constantly on the verge of complete and utter destruction and our society is run by screaming insane monkeys. (But enough about *insert elected official/dic...
by Introbulus
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 9931

Re: 1419: "On The Phone"

Never keep your hammer in the fridge. It should be kept in the oven, at 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6), which maximises the strength of the steel by optimising the balance between plastic yield and brittle failure. What about when your fridge looks like this inside? http://www.gbfans.com/images/ghostbus...
by Introbulus
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 9931

Re: 1419: On The Phone

Whatever he does, he should probably not try to find out who this Ba'al guy is with his phone.
by Introbulus
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 22542

Re: 1418: "Horse"

At the rate Randall is going, he will soon replace the english language with nothing but animals.
by Introbulus
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1417: "Seven"
Replies: 130
Views: 27928

Re: 1417: "Seven"

I'm more of a fours guy myself. Like the four ninja turtles, Leonardo, Magenta, Princess Peach, and Death.
by Introbulus
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0111: "All the Money"
Replies: 65
Views: 18739

Re: What-if 0111: "All the Money"

Is Scrooge McDuck's money bin supposed to be actually filled with gold coins? As in, whenever he makes a profit, does he somehow exchange it for literal gold coins? I know we sometimes see dollar bills in Duckburg, so I don't think they still use gold dollars or gold eagles or something like that f...
by Introbulus
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0111: "All the Money"
Replies: 65
Views: 18739

Re: What-if 0111: "All the Money"

^OR you could use a lake, like Scrooge once did. (Or more specifically, like his accountant did when he misunderstood the term "liquidated assets". I'd also recommend draining the lake first). Scrooge McDuck built his money bin over the winter of 1902-03, at the top of Killmule/Killmotor H...
by Introbulus
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 17534

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

Or, y'know, racist. Which is often what language-peeving amounts to, when it isn't (and often when it is) ableist, ageist, classist, or sexist. You specifically chose a quote that you knew was written by a black person. You could have chosen a less obvious source, or any other source that made heav...
by Introbulus
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 17534

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

even if it's true, grammar and spelling do not make a good writer. rather a good copy editor. the fact that someone scores well on grammar and spelling tests doesn't necessarily mean they will be any good at writing. All it means is they'd be good at copy-editing. Or pedantically pointing out gramm...
by Introbulus
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 17534

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

I feel as though a musical explanation may be in order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aeQ3DmKU7A
by Introbulus
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 17534

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

WIthout reading past the first word, I'm going to guess that this comic has white-hat guy's theory about how humans work get completely shut down by Cueball Yup, shut down the theory that SMS abbreviations lead to poor writing. Ingratiatingly too. You know, I think we ought to start calling the guy...
by Introbulus
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 17534

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

WIthout reading past the first word, I'm going to guess that this comic has white-hat guy's theory about how humans work get completely shut down by Cueball Yup, shut down the theory that SMS abbreviations lead to poor writing. Ingratiatingly too. You know, I think we ought to start calling the guy ...
by Introbulus
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 20570

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

I'd like to see the list going the opposite direction myself - I'm not interested in what Randall suspects will be popular terms in the next 20 years, especially since all attempts to predict future trends thus far have proven completely catastrophic. Well yeah, but it is after all a comic that tri...
by Introbulus
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0110: "Walking New York"
Replies: 52
Views: 27844

Re: What-If 0110: "Walking New York"

The second half of this question is relevant to my interests, since I recently moved from a 1 BR apartment with my wife to a 2 BR apartment due to lack of space. Now for starters, I'm not sure if Randall considers a hallway to be a room in an apartment. Closets too also pose a problem. But I'm going...
by Introbulus
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 20570

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

Oh come on Randall, what happened? Getting sloppy? Getting over your obsession? 1993: Velociraptor I'd like to see the list going the opposite direction myself - I'm not interested in what Randall suspects will be popular terms in the next 20 years, especially since all attempts to predict future t...
by Introbulus
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1411: "Loop"
Replies: 45
Views: 13545

Re: 1411: "Loop"

The light of the moon is a reflection of the light shining on it from the sun. The shadow that is cast upon it is the shadow of the Earth. While light reflects off of the surfaces of other objects in the solar system, the Moon is the only one that we can see projecting something other than light. I...
by Introbulus
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1411: "Loop"
Replies: 45
Views: 13545

Re: 1411: "Loop"

The light of the moon is a reflection of the light shining on it from the sun. The shadow that is cast upon it is the shadow of the Earth. While light reflects off of the surfaces of other objects in the solar system, the Moon is the only one that we can see projecting something other than light. If...
by Introbulus
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 37327

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

well, goes to show how old I am. I have heard of the TMNT but am absolutely clueless as to what their theme song is. On the other hand I can relate to this guy. Colonel Bleep.jpg And it's not as if you don't know who they are, if that avatar of yours is any indication (unless I'm totally mistaken, ...
by Introbulus
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 37327

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

I see I'm not the only one who got confused and tried to sing whole lines of titles as if it were the entire theme song. Randall has really underestimated us if he thinks we can't remember every word to the original theme. (From memory) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, TEE...
by Introbulus
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1411: "Loop"
Replies: 45
Views: 13545

Re: 1411: "Loop"

This depends upon your reference point for smallness. If you are using your original device as a reference point, then it would be accurate to say that each new device is increasingly smaller than your original device, but if you're using each new device, you would have to say they are getting decre...
by Introbulus
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1411: "Loop"
Replies: 45
Views: 13545

Re: 1411: "Loop"

The only problem I can think of with this comic is the implication that you need multiple devices to continue this loop. I can get bored and cycle through windows on my desktop just fine without a smartphone or any smaller devices, thank you very much. And I must be getting old, because I feel like ...
by Introbulus
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 41038

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

I'm going to go by pure logic here, and conclude that Whitehat is right on the mark. There are <1 people in the world who are, by some measure, stupid. Therefore, (some) people are stupid. Also known as the 'sucker born every minute' theory of thought. And I'm no statistician, but I'm fairly certain...
by Introbulus
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1378: "Turbine"
Replies: 43
Views: 10289

Re: Turbine

I don't understand. What's so funny? Is it the fan (air blowing) / fan (wind turbine) / fan (pop idol sense) triple pun? Yes, except a wind turbine is not a kin of fan. The stick person is confusing the wind turbine, which is moved by air blowing across it, with an oversized fan, which could blow a...
by Introbulus
Tue May 06, 2014 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"
Replies: 59
Views: 20099

Re: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"

Guys, math is a fake construct to describe stuff. Y'all don't need to get all serious about it. Acknowledging the fact that Math is in fact a construct of abstract ideas...this is sort of like approaching a Star Trek convention and asking the gathered crowd if they could ease up on their worship of...
by Introbulus
Tue May 06, 2014 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help Feynman's Dad
Replies: 32
Views: 5848

Re: Help Feynman's Dad

I may be completely wrong here, but I have to at least try. I'm certain I'll be corrected, and I welcome it, because I would like to know exactly how wrong I am. First of all, for an atom to transition into another atom, there must be some energy that goes into that atom. This energy allows the atom...

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