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by NorthLondon
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 38255

Re: 891: Movie Ages

I was watching an episode of the last series of Scrubs last night (the rebooted med-school one). There's a video of Drew invading the stage when he was at college first time round, which culminates in him shouting "You'd better recognize!". He later explains -- in the present day -- that t...
by NorthLondon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 44213

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

This reminds me of a notorious incident on the BBC News here in the UK from about 3 or 4 years ago. A gentleman called Guy Goma, who had turned up at the BBC for a "data cleansing" job interview, was accidentally put live on air for a broadcast interview relating to the internet / download...
by NorthLondon
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 34501

Re: " Literally " Discussion

A lot of people make this mistake, and it irks me--that is, they hold the erroneous belief that grammar and language have rules that exist independent of the speakers of that language. If a significant number of speakers use a word a certain way, or "disobey" a certain rule, it's not a mi...
by NorthLondon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0706: "Freedom"
Replies: 122
Views: 26968

Re: "Freedom" Discussion

I have just finished a pretty thorough play-through of Dragon Age: Origins (excellent, by the way). One of the key foundations of the game is how in any interaction with a speaking character, you'll always be presented with four or five options. The dialogue option or action you choose ripples all t...
by NorthLondon
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 58330

Re: Honor Societies

Question: What's an honor society? Seriously, what's an "Honor Society"??? I'm sure one of you nice Americans will help out those of us who didn't attend a US school. Also, in British English, "honor" is spelt "hono u r". Similar for favor/favour, etc. I know it's the ...
by NorthLondon
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0698: "You Hang Up First"
Replies: 61
Views: 14619

Re: "You Hang Up First" Discussion

Do kids still call each other for their romantic chats? Back in the 90's (the olden days): yeah, I called my girlfriend, but we didn't have skype or IM or texting or whatever. Just one, fixed point landline in my parent's house, standing in the hallway, hoping that your siblings weren't listening in...
by NorthLondon
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0692: "Dirty Harry"
Replies: 93
Views: 20820

Re: "Dirty Harry" Discussion

I really want to see this movie again now. I saw "Rain Man" again a couple of months ago, having had a bit of an 80's movie binge (48 Hours / Tootsie / Thelma & Louise, amongst others). Of all the movies we watched, Rain Man had stood up to the test of time the best by a very very lon...
by NorthLondon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0685: "G-Spot"
Replies: 98
Views: 46109

Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

I had to register here just to point this out. If you read the BBC article linked to above, you find that British scientists are unable to find the G-spot. However the Italian scientists claim that they have found it :lol: That kind of figures British scientists are probably too busy dealing with (...
by NorthLondon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30449

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

... In the past I found very useful when a girl used the "my boyfriend" when I was flirting with her, like this: Me: so, since I feel we have connected, what about going tomorrow to cinema, I don't know, to see Avatar for example? She: well, I already saw it with my boyfriend , but we cou...
by NorthLondon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30449

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

You get a similar thing right after a long-term couple gets married. There's two options. Either, they climb on the step-ladder and scream it. "MY HUSBAND and I are going to the Supermarket!" Or they get all coy and shy about the fact that they are married, and find it weird to call the pe...
by NorthLondon
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0677: "Asshole"
Replies: 84
Views: 20890

Re: "Asshole" Discussion

Important Thread Sub-Question Do you rhyme 'scone' with 'cone' or 'gone'? My dear old Grandma, who is a Scottish lady of fine vintage, rhymes it with " gone ". So that settles it, quite uncontroversially, I think. She did, however, spout frequent and numerous adages from the Victorian era...
by NorthLondon
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 50933

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

Vincent91 wrote:
pokoleo wrote:How about a rail train on a rail train on a rocket?

A raptor on a rail train on a rail train on a rocket.


OK Go, running on treadmills away from raptors, on a rail train on a rail train on a rocket?

(I'm not a scientist.)
by NorthLondon
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0674: "Natural Parenting"
Replies: 100
Views: 23383

Re: "Natural Parenting" Discussion

Whatever they are doing, it must be working, as both babies already are (and still are) standing on their feet. Maybe, as others have hinted, stick-figure humans have a somewhat different reproductive process than we meaty humans. Not only do they have a much shorter gestation period, which is reas...
by NorthLondon
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0674: "Natural Parenting"
Replies: 100
Views: 23383

Re: "Natural Parenting" Discussion

I like how in Panel 2 the baby looks like he's about to go off on some fantastic exploring game. Look at his poise - he's going exploring!

And then look at me, assuming baby number one is male.
by NorthLondon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 34967

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

... It gets dark at 3:30, and complte darkness at 4 here in sunny old UK. I finish work at 4. Sometimes I hate my country. :/ Chin up, old chap! The flip side of that is that it gets dark at 10pm in June! Which is excellent . You can leave work at 4, and have six whole hours of daylight left. Just ...
by NorthLondon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 34967

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

"Never fall back" wouldn't really work either if it were a brit-flick as we call it by it's proper name - Autumn - we don't need to call it fall to remind us the leaves fall off the trees To westrim and I (in southern California), it doesn't even make sense to call it Fall, because nothin...
by NorthLondon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 34967

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

And to think the government has been trying to cancel DST!!!! Since when? They recently expanded DST to ~8 months from 6 (in North-America). Actually, if they expand it to 12 months, wouldn't that be technically the same as canceling it?..... Every October when the clocks go back in Britain, there'...
by NorthLondon
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 16191

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

Any superfans (like me) of the sadly departed Arrested Development will remember there's a couple of Volvo / vulva jokes between Michael and Lindsay (series 3 ep 1) when Lindsay has been sitting on the office photocopier to make copies of the car advert she's been looking at. Man, I miss Arrested De...
by NorthLondon
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 25584

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

It's probably just me, but panels 1 - 4 reminded me of that scene quite early in the first Matrix movie where Neo has been captured by the agents, who are interrogating him. Neo demands a phone call and then his mouth seals over itself. I thought the "FWOOSH" was his mouth sealing over. Th...
by NorthLondon
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 31034

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

Man, all these replies and no one mentioned SPOTIFY ? Surely everyone uses that now to hear any music they want? My thoughts exactly. I used Pandora for that brief, beautiful moment it was available in Europe. But spotify now fills exactly the same music shaped hole in my life. I'm still pretty hap...
by NorthLondon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 36312

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

Loved this comic. I was a massive fan of the Narnia series as a child, and I re-read them again recently before the first movie came out. There was a pretty seminal TV adaptation of 3 or 4 of the Narnia books that the BBC produced in the late 1980's - they were shown (and were required viewing) in B...
by NorthLondon
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 23236

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

Although , NASA did go back to the moon another five times after Apollo 11 - with Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, it's just that people stopped caring. I wonder what happened to Apollo 13? Why didn't that make it to the moon? Please, Raptor Jebus, tell me that he isn't serious. ... Raptor Jebus can ...
by NorthLondon
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 23236

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

Do you realize just how crazy it is that it's been 40 years since we first landed on the moon? Do you realize just how utterly insane it is that there's some chance that we won't have returned to the moon by the time the fiftieth anniversary rolls around? Yeah, when the 40th anniversary of the Apol...
by NorthLondon
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0661: "Two-Party System"
Replies: 102
Views: 16051

Re: "Two-Party System" Discussion

An obsession with two-party politics is also just a mirror on (western?) society's increasing fixation with making any point of debate a pure dichotomy. You're either conservative or liberal, you either believe in evolution or you believe in creationism.... There's less and less room for a spectrum...
by NorthLondon
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0661: "Two-Party System"
Replies: 102
Views: 16051

Re: "Two-Party System" Discussion

An obsession with two-party politics is also just a mirror on (western?) society's increasing fixation with making any point of debate a pure dichotomy. You're either conservative or liberal, you either believe in evolution or you believe in creationism.... There's less and less room for a spectrum ...
by NorthLondon
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0661: "Two-Party System"
Replies: 102
Views: 16051

Re: "Two-Party System" Discussion

What was it Winston Churchill said - "Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have be...
by NorthLondon
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 57462

Re: "Lego" Discussion

I always hated having to break up the lego model into bits and put it in the box with all the other lego bits. To the mind of the 8 year old me, it was no longer a house or a pirate ship or a space ship or whatever; it's inherent house-ness or ship-ness had gone. We are more than the sum of our part...
by NorthLondon
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 25526

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Loved the late 90's nostalgia of the geocities-style webpage - a bit nonplussed by the comic. Late 90's internet: Using the old dial-up Compuserve connection to get to on to Netscape Navigator, using AltaVista to search, it taking minutes for a webpage to load... those were the days. Simpler times.
by NorthLondon
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 16098

Re: "Nowhere" Discussion

When I was a small child (in the late 80's... showing my age) there was a fantastic range of toys called Dino Riders. You got a big plastic dino, a little humanoid figure to ride on them, and lots of little weapons. And some of the dinos had a button built in to make them move ! They were amazing th...
by NorthLondon
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 16745

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

Makes me think of Keats' ode "To Autumn: "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness..."

And then thinking of that Keats poem makes me want an exceedingly good cake.

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