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by solarion
Fri May 18, 2012 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 47172

Re: 1057: "Klout"

Who is John Klout? This actually loosely ties in to some thoughts I had regarding socialism yesterday. If you take it as given that people will try and get into positions above other people (which is why corruption comes into ideologies where property is meant to be shared) then you might be able to...
by solarion
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319378

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

This is actually really cool. It's one of those things where I think "Why has nobody ever done this before?"

Humour's so-so sometimes but conceptually I can't fault this thing. Kudos.
by solarion
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1863094

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Even they have standards.
by solarion
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I have mysterious unresolved issues involving Digimon.
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: I have mysterious unresolved issues involving Digimon.

The people capable of analyzing that in any way that would be of value to you will charge an hourly rate to do so. If it's interfering with your life, go seek professional help. Gonna support this one. Even if it's not interfering with your life unduly, it sounds like there's some issues being subl...
by solarion
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139749

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

Needs more Mcarthur's Corrective.
by solarion
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you buy with $50 billion
Replies: 88
Views: 11069

Re: What would you buy with $50 billion

I would buy a whole lot of security guards to follow me around for the first few months. I mean, shit, if I suddenly come into $50 billion I'm going to be the world's #1 target for kidnapping. Genuinely that's why I wouldn't like to have that much money. I'd hole myself up in a bunker somewhere for ...
by solarion
Fri May 13, 2011 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761595

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Related to the few posts above: I see a toothbrush ad that says

Removes up to 99% of plaque!


So all we actually know is that it doesn't remove all of it.
by solarion
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39902

Re: 891: Movie Ages

First thought: Screw you alt text, I have enough recriminations about that already.

Second thought: Have there really been no good blockbusters for eight years?

Third thought: I am SURE Snakes on a Plane did not come out when I was 13, let alone twelve. My internal chronology is fucked.
by solarion
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 37253

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

Totally immature, yes. But I am relieved to see a comic where the point isn't being belaboured, as has been happening a lot recently.
by solarion
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 40277

Re: 0858: "Milk"

RECTANGLES!
by solarion
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44243

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

It's a correlation does not equal causation joke. To people missing the joke, and missing why a search on a large database of "material" might correlate sexual arousal with lots of vowels in a row, think OH OOOOOH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEAAAAAAAAAAH! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
by solarion
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1863094

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Rek wrote:
ostrichguy wrote:
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He's not very good at his hobby if he's looking behind him in the middle of a firefight.


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by solarion
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16420

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

Okay, I liked this, but then the alt-text made me go :? Oh, please. The alt text is where he gets a chance to put the knife in. It's meant to make you a little uncomfortable. That's the point. If comedy doesn't cut a little, you're probably not learning anything from it - it's a waste of your time....
by solarion
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16420

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

Okay, I liked this, but then the alt-text made me go :?
by solarion
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 194451

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I can whistle and hum /at the same time/.
by solarion
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0840: "Serious"
Replies: 69
Views: 17616

Re: 0840: "Serious"

The art style somehow makes me think Randall took up all those cries to use some of those 5-Minute comics as proper updates.

Whatever the veracity of that, fine work here.
by solarion
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 22310

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

As much as this one seems somewhat deriative, I must admit I was not expecting the punchline. A solid effort.
by solarion
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your favourite phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.
Replies: 141
Views: 22587

Re: Your favourate phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.

Can't remember the exact source. It was a short story I read.

"And before the universe ends, all the good homes will be filled with the sound of wet breathing and the singing of glorious songs."
by solarion
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An Interesting Idea...
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: An Interesting Idea...

You're going to have to explain yourself slightly better. I don't really understand.

Do you want to make a thing which transforms when you press the sticker which says TRANSFORM?
by solarion
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"
Replies: 82
Views: 18418

Re: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"

Okay, unlike yesterday's I don't think any of these are quite filled in enough to be regular strips.

This however does not make them particularly less awesome. I'm going to have all my food-related events dramatised like this in my Made-for-TV life story.
by solarion
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761595

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Okay, this one's a stumper.

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So...they're basically completely alienating their target audience? Why would you click on that?
by solarion
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 18275

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Oh god this gets me. I had an accquaintence who died, and the last thing he said to me (as I'm a bit of a vocal ticcer; I like voice sounds) was "Why do you make all those weird noises?"
by solarion
Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761595

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

"Three months ago, Lisa used the Love Calculator. She just texted her name LISA and her partner's name NICK to 987654321. It didn't look good, but she didn't listen..." "And now Lisa and Nick have a healthy relationship! Thank god she didn't pay attention to that silly Love Calculato...
by solarion
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761595

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

For the Australians out here, that ad campaign that goes "Think of one word to describe Sydney..."

Overcrowded? Congested? Smug? Terrible? I don't even think these things but you're really asking for it. Sydnicity isn't even a word.
by solarion
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199875

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

This seems like it fits with the topic: I always thought - until recently - that calling when someone a "Prima Donna" you were actually saying "Pre-Madonna". I'm sure I'm the only one that thought that, but I just never knew there was a Prima Donna. No, I thought the same thing....
by solarion
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Life Goals
Replies: 72
Views: 7041

Re: Your Life Goals

1. Sing in such a way that people will go "What the hell is that noise?" and be unable to figure it out. Better yet, get paid for doing that. 2. Meet a person who plays the triangle for a living in a professional symphony orchestra, and interview him about the technicalities of his work to...
by solarion
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Online sarcasm detector unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 2800

Online sarcasm detector unveiled

http://www.jpost.com/HealthAndSci-Tech/InternetAndTechnology/Article.aspx?id=176375 “Trees died for this book?” If you saw that succinct review on Amazon.com, you’d surmise that the critic was being sarcastic. And you’d probably be right. “Are these iPods designed to die after two years?” You’d lik...
by solarion
Sun May 30, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 194451

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I have a small dark oval birthmark on my leg, out of which abnormally thick leg hair is growing.

I also do this burp/hiccup noise sometimes which people always tend to burst out laughing at. I'd get a recording somehow but it's unpredictable and infrequent.
by solarion
Fri May 28, 2010 12:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 55126

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*

Hurray, I got an account. All I have done right now is make an edit to Breakcore, though I've plans to make a few articles.
by solarion
Sun May 23, 2010 8:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Ovens
Replies: 43
Views: 4866

Re: The Ovens

I would use it to calculate higher values of pie than ever before.
by solarion
Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Dreams Ever
Replies: 100
Views: 15922

Re: Worst Dreams Ever

I had a dream I was walking across the road. When I got there, I walked back across it.

And sometimes I have dreams about typing up posts or messages. They're not even surrealistic; just average.
by solarion
Mon May 10, 2010 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's Compare Size!
Replies: 47
Views: 7993

Re: Let's Compare Size!

3555 songs in the computer library, (12 1/2days) plus a shelffull of CDs and records and tapes that I can't get onto my computer due to a broken burning drive.
by solarion
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What word processor do you use?
Replies: 28
Views: 3049

Re: What word processor do you use?

WORDPAD FOREVER

If it had a word count then it would be perfect. If anybody knows of some sort of add on I'd be grateful to you forever.
by solarion
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761595

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

The ad for Moo! ice-cream that starts off with an anthropomorphic cow picks up some schoolchildren and tosses them to a woman who takes about four steps before going "ZOMG! Have they had their afternoon calcium?" No, Streets, just no. What's so bad about this? It sounds exciting, if terri...
by solarion
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1863094

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Source: 727 + 171
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I s'pose I just like messing with you.
by solarion
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 24261

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

TomRobbins wrote:And why would this happen once a month? Wouldn't future Rob who is now taking the place of Rob know not to create a time machine.


It's not Rob the next time. It's some other hobbyist who thinks of a time machine.
by solarion
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Modern Art
Replies: 67
Views: 7439

Re: Modern Art

Heh well? Anyone else got ideas for BS modern art? or every done anything like it? What do you think of this? Black.jpg Honestly, though it might be hecka pretentious, this is one of my favourite pieces. I saw it in a gallery and there were off-white cracks all around it, of the canvas and then the...
by solarion
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time Travel Jokes/Puns
Replies: 85
Views: 42000

Re: Time Travel Jokes/Puns

To get to the other side. Why did the chicken cross the road? tell me a joke. So, I was thinking of becoming a stand-up comedian. So little SexyTalon, what do you want to be when you grow up? Welcome back to Jeopardy! SexyTalon edition! So.. when is the commerical break over? Remember! Deloreans ar...
by solarion
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that you can't stop listening to
Replies: 111
Views: 18651

Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Right now it's Enlightenment by Momus. On repeat for two days now.
by solarion
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 795949

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had a dream where my beard and hair were growing really fast. This was terrible because I would have to cut them /every day/ forevermore. Then there was an ad which zoomed into a window and showed a girl watching something on Youtube. I remembered this only when I put on my music for the day and g...

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