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by Gamer_2k4
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65864

Re: 988: "Tradition"

I don't know how common this is in other regions, but where I live, two stations play 24/7 Chistmas music: an oldies station and an all-decades mix station. The former does a lot of the classic ones (like you'd see in that Wikipedia page), while the latter has a lot of modern version in addition to ...
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65864

Re: 988: "Tradition"

Who listens to the radio these days anyway? baby boomers... :| Well, that naturally prompts the question, "What's the problem?" Besides, everything Christmas-related is based in tradition. Why do we put up trees? Why do we gift gifts? What's the deal with mistletoe? None of these are rece...
by Gamer_2k4
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 107848

Re: 0980: "Money"

Proper reaction of xkcd hater: "This is clearly just here so he can sell the poster, and he didn't even proofread the damn thing first! Does he expect us to do that for him, for free? I guess that's why he says they won't be available until December." Speaking of selling posters, why is t...
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 37296

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

The professor thought the American system was a product of coddling and making sure that everybody ended up "above average"; I always figured it was because 50% was the noise base, what you would expect from random guessing, and so anything above that indicated a signal of actual knowledg...
by Gamer_2k4
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: #### "Five-Minute Comics: Part 4"
Replies: 22
Views: 7078

0940: "Five Minute Comics: Part 4"

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It's the comics Randall doesn't want you to see (probably because of the one at the bottom). Enjoy.
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 22701

Re: 929: "Speculation"

And jpk, I'm not really sure if you are trolling or not... He's not. As I said in a comment on xkcdsucks, Randall seems to have precluded both "being social" and "having a life" from the definition of "social life." Thing is, I'm pretty sure there are studies that have...
by Gamer_2k4
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48976

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Explaining the comic: Asian restaurants have been known to prepare dishes that should contain octopus using "mimic-octopus" instead. Usually the mimic-octopus is just whatever extra fish they have on hand that they think they can pass off as octopus to tourists. The comic is making a joke...
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29194

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

Third consecutive post, sorry. But I just realized that Arnold will now be able to stay home today. Also, any bad jokes made by Carlos would involve one of the previous XKCD comics. GET IT? I wouldn't imagine what would make Ralphie sick (except, maybe, professors against wikipedia) Dorothy: "...
by Gamer_2k4
Tue May 31, 2011 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30182

Re: 0904: "Sports"

goomhr randall all of existence is just narration and interpretation of weighted random chance too
by Gamer_2k4
Wed May 25, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 186905

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

As usual, Randall is just taking concepts he found on Wikipedia or Reddit (or sometimes both!) and acting like he came up with them. I really cannot understand how you can draw that conclusion from the alt text. I read it, went hmpf, no way (and then went on to try it)... but at no point did I ever...
by Gamer_2k4
Wed May 25, 2011 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 186905

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Sounds to me like this needs to be dubbed the "Munroe Conjecture" How about not. http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/fqa2c/til_93_of_wikipedia_articles_lead_to_philosophy/ Note that's from three months ago. As usual, Randall is just taking concepts he found on Wikipedia or Redd...
by Gamer_2k4
Fri May 13, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 112
Views: 32901

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

You people are all idiots, Randall included. There doesn't need to be any gravity in the model at all for the metaphor to work. Take a rubber sheet and push it down over the top of a sphere. Do you see how it STILL DEFORMS, even though there's NO ANTI-GRAVITY PULLING THE SPHERE UP? The sphere does N...
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30489

Re: 0890: Etymology

Captain Red wrote:Obiwan has that "wow, do people actually fall for that?" smirk at it


Oh wow, he totally does. Nice catch. :)
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30489

Re: 0890: Etymology

Asking what a falcon is is just stupid. It's the name of a ship! You don't need to understand the name to accept that there's no problem with it being named such. For example, if I was reading an article about the sinking of the Lusitania, I wouldn't suddenly look up and go, "Hey, what's a 'Lus...
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0888: "Heaven"
Replies: 131
Views: 35365

Re: 0888: Heaven

*Kat* wrote: My point is that his HANDWRITING has deteriorated. It looks like he can't make his hands stop shaking.


Perhaps it's exhaustion from all the "sex" he's having.
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0878: "Model Rail"
Replies: 98
Views: 32731

Re: 0878: "Model Rail"

So, Randy can draw. Who knew?

As a side note, mosquitoes are larger than 1mm.
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0876: "Trapped"
Replies: 90
Views: 19257

Re: 0876: "Trapped"

"What does the Allegory of the cave has to do with this???" If you're going to troll, at least learn to spell. It's not trolling if he's right. Plato's Cave is about how true reality is unwelcome at first, but once you understand it, you see how foolish your earlier delusions were. It's N...
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 54171

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Mohrenkopf wrote:Wasn't Haiti in 2004?! :?:


If by 2004 you mean 2010, then yes.
by Gamer_2k4
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 54171

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

FWIW, I liked this comic. All the things that Randall usually does wrong were happily avoided, and we actually got a funny comic. Nice work. on the other side of the joke, 2009 didn't need to be warned about the japan earthquake. There's a japanese TV series in that year that tells the story of eart...
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0870: "Advertising"
Replies: 168
Views: 30949

Re: 0870: "Advertising"

The last panel is just wrong. Buying two items at the same sale price saves you twice as much money. It doesn't matter one bit that you weren't going to spend the money in the first place, or that you could have put it into a bank instead ("saving" it) or that you may not actually get any ...
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 40260

Re: 0858: "Milk"

Inglonias wrote:Yeah. Most of the new xkcds aren't very funny. I think it'll get better soon, though.


Why?
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 40260

Re: 0858: "Milk"

Too bad Randall doesn't get do-overs, huh.
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"
Replies: 108
Views: 26587

Re: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"

The layout of this comic makes me want to stab puppies. Holy balls.
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44216

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

I would just like to compliment the art in the last panel. For stick figures, a RIDICULOUS amount of information is conveyed in it. The tilt of the guy's head and the way his arms are frozen in the air show quite clearly his "oh balls what do" state of mind. The girl, if you didn't know wh...
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 43237

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Oh, he DID rewrite it. The "by" in the first panel used to be "buy". Yep. http://www.webcitation.org/5w1GlZyo9 For a webcomic about language by an author who doesn't get do-overs, this is surprising, at the very least. ...Or not, knowing Randall. And seriously, Randy, we're not ...
by Gamer_2k4
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"
Replies: 74
Views: 17571

Re: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"

Hey guys, I found someone who managed to take Randall's idea, stripped out the nerd pandering and unnecessary wordiness, and included an actual punchline! http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/30000/3000/300/33365/33365.strip.gif Oh wait...that preceded this comic by 20 ...
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31594

Re: 0812: Glass

Man, it's a good thing that "electroweak soul" business was written by someone doing the HARD sciences. Otherwise I might doubt their credibility!
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31594

Re: 0812: Glass

I started having trouble trusting PhDs when I started going to college. Probably a liberal arts thing. It depends on the discipline. In physics and chemistry, they know what they are talking about. Some of the humanities, they're making stuff up I'd say whatever the discipline, some Grads do know w...
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31594

Re: 0812: Glass

what is going on here

no really
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34571

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

You know, Randy, if you don't have something funny to say (and how could you not? It's literally ALL YOU DO), it's perfectly acceptable to not post a comic. There's no reason to think people didn't have inside jokes back in the day? Okay, who said otherwise? Was someone trying to convince you that h...
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 83599

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Hmm...wasn't it Mr. Hat who said "Communicating badly and then acting smug when you're misunderstood is not cleverness"?

So then what's the deal with this comic?
by Gamer_2k4
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 83599

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Randall, here's a protip for you: Being unable to think of something funny for a comic does NOT give you an excuse for writing down whatever jumble of thoughts is in your head. There's just so much wrong with this comic. Really, it's alright to work on your comic BEFORE 11:55 at night. Please try it...
by Gamer_2k4
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40418

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

"Guys. This is a COMIC STRIP telling you exactly what I've been saying for two years. A COMIC STRIP. Don't you all feel as embarrassed as me?" "Probably more embarrassed. After all, we're the ones who hired a guy that thinks that webcomics are credible support for his arguments."...
by Gamer_2k4
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37783

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

Larphenflorp wrote:Am I the only one who thinks there should be a semicolon, rather than a comma, in the alt text?

Nope, and you're right. Interesting that someone who writes a comic about romance, sarcasm, math, and LANGUAGE could miss that.

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