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by Tova
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 15126

Re: 1790: "Sad"

I came here to write about this comic made me laugh harder than any xkcd comic has in a long time. Maybe throw in a self-deprecating comment about how my mid-life crises may have fed into that. And here I find the thread has quickly devolved into a bitchy political fight. That makes me sad. Going ba...
by Tova
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 28949

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Get into my head, Randall.

Just kidding, but seriously, I have no idea what this comic is about.
by Tova
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 39069

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

But enough about you, Randall. What about those fashion and style police?
by Tova
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1727: "Number of Computers"
Replies: 35
Views: 7977

Re: 1727: "Number of Computers"

That's the hardest I've laughed at xkcd in a little while.
I kind of dwelled on the graph for a moment before glancing down at the subtitle, and burst into laughter.
by Tova
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1702: "Home Itch Remedies"
Replies: 33
Views: 6712

Re: 1702: "Home Itch Remedies"

At least today's was a weird solution to a bug instead of a weird bug.
by Tova
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1694: "Phishing License"
Replies: 35
Views: 6200

Re: 1694: "Phishing License"

Have you tried homeopathic placebo? Many times the effect for a fraction of the "active" ingredient... I'm on that as well . The last time I tried to cut down my usage, I overdosed! That's really not how it works; It doesn't get stronger by diluting it, it just doesn't get weaker. I assum...
by Tova
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1694: "Phishing License"
Replies: 35
Views: 6200

Re: 1694: "Phishing License"

Have you tried homeopathic placebo? Many times the effect for a fraction of the "active" ingredient... I'm on that as well . The last time I tried to cut down my usage, I overdosed! That's really not how it works; It doesn't get stronger by diluting it, it just doesn't get weaker. I assum...
by Tova
Mon May 30, 2016 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1687: "World War III+"
Replies: 34
Views: 8084

Re: 1387: "World War III+"

I love it when http://www.explainxkcd.com is forced to resort to a literal explanation of what happened in the comic because there is no hope of explaining why it might be funny.
by Tova
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1627: "Woosh"
Replies: 26
Views: 7772

Re: 1627: "Woosh"

Are you for real
by Tova
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1621: "Fixion"
Replies: 19
Views: 6741

Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Well, doesn't that make you appreciate how many unsolved problems there still are!
by Tova
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm
Replies: 55
Views: 13323

Re: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm

Eternal Density wrote:This chart seems to be incorrect. I found this to be rather banal, rather than amusing.


Same. It's the first time I gave up reading an xkcd comic before getting to the end.
by Tova
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1616: "Lunch"
Replies: 71
Views: 17518

Re: 1616: "Lunch"

HES wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:Is it always Friday night in Britain?

Half the time. The other half, it's Monday morning.


Occasionally it's Thursday, but you can never really get the hang of those days.
by Tova
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1616: "Lunch"
Replies: 71
Views: 17518

Re: 1616: "Lunch"

...how are the raw ingredients meant to be gross? [...] Good fresh bread, some fresh tomato sauce and a block of reasonably nice cheese, [...], sounds quite pleasant. Note the bolded words. For it to sound pleasant you have to make those extra stipulations. Ordinary bread, tomato sauce and cheese? ...
by Tova
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1610: "Fire Ants"
Replies: 36
Views: 10773

Re: 1610: "Fire Ants"

Thank you for subscribing to Ant Facts™.

It's interesting to reflect that you could make your very own hilarious custom xkcd by substituting your favourite topic and a random cool fact about that topic.
by Tova
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 13380

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

That's funny; I keep hearing folks trying to suggest stuff like this, and I've always called them on it. Maybe Randall doesn't know anyone who does, but I've known a fair few. Pretty sure almost anyone would call you out if you tried to suggest that ketchup and hot chocolate go well together. Chili...
by Tova
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 24134

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

It's another "someone is wrong on the internet" strip, but I happen to agree with this one, so I'm okay with it.

I AM SUCH A HYPOCRITE.
by Tova
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14594

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

I'm convinced that xkcd is now just going for the "Relevant XKCD" market. Scott Adams had this idea in 2002. If it is to be assumed that Munroe meant "as a kid" to be in the 80s, then his inspiration came long before the one that showed up in Dilbert. This did make me laugh, thou...
by Tova
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1598: "Salvage"
Replies: 103
Views: 16440

Re: 1598: "Salvage"

This strip is funny. Sorry, but it is. In the mind of the beholder, as always. Especially with xkcd. I've been on both sides of the equation. My reaction to this comic: "Huh? ... oh, right. Yes. I get it. Hmm." Mainly because I didn't immediately occur to me that the aim was to dry it. Ma...
by Tova
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1593: "Play by Play"
Replies: 66
Views: 13381

Re: 1593: "Play by Play"

I think the "I don't know even the most basic rules of the most popular sport in my country" bit is a little played out. Agreed. It reminds me of the people who think it's funny to tweet/FB post something to the effect of "Oh, is there some sort of sportsball match being played today...
by Tova
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1593: "Play by Play"
Replies: 66
Views: 13381

Re: 1593: "Play by Play"

I think the "I don't know even the most basic rules of the most popular sport in my country" bit is a little played out. Agreed. It reminds me of the people who think it's funny to tweet/FB post something to the effect of "Oh, is there some sort of sportsball match being played today...
by Tova
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1593: "Play by Play"
Replies: 66
Views: 13381

Re: 1593: "Play by Play"

"I don't understand sports" is kind of a recurring theme, so maybe this is his way of acknowledging Back To The Future day after all...
by Tova
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 16938

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

Yes, you may now flavor your unhelpful pedantry with a dash of affected purism. I like to delude myself that my pedantry is helpful; but the purism is definitely affected, well spotted. I hope that helped. Edit: Oh, I'm fairly sure Frankenstein rhymes with Einstein. None of this "steen" s...
by Tova
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 16938

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

So now if someone calls the monster "Frankenstein," I can simply reply that I much prefer the original. Hooray!
by Tova
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1585: "Similarities"
Replies: 26
Views: 6493

Re: 1585: "Similarities"

Copper Bezel wrote:Yeah, this one seems the rare complete misfire.


It's not normally a complete misfire, I suppose.

Also - no, I would not watch it.
by Tova
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 26066

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

"So, I have this idea for a great movie. It's about two gnomes who find a bracelet of power ..."
by Tova
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 11055

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

Randall must hate those "welcome to our ool" signs.

It's just an expression, for goodness sake. Fine, I'll get off your lawn now. Wait, everyone understands I'm not literally on a lawn? Good.
by Tova
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"
Replies: 53
Views: 15335

Re: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"

svenman wrote:The combination of a webcomic, especially in black-and-white line art, and Ice Ice Baby/Under Pressure never fails to remind me of this.


Thank you! That was hilarious.
by Tova
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1552: "Rulebook"
Replies: 43
Views: 10081

Re: 1552: "Rulebook"

Djehutynakht wrote:Eh. I'm not particularly fond of this one.


I'm getting this a lot recently... comics with clever ideas that haven't quite translated. Like they got rushed to publication and were never quite developed into a really good comic.
by Tova
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1540: "Hemingway"
Replies: 71
Views: 14726

Re: 1537: "Hemingway"

I get it*.

* Not really
by Tova
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 59709

Re: 1534: "Beer"

I wonder if Randall drinks coffee at all.

Yes it's a troll, yes it continues the recent unfunny trend, but it's usually at least somewhat defensible.
by Tova
Mon May 25, 2015 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 49463

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

No idea what the joke is, but the image looks fine.
by Tova
Thu May 07, 2015 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”
Replies: 96
Views: 20037

Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

dtilque wrote:Order now and get a Holy Grail at no extra charge*...


No thanks, not very keen. I've already got one, you see.

It's very nice.
by Tova
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1502: “Wasted Time”
Replies: 21
Views: 5439

Re: 1502: “Wasted Time”

So we shouldn't ever do anything to make an activity more efficient, because we are not efficient 100% of the time? Is this what I'm supposed to be getting out of this?

Or am I just overthinking it because I'm supposed to think "HAHA SO HILARIOUS".
by Tova
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1497: "New Products"
Replies: 53
Views: 9315

Re: 1497: "New Products"

If it weren't for the hazards of winter driving, I wouldn't even have a cell phone at all. Now that I live in California, I might actually go back to a land line, so that I can have everybody act like I'm the asshole for not being immediately available to them anywhere at any time. Or you could do ...
by Tova
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1497: "New Products"
Replies: 53
Views: 9315

Re: 1497: "New Products"

Most of this also works quite well for music critics talking about new compositions. I wish I had a shiny gold coin for every time I've seen a geek mutter "why would you/anyone want to do that," especially when referring to a perfectly reasonable thing to want to do. Some people are unable...
by Tova
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1452: "Jurassic World"
Replies: 37
Views: 12086

Re: 1452 - Jurassic World

That is an uncharacteristic kind of joke for xkcd ... the use of the brightly coloured T-rex gives away the clue somewhat before you even start properly reading the comic, too. It's a reference , so it's unfortunately an all-too characteristic kind of joke for xkcd. A reference will always be fawne...
by Tova
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 20216

Re: 1429: Data

Tsk. It should be "the most popular characters are data," obviously.
by Tova
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1402: "Harpoons"
Replies: 41
Views: 22054

Re: 1402: "Harpoons"

It's a graph joke with two references. Glory be.
by Tova
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1388: "Subduction License"
Replies: 59
Views: 14801

Re: 1388: "Subduction License"

dzamie wrote:It's been a long time since I actually laughed out loud at an xkcd strip.


It's funny how many often there is one person that says this about a strip. The funny bone is a very individual thing. It's a rare talent to be able to hit everyone's.
by Tova
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45731

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Oh Randall. Love xkcd to death but now and then you just piss me off with a preachy statement like this. <rand snipped> I agree. My half-arsed theory is that he is now deliberately targeting the "relevant xkcd" demographic. More and more of his comics appear to be deliberately designed to...

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