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by michaelyw
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 44314

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

Sir Lunch-a-lot wrote:
Alt Text: "I *do* hear that they're the most comfortable thing to wear on your feet since sliced bread."

Well, sliced bread WAS pretty darn comfortable on my feet... so I guess I'll have to give these a try.

I'm surprised it took 14 posts for someone to comment on this.
by michaelyw
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33000

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

Primer for those that do not listen to the show: I understand that Wikipedia does not give the flavor of the show, so I'll try here. "Wait, Wait, don't tell me" is a weekend game show on NPR, national public radio. Host Peter Sagel, nerd extraordinaire (although very funny at times), asks...
by michaelyw
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 173566

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

I'm just shocked at the amount of discussion. Five pages already? Sheesh!
by michaelyw
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Washington DC Meetup - (defunct--see the newer xkDC thread)
Replies: 197
Views: 146312

Re: Washington DC Meetup - (January 29th, afternoon)

There are lots and lots of places to eat, drink, and sit with a group of people. Compiling a list of them all isn't reasonable so instead here's just a few: Coffee/Tea: - Bruegger's Bagels - Caribou Coffee - Teaism Casual Dining/Cafe: - Pret a Manger - Vaipano - Au Bon Pain All these are in the Fede...
by michaelyw
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16090

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

I don't think Randall is making fun of/belittling/making cheap jokes at the expense of soldiers. Rather, he's making fun of reenactors - how bizarre is it that there are large numbers of people who dress in authentic uniforms, use authentic reproduction weapons, and "play soldier,' reenacting ...
by michaelyw
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16090

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

Okay, I liked this, but then the alt-text made me go :? Agreed. It made a funny joke very quickly unfunny. The stress and waiting military families do is not funny. Even if you don't agree with war, it's still doesn't belong at the butt of a joke alt-text or not. The stalker concept is mildly funny...
by michaelyw
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Washington DC Meetup - (defunct--see the newer xkDC thread)
Replies: 197
Views: 146312

Re: Washington DC Meetup - (January 29th, afternoon)

Kizyr wrote:...and that can accommodate a group. KF

How big of a group? There are lots of places that can handle a crowd.
by michaelyw
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Washington DC Meetup - (defunct--see the newer xkDC thread)
Replies: 197
Views: 146312

Re: Washington DC Meetup - (January?)

lewikee wrote:How about Saturday Jan. 29th, afternoon, at the Teaism on 400 8th St. NW.?

I think that works for me - and it might be my last time out of the house for a while.

Our daughter will be born in February.
by michaelyw
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms the Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 9901

Re: Firearms the Poll

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by michaelyw
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Washington DC Meetup - (defunct--see the newer xkDC thread)
Replies: 197
Views: 146312

Re: Washington DC Meetup - (January?)

I should be able to make it.
by michaelyw
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anyone in the DC area?
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: Anyone in the DC area?

We've got a thread for this: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=20353 Isn't that thread specifically for a past meetup? (Granted, I found this one because I was subscribed to the other one.) I'm in the DC area (NOVA) and can probably make a meet. Are people just taking a tally of inter...
by michaelyw
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"
Replies: 96
Views: 26274

Re: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"

Many older men sexually satisfied in 70s, 80s, even 90s Researchers surveyed about 2,800 men in Australia, ages 75 to 95, and found a third of them had at least one sexual encounter with a partner in the last year. 56 percent of those men reported satisfying sex lives. Sex was considered to be a &q...
by michaelyw
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"
Replies: 96
Views: 26274

Re: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"

Worst comic ever - at least until the hyperbole police come and get me. I have news for you, not only did your parents have sex: - Your parents are STILL having sex! - So are your aunts and uncles. - So are your grandparents. (Assuming all these relatives are still alive. If not, ew.) What the hell ...
by michaelyw
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity
Replies: 95
Views: 12729

Re: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity

Mazuku wrote:◦Lawyer: "What is your date of birth?"
◦Witness: "July 15th."
◦Lawyer: "What year?"
◦Witness: "Every year."

Cute, but that isn't true. July 15th of a specific year is their date of birth. Every one afterward is the anniversary of their birth.
by michaelyw
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke
Replies: 80
Views: 7917

Re: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke

This whole ridiculous episode reminds me of some of my culinary adventures: - While in Japan, I went to a BBQ place. We were served a bowl of ground kobe beef with a whole egg (with shell). Even though there was a hot grill in the center of the table, we were NOT expected to cook it. Someone is our ...
by michaelyw
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: You can stop calling him Shirley, now.
Replies: 14
Views: 2503

Re: You can stop calling him Shirley, now.

"Surely, you can't be serious!"
"I am serious, Leslie Nielsen is dead."

:(

This was a horrible thing to hear on the radio as I was waking up this morning.
by michaelyw
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4272
Views: 542133

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

You think so, huh? What about the agency? They've been doing this for years and will probably never stop!
by michaelyw
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4272
Views: 542133

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

I've been to London, therefore I might be a drug smuggler.
by michaelyw
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carelessness? NOT CAR-LESS-NESS OKAY?
Replies: 64
Views: 6108

Re: Carlessness?

Here's a pretty cool site for evaluating your neighborhood for walk convenience: http://www.walkscore.com/ I used that site while shopping for my current house and we listed it in the description when we put our condo up for rent. Walkscore is very cool! Our condo scores 77% in a city with an avera...
by michaelyw
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483795

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So, after reading the above tips concerning make-up, I finally step out to admit my total ignorance and need for help in this topic. Though I am female, I avoided "girls mags" like the plague in my teenage years, and now find myself completely clueless where make-up is concerned. I would ...
by michaelyw
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carelessness? NOT CAR-LESS-NESS OKAY?
Replies: 64
Views: 6108

Re: Carlessness?

Oregonaut wrote:I swear I read "Carelessness".

I read it as Carl-lessness. Boy, was I confused.
by michaelyw
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: That's what a bubble means
Replies: 65
Views: 6073

Re: That's what a bubble means

This is why I'm investing in Beanie Babies, collectible cards, tulips, and all the collectibles sold by the Franklin Mint.

Gold is for suckers.
by michaelyw
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 12998

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

2. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier , Had this one a few weeks ago at German Bierfest Atlanta. It's a smoked beer. It literally tastes like liquid beef jerky mixed with extra salt and rubbing alcohol. I'll grant you that it's an acquired taste, commonly called bacon-beer, but after living in Bamberg, Ge...
by michaelyw
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Rules of Life
Replies: 138
Views: 14039

Re: The Rules of Life

Oregonaut wrote:
michaelyw wrote:Life is like Calvinball and the rules for each are the same.

You're out because you didn't type in iambic pentameter!

Damn it! That explains so much.
by michaelyw
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Rules of Life
Replies: 138
Views: 14039

Re: The Rules of Life

Life is like Calvinball and the rules for each are the same.
by michaelyw
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176122

Re: The Official Running thread!

Half-Marathon Results! Chiptime - 01:48:42 (pace of 08:18) 10 mile split - 01:21:57 That last 5K hurt like a bastard since I tried to finish it too fast. I thought that part of the course was downhill or flat; no such luck. There was an extra hill which forced me to slow way down. I hurt for days af...
by michaelyw
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348455

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I suggested "Hen3ry" if our first child is a boy. My wife said no. We're still talking about names. She recently suggested we follow the Narn style of naming. They don't have a name for the first 100 days and then they get a name chosen by the parents. Once they're old enough to choose (wi...
by michaelyw
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does the Lotto make people blind and stupid?
Replies: 183
Views: 25826

Re: Does the Lotto make people blind and stupid?

My wife and I have recently talked about playing the lottery. The reasoning is quite simple. If we DO NOT purchase a lottery ticket, we have zero chance of winning. If we DO purchase a lottery ticket, we have a non-zero chance of winning. Based on this, we decided we'd buy one ticket each time the s...
by michaelyw
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176122

Re: The Official Running thread!

My half-marathon training continues! Last Sunday was my first 13 mile run (the only one before the race) and I completed it in under 2 hours. With a little luck and proper training over the next two weeks I might get my race time down to 1:45, or close to it. The downside of all this training is tha...
by michaelyw
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drinking Water Aids Diets
Replies: 50
Views: 5734

Re: Drinking Water Aids Diets

Dangerous advice! Water should be treated with more caution. Each year, DHMO (water) is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of DHMO (water) are: - D...
by michaelyw
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 48897

Re: Inception

Magnanimous wrote:The PASIV is really annoying. I still can't see how a simple IV drip of anything could link together a bunch of consciousnesses.

The IV drip is how the drugs are administered. You can keep a dosage at a constant level over a long period.
by michaelyw
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 48897

Re: Inception

If Nolan decided there was a n-1 reality, then we would know nothing about it (not even who was dreaming) and we would be stuck with the same analysis as before if we tried to analyze it. Excellent point. In the Princess Bride we understand the reality of the story is an old man reading a book to h...
by michaelyw
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: improve upon the age/2+7 rule of creepynes
Replies: 51
Views: 8033

Re: improve upon the age/2+7 rule of creepynes

I recently had a chance to apply this rule on Facebook. One of my old Army buddies was distressed because she "might be a Cougar." I applied Age/2+7 and kindly informed her she wasn't. For some reason, none of her other FB friends had previously heard of the "rule" and were amaze...
by michaelyw
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 48897

Re: Inception

I will point out like 2 things: I enjoy thinking as much as any critical human would do. But I am trying to get you all to now re-evaluate the movie based on your interpretation like I did. I am trying to get you all to explain the catharsis with the wife if it was Cobb's dream etc. If you interpre...
by michaelyw
Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0779: "Anxiety"
Replies: 113
Views: 67959

Re: "Anxiety" discussion (#779)

Armadillo Al wrote:
Canineteeth wrote:Its not funny until you notice the viagra.

Correct. Most jokes aren't funny until you get to the punch line. That's how jokes work.

:lol:
by michaelyw
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0779: "Anxiety"
Replies: 113
Views: 67959

Re: "Anxiety" discussion (#779)

The person who views the backscatter images is generally in a different room, but the joke still works.

Anything "strange" in the image requires the guard present to do a pat-down search to discover what it is.
by michaelyw
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 48897

Re: Inception

Possibly because there are valid reasons to believe the entire film is a dream sequence... the most obvious one being the children playing in the yard at the end of the film who have not aged a day If this is true, then why did they hire two sets of kids? From imdb: Claire Geare ... Phillipa (3 yea...
by michaelyw
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An arguement for pay discrepancy?
Replies: 47
Views: 3648

Re: An arguement for pay discrepancy?

Great. Now we need a B-Ark to get rid of all the telephone sanitizers.
by michaelyw
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An arguement for pay discrepancy?
Replies: 47
Views: 3648

Re: An arguement for pay discrepancy?

Yes i know you will say those higher up have more responsibility etc, but people who can only do basic rate of pay jobs deserve more. We don't pay fast food jockeys well because finding qualified personel is easy. "Hey, you! Want a job?" We pay doctors, lawyers, and engineers better becau...
by michaelyw
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Spock vs. Data
Replies: 20
Views: 5624

Re: Spock vs. Data

The poll should be between Data, Lor, Spock, and Bearded Spock. Just to make it fair, two against two.

Incidentally, I voted for Bearded Spock.

He wasn't evil, he just existed in a Federation/Empire that was. (Sort of like Jessica Rabbit not being bad, just drawn that way.)

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