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by theflatworm
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 35618

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

These aren't funnier, they're just dumber. Or maybe I'm just in a pissy mood, it's hard to differentiate (probably something to do with all the integration going on) :-p. Honestly, though, am I the only one who thought the little pigs one was terrible? At least until someone explained the Dutch, now...
by theflatworm
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 30151

Re: 0813: One-Liners

* You see, with the addition of an inflectional ending, this formerly pretonic syllable becomes propretonic. The consequent shortening of the vowel is known among linguists as propretonic reduction, a form of ablaut. Any questions, [term of non-endearment]? I'm pretty sure that's from Good Will Hun...
by theflatworm
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94708

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

homeopathy doesn't work? it's sad to see a *smart* demographic such as the audience, INCLUDING the author (who keeps on poking at it), of XKCD be so narrow minded, when it comes to homeopathy. I thought we were all atheists and openly accepting the fact that we don't yet understand how some things ...
by theflatworm
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94708

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Lots of woo-minded whiners in denial in this thread. Which ones? Be specific! ^_^ Randal is dead right and deep down I'm sure at least half of you saying otherwise know this (the other half are either delusional or undereducated). The science is resolutely against dowsing, remote viewing, crystal e...
by theflatworm
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94708

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

OH WAIT, it doesn't come to that conclusion at all - it merely states that if you're arguing that these pseudoscientific claims are true, then you're implicitly arguing that modern capitalism isn't profit-focused. It's not a proof against the claims, and it doesn't pretend to be. That may be the li...
by theflatworm
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94708

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Even more than the last one, this comic is utter twaddle, and dangerous twaddle at that. It seems to be perpetuating the very damaging 'philosophy' of free-market fundamentalism: namely that the free-market is in any way 'perfect,' and that should something not be utilized by said free-market, that ...
by theflatworm
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87799

Re: 0806: Tech Support

I'm so happy other people feel the same way. Sometimes I feel like just telling the person on the other end of the telephone to cheer up and think of flowerpots and string ! They don't even realise that, if we were both not holding a telephone, we would not be able to hear each other without shouti...
by theflatworm
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31381

Re: "Beautiful Dream" discussion (#800)

You forgot to mention that the double cone, which can be used to represent any of the conical sections that form a large part of analytical geometry, take on a Freudian aspect when we view them as two opposing, yet touching, phalluses; the opposition representing an eternal conflict within the math...
by theflatworm
Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31381

Re: "Beautiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Reading numbers is easy... but who's to say what they really mean? "2+2 = 10... in base 4!" Edit: In all seriousness, the purity of mathematics and its seeming essential 'rightness' stems almost entirely from its abstraction. It is easy to design an abstract system which contains no uncer...
by theflatworm
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31381

Re: "Beautiful Dream" discussion (#800)

(I kid. I mean, it's obvious that the entire fabric of mathematics is a metaphor for the mutual alienation of semi-exclusive human philosophical paradigms, vis-a-vis the artificial distinctions and seperations between the purported number domains; consider the false dualism between the so-called &q...
by theflatworm
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31381

Re: "Beautiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Re: the Rules, #5: Don't Call Him & Rarely Return His Calls ...wow. That's...yeah, great way to drive ME off, for sure. Exactly. If the guy isn't a stalker, he'll figure she isn't interested and stop contacting her. What the rule #5 girl will get is a guy who doesn't actually care to read signa...
by theflatworm
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31381

Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

floating in space desperately trying to fix the engines. Kayle, is that you? (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0003812/) Mmmmmmmm, if only all girls with exactly the same personality as Kaylee could be paired up with me. Or I'd settle for River (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0003810/) and take the...
by theflatworm
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 20617

Re: "Bad Ex" Discussion

I wonder what the threshold to be considered a "total" douchebag would be. I think it's after they tell you they've had another boyfriend the whole time, and have been lying about it, then say: 'I don't understand what I did wrong'. Or when they call the police, and try to get them to ret...
by theflatworm
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 20826

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

Larson actually discussed this in The Prehistory of The Far Side . Two comics he did, the William Tell one, and one in which two people with large heads stumble out of the jungle "and into headhunter legend forever", received angry letters from folks with Macrocephaly. Larson explained th...
by theflatworm
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 20826

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

UGH, I hate to be "that chick," but... :oops: Aphasia is a debilitating neurological [...] It'd be like poking fun of multiple sclerosis patients for being "clumsy" or Downs Syndrome kids for being "stupid." I'm pretty sure you could some good gags out of either! In al...
by theflatworm
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185470

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

Maybe I'm misreading you, but if you burn the bridge when you come to it, wouldn't it be burnt before you cross it? [...] because fundamentalist buddhists (i.e. Shaolin monks) are too awesome to be made fun of? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOfE9oKH1zk I know the wise man isn't explicitly Buddhist...
by theflatworm
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26352

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Awesome. Best XKCD in a LONG time :).
by theflatworm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0755: "Interdisciplinary"
Replies: 102
Views: 18532

Re: "Interdisciplinary" discussion (#755)

Who writes this nonsense? *sigh* I'm just not enjoying xkcd much anymore. I see your 'who writes this nonsense' and raise you a 'doesn't even seem to be trying these days,' though this one is actually better than most of the recently posted, uninspirated tripe that shares the same site with the lat...
by theflatworm
Fri May 21, 2010 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 63494

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

I try to format a document the precise way I want it instead of to the preset auto-formats that Microsoft Office seems to insist on using for everything, and no matter what you do there is no setting that will stop it from changing EVERYTHING YOU DO as if it assumes you double spacing between a par...
by theflatworm
Fri May 21, 2010 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 63494

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

They make us submit all our assignments in pdf where I'm studying, which is OK. They send all notices and information as pdf attachments to emails, which is frigging ridiculous. Wtf! PDF sucks ass. If Adobe crash my browser with that crap one more time *shakes walking stick ineffectually in the air...
by theflatworm
Wed May 19, 2010 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's not rape if you're wearing skinny jeans
Replies: 98
Views: 12648

Re: It's not rape if you're wearing skinny jeans

Although since 49 percent of Australians think women often falsify rape and domestic violence claims to support separation battles , it's perhaps not so surprising. Fixed. (That was a pretty significant omission.) Yeah. The 'often' here is key. Furthermore, as someone with a few years of experience...
by theflatworm
Tue May 18, 2010 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25829

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

After reading all of these posts, I'm incline to think that the real joke is the amount of speculation you guys have done over the comic. Personally I've seen a couple alterations of the comic that I liked better, so that's (user-created) content enough me. Right. When everyone has their own versio...
by theflatworm
Mon May 17, 2010 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25829

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

I think I've managed to find the funny: http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1/xkcdblogfight.th.png Yours is better :). Sigh. Xkcd seems to have gone from a magical entity you'll frantically google for hours to work out the joke to, into something where the joke is there in plain view, but even when ...
by theflatworm
Wed May 12, 2010 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43063

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

A lot of less-than-reputable news sources feel differently: http://www.examiner.com/x-14795-Page-One-Examiner~y2010m5d12-Malamanteau-in-wikipedia http://news.lalate.com/2010/05/12/malamanteau-wikipedia/ They are the top two google hits - certainly just trying to cash in on the trending search. I lo...
by theflatworm
Wed May 12, 2010 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43063

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

I don't know if the concept is interesting or not, because the deletionism puritans censors have killed the page on wikipedia. So sad Wikipedia is run by censors now :-( To be fair, it's not actually a generally recognised word yet. However, the good news is that we can make it a word if we want it...
by theflatworm
Wed May 12, 2010 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43063

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion



I stand corrected. That article I read in The Independent lied to me. :(
by theflatworm
Wed May 12, 2010 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43063

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

Response to main comic: is this really a joke about the discussion page for the wikipedia entry on portmanteau? If so, it certainly gets a 10/10 for obscurity. I do feel that, over that last few weeks, I've started wanting to say 'I liked his early stuff better.' How indie kid of me. Reponse to post...

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