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by DennyMo
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 15425

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

orthogon wrote:ETA: in other words, as POTUS#43 put it: it depends what the meaning of "is" is.

That would be POTUS#42, Bill Clinton.
by DennyMo
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 7688

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Batting average??? Who Knew?? The stat usually isn't shown as a percent like in the comic but rather a decimal (i.e. batting .328, pronounced "three twenty-eight," rather than 32.8%)...looks like his Sports Knowledge comic holds :P To complete the correction, the actual scale should be de...
by DennyMo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1851: "Magnetohydrodynamics"
Replies: 30
Views: 9047

Re: 1851: Magnetohydrodynamics

fnostro wrote:"Hunt for Red October"...noone? really?

+1 for the Caterpillar!
by DennyMo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 17076

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

I thought the third frame showed bird poop landing on his head, which would at least help you know where the birds *were* just a few seconds ago...
by DennyMo
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1824: "Identification Chart"
Replies: 27
Views: 8801

Re: 1824: Identification Chart

I'll need to update this chart. :)
US Military Aircraft Identification Training.png
by DennyMo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 14102

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

sotanaht wrote:I think the team on stilts might have something of a height advantage.

I see lots of goaltending calls in their future. It would be interesting watching them try to protect the dribble.
by DennyMo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 10201

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

"We do business here and we'll turn into dirt later." Good $deity, that's some profoundity thar. I feel like that should be engraved in a brass plaque and mounted on a cubicle somewhere. The strip could've stopped with the first frame and still been a classic. Fortunately, Randall continu...
by DennyMo
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1785: "Wifi"
Replies: 42
Views: 8815

Re: 1785: "Wifi"

Where on the spectrum is "Homeowner can't remember/find the password"?
by DennyMo
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 12377

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

ps.02 wrote:Now do a joke about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or those Stallone classics Rocky Horror 1-6.

Am I missing a joke, or are you confused? Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a real thing; Rocky Horror 1-6, not so much.
by DennyMo
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1746: "Making Friends"
Replies: 12
Views: 4166

Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

thunk wrote:My mom always told me a turkey vulture is just a friend you haven't met yet, usually because you don't smell enough like decaying meat.

I've had some coworkers who were apparently raised by the same mom. Ugh, stay downwind, please...
by DennyMo
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 9612

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

Government policy, boiled down into a single frame...
by DennyMo
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1721: "Business Idea"
Replies: 55
Views: 11336

Re: 1721: "Business Idea"

As I read the first frame, I was bracing for an Amway sales pitch of some sort... In the UK, it is different hoses for the different grades of fuel. You still find a few places like that in the US, but most of them have cut corners to simplify maintenance. And its mostly self service, You'll find ma...
by DennyMo
Thu May 05, 2016 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"
Replies: 64
Views: 19556

Re: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"

rmsgrey wrote:There's one valuable strategy that's missing:

Adjust the margins so the text wraps better.

I logged in just to say that, and then you beat me to it. :D
by DennyMo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 13216

Re: 1669: Planespotting

My first thought when looking at the silhouette was that it kinda looked like a U-2.

Sadly, the attached ID card is of no help.
by DennyMo
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm
Replies: 55
Views: 13751

Re: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm

Go home, Watson; you're drunk.
by DennyMo
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 29407

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

Anybody else have the phrase "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" pop into mind while reading these?

Or maybe today's comic was a PSA for blondes...
by DennyMo
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 16306

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

Makes me feel like I'm standing between two almost-parallel mirrors...
by DennyMo
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1533: "Antique Factory"
Replies: 24
Views: 6038

Re: 1533: "Antique Factory"

Funny, except that there are thousands of people around the world working in factories and workshops dedicated to churning out antiques - fake antiques, that is.
by DennyMo
Tue May 26, 2015 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 52451

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

I just want to know who "Jeff Gordan" is. Maybe it's a typographical mis-reference to the NASCAR driver "Jeff Gordon", or maybe not...
by DennyMo
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16893

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

Of course, I was reminded of this comic...
by DennyMo
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1438: "Houston"
Replies: 58
Views: 20910

Re: 1438: "Houston"

I just figured it was a variation on "If millenials ran NASA."
by DennyMo
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 21207

Re: 1429: Data

...when referring to the android

[ahem] As Data so frequently reminds us, the preferred term is "Artificial Lifeform"...
:P
by DennyMo
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1415: "Ballooning"
Replies: 48
Views: 13022

Re: 1415: "Ballooning"

I was reminded of H.G. Wells' "Valley of the Spiders" when I saw this one. Gave me the heebeejeebees. That one creeped me out way more than "War of the Worlds" when I read them in 5th grade.
by DennyMo
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1395: "Power Cord"
Replies: 38
Views: 10590

Re: 1395: "Power Cord"

This reminds me of the old April 1st email that used to float around the dial-up web: the phone company warned you they were going to be cleaning out their lines with compressed air, so put your external modem or PC into a plastic bag before going to bed. Otherwise, you'd risk waking up to a huge du...
by DennyMo
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 23352

Re: 1384: Krypton

Every parent at some time or another has fantasized about swapping their kid for someone else's. Most of the time, we aren't serious about it, just momentarily frustrated by something. This is just an extreme version of that fantasy.
by DennyMo
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 94430

Re: 1321: "Cold"

I wish the St. Louis chart had extended back a few decades. The spike of <0 days inthe 80's would certainly seem to support 70's concerns about an imminent Ice Age.
by DennyMo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110921

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Do you know how long I've been looking for somebody else that's heard of Mao? And here I had come to the conclusion that it only existed in Washington DC, in 1994, among the people who were there with me. It's not a video game, it's a card game. A lovely, lovely, awesome card game. There is only on...
by DennyMo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33447

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

I have a feeling it isn't worth my time googling them. But it's worth our time explaining it to you? Here , because I'm feeling generous and slightly sarcastic. I won't click the link. I would like someone to explain it to me. Someone will care enough to tell me. Just reading a Wikipedia article is...
by DennyMo
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58470

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

Anybody else having a hard time getting that stupid song by The Bangles out of their head?
by DennyMo
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0959: "Caroling"
Replies: 69
Views: 28643

Re: 0959: "Caroling"

blackhatmatt wrote:
AvatarIII wrote:oh god, Christmas jokes in October! Come on, at least save them until after Hallowe'en!


Damn. Beat me to it. :)

Why? Lowe's has had their Xmas lights out since the middle of September, Walmart wasn't much later...
by DennyMo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65498

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

Anyone care to explain to me why exactly this is funny? Schadenfreude. Look it up. I'm pretty sure the coyote/anvil comment was a reference to Wile E. Coyotoe and his endlessly futile attempts to catch the Roadrunner, not the Native American mythological character. If you never laughed at Roadrunne...
by DennyMo
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0950: "Mystery Solved"
Replies: 80
Views: 24148

Re: 0950: "Mystery Solved"

jpk wrote:cosplay? You mean some sort of fetish involving trigonometry, or is this a word from some little internet clique that you and two of your friends know about?

Your Google-fu is weak, grasshopper: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cosplay
by DennyMo
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0944: "Hurricane Names"
Replies: 101
Views: 27831

Re: 0944: "Hurricane Names"

Cantor diagonalization

I first thought this was a mis-spelled reference to Jim Cantore, of The Weather Channel "It's hard to stand upright in this storm" fame, had to Google to find out who Georg Cantor was. Still haven't figured out the math means, though...
by DennyMo
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 36645

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

You Do realize that this comic could be used to argue that Justin Biber is as good in quality as beethoven. Do you truly wish to live in that world? It gets worse: in 25 years Justib Bieber and and Lady Gaga will be the "Golden Oldies"... I loved the comic. Everybody is a little snob in s...
by DennyMo
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0912: "Manual Override"
Replies: 104
Views: 28530

Re: 0912: "Manual Override"

as for the "30 feet over my head" thing, yeah, I just have to accept the fact that Randall doesn't write XKCD simply for my reading pleasure... What's with this masochism on the part of some xkcd fans? It's as if they feel pleasure in acknowledging that Randall is way smarter, way superio...
by DennyMo
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0912: "Manual Override"
Replies: 104
Views: 28530

Re: 0912: "Manual Override"

My first thought was "Unfortunate timing, given yesterday's blimp accident in Germany." But since I'm pretty sure that accident wasn't the inspiration for the comic, the coincidence doesn't bother me as much as it apparently does some of you. as for the "30 feet over my head" thi...
by DennyMo
Mon May 09, 2011 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0896: "ZOmbeis"
Replies: 125
Views: 33225

Re: 0896: "Marie Curie"

This is a good one, it's going up on the wall. But one take-away from this comic is that "lots of females did the work for which their male associates received the credit". Is that experience really unique to females? Aren't male researchers also frequently robbed of credit and honors by t...
by DennyMo
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0876: "Trapped"
Replies: 90
Views: 19288

Re: 0876: "Trapped"

Anyone else find it remarkable how quick the 911-lady was to realize he was talking about his eyeballs? How often does she get these kinds of phonecalls? My thoughts exactly. What are the odds of getting a 911 dispatcher who would figure that out? BTW, isn't the UK version of 911 "999"? W...
by DennyMo
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 53313

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

We have some high-powered microscopes and stereoscopes in our labs at work, you really don't want to look at your cuticles under magnification, either. Especially if you think you take good care of them...
by DennyMo
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 37151

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

TiK ToK (the crappy parodied song in the comic) is not in a new edition of Guitar Hero (to my knowledge), but it IS in one of the new dance games... I think it's Just Dance 2 for the Wii. In related news, watching 6 year old girls dancing along to it and Benny Benassi in tech stores is rather profo...

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