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by Shale
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63655

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Usually legal purchasing age and legal drinking age are the same; I know in the US providing a minor with alcohol, family or not, can be punishable with jail time.
by Shale
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63655

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Well, it's exactly as funny as the comic.
by Shale
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39343

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

jc wrote:The Boston area is infamous for its confusing street system (designed, according to local myth, by turning cows loose and following them to lay out new streets), exacerbated by the general lack of useful signs.


I've driven in Boston, and I'll thank you to cease your vile slander against cows.
by Shale
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0167: "Nihilism"
Replies: 54
Views: 30208

Re: Official "Nihilism" Discussion

Two-year thread necro RAAAAWK This strip speaks to me more than any other xkcd I've read. It's also one of the biggest things I don't get about theism; if you assume that there is no higher purpose in life, does that make sunsets less pretty? Ice cream less delicious? Math less mathy? Life is an ama...
by Shale
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73913

Re: "One Two" Discussion

Re: the alt text. Yes, obviously math majors and engineers have no time whatsoever to spend on the Internet.
by Shale
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 31023

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Wait, they're wearing clothes? Must be an old issue.
by Shale
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 26147

Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion

jspenguin wrote:Surprised nobody posted this yet:


What a guy!
by Shale
Fri May 21, 2010 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64652

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Nope, the turf wars are still moronic, and nobody held a gun to your head and made you join a glorified MySpace.
by Shale
Mon May 17, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 26194

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

endolith wrote:You can make money blogging?


Ask Glenn Greenwald, or the Gawker overlords, etc.
by Shale
Mon May 17, 2010 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 26194

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

If you can't write, why are you trying to make money blogging?
by Shale
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 60326

Re: Honor Societies

by Shale
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0702: "Snow Tracking"
Replies: 135
Views: 39274

Re: “Snow Tracking” discussion

Okay, so we've got Rocky & Bullwinkle, Calvin and Hobbes, Ralph S. Mouse, Calvin and Hobbes again....is the bobcat on a pogo stick a reference to anything?
by Shale
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 42689

Re: "Retro Virus" Discussion

You know what actually sounds like slavery? Slavery . Human beings being owned like livestock and worked to death for the profit of another. What you talk about is more like an end-user agreemnt you don't care for. Perpective. Have some. "M$" isn't helping us take you seriously either, nor...
by Shale
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 42689

Re: "Retro Virus" Discussion

djublonskopf wrote:I just remind them that my Etch-a-Sketch doesn't get viruses either.


Something else that doesn't get viruses: My Windows PC. Because I'm not a moron.
by Shale
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 42689

Re: "Retro Virus" Discussion

I can't decide if this is making fun of Linux snobs or a roundabout way of being one.
by Shale
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0691: "MicroSD"
Replies: 140
Views: 37711

Re: "" Discussion

The first time I picked up a MicroSD card it freaked me out for exactly that reason. It's smaller than my pinky fingernail, and yet it holds more data than my first three computers put together. That's just freaky.
by Shale
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 31353

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

I'm in the first week of a relationship, but I'm trying very hard not to be that guy. It's not always easy!

Also, I have no interest in seeing a movie when I can tell the entire plot from watching a trailer, no matter how shiny it might be.
by Shale
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 24098

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

I'm not sure this comic could ever be said to "make sense."
by Shale
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0660: "Sympathy"
Replies: 95
Views: 18986

Re: "Sympathy" Discussion

In order to rigorously test this, he also needs to have an adopted brother.
by Shale
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 16654

Re: Nowhere

cephalopod9 wrote:
dinotopia foot alphabet.jpg


Is it bad that I saw that and my first thought was to work out how to translate the Konami Code from Dinotopian?

(O, E, O, E, L, L, B, A, Start)
by Shale
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 16654

Re: Nowhere

Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."
by Shale
Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0646: "Conversations"
Replies: 83
Views: 18984

Re: "Conversations" Discussion

I laughed. Also, I don't see how this is confusing. Not funny, sure, I can buy that, but it's simple enough to read.
by Shale
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 51749

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Man, I actually did learn that in high school, way back in the day, but I haven't had cause to even think of it in ten years.

It gets a retroactive chuckle out of me, at least.
by Shale
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 51749

Re: "RPS" Discussion

I completely don't get it.
by Shale
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86234

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

I completely agree; that, however, is not the same as "Misery loves being given motivation to improve the situation" which the previous poster implied was the intent of the comic. Really, it's nothing more than pandering to the very, very, well established social awkwardness faced by most...
by Shale
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86234

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

People seem happy knowing their feelings are more universal than they (somehow) didn't realize, rather than feeling dismayed by the realization that they've wasted opportunities for new relationships. If this comic actually served to affect worldviews in any way, it seems only to allow people to be...
by Shale
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 43266

Re: "Free" Discussion

The irony is that you didn't notice when that was posted on the first page.

Also, SILLY INTERNET JOKE NOT COMPLETELY ORIGINAL! FILM AT ELEVEN.
by Shale
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 98480

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Yeah, this always bugged me (har har) about Ender's Game. There's no way that should have been so easy for Peter and Valentine to pull off, no matter how tiny you think the Internet is going to be.
by Shale
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0632: "Suspicion"
Replies: 112
Views: 38047

Re: "Suspicion" Discussion

iamevn wrote:I do not get.

It's a capcha. Computer programs can't make out the letters, so requiring somebody to read one is a good way to weed out spambots from posting to message boards, blogs, etc.
by Shale
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49243

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

They're already going to the movie. He was making small talk on the way.
by Shale
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 56336

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

To the people who keep saying they are going to make this into the desktop background for their parents/aunts/grandparents/guncles.... here's what that looks like: That is disgusting. I never understood how people live like that. Ask whatever brain surgeon decided to set the default for downloading...
by Shale
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 59563

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

Haven't you people read the disclaimer? Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). You can't say you weren't warned.
by Shale
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 59563

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

Zero51423 wrote:That's terrible. I feel like somebody just stabbed me in the kidneys because of how terrible that pun was.


That's pretty much what I came here to say, and copying someone else's comment certainly fits with the spirit of the comic.
by Shale
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 31652

Re: "Superlative" Discussion

I've never seen the full Dos Equis commercials - just the 15-second ones that run as ESPN.com ads. This comic makes a lot more sense now.
by Shale
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 32444

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

Oh god my BRAIN.
by Shale
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 27131

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Plus, of course, today's.
by Shale
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127609

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Causing your opponent in an argument to give up in disgust and walk away is not a victory. Dunning-Kruger effect! I'm actually curious. How did you see the Dunning-Kruger effect applying to this particular exchange? I mean, apart from, perhaps, agreeing with one party and then observing that the op...
by Shale
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 27131

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

"QWERTY" having an adjectival form makes me happy.
by Shale
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127609

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

I didn't say any of those things. I do believe that people that push any "scientific" conclusion as "absolute truth" and claim a complete concensus when there isn't one... have an agenda they are pushing, rather than letting the science speak for itself. Anyone with a political ...
by Shale
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127609

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Well, lets see, the energy companies don't have a problem selling their product. People WANT energy. They want to drive their cars, they want to play their computer games, they want to read silly comics on the internet. People want to live the lifestyle we've all come to enjoy... you know ease of t...

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