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by dms33
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 11278

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

operagost wrote:I assume something like this happened to our vowels in the 15th century.


So the great vowel shift was just a very successful linguistic prank? That's probably the most sensible reason I've heard!
by dms33
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 12806

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

Sadly, no option for the Coptic papacy. Seriously, I understand it's the standard to assume users are operating under Roman Catholicism, but to not even provide the option to set the ruling church to even Eastern Orthodox ? I have numerous test samples I need to run under each and every Patriarch, ...
by dms33
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”
Replies: 69
Views: 16222

Re: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”

Just dusted off this account to say that despite being totally unsteerable, I'd pay money to try the 1940 design!
by dms33
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27472

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

I can't help wonder the following: 1. Has Randall been listening to Madder Lake's Twelve Pound Toothbrush? "Na na na na na na na, na na na na na na Na na" The rest is open for interpretation, and I've never been able to find out what the lyrics actually were supposed to be. (It pretty muc...
by dms33
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23935

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

Kozmo wrote:So every connected piece of land is inverted, right? But there seems to be some shifting around as well, e.g. Cuba or Madagascar... Is this simply to avoid overlapping land, or is there some logic I'm missing?

More than just inverted. Rotated 180%.
by dms33
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1322: Winter
Replies: 125
Views: 28838

Re: 1322: Winter

Sometimes using different words is part of the fun... Finally, here you are. At the delcot of tondam, where doshes deave. But the doshery lutt is crenned with glauds. Glauds! How rorm it would be to pell back to the bewl and distunk them, distunk the whole delcot, let the drokes discren them. But y...
by dms33
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1278: "Giraffes"
Replies: 67
Views: 21740

Re: 1278: "Giraffes"

I would fund the heck out of that kickstarter..

"Let this abomination unto the Lord begin!"
by dms33
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 41995

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

I was thinking of my field, software development, and what would be a good/bad safeword. I think it would be funny to give someone a safeword of "if-then-else." Because if someone yells out, "IF! THEN! ELSE!" in the middle of a scene, I could simply reply, "Oh no, I make th...
by dms33
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 22146

Re: 1004: "Batman"

And on a related subject and probably pre-dating the man dressed as a bat, here's a girl dressed as a bat, .

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collection ... circa-1930
by dms33
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65211

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

mgabrys wrote:+1 if you heard bowling pin sound effects in the last panel.


Well, in the second last panel I swear I heard Hermes Conrad shout "Limbo!" :D
by dms33
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46824

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

boothby171 wrote:Just wanted to be the first to say: CANE TOADS


Well played. That was my first thought as well. :-)
by dms33
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"
Replies: 69
Views: 16741

Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

I loved this one, it literally made me LOL. As an aside, Turgidax will triple the size of my member overnight?? That sounds both painful and total overkill! Oh, and due to how the male member works, probably counterproductive..
by dms33
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 71880

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Bobby Glenallan here. More of a name for a freckled child in a 50's family show than pron..
Mind you, it beats my brothers one - Trixie Glenallan..
by dms33
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 45438

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Max2009 wrote:I just feel bad for those poor people whose house got burned down because this dick is a total moron.


Well he did burn down a house using kerosene from his garage 14 years ago, and has never been caught. That's not too shabby for a beginner.
by dms33
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 37557

Re: 0665: "Prudence"

I wish to apologize: I did not realize that this thread was quite so... old. Sorry for the necromancy... Actually, thank you. It reminded me (a) how wonderful this particular comic is, and (b) how i didn't have a copy of Siouxsie and the Banshees version of Dear Prudence. Both are now resolved..
by dms33
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 32426

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

Another tune that works is the Australian national anthem. Of course, it works the other way around too, so I always end up trying to sing the anthem to the tune of Gilligan's island :) Yeah, but put as Adam Hills demonstrates, it's awesome when sung to the tune of working class man! http://www.you...
by dms33
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0779: "Anxiety"
Replies: 113
Views: 68321

Re: "Anxiety" discussion (#779)

Hmmm..

Fact 1: TSA guy does not want to spend all day looking at boners.
Fact 2: Viagra takes about 30 minutes to 'kick in' (so to speak)

Conclusion: An unregulated free market economy can reduce the wait time of the weapon scanning process. :wink:
by dms33
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26871

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

Also, I figure "A is like B" is a simile, as far as I'm concerned. To me, "comparing two unlike things" is meaningless. If we're comparing them in the first place, they are *not* unlike each other, in the aspect we're comparing ;). Aha, then how is a raven like an writing desk? ...
by dms33
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0755: "Interdisciplinary"
Replies: 102
Views: 18861

Re: "Interdisciplinary" discussion (#755)

All these posts and no one has twigged that this 'experiment' might have a greater balance than first appears? While the physics student will have a greater understanding on the motion of the penduum, the psychology student will have a greater understanding of how the pendulum will be aimed (leading...
by dms33
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0723: "Seismic Waves"
Replies: 94
Views: 27495

Re: "Seismic Waves" Discussion

... The tweet is a bit harder to calculate, but I'll give it a shot. Over long distances, the transmission mechanism is likely to be undersea fibre optic cables. I can't find any really good numbers on those, but what I can find implies currents of as much as 100 amps at 15 kV, though those numbers...

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