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by azule
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 5185

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

thunk wrote:Image

Alt-text: "It me, your father."

It you, clearly.

FTFY
by azule
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 5110

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

PinkShinyRose wrote:
TvT Rivals wrote:There have been suggestions to avoid the most egregious problems of gerrymandering (creating districts more compact would help), but politicians don't want this, of course.

Why not switch to a mixed representation system like in Germany?

Which parts are mixed?
by azule
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 7503

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Looks like he was musing about -muse words, lol. Etymonline is great, though.
by azule
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 4993

Re: 1768: "Settling"

by azule
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 4993

Re: 1768: "Settling"

J%r wrote:Is it bad that I initially thought it was about suicide?

How many lives do you have? I mean how many have you gotten?
by azule
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 5110

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Thanks for the replies, you two. I just read up recently about the proposed state of Sequoyah, which was about half of Oklahoma. It was not approved by the Republican congress because it would have been a Democratic state. Therefore it was combined with the proposed Oklahoma state.... Politics. Igno...
by azule
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 5110

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

I don't get the reasons these names were chosen. Like someone said, if it was on a theme there you'd go... This feels very random. But, back to official state names...Why do some states share a name? I'm pretty sure that when some states split they got new names (was it Tennessee?) but when Carolina...
by azule
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

So this is where political divides come from: shitty relatives. ;)
by azule
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 7503

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Wikipedia doesn't have an entry on cat-calling. But google, Wiktionary, Meriam-Webster and the Oxford Dictionary all give the more generic definition. Of these, only wiktionary lists the narrower definition of 'A shout, whistle, or comment of a sexual nature, usually made toward women' at all. I th...
by azule
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 7503

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Pretty funny. By the way, dictionaries list catcalling as far broader than 'harasses women' —are they outdated or is it an american thing or is it a temporary focus? Ugh. Even simply typing the word into Google gives the more modern definition. Bad dictionary! Huh. Doesn't happen for me. Typing &qu...
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 4987

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

Plutarch wrote:I've moved houses quite often. I've never labelled a box. Is it a normal thing to do? Do most people do it?

I used to label them. But, eh, don't anymore. If you don't label them it's like Xmas morning everyday until you're done unpacking. ;)
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 7503

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

... given your current avatar* * in a universe in which there is a convenient terminal with an immense assortment of obscure settings (or the ability to invent settings) to configure, it's not unthinkable that there would/could be a setting which causes avatars (and perhaps usernames), as we choose...
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 7503

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Pretty funny. By the way, dictionaries list catcalling as far broader than 'harasses women' —are they outdated or is it an american thing or is it a temporary focus? Ugh. Even simply typing the word into Google gives the more modern definition. Bad dictionary! (mansplain v. To explain something clea...
by azule
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Are you trying to get rid of us? ;) :P
by azule
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Oh good, Randall's being smug and preachy again. Always hilarious. I hardly ever say, "Fuck You." anymore. I agreed with Zylon. Not so much that I even noticed until it was pointed out. If this was the peachy free speech comic I'd have agreed sooner. This one was non-offensive because I d...
by azule
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 4987

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

Is a box labeled Pornography more or less likely to be "mishandled" by paid movers?
by azule
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

You understand the problem there, though, right? The actual lesson of that anecdote, true or false? That we put ourselves in a position where the only thing standing between us and nuclear annihilation was the White House staff's ability to physically restrain the president . We should not be in a ...
by azule
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Which one of these people strikes you as more likely to start a war over a tweet? Exactly. This is one of the reasons I voted for Hillary and would never vote for Trump. I don't have an affinity for Hillary, but this issue of his made the choice clear. If only we could have been more enthusiastic a...
by azule
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

I was under the impression that your "friends" could be "friends of friends". Or, that you can reply to comments of people you're not friends with. The comic was saying friends, though... Yeah, but I was replying to Stargazer's comment on netsplit's post, which talked about Face...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Exactly. She knows what her reasons are. Pfhorrest is accurately reporting what her reasons are. Stop trying to insist you know the "true heart" of a woman you've never met better than she and her actual family do, especially when you're doing it because it paints an embarassing p...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

I was under the impression that your "friends" could be "friends of friends". Or, that you can reply to comments of people you're not friends with.

The comic was saying friends, though...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

But, according to people on Facebook, I'm in the wrong and the one to blame for all the trouble we were going to get anyway no matter what the result was. My friend list is now considerably shorter and I rarely venture there these days. Sorry to hear. Kinda sounds like my story. My FBFs and I are n...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I just think that this forum should stay non-political, and I think that it's a mistake for all famous people to polarize themselves like this. Trump was a famous person (who was not a politician).... That's the XKCD I know and love! Since all of the references that I can find say it is referencing...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11063

Re: 1761: "Blame"

I won't take the blame for things going bad here. They shouldn't, but that's not up to me.

*ahem*

I think this comic is about the election results. And Facebook (but don't quote me on that). I've heard that Facebook is a bad place. I don't go there. Can someone confirm?
by azule
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I talked to a Californian the other day who voted in favor of raising taxes on those who make over $250k. She said, "Sure, that's not me!" I have a lot more respect for rich liberals who vote for higher taxes on the rich (themselves) than the middle/lower class ones who vote to raise taxe...
by azule
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

@Pfhorrest, hi. When I said neighbour to the North I was referring to a west coast union, therefore I meant Canada. A bit of a whoopsie since I was supposed to only talk about California only. If the rest of the country doesn't want us to leave, we'll find that true if we threaten to leave. ;) I did...
by azule
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

My state would easily make a powerful country unto itself, so I wouldn't even be terribly upset if we broke away from the USA... except for the fact that that would make the remaining USA far more fascist/reactionary ("conservative" is too nice of a word) and probably the enemy of my new ...
by azule
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

So, so far my reply: shit. Secondly...if the numbers are right, Hillary won the popular vote. The electoral college system isn't doing shit for us except helping get fucked up people like W Bush and Trump elected. Officially. Fucking. Broken. We need this changed by constitutional amendment ASAP. Lo...
by azule
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1757: "November 2016"
Replies: 41
Views: 4306

Re: 1757: "November 2016"

Back to your regularly scheduled comic. Some people in the previous thread have no faith.

HES wrote:I didn't realise XKCD was the same age as the Xbox360

Is that why I hadn't heard of xkcd earlier? Xbox360 is where I lost interest in consoles. Unrelated, but somehow relevant.
by azule
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 102848
Views: 23909669

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm definitely going to avoid that thread. I'm hearing enough about politics on the Outside, and it's steambottle. :evil: Are you sure that the Outside politics isn't dramatically worse than the ICT politics? I don't follow Outside stuff. The forum thread doesn't seem so bad to me (no thumping hear...
by azule
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I have no problem with the importance of the election, or even that he voiced his opinion, it's simply how he did that I have a bit of a disagreement with. I don't have any particular person I am rooting for. Even if he had said 'Make America Great Again', I would still feel the same way. Sometimes...
by azule
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

But you know what? All that, technically true as it might be, still doesn't make the shit-on-shit sandwich a more appealing alternative. I'm sad that plain ham and mild cheddar was the most exciting prospect we've seen here in a while and we couldn't even get that over stale baloney, but no fucking...
by azule
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

There, there everything will be fine, just let people who are living in reality make the decision. Hahaha. Better than anything I was going to write... lol. I made an account specifically to comment. There, I quoted you differently. I didn't quite figure you meant that you didn't have an account as...
by azule
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Stargazer71, there is an active voter suppression system in the USA. If you are in a poor and democratic leaning section of a republican state, it may be much harder to vote. You are on the rolls and turned away? You are told by someone outside a lie about what forms of ID are required? There is a ...
by azule
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

For hopeful consideration, but probably ignorable. I try not to worry if I get ignored. It happens. Doesn't mean your statement was bad. Just not flashy or controversial enough. Which is an okay thing, too. I will vote, and I will respect the presidency even if I don't agree with the winner. Which ...
by azule
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 102848
Views: 23909669

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm with her . I'm Not. ETA:(If this is considered heretical and inappropriate for this thread, I will remove it. This is the nicest place I've ever been on the internet and I would hate to upset anyone, especially since I just got here.) One of the nice things about this place, is that we can disa...
by azule
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

IdahoEv.... I hope everything you said was accurate. Great info. My only issue was if we get rid of the electoral college then we don't have a backup for fixing a fucked up vote (we'll see if that's needed this Tuesday). So, not just getting rid of but replacing. What I'm talking about is similar to...
by azule
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36170

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Besides just getting right into a political discussion (unavoidable) I just wanted to say I'm happy to see Randall, creator of the OTC, siding with me but also that he is stating it as simply as possible (graphical over text, though). I'm happy there's no "joke" because really this electio...
by azule
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 102848
Views: 23909669

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm with her . I'm Not. ETA:(If this is considered heretical and inappropriate for this thread, I will remove it. This is the nicest place I've ever been on the internet and I would hate to upset anyone, especially since I just got here.) I'm curious where every stands, but it really doesn't matter...
by azule
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0152: "Flood Death Valley"
Replies: 42
Views: 9047

Re: What-If 0152: "Flood Death Valley"

taemyr wrote:
keithl wrote:No, a hole must be straight down,


Why?

What if Randall only answered questions with pedantic accuracy?

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