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by John W Kennedy
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 22142

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

Arrggghhhh!

Not bloody “Imperial”. The Imperial System, which wasn’t even devised until 1824, has never been used in the US except, occasionally, by confused Canadian tourists. The US uses US Customary units.
by John W Kennedy
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 77
Views: 12678

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

He wanted to be somewhere that Woolworth hadn’t already snapped up all the good locations.
by John W Kennedy
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 77
Views: 12678

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

In the book, Baum’s description of Kansas, where he had never been, is based on his years in South Dakota.
by John W Kennedy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 77
Views: 12678

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Actually, Oz is 100% soundstage, including the Kansas scenes.
by John W Kennedy
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106129
Views: 37233244

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think I found a solution for the its/it's conundrum. Use "It be" and "their" (or one of the other gender-neutral alternatives )! Its is, in fact, only a little over 400 years old. Before it was invented, his was used, instead, but people came to feel uncomfortable about that, ...
by John W Kennedy
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106129
Views: 37233244

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm on it. The last bolder trap may have failed to kill that Professor Jones guy but I have refined it with big spikes, Holy uranium and even more dramatic music. But doesn't Plutonium catching fire in warm open air? That aught to be a much more impressive boulder trap. Nah, Sodium (Na) does that. ...
by John W Kennedy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106129
Views: 37233244

Re: 1190: "Time"

Where is it said that this is the ocean? There are plenty of beaches in this world, on lakes, and even seas (if they are not merely ocean arms) that have no tides to speak of. Even the Mediterranean has rather little in the way of tides.
by John W Kennedy
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 14487

Re: 0976: "Sail"

His mother was a votaress of my order:
And, in the spiced Indian air, by night,
Full often hath she gossip'd by my side,
And sat with me on Neptune's yellow sands,
Marking the embarked traders on the flood,
When we have laugh'd to see the sails conceive
And grow big-bellied with the wanton wind....

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