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by StratPlayer
Fri May 24, 2013 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan seems to think its okay to take some of whatever is growing there. Another insight for the paradigm the One True Religion? Maximum deforestry is her Manifest Destiny. Obviously another allusion to how destruction of the environment and global warming and reckless vegetarianism leads to pregna...
by StratPlayer
Fri May 24, 2013 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Oh, and how about a Waiting, Humongous, ONGish Molar Pancreas (WHOMP) of molpies?
by StratPlayer
Fri May 24, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:Two Three observations on the current newpix:
1. No return of the molpy. (Must have returned to its waiting. ;) )
2. Cueball asks “Do you think it's OK to take some”, right after he took some...

and:

3. The dialogue dance worked!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Yay limbo! Unless there are smaller wires below the top one that are thinner than one pixel, and thus unseeable without ENHANCE-ment. I think we would see evidence of the vines growing along them if they were present... ETA: both me and blitzgril have the same post# of 523... we are connected! Pppf...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yay limbo! Unless there are smaller wires below the top one that are thinner than one pixel, and thus unseeable without ENHANCE-ment. I think we would see evidence of the vines growing along them if they were present... ETA: both me and blitzgril have the same post# of 523... we are connected! Pppf...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

On my phone so a bit post-challenged, but: What the hey? A fence-vine???

Once again the OTC throws a curve ball at my expectations.

But it does look possible to limbo under it...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Not good at making sONGs http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/9126632f181afc6b234d4ae0e564f69c6a1b91f64afacbdc831e0eaec7d3be42.png Arrrgh!!! I was really curious to find out what that is and Randall is making us wait for it! Wait. What did I say? Oh yeah -- that's the whole point, isn't it? :wi...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Dracomax wrote:It's obviously a limbo stick. I predict the end of the comic will be an epic limbo contest. signifying...uh...look, Molpy!


Wait! You can't just stop, leaving us in limbo! What does it signify, I want to... Molpy!?! What? Where?!?!?
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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I say it's a toy helicopter in a bush, but I could be wr ONG . http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/3466ef7b546f454d4f7144c5cf47e33d4a2b45463c433c9d5fe6673238e56c33.png Well, they're curious for sure. It definitely looks mechanical. My soon-to-be-proven-wrong guess is: "An agricultural sprinkler o...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
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Oh goodness, what have I done? I somehow didn't see the other already proposed next verse in the review when I submitted and now I've split the poetry continuum in half with a competing alternative 2nd verse (which was already a replacement 2nd verse). As the poem's initiator, I leave it to Ebonite...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50198353

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EDIT: Oh wait, this is OTC specific right? Ooops I got a bad case of myxomaonetrues. You have a bad case of what? Google has failed me for the last time! *Attempts to force choke google* Damn. It's impossible to kill a globally supported search engine using non-existent telekinetic choke manuevers....
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Group poem! Given the current plot line of the OTC, maybe we should call this "Jabber-walky"? 'Twas midday, and the molpymurs Did dig and tunnel in the ground All flighty were the raptorbirds, And the beesnakes did abound. Next verse? OK, I'll give it a go: The baobab trees, tall ...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Group poem! Given the current plot line of the OTC, maybe we should call this "Jabber-walky"? 'Twas midday, and the molpymurs Did dig and tunnel in the ground All flighty were the raptorbirds, And the beesnakes did abound. Next verse? OK, I'll give it a go: The baobab trees, tall and bent...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Group poem! Given the current plot line of the OTC, maybe we should call this "Jabber-walky"? 'Twas midday, and the molpymurs Did dig and tunnel in the ground All flighty were the raptorbirds, And the beesnakes did abound. Next verse? OK, I'll give it a go: The baobab trees, tall and bent...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Alright. I did a Sestina. It wasn't easy, but damn if if was fun. I went for the 11 syllables per line rule as well, though apparently that isn't mandatory. Suffice to say I did a lot of counting on my fingers: In Time we heed certain creeds: the sea is big Revealed by our prophets: the river is sm...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
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Re: 1190: "Time"

@Everyone: "BlitzGirl numbers," and an important reminder. i don't mean to be rude, but I think we need to stop a moment and ask ourselves: What is this thread about? Inflating our egoes by comparing which one of us can provoke a certain user into responding to our posts the most, or ...
by StratPlayer
Thu May 23, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Okay and by popular demand here it is: The BlitzGirl number: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Credits Awesome work! Although, actually, I'm not surprised at all to see that I have a low BlitzGirl number of 1. I mean, she and I have a pretty close relationship: 1. Besides her presence in the OTT,...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eschery Peschery It's not a poster-tree Bent horizontally. Just its bad luck Losing by tragedy Half of its canopy Thermoelectrically When lightning 1 struck. Here's what it should look like: fixedbaobab.png 1 or Dracomax's chainsaw Brilliant picture! :D On topic: why is 7 angry at 6? Also slightly ...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Clickty clikety; HAL (not the red one) com- manded the spoiler to hide and restore, characteristically monomaniacal, stopping at last when his dactyl was sore. Consecutive double-dactyls! I tips me hat. I've been wondering if it would be possible to construct a double-dactyl (verse&...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Consider this obvious chain of relatedness: 1. The GLR has populated the OTC with trees that appear to be baobabs . 2. Baobab is also the name of a musical group out of Dunham, NC consisting primarily of an artist named Phil Torres, who is also a writer. 3. Phil Torres has also written a book calle...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

YESCUEB ONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/adac2c8616ed9633aa3c2744085a9a33d1ddd777ea946d7d0bea19269ea5692d.png That makes complete sense. Hmm... maybe it's a suntree? It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies. ...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

YESCUEB ONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/adac2c8616ed9633aa3c2744085a9a33d1ddd777ea946d7d0bea19269ea5692d.png That makes complete sense. Hmm... maybe it's a suntree? It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies. ...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

But what if you just rubbed the baby on the cigar, would that make it glare free? Did Bill Clinton teach you the facts of life? No, no -- we were talking about using the cigar intentionally, not using it intern -ally... :wink: EDIT to add: Hey! Wow -- 700th post!!! And at the top of the NewPage! Th...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good after Coma everyone : ) How it be going in the OTT this fine newpix? The tree is odd, and has writing on it. Also, it may or not be possible to glare unintentionally. Hmm.... Well, let's see: 1. Unintentional glare can be a problem with flash photography, but one suggestion on how to r...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good after Coma everyone : ) How it be going in the OTT this fine newpix? The tree is odd, and has writing on it. Also, it may or not be possible to glare unintentionally. Hmm.... Well, let's see: 1. Unintentional glare can be a problem with flash photography, but one suggestion on how to r...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good after Coma everyone : ) How it be going in the OTT this fine newpix? The tree is odd, and has writing on it. Also, it may or not be possible to glare unintentionally. Hmm.... Well, let's see: 1. Unintentional glare can be a problem with flash photography, but one suggestion on how to r...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good after Coma everyone : ) How it be going in the OTT this fine newpix? The tree is odd, and has writing on it. Also, it may or not be possible to glare unintentionally. Hmm.... Well, let's see: 1. Unintentional glare can be a problem with flash photography, but one suggestion on how to reduce it...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good after Coma everyone : ) How it be going in the OTT this fine newpix? The tree is odd, and has writing on it. Also, it may or not be possible to glare unintentionally. Hmm.... Well, let's see: 1. Unintentional glare can be a problem with flash photography, but one suggestion on how to reduce it...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Weird ONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/e91a732a9ef1b2fb1a96346791949ee36163e5d12eaa5fb4d17f462f89535992.png I hear ya, Megan -- I've wondered that same thing many times over during the long-draw of the OTC... *Glares with intent* Well, I meant in a non-heretical, trusting, and faithful-follower...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
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Re: 1190: "Time"

thirds wrote:WeirdONG

Spoiler:
Image




I hear ya, Megan -- I've wondered that same thing many times over during the long-draw of the OTC...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
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This was for mathrec, but it's not so good - sorry. I thought I could do better but no, not if I'm going to get any coma at all. (Please imagine, if you will, that the second half is to the right of the first half.) drent-fassee, drongd-vassi markings on baobab trees blair-witchy-spookiness brings ...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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I've been doing a little scientific research and I believe I've discovered clear and irrefutable evidence that Angelastic is correct: WE WERE RIGHT! They are having a baobaby! Consider this obvious chain of relatedness: 1. The GLR has populated the OTC with trees that appear to be baobabs . 2. Baoba...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius r? Well, even if 'a' approaches zero, it's still not always that simple, because some pizza... pie are squared! https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRJSZdj4aIN3mP5v1_bi1nVDIJc3JKzcK58cVgU1Xo_tZ0JeMnb2w And I took the libery of ...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Goggalor; Congrats on your 100th post and an Ong at that. I'm not real good at finding foodie pics, but I raise a mug of A&W to you. Also, thanks for being the first to answer my musing about "First-Timers" here. Maybe others will see that and stop in and pull up a chair and sit a...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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A few other quick ketchup thoughts: <lots'o'snips> I'm sure that all of us would like to hear from any of the First-Timers who helped found this wonderful insanity. Are you still tracking the One True Comic? Are you still reading the One True Thread? What do you think of how it's gro...
by StratPlayer
Wed May 22, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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http://mathrec.org/sudoku/custom/post100.png Happy 100th!!! Well I think this is the solution (see attached), but I'm not sure what the words are supposed to be. ONE_STRIP? SORE_PINT? EDITED to fix swapped "O" and "S".. . Stratplayer, I'm trying not to look at what y...
by StratPlayer
Tue May 21, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

If this was supposed to be a hint of where they are, it was not at all subtle. I'm not 100% convinced that it really establishes location. Just because baobabs are native to Madagascar doesn't necessarily mean that the OTC is in Madagascar. Perhaps Cuegan are simply somewhere which happens ...
by StratPlayer
Tue May 21, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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<quotes snipped. In short: wait for it > Well, yes. But it's the waiting for it that's the important constraint. Six centuries would be a conservative estimate for the age of these trees. The earliest it would be plausible for anyone to have cultivated one outside its native region is about three c...
by StratPlayer
Tue May 21, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

If this was supposed to be a hint of where they are, it was not at all subtle. I'm not 100% convinced that it really establishes location. Just because baobabs are native to Madagascar doesn't necessarily mean that the OTC is in Madagascar. Perhaps Cuegan are simply somewhere which happens to have ...
by StratPlayer
Tue May 21, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50198353

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, I'm not a baker like the wonderful Valarya, but how 'bout we go to Albany and I'll get dinner for everyone here: 677prime Are you sure? There are over a thousand posters in this thread. I'd love to see their "table for a thousand". :) Jose Sure! But, um, just to be clear -- when I say...

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