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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby roc314 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:01 pm UTC

@Felltir: wonderful modification.

So are there any results for "I should/shouldn't have googled 'I should/shouldn't have googled him/her' "?
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby RedWolf » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:49 pm UTC

Chrismclegless, you reminded me of one I've thought about doing but kept forgetting to do it.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Gingerbreadman » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:57 pm UTC

Help me. I feel awful doing this.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby CVSoul » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:29 am UTC

Excellent work felltir. I lol'd.

Incidentally, "I shouldn't have googled him" has 6 results, and "I shouldn't have kissed her" is one of the firefox suggestions. Also, it turns out that "googled" is a common enough word to ignore, like "it".

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby videogamesizzle » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:52 am UTC

3! hooray!

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(okay, i messed up on letters. sue me. maybe i think there should be 2 Z's.}

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arrgh! missing speech line!

election
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Gojoe » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:13 am UTC

All three of those have been done...
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby benjhuey » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:55 am UTC

It's been a while since my last attempt. Let us watch the failure in action...
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby diotimajsh » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:01 am UTC

I don't even know if this makes sense.

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No joke. My girlfriend's into some really WEIRD roleplaying.
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Sources: 502 and 436.

(Also cleaned up a few pixels that've been bugging me for ages. The "SHE" part is still kinda ugly though.)
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:56 am UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby phlip » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:44 am UTC

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:scantron.png

Did you draw that one in #3 pencil? I think it might've been too light for your scanner to read...

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Actaeus » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:16 pm UTC

phlip wrote:
The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:scantron.png

Did you draw that one in #3 pencil? I think it might've been too light for your scanner to read...

Nice try, but #3 pencils are softer, and darker.
That's why the tips break so easily...

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:12 pm UTC

diotimajsh wrote:I don't even know if this makes sense.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Yuri2356 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:17 pm UTC

diotimajsh wrote:I don't even know if this makes sense.

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I think you mean Oedipus complex. Elektra is lusting after your father.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Jorpho » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:26 pm UTC

Actaeus wrote:Nice try, but #3 pencils are softer, and darker.
That's why the tips break so easily...

Well, it depends if you're talking about a 3B or a 3H pencil when you speak of #3, no?

(Yep, that's my meaningful post for the day.)

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Jebobek » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:31 pm UTC

To be fair here's my thread theme support:
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But honestly, here's the first thing that came to mind:
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Its not fair!
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby existential_elevator » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:19 pm UTC

This is roughly my first thought:
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I mean, where does South Africa fit in this?
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Shakleton » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:43 pm UTC

And now, for another obvious punchline, here's my version of today's comic.

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//Edit: Fixed missing shore in India and Russia.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby benjhuey » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:10 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:
Actaeus wrote:Nice try, but #3 pencils are softer, and darker.
That's why the tips break so easily...

Well, it depends if you're talking about a 3B or a 3H pencil when you speak of #3, no?

(Yep, that's my meaningful post for the day.)

Actually, #3 in the U.S. scale is harder and lighter. Compared to the rest of the world (as usual), a regular #2 pencil is HB and #3 is H.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:05 pm UTC

Thanks for clearing that up. :)
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby diotimajsh » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:58 pm UTC

Yuri2356 wrote:I think you mean Oedipus complex. Elektra is lusting after your father.

Bother, you're right. For some reason I was thinking that it was supposed to start out as lusting for the mother, but then transfers to the father. ... Still, either way I guess it should be Oedipus.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby videogamesizzle » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:06 am UTC

Gojoe wrote:All three of those have been done...


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Actaeus » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:14 am UTC

benjhuey wrote:
Jorpho wrote:
Actaeus wrote:Nice try, but #3 pencils are softer, and darker.
That's why the tips break so easily...

Well, it depends if you're talking about a 3B or a 3H pencil when you speak of #3, no?

(Yep, that's my meaningful post for the day.)

Actually, #3 in the U.S. scale is harder and lighter. Compared to the rest of the world (as usual), a regular #2 pencil is HB and #3 is H.

...then why do all my #3 pencils break? Might be in my head, but still.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Antimony-120 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:07 am UTC

Because a harder pencil is a more brittle pencil. A really really oft graphite pencil has a tendency to splinter and smear, a hard pencil tends to snap off where the lead exits the plastic part of the pencil.

Possibly the only thing I learnt in art class (not that the class was useless, just I am)
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Rodan » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:13 am UTC

Now I miss Germany.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby benjhuey » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:41 am UTC

Actaeus wrote:...then why do all my #3 pencils break? Might be in my head, but still.

Well, quit sticking them in your head and maybe they won't break so often.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Moo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:12 am UTC

*plastic* part of the pencil? Your pencils are weird.
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Postby Antimony-120 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:40 pm UTC

Well it could be metal I suppose, but that would be cold on your hand.
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Postby Moo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:49 pm UTC

Or perhaps I meant the very commonly used wood? (obviously I'm excluding mechanical pencils here). How would you sharpen a classic style pencil that is made of plastic or metal?
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That makes me wonder - does that mean traditional pencils are not very good for the environment?
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:48 pm UTC

Some of the "wood" pencils are actually plastic. They sharpen just fine.. they're more flexible than wood ones, but break easier.
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Postby Moo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:49 pm UTC

These are utterly unfamiliar, never seen any plastic pencils in South Africa or England. Which brings us back to my original comment. Your pencils are weird (not in a bad way).
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Postby Jebobek » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:51 pm UTC

Does this include "recycled" material pencils? I always wondered what they were made of. They were very smooth to the touch, like A wood-plastic composite you see in outdoor patios
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Postby bigglesworth » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:07 pm UTC

Moo wrote:These are utterly unfamiliar, never seen any plastic pencils in South Africa or England. Which brings us back to my original comment. Your pencils are weird (not in a bad way).


As an Englishman, I remember eight years ago being impressed by the plastic pencils being handed out at the Millennium Dome, that were made out of recycled drinks cups. A little "we're living in the future!" moment.
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Postby Moo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:11 pm UTC

Ah. The future; that is where it has been hiding!

Sorry for derailing the thread guyz.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:33 pm UTC

For Moo:

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Postby Moo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:35 pm UTC

:lol:
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Random832 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:38 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Some of the "wood" pencils are actually plastic. They sharpen just fine.. they're more flexible than wood ones, but break easier.


I loved those. You can sharpen them on carpet.

It's actually sawdust (technically wood) and some kind of glue.

At some point there were also gimmicky versions that were ground-up dollar bills and ground-up denim.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby diotimajsh » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:08 pm UTC

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Hilarious. Excellent =). I sorta feel like the alt-text detracts from it a little, though?
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Actaeus » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:35 am UTC

Actaeus wrote:
benjhuey wrote:
Jorpho wrote:
Actaeus wrote:Nice try, but #3 pencils are softer, and darker.
That's why the tips break so easily...

Well, it depends if you're talking about a 3B or a 3H pencil when you speak of #3, no?

(Yep, that's my meaningful post for the day.)

Actually, #3 in the U.S. scale is harder and lighter. Compared to the rest of the world (as usual), a regular #2 pencil is HB and #3 is H.

...then why do all my #3 pencils break? Might be in my head, but still.

Okay, you're right. I just checked; #3 is H, it's lighter and harder than #2.
Nice try, me.


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