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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:29 am UTC
by tman2nd
imagineddragon wrote:[url = http://static5.depositphotos.com/100735 ... vector.jpg]Prague Skyline[/url]

I dunno.. just interesting, I suppose.

Kind of looks like Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:37 am UTC
by Intrexa
Roia wrote:It'll be a lame analogy once (if?) the comic ends, but I like it for now anyway.


I'm almost positive this comic is Randalls commentary on global warming. The "I don't understand what the ocean is doing" is what really hit it home for me.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:43 am UTC
by Actaeus
Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:47 am UTC
by tman2nd
Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

I think the thing on the scale model is the tiny trebuchet they put there. That's why they look similar. Now, I wonder what happened to the other trebuchet.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:50 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.


So I guess this confirms there is a third level of recursion on the middle tower of the model. Glad we have that covered.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:03 am UTC
by Actaeus
Image

newpix!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:03 am UTC
by tman2nd
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:13 am UTC
by Deadcode
Here's a direct comparison of the entire castle, scaled down to 14.49%, against the nested version of itself.

It's a very close match. Not perfect, but as far as we've been able to see it was built seat-of-the-pants, so it shouldn't be perfect!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:17 am UTC
by KarMann
tman2nd wrote:
Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

I think the thing on the scale model is the tiny trebuchet they put there. That's why they look similar. Now, I wonder what happened to the other trebuchet.

Shrink ray, obviously.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:29 am UTC
by Shepherdess
In regards to the rope:

Spoiler:
Megan is Wonder Woman. That's actually her lasso.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:42 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
KarMann wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

I think the thing on the scale model is the tiny trebuchet they put there. That's why they look similar. Now, I wonder what happened to the other trebuchet.

Shrink ray, obviously.


Honey, I shrunk the sand castle

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:42 am UTC
by josiahstevenson
Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong.



also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since at least page 87, so it's hardly time to argue about his name now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:45 am UTC
by HAL9000
josiahstevenson wrote:Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong.



also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since at least page 87, so it's hardly time to argue about his name now.

The name has existed for a long time, and didn't originate here.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:59 am UTC
by cmyk
Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:01 am UTC
by HAL9000
cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

[img]https:/dl.dropbox.com/u/5583349/xkcd_TIME_revealedEnding.gif[/img]

The image url says otherwise.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:02 am UTC
by Valarya
NEWPIX!!!!!!

Image

What is it?! An explosive device?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:03 am UTC
by cmyk
HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

[img]https:/dl.dropbox.com/u/5583349/xkcd_TIME_revealedEnding.gif[/img]

The image url says otherwise.


The image url speaks for NOONE!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:04 am UTC
by josiahstevenson
HAL9000 wrote:
josiahstevenson wrote:Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong.



also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since at least page 87, so it's hardly time to argue about his name now.

The name has existed for a long time, and didn't originate here.


October 2011 seems to be the first appearance of the name in the Individual Comic Threads part of the forum (search.php?keywords=cueball&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=7&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search). Interesting.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:06 am UTC
by Elmach
Valarya wrote:NEWPIX!!!!!!

Image

What is it?! An explosive device?

cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

Image


Coïncidence, or whät? Ïs hë actuälly speäking thë trüth?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:09 am UTC
by cmyk
Elmach wrote:
Valarya wrote:NEWPIX!!!!!!

Image

What is it?! An explosive device?

cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

Image


Coïncidence, or whät? Ïs hë actuälly speäking thë trüth?


I find your usage of the umlaut fascinating.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:13 am UTC
by htom
My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:16 am UTC
by cmyk
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:30 am UTC
by partingLance
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:33 am UTC
by HAL9000
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:35 am UTC
by KarMann
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:42 am UTC
by partingLance
KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:43 am UTC
by AUS
Assuming cymk is a lying liar whom lies (hopefully), that's actually a pretty cool animation he made.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:47 am UTC
by KarMann
partingLance wrote:
KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?

What sequels?

But seriously, I got ticked off when I went to see Part II totally unaware that there was going to be a Part III, much less that Part II would have a cliffhanger ending leading to Part III. So, I never did see the third.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:50 am UTC
by buffygirl
htom wrote:Is that Megan wearing her hair in a bun, or Cueball wearing a dewrag?

buffygirl -- not my favorite hat. Sorry. It's too massive, unbalances your face.

*rolls eyes* You're going to have to be more specific re: which hat?! although I take it you mean The FlowerPot. In which case, all I have to say is THBBBBT!

EDIT: punctuation

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:52 am UTC
by Elmach
cmyk wrote:
Elmach wrote:
Valarya wrote:NEWPIX!!!!!!

Image

What is it?! An explosive device?

cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

Image


Coïncidence, or whät? Ïs hë actuälly speäking thë trüth?


I find your usage of the umlaut fascinating.


Ï'm nöt üsing ümlaüts, whät arë yöu tälkin' aboüt?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:56 am UTC
by partingLance
KarMann wrote:
partingLance wrote:
KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?

What sequels?

But seriously, I got ticked off when I went to see Part II totally unaware that there was going to be a Part III, much less that Part II would have a cliffhanger ending leading to Part III. So, I never did see the third.


Sounds reasonable. Whenever I've been suckered into watching a sequel, I've usually found it a waste of time. The Godfather Part II was an obvious exception, and maybe the only one; though it could just be I saw that before I'd seen the original.

As for Godfather III, that's three hours of my life (which felt like six) I won't get back -- and in 1990 hours, too. With inflation, I shudder to think what they'd be worth today.

EDIT: A propos of nothing whatsoever, I've searched through the thread, and I don't believe anyone's posted this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHfB63ln1Ig

EDIT2: Erm, maybe I should have posted the short version. The 11-minute version is less tedious than "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," but that's not saying much. Though the "Little Drummer Boy" riff is a nice touch.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:58 am UTC
by htom
AUS wrote:Assuming cymk is a lying liar whom lies (hopefully), that's actually a pretty cool animation he made.


Yes. Maybe that's what make me think of clapperboards.

Back to the Future franchise --> Lea Thompson. Enough said.

Buffygirl. Yes, the flowerpot. Flowers, yes; flowerpots, maybe; flowerpots larger than your head, no. Here's a tissue.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:59 am UTC
by buffygirl
fhorn wrote:Maybe she's going to tie up all the loose ends for us AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAH
Sorry. Perhaps Buffygirl's hat isn't the only thing unbalanced around here.

*states primly* All of my hats are balanced. If they appear otherwise, it is your own ... brainy-stuff .... making you feel all .... conglomerated and confooosed-ish... 'n' stuff....

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:01 am UTC
by cmyk
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?


As KarMann already pointed out, the 1.21 Jigawatts of electricity is generated from the plutonium reaction.


KarMann wrote:
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Then, of course, the Doc visited the future and replaced the nuclear reactor with a Mr. Fusion. 2015 is only a couple years away. I can't wait!


HAL9000 wrote:
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.


"Yes, but unfortunately you never know when or where a bolt of lightning is going to strike!"

Unless they build a broken sand clocktower.


partingLance wrote:
KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?


"Einstein! How could I have been so careless?! 1.21 jigawatts?! How am I gonna generate that sort of electricity?..."

AUS wrote:Assuming cymk is a lying liar whom lies (hopefully), that's actually a pretty cool animation he made.


The lyingest liar of them all! Unless I'm actually Randall, which I am not. Or am I?

Although, now I wish I'd put a tiny velociraptor on the ICBM: The most scariest thermonuclear weapon devised!


First half of BTTF2 is amusing, but feels the most ill-conceived and contrived. The last half of BTTF2 is pure genius. Has the best ending of all three films.

BTTF3 is underrated and is an excellent movie on its own terms, with a bunch of clever dilemma reversals for the Doc, Marty and the problem of getting him back to 1985. Not as good as the first, but still a great chapter. Best incarnation of Biff too.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:04 am UTC
by htom
Megan leaves a bomb and I must coma! Time is cruel.

(Is anyone else feeling a bit sleep-deprived?)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:05 am UTC
by tman2nd
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:08 am UTC
by cmyk
Elmach wrote:Ï'm nöt üsing ümlaüts, whät arë yöu tälkin' aboüt?


Ühhh... pfff, yëh, nëvërmïnd. Ï müst bë sëëïng thïngs... Lïstënïng tö töö müch Mötley Crüe lätëly, ör sömëthïng...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:09 am UTC
by KarMann
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.

"Yes, but unfortunately you never know when or where a bolt of lightning is going to strike!"

Unless they build a broken sand clocktower.

Actually, there was a point when Cueball had started building on the middle tower, but before it became clear that he was replicating the scene at 1:7 scale, when I thought it looked like he might be making Big Ben & Westminster/Parliament there. So, we certainly can't rule that out.
Go, fulgarites!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:14 am UTC
by cmyk
KarMann wrote:
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.

"Yes, but unfortunately you never know when or where a bolt of lightning is going to strike!"

Unless they build a broken sand clocktower.

Actually, there was a point when Cueball had started building on the middle tower, but before it became clear that he was replicating the scene at 1:7 scale, when I thought it looked like he might be making Big Ben & Westminster/Parliament there. So, we certainly can't rule that out.
Go, fulgarites!


Okay. Now I want a 1:7 scale mode of Hill Valley made out of sand (with Mr. Sandman playing eerily in the background).

"Please excuse the crudity of this model. I didn't have time to build it to scale or paint."

Okay, last BTTF quote. I promise.




Sorta.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:26 am UTC
by cmyk
KarMann wrote:Here's the zoomed (& unsharp masked) view:
4227369ef98aecf76eb463b35edd9508608c6e07103448420411cb81364fd1d8-zoom.png

I'd go with the rope idea, but we can't really be sure yet. But when did that ever stop us?


Primacord®. Definitely.