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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
by ctdonath
Drama!

This could so go either sad/angry or go funny right now.

Whatever happens, this isn't going to end anytime soon.

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:36 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
Helper wrote:Listen to me, my bretheren and sistheren!
The religous wars must stop! War be no longer an option! We must put an end to it!


...I recommend nukes.

nukes fired from a trebuchet?

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
by Helper
appleGirl wrote:I be sorry, I didn't mean to (re)start a war :(

It's alright, I just wanted an excuse to use the nukes :D

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:38 pm UTC
by Helper
bigcrag92 wrote:nukes fired from a trebuchet?

................still more accurate than North Korea.............

:twisted:

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:38 pm UTC
by Rosewinsall
okay I am part of the Timewaiters :) awesome

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
by matthewglen
Lord Cathbad wrote:Maybe he be gonna pull out a black hat. It'd be revealed that that be his origin, as this comic occurs way in the past.


That'd be great. But at the same time, I think that explaining black hat guy's origin would sort of ruin his character.

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
by jimbobmacdoodle
Lord Cathbad wrote:Maybe he be gonna pull out a black hat. It'd be revealed that that be his origin, as this comic occurs way in the past.

Au contraire - BHG has been shown to have hair (see for example #377). This is clearly set some time in the future, some time after he has gone bald and had decided to retire from being the BHG. However, as the magnificent creation that is the Sandcastle is destroyed he realises that he gets less joy in creating and that he needs to revert to his former ways and dons the hat once more.

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
by peewee_RotA
Rosewinsall wrote:okay I be part of the Timewaiters :) awesome


Welcome aboard. May the Timeframes ahead be filled with trebuchets.

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
by foundation
Someone needs to reenact this whole comic for realz in real-time!

I'd do it but it's cold outside ...

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
by Dictator
peewee_RotA wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:okay I be part of the Timewaiters :) awesome


Welcome aboard. May the Timeframes ahead be filled with trebuchets.


Nice benediction!

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
by hdhale
bigcrag92 wrote:
Helper wrote:Listen to me, my bretheren and sistheren!
The religous wars must stop! War be no longer an option! We must put an end to it!


...I recommend nukes.

nukes fired from a trebuchet?


Plausible, but not recommended, as the fallout may drift back over the trebuchet crew.

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
peewee_RotA wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:okay I be part of the Timewaiters :) awesome


Welcome aboard. May the Timeframes ahead be filled with trebuchets.

sigged :)

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:47 pm UTC
by buffygirl
I am now nearly certain that this strip is NOT a metaphor for their relationship, at least not in the ways many people seem to want to make it. They are having fun, the kind of fun they always have together in xkcd, and this next phase of sandcancerbabysemencoffee (I can't remember the exact term) war is totally consistent with everything I've ever observed about their personalities and their interactions.

So lighten up, doomsayers! It's just a com...... /feels a grip tighten around her throat as if by an invisible hand and nearly loses consciousness before continuing .... Long *gasp* live Time! /shudders

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:49 pm UTC
by udscbt
I've just seen the organization of the Timewaiters. Since I only posted in this thread (for now), how do I become a Cardinal?
Oh, I also propose myself as the Pope, just because.

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:49 pm UTC
by benjsec
buffygirl wrote:I be now nearly certain that this strip be NOT a metaphor for their relationship, at least not in the ways many folk seem to want to make it. They be having fun, the kind of fun they always have together in xkcd, and this next phase of sandcancerbabysemencoffee (I tin't remember the exact term) war be totally consistent with everything I've ever observed about their personalities and their interactions.

So lighten up, doomsayers! it be just a com...... /feels a grip tighten around her throat as if by an invisible hand and nearly loses consciousness before continuing .... Long *gasp* live Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!! /shudders


You sound almost surprised by this revelation of the meaning of life, the Universe and everything Time

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:53 pm UTC
by k.bookbinder
buffygirl wrote:I be now nearly certain that this strip be NOT a metaphor for their relationship, at least not in the ways many folk seem to want to make it. They be having fun, the kind of fun they always have together in xkcd, and this next phase of sandcancerbabysemencoffee (I tin't remember the exact term) war be totally consistent with everything I've ever observed about their personalities and their interactions.

So lighten up, doomsayers! it be just a com...... /feels a grip tighten around her throat as if by an invisible hand and nearly loses consciousness before continuing .... Long *gasp* live Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!! /shudders


Just because they are having fun now (maybe) doesn't mean it isn't a metaphor for their relationship in regards to how it happened in past T-i-m-e. I still think everything that has happened, and what it may represent still holds true. We shall see. All we can do is "wait for it."

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
by drewhannay
Android app is live! Since I can't post links yet, you can find it by searching Google Play for "xkcd time". Let me know if there's any other features you want for this ridiculously unnecessary app. :D

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:57 pm UTC
by Ppaatt
drewhannay wrote:Android app be live! Since I tin't stake links yet, you tin find it by searching Google Play for "xkcd Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!". Let me ken if there be any other features you want for this ridiculously unnecessary app. :D

Blasphemy! No worship of the One True Comic, whatever form, has ever been wasted!

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:57 pm UTC
by Opiboble
bigcrag92 wrote:
Helper wrote:Listen to me, my bretheren and sistheren!
The religous wars must stop! War be no longer an option! We must put an end to it!


...I recommend nukes.

nukes fired from a trebuchet?


Yes, yes... do it, I want to watch the world burn in the coolest way possible!

This however bring up a good question, how large of a trebuchet would you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn’t kill yourself in the blast…

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:57 pm UTC
by edo
Oh this is bad
Spoiler:
[madspeculation]Randall and his wife must have had a huge fight[/madspeculation]

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:58 pm UTC
by Helper
Opiboble wrote:Yes, yes... do it, I want to watch the angry dome burn in the coolest way possible!

This however bring up a good question, how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn’t kill yourself in the blast…


I'm sure it's a matter of size, per se, so much as the stretchiness of the rubber band...

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:59 pm UTC
by Helper
edo wrote:Oh this be bad
Spoiler:
[madspeculation]Randall and his wife must have have-did a huge fight[/madspeculation]

I think randall miscarried ;_; :cry:

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
by Opiboble
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Yes, yes... do it, I want to watch the angry dome burn in the coolest way possible!

This however bring up a good question, how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn’t kill yourself in the blast…


I be sure it be a matter of size, per se, so much as the stretchiness of the rubber band...



Well, either way I think this would be a good question to submit to "What if?"

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
drewhannay wrote:Android app be live! Since I tin't stake links yet, you tin find it by searching Google Play for "xkcd Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!". Let me ken if there be any other features you want for this ridiculously unnecessary app. :D


Oh this is completely over the top and unnecessary and... wait, did my hands just reach to my phone and download it all by themselves?

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:03 pm UTC
by buffygirl
Uh-oh! Cueball looks pissed!

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:03 pm UTC
by Opiboble
Lord Cathbad wrote:
drewhannay wrote:Android app be live! Since I tin't stake links yet, you tin find it by searching Google Play for "xkcd Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!". Let me ken if there be any other features you want for this ridiculously unnecessary app. :D


Oh this be completely over the top and unnecessary and... wait, did my hands just reach to my phone and download it all by themselves?


I agree, why not just refreash the webpa... crap my hands did it too!

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
by Wildhound
drewhannay wrote:Android app be live! Since I tin't stake links yet, you tin find it by searching Google Play for "xkcd Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!". Let me ken if there be any other features you want for this ridiculously unnecessary app. :D


Yoink!

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Yes, yes... do it, I want to watch the angry dome burn in the coolest way possible!

This however bring up a good question, how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn’t kill yourself in the blast…


I be sure it be a matter of size, per se, so much as the stretchiness of the rubber band...



Well, either way I reckon this woll-did be a good question to submit to "hwæt if?"


Yes! And then we shall watch North Korea hilariously attempt it.

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
by Helper
Opiboble wrote:Well, either way I reckon this woll-did be a good question to submit to "hwæt if?"


Sent :D

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
by VioletSkies
I think it's only good to choose a religion name once there's a clear majority. You'll just have to drop the bottom options and do a run-off between the top 3 (okay, maybe 2).

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
by littlebutterfly
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Yes, yes... do it, I want to watch the angry dome burn in the coolest way possible!

This however bring up a good question, how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn’t kill yourself in the blast…


I be sure it be a matter of size, per se, so much as the stretchiness of the rubber band...



Well, either way I reckon this woll-did be a good question to submit to "hwæt if?"


I think we have generated several good "what if" questions in the last 5000+ posts...
-how large of a trebuchet would you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn't kill yourself in the blast?
-how many man-hours/how much money was wasted as a result of this one comic?
-etc, etc (feel free to add to the list)

Since Mr Munroe apparently doesn't read these threads, someone must make sure they all get submitted!

EDIT: look's like Helper's on it already (with a name like that, why am I not surprised? :wink: )

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
by pdg
The last few newpix have been real cliff-hangers, served out in 1NP episodes. Who threw that?! Where will it hit?! WTF Megan!? Oh noes it's going to hit the bridge! Now what?

Like watching Friday SOAPnet*, but with considerably better acting.

(* my wife likes soaps. I'm more of a shower gel person, myself.)

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
by Envelope Generator
littlebutterfly wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Yes, yes... do it, I want to watch the angry dome burn in the coolest way possible!

This however bring up a good question, how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn’t kill yourself in the blast…


I be sure it be a matter of size, per se, so much as the stretchiness of the rubber band...



Well, either way I reckon this woll-did be a good question to submit to "hwæt if?"


I reckon we have generated several good "hwæt if" questions in the last 5000+ posts...
-how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you woll-did not kill yourself in the blast?
-how many man-hours/how much money and aeroplanes be-did wasted as a result of this one comic?
-etc, etc (feel sky to add to the list)

Since Mr Munroe apparently doesn't read these threads, someone must make sure they all get submitted!

EDIT: look's like Helper's on it already (with a name like that, why be I not surprised? :wink: )


I thought about a trebuchet what-if as well from a slightly different angle. What sort of a table would you need to bring along with the trebuchet to the beach so that ducking under it to shield yourself from radiation actually works?

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
by Helper
littlebutterfly wrote:EDIT: look's like Helper's on it already (with a name like that, why be I not surprised? :wink: )

And now the 2nd one is done. Yay, after decades of using this handle, it's proving true! :mrgreen:

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
by Opiboble
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Well, either way I reckon this woll-did be a good question to submit to "hwæt if?"


Sent :D


Double win! My question gets submitted, and I got someone else to do it so I could continue to be lazy!

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
by Helper
Opiboble wrote:Double win! My question gets submitted, and I got someone else to do it so I could continue to be lazy!

Although, I did say in the e-mail "Opiboble is a poop and you shouldn't invite him to your party." :twisted:

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
by jtomjack
drewhannay wrote:Android app be live! Since I tin't stake links yet, you tin find it by searching Google Play for "xkcd Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!". Let me ken if there be any other features you want for this ridiculously unnecessary app. :D

You, sir, are awesome.

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
by Opiboble
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Double win! My question gets submitted, and I got someone else to do it so I could continue to be lazy!

Although, I did say in the e-mail "Opiboble be a poop and you shouldn't invite him to your party." :twisted:



Meh, still got to be lazy!

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
by jdc
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:
overlord Cathbad wrote:Maybe he be gonna pull out a black hat. It'd be revealed that that be his origin, as this comic occurs way in the past.

Au contraire - BHG has be-done shown to have hair (see for example #377). This be clearly set some Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! in the future, some Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! after he has go-done bald and have-did decided to Old Folks Vacation from being the BHG. However, as the magnificent creation that be the Magic Kingdom be destroyed he realises that he gets less joy in creating and that he needs to revert to his former ways and dons the hat once more.

Ah, but couldn't it come from a time in the past when BHG had a shaved head?

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
by Godsguy
littlebutterfly wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Yes, yes... do it, I want to watch the angry dome burn in the coolest way possible!

This however bring up a good question, how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you wouldn’t kill yourself in the blast…


I be sure it be a matter of size, per se, so much as the stretchiness of the rubber band...



Well, either way I reckon this woll-did be a good question to submit to "hwæt if?"


I reckon we have generated several good "hwæt if" questions in the last 5000+ posts...
-how large of a trebuchet woll-did you need to launch a nuke far enough that you woll-did not kill yourself in the blast?
-how many man-hours/how much money and aeroplanes be-did wasted as a result of this one comic?
-etc, etc (feel sky to add to the list)

Since Mr Munroe apparently doesn't read these threads, someone must make sure they all get submitted!

EDIT: look's like Helper's on it already (with a name like that, why be I not surprised? :wink: )



Personally, I love the what-if about the trebuchet, because it is right up his ally. Strictly numbers, calculation, and a small amount of speculation. Although the latest questions seem to have gone more speculation and over the top than the originals.