0640: "Tornado Hunter"

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby fibonacci » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:38 am UTC

The trouble with the new Fujita scale is that the scanners keep reporting all of the tornados as "over 9000".

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Kailen » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:29 pm UTC

That's odd, mine just reads it at one thousand and six.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby Trick01 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:41 pm UTC

Hi, tornado hunters? Can you please go and chase after the romance, sarcasm, math, and language and bring them back? Cause they seem to be lost...

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" - just trivia

Postby umop ap!sdn » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:57 pm UTC

VOF wrote:Two, do you know why vehicle motion is depicted by oval shaped tires?

I always associate fast motion with oval shapes because of Saturday morning cartoons.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:11 pm UTC

Glade wrote:You know, I'd have to say that tornadoes are actually much more dangerous game than humans. Can a single human destroy a small midwestern town in mere seconds with little or no preparation? I don't think so.

It's not the tornadoes. It's the Butterfly Mafia. And it takes a lot of preparation.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:14 pm UTC

The TJ wrote:I'm just saying it's odd to nit-pick a comic in which a man shoots a tornado.

You know, even an absurd and surreal comic can be poorly executed.

I don't think that's quite the case here. I didn't like it much, but it was better than the latest ones.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby axilog14 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:09 pm UTC

I could totally imagine a new succession of xkcd strips starring Pith Hat Guy.
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby TalkingSalad » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:57 pm UTC

In many states, it is illegal to shoot game from a vehicle. Better hope that you're not in one of those :D .

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby TalkingSalad » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:02 pm UTC

gypkap wrote:As someone who grew up in Tornado Alley and had a tornado jump over our house when I was a 9 year old kid, I wish it was really that easy to get rid of them. The Midwest needs tornado guns. :roll:

Technically, they exist; the Nazis had an experimental weapon that would fire gusts of air at passing planes. You just need a heckuvalot of power to kill a tornado.

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby scalziand » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:08 pm UTC

Taku wrote:
iamevn wrote:
Taku wrote:Wait, is that a saguaro in the background of the first panel? Saguaros only grow in Arizona/Northern Mexico and they don't get tornadoes there. </nitpicky>

its a fast car

I would love a car that could get me from Arizona to Oklahoma in a panel.

Would that make it a....

Panel van?

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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby msimswil » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:29 am UTC

I once shot a tornado in Reno...

(aww, c'mon?)
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Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Postby theta4 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:42 am UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:
Brad wrote:Let me just say that I have read all 600+ xkcd comic strips, and let me tell you this:


When he shot that hurricane in half I was liek I can't believe he shot that f---ing hurricane in HALF!

I also like how the artist subscribes to the Hart-Parker schedule for improving your artistic talent.

I like how you think it's a hurricane, despite the title of both the comic and this forum thread. And the text of the comic.

Besides, you'd need something larger to hunt hurricanes. Like a cannon. A rife just won't do, silly.


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