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by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0805: "Paradise City"
Replies: 144
Views: 43268

Re: 0805: Paradise City

Take me down To the seventeenth city Where the Vorts are green and the girl is witty Take me down To the Paradise Villa Where the blades are hidden in the cuffs of a killer Take me down To my very first city Where I'll build a Wonder Like the Chichen-Itty (Oh god, I'm sorry for that one) Take me up ...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25110

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

in a related note, I SWEAR the autorun for mass effect on the PC plays a sound when you start the game that sounds exactly like the opening bar of "pokerface"
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9346356

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

To anyone who's had a near-death experience: Do you find yours hilarious in retrospect, too? Or am I weird that way? The closest I've been to death was going into anaphylactic shock from an allergic reaction to peanuts when I was almost 3 years old. Not funny. What was yours? As a matter of fact, I...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3692
Views: 635527

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

also, jack and the swedish guy from mercenaries should go have sociopath babies and leave me alone

(re: mass effect 2)
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Tale Hidden In Code
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: A Tale Hidden In Code

Additional question that should help the forum avoid over-thinking this: About how good at code-breaking are the players expected to be? I ask because if you are expected to be gifted novices, then we should probably disregard anything too complicated. Also, has anyone tried taking the bitstring dow...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A pretty simple puzzle
Replies: 12
Views: 4301

Re: A pretty simple puzzle

Recap: there's 25 years listed. There's a reference to there being "two sets" of songs. There's a reference to one year left over in one of the hints - so that means 2 sets of 12. The most recent clue suggests that the left-out year should lead you to another year, which will t...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ted "Tubes to Nowhere" Stevens Died in Plane Crash
Replies: 20
Views: 2621

Re: Ted "Tubes to Nowhere" Stevens Died in Plane Crash

As much fun as I've had with tubes over the years, by way of eulogy I'd like to point out that if he'd said "pipe" instead of "tube" he would have been using an acceptable slang term for bandwidth and thus been 50% less ridiculous. Language is a harsh mistress.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9346356

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

To anyone who's had a near-death experience: Do you find yours hilarious in retrospect, too? Or am I weird that way?
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo
Replies: 85
Views: 34894

Re: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo

This is like arguing over whether you prefer the Isley Brothers version of Twist and Shout or the Beatles version. Two artists' take on the exact same material, and which one you prefer is entirely a matter of taste.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: AMD or Intel?
Replies: 34
Views: 6832

Re: AMD or Intel?

I once raised my lance and rode into battle for AMD, but I've since mellowed.

The only reason AMD was a no-brainer for my current box is because I was on a budget and it was easier to rebuild in the same chipset as the previous proc.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: nVidia vs ATI (in general)
Replies: 21
Views: 6096

Re: nVidia vs ATI (in general)

Well now. The only nvidia card I ever bought is also the only one that's ever blown up on me. Plus, seeing that infernal goddamn "the way it's meant to be played" badge in the intro of EVERY GAME EVER, SERIOUSLY ALL OF THEM when you're a young man who just proudly purchased a Radeon... Tha...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24749

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

I'm prepared to cite the use of color and perspective and declare today's comic the shark-jumping point for XKCD, if for no other reason than to be a ridiculous contrarian.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0757: "Toot"
Replies: 103
Views: 23302

Re: "Toot" discussion (#757)

Monika wrote:
Stay_Puft_marshmallows wrote:Really? 90 comments and nobody has pointed out that this joke was done a month ago by Scott Kurtz?

Link?


http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/blamimations/103/ (first half)

also:
http://twitter.com/airhornsman
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0757: "Toot"
Replies: 103
Views: 23302

Re: "Toot" discussion (#757)

Really? 90 comments and nobody has pointed out that this joke was done a month ago by Scott Kurtz?

No excitement over the fact that we just discovered that Black Hat Guy's name must be Errol Hornsby?
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed May 26, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64459

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

The thing is, even if doc guy is insufficiently concerned about format issues, at least 9 out of 10 beard guys have latched onto the whole open-source movement for no reasons more sincere than the following: 1) some elder-geek or celebri-geek they idolize espouses it 2) it appeals to the "I hav...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Fri May 21, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64459

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Facebook's power grab does not in any way detract from the fact that non-beard-guy is 100% right in the first 2 panels.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo
Replies: 85
Views: 34894

Re: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo

Let's imagine a plausible confrontation: they both want the same cargo, and -surprise!- almost walk right into one another as they approach it. It begins with words. Mal is the cleverer, but Han's got the swagger and the Wookiee. It looks like Solo claims the prize, but Mal distracts him and makes o...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies you turned off before you were half-way through.
Replies: 216
Views: 30643

Re: Movies you turned off before you were half-way through.

Bourne Supremacy. I didn't see Bourne Identity, but I did read the books and I liked them a lot. Friends dragged me to the second one. I understand that it made sense to modernize Bourne and make it contemporary rather than set it in the 80s, but when it became clear that it had nothing to do with a...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Skynet
Replies: 44
Views: 12110

Re: Skynet

Though a sentient being with access most of the collective data of humanity is all the scarier. Imagine the entire contents of the planetary datalinks, the sum total of human knowledge, blasted into the Planetmind's fragile neural network with the full power of every reactor on the planet. Thousand...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Apples vs Oranges
Replies: 94
Views: 64358

Re: Apples vs Oranges

Meteorswarm wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:Oranges will save your life if you need to spend 6 months at sea, while apples contain cyanide.
You're referencing the vitamin C content of oranges, which, yes, will prevent scurvy. However, apples not only contain quite enough vitamin C to stave off scurvy, if rather less than oranges, they also keep better over long periods of time, either whole or as cider, or dried. Furthermore, both apple pips and orange seeds historically contained small amounts of cyanide (indeed, most fruit seeds do; it's a key flavor in marzipan), but modern breeds of apple have nearly cyanide-less pips. Besides, unless you're into eating apple cores, you're much more likely to accidentally swallow a small orange seed than a small apple seed.
CorruptUser wrote:Oranges come in baskets, which is much better than bushels.

A basket is a container. A bushel is a unit of measurement. I can buy oranges by the bushel just as easily as I can buy apples in baskets.


Did somebody just get told?
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 49765

Re: Mac vs PC

To me, Steve Jobs is far more sinister than Bill Gates (or whoever is the face of microsoft these days). For now, M = Microsoft OR Gates, A = Apple OR Jobs M: Pretends to have a great product A: Rather than pretend to have a great product, launches giant smear campaign against non-macs M: Rented ou...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Blue People Fighting
Replies: 47
Views: 8997

Re: Blue People Fighting

count me in with the bewilderment over the na'vi.

I mean, the one thing that we really know about them is that they're all naive enough that a cracker jarhead can manipulate their sacred myths to wrap the entire race around his little finger.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll
Replies: 87
Views: 145570

Re: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll

oddly enough I don't invert with a mouse and keyboard but I do invert with a console controller.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Skynet
Replies: 44
Views: 12110

Re: Skynet

diotimajsh wrote:Where's the option for "Wolframpediaoogle Hybrid"?


I think you mean Wikiwoloogle
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Apples vs Oranges
Replies: 94
Views: 64358

Re: Apples vs Oranges

Apples, for their cider and their baked goods.

If the orange was able to bring his whole citrus family to the rumble, I'd probably change my vote.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 49765

Re: Mac vs PC

As a partisan desktop user, Windows. Because incremental upgrades are cheap, continuity is nice, my smaller hard drive and my monitor have been serving valiantly since 2003, and whenever I find my computer is no longer cutting the mustard, getting it back up to nearly top-of-the-line (defined this m...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 32216

Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

So if MY GIRLFRIEND :wink: and I decide to have children and we live together happily forever, we CAN'T say we are married unless we were recognized by law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_law_marriage oopsie. Looks like, depending on the jurisdiction, you probably are considered married in tha...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 32216

Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Why wouldn't she be? Plenty of women are. ...and the point of the song seems to be that she isn't one of them. Which makes "why wouldn't she be?" an interesting question, the answer to which might be "if she was, she wouldn't be singing this" Also, another way to read the song i...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 74124

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

I am I, Don Quixote, The Lord of La Mancha! My destiny calls and I go, And the wild winds of fortune Will carry me onward, Oh whithersoever they blow! Hail, Knight of the Woeful Countenance, Knight of the Woeful Countenance! Wherever you go People will know Of the glorious deeds Of the Knight of th...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 70253

Re: "Base System" discussion

My base? But they're ALL my base.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0517: "Marshmallow Gun"
Replies: 118
Views: 29160

Re: "Marshmallow Gun" Discussion

May I say what an honor it was to be shot around the comic today
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 226150

Re: "Friends" Discussion

Seriously. How many readers failed to realize that "But he doesn't respect you!" is a punch line?
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 27861

Re: "Spore" Discussion

Mary had a little lamb, Little lamb little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow.

* Assassins' Redoubt Final Transmission



Dammit that video creeped me out.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 27861

Re: "Spore" Discussion

SMAC effing ROCKS.

Especially with SMAX.

Captain Svensgaard merged with the planetmind MANY times.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 43379

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

I think it's a shame that this is actually a reference to something.

Sometimes a reliable laugh must be sacrificed in order to introduce some much-needed insanity.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0443: "Know Your Vines"
Replies: 167
Views: 31805

Re: "Know Your Vines" Discussion

I'm not allergic to poison ivy. Just thought I'd add nothing to the conversation.
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Water ice on mars
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Water ice on mars

Phoenix found some. Didn't see a thread here, thought it was right up our alley. I apologize in advance if it has already been posted.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/main/index.html
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu May 29, 2008 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 129576

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

Call me old-fashioned, but the boy scouts (big blue and otherwise) have always been my favorite heroes. if you're at all receptive to Superman, I recommend Birthright. It blew me away. Just picked up the trades for infinite crisis and 52, and they were a good time, I thought. I'm following Star Wars...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu May 29, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Sacred Moments in Fiction
Replies: 44
Views: 6466

Re: Sacred Moments in Fiction

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The opening line of that book is pure, unalloyed win. Sometimes the sheer authenticity of a line gives me chills. EG: Kathy Perry's last words in Old Man's War . Sometimes a character's awesomeness is so profound I will simultaneously laugh and wipe a tear from my eye...
by Stay_Puft_marshmallows
Thu May 29, 2008 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 155622

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

First of all, Q and the Borg adaptive shield business essentially make Star Trek functionally broken when we're having one of these hypothetical fan boy contests. That aside, Star Wars wins a war of attrition, an arms race, or one decisive battle on account of greater population and more developed i...

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