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by LassLisa
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67891

Re: "Porn For Women" Discussion

Yes, these jokes are quite obviously not intended to be serious commentary on female sexuality, but the premise of the "joke" is that women to feel so strongly about housework that they actively fantasize about men doing it. And that is the crux upon which the comic is commenting, the ide...
by LassLisa
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67891

Re: Porn For Women

Yes. This comic hits on pretty much how I feel about those books/websites/memes. I've seen those books ("porn for women" with men doing housework, "porn for brides" with men participating in wedding planning, etc), and yes, I'd LOVE a shirtless buff model to come wash my windows ...
by LassLisa
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 29177

Re: "Drama" Discussion

Hee. I love this, "people are complicated! " is pretty much verbatim the refutation of all utopian plans. Including the entire study of economics. "People are rational and always act in their self-interest!" mm, no. It's hard for people who like analytical systems, because so muc...
by LassLisa
Thu May 08, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 35582

Re: "Jealousy" Discussion

Lots of people related to the fellow giving the toast. I relate to Megan. Connecting with a stranger and falling recklessly in love is one of life's greatest joys. And that is the price of everlasting love, or a piece of it at least. And yeah, it does sting a little. It's absolutely worth it. But it...
by LassLisa
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 28197

Re: "Morning" Discussion

I had to scroll up and down a few times to see the "dead pixels" on the strip past the dead pixels on my monitor... my brain just edits 'em out now.
by LassLisa
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153525

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

I'm not so sure about that, because in a sense, they already are. As a man, I have to watch what I say to not offend women. Is this true both ways? As a Caucasian, I have to be careful what I say because it might offend a visible minority. Is this true both ways? It's absolutely true both ways. A w...
by LassLisa
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153525

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

To take things in a slightly different direction, I want to add that it's not just "gender stereotypes" that people rely on when deciding whether to generalize, it's also sample size. There are some interesting studies looking at the 'critical mass' of women necessary for a woman to be com...
by LassLisa
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44124

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

In case anyone is wondering... no "What the Bleep Do We Know" is not a valid source of information. Hail Xenu. I actually snarled aloud when you mentioned "What the Bleep Do We Know". I'm a senior majoring in physics with a quantum focus, and during the vacation after that movie...
by LassLisa
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0351: "Trolling"
Replies: 179
Views: 37465

Re: "Trolling Discussion"

keozen wrote:Reminds me of this http://xkcd.com/comics/201


THAT's how you do it.
by LassLisa
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 98497

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Even though I pose less of a threat to my gender-perception as a male, I still feel the same pressures to perform at a high quality. While gender may not be the thing I represent most, I still represent my gender, my race, my class, my role in my school's tech department, my own honor, etc. I guess...
by LassLisa
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 98497

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

I'd also like to add that even though there are less woman gamers, geeks and general nerds, the few that are around are usually really good at their particular nerdery in my personal experience. This actually ties back in to what GirlNoir said: There's sometimes... a higher requirement for proof, b...
by LassLisa
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412551

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Shiritai wrote:Hello, everyone. I'm Clay, or Shiritai, whichever you prefer.


"Want to know"?
by LassLisa
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: -ry form of "asshole"? (Resolved)
Replies: 40
Views: 8380

Re: Adjective form of "asshole"

I always use "asshattery" here, but I recognize that's technically derived not from "asshole" but from "asshat".
by LassLisa
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0324: "Tapping"
Replies: 85
Views: 17918

Re: "Tapping" discussion

"Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark, all the dinosaurs are running wild." Great, now you've got "MacArthur's Park" stuck in my head. Soomeone left the gene bank in the raaaain... and I don't think I can take it, 'cause it took so long to make it, and I'll never have that D...
by LassLisa
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 98497

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Pro-tip: it's kindof arrogant and demeaning to act on the assumption that every female who lets slip her gender on the internet is a likely enough candidate for sex that you need to check their identity at the door. QFT Seriously, if you meet someone in a forum or an MMO who claims to be female, it...
by LassLisa
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412551

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Lisa, 21, studying applied physics and Chinese. I work campus tech support, which is a thankless but often entertaining job. I'm a recovering WoW addict and a total foodie, and tend toward the analytical/abstract. Also, I do the paving-stone-pattern-walk thing. I've been posting here from time ...
by LassLisa
Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412551

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Lisa, 21, studying applied physics and Chinese. I work campus tech support, which is a thankless but often entertaining job. I'm a recovering WoW addict and a total foodie, and tend toward the analytical/abstract. Also, I do the paving-stone-pattern-walk thing. I've been posting here from time t...
by LassLisa
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 98497

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

So, there's a big difference between "Hay guyz I'm a GURL!" and having a feminine username. Like, if someone has their first name in their user name. "Jon736" does not, as a rule of thumb, get the same trolling messages that "Ann736" does. There was an interesting study...
by LassLisa
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0320: "28-Hour Day"
Replies: 142
Views: 86580

If memory serves, some sleep research has indicated that what really matters is not hours slept but REM cycles; people who train themselves to be OK with short sleep periods tend to enter REM faster and have less time between cycles, and the effects of REM deprivation (wake you up every time you sta...
by LassLisa
Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0305: "Rule 34"
Replies: 196
Views: 114092

Hello all, I'm surprised the strip nº 715 from questionablecontent ("powers of observation" be its title) hasn't been mentioned yet. I don't think I'm the only fan of both xkcd and QC. Yeah, I for one think of the term "quantum fetish mechanics" well before "rule 34".
by LassLisa
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 74933

I'm curious if I'm alone in this: When I'm reading a book, and a character does something, I'll act it out in a small way. Like if the character gives a sneer, I'll give a sneer. If the character gets punched in the face, I'll flinch slightly. And sometime's I'll even act out the dialogue. I'll do ...
by LassLisa
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 52075

"Exciting and unexpected things rarely happen, and when they do, they'll kill you, be disappointing, or unpleasant." Yep, that's pretty much how I feel. Unexpected/new things happen to me all the time . I went for a walk and met a new person, I started chatting with a lady in a park and g...
by LassLisa
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18581

SteveMB wrote:
LassLisa wrote:I expect 6 months to a year before I decide what specifications I want

By then, the original specifications will be obsolete anyway....


Exactly. The cycle only ends when my current computer breaks and I have to get a new one.
by LassLisa
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18581

I've learned not to do that with unimportant purchases, but with something like an air conditioner or a new computer it's almost crippling. I've been looking for a new laptop for months. Then I decided to just use my old laptop and build a desktop. I expect 6 months to a year before I decide what sp...
by LassLisa
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0303: "Compiling"
Replies: 136
Views: 44462

I have to try that game. Rolling chairs + swordfighting! What more could you want?

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