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by rhomboidal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 10087

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

Now I'm imagining Voyager 1 and the good robots from Disney's The Black Hole movie battling the bad robot Maximilian in a hellish spacescape. Astronomy is wondrous.
by rhomboidal
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2127: "Panama Canal"
Replies: 20
Views: 4536

Re: 2127: "Panama Canal"

This is ridiculous. Using the natural tunnel linking the Arctic and Antarctic through the Hollow Earth would be super faster.
by rhomboidal
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4864

2126: "Google Trends Maps"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/google_trends_maps.png Title Text: It's early 2020. The entire country is gripped with Marco Rubio fever except for Alaska, which is freaking out. You're frantically studying up on etiquette and/or sexting. Poor Alaska. I always imagine it's melted in size from being mo...
by rhomboidal
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2102: "Internet Archive"
Replies: 17
Views: 4342

Re: 2102: "Internet Archive"

I'm still trying to figure out what my brain does.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2101: Technical Analysis
Replies: 31
Views: 6988

Re: 2101: Technical Analysis

"GAHHHHHHHH!! SNAAAAAAAAKE!!"
by rhomboidal
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2071: "Indirect Detection"
Replies: 29
Views: 9905

Re: 2071: "Indirect Detection"

I assume that "THOSE ANIMALS SHOULD ALL BE HUNTED FOR SPORT INSTEAD" refers to the "LOSERS" who adopt pets from shelters. Awful, indeed.
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 66
Views: 13909

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

Maybe I'm just hungry, but I kept expecting to see a "Burger King" appear when I zoomed in. (I don't think the King's up for any office, though I really wouldn't be that surprised if he was.)
by rhomboidal
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2064: "I'm a Car"
Replies: 19
Views: 5555

Re: 2064: "I'm a Car"

I knew the 1993 Motor Voter law would have unintended consequences.

I assume you have to register your car with the DMV and your county voter registrar.
by rhomboidal
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"
Replies: 24
Views: 7246

Re: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"

He's probably going to compose the entire manifesto with emojis.
by rhomboidal
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"
Replies: 20
Views: 6316

Re: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"

Building sandcastles is fun, but so is flooding them.
by rhomboidal
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 8597

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

I'm vertex-perplexed.
by rhomboidal
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"
Replies: 55
Views: 11818

Re: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"

My theory is along the lines of space cows, except they're weakly interacting "moo-ons."
by rhomboidal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 8969

Re: 2034: "Equations"

I'm not sure all the equations would fit on a T-shirt, but they would definitely fit as a full-body tattoo.
by rhomboidal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2029: "Disaster Movie"
Replies: 21
Views: 5673

Re: 2029: "Disaster Movie"

Hollywood would still demand that the scientists update their data sets while shooting at lava monsters.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2023: "Y-Axis"
Replies: 24
Views: 7429

Re: 2023: "Y-Axis"

I assume the graph is charting popular support for misleading graph making.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 15229

Re: Attention Span

So the number "1" painted on Thomas the Tank Engine's side stood for ONE world government. It all makes sense now...
by rhomboidal
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2004: "Sun and Earth"
Replies: 7
Views: 3964

Re: 2004: "Sun and Earth"

Current solar science provides slightly better understanding than "wrath of Apollo," but only slightly.
by rhomboidal
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 18001

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

Surely, the Presidential Pet should be at least in the top ten. (Possibly top five with the current administration.)
by rhomboidal
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"
Replies: 43
Views: 10067

Re: 2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"

Making a shot from the locker room should be worth at LEAST a double-letter score in HORSE.
by rhomboidal
Mon May 28, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1999: "Selection Effect"
Replies: 11
Views: 5681

Re: 1999: "Selection Effect"

"And by lab, I mean torture chamber. For science."
by rhomboidal
Fri May 25, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 14737

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

My mind spent half an hour just trying to guess what "GDPR" stood for. And failed.
by rhomboidal
Wed May 23, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1997: "Business Update"
Replies: 21
Views: 6590

Re: 1997: Business Update

But Samara's solution for everything is to kill it. "If all you have is a hammer," you know...
by rhomboidal
Wed May 16, 2018 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 10225

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

I certainly hope he never becomes a surgeon. :shock:
by rhomboidal
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1979: "History"
Replies: 45
Views: 14166

Re: 1979: "History"

May we always remember the present moment of future antiquarians.
by rhomboidal
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 21693

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Ha, I felt like Theseus hunting the Menu-taur!
by rhomboidal
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 12645

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Personally, I don't think any of them really resembles a turnip at all.
by rhomboidal
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1959: "The Simpsons"
Replies: 24
Views: 6703

Re: 1959: "The Simpsons"

This comic makes me feel as old as ABE Simpson.
by rhomboidal
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 36
Views: 12666

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

Worrying about sexual dysfunction is a major INsecurity vulnerability.
by rhomboidal
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1956: ‘Unification’
Replies: 25
Views: 7078

Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Trying to unify Red states and Blue states might be like unifying matter and antimatter. (Or vice versa, depending on your political persuasion.)
by rhomboidal
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"
Replies: 48
Views: 11913

Re: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"

Leprechauns may have died at the formation of the sun, but at its demise, a white dwarf will be born!
by rhomboidal
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”
Replies: 37
Views: 10150

Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

I'm pretty sure Mark Twain already said all of these.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1936: "Desert Golfing"
Replies: 24
Views: 7804

Re: 1936: "Desert Golfing"

You've got to watch out for time traps more than sand traps.
by rhomboidal
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1933: "Santa Facts"
Replies: 18
Views: 6674

Re: 1933: "Santa Facts"

Santa would never eat Rudolph. They're binge-drinking buddies.
by rhomboidal
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 52
Views: 18296

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

If The Ring had been about a girl staring up at a total solar eclipse, it would've been a lot less scary. Unless she was staring pre- or post-totality without proper protection. Just the idea of it TOTALLY terrifies me.
by rhomboidal
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1921: "The Moon and the Great Wall"
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Re: 1921: "The Moon and the Great Wall"

The Great Crater of the Moon was made to keep out invading Martians. Super true.
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1920: "Emoji Sports"
Replies: 23
Views: 8338

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

I'm pretty sure at least a quarter of these are already in X Games.
by rhomboidal
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid
Replies: 36
Views: 7573

Re: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid

It might be a giant space poop -- an "assteroid." But from what cosmic creature? We can only guess...
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1917: "How to Make Friends"
Replies: 35
Views: 9469

Re: 1917: "How to Make Friends"

"If you don't want to talk, we can just sit silently and stare at each other. I'm friendly like that."
by rhomboidal
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 18187

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

I hate lukewarm. With a white-hot hate.
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 14273

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

The guy's beardstache would make as good a status badge as any.

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