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by Wayward
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532722

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

"Hotties" is henceforth defined as "everyone who flaunts what their mommas gave them."
by Wayward
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532722

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Alright then girls, let's get on it. We can call it "Compendium of XKCD hotties wanting compliments" and then link to it when we're feeling insecure.
by Wayward
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532722

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

What wonderful dresses. We should have an XKCD fashion show. And by fashion I really mean we'll just compile an album of all our pretty outfits.


And, yeah, I know Gardasil doesn't have anything to do with warts, but my gut feeling says "HAHAHAHA I WIN" to people with freeze-dried fingers.
by Wayward
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do people become monsters?
Replies: 35
Views: 11361

Re: How do people become monsters?

I think it's very difficult to draw specific conclusions about humanity from outliers. We can speculate and speculate and speculate, but on the bell curve of evil madness (the Poisson distribution might be more appropriate) there will always be one guy who is just way out there in terms of what he ...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532722

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

A lot of objections to it are probably the anti-vaccine crowd wanking really loudly with the media over the few really, really bad reactions. (and they were bad; getting GBS from a vaccine you thought would help you is nothing but tragic.) Yikes on the immune issues. Bu I suspect thsoe risks are si...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532722

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
I guess I have a hard time seeing a vaccine as threatening. Maybe it's because I've moved countries a lot, so I have had dozens and dozens. Including two big old polio vaccine scars.

Also, vaccines are always presented in such a positive light. Rightly so, I think.
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532722

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Thanks you for your kind welcome. I have gotten the vaccine, and it's been about 2 years since I got the last shot, and actually, I think I'm thankful. Because, my LTR boy started getting warts (on his hands, thank god) and I didn't, and although I know that Gardasil doesn't vaccinate against that f...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How I surprise people
Replies: 66
Views: 6149

Re: How I surprise people

I wish I surprised people by being unfailing, comprehensibly nice.

Instead, I lean on being unusually ethnic and having a birth mark on my face and casually mentioning doing things that don't match my gender/age/size/education/race.
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do people become monsters?
Replies: 35
Views: 11361

Re: How do people become monsters?

I'm of the opinion that all humans are capable of hellacious things under the right circumstances (see: the Stanford Prison Experiment ). We tend not to because we're socialized not to; and also because we usually don't need to do any of the above to survive. And, I suppose, how much one uses one's...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 15990

Re: Is it right to kill?

I kind of (and by kind of I mean really badly) wish this was a question we wouldn't have to ask. That is, if everyone was like "Mh, no." there'd be no murder/war/violent crime (in theory) and so no reactionary death penalty/self defense killing, etc. But clearly that's probably an unattain...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262682

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

I really enjoyed this thread. Here's a poem that won me a small contest and 30 dollars last week. I enjoy srs bizniss critique, so feel free to contact and talk to me about this. If you're so inclined. Untitled I There isn't a precipice, an edge, a roaring current that does not call to us in a most ...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the signature above you
Replies: 916
Views: 131074

Re: Rate the signature above you

Mundane, which I suppose is 5/10.
Also, I don't like the way latin looks, so there was penalty there.
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College GPA and UC Berkeley transfers
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: College GPA and UC Berkeley transfers

I just transfered into Berkeley and here's what I suggest. Don't try to transfer from a four year in another state. They just wont want to pay (subsidize) your education even if you're an ace student. If you love the Bay area, you should move here, work a part time job and attend one of our fine com...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Subjects you wish you were good at?
Replies: 87
Views: 11300

Re: Subjects you wish you were good at?

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, can I say everything? It's just, the more I learn, the more I notice the gaping holes of my intellect. But if I had to prioritize what I wish i could get out of my college education in subject form, I...well, couldn't. But I think philosophy and logic have made me...
by Wayward
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532722

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Hello XKCD. (I'm new, this is awkward, this just seemed like the appropriate forum to discuss this.) About Gardasil. (HPV vaccine) Earlier there were some posts about girls worrying that it, being a new vaccine, was not very rigorously tested and might have unforeseen problems. Here's what I know: I...
by Wayward
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!
Replies: 249
Views: 24463

Re: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!

Oh, I love receiving mail. (You know, the real kind, not bills or ads or reminders for dental cleanings.) So, I'm going to list my address here, since it hasn't said anywhere (on this thread, that I could find) I couldn't. Because I'm not afraid of you. Andrea Butkovic 2177 Alum Rock Ave. #125 San J...
by Wayward
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup
Replies: 67
Views: 8305

Re: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup

You are resplendent in your mappy glory. Rejoice.


Oh hey, quick, somebody make a new thread for this not under "June/July" title and draw more people in!


I love you all.
by Wayward
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:15 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup
Replies: 67
Views: 8305

Re: SF bay area June/July meetup

Or, I've heard it's a really nice train ride down from Sacramento to the east bay... Don't know the details on the connections you'd have to make to end up at Lake Merritt, but generally getting from one train to another is pretty easy. I think the train from Sac is supposed to cost something in th...
by Wayward
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup
Replies: 67
Views: 8305

Re: SF bay area June/July meetup

Depending on my monetary situation I might be able to rent a car and drive down from Sacramento. I would be more than happy to pick up anyone along the way. There are a few xkcd-ians in Sac, I bet you could find one and get a ride. Or better yet, convince a friend! (Also, I think "Pero" f...
by Wayward
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:26 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup
Replies: 67
Views: 8305

Re: SF bay area June/July meetup

That Lake Merritt idea for the 20th sounds excellent. I'm game, and I'll drag along another individual.

Also, we'd need a a good approximation of the amount of people coming so that the potluck contributions can be prepared in adequate quantities. I call dibs on dessert.
by Wayward
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup
Replies: 67
Views: 8305

Re: SF bay area June/July meetup

I'm going out of town the weekend of the 22nd, not to return for two months or so.

But I'd be game for arranging another meetup much earlier (In addition to this one). Maybe late this month? Anyone interested?
by Wayward
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is your (current) philosophy?
Replies: 81
Views: 8973

Re: What is your (current) philosophy?

It seems to me, then, that our disagreement comes from differing definitions of personal philosophy. I define "having a philosophy" as having feelings on who you are and what the world is, how you know these things, and what's right, what's wrong. My opinion is that if you give these thin...
by Wayward
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite poem(s)?
Replies: 115
Views: 19871

Re: Favourite poem(s)?

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver That is an awesome poem. I'm surprised I hadn't read it before. It's the exact sort of thing that appeals to me in poetry, the ability to have perspective outside of the central issue. The fact that I love Mary Oliver helps too. Yeah, I read it first about 2 years ago, and...
by Wayward
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is your (current) philosophy?
Replies: 81
Views: 8973

Re: What is your (current) philosophy?

To people who are replying that they don't have/don't need a philosophy: Would you agree that what you are essentially saying is "I have never consistently thought about my choices in an intellectual way, working from premises that I have considered"? No. NO, even. Just because you don't ...
by Wayward
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making
Replies: 103
Views: 18498

Re: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making

I like making cream cheese, pickle and Italian salami sandwiches.

And wraps.

And finger foods.


Really, any combination of those three ingredients in the right proportion works wonders.
by Wayward
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite poem(s)?
Replies: 115
Views: 19871

Re: Favourite poem(s)?

Well, I am unable to pick a favorite. But for now, I'm enjoying a collection called "The Best Loved Poems of the American People" compiled/published circa 1910/1920. And isolated from that, I've been mulling over "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver; You do not have to be good. You do not...
by Wayward
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is your (current) philosophy?
Replies: 81
Views: 8973

Re: What is your (current) philosophy?

N/A.

Or rather- I've not felt the need to have one. Moral and ethical code I have, a guess at what I should do with my life I have, but a philosophy? I'd rather just live, and not go waxing lyrical about it.
by Wayward
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spring has Sprung!
Replies: 54
Views: 4428

Re: Spring has Sprung!

TheTankengine wrote:I shall be frisbee golfing.




I fully support that. In fact, I think I need to scope out a new course for the spring.
by Wayward
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:30 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area 12/28/07 Labcoat Mafia Invites You Trampolining
Replies: 17
Views: 3058

Re: SF Bay Area 12/28/07 Labcoat Mafia Invites You Trampolining

Well, the place I'm thinking of is called Sky High, for anyone interested. (jumpskyhigh.com) Currently, I have space for one more person in my car to pick up from BART. If somebody else can make the trip up to Fremont, that would be great. (Traffic isn't usually bad at 1. So it's about a 25 min. dri...

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