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by charmuska
Mon May 07, 2012 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 65942

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Someday I'll be the first to get a Ph. D in 'Undeclared'.

It is a rather unfortunate truth for which I'm well prepared.
If you were I you'd see that here, there is no other recompense.
It is the only major that is majoring in common sense.


...I tried?
by charmuska
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0572: "Together"
Replies: 102
Views: 17648

Re: "Together" discussion

What's in the box?
[x] list of things already collected
[ ] a prize
[ ] it's not a box, it's just a stone block
[ ] that's where they store the list when nobody's checking things off
by charmuska
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30901

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

I never noticed the touchscreen when reading that book...
by charmuska
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0493: "Actuarial"
Replies: 95
Views: 22278

Re: "Actuarial" Discussion

Is this the first time BHG is directly referred to in the comic or alt-text? Randall called him "hat guy" instead of " black hat guy"... hmmm. Maybe his hat is not black, just coloured black in the mostly-monochrome comic? Maybe there are multiple hat guys? Black hat guy, red ha...
by charmuska
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38794

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

You wouldn't have to wind up the strap at all, really. The cube has completely free movement in one direction (around the strap) And only the middle row/column/whatever of the cube has restricted movement in the other 2 directions - you can get around this by moving both of the other rows, should yo...
by charmuska
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 46627

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

You know how hurricanes are named after people?

I'd hate to be named "Where-the-Hell-is-Bermuda"... even the shortened "Wthib" or "Whib" sounds pretty lame.
by charmuska
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33651

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

There's almost some kind of similarity between today's comic and today's C&H comic.

I personally read the last line as "Who are you trying to reassur-[e here?]"

Ah whatever. Who am I trying to convinc-
by charmuska
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0436: "How It Happened"
Replies: 168
Views: 38820

Re: "How It Happened" Discussion

It's going to be hard to top that, but everyone please try! That's what SHE said! And by she, I mean your mom. ... ... That Randall had done a comic about this exactly made it a bit less funny, even if I still sometimes use this joke. Sometimes I curse my ability to remember each comic >.<
by charmuska
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0432: "Journal 4"
Replies: 115
Views: 28818

Re: "Journal 4" Discussion

Shakleton wrote:Awwwwwwww, poor Black Hat Guy!

This screams for a journal 5! It can't stop here!


Well, that would be awfully classhole-ish, wouldn't it?
by charmuska
Wed May 28, 2008 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0429: "Fantasy"
Replies: 81
Views: 19001

Re: "Fantasy" Discussion

TheAbstractor wrote:Best one in awhile, and that's saying something.

Has Randall ever thought of marketing Valentine's Day cards?


Well, on the one hand, that might not be a great idea (although it might), but on the other hand, he seems to know just what to say in a situation.
by charmuska
Fri May 23, 2008 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0427: "Bad Timing"
Replies: 94
Views: 24162

Re: Bad Timing

Shakleton wrote:BEHOLD!

The red spiders are back! They are about to invade our cities. Counter-Red-Spider-Team! We need your help!


Would that be like a bunch of blue spiders?
by charmuska
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0410: "Math Paper"
Replies: 92
Views: 32027

Re: "Math Paper" Discussion

Just imagine if he managed to link it to linguistics via mention of "false friends." "Now, not only are we stuck with imaginary friends, but they are also false friends." Randall seems to have developed the ability to draw a new type of hairstyle. Glasses too it seems. Has someon...
by charmuska
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24449

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

Hmm, he seems to have overshot his destination... cold... warm... hot! ...cold... So when it alternates between STRAIGHT and LEFT, you know its 'somewhere' along the diagonal... it could be worse, it could be INFRONT or BEHIND I guess. How general can you get before it becomes impossible to pick a d...
by charmuska
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0403: "Convincing pickup line"
Replies: 100
Views: 34793

Re: "Convincing pickup line" Discussion

David R wrote:Not to be nit-picky, but the graph in the comic is not a symmetric graph, it isn't even regular.


Since when is reflection no longer a valid form of symmetry?
by charmuska
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0398: "Tap That Ass"
Replies: 108
Views: 39096

Re: "Tap That Ass" Discussion

Image

I'd tap that ass...
to make sure the orchestra kept on beat.


...okay, not a very unknown type of "tap" ... but still, nobody said it yet :mrgreen:
by charmuska
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99701

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

I can't completely agree with the placement of the fruit, but the failure to place your mom well in the upper right hand corner is a much more troubling issue to me. Had to quote that, especially with all of the people who took the...erm..."alternate" reading of the title. Bananas are def...
by charmuska
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99701

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

All right...so, we've got a few suggestions for a third axis. Speed of satisfaction (is this fullness or almost-sick....ness?) Extremeness of taste Some others I, however, propose "fun of eating." Sure, I don't particularly like watermelon, but it seems that a lot of people enjoy spitting ...
by charmuska
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99701

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

http://xkcd.com/386/ Hmm.... Anywho. Tastes aside, I am going to maintain that bananas and apples are about equal in the ease-to-eat department. Unless you get a less than prime banana. Those things can be hard to open if they don't want to. But, the apple's hardness, core, and tendency to make hand...
by charmuska
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69623

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Markavian wrote:If a person is wrong in a dead forum, does anyone care?


Google cares.
by charmuska
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69623

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Yeah, I'm including the forum as part of the XKCD whole. This is one of those lovely logical instances that can neither be proved nor disproved. Fun times! I guess when I was writing my original post, I was worried about the fallacy of thinking XKCD isn't part of the Internet, not that the Internet...
by charmuska
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69623

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Well where do you think I get my information? 8) Well, I thought maybe XKCD. I mean, XKCD > The Internet (or at least the parts of it that aren't XKCD, to avoid a weird logic error), right? The fact that XKCD cites The Internet is merely circumstance :) Glad to see I wasn't the only person who thou...
by charmuska
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69623

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

they'll just come to accept that I'm The Internet is always right. Fix'd Well where do you think I get my information? 8) Well, I thought maybe XKCD. I mean, XKCD > The Internet (or at least the parts of it that aren't XKCD, to avoid a weird logic error), right? The fact that XKCD cites The Int...
by charmuska
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153828

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Going into the field of teaching, there is one thing I have been taught on this particular subject: yes, there is a bias, even in some of the most unbiased people, for or against a race or sex. Teachers, even trying their best to treat 2 different groups equally (race, sex, sexuality, whatever) will...
by charmuska
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153828

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Dft wrote:One person's anecdotal evidence won't matter much, but a person will hear a lot of anecdotal evidence from various people throughout one's life.

A single anecdote will be dismissed as coincidence. Many anecdotes together are called empirical evidence. :D
by charmuska
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153828

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Warning: long post (though I see the average post length increasing over the pages).... First off with something less serious... How do we know they're lefties in the comic? Are their bodies facing the board or the readers? Are they pointing back at the board while looking at the class, or have they...
by charmuska
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 35106

Re: "Redwall" discussion

all I really have to add to this is...
wot's a nabbey?
by charmuska
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 78501

Re: "Dangers" discussion

Hmm, putting in "an accidental accident" (making sure not to throw off the Google searches with my post) yields no results either. Also "accidental accident accidentally" yielded no real results (4 results total, none with that in a sentence). Seems the world isn't a fan of death...
by charmuska
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419955

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm James. I use the name charmuska for a lot of things, so odds are if you see this name floating around, it's me. I'm studying German in the USA, switched from computer science (currently abroad in Germany for the year). I started reading this comic back when the list could be seen entirely in...

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