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by Moose Anus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: 2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"

I think it's basically deciding on an outcome and then finding reasons to support it while minimizing evidence to the contrary.
by Moose Anus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/motivated_reasoning_olympics.png Title text: [later] I can't believe how bad corruption has become, especially given that our league split off from the statewide one a month ago SPECIFICALLY to protest this kind of flagrantly biased judging. Someone may have posted this...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2163: "Chernobyl"
Replies: 26
Views: 4068

Re: 2163: "Chernobyl"

Since I had no idea there was a show named Chernobyl , I figured that the two had just visited the actual Chernobyl, which seemed like an odd holiday destination... At first I thought that was going to be the joke. One character talking about the show, the other talking about the actual event. I th...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2165: "Millennials"
Replies: 36
Views: 3995

2165: "Millennials"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/millennials.png Title text: Ironically, I've been having these same arguments for at least a decade now. I thought we would have moved on by now, but somehow the snide complaints about millennials continue. Huh, and here I thought, "I'm just saying," was a mil...
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2164: "Glacier"
Replies: 15
Views: 2746

Re: 2164: "Glacier"

I think what happens is the sword gets stuck in the glacier like in the comic, and then the glacier hits a rock and drives the sword into the rock. Then the glacier melts, and then someone has to pull the sword out of the stone. But the rock ended up breaking with the pressure from the glacier and a...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2162: "Literary Opinions"
Replies: 17
Views: 2792

2162: "Literary Opinions"

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Title text: If I really focus, I can distinguish between John Steinbeck and John Updike, or between Gore Vidal and Vidal Sassoon, but not both at once.

I've always thought Theodor Geisel was similar to Dr. Seuss.
by Moose Anus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2160: "Ken Burns Theory"
Replies: 18
Views: 3197

2160: "Ken Burns Theory"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ken_burns_theory.png Title text: Some of the KBCU ancillary works try a little too hard to tie everything together. Doris Kearns Goodwin, the sports journalist featured in "Baseball," was somehow ALSO a famous historian who wrote bestselling biographies of Lin...
by Moose Anus
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2158: "Qualifiers"
Replies: 21
Views: 3279

Re: 2158: "Qualifiers"

One of the most difficult things about speaking a foreign language is not having access to these kinds of paralinguistic phrases, meaning that you're completely tongue-tied while you try to work out what to say. Conversely, if you learn an extensive enough repertoire, you can sound fluent even if y...
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2158: "Qualifiers"
Replies: 21
Views: 3279

2158: "Qualifiers"

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Title text: [20 minutes later] ", hi."

That's just my 2 cents, I'm just sayin', or whatever, just being honest.
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"
Replies: 27
Views: 3745

Re: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"

RogueCynic wrote:
Moose Anus wrote:
Reka wrote:I graduated from UCSD 25 years ago, and still haven't received my lightsaber. What gives?
They mailed it to you 6-8 weeks after you graduated, but it was mailed from far, far away.


Don't they have ships that can travel the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
They did a long time ago.
by Moose Anus
Fri May 31, 2019 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"
Replies: 27
Views: 3745

Re: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"

Reka wrote:I graduated from UCSD 25 years ago, and still haven't received my lightsaber. What gives?
They mailed it to you 6-8 weeks after you graduated, but it was mailed from far, far away.
by Moose Anus
Wed May 29, 2019 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2156: "Ufo"
Replies: 18
Views: 3340

2156: "Ufo"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ufo.png Title text: "It's a little low for a weather balloon; it might be some other kind." "Yeah. Besides, I know I'm the alien conspiracy guy, but come on--the idea that the government would care about hiding something so mundane as atmospheric temperat...
by Moose Anus
Wed May 08, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2147: "Appendicitis"
Replies: 11
Views: 3801

2147: "Appendicitis"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/appendicitis.png Title-text = "Fortunately, after a brief skirmish, I seem to have gained the upper hand in the battle against my internal organs, at least until they learn to read and find out the mean stuff I've said about them." I don't remember seeing any ...
by Moose Anus
Wed May 08, 2019 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2146: "Waiting for the But"
Replies: 28
Views: 5930

Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone. Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors. Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the cal...
by Moose Anus
Mon May 06, 2019 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2146: "Waiting for the But"
Replies: 28
Views: 5930

Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone. Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors. I like it, but only for the special case of the original Shredded Wheat. You know the big ass ones that you can only fit 3 in the bowl if you ...
by Moose Anus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 10016

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

cellocgw wrote:Singularities are really big.
I mean yeah, it's big, like our solar system is big. But this is a galactic core. It seems really small for something like that. I guess it just shows how incredibly compressed everything is.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 22482

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 22482

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Opus_723 wrote:
Jorpho wrote:There's no way to tell if multiple clicks count for multiple votes, is there?


I really wish we knew that answer to this, I'd rather not clickspam if I don't have to.
Reddit says you only get 1 vote.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 22482

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

crystalmeph wrote:I pick Alligator to go all the way.
You just lost to a turtle.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 22482

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

I'm betting on □.
by Moose Anus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Re: Ouija

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by Moose Anus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Re: Ouija

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by Moose Anus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Re: Ouija

[meta] Or I guess anyone can ask a question now, since the Goodbye person did not.
by Moose Anus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Re: Ouija

[meta] Now it's your turn to ask a question, patzer.
by Moose Anus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Ouija

1) Ask the spirits a question. I advise something open ended. 2) People respond with one character per post. 3) You may not respond to your own one-character. You must wait until someone else posts another one. 4) When the chain should end, someone responds with Goodbye. 5) Whoever said Goodbye asks...
by Moose Anus
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2104: "Biff Tannen"
Replies: 42
Views: 11316

2104: "Biff Tannen"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/biff_tannen.png Title text: I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable. Just think of what scientific advances Biff could have effec...
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2087: "Rocket Launch"
Replies: 14
Views: 4769

Re: 2087: "Rocket Launch"

explainxkcd.com is failing me: can anyone explain the Care Bears reference? The Care Bears live in Care-A-Lot, which is also where a lot of clouds form in the atmosphere. The clouds can obscure stray Care Bears and the rocket can "accidentally" hit some due to poor visibility. In extreme ...
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Neighbours
Replies: 2
Views: 3447

Re: Neighbours

12. The white house owner does not like the color white
Aww.
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11916

Re: 2084: "FDR"

angelus911 wrote:According to Wikipedia, the Crete earthquake was July 21, 365. Is he using another source?
Either that or he got it wrong because he has no mnemonic for it.
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11916

2084: "FDR"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/fdr.png Title text: June 21st, 365, the date of the big Mediterranean earthquake and tsunami, lived in infamy for a few centuries before fading. Maybe the trick is a catchy rhyme; the '5th of November' thing is still going strong over 400 years later. A comic which will...
by Moose Anus
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 17834

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

orthogon wrote:Maybe after the new definition kicks in, the French will sell us "le grand K" cheap.
At first I thought you might be making a Royale with Cheese joke.
by Moose Anus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"
Replies: 35
Views: 8239

2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"

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Title text: Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.

I'm pretty sure this was the plot of Twister.
by Moose Anus
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 32
Views: 8695

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

Reka wrote:(Well, not really nephew: my cousin's kid, not my sibling's.)
He's your first cousin once removed.
by Moose Anus
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 10039

Re: 2013: "Rock"

jozwa wrote:I don't think the motion lines say anything about that. But I think we can assume she's holding the rock in her right hand in the first panel.
It does look that way, but she might have her back to Cueball and is looking at him over her left shoulder.
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 5445

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

It's ironic that the meaning of ironic is ironic.
by Moose Anus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 6685

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!" I love science puns. It is too early or I am just getting dumber, it took me three reads before I realized there was a pun. I admit I had to go to explainxk...
by Moose Anus
Sat May 05, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 25100

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

By myself and others mostly who got online in the early 90s and Steve Wilhite, who is the guy who wrote the damn format, it's pronounced Jif, because that's the way he intended it ("Choosy developers choose GIF", parodying the Jif peanut butter commercial). Ah yes, Jaffics Interchange For...
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 21633

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

I just kept sitting there left-clicking and nothing was happening. I get my right and left mixed up a lot.
by Moose Anus
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 12638

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Envelope Generator wrote:A pie chart is not very suggestive of any visualization type but a violin plot is? I can't find the joke in this one...
Yeah, pie charts are very suggestive. https://i.imgur.com/QgFUtAs.jpg
by Moose Anus
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1951
Views: 568560

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Astra_moon wrote:
LaserGuy wrote:Hmm... if it was a demo version, it could be that you had only the Aska disc from Cy Girls


No, I don't think it's either of those, because I am very sure it had the name of a girl (the main character) in the title. But thanks anyway! ^^
Was the main character's name Aska?

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