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by Tormuse
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2139: "Email Settings"
Replies: 59
Views: 10402

Re: 2139: "Email Settings"

Does anyone actually ever use suggested replies in e-mails? They seem kind of awful to me.
by Tormuse
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"
Replies: 37
Views: 9005

Re: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"

Someone once proposed that December 23rd, the day before Christmas Eve, should be called "Christmas Adam."

Because it comes before Eve and is generally unsatisfying. :P
by Tormuse
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2052: "Stanislav Petrov Day"
Replies: 13
Views: 4468

2052: "Stanislav Petrov Day"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/stanislav_petrov_day.png Title Text: I was going to get you an alarm clock that occasionally goes off randomly in the middle of the night, but you can ignore it and go back to sleep and it's fine. I was surprised to find no one had made a thread for today's comic. This ...
by Tormuse
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 85462

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

55 coins in 1298 seconds before I ran out of time and had to get ready for work. Maybe I'll try again another time, but that Star Destroyer looks pretty daunting to explore.
by Tormuse
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 51679

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

Whizbang wrote:I like, on occasion, to use the phrase, "I could care more".


I 100% support changing the saying to "I could care more."
by Tormuse
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"
Replies: 94
Views: 43003

Re: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"

What I want to know is is each scenario from a different alternate universe? Or are they all from the same one? (What a frightening thought!)
by Tormuse
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1222: "Pastime"
Replies: 31
Views: 9437

Re: 1222: "Pastime"

Title Text: Good thing we're too smart to spend all day being uselessly frustrated with ourselves. I mean, that'd be a hell of a waste, right? From what I've read, being smart makes you *more* likely to spend the day dwelling on negative feelings because smart people tend to overthink things. On a ...
by Tormuse
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 62853

Re: 1196: "Subways"

It was kind of eerie to see the familiar stations of my hometown of Toronto on this site. :o

Also, I love the inclusion of the Springfield Monorail. :D

(Sings, "Monorail... Monorail... Monorail... MONORAIL!")
by Tormuse
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1182:"Rembrandt Photo"
Replies: 58
Views: 14249

Re: 1182:"Rembrandt Photo"

The puns... they burn! :P
by Tormuse
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 32019

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

BTW, hi Tormuse! I think this is the first time I met someone I know outside the forum where I first met them... =) Hey, "Klear Nukem!" ;) Yeah, it's me. I go by the name Tormuse on a number of forums on the internet. :) You have rock, paper and scissors and you can only bring one over at...
by Tormuse
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 32019

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

You have a Ninja, a Pirate, and a Dinosaur... The Dinosaur can't see the Ninja, because it has some frog DNA and can't see things that don't move. The Ninja is good at not moving. The Dinosaur however, will eat the Pirate. The Ninja and the Pirate will kill each other. The Ninja will ki...
by Tormuse
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0015: "Mariana Trench Explosion"
Replies: 55
Views: 18711

Re: What-if 0015: Mariana Trench Explosion

niky wrote:You kind of figure that a nuclear bomb isn't going to do much that deep under.

Heck, that's the standard trope for any runaway nuclear explosion: "Fly/drop/throw it into the ocean!"


Just make sure your plane has an auto-pilot. ;)
by Tormuse
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 30775

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

Honestly, it looks to me like pure elitism. Share buttons are, in a way, a constant reminder that "regular people" also use the Internet. Yes because calling people regular people in quotes doesn't have a certain pot and kettle situation when it comes to elitism. I don't know. I consider ...
by Tormuse
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 39307

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/239/803/e76.jpg It's perfectly logical! Obviously, gayness and epicness aren't mutually exclusive! :) If it helps, "Sexy and I know it" (the referenced LMFAO song) is basically a total spoof of the modern music scene. It's bad on purpose. Y...
by Tormuse
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 22146

Re: 1004: "Batman"

jumblejumble wrote:A man dressed like a bat would be naked. I think he means a man dressed as a bat.


Not really Batman-related, but you reminded me of this:

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by Tormuse
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 22146

Re: 1004: "Batman"

SirMustapha wrote:You know what's an even better hobby? Mentally replacing "Randall Munroe" with "a guy who draws stick figures for a living".


Get out of my head, a guy who draws stick figures for a living!

(Well, *someone* had to say it!) ;)
by Tormuse
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 67171

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

When I was training to become an RMT, some members of my class independently came up with a mnemonic for pain assessment questions: Orgasms Frequently Occur During Love/Play. Queer Inmates Attempt To Attack Everyone Anally. for Origin Frequency Onset Duration Location Pattern Quality Intensity Allev...
by Tormuse
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 40269

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

I worked at a Wal-Mart for several years and bags had always been free, but as of a few years ago, here in Toronto, it became mandatory for all retailers and grocery stores to charge at least 5 cents per bag and I find the difference in people's bagging habits rather astounding! Some people get real...
by Tormuse
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0937: "TornadoGuard"
Replies: 62
Views: 25837

Re: 0937: "TornadoGuard"

Three statisticians were in a forest, hunting deer. They spotted one and prepared to fire their rifles at it. The first statistician fired three metres to the left of it. The second statistician fired three metres to the right of it. The third statistician jumped up and said, "We got him! We go...
by Tormuse
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 320868

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Wilhelm wrote:That's it. I can't get that phrase out of my head.


Get out of my head, correcthorsebatteystaple!
by Tormuse
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48967

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

When I was in college, studying to become a massage therapist, we were taught to use a 1-10 pain scale to help us determine how much pressure we should use when treating clients. Once I was out practicing, I quickly abandoned it. Firstly, because pain is very subjective; there are some clients who s...
by Tormuse
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 31116

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

I can totally identify with the alt-text. I too find myself getting upset by images of attractive women being killed in video games and movies and then find myself wondering why it doesn't affect me as much seeing images of men getting killed. After all, aren't men's lives as valuable as women's? Th...
by Tormuse
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35845

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Wow! Who knew Archimedes could be such a bad-ass?
by Tormuse
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 42119

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

Other apparently popular misconceptions: If one person finds a particular webcomic page to be not funny, then no one else will either. xkcd is purely a gag strip, and is never polemical. It is true, however, that most webcomic artist-authors will refund the fee you paid to read a particular page if...
by Tormuse
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 42119

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

The misconception that bothers me most isn't even in Wikipedia's list! I frequently witness people who think that when someone is choking, you're supposed to pound them on the back. According to my first aid courses, this is actually the worst thing you can do for them, since it forces the food furt...
by Tormuse
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 45438

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Seriously? People had to Google pen15? Instead of thinking for about 6 seconds people automatically check google. What's the world coming to... The ironic thing about this complaint is that I've recently gotten into internet arguments with people who were mad about people who *don't* google things....
by Tormuse
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 28240

Re: 0839: Explorers

I just played Settlers of Catan for the first time two days ago. Coincidence... or is Randall in *my* head now?
by Tormuse
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 30128

Re: 0835: "Tree"

Vnend wrote:The alt-text makes this one, for me.


Seconded! :D
by Tormuse
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28542

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

Sounds like Mr. Munroe saw The Social Network. Hey, that was *my* first thought when I saw the comic! :P Well, if the events of the movie are to be believed, this comic is a fairly accurate account of how these things work, considering that the Winklevoss twins did zero work on Facebook, but got 16...
by Tormuse
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 28508

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

My favourite one is "Freezing water expands to frighten enemies." :)

EDIT: I... just felt like sharing that.
by Tormuse
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 36123

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

VDOgamez wrote:
Tormuse wrote:...Also, the first pig's house erupted in a spectacular fireball. Oh, the humanity!


Wouldn't that be "Oh, the porcinity?"


I stand corrected!
by Tormuse
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 36123

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

The Pearl Harbor one made me chuckle.

Also, the first pig's house erupted in a spectacular fireball. Oh, the humanity!
by Tormuse
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"
Replies: 82
Views: 18397

Re: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"

This comic has forever changed the way I make sandwiches.
by Tormuse
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 36085

Re: 0818: "Illness"

Not cool. Not funny. Not a good illness! :p

Also, this is a good flash game site that was made by an engineer who has a penchant for bizarre/intriguing artwork in his games. This game in particular seems appropriate in this case.
by Tormuse
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 96316

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

I think part of the reason these "crazy phenomena" aren't being used to "make a killing" is that they are not widely respected enough to be a popular selling point and I blame that, in part, on some of the outlandish claims that people who believe in them make. For example, I've ...
by Tormuse
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102113

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

This comic reminds me of my grade 10 science class in which the teacher stood at the front of the class and had us all hold up thermometers and wave them around and he said, "Notice that when you wave your hand around, it feels cooler, but waving the thermometer around doesn't change the temper...
by Tormuse
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28675

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

This totally needs to be made into a movie... or a porno...

Either way, I'd watch it! :D

(I might watch some parts of it repeatedly)
by Tormuse
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 52582

Re: Numbers

This is interesting. I kind of wish he just used a different symbol for the I've had <x> boy/girl-friend graph to make it clearer... I wonder if the "I'm 18 and have never had a boyfriend" spike comes from some sort of ad or something. For some reason I'm hard pressed to believe that ther...
by Tormuse
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 34196

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

I'm not sure why this is funny to everyone; thousands lost their lives and many many more were affected by the tragedy. It's terribly inappropriate to be making jokes at the expense of friends and family who are still dealing with this. Randall, do you have nothing better to do than think of all th...
by Tormuse
Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0682: "Force"
Replies: 61
Views: 21400

Re: "Force" Discussion

I groaned at the cartoon and laughed at the alt-text. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Erotic_asphyxiation&oldid=334873579 "# Darth Vader, Sith Lord, died from erotic asphyxiation December 30 2009 while browsing Wikipedia. [30]" Now now, let's not start spreading rumours. He m...

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