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by dushoff
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 46
Views: 13510

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

sonar1313 wrote:Baseball doesn't have to wait for Kevin Slurve. Bob Walk - an unfortunate name for a pitcher if ever there was one - was a member of the 1980 World Series champion Phillies.


I came here, for the first time in years, just to say that. Glad I checked first.
by dushoff
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"
Replies: 48
Views: 18410

Re: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"

Well, it looks like what's going on is that the author didn't pay careful attention to the times. My current guess is the 30 lbs a day is correct, that where the author says "150 lbs in two weeks" he calculated "150 lbs in _one_ week", and that where he says "3 lbs [quarters...
by dushoff
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"
Replies: 48
Views: 18410

Re: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"

I was unable to read beyond the third paragraph because it all seems wrong, which is of course impossible, so somebody help me out. "Someone making minimum wage in pennies would earn about 30 lbs of pennies per workday. Two weeks' worth of pay in pennies would fill a small carry-on suitcase. At...
by dushoff
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 23521

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

No, no, no! We don't know where the steamboat went. "Hello, operator" is the beginning of the next verse. Where the steamboat went is a mystery. As is what "little" part of the operator the narrator is threating to kick. And so on.
by dushoff
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1242: "Scary Names"
Replies: 111
Views: 29459

Re: 1242: "Scary Names"

廣島燒 belongs way off the chart to the upper left. It translates literally as Hiroshima Burn, but is actually a (googleable) tasty omelette-like snack.

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