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by SparkOut
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 52
Views: 18314

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Touching, poignant, inspiring... all insufficient adjectives to express my feelings for this one.
I wish a joyous holiday for you and hope there are many more milestones and -versaries beyond the next total solar eclipse.
by SparkOut
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1558: "Vet"
Replies: 18
Views: 5208

Re: 1558: "Vet"

I think beret guy suits this interpretation rather better than Megan.
by SparkOut
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1540: "Hemingway"
Replies: 71
Views: 15256

Re: 1537: "Hemingway"

The hover text I get when I view this comic is "Instead of bobcat, package contained chair". I get the reference to another comic, I just don't get how it applies to this one. The second to last one is "For sale: baby-sized saddle, bobcat", thus reversing comic 325 by actually o...
by SparkOut
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27495

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Sometimes the extra prepositions are added to preserve the meter. Case in point: Paul McCartney, "Live and Let Die": "In this ever changing world in which we live in". <edit> I meant Paul reduntantly repeats himself in the line. Er... No. Try " in which we're living "
by SparkOut
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27495

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Most of the music I listen to have* lyrics in languages I don't speak [...] *has or have - I spent way too long thinking about it. has . Music is a mass/uncountable noun, which requires the singular form of the verb. But most of the songs you listen to have lyrics in languages you don't speak, whic...
by SparkOut
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 21004

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

With the correlation/causation issue, I think it's not so much an argument that texting improves spelling and grammar as a disproof of the argument that texting reduces the standard of those who habitually use it. [edit] as I see was said already: This one raised a big "correlation...causation&...
by SparkOut
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 11627

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

Nix_Seb wrote:So if I am a human and therefore also a humanoid, what can I do to become a humanite?

Suffer the gaze of a basilisk?
by SparkOut
Fri May 30, 2014 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

Re: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"

Is the angle of that sign really showing the shortest path to space?
by SparkOut
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44200

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

I'm glad I don't live in Knightsbridge. :lol: yeah in Knightsbridge you'd have to spend your whole time queueing just to stand any chance at all. Then when you stopped queueing you'd lose the attraction... so how many times would there be sexual episodes *in* a queue? (Fenchurch from, H2G2 springs ...
by SparkOut
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 43227

Re: 0852: "Local g"

I immediately noticed the "buy" typo too, but I came here wondering whether the thread here would be about the comic or whether it would have reawakened a discussion about the validity of the term "centrifugal". I got a sneaky feeling that's what Randall intended, or at least rei...
by SparkOut
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 59678

Re: "Lego" Discussion

Am I the only one who doesnt get this comic? what's going on? what does lego have to do with organ donation? Randall give us something funny please! The girl is told that the house "arrangement doesn't stay with the pieces" so when the house is gone, the pieces can be used to make somethi...

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