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by tsarna
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2088: "Schwarzschild's Cat"
Replies: 36
Views: 8363

Re: 2088: "Schwarzschild's Cat"

Disproven by Maine Coon kittens.
by tsarna
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2080: "Cohort and Age Effects"
Replies: 19
Views: 5652

Re: 2080: "Cohort and Age Effects"

In related news, the funeral home industry is headed to crisis, as studies reveal millennials have funerals at a much lower rate than previous generations.
by tsarna
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2057: "Internal Monologues"
Replies: 48
Views: 10221

Re: 2057: "Internal Monologues"

Re: the medicine one, I once heard some comic do a bit about being in an crowded elevator and thinking about the amount of blood, vomit, urine, and feces he was surrounded by.

Now every time I'm in a crowded elevator I think the same thing.
by tsarna
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1853: "Once Per Day"
Replies: 50
Views: 9854

Re: 1853: "Once Per Day"

Don't forget that you're also supposed to be testing those smoke detectors every week , and GFCI outlets every month , according to the manufacturers! :roll: EDIT: my Nest smoke detectors chose this moment for their automatic test! But for traditional smoke detectors... if everyone followed the reco...
by tsarna
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"
Replies: 43
Views: 27911

Re: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"

I was disappointed that this one seemed to miss the next step. Having determined that a single big firefly of that size is too massive, collapsing into a black hole, the next question is can a smaller large firefly (or mass of fireflies) be made to collapse into a star of equivalent brighness to the...
by tsarna
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 28818

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

On the "actually true" side, didja know that you can punch in "99" and the microwave will run for 99 seconds? You've just saved a keystroke compared with punching in "1:39" :P My Hobby: Sometimes I like to punch in 1:90 or similar, just to mix things up. I recall many,...
by tsarna
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11355

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

Seems more useful to know, e.g., the four languages of Switzerland Hmmm... Euler, Pascal, Modula, and Oberon? or the six types of quarks. Oh, that's easy: Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary, Sporty, and Shemp. Which, along with leptospirotons, borons, glutens, and graviolis, and their antiparticles, make up...
by tsarna
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11355

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

Wait, am I thinking of the wrong musical group? I though there were only four of them. You know: John, Paul, George, and Zeppo.
by tsarna
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1258: First
Replies: 72
Views: 22225

Re: 1258: First

FRIST

... is a retired US Senator for Tennessee :wink:
by tsarna
Tue May 29, 2012 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 45043

Re: 1061: "EST"

chenille wrote:Sorry, I guess I was thinking you would be a benevolent emperor.


Think again. :mrgreen:
by tsarna
Tue May 29, 2012 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 45043

Re: 1061: "EST"

There will be 10 months: Monember, Divember, Trivember, Tetrember, Pentember, Hexember, September, October, November, and December You're mixing Latin sept- and nov- with Greek Yes, so? I use "hexadecimal" all the time, too :P [Of course counting means you miss out on so many choices for ...
by tsarna
Mon May 28, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 45043

Re: 1061: "EST"

My modest proposal for decimal time... I wasn't sure I wanted to reveal the last piece of the system yet, because I realize this is where it's going to start to get a little controversial, but what the heck... To boost economic output and the education system, the new calendar moves from 7 day week...
by tsarna
Mon May 28, 2012 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 45043

Re: 1061: "EST"

My modest proposal for decimal time (which will become mandatory when I'm Earth Emperor... but I've already said too much) 10 hour days, 100 minutes to an hour, 100 seconds to a minute. New seconds are .864 of a current second. This keeps the units very roughly ballpark to the current units (in the ...
by tsarna
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82466

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

English has some weird traditions about shortening some common names: Richard -> Dick Robert -> Bob William -> Bill There are more obvious shortenings (William -> Will, Robert->Rob) I have often thought that, if Will is short for William and Rob is short for Robert, that the full forms of Bill and ...
by tsarna
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82466

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

I had a dream once that the most popular girl's baby name for 2009 was "Loch Ness Newark".

I was under the influence of cold medicine at the time...
by tsarna
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 38485

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

Great Homeopathy sketch: (note "A&E" is "Accident & Emergency department", what the Brits call an Emergency Room)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

(for more fun, watch it a second time and read the signs on the walls)
by tsarna
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 43634

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

"You think I'm impressed by [stupid body modifications]? Mods you bought ? Anyone could have bought those. I earned mine. This expanse of splotchy wrinkly burned skin here, these couple jagged scars? I got those from life, not from some crappy body mods parlor." Well said. Except I make a...
by tsarna
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 43634

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

Right on, six dot girl! "You think I'm impressed by [stupid body modifications]? Mods you bought ? Anyone could have bought those. I earned mine. This expanse of splotchy wrinkly burned skin here, these couple jagged scars? I got those from life, not from some crappy body mods parlor." Six...
by tsarna
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 59334

Re: Honor Societies

The Origamist wrote:Come to think of it, what would one do in Tautology Club anyway? More specifically than "the kind of activities one would do in Tautology Club", I mean.


Membership activities. If you're like me, and I know I am, that's the main reason to join.

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