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by The Chosen One
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2081: Middle Latitudes
Replies: 27
Views: 5885

Re: 2081: Middle Latitudes

Growing up in northern Oregon, I always wondered why people on TV got so excited about going to the beach. Figured it must be like beer: everyone pretends to like it because everyone else pretends to like it. Now, having briefly visited the Bahamas in my late teens, I reflexively correct my friends ...
by The Chosen One
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 9921

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things." As good a course of action today as it was two thousand years ago. Thanks for the sage advice, dad , but my vintage meme collection makes me happy ...
by The Chosen One
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1894: "Real Estate"
Replies: 28
Views: 4935

Re: 1894: "Real Estate"

Yeah, you gotta use things bigger than Pizzas. Personally, I use Motorcycles, since it's easier for me to think of them as valuable commodities than as anything I would actually keep for personal use.
by The Chosen One
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1800: "Chess Notation"
Replies: 28
Views: 10103

Re: 1800: "Chess Notation"

rmsgrey wrote:
Jorpho wrote:It's feasible to draw out the entire game tree


Here's my favorite:
https://xkcd.com/832/
by The Chosen One
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 18327

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

Did you know that a vampire wearing mirrored lenses can see out the back of his head?
by The Chosen One
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 21169

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Reminds me of that episode of Community where they try to figure out if Nicholas Cage is good or bad as an actor.
by The Chosen One
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"
Replies: 29
Views: 7789

Re: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"

One man's activity report is another man's schedule. I now know what I'm doing the rest of this week.
by The Chosen One
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 12752

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

JudeMorrigan wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
Chuck E. Cheese's
That is not how plural is formed.

Not sure it was intended to be a plural rather than "Chuck E Cheese's [restaurant]".

Just to be clear, if it were intended to be plural, would the correct form be Chucks E. Cheese('s)?
EDIT: Thanks, Ghost of Subjunctive Past!
by The Chosen One
Mon May 25, 2015 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 51271

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Does the image itself look really messed up to anyone else?
Spoiler:
bracket.png
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by The Chosen One
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 40616

Re: 1474: "Screws"

The story of Phillips, Allen, and Robertson is actually the most thrilling account of corporate espionage I've ever heard:
Spoiler:
No, not really, that would be ridiculous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJrLTLASdck#t=70
by The Chosen One
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1452: "Jurassic World"
Replies: 37
Views: 12367

Re: 1452: "Jurassic World"

Sorry, but Dr. McNinja did it better.
Spoiler:
Both things, I mean. Mutated-dinosaur-apocalypse and dinosaur comics references.

Pfhorrest wrote:I just realized that I always read T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics in the voice of T-Rex from Toy Story.

Dang, now I'm going to start doing this.
by The Chosen One
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1420: "Watches"
Replies: 88
Views: 20661

Re: 1420: "Watches"

"The word 'thinkpiece' sounds like a word made up by someone who didn't know about the word 'brain'."

Nah, that's a 'thinkpan'. 'Thinkpiece' refers to a given part of the brain and is used by people who don't know words like 'amygdala' or 'peduncle'.
by The Chosen One
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 20551

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

Ironically, 'surprise' is misspelled in the first panel.

...or, appropriately? I don't know how much Randall sexts.
by The Chosen One
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47108

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

That I often believe myself to be less stupid than the people around me is incidental to my belief that people in general should be less stupid than they are.
by The Chosen One
Mon May 05, 2014 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3688
Views: 624586

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

მე მჯერა, რომ ეს ყველაფერი ხდება მიზეზი.
Presented without context.
by The Chosen One
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1830588

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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by The Chosen One
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 40610

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

I'm not sure if it's more or less amusing to imagine each instance of "someone" being the same person each time. That North Dakotan :shock:

Also, I wonder how long I'd have to watch the comic until all of these things happen at once?
by The Chosen One
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Photonic Molecules
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Photonic Molecules

http://phys.org/news/2013-09-scientists-never-before-seen.html I saw this article on a recent discovery and was surprised to find zero threads about it out here. I guess this is a heads-up for those who haven't heard, and a discussion thread for those who know more about this than I. I don't have ma...
by The Chosen One
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1272: "Shadowfacts"
Replies: 101
Views: 23641

Re: 1272: "Shadowfacts"

Well, if this whole exchange takes place at dawn, their shadows should be pretty long, and if they have an advantage in elevation (like appearing over a ridge or something, though I don't know how it went down in the relevant scene) their shadows may appear to the west, at least in the time it takes...
by The Chosen One
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1266: "Halting Problem"
Replies: 83
Views: 20982

Re: 1266: "Halting Problem"

With regards to the title text, though, there are a few billion potential witnesses...
"Strictly speaking, the observed death rate for the human condition is something like 93%"
by The Chosen One
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1255: "Columbus"
Replies: 93
Views: 24838

Re: 1255: "Columbus"

Well, no, see, it's like how Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity, or how Benjamin Franklin invented electricity:
Before Columbus set sail and folded the four corners of the earth into sort of a burrito shape, the world WAS flat.
by The Chosen One
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 43643

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

This was a relatively long comic, so I zoned out halfway through and skipped to the end. Then I realized what I did.
He could have at least put some funny pictures in it.
by The Chosen One
Thu May 16, 2013 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: the duplicate game game
Replies: 578
Views: 92433

Re: the duplicate game game

I add a penny to the pile.
The pile now contains $3.87 in pennies, 24 angels dancing on the head of a pin, and a single owl pellet.
by The Chosen One
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1830588

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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by The Chosen One
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29065

Re: 1163: "Debugger"

This comic reminds my brain of http://xkcd.com/552/ but it won't tell me if it's because the concepts are actually that similar or if they just sound the same when I read them.
by The Chosen One
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1991
Views: 486116

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I don't have a problem with Flammable/Inflammable, like some people do, but they are distantly related to one of my least favorite words: Impregnable It means "unable to be broken into", as of a fortress, which seems wrong to me; I think it should mean the exact opposite. Awkward connotati...
by The Chosen One
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Fake Spoilers
Replies: 171
Views: 66639

Re: Fake Spoilers

Spoiler:
Judge Dredd ends up with a higher killcount than the guy who pushed the Death Star Button

Oh, wait, fake spoilers?
by The Chosen One
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Break up with the person above you
Replies: 1223
Views: 94837

Re: Break up with the person above you

Well, your mom won't leave our house!
by The Chosen One
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 44316

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

Maybe if you cut them into sandals, they will only double your lifespan. Totally worth it.
by The Chosen One
Thu May 31, 2012 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Zoom-Plop Conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 11495

Re: Zoom-Plop Conundrum

If no force can be exerted between the surface and object, the cube will be crushed. If no force can ne exerted between the surface and the object, then where does the force come from? Also, if, in either case, the pistons are not stopped by whatevr forces may be present, and the portals come into ...
by The Chosen One
Wed May 30, 2012 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Zoom-Plop Conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 11495

Re: Zoom-Plop Conundrum

Moving portals present a few more problems than the zoom/plop question. Consider the following: Two portals are placed on parallel surfaces, facing each other. A Weighted Companion Cube is suspended between them. Pistons then close the gap between the portals until the cube meets resistance from its...
by The Chosen One
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82297

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

My friend with last name Morey wants to name his future son Memento.
My children will have cool names like Ozymandias (especially Ozymandias because of the possible nicknames)
by The Chosen One
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Calvinball!
Replies: 239
Views: 47192

Re: Calvinball!

t1mm01994 wrote:Unrelated, are you perhaps a kong mod?

Nope, just a lowly lurker-sometimes-poster

The score will return momentarily, when the running total stops running the wrong way.
I hit the buzzer at thirteenth base, signaling my teammates to enter the "flat noodle" formation.
by The Chosen One
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Calvinball!
Replies: 239
Views: 47192

Calvinball!

I really, really want to see what XKCDers will do with this! Based on the beloved comic, Calvin and Hobbes, the rules are simple: 1) Start your post with the current score. This should be completely and utterly arbitrary. 2) State your action, optionally including a reference to a document, real or ...
by The Chosen One
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 55582

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

If I have 2 knots each in 2 distinct ropes, and I tie the ropes together, I have 5 knots!
by The Chosen One
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 341347

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I put the remaining penny in the vending machine.
There is now a rumbling vending machine in the pile.
by The Chosen One
Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36934
Views: 2426064

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

Accidentally clicked on this! :D
by The Chosen One
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 341347

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I add a penny, a few prepositional phrases, and many adjectives to the pile. There are now 313 red-paint-covered but otherwise shiny pennies in the large pile, multiple green-paint-speckled dirty dishes from the deep , an unexpected stack overflow, random insults about blue paint, a yellow-paint-spl...
by The Chosen One
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 341347

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I add a second-person narrative perspective to the pile.

You see a bloody smear, some broken glass, and about 35 cents of assorted coins in the pile. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
by The Chosen One
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 341347

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I leave a penny. The mutilated corpse of Lorenz rests peacefully in front of a static-covered television screen. There is a VCR sitting atop the television set, but not connected to it. The TV isn't even plugged in any longer; the extension cord is mysteriously missing, as well as the tape that was ...

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