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by Mikeski
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1120: "Blurring the Line"
Replies: 74
Views: 21073

Re: 1120 : "Blurring the Line"

So am I the only person who finished the comic and thought "wow, hat guy was arguing with the actual Michael Jordan." (I am the Michael of blurring the line between metaphor and reality, but not the Michael Jordan of it.) "...a movie about movies...blurring the line between metaphor a...
by Mikeski
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:07 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0015: "Mariana Trench Explosion"
Replies: 55
Views: 18706

Re: What-if 0015: Mariana Trench Explosion

niky wrote:Next week: "What if we tried to launch a spaceship using carbonated beverages?"


That was answered in Wandaba Style, in an attempt to allow a Japanese idol group to have a concert on the moon.

(I am unsure exactly which drugs, and how much of each, were required for this show to exist.)
by Mikeski
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674194

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

As someone who lived over half his life in range of the KVLY (formerly KTHI) tower, awesome inclusion. Go North Dakota. 8-)

And the whole comic gave me a sort of "Bad Apple" feel, with all the perfectly-detailed 3D shadows (all the towers and trees).
by Mikeski
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 34222

Re: 1103: "Nine"

da Doctah wrote:What on earth kind of food can you microwave for ten minutes,


A large potato. (Though my microwave is a bit old and was only 800 watts when new... probably less now.)

let alone 95?


Um... a 10-pound bag of potatoes? Not sure they'd fit, though.
by Mikeski
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1099: "Tuesdays"
Replies: 71
Views: 18066

Re: 1099: "Tuesdays"

Let's not overlook the practical problem: how would one even drink from a bottomless cup? The server could never fill it far enough for the drinker's lips to touch the liquid. The same way you drink from a non-full, non-bottomless cup? You just have to wait longer for the liquid to flow back to the...
by Mikeski
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"
Replies: 45
Views: 14717

Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

No, tons of people will probably notice until it gets fixed. A lot of people here are really good at spotting this sort of thing.. Yeah, this forum gets "dude, Randall misspelled a word" "there's a misspelled word" "I just created an account to point out this misspelled wor...
by Mikeski
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:54 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 94974

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

"plumes of hot meat"

...I expect pr0n spam with this as the subject in 2 months, tops.
by Mikeski
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1082: “Geology”
Replies: 66
Views: 21552

Re: 1082: “Geology”

It is difficult to keep a straight face when manufacturing ICs, as well. Probes, pads, packages, implants, test insertion, fingers, bumps, and balls. (One ball can have many bumps, but it's usually just one finger per ball.) We also have bonds and masks and leakage, if you're into that.
by Mikeski
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 45587

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Well, my walls are rectangular. If his walls are cubical, he's apparently living in four-dimensional space. Unless you're living in a college dorm or Japan, walls do have thickness. Conceivably a wall could be built as a cubical, however, that seems like a waste of space. In the case of hanging som...
by Mikeski
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 45587

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Great comic. My home state does look like a whale. Will probably print this one out and pin it to one of my three cubical walls. What shape is your other wall? I guess the three cubical walls are extremely thick - they must be at least as thick as scotty2haughty is tall - and so it would be hard to...
by Mikeski
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 318839

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

http://i.imgur.com/hmEU0.jpg Minnesota/Opera. ...considering my brother called me last night to complain that I didn't reply to one of his texts, I'm having a creepily literal "Randall, Get out of my head" moment here. (zooming in makes the galaxies on the left vanish.) ...whoa what. Have...
by Mikeski
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 318839

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

http://i.imgur.com/hmEU0.jpg

Minnesota/Opera.

...considering my brother called me last night to complain that I didn't reply to one of his texts, I'm having a creepily literal "Randall, Get out of my head" moment here.

(zooming in makes the galaxies on the left vanish.)
by Mikeski
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 40353

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Mine start out as fire banishers, but then the "legs" go on the top and the single point is on the bottom. No idea what that means. You're trying to banish someone else's fire, and thus have promising a career as a fireman or a divorce lawyer. My stars are in earth-banishing order, but th...
by Mikeski
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87431

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

The unmarked cops in Seattle love to put these on their cars, so watch out! Aren't "unmarked" cop cars painfully obvious because of the goofy extra antennas and the fact that they're all Crown Victorias? Or is it different in Seattle? Here in Minneapolis, Crown Vics are almost all taxicab...
by Mikeski
Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40349

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

U North Dakota seems to have... almost none of these problems. Campus Police is the only thing not obvious from the front page (and if you need them that urgently, should you be using the school's website to find them?) Most of the marketing* isn't there. Just some "in the news" links. So ...
by Mikeski
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 36902

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

My 2 cents - I think that there are some regional differences in what the difference between a nerd and geek are. The definitions in the areas I've been in (Midwest and North-East United States) are usually something around these lines: A "dork" is someone who has no social skills at all,...
by Mikeski
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 100947

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Re: color codes

My high school electronics class learned two versions: **triggery misogyny not found**, bad beer rots our young guts but vodka goes well. Both with 'get some now' for the tolerance bands.
by Mikeski
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 60257

Re: Honor Societies

The Tautology Club are the mortal enemies of The Contradiction Club! As a member of the latter, I say Go Tautology Club! (I'm not the president, so I'm in charge.) After 3 pages of tautologies, this totally burned my cheese. I think a Solipsists Club would be more interesting. Yeah, but the members...
by Mikeski
Thu May 28, 2009 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 21558

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Anyway the obvious solution is to keep the wolf in the backseat and the goat in the trunk, or vice-versa.

A goat can be transported in a car's trunk.

I know this because a cousin of mine did so. The goat was something of an impulse buy.

I am related to interesting people.
by Mikeski
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 11054

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

Hm... I love Beardfish. Amazing stuff. Also, has anyone mentioned Pain of Salvation? Speak up, son, can't hear ya in that small font. 8) And no, since the OP said Tool & Dream Theater were too heavy, PoS is probably a bit too \m/ for this thread. Plenty of other metal discussions going on aroun...
by Mikeski
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 33673

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

Sure, we could stop dictators and pandemics [...] I don't like the wording of that for some reason. It's... combining two meanings of the word "stop" or something. Like combining "I stopped the car" and "I stopped smoking" into "I stopped the car and smoking."...
by Mikeski
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3256

Re: My new HFCS-free life

Bakemaster wrote:You know what else is "fine in moderation"? Poison!

Image


...nah, even a moderately-small image is too much.
by Mikeski
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Thread!
Replies: 139
Views: 15415

Re: favorite pizza vendors

Single store: Old World Pizza . The awesomeness of their pizza is proportional to the lameness of their website. :roll: Chain: Papa Murphy's take-n-bake, as the best trade-off between quality (pretty good, really) and proximity to my house (bicycling distance, if you could carry an uncooked saran-wr...
by Mikeski
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 68237

Re: "Students" Discussion

1) It's all true, I do still have this dream. 12 years out of college. Which makes sense, it was a mentally intense time of life. 2) More often, I have a dream about forgetting to block off the "busy" parts of my schedule on the sheet at the grocery store where I worked during my high scho...
by Mikeski
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0555: "Two Mirrors"
Replies: 134
Views: 41133

Re: "Two Mirrors"

Today is Friday the 13th. So was a month ago. I don't remember anything special from any webcomic then... Stupid February, messing everything up. There won't be another until this November. If it helps, the 13th day of the month is a Friday more often than any of the other 6 days of the week (688 t...
by Mikeski
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Merry Hell (AKA When Food Attacks!!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2979

Re: Merry Hell (AKA When Food Attacks!!!)

Yeah, that dark cajun roux is dangerous. I've gotten second-degree burns on my ring & pinky finger from a splash of it. I now wear kitchen gloves for that part of the gumbo-making process, big wuss that I am.
by Mikeski
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 11054

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

Quite aware of that. Considering the original poster said Dream Theater "seems a little to heavy for [his] taste", dissuading him from other Opeth albums seemed prudent. Not criticizing your knowledge of Opeth, just trying to suggest a few more tracks. Apologies for the snippy reply, then...
by Mikeski
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 11054

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

The album "Damnation" by Opeth. On a related live set, Mikael described the instrumental as (I might be misquoting a bit) "totally ripped off from a band called Camel". Heh. The whole album has a very melancholy Camel/Floyd feel. The rest of Opeth's catalog is very much metal, t...
by Mikeski
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0542: "Cover-Up"
Replies: 113
Views: 25164

Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Delass wrote:You know, I was considering replying with a post about how someone died procrastinating, but that would just be getting ridiculous.
No, but the followup to that--about the guy who didn't die procrastinating, because he never got around to it--that would be ridiculous.
by Mikeski
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 70259

Re: "Base System" discussion

Luthen wrote:Speaking of which what is at the pitcher's mound?
Well, the "pitcher" could be the person who sets you up with your date...

So an "x" on the pitcher's mound would imply a threesome with you, your date, and the set-up man/woman?
by Mikeski
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 11054

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

Modern music for a classic prog fan? Hm. Other than things already mentioned... Phideaux is pretty good stuff, and quite recent. Slightly older (and all defunct bands, I think): Echolyn has some gentle-giant-ish stuff going on. Discipline is good. After Crying is the shizznizzle. The album "Dam...
by Mikeski
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225542

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Couldn't see it. (Try harder, I can see it on a few different computers, and not only on this ISP. "copy image address" and load it up in another window, if you have to; I've had to do that before in this thread when my computer/nameserver/etc decided to throw a fit. Pics of the "lea...
by Mikeski
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225542

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Image
Not a good day to be a defensless kitten.
by Mikeski
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Obscure/Bizarre Instruments Make Awesome Music
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: Obscure/Bizarre Instruments Make Awesome Music

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum makes several of their own instruments. You read the liner notes and see "pedal-action wiggler" and "slide-piano log"... You say to yourself "wtf"? You see them live. You say to yourself "yeah, that's definitely a pedal-action wiggler...&q...
by Mikeski
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song for your funeral?
Replies: 74
Views: 7431

Re: Song for your funeral?

I've actually considered Echolyn's "Never the Same"... (of course, I'm 34, so I'm not expecting to need it any time soon...) Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die. I say to you I will see you again On the other side someday [...] After the song is over The dance go...
by Mikeski
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225542

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Image
Not technically hitchhiking...
by Mikeski
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female/Male Duets
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: Female/Male Duets

Evanescence ... There's a whole genre of similar music that I hear referred to as "beauty and the beast" gothic metal. The male vocals are usually more death-metal-ish, or at least a more harsh variety. In order of awesome*, check out Within Temptation, Epica/After Forever**, Lacuna Coil,...
by Mikeski
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0460: "Paleontology"
Replies: 109
Views: 20343

Re: "Paleontology" Discussion

For anyone who didn't know, "Jumping the ichthyosaur" is a play on the term "Jumping the shark" - a reference to the X Files that generally implies "the point at which things got seriously off track". I'm 27 years old, and it was only 2 months ago when I saw my first X...
by Mikeski
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052144

Re: Vending machine!

You get Fred, from the Flintstones.

I put in one of those record-playing birds.
by Mikeski
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Man Law
Replies: 259
Views: 30841

Re: Man Law

Out of curiosity, where is this "dry toast" thing from rule #133 from? Growing up in the midwest USA, I've never heard of it, as a real man's thing to do, or otherwise. Only thing close is unadorned (untoasted) bread as a way to dislodge a swallowed fish bone, if you're too manly to pick t...

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