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by Mikeski
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

The vending machine throws a wrench at you.

I throw a knuckleball into the machine.
by Mikeski
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get fortune-cookie crumbs... in bed.

I put in a properly-folded fitted sheet.
by Mikeski
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225543

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Too obvious?

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by Mikeski
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225543

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Same construction, more dangerous.

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by Mikeski
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225543

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

More entertaining round yellow head.

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by Mikeski
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get Heward's Handy Haversack.

I put in a first-edition Fiend Folio.
by Mikeski
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

Somehow, you get a concerto in C-flat minor.

I put in Michael Angelo's 4-necked guitar.
by Mikeski
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

The vending machine is confused by the last two people giving it multiple unrelated items, but still gives you a velvet painting of a utahraptor in kickboxing gear.

I put in a half-used Borders(R) gift card.
by Mikeski
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Progressive Rock
Replies: 56
Views: 4632

Re: Progressive Rock

Anyone listen to any Canterbury Scene Prog? I've recently gotten really into Gong. Mmmmm... National Health. Double Mmmmm... Caravan. Tried Gong a few times, way too drugged out for me, for lack of a better term. And I realize, from the song/album titles, that that's probably the intent. :) How has...
by Mikeski
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your music system.
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Your music system.

How much those speakers cost you? Just imagining que quality of the sound... The B&Ws? I built up the system over a several-year period, but I believe retail price at the time I bought all 6 of them was a shade under $16,000. (so I probably paid just north of $13,000... I've yet to see a hi-fi ...
by Mikeski
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a wooden marionette.

I put in some of my leftover Thai red curry.
by Mikeski
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your music system.
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Your music system.

Arcam FMJ-CD23 (CDs) + Denon DVD-5900 (DVD/DVD-A/SACDs) to Bryston SP1.7 to Bryston 6B SST (front+center) + Rotel RB981 (rear) + B&W ASW800 (active sub) to 2 B&W Nautilus 802 (front) + B&W HTM1 (center) + 2 B&W Nautilus 804 (rear) (there's a 65" Mitsubishi rear-projection TV in ...
by Mikeski
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225543

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

That is one sloppy mess.

Here.

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by Mikeski
Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get your uncle's father.

I put in a Renaissance Festival costume.
by Mikeski
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225543

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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Your communist regime fears the free flow of information.

(Also how did communism pwn capitalism? History seems to have it the other way around, so far.)
by Mikeski
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 199055

Re: "Purity" Discussion

I first saw this joke back in college, written up as a "proof" that love was just math. Googling (+"biology is" +"chemistry is" +"physics is") gives all kinds of hits for eleventy-seven versions of this same ancient joke, but not the one that runs "love i...
by Mikeski
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0432: "Journal 4"
Replies: 115
Views: 28742

Re: "Journal 4" Discussion

why are the "S," "G," and "H" capitalized, but the "i" isn't? seems like usually there isn't a dot over the "i" in Randall's handwriting (not since comic 96-ish , at least). but, feel free to prove me wrong. Don't cha know? The uncapitalized "i...
by Mikeski
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a copy of Bill Clinton's first inaugural address, full of talk about CHANGETM.

(Also, Barack Obama gets a trademark infringment lawsuit.)

I put in a full set of H. Ross Perot charts & graphs.
by Mikeski
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a free radical.

I put in an advance press copy of Hillary Clinton's (non-)concession speech which she'll give tonight.
by Mikeski
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a rubber band. (Your choice of color.)

I put in a roll of aluminum foil.
by Mikeski
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Start with a stick of butter...
Replies: 48
Views: 4102

Re: Start with a stick of butter...

I guess I'll go with "hot peppers" as my signature ingredient. Almost all my experimental cooking falls somewhere in the realm of Indian, Szechuan Chinese, Thai, or Cajun. This does leave garlic as a pretty common ingredient, as well. If it doesn't have peppers-hotter-than-jalepeños in it,...
by Mikeski
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

The following Monday, you get Randall's next comic.

I put in a wasted weekend.
by Mikeski
Tue May 27, 2008 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a pointer/setter cross. Woof!

I put in a pipe organ.
by Mikeski
Fri May 16, 2008 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish, upside down edition
Replies: 352
Views: 38510

Re: Corrupt-a-wish, upside down edition

I wish I had 11 virgins.

Granted, but it's so loud it blows the windows out of your house.

(Hey, you corrupted my wish and insulted my manhood. grr!)
by Mikeski
Tue May 06, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a spotted owl, and empty moonshine container, and a cantaloupe.

I put in Zork.
by Mikeski
Sat May 03, 2008 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a fine from the EPA.

I put in a fine piece-of-A.
by Mikeski
Fri May 02, 2008 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0418: "Stove Ownership"
Replies: 148
Views: 30880

Re: "Stove Ownership" Discussion

EDIT: ...I wonder how bacon dipped in chocolate would taste? I havn't had them myself, but i think i recall a topic regarding these in the food forum. Apparently not half-bad! I refuse to believe it. The world contains two types of food: 1) food that is improved by adding bacon 2) food that is impr...
by Mikeski
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 44178

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

I wonder how fast you'd have to be moving to actually maintain an orbit inches above the Earth's surface... any physics students know the formula for that one? I just took computer science.. Kind of a moot question, since orbit implies no wind resistance. With all this air down here, it's more a ma...
by Mikeski
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 44178

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

Clearly, the baby thinks it's fun because she's falling entirely sideways. The father falls 30 degrees towards the earth, so he's got a multi-decade rug burn going. (Note the "thud"s and "wham"s in his thread, the baby's "wheee" is uninterrupted.)
by Mikeski
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 32691

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" Discussion

Are there really programs who check the number of SIGINT called? IIRC, mplayer will give up on quitting gracefully after five. The EDA software I use at work counts CTRL-C's, and echos some text back to STDERR and/or STDOUT when you do it. Quotes are approximate: CTRL-C. "Interrupting current ...
by Mikeski
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a sitemap to the Forum Games section, showing that this isn't the corrupt-a-wish thread.

I put in Cornelius's tombstone.
by Mikeski
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cutest/Most romantic lyric
Replies: 31
Views: 4628

Re: Cutest/Most romantic lyric

One line's enough? Steve Hoggarth refers to the time before meeting someone as "A greyness I used to call 'freedom'." More lines? Daniel Gildenlöw wrote these... kind of romantic-yet-geeky. I'd say they have the xkcd-nature. :D "I believe this heart of mine when it tells my eyes That ...
by Mikeski
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a box of cheerios.

I put in a hula hoop.
by Mikeski
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1225543

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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Weren't enough trees (nor beavers) in all of North Dakota for this river in '97...
by Mikeski
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 61588

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

I had an interesting idea, though i don't know much about physics so i don't know if it would work. Suppose you had a light plastic ball, and inside was a heavy magnet on the bottom. another ball shaped magnet is placed inside the ball, with opposite charge to the ball inside (this ball would also ...
by Mikeski
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 61588

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

bridgeyman wrote:Haha, I tried looking up "TCO cat" in Google, as I didn't know what TCO meant.

It means Total Cost of Ownership.
by Mikeski
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get a 16 ounce bottle of Coca-Cola. (Huh?)

I put in a Rubik's cube.
by Mikeski
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26091
Views: 2543935

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. It's through totally unsentient instinct, like a spider. You're strangled by a necktie, and you die. Cornelius attempts CPR, and the tie strangles him too. Cornelius dies.

I wish to die only at the end of a long and fruitful life.
by Mikeski
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get two enormous, perfectly formed... pistols.

I put in Leisure Suit Larry.
by Mikeski
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052146

Re: Vending machine!

You get Mooooooo-jo Jojo. Mojo Jojo is what you get. The thing you are getting is Mojo Jojo...

I put in plans for world domination.

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