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by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ZOMG you've broken the Internet!
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Re: ZOMG you've broken the Internet!

So Pakistan censored YouTube and inadvertently blocked the whole world from seeing it also, cause it was one big blasphemathon. It's happened before; I made blasphemous remarks on my website (I'd had a lovely supper, and all I said to my wife was: "That piece of halibut was good enough for Jeho...
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whats your default ebay search?
Replies: 27
Views: 3447

Re: Whats your default ebay search?

There's a subcategory on the US eBay which is tantalisingly called: "Mature Audiences" As a UK user, I cannot open said Pandora's Box, as they deem me as un-American. What could be contained within this enchanting, provocative subcategory? I simply must know. eBay has given me the bottle o...
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 54495

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

Hey, Mango Tit
Hot, Meaty Gin.
Not Thy Image

only username anagram: Staff Elf
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic
Replies: 71
Views: 12016

Re: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic

I have difficulty with tomatoes, since the accident.

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by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24610

Re: Change an Acronym

World...Wrestling Federation...?

or Windows Will Fail.

INXS
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 34229

Re: Opening Lines

Can anyone tell me the opening lines to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time? That has a powerful introduction, to be sure, to be sure.

In fact, as xkcd readers, I should lobby that this book becomes (obsessive) compulsive reading for all of you.
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Postmodern fiction
Replies: 17
Views: 2853

Re: Postmodern fiction

Sometimes I wish the word postmodern had never been invented, simply because it has become a monolithic umbrella term which can encompass pretty much anything. Also: people who use the term po-mo. With the raising of the heckles at the merest mention, I begin to look through various legislations to ...
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141583

Re: Words you love.

languish, efficacy, echolalia

Not as fun as my previous suggestions, and I think someone already has suggested all three. Today I am trying to fit those words into conversation. (Those, and "monolith/monolithic")
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99546

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Nicole88 wrote:Looks like someone has a problem with citric acid. I could eat lemons all day.


I assure you; if you did, your avatar would probably look more like mine.
by Felstaff
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99546

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

So apparently no neutral fruits exist?

I'd put lychees on that line. Bland but palatable, and not difficult to peel, but not as easy as some may think.
by Felstaff
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 47689

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

CTRL+F find:william s. burroughs Phrase not found CTRL+F find:anthony burgess Phrase not found CTRL+F find:jg ballard Phrase not found CTRL+F find:henry miller Phrase not found CTRL+F find:harlan ellison Phrase not found CTRL+F find:robert anton wilson Phrase not found It's like you guys aren't eve...
by Felstaff
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51398

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

+8 For Mat for the wonderful Trebuchet.

+329 ManPoints™ for the Spaced DVDs on display
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51398

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

Keozen gets +16 official wonderful points for the trebuchet.

Unofficially, he also receives +329 ManPoints® (which can be redeemed at your local International Man-Point Index outlet) for the truly excellent construction and for the strategic use of the ITV Digital Monkey.
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.
Replies: 58
Views: 6692

Re: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.

John & George.

I'm sad the Beatles are now just drum 'n' bass.

I wonder what it would take to reunite the Beatles.

Spoiler:
two bullets.
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you never hear of Evil/Mad Engineers
Replies: 42
Views: 6646

Re: Why do you never hear of Evil/Mad Engineers

Spaghetti Junction http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/richardwinskill/2005/08/12/spaghetti_junction.jpg Which to me looks like http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/hkh0142l.jpg But hey, I'm no engineer, I'm just a driver that uses roads (and annoying neighbours' gardens)
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you never hear of Evil/Mad Engineers
Replies: 42
Views: 6646

Re: Why do you never hear of Evil/Mad Engineers

I can think of one crazy engineer.
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd cult
Replies: 34
Views: 2774

Re: xkcd cult

To what extent would one define option 3 - bodily damage? Cause I would totally cause discomfort/irritation by stepping on someone's foot. That's my way of retribution. It also got me thrown out of more than one debating society. Anyway, as a cult, xkcd should emulate other cults in an ironic sense....
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 245926

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I took the fat sloven drunk from the Merry Wives of Windsor and changed one letter. Please note I share only 67% of the character's description, as I am dashingly thin (or "athletic" as dating sites would have you believe), but as for the slovenly drunkenness; well, we all have our vices. ...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 34229

Re: Opening Lines

Poetry, eh? Then there's only one poem of all the poems worth poeming. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my c...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Self-Healing Rubber. Think of the Implications! [NSFW]
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: Self-Healing Rubber. Think of the Implications! [NSFW]

I was thinking more "Super Secret Hideout Entrance" applications. i.e. you could cut open a 'door' in the rubber, go in to the Super Secret Members' Club Super Secret Hideout HQ and then the door would close up again, allowing your Super Secret Super Friends Top-Secret Meeting to be conduc...
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best error messages?
Replies: 238
Views: 34146

Re: Best error messages?

Oh man, you beat me to it! Damn my dithering. I spent half an hour playing around before deciding to submit. Fools never differ.

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by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church
Replies: 142
Views: 15230

Re: Westboro Baptist Church

I would nail a sign outside this church with something like "God Hates Tolerance" written on it.
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd cult
Replies: 34
Views: 2774

Re: xkcd cult

Garm wrote:XKCD as a cargo cult? I approve.


So we should drop black hats on indigenous tribes?
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 507174

Re: WoWzers!

never had a world drop befor prolly never will.. i have shitty luck lol I think the chances are 1-in-a-million. Okay, not that great. For me, I've probably killed ~10,000 mobs in my life, which means my success rate, excluding bosses, is 1/10,000. But maybe I was lucky. I was level 36 first time ar...
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last person on Earth scenarios
Replies: 134
Views: 10870

Re: Last person on Earth scenarios

As for a woman repopulating the earth with her own children... wouldn't that create incesticide grandkids? They'll probably have extra fingers, mental deficiencies and a tendency to say 'a-hyuk' a lot. Remember the sperm bank thing? Yeah. It occurs to me that a process similar to the one used to se...
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "There's" or "There're" for plural?
Replies: 54
Views: 7981

Re: Apostrophe S for plural

I've always seen spoken language act like electricity -- taking the path of least resistance. Conjugating an 'r' sound requires more effort than an 's' due to more facial & vocal muscles being employed. You can make a hissing s sound without using vocal chords or facial movements--only involves ...
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 507174

Re: WoWzers!

I took up my level 52 ginger human rogue after a year or so off. I also have a 62 mage, but lost interest soon after buying the Burning Crusade. I started out by selling everything I owned, so I could start afresh. I ended up making 200 gold out of my herbs alone. Also, a sexyfriend™ of mine who has...
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last person on Earth scenarios
Replies: 134
Views: 10870

Re: Last person on Earth scenarios

I would probably wonder what I'd said wrong if the entire human race upped sticks and left. Then I'd smell my armpits before shrugging. As for a woman repopulating the earth with her own children... wouldn't that create incesticide grandkids? They'll probably have extra fingers, mental deficiencies ...
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Self-Healing Rubber. Think of the Implications! [NSFW]
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Self-Healing Rubber. Think of the Implications! [NSFW]

As ever, the BBC are at the forefront of Science & Technology , by always quoting the journal Nature. Rubber that fixes itself when cut in half? Haven't I seen this on an episode of The Outer Limits? Or maybe that was a guy with nanobots inside him that turned him into a jellyfish. It's also mad...
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last person on Earth scenarios
Replies: 134
Views: 10870

Re: Last person on Earth scenarios

I'd find a volleyball, paint a face on it, call it Wilson, and grow a beard.

Also: Amass an army of cats and play life-size Risk, generally conquering all territories. Except Finland. I'd leave those dudes alone.
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51398

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

Updated, with all mentions of "cat" removed:

A human chalk outline in a peculiar pose. (a la "crime-scene")
An exploded egg
A top hat and/or monocle.
A monopoly hotel
A home-made trebuchet (ideally out of stationary/matchboxes/spoons, etc.)
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs From the 80s!?!?!
Replies: 46
Views: 8356

Re: Songs From the 80s!?!?!

Several definitive audible moments in the 1980s: I'm a-livin' in a box . I'm a-livin' in a card -board box . A ga doo -doo-doo, push pineapple, shake a tree. Lay a whisper on my pillow, leave the winter on the ground. Hush, hush keep it down now, voices carry. Shout, shout, let it all out: these are...
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs From the 80s!?!?!
Replies: 46
Views: 8356

Re: Songs From the 80s!?!?!

An invisible man, sleeping in your bed--who ya gonna call?
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 9638

Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Hurduser wrote:a waddle An unstoppable army of penguins


fixèd.
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 34229

Re: Opening Lines

1000 monkeys at 1000 typewriters wrote:It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times? You stupid monkey!
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes
Replies: 215
Views: 20967

Re: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes

I don't know his identity, but if +1 person joined, there'd be nobody there.

How many x does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
"You don't know, man. You weren't there. You weren't there."
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51398

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

Ooh, can I play? Edited for easier-ness. A cat with a lolcat phrase in the photo A nice action shot of an exploded egg exploding in a microwave, with onlookers fleeing in terror. A baby in a top hat and/or sporting a monocle . A monopoly hotel on your street. (Some perspective manipulation requ...
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51398

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

Ooh, can I play? I've always wanted to see a photograph of you holding an impossible object, like this: http://www.mizfrogspad.com/Illusions/ImpossibleObject.jpg A nice action shot of an egg exploding in a microwave, with onlookers fleeing in terror. A baby in a top hat and/or sporting a monocle. A ...
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: She's a witch! Burn her!
Replies: 44
Views: 5645

Re: She's a witch! Burn her!

PatrickRsGhost wrote:I wonder if the newt population has increased over there recently.


It fluctuates, because apparently they get better.
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!
Replies: 37
Views: 6106

Re: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!

Ted Chiang's Understand , which I will link to in just a moment (well, really, I already copied the link down there but this text will appear above it so from your perspective it's like I'm just about to link to it), is a GREAT story that fits in perfectly with this thread's topic. The guy isn't ve...

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