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by mschmidt62
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 32077

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

For all of you with Emily-Dickinson-to-trite-tunes earworms, I highly recommend the orchestrated version of Aaron Copland's settings of Emily Dickinson poems. I first became aware of this poem by buying a CD of that work, and now I hear the poem with the most wonderful and suitable music every time ...
by mschmidt62
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 39724

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

A thousand times yes. We have an Office of Communications that specializes in not communicating. Over and over, they were sending out emails telling us that parking lot T would be closed Thursday, and parking lot M would be repaved next week. But nobody knew which parking lots those were, they just ...
by mschmidt62
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0758: "Raptor Fences"
Replies: 72
Views: 16209

Re: "Raptor Fences" discussion (#758)

Today's comic prompted me to google dromaeosaurids, whereupon I learned that velociraptors are in fact much smaller than depicted in Jurassic Park. They actually about the size of turkeys, and had rather modern feathers. So mouse-sized dromaeosaurids are not really all that far-fetched. "The Bi...
by mschmidt62
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28648

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

Cecil, the running-in-a-swimming pool sort of dream I think is quite common--I believe it relates to the normal inhibition of voluntary motor control while asleep. The reason you feel like you can't run is that, in fact, you can't run--while asleep.
by mschmidt62
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28648

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

Wow. I had no idea that other people had the driving-from-the-back-seat dreams. I created an account here just to publicly marvel at that.

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