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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Who » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:53 pm UTC

443+521:
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Honestly though, given how one wine faux-pas is straining the relationship, I'm glad I got out of that.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:44 pm UTC

137 & This Garfield: Jim Davis Appears to be Going Through Some Stuff
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Alt: "Also, where the hell's my lasagna?"

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:10 pm UTC

Neat Garfield+xkcd combo.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Quercus » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:37 pm UTC

It's off topic though - this thread is for making xkcd worse :D

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:07 am UTC

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Okay, my turn - name the 1997 Labour cabinet.

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What, like the Beatles?


Both from xkcd 1554.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:15 am UTC

Burkitt wrote:Image

That's what I expected to happen in the original.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Ubik » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:36 pm UTC

Did you realize that Spice, the first album by Spice Girls, came out closer to the release of Star Wars than the present day? (That's actually probably not true yet - I didn't check the dates - but should be within some months.)

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:36 pm UTC

poxic wrote:You, sir, have heroic hair.
poxic wrote:I note that the hair is not slowing down. It appears to have progressed from heroic to rocking.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:42 pm UTC

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Pika-spice, Digi-spice, Bulba-spice, Chari-spice, Mew-spice?

From xkcds 1554 and 178.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:15 am UTC

1554

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When playing word games with Siri, three rules: 1) Computers are literal; 2) See rule 1; 3) Sometimes you have to resort to the power button.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby mathmannix » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:41 pm UTC

Burkitt wrote:Image

Where I thought you were going with that:

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Alt text: if you thought knowing the Spice Girls made you old...
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:44 am UTC

I don't get it.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby slinches » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:44 pm UTC

They are playing a game of "name the band members" and Megan didn't know the answer for the spice girls and instead just suggests The Who. The jokes being a play on words along the lines of "Who's on First" and some music snobbery by implying that the spice girls are unimportant in music history.

Now by explaining the joke, did I just make a make xkcd slightly worse slightly worse?

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:55 pm UTC

No. You made an XKCD slightly worse that was made slightly better slightly worse. Way different.
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Parse that as (made (an (XKCD slightly worse) that was made slightly better) slightly worse)
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:30 pm UTC

Thanks.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:40 am UTC

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Raindrops keep falling on my head...


From xkcd 1556

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Whizbang » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:46 pm UTC

1559

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Also, does this smell like chloroform to you?

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Whizbang » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:17 pm UTC

1560 and 499

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You know, you look like your head fell in the cheese dip back in 1957.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby chridd » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:08 am UTC

Vet (1558)
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The real reason the vet refused to treat the goomba is that the vet is Dr. Mario, who is allergic to goombas.

The Sky (1556) + Desert Island (731)
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On a nearby island, someone is writing in his journal: "Day 44: Still stranded, with nothing but flat empty water as far as the eye can see."

Umwelt (1037), specifically the version about the snake
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:05 pm UTC

^^^
Love that sky one, but remember, you're supposed to be making xkcd worse. :wink:


1561:
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Alt: I really should have paid attention in science class.
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based on xkcd 1556

Postby mrob27 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:54 pm UTC

I'm posting this on behalf of @mscha who might not be active in this thread. Xe used a webcam to make this live-updating version of xkcd 1556:

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Folks in the Time thread have been watching it to spot the occasional bird, the moon, pretty clouds, or other unusual events.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:50 am UTC

1562

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Alt text: See, this is what happens when you throw around pithy aphorisms at random, without bothering to think them through.


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Whizbang » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:12 pm UTC

From 1562 and 178

Condescending Match
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It's pronounced Pokémon.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:39 am UTC

176

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Alt text: It's an amazing time of day, not a single thing to disturb me as I slumber in my reclined car seat.

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Asleep again.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Envelope Generator » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:40 pm UTC

Ah, had a lot of funny catching up to do in this thread.

Burkitt wrote:Image

From xkcd 1557


That was liquid football.


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Who » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:02 pm UTC

390+1027:
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Waking up won't save you from your own failure. Nothing will save you from your own failure.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:29 pm UTC

Envelope Generator wrote:That was liquid football.


Thank you, I think.


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Also check your tyres are properly inflated and get rid of any seats you aren't using.


From xkcd 1565

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:42 am UTC

1565

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Alt text: Or, perhaps, you might see a larger, decaying, corpse.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:07 pm UTC

1565 & 562:
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Alt: My c-c-caaaaarrrrr! *pained sobbing*

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Whizbang » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:09 pm UTC

1566

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Yes, it took a lot of work to make this family, but it's worth it--the players are way more downtrodden and submissive than the previous family ever was.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:22 pm UTC

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Why don't you come hang out and we can chat about keyboards?

From xkcd 1530


Also, is it just me or is the idea behind today's xkcd oddly similar to my last xkcdsw + alt text? Presumably a coincidence...

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:41 am UTC

From Whizbang and 1566 (not quite as "worse", though)

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Alt text: Yes, the other players swear they will never play again; but that just makes it a bigger challenge--to convince them they can definitely win "next" time.

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Cheater.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:30 pm UTC

I'm too lazy to go browsing and see if anyone already did this one. I'll be disappointed if I'm the first.

1132:
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Alt: I do question the wisdom of
making this device, because by
the time you tell anybody...

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Whizbang » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:48 pm UTC

Obvious SW is obvious.

499 + 1569

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Luckily his acorn head will sprout into a lovely tree.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:21 am UTC

From 1132 and 54.

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Alt text: It's called the Heisenberg UNCERTAINTY principle, bitches!

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:40 pm UTC

1569 & 562:
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Alt: Beret Guy's normal personality isn't some clever act to throw people off, he just really liked his 'tree'.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:39 am UTC

Triggered by 1359.

I know this is a technical violation of the rules of ITT, but I thought everyone should experience the horror of my fever/super-tired alarm dream. Like Munroe, my dream is a frustration dream surrounding the alarm, but my dream in the past has gone on and on, more frustrating than a horror movie.

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I used to wake up sometime during iteration I=6, while trying to figure out which of the several clocks was beeping.

Seriously, I've had this miserable dream enough times that I'm starting to remember, while dreaming, that I'm dreaming and I need to wake up to shut off the alarm. The last time I had it, I forced myself to wake up along about I=4.

One of the more interesting features of this dream is that the beeping is always the same loudness. That's why I can't figure out which clock is beeping in I=6, because the clock does not get louder or softer as I move it closer/away from my ear. I can recall a couple of times wandering the rooms of the house, trying to figure out if the clock is in another room, but that only happened a couple of times.

Call this one Fever Dream, because I have a fever by the time I wake up, whether I had one before or not.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby ucim » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:05 pm UTC

When do you realize that the beeping is from the smoke alarm?

(I'm beginning to realize that the smoke alarms that are programmed with a human voice saying "There's a fire, get up and get out of the house - there's a fire!" are actually not just pandering.)

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:05 pm UTC

Our work fire alarm does just that.
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