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by Meagen
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 34684

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

Amazingly, you are also wrong about that. Placebo effects exist even when patients are told that they are receiving a placebo. That works because most placebos effects come from the ritual/experience of taking a pill and the interaction with "someone who cares", not because there is a str...
by Meagen
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 50738

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

Is this whole "being completely disgusted by normal bodily functions" an American thing? I bet it's all the marketing. After all, what better way to sell a new kind of cleaning product than convincing the populace that some innocuous thing they've never given a second thought is the grosse...
by Meagen
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 74997

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

That only works in western society though. What part of evolutionary psychology explains chinese foot binding? I do not suspect that small feet play any evolutionary role in child production and maintenance, and yet that was as common, if not more common than the breast fetishism of Western countri...
by Meagen
Mon May 17, 2010 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 23425

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

faunablues wrote:
Cal Engime wrote:Your eyeballs are sold to advertisers.


but what about the transplant part?


Your eyeballs are *literally* sold to advertisers.

...now I'm thinking along the lines of "I'm sorry, sir, but... the transplant was rejected..." "Curse you, AdBlock!"
by Meagen
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 47446

Re: "RPS" Discussion

I like getting a hotdog sausage with mustard (or even better, two) and eat it with a knife and fork, nibbling a bun on the side. Maybe I'll call that a Reverse Polish Hotdog from now on. (Maybe it's just me, but when I get a hotdog most of my meal seems to consist of bun and mustard. In theory it's ...
by Meagen
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 77167

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

Ok. Let me explain how I understand this to work and you let me know if this sounds wrong in some way. * Men want sex. * Women want security. Ok, there. I said it. The entire secret to relationships between men and women boiled down into two basic points. If this were true, then lesbians and gays w...
by Meagen
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 28317

Re: "Superlative" discussion

I actually had a dream earlier this week featuring a 100-foot-tall T-Rex that was on fire.
by Meagen
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 30184

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

It would be nice if the attitude of the community was to say "well, yeah, the Flash support in Linux is poor for these and those reasons, and for now your best option is to either choose Windows or Mac OS or wait until we manage to work it out". It's simple. Attempting to speak a sentence...
by Meagen
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 23060

Re: "Lease" Discussion

I'm actually moving in with my fiancé to our own apartment shortly, so this is amazingly relevant. Of course, I don't play with Legos anymore, because video games and Japanese children's cartoons take up most of my time.
by Meagen
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0595: "Android Girlfriend"
Replies: 120
Views: 24779

Re: "Android Girlfriend" Discussion

What I don't get about the cherry stem thing: okay, so it means a girl has a very mobile tongue. What exactly does that matter to a *guy* who is looking forward to oral sex? You don't really need finesse to get a guy off (or so I heard). Having an incredibly mobile tongue is something that guys (and...
by Meagen
Wed May 27, 2009 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 18807

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

Whispering wrote:
sje46 wrote:tl;dr


Beware the trolls.


It's okay, we've got a goat.
by Meagen
Mon May 25, 2009 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 30924

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Actually, the first thing this brought to mind was not jingoism, but console wars. Granted, people don't have as much of a vested interest in their high school than an expensive entertainment system, but it's still the same spirit of "convince people the one they have is the BEST ONE EVAR so th...
by Meagen
Sat May 16, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0584: "Unsatisfied"
Replies: 145
Views: 33864

Re: "Unsatisfied" Discussion

I think this is the most explicit stick figure action yet. Not that that's a bad thing. I disagree. I'm actually pretty disappointed, because I love XKCD so much, but I think I'm going to have to quit reading and supporting it if the comic becomes this explicit, even every once in a while. I'm extr...
by Meagen
Fri May 15, 2009 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0584: "Unsatisfied"
Replies: 145
Views: 33864

Re: "Unsatisfied" Discussion

Am I the only one who reads the last frame not as "I'm still thinking of whichever girl is *not* buried next to me", but as "I wish *my* tombstone was rounded instead of rectangular"?
by Meagen
Fri May 08, 2009 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 17309

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

This being a Joss Whedon production, we can safely assume the more likeable of the two got killed.
by Meagen
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 36420

Re: Swine Flu

My grandmother (bless her heart) has been telling me to "wash your hands, because there's some sort of epidemic of the flu in Mexico and it's already spreading to the States". We live in Eastern Europe. She's also been wondering if we could get some of those gauze masks that she saw people...
by Meagen
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 18254

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

The real joke, of course, is that teenagers go completely incoherent when they're upset *anyway*, so it's kind of like telling someone "you are now breathing manually".
by Meagen
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 43693

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

The Boz wrote:Here's an idea that popped up in a recent debate about this issue among my peers. Can anyone think of any reason why these people shouldn't be considered terrorists?


They're white?
by Meagen
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 74191

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Maybe she *did* assume he asked for "a tiny pianist". Anything more than a handful is a waste, after all. :D
by Meagen
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0527: "Keynote"
Replies: 52
Views: 10571

Re: "Keynote" Discussion

He should be better soon -- now that the Apple Store is getting rid of DRM, Cory Doctorow will get rid of his Steve Jobs voodoo doll.


Let's hope he doesn't burn it.

Obscure Penny Arcade ref FTW!
by Meagen
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0518: "Flow Charts"
Replies: 147
Views: 39752

Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

In which order do I read all the boxes to get the joke?
by Meagen
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 209863

Re: "Friends" Discussion

I think one mistake that guys make in this situation is to overfocus on the girl they're "just friends" with. One big advantage of friendship is that you're free to seek out other women that you might be attracted to, and try to ask them out. But if you treat your "friend" as a p...
by Meagen
Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 39315

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

Nobodyhasthis wrote:You'll love it.


This is very definitely false in my case.
by Meagen
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 39315

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

Threb wrote:
Meagen wrote:
aeiss wrote:Read the book.
Read the book.

READ THE BOOK


No.


Yes.


No.
by Meagen
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 39315

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

aeiss wrote:Read the book.
Read the book.

READ THE BOOK


No.
by Meagen
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 60075

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Abstruse wrote:Tolerance doesn't mean everyone has to like you.


You don't have to like me, but I don't have to keep quiet for your sake, either.
by Meagen
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 60075

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

As for 4chan and their whole anti-furry stigma, this is how I approach it: If someone posts a furry thread on /b/, I'll post a few gore pictures. If they get fussy, I post more. If they don't, I leave. (And I never go on /b/ on Fridays, so I'm not exactly going out of my way to bully them.) It's am...
by Meagen
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 43737

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

I laughed. And then I felt better about myself, because if I can find this comic hilarious, then all my years of college have not been completely wasted. :)
by Meagen
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 30921

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

I have an alternate take on the comic. The girl is being mopey. Maybe it's been a bad day, maybe her brain chemistry isn't quite right, maybe they've had a large fight and she's still miserable about it. In this case, saying "we don't have fun together, it's like we're clinging to the relations...
by Meagen
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 77997

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

The Other Game 1. You are now playing The Other Game. 2. Every time someone in your vicinity loses The Game, you win The Other Game. 2a. This includes yourself. 3. Every time someone in your vicinity announces they are not playing The Game anymore, you lose The Other Game. 4. Every time someone in ...
by Meagen
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 43609

Quick and easy proof that the moon landings were real: In Poland (and other USSR-influenced states) at the time, newspaper titles read "MAN LANDS ON MOON" instead of "US MOON LANDING HOAX". It was the Cold War, people. The Russians and the Americans were watching each other all t...

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