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by Steve the Pocket
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1615: "Red Car"
Replies: 73
Views: 13134

Re: 1615: "Red Car"

If your penis is cyanotic, you should probably see a doctor. I recently got rid of my car. So what does that say? Your dick is infinite. "...And on Tuesdays we offer endless wings." "Haha, cool. I have one of those." "Dude, she said wings ." "Ohhhhh. Sorry, never m...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1615: "Red Car"
Replies: 73
Views: 13134

Re: 1615: "Red Car"

That guitar only drives a mink car to compensate for its hard, wooden neck and headstock.
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 11748

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

orthogon wrote:I am disappoint. Can't quite make "Beer and Skittles"!

Dang. Beat me to it. Guess I'm not the only one who used to misinterpret that expression.
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 16547

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

Flumble wrote:I'm not convinced that zero-length words exist. If they do, how would you tell them apart from the word-aether? Are they made up of virtual letters?

fnord
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 19748

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

Reminds me of a comic I never got around to drawing.

Guy having a drink: "It's five o'clock somewhere!"
Other person: "Actually, it's 11:17, so no, I don't think it's five o'clock anywhere right now."
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1604: "Snakes"
Replies: 66
Views: 11313

Re: 1604: "Snakes"

Red & Blacks (Milk Snakes) are used a lot in horrible Hollywood movies involving [supposedly dangerous] snakes, because no one is supposed to be able to tell the difference. I just think the movies are dull; like using a crash dummy in a scene, and we're supposed to believe it was the hero fall...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 19748

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

One event that really ought to be held sesquennially is the Ashes test series in cricket. Its venue alternates between England and Australia and is always held in the local summer. However, for some reason it's "biennial", which means that there's one every two years on average, but the a...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 16547

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

SpringLoaded12 wrote:I'm immediately reminded of this, from a certain, ahem, imageboard.
I apologize for the two offensive replies in the middle on the right.

Man, that site really needs to be blasted into oblivion.
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 19748

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

Honestly, even "semiannual" could be interpreted as "every two years" if you're prone to overthinking and think it means "half as often as every year".
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 21719

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

Anecdotal case-in-point in support of electronic communication being preferred to physical proximity: I have a close relative that, in person, drives me up the wall. They are gruff, loud, full of self-righteous opinions and derision toward dissenters, and in general is exhausting (for me) to be aro...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd outside of xkcd.com
Replies: 132
Views: 74310

Re: XKCD: World Polio Day

SDK wrote:Eradicating parasites is generally considered okay. Look at guinea worm for a more macro example.

There are theories that we could safely wipe out mosquitoes, as well. I imagine we'll have figured out whether or not for sure by the time we figure out a safe way to pull it off.
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 62
Views: 12726

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

The reference to FHQWAGADS is making me WAY more happy than it should. I came here to say exactly the same thing. In fact, I stopped reading the comic and went straight to the forum. Also, it's fhqwhgads. Incidentally, I decided to try coming up with a mnemonic to use as an excuse for why I inexpli...
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 12862

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

Around here we can buy purified water from dispensers outside the grocery store for 25¢ a gallon. I don't care how bad your tap water is (and ours, which comes from our well, is pretty unfit-for-drinking); if you're paying a dollar for a tiny little bottle you are getting ripped the fuck off.
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 10891

Re: 1590: "The Source"

Are high-pitched hum generators produced in burn-smell factories?
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 14396

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

I see this version is also re-imagining him as a doctor, rather than a med-school dropout, then. :wink:
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 10847

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

Will they? I would have assumed that the song was already out of copyright elsewhere in the world due to its age. Or are there actually other countries so barbaric as to allow copyrights to be renewed ad infinitum?
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1583: "NASA Press Conference"
Replies: 43
Views: 9672

Re: 1583: "NASA Press Conference"

What always throws me is when cartoonists end "I wonder" sentences with a question mark. Like, "I wonder why cartoonists do that?" I'm pretty sure it's wrong. I've never heard anyone pronounce it with that upward intonation, and grammatically it is definitely a statement, not a q...
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 103131

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Then you'll probably hate this page: https://www.wordnik.com/lists/words-with-four-consecutive-vowels I like how the very first word on the list, "aeneous", only has three. I believe that is what we in the Intertubes call an "epic fail". I was recently told that it's odd of me t...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 10847

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

Presumably in the byzantine complexity of the modern multinational corporate world, the Warner of Warner Home Video is unrelated to the Warner of Warner/Chappell? It is. Time Warner (formerly AOL Time Warner) jettisoned a few of its divisions a while back, including Warner Books, the Warner Music G...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1582: "Picture a Grassy Field"
Replies: 86
Views: 16044

Re: 1582: "Picture a Grassy Field"

Definitely going over my head this time.
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 10847

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

Copypasting what I've already said elsewhere: This is kind of a disappointing resolution after all this time. I'd always gotten the impression that people arguing that the song should be public domain didn't actually know or necessarily care how old it is, and were more about the idea that it's such...
by Steve the Pocket
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1578: Squirrelphone
Replies: 38
Views: 8029

Re: 1578: Squirrelphone

There is a significant percentage of readers who don't know what "that beeping sound" is. Assuming you're one of them rather than one of the cognoscenti: On traditional land-line phones, picking the receiver up creates an open circuit to the local exchange. That prevents the phone from re...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 41827

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

Transatlantic perspective: this is an American English thing. Here we say "I couldn't care less". I've noticed that the words "can" and "can't" sound almost identical in US English, and the affirmativity/negativity is indicated by stress: the former is unstressed and t...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 41827

1576: "I Could Care Less"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/i_could_care_less.png Mouseover caption: I literally could care less. I've tried to unpack just how and why this expression devolved into its exact opposite, and I think I've figured it out. It all comes down to the respective tones of voice you almost can't help but use...
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 103131

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

aljohnso wrote:Someone should fix the "favorite number between one and one hundred" questions...

It didn't take 3.14159..... and it didn't take e.

Clear fails.

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by Steve the Pocket
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 103131

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Anyone else tempted to put "suffused elephant quaff winces exasperating" for the random words? ...No? Anyone else even know what I'm talking about?... No, there are many other kinds of food wrapped in a tortilla that don't count as tacos, such as burritos (where the wrapping is much more t...
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:11 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 25283

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

No, no, it's a pun on "clearly".

And now I need to go alert an American buddy of mine on another forum who recently moved to Hamburg that he needs to change his forum title to "Ich bin ein Hamburger" because wow, that is just golden.
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1241: "Annoying Ringtone Champion"
Replies: 68
Views: 20342

Re: 1241: "Annoying Ringtone Champion"

I remember hearing a ringtone that was a man's voice saying "Someone is calling, so pick - me - up! RINGRINGRINGRINGRINGRINGRING!" It may have gone on from there, but the owner had dug the phone out and answered it at that point. That there was once an entire market for ringtones that were...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1558: "Vet"
Replies: 18
Views: 4782

Re: 1558: "Vet"

HES wrote:I get confused between XKCD and QC when it comes to roomba comics.

I wonder what Megan would think of the kind of shenanigans Pintsize and Winslow get up to with their Roombas.
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 16056

Re: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

I would have thought "Daily" was an obvious choice for a planet name. People rarely refer to planets as "_____ Planet" though. Now, "Hollywood" on the other hand... Also, the ocean is big. Really big. You may think it's a long way to the chemist, but that's just peanut...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 9743

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

It would be really horrible if this continues and all sets of one become undistinguishable. Ceiling I mean, yes. I was going to quip that this has already happened with sets of two and that's how we got the quarks' names, but then I remembered that "charm" and "strange" doesn't ...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 16056

1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exoplanet_names_2.png Mouseover caption: I'm going to drive this Netherlands joke so far into the ground they'll have to build levees around it to keep the sea out. For what it's worth, when I learned that there was already a (dwarf) planet in our own solar system they h...
by Steve the Pocket
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1552: "Rulebook"
Replies: 43
Views: 9344

Re: 1552: "Rulebook"

I'm surprised the rulebook doesn't reference the bigger, overriding rulebook known as "the law". At the very least that would be destruction of property. You might think so, but in 'Murica and AFAIK most countries, assaults comitted during a sanctioned sporting event are all but entirely ...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 248
Views: 36888

Re: 1534: "Beer"

What wine pairs well with a Sinner's Sandwich? :P
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 13396

Re: 1537: "Types"

colors.sort() returning "rainbow" sounds like an awesome (and entirely plausible) Easter egg.
by Steve the Pocket
Mon May 25, 2015 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 41951

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
by Steve the Pocket
Wed May 06, 2015 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”
Replies: 96
Views: 17352

Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

TIL Randal hates England. Weird... and a little disappointing. [Citation Needed] All I see is Megan looking up England on Wikipedia and deciding not to become queen, because after reading the article decided that it was too much hassle. Are you saying that "hassle" = "hate"? It ...
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1510: "Napoleon"
Replies: 28
Views: 9291

Re: 1510: "Napoleon"

I heard King Richard of Great Britain, the last Plantaginet if I got the name wrong, made some positive changes such as introducing the concept of bail. So even the most vilified rulers had their good points. Not sure how letting people bribe their way out of jail — thus ensuring that a baseline of...
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 29460

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

You know, I never really thought about it before, but yeah, the differences that they showed between 1955 and 1985 were pretty superficial, other than a brief nod toward the disenfranchisement of non-whites. Like, Part II deliberately made the wildest predictions they could think of, like stuff set ...
by Steve the Pocket
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1471: "Gut Fauna"
Replies: 61
Views: 14634

Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

I have it on good authority from several furries that the ingesting of a whole wolf is entirely possible. The answer to "is it possible" when it comes to furries is "can it be conceptualized?" If yes, then yes. Also, encouraged, because there are an ABSURD number of wolves. Hmm....

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