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    This math comic is giving me flashbacks to when my sister was trying to help me get motivated in math when my grades were slipping in that class. She was a senior in high school at the time and sat there for like 30 minutes gushing over the really cool things you could do with Advanced Calculus. I stared at her like she was speaking in tongues.

    I consider people who see the beauty in math to be the same breed as biologists who coo over the beauty of a 2-foot long venomous jumping spider that likes to build nests in your underwear. It's an important subject to study, but better you than me buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
    I consider people who see the beauty in math to be the same breed as biologists who coo over the beauty of a 2-foot long venomous jumping spider that likes to build nests in your underwear. It's an important subject to study, but better you than me buddy.
    So the alleged beauty of math is like basically the coolest thing ever?

    Strange comparison, but if you feel that way...
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    So the alleged beauty of math is like basically the coolest thing ever?

    Strange comparison, but if you feel that way...
    Look, if you want to get up close and say "I admire its purity" two seconds before it crawls into your underpants, you do you.

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    Cell Phone Functions
    Mouse over text: ... tazer ... fire extinguisher ... bird feeder ... toilet paper ...

    ... toilet paper? He's doesn't know how to use the three seashells?
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    ... toilet paper? He's doesn't know how to use the three seashells?
    It's planned obsolescence in action. Headed towards really, really disposable phones.

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    https://xkcd.com/2228/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvl 2 Expert View Post
    https://xkcd.com/2228/

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    The Alt-text is far less funny.
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    Versus Bracket

    I filled in my bracket, prediction is Scott Pilgrim over Godzilla in the finals.
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    Versus Bracket

    I filled in my bracket, prediction is Scott Pilgrim over Godzilla in the finals.
    I am fairly certain that Batman is gong to beat scott pilgrim and mega shark, but fall to Asterix who will be beaten by Ferrari.
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    I'd put my money on the world for champion, given that all other contenders are subsets of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Versus Bracket

    I filled in my bracket, prediction is Scott Pilgrim over Godzilla in the finals.
    Nah, vampire-alien-Godzilla all the way. It can take that volcano, and it can take the win.

    The world gets punched out by Superman, who's beaten by Marvel.
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    Do Batman and Superman each other before or after fighting the Teen Titans?

    I am torn between being glad a non-european referenced Astérix and being sad it was Astérix contre César that got referenced.
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    I am fairly certain that Batman is gong to beat scott pilgrim and mega shark, but fall to Asterix who will be beaten by Ferrari.
    I like that you don't think Batman beating Superman isn't even worth a mention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I am torn between being glad a non-european referenced Astérix and being sad it was Astérix contre César that got referenced.
    To be fair, there are only two versus that would work for Astérix in that context : César, or a crossover fight against Tintin or Spirou.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    I am fairly certain that Batman is gong to beat scott pilgrim and mega shark, but fall to Asterix who will be beaten by Ferrari.
    Ah. I had Superman beating Batman, then falling to Pilgrim, since Cera beat up Brandon Routh in the movie. Seemed logical.

    (That was also the logic for him getting by Marvel in the semi-finals; I assumed Marvel would be represented by Captain America, and Cera also whipped Chris Evans. QED)
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    I don't see Scott Pilgrim beating anyone except the world. And even the world is a tall order; he just beat a few people, really.
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    I don't see Scott Pilgrim beating anyone except the world. And even the world is a tall order; he just beat a few people, really.
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    Hi guys! I just got around to reading the NY Times from Sunday, and saw that Randall Munoe was the feature interview for By The Book.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/b...interview.html
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    I love xkcd and when I saw this I was like great then I realized only a few comics connect to each other like the ones about the man in a hat and his girlfriend and the white beret dudes business. but it is still quite funny when you can understand the jokes

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    I love xkcd and when I saw this I was like great then I realized only a few comics connect to each other like the ones about the man in a hat and his girlfriend and the white beret dudes business. but it is still quite funny when you can understand the jokes
    Yeah, it's mostly just gag-a-day. But there are sometimes references - heck, in today's comic, Correct Horse Battery Staple makes a triumphant return! In the mouseover text.
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    I love xkcd and when I saw this I was like great then I realized only a few comics connect to each other like the ones about the man in a hat and his girlfriend and the white beret dudes business. but it is still quite funny when you can understand the jokes
    There's a site called "XKCD explained" that, well, explains the jokes.
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    Today's page has a nice take on the reboot of The Solar System media franchise.

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    Today's page has a nice take on the reboot of The Solar System media franchise.
    At least they did not go for the trite darker and edgier spin as they did with The Universe.
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    At least they did not go for the trite darker and edgier spin as they did with The Universe.
    On the other hand, they have decided to merge my two favorite characters into a gender confused amalgam. It just reeks of poor planning and budget cuts.
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    On the other hand, they have decided to merge my two favorite characters into a gender confused amalgam. It just reeks of poor planning and budget cuts.
    I sent you an email about this. I'd have PM'ed it but... well, you know.

    EDIT: I tried to send an email, at least.

    I'll just ask here, but in a way that's hopefully allowed: how is Jaturn "gender-confused?" You can reply via email if it gets into Forbidden Topics, but I hope it doesn't.
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    I'd also be curious to hear this, honestly.

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    In any event, during the forum downtime this excellent comic dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enderlord99 View Post
    I sent you an email about this. I'd have PM'ed it but... well, you know.

    EDIT: I tried to send an email, at least.

    I'll just ask here, but in a way that's hopefully allowed: how is Jaturn "gender-confused?" You can reply via email if it gets into Forbidden Topics, but I hope it doesn't.
    I was adding (what I thought was) witty banter about how the revamped Solar System was worse. I practically just pulled "how to change a character" ideas out of a hat. I think I chose "gender confused" because taking the lines from two minor characters and just giving them all to an amalgam character is a sure-fire way to get personality confusion and "gender confused" was the only snappy way I could think of to express personality confusion.

    I guess if we want to take it even further, the original solar system show involved Jupiter and Saturn being somewhat minor characters who had a ship teased a little before the original version was canceled unexpectedly in the middle of the third season. Like the last episode was filmed but never edited into an episode level of canceled. Anyway, when the new Solar System came out there were plenty of hints that both Jupiter and Saturn would be returning, so people brought the old ship back out.

    So, no, not (as far as I am aware) forbidden topics, just me being silly. Would you like me to continue taking this joke way, way too far?
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    In any event, during the forum downtime this excellent comic dropped.
    As a follow-up, we get this one, where Randall himself gets to make the claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Torath View Post
    As a follow-up, we get this one, where Randall himself gets to make the claim.
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