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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    the more I think about it, the more I am certain that pecuniary externalities are the source of all angst regarding capitalism

    distribution of endowments simply doesn't matter as much as it does in theory to people

  • TL DRTL DR Registered User regular
    Guys is the Toyota Matrix an alright car

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  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Aww, Maurice Sendak died.*


    *author of Where the Wild Things Are.

    Form of Monkey! on
  • poshnialloposhniallo Registered User regular
    ronya wrote: »
    the more I think about it, the more I am certain that pecuniary externalities are the source of all angst regarding capitalism

    distribution of endowments simply doesn't matter as much as it does in theory to people

    Is this another stanza of that xkcd thing?

    I figure I could take a bear.
  • descdesc hell is round the corner where I shelterRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Vanguard wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    She's saying Bieber is over the hill?

    Yes. Or that his music isn't as "fresh" as it used to be.

    Well I mean, he had a good run

    But when you listen to the startling avant garde maneuvers of his earliest material compared to his current mature works ...

    Look all I'm saying is even the best prize horse eventually makes its last lap around the track in old age


    And then: glue factory

    desc on
  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    no, it was just a thought

  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    TL DR wrote: »
    Guys is the Toyota Matrix an alright car

    Yes, but unfortunately, no one can be told what the Toyota Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    typin up my employee development plan

    type type type

    Take a page out of The First 90 Days.
    Type it verbatim.
    Submit.
    Rince & Repeat.

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    Vanguard wrote: »
    ...poetry is actually the worst
  • VanguardVanguard the champion of i-don't-give-a-fuck what tremendously unlikableRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2012
    Aww, Maurice Sendak died.*


    *author of Where the Wild Things Are.


    Best quote that showed up in my FB feed from him:

    You are an adult. You have to do what your body tells you to do. Children can distort, and play with figures and ideas, with a fluidity that strains us--which we grow out of. Except for if you're a children's book illustrator, and you're out of your mind.

    Vanguard on
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Xkcd could certainly be accused of being lazy and pandering, though

    I challenge you to produce any syllable-perfect patter following "Modern Major-general", on any topic, and then come back here and discuss why it proves you're lazy.

    :bz

    Yes, I am sure it is very difficult to match different words to a tune

    I await your parody with bated breath.
    Spoiler:

  • descdesc hell is round the corner where I shelterRegistered User regular
    Aww, Maurice Sendak died.*


    *author of Where the Wild Things Are.

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo

  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter Registered User regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    DaemonSadi wrote: »
    Eddy wrote: »
    The assumption, the graduating et al, or the wager?

    Well I AM a white person!

    I keed, I just don't like when the forums are slow.

    @Dynagrip

    Muay Thai is srs bizness. Just push your elbow back in their face! It's just kinda how it works!

    It was BJJ, so I was on my back and he was the instructor and my size or bigger so I was pretty much trapped. It was not a successful sales pitch of a session. Also, the place followed the Houston BJJ gym tradition of having no AC so the mats were covered in sweat, as were your classmates. Fucking disgusting. Lack of air conditioning doesn't build character. It grows ringworm and staph infections.

    The lack of AC is definitely a terrible thing.

    However, I'll give the instructor credit for showing you what it will be like when you roll with other students and not giving you any false ideas!

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  • descdesc hell is round the corner where I shelterRegistered User regular
    TL DR wrote: »
    Guys is the Toyota Matrix an alright car

    It's alright

    I see people driving older model ... Matrices around all the time so I presume they hold up alright.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    As a liberal arts major, I found that comic hilarious.

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    Vanguard wrote: »
    ...poetry is actually the worst
  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    I am totally happy with the job I have lined up so... hells yeah!

  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I so hate interesting people.

    Jelly?

    The smugness in this post, even if it is jocular, is incredible

  • Disco TerrierDisco Terrier Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I so hate interesting people.

    Jelly?

    Of course.

    Disco Terrier on
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  • descdesc hell is round the corner where I shelterRegistered User regular
    I never know how you should approach pluralizing words that become brand names

    It is not always consistent in actual parlance

  • poshnialloposhniallo Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    I am totally happy with the job I have lined up so... hells yeah!

    You and simon still don't know where you are going, do you?

    I figure I could take a bear.
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Eddy wrote: »
    wandering wrote: »
    XKCD isn't a comic many people would accuse of being anti-intellectual and I don't think the comic is anti education really. As someone who's been like "man I don't know if I'm interested in any major or any job" I can relate.

    I suppose the ostensible meaning is in the student explaining to his advisor why he can't pick a major. And of course it's presented in a tongue-in-cheek / ironic tone, for convenient defense of message. But in giving the common polemics as to why xyz majors are shit, such as an english degree being for naive dreamers, it seems to carry a more destructive message that education in certain fields doesn't have equal worth (yes, he pokes fun at Comp Sci and Physics as well, but having to slog through dense code or become an engineer doesn't seem as bad of an indictment as being the sexless unperson that is the philosophy major). Of course there are empirical differences in remuneration and future salary growth, etcetera. But all education, and everything that it entails, is still invaluable on a stratum more meaningful than money.

    I felt it was presented in an overall pessimistic tone, and that it made a joke that is analogous to a racism joke about how every race is awful, but then proceeded to "equate" stuff like "blue people are awful because they have to go to a white collar job and have terrible sex" with "green people are awful because they can't count and are criminals".

    I think you're reading far too much into it, and perhaps aren't familiar with either the comedic style or the Major-General's character. It's a note-perfect reproduction of both the lyric structure and the tone of the unknowing buffoon in the original work.

    Basically I'm saying you need to get some knowledge here because your opinion is lacking it!

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    spool32 wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Xkcd could certainly be accused of being lazy and pandering, though

    I challenge you to produce any syllable-perfect patter following "Modern Major-general", on any topic, and then come back here and discuss why it proves you're lazy.

    :bz

    Yes, I am sure it is very difficult to match different words to a tune

    I await your parody with bated breath.
    Spoiler:

    No, I can't. Music and rhythm are entirely beyond me.

    It is still terribly bad

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    I am totally happy with the job I have lined up so... hells yeah!

    arent you going to japan?

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Aww, Maurice Sendak died.*


    *author of Where the Wild Things Are.

    Also Little Bear, which I consider one of the young reader series' of all time. It is absolutely wonderful!

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I so hate interesting people.

    Jelly?

    Of course.

    The solution is to surround yourself with interesting people and feed on their life energies until you become more interesting than them.

    Eddy: You read far too much into my posts. I'm on my phone and I felt that 'jelly?' summed up the question of 'because you are jealous of them?' as opposed to 'because they are obnoxious about being interesting.' pretty well.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    i thought it was good

    i mean there are some weak panels but some of them are quite clever

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • descdesc hell is round the corner where I shelterRegistered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    Listen ese

    I don't know where you think you are but you're standing on the corner of Penny and Arcade

    If you aren't ready to take web comics way too seriously then you're on the wrong block

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    I am totally happy with the job I have lined up so... hells yeah!

    arent you going to japan?

    To teach, yeah.

  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    The habit of "reading too much into things" will someday end with me getting killed by the mob

  • P10P10 An Idiot with Low IQ Registered User regular
    people get really butthurt over light-hearted ribbing of their major

    probably because they know their major is actually worthless and that they are frauds

  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    I guess a lot of people hate the fact that XKCD has stick figure art but the abstract art makes the comic feel more cerebral, and the fact that it's one of the few hand-lettered webcomics counts for a lot. And overall I think the comic is non-ugly - pleasing to the eye, even - which is more than you can say for New Yorker cartoons, Doonesbury or Achewood.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    i was actually seriously researching where i would take a math degree yesterday

    i'm not sure that having two degrees in literature and one in pure math would make me exactly employable though

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    poshniallo wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    I am totally happy with the job I have lined up so... hells yeah!

    You and simon still don't know where you are going, do you?

    I don't know if Simon does yet but I don't. The australian consulate seems to be a couple weeks ahead of the LA one on average and results are supposedly starting to trickle out here.

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Deebaser wrote: »
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    As a liberal arts major, I found that comic hilarious.

    As one who studied lyrics both iambic and pentameter
    I found the comic well within my comedic parameters!

  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    I love chainsawsuit and kc green and kate beaton and they can be highly "cerebral", if perhaps in a more subtle manner

    Perhaps that lack of subtlety is what people find annoying about XKCD

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Achewood has great art

    Just look at the facial expressions and body language of the characters

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Eddy wrote: »
    The habit of "reading too much into things" will someday end with me getting killed by the mob

    Is okay I still luvs you

  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Gooey wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Gooey wrote: »
    it was a cute comic and was clever

    you dudes need to lighten up

    liberal arts majors am i right??

    I am totally happy with the job I have lined up so... hells yeah!

    arent you going to japan?

    To teach, yeah.

    what are you teaching

    kawaii-studies?

    desu-nomics?

    pillow-chan-ology?

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    XKCD is often pandering, and often very un-self-aware, and often unfunny

    there were also older comics that were super melodramatic

    that doesn't mean it doesn't have its good ones, or its astonishingly labour-intensive fact-storms

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
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