Re: I guess this means no panty-blogging

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That's OK, The Bass-Playing Librarian is hotter.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:01 PM
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Anybody know some bass-fishing libertarians?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:30 PM
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I know a boar-flaying luchador, does that help?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:33 PM
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I know a boar-poaching luchador, does that help?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:33 PM
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My mistakes, preserved for prosperity. Oh, dang.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:34 PM
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My beloved but now extremely annoying 3 1/2 y.o. grandnephew actually hooked a lunker bass, but he lost it. He already knows how to say "It was t-h-i-i-i-i-s big!".

His more a despot than a libertarian, though. I'd hate to see him with life and death powers.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:34 PM
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I imagine her with those librarian glasses pron stars wear.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:35 PM
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As a great man said: the bride walks down to start the wedding/and that's one more girl you won't be getting

More seriously: great news! Everyone should get married.


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:38 PM
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Better to marry than to burn. Some are too weak to face reality and freedom.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:40 PM
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BPL.

Or maybe this is she.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:41 PM
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I find it hard to imagine that a blog whose logo is such an angry-looking cartoon character could be broadcasting happy news. there must be some catch.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:42 PM
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Ogged contemplating taking up a hobby


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:45 PM
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No comparing women! Bad!

I'm off, man.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:45 PM
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10 gets it right.

This couldn't be her. The bass is too cheap and basic.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:46 PM
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I predict trouble in this thread. Somebody link my prediction to the new prediction blog.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:46 PM
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I'm torn between wanting to say, "What am I, chopped liver?" and be a part of the thread, and wanting nothing to do with the skeezy naked bass player deterioration of the thread.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:54 PM
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16: you could post something in competition with 12, maybe.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:55 PM
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Heebie is chopped liver.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:56 PM
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or return to the Big Pockmarked Lensgrinder deterioration of the thread.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:58 PM
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I'm chopped engaged liver.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:01 PM
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Congrats, I hope you and the sauteed onions will be very happy.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:02 PM
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i protest the notion that there's something skeezy about naked bass players.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:02 PM
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No flirting with Ms. Liver. She's engaged.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:02 PM
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20: ! Your homicidal cat must be so happy!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:03 PM
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I know a balladeer, persistently loquacious, but he cannot be reached by fax, phone or message bottle on a beach.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:05 PM
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Actually, the fact that heebie is now engaged makes flirting with her irresistible. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about her except she is supposed to have strong feelings of some sort about carp. Pro or con, I couldn't say.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:13 PM
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Word to the wise: do not invite Elizabeth Hurley to your wedding.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:16 PM
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27:
1. It's clear I need to start reading the Daily Mail regularly.
2. The bride's nickname is apparently 'the Cracker from Caracas.' Awesome.
3. In the UK cultural idiom, how does the picture of the bride smoking come across? To this USian, it looks pretty déclassé, but I'm wondering whether it's taken the same way in culture where, presumably, smoking is less frowned upon,


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:26 PM
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28.1: Of course! Where else will you find The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind?

(John McCain: he loves women, IYKWIM).


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:33 PM
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I'm not seeing how showing your knickers is "upstaging" the bride. Isn't that more "being really embarrassing at the wedding," like the drunken best man who rambles about all the strippers he and his buddy used to bang during his toast?


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:35 PM
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Unfortunately, I don't know anything about her except she is supposed to have strong feelings of some sort about carp. always right.

Sheesh, people.

Congrats, Heebie. Amazing, somehow.

Does he drive a great big car?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:42 PM
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OT:


Iranian-American filmmaker Tanaz Eshaghian left her native country at the age of six. She returned there--a place where homosexuality is punishable by death, but where sex-change operations are perfectly legal--to helm this documentary on male-to-female pre-op transsexuals. Eshaghian shot most of her footage in Tehran's Mirdamad Surgical Center, capturing waiting room conversations that range from anxious fears of being disowned by families to an impassioned argument between a female radio journalist and a young trannie over the notion that Iranian theocracy essentially forces these operations on gay men.

The radio interviewer, dressed in a layered black-and-white hejab that resembles a nun's habit, nearly loses her cool in serving up this Orwellian defense of the state: "Iran has the best social services in the world for transsexuals. First of all, no other country on Earth changes the gender on your birth certificate."

From The House Next Door.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:43 PM
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I'm very happy for profgrrrl, but I have to say my first selfish thought at her announcement was that I've been on the Internet too long if I've seen a pretend Internet acquaintance fall in love and get engaged.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:44 PM
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And yay, heebie!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:45 PM
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I'm engaged, but flirting with me is completely resistable.

Do any Celtics fans think the game is rigged, or is that just my Laker fan?

(Sorry about the format jump above.)


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:46 PM
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I'm not seeing how showing your knickers is "upstaging" the bride

The popular "bridezilla" conception of the wedding day is that no one may distract any attention from the bride on Her Day, no matter what. If sports were run on this conception, everyone would still be talking about what an asshole Ted Williams was, upstaging all those All-Stars a few years back.

The ideal wedding, per this notion, would actually consist of a bride and 250 well-accoutered mannequins, some of whom would have speakers in their mouths for the relevant speaking bits.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:47 PM
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When came this good fortune, Hebrew Jebrew?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:47 PM
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This wasn't Heebie's formal Unfogged announcement, was it? I thought she announced weeks ago.

Yay Jammies!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:47 PM
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Happy Heebie! Congrats.

Do any Celtics fans think the game is rigged, or is that just my Laker fan?

I didn't five minutes ago, but I'm reappraising.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:51 PM
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Where's Wrongshore's engagement mix?

You know what's nice? My engagement is completely tied up with key lime pie, and so I have a happy loop - if I get to have KLP, I get to think about my happy engagement (and blissful subsequent life). And thinking about engagements also makes me think of yummy KLP.

Some of which I have in my fridge right now, but I had ice cream and straw- and raspberries tonight, so I'll be strong.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:52 PM
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OT question:

Hey is the original book Wicked any good? The show is coming to town, and the ads are reminding me that I'm interested in the book, but I don't know if it's as good as the brilliant graphic with the Good Witch whispering in the ear of the Wicked Witch.

With a baby coming in a month, I really need to stock up on reading material for my copious free time


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 9:56 PM
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I suspect the book is any good. I am reading Half-Life by Shelley Jackson right now, and it is really fantastic, the best new fiction I've read in a while.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 10:01 PM
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I liked it, but some found it a ittle pretentious. Definitely a good imagining of the backstory of the Wicked Witch, but I remember having the sense it tried a little too hard to be deep and philosophical.

The Witch as a DFH/student radical is pretty cool, though.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 10:03 PM
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Unfortunately, I don't know anything about her except she is supposed to have strong feelings of some sort about carp. Pro or con, I couldn't say.

Oh, she's con, that's for sure. But what a great ass!


Posted by: Carp | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 10:24 PM
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No one wants to hear about the Minnesota carp futures scandal, it seems.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 10:29 PM
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But here it is anyway


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 10:32 PM
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Wow, buncha noobs in this thread, or something. Congrats to profgrrrrl; that's great news.

And congrats, heebie.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 11:38 PM
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The popular "bridezilla" conception of the wedding day is that no one may distract any attention from the bride on Her Day, no matter what.

But then, aren't brizezillas famous for picking out spectacularly ugly bridesmaid dresses that are nearly all many people remember about the wedding day?


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 11:49 PM
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Congrats, profgrrrl!

Also, here is some more good news.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 2:03 AM
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misplaced a hyphen there, Oggers.


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:10 AM
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congrats heebie!!
I would happily come to your wedding and bring children even though they were not included on the invitation.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:02 AM
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Happy for Heebie!

Did he propose in a big dramatic way? (I recall you were predicting this.)


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:10 AM
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the bride walks down to start the wedding/and that's one more girl you won't be getting

baa, you are softcore. That just means that things will be a bit more complicated when you do get her.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:13 AM
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Hebrew Jebrew

I love this. Love it.

I thought Wicked was pretty good, in much the same way Cala did.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:18 AM
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Congrats Heebie! Wedding happening at uDCon III?


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:31 AM
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When came this good fortune, Hebrew Jebrew?

Did he propose in a big dramatic way? (I recall you were predicting this.)

About a month ago, we were playing Uno, and Jammies spontaneously went and got the rings and proposed. It wasn't big and dramatic, but it was still nice and romantic.

I liked Wicked.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:38 AM
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How symbolic! when Dos become Uno.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:41 AM
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everybody's wedding, congrats!
so profgrrrl was ogged's ex as i understood and BPL looks hot in 10
last yr was the predicted yr of my wedding as my mom asked one extrasense
is the link in 49 real? hope The guardian unlimited is not The Onion like press


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:47 AM
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it is, i read again President Obama


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:50 AM
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Congratulations, brides-to-be. I advise you both to go ahead and get a quickie Mexican/Nevadan marriage and divorce with a third party in order to get that ill-fated first marriage out of the way.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:58 AM
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read:

All the news outlets on that page are real, but the headlines are all fake and its not really google news

Did O-dog and profgrrrl do more than have a date or two? We need an official summary of the archives or at least more detailed searching mechanisms.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:43 AM
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My god, there are some great headlines there. A Serenity sequel! (I found the recent comic book series disappointing and hard to follow. Maybe if I find time to reread it all in one sitting it will be better.)


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:46 AM
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Why are those women in 10 taking their guitars in the shower? Wouldn't the high humidity mess with the set-up? And is that a real p-bass in the second picture?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:54 AM
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63: To clean them. Duh.

Congratulations heebie! I loved my husband's nondramatic proposal, because it was a surprise--much harder to do that when it's a big production.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:58 AM
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Of course there's a whole web site of pictures of people with guitars in the shower. God that's weird.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:59 AM
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57: About a month ago, we were playing Uno, and Jammies spontaneously went and got the rings and proposed

Hmm, what was the game situation? Are you sure he wasn't just trying to distract you from noticing that he hadn't said "Uno" or something?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:59 AM
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I advise you both to go ahead and get a quickie Mexican/Nevadan marriage and divorce with a third party in order to get that ill-fated first marriage out of the way.

I do need to warn that you will not get the fabulous weight-loss benefit of a normal first divorce if you follow Apo's suggestion.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:01 AM
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the danger of electric shock and the death proximity so to speak
that is maybe what is exciting about taking those pictures for the people taking or posing for the pictures


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:05 AM
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67: Not unless you drink the water.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:06 AM
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Of course there's a whole web site of pictures of people with guitars in the shower.

Rule 34


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:09 AM
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70: yeah, apparently the comic lead to the site. Huh.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:11 AM
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The comic led to the creation of the site.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:14 AM
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I believe that the comic preceded and caused the existence of the site.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:15 AM
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No, I think it was the comic strip first, and then the site.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:16 AM
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First there was the comic. Then the site. Somehow these are connected.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:17 AM
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I really feel like if you had to rank the order of creation of the comic and the site, you would have to rank the comic first, and the site second. If you had to.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:19 AM
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you all are saying the same thing it seems to me
i believe the site occured spontaneously for the reasons i wrote in 68


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:20 AM
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Imagine there's a timeline where things on the left happened before things on the right. This timeline would go like this:

-----comic------website-----this thread----


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:20 AM
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Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:21 AM
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Both the comic and the site can trace their origins to the same moment of inspiration. The order of their creation is inconsequential.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:21 AM
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The pre-existing Thomas the Tank Engine slash fiction is probably more surprising. He probably ends up going through a lot of tunnels.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:22 AM
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The guitars are not plugged into anything!!!!!!! There is no danger of electric shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:22 AM
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Imagine that you have a perfect memory. There would have been a time during which you could remember the comic, but not the site, but no time during which you could recall the site, but not the comic.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:23 AM
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I'm picturing a function from the set {1,2} to the set {comic, site} such that f(1) = comic, and f(2) = site. This helps me visualize the scenario.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:23 AM
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probably


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:23 AM
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82: there's always a danger of electric shock in the shower, Labs. Don't kid yourself.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:23 AM
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Apologies if my 83 pwns anyone in the future.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:23 AM
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the danger is implied
it's just for one's imagination, otherwise what's so exciting about half-naked pictures in the shower with a guitar


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:24 AM
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83 and 84 are helping. I like to think of a big book that lists all the facts in the world in the order they obtained. In this book, the comic appears on an earlier page; the site on a later page.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:25 AM
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I've been on the Internet too long if I've seen a pretend Internet acquaintance go through an amicable divorce, date around, fall in love and get engaged.

Congrats to Profgrrrrl, my first pretend internet friend!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:26 AM
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New hovertext: otherwise what's so exciting about half-naked pictures in the shower with a guitar


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:26 AM
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otherwise what's so exciting about half-naked pictures in the shower with a guitar

The half-naked girls.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:27 AM
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Or, imagine yourself floating on a river. You are very relaxed, and your arms are crossed across your chest like you are quasi-dead from relaxation. After a while, you notice the comic on the bank. Notice how this makes you feel. What are your reactions? You continue to float. After another while, you notice the site on the bank. Notice how this makes you feel. What are your reactions?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:27 AM
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Earlier there was nothing. Neither xkcd nor non-xkcd. Neither wetriffs.com nor non-wetriffs.com.
Now a different state-of-affairs obtains. That is all one needs to know.


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:27 AM
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Even if we assume that the comic was written or drawn before the site was created, it is too much to assume that the domain had not been registered before the comic went live, as that would lead to a situation where the site would have been created because of the comic, but not by the creator of the comic. Because the site was created by the creator of the comic, we must therefore assume they were created, for all intents and purposes, simultaneously.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:28 AM
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the girls are implied


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:28 AM
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Sifu, that changes everything.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:29 AM
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96: I prefer my girls explicit.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:32 AM
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could be guys, otherwise it's sexist


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:33 AM
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read is a mouseover text machine today.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:34 AM
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Kobe showers naked.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:35 AM
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Except when he walks to the bathroom and Sifu's already in his shower.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:35 AM
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Kobe/Sifu Tweety slash fiction! Rule 34 is an iron law, it appears.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:37 AM
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(Featuring, obviously, chants of "No Means No", kung fu action, and a satisfyingly action packed but less than sexy conclusion; "'And stay out!' Sifu called after the once-great player, retreating ignominiously across the vast lawns of his Brentwood mansion. The rejoinder cost the wizened martial artist his second technical, but as he stood there -- wet, naked, and holding all manner of swords -- he thought to himself, 'It was worth it.'"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:40 AM
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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:41 AM
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You're all wrong, as usual. You are a Boltzmann Brain that has flicked into existence because of a sudden emergence of a low-entropy state. You, the comic, and the site were all created in that instant. You will shortly flick out of existence again as the universe returns to norm


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:41 AM
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106: All of it caused by Kobe killing a butterfly.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:43 AM
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Which came first, Kobe or Sifu?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:48 AM
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105 phillips
hope you'll mention the cheek dots
"' is called what? my guess is triple apostrophes.


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:49 AM
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-l,
the cheek dots are kinda like one of our cultural markers, like the hindu women put a dot on their forehead
when i saw the cm i wanted like copyright the dots or what


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:20 AM
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It is sad that, despite this happy news, everybody else who comments on unfogged is dead.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:29 PM
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109 is scary.

I didn't see any cheek dots on G-nm-- D-v--s-mbuu.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:34 PM
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the cheek dots


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