1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

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1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby higgs-boson » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:53 pm UTC

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ALT: Neither a spokesperson for the organization nor the current world champion could be reached for comment.

I wanted to apply for the events "meeting room speed overbooking" and "redundant car pool vehicle jigsaw puzzle redundance", but the finals were scheduled for the same time slots.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby DougDean » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:55 pm UTC

So, I guess they won first prize in their own championship.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby orthogon » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:03 pm UTC

But what publication is this? Is it merely the newsletter of the National Scheduling Conflict Association, or is this shock reverberating through society at large?
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Reecer6 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:57 pm UTC

Whatever the newspaper's name, it appears very long - it's three whole lines! They should really think about rebranding soon. While your stories should be eye-catching, readers should at least be able to read your name.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby CharlieP » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:21 pm UTC

Reecer6 wrote:Whatever the newspaper's name, it appears very long - it's three whole lines! They should really think about rebranding soon. While your stories should be eye-catching, readers should at least be able to read your name.


I just can't work out whether the newspaper has been printed on single unbound sheets, or it's a conventional newspaper with all the content printed on its side.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Mikeski » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:29 pm UTC

CharlieP wrote:
Reecer6 wrote:Whatever the newspaper's name, it appears very long - it's three whole lines! They should really think about rebranding soon. While your stories should be eye-catching, readers should at least be able to read your name.

I just can't work out whether the newspaper has been printed on single unbound sheets, or it's a conventional newspaper with all the content printed on its side.

The masthead is usually only on page A1. This obviously belongs in the Sports section. And it was printed on an extra half-broadsheet that was added in at the last minute, of course.

Anyway, the cancellation doesn't matter. The US Government has been unstoppable at defending the title, recently.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby suso » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:43 pm UTC

RANDALL GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!

So in the past few days I've been trying to schedule an in person meeting among 3 teams and 10 different people sometime over the next couple months. I offered 16 different time choices and there is not one time that all people are available. Well there is one time when 9 of the 10 people are available, but that 10th person is a key person to the meeting. :cry:
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby suso » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:45 pm UTC

DougDean wrote:So, I guess they won first prize in their own championship.


They also won the Conflict of Interest Championships.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Mikeski » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:12 pm UTC

suso wrote:
DougDean wrote:So, I guess they won first prize in their own championship.

They also won the Conflict of Interest Championships.

The prize for which is funding to set up their own Department of Redundancy Department.

Which makes sense; you should always have more than one of those.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby orthogon » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:44 pm UTC

Also, Glastonbury weekend approaches. Festival organisation is all about creating scheduling conflicts so you don't end up with 105 people in the same place.
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby senor_cardgage » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:53 pm UTC

suso wrote:RANDALL GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!

So in the past few days I've been trying to schedule an in person meeting among 3 teams and 10 different people sometime over the next couple months. I offered 16 different time choices and there is not one time that all people are available. Well there is one time when 9 of the 10 people are available, but that 10th person is a key person to the meeting. :cry:


Then it sounds like you have too many people that aren't really critical to the meeting.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:11 pm UTC

Reecer6 wrote:Whatever the newspaper's name, it appears very long - it's three whole lines! They should really think about rebranding soon. While your stories should be eye-catching, readers should at least be able to read your name.


Art Pedantry: the "three lines" are just several squiggles representing a blurred large-font heading on the page. I think you can find similar examples here & there in drawings which have anonymized newspaper front pages.

(and the first person who says "oh, Art Pedantry -- that's going to be the name of my new band" will be tossed into the Comfy Chair --- as soon as there's no scheduling conflict for that resource)
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:36 pm UTC

They're all going to miss the rescheduling meeting because of the previously rescheduled missed makeup meeting.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby rmsgrey » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:59 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:Also, Glastonbury weekend approaches. Festival organisation is all about creating scheduling conflicts so you don't end up with 105 people in the same place.


Yes and no - you want the big events that will be too popular to conflict, but you also want people with a narrow niche interest to be able to attend both/all three of the events that cater to them (particularly since they're all being run/presented by the same person, so making them clash would cause a hosting conflict too)

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Alaska Girl » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:02 pm UTC

Am I the only one who thought this was going to be about scheduling the occurrence of conflicts? Probably something the BHG would do.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Plasma_Wolf » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:06 pm UTC

Dutch comedian Herman Finkers:

The course "dealing with disappointments" has been cancelled once again

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby orthogon » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:16 pm UTC

Plasma_Wolf wrote:Dutch comedian Herman Finkers:

The course "dealing with disappointments" has been cancelled once again

I did once genuinely have to cancel my booking for a time management course because I had to much on.

ETA: in fairness, I hadn't been on the course yet at that stage, obviously.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby ps.02 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:49 pm UTC

Do they have a Department of Euphemism Right-Sizing, to maintain proper efficiency in how many euphemisms they employ?

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Abelard » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:55 pm UTC

I was going to make a comment, but something else came up.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby saurgoth » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:12 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:(and the first person who says "oh, Art Pedantry -- that's going to be the name of my new band" will be tossed into the Comfy Chair --- as soon as there's no scheduling conflict for that resource)



Do not fear, for the name of my new band is Accidental Meth.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby orthogon » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:41 pm UTC

ps.02 wrote:Do they have a Department of Euphemism Right-Sizing, to maintain proper efficiency in how many euphemisms they employ?

We tend to avoid the word 'euphemism'.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby david.windsor » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:29 am UTC

Mikeski wrote:
CharlieP wrote:
Reecer6 wrote:Whatever the newspaper's name, it appears very long - it's three whole lines! They should really think about rebranding soon. While your stories should be eye-catching, readers should at least be able to read your name.

I just can't work out whether the newspaper has been printed on single unbound sheets, or it's a conventional newspaper with all the content printed on its side.

The masthead is usually only on page A1. This obviously belongs in the Sports section. And it was printed on an extra half-broadsheet that was added in at the last minute, of course.

Anyway, the cancellation doesn't matter. The US Government has been unstoppable at defending the title, recently.

Hmmm... that scalloped edge at the top makes me think of the paper towel dispenser in the washroom at work...
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Mikeski » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:45 am UTC

david.windsor wrote:Hmmm... that scalloped edge at the top makes me think of the paper towel dispenser in the washroom at work...

That's fair. Most newspapers make me think of the other paper dispenser in the washroom at work...

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Djehutynakht » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:48 am UTC

DougDean wrote:So, I guess they won first prize in their own championship.


Did they?


You know, nothing in this comic specifically mentions that the championship was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

Perhaps the convention hall flooded or something. Who knows?

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby addams » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:08 am UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
orthogon wrote:Also, Glastonbury weekend approaches. Festival organisation is all about creating scheduling conflicts so you don't end up with 105 people in the same place.


Yes and no - you want the big events that will be too popular to conflict, but you also want people with a narrow niche interest to be able to attend both/all three of the events that cater to them (particularly since they're all being run/presented by the same person, so making them clash would cause a hosting conflict too)

oh, Glastonbury...
That such a strange bunch allows themselves to be scheduled at all
must be evidence of some kind of super-duper alignment of both Earth and Stars.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Reecer6 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:05 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:You know, nothing in this comic specifically mentions that the championship was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

Perhaps the convention hall flooded or something. Who knows?

Now, that's just a scheduling conflict between man and nature. The timesheet CLEARLY marked today as "way too much rain day".

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Coyne » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:39 am UTC

Surprise: National Scheduling Conflict Championships were held after all, due to a scheduling conflict that prevented the administrators from cancelling it.
In all fairness...

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:00 am UTC

Coyne wrote:Surprise: National Scheduling Conflict Championships were held after all, due to a scheduling conflict that prevented the administrators from cancelling it.

But we weren't noticed, because the extraordinary administration meeting for elaboration of the press release was scheduled on a time slot and location already occupied by local small animal breeder association.

The last year's freestyle champion already announced his utter happiness about the cancellation conflict. He won last year's championship by performing a really impressing scheduling conflict involving some lingerie, 5m of fake poison ivy, a set of plush hand-cuffs, and his two girl-friends. TV broadcast was interrupted due to the unpleasing sporting accident.
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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby Essah » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:14 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Reecer6 wrote:Whatever the newspaper's name, it appears very long - it's three whole lines! They should really think about rebranding soon. While your stories should be eye-catching, readers should at least be able to read your name.


Art Pedantry: the "three lines" are just several squiggles representing a blurred large-font heading on the page. I think you can find similar examples here & there in drawings which have anonymized newspaper front pages.

(and the first person who says "oh, Art Pedantry -- that's going to be the name of my new band" will be tossed into the Comfy Chair --- as soon as there's no scheduling conflict for that resource)


No sorry the meeting in the art-pedantry circle has been cancelled because the organizer drew the logo with #FF9932 instead of #FF9933 and the majority of members refused to attend as a protest to demonstrate the important of accuracate depiction of art.
But it's alright since I had a scheduling conflict. I was attending the Time Manegement meeting the same day. At least the Scheduling conflict Championship was called off so that didn't clash as well.

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Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

Postby dbam987 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:10 am UTC

I expected this comic to be posted on Thursday instead of the usual Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule RM is working with. That would have thrown all of us in a frenzy. RM would definitely have a laugh with that. :p


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