0220: "Philosophy"

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0220: "Philosophy"

Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:16 am UTC

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It's like the squirt bottle we use with the cat.

Because humans are great at meaningless stuff.

I want a super soaker to cure my brother of being annoying, would that work?
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Postby thefiddler » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:22 am UTC

I go through the same thought process as her all the time. :( I think my LIFE is one huge existential crisis. Go figure.

(And no, squirt guns don't work. :P)

Although a fire hose might...

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Postby Hawknc » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:45 am UTC

It's clear that Randall's just stolen this idea. It was a video game first, after all.

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Postby no-genius » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:19 am UTC

Oh, please! Randall steals all his ideas. Mostly from TFD. That TFD parody, for instance, was totally a TFD rip-off.
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Postby Belial » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:33 am UTC

xkcd wrote:It's like the squirt bottle we use on the cat"


Filled with vodka, and never nearby when you need it?
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Postby Aoeniac » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:17 am UTC

Why does the content of the comic always have to be so relevant to my life? XKCD is part of the conspiracy against me.

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Postby Regulus » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:21 am UTC

Aoeniac wrote:And raptors have already devised a plan to reach my window on the fourth floor.


Hahaha... I'm so glad I'm on the 13th floor. There's no way raptors could ever get here (assuming that they couldn't figure out the elevator)...

Were they able to work an elevator in Jurassic Park!?
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Postby no-genius » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:22 am UTC

I'm on the ground floor. SHIT!

Also the Alien Queen managed it, so you shouldn't be looking so smug
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Postby hermaj » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:12 am UTC

Belial wrote:
xkcd wrote:It's like the squirt bottle we use on the cat"


Filled with vodka, and never nearby when you need it?


I wouldn't mind being existential if I got a spray of vodka at the end of it. Also, this is one of my favourites so far!

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Postby Grincement » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:15 am UTC

hermaj wrote:Also, this is one of my favourites so far!


Agreed! It's really made my day a lot better...I've laughed :D
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Postby digitrev » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:28 pm UTC

*thinks of all the people I have to link to this*

Especially all my friends silly enough, er, I mean, forced to take philosophy.

Also: I wish I had a squirt bottle full of vodka. Now I'm thirsty damnit. And I can't go to calculus drunk.

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Or can I?
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Postby Belial » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:57 pm UTC

I wouldn't mind being existential if I got a spray of vodka at the end of it. Also, this is one of my favourites so far!


It's horrible, low-quality, shirt-cleaning vodka. Sorry to disappoint.
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Postby Iluvatar » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:14 pm UTC

And I can't go to calculus drunk
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Postby YQM » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:59 pm UTC

digitrev wrote:I can't go to calculus drunk.

...

Or can I?


Oh, You can. See your drunkenness will be distributed to the class and their soberness will cancel it out so its like you never went drunk anyways.
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Postby MichaelJWilliams » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:19 pm UTC

YQM wrote:
digitrev wrote:I can't go to calculus drunk.

...

Or can I?


Oh, You can. See your drunkenness will be distributed to the class and their soberness will cancel it out so its like you never went drunk anyways.


This is true for most classes, but not for calculus. Didn't anybody ever tell you you should never drink and derive?




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Postby dekonstruct » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:12 pm UTC

Hahaha drink and derive, I've never done calculus but I find that joke funny! Hi Michael!

Also this cartoon is hilarious, just enough for me to understand it. (starts pumping super soaker).

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Postby Tractor » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:29 pm UTC

I need a super-soaker filled with JD.
Would make work go by much quicker...

And any class can be done drunk. I've even written up/given presentations drunk.
Although props for the 'drink and derive' :D
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Postby digitrev » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:07 pm UTC

MichaelJWilliams wrote:
YQM wrote:
digitrev wrote:I can't go to calculus drunk.

...

Or can I?


Oh, You can. See your drunkenness will be distributed to the class and their soberness will cancel it out so its like you never went drunk anyways.


This is true for most classes, but not for calculus. Didn't anybody ever tell you you should never drink and derive?




Hi, by the way. My name's Michael.


You sir, win an internets. I should try that one day though. Have a few shots of schnapps before I head in. *ponders*
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Postby eclipse » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:39 pm UTC

Tractor wrote:And any class can be done drunk. I've even written up/given presentations drunk.


ill drink the vodka squirt bottle to that.

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Postby Rat » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:49 pm UTC

digitrev wrote:
MichaelJWilliams wrote:
YQM wrote:
digitrev wrote:I can't go to calculus drunk.

...

Or can I?


Oh, You can. See your drunkenness will be distributed to the class and their soberness will cancel it out so its like you never went drunk anyways.


This is true for most classes, but not for calculus. Didn't anybody ever tell you you should never drink and derive?




Hi, by the way. My name's Michael.


You sir, win an internets. I should try that one day though. Have a few shots of schnapps before I head in. *ponders*


it's interesting this discussion came up and i stumbled upon in 13 minutes before going to class, i was just considering getting high before going to calculus...

i figured i wouldnt for the sake of the test im supposed to take...

but, a few days ago i went to history stoned... i had to write an in class essay on something i hadnt read so i completely bs'ed the whole thing... now normally i wouldnt have even turned anything in but i guess my state of mind told me to go for it...

turns out i nailed it...

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Postby Belial » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:51 pm UTC

Marijuana as a BSing aid?

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Postby aldimond » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:33 pm UTC

At the University of Illinois we have a proud tradition known as Unofficial St. Patrick's Day. The basic gist is that the real St. Patrick's day happened while students were on break, so the bars picked a random day in the spring, opened all day, and told the students to drink all day.

It was always on a weekday.

So class attendance was always very low, and drunk attendance was very high. But mostly the drunks kept quiet...

Except in this English class I took where this guy came in plastered and stumbling around the room, and tried to answer every question and talk about every comment anyone made. It was hi-larious.

Unfortunately it never happened in any of my math or engineering classes.
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Postby Shadow » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:32 pm UTC

My buddy goes to the Philadelphia University of the Arts and says there are kids that come in tripping on acid, high, drunk, all sorts of things every single day.

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Postby aldimond » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:55 pm UTC

Apparently Oberlin is that way as well.
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Postby utopian.bookmobile » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:41 am UTC

My high school is depressingly like that.

the AP classes aren't so bad, but some classes, especially the required classes that everyone has to take, are chock full with high and drunken people.

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Postby thefiddler » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:44 am UTC

utopian.bookmobile wrote:My high school is depressingly like that.

the AP classes aren't so bad, but some classes, especially the required classes that everyone has to take, are chock full with high and drunken people.

Me, too. The best is walking in on people doing drugs in the bathroom and it being all awkward 'cause you've really gotta pee but they're just staring at you. :(

Or, you know, the obligatory arrests at Prom 'cause of the underage drunken people...

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Postby Wikey » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:00 am UTC

A group of girls got caught drinking vodka from a water bottle in my Chorus class...in seventh grade.

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Postby Tractor » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:07 am UTC

thefiddler wrote:
utopian.bookmobile wrote:My high school is depressingly like that.

the AP classes aren't so bad, but some classes, especially the required classes that everyone has to take, are chock full with high and drunken people.

Me, too. The best is walking in on people doing drugs in the bathroom and it being all awkward 'cause you've really gotta pee but they're just staring at you. :(

Or, you know, the obligatory arrests at Prom 'cause of the underage drunken people...


Well damn...my high school was, well, pretty tame I guess :(
I suppose that would explain me not drinking until college.
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Postby dragonfrog » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:35 am UTC

Actually, I find I really get into topics when I'm stoned. I always liked reading stoned.

And at uni, I often wanted to smoke a pipe before some of my more interesting classes, but I was always afraid I'd miss something important, or that it was just somehow wrong. In reality, I probably would have gotten even more out of some of the classes that way. Of course, it depends highly on the course, and I majored in comp sci, so I couldn't let the stone carry over to a class where you needed to be sober. So, I never did.

Oh well, perhaps I'll audit something - go back and be the weird older student who asks all the questions, and everyone resents him because he isn't worried about grades, he's just taking stuff out of interest. Then maybe I'll be able to overcome my Protestant background enough to have a little smoke before class...

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Postby dragonfrog » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:37 am UTC

Oh, and what the heck is with the comic? This is the first one I have completely not gotten, not counting ones where I don't have the math for it but got the basic gist.

Edit - and the link to the existential crisis video game thing is a good hint there there is some cultural reference I'm totally oblivious to

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Postby aldimond » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:03 am UTC

There's nothing more to get than that they're going to squirt her until she snaps out of it.

EDIT: Unless there is more to get...

EDIT2: And I'm just hiding it from you.

EDIT3: And making this post to reassure you that there's nothing more so that you stop searching and never find the truth.

EDIT4: But then again maybe you will catch onto this and think about it unstoppably when there's nothing there.
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Postby Hawknc » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:17 am UTC

dragonfrog wrote:Edit - and the link to the existential crisis video game thing is a good hint there there is some cultural reference I'm totally oblivious to

Not really, that was just me photochopping a Time Crisis arcade game because I was bored. I'm not a complex man.

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Postby Quake » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:09 am UTC

A super one. And it's so obvious :idea: what it is all about. Existentialism ? Hmmm. Anyway, I'm still laughing !
And I may of course be totally wrong in my little pond :wink:

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Postby ohki » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:40 am UTC

Shadow wrote:My buddy goes to the Philadelphia University of the Arts and says there are kids that come in tripping on acid, high, drunk, all sorts of things every single day.


A while back a lab partner I had in chem class came in drunk... or something. Long story short, he poured liquid nitrogen all over the desk and floor and kind of giggled as it disperesed.

It really is awesome, that little vapor cushion, then it goes zoooom... but I digress, he shouldn't have done it >.>

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Postby Purple » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:39 pm UTC

Anyone ever get high during class, as opposed to just coming to class high? If you hide the X in a skittles bag no one will notice, until you hug the teacher (True Story).

I reccomend saving it for a real heavy day in history, like the day you learn about the invasion of Poland or the bombing of Dresden or Hiroshima.

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Postby creaothceann » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:23 pm UTC

dragonfrog wrote:Oh, and what the heck is with the comic?


They just want to help her. "Your purpose in life is to be squirted at, bitch! Now go find someone who tapes it and sells it on teh internets."



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Postby frezik » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:08 am UTC

Wikey wrote:A group of girls got caught drinking vodka from a water bottle in my Chorus class...in seventh grade.


Full water bottle? Straight vodka? That's a lot of vodka for anyone, particularly a 7th grade girl.

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Postby utopian.bookmobile » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:49 am UTC

Wikey wrote:A group of girls got caught drinking vodka from a water bottle in my Chorus class...in seventh grade.


that happened in my middle school too, except I think it was 8th grade. I don't really remember. Some people also stole liquor from a gift shop when we were on a school trip once. but 100 lb. 13 year olds don't hold liquor well and it's really obvious when they're drunk.

what's kind of surprising to me is that I live in a reasonably well educated suburban college town, and this behavior has been happening as far back as I can remember. My little sister goes to middle school and she tells me that people are still getting caught for trying to sneak alcohol into class.

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Re: Official "Philosophy" discussion

Postby fersrs » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:36 am UTC

dragonfrog wrote:Oh, and what the heck is with the comic? This is the first one I have completely not gotten, not counting ones where I don't have the math for it but got the basic gist.



Edit - and the link to the existential crisis video game thing is a good hint there there is some cultural reference I'm totally oblivious to
http://www.existentialcrisis.com/

She just saw that.

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Re: Official "Philosophy" discussion

Postby Smab » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:27 pm UTC

Philosophy nerd here.
I'm sorry but this comic bugs me, if she's getting sad over existentialism then she doesn't understand it.


Among the more complicated factors Existentialism means that you are the one in control of your life's meaning, so if your life is without meaning then get up and give it some because you are the one to blame.

This explains the non-morose factor of existentialism better than I did.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?aq=f&emb=0 ... 2EV4KBIsNk


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