0542: "Cover-Up"

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby ThereIsNoDog » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:07 am UTC

I once told someone that gullible was a four letter word.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby linguistic » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:17 am UTC

Ontopic:
Anyone else start thinking of The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl while reading this?

Offtopic:
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Mikeski » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:45 am UTC

Delass wrote:You know, I was considering replying with a post about how someone died procrastinating, but that would just be getting ridiculous.
No, but the followup to that--about the guy who didn't die procrastinating, because he never got around to it--that would be ridiculous.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby LuNatic » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:48 am UTC

sje46 wrote:Not funny, Randall.

Every year thousands of people are murdered. Some of them children. Some of them puppies. Do you approve of killing puppies and children Randall? Well, if you don't, then why do you have your characters take their innocent hopscotch-hopping, ice-cream-licking lives? I mean, what kind of role model is that? I am so disgusted, you bastard. This is worse than that cunnilngus poster. I'm no longer going to pin this up on my church bulletin board. May God have mercy on your soul-depraved, child-murdering soul.

Not cool. Not funny. Not a good comic.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby MagicSteve » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:37 am UTC

I was getting a sore neck reading this thread, then finally gave in and looked at my ceiling. It is spotless. But I feel dirty inside for looking.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby mach-zoore » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:48 am UTC

the blood was probably from http://xkcd.com/515/


But one assumes that they were a) outside or b) in a public indoor space in that comic and thus not a house or apartment of a friend. Though, granted, it is Black Hat Guy. All bets are off.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Rufaellie » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:25 am UTC

Huh, this comic already appears on the first page of Google when you type in "gullible"!
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Yla » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:47 am UTC

Rufaellie wrote:Huh, this comic already appears on the first page of Google when you type in "gullible"!

You got me, you bastard.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby ninjacore » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:35 am UTC

I got a chuckle out of it.
The alt text was pointless though.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Coin » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:40 am UTC

Hah, this made my morning. Excellent comic :D
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Gero » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:43 am UTC

chuckstudios wrote:Title text: Man, this trick has saved me so many times.


So he regularly has blood on other people's ceilings? What is his hobby?

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Vanguard » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:05 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:Not funny, Randall.

Every year thousands of people are murdered. Some of them children. Some of them puppies. Do you approve of killing puppies and children Randall? Well, if you don't, then why do you have your characters take their innocent hopscotch-hopping, ice-cream-licking lives? I mean, what kind of role model is that? I am so disgusted, you bastard. This is worse than that cunnilngus poster. I'm no longer going to pin this up on my church bulletin board. May God have mercy on your soul-depraved, child-murdering soul.

Not cool. Not funny. Not a good comic.

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It's a comic. Holy shit.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Mysidic » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:10 pm UTC

I would have looked up. Always fell for that one. :|
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby davidhbrown » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:47 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:...
I was in too much of a rage to make sense.

I still am.
...
However, I do realize that maybe my disgust was just a little--only a little--uncalled for.
...

You mean you mean it? Come on... "puppies," "church bulletin board"?!? Not that you were very funny, but it sure seemed like you were trying to take it over the top to lampoon knee-jerk conservatives or something like that. Oh,well...

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby lmclapp68 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:50 pm UTC

So I read the comic, and then the line at the top about "The xkcd store now has signed prints", and I thought, signed [finger-]prints from this bloodbath would be kind of counter-productive, don't you think?

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby NThisStyle-10-6 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:22 pm UTC

Everyone but the guy who posted the topic seems to have missed the obvious question. What are they doing in this guy's house, and why is he not surprised/indignant to come home to them?

On a more conforming note: My room is on the second floor of an A-Frame house, so I have a peaked ceiling. From some tenants prior to me, there is scratched out of the textured paint something that I can only decipher as, "G Pimp'n." You only see it if you're oriented properly, but it's there.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby theoreticallyKat » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:29 pm UTC

Rufaellie wrote:Huh, this comic already appears on the first page of Google when you type in "gullible"!


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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby punkymonkey » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:33 pm UTC

pgn674 wrote:So, who here looked up at their own ceiling after reading this comic? I did, before I even managed to read the alt text. And now who here is reading this post, resisting the urge to look up at their ceiling; a ceiling that they've never really paid much attention to and that, for all they know, could in fact have a spot of blood or even the word gullible on it?



I'm at work and have no desire to look up at my office ceiling.

HOWEVER... there are several small blood spots on the ceiling in my bedroom in my apartment. Been there since I moved in.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Storm » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:12 pm UTC

Rufaellie wrote:Huh, this comic already appears on the first page of Google when you type in "gullible"!
I was far too close to falling for that.

Also of awesome note I just realized it was the 42nd day of the year!
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby KoDeN » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:14 pm UTC

Incidently, gullible is ALSO written on your passenger side door, in your case of beer, and on your credit card statement...

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Kazuke » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:21 pm UTC

I used to have glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling of my room. One time, as a joke, my sister actually re-arranged them to spell out "GULLIBLE." It was hilarious.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby abstractpotato » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:33 pm UTC

pgn674 wrote:So, who here looked up at their own ceiling after reading this comic? I did, before I even managed to read the alt text. And now who here is reading this post, resisting the urge to look up at their ceiling; a ceiling that they've never really paid much attention to and that, for all they know, could in fact have a spot of blood or even the word gullible on it?

... must... resist... urge... to... look... up.... ARRRRGH!

I lose. Nope, no blood on the ceiling, but there are a couple brown stains from skooshed spiders.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby 0m1 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:44 pm UTC

Though I was treacherously close to punching "gullible" into Google, the winners of the gullibility prize have to be the people who think the Church-Puppy guy is being serious.

Interestingly, dictionary.com says that the word can also be spelt "gullable", but I no longer know who to trust! I myself have never seen it spelt as such, and I suspect it's someone over there abusing their job!

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Sprocket » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:58 pm UTC

Crap! My parents are coming over any second, and I forgot the sex swing is still attached to the ceiling, with my naked girl friend in it!
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby BlackMesa » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:21 pm UTC

I wonder when they will clean it up, the guy is bound to look up eventually
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby oddmom3 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:52 pm UTC

I am now writing gullible on my ceiling for my XKCD loving son in law.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby demadaha » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:55 pm UTC

I don't think I have ever actually fallen for that trick, simply because people first pull it on someone else who falls for it in front of me, that person then turns around and tries it regardless of the fact that I just saw the trick.

NThisStyle-10-6 wrote:Everyone but the guy who posted the topic seems to have missed the obvious question. What are they doing in this guy's house, and why is he not surprised/indignant to come home to them?

When BHG is involved it is best not to ask questions, clearly he knows that. You, however, are in grave danger.

And to the couple of people who thought sje was being serious, there is a gorilla name Francis on your roof.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Kadzar » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:06 pm UTC

demadaha wrote:And to the couple of people who thought sje was being serious, there is a gorilla name Francis on your roof.
That's ridiculous. The gorilla on my roof is named Natasha, and she's not allowed to have boys over.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby demadaha » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:15 pm UTC

Kadzar wrote:
demadaha wrote:And to the couple of people who thought sje was being serious, there is a gorilla name Francis on your roof.
That's ridiculous. The gorilla on my roof is named Natasha, and she's not allowed to have boys over.

Those she gorillas are sneaky creatures, she could have very well ninja'd Francis onto your roof without your knowledge or permission, although I suppose with Francis being the big dumb brute he is he would have screwed up the ninja juju and alerted you to his presence.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby mat.6.24-34 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:23 pm UTC

I just assumed BHG was the other guy's roommate or something...
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby punkymonkey » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:42 pm UTC

I once said to my cousin that gullible was not in the dictionary.


He asked me if I was spelling it right.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Plasma Man » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:59 pm UTC

I like this one, it's quite subtle. The real question, however, is how do they stop the guy from seeing the blood-stained mop and cloths lying on the floor?
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Alder » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:36 pm UTC

NThisStyle-10-6 wrote:Everyone but the guy who posted the topic seems to have missed the obvious question. What are they doing in this guy's house, and why is he not surprised/indignant to come home to them?

I sort of assumed it was the random dude that seems to be Black Hat Guy's friend...his Watson, if you will...as appearing in these comics [a selection, he's in others] :

http://xkcd.com/72/
http://xkcd.com/206/
http://xkcd.com/298/
http://xkcd.com/351/
http://xkcd.com/356/
http://xkcd.com/368/
http://xkcd.com/374/

Notice how he occasionally helps out, but stops short at actually killing people? And he doesn't seem to be afraid of BHG? And Black Hat Guy calls him 'cute' at least once...um...yeah...I'm not sure where I'm going with that...

Anyway, looks like BHG understood that actually offing someone in Watson's house was crossing a line...
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby lonelygirl15 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:58 pm UTC

i dont get it lols

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby savium » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:05 pm UTC

I'd really like to see this on Dexter.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Arc » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:36 pm UTC

ITT: The word "gullible" is discussed

Also ITT: A few people seem to take sje's "Not a good comic" post seriously


These two things go together rather nicely, I think.

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Sprocket » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:03 pm UTC

oddmom3 wrote:I am now writing gullible on my ceiling for my XKCD loving son in law.

I painted it on the ceiling in a bathroom in college. Before I graduated I painted over it.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:16 pm UTC

Vanguard wrote:
sje46 wrote:Not funny, Randall.

Every year thousands of people are murdered. Some of them children. Some of them puppies. Do you approve of killing puppies and children Randall? Well, if you don't, then why do you have your characters take their innocent hopscotch-hopping, ice-cream-licking lives? I mean, what kind of role model is that? I am so disgusted, you bastard. This is worse than that cunnilngus poster. I'm no longer going to pin this up on my church bulletin board. May God have mercy on your soul-depraved, child-murdering soul.

Not cool. Not funny. Not a good comic.

IFLP.


It's a comic. Holy shit.

Fail.
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sje46 wrote:...
I was in too much of a rage to make sense.

I still am.
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However, I do realize that maybe my disgust was just a little--only a little--uncalled for.
...

You mean you mean it? Come on... "puppies," "church bulletin board"?!? Not that you were very funny, but it sure seemed like you were trying to take it over the top to lampoon knee-jerk conservatives or something like that. Oh,well...

Why are people so inclined me on a discussion thread about gullibility?
Wait, firefox underlined that. I guess "gullibility" isn't a word.

Arc wrote:ITT: The word "gullible" is discussed

Also ITT: A few people seem to take sje's "Not a good comic" post seriously


These two things go together rather nicely, I think.

I wasn't sure if I was being gullible if I took their posts taking my posts seriously seriously.
(That made sense; trust me)
I suppose that they were being serious.
EDIT: fix'd.
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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Freiberg » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:37 pm UTC

Yla wrote:
Rufaellie wrote:Huh, this comic already appears on the first page of Google when you type in "gullible"!

You got me, you bastard.


Me too, even though I not only knew what you were doing but I had already looked up the word gullible today because I showed a friend of mine the comic, and he said the same thing. I do appear to be gullible. :(

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Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Postby Arc » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:45 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:I wasn't sure if I was being gullible if I took their posts taking my posts seriously seriously.
(That made sense; trust me)

I wasn't sure about that either, so I used the word "seem".
I suppose that they weren't.

Do you mean you suppose that their posts weren't serious?


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