0573: "Parental Trolling"

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0573: "Parental Trolling"

Postby aleflamedyud » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:03 am UTC

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Wow. Wow. Randall, you are a whore of the Bene Gesserit and deserve a horrible death.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby confuzzled » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:07 am UTC

Hehe... he raised a murloc. :mrgreen:

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby scwizard » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:08 am UTC

lol, that's not very nice

Interesting to see that trolling still exists in the future
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:11 am UTC

I hope we don't still call it trolling by then.

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Daisy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:11 am UTC

I know this is silly, but my favorite part is totally the fact that the dad totally couldn't care less about the rickrolling, the "Wow." and not even looking...It's just so parental to me.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby cpp789 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:12 am UTC

This would be horrible. He should have made it something harder to trigger, like getting afraid whenever someone says "fnord".

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby aeris92 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:12 am UTC

Is there some reference I'm not getting?

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby MiB24601 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:14 am UTC

Did anyone else read this and then get to work on a literature search on how to do it?*

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Daisy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:16 am UTC

MiB24601 wrote:Did anyone else read this and then get to work on a literature search on how to do it?*

Haha...I think that's probably just you... But if you figure it out, I want to know.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:20 am UTC

Daisy wrote:I know this is silly, but my favorite part is totally the fact that the dad totally couldn't care less about the rickrolling, the "Wow." and not even looking...It's just so parental to me.

Well, just going up to a guy and sticking an iThingy playing it in their face is a pretty lame version of the prank. For one thing, the bait-and-switch aspect isn't there.

I wonder if this dad is any relation to Black Hat Guy. This seems more like the sort of thing he'd do.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby ohnoesmilk » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:29 am UTC

You can tell it's the future, he and the computer are floating!

Steve the Pocket wrote:
I wonder if this dad is any relation to Black Hat Guy. This seems more like the sort of thing he'd do.


He can't be! He has no black hat! And his daughter would be much more devious with BHM and BHG as parents.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby rath358 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:34 am UTC

i laughed. I hope i am still able to do silly things when I get older.
BTW, has anyone else noticed the scheduling is off or something? is it just me?

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby DWarrior » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:35 am UTC

the "in" haircut is a double pig-tail with a mullet? Those gosh danged kids in the future days; when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Daisy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:43 am UTC

DWarrior wrote:the "in" haircut is a double pig-tail with a mohawk? Those gosh danged kids in the future days; when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!


I think her hair is adorable! And where is this mohawk you're talking about? I totally don't see it.
Funny quote/old person rant, though.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby phlip » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:43 am UTC

DWarrior wrote:when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!

Ow, my sense of time!

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:47 am UTC

Clearly he hasn't realised the best behavioural conditioning.

Any mention of 'The Game' makes the child bust out 'Never Gonna Give You Up', including the dance.


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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Whyareall » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:48 am UTC

Daisy wrote:
DWarrior wrote:the "in" haircut is a double pig-tail with a mohawk? Those gosh danged kids in the future days; when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!


I think her hair is adorable! And where is this mohawk you're talking about? I totally don't see it.
Funny quote/old person rant, though.


I think he means mullet.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby DWarrior » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:49 am UTC

Whyareall wrote:
Daisy wrote:
DWarrior wrote:the "in" haircut is a double pig-tail with a mohawk? Those gosh danged kids in the future days; when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!


I think her hair is adorable! And where is this mohawk you're talking about? I totally don't see it.
Funny quote/old person rant, though.


I think he means mullet.


oops, mullet of course!

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Cryopyre » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:00 am UTC

DWarrior wrote: when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!

What tense is this!?

I find the haircut cool, it does make me wonder what hairstyles will be like later.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby DWarrior » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:06 am UTC

Cryopyre wrote:
DWarrior wrote: when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!

What tense is this!?


future past perfect? I don't think it's an official tense.

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby TheCad » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:16 am UTC

DWarrior wrote:
Cryopyre wrote:
DWarrior wrote: when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!

What tense is this!?


future past perfect? I don't think it's an official tense.


Future pluperfect, I'd say.

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Office_Shredder » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:19 am UTC

Let's be honest, this comic would only be mildly amusing except for the use of 'bleegle warble yargle' for when she can't speak
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby BlueEyedGreen » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:21 am UTC

I love how everything in the future is curvy, and how computers are just sleek glowing membranes floating at desk level.

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Office_Shredder » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:30 am UTC

BlueEyedGreen wrote:I love how everything in the future is curvy, and how computers are just sleek glowing membranes floating at desk level.


I didn't even notice that :lol:
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby phlip » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:36 am UTC

BlueEyedGreen wrote:I love how everything in the future is curvy, and how computers are just sleek glowing membranes floating at desk level.

Well, of course. How else would you know that the future has arrived?

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Ronfar » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:44 am UTC

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Shinyman » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:01 am UTC

Amazingly, I learned that my mom and one of her friends subjected me to similar mental conditioning.
In order to get back at my grandmother (she was a slightly crazy parent) they conditioned me to only refer to her as "Geegaw", to annoy her.
That was a strange revelation, I never personally questioned how the nickname was created

This comic then hits fairly close to home

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Zornwerft » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:05 am UTC

Hm, it could work - with lots of punishment and candy.

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I started a research, where I might know the "bleeble warble yargle arrgh" from^^ Google didn't come up with anything :\ Maybe it sounded familiar to me due to similar conditioning attempts from my parents...
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby mystichobo » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:20 am UTC

Cryopyre wrote:
DWarrior wrote: when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!

What tense is this!?


The major problem is simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr. Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveler's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you, for instance, how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. The event will be descibed differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is futher complicated by the possibility of conducting conversations while you are actually traveling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own mother or father.

Most readers get as far as the Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional before giving up; and in fact in later aditions of the book all pages beyond this point have been left blank to save on printing costs.

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby BlueNight » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:20 am UTC

For reals this time: Randall, get out of my head!

I was reading Wired magazine, and this issue has an article on magic tricks and psychology. It included a link to a video about the psychology of magic which inspired a new trick for Penn and Teller. (Teller is presented as the Neal Peart of magic tricks.) I desperately need more sleep, but I had to find that video, so I went online and watched it...

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Postby jspenguin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:23 am UTC

Cryopyre wrote:
DWarrior wrote: when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!

What tense is this!?

I find the haircut cool, it does make me wonder what hairstyles will be like later.


I'm not sure, you'll have to consult Dr. Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveler's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations.

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Zylon » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:23 am UTC

I made a little wish that the alt text on this one was going to be "May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?", but alas, I was denied.

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Postby dennisw » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:24 am UTC

phlip wrote:
BlueEyedGreen wrote:I love how everything in the future is curvy, and how computers are just sleek glowing membranes floating at desk level.

Well, of course. How else would you know that the future has arrived?

Yeah, but we're still using keyboards?
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby MadKingSoupII » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:32 am UTC

I do feel mucho lamo posting solely about her hair, but I say it's actually some of super future cool hairstyle change-o-matic with camouflgae capabilities.
I'm pretty sure it goes x-ray in panel 3, because I can see her brain.

And it's not a keyboard. He's gaming and that's his virtua-senso-field generator recepto-pad.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby BlueNight » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:34 am UTC

dennisw wrote:
phlip wrote:
BlueEyedGreen wrote:I love how everything in the future is curvy, and how computers are just sleek glowing membranes floating at desk level.

Well, of course. How else would you know that the future has arrived?

Yeah, but we're still using keyboards?

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Comic JK » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:36 am UTC

That future-chair is incredible. I just hope its 10MW hover-fields are as comfortable as our primitive cushions, as well as being easier to clean.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Dliessmgg » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:47 am UTC

dennisw wrote:
phlip wrote:
BlueEyedGreen wrote:I love how everything in the future is curvy, and how computers are just sleek glowing membranes floating at desk level.

Well, of course. How else would you know that the future has arrived?

Yeah, but we're still using keyboards?

It's not a keyboard, it's a floating keyboard of awesomeness!

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Lirri » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:12 am UTC

MadKingSoupII wrote:I do feel mucho lamo posting solely about her hair, but I say it's actually some of super future cool hairstyle change-o-matic with camouflgae capabilities.
I'm pretty sure it goes x-ray in panel 3, because I can see her brain.


Odd, when I saw the comic I immediately thought of a little kid with curly hair and two ponytails on the sides of her head. The wavy things you saw as brains I saw as just curly hair pulled back.

Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought murloc.

I wonder if parental trolling just gets classified under trying to outsmart/annoy your kids just because we can :twisted:. Leading me to question how ornery I am because I think the comic's hilarious. Then I end the process with remembering how much my mom went out of her way to annoy me for giggles (read "here's a fresh apple slice" when it's a clove of garlic) and I conclude I'm not as twisted as my mom is and it's acceptable to troll my kids.

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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Platypodes » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:53 am UTC

BlueNight wrote:
dennisw wrote:Yeah, but we're still using keyboards?

After the Internet Explorer v63 bug, the survivors eschewed direct mental interfaces.

Hahahahaha!

Direct mental interface with anything that connects to the internet... Wow... Imagine the trouble you could get into if you weren't careful about reading user agreements.

Edit: oh, and apparently in the future we'll watch music videos on things that look like pieces of paper and aren't harmed by being dropped on the floor.
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Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Postby Gregu » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:55 am UTC

Say what you want. For me this is EPIC!
I want to raise my daughter (if I'll have one) like that. Then pass the secret codeword* to my son-in-law, if I approve of him ;)

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