0707: "Joshing"

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0707: "Joshing"

Postby Lonewolf I » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:04 am UTC

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Alt Text: "You'll be moved up from 49 of ~7 billion to 31 of ~7 billion."

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby hintss » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:06 am UTC

stupid invisalign. my mom made me put it in just as I was about to submit mine. late by less than a minute

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby arbivark » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:14 am UTC

reminds me of kind hearts and coronets
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is josh someone in particular and should he be worried?

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Comic JK » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:21 am UTC

Are we near seven billion already? Geez, I'll have to update my Fermi problems from 6.5...
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Ghandi 2 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:23 am UTC

What the fuck?

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Sarda » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:25 am UTC

I understand the joke, but am not sure about any references...
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:28 am UTC

As of me checking, I couldn't find an update referencing xkcd on TVtropes yet...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... lewnwrl6yo

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Bearboy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:29 am UTC

My brother can do this about his work. He works for the Department of Defence(Australia) in a "top secret"(My dad in the navy is classified for top secret stuff and my mum who also works for the DoD is just secret clearence) classified area.

Although he's just the filing bitch doing stuff for the military personal he says this whenever he's asked about his work.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby SorryBoringNickName » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:52 am UTC

I have no particular reason to do it but I will use it tomorrow crap, later today in a meeting with friends.

you should be sleeping, you know that, right?

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Nintendon't » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:56 am UTC

Omegaton wrote:As of me checking, I couldn't find an update referencing xkcd on TVtropes yet...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... lewnwrl6yo


Damn you, there goes my whole night/morning/friday.

Also, wow. 7 million. I could swear it was like 6.5 or something still.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby chridd » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:57 am UTC

arbivark wrote:Is Josh someone in particular and should he be worried?
I think it's the verb josh, meaning to tease. Unless it's a reference to something, in which case I don't know.
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby HighwoodFool » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:04 am UTC

32 through 48 must be mildly relieved.
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby hintss » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:05 am UTC

The comic comes ot at 9 PM here in the pacific states, and I don't get the alt. text. is it the # of visitors?

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Infectonator » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:05 am UTC

I though it referenced the computer Joshua from WarGames, and with the global thermonuclear war it would kill all the people (?), so joshing(??) is killing all the people of the world.(???)

May be pure bullfrogshit, Infectonator hasn't seen the movie.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby skine » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:26 am UTC

@arbivark: While that is a great movie, I highly doubt that that is what he was going for.

Though blasphemy on a website replete with nerds, I'll claim that Alec Guinness' three worst movies were Star Wars.

Also, Josh:

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1. Good natured banter

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1. (transitive) To tease someone in a kindly fashion
2. (intransitive) To make or exchange good-natured jokes.
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:46 am UTC

I don't think there are supposed to be any references here. Joshing just means teasing.
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby LuNatic » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:53 am UTC

Bearboy wrote:My brother can do this about his work. He works for the Department of Defence(Australia) in a "top secret"(My dad in the navy is classified for top secret stuff and my mum who also works for the DoD is just secret clearence) classified area.

Although he's just the filing bitch doing stuff for the military personal he says this whenever he's asked about his work.


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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby vonKarma » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:56 am UTC

6,805,000,000 estimated as of... today...
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby unpredictable » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:10 am UTC

Well, by the time he kills 6.5 billion, the number would have reached 7 billion, even more. Just extrapolating.

I would have taken all this seriously if it was the black hat guy.

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Postby Locke74 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:18 am UTC

unpredictable wrote:Well, by the time he kills 6.5 billion, the number would have reached 7 billion, even more. Just extrapolating.

I would have taken all this seriously if it was the black hat guy.

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sorry for butchering the black hat guy, but i had to be first.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby phillipsjk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:31 am UTC

I have refused to order people by who I would kill first (at work). When pressed, I said "The first person I see as I come in the door; just to show I am serious." I don't know why it came up: I'm not a violent person or anything.
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Thirsting » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:57 am UTC

I believe this refers to recent happenings at Richarddawkins.net forums.

Josh Timonen was one of the admins who ROYALLY SCREWED UP. Fuck.


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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Ichapp » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:05 am UTC

I have a general query: who is laughing in the second panel? Is it supposed to be both of them?
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby F3ngles » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:53 am UTC

Hah! Suck it the rest of you ~6,999,999,961!

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Bearboy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:30 pm UTC

Our military has secrets?


Number of legally funded boob jobs? Faulty helicopters? Secret fighting kangaros?

If they do I think there like the recipe for big macs secret sauce if 2 people in my immeadiate family have access to our nations greatest secrets.

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Postby reevey » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:41 pm UTC

HighwoodFool wrote:32 through 48 must be mildly relieved.


I'm number 30, how d'you think I feel?!
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Carteeg_Struve » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:52 pm UTC

Locke74 wrote:
unpredictable wrote:I would have taken all this seriously if it was the black hat guy.

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sorry for butchering the black hat guy, but i had to be first.


If it really were the BHG, I think there would had been three more frames.

Frame 4 - The two of them staring at each other for a beat.
Frame 5 - Guy: "You're joking, right?" BHG: "Sure, while you're awake I am."
Frame 6 - The two of them staring at each other.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:56 pm UTC

If you really need a reference:

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Results 1 - 10 of about 26,600,000 for i'd tell you but i'd have to kill you. (0.22 seconds)


Are 26.6 million references enough?

On an unrelated note, everyone on this list is pretty high on my list. :twisted:
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:07 pm UTC

It's truly revealing to see people are digging deep into the joke to find the "reference" that gives it any depth, when in fact there isn't any,

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby shoelessschuler » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:31 pm UTC

I like how the last two comics have been about saying something awkward and mildly embarrassing at an inopportune moment. Perhaps Randall has been inspired by a moment of personal bone-headedness lately?
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Thirsting » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:32 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:It's truly revealing to see people are digging deep into the joke to find the "reference" that gives it any depth, when in fact there isn't any,



Huh, revealing? What is it you think it reveals about people who (think they) got the reference?

And I think there indeed is that depth in this, today at least!

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Armadillo Al » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:25 pm UTC

reevey wrote:
HighwoodFool wrote:32 through 48 must be mildly relieved.


I'm number 30, how d'you think I feel?!

I dunno. As number 5,412,659,150, I don't really care. :)
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby LTK » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:41 pm UTC

...The humor is completely lost on me.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby rocketrat » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:01 pm UTC

I didn't find it very funny. As the other said, it should be the BHG saying that. Maybe to the beret guy, because he would believe it and freak out if it was a joke, or if he is serious, think it is a joke.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby daveroach75 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:12 pm UTC

When I had a sensitive job, my friends would say, "I guess if you told us about it you'd have to kill us? har har." I'd say, "No, no no . . . . Well, that is, I wouldn't personally. I mean, we have people for that kind of thing, y'know."

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby nyssssa » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:15 pm UTC

I just desperately want this on a coffee mug (minimum 16 ounces, please)

And if I were a serious person, and anyone said "if I tell you I'd have to kill you," I would immediately kill them. Better safe than sorry.

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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:12 pm UTC

After showing this to a few people at work (who have appreciated previous comics) it seems that most people "don't get it". However I think it's hilarious.

BTW, the person who did the Black Hat mod, that is so win.
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Sarda » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:56 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:It's truly revealing to see people are digging deep into the joke to find the "reference" that gives it any depth, when in fact there isn't any,

Indeed, but my original statement did what it was meant to do, i.e. spawn some interesting tangents. Although I didn't intend for people to deliberately question the definition of 'joshing' O.o
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby Monika » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:54 pm UTC

Ichapp wrote:I have a general query: who is laughing in the second panel? Is it supposed to be both of them?

I was thinking about that for a while, too. I think they both laugh.
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Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Postby ttremblay » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:13 pm UTC

Monika wrote:
Ichapp wrote:I have a general query: who is laughing in the second panel? Is it supposed to be both of them?

I was thinking about that for a while, too. I think they both laugh.


That's how I took it as well, a light chuckle shared by the both of them. Unfortunately the guy on the right is chuckling from being serious.


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