0749: "Study"

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby sohmc » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:04 pm UTC

I read "digital contact" as looking at paper soaked in urushiol. Anyone else read it this way?

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby jacog » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:12 pm UTC

sohmc wrote:I read "digital contact" as looking at paper soaked in urushiol. Anyone else read it this way?


Or contact by one of your digits.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby DragonHawk » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:20 pm UTC

sohmc wrote:I read "digital contact" as looking at paper soaked in urushiol. Anyone else read it this way?


Not looking at. Touching.

"Volunteers needed for a study on transmission of urushiol from digital contact with thin strips of fibrous cellulose pulp."

transmission = physical movement by contact
urushiol = the irritant in poison ivy
digital = with digits, i.e., your fingers
fibrous cellulose pulp = paper
thin strips = like are hanging off the flyer

Thus: "Volunteers needed for a study on contamination by poison ivy from finger contact with the paper strips at the bottom of this flyer."

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby sohmc » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:23 pm UTC

jacog wrote:
sohmc wrote:I read "digital contact" as looking at paper soaked in urushiol. Anyone else read it this way?


Or contact by one of your digits.


I should have been clearer. "Digitally looking at a paper on a computer screen."

Digital, as in 1s and 0s. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby cream wobbly » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:51 pm UTC

Mangoes, eh? Never knew the connection. Thanks Mister M.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:52 pm UTC

My mother died in a study of the transmission of urushiol from digital contact with thin strips of fibrous cellulose pulp. Not funny. Not a good comic.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby cream wobbly » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:54 pm UTC

sohmc wrote:
jacog wrote:
sohmc wrote:I read "digital contact" as looking at paper soaked in urushiol. Anyone else read it this way?


Or contact by one of your digits.


I should have been clearer. "Digitally looking at a paper on a computer screen."

Digital, as in 1s and 0s. Sorry for the confusion.


See, my problem is that when someone talks about "digital communications", I automatically think about flipping the bird. It's like ASL Tourettes.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Tuatha'an » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:03 pm UTC

Does no one else think that Randall was gardening while watching Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance?

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Cloud Walker » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:07 pm UTC

I just got over a bad poison rash, so I have to say: OH MAN.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby ysth » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:29 pm UTC

neoliminal wrote:My mother died in a study of the transmission of urushiol from digital contact with thin strips of fibrous cellulose pulp. Not funny. Not a good comic.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Gero » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:00 pm UTC

Hey it's been ages since I had to come here to understand any joke or text. Turns out I wouldn't know what poison ivy juice is called cause we don't have poison ivy where I live.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Nyerguds » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:25 pm UTC

10nitro wrote:
Buddha wrote:Slight spoiler.

Spoiler:
For those of you who do not know, urushiol is the substance secreted by poison ivy/poison oak, which causes itching and rashes. The alt-text basically says, touch poison ivy.

Almost, but it's actually better than that:
Spoiler:
Title-text: Volunteers needed for a study on the transmission of urushiol from digital contact with thin strips of fibrous cellulose pulp.
Title-text: Volunteers needed for a study on the transmission of poison ivy stuff from finger contact with thin strips of paper.

He put poison ivy on the paper slips for you to grab.

I thought digital referred to users mousing over it as a digital image... in other words, whoever moused over just fell for it.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby scalziand » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:43 pm UTC

mollie wrote:Heh. Urushiol is the number one Google search for the past hour.

Lies!

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Urushiol&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Faranya » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:17 pm UTC

Minerva wrote:HI GLASNT

It was on OCAU.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... 917028.htm

PS: Hi Joee.


Damn, that sounds like a good job. Where else could I get paid $40 /hr to stand around all day and criticize doctors (in training)?
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby cah » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:29 pm UTC

Faranya wrote:
Minerva wrote:HI GLASNT

It was on OCAU.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... 917028.htm

PS: Hi Joee.


Damn, that sounds like a good job. Where else could I get paid $40 /hr to stand around all day and criticize doctors (in training)?

... while they are poking your prostate. No thanks.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Cloud Walker » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:32 pm UTC

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Lerkistan » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:13 pm UTC

10nitro wrote:
Buddha wrote:Slight spoiler.

Spoiler:
For those of you who do not know, urushiol is the substance secreted by poison ivy/poison oak, which causes itching and rashes. The alt-text basically says, touch poison ivy.

Almost, but it's actually better than that:
Spoiler:
Title-text: Volunteers needed for a study on the transmission of urushiol from digital contact with thin strips of fibrous cellulose pulp.
Title-text: Volunteers needed for a study on the transmission of poison ivy stuff from finger contact with thin strips of paper.

He put poison ivy on the paper slips for you to grab.


Also, OP is missing a period at the end of the Title-text.


Ah, another funny interpretation. I understood it differently.

Spoiler:
Title-text: Volunteers needed for a study on the transmission of urushiol from digital contact with thin strips of fibrous cellulose pulp.
Title-text: Volunteers needed for a study on the transmission of poison ivy stuff from digital (as in, mouse cursor over a picture of ...) contact with thin strips of paper.

We're all part of Randall's experiments now.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby BioTube » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:04 pm UTC

Note that the FDA doesn't have proof they don't work. It looks more like turf building than anything legitimate.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Unlogic » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:43 pm UTC

This comic reminded me of this flier:

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby XbHW_TestEngr » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:01 pm UTC

I'm type O-, and in reasonably good condition ... except for this rash ...

... and then she hung up on me.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Calumnia » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:26 pm UTC

fancy pants wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I have the urge to print one of these... but I'm not sure what phone number to put on them.

772-257-4501 :) Rick Roll Hotline

Done. +1 internets to whoever can find one. :D

+300 internets to whoever can find all three. :mrgreen:

+9,001 INTERNETS to whoever solves my riddle:

Our runaround may take a little
Digging, trespassing, and sailing,
But point me sharply towards the middle:
Your compasses will not be failing.

By the sawn-off stump of the not-so-old bush of some kind.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Faintheart » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:34 pm UTC

If no actual kidneys are harvested, is the data still valid?

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby shinyary2 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:55 pm UTC

This comic reminded me of this flier:


Is it just me, or does it say "Randall was here" behind the flier?

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby DragonHawk » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:04 pm UTC

Calumnia wrote:... whoever solves my riddle:

Our runaround may take a little
Digging, trespassing, and sailing,
But point me sharply towards the middle:
Your compasses will not be failing.


My problem with those sorts of riddles is always trying to figure out what the heck they're even trying to say to me. I can't parse the language. Which reminds me of http://xkcd.com/169/ . (I do realize they are not the same thing.)
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby bmonk » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:29 pm UTC

Results to date: At least five "no"s...
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Paladin65536 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:08 am UTC

Calumnia wrote:
+9,001 INTERNETS to whoever solves my riddle:

Our runaround may take a little
Digging, trespassing, and sailing,
But point me sharply towards the middle:
Your compasses will not be failing.


A sextant =P

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Sasha » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:22 am UTC

Thankfully, I am immune to poison ivy. But, I am a healthy O-type male..
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Shinyiest » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:13 am UTC

Sasha wrote:Thankfully, I am immune to poison ivy. But, I am a healthy O-type male..


Oooh Yay!!! A kidney!

"Hey Mum! I found us a donor!"

"Thanks Hun, ask him to come over anytime"

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby tastelikecoke » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:19 am UTC

shinyary2 wrote:
This comic reminded me of this flier:


Is it just me, or does it say "Randall was here" behind the flier?

No, it's you. I particularly see it as crying blank was here. Not a funny, not a good, not a cool comment.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby snowyowl » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:58 am UTC

Unlogic wrote:This comic reminded me of this flier:

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I am going to make that flier.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby phlip » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:26 pm UTC

I was reminded of this. Because Portal jokes will never get old.
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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby tastelikecoke » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:29 pm UTC

In the light of all this talking I have yet to encounter such kinds of fliers.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby Calumnia » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:37 pm UTC

DragonHawk wrote:My problem with those sorts of riddles is always trying to figure out what the heck they're even trying to say to me. I can't parse the language. Which reminds me of http://xkcd.com/169/ . (I do realize they are not the same thing.)

Just to clarify, since I'm still getting the hang of this "difficulty calibration" business: the riddle cannot be solved until you've completed the other two tasks.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby davidz » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:56 am UTC

Lol. I love this comic. I work in a lab so I can sympathize.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby W_A » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:21 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:
mszegedy wrote:This could be either a scientific study or a kidney-harvesting scam. Or both. We don't know. And that's the best part.

What I thought was clever/silly about it is that anyone who signs up for the study must fail to recognize (or simply disregard) it's obvious potential to be a kidney-harvesting scam, thus if it IS a scientific study their test and control group (presuming both are drawn from a population recruited via fliers like this) will be biased by their self-selection.

Only way it'd work is if they were somehow measuring who read the flyer and which of them signed up for the "study", with a control group consisting of those who read a less suspicious flyer in a relevantly similar area; the population thus being "people who read flyers" rather than "people who sign up for scientific studies advertised via flyer", and replies to the flyer being the tested variable. For best results place multiple fliers of both types in a variety of relevantly similar areas.

You could put it somewhere with a known attendance, such as next to a turnstile or something, and make it very conspicuous, so everyone will look at it, and then see how long it takes for all the papers to be taken.

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Re: "Study" discussion

Postby lsdigit » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:28 am UTC

Splarka wrote:
For other interesting microgram-level dosage contact effects: tellurium (rotting corpse breath for weeks) and/or LSD (20 microgram threshhold dosage).



Though, for the LSD at least you would need to eat the strip of paper, and then following the test subject for the next 30-60 minutes...wait this is just getting silly.
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Re: "Study" discussion (#749)

Postby Asterix70 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:05 pm UTC

Am I the only one who printed some copies of this and put them up around school/workplace/etc?

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Re: 0749: "Study"

Postby Abzolute0 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:49 am UTC

I decided to type it out and post it all over school. Now all that's left is to see whether or not the principal asks who did this...
http://i.imgur.com/3xZWH.jpg

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Re: 0749: "Study"

Postby Dr. Diaphanous » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:07 pm UTC

I printed out a version of this and put it on the noticeboard in my university next to a real study. The next day I got an email from someone unironically asking to be in study. (Judging from his name and the demographics round here English is not his first language). I didn't have the heart to harvest his kidney, so I told him I didn't need any more volunteers.
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Re: 0749: "Study"

Postby Gamma Emerald » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:17 pm UTC

Welcome to the kidney cult, [BLEEP NOISE].


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