0907: "Ages"

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0907: "Ages"

Postby gidklio » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:19 am UTC

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AltText: "Every age: I'm glad I'm not the clueless person I was five years ago, but now I don't want to get any older."

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0907: "Ages"

Postby s0merand0mdude » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:20 am UTC

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Alt text: Every age: "I'm glad I'm not the clueless person I was five years ago, but now I don't want to get any older."

For the most part, this is true... everything doesn't suck, though...
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Re: 0907: Ages

Postby CorruptUser » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:21 am UTC

I'm comfortable admitting my grandparents still have sex in their 80s; it means I probably will be, umm, healthy in my later years. Hopefully.

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0907: "Ages"

Postby Joepat » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:21 am UTC

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Alt text: Every age: "I'm glad I'm not the clueless person I was five years ago, but now I don't want to get any older."

I can almost hear the tone of "No daughter of MINE is going out dressed like that!"
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby grayvsgrey » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:27 am UTC

Title-text:
Every age: "I'm glad I'm not the clueless person I was five years ago, but now I don't want to get any older."

I appreciate the dashes on the right side stretching to infinity; however, I wish there was an arrow on the scale indicating an infinite ray, because I fully intend to keep having sex until I die or my wife dies (and I can't get another) or Jesus returns or the zombie apocalypse occurs.

EDIT: When I posted this, the alt-text hadn't been added to the initial post yet.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Moose Hole » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:40 am UTC

I fully intend to have sex after I'm dead too. I've been dating a lot of necrophiliacs lately and become a Muslim.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Plasma Mongoose » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:41 am UTC

I'm at the age where I realise that youth really more often than not, wasted on the young.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby soren121 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:48 am UTC

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby grayvsgrey » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:58 am UTC

Moose Hole wrote:I fully intend to have sex after I'm dead too. I've been dating a lot of necrophiliacs lately and become a Muslim.

The necrophiliac bit is genius. I wonder if your Islamic soul will be able to sensually sense what is happening to your corporeal corpse, though...

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby alexriehl » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:00 am UTC

Weird, it's still directing the xkcd homepages to #906. Weird. Rockmelt picked this one up though.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:17 am UTC

I can't relate to this one.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Eseell » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:23 am UTC

I think I'm doing the relationships and careers bits backwards.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Rilian » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:32 am UTC

Clearly the author has no experience with children, as he thinks 2-year-olds are "non-sentient".
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby lly » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:42 am UTC

There's no substance here to speak of. There are a couple of half formed ideas that might make good comics, but none of them have been turned into anything even vaguely interesting.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Daemian Lucifer » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:46 am UTC

A pet peeve has forced me to join just so I could point it out:The beginning should be non-sapient,not non-sentient.Babies are sentient,and thats a fact.Whether they are sapient is debatable.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby glasnt » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:57 am UTC

I'm still "Everything is Exciting!" yet I'm apparently in the 'Woo College" category. I must be doing it wrong.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Rilian » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:05 am UTC

Daemian Lucifer wrote:A pet peeve has forced me to join just so I could point it out:The beginning should be non-sapient,not non-sentient.Babies are sentient,and thats a fact.Whether they are sapient is debatable.

Signing out.

It's a fact that they are sapient also.
And I'm -2.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby ysth » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:45 am UTC

One too many ages; the limit is seven.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Rilian » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:49 am UTC

ysth wrote:One too many ages; the limit is seven.

Why?
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Humanist Geek » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:06 am UTC

I'm at the very beginning of the "WOOOOO COLLEGE! WOOOOO WE SO EXCITED!" period, which begins the month before high school graduation. And I am so glad I'm not the illogical person I was four years ago.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby mdog » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:08 am UTC

glasnt wrote:I'm still "Everything is Exciting!" yet I'm apparently in the 'Woo College" category. I must be doing it wrong.

No, exactly correct! This from someone almost, but not quite yet, off the chart. Just came back to mildly suggest staying exactly where you are. Good way to live life. As Randall once wrote, "Sunrise always comes too soon." http://xkcd.com/162. True. And sunset, too.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:09 am UTC

Rilian wrote:
ysth wrote:One too many ages; the limit is seven.

Why?

I assume ysth is referring to the Seven Ages of Man (though this may just be my English major-ishness coming through):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_world's_a_stage
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Technical Ben » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:55 am UTC

Can you define [non-sentient]? I'm sure YMMV is applicable to some. :D
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby mdog » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:58 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Rilian wrote:
ysth wrote:One too many ages; the limit is seven.

Why?

I assume ysth is referring to the Seven Ages of Man (though this may just be my English major-ishness coming through):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_world's_a_stage

Or, maybe Elvis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edRnjGPJ ... re=related at time 1:38. The whole song was a classic. Well, at least many in my era (Neolithic) thought so.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Nergye » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:15 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Rilian wrote:
ysth wrote:One too many ages; the limit is seven.

Why?

I assume ysth is referring to the Seven Ages of Man (though this may just be my English major-ishness coming through):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_world's_a_stage


Or perhaps because it's made up? http://xkcd.com/899/

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby vodka.cobra » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:02 am UTC

If I had a daughter, I'd let her dress however she wanted as along as she knew she was solely responsible for the consequences to her reputation. Wanna look slutty? You'll get called a slut. She'd have to make her own choices regarding her appearance. But I won't pony up money for them to look shitty.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby squidfood » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:23 am UTC

Rilian wrote:Clearly the author has no experience with children, as he thinks 2-year-olds are "non-sentient".


I think it could be fixed by a sub-category from ages 1 - 3: "Everything is edible".

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby boblehest » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:35 am UTC

Non-sentient should go from 0-20 years old, then it would more closely match my life.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby jozwa » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:58 am UTC

soren121 wrote:Inb4 "GET OUT OF MY HEAD, RANDALL!"

What a psychic you are.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:19 am UTC

Randall,

You gotta be FUCKING KIDDING ME.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby hamjudo » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:49 am UTC

A few years after they move out, it switches from "No daughter of mine .." mode to "Find a man and make me grandchildren!".

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby blackhatmatt » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:56 am UTC

squidfood wrote:
Rilian wrote:Clearly the author has no experience with children, as he thinks 2-year-olds are "non-sentient".


I think it could be fixed by a sub-category from ages 1 - 3: "Everything is edible".


Or "I desperately want to communicate with you, but language is hard and arbitrary and my orofacial muscles, like the rest of them, really, aren't doing what I want yet."

Guess that's a little long for that space. But the "non-sentient" thing kind of killed the rest of the comic for me. Guess I'm thin-skinned about kids and people not understanding their development.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby monicaclaire » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:33 pm UTC

glasnt wrote:I'm still "Everything is Exciting!" yet I'm apparently in the 'Woo College" category. I must be doing it wrong.



ME TOO! My difference, I'm 33! I am so backwards. HA!

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby BrianB » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:20 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:Randall,

You gotta be FUCKING KIDDING ME.


Apparently your capability of authoring an intelligent comment is on par with your perception of the comic itself.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby RebeccaRGB » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:52 pm UTC

squidfood wrote:I think it could be fixed by a sub-category from ages 1 - 3: "Everything is edible".

Charlie Bucket: You can eat the grass?
Willy Wonka: Of course you can! Everything in this room is eatable. Even *I'm* eatable. But that is called "cannibalism," my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.
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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby cphite » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:03 pm UTC

blackhatmatt wrote:
squidfood wrote:
Rilian wrote:Clearly the author has no experience with children, as he thinks 2-year-olds are "non-sentient".


I think it could be fixed by a sub-category from ages 1 - 3: "Everything is edible".


Or "I desperately want to communicate with you, but language is hard and arbitrary and my orofacial muscles, like the rest of them, really, aren't doing what I want yet."

Guess that's a little long for that space. But the "non-sentient" thing kind of killed the rest of the comic for me. Guess I'm thin-skinned about kids and people not understanding their development.


I realized it was a cartoon and therefore looked past any technically incorrect information.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:13 pm UTC

BrianB wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:Randall,

You gotta be FUCKING KIDDING ME.


Apparently your capability of authoring an intelligent comment is on par with your perception of the comic itself.


What's there to perceive?

That Randall thinks it's somehow funny or deep to attach generic, stereotypical, idiotically caricatural phrases to certain age periods? That Randall made the brilliant discovery that the life of a human being is more or less divided in stages? That a comic as shallow and ridiculous as this could evoke any emotional or humourous response? That "WOOOO COLLEGE WOOO [vomit]" is now supposed to be funny? That "old people have sex!" has somehow turned into an interesting punchline?

All those things considered, I genuinely think that the most intelligent thing that can be done is to consider that the author is fucking kidding with me.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby dfjdejulio » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:17 pm UTC

"When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever."

-- "Now We Are Six", by A. A. Milne

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby Moose Hole » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:27 pm UTC

grayvsgrey wrote:
Moose Hole wrote:I fully intend to have sex after I'm dead too. I've been dating a lot of necrophiliacs lately and become a Muslim.

The necrophiliac bit is genius. I wonder if your Islamic soul will be able to sensually sense what is happening to your corporeal corpse, though...
I'm just hoping that with 72 virgins, I can get at least one to put out.

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Re: 0907: "Ages"

Postby amnotyoursavior » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:31 pm UTC

alt text: get outta my head randall


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