0288: "Elevator"

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0288: "Elevator"

Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:01 am UTC

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Title text: Quick, try it with 'LOVE'.

Commentary: Like Charlie and the Chocolate factory on DMT.

Required link:http://xkcd.com/c288.html
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Postby lyworm » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:03 am UTC

Yup. Charlie and the chocolate factory.

I liked it :]
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Postby UmbrageOfSnow » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:06 am UTC

Aerosmith already tried the alternate option. Zeppelins may be better.
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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:07 am UTC

I was also reminded of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

This is a really awesome comic, the idea of a button that takes you anywhere. Although... if you pressed a button for 'love', where would it actually take you? Would a hot member of whatever sex you're attracted to suddenly appear in the elevator with you? Personally I'd label the button 'hot sex on a deserted beach'. If I had enough paper. XD

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:08 am UTC

Uhm, the link doesn't work. What comic are you talking about?

EDIT: You mean this:

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Postby aephoenix » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:10 am UTC

Mm, I dunno, love isn't really a place..

How about, "Alternate universe where I have a girlfriend and am not socially awkward"? There's always enough paper!

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Postby 5theye » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:11 am UTC

After reading this comic I instantly thought of this instead:
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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:12 am UTC

And in the case of not enough paper, you can always write 'more paper', then continue from there.

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Postby DustinCorreale » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:12 am UTC

the reverse direction of floors throws me off

the alt text is a bit a tragic

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:14 am UTC

Why did he end up at Big Holes Filled With Beer National Park?

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Postby Twasbrillig » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:16 am UTC

^^You must be drinking American beer.

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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:17 am UTC

It's the holes being torn in reality as a result of this comic!

Also I imagine taking a /stairway/ to a zeppelin.

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Postby RunningFool » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:19 am UTC

"Quick, try it with love" is such a wonderful sentence.

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Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:31 am UTC

Uhm, the link doesn't work. What comic are you talking about?


Link works just fine. We have always been at war with Eastasia.
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Postby Aglet » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:32 am UTC

Darcey wrote:I was also reminded of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

This is a really awesome comic, the idea of a button that takes you anywhere. Although... if you pressed a button for 'love', where would it actually take you? Would a hot member of whatever sex you're attracted to suddenly appear in the elevator with you? Personally I'd label the button 'hot sex on a deserted beach'. If I had enough paper. XD


Eww, sex on the beach. Gritty. Sandy. Sticky. Yuck.

I'd much rather write "1998." Pokémon! Smash Mouth (although "All Star" had yet to be released)! Everybody Loves Raymond! It was a great time.
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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:34 am UTC

Sand is not a problem when you have your towel.

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Postby dr7 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:37 am UTC

I've tried this once in the past. It didn't work.

Though I admit that I used "Moon", so maybe it doesn't work that way.
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Postby iabervon » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:38 am UTC

Sorry, Randall, but that approach is also useless here.

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Postby gazzaj » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:52 am UTC

Looks a lot like he ended up in Brazil.

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I want one of those elevators. Or Zeppelins. I'm not fussy...

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Postby Ren » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:09 am UTC

"Quick, try it with love!" should go on the List of Things to Say During Sex.

Just sayin'.
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Postby Nulon » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:10 am UTC

hot sex on the beach?

Cold sex seems a much more plausible situation. Windy things, them bitches.

Er... beaches.

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Postby xooll » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:19 am UTC

Zeppelin!
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Postby The_Toad » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:20 am UTC

QUICK... TO PHOTOSHOP

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also I just noticed something... who the shit has handwriting that good? I should change where it says LOVE to somthing more believable
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Postby marco » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:23 am UTC

5theye wrote:After reading this comic I instantly thought of this instead:
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Awesome!! I swear...that was the first thing that came to my head when I read "Zeppelin!"...I even thought of the same picture

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Postby airtank » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:27 am UTC

gazzaj wrote:Looks a lot like he ended up in Brazil.

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Or South Florida.

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Karsts!

Postby kuril » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:31 am UTC

Karst topography! I love it. As carbonic acid (rain water is naturally slightly acidic) infiltrates the ground, it slowly dissolves limestone at intersections of fractures, and a cave is born. Then one day, it begins to empty of water. Now, since water can't be compressed, all was fine. But without that water, the cave is suddenly not very stable. So eventually, *poof* it collapses, causing a fairly round lake or empty depression on the surface. This process does take quite a while, of course. Interestingly, humans are well known for their desire to build on top of hollowed limestone. Limestone is organic in origin (travertine is the non-organic variety) and is considered a sedimentary rock. It is composed of CaCO3, which explains its readiness to dissolve with an acid.

Karst topography can be found all over central Florida, some other southern states and the northern part of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula.

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Postby airtank » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:37 am UTC

Nulon wrote:hot sex on the beach?

Cold sex seems a much more plausible situation. Windy things, them bitches.

Er... beaches.


DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF sex on the beach, or other such tomfoolery, is not fun!! you get sand in places you didn't know existed and god help you if you can't go right home and shower.

(this is part of the Things I Will Never Do Again series.)
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Postby The_Toad » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:48 am UTC

airtank wrote:
Nulon wrote:hot sex on the beach?

Cold sex seems a much more plausible situation. Windy things, them bitches.

Er... beaches.


DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF sex on the beach, or other such tomfoolery, is not fun!! you get sand in places you didn't know existed and god help you if you can't go right home and shower.

(this is part of the Things I Will Never Do Again series.)


good thing none of us have to worry about that..... or... sex in general.... man... I have issues

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Postby ZerothRoot » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:58 am UTC

The "Zeppelin!" bit never gets old.

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Postby gazzaj » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:06 am UTC

The_Toad wrote:QUICK... TO PHOTOSHOP

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Is Paint ok?

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Postby dabigkid » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:15 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:
Uhm, the link doesn't work. What comic are you talking about?


Link works just fine. We have always been at war with Eastasia.
I anticipated a .png extension, but this one's a .jpg.

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Postby thedancecmmndr » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:34 am UTC

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Postby Kawa » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:43 am UTC

We think alike, oh poster above me:
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Postby Phi » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:00 am UTC

When I saw what he wrote for the next level of the elevator, I thought of the band as well :D
I thought of the picture of the DVD menu with Page though, because that was the last Led picture I saw.

On the landscape, was I the only one to think of Toejam and Earl?
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Postby nevetS » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:17 am UTC

Brazil?!? Florida?!?

Come now - that's plainly Minnesota!

Go Vikings!

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Postby The_Toad » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:27 am UTC

nevetS wrote:Brazil?!? Florida?!?

Come now - that's plainly Minnesota!

Go Vikings!


I had the same thought...WOO WOO GO WILD

also this
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Postby SoapyHobo » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:40 am UTC

After getting the zeppelin, I'd do this:

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Zeppelin aerial view of the best olympics ever!
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Postby Peripatetic » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:42 am UTC

Every certificate of inspection I've ever seen on an elevator has always been expired for at least a year. I wouldn't want to try this trick.

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Postby wing » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:53 am UTC

Peripatetic wrote:Every certificate of inspection I've ever seen on an elevator has always been expired for at least a year. I wouldn't want to try this trick.
The elevator in my office building has a sheet of paper in the slot for the inspection certificate telling us to go to security for a copy of the certificate. Security doesn't know wtf you're talking about if you ask for one. The elevator has outright FAILED no fewer than 8 times in the past 2 weeks, it doesn't even come CLOSE to it's marked weight limit (3500lbs marked. A weighted 2200lb skid DROPPED IT without even putting more than 50% of the skid's weight on. We had to manually muscle this 2200lb skid back out of the dangling elevator.... If I knew where an elevator with a certificate in it in this county were, I'd be calling the complaint number.

Also, the emergency phone was TORN OUT years ago, and never replaced. It's just two bare wires.

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Postby McHell » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:33 am UTC

Sounds familiar. When I worked in Holland, the elevator in the building had a notice that you shouldn't use it outside of office hours, what with nobody to come save you. And there's a 3person limit.

[The irony is that there's a Dutch proverb, "a forewarned man is worth two", which probably means that you get in the lift with two friends, read the notice and then it crashed down as you've doubled the acceptable limit.]


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