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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby udscbt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:46 pm UTC

I noticed that Randall hasn't published a new "What if?" today, could it be that the questions sent by Pope Helper scared him so much to force him to seek refuge in a bunker?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kryton » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:50 pm UTC

udscbt wrote:I noticed that Randall hasn't published a new "What if?" today, could it be that the questions sent by Pope Helper scared him so much to force him to seek refuge in a bunker?

they seem to get posted late in the evening last few weeks.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:51 pm UTC

udscbt wrote:I noticed that Randall hasn't published a new "What if?" today, could it be that the questions sent by Pope Helper scared him so much to force him to seek refuge in a bunker?

Somebody's negative! No, instead, it's delayed because he's too busy answering every question. Yes, yes, that's it...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eliram » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:54 pm UTC

Red Hal wrote:They've moved the Trebuchet to make room for this. (please let it be true)

Spoiler:
time.gif


Edit: I tried to get it to scale, but feel it may be a little small. I had to guess based on cueball's head diameter.

I'll definitely wait for THAT.
It's about time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:56 pm UTC

(18 TimeFrames of outsider stuff)
(8 NewPages of catchup)
And I'm back!
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Exodies wrote:
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Exodies wrote:It has! Didn't think of that. Thanks.


When you're surrounded by neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, detail-oriented, sleep-deprived Timewaiters bored in between newpix, you'll get a lot of grammar-pouncing...

Like maybe noticing that your sig should be "Where to, Guv?" if "guv" is a proper noun (thus capitalized). But, it's perfectly fine if "guv" is a verb. In the first case, you're asking for information on where to take the Guv, in the second, you're looking for a location to do the guvving...


The comma was left out deliberately; capitalising the g was not considered; perhaps it should have been spelt gov, but I wanted to influence the pronunciation; I'm still undecided about the question mark.


I like the ambiguity.

And actually, in most cases, 'guv'' would probably be more of a generic pronoun like 'mister' or 'buddy', so it wouldn't need the capitalization.

But in this Time thread, I do wonder if it should be 'When to guv?" And of course, the guv would answer, "Wait for it."

Subtleties in grammar can be rather fun. What a difference the comma makes in "Helping your uncle Jack, off his horse" and "Let's eat, Grandma".
Cf. http://xkcd.com/326/. Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby speising » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:59 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:01 pm UTC

speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.
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Helper wrote:The great thing about this needle-pulled thing be that it tin turn ænig everyday situation into an hilarious nightmare:
Helper goeth to Starbux:
"ic'd like an coffee, please. Hold the baby!"
"hwæt? eow be, like, weird."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:02 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:As I can't be a cardinal due to reviving a long-dead account for this thread instead of creating one, may I be an ordinal instead?

Sorry, I don't believe in ordinals. You could be a cordial, though.
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:02 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:04 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.
Lord Randall, Creator of the One True Comic wrote:Wait for it.

Helper wrote:The great thing about this needle-pulled thing be that it tin turn ænig everyday situation into an hilarious nightmare:
Helper goeth to Starbux:
"ic'd like an coffee, please. Hold the baby!"
"hwæt? eow be, like, weird."
"Y-Y-You too.FULL STOPFULL STOP"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:08 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:09 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".
Lord Randall, Creator of the One True Comic wrote:Wait for it.

Helper wrote:The great thing about this needle-pulled thing be that it tin turn ænig everyday situation into an hilarious nightmare:
Helper goeth to Starbux:
"ic'd like an coffee, please. Hold the baby!"
"hwæt? eow be, like, weird."
"Y-Y-You too.FULL STOPFULL STOP"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:15 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby enumerated powers » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:18 pm UTC

...and look what showed up in the mail today...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby speising » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:21 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.


that's actually what i meant. this example works only in speech, where commas are ambiguous at best, anyway.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:23 pm UTC

speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.


that's actually what i meant. this example works only in speech, where commas are ambiguous at best, anyway.

Ambigous? What do you mean? Don't you speak commas aloud? ...I suppose that explains all of the weird looks...
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:23 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:<lots of nesting>
Smithers wrote:Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

</lots of nesting>
As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.
Lord Randall, Creator of the One True Comic wrote:Wait for it.

Helper wrote:The great thing about this needle-pulled thing be that it tin turn ænig everyday situation into an hilarious nightmare:
Helper goeth to Starbux:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby speising » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:27 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.


that's actually what i meant. this example works only in speech, where commas are ambiguous at best, anyway.

Ambigous? What do you mean? Don't you speak commas aloud? ...I suppose that explains all of the weird looks...


yes, i do. a comma is spoken similar to "..."

edit: oh, i read "do" instead of "don't"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:31 pm UTC

speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.


that's actually what i meant. this example works only in speech, where commas are ambiguous at best, anyway.

Ambigous? What do you mean? Don't you speak commas aloud? ...I suppose that explains all of the weird looks...


yes, i do. a comma is spoken similar to "..."

edit: oh, i read "do" instead of "don't"


That should get you many unpleasant reactions, reading do instead of don't.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:32 pm UTC

speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.


that's actually what i meant. this example works only in speech, where commas are ambiguous at best, anyway.

Ambigous? What do you mean? Don't you speak commas aloud? ...I suppose that explains all of the weird looks...


yes, i do. a comma is spoken similar to "..."

edit: oh, i read "do" instead of "don't"

Well, I don't know what you're talking about, but I actually say the word 'comma' :D
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mybrainhurts » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:49 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
speising wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Helper wrote:
Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.

To be fair, that a grammatical error, not ambiguity.

This is also true of the other examples.

I don't think so (although I could be wrong)... "Let's eat, Grandma" targets grandma and requests to begin eating (non-grandma) food. "Let's eat Grandma" is a request to eat grandma. They're both grammatically valid.

As are "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex" and "I'd rather cuddle than have sex".

But that requires a change to the word 'then/than,' rather than just a comma change.


that's actually what i meant. this example works only in speech, where commas are ambiguous at best, anyway.

Ambigous? What do you mean? Don't you speak commas aloud? ...I suppose that explains all of the weird looks...


yes, i do. a comma is spoken similar to "..."

edit: oh, i read "do" instead of "don't"

Well, I don't know what you're talking about, but I actually say the word 'comma' :D

So you probably also do quotation marks with your fingers? :lol:
OK, at least that's (almost) a standard Pope gesture... :mrgreen:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:53 pm UTC

Helper wrote: ... snipped...
Well, I don't know what you're talking about, but I actually say the word 'comma' :D


Makes sense to me. After spending the last week in here, I now say "FULL STOP FULL STOP" after ever sentence where's there's a period, especially when ordering my non-inseminated, light-babied coffee...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:54 pm UTC

mybrainhurts wrote:So you probably also do quotation marks with your fingers? :lol:
OK, at least that's (almost) a standard Pope gesture... :mrgreen:

Well obviously! Dot and all! (Don't ask where the dot comes from...)
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AionArap » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Stealth Beige » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:06 pm UTC

mybrainhurts wrote:
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So you probably also do quotation marks with your fingers? :lol:
OK, at least that's (almost) a standard Pope gesture... :mrgreen:


Y'all remind me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

AionArap wrote:Image

Quite a lot of straight horizontal edges there. He will probably be crenellating that for at least half a dozen timeframes.
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Helper wrote:The great thing about this needle-pulled thing be that it tin turn ænig everyday situation into an hilarious nightmare:
Helper goeth to Starbux:
"ic'd like an coffee, please. Hold the baby!"
"hwæt? eow be, like, weird."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bigcrag92 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

Quite a lot of straight horizontal edges there. He will probably be crenellating that for at least half a dozen timeframes.

I think he's trying to make it minecraft worthy
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AionArap » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:18 pm UTC

bigcrag92 wrote:
Smithers wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

Quite a lot of straight horizontal edges there. He will probably be crenellating that for at least half a dozen timeframes.

I think he's trying to make it minecraft worthy


My thoughts exactly, probably getting it ready for the new Minecraft 2.0 release.

EDIT: Added link.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tass » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:19 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
speising wrote:
Smithers wrote:Also of course, the old favourite, "I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."


how could that be read any other way? "I'd rather cuddle then have sex." is just grammatically wrong, without any other meaning.

Try reading 'than' in place of 'then'.


The point is there is not two meanings since the one with then is grammatically incorrect.

I disagree though. It may not be entirely grammatically correct, but a sentence with "I'd rather" without a "than" following, would generally be understood as if followed by "than what was just suggested" in everyday language. It misses a comma though.

"Wanna watch a movie?"
"I'd rather cuddle, then have sex."

Whereas "I'd rather cuddle than have sex" is a standalone statement.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Godsguy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:23 pm UTC

bigcrag92 wrote:
Smithers wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

Quite a lot of straight horizontal edges there. He will probably be crenellating that for at least half a dozen timeframes.

I think he's trying to make it minecraft worthy


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chem1190c » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

Tetris anyone?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
mybrainhurts wrote:So you probably also do quotation marks with your fingers? :lol:
OK, at least that's (almost) a standard Pope gesture... :mrgreen:

Well obviously! Dot and all! (Don't ask where the dot comes from...)

I know I shouldn't ask, but this has got me stumped. Where does the dot come from?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:32 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:
Helper wrote:
mybrainhurts wrote:So you probably also do quotation marks with your fingers? :lol:
OK, at least that's (almost) a standard Pope gesture... :mrgreen:

Well obviously! Dot and all! (Don't ask where the dot comes from...)

I know I shouldn't ask, but this has got me stumped. Where does the dot come from?

I-I don't know, myself.... Sounds gruesome though.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:33 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:Tetris anyone?


I think the tetris block should not have the edge on the right...

EDIT: come to think of it, there is no:
**##
###
block in tetris... or do you see it as a
**#**
### block?

EDIT2: stupid space removal... if I didn't want them, I would not write them...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:37 pm UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:
chem1190c wrote:Tetris anyone?


I think the tetris block should not have the edge on the right...

EDIT: come to think of it, there is no:
##
###
block in tetris... or do you see it as a
#
### block?

I see a:
01100
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:39 pm UTC

hamjudo wrote:If we scale up the stream to be a river, the pond to be a body of water large enough for swimming, and add a beach with sand, it could be the setting for this comic.

Dude, if we scale it all down instead, then the stick figures are the size of ants [which approximates a stick figure figure] and the lakes and rivers could be simple streams and puddles. Small weather changes would greatly influence their world, such as rising water level for no apparent reason. Lastly, this would explain how they can do so much with the sand, from building to standing on it.
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azule wrote:Retreating shore....but the water level has risen, right? *confuzled*

The river is different.

I know it was dif, but more like what water we see is the remnants of the river, basically a marsh now. *still confuzled*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 12obin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:41 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:What a difference the comma makes in "Helping your uncle Jack, off his horse" and "Let's eat, Grandma".


Surely if you were instructing me to assist my uncle Jack in dismounting a horse, "Help your uncle Jack off his horse", with no comma, would be correct. Ambiguous, yes, but it's a correct way to say it.
I was trying to come up with a less ambiguous way to say it, without saying "dismount" I mean, but "Help your uncle get off the horse" sounds pretty bad too now that you've got me thinking that way.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby boozledorf » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:43 pm UTC

12obin wrote:
Smithers wrote:What a difference the comma makes in "Helping your uncle Jack, off his horse" and "Let's eat, Grandma".


Surely if you were instructing me to assist my uncle Jack in dismounting a horse, "Help your uncle Jack off his horse", with no comma, would be correct. Ambiguous, yes, but it's a correct way to say it.
I was trying to come up with a less ambiguous way to say it, without saying "dismount" I mean, but "Help your uncle get off the horse" sounds pretty bad too now that you've got me thinking that way.
"Help your uncle to stop being on a horse..."

"Help your uncle down from the horse"
"Help your uncle from the horse"
"Help your uncle down"
"Help your uncle to the ground"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:44 pm UTC

12obin wrote:
Smithers wrote:What a difference the comma makes in "Helping your uncle Jack, off his horse" and "Let's eat, Grandma".


Surely if you were instructing me to assist my uncle Jack in dismounting a horse, "Help your uncle Jack off his horse", with no comma, would be correct. Ambiguous, yes, but it's a correct way to say it.
I was trying to come up with a less ambiguous way to say it, without saying "dismount" I mean, but "Help your uncle get off the horse" sounds pretty bad too now that you've got me thinking that way.
"Help your uncle to stop being on a horse..."

But that still has the problem of your uncle being 'on a horse' :twisted:
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:45 pm UTC

boozledorf wrote:
12obin wrote:
Smithers wrote:What a difference the comma makes in "Helping your uncle Jack, off his horse" and "Let's eat, Grandma".


Surely if you were instructing me to assist my uncle Jack in dismounting a horse, "Help your uncle Jack off his horse", with no comma, would be correct. Ambiguous, yes, but it's a correct way to say it.
I was trying to come up with a less ambiguous way to say it, without saying "dismount" I mean, but "Help your uncle get off the horse" sounds pretty bad too now that you've got me thinking that way.
"Help your uncle to stop being on a horse..."

"Help your uncle down from the horse"
"Help your uncle from the horse"
"Help your uncle down"
"Help your uncle to the ground"

"Help your uncle to alight"
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