Dated Humor You clamored for more Rob, you begged and pleaded, but instead you got Harrison, who explains why XKCD sucks in general as well as specifically! Okay, so this is one of those weird comics that comes up from time to time that just don’t seem to have a purpose. It’s not a joke, it’s not an attempt at interesting or insightful commentary, it’s just a couple of stick people exchanging “witty banter” or perhaps, in the striking phrase of one commenter, “two douchebags arguing over something inconsequential” that is neither witty nor banter. I don’t have anything against actual witty banter, mind. It’s one of the defining elements of screwball comedy, and I love me some screwball comedies plus stuff that doesn’t really qualify but is clearly screwball-influenced. But there are two major, major differences between something like this and something like the good, s Mr. All good screwball movies — actually, most comedies of any stripe that are worth anything — ground their dialogue in strong characterization. Since everyone in xkcd-land is indistinguishable unless they’re a girl or wear a hat, Randall has never developed strong characters.
le minou de ma salope
User’s Awards So, I started intimately seeing a new girl. She’s cute and nerdy and we’re both really into eachother. We’ve been on three dates, they were all great, and we already have at least two two and a half?
@Daran — No, My Part 1 was a response to the first question only in your Part Part 2 was a response to the second question in your Part 1. I had intended to work through them all, one after the other in order, as many as time would permit.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People very large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
Reflections From The Halfway Point
Sun Oct 19, 5: Since this is obviously not a setting where I just forgot the humans, I’ve decided to make the absence of humans an integral part of the setting. Since this is already a huge post, I’ll do geography , history, and current affairs in another post.
Ooh, nice. I’ll have to listen to it this evening. Together, the recent papers on the genetics of the Corded Ware/Battle Ax people make it highly likely that the non-Anatolian branch of IE expanded with the brown-eyed, lactose-tolerant hordes of the Yamnaya culture.
Posted on June 29, by Scott Alexander I. A while back one of my patients was having a foot problem, so I consulted the hospital podiatrist. I thought about this because as of today I am halfway done with my four-year psychiatry residency. One of my teachers told me that you go to medical school to learn things, and then you go to residency to get used to them.
But my last time on call, somebody also had a seizure, and I sort of strolled in half-asleep, ordered the necessary tests and consultations and supportive care, then strolled out and went back to bed. And then there are the little things, like learning to tune out a psychotic guy banging on the window and yelling threats at you.
In fact, psych hospitals are much more orderly than you would think. For a place where two dozen not-very-stable people are locked up in a small area against their will, violence is impressively rare. And we doctors are certainly trained to assess for it, defuse it, and if worst comes to worst hold our own until someone can get help.
Not so much as a slap or a poke. I am constantly impressed with how deeply the civilizing instinct has penetrated.
John’s guide to tricky English grammar rules
Archive Here are all the comics I’ve done. If you’re looking for a particular comic, the search engine can help you out! The comics are presented here in reverse chronological order. They are in chronological order too if you read from the bottom up, just FYI February February 5th, Detectron could detect everything This tragic flaw also made Detectron more interesting as a character, who, as I say, is now available for licensing across all media.
dating rule half your age plus. Description graph of the half-age-plus-seven rule never date anyone under half your age plus 7, which claims to dictate what age disparity between two people is acceptable in dating romantic intimate relationships during the late 20th century early 21st century called the standard creepiness rule in the ing to this rule, the age of the younger person.
He sent the two kinds of sperm swimming down a glass tube through ever-thicker albumin barriers. The sperm with the X chromosome had a larger head and a longer tail, and so, he figured, they would get bogged down in the viscous liquid. The sperm with the Y chromosome were leaner and faster and could swim down to the bottom of the tube more efficiently. In the late s, Ericsson leased the method to clinics around the U.
Instead of a lab coat, he wore cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, and doled out his version of cowboy poetry. People magazine once suggested a TV miniseries based on his life called Cowboy in the Lab. To them, the lab cowboy and his sperminator portended a dystopia of mass-produced boys.
Posted on September 15, by Ozy Frantz [Content note: Some sexually explicit content. Discussion without endorsement of various forms of transphobia, homophobia, et cetera. The linked book contains much fascinating information, such as the fact that animal sexuality has been documented in almost species and that, in one study, ninety percent of observed giraffe sex was between two males.
I am not sure why animal homosexuality is so common: I am not an evolutionary biologist myself.
Young A Thomas Point of View The Zombie Shuffle Search for: Calculate Your Dating Age Range June 11, Sandra G Inspired by this xkcd comic, I built an interactive graph and calculator. You can use it to test whether your current relationship is socially acceptable or to calculate what age is too young or too old for you to date.
George Walkden at New Books in Language: Who were the Indo-Europeans? Were they all-conquering heroes? Aggressive patriarchal Kurgan horsemen, sweeping aside the peaceful civilizations of Old Europe? Weed-smoking drug dealers rolling across Eurasia in a cannabis-induced haze? Or slow-moving but inexorable farmers from Anatolia? These are just some of the many possibilities discussed in the scholarly literature. But in , a New York Times article announced that the problem had been solved, by a team of innovative biologists applying computational tools to language change.
In an article published in Science, they claimed to have found decisive support for the Anatolian hypothesis. In their book, The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics Cambridge University Press, , Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin Lewis make the case that this conclusion is premature, and based on unwarranted assumptions.
In this interview, Asya and Martin talk to me about the history of the Indo-European homeland question, the problems they see in the Science article, and the form that a good theory of Indo-European origins needs to take. At the site you can hear the hour-long interview.
The Categories Were Made For Man, Not Man For The Categories
But there was one specific misinterpretation that I want to try to clarify. And that is, indeed, what the apostles of the normcore left often accuse people like me of doing. But it is not at all what I was trying to do. I think this arises from a genuine blind spot and not, in most cases, a conscious bias. And the real working class, far from adhering strictly to those expectations, is constantly in a state of either failing to live up to them, or not even wanting to try.
Dating online is permissible, but no man shall admit to it. A man shall be wary of the pictures posted on their date’s profile. If she looks too hot to need online dating, she is probably ugly and/or fat.
These questions are directly lifted from a document that Tara Byrne created, which drew heavily from a post found on the Tea with Strangers Facebook page. Where do you work? What do you drive? I really hate superficial conversations. Hearing them at networking events makes me cringe. Hearing them on a first date is a total dealbreaker. Luckily, there are questions out that that are designed to help us dive beneath the surface extremely quickly.
Use your favorites whenever you can. What are you most afraid to desire? Why do you do what you do? Where do you find yourself most vulnerable?