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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2009 15:11      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I guess a lot of you check out the xkcd comic pretty regularly and I like it a lot too

But I have to link this one for those who don't because it actually made me cry with laughter [URL=http://xkcd.com/570/
Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/new_car.png]New Car[/URL]

To get the full effect you need to check the mouseover "tooltip" text... but I guess all regular readers get that already [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2009 15:52      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
To get the full effect you need to check the mouseover "tooltip" text... but I guess all regular readers get that already [Big Grin]

I actually get quite upset when comics don't provide an extra tooltip joke now [Frown]
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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2009 16:01      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The Chaser (aussie comedy team, famous for crashing the APEC meeting a couple of years ago) did a segment where they stood in a busy shopping street with a wad of $50 notes, trying to give them away.

Most people just walked past, convinced it must be a scam.

btw - I don't get the mouse-over joke, why would I want my penis to be even bigger? [Confused]

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2009 16:13      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Fixed Link --> http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/new_car.png

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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2009 17:12      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks MMKK

guess that just goes to show you SHOULD always check your own posted links...

(yes that one was just a slip in the add url ubb but even so...)

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Icon 2 posted April 20, 2009 23:07      Profile for Papa     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
True story: In '07, at the New York State Fair, they held a drawing for a new car. Fill in a card, drop it in the box,etc. The last day of the fair they shook the box, drew a card, called the entrant, told him he had won and he hung up on them.

OK, drew another card, called and same thing.

Drew a third card and this guy got the car.

Wonder if those first two ever found out what they missed out on.

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Icon 1 posted April 20, 2009 23:25      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's funny though. If someone called me up and told me I had won a car, I'd probably hang up on them too.

It reminds me of this question my social psychology professor asked, back when I was in college:

"If you came home and there was a message on your answering machine saying you'd won the lottery, how many people would you tell?"

My answer: "One. I'd report it as telephone fraud because I don't buy lottery tickets, and even if I did, you don't give them your phone number when you buy it."

I was not his favorite student.

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Icon 1 posted April 21, 2009 00:03      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'd probably hang up as well, unless I had in the last month wrote my name on a cad and dropped it in a box. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted April 21, 2009 06:57      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:

To get the full effect you need to check the mouseover "tooltip" text... but I guess all regular readers get that already [Big Grin]

Well...the really disappointing thing is that you can't access the 'title' attribute with Mobile Safari. One has to find an xkcd translation/captioning site to read it. Apple clearly needs to fix this ASAP. ;P

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