0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby jamesh » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:27 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:I just got an awesome mental image involving several coconuts and a katana.


Does your mental image look anything like this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordan_husney/89051075/

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby scarletmanuka » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:52 am UTC

Onto the 8th page of comments already and the strip hasn't even been up for a whole day yet.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Linux0s » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:05 am UTC

This is my graph:
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby XilDarkz » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:08 am UTC

Is it wrong that I think Randall got it right?

Except for oranges.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby zombie_monkey » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:19 am UTC

Ezbez wrote:Seeing as my family has a nice patch of raspberries in our backyard, I was rather shocked at their apparent AWOL. I'd have ranked them right around strawberries and blueberries for tastiness and slightly less easy due to the thorns on the bushes.

And a good grapefruit in the morning is quite nice, in my opinion.

Yes, I also thought raspberries are sadly lacking!

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Baalthazaq » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:26 am UTC

Sorry Randal, but Linux0 up there's blows yours out of the water.

Also chikoos are the greatest fruit.

Now, let me put it this way. To get an unbiased result from taste, you should jucify every fruit before tasting. Otherwise texture (Banana, Tomato) comes into play. Also, it shouldn't count seeds (Watermelon juice is awesome, if you blend the seeds in with it, it tastes watered down).

What I do for watermelon: Slice in half. Take a (long) glass and push it into the center. Twist, and remove. You then have a core of amazing watermelon.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Baalthazaq » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:27 am UTC

Oh, but for Linux:

Your mom is lower down on the tasty scale.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Kabann » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:32 am UTC

Robin S wrote:
Mr. Beck wrote:Wow... Seven pages of objection, support, and other opinions most of us don't care to hear. NOt thatI don't have my own opinions, just that I keep them to myself.
Forums are for sharing opinions, among other things.


And judging them, evidently. Huh. Not you, Mr. Beck, but most other posters I see.


JoshuaOst wrote:What's with the hate for bananas? There tolerably okay and very easy.

And strawberries suck worse than anything else has ever sucked or will ever suck by the way.


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I think everyone is so passionate about the fruit debate because in a world where the ostensibly important topics are often so hard to understand, fruit is easy, and you can make up your mind JUST LIKE THAT and stick to your guns.

That doesn't make coconuts stop sucking so bad though.

At least we can give them kick-ass points for being a fruit that requires violence. Does anyone dare to disagree?
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Flying Caveman » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:39 am UTC

What about limes? Limes have got to be even father down and to the left than coconuts. Fuck Limes!

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Flock » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:30 am UTC

Looking at the plot, we can clearly deduce a generic rule: there is a linear relation between easiness and tastiness. The tastier is a fruit the easier he is( look at the plot again: you will see it!). Obviously with biological samples the dispersion is non negligible, If someone may give some unit for the plot axis, we may compute the \chi square as a support of this law.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Delalyra » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:04 am UTC

Linux0s wrote:This is my graph:

Your Mom makes it that much funnier. XD
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Nicole88 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:27 am UTC

Looks like someone has a problem with citric acid. I could eat lemons all day.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Felstaff » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:00 am UTC

Nicole88 wrote:Looks like someone has a problem with citric acid. I could eat lemons all day.


I assure you; if you did, your avatar would probably look more like mine.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Kabann » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:02 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:
Nicole88 wrote:Looks like someone has a problem with citric acid. I could eat lemons all day.


I assure you; if you did, your avatar would probably look more like mine.



Felstaff, I don't think there are enough lemons in the world.


EDIT: Kabann counted, and found that 40 people signed up to the fora to post in this particular thread. Kabann has one eyebrow raised in bemusement.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Yakk » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:03 pm UTC

http://ermarian.net/services/statistics/fruit/ definitely needs to be normalized.

Ie, after each voting, the fruits are then spread out to +1 and -1 on the scale.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby delusion » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:53 pm UTC

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Minor corrections, with apologies.

[del_wrk] Cherry tomatoes and roma tomatoes would be substantially higher than beefsteak tomatoes or whatever the really bland ones are called.
[rFACKler] i'd put cherry tomatoes higher than grapes, most of the time
[del_wrk] Sun dried tomatoes are absolutely divine, but if I had to add additional drawings to the graph, it would take longer than the funny was worth.
[del_wrk] But then if you add sun dried tomatoes, you pretty much owe it to yourself to add banana chips, raisins, and dehydrated pineapple.
[rFACKler] i got some freeze-dried pineapple a while ago
[del_wrk] Dehydrated pineapple is nearly weightless and fucking amazing.
[rFACKler] i wanted to grind it up and snort it
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Ralph » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:55 pm UTC

Go forth and vote:

http://ealingwoodcraft.org.uk/fruit/index.php

This is an average of all the votes received, so fruit may not move very far unless you vote lots.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Arancaytar » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:26 pm UTC

What we now need is a list of all fruit-graphing applications coded so far. :)

Yours wins points for the drag and drop and using actual images, but I still think mine was quicker to vote on; I can also show means, deviations and point clouds for each fruit. =P
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Ralph » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

Your data is a pretty cool

I was going too add a better data collection method, etc to mine, but there are only so many hours in a day one can program fruit graphs.

Edit: ok, now its one vote each, since all the fruit has ended up in one place.

Edit: Added extra weight to the last vote, while not an as accurate representation of the consensus, it will improve the user experience by fruit visibly moving after your vote.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby dharmamama » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:36 pm UTC

Ralph wrote:Go forth and vote:

http://ealingwoodcraft.org.uk/fruit/index.php


I just spent *way* too much time trying to decide if cherries were more difficult than seeded grapes. For some reason, when it came to actually voting, I wanted to make sure I got it right.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby the_bandersnatch » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:25 pm UTC

The title of the comic, and the inclusion of watermelon reminds me of Peep Show's melon-off. Has anyone here tried a melon-off before?

To explain:

Jez: You Missed the Melon-Off!
Mark: The what?
Jez: It's where two lads get hard on and put melons on their cocks, the first one to fall off loses.

...When Nancy attempts to eat said melon with large hole in it...

Jez: Don't eat the melon Nancy. It's not good melon.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby delusion » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:38 pm UTC

Ralph wrote:Edit: ok, now its one vote each, since all the fruit has ended up in one place.


It's me doing that. I'm keeping the strawberries segregated from the other fruit.

My reasoning is as follows:

Strawberries used to be tasty and sweet and small. In order to make an easier-to-ship and better-looking product, these days you get supermarket strawberries that are as large as your fist and taste bland, sour, and yucky.

Until strawberries start tasting like they're supposed to, those strawberries can stay away from real fruit, even sucky fruit like tomatoes, peaches, and grapefruit.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby benjhuey » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:08 am UTC

Dang, I love how everyone praises Randall for making this comic and then immediately turning around and telling him how wrong it is.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby netsplit » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:11 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:
Nicole88 wrote:Looks like someone has a problem with citric acid. I could eat lemons all day.


I assure you; if you did, your avatar would probably look more like mine.



That is one sour looking old dude alright.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby delusion » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:48 am UTC

benjhuey wrote:Dang, I love how everyone praises Randall for making this comic and then immediately turning around and telling him how wrong it is.


I fail to see a contradiction.

It's simply unnatural to have that sort of distaste for oranges and bananas.

But yeah, fuck grapefruit.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Balkash » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:22 am UTC

Cherries should be further to the left. Damn pits...

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Novabomb » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:27 am UTC

I registered to ask the following question.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Kefga_X » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:43 am UTC

I am incredibly happy that there are interactive graphs now!

This is the most amazing comic ever.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby faunablues » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:25 am UTC

Some notes about bananas:

I always had difficulty eating them, until someone told me (not sure if this is true or not) that humans eat bananas backwards. I tried peeling from the other end, and it was magic. Pure magic.

Bananas with brown spots are not rotten or overripe. In fact, in some places they're not considered fully ripe *until* they get freckles. But unfortunately, if the bananas suffered *any* damage in travel (assuming they're not growing in your backyard), the wound festers like the bubonic plague at this point =(
Bananas destined to be banana bread should also have some brownness to them.

Fried plantains are 10x tastier than bananas. (and I like bananas)

Red Delicious apples are ironically un-delicious, but other red ones such as Braeburn, Jonathan, McIntosh, are the epitome of all that is a tasty apple.

(side note: it's very sad that I registered just to post for one of the least intellectual comics on here. but i had to save bananas from labels of untastiness.)

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby benjhuey » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:40 am UTC

delusion wrote:
benjhuey wrote:Dang, I love how everyone praises Randall for making this comic and then immediately turning around and telling him how wrong it is.


I fail to see a contradiction.

It's simply unnatural to have that sort of distaste for oranges and bananas.

But yeah, fuck grapefruit.

Now that I think about it, my brother is the same why. He dislikes bananas and, really, all fruit in general.

I, on the other hand, can't get enough fruit. It's a sad day for me when our household runs out of oranges.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Woaz » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:53 am UTC

Lemons need an inverse on the y-axis.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Mr. Beck » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:40 am UTC

Robin S wrote:
Mr. Beck wrote:Wow... Seven pages of objection, support, and other opinions most of us don't care to hear. NOt thatI don't have my own opinions, just that I keep them to myself.
Forums are for sharing opinions, among other things.

I was not trying to be critical of people posting their opinion. What I was trying to say is that simply saying "I think f should be at (x,y)" is most likely going to be ignored after seven pages worth.


Mr. Beck wrote:Someone with more software experience than I should make a drag-and-drop version....

Ralph wrote:Go forth and vote:
http://ealingwoodcraft.org.uk/fruit/index.php

I WIN!

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Sprocket » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:16 am UTC

God I LOVE how much controversy there is over fruit! We are all very protective of our fruit opinions (my self included). Humans are super silly. :-)
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby mezz » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:26 am UTC

someone needs to create a website like "the cutest", "funniest", ect, except have it be tasty or easy at random, only the original fruit as options, and then make an x,y coordinate plot of the results every few hours

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby scarletmanuka » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:22 am UTC

Ralph wrote:Go forth and vote:
http://ealingwoodcraft.org.uk/fruit/index.php
This is an average of all the votes received, so fruit may not move very far unless you vote lots.
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Well, it might be lucky, you never know.

Now I have a distinct desire to go and get some fruit, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Also, on the topic of apples: Fuji Fuji Fuji Fuji Fuji Fuji.

Fruits I would add: passionfruit, nectarines, kiwifruit.

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Plastic Soul » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:02 am UTC

Fuji?

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Rat » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:29 am UTC

Arancaytar wrote:What we now need is a list of all fruit-graphing applications coded so far. :)

Yours wins points for the drag and drop and using actual images, but I still think mine was quicker to vote on; I can also show means, deviations and point clouds for each fruit. =P



haha, yours is pretty neat..

i like the tug of war for grapefruit..

go tasty easiness!

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Muskrat121 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:05 pm UTC

I dunno...I rather like grapefruit...

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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Plasma Man » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:31 pm UTC

I'd add a z-axis for refreshingness. So bananas could be downgraded for their lack of refreshingness, whereas cucumber would make an entry high on the refreshingness axis.
And I think there should be some culinary fruit on there, peppers are difficult but more tasty than a tomato (and they're refreshing).

BTW, what's the smallest type of tomato? An atomato (groooaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnn)

Yeah, and coconuts would be off the left on the x-axis, but would probably be 1/4 the way up the y-axis.
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Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Postby Kalos » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:01 pm UTC

Despite mentions of murder, music, politics, and even religion... the FRUIT COMIC is possibly the most controversial XKCD to date.


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