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1401: "New"

Postby Freiberg » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:04 am UTC

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Alt Text: "The nice thing about headcannnons is that it's really easy to get other people to believe in them."

I'd love to see Black Hat Guy's take on shipping. I would not like to see Black Hat Guy's take on slash.

EDIT: Fixed the alt text. That's what I get for reading too fast.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby asdfzxc » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:08 am UTC

So that's what happened to the skul gun...

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:11 am UTC

I'll give Randall this much. This joke is so obvious that even people who have never seen it done before know that it's been done before, and yet the way he implemented it still made me laugh.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby iabervon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:14 am UTC

I would bet a tub of Dannon there isn't any three-n cannnon.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Rory » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:18 am UTC

The title text of the comic itself has a typo: “The nice thing about headcannnons […]”. “headcannnons” should be “headcannons”.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby iabervon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:21 am UTC

Freiberg wrote:I'd love to see Black Hat Guy's take on shipping.


Instead of romance, fan fiction contained bobcat.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:39 am UTC

GOOMH(C)R! I was thinking about this joke a few hours ago!
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Mjonir » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:05 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:GOOMH(C)R! I was thinking about this joke a few hours ago!


It was also done by the SCP Foundation before. Google "SCP-1132-J" (would post link, but I'm being flagged as spam).

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:32 am UTC

OP has a typo in the alt text, missing the first n in headcannnons.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby ThemePark » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:41 am UTC

iabervon wrote:
Freiberg wrote:I'd love to see Black Hat Guy's take on shipping.


Instead of romance, fan fiction contained bobcat.

Would not read again.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby StClair » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:42 am UTC

"... and you should respect it."

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:43 am UTC

ThemePark wrote:
iabervon wrote:
Freiberg wrote:I'd love to see Black Hat Guy's take on shipping.


Instead of romance, fan fiction contained bobcat.

Would not read again.


Instead of bobcat, shipping crate contained fictional characters.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Eshru » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:55 am UTC

When it has gotten to the point we are shipping crates, haven't we gone too far?

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:20 am UTC

Don't worry, BHG is an experienced shipping crater.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:22 am UTC

I think that shipping any decent size crater would be difficult. I mean, technically it's a hole in the ground, so what do you send? The air in it?
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby HES » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:47 am UTC

Envelope Generator wrote:OP has a typo in the alt text, missing the first n in headcannnons.

It's actually the second n that's missing.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby karhell » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:50 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:I think that shipping any decent size crater would be difficult. I mean, technically it's a hole in the ground, so what do you send? The air in it?

Nah, what you do is sell it as a DIY crater, and ship it at high velocity from outer space.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:51 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:I think that shipping any decent size crater would be difficult. I mean, technically it's a hole in the ground, so what do you send? The air in it?

Well, if you're shipping a giant hole in the ground, I guess the most obvious thing would be to ship it with some sort of huge earthen protrusion of comparable magnitude. Though I know "het is ew" for a lot of the shipping world, but I'm not sure exactly what a huge earthen tongue or what have you would be like exactly. Maybe a river delta? They're big and geological and kind of tongue-like.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Quicksilver » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:01 am UTC

I just abhor headcannon in general.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby chrisjwmartin » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:03 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:I'll give Randall this much. This joke is so obvious that even people who have never seen it done before know that it's been done before, and yet the way he implemented it still made me laugh.

I don't get it at all. Can someone explain it please?

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Arancaytar » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:06 am UTC

I was staring at "headcannnon" for at least ten seconds wondering why it looked subtly wrong. Even when I suspected it, I had to basically count out the n's to see them - the eye just slides right off them somehow.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:19 am UTC

karhell wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:I think that shipping any decent size crater would be difficult. I mean, technically it's a hole in the ground, so what do you send? The air in it?

Nah, what you do is sell it as a DIY crater, and ship it at high velocity from outer space.

Cool, instant crater! Just add planet.
Although an indestructible magically powered supercharged hairdryer in an indestructible box would also be a perfect solution.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby jalohones » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:59 am UTC

Black hat guy has hair.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby HES » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:03 am UTC

jalohones wrote:Black hat guy has hair.

Yes, he does.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby jalohones » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:05 am UTC

HES wrote:
jalohones wrote:Black hat guy has hair.

Yes, he does.


I never noticed until now. Obviously the cannon brings it out.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby alvinhochun » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:06 am UTC

Four words: I don't get the joke.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby StClair » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:11 am UTC

Common misspelling of "headcanon", one's personal idea of what should be true for a given fictional setting (TV or book series, movie(s), etc etc). For example, "in my headcanon, characters A and B start dating a week after (episode/book/movie) ends."
Derived from the idea of religious canon - the official teachings and precepts of a church.

This isn't even the first time I've seen the joke made in the form of a literal head (mounted) cannon.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby orthogon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:15 am UTC

I hadn't heard of headcanon until today, so I can't be sure how I'd have reacted if I'd known about it. But the problem is that this is a homophone-based pun, and those don't work if you write them down, except perhaps for people who aren't very good at spelling. For me cannon and canon are completely different words, which look completely different: a headcannon is clearly a head-mounted cannon, so there was no surprise when he fired it. For the characters, of course, the scenario works.

Pseudo-edit: thanks to StClair: if it's a common misspelling, then, maybe... But we'd have to believe that Randall would misspell it in that way... Or is the spelling in a speech bubble the spelling that the character would use? Discuss.
Edit2: Although canon and cannon look completely different to me, I agree that cannon and cannnon look rather similar. Fascinating.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Copper Bezel » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:22 am UTC

BHG knows that it's a cannon, so his speech bubble reflects that in spelling.

Are you saying, by the way, that you don't unconsciously voice dialogue in your head?
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby PayasYouDraw » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:25 am UTC

Maybe it would have been funnier if Cueball had asked, "New headcanon?" and been greeted with BHG's headcannon?

Like orthogon above, I just read headcannon and, not having head anything like that before, was not at all surprised to see a cannon on his head.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby HES » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:31 am UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:Are you saying, by the way, that you don't unconsciously voice dialogue in your head?

It gets weird when they use Americanisms whilst speaking in pristine British accents.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby orthogon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:33 am UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:BHG knows that it's a cannon, so his speech bubble reflects that in spelling.

Ah, that's a good point.

Copper Bezel wrote:Are you saying, by the way, that you don't unconsciously voice dialogue in your head?

I don't really know; it's an interesting psycholinguistic point. My impression is that when I read I'm not doing text-to-speech and feeding my inner voice to my speech recognition unit. The text somehow goes straight to the language-interpretation system, possibly with a feed going to a side-chain that voices it for me. I've mentioned before that I once read a leaflet about a particular organisation that said "the X commission, formally the Y board" and it didn't occur to me that they meant "formerly" (the two words are homophones in the non-rhotic accents common in the UK). I assumed that "X commission" was a kind of working name that they used but legally they were registered as the "Y board". If I'd been voicing the text, then their mistake should have been more obvious. On the other hand, when writing I am horrified at how often I commit homophone errors, even getting their/there wrong. This suggests that when writing I am using my speech centre as a kind of intermediary. And curiouser still, it seems to happen more when I type than when handwriting.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:34 am UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:Are you saying, by the way, that you don't unconsciously voice dialogue in your head?

I do not. I wish I would, it would be ideal to make puns.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby jalohones » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:44 am UTC

HES wrote:It gets weird when they use Americanisms whilst speaking in pristine British accents.


You mean they all sound scouse to you?

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby philip1201 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:16 am UTC

Randall seems to be a fan of cueball saying "augh" lately.

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:21 am UTC

PayasYouDraw wrote:Maybe it would have been funnier if Cueball had asked, "New headcanon?" and been greeted with BHG's headcannon?

Reminds me of this one:

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Whizbang » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:51 pm UTC

What's with the colon after "headcannon"?

Also, I had to look up headcan(n)on.

Also, also, except for the violence, this seems almost White Beret Guy-esk. Though his would probably have a mini version of himself shoot out of it or something.

I wonder if Black Hat Guy's headcannon can beat Iron Man's tank missile?

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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby HES » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:57 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:What's with the colon after "headcannon"?

Self-referential answer:

He's waiting for Cueball to respond before continuing with an explanation. Or, in this case, cannon ball.
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Re: 1401: "New"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:27 pm UTC

If fishes were fishes etc, and if cannonballs were explanations etc.
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