1815: "Flag"

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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby Copper Bezel » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:11 am UTC

svenman wrote:
Copper Bezel wrote:
svenman wrote:395 : 553
You people need to be slapped. Periodically, at the very least.
Admittedly, I could have reduced that to 5 : 7, but that would have made the significance of that ratio even more obscure.

Dead pixels and the Pirate Bay? I don't get it.
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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby somitomi » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:15 am UTC

abridgerToNi wrote:
somitomi wrote:
speising wrote:This misses a rather important feature of the original.

Yes, it just isn't the same without the hand-drawn edge of the coloured bands

The bar at the top from the phone, he meant. I would assume that bit is important due to it literally being the point of the comic, and what makes the flag so unique. It'd be downright cruel to ignore it, you know?

Damn, how come noone ever gets my jokes.
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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby Sableagle » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:35 am UTC

I thought I might have got it but I didn't want six people to feel obliged to post five times each to say how incredibly misogynistic and/or racist of me your joke was.
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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby svenman » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:02 am UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:
svenman wrote:
Copper Bezel wrote:
svenman wrote:395 : 553
You people need to be slapped. Periodically, at the very least.
Admittedly, I could have reduced that to 5 : 7, but that would have made the significance of that ratio even more obscure.

Dead pixels and the Pirate Bay? I don't get it.

"Pixels" is getting close...

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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby cellocgw » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:41 pm UTC

niauropsaka wrote:Good grief, another red and blue flag, this one with white stars and white stripes.

It looks like three dressing room doors.

Not dressing rooms: behind two are goats, and behind the other is a Tesla Model S P100D . Pick a door, and an OTTer, who knows where the car is, shows you a goat behind one of the doors you picked. Should you change your choice, or just click on http : //www.smbc-comics.com ? [deliberately non-linkified just because I can]

ETA - gosh I was hoping a link not enclosed in "[ url ]" wouldn't linkify, but guess not.
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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby Flumble » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:50 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:
abridgerToNi wrote:
somitomi wrote:
speising wrote:This misses a rather important feature of the original.

Yes, it just isn't the same without the hand-drawn edge of the coloured bands

The bar at the top from the phone, he meant. I would assume that bit is important due to it literally being the point of the comic, and what makes the flag so unique. It'd be downright cruel to ignore it, you know?

Damn, how come noone ever gets my jokes.

Hey, I got it before it was cool!


cellocgw wrote:[deliberately non-linkified just because I can]

...well, you tried.

I like your take on the Monty Hall problem. It's so much clearer whether you should switch doors. :D

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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby GlassHouses » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:27 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:
GlassHouses wrote:Stitched: http://www.flags.com/American-flag/
All that effort and it only gets a 30 day warranty?

P.S. You look quite good from two miles up or from the east under an oncoming storm.

What a strange name for a town! :)
Then again, in Australia, there's the Glass House Mountains. Not sure what to make of that...

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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby Mikeski » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:00 pm UTC

GlassHouses wrote:Then again, in Australia, there's the Glass House Mountains. Not sure what to make of that...

They're avalanche-proof and non-volcanic, apparently.

Not that they're any safer than other mountains, since 98% of the critters there are poisonous, and the rest are crocodiles.

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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby chridd » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:31 am UTC

cellocgw wrote:Should you change your choice, or just click on http://www.smbc-comics.com ? [deliberately non-linkified just because I can]
FTFY
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Re: 1815: "Flag"

Postby Sableagle » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:58 am UTC

Mikeski wrote:Not that they're any safer than other mountains, since 98% of the critters there are poisonous, and the rest are crocodiles.

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