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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Fleshpiston » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:12 pm UTC

The examples have missed

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby mikekearn » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:10 pm UTC

I am one of those (apparently few) that understood the Twitter reference, Burma-Shave reference, and that he was using an electronic device, and this it wasn't his hand that was beeping.

Until I upgraded to FF3, I was one of those dedicated users of Long Titles. Absolute lifesaver that is. Well, assuming being able to read Title attributes easily saved my life in some way.

However, something in FF3 that really bugs me is that the title doesn't stick around very long. Sure it pops up and displays the whole thing, but given that it's only an issue when the title is really long, shouldn't it stick around until you mouse off the image? Does anyone else have that problem, and is there a fix for it? I tried looking it up on Google, but without knowing what exactly it is I'm looking for, or if it exists, it's kind of hard.
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Optimystic » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:48 pm UTC

Though this thread
Is almost done
Find old memes
On VH1
Burma-Shave!

Yes, I got it and I'm 23 :D Thank you VH1!

I registered just to say that. ^_^
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Fleshpiston » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:02 pm UTC

the point of the meme

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Kitsusyn » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:11 pm UTC

Heh, I got this without having to look it up (and I'm 21). Absolute brilliance! :lol:
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Rilian » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:40 pm UTC

I don't get it.
And I'm -2.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Cleverbeans » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:26 pm UTC

My ex-wife
Installed twitter
So much spam
I had to hit her
Burma-Shave
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Fleshpiston » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:08 pm UTC

there's no build-up

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby torritorri » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

LOL. this comic majorly wins. i have a twitter account, unfortunately, i've never seen an actual burma shave ad, but i learned about it online (snopes i think?)
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Optimystic » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:53 pm UTC

Cleverbeans wrote:My ex-wife
Installed twitter
So much spam
I had to hit her
Burma-Shave


If hitting comes
quickly to you
I surely would
Have left you too
Burma Shave

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Goblin King » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:11 am UTC

I got this one straight away - but something caught my attention about the rhyming, sounds and pace of the words in the comic. I then realised its pretty much identical to the Chorus of one of my favourite songs.

I'm a complete and utter Genesis Nerd {not ashamed one bit} and its probably a massive coincidence - but if not, and its intentional, then serious, serious Kudos to XKCD.

The song is "In The Cave" - off the album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.

Bottled in
a strong compression,
My distortion
shows obsession

In the cave.


I'm now going to be singing the comics words instead of the ordinary lyrics :D

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby The Resident Expert » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:50 am UTC

A liberal dose of hope
A liberal dose of fear
McCain doing Viagra Ads
By this time next year
Burma-Shave
Sapere Aude.
But it will void warranties.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Fleshpiston » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:20 am UTC

without time in between

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Fleshpiston » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:23 am UTC

(your mom's legs?)

Burma-Shave

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Optimystic » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:39 am UTC

Fleshpiston wrote:The examples have missed


Fleshpiston wrote:the point of the meme


Fleshpiston wrote:there's no build-up


Fleshpiston wrote:without time in between


Fleshpiston wrote:(your mom's legs?)

Burma-Shave


And yet your posts
Have made it clear;
Silence between
Is very rare

:)

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Dezign » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:48 am UTC

Followed alt text's advice
Upgraded 2 lather
Paid the price
Computer works badder
With Burma-Shave

...

You could also check the Properties panel of the comics image to see the full alt text. I remember doing that a few times when I first visited XKCD.
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby cellocgw » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:24 am UTC

SwissArmyAnts wrote:Wow, I'm actually amazed that as many people know about Burma-shave signs as they did.

I've heard about them from my grandmother, but the only time I've actually seen one was on the island of Put-In-Bay, Ohio.


Hey, I'm as old as your grandmother, you insensitive clod! (oops, sorry, no /. memes allowed here?)
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Felstaff » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:16 pm UTC

Anyone see The Onion article? (Delete if it's already been posted. It's not like I'm lazy, I just have a fear of reading through exactly 4 pages of posts*).

Seems co-inky-dinkal to have two Burma-Shave related humorous things within 48 hours of each other.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Rilian » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:28 pm UTC

It says "you are not authorized to view this page" when I click on that onion link.
And I'm -2.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Felstaff » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:35 pm UTC

Try it now. Press ctrl+F5. Delete your cache. Restart your computer. Eat some steak. Pet a turtle. Go mad. Eat more steak. Switch off the lights. Perform ancient Vodou ritual with neighbour's cat. Question your auntie's existence. Love your life.

The link should work now.
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Flex Flint » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:50 pm UTC

No time to read the whole thread (as in "DNRTFT"), so maybe this was posted already, but a few months back there were a few Fark threads with the Burma Shave meme ... needless to say, much fun was had.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby mikekearn » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:09 am UTC

That Onion thing was pretty funny, but also kind of dated. I mean, McCain is old jokes? Hasn't that been done to death? That said, I loved the last line "[...]on the DuMont Television Network."
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby SJ Zero » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:50 am UTC

Dating yourself Randall
this ancient meme
smooth face and suit
you're not nineteen
Burma-shave

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby silnan » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:54 am UTC


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Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

Postby Valarya » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:30 pm UTC

I can't believe there haven't been any pictures of Burma Shave, yet.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Burma-Shave » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:03 am UTC

Two9A wrote:Now, you see, your rhymes
they don't make sense
because they don't
tangentially reference
Burma-Shave


The comic
set the precedence
of missing
any reference
to
Burma-Shave

I registered
so you don't forget
someone's wrong
on the internet
about
Burma-Shave

Because on Wikipedia
I find
there always was
another sign
before
"Burma-Shave"

So let's try something
really new:
"Upgrade from
Firefox 2
to
Burma-Shave"?

Although I live
in Germany,
thank you Randall
for telling me
about
Burma-Shave!

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Sean » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:56 am UTC

Hitchhiker warning:
Stop at fifth!
Gusty winds
May exist.
Burma-Shave

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby blakat1313 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:31 am UTC

Sean wrote:Hitchhiker warning:
Stop at fifth!
Gusty winds
May exist.
Burma-Shave

I can't put this in a decent Burma Shave, but Salmon of Doubt was a Dirk Gently novel. Adams did say that it was more suited to being a Hitchhiker's Guide novel, but at the time of its publishing it still revolved around Dirk.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby ConMan » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:06 am UTC

blakat1313 wrote:
Sean wrote:Hitchhiker warning:
Stop at fifth!
Gusty winds
May exist.
Burma-Shave

I can't put this in a decent Burma Shave, but Salmon of Doubt was a Dirk Gently novel. Adams did say that it was more suited to being a Hitchhiker's Guide novel, but at the time of its publishing it still revolved around Dirk.


Though I would have preferred
They chose Garth Nix
Turns out Colfer's
Doing Hitchhiker Six
Burma Shave

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby blakat1313 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:10 am UTC

ConMan wrote:
blakat1313 wrote:
Sean wrote:Hitchhiker warning:
Stop at fifth!
Gusty winds
May exist.
Burma-Shave

I can't put this in a decent Burma Shave, but Salmon of Doubt was a Dirk Gently novel. Adams did say that it was more suited to being a Hitchhiker's Guide novel, but at the time of its publishing it still revolved around Dirk.


Though I would have preferred
They chose Garth Nix
Turns out Colfer's
Doing Hitchhiker Six
Burma Shave

Discussion in News & Articles
Oh, my bad. I saw the "gusty winds" reference and I thought of the cat.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby thornahawk » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:18 pm UTC

In posting this / I may be late / but that strip / was surely great / Burma-Shave

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby DrBob » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:11 pm UTC

Language experts
All concur
Use the names
Regimes prefer.
...
Myanmar Shave.

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby isauteikisa » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:37 pm UTC

[necro]

My roommate and I both read xkcd, and often quote lines from it back and forth, much to the confusion of our more normal friends.

Guess what he gets me for Christmas.
Image

I was highly amused. Now I have to start shaving again...

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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Two9A » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:08 pm UTC

Well necro'd.

Apart from the missing image.

As an aside, I'm surprised that the Burma Shave thing didn't make it over this side of the Pond. Perhaps it was a time before transatlantic communication on such a mundane level as advertisements, but they'd be interesting over here, I think.
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby Iori_Yagami » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:46 am UTC

That comic did not make any sense... As 80% of the internet speak, as such... :?
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Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Postby dhl262 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:01 am UTC

Not a fan of twitter.


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