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0650: "Nowhere"

Postby Krayt1x » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:00 am UTC

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Alt-Text: I mean, seriously, NOWHERE? For starters, there are like a thousand species of dinosaur.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby Shale » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:01 am UTC

Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."

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Re: Nowhere

Postby Krayt1x » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:02 am UTC

But nowhen doesnt have that ring to it

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Re: Nowhere

Postby Avelion » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:03 am UTC

Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."


If we truly live in an infinite universe they are.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby Omegaton » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:04 am UTC

Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."

The big ones could potentially be...

I like this comic, but that's probably 'cuz there's a dinosaur in it.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby PhantomPhanatic » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:04 am UTC

I chuckled quite a bit at this one. The first thing I expected when I saw the dinosaur was another brontosaurus reference. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby hbsmiley7 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:07 am UTC

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Could this be the same dinosaur seen in this comic?

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Re: Nowhere

Postby FCN » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:07 am UTC

She should have warned him beforehand that she is kind of strange.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby captain2obvious » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:11 am UTC

Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."

but her location is on top of a dinosaur.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby sempernemo » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:13 am UTC

Aww...ninja'd. I thought of that comic too and was just about to post it.

I quite like this comic. I personally enjoy it when Randall's comics refer back to previous ones.

Also, happy early birthday Randall.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:14 am UTC

I find that statement a bit silly. "With you, here, right now?" How about with you, on top of a cliff overlooking a fucking awesome lake/ocean, right now? Really. Just fill in anything awesome for "with you, ____________, right now" and you have something better than in an apartment.

Not like you can't be alone, on a couch, on top of that cliff either. :P
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Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."


If we truly live in an infinite universe they are.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby jspenguin » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:17 am UTC

PhantomPhanatic wrote:I chuckled quite a bit at this one. The first thing I expected when I saw the dinosaur was another brontosaurus reference. I was pleasantly surprised.


You mean Apatosaurus.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby Comic JK » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:17 am UTC

As a wise man once said,

"It's easy to get on a dinosaur. It's hard to get off."
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Re: Nowhere

Postby glasnt » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:19 am UTC

To be fair, dinosaurs are pretty awesome.

I'd prefer to be riding tandem on one with my partner though. He can pick up the droppings as we ride along the sidewalk.


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Re: Nowhere

Postby Jourdy289 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:21 am UTC

Avelion wrote:
Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."


If we truly live in an infinite universe they are.


L.O.L, made me think of Restaurant at the End of the Universe- just finished reading it :mrgreen:

Thus, the nearest dino could be a few inches away ;-)
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Re: Nowhere

Postby aeris92 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:29 am UTC

What a cute comic, it makes me feel all fuzzy inside... HEY! Stop using dinosaurs to touch our geeky hearts again!

I missed today's update by a good 20 minutes studying for a math test but I was planning to show you all this XKCD reference: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1646#comic
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Re: Nowhere

Postby aion7 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:35 am UTC

Comic JK wrote:As a wise man once said,

"It's easy to get on a dinosaur. It's hard to get off."

I imagine it is rather hard to get off if you are into dinosaurs. This may, in part, be due to the relatively small concentration of living dinosaurs in our immediate area.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby Hazel » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:35 am UTC

Comic JK wrote:As a wise man once said,

"It's easy to get on a dinosaur. It's hard to get off."

Yeah, getting a dinosaur off might be tricky. You'd need props.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby PhantomPhanatic » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:58 am UTC

jspenguin wrote:
PhantomPhanatic wrote:I chuckled quite a bit at this one. The first thing I expected when I saw the dinosaur was another brontosaurus reference. I was pleasantly surprised.


You mean Apatosaurus.


That was the idea. I was referencing this comic.





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Re: Nowhere

Postby Spot(X)Spot » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:59 am UTC

Y'know, whenever I see one of these I wonder if Randall has actually read the Jurassic Park books by Michael Crichton, not just watched the movie...
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Re: Nowhere

Postby Ridcully » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:00 am UTC

Ha, great strip.
I'm always the one that takes these rhetorical statements literally.
And I like thinking about dinosaurs.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby jc » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:06 am UTC

aion7 wrote:I imagine it is rather hard to get off if you are into dinosaurs. This may, in part, be due to the relatively small concentration of living dinosaurs in our immediate area.


Oh, I dunno; when you consider that it's been over 20 years since the Aves were officially reclassified as a branch of the dinosauria, it can be pretty easy. In fact, there's one sitting on my chest, asleep, as I type this. I used a photo of her in her post-bath punk look as my avatar. She's a real cutie. There's also a cockatiel (an even smaller dinosaur species) sleeping on the window frame across the room.

So some of us live with the modern descendants of dinosaurs. In my case, it's because of my wife's allergies to most furry critters, including cats and dogs. But dinosaur feathers have different antigens, and she doesn't have a problem with them, so we have them as pets instead.

Oops, she woke up and is nibbling my fingers, so it's getting harder to type ...

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Re: Nowhere

Postby cephalopod9 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:08 am UTC

Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."

I disagree.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby eviloatmeal » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:12 am UTC

Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."

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Re: Nowhere

Postby glasnt » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:47 am UTC

cephalopod9 wrote:
Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."

I disagree.

Dinotopia is so fucking awesome.

I have a popup book of Dinotopia somewhere. God, I loved that thing.

edit: how is there not a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinotopian_alphabet article?!

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Re: Nowhere

Postby Khaz » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:57 am UTC

I envy the guy in this comic. :P

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Re: Nowhere

Postby AislinKageno » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:00 am UTC

Better to ride upon a brontosaurus than to flee a velociraptor.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby therocket » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:07 am UTC

Krayt1x wrote:For starters, there are like a thousand species of dinosaur.


I call riding a velociraptor.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby dennisw » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:19 am UTC

This:
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is where I'd rather be.*

* Riding a triceratops.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby AislinKageno » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:22 am UTC

dennisw wrote:* Riding a triceratops.


*psst* Wanna share? Coolest dinosaur ever.

Wait, no! I'll take the pterodon.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby sadleric » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:41 am UTC

Tisk tisk, forgetting someone?
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Re: Nowhere

Postby Amarantha » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:52 am UTC

Hazel wrote:Yeah, getting a dinosaur off might be tricky.
My organic chemisty lecturer once told us a joke about this. Yes, during the lecture. He asked, "How do you masturbate a dinosaur?" Then he put his arms above his head and ran from side to side. We had some awesome lectures in organic chemistry.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby joee » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:54 am UTC

glasnt wrote:To be fair, dinosaurs are pretty awesome.

I'd prefer to be riding tandem on one with my partner though. He can pick up the droppings as we ride along the sidewalk.


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Also, that would be a tough choice. couch or dinosaur? /me ponders

I like your idea glasnt - riding a dinosaur with your partner (and making him do all the dirty work) :)
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Re: Nowhere

Postby red. » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:05 am UTC

Amarantha wrote:My organic chemisty lecturer once told us a joke about this. Yes, during the lecture. He asked, "How do you masturbate a dinosaur?" Then he put his arms above his head and ran from side to side. We had some awesome lectures in organic chemistry.


Out of interest, which uni?

..Cause, you know, I'm from Melbourne and I'm choosing unis for next year...
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Re: Nowhere

Postby Max2009 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:14 am UTC

aeris92 wrote:What a cute comic, it makes me feel all fuzzy inside... HEY! Stop using dinosaurs to touch our geeky hearts again!


I'm glad to know that I'm not the only who feels like this.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby Tass » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:47 am UTC

AislinKageno wrote:
dennisw wrote:* Riding a triceratops.


*psst* Wanna share? Coolest dinosaur ever.

Wait, no! I'll take the pterodon.


Thats not a dinosaur
Pterosaurs (...) were flying reptiles of the clade or order Pterosauria. (...) Pterosaurs are sometimes referred to in the popular media as dinosaurs, but this is incorrect.

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Re: Nowhere

Postby markfiend » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:03 am UTC

jc touched on it briefly, but for clarity's sake, it's worth pointing out that when Randall says "there are like a thousand species of dinosaur" what he actually means is "there are like a thousand species of non-avian dinosaur." Unless he wants to be out by like an order of magnitude.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby speqter » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:08 am UTC

jc wrote:Oh, I dunno; when you consider that it's been over 20 years since the Aves were officially reclassified as a branch of the dinosauria, it can be pretty easy.


Doesn't Order Dinosauria belong to class Reptilia, and not class Aves?

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Re: Nowhere

Postby markfiend » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:22 am UTC

speqter wrote:Doesn't Order Dinosauria belong to class Reptilia, and not class Aves?
Reptilia (sensu stricto) is polyphyletic WRT (at least) Aves and not really used any more. Aves is pretty well rooted within Dinosauria, (Maniraptoran Theropods to be more exact).

If you want to resurrect Reptilia to mean something like "all animals descended from the most recent ancestor of all living reptiles sensu lato" then that clade would include Dinosauria, but like I say above, Dinosauria also includes Aves.
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Re: Nowhere

Postby Arancaytar » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:55 am UTC

markfiend wrote:jc touched on it briefly, but for clarity's sake, it's worth pointing out that when Randall says "there are like a thousand species of dinosaur" what he actually means is "there are like a thousand species of non-avian dinosaur." Unless he wants to be out by like an order of magnitude.


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