0680: "December 25th"

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0680: "December 25th"

Postby Hale » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:08 am UTC

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Title-text: If you're turning 27 and were born in the Northeast, maybe you were conceived in the blizzard of 1982. Imagine: snowed in, candles, massage oil, your mom sporting nothing but her early 80's haircut and a smile ... aren't you glad you read the title-text?

I once knew some twins who were born on the 24th, they just got more presents.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Eastwinn » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:10 am UTC

My brother turns 27 today XD
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby OCEAT » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:11 am UTC

Since my topic was one minute too late, I'll post my commentary here:
Though I was born ten years later, the title-text image became far too real typing it in the title-text. Randall, get that out of my head!
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby .cheeseofdoom. » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:11 am UTC

I think this thread wins the three way tie...

Also, I can't imagine how bad it would be to be born on Christmas, it's like what the hell? My birthday is November 1st (Day after Halloween) so I get candy and presents!
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby joee » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:11 am UTC

Most of my friends who are born around xmas (a week either side) end up with only one present, which is bigger, but doesn't make up for the 2 presents most other people get, I feel

hi glasnt! Merry xmas <3

Edit: OCEAT: you can delete your thread yourself - save the admins some work on xmas day :)
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Storm » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:12 am UTC

I'm pretty sure this one was created first, I've had this discussion with many friends... I'm on Jan 15th and I STILL sometimes got shafted with a single gift while normally bigger, most people got 2 the same size o well. :P

Title Text was win. (He said title text!)
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby irishnut » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:12 am UTC

double presents? you kidding me, my cousin's birthday isn't even on christmas, its early january and he always gets "this is for christmas AND your birthday" poor bastard...

also this topic wins, it was first
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Kimmeh » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:13 am UTC

And I thought it was bad being born on Thanksgiving...However, that switches around so it isn't always on the same day...

Erm...Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas?

Randall, that was a low blow. No one wants to think about that...
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby irishnut » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:16 am UTC

Eastwinn wrote:My brother turns 27 today XD


You realize this means it was YOUR mom with nothing but the 80s haircut and a smile, and remember since you got a brother out of it there's no facial at the end like your porn
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:18 am UTC

Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby mjc0961 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:28 am UTC

And this is why I love that my birthday is June 26th. Half a year away, no shafting for me. :twisted:

Also, regardless of not meeting the conditions of turning 27 today, I still feel the need to vomit now.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby mountaingoat » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:32 am UTC

The blizzard of 1982 was on or around march 25th?
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Nihiltres » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:40 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.


Not yours, Mithras'. Or at least some other deity from the one everyone usually thinks. :p
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby aion7 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:41 am UTC

My birthday occasionally coincides with Mothers Day. I dislike this.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:43 am UTC

Nihiltres wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.


Not yours, Mithras'. Or at least some other deity from the one everyone usually thinks. :p


He wants all the birthdays.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Nihiltres » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:46 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:
Nihiltres wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.


Not yours, Mithras'. Or at least some other deity from the one everyone usually thinks. :p


He wants all the birthdays.


Who doesn't?
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby animeHrmIne » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:48 am UTC

I've always felt sorry for people with holiday birthdays. But I've never had a friend with a holiday birthday, so I've never been able to give them a birthday present and Christmas present to make them feel better. -_-

The title text reminds me of my conception story. As in, it was either an ice storm, end of finals, Christmas, New Year's, or my mom's birthday. Only, my mom had early nineties hair, which was much, much worse. Though it at least could fit through most doorways.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:50 am UTC

Before I knew completely how it worked, I had decided I wanted to make sure my kids didn't have a birthday on/near Christmas because of this very phenomenon.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby LSN » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:51 am UTC

sean22190 wrote:The blizzard of 1982 was on or around march 25th?

I was wondering the same thing *headscratch*
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby alchemistique » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:53 am UTC

mjc0961 wrote:And this is why I love that my birthday is June 26th. Half a year away, no shafting for me. :twisted:

Also, regardless of not meeting the conditions of turning 27 today, I still feel the need to vomit now.


Agreed, my birthday is in mid-June. It works out beautifully.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:56 am UTC

Omegaton wrote:Before I knew completely how it worked, I had decided I wanted to make sure my kids didn't have a birthday on/near Christmas because of this very phenomenon.

HI SANJAY!


Hi, Milton!

Merry Christmas!
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby GusPatsy » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:58 am UTC

sean22190 wrote:The blizzard of 1982 was on or around march 25th?


No, it was on Christmas Eve. Either Randall is proposing a real Christmas miracle, day-after-conception birth, or he really didn't think the title-text through.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Ghandi 2 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:59 am UTC

GusPatsy wrote:
sean22190 wrote:The blizzard of 1982 was on or around march 25th?


No, it was on Christmas Eve. Either Randall is proposing a real Christmas miracle, day-after-conception birth, or he really didn't think the title-text through.

I was about to post the same thing. SLOPPY, RANDALL!
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby DYRE » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:03 am UTC

He most likely meant the blizzard which occurred on April 6, 1982 in Long Island, which I just learned about approximately 1 minute ago.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby sophomore » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:05 am UTC

Ghandi 2 wrote:
GusPatsy wrote:
sean22190 wrote:The blizzard of 1982 was on or around march 25th?


No, it was on Christmas Eve. Either Randall is proposing a real Christmas miracle, day-after-conception birth, or he really didn't think the title-text through.

I was about to post the same thing. SLOPPY, RANDALL!


Somebody's google fails. Denver had a nifty snowstorm on Christmas eve - however if you happen to live in the northeast, you might have experienced one some months earlier - like around April 6.

Ninja'd but posted anyway.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:09 am UTC

Poor sods. Mine is on December 21st, and that is bad enough.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Joneleth » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:14 am UTC

I haven't got any birthday presents for years now. Everyone just says "oh, and that's your birthday present too" but it's not any bigger than any other Christmas present.

*sigh*
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby VaebnKehn » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:14 am UTC

On behalf of all of us born on the 25th I would like to thank Randall Munroe for bringing the world's attention to our poor minority which has too long suffered in silence. Your sympathy is the best birthday present I could have asked for.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby westrim » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:15 am UTC

Aw man. first Questionable Content and now XKCD, frying my corneas and brain respectively.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby almafuerte » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:19 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.



Well, not exactly. Jesus never existed, he's just a myth. The creators of the myth took it from Horus and other Myths, who themselves took it from the pagan celebration of the Solstice.

So, technically, His birthday is overlapping with the solstice, not some mythical creature like Jesus.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Ghandi 2 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:24 am UTC

almafuerte wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.



Well, not exactly. Jesus never existed, he's just a myth. The creators of the myth took it from Horus and other Myths, who themselves took it from the pagan celebration of the Solstice.

So, technically, His birthday is overlapping with the solstice, not some mythical creature like Jesus.

Oh for fuck's sake, is this what this thread is going to turn into?

Go back to watching Zeitgeist.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby westrim » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:27 am UTC

almafuerte wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.



Well, not exactly. Jesus never existed, he's just a myth. The creators of the myth took it from Horus and other Myths, who themselves took it from the pagan celebration of the Solstice.

So, technically, His birthday is overlapping with the solstice, not some mythical creature like Jesus.


Now now, don't be a dick (see what I did there?). There IS fairly solid evidence that Jesus did exist and that, broadly, the big events (crucifiction, etc.) did happen to him. Its in the details that historians aren't sure, and it's in the detail where the elements of other myths come into play.

Now shut up. This isn't the place for a religious debate.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:32 am UTC

Besides, if Harry Potter is real enough to have a birthday, Jesus is.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby almafuerte » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:36 am UTC

westrim wrote:
almafuerte wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.



Well, not exactly. Jesus never existed, he's just a myth. The creators of the myth took it from Horus and other Myths, who themselves took it from the pagan celebration of the Solstice.

So, technically, His birthday is overlapping with the solstice, not some mythical creature like Jesus.


Now now, don't be a dick (see what I did there?). There IS fairly solid evidence that Jesus did exist and that, broadly, the big events (crucifiction, etc.) did happen to him. Its in the details that historians aren't sure, and it's in the detail where the elements of other myths come into play.

Now shut up. This isn't the place for a religious debate.


It has became a place for a religious debate since Randall decided to screw us up and post that piece of christianfaggotry that is today's comic.

And you don't have any evidence to support your claim. There are no historical records about jesus from the time jesus was supposedly alive, there are only records from years later. The names do not match, and many other incongruencies.

Anyway, even if there were any evidence, it would still be retarded. At best, he is just a myth, At worst, he was an actual schizophrenic that believed he was the sun of a nonexistent god that died like a bastard.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Emperor_Z » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:54 am UTC

almafuerte wrote:It has became a place for a religious debate since Randall decided to screw us up and post that piece of christianfaggotry that is today's comic.


...so we all agree on who the new "Dick of the Forum" is, right?

Back on topic, I now feel really bad for these unfortunate souls born on Xmas. I wanna start a charity for these poor kids and buy them extra presents, or at least a damn cake.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby futilethewinds » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:56 am UTC

I was born on the 25th (I turn 19 this year). Actually, presentwise, it hasn't been as bad as people thing. Typically, my parents have set it up where I get a small family celebration and then a large "unbirthday" party in the spring or summer. When my biodad was still alive, I got three parties.

Please don't say "christianfaggotry" as it is offensive... to us faggots.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Ferahgo » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:58 am UTC

almafuerte wrote:Anyway, even if there were any evidence, it would still be retarded.


Really now?
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby EthErealist » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:58 am UTC

Emperor_Z wrote:
almafuerte wrote:It has became a place for a religious debate since Randall decided to screw us up and post that piece of christianfaggotry that is today's comic.


...so we all agree on who the new "Dick of the Forum" is, right?


For this thread, yeah.

There's no reason to be so intolerant because of this comment.

Maybe if you didn't use the term "christianfaggotry" you would have been taken seriously.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Qwert » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:05 am UTC

Kimmeh wrote:And I thought it was bad being born on Thanksgiving...However, that switches around so it isn't always on the same day...

Erm...Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas?

Randall, that was a low blow. No one wants to think about that...


Thanksgiving? My sister was due on Labor Day :lol:
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I also have to agree with the other June babies, it is indeed awesome.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Ryan_K » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:20 am UTC

Yeah.. but how much would it suck to be born on 12/25 AND be Jewish?

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