0699: "Trimester"

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0699: "Trimester"

Postby Doodle77 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:06 am UTC

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Title: Also, it's not like anyone actually calls up the Nobel committee to double-check things.

Lab coats are awesome. Like trench coats, but white.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Cige » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:09 am UTC

I actually bought a labcoat just to have one.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby -.Mateo.- » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:16 am UTC

Lab coats may be awesome, but they are nothing next to browncoats! ( 8) yeahhhhh!!!)
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Pifreak94 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:20 am UTC

This thread was first by sixteen seconds.

Reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnFbsxS-thw

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Nihiltres » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:21 am UTC

This is an interesting social experiment, but I think the underlying point is really good: people take appearances to mean a lot.

Try the following: get a lab coat, goggles, and some caution tape. Mark off a section of some popular public space (e.g. a park) and walk around holding a digital voltmeter or some other sciencey gadget*. Make notes on a clipboard, and mutter cliché sciencey-sounding phrases like "space-time continuum" or "quantum flux" (vary the level of realism for your level of patience).

See how long it takes before someone catches on that you're full of it. You'll be surprised how long it will take!

(*Bonus points for managing to use a crackle tube, plasma globe, or anything else that glows like a prop from a B-movie)

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Taymon » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:23 am UTC

I found this comic hilarious for a completely unexpected reason. When viewing the page in a maximized Google Chrome browser window on a 1024x768 display, the punchline is just below the screen threshold. I almost didn't realize it was there. For some reason, this made the comic much funnier.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Omegaton » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:24 am UTC

Man, the first line had me thinking it was some quantum baby joke or something.

This reminds me of a Scrubs episode.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Kyros » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:28 am UTC

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Mr. Burke » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:32 am UTC

-.Mateo.- wrote:Lab coats may be awesome, but they are nothing next to browncoats! ( 8) yeahhhhh!!!)

Nothing beats Captain Jack's greatcoat!

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Kow » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:58 am UTC

I knew a girl who wore a lab coat everyday. She was kinda strange but it was cool.


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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby grapefruit1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:04 am UTC

The cheese: it burns.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby GreenStormElf » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:16 am UTC

Very good one.

Reminds me of the "two more months of winter" one.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby SummerGlauFan » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:17 am UTC

Ooh, great comic this week. It really does help to show how people take stuff for granted.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Nicole88 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:25 am UTC

Lab coats?
Pfft! Amateur!

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Southwest » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:30 am UTC

In other news, international sale of lab coats soars this week.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Raptor Jesus » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:35 am UTC

Best one in a while, more like the older ones. I can't stop spewing molten cheese.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby phillipsjk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:55 am UTC

The title to me suggests she just asked why abortions after the first trimester are frowned upon (an arbitrary date). I suspect nobody brought it up because we don't need a "pro-life vs. pro-choice" debate in this thread.

I was a little confused by the "title/alt" text. Wouldn't people check ID before checking on any Nobel prizes? Is Mr. Munroe implying ID is trivial to fake? Maybe it is a reference to the report that the Internet got nominated for a Nobel prize.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Kow » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:00 am UTC

phillipsjk wrote:The title to me suggests she just asked why abortions after the first trimester are frowned upon (an arbitrary date). I suspect nobody brought it up because we don't need a "pro-life vs. pro-choice" debate in this thread.

I was a little confused by the "title/alt" text. Wouldn't people check ID before checking on any Nobel prizes? Is Mr. Munroe implying ID is trivial to fake? Maybe it is a reference to the report that the Internet got nominated for a Nobel prize.

I suspect it implies that you can just say whatever and they're not going to double check with the community of scientists for verification.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby synp » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:02 am UTC

Nihiltres wrote:This is an interesting social experiment, but I think the underlying point is really good: people take appearances to mean a lot.

Try the following: get a lab coat, goggles, and some caution tape. Mark off a section of some popular public space (e.g. a park) and walk around holding a digital voltmeter or some other sciencey gadget*. Make notes on a clipboard, and mutter cliché sciencey-sounding phrases like "space-time continuum" or "quantum flux" (vary the level of realism for your level of patience).

See how long it takes before someone catches on that you're full of it. You'll be surprised how long it will take!

(*Bonus points for managing to use a crackle tube, plasma globe, or anything else that glows like a prop from a B-movie)


There's a far scarier experiment you can do. Wear something that looks like a uniform. Doesn't need to be a real cop uniform, just enough for it to be blue with some kind of graphic on the shoulder and sunglasses. Then ask people to step aside, let you look in their bag, ask them questions.

It's really depressing how people would easily bow to authority.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby eviloatmeal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:03 am UTC

Also, unless a package is delivered to your door, you could have it sent to virtually any address in the area code no questions asked when you pick it up. At least it works with existing addresses, tune in next week to see how we did with the fake ones!

I was a little confused by the "title/alt" text. Wouldn't people check ID before checking on any Nobel prizes?
Well they would, if it were a situation in which one would normally check ID. So you wouldn't use it as a minor buying alcohol, but if you're already at a black tie event chatting up the local millionaire's daughter or son, they're not exactly going to stop you to look at your driver's license, much less pick up a phone and call the Nobel committee. :P
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby rattusprat » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:16 am UTC

The same principle works with a hardhat and hi-visibility vest.

No one will question anything you're doing if you have a hi-vis vest on.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby ysth » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:32 am UTC

Have at 'em.

But..."Related Searches: mad scientist"!?

Also, I suspect the "black lab coat" is from a search by Markoff Chaney.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby osilivra » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:34 am UTC

If you ask me, the best part is not just buying a lab coat, it's infiltrating some facility of this nature
and actually having the cajones to *do* it. That's what makes this comic for me. Interesting concept;
I can't say I haven't considered something like this myself.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby phillipsjk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:40 am UTC

rattusprat wrote:The same principle works with a hardhat and hi-visibility vest.

No one will question anything you're doing if you have a hi-vis vest on.


The hat is important. I think people have caught on that "bike helmet" + "hi-vis vest" = "cyclist." I even see the odd pedestrian wearing a high-vis vest.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby SW15243 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:51 am UTC

Tragically, I'm much too young to be in a lab coat and trusted. Eighteen does not qualify one as a master scientist. Maybe if I grew a beard.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby tastelikecoke » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:05 am UTC

Why can they get a white lab coat? All we have is a cheap blue gown thing that looks like an apron. It makes us look like culinary artists than scientists.

So, what will happen if it horrifically exits the mouth... or the nose?

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby SummerGlauFan » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:15 am UTC

tastelikecoke wrote:So, what will happen if it horrifically exits the mouth... or the nose?


Or the tear duct.

Cry baby cry... make your mother sigh... sorry...
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Plasma Man » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:00 am UTC

If it starts to head upwards, that's when you need a caesarean. They have to hurry, otherwise it uses the heart as a handhold.

One of the best things about working in the hospital is that your uniform allows you to go pretty much anywhere. As long as you don't try to walk in on an operation, you can do what you like.
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby HPDDJ » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:41 am UTC

I did a hearty LOL.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Bryan6446 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:49 am UTC

The best one to try is standing outside a club with a black t shirt that has security written on it.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby e02jr » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:36 am UTC

You can go quite far with a determined look on you face and a screwdriver in you hand... No one ask what you are doing as long as it looks like you should be doing it... =o)

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby PeteThePessimist » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:36 am UTC

I own a labcoat.
It is hanging in my room.
I wear it to class.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby snowyowl » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:00 pm UTC

WHY is that guy not wearing a black hat?

It would probably mess up the uniform, but this is still classhole-y enough that my first reaction was "That's BHG!".
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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Dadel » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:32 pm UTC

This one reminded me of Impostor which I've been thinking of alot lately. 'Tis one of my favorites (the sociology part's the best!)

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby tastelikecoke » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:38 pm UTC

He is BHG's favorite cousin. He is LCG.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Skispcs » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:09 pm UTC

phillipsjk wrote:I was a little confused by the "title/alt" text. Wouldn't people check ID before checking on any Nobel prizes? Is Mr. Munroe implying ID is trivial to fake? Maybe it is a reference to the report that the Internet got nominated for a Nobel prize.


Or maybe a reference that getting a Nobel Peace Prize is a joke anymore.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Pen_Bird » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:50 pm UTC

Skispcs wrote:Or maybe a reference that getting a Nobel Peace Prize is a joke anymore.


No, Sarah Palin ain't getting one for quitting.

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby Pen_Bird » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:17 pm UTC

Dadel wrote:This one reminded me of Impostor which I've been thinking of alot lately. 'Tis one of my favorites (the sociology part's the best!)


"Imposter" derives from the same "meme" as The Postmodern Generator: http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/

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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby dexeron » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:50 pm UTC

synp wrote:
Nihiltres wrote:This is an interesting social experiment, but I think the underlying point is really good: people take appearances to mean a lot.

Try the following: get a lab coat, goggles, and some caution tape. Mark off a section of some popular public space (e.g. a park) and walk around holding a digital voltmeter or some other sciencey gadget*. Make notes on a clipboard, and mutter cliché sciencey-sounding phrases like "space-time continuum" or "quantum flux" (vary the level of realism for your level of patience).

See how long it takes before someone catches on that you're full of it. You'll be surprised how long it will take!

(*Bonus points for managing to use a crackle tube, plasma globe, or anything else that glows like a prop from a B-movie)


There's a far scarier experiment you can do. Wear something that looks like a uniform. Doesn't need to be a real cop uniform, just enough for it to be blue with some kind of graphic on the shoulder and sunglasses. Then ask people to step aside, let you look in their bag, ask them questions.

It's really depressing how people would easily bow to authority.


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Re: "Trimester" discussion

Postby neoliminal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:48 pm UTC

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