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0791: "Leaving"

Postby Raptor Jesus » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:01 am UTC

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Alt:What'll I say -- "I was staring at some cat vomit when I got the news?"

Why is it the other post already has over 100 views, but mine was formatted correctly and first? And no ones posting in either? Haha, just sayin :mrgreen:

Commentary (as suggested below, back in my day when I actually raced for post firsts, you diddn't need so such thing): Anyone reminded of the Fourier transformed cat (http://xkcd.com/26/)? Kinda (keyword, kinda) looks like whats in the floor...
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby ritvax » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:07 am UTC

Okay, you win.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby grafpa » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:08 am UTC

*sigh*morbidcomic*sigh*
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby funda » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:08 am UTC

This comic was emotional I might cry now :cry:


BTW, there were 2 threads, and this was the earlier one according to the post number.
Even though the other one had more pageviews, this was first.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:09 am UTC

Raptor Jesus wrote:Why is it the other post already has over 100 views, but mine was formatted correctly and first? And no ones posting in either? Haha, just sayin :mrgreen:

Technically speaking, yours was not formatted correctly and still isn't--you don't have commentary about the comic in your post.
As to pageviews... I guess it's just that it appeared above yours.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Raptor Jesus » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:10 am UTC

ritvax wrote:Okay, you win.

Yay! I always wanted to win...
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby StClair » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:11 am UTC

My very first "get out of my head."
A good friend of mine flew across country yesterday, on business, and I fretted as I always do. It won't be okay until they're home safe.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby funda » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:11 am UTC

And ... it would be nice if the comic itself is a link too.

It would be easier to click a giant comic sized link than to mouse the cursor over to the tiny link text.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Raptor Jesus » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:13 am UTC

funda wrote:And ... it would be nice if the comic itself is a link too.

It would be easier to click a giant comic sized link than to mouse the cursor over to the tiny link text.

How to do that slipped my mind, it's been so long since I posted linked images
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:14 am UTC

The alternative is that the speaker dies and the person leaving never forgets the last thing said to them :P
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Panama1984 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:19 am UTC

GOOMHR here, my grandma just passed away.

The last thing I said to her was "I'll be back to see you later in the week"

...She didn't make it to then

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Lukeonia1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:24 am UTC

I'm trying to figure out how this comic makes me feel. I'm laughing, but is that sad? Or sweet? Or just plain ol' morbid? So confused!

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby edbdqt » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:29 am UTC

A thought for all you meme lovers:

If Randall were to die, would you want the last thing you say to him to be, "RGOOMH!"

Just sayin'.....

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby pgn674 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:30 am UTC

Nitpicky question on img-title:
What'll I say -- "I was staring at some cat vomit when I got the news?"
Should that question mark be inside the closing quotes or outside it? news?" or news"? I've heard that all punctuation should be inside closing quotes, but the question mark applies to the question that envelops the quote, the question that the quote is contained within.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby musashi1600 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:33 am UTC

Celine Dion popped into my head when I read this comic. I don't think I need to say what she was singing. :|
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby llwang » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:44 am UTC

Just make it a habit to always end each conversation with good things :)
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby squareroot » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:50 am UTC

No joke, but - I seriously thought everyone did this.

...that my explain why I'm having trouble seeing the humour.

EDIT: DAMNIT, I'm using British spelling again. >:-( My mom's getting really mad me, I'm just starting to spell things the British way by pure accident...
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby leonarodsan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:01 am UTC

Long time lurker, first time posting. . .

Just wanted to ask if anybody else saw the cute face in the cat vomit. . .

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Nasaniaru » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:10 am UTC

I haven't posted in quit a while but this comic just struck me. When my Great-Grandfather died, I tried to give all the attention I could to my Great Grandmother so that when she died I didn't feel I shortchanged her in terms of love and affection. This comic reinforces the feeling that if one is in a relationship at all, they should make the last thing they say to each other as they depart happy and filled with love and emotion to echo the sentiments raised in this comic. Good job with this one Randall.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby crzftx » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:14 am UTC

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Fuzzy Toaster » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:16 am UTC

My mom's getting really mad me

Don't you mean your mUm's getting really mad? :D

I used to do this all the time when I was a kid. Not so much any more.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby matt_sharkey » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:38 am UTC

Fuzzy Toaster wrote:
My mom's getting really mad me

Don't you mean your mUm's getting really mad? :D

I used to do this all the time when I was a kid. Not so much any more.


Don't you mean you mum's getting really mad at me?

i used to think corrective quotes corrected the whole thing. :P

i jk.

but anyways...yeah really morbid, but this is still a thought that occasionally sticks in the back of my mind.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby syko_lozz » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:52 am UTC

hmm, I dont think this is morbid OR obvious/reality
I liked it. Maybe the humour is subtle (imagine being the one walking out the door- wondering how cat vomit reminded them to pledge their undying affection....) I'm guessing the people who found it unfunny havent lived in long-term live-in relationships in which the sentimentality has been long buried under the monotony of ordinary, everyday occurrences like cat vomit!!
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby solarion » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:55 am UTC

Oh god this gets me. I had an accquaintence who died, and the last thing he said to me (as I'm a bit of a vocal ticcer; I like voice sounds) was "Why do you make all those weird noises?"

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby snowyowl » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:11 am UTC

How sweet. I like it. :mrgreen:
syko_lozz wrote:hmm, I dont think this is morbid OR obvious/reality
(imagine being the one walking out the door- wondering how cat vomit reminded them to pledge their undying affection....)

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Jenni Nikki » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:34 am UTC

pgn674 wrote:Nitpicky question on img-title:
What'll I say -- "I was staring at some cat vomit when I got the news?"
Should that question mark be inside the closing quotes or outside it? news?" or news"? I've heard that all punctuation should be inside closing quotes, but the question mark applies to the question that envelops the quote, the question that the quote is contained within.


I believe it depends on if you're American or British. Randall's would be the American way.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby juhis » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:51 am UTC

crzftx wrote:This comic wasn't funny. Everyone does realize this, right?
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[Obvious] Reality isn't funny.

That's my opinion anyway.


Actually, i'd say there is nothing more funny than reality.
You just need to be more cynical. :)

(but yeah, the joke has been told plenty of times before.)

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Technical Ben » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:38 am UTC

YNIMHR (Your not in my head Randal). I don't have cats for this exact reason. :shock:
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Madtentacle » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:55 am UTC

I always thought everybody thinks like that. But the thing that really made me laugh was the fourier transformed cat. I had forgotten that one.
makes me want to go through the old ones again.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Keiji » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:53 am UTC

Ahahaha, this was the best comic in a long time for me.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Marshie » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:59 am UTC

I smiled.

My mom always says 'Love you' at the end of phone conversations and my sisters and I have to say 'Love you too' back.
I asked her why that was, because it was even if we just saw eachother or were about to see eachother in a few minutes.
She said because that way if something happened to either of us, that was the last thing we said to eachother.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby littlelj » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:08 am UTC

Jenni Nikki wrote:
pgn674 wrote:Nitpicky question on img-title:
What'll I say -- "I was staring at some cat vomit when I got the news?"
Should that question mark be inside the closing quotes or outside it? news?" or news"? I've heard that all punctuation should be inside closing quotes, but the question mark applies to the question that envelops the quote, the question that the quote is contained within.


I believe it depends on if you're American or British. Randall's would be the American way.


British English requires that only the quoted material be within the quotation marks.

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I liked this comic. It's been a good week for me; less so for other people, clearly. I take this sentiment very seriously to heart and pretty much never ever part on bad terms unless I never ever intend to make up. Then if you hear that something catastrophic has happened you can think, "Well, I sure told him."
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby scottyb » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:58 am UTC

crzftx wrote:This comic wasn't funny. Everyone does realize this, right?
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[Obvious] Reality isn't funny.
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That's my opinion anyway.
As an opinion, that's valid. Something "everyone" realizes? No.

Observational humor aside, people have been amused by reality for as long as they've been able to laugh. It's be a very depressing world if it didn't produce things that were funny in and of themselves.

But on to the serious question: why was he still staring at the cat vomit?

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby elims1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:40 am UTC

I do this all he time, and then I feel guilty when I can't remember the last thing I said to someone... I usually say 'Love you' at the end of a conversation, just in case.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Switch31 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:43 am UTC

musashi1600 wrote:Celine Dion popped into my head when I read this comic. I don't think I need to say what she was singing. :|


Ditto.

This one is pretty funny. It uses sort of an SMBC style joke structure where a complicated premise is explained only to spring the joke in the text below the comic.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby rhetorical » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:56 am UTC

littlelj wrote:
Jenni Nikki wrote:
pgn674 wrote:Nitpicky question on img-title:
What'll I say -- "I was staring at some cat vomit when I got the news?"
Should that question mark be inside the closing quotes or outside it? news?" or news"? I've heard that all punctuation should be inside closing quotes, but the question mark applies to the question that envelops the quote, the question that the quote is contained within.


I believe it depends on if you're American or British. Randall's would be the American way.


British English requires that only the quoted material be within the quotation marks.

L: This seems sensible to me!

Lucy said, "This seems sensible to me"; she was soon shouted down.

I liked this comic. It's been a good week for me; less so for other people, clearly. I take this sentiment very seriously to heart and pretty much never ever part on bad terms unless I never ever intend to make up. Then if you hear that something catastrophic has happened you can think, "Well, I sure told him."


I'm American, and I would say that the way Randall did it is wrong. When the whole sentence is a question, but not the quotation, you leave out the quotation's end punctuation and put the end punctuation for the whole sentence outside the quote.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Stauderhorse » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:02 pm UTC

I get the same weird feeling sometimes, probably because I hardly ever tell people how much they mean to me and I'm afraid I'll regret it some day.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby dp2 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:51 pm UTC

matt_sharkey wrote:
Fuzzy Toaster wrote:
My mom's getting really mad me

Don't you mean your mUm's getting really mad? :D

I used to do this all the time when I was a kid. Not so much any more.


Don't you mean you mum's getting really mad at me?

i used to think corrective quotes corrected the whole thing. :P

i jk.

It's cute how we're supposed to be impressed with the "accidental" British spelling but overlook the three or four genuine typos.

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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby cparker15 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:54 pm UTC

crzftx wrote:This comic wasn't funny. Everyone does realize this, right?

This is just a random anecdote that a large amount of movies have played on and real people think about.
I am very disappointed. Sure, it's great GOOMHR material, but this is the first time it's way over the top for me. This is on the level of a comic about not wanting to pay for loans or being excited to turn 21. [Obvious] Reality isn't funny.

That's my opinion anyway.

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More on-topic, I do something similar... I don't like saying "bye" to people. I instead prefer to say something that implies I intend to see them again, like "see you later" or "until we meet again" (in a really regal accent, where "again" sounds like "ah-gayn") or something like that.
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Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Postby Promicin » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:21 pm UTC

This is why, from now on, I shall end every conversation with sage-like wisdom, in case it's my final sentance (either ever or to a certain person).

*tries to think of sage-like wisdom*

So, uh, yeah. Like, and such things. Oh, I know! Don't eat things that are not meant to be eaten. Sure, the hand lotion says "non-toxic," and it sure smells good, but it stings your tongue. :|


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