0884: "Rogers St."

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0884: "Rogers St."

Postby LucasBrown » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:00 am UTC

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Alt text: "'We can also use middle names in place of first pet's names, but yours is something incomprehensible about dropping tables.'"

How does that work?

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby ARandomDude » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:02 am UTC

I don't get it.


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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby spaztazticii » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:05 am UTC

i know the alt code text is from http://xkcd.com/327/ because i laugh at it every time i random it :)

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Kobukson » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:06 am UTC

Thought it had something to do with Mr. Rogers; never knew about that porn name thing.

Ironically, I guess I can never do porn; never had a pet and didn't grow up on a specific street >_<

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby killminusnine » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:07 am UTC

Shmuel wrote:Should you be unfamiliar with the standard way of generating one's porn name, this link should help.

Came here just say that, actually. It really did get me confused for a few minutes though. This seems to be one of those jokes that is actually more funny because it takes you a minute.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby gtdawg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:08 am UTC

Little Bobby Tables has fallen quite a bit, hasn't he?

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby ShuRugal » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:11 am UTC

has bobby fallen, or was he dropped?

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Salzano14 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:12 am UTC

That was the best alt-text in a while.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Retsam » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:12 am UTC

This one took some staring at this comic before I remembered some obscure conversations I've had in the past on the topic.

My problem, is that I live in an area that numbers streets, without naming them. Thus my name would be something like "____ 95th".

And, ditto on the alt-text being awesome.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Platypodes » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:23 am UTC

Retsam wrote:My problem, is that I live in an area that numbers streets, without naming them. Thus my name would be something like "____ 95th".

There might be hope for your career if you move to 69th Street.
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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Corka » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:25 am UTC

Awesome. My porn name would be Jake Stredwick. That just sounds like sex.

... I will also ignore the fact that I had a second cat called Lucy.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby beccathlon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:28 am UTC

Make sure that your house number is 69. Then you can give directions over the phone "It's Rogers St., like Mister Rogers. No, not 59, 69, like the sex act." Disturbing but hilarious. I can neither confirm nor deny that I have done this.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby SW15243 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:30 am UTC

I think my porn name tops all of yours, I'm afraid:
"Woody Scurfield"
Yeah, really.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby gmcleod » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:33 am UTC

I'd be Chips Fort.. Or Chips Elena. Or maybe Penny Elena. Doesn't really sound like a pornstar no matter how I swap possible first pets/streets..

Chip Fort.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby gtdawg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:33 am UTC

ShuRugal wrote:has bobby fallen, or was he dropped?


He's always seemed to be a little query

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Retsam » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:34 am UTC

SW15243 wrote:I think my porn name tops all of yours, I'm afraid:
"Woody Scurfield"
Yeah, really.


I didn't mention it cause I thought it'd distract the point I was making about 95th street, but mine would actually be "Woody 95th". Yours is probably still worse, though.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby siecraticmethod » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:36 am UTC

Anyone else think of the Dresden Files?

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby bcdm » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:42 am UTC

I rarely literally LOL at something on the interwebs, but the alt-text on this one made me nearly wake up everyone else in the house. Priceless.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Brooks Hatlen » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:43 am UTC

Boots 400 South, reporting in. If I swap in my second dog Maximus, it's got a slightly better ring to it. :D

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby musicgeek » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:44 am UTC

Took me a minute, too!

I think that I would be relegated to comic relief in a gay porn: "Corky Cedarwood."

(Still better than my brother, "Scrappy Sunflower.")

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby LSN » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:48 am UTC

I'd be Ashley Corte Pellejo. Hopefully that makes me a steamy Spanish hunk.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Mercury_Man » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:49 am UTC

I don't get the Alt Text. Any help?

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby pgn674 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:49 am UTC

Shadow Birch. Sounds more like a Native American name. Or maybe a ninja.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby karanj » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:49 am UTC

Is Randall aware of the British slang "To Roger", as in "gave her a right rogering"? I wouldn't be so sure about Rogers St...

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby squareroot » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:50 am UTC

Didn't understand this at all until I saw the posts here. My porn name would actually work extraordinarily well by this formula, considering my street name... hee hee... :-)
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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Ichapp » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:56 am UTC

I always felt left out when this topic came up, because I'm a rural kid. Tucker Highway 13 doesn't really say porn at all.
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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:58 am UTC

karanj wrote:Is Randall aware of the British slang "To Roger", as in "gave her a right rogering"? I wouldn't be so sure about Rogers St...

Britishism or not, it's difficult to maintain any sort of arousal when all you can picture is this.
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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby thret » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:58 am UTC

Sigh, Bimbo Walker. We were too young to know what bimbo meant, and our parents let us name the cat.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby glasnt » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:02 am UTC

I'd hope that Rogers St is a very conservative part of town :p

Unfortunately, I knew the reference of this one without having to look it up. Why can't I know the cool ones, only the silly ones :(

My porn name doesn't really work, as I have only really had one pet, and that was Bunny Cat.

I could just go with that, I guess, as the pet name could override the street name, if more than 1 word.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby tetromino » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:02 am UTC


Being entirely unfamiliar with the context, I have to ask: is the algorithm described some kind of in-joke and/or urban legend, or is it actually used in real life?

It's just that on the face of it, this approach seems to have a very high probability of generating unsuitable names, not to mention that being reminded of one's beloved pet every time one is referred to by one's professional alias would likely be a mood killer in of itself.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Plasma Mongoose » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:03 am UTC

Lady Bangalow


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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby ysth » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:03 am UTC

Somewhat OT: there are many more Null Roads than Null Streets or Null Avenues. But only Null Boulevard has a Null Cemetery.
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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby ddxxdd » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:04 am UTC

I'm waiting for someone to say something worth sigging...

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby solobutterfly » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:08 am UTC

I'd always heard the first name was supposed to be your favorite kind of candy. Guess it's a regional difference in porn name generation. None of the streets I've lived on ever worked, but the friend that introduced me to the concept had the most wonderful porn name, though, I admit I have forgotten it now.

My witness protection name works out much better however. Take both of your parents' middle names for that.

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby dramatic » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:10 am UTC

My not getting this strip was due to a complete lack of exposure to Mister Rogers. I don't think the show ever screened in this part of the world

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Pikrass » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:13 am UTC

I guess Randall is getting nostalgic. There was a self-reference last week too.

Personnally, I didn't live in a street named after someone famous. So if I ever got a pet my porn name would be "... Alouettes" (that means lark in English)...
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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby glasnt » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:29 am UTC

dramatic wrote:My not getting this strip was due to a complete lack of exposure to Mister Rogers. I don't think the show ever screened in this part of the world


Twasn't screen here either. Hi cross Tasman buddy

The only reason I know who Mr Rogers is is because of his reference in this good 90's movie and this awesome 2005 hit

/nerd


edit: interesting titbit: the guy behind the song mentioned above is also the man behind Potter Puppet Pals, which I only just got out of my head, again :(

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Logan1034 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:32 am UTC

Pokey Memorial. Yes, this was so important to share, I actually registered to respond. :roll:

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Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Postby Eversist » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:33 am UTC

Thanks for the explanation, guys.

Also: Samantha Balcones is my porn name. Awesome.


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