1026: "Compare and Concave"

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1026: "Compare and Concave"

Postby glasnt » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:21 am UTC

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"Frankly, I see no difference between thee and a summer's day. Only the Ronpaul offers a TRUE alternative!"

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/* Shall I */
thee.compare($SummersDay);

/*let me*/
count(ways);
go;
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Re: 1026: Compare and Contrast

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:22 am UTC

Shakespeare also compared his douchey friend to a Summer's Eve.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby poxic » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:26 am UTC

THE HELL IS THIS

I am equally amused and annoyed.

Heh.
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby jspenguin » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:28 am UTC

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SELECT count(*) FROM ways WHERE thee LIKE summer_day;

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from __future__ import skynet

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby ahammel » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:34 am UTC

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if ( $compare_thee_to_a_summer's_day ) {
  count( @ways );
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Caffeine » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:02 am UTC

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int ways = Thee.Count(n=> n == SummerDay);

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:19 am UTC

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@thee.ways.where("LIKE summer_day").count
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Taymon » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:51 am UTC

This comic made me go "d'awwwww" a little.

There must be something seriously wrong with me.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby 22tcp » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:26 am UTC

Yeah fine, answer with sql code... the whole thing is targeting a single person to make her ( insert annoying question mark for drama) laugh.
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby bekalm » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:46 am UTC

Can you be IN a summer's day?

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:47 am UTC

I just had to come in here to say that I did indeed laugh out loud, repeatedly, reading this comic. First when I realized what I was looking at, and then at several of the points of comparison. Funniest XKCD in a good while.

I didn't laugh at the mouseover caption, but it did remind me how glad I am to not have to see any more ads for that guy now that Super Tuesday is over.

EDIT: Wait, you have a word filter on a name that shows up in a strip's mouseover caption? The heck?
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby rfk » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:00 am UTC

bekalm wrote:Can you be IN a summer's day?

He probably meant being indoors during a summer's day.

I'm more curious on what's meant by being "in" whomever he's referring to.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby AvatarIII » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:48 am UTC

we don't have a hurricane season in England, so I doubt Shakespeare would have used that in a comparison. Also heat stroke in England is pretty rare, and according the Wikipedia, the 17th century was cold. In fact "Four months' (March, May, June and September) record coldest temperatures were set in the 17th century."

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Kisama » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:07 am UTC

rfk wrote:
bekalm wrote:Can you be IN a summer's day?

He probably meant being indoors during a summer's day.

I'm more curious on what's meant by being "in" whomever he's referring to.

Well now, when two adults love each other very much, the man will sometimes insert his penis "in" to the woman's vagina. There are other possible permutations, but I think you might get the idea.
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby stianhat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:44 am UTC

SELECT count(*) AS Ways
FROM summer INNER JOIN thee ON summer.trait = thee.trait

--
0 row(s) returned. :mrgreen:

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Rodion Raskolnikov » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:44 am UTC

Taymon wrote:This comic made me go "d'awwwww" a little.

There must be something seriously wrong with me.



Nope, there isn't anything wrong with you. It's pretty sweet. I d'aww'd at 'required for a good beach party' and lol'd heartily at 'linked to higher rates of teenage delinquency'.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby muntoo » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:45 am UTC

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Rules        Yes       No
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby TomSFox » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:46 am UTC

Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“?

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby lesmith11 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:15 am UTC

TomSFox wrote:Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“?


Wouldn't "thee" be the object pronoun anyway?

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Shidoshi » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:44 pm UTC

It took me a while to realize "thee" was not "tee" as in a T-shirt. I was really confused.
Then I d'awwww'ed heartily while laughing.

This reminds me of his "my usual approach is useless here" comic.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Ocker3 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:46 pm UTC

Dirty, Dirty Randall

I just have to be in the same Room as some people and all ability to work well goes out the window!

Great list though, anyone have a better one?
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby pkcommando » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:16 pm UTC

Taymon wrote:This comic made me go "d'awwwww" a little.

There must be something seriously wrong with me.

Nah. I went d'aww a little bit, too. Then I got to 'arrested for releasing snakes in library' and had to hold in the laughter* lest my coworkers think I'm crazy.

*-Don't get me wrong, some of the ones before were pretty funny, but that one.....
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Someguy945 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:20 pm UTC

TomSFox wrote:Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“?


Google search with quotes:
"compare thy to a summer's day" - about 419 results
"compare thou to a summer's day" - about 915 results
"compare thee to a summer's day" - about 880,000 results

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby functoruser » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:21 pm UTC

TomSFox wrote:Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“?

I don't think it would set up the joke as well if he wrote "thou", since Sonnet 18 uses "thee".

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:26 pm UTC

Someguy945 wrote:
TomSFox wrote:Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“?


Google search with quotes:
"compare thy to a summer's day" - about 419 results
"compare thou to a summer's day" - about 915 results
"compare thee to a summer's day" - about 880,000 results


"compare thee to a Summer's Eve" - About 137,000 results

Looks like there are a lot of d-bags out there. :lol:
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby J L » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:44 pm UTC

Best one in a while!

And poor thing -- only shortness and snakes set her apart ;) However, summer day's pros are much more unpleasant.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby moliphant » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:45 pm UTC

mmm, thinly veiled sexual references...it is so hard to get any work done when that's going on.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby BAReFOOt » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:02 pm UTC

Now if only somebody could tell a non-native speaker, what the hell a “THEE” is…
(And, does „A SUMMER’S EVE“ have a special meaning?)

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Someguy945 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:10 pm UTC

BAReFOOt wrote:Now if only somebody could tell a non-native speaker, what the hell a “THEE” is…
(And, does „A SUMMER’S EVE“ have a special meaning?)


Shakespeare (the famous writer) once wrote a poem called Sonnet 18, and it is very well known. The most famous line is "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day". "Thee" is an old way of saying "you".

So in more modern English, Shakespeare was talking to a woman and saying "You are as great as a beautiful Summer day."

But this comic is making a much more literal comparison about the differences between the woman and a Summer's day.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby rcox1 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:21 pm UTC

Someguy945 wrote:
BAReFOOt wrote:Now if only somebody could tell a non-native speaker, what the hell a “THEE” is…
(And, does „A SUMMER’S EVE“ have a special meaning?)


Shakespeare (the famous writer) once wrote a poem called Sonnet 18, and it is very well known. The most famous line is "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day". "Thee" is an old way of saying "you".

So in more modern English, Shakespeare was talking to a woman and saying "You are as great as a beautiful Summer day."

But this comic is making a much more literal comparison about the differences between the woman and a Summer's day.


For a contrasting poem, I will point the class to Sonnet 130, a much more realistic, loving, and honest appraisal of those that most of us will fall in love, rather than simply shag.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Dead Cat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:32 pm UTC

Ocker3 wrote:Dirty, Dirty Randall

I just have to be in the same Room as some people and all ability to work well goes out the window!

Great list though, anyone have a better one?


I went with the "dirty" interpretation first of all as well, but now I think the last line of the table is to be read with the headings as the subject rather than the object (not sure if I have that the right way round, feel free to correct me, grammar nerds :)). Anyway, what I mean is Randall is saying he finds it difficult to concentrate on work when both "thee" and "a summer's day" are "in", not that he finds it difficult to concentrate on work when he is in "thee" or in "a summer's day". After all, it makes slightly more sense to say "summer days are in!" rather than "I'm in a summer's day!", no? Though both constructions read a little awkwardly to my mind. Then again, I can't quickly think of a better one which is why I guess Randall left it as is.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Vael » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:35 pm UTC

rcox1 wrote:For a contrasting poem, I will point the class to Sonnet 130, a much more realistic, loving, and honest appraisal of those that most of us will fall in love, rather than simply shag.


Totally agree! Sonnet 404, on the other hand, is unfounded.
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby Sprocket » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:39 pm UTC

Amazing comic.


Vael wrote:
rcox1 wrote:For a contrasting poem, I will point the class to Sonnet 130, a much more realistic, loving, and honest appraisal of those that most of us will fall in love, rather than simply shag.


Totally agree! Sonnet 404, on the other hand, is unfounded.

Love has a lot of meanings. For example, it is important that Rome & Juliet be emphasized as being about a couple of crazed "teenagers" ('Barely legal' don't cover it). If you were 12, just really experiencing hormones for the first time, and in that situation, you'd probably be crazy enough to kill yourself too.

I like 116 myself. I always felt 404 was written in error.
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby dbmag9 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:39 pm UTC

TomSFox wrote:Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“?

Someguy945 wrote:Google search with quotes:
"compare thy to a summer's day" - about 419 results
"compare thou to a summer's day" - about 915 results
"compare thee to a summer's day" - about 880,000 results

I was a little, but on reflection 'thee' works better as a column heading anyway: besides alluding better to the poem, on analogy with a table using 'he, I' rather than 'him, me' I prefer the way it was done.
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:48 pm UTC

BAReFOOt wrote:(And, does „A SUMMER’S EVE“ have a special meaning?)



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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby choginga » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:00 pm UTC

Sonnet 18 was written for a man by the way. Some king or prince or the like. I forget. I like how once he has a name for just handing out flattering poems he has do to sonnet 130 just to seem sincere.

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby xnick » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:09 pm UTC

Well... I certainly didn't get the joke. I guess it is for natively english-speakers. :(

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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby ahammel » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:18 pm UTC

choginga wrote:Sonnet 18 was written for a man by the way. Some king or prince or the like.

The Fair Youth's identity is unknown. A couple of Earls have been suggested, but no members of the royal family, so far as I know.
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby bmonk » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:22 pm UTC

Someguy945 wrote:
BAReFOOt wrote:Now if only somebody could tell a non-native speaker, what the hell a “THEE” is…
(And, does „A SUMMER’S EVE“ have a special meaning?)


Shakespeare (the famous writer) once wrote a poem called Sonnet 18, and it is very well known. The most famous line is "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day". "Thee" is an old way of saying "you".

So in more modern English, Shakespeare was talking to a woman and saying "You are as great as a beautiful Summer day."

But this comic is making a much more literal comparison about the differences between the woman and a Summer's day.


I'd add that "thee" (along with "thou") is the familiar form of "you," the more formal form. Like in German, "du" vs. "Sie", or Italian, "tu" vs. "Lei" or "voi".
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Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:32 pm UTC

Sprocket wrote:Amazing comic.


Vael wrote:
rcox1 wrote:For a contrasting poem, I will point the class to Sonnet 130, a much more realistic, loving, and honest appraisal of those that most of us will fall in love, rather than simply shag.


Totally agree! Sonnet 404, on the other hand, is unfounded.

Love has a lot of meanings. For example, it is important that Rome & Juliet be emphasized as being about a couple of crazed "teenagers" ('Barely legal' don't cover it). If you were 12, just really experiencing hormones for the first time, and in that situation, you'd probably be crazy enough to kill yourself too.

I like 116 myself. I always felt 404 was written in error.


According to my HS English teacher, Romeo was more likely to be in his late 20s. Juliet was jail-bait, though
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