0291: "Dignified"

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0291: "Dignified"

Postby mybadluck22 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:06 am UTC

http://www.xkcd.com/c291.html

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Alt: 'I don't know, why is your beret staying on your head?' 'Staples.'

A man in a white hat? What?

Anyway, tree climbing is fun. You're never too old for tree climbing.

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Postby Keith » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:07 am UTC

Just beat me to it. I was just about to hit Post New Topic but I decided I would check again. I lose. :(
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Postby Pikelet » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:08 am UTC

the alt text is exactly the same thing that i thought as i read the comic

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Postby Durinthal » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:08 am UTC

It's true, life is too strange to be uppity about it. At least that's my interpretation. :P

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Postby jinzougen » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:08 am UTC

I could have sworn that the rules for this forum urge people to only start these topics when they have something interesting to say...
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Postby tau_ » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:09 am UTC

Once again I am reminded why this comic is made of so much win. It's a disarming statement and thus funny, but it's also chock full of truthy goodness (and calcium I bet).

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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:10 am UTC

The only problem with this comic is that people are often born Caesarian, or however that's spelled. Then again being cut out of your mother because you can't get through her vaginal opening is even more of something to be embarrassed about.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:10 am UTC

What a well-drawn tree...

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Postby mybadluck22 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:13 am UTC

Darcey wrote:The only problem with this comic is that people are often born Caesarian, or however that's spelled. Then again being cut out of your mother because you can't get through her vaginal opening is even more of something to be embarrassed about.


I was born like this, and I dunno, it never bothered me. At least I don't have momcooties all over me... or something?

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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:14 am UTC

Durinthal wrote:It's true, life is too strange to be uppity about it. At least that's my interpretation. :P


Agreed muchly. If one takes a minute to think about all the strange things in biology... Like rubbing body parts together to make babies, that one always seemed really frikking weird to me and I'm not being facetious.

You know what's really weird? /Fingernails/.

jinzougen wrote:I could have sworn that the rules for this forum urge people to only start these topics when they have something interesting to say...


I liked this post. I totally agree about the white hat; that was the first thing I noticed. Also what's with the guy in the beret? Have we seen him before?

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:What a well-drawn tree...


Yes. I didn't even notice it at first because I just thought "tree" because it looked that realistic.

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Postby Yhatki » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:16 am UTC

New response to any awkward situation: found.

I do fancy that tree. I have an interkingdom animal/plant crush on it.

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Postby niteice » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:18 am UTC

Darcey wrote:I liked this post. I totally agree about the white hat; that was the first thing I noticed. Also what's with the guy in the beret? Have we seen him before?


Guy? Beret Person strikes me as more of a female, actually.

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Postby Dozer » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:20 am UTC

Darcey wrote:The only problem with this comic is that people are often born Caesarian, or however that's spelled. Then again being cut out of your mother because you can't get through her vaginal opening is even more of something to be embarrassed about.

Ehh, I registered to post what you just said. (and that's the right spelling AFAICT.) That's how I was born; it's hard to find hats which fit my head. In fact, I stopped riding bikes because I couldn't conveniently find a helmet which fitted properly.

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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:25 am UTC

niteice wrote:
Darcey wrote:I liked this post. I totally agree about the white hat; that was the first thing I noticed. Also what's with the guy in the beret? Have we seen him before?


Guy? Beret Person strikes me as more of a female, actually.


The first thing I thought of when I read your post was "I wonder if she's ever squeezed anyone out of her vagina." Then I pictured her (if it's a her) doing just that, in the tree.

I would be interested to see how Randall draws a woman giving birth.

Dozer wrote:That's how I was born; it's hard to find hats which fit my head. In fact, I stopped riding bikes because I couldn't conveniently find a helmet which fitted properly.


Hats and helmets are always too BIG for me. Maybe I should have been born Caesarian!

EDIT: gah, typed 'small' instead of 'big'. I do that a lot, saying things like "I'm David's brother" instead of "I'm David's sister"... and I get some weird looks when I mess up on that one. XD
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Postby mikesty » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:27 am UTC

Dozer, that is freaking hilarious. Welcome :D

The alt-text should have been the dialog in the comic though!
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Postby rhalleys5th » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:40 am UTC

I remember Beret Person from this comic....coincidentally, climbing a tree.
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Postby Darcey » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:40 am UTC

Agreed about the alt text, definitely.

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Postby Ketsuban » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:48 am UTC

I think a better alt text would be "Actually, I was a breech baby."

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Postby wing » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:51 am UTC

niteice wrote:
Darcey wrote:I liked this post. I totally agree about the white hat; that was the first thing I noticed. Also what's with the guy in the beret? Have we seen him before?


Guy? Beret Person strikes me as more of a female, actually.
But white hat guy is clearly male. And no male would EVER question a female hanging upside down in a tree.
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Postby wing » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:54 am UTC

Darcey wrote:
niteice wrote:
Darcey wrote:I liked this post. I totally agree about the white hat; that was the first thing I noticed. Also what's with the guy in the beret? Have we seen him before?


Guy? Beret Person strikes me as more of a female, actually.


The first thing I thought of when I read your post was "I wonder if she's ever squeezed anyone out of her vagina." Then I pictured her (if it's a her) doing just that, in the tree.

I would be interested to see how Randall draws a woman giving birth.

Dozer wrote:That's how I was born; it's hard to find hats which fit my head. In fact, I stopped riding bikes because I couldn't conveniently find a helmet which fitted properly.


Hats and helmets are always too small for me. Maybe I should have been born Caesarian!
One frame, we have a stick figure in the, er, birth-giving position, surrounded by little *push* *push* *POP* actions. Next frame, two male stick figures discussing how strange biology is.
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Postby OneLess » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:57 am UTC

Unfortunately (fortunately?) I think this kind of stuff all the time :D This, specifically, I could see being exactly applicable to Wolf Blitzer...

I definitely think the alt-text and normal text should have been switched, though :)
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Postby Kawa » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:06 am UTC

Am I the only one who sees beret-person in tree looking like an acorn?

In other news, this comic's made of AWESOME.
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Postby FiddleMath » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:29 am UTC

Wow, I hadn't fallen out of my chair laughing for at least a year.

I say pretty much exactly the same thing, all the time, to anyone who'll listen.

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Postby TheAutophobe » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:41 am UTC

i'd wear this on a shirt.

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Postby Lemm » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:44 am UTC

Beret... the anti-hat.

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alternative alt text

Postby vish » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:53 am UTC

[and guess which way you were facing]

it's true, and the world would be a more humble place if people remembered just what the first thing in their face was.

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Postby Wired » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:53 am UTC

I was not exactly sure which way through it was referring to. A mental image suggested someone's head going in...
I shouldn't spend so much time at /b/... It has begun to mess with me...

Anyway, when I realized it was referring to birth, I hit the floor, hard, laughing. Am I pathetic?
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Postby bkrausz » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:14 am UTC

wing wrote:
niteice wrote:
Darcey wrote:I liked this post. I totally agree about the white hat; that was the first thing I noticed. Also what's with the guy in the beret? Have we seen him before?


Guy? Beret Person strikes me as more of a female, actually.
But white hat guy is clearly male. And no male would EVER question a female hanging upside down in a tree.


Especially if she were wearing a skirt/dress.

Sorry ladies, had to say it :)

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Postby space_raptor » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:20 am UTC

What a great comic this is I tip my hat to Mr. XKCD.

Then I challenge him to a loogie contest! That is the least dignified thing I can think of right now.
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Postby FFF8E7 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:42 am UTC

Darcey wrote:The only problem with this comic is that people are often born Caesarian, or however that's spelled. Then again being cut out of your mother because you can't get through her vaginal opening is even more of something to be embarrassed about.


Hey, I can totally be dignified! I am a product of Medical Technology (aka slicing people open and stitching them shut again)! I have no need for vaginae!

... oh, wait...

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Postby T3m3r1ty » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:46 am UTC

Also in the hypothetical situation recursing comic, there was a beret.
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Postby robzy » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:05 am UTC

tau_ wrote:Once again I am reminded why this comic is made of so much win. It's a disarming statement and thus funny, but it's also chock full of truthy goodness (and calcium I bet).

Disarming? I really like that adjective when it comes to xkcd. Thank you.

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Postby Ace_NoOne » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:36 am UTC

Brilliant - and the alt text is gold!
Best comic in a while...

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Postby UserGoogol » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:45 am UTC

Cesarean section births in the house, yo. I was removed from my mother's body through an invasive surgical procedure. Yay science! \o/

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Postby H.H » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:47 am UTC

Was I the only one thinking:
"That, [undefined gender], is no way to speak about my Mother's naughty bits!"
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Postby DataPacRat » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:53 am UTC

I just registered, so that I could be the first to post that I was shoved /feet/first, thankyouverymuch. And as far as I know, I only try to act dignified around the woman who was originally involved in the matter.

As far as I know, she only uses the Net to research genealogy. But if, in the distant future, she ever comes across this post... or, for that matter, if any other member of my family manages to find it... hi!

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Postby Froodulous » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:36 am UTC

Trivia: I now drive the car that belonged to the social worker who was present at my birth.


The man that delivered me is now a woman...

Anyway, the comic. This is definitely one of the best ones of recent times. Also, it has the advantage of not making half the people in the thread moan about not being in a relationship (you know who you are).

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Postby atheist » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:10 am UTC

I was born backwards, butt (maybe feet?) first. Something related to the way I was born also caused me to be born with collapsed lungs. I still have a small scar on both sides of my chest where they had to cut in and reinflate. :P

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Postby The_Toad » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:43 am UTC

Trivia: My mom regets shoving me through her vagina every day of her life

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Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:28 am UTC

I believe there was also a beret-wearing bartender at some point.


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