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[2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:33 am
by Quintushalls
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db ... 2288#comic

This reminds me of an old Econ joke:

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.

The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says, "What do you want it to equal"?

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:16 am
by Sahan
YOU remind me of an old Econs joke!

Hahahaha I'm on fire!

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:22 am
by Eisbreaker
The protagonist of today's strip reminds me of Professor Xavier from the X-Men.
Look he even has that armchair thing going on in the second panel.

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:35 am
by DonRetrasado
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present day...present time

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:18 am
by Eisbreaker
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Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:08 pm
by Psi
Typically it's the veil... not the pale. Although get enough people saying it and you might have something there :-)

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:20 pm
by Edminster
Psi wrote:Typically it's the veil... not the pale. Although get enough people saying it and you might have something there :-)

Nah, he's probably just used beyond the pale on accident.

Unless of course he meant psychic stuff is inappropriate behaviour

BREAKING NEWS: ZACH RACIST AGAINST PSYCHICS

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:19 pm
by Oldrac the Chitinous
I think it's fine. He's just using this definition (which is, incidentally, the same pale that things go beyond.)

pale(peɪl)
— n
1. a wooden post or strip used as an upright member in a fence
2. an enclosing barrier, esp a fence made of pales

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:46 pm
by Kaharz
"Beyond the pale" is often used in this context, probably just as often as "beyond the veil." Although beyond the veil would be the more precise phrase since that typically only refers to the deceased.

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:12 pm
by TotalSolipsist

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:18 pm
by smiley_cow
CNN should sue Zach.

Re: [2011-Jun-26] Pundit/Psychics

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:55 pm
by Arbroath