[2011-Aug-26] Who's on Boron?

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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby ChaoticBrain » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:42 pm

Chem wrote:Ok I looked it up and you're right. Unhexhexium, strangely, is totally legit


Not really. Unhexhexium, along with the rest of the elements above 112, use stand-in names until such time where they gain enough notability to be deserving of real names. Until then, they remain uncreatively named after the digits of their atomic numbers. While some of these elements have been synthesized in very low quantities, 166 has not.
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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby BoomDeadAlien » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:54 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unhexhexium

The naming standards for element 166 would be Uhh - Unhexhexium.

Not an error, the name is simply derived from the element's number, Uhh is funnier than Uuh so element 166 was used instead of 116.
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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:27 pm

bfuller181 wrote:So, take a bunch of preexisting periodic table puns that have recently become popular as part of an internet meme (Chemistry Cat) and expect props because you dragged it out for 57 panels? I'm normally a huge fan, but this one limboed under the usually high bar set here.

I like to think that Zach is smart enough not to expect props from his comments section.
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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby ScottyDoesntMow » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:27 pm

Wait... there's 58 panels...
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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby Rainbow » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:43 am

This comic was exceptionally awesome. I've been kinda fed up with excessively long, moderately funny SMBC comics lately. Zach is, of course, thoroughly redeemed by being adorable in SMBC Theater. But I digress, because the cleverness of this excessively long, classically funny comic has amused me to no end. I love Who's On First and, incidentally, most playoffs of Who's On First. It brought to mind memories of seventh grade when my favorite outcast Indian kid friend did the entire skit, playing both characters. Also, Jews on First is a good name. But I digress again, because my point was just that this comic reminded me of the single panels of old. Somehow by being 58 panels, it equals out to being a single panel kinda joke. Makes no sense, but whatever. Proper way to laugh at this comic: Hydrogen and Argon and Hydrogen and Argon and Hydrogen and Argon.
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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby MeisterKleister » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:41 am

Noone seemed to mention that this and the SMBC Theatre video posted here are both base on the baseball sketch "Who's on first?" most famous by Abbott and Costello.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M
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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby Quintushalls » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:42 am

Regardless of content, I just want to say that 57 colored panels is damn impressive, even with some minor repetition.
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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby person » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:26 pm

MeisterKleister wrote:Noone seemed to mention that this and the SMBC Theatre video posted here are both base on the baseball sketch "Who's on first?" most famous by Abbott and Costello.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M

the name of this thread is "Who's on Boron"

1. people actually did mention it (see: the guy who said how much he liked Who's on First and all related sketches)

2. even if it hadn't been mentioned, it didn't need to be. everyone got it. it's a famous sketch.

@_@
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Re: [2011-Aug-26] Who's on Boron?

Postby Gangler » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:55 pm

We weren't trying to keep it a secret or anything.
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Re: [2011-Aug-26] Who's on Boron?

Postby Quintushalls » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:05 pm

Gangler wrote:We weren't trying to keep it a secret or anything.


Speak for yourself! I've also got Firefly Season 2.
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Re: [2011-Aug-26] Who's on Boron?

Postby Kimra » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:14 pm

I'd settle for the end of Season 1.
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Re: [2011-Aug-26] Who's on Boron?

Postby Big » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:01 pm

Kimra wrote:I'd settle for the end of Season 1.


Quintushalls wrote:
Gangler wrote:We weren't trying to keep it a secret or anything.


Speak for yourself! I've also got Firefly Season 2.


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Re: Who's on Boron? Aug 26 2011

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:12 pm

person wrote:
MeisterKleister wrote:Noone seemed to mention that this and the SMBC Theatre video posted here are both base on the baseball sketch "Who's on first?" most famous by Abbott and Costello.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M

the name of this thread is "Who's on Boron"

1. people actually did mention it (see: the guy who said how much he liked Who's on First and all related sketches)

2. even if it hadn't been mentioned, it didn't need to be. everyone got it. it's a famous sketch.

@_@


Well said, person.
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Re: [2011-Aug-26] Who's on Boron?

Postby exodusofficer » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:40 pm

As a biochem major, this is by far the funniest SMBC I've ever read. I could barely sit up I was laughing so hard.
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Re: [2011-Aug-26] Who's on Boron?

Postby Kimra » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:28 am

exodusofficer wrote:As a biochem major, this is by far the funniest SMBC I've ever read. I could barely sit up I was laughing so hard.

Is it just me or is the audience becoming less wide and less diverse?
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