[2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

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[2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby Anon21 » Sun May 13, 2012 6:08 am

It is surely plausible that any child capable of holding its head erect would be going to a parent to ask what 1+1 is! As always, a totally naturalistic way to get where you wanted to go, Zach.
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Re: [2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Sun May 13, 2012 6:25 am

I don't really have anything more complex to ask about this comic than...
...What the fuck?
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Re: [2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby Guest1 » Sun May 13, 2012 8:19 am

Just when I think we are back to semi-amusing jokes, and Zach pulls me deeper into the bottomless abyss of lame.
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Postby Fun with Guns » Sun May 13, 2012 8:39 am

Somewhere deep down, I believe that the abstract memory of funny, non-philosophical SMBC comics summons their existence back to reality.
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Re: [2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby Guest » Sun May 13, 2012 10:03 am

Guest1 wrote:Just when I think we are back to semi-amusing jokes, and Zach pulls me deeper into the bottomless abyss of lame.

When did we get back to semi amusing jokes?
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Postby Sandwiches » Sun May 13, 2012 10:55 am

there was a run I think.
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Re: [2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby Guest » Sun May 13, 2012 2:57 pm

Sandwiches wrote:there was a run I think.

I was still suffering from that horrendous run and did not notice, there was indeed some up looking but hopes have now been dashed.
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Postby Sandwiches » Sun May 13, 2012 4:48 pm

Maybe whatever happened to him that made him funny for that brief while will happen to him again.


The death of a relative, perhaps.
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Re: [2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby Dudeson » Sun May 13, 2012 6:06 pm

Ah, Zach, I see you've been reading some German Idealism/Romanticism. This sounds like Fichte or Schelling to me. I liked it. Well done!
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Re: [2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby Doccit » Sun May 13, 2012 10:26 pm

Thanks for catching the reference, the one plus one example (and discussion of patterns having a separate way of existing) is reminiscent of some things that I once wrote in a paper; I was wondering who's ideas these really were.

Can you be more precise about that remark? I'd love to know what this joke stems from, in terms of a specific book or books.

And yes, the setup is implausible, but hey. Sometimes you have to build a bridge out of whatever is laying around.
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Postby Sandwiches » Sun May 13, 2012 10:32 pm

Zach forgot the password to his account, creates a new one?

Is this the reality we live in?
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Postby Apocalyptus » Sun May 13, 2012 11:48 pm

I too would like to know if this is the real life, or is this just fantasy?
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Postby Sandwiches » Sun May 13, 2012 11:50 pm

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Postby Apocalyptus » Mon May 14, 2012 1:44 am

That's what I was thinking of. It's just stayed with me, all this time.
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Re: [2012-May-13] Boy, this is surely a plausible setup!

Postby SnailMan- » Mon May 14, 2012 7:49 am

"I Am a Strange Loop", by Douglas Hofstadter

I'm reading it right now, so I recognized it immediately.

Good one, Zach.
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