[2012-Sep-02] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

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[2012-Sep-02] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby ChaoticBrain » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:51 am

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2722#comic

With your host, Morgan Freeman.

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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby DonRetrasado » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:16 am

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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby BoredomMan » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:19 am

Dude. It takes a hair more than seven years to master poetry-writing. Although one can do other things at the same time...
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby DonRetrasado » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:23 am

Pfft, I mastered poetry in like days. I'm too great at it now. Some guy asked me to tone it down a couple weeks ago.
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:30 am

It takes 7 years to get a Masters, not 7 years to master something; I think Zach's mixed up. Or maybe I just don't like it when people frame things in absolutes.

Also I don't think struggling with identity is necessarily linked to a fear of death. Personally I know I'm afraid to die because I always get really freaked out when I use Web MD.
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby focoloco » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:58 am

Zack was drunk and lonely for that one
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:58 am

smiley_cow wrote:It takes 7 years to get a Masters, not 7 years to master something; I think Zach's mixed up. Or maybe I just don't like it when people frame things in absolutes.

Also I don't think struggling with identity is necessarily linked to a fear of death. Personally I know I'm afraid to die because I always get really freaked out when I use Web MD.


This was my first thought as well, re: Master vs. master.

And while this comic has pretty much everything I hate about SMBC, I actually found it okay, even a little charming.
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby who cares? » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:02 am

Congrats all on missing the point. Though I doubt he bothers to read such useless comments as these, Zach has my thanks for putting it so well: don't think you're done with your life just because you've started doing one thing.

Snark away, as I will not be coming back to this forum to read your replies.
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby Milknut » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:18 am

YOLO. 8)

In all seriousness, even if it is a little BS-ey with the eight years thing, this is still pretty inspirational. Unfortunately I think I spent one of those lifetimes posting on the internet. FUUU
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby hrothberht » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:04 am

There's a small typo in the poem: *oft
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:25 am

There's a small typo in your face, bitch.
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby Anon21 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:53 am

Yo, a Master's takes like 3 years

If you bros were paying University of Phoenix for 7 years of that shit, you need to go get a refund
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby tophernator » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:26 am

You're all missing the point. This is Zach's way of telling us he's quiting the web-comic business and going off to stitch intricate lace doilies in the medieval Croatian town of Dubrovnik.
Have fun Zach!
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby NoUseForAUserName » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:31 am

Zach is making a good point, think of how much you can achieve in 7 years, even just doing it on weekends, let alone if it was your job. You don't have to become the best in the world to have mastered something, even 10 hours a week and you're looking at 3500 hours over 7 years. Imagine picking a hobby and doing nothing but eat sleep and practice for 9 months, I think you'd be a pretty good amateur by the end of it.

Coincidentally I've been working in the same area for a little over 5 years and was figuring I was due a change in a couple of years, so 7 years sounds right to me. I can't say I'm going to have 'mastered' what I work at, but I'm not bad at it, and it will be about time for a change.
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Re: [2012-Sep-2] Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:37 pm

tophernator wrote:You're all missing the point. This is Zach's way of telling us he's quiting the web-comic business and going off to stitch intricate lace doilies in the medieval Croatian town of Dubrovnik.
Have fun Zach!

That sounds like fun, but who's going to use a nine-panel doily?
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