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Yes, it is here: What was the MOMENT OF THE WEEK?

Clinton describes AI emergence over burgers.
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S'not that incredible.
- 0 (0%)
We've been dreaming of that stuff for over 100 years!
- 0 (0%)
Whoa, I better STOP and CONSIDER the deep PHILOSOPHICAL IMPLICATIONS!
- 1 (1%)
"Innovation Fatigue"
- 1 (1%)
But that leads to COMPLACENCY!
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You can look at the stars and say "they sure are pretty"...
- 0 (0%)
...not if you want to GET to them someday.
- 2 (2%)
Years of therapy to not have a panic attack.
- 0 (0%)
Applied Robotics centerfold!
- 5 (4.9%)
Okay, you know what, I'm just gonna play this friends-style.
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Way to use the ol' willpower, Marten!
- 1 (1%)
C'mere. (WELP)
- 16 (15.7%)
SweetTits Cameo!
- 6 (5.9%)
I said, "You're Trouble."
- 0 (0%)
I'm in trouble.
- 14 (13.7%)
My grandma's doing okay... stick around a few weeks longer?
- 7 (6.9%)
GOLD MEDALIST!
- 1 (1%)
GRAMMY WINNER!
- 1 (1%)
FIRST MAN TO MARS!
- 5 (4.9%)
TIME MAN OF TEH YEAR!
- 9 (8.8%)
"Yeah, that'd be pretty cool."
- 33 (32.4%)

Total Members Voted: 93


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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #450 on: 10 Dec 2011, 17:23 »

Another theory: We wake up and the whole last arc was just a dream.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #451 on: 10 Dec 2011, 18:50 »

Or the giant wakes up and we all disappear
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #452 on: 10 Dec 2011, 19:14 »

I'm flabbergasted.  That was brilliant!

Pity  I didn't see it at first - I blame the pain meds...

It took me a while too. I think it's just 'cause we're old.  :roll:
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #453 on: 10 Dec 2011, 19:24 »

Yes, it is here: What was the MOMENT OF THE WEEK?

Clinton describes AI emergence over burgers.    - 0 (0%)
S'not that incredible.    - 0 (0%)
We've been dreaming of that stuff for over 100 years!    - 0 (0%)
Whoa, I better STOP and CONSIDER the deep PHILOSOPHICAL IMPLICATIONS!    - 1 (1.1%)
"Innovation Fatigue"    - 1 (1.1%)
But that leads to COMPLACENCY!    - 0 (0%)
You can look at the stars and say "they sure are pretty"...    - 0 (0%)
...not if you want to GET to them someday.    - 2 (2.2%)
Years of therapy to not have a panic attack.    - 0 (0%)
Applied Robotics centerfold!    - 5 (5.4%)
Okay, you know what, I'm just gonna play this friends-style.    - 0 (0%)
Way to use the ol' willpower, Marten!    - 1 (1.1%)
C'mere. (WELP)    - 16 (17.4%)
SweetTits Cameo!    - 4 (4.3%)
I said, "You're Trouble."    - 0 (0%)
I'm in trouble.    - 13 (14.1%)
My grandma's doing okay... stick around a few weeks longer?    - 6 (6.5%)
GOLD MEDALIST!    - 1 (1.1%)
GRAMMY WINNER!    - 1 (1.1%)
FIRST MAN TO MARS!    - 4 (4.3%)
TIME MAN OF TEH YEAR!    - 8 (8.7%)
"Yeah, that'd be pretty cool."    - 29 (31.5%)

Total Voters: 92
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #454 on: 10 Dec 2011, 19:32 »

I keep telling you, QC is The Matrix and Marten is Neo
















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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #455 on: 10 Dec 2011, 19:45 »

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #456 on: 10 Dec 2011, 23:06 »

Another theory: We wake up and the whole last arc was just a dream.

The comic wakes up.. and tells us to get off it's lawn.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #457 on: 10 Dec 2011, 23:27 »

Another theory: We wake up and the whole last arc was just a dream.

We wake up and there was never any such thing as QC.

And then we wake up from that and there was never any such thing as us.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #458 on: 11 Dec 2011, 02:11 »

Alternate theory: Marten wakes up and this entire arc was a dream!

That's never been done before...right?

The Burger he ate was contaminated with Listeria and he's in a hospital bed, just waking up to a gaggle of concerned friends and both Ma and Pa.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #459 on: 11 Dec 2011, 08:44 »

Nah, he tried to grab Faye's boobs after The Talk, and has been in a coma ever since.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #460 on: 11 Dec 2011, 08:56 »

"And you were there and you were there and you were there and, oh, Auntie Em, it's so good to be home!"
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #461 on: 11 Dec 2011, 09:41 »

i get the impression that marten might actually mess this up by playing *too* cool.

I'm calling it now.  

Padma decides to leave, and Marten leaves with her.

The comic then does a mini-reboot leaving aside the usual cast save Marten and Padma (and Pintsize of course)!

Well jeez, since we're throwing out worst-case scenarios, let me just get this one out of the way...

Padma stays, on the assumption that she has some extra time, but then her Grandma unexpectedly passes. She goes back for the funeral, only to come back resenting Marten...ending things between them completely.

There...I'll show myself out.  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #462 on: 11 Dec 2011, 10:17 »

Nah, he tried to grab Faye's boobs after The Talk, and has been in a coma ever since.

Oooh, I LIKE that one. The really nice twist to it (of the knife in Marten's gut, that is) is that means his relationship with Dora never happened either. Icing on the cake would have been him being in the coma for the same length of time as all the events he's dreamed about.

Annnd since I've gone there, mind as well finish-he wakes up to see only his mother there standing over him. Faye is in prison convicted of assault, which his mother made sure would happen, 'cause how DARE Faye assault her ONLY BABY! Oh, and his mother's moved to MA, AND moved all his stuff in with her, so the only place he's got to go when he gets out of the hospital....is back with Mom.

Yeah, I know that'll never happen in the comic-mainly because even Jeph wouldn't be THAT cruel. Right?
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #463 on: 11 Dec 2011, 10:50 »

Well jeez, since we're throwing out worst-case scenarios, let me just get this one out of the way...

Padma stays, on the assumption that she has some extra time, but then her Grandma unexpectedly passes. She goes back for the funeral, only to come back resenting Marten...ending things between them completely.

There...I'll show myself out.  :psyduck:

I like this version, let's improve on that.

Marten actually considers leaving with her, going so far as to make plans for leaving, his best friend Faye gets scared she's going to lose him and so rushes after him to the airport/train station. Her boyfling Angus gets upset at seeing his girlfriend rushing after another man and breaks up with her, but only after a drunken one-night stand with Dora, who, disgusted at all this townie drama, decides to cut off all contact with her former group of friends.

Then Marten leaves ANYWAY for California because he's got a job offer (something music-related), subsequently the band breaks up and Hanners, cut off from all emotional support, is comitted to a mental hospital. Marigold goes back to being a social shut-in. Rocks fall, everyone dies
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #464 on: 11 Dec 2011, 11:54 »

We don't, but by now a sister should have been mentioned if there were one.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #465 on: 11 Dec 2011, 11:56 »

We don't, but by now a sister should have been mentioned if there were one.

Eventually we'll find out that Sweet-Tits is Marten's parents secret love child




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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #466 on: 11 Dec 2011, 11:58 »

You...you...

You're all a bunch of nattering nabobs of negativism!  




And to think, I've been waiting nearly forty years to use that one...
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #467 on: 11 Dec 2011, 12:05 »

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #468 on: 11 Dec 2011, 12:16 »

*blinks*


Um, wow. Didn't think trotting out the Dallas reference would get the creative juices flowing so much.  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #469 on: 11 Dec 2011, 12:57 »

I'm flabbergasted.  That was brilliant!

Pity  I didn't see it at first - I blame the pain meds...

It took me a while too. I think it's just 'cause we're old.  :roll:

Better late than never. Shakes head.IOW you beat me to it.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #470 on: 11 Dec 2011, 15:14 »

I still think the likely Padma plot twist is that her Grandma isn't in poor health at all, and her parents have been telling Padma the contrary in a horribly manipulative attempt to get her to move back to California.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #471 on: 11 Dec 2011, 17:16 »

No no no... those aren't worst case scenarios. The forums would enjoy them far too much.

Here's what I think is the worst case scenario. She leaves after a couple of weeks after they decide to pursue a long-distance relationship.

It works out for awhile, although Marten occasionally wishes wistfully out loud that they could be together again.

Someone on the forums posts that they are sick of Marten's moping about the long-distance relationship, or about what a bad idea it is, or both - EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I'm twitching already.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #472 on: 11 Dec 2011, 17:30 »

Lest we take ourselves too seriously:

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #473 on: 11 Dec 2011, 17:36 »


Annnd since I've gone there, mind as well finish-he wakes up to see only his mother there standing over him. Faye is in prison convicted of assault, which his mother made sure would happen, 'cause how DARE Faye assault her ONLY BABY!

Stupid question, but do we know for sure that Marten's an only child? The wiki says "no brothers and no known sisters".

To be fair, themacnut didn't say "only child," but "ONLY BABY!" Those who know Moms will appreciate the distinction.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #474 on: 11 Dec 2011, 17:52 »

If she does decide to stay, then Marten will have a very awkward conversation with Elliot the next time he visits the bakery.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #475 on: 11 Dec 2011, 18:11 »

By the way, we are apparently getting a YB comic tomorrow.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #476 on: 11 Dec 2011, 18:51 »

Lest we take ourselves too seriously:

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #477 on: 11 Dec 2011, 19:30 »

Which we consume because we couldn't create it ourselves.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #478 on: 11 Dec 2011, 21:31 »

Which doesn't stop us from telling him what we'd like him to do...   :psyduck:
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« Reply #479 on: 11 Dec 2011, 21:52 »

Which, if he did it, would ironically make us less happy.
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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #480 on: 11 Dec 2011, 22:52 »

Don't give him ideas.

I mean ...

Oh, you know what I mean.

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #481 on: 11 Dec 2011, 23:32 »

Lest we take ourselves too seriously:

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #482 on: 12 Dec 2011, 09:26 »

Lest we take ourselves too seriously:

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #483 on: 12 Dec 2011, 10:33 »

Lest we take ourselves too seriously:

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Also:
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From now on, if I do something in the comic that you don't like, I want you to know that it was SPECIFICALLY TO SPITE YOU.

We love you too fearless leader.

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #484 on: 13 Dec 2011, 01:20 »

Uh.. whereŽd the quotes come from pwhodges?


Comiiiic..
is good. :D
LetŽs hope Marty doesn't suffer any physical damage from too much unf unff :-)

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Re: WCDT 2071-75 (Dec. 5-9, 2011)
« Reply #486 on: 13 Dec 2011, 23:49 »


We love you too fearless leader.

He can't TREAT us as his friends when we read the comic, we have to be his READERSHIP. And that can ruin our relationship.

Ok, now I'm confused.
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