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In a QC band you must:

Wear ear-protection.
Keep your cock in.
Assume ridiculous rock poses.
Twitch like a Tool video.
Pop the biggest boner.
Have wykkid bitchin' bloodstains on your guitar.
Be a math major to rokk.
Wear sunglasses indoors.
Turn your amps up to eleven.
Something else.

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Author Topic: WCDT: 2450-2454 (20-24 May, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 47825 times)

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Withing character, i guess, but Pintsize sounds a little... mechanical? 

I like the single heartbeat logo on Momo's shirt - is that a thing?  I've never seen it before. 
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For a moment, I didn't notice that the hair was pink and not red, and I thought, "How the hell did Pintsize get Claire's arm off?"  :?
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With his disarming grin.
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With his disarming grin.
Westrim summons punasaurus, which eats all pun makers.  :mrgreen:
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Hmm. Marten, the woman who we're convinced is being portrayed as a love interest for him, and Hanners all going into Marten's apartment (bonus points, during a discussion of music).

I almost wonder if Jeph's setting a repeat of this up (the part where Hanners is relevant being the next comic), just to pull the rug out from under us somehow.
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Westrim summons punasaurus, which eats all pun makers.  :mrgreen:

Would that trigger an arms race?
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T. Rex would lose.
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I bet she knows how C-3PO felt now.
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I bet she knows how C-3PO felt now.

Would that make Pintsize R2-D2? Because it's oddly appropriate, if you watch Star Wars with a dirty mind.
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I always did think some of those were wolf-whistles...
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Especially when Princess Leia walks by.
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They probably were, TBH. I know as much as you do whether it's true or not - probably less - but some of the things I've heard were put into films and TV shows would back that up. In the Clangers, where the clanger-noise was made by speaking into a swan whistle, one of the lines was "doo do-doo, do do-doo dooo doo do do-do" or for those of you who don't speak clanger "Oh s*d it, the b****y door's got stuck again".
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Hmm. Marten, the woman who we're convinced is being portrayed as a love interest for him, and Hanners all going into Marten's apartment (bonus points, during a discussion of music).

I almost wonder if Jeph's setting a repeat of this up (the part where Hanners is relevant being the next comic), just to pull the rug out from under us somehow.

If we're gonna get a repeat, then I suspect that it is more likely that Claire will ask Marten the same question that Lt Potter did.
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Can someone tell me what s*d and b****y mean?
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I think many people in the UK use "bloody" as a generic expletive much the same way the f-word is used elsewhere. Not sure about s*d. "Sod"? Roughly equivalent to "damn", I think
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I still don't understand why people voluntarily censor themselves. If the word makes you uncomfortable then why would you use it?
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Maybe they don't want to offend any fucking readers?
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I personally have no problem with mentioning a word, but there are certain words that I don't like to use. "I just took a shit" seems needlessly crude, but "I don't understand why 'shit' is considered offensive when 'poo' is not" is - to my mind at least - a case where the word is necessary to make the sentence easily readable. I could refer to it as "a four-character scatological noun", but that's rather clumsy.

In my case, the self-censorship is out of habit from other forums. And yes, Skewbrow, those were the words that I meant.
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I think many people in the UK use "bloody" as a generic expletive much the same way the f-word is used elsewhere. Not sure about s*d. "Sod"? Roughly equivalent to "damn", I think

"Bloody" has the same or rather less force than "fucking", but I don't think it would be sprinkled as liberally in sentences as (occasionally) "fucking" might be.

"Sod" is mainly used in forms like "oh sod it" (as above), or "sod that"; you can also say: "he's a sod".

I know a vicar's daughter who can make "oh bother" sound worse than any of these!

This forum used to automatically censor a few words like "nigger" and "kike".  I removed that, preferring to deal with their inappropriate use through hands-on moderation.
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I don't even know what the second word means, and feel very uncomfortable around the first one.

I would also see "Bloody" as an adjective with a similar meaning as "fucking", but to me it has a nicer sound to it. Also I like listening to Scottish people talking, so I hear it more often than "fucking". But "sprinkled into the sentence", so as an adverb e.g. it indeed seems rather unusual.
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"Kike" means Jew, and is as offensive as "nigger"; the origin of the word is unknown according to the OED, but Merriam-Webster's has a theory relating to Jewish names in Slavic countries often ending "-ki".  I think it's more common in the US then the UK (I note that the estimable Chamber's Dictionary doesn't even list the word).
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I would also see "Bloody" as an adjective with a similar meaning as "fucking", but to me it has a nicer sound to it. Also I like listening to Scottish people talking, so I hear it more often than "fucking". But "sprinkled into the sentence", so as an adverb e.g. it indeed seems rather unusual.

"Bloody" is unacceptable in polite company. It is often minced to "bleeding", at least in writing. I do not think that it can replece every part of a sentence, like "fuck". In another forum, someone reported that he had witnessed an army sergeant say: "Fuck! The fucking fucker's fucking fucked. Fuck!", meaning that his weapon had jammed. I do not think you could do that with "bloody".
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Two observations on the weapons-grade F-bomb.
From the comic strip "Doonesbury" (paraphrased):
REACTIVATED ARMY RESERVIST: "I think I've forgotten how to use the F-word."
FELLOW SOLDIER: "It's easy. You just use it like a comma."

From Isaac Asimov's first joke book:
BARRACKS SOLDIER: (Describes going to town on a pass, meeting a girl, getting a drink, going to her apartment, all while liberally using all possible permutations of the word "fuck" except its literal meaning) "... and next thing you know, we had every fuckin' stitch of clothes off."
BARRACKS BUDDIES: "And? And? What happened next?"
BARRACKS SOLDIER: "What the fuck do you think, you fuckin' jerks? We fuckin' had sexual intercourse."
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I think many people in the UK use "bloody" as a generic expletive much the same way the f-word is used elsewhere. Not sure about s*d. "Sod"? Roughly equivalent to "damn", I think

"Bloody" has the same or rather less force than "fucking", but I don't think it would be sprinkled as liberally in sentences as (occasionally) "fucking" might be.

"Sod" is mainly used in forms like "oh sod it" (as above), or "sod that"; you can also say: "he's a sod".

I know a vicar's daughter who can make "oh bother" sound worse than any of these!

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"Fuck! The fucking fucker's fucking fucked. Fuck!", meaning that his weapon had jammed. I do not think you could do that with "bloody".
I would alternate, as in "Fuck! The bloody fucker's bloody fucked!" I have said "bloody fuckin' hell" on more than one occasion.
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Then they told him to go away with a sod-off shotgun.
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"Sod" is mainly used in forms like "oh sod it" (as above), or "sod that"; you can also say: "he's a sod".

And the meaning of "he's a sod" is "he's someone who commits sodomy", i.e. a homosexual. So "sod", as a noun,  is more or less the British equivalent of the U.S. term "fag" (note that "fag" means "cigarette" in Britain).

This educational moment has been brought to you by the British Tobacco Council. Light up a fag today!



Edit: Oh, and I voted for "other" in the poll, to mean "all of the above".
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Came late for this one but I'm still going to mention it. There's a black metal band I enjoy that sings only about plants.

Meet BOTANIST
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