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Memorable Quotes

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"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe
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Covarr
2 days ago
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"Luke, I am your father." -Mark Twain, to his son Luke Clemens
Moses Lake, WA
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jth
2 days ago
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Wouldn't quoting anything from this post require quote marks around the quote marks in the quote?
Saint Paul, MN, USA
fancycwabs
1 day ago
Not if you only quoted the part inside the quote marks, and replaced those quote marks with ellipsis.
satadru
2 days ago
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This is a glorious mockery of so much of high school education.
New York, NY

Dying Gift

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And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours.
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Covarr
5 days ago
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And to you, I leave my favorite house plant, the Audrey II. It's said to bring great fortune as long as you keep it fed.
Moses Lake, WA
snm77
5 days ago
Seymour. And to you Seymour... :D
hairfarmerrich
5 days ago
Seymour could have kept Audrey II fed, only as long as it took to digest him. Mmm... Suppertime!
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The Food Size Cycle

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There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.
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Covarr
7 days ago
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McDonald's understood the appeal of having multiple sizes of Big Mac, leading to the inception of the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr. Then they got rid of them because they were popular and McDonald's is trying to flatline their business.
Moses Lake, WA
benzado
6 days ago
Is "flatline" mean something about simplifying a product line or supply chain, or are you just saying they are trying to shoot themselves in the foot?
Covarr
6 days ago
The latter. It was meant to be sarcasm; I don't literally think they are making bad decisions on purpose, but they've been losing marketshare for years now and ruining perfectly solid comeback opportunities like that.
benzado
6 days ago
Gotcha. I just thought there was a chance you might be dropping cool new (to me) terminology. :-)
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jcherfas
6 days ago
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Candies too.
expatpaul
6 days ago
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If I recall correctly, the film Super Size Me made the point that burger chains' (obviously -- he was talking about McDonalds) products are all so similar that quantity is really the only thing they can compete on.
Belgium
alt_text_bot
7 days ago
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There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.

Santa Facts

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We've gotten him up to 20% milk and cookies through an aggressive public campaign, but that seems to be his dietary limit. Anything above that and he starts developing nutritional deficiencies.
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Covarr
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Net worth: 650 billion US dollars. Most of that seems to be tied up in spy equipment: bugs, cameras, etc., which he uses to aide in writing his mysterious "Naughty/Nice" list, which we believe to be some sort of hit list.
Moses Lake, WA
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alt_text_bot
23 days ago
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We've gotten him up to 20% milk and cookies through an aggressive public campaign, but that seems to be his dietary limit. Anything above that and he starts developing nutritional deficiencies.

Calendar Facts

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While it may seem like trivia, it (causes huge headaches for software developers / is taken advantage of by high-speed traders / triggered the 2003 Northeast Blackout / has to be corrected for by GPS satellites / is now recognized as a major cause of World War I).
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Covarr
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Did you know that the blood moon drifts out of sync with the iPhone calendar because of libation of the mason dixon line? Apparently that's why we have leap seconds.
Moses Lake, WA
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Aatch
30 days ago
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Did you know that leap day might happen twice this year because of a decree by the pope in the 1500s? Apparently it was even more extreme during the 1990s
NZ
abackstrom
30 days ago
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Did you know that Toyota Truck Week might happen twice this year because of an arbitrary decision by Benjamin Franklin? Apparently there's a proposal to fix it, but it might be unconstitutional.
Rumney, NH, US
drchuck
30 days ago
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This explains why my sundial is five minutes fast.
Long Island, NY
alt_text_bot
30 days ago
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While it may seem like trivia, it (causes huge headaches for software developers / is taken advantage of by high-speed traders / triggered the 2003 Northeast Blackout / has to be corrected for by GPS satellites / is now recognized as a major cause of World War I).

The Ancient Tongue

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What they fail to understand is that this is just the way all frogs talk.
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Covarr
30 days ago
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Wilt thou*
My breast swelleth*

Frog's Shakespearean English was somewhat of a mess in the game. That doesn't mean it has to be a mess in webcomics also.
Moses Lake, WA
jlvanderzwan
30 days ago
What if the intent was accuracy in its inaccuracy?
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