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edited 2012-05-27 19:28:18 in General

why "Why don't you write about it in your BLAG?" never became a meme

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  • READ MY CROSS SHIPPING-FANFICTION, DAMMIT!

    i get so angry sometimes i just punch plankton --Klinotaxis
    It certainly has a lot of potential for slang meaning "your blog is stupid and I hate it". Maybe XKCD wasa bit too subtle. 
  • There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.

    I was thinking it was to be a dismissive statement along the lines of "cool story bro" whenever someone says something overly whiny.

    Why don't you write about it on your BLAG? :D

  • I'm not the only one who thinks Randall Munroe just has contempt for everyone, am I?
  • I'll just come out and say it: I find xkcd inherently unlikeable for some reason.
  • There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.

    I'm not the only one who thinks Randall Munroe just has contempt for everyone, am I?



    I don't know much about the man himself.

    If you're referring to the attitudes expressed in his comic, I don't get that impression. Though there are certainly some groups he doesn't like.

  • There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.
    To my surprise we actually had a few threads with the "xkcd" tag before the one I made just now. This one, which will turn ten next year, is the oldest.
  • edited 2021-07-28 06:31:57
    I actually went and looked up "blag" on Wiktionary just now, and it gives the following two noun definitions (among others for verb and adjective usage):

    1. (Britain, informal) A means of obtaining something by trick or deception.
    A good blag to get into a nightclub is to walk in carrying a record box.

    2. (Britain criminal slang) An armed robbery.
    2014, Echo Freer, Diamond Geezers
    "I know your old man's keen for you to learn the ropes an' all that, but let's not forget who's running this blag, shall we?"

    Seems like the Brits squatted the domain for this blag.
  • Darkness is ever the herald of dawn.

    I'm not the only one who thinks Randall Munroe just has contempt for everyone, am I?

    I've been saying this for years, man.
  • There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.
    The post you just quoted is nine years old, Aliroz.
  • and still relevant
  • There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.
    I dunno, I follow him on twitter and other than posting his comic when it goes up, he almost exclusively tweets pictures of cool wildlife and space things. He was also on an episode of a podcast I listen to once, where he was faced with a humorous math problem about mice.

    He seems like a fairly mellow guy in general, at least nowadays.
  • I think he posts stuff that he thinks is intellectually curious, and that sometimes includes some esoteric stuff, and the way it's presented focuses on that curiosity, rather than necessarily making the content accessible to broader audiences.  Sometimes that "focused oddness" ends up sounding like contempt.
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