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Egg Strategies

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Neutral Evil is for people who like keeping the weight nicely centered in the carton, but also hate everyone else who wants that.
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davidar
284 days ago
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I would be Lawful Neutral, if not for the fact that I want to leave the suspicious looking eggs until last which makes me Chaotic Good in reality.
alt_text_bot
284 days ago
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Neutral Evil is for people who like keeping the weight nicely centered in the carton, but also hate everyone else who wants that.
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emdeesee
273 days ago
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I'm lawful good, and I don't even like eggs.
Sherman, TX
jlvanderzwan
284 days ago
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I switch between Lawful Good/Chaotic Neutral.

I think Chaotic Neutral and Chaotic Good should be swapped though. First of all, Chaotic Good is more random than Chaotic Neutral, which doesn't add up. Also, the choice for "chaotic" neutral still follows a pattern, and has some practical use: the weight is evenly divided over the carton.
Levitz
282 days ago
My thoughts EXACTLY. Also disappointed in myself for having a strong opinion on this XD
jlvanderzwan
282 days ago
No, no, this is important! Also, I just realized it's worse than I thought: the Kolmogorov complexity of CN carton arrangement is the lowest after LN (implement egg carton as a flat array with stride of six, fill odd positions with an egg), which is preposterous!
Levitz
282 days ago
...ok you're definitely much worse, you freak! ;)
fancycwabs
284 days ago
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I tend towards Lawful Good or Neutral Good for a standard egg carton, and Lawful Neutral for the 24 egg cartons we get from Costco.
Nashville, Tennessee
gordol
284 days ago
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Guess I'm True Neutral.
Earth
5mb
279 days ago
I'm also True Neutral, but the cartons we get have the expiry date printed on the end, so I try to have the weight of the eggs towards the rear of the fridge with the date on the carton facing outward.
bja888
284 days ago
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Chaotic Neutral here
eriko
284 days ago
Right there with you.
ChrisDL
284 days ago
Samezies.
rickhensley
284 days ago
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So I finally can confirm I'm lawful good. I've long wondered this.
Ohio

The Elflord and the Mayfly

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Elflord: \


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Mayfly: \
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davidar
439 days ago
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Alan Watts gave an interesting talk on what you might do if you had an eternity of time to fill:

http://project.unicorn.holtof.com/watts/from_time_to_eternity.htm

> You would want a surprise. After all, what are we trying to do with our technology - we are trying to control the world. And if you will imagine the ultimate fulfillment of technology, when we really are in control of everything, and we have great panels of push buttons whereon the slightest touch will fulfill every wish, you will eventually arrange to have a special red button on it marked "surprise."
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WorldMaker
439 days ago
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A favorite rumination along these subjects for me remains 17776. https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football
Louisville, Kentucky
jlvanderzwan
440 days ago
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Beautiful, but since this is Existential Comics:

> you can feel what I can never feel

... didn't he just argue that he exhausts all possible feelings before eternity is over?

What if all possible feelings create an infinite set? Is that set smaller than eternity?

(I wonder if mathematicians who study infinities have any interesting ideas about living for an eternity)
davidar
439 days ago
Presumably you can only experience a countable infinity of feelings in an eternity, and the set of all possible feelings could be uncountably infinite? But I'm not sure it's relevant, I think he only exhausts all the feelings he himself could potentially feel, not all the feelings any creature could possibly feel.

Endorheic Basin

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My biggest fear is that colonial engineers will try to flood me to generate electricity. My biggest hope is that I'll develop sailing stones.
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davidar
478 days ago
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Why is he wearing a towel?
nortoon
478 days ago
That's not a towel, that's water.
denismm
478 days ago
There is a towel under that water, I guess if he pushes it away it will remove some water briefly.
silberbaer
478 days ago
Because this strip is PG-13. No full frontal allowed.
nortoon
478 days ago
See panel one, the crotchal area is not a problem. I think the pont is that there isn't enough towel for the water.
bootsofdoom
478 days ago
More to the point, why is he wearing a beret?
silberbaer
478 days ago
In panel one he's fully clothed! In panel three he's just stepped out of the shower.
bootsofdoom
478 days ago
I mean, I wouldn't wear a beret in the shower myself, but obviously folks are free to be folks.
qxzlool
478 days ago
Occasionally the comments are more entertaining than the comic.
timothyfriesen
478 days ago
Technically he's never actually seen wearing the beret in the shower. Maybe he puts it on immediateyl upon exiting.
darthcurt
477 days ago
Same reason Donald Duck covers up his crotch when his shirt comes off.
jlvanderzwan
477 days ago
Ok now I'll never be able to unsee that darthcurt
steelhorse
476 days ago
Just don't let the Bureau of Land Management get involved!
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478 days ago
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My biggest fear is that colonial engineers will try to flood me to generate electricity. My biggest hope is that I'll develop sailing stones.
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Satellite

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If you're going to let it burn up, make sure it happens over the deep end of the bathtub and not any populated parts of the house!
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davidar
620 days ago
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Why can't gravity work like this? Although avoiding your personal satellite accidentally transferring to someone else's orbit might be difficult.
alt_text_bot
620 days ago
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If you're going to let it burn up, make sure it happens over the deep end of the bathtub and not any populated parts of the house!
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Parenthetical Names

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I never got around to seeing that movie about the battle (of Midway).
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davidar
648 days ago
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Geralt (of Rivia (the butcher (of Blaviken)))
jungy
648 days ago
:D
fancycwabs
648 days ago
I think I can name two songs by Toad (the wet sprocket).
alt_text_bot
648 days ago
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I never got around to seeing that movie about the battle (of Midway).
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OK/okay/ok

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After changing it back and forth several times and consulting with internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch, I settled on "ok" in my book How To, but I'm still on the fence. Maybe I should just switch to "oK."
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davidar
653 days ago
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okies - also kind of old but in a different way
alt_text_bot
654 days ago
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After changing it back and forth several times and consulting with internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch, I settled on "ok" in my book How To, but I'm still on the fence. Maybe I should just switch to "oK."
yaomtc
654 days ago
Who runs this bot? Quote marks haven't worked for a while.
joeythesaint
653 days ago
Check your font encoding and browser settings. Quote marks seem fine here: https://imgur.com/3j3YNk6
tedder
653 days ago
They fail on the Android app.
yaomtc
653 days ago
Correct, I should have specified. They work fine on desktop, just not on the Android app. Maybe it's just an issue with the app rendering certain characters in comments. I may post an issue on the Github. ("Test.") EDIT: My quotation marks work fine, as do the quotes in mburch42's comment. I guess the Android app handles comments differently, as the HTML of joeythesaint's link becomes visible.
tedder
653 days ago
Agree, AltTextBot's are the only broken ones on Android. All look correct on iOS and on a desktop browser. I think the 'bot is sending quot entity versus the actual quotes and it happens to render wrong on Android (though this theory doesn't follow Occam, which would blame the Android app).
Aissen
653 days ago
@yaomtc @tedder I run the bot. Thanks for the report, I'll check it out. EDIT: it should now be fixed for future alt texts.
yaomtc
651 days ago
Thanks, Aissen! I created an issue: https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur/issues/1272
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yaomtc
651 days ago
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[Commented on the wrong thing and I can't delete]
mburch42
654 days ago
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Sometimes in older books they spell it "okeh" which is really wild.
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