2146: "Waiting for the But"

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2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby cellocgw » Mon May 06, 2019 5:06 pm UTC

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Title-text = " Listen, I'm not a fan of the Spanish Inquisition OR predatorymulti-level marketing schemes..."


Just sitting here waiting for the "butt" jokes to show up.

Also, why is the url link http but the img reference is https?
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby The Moomin » Mon May 06, 2019 5:23 pm UTC

But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Heimhenge » Mon May 06, 2019 5:32 pm UTC

[what she said] ... BUT, I still think the most dramatic way to take out Maduro would be to train a Saint Bernard carrying a flaming Molotov cocktail to jump into his limo during a parade.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Eebster the Great » Mon May 06, 2019 6:12 pm UTC

The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Moose Anus » Mon May 06, 2019 6:43 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:
The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.
I like it, but only for the special case of the original Shredded Wheat. You know the big ass ones that you can only fit 3 in the bowl if you turn them sideways? You can let them soak up just enough milk if you place them in gently and wait the right amount of time. Doing the milk afterwards just randomizes the process.
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Archgeek » Mon May 06, 2019 10:42 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:
The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.

Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the calcium-bearing cataract straight out of the bowl, and sometimes onto your shirt.
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Flumble » Tue May 07, 2019 12:12 am UTC

First drink the milk, then add cereal. You really want to lubricate your throat before stuffing down one of those shredded wheat bricks.

cellocgw wrote:Also, why is the url link http but the img reference is https?

Did you use chridd's topic generator (does it work today?) ? Any xkcd URL I open is forcibly upgraded to HTTPS.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Eebster the Great » Tue May 07, 2019 12:44 am UTC

Archgeek wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.

Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the calcium-bearing cataract straight out of the bowl, and sometimes onto your shirt.

That is a good point. I have noticed milk bouncing off corn flakes a bit. I still think pouring the cereal on top of a bowl of milk is a catastrophe waiting to happen, but maybe people who pour the milk in first use a lot less milk than I do.

It's like the opening banana thing. The only way I can square the claim made by little-Endians that it's "easier" to peel from that side is to imagine they are eating extremely ripe bananas. Because the bananas I eat are a thousand times easier to peel from the big end, and (nearly) all commercial bananas in the U.S. are genetically identical.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Mjb » Tue May 07, 2019 1:24 am UTC

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... now get out of the way or I will be forced to make an exception.
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In the constructive spirit of "yes, and":

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby da Doctah » Tue May 07, 2019 5:44 am UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:
Archgeek wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.

Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the calcium-bearing cataract straight out of the bowl, and sometimes onto your shirt.

That is a good point. I have noticed milk bouncing off corn flakes a bit. I still think pouring the cereal on top of a bowl of milk is a catastrophe waiting to happen, but maybe people who pour the milk in first use a lot less milk than I do.


I can get two bowls of cereal with one of those little square boxes of milk. I generally put the first bowl together cereal first, but for the second I put in all the milk that's left and then add the amount of cereal it takes to use it up. To do the second bowl any other way risks either having dry cereal around the edges of the bowl, or too much milk left over that you then have to drink like a slob to finish it off.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Pfhorrest » Tue May 07, 2019 6:23 am UTC

I also do cereal + milk + more cereal to use up the leftover milk (repeat as necessary or until full, then drink remaining milk).
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby somitomi » Tue May 07, 2019 7:34 am UTC

I'm just here to say that the title of this topic was cut off at "bu..." on the front page and I was wondering why I don't remember the comic titled "Waiting for the Bus".
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Postby eviloatmeal » Tue May 07, 2019 9:47 am UTC

OK, listen. I sympathise with the way people have gotten used to relying on cars for everything in modern society, and are incapable of even getting around their immediate vicinity without them, and I understand what a painful undertaking it would be to adjust to a different way of functioning if cars were no longer an option, but...
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Eebster the Great » Tue May 07, 2019 12:34 pm UTC

da Doctah wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
Archgeek wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.

Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the calcium-bearing cataract straight out of the bowl, and sometimes onto your shirt.

That is a good point. I have noticed milk bouncing off corn flakes a bit. I still think pouring the cereal on top of a bowl of milk is a catastrophe waiting to happen, but maybe people who pour the milk in first use a lot less milk than I do.


I can get two bowls of cereal with one of those little square boxes of milk. I generally put the first bowl together cereal first, but for the second I put in all the milk that's left and then add the amount of cereal it takes to use it up. To do the second bowl any other way risks either having dry cereal around the edges of the bowl, or too much milk left over that you then have to drink like a slob to finish it off.

Drinking milk from square, 8 oz paper cartons really takes me back to first grade. But you know, if you have a few ounces milk leftover, you can always drink it. You don't *have* to pour it into a bowl and add cereal.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby The Moomin » Tue May 07, 2019 2:12 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:
da Doctah wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
Archgeek wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.

Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the calcium-bearing cataract straight out of the bowl, and sometimes onto your shirt.

That is a good point. I have noticed milk bouncing off corn flakes a bit. I still think pouring the cereal on top of a bowl of milk is a catastrophe waiting to happen, but maybe people who pour the milk in first use a lot less milk than I do.


I can get two bowls of cereal with one of those little square boxes of milk. I generally put the first bowl together cereal first, but for the second I put in all the milk that's left and then add the amount of cereal it takes to use it up. To do the second bowl any other way risks either having dry cereal around the edges of the bowl, or too much milk left over that you then have to drink like a slob to finish it off.

Drinking milk from square, 8 oz paper cartons really takes me back to first grade. But you know, if you have a few ounces milk leftover, you can always drink it. You don't *have* to pour it into a bowl and add cereal.


The latest in cereal innovation I have seen is small cardboard cubes containing cereal that you open and pour the milk directly into the cube. This is the cereal companies telling you directly to stop messing up and putting milk first or we'll take away all your bowls from you until you learn to behave.
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Keyman » Tue May 07, 2019 2:15 pm UTC

Has anybody ever seen a movie where the credits say "Only six animals were harmed in the making of this film"?
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Tue May 07, 2019 3:29 pm UTC

Keyman wrote:Has anybody ever seen a movie where the credits say "Only six Animals were harmed in the making of this film"?
That unreleased Muppet Movie was brutal. It is still sad that the rest of Electric Mayhem don't even rate a mention.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Daggoth » Wed May 08, 2019 2:02 am UTC

I was just finishing my screenplay about a madman who likes to drive flaming trucks into barns.
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Keyman wrote:Has anybody ever seen a movie where the credits say "Only six animals were harmed in the making of this film"?

One adam sandler movie has at the end one fish got hurt but he's getting better.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby FOARP » Wed May 08, 2019 8:48 am UTC

"Everything before the word 'but' is horse s**t" - Jon Snow/GRR Martin

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby cellocgw » Wed May 08, 2019 1:20 pm UTC

The Moomin wrote:
The latest in cereal innovation I have seen is small cardboard cubes containing cereal that you open and pour the milk directly into the cube. This is the cereal companies telling you directly to stop messing up and putting milk first or we'll take away all your bowls from you until you learn to behave.

Kids these days... I remember those from 1970.
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby cellocgw » Wed May 08, 2019 1:23 pm UTC

Keyman wrote:Has anybody ever seen a movie where the credits say "Only six animals were harmed in the making of this film"?


In actual factual reality truth, a significant number of horses had to be put down during the filming of HBO's "Luck" series. They claimed that's why the series was cancelled, but #iseewhatididthere I think it's because the ratings sucked.
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed May 08, 2019 3:44 pm UTC

The Moomin wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
da Doctah wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
Archgeek wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
The Moomin wrote:But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.

Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors.

Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the calcium-bearing cataract straight out of the bowl, and sometimes onto your shirt.

That is a good point. I have noticed milk bouncing off corn flakes a bit. I still think pouring the cereal on top of a bowl of milk is a catastrophe waiting to happen, but maybe people who pour the milk in first use a lot less milk than I do.


I can get two bowls of cereal with one of those little square boxes of milk. I generally put the first bowl together cereal first, but for the second I put in all the milk that's left and then add the amount of cereal it takes to use it up. To do the second bowl any other way risks either having dry cereal around the edges of the bowl, or too much milk left over that you then have to drink like a slob to finish it off.

Drinking milk from square, 8 oz paper cartons really takes me back to first grade. But you know, if you have a few ounces milk leftover, you can always drink it. You don't *have* to pour it into a bowl and add cereal.


The latest in cereal innovation I have seen is small cardboard cubes containing cereal that you open and pour the milk directly into the cube. This is the cereal companies telling you directly to stop messing up and putting milk first or we'll take away all your bowls from you until you learn to behave.
They need to sell cubes of milk that you open and pour the cereal directly into the cube.
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby rmsgrey » Wed May 08, 2019 4:23 pm UTC

I find myself compelled to say that, unlike Cueball in the comic, I prefer it the more the preamble stretches on because...
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I like big "but"s and I cannot lie.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Archgeek » Wed May 08, 2019 4:31 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:I find myself compelled to say that, unlike Cueball in the comic, I prefer it the more the preamble stretches on because...
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I like big "but"s and I cannot lie.

Are your siblings able to gainsay this?
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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Old Bruce » Wed May 08, 2019 7:25 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
The Moomin wrote:
The latest in cereal innovation I have seen is small cardboard cubes containing cereal that you open and pour the milk directly into the cube. This is the cereal companies telling you directly to stop messing up and putting milk first or we'll take away all your bowls from you until you learn to behave.

Kids these days... I remember those from 1970.

I have a vague memory of them in the mid-late '60s. Some elderly relatives (who were then younger than I am now) who didn't have the need of cereal that children would like but kept them for when we or our cousins would visit.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby ijuin » Wed May 08, 2019 8:32 pm UTC

Archgeek wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:I find myself compelled to say that, unlike Cueball in the comic, I prefer it the more the preamble stretches on because...
Spoiler:
I like big "but"s and I cannot lie.

Are your siblings able to gainsay this?

His other brothers can’t deny.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby Eebster the Great » Thu May 09, 2019 3:05 am UTC

I don't know about cereal cubes, but I do know the proper shape for the cereal container is a cuboid of some sort. Superellipsoidal generic cereals containers are just there for parents to disappoint their children.

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Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

Postby soundandfury » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:24 pm UTC

So how do we find out what came after the 'but'? Simple, we ask an AI. Here are some possibilities GPT-2 came up with, when I fed the prompt into https://talktotransformer.com/:

Listen, I'm all in favour of reducing car accidents, I think arson is a serious crime, and I'm a big fan of those "no animals were harmed" disclaimers at the end of movies, but a little more attention must be paid to the idea that it took nine people sitting through the entire "The Muppet Christmas Carol" to murder Santa. In my view, there's a real potential for violence there.

You can find out more about the film's production here, and about a few of the people involved here.


Listen, I'm all in favour of reducing car accidents, I think arson is a serious crime, and I'm a big fan of those "no animals were harmed" disclaimers at the end of movies, but I have to wonder whether these videos are really safe to watch on YouTube? For example, there's a video called "No Animals Were Killed in an Attempt to Start a Fire From a Window". If you look at the angle, it appears that the window had broken with the window panes falling over each other. This was not a particularly deadly incident, but it's still a potentially dangerous situation. What's even more scary is the guy in the video isn't wearing a fire extinguisher, or even a fire extinguisher at all... And what do you know, his window was smashed into like crazy. His whole window was shattered. What if your window broke so that you needed to run out and buy new glass to replace it? Who's going to come and help you, anyway?

I think the best case is for the video to have at least one window broken and/or the person to be in trouble. And you can't even be mad about the destruction or anything. The whole video is pretty scary, and I think the videos they post at fire rescue schools will get them the most positive press, so what's not to love? I don't care if they burn


Listen, I'm all in favour of reducing car accidents, I think arson is a serious crime, and I'm a big fan of those "no animals were harmed" disclaimers at the end of movies, so I'm sure that my friend is going to be shocked if she finds out I just ate a banana."

When she was seven months old, the parents gave her a banana. If you look up the history of it on YouTube, in 1995, before the video became viral, it appears she only ate the bananas until she was 15, when the mother sold the mother-son bananas to the supermarket for a buck. And I bet you don't know how common it is to get bananas at parties at seven months on the internet.

My question then is this: How do kids learn that it is acceptable to eat fruit at parties, and how do the parents take them up on it?

I am assuming that this has now been discovered and the dad, if he knows she ate the orange, knows, but if I had to guess, I assume he is in denial. The other part is, when I ask him about it, the way he said it and the answer he gave me were similar to how we often hear kids say things, which we should always believe, and there's no reason to believe me when I say it.

Maybe his version is accurate
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