Thursday, October 15, 2015

Missed This

By way of Boing-Boing today, an explanation which passes the six sigma test from Scott Westerfeld

Of course, the mad scientists, unfairly pursuing the Exxons and Koch's of the world must be defeated lest they do something to save the world.  The Girl Genius, has joined with the forces of fossil fuel and campaign cash contributions to defeat and demean these people who can tinker with the laws of physics, well that and other stuff in our spare time.


24 comments:

wheelism said...

Phil Foglio, for the love of God. Was Eli ever a DM?

john Mruzik said...

There should be some picture or graphic that shows this, and used it with every deiner interactions.

John said...

DM ??

WTF ???

Russell Seitz said...

Fine source of emoji for John's Monthly Review reviews

Fernando Leanme said...

You could do a remake of the "Trip to Abilene" in which 97 scientists go to Paris dressed in Panda Bear suits

http://www.rmastudies.org.nz/documents/AbileneParadoxJerryHarvey.pdf

wheelism said...

John,

"Dungeon Master." I recall Phil's comic running in "The Dragon," a fantasy-gaming magazine from decades past.

Susan Anderson said...

That's a wonderful way to tackle the problem! Thanks to Scott Westerfield, and Rabett for posting it.

Russell Seitz said...

Fernando, Call South Park and see if they have your size


https://youtu.be/OQnNH7I07RY

wheelism said...

(Russell's pandaring has reached a new low.)

Russell Seitz said...

When will the Radiative Forcing Panda debut on Sesame Street?

wheelism said...

I'm still shocked that ManBearPig didn't kill the notion of a Good Anthroporcine.

wheelism said...

(And on a more serious note, word on The Street is that Elmo has court-mandated sessions with SHP, brought to him by the letters "B" and "J" and the number "under 18".)

wheelism said...

(And my 10:31 referred to Fern, not Matt and Trey.)

Susan Anderson said...

If the references were not so obscure, some of the rest of us could enjoy the material/joke/whatever. It's also not clear that, you know, a future for most of us is assisted by blatant namecalling: "manbearpig" is flat stupid as well as wrong. Shortcuts to deceive the gullible in the service of those plucky billionaires and big fossil are ready to hand, but wisdom is in short supply.

Yes, I suspect that was ironic; my point is the code is too opaque.

wheelism said...

Apologies, Susan. ManBearPig is another South Park reference, but delving into specifics would make us all a bit less intelligent. (A pity, as I was proud of "Anthroporcine.")

wheelism said...

And "SHP" refers to Russell's link.

Russell Seitz said...

Senator Inhofe will be crushed when he finds out Barbra Streisand isn't inside that panda suit.

wheelism said...

Snowball's more brony than furry.

wheelism said...

"It's also not clear that, you know, a future for most of us is assisted by blatant namecalling..."

Susan,

I could fling my poopies and peepee
Just like the two Bs, P and BD,
But I'm going for giggles
(Though I'm no Don Riggles,
Just some hockey-pugg). Hope you'll bear with me.

BBD said...

wheelism

I've been very, very restrained of late. I'm disappointed that nobody seems to have noticed. Good doggerel, though.

wheelism said...

I DID notice, BBD, while running through the latest comments in that thread. I was being entirely snarky, and I do apologize.

BBD said...

No apology necessary, wheelism. I often wish I could bring more wit and levity to the discussion, the better to dilute the malevolence and insanity.

afeman said...

Phil Foglio! I *thought* I recognized that style! Had no idea he was still active.

Did anybody else try to fund the Wormy book?

wheelism said...

(Not to do the Time Warp again, but the Wormy archive is here.)