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Commented on The Great Giraffe Challenge

This riddle is grammatically ambiguous, because of the use of present tense.

First, it uses present tense (you wake up, it’s your parents!) to tell the story. Is this happening now, or did it happen before?

Then, it uses present tense to ask the question (What is the first thing you open?) Which leaves us wondering, when do you mean? First since the beginning, or first after the end? What does “first” mean?

If the story is irrelevant, and you mean “first ever ever” then my answer is “the womb”.

If the story is relevant, and you’re asking for the first thing since your story began, then obviously the answer is “my eyes”.

Both of those assume that the storyteller is using the present tense to indicate something that happened in the past. But if you’re asking for the first thing you opened since the story ended, assuming that this is happening NOW, then the answer can be jam or honey, or even a magazine, because dammit, it’s my life!

Thus the riddle has SEVERAL answers, depending on what the asker was THINKING. And since you can’t know that, violá, you’re a giraffe!

Oct 29, 2013 at 03:24PM EDT

Commented on Using Siri To Get A Date

They probably got the number from their target’s friend earlier. Not too difficult a prank, albeit creative.

Oct 24, 2013 at 08:25PM EDT

Commented on b20.jpg

Horrifying acne: NO
Cluttered basement: NO
Superimposed fictional character: NO
Bad fan-character: NO
Exaggerated pose: NO
Lousy costume: NO
Fedora: NO
Trench coat: NO
Overpowering black motif: NO
Poorly photoshopped: NO

Final verdict: OK

Oct 16, 2013 at 08:11PM EDT

Commented on 489.jpg

I don’t get it. They weren’t so terrible.

Oct 10, 2013 at 06:01PM EDT

Commented on b2e.jpg

I think that the authors, due to small sample size, are not able to generalize their results to any population whatsoever.

Oct 08, 2013 at 01:53PM EDT

Uploaded an image to Homestuck.

Sep 23, 2013 at 03:30PM EDT

Commented on Waffle falling over

“I don’t mind calling on you to believe that he was ready for a good broad field of strange appearances, and that nothing between a baby and rhinoceros would have astonished him very much.

“Now, being prepared for almost anything, he was not by any means prepared for nothing.”

- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.

Sep 10, 2013 at 01:39PM EDT

Commented on What is Reddit?

Sounds like a few people on KYM need to change up their subreddit subscriptions.

Sep 09, 2013 at 03:02PM EDT

Commented on Pokemon: Future Days

You guys realize that there was a Pokemon war, right?

Not to mention there are VERY FEW grown men in the original Red/Green/Blue.

Could Red’s father be just another casualty?

Sep 04, 2013 at 10:20AM EDT

Commented on chowzburgerz's wall

They are a notable group to be sure… but not one I feel like promoting or disparaging.

Aug 26, 2013 at 06:34PM EDT

Commented on Cringeworthy

The image gallery is like Middle School all over again.

Aug 23, 2013 at 03:06PM EDT

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