Hey Kids, Don't Smoke in the Rain

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  • Khartoum, South Dakota 2013-01-25 06:15
    I don't see how the Khartoum one is a fail. It is a bit arrogant to think that "sd" would mean only South Dakota, disregarding the fact that it is also the ISO code for Sudan.
  • Anonymous 2013-01-25 06:55
    What do you expect when you want to start your vacation at The End Of The World? Of course Google assumes that you will not return.

    BTW - it is funny how everyone forgot about December 21st; where is my T-shirt with "I survived yet another End of the World"?
  • TheSHEEEP 2013-01-25 06:55
    Well, according to US mythology, there is nothing outside of the American continent.
  • Aksel 2013-01-25 06:57
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN BATMAN!
  • Joe 2013-01-25 07:02
    Only if there's a Spearfish in Sudan...
  • moz 2013-01-25 07:07
    The freecycle one is correct. The Khartoum in Sudan state is quite close to whatever godforsaken hellhole Robert inhabits. The Khartoum in Khartoum state is the one which is a little further away.
  • moz 2013-01-25 07:12
    Oh, and I'm a little unsure about Anthea P's sunglasses.
  • Callin 2013-01-25 07:19
    But that ATM has rolling green hills and a gorgeous blue sky.
  • Dave 2013-01-25 07:32
    Can't blame Google for the 'Doom' one. It's just repeating a snippet of what's on the page. Obviously.
  • bkDJ 2013-01-25 07:54
    Dave:
    Can't blame Google for the 'Doom' one. It's just repeating a snippet of what's on the page. Obviously.
    Not really, the table has an empty cell so google just moves on to the next one instead and the rest of the row is shifted over by one.

    I like that the important message to kids is in the page comments, where they will be sure to see it :)
  • Kirill 2013-01-25 08:01
    In the beginning there was Zero of True and One of False...
  • Bruce W 2013-01-25 08:06
    Ah, DOS, the author of so many things... Mostly of WTFs....
  • SEMI-HYBRID code 2013-01-25 08:17
    obviously if "0 of false", the link wouldn't display at all as there would be no "more"
  • notromda 2013-01-25 08:31
    Aksel:
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN BATMAN!


    This should be a blue comment! :D
  • QJo 2013-01-25 08:41
    notromda:
    Aksel:
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN BATMAN!


    This should be a blue comment! :D


    Nah - old joke.
  • emaNrouY-Here 2013-01-25 08:49
    Yes, Windows. Most Point-of-Sale systems run on Windows XP. Don't you love the security!
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2013-01-25 08:56
    So what happens when "0 of File Not Found"?
  • Adam 2013-01-25 09:11
    Given that "sd" is Sudan and "SD" is South Dakota, I think Khartoum should've been at the top of the list, not the bottom. To do otherwise is inexcusably parochial.
  • Andrew 2013-01-25 09:39
    Aksel:
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN BATNaN!
    FTFY
  • RPeters 2013-01-25 09:45
    Is File Size Ben Morris > 1PB
  • golddog 2013-01-25 09:46
    Sorry, Robert, I've been to eastern South Dakota. You're not near anything.
  • Joe 2013-01-25 09:59
    Adam:
    Given that "sd" is Sudan and "SD" is South Dakota, I think Khartoum should've been at the top of the list, not the bottom. To do otherwise is inexcusably parochial.

    SD is asciibetically first.
  • Steve The Cynic 2013-01-25 10:10
    Joe:
    Adam:
    Given that "sd" is Sudan and "SD" is South Dakota, I think Khartoum should've been at the top of the list, not the bottom. To do otherwise is inexcusably parochial.

    SD is asciibetically first.

    I think this is confirming the accusation of parochialness, actually.

    The South Dakotan cities should be at the bottom of the list because capital letters are larger, so they are also heavier, thus they sink to the bottom, duh. (I'm willing to be entertained by arguments about density of letters...)
  • RichP 2013-01-25 10:24
    "Hey Kids, Don't Smoke in the Rain"

    Sounds like lyrics from a whiny teenage-angst type of song.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2013-01-25 10:25
    QJo:
    notromda:
    Aksel:
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN BATMAN!


    This should be a blue comment! :D


    Nah - old joke.
    And they featured it anyway.
  • DCRoss 2013-01-25 10:28
    Callin:
    But that ATM has rolling green hills and a gorgeous blue sky.

    And Teletubbies. What's not to trust?
  • nasch 2013-01-25 10:33
    golddog:
    Sorry, Robert, I've been to eastern South Dakota. You're not near anything.

    Spearfish is in western South Dakota. It's actually quite pretty, and is near Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse memorial, and the geographic center of the US.

    Hi Robert, I'm in Rapid City. :-)
  • nonpartisan 2013-01-25 10:38
    I wouldn't put my card into an ATM that had a face staring at me either.
  • Josh G. 2013-01-25 11:24
    I once saw an Internet Explorer script error pop up when I was trying to use a BB&T ATM. It seems that quite a few of them run Windows.
  • Thuktun 2013-01-25 11:35
    "I think that Google has an interesting notion of Homepage and Filesize," wrote Mark J.
    If you look at the page in question, that data's in a table with missing information in some cells.

    Google search is just quoting bits from that table using some heuristic that mistakenly omits empty cells, throwing off the overall column layout.
  • Thuktun 2013-01-25 11:39
    golddog:
    Sorry, Robert, I've been to eastern South Dakota. You're not near anything.
    Hey, the Corn Palace is in eastern South Dakota. That may be (ahem) corny, but it's something.
  • fjf 2013-01-25 11:48
    Bruce W:
    Ah, DOS, the author of so many things... Mostly of WTFs....
    I do wonder who this "well-known but old DOS editor" is that wrote DEU 5.21. (It's obvious he is an old one; young ones would never be able to fit it within DOS filesize.) Any guesses? 485KB.com has no hints.
  • desperate for a real life 2013-01-25 11:52
    Thuktun:
    golddog:
    Sorry, Robert, I've been to eastern South Dakota. You're not near anything.
    Hey, the Corn Palace is in eastern South Dakota. That may be (ahem) corny, but it's something.

    Finding a reference to the Mitchell Corn Palace on TDWTF is TRWTF.

    Ya, been there. Seen it. Didn't get a shirt.
  • Neeper 2013-01-25 12:04
    0 of true


    Obviously a button to contact the next Borg customer service representative concerning your personal data. Only that just now no employee is free. Please wait, the next free Borg will assimi^H^H^H^H^H^H be available to you in an instant.

    On a side note: I wonder if Borg ever heard of privacy laws and what would happen to their collective if they assimilated Europe.
  • Gary Olson 2013-01-25 12:10
    NaN NaN NaN NaN,
    NaN NaN NaN NaN,
    Hey Hey Hey
    Goodbye.

    Not just vacation; it's a message.
  • no laughing matter 2013-01-25 12:22
    Thuktun:
    golddog:
    Sorry, Robert, I've been to eastern South Dakota. You're not near anything.
    Hey, the Corn Palace is in eastern South Dakota. That may be (ahem) corny, but it's something.

    From that page:
    Cuming Events
    Mitchell Girls Basketball vs. Pierre

    Sounds more porny than corny, but i may have mistyped a letter.
  • Ozz 2013-01-25 12:23
    The Real WTF is vacation messages, amirite?
  • Kivi 2013-01-25 12:25
    Aksel:
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN BATMAN!


    ObXKCD: http://xkcd.com/851/

    When you get there, click the image for an even better version!
  • no laughing matter 2013-01-25 12:26
    Neeper:

    On a side note: I wonder if Borg ever heard of privacy laws and what would happen to their collective if they assimilated Europe.

    Probably the same that happened to Walmart trying to assimilate the german retail market.
  • cellocgw 2013-01-25 12:29
    TheSHEEEP:
    Well, according to US mythology, there is nothing outside of the American continent.


    yes there is: Hawaii. And Canada
  • chubertdev 2013-01-25 13:56
    cellocgw:
    TheSHEEEP:
    Well, according to US mythology, there is nothing outside of the American continent.


    yes there is: Hawaii. And Canada


    Canada is outside of the American continent. awesome. I didn't hear that they moved. I hope that they're at least getting their mail forwarded to them.
  • Kannuk 2013-01-25 14:16
    chubertdev:
    Canada is outside of the American continent. awesome. I didn't hear that they moved.
    Canada is not American. For one thing, they have health care.
  • Shocked and Disappointed 2013-01-25 14:25
    WTF? We have a mention of an apparent female, and even a vague picture, and no one is pestering her about her hotness etc.?

    I feel like I've crossed over to another reality. A kind of sad, cold, empty one.

    Anthea baby, don't let this non-reaction be a blow to your self confidence. I, for one, still think you're the hottest hottie I've seen all day. Plus, you have brains enough to recognize that something is wrong with the lovely green and blue scenic view.

    I'm so excited I'm considering ascending the stairs to my Mom's living room. In fact I might even go outside for a few minutes, just to calm down. Please tell me you'll still be here when I return?
  • causa 2013-01-25 14:43
    http://thedailywtf.com/Comments/Data-Data-data-Data.aspx#388256
  • Anthea 2013-01-25 14:44
    You can bet I'm here for you dude.

    I mean, I know almost nothing about you -- you could be 70 years old and 300 pounds -- but just the mere fact that you noticed me... I find that strangely compelling somehow. It is such a rare and unusual experience for me.
  • chubertdev 2013-01-25 15:10
    Kannuk:
    chubertdev:
    Canada is outside of the American continent. awesome. I didn't hear that they moved.
    Canada is not American. For one thing, they have health care.


    :facepalm:
  • urza9814 2013-01-25 15:20
    Kannuk:
    chubertdev:
    Canada is outside of the American continent. awesome. I didn't hear that they moved.
    Canada is not American. For one thing, they have health care.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent
  • Evo 2013-01-25 15:49
    Kannuk:
    chubertdev:
    Canada is outside of the American continent. awesome. I didn't hear that they moved.
    Canada is not American. For one thing, they have health care.


    You must be American...
  • Evan 2013-01-25 16:48
    I... literally cannot tell how much sarcasm there is in the "America" discussion.
  • Spits Coffee Through His Nose 2013-01-25 16:52
    Evo:
    Kannuk:
    chubertdev:
    Canada is outside of the American continent. awesome. I didn't hear that they moved.
    Canada is not American. For one thing, they have health care.


    You must be American...


    Whooooosh!
  • jay 2013-01-25 16:52
    TheSHEEEP:
    Well, according to US mythology, there is nothing outside of the American continent.


    Well, nothing that matters.
  • jay 2013-01-25 17:01
    TheSHEEEP:
    Well, according to US mythology, there is nothing outside of the American continent.


    The problem with places outside of America is that they're all run by a bunch of foreignors.
  • jay 2013-01-25 17:03
    Anthea:
    You can bet I'm here for you dude.

    I mean, I know almost nothing about you -- you could be 70 years old and 300 pounds -- but just the mere fact that you noticed me... I find that strangely compelling somehow. It is such a rare and unusual experience for me.


    As I'm sure you all know, women in IT are just starved for any attention from their co-workers. They spend their days desperately wishing that SOMEONE would notice that they exist and are female.
  • no laughing matter 2013-01-25 17:06
    jay:
    TheSHEEEP:
    Well, according to US mythology, there is nothing outside of the American continent.


    Well, nothing that matters.


    You were begging for it!
    And yes, there is an obligatory, but unfunny xkcd.

    Look it up yourself.

  • Silverhill 2013-01-25 18:01
    "More (0 of true)" must be a score in Calvinball!
  • chubertdev 2013-01-25 19:26
    Evan:
    I... literally cannot tell how much sarcasm there is in the "America" discussion.


    I believe that it started how most bad things do: with horrible Canadian humour.
  • mikey 2013-01-25 19:31
    and done in one.
  • Frozen Compass 2013-01-26 18:31
    That non-profit ad was pretty convincing, actually. The first IT person who sees it will be all "is that what they need? Whatever, I'll fix it, it probably won't take more than five minutes". And then they're hooked.
  • Valued Service 2013-01-28 10:48
    Kannuk:
    chubertdev:
    Canada is outside of the American continent. awesome. I didn't hear that they moved.
    Canada is not American. For one thing, they have health care.


    Either you die waiting in line for antibiotics in Canada, or you die waiting in line for a liver in America.

    Either way, you die waiting in line.
  • Gabe Luci 2013-01-28 13:41
    Kannuk:
    Either you die waiting in line for antibiotics in Canada, or you die waiting in line for a liver in America.

    Either way, you die waiting in line.

    You get antibiotics pretty quick here in Canada.

    You can end up waiting for surgery though. So yeah, either way, you do die waiting in line.

    But at least in Canada, you don't die still paying for the doctor that told you that you're gonna die.
  • Valued Service 2014-06-20 17:37
    Gabe Luci:
    Kannuk:
    Either you die waiting in line for antibiotics in Canada, or you die waiting in line for a liver in America.

    Either way, you die waiting in line.

    You get antibiotics pretty quick here in Canada.

    You can end up waiting for surgery though. So yeah, either way, you do die waiting in line.

    But at least in Canada, you don't die still paying for the doctor that told you that you're gonna die.


    You don't have health care, you have health insurance.

    So what if I don't have to pay the doctor that didn't save my life.

    We may be wrong, but that's NOT an improvement.