• G-Dawg (unregistered)

    The last one is obviously making sure people who own half a bike feel included.

  • Oracles (unregistered) in reply to G-Dawg

    Sure, but they're missing the proper last one "All of the above."

  • (author) in reply to G-Dawg

    It's called a unicycle.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Remy Porter

    A unicycle by definition is not a bike.

  • Erk (unregistered)

    Since you can't both own a bike and not own a bike (tax law excluded?!?) I guess "none of the above" is the logical alternative to that?

  • (nodebb)

    Not quite. The main choices amount to "zero" "one", and "2+" bikes.

    Clearly "none of the above" is needed to address non-integral numbers of bikes < 2. Or negative numbers of bikes. Someone once stole the front tire off my bike, leaving me with a useless less than complete half-bike. That'd be a good time to trot out "none of the above". :)

  • Erwin (unregistered)

    You can also have shared ownership of a bike. For example, you pay for a fraction of the purchase and upkeep of a bike and in return get to ride the bike a fraction of the time.

  • Jeremy (unregistered)

    I love the shrodinger bike option. That covers all the options of 'there might be a bike in there but i don't know yet'

  • niknik (unregistered)

    Can someone explain that comic ? I dont get it.

  • (nodebb)


  • (nodebb)

    What about if you owe somebody a bike?

  • (nodebb)

    Well, now I'm always going to picture the hyphen in "casual-ties".

  • (nodebb)

    Black Friday sales are becoming an increasingly big thing in .au despite the fact that there's no preceding holiday to make them meaningful. Indeed, Black Friday sales extend over several days (I saw an ad last night announcing that one particular store's Black Friday sale "must end Monday") or sometimes even weeks, with every store choosing its own date range for Black Friday. It's just a convenient label for giving consumers the impression of a particularly good sale, so that they get FOMO and buy stuff now instead of later. The sales themselves, depending on the store, aren't neessarily any better than any other sales during the year.

  • (author) in reply to niknik

    In the Before Times, something existed called Television News, which consisted of serious journalists writing serious things for unserious people to vapidly recite in unlikely locations while being filmed by one or several supporting staff. This cartoon extrapolated from observed trends in the nascent online WorldWideWeb world of the moment to satirically (but accurately!) predict a future in which unserious people would vapidly recite their own unserious observations into their own unsupported cameras. The WTF, if there is one, could be that the date of record is nearly a century too early; or that the prediction was so perfectly prescient that present readers are unable to perceive it.

  • (nodebb) in reply to niknik

    The comic itself is part of an arc where Mike Doonesbury and his family have just lost the company they built together, and the cartoonist is making a point about invasive journalists getting in the face of people who have just experienced tragedy. The humour is in how over-the-top this particular narcissistic journalist is.

    The reason it was submitted to this site is the number "1900" at the top of the image, which would seem to indicate that the cartoon was originally published in 1900. (Weekday Doonesbury strips are reruns these days; only the Sunday strips are new.) It was in fact originally published on January 31, 2000.

  • Maurizio (unregistered) in reply to Erk

    You can both own a bike and not own a bike if your name is Schrödinger.

  • (nodebb)

    All of the bikes!

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