Talk:1400: D.B. Cooper
Feels like a conspiracy(?) 220.127.116.11 12:15, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Isn't it a reference to the Malaysia Airlines conspiracy theory? http://humansarefree.com/2014/07/busted-mh-17-was-in-fact-lost-flight-mh.html?m=0 - Renee 18.104.22.168 00:44, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
- No.22.214.171.124 10:31, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
- "Citizen Kane" is regarded as a masterpiece landmark film, and other films are often compared to it as a highly favorable compliment. 126.96.36.199 18:08, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
- "Citizen Kane" as a reference point here is more meaningful that that. Apart from being a landmark film, "Citizen Kane" was also made by a movie-newbie at that day, namely Orson Welles, who not only played the title role, but also directed, co-wrote and co-produced the movie, very much like Wiseau did with his landmark film; the only significant difference thus being "Citizen Kane" the best and "The Room" the worst movie ever made. 188.8.131.52 13:14, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
- Beyond using "You are" instead of "You're", not much. The oddness of the line is mostly through the delivery in the film, not the grammar. ImVeryAngryItsNotButter (talk) 17:14, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Is this the first xkcd to feature a full color photograph of a person? 184.108.40.206 17:38, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
1. living or occurring at the same time. "the event was recorded by a contemporary historian" dating from the same time. "this series of paintings is contemporary with other works in an early style" synonyms: of the time, of the day, contemporaneous, concurrent, coeval, coexisting, coexistent More "contemporary sources" 2. belonging to or occurring in the present. "the tension and complexities of our contemporary society"
"In 1971, a man referred to by the media as D. B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 and escaped with the contemporary equivalent of over $1 million in ransom money."
So that can be either 1971 dollars (contemporary to D. B. Cooper's time) or 2014 dollars (contemporary to the present time).
(A lot of people think definition no. 2 is the only definition, but it isn't.)
- I appreciate your work to improve the explanations here. But, such theatrics over a one word edit are unnecessary. lcarsos_a (talk) 02:14, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
- I've changed it now so it's clearer anyway220.127.116.11 10:31, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
- Yeah - or Australian, or Inuit, or African, or South American or any other accent that's not from a cultural/language group primary to Europe (and definitely not North American [clear from the context of the sentence]), but more specifically, not any European form of English (so, perhaps, Icelandic, Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, and many other possibilities) which might be hard for an untrained listener to specifically identify as anything but "European". Many languages have commonalities due to geographic proximity, not only in terms of accent, but also syntax and vocabulary, which would modify the learners' ability to accurately acquire and render a foreign language in the same ways. That is, someone who natively speaks Portuguese and someone who natively speaks French will have similar troubles in learning subtleties of American English but which would contrast from those troubles encountered by someone who's native language is Hindi, Tagalog, or Yoruba. Brettpeirce (talk) 13:41, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
According to one reddit user, Tommy Wiseau is from Poland, and his last name was "Wieczór" [meaning "Evening"] or variation of it. 18.104.22.168 17:10, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Just popping in to note that Cooper's fate is no longer unknown, his niece came forward in 2011. He was survived the jump with some injuries but had lost the money in the process. Real name Lynn Doyle Cooper, died 1999. 22.214.171.124 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)