Talk:1581: Birthday

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Jump to: navigation, search mwburden (talk) 11:09, 23 September 2015 (UTC) 11:26, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Why is there a <code> box around the transcript? Forrest (talk)12:51, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Because someone wrote the text with a space between each line instead of beginning each line with ":"
Like this
Instead of like this --Kynde (talk) 13:29, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

There are nine musical notes, not six. 13:40, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

There are six musical notes (in pictures, two connected eighth notes are one note picture), not nine. 04:56, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

"Some might claim" seems wishy-washy to me. Perhaps it would be better to say "calling the cops in such situations is neither socially appropriate nor beneficial: this is the source of the humor in this comment." Djbrasier (talk) 14:15, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

This appears to be one of the few comics with both Black Hat and White Hat. 15:47, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

I don't have a sub to law360, nor do I wish to bother giving them my throwaway email. What was the basis of the ruling? Why is this public domain now? -- NotLock (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It's not, text updated. 06:39, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

The third line implies that "xkcd" should be pronounced as having two syllables. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Clearly you have never heard "Happy Birthday" sung to someone with a really long name. It doesn't matter if it's two syllables, you just stretch it out. 04:08, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
The song can accommodate names of different lengths, consider the following 08:45, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

AFAIK The ruling only applies to the lyrics, they still have a valid copyright to the music, so if you sing the song you had better make sure it's to a suitable tune that is out of copyright! (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

it was ruled that their copyright only covers a specific piano arrangement which is not the tune in use today, so sing your heart out: 14:00, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

One in 366 xkcd fans turned to the page today and initially thought that Randall had used a code not dissimilar to what Google uses to change the banner to a birthday greeting on the users' birthday. I was one of those fans... :-) 09:33, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

You mean one in 365,25... ;-) Happy Birthday with yesterday! --Kynde (talk) 11:37, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

On the cake most of the characters are separated by space and a dot, except beret guy and cueball who are separated by space and a heart, any thoughts? --Cris (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

the explanation says that is Rob to the right of the heart, and that Cueball is in the top layer. Personally I can't tell the difference between those two stick figures in this cartoon. --Martin (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Heart in the middle of the cake! 04:56, 25 September 2015 (UTC)