Talk:1717: Pyramid Honey
Anyone know what the counter source or argument is?
This looks like it could be the source that inspired the strip:
Looks like a place to start digging for references: http://bumblehive.com/honey-was-not-found-in-pharaohs-tombs/
- Nah, I think it's just IRL trolling. 126.96.36.199 15:34, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Could this be the ned of Black Hat? The end of xkcd?! 188.8.131.52 16:06, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Correction: this doesn't put "Megan unwillingly into the same camp as conspiracy theorists" it puts Black Hat there.
- No. Black hat is very much willing to join the conspiracy theorist camp. Rather, he creates it. Megan isn't a conspiracy theorist, her scepticism towards Cueballs honey claims are perfectly valid. But to an outside observer, she promotes the same viewpoint as Black hat. Indeed, Black hat even refers to Megan for "evidence". So Megan is forever assosiated with the Pyramid Honey truthers, despite having nothing to do with them. --184.108.40.206 09:35, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
The phrase "a weird hill to die on" could probably use an explanation, too, as I'd never heard of that (or its apparent source phrase "Is this the hill you want to die on?", based on some quick googling) before. 220.127.116.11 23:04, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
- "Is this the hill you want to die on?" sounds to me like a line from a war movie, e.g. this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger_Hill. Maybe its origin is indeed something military, as some sources suggest: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/162813/what-is-the-origin-of-the-phrase-a-mountain-im-willing-to-die-on Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 06:49, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
I have a possible source for the "weird hill to die on" reference, saw it on BBC a while back: Body on the Moor; http://www.bbc.com/news/resources/idt-e8c6cbab-da44-4a3c-8f9b-c4fccd53dd24.
Every particle physicist knows that the shelf life of honey is at most 1042 years, just like everything else. --18.104.22.168 00:51, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
re: tooltip - I thought it was a floating giant eye? --22.214.171.124 00:59, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
The "weird hill to die on" phrase could mean a point of view Black Hat will defend to the last, regardless the sense of it (which makes sense with the militarian source). He might find such a thing worth to find because it would give his entire life a (though in general maybe and in this case definitely unuseful) purpose. furthermore, by simply spreading Megan's claim without considering the nuances of her point and questioning it thouroughly he does basically the same as ll the people who claim honey's shelf life to be infinite (who apparently never thought of asking for further information where exactly the honey was found and by whom). 126.96.36.199 07:36, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
- when the explanation for "weird hill to die on" as a phrase gets settled the explanation should probably also reference Black Hat's mixing of the metaphorical use (a debate position or principled stand) and a literal hill ("[A]ll the real ones are too far from my house.") 188.8.131.52 12:24, 9 August 2016 (UTC)