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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Economist

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Uncomfortable Truths

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PERSON:
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lkeeney
142 days ago
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Apex, North Carolina
lmoffeit
141 days ago
Lol!!
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bodly
143 days ago
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Great mouseover text. 'Why is it always "life is meaningless, which is why I'm being an asshole" and never "life is meaningless, which is why I'm kind to everyone regardless"?'
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DexX
146 days ago
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I'm with you, Steve.
Melbourne, Australia
jlvanderzwan
147 days ago
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Impressive how he manages to make Steve look like it's wearing a wifebeater instead of just, you know, being a magpie

Control Group

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Apex, North Carolina
lmoffeit
141 days ago
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philipstorry
145 days ago
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I've suddenly realised that I have been in SO MANY control groups in my life...
And it feels fine. 😉
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jlvanderzwan
145 days ago
All these things that turned out to have no benefit and a ton of annoying side-effects that we didn't have to deal with!
cjheinz
145 days ago
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Nice! Really takes the pressure off!
ossiander
145 days ago
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Works for me

Socratic Emergency

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Charitable

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The good news is we've all been training since, what, myspace?


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lkeeney
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itsjustdj
322 days ago
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This is perfect.
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mkalus
323 days ago
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CompuServe actually.....
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Immune Factory

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In the final vote, the doubters were won over by the strength of the name IMMUNION.
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lkeeney
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gordol
343 days ago
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I had to look up "variolation" to get this one.
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jlvanderzwan
343 days ago
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Can anyone explain this to people who aren't native English speakers?
silberbaer
343 days ago
Here in America, when a union goes on strike, people who cross the picket line to work for the business are called scabs.
jgbishop
343 days ago
If it's any consolation, I'm a native English speaker and I didn't get this.
jlvanderzwan
343 days ago
@silberbaer: Ah, so it's US specific. Thanks for explaining! @jgbishop: yeah, a little bit :)
JavaJim
343 days ago
It's not US centric - it was being used in England in the 1700s. But I can see why it isn't necessarily known to many people: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12690/why-are-people-who-cross-picket-lines-called-scabs
JavaJim
343 days ago
in case variolation isn't widely known - it's bascially taking scabs from an infected person and using it to vaccinate someone else
fxer
342 days ago
Also there’s always this site https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2491:_Immune_Factory
jlvanderzwan
342 days ago
Yeah but I'd like to give all of you a chance to show off first obviously
zippy72
334 days ago
Anyone British who grew up in the 80s or has seen "Billy Elliott" will know the word "scab" I'm sure
JayM
343 days ago
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Hahaha
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343 days ago
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In the final vote, the doubters were won over by the strength of the name IMMUNION.
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