Talk:1307: Buzzfeed Christmas

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Randall seems somewhat obsessed with buzzfeed titles lately. I suggest whoever takes this explanation upon themselves to refer to 1283:_Headlines, as the two comics circle pretty much the same subject. I've got a feeling he made at least one more comic on this matter, but Headlines is the only one that popped to my head. Maybe you could refer Headlines to this comic because they share the same concept? Dulcis (talk) 06:43, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

I have added the link from 1283:_Headlines to this comic. I also think there is at least one other comic that thouches on this, but it has slipped my mind at the moment. Kynde (talk) 13:36, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

5 Gold iPhones!!! --DanB (talk) 14:44, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

I don't like how Buzzfeed is taking over the Internet either, so kudos to it and get off my lawn. 108.162.215.66 20:03, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Weird. I only just learned what Buzzfeed was the other day (and in the comments came across this link: http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=buzzfeed ) Additionally, the Reading Every Book What-If was published the day after I had that same conversation with someone. 2Spooky.

Doesn't hurt that I have that conversation a couple times each year. 108.162.238.117 03:24, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Wait a minute... following the pattern of the first three lines, the Buzzfeed writers are apparently throwing swans at the carolers. 108.162.219.214 07:28, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

In the explanation, shouldn't it be 4 colly birds? 199.27.128.128 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

@108.162.219.214 - Six geese, according to the version I know (also listed above). Although I've heard all kinds of mix-ups (12..9 Lords/Ladies/Pipers/Drummers, for example, rather than P/D/Lo/La), it seems to be pretty universally swans for the seventh multiple. It's been prone to change in the days of yore, of course, oral memory and localism.
@unsigned "colly birds" commenter - Likewise, "calling" is well established variant (easier for city-folks who are used to caged songbirds, perhaps), I'm sure the following covers this... https://www.google.co.uk/#q=colly+birds+or+calling+birds (Although I haven't looked at any of what's said there, myself. It'd take the mystery out of Christmas. Merry Christmas, BTW, to one and all. And Randall, especially, if you're actually likely to read this in time, or at all. Happy (next) Birthday or Future Christmas or Labor Day or whatever else is imminent, if otherwise! ;) 141.101.99.249 14:53, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Did anyone ever go try doing this at BuzzFeed? --108.162.216.75 14:05, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

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