Talk:282: Organic Fuel

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Hilarious joke but Thyme isn't actually a spice, it's a herb. 18:51, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

And Mussolini didn't make the trains run on time either (There were improvements in the railway system, but most were before he came to power). (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It's a propaganda campaign, they aren't exactly the most truthful things ever... --Legoman5746 (talk) 18:07, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

How do we know that the guy at the PC is Cueball - it could just as well be Cueball that makes the terrible pun? He is just as often the one delivering terrible Your Mom joke, as the one telling people off for such behavior (since he is not the same character in Randall's XKCD but many different). Kynde (talk) 11:28, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, the official transcript only defines them as 'Standing man' and 'Man at computer'. --Alex (talk) 16:28, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

I have never understood the hate for puns. I like puns, they are great. 21:51, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

--I agree with you, but to others, they grate. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

In what way are time and thyme near homophones? In what dialect are they not complete homophones? RyanofTinellb (talk) 23:50, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

I am sure there are at least some people who pronounce "th" in thyme the same way as "th" in "thing" making the two words sound slightly distinct... 00:15, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

I would wager that the apology could also be Randall breaking the 4th wall, as he is the one to actually use the pun. Flewk (talk) 10:57, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

he-who-would-pun.jpgKazvorpal (talk) 16:06, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

My father, who grew up in England before and during WWII told a different version - that Mussolini made the trains run on time because if they were late, his blackshirts would haul the engineer and conductor off the train and shoot them against a wall. A more cynical take on fascist efficiency...


"engines that can burn organic matter" The early internal combustion engines burned moss-spore powder. -PRR 02:44, 4 May 2021 (UTC)