Talk:748: Worst-Case Scenario

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Done! Herobrine (talk)

"frothy mix" is a reference to Rick Santorum. 75.60.27.102 03:17, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

The comic was published on June 2, 2010. I strongly doubt it was a reference to Santorum. 166.182.3.247 17:36, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

The original "frothy mix" incident occurred in 2003 and came back into the news during Rick Santorum's Presidential primary campaign in 2013. So frothy mix could still be a reference to that incident. Dawfedora (talk) 21:40, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

But probably isn't, given that fluids being agitated forms a froth. So it's just the correct word for the situation. -Pennpenn 108.162.250.162 03:31, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Isn't this tantamount to blackmail: "In 2010 Savage said he would take the site down if Santorum donated US$5 million plus interest to Freedom to Marry"? -- Weatherlawyer (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

No, blackmail is the practice of withholding information that may be damaging to a person's reputation in return for money. Putting that "information" up on a freely accessible website is pretty much the opposite of withholding it. Maybe it's coercion, but it's a "threat" to leave something up that is already there. I'm not sure if there is a word for it, but "blackmail" isn't it. -Pennpenn 108.162.250.162 05:45, 14 January 2016 (UTC)