Talk:753: Southern Half

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Jump to: navigation, search

OF COURSE! A Penis-Shaped Obelisk on Mars! And it's got to be big enough to been seen with an ordinary backyard telescope.-- 00:31, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

And, yes, I imagine it would be hard. 23:17, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
"Hard" .... *facepalm*. 14:37, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Woah, woah, no cloned velociraptors in spaaace. Not on my watch. BruceJohnJennerLawso (talk) 05:25, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

However, leave off Latin America and the rest seem to be pretty much in the hemisphere centered at the Persian Ocean.-- 07:14, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

I was under the impression that latin America did not include south America, just the part of north America south of the USA. 02:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

That's called Mexico. Seriously, that's the only country south of the U.S. in North America. Beyond that is central America, although some people do, in fact, define Central America as part of North America. Weirdly, it seems people only think of Central America as part of North America when specifically talking about Central America, and when discussing North America, Central America is not part of it. This is also reflected in search results. 13:58, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Randall lacks to take in account the USA-centric view of the USA. If you define "south" as "more south than the USA", the speech sounds legit (especially if you subtract the Soviet Union from Asia - surely the enemy but not the "battlefield" Kennedy talked about). 12:12, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Ah I see, so the USA-centric view puts the equator as the southern border of USA to Mexico... So pretty much everything is the southern Hemisphere then! Makes sense! Lol. 00:46, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
The thing is, JFK did say 'southern half' and not 'southern area'. I understand your argument, but half is half, no matter your perspective. In Australia, 'southern half of the globe' doesn't mean 'Antarctica'. 09:23, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
But since he was talking about land, what if you look at the southern 50% of land mass only - a line that would be much higher north, as most of the land on earth is above the equator. And then if you generously interpret his statement as meaning "only those parts of those continents that are below that line", it actually kind of works. 15:36, 31 May 2022 (UTC)

The title text in the first illustration for also references the Kennedy Rice speech. 10:34, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Look. Kennedy was zoned out on painkillers most of the time. He didn't know what he was saying and probably didn't care. The praise lavished on his Presidency is mostly hype. Jakee308 (talk) 02:50, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Is it possible that the dash in Kennedy's quote should be a comma? In which case he was saying the battlefield is everywhere except US, Canada, and Europe? 07:52, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

See xkcdsw. 06:14, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Also: Asia, Africa AND the middle east? I always was under the impression, that the middle east is located on these continents. This can only mean, that he explicitely wants to include western Turkey to the list. --Lupo (talk) 07:01, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

I just always thought JFK played a lot of a certain game which came out in 1959: As you can see, in the "southern half" - below the fold - are (1) a good bit of Asia, including Vietnam, (2) almost all of Latin America, (3) ALL of Africa, and (4) the Middle East. (Also, Spain and Portugal, southern France, and most of Italy and Greece.) Mathmannix (talk) 17:51, 23 July 2020 (UTC)