Talk:1245: 10-Day Forecast

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Any possible significance of people seeming having longer legs that usuall on "monday" frame? Also, why should that "tuesday" figure be antichrist? Looks more like Loki to me (although if it SHOULD be Loki he would probably look even more similar). And "sunday" frame looks more like Bees that Locust, but it's true I never heard of plague of bees :-). (On the other hand, if Plague of locusts would be referenced, one would expect the other plagues as well.) Also note that if that should reference Christian Apocalypse, it should include more horses. -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:16, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

I think the "legs" thing is indicating they're floating up due to the Rapture. --Druid816 (talk) 10:26, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Also, WHY negative zip codes? -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:53, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

It may be a reference to Minus Worlds, implying that the ZIP codes are levels in a video game and the negative ones are glitches, although that's a stretch. 13:41, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

The person in the tuesday picture reminded me of the Rabbit "Frank" from Donnie Darko / S. Darko. -- 10:33, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

If he is, it may mean that negative zip codes are located in a Tangent Universe --Danroa (talk) 11:02, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

I think that it's actually Megan that says the title text, and not Cueball, mainly because the title text is agreeing with what Cueball said ("Oh, definitely not"). If Cueball were to confirm his own sentence, it wouldn't make sense. greptalk11:20, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Isn't Sunday a plague of flies? And, judging by the curvature of the earth (I assume) on Tuesday One, wouldn't the character be the size of Galactus? With horns like Galactus? I think it makes sense that it's Galactus. And Monday is just a weird day, just like in my zip code. 13:36, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

I assume he's just standing on a hill. 18:53, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

What's a zip code? 14:15, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Seriously? See ZIP code. Wwoods (talk) 15:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Not so off-the-wall. The zip code is an American-only thing. Might be worth a mention for non-American readers. Vyzen (talk) 16:21, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Strongly disagree with that statement. I live in Israel and we have and use zip codes. 17:42, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Well, here in the UK we use Postcodes that are alphanumeric in nature but pretty much have the same purpose behind them. Although thanks to US imports on TV/films I think most people know that the US call theirs ZIP Codes, even if not that it's a simple number (like I believe most of European postcodes are). However, it doesn't harm to give the link referencing it (as has been done) for anyone who really doesn't know or just appreciates a push towards a bit of Wikicreep. (Which I've just self-inflicted on myself by reading down the Postcode article... Forsooth! Hoist by my own petard!) 19:19, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Uhhh, your Postcodes are a horror for programmers, just because the length vary. The first official implementation for this was during WWII in Germany, the UK did implement this in the range of 1959-1974, and the US did start this system in 1963. But there are still many countries not using this system (like Ireland), which is just a double horror for programmers.--Dgbrt (talk) 20:18, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Something like "YKK". 23:30, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Doesn't the Monday guy sort of look like The Scream? Wwoods (talk) 15:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Did anyone else try to put in a negative zipcode because of this? I think Google should use this as one of the easter eggs they're so fond of. 16:14, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

at a negative ZIP code gets you a "can't find" type result with Cancun, Mazatlan and Amsterdam offered as suggestions for where you were interested in. (I tried ZIPs from 10012 to 98072, same result for all I tried). Google Maps just ignores the negative and gives correct results. 17:48, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Does anyone agree that Randall is playing with the fact that 10day forecast are very inaccurate. We can trust 3, max 4 days of accuracy. After that, is pretty meaningless since the divergence of the models is a likely scenario. No?cinico (talk)

Agree 18:53, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
I often say that the "five day forecast" is fiction after two days. --Mr. I (talk) 19:17, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

The forecast shows much more than expected from a normal "weather forecast". I like that. Sebastian -- 19:34, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

What happens to time, when the world ends? It is a 10-day-forecast. That coincides with 10 image frames. We have the days of the week at the bottom of the frames, which are an independent scale, because there is more than one frame for Tuesday. Interpretation/Assumption: 10 days (the forecast) is subjective for the people being in each location (here: ZIP code). Days of week and generally dates are a global reference time. So in these hells time locally stretches for eternity and this day will never end. But from an outside view time goes on normally. Megan says they are all like that. That does not sound like it would be a special occasion to be there, when the world ends, or having found a ZIP number, where the world ends some days from now. Possible solution: Like a function with several poles the world could end at every location with negative ZIP about every week. Sebastian -- 19:49, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

What about negative people, or negative areas where everyone is negative. Doom and Gloom, end of the world type of deal. Seems like a lot of negative people are always talking about the end of the world, and that negative zip code and what's occurring sounds exactly like how the end of the world is pictured. She says all negative zip codes are like that.

Do certain zip codes not have Amazon Prime? Bugefun (talk) 01:45, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

From the website: Nearly all addresses in the continental U.S. are eligible. Explicitly excluded are Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, P.O. Boxes, APO/FPO addresses.