Talk:1581: Birthday

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Jump to: navigation, search mwburden (talk) 11:09, 23 September 2015 (UTC) 11:26, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Why is there a <code> box around the transcript? Forrest (talk)12:51, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Because someone wrote the text with a space between each line instead of beginning each line with ":"
Like this
Instead of like this --Kynde (talk) 13:29, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

There are nine musical notes, not six. 13:40, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

"Some might claim" seems wishy-washy to me. Perhaps it would be better to say "calling the cops in such situations is neither socially appropriate nor beneficial: this is the source of the humor in this comment." Djbrasier (talk) 14:15, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

This appears to be one of the few comics with both Black Hat and White Hat. 15:47, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

I don't have a sub to law360, nor do I wish to bother giving them my throwaway email. What was the basis of the ruling? Why is this public domain now? -- NotLock (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It's not, text updated. 06:39, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

The third line implies that "xkcd" should be pronounced as having two syllables. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Clearly you have never heard "Happy Birthday" sung to someone with a really long name. It doesn't matter if it's two syllables, you just stretch it out. 04:08, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
The song can accommodate names of different lengths, consider the following 08:45, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

AFAIK The ruling only applies to the lyrics, they still have a valid copyright to the music, so if you sing the song you had better make sure it's to a suitable tune that is out of copyright!