Talk:2692: Interior Decorating

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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what about occam’s razor?Anonymouscript (talk) 22:11, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

Isn’t ominous, not in itself. —While False (museum | talk | contributions | logs | rights) 22:13, 31 October 2022 (UTC)
It sounds like it would be dangerous, since a razor is a sharp blade. Unless it's Occam's safety razor. Barmar (talk) 22:27, 31 October 2022 (UTC)
It could be very hazardous to use, if you tried whilst sailing upon the Ship Of Theseus... 01:47, 1 November 2022 (UTC)
So long as I'm not in control of the trolley anymore, I'm good. Cwallenpoole (talk) 13:49, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Siege Perilous is ominous and mythical, but what is it a metaphor for? Barmar (talk) 22:27, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

I don't think the Pelosi attack is relevant to this comic. At best, it could be trivia fodder, but I find it highly unlikely that it influenced the comic in any way. 22:50, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

Isn't Chekhov's gun supposed to be on a mantelpiece? I don't know why I remember that. It's not in Wikipedia but is on plenty of other sites about it. Anyone know the origin of the mantelpiece angle? 02:12, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

not necessarily, it's just the most common example of a superfluous detail in 'Why draw attention to an otherwise superfluous detail if it's not of importance?' that's at heart of Chekhov's Gun. 07:45, 1 November 2022 (UTC)
Wikipedia has several quotes of Chekhov talking about it. One of them mentions a rifle hanging on a wall so it could be from that. Arcorann (talk) 23:19, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

I was introduced to Chekov's gun when I was sad to my son that fiction has 1)Plot Premise, 2) Plot Plants 3) Plot Fixes. The Chekhov's gun would be 2), but a pistol drawn from a handbag sold be 3) unless mentioned in Act 1. Of course weapons on the wall could be 1) depending on the house.RIIW - Ponder it (talk) 21:15, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

"Chekov's Gun" would probably be a phaser set to 'stun'... 23:34, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

This would go great with a dying ivy with only a single leaf, and a blue curtain. 04:21, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

This has one too many metaphors. That last one is the straw that broke the camel's back. 05:48, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

It was perfectly ok until it tried to jump that shark! 10:41, 1 November 2022 (UTC)
No need to jump Chekhov's gun here, sharks are fine, just watch out for those red herrings. 13:05, 1 November 2022 (UTC)
Can you shoot red herrings in a barrel with Chekhov's gun? Barmar (talk) 13:14, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

img looks slightly blurry. is this because the 2x version is of an odd width (397 pixels) for some reason? -- 19:40, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

Good it's only the Damocles sword and not the Tyrfing. (Or the pointy thingie of Elric, THAT name I'd had to look up.) 08:36, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

According to the wiki page on the Tyrfing, Stormbringer (Elric's sword) was actually based on Tyrfing. 08:10, 3 November 2022 (UTC)

Ok so it says that Pandora was told never to open the box but actually she was created by the gods specifically to open the box so maybe we should rewrite that section 13:39, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Does anyone have any ideas for other things along this theme? I'm thinking of doing this. SqueakSquawk4 (talk) 23:29, 5 December 2023 (UTC)