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The Orange Head Joke

Yes, that's how it should be.

The Orange Head Joke

Oh, a paper written in chicken. (PLIF was a great comic, incidentally.)

The Orange Head Joke

That joke is like the Aristocrats insofar as it's an opportunity for improvisation (at as great a length as you can get away with). Also analogously, I've usually heard it as the "'Fuck you, clown' joke" (or just the "clown joke" if you really care about spoilarz).

And in the versions I've heard, the clown calls the guy down to the stage, and asks "Sir, are you a horse's head?" "No." "Are you a horse's leg?" "No." "Are you a horse's tail?" "No." "Well then, it seems to me that you must be a horse's ass!" which is both funnier (to me) and (importantly) longer.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 7

For Draco, you forgot Knowledge: wizard society and Status: Noble and Most Ancient House.

ETA: And Status: Boy-Who-Lived for Harry, of course.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 7

Ch. 68:

Hermione wears makeup? On a regular basis?! Has this been mentioned before, in MoR or canon? Seems somewhat-to-very out of character to me.

ETA: Eliezer has now removed the reference.

The Singularity in the Zeitgeist

Admittedly the comic seems to assume malevolence rather than the more likely indifference...but it's still a comic about a self-improving superhuman intelligence that destroys humanity.

The Singularity in the Zeitgeist

Yesterday's SMBC presents SIAI-style uFAI fears as essentially a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 6

I was more interested in Quirrell's statement about the note. Have we seen evidence before that the lawyer/genie style of not-technically-lying is particularly relevant in the magical world? Veritaserum, perhaps?

Rationality Quotes: January 2011

Cf. the Peter de Blanc tweet

As soon as you notice a pattern in your work, automate it.

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