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    testcore (profile), 28 Apr 2011 @ 6:20pm

    Well said!

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    RD, 28 Apr 2011 @ 7:27pm

    They wont get it

    A metaphor the mouth-breathing, head-in-the-sand "sharing is theft" shills will completely miss, of course. Expect lots of arguments about how the poop is like a car, and using it without paying for it is stealing, and therefore the current way must be preserved (or something like that....their circular, blind, strawmen arguments rarely have any logic or rationality behind them).

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    Pixelation, 28 Apr 2011 @ 7:34pm

    Thanks for the laugh.

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Apr 2011 @ 7:40pm

    Re: They wont get it

    I've never understood the need to analogize the simple concept that is the dissemination of culture. It's not like a car or any other kind of vehicle. You do not need to simplify it any further. If you know how communication works then it stands to reason that you also know how culture works.

    I mean, how did they do it back in the day? "Culture is like a pair of legs! If it were meant to be spread then why are legs so easy to break?"

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    rosspruden (profile), 28 Apr 2011 @ 8:23pm

    Maybe it's because I've had three drinks of Carolina Moonshine, but the "This is a metaphor." comment had me in stitches. :)

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 28 Apr 2011 @ 9:55pm

    Itís A Shit Metaphor

    That is all.

    :)

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    Chris Rhodes (profile), 28 Apr 2011 @ 11:03pm

    Re:

    Its not just you. That extra sentence made the comic 10x funnier.

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    mrharrysan (profile), 28 Apr 2011 @ 11:15pm

    I too, got a chuckle multiplier from Nina's disclaimer.

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    G Thompson (profile), 28 Apr 2011 @ 11:40pm

    Though I get the metaphor, My first thought was another..

    "Lots of Stars are managed by turds"

    muwahahahaha

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    The eejit (profile), 29 Apr 2011 @ 1:11am

    Re:

    And ithe inverse is also true.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Apr 2011 @ 5:24am

    Re: Re:

    I totally agree. For some reason pointing it out made me laugh out loud.

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    DH's Love Child (profile), 29 Apr 2011 @ 5:59am

    Re: Re: They wont get it

    Well, the problem is that it SHOULD be a simple concept, but IP laws have morphed to the point that even lawyers and judges can't agree what the hell it means.

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    anothermike, 29 Apr 2011 @ 1:49pm

    coming up

    Next up, applying turd polish to make people think it shines like a star.

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    The eejit (profile), 29 Apr 2011 @ 11:04pm

    Re: coming up

    Myth CONFIRMED by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.

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